Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

September 6, 2008 -

Perhaps the video game industry is taking environmental concerns raised by Greenpeace last year to heart?

According to Walmart’s official blog, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and a few publishers such as EA and Activision recently attended a green gaming summit where they discussed various ways to be more environmentally friendly.  Here are a few suggestions reported by Joe Muha, Walmart’s gadgets and gaming guy:

  • Switching to cardboard packaging would be like taking almost 4,000 cars off the road in terms of equivalent green house gas emissions. 
  • Working with console manufacturers on coding and power usage design can reduce the power consumption when we use our devices for media playback. 
  • Focusing on the next generation of consoles would allow the machines to be built from the ground up to use less power while providing an even better experience. 
  • Developing software and hardware that allows us to save the game so we do not have to leave it on would allow us to turn it off during a meal break or overnight without loosing our place. Additionally, come clever programming would allow the console to go into a lower power, standby mode when not in use.

Muha elaborates on the game save issue in his blog’s comments section:

Not every game allows us to save whenever we would like. We even discussed the idea of an "autosave" if the game is left alone after a set period of time and the console would go to a low power mode.

Via: Kotaku

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Correspondent Andrew Eisen


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Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

Don't forget that the ESA represent the member companies and their policies, so if these are sticking point issues with you, travesti blame and fight the companies themselves. travesti i am.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

Don't forget that the ESA represent the member companies and their policies, so if these are sticking point issues with you, travesti blame and fight the companies themselves. travesti i am.

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I'm all for freedom of ttnet vitamin speech and allowing rent a car game makers to put whatever they want in games, but there's one thing about this app that has me scratching my head.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but from araç kiralama the previous article araba kiralama on this I gathered that players can use Google maps in-game to find the other (real-life?) dealers in their area.  If this is the case, has travesti anyone considered what's stopping someone from using this app to actually move drugs between hands for reals?

But majority araba kiralama of their outrage araç kiralama stems from what it could DO TO children, not the content itself.  Talk to one of these people and you'll find they don't think any books kiralık araba should be banned from children.  Mention American Psycho and they talk about kiralık araç the redeeming value of using imagination to construct a story.  Reading, no matter what the content, is largely viewed as a consequenceless activity for people of any age.  The reason why I mention American Psycho is because of the content itself.  Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.  Not gonna happen.  Yet despite this, they'll fight tooth and nail to protect their children from two boys kissing in Bully but whatever they read is harmless... yeah.

The entire arguement is kiralık oto based upon a social normality inflicted by luddites who can't figure out the controls for Halo so it's frightening and terrifying and obviously the cause of youth violence on the rise even though, in reality, it's in decline (which is actually a HUGE suprise given minibüs kiralama the economies status).  In  a perfect world, we would have parents that actually parent.  The idea of sales restrictions on media on oto kiralama any form to accomidate parental unwillingness to get involved with their child's life is the real problem to me.  Here I am, 32 years old, and being held up at a self-scan rent a car needing to show ID before I can buy a $10 M rated game all because Soccer Momthra can't be bothered to look at the crap Billy Genericallystupidson does in his free time.  It's too hard for her, so I have to suffer?

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The ability to turn the system off without losing your place... Makes me think of the PSP...

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Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

All I had to do is read "Greenpeace" and I immediatly laughed at this one.

Anyone that supports this idiocracy of an organization is pretty much X'ed out in my book.  Your nothing but a bunch of "Sheeple" that eat propoganda by the spoonfulls.  Go eat your Tofu and turn on your seinfeld.

While I do agree that corporations and manufacterers should reaseach and develop ways not to be wasteful.  Just so long as they dont sacrifice quality.

Greanpeace is a farce.  Do your own research on these nut jobs.  These are the people that go into rainforests and cry. LITERALLY. Cry to the trees telling them that they are "Sorry"  for humans cutting them down.  Then 30 minutes later, hop in thier Full size chevy tahoe getting 10 MPG.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaamen.   AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAmen.    AAAAAMEN, AMEN, AMEN.

But its fine for them to use a lot of power and create a lot of pollution because they need it to help protect the environment, while you don't need it to do anything but contribute to society.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

Ahhh yes, once again we hear useless bullshit from someone who is "in the know".

I stopped caring what "experts" who work for retail companies had to say, and I care even less for what Greenpeace says since they seemed contradictory to themselves at times.

But seriously, "working with console manufacturers to make their products use less energy"? That doesn't do anything but save a LITTLE cash on your electric bill. Power company is still gonna keep pumping out the SAME level of energy they allready do.

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I agree this going green crap fad really needs to end.

All these people talk about being green but yet most shudder at the thought of taking a bus to work or to the store.

Although one thing we can possibly do is get rid of the game instruction books.

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Well, Those don't seem like terrible ideas(despite the fact I had this whole "green" fad), but for god's sake, don't go back to using cardboard unless they plan on reinforcing it with steel or something. Of all the game's I've bought over the years(computer and console alike), very few(read: two) of the cardboard ones have survived over the years, while my plastic ones are all intact.

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Sorry. I posted under the wrong news story.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

Poor cat.

 

Those kids deserve their own time in a microwave.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

GLOBAL WARMING IS A SCAM!

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

 It's really amazing how you find it easier to believe in a giantic worldwide conspiracy rather than global warming. then again, i guess it justifies your SUV.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

I don't own an SUV, but I do have a non-hybrid car with better gas mileage than hybrid cars, and its got a more powerful engine.
 

I also own three sports cars and a boat.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

 Sooo, you're a rich, ultraconservative douchebag. The point is?

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

The point is my arguments are based on fact, not a 'consensus' and the idealistic 'let's save the world' mindset that produces jackasses like Greenpeace and PETA, both groups which need to shoot themselves.
I'm not 'ultraconservative', i'm actually fairly moderate, but I'm also not weak minded enough to buy into global warming bullshit.  Maybe its because unlike the majority of global warming supporties, I actually have a background in statistics and realize how easy it is to manipulate and bribe scientists and manipulate the minds of the idiotic masses.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

 How does owning numerous cars make you more informed on this subject? Are you trying to say that because you're wealthy, you're right?

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

Not at all.  I'm simply stating that I don't own an SUV, and that I own other cars instead, one of which gets better mileage than the 'environmentally friendly' prius.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

"but I'm also not weak minded enough to buy into global warming bullshit"

You are weak-minded enough to believe in the opposite of scientific consensus, and to convince yourself you're being strong-minded and skeptical for doing so. You've chosen believe what you <i>wish</i> to believe and you don't even realize it.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

I'm skeptical because I remember global cooling, and I've heard all these arguments before and seen the lack of real scientific evidence.

Also, unlike yourself, I have the intelligence to realize 'consensus' doesn't mean it is right.

Global warming is propagated because there are enough corrupt people who realize that people like yourself are dumb enough to buy into it and they realize that they'll make a huge profit and by the time they've been proven wrong, they'll already have their fortune and there'll be nothing you can do about it.  There is no proof that Global Warming is any more real than Global Cooling.

You've chosen, like many of your generation, to buy into a lie made possible by greed in the scientific and corporate communities, but you're too dumb to catch on to it.  Congrats, you're a sheep.

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"Global warming is propagated because there are enough corrupt people who realize that people like yourself are dumb enough to buy into it and they realize that they'll make a huge profit and by the time they've been proven wrong, they'll already have their fortune and there'll be nothing you can do about it."

I think your tinfoil hat is interfering with your brainwave patterns.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

Believing that the non-existence of Global Warming is a conspiracy theory is fundamentally false.  If Global warming was and could be proven scientifically, then multiple people would have to be able to come to the same output with a specific given input.  Seeing how the input is usually the same, and not a single study into global warming has come up with nearly the exact same numbers that any other study shows that Global Warming isn't provable at this time.

We can prove gravity, pressure, the balance of forces, nuclear reactions, chemistry, and hundreds upon hundreds of other scientific principles because time and time again when we gather empirical evidence in studies we get the same exact answers for the same problems.  When there is something that goes against the norm, it is documented, discussed, and the old ideas are improved upon.  This is scientific method.  Because the same can not be said about Global Warming (multiple groups examining the same thing won't come up with the same answers), Global Warming (including the causes as well as the projected outcomes of it) can't be said to be proven.  The only thing these studies have in common would be they point to the existence of global warming, and that may in fact show something.  However, it could also mean that some/many/most started off with the belief that global warming was a fact, which fundamentally makes any such study non-scientific. 

Once the same results can be found by different groups using the same set of input data for at least 100 times, then I might start to buy into the science of Global Warming.  Right now they're still struggling with 2 or 3.

I'll finish up now:

"The geocentric view had been dominant since the time of Aristotle, and the controversy engendered by Galileo's presentation of heliocentrism as proven fact resulted in the Catholic Church's prohibiting its advocacy as empirically proven fact, because it was not empirically proven at the time and was contrary to the literal meaning of Scripture."

-wikipedia article on Galileo

Galileo was right.  The Earth does move around the Sun.  When he brought this fact forward, practically no scientist supported him.  According to the scientific consensus at the time, he was wrong.  Why did they disagree?  Because politics were involved...heavily.  Draw from this what you will, but I think, given my arguments on this, that what I'm trying to prove with it is fairly obvious.

I don't wear a tin hat.  I like radiation.  Afterall, I am a proponent of Nuclear Energy.  Christ, that was a horrible attempt at humor.

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There's no argument in the world more convincing than the need to believe.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

 Wait, so what you're saying is, every single scientist and organization that has provided evidence that supports global warming, they're either corrupt or ignorant. My god, the conspiracy is huge. Congrats, you're a conspiracy theorist.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

I'm saying that studies denouncing global warming tend to result in loss of funding, which is a quick way to end a scientific career.  I'm saying that I saw this with Global Cooling.  I'm saying that if you produce quick and shoddy studies (ie every study concerning global warming I've seen thus far) you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars without doing any research, without citing any fact, and without proving any hypothesis.

But I'm sure you know more about statistics and studies than me, what with your two Doctorates in Criminology and Sociology.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

That would be a valid argument if this was one, two, or even a dozen studies. But it's not. It's hundreds, from many different scientists and from many different organizations, most of which (e.g. NASA) aren't exactly hurting for money.

Global Cooling is not a valid comparision, it never had anywhere near the support that  global warming did. Furthermore, why are people with nothing to gain , like exxon-mobil, not calling bullshit on this supposed shoddy research? Because it's been proven time and time again. Why did congress recently receive a report on the possible Nat. security consequences of global warming from the dept. of national intelligence? Did they not do their research just like the thousands of others scientists? Were they just looking for money?

And if were going to do internet dick waving here, then yeah, I'd think that my degree in biological oceanography makes me more qualified to speak about this than some one with two totally unrelated doctorates. (Seriously, why do you think those are relevant?) But then I guess I'm just in on the vast conspiracy along with all those other scientists.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

Global warming had the same support, with the same 'studies' (seriously, look at those studies, replace Global Warming with global cooling and you've got the same shit people go on about today), and the same 'facts'.  It had the same following, and even the same call for an end to pollution.

Exxon Mobil has a lot to gain.  They're looking for alternative fuel sources more than any other fuel company, and if they can force limited use of gasoline on the people and spread their own new fuel(s), they can make a bundle while every other gas company plays catch up.

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NASA is hurting for money.  Space flight isn't cheap, you know.  And NASA's knowledge of global warming is spurred on by political, and not scientific, reasons.  Don't look to a program that focuses on space to see what's happening on the planet.

Global cooling had just as much of a following as global warming, but then the years stopped getting colder and started getting warmer, which quickly killed any idea of a global cooling.

Global warming has never been proven.  It's something that can't be proven.  You can look at past data and say "yes, there has been a slight warming trend over the past few years" but you can't use that data to say "we're going to burn in the future."  Any attempt to predict average temperatures from past data have been horribly false.

The reason why congress received a report is simply because they asked for it.  So, the national intelligence guys said "do we really have to?"  Congress says yes, and so the Nat Int guys go off and look for any possible side effects global warming could have.  This doesn't prove the existence of Global Warming.  It was all a "what if" kind of a study which was started by Politicians who want to look savvy and intellectual about global warming.  Just saying that something is possibly doesn't make it true.

Also, why are you looking to a government authority for scientific facts?  Do you believe the governemnt funded "scientific" studies that find harmful effects of video games on kids?  You're not JT, so I would assume not.  Do you look to the government to tell you what the internet is (obligatory "series of tubes")?  The government, including any political organization, doesn't care about what science says.  They only care about what their science says, which is to say, pseudo-science that started off with a preconceived conclusion that seeks to find any semblence of facts there are to make their intended point.  Al Gore is not honest with you, nor is Obama, McCain, Bush (sr and jr), or any other politician.  They all are looking out, not for their constituents, but for themselves.  When someone buys into Global Warming, the sanctity of marriage, family values, the decline of children, etc, someone else profits, and it's usually the people who are "looking out for your cause."

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Yes it is.

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Ummm...going into the whole 'low power mode' thing...

Doesn't the 360 do that already?  The Wii too, for that matter?

 

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Typical corporate green washing.  The jet fuel they burned flying to this summit will counter any action they take. 

While I like the save-feature (PSP already does this. You can shut it off at anytime and it keeps the game state in memory until you power it on again, but takes more battery power to maintain) it will likely result in even more power usage as it is abused as a quick start up, much like standby mode on your PC.

And cardboard boxes will never fly.  They didn't fly for CDs, they didn't fly for DVDs, and they won't fly for games.

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Hmm....this reminds me of someone who happens to  use around 10 times the power of the average american household but still is regarded as one of the leaders of the green movement.  Hmm...who could that be again...?  I know he "buys" carbon credit to offset his extra energy consumption, yet I also know that he owns the company he buys the carbon credits from...

I know he made a fairly shitty documentary and got a nobel peace prize for some reason.  Hmm...who is he again?

 

Oh yes, Al Gore.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

Haha, yeah Al Gore is a funny guy and his supporters are hilarious. He's also an Oscar winner!

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To be fair, the Nobel Peace Prize has been worthless since YASSIR ARAFAT got one.  Nothing says peace like bombing people's homes.

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Hey! You don't like the networks of NBC's (a GE company, "buy our compact floresent light bulbs, just ignore the mercury in them or one of our many other products and be greeeeeeeeen") "green week"?!

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I think that Nuclear power is safe, if you maintain the facilities properly.  We all know what happens when you don't. (Chernobyl)

Since when did Wind and Solar power stop working?  From what I've seen these technologies still work for creating energy. 

How about lifting tariffs from Brazilian ethanol?  Maybe we shouldn't be subsidizing corn for ethanol either, especially when it would be cheaper to just buy it from Brazil.  Either way I'm all for the removal of roadblocks for the progression of technology.

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Wind and Solar always have, and always will work.  The problem is that people are dreaming if they think we can become fully dependant on those power sources alone.  The environmental problem of wind generators has already been mentioned, so I'll just talk about solar.  To make solar cells, there is a decent amount of waste that is anything but good for the environment.  The problem with most people who like to "think green" is they very rarely look at how something is made and only look at how it performs.  They see something that sits around and makes energy by sitting in the sun, and they think "hey, this is good for the environment." 

The fact is that the building of the solar cells isn't good for the environment, and it also is a major resource hog at times.  Solar Cells also have a very low efficiency rating, as the low end ones which cost around a $million per kW and give around a 20% energy conversion into electricity, and the better ones which get up to 35% cost a hell of a lot more.  So basically, we don't invest into solar because we'd go bankrupt even faster.  You get better performance and more energy for your money if you go coal/petrol/nuclear.

Also, we can make our own ethanol, seeing how we have hawaii and florida that can grow sugarcane, which is what Brazil uses to make their ethanol.  Corn ethanol is actually very inefficient to make, and you actually have to use around 1L of petrol to make something around 1.07L of ethanol from corn, whereas with sugarcane you get something crazy like 7L.  Would it be enough for us?  Definately not, but the point of ethanol or bio-disel is to become independant of other countries for your fuel.  Honestly, for this country bio-disel would probably be a better alternative seeing how it's basically oil that's been treated to not solidify at lower temperatures, and we have more than enough home grown oil.  Plus we can use peanut oil and the exhaust will smell like peanut butter (this is actually not a joke...people who make their own bio-disel have mentioned this side effect).

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Wind power barely works at 20 percent capacity most of the time (and that's the high).  Wind power is insufficient to power our country, and it's a waste of money.

As for your statement that we can make our own ethanol, you should probably realize that this is one of those things that helps to raise the price of food across the board.  As for using sugar cane, that would be great, but we don't grow a lot of that here, and getting it from another country means we get to pay a .54cent per gallon tariff thanks to Barack Obama and his friends.

The answer for powering our country is Nuclear.  I'll get back to you on powering our cars, but I can tell you that anyone that uses food to power a vehicle is a jackass.

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 Right, I state that ethanol would be a bad choice for this country as it doesn't have the sugarcane resources to make enough of it.  This is why I instead argued for the use of biodiesel.

 

And nuclear power can't run our cars, unless you want to go full electric cars.  Then you'd have to look into getting enough batteries for all of them.  You'd probably would want lithium ion batteries if you want to do this for the safer to the environment reasons, as the nickel used to make the batteries in basically most every current hybrid or full electric cars absolutely destroy the land for miles around any nickel mining site.  In fact, it destroys the planet so much in those areas that in the 60s NASA used areas near nickel mines to practice lunar equipment as the terrain is very similar.  So much for the eco-friendly hybrid cars.

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I think the answer to it all is fusion energy.  We need more research into it, but because it has the word 'nuclear' in it (Nuclear Fusion) people think 'zomg, radiation, we'll all be mutants with cancer!'..which is wrong.  A well-designed fusion reactor would have, as it's output, helium and oxygen, assuming water was used as the fuel.

 

If we could develop a very small, low-power fusion reactor, we could put them in our cars for power. It'd run on a tank of water or compressed air, and might even make 'running out of gas' a thing of the past, as it could theoretically allow the use of ambient air to go into a low power mode...either to go slowly, or to charge up the batteries. The helium could even be put back into the fusion process.

 

Fusion is very efficient, remarkably safe, if done via particle acceleration instead of just 'heat it 'till it fuses on it's own', and can be run on just about any element lighter than Iron and still produce more energy than it requires, without producing higher-energy radiation (Such as X-rays).

 

But first, we have to put more research into it, which we can't do until the more sheep-like environmentalists stop going 'zomg, nuclear, nuclear bad!' (Not saying all environmentalists are like this, but rather a lot of them are. Rather a lot of people in GENERAL are like that.)

 

There's actually a new-ish type of reactor that's even safer than current fission reactors....it's called a 'pebble bed reactor'.  The nuclear fuel is encased in it's own storage/control medium, allowing heat to reach the water/cooling medium (Nuclear reactors are really little more than gigantic steam engines, underneath all the safety equipment), but never enough material being present to allow for any sort of meltdown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pebble_bed_reactor It even makes disposal dead simple because the nuclear material is pre-packaged.

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Fusion is great to talk about, and they think they're on the right track with it all, but what you're talking about is simply not feasible for (pulls a number out of his ass) at least 100 years and probably more.  First, they have to actually make it, then they have to make is safe and small enough to put into a car.  They'd also have to make it so that it wouldn't require an excessive amount of energy to start up and maintain, or in laymens terms "cold fusion."  All of this is still in the realm of science fiction, but then again so was harnessing the power of atoms 80 years ago.  It's wishful thinking, but feel blessed if it ever happens in your lifetime.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

Look up ITER, they are to begin building a tokamak reactor complex this year, and according to their plan (which may or may not go through) commercial fusion power plants would be available around the 2050's. Not cold fusion, but if it works it will be nothing short of awesome. On cold fusion itself, it seems like India is researching it.

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I agree that Nuclear power is the most logical direction.  And I am against using food for fuel but I'd much rather take the cheapest and less economically harmful route which is to acquire such from other countries.

I'm also greatly interested in what discoveries will come after September 10th.  LHC seems to be something that will have a great impact on many aspects of our future.

Re: Wal-Mart Wants to Turn the Game Biz Green

The reactor at Chernobyl also suffered from severe design flaws, flaws that are not replicated in new plants. Pointing to Chernobyl would be what jack-jack would hobble along with if he hated nukes.

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Yeah but now they find out that the wind turbines are killing bats. >_> Oh and besides that the enviromental whackjobs are also bitching about the powerlines that are needed. There's no pleasing them...

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I just want to say something to all the people who are against nuclear power. Get with the times. Wind power doesn't work. Solar power doesn't work. Nuclear power works great and is perfectly safe. What isn't perfectly safe is coal which requires miners to go down into dangerous coal mines where they risk cave-ins and black-lung. France has pretty much gone completely nuclear. If its good enough for them it should definitely be good enough for us.

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I'm going to go completely off-topic on this one, k?

We're talking about the same France who's population, around 3 years ago, was rioting because of poor living conditions, right?  Saying it's good enough for France isn't necessarily the point.  The point is, is it good enough to meet our needs?

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Its more than good enough.  105 nuclear reactors supply 20 percent of our nation's power.  Nuclear plants are safe, clean, and effective.

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I just want to say something to all the people who are against nuclear power. Get with the times. Wind power doesn't work. Solar power doesn't work. Nuclear power works great and is perfectly safe. What isn't perfectly safe is coal which requires miners to go down into dangerous coal mines where they risk cave-ins and black-lung. France has pretty much gone completely nuclear. If its good enough for them it should definitely be good enough for us.

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How about we just get more involved with digital distribution and cut out Wal-mart all together.  Not only would that be "green" but it would also be a nice punch to the gut for the evil corporate empire.

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Matthew WilsonAgain the issue is you can not build upwards anywhere in SF at the moment, and no you would not. You would bring prices to where they should have been before the market distortion. those prices are not economic or socially healthy.04/16/2014 - 10:46pm
ZippyDSMleeYou still wind up pushing people out of the non high rise aeras but tis least damage you can do all things considered.04/16/2014 - 10:26pm
ZippyDSMleeANd by mindlessly building upward you make it like every place else hurting property prices,ect,ect. You'll have to slowly segment the region into aeras where you will never build upward then alow some aeras to build upward.04/16/2014 - 10:25pm
Matthew WilsonSF have to build upwards they have natural growth limits. they can not grow outwards. ps growing outwards is terable just look at Orlando or Austin for that.04/16/2014 - 4:15pm
ZippyDSMleeIf they built upward then it would becoem like every other place making it worthless, if they don't build upward they will price people out making it worthless, what they need to do is a mix of things not just one exstreme or another.04/16/2014 - 4:00pm
Matthew Wilsonyou know the problem in SF was not the free market going wrong right? it was government distortion. by not allowing tall buildings to be build they limited supply. that is not free market.04/16/2014 - 3:48pm
 

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