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Message 706131 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008, 5:21:42 UTC

thinking about wind turbines generating electricity...
if i was able to funnel the exhaust from all of my computers to the blades of the turbine....
nah.
if i used the heat from the cpus to make steam to turn a turbine....nah.
if i sublet the cases to families of hamsters to turn...nah.

nah.
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Message 706295 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008, 19:03:35 UTC

This may not be a way to make electricity, but you might be able to grill steak's on the heatsink.

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Message 706304 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008, 19:22:27 UTC

lol

theres a few things in that boffins can do ...i wonder when the tech will become available ?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070603225026.htm

theres one idea...

google "turning heat into electrical energy"

great ideas though.. the whole thing of doing loads of calculations and creating lots of waste heat sucks.... one day people will look back on these digital times like we do now at steam and the industrial revolution...

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Message 706305 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008, 19:22:56 UTC
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This may not be a way to make electricity, but you might be able to grill steak's on the heatsink


Can you use the drippings as heatsink compound?

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Message 706312 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008, 19:36:10 UTC - in response to Message 706305.

Not sure if would work as heat sink compound, but might work as replacement for bearing grease on the noisy fans!


This may not be a way to make electricity, but you might be able to grill steak's on the heatsink


Can you use the drippings as heatsink compound?

;)

-Dave


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Message 706315 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008, 19:40:20 UTC - in response to Message 706131.

thinking about wind turbines generating electricity...
if i was able to funnel the exhaust from all of my computers to the blades of the turbine....
nah.


I've been working on something similar, but it involves copious amounts of pork and beans.


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Message 706380 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008, 21:00:39 UTC - in response to Message 706315.

thinking about wind turbines generating electricity...
if i was able to funnel the exhaust from all of my computers to the blades of the turbine....
nah.


I've been working on something similar, but it involves copious amounts of pork and beans.



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