Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | 19
144 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 32
Inactive user


  Reply # 1840992 8-Aug-2017 11:41
Send private message quote this post

I intend to add a V12 car to my current 4 cylinder and suoercharged V8 selection. Luckily I also have two 200hp 6 cylinder diesel motors in my boat that I can run at will, even without bothering to leave the marina, such fun.

 

 

 

I am doing all I can to maximise my carbon footprint!

 

 

 

But the bloody planet keeps outproducing my output by 96.6%. Still, gotta try don't ya!


144 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 32
Inactive user


  Reply # 1840995 8-Aug-2017 11:45
Send private message quote this post

Now .... where's my popcorn?


 
 
 
 


1576 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 687


  Reply # 1840996 8-Aug-2017 11:45
Send private message quote this post

frednz:

 

floydbloke:

 

I've just invested some money in some more forestry (works out to owning about 3000 trees).  Does that count?

 

 

Yes, I would say that counts if it helps NZ to increase its number of trees. Can you give any more details about this investment?

 

...

 

 

We use Forest Enterprises  .  They do all the work, we just paid the money.  Initially in 1997 we invested in a forest from scratch, with an upfront payment and a yearly running cost, which is now $0, and just last week we invested in another already established one on the secondary market.  Both are due to harvest in 2024 and we'll be cashing up, it's a retirement investment for us (at current log prices looking to return about 8% p/a compounded after tax).  However, once felled and cleared the land will be replanted with the next iteration.

 

 

 

ETA: The yearly maintenance and admin costs are covered by the carbon credits that the forest earns, so our net annual payment is $0.





Don't use 'beefstew' as a password.  It's not stroganoff.


2948 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1539

Subscriber

  Reply # 1841010 8-Aug-2017 12:18
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I regularly incinerate household rubbish in an open air oil drum, and I'm saving to buy a large diesel vehicle that can "Roll Coal" ;-P





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

Thinking about signing up to BigPipe? Get $20 credit with my referral link.


1078 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 80

Subscriber

  Reply # 1841016 8-Aug-2017 12:23
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I purchased a new Audi diesel because it has one of the best emission standards in the world!

 

 

 

Wish I could afford a Tesla S EV, would be even better for the environment.

 

 




683 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 86


  Reply # 1841018 8-Aug-2017 12:24
Send private message quote this post

Wiggum:

 

Planting lots of trees.

 

We have a large section in Kapiti and are fortunate to have lots of space. A few years ago we started planting lots of trees and are trying to restore part of our section to natural forest. Its not doing anything to reduce gas emissions, but trees eat carbon dioxide so thats a good thing. 

 

 

Great, and seeing that you're familiar with Kapiti, what's your view on beach access along the Raumati Coast? A long time ago, friends used to own a property at South Raumati right on the beach and even at high tide, you could enjoy a walk along a sandy beach. Now at high tide (and an hour or two before that) the beach completely disappears and you have to walk along the top of a concrete wall. I think global warming may have had a part to play in this?


Mad Scientist
17847 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2206

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1841020 8-Aug-2017 12:28
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I drive my car as little as possible.

 

I don't use plastic cups/plates/forks/spoons as possible as possible.

 

I walk or cycle as much as possible.


Mad Scientist
17847 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2206

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1841021 8-Aug-2017 12:28
Send private message quote this post

But I tells you, far more than individuals, industries are the one causing the most pollution.

 

Even seen an unboxing video of something on youtube? Every thing is wrapped in as much plastic as possible. If you have an office that has delivery of stuff, it will generate a mountain of waste. Hotels. Restaurants. Offices. Hospitals. Airlines. Tour groups. Bicycle races. Olympics. Universities. Etc etc etc


Mad Scientist
17847 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2206

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1841022 8-Aug-2017 12:30
Send private message quote this post

What you and I do ... a drop in the ocean compared to these corporate wastes.


6454 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3053

Subscriber

  Reply # 1841024 8-Aug-2017 12:34
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic: Nothing. I'm not concerned.

 

For the sake of the FUG, I will let others fill in what I think about people with your attitude.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


957 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 363


  Reply # 1841025 8-Aug-2017 12:35
Send private message quote this post

frednz:

 

Wiggum:

 

Planting lots of trees.

 

We have a large section in Kapiti and are fortunate to have lots of space. A few years ago we started planting lots of trees and are trying to restore part of our section to natural forest. Its not doing anything to reduce gas emissions, but trees eat carbon dioxide so thats a good thing. 

 

 

Great, and seeing that you're familiar with Kapiti, what's your view on beach access along the Raumati Coast? A long time ago, friends used to own a property at South Raumati right on the beach and even at high tide, you could enjoy a walk along a sandy beach. Now at high tide (and an hour or two before that) the beach completely disappears and you have to walk along the top of a concrete wall. I think global warming may have had a part to play in this?

 

 

I think it has more to do with less sand on the beach.


887 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 147

Trusted

  Reply # 1841026 8-Aug-2017 12:35
Send private message quote this post

I do my best

 

 - Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning (I just don't have heaters/air cons)

 

 - cycle to work

 

 - does farting less counts too?





helping others at dev.icqz.net

1348 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 601


  Reply # 1841027 8-Aug-2017 12:36
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

As a nation we need to stop clear felling forests and carrying out selective logging. 

 

 

Forests are clear felled then replanted. Its how it works. The amount of plantation forestry is increasing in the country.

 

Selective logging of our natives is done under licence and can be beneficial for forests to regenerate themselves.


144 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 32
Inactive user


  Reply # 1841033 8-Aug-2017 12:42
Send private message quote this post

frednz:

 

Great, and seeing that you're familiar with Kapiti, what's your view on beach access along the Raumati Coast? A long time ago, friends used to own a property at South Raumati right on the beach and even at high tide, you could enjoy a walk along a sandy beach. Now at high tide (and an hour or two before that) the beach completely disappears and you have to walk along the top of a concrete wall. I think global warming may have had a part to play in this?

 

 

 

 

Heard of plate tectonics and erosion at all?

 

East coast going up and west coast going down with a little bit of south to north movement on the as well.

 

How much closer to the North Island is Cape Campbell now compared to last year? Was that climate change as well?

 

 

 

What was once seabed is now land and at some stage will be seabed again, while current seabed becomes land.




683 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 86


  Reply # 1841034 8-Aug-2017 12:43
Send private message quote this post

kobiak:

 

I do my best

 

 - Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning (I just don't have heaters/air cons)

 

 - cycle to work

 

 - does farting less counts too?

 

 

Cycling to work is a good option and you can buy rechargeable electric cycles to help you get there faster.

 

I'm sure farting less counts if you're a cow, and we need to talk strongly to them about this.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | 19
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00


Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05


One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58


New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56


Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52


CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.