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ok, freaking awesome. i really like this.

if what powergenx says is true, these new batteries charge in 2 1/2 hours, last a very long  time, and only cost 15$ a pack.they have no toxic ingredients, and can be charged/discharged 400-1000 times. when you think of how many AA batteries have gone to a landfill, it makes you glad someone developed this. this saves waste and saves cash at the same time.

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have you seen some of the stuff people are doing with them? these new led flashlights are amazingly bright for their size.(i will get pissed if you point one in my eyes) and cheap. they can be incorporated into so many things that you can make just about anything light up.  i myself have built quite a few things with them.

Isn’t it amazing how cheap things are? a netbook for 250? a desktop for 149? wow. but the fact is that all this affordability means that last generation of computers often winds up in the trash. that is a lot of waste. and the internal components of PCs often contain things like plastics,lead,PVC,etc. this is going straight into the environment.

however, with the internet, it is quite easy to find someone willing to take your old PC off you’re hands for you. Even if it is completely non-functional, often several components can be reused by anyone who has some electronics knowledge. so before you throw it out, think:

you could:

put in in front of your house with a “FREE” sign

give it to a thrift store or sell it, if it still works(please don’t scam people)

modify it yourself or reuse some parts(WARNING there can be large voltages in PCs and i am not responsible for any action you take)

ask a friend if he wants if, etc

And if that all doesn’t work, google search for computer recycling in your area. just don’t make the trash can you’re first option.

And then there is toy waste. kids toys are being thrown out all the time. in the 1800s, nobody would think of throwing away a toy, back when they were handmade.just because we have factories doesn’t make waste ok.we have thrift stores and the internet. i think we can do better.

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