[quote]Quote from ukscone on November 18, 2011, 16:46
I do have an idea that would get intl. press (maybe galatic) coverage but unfortunatly this is a PG-13 forum so I can\'t suggest it.[/quote]
Two girls and a cup of raspberries?
publicity stunts here in the states have been a lot more difficult since 9/11. I remember adult swim, a late night cartoon block for adults (Family Guy, Futureramma, and an assortment of crass humored low animation shows) tried to do a publicity stunt where they put led placards (reminiscent of light brights) around in random places, like under a bridge or in a train station. People saw the light-brights and the circuit board and freaked out
thinking they were bombs.
If I were to do a publicity stunt, I think I would do something along the lines of demonstrating how much pollution is produced powering a typical laptop
My laptop takes 120V @3.5A which comes out to 450 W. Assuming I use this 4 hours a day (I use it a lot more, but I\'m going for the sake of argument here) that means it uses 1.8 kWh which after a full year comes out to 657 kWh. At 9 cents per kWh (I\'m still deliberately going low on these numbers) that costs me a total 59.13 USD and outputs almost 5 pounds of sulfer dioxide, 5.1 pounds nitrogen oxides and 1852 pounds of carbon dioxide. (I\'m basing these estimation on the amount of pollution produced by a 100 watt bulb running continuously for a year. It uses 876 kWh, so 200 more than my example, but I know I\'m low-balling my numbers, so 876 is a more accurate estimation)
The r-pi on the other hands uses 5V at .7A which equals 3.5 watts using this 24 hours a day for 365 days a year equals a mere 30.66 kWh used for the entire year. That\'s 2.76 USD to run it, and produces *almost* 0.18 pounds of sulfer and nitrogen oxides and 64 pounds carbon dioxide!
With it running all day every day, it still only produces 3.5% of the pollution that a typical laptop produces running for only 4 hours a day! It produces 98% less pollution running 83% longer!
All of which is to say, I\'d work a publicity stunt around these numbers.
Caveat: in my example, I admit that I didn\'t factor in another x watts for running an external monitor for the r-pi\'s numbers