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Editorial Your computer is an important energy consumer in your home. Can you save energy when using it? This article offers a few tips.
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Inkjet? Are you nuts?
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 5th Aug 2011 08:20 UTC
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Your articles--while based on interesting concepts (reusing old machines, extracting every ounce of usefulness out of computer hardware, electronics disposal, energy saving, etc.)--always seem to have "WTF?!" moments that make me question what the hell you're talking about.

I could probably question other things in this article (I've stopped reading them in their entirety a while ago), but I'll just say this: I would use a pen and notebook paper before I'd ever use or recommend anyone to use an inkjet printer again. They are garbage, laser is the way to go.

Toner doesn't need "cleaned" after a week of no use/printing, requiring a new set of cartridges every month because almost all of the ink is lost while cleaning. Laser just works with minimal problems, and if you rarely print anyway, it's not like you'll be using loads of energy anyway. And if you're afraid to use too much energy--there's always the "On/Off" switch.

Simply put, inkjet is a horrible recommendation, even for those people who for whatever reason are so paranoid about their energy use; what they "save" in electricity will be eclipsed several times by the cost of regularly buying replacement cartridges. It's 2011, laser printer prices have gone way down--how could anyone even consider recommending inkjet?

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