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Spam Wastes Time And Energy

Our African FriendsEnergy Watcher has reached a milestone, of sorts, recently. Since our email address is plastered all over our website, it was only a matter of time before we came to the attention of our African friends:

I am the above named person from Cote D'Ivoire I am married to late Mr ben mugan who is an Oil Consultant/Contractor with the Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire National Petrolum Corpration Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2005,We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.

Before his death we were both born again Christian and we worship in Glourios Chapel Church of God. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of ($2.1Million U.S. dollars) in a Bank , Presently, the fund is still with the Bank and Recently, my Doctor told me that i have serious sickness which is cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness but I pray to God to heal me so that I will be alive and see his work done as my late husband instructed me.

Spam Wastes Time & EnergyA recent study by McAfee shows that the 62 trillion spam email messages sent each year waste not only our valuable time but also vast amounts of energy. Consider that each email you send uses a trivial amount of energy to run the computer while you type the message, some additional amount to send that message across the Internet, and yet another watt or two for the recipient to retrieve that message. Here's where the law of large numbers kicks in — let's assume, just for the sake of argument, that sending an email uses one watt of electricity. (I imagine that it's actually more, but I can't find any numbers online that I can trust.)

Multiple that one watt of electricity times 62 trillion spam email messages, and we are suddenly talking about a lot of electricity. At $0.10 per kilowatt-hour, the spammers are stealing power from us.

Can we break out the heavy weaponry now? Spammers must die!