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[–]lurking_digger 18 points19 points  (1 child)

AMD has had that on lockdown for years...heats the whole room!

Why not install the pc in your chair to warm your buns?

[–]rocketdummy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

because that would probably burn your ass considering the amount of time people play on computers (unless there's a toggle switch which prevents that)

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Reminds me of a quote from Buckminster Fuller:

"Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value."

A novel idea- what if homes could get some kind of credit by allowing a few server racks to be placed in their home.

[–]Casapaz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Security, legal issues and the possible need for a super fiber optic connection to the house. Lack of economies of scale too. Commercial buildings, stores or government buldings would probably be better canidates.

I think it's a great idea that may never happen. If Amazon was really smart about it, they could sell AWS servers/heaters to free up some bandwith. Local caching of streaming services could make sense financially. Especially if the repeal of net neutrality puts streaming services at risk of higher network costs.

[–]wubrgess 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Do companies still have the server farm that warms your house? I was hoping that's still a thing.

[–]ongebruikersnaam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Go into cryptomining and you can heat your house while the computer earns you money. /r/gpumining/