Thursday, October 8, 2009

News flash: The greentards love us now

Jeez, if I knew it could be this easy, I would have bailed out of the Chamber of Commerce a long time ago. Suddenly the greenies can’t find enough nice things to say about us.

First Greenpeace throws us a big sloppy wet kiss, saying “IBM and Microsoft should think different too.” Then this:

Yesterday the Chamber questioned Steve Jobs’ personal judgement in deciding to leave. Rather than lecturing Steve on innovation, the Chamber should be focussing the innovation needed to reduce emissions and the jobs this will create. In the growing public spat between Apple and the Chamber we are definitely cheering for Steve. But he could do with some more heavyweight support. So which other IT executives are going to match Apple’s bold move? The stakes have never been higher for the climate. Apple’s move will throw an uncomfortable spotlight on any company that stays on in the Chamber but doesn’t act to change its policies.

Not bad considering how much shit they were throwing our way not long ago. Better yet, now the Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, is saying how great we are too. Sadly, if you read that article where Chu is quoted, you’ll see the head of the chamber still talking shit about climate change. It’s pathetic.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dear Greenpeace: I’m still waiting for my apology

Under pressure from Apple lovers (and truth lovers) the greentards at Greenpeace who put out their big report condemning iPhone now admit that, um, well, in fact iPhone actually complies with European regulations. So what the fuck was all that noise about then? As the good folks at The Register ask: “Why get stroppy when Apple has not exceeded the limits it has set itself or those imposed upon it by Europe’s RoHS regulations? What about all the other phone makers out there? We’d guess it’s because Apple is an easy target, and Greenpeace knows iPhone related commentary gains press coverage. Perhaps that’s why it’s chosen to lay into the Apple handset rather than others.”

Well I’m sitting here waiting for my perfectly safe iPhone to ring so that I can hear some smelly European grovel and apologize to me. But I’m not holding my breath.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Greenpeace anti-Apple propaganda video

Check out this disgusting, misleading video from the greentards. We know they’re funded by Microsoft, Nokia, Dell and God knows who else. Remember that when you watch this. Take it with a grain of salt. And yes, in case you’re wondering, we are going to sue these guys for trade defamation.

Siooma, Greenpeace

Now they’re after iPhone. See here. Money quote: “Steve Jobs has missed the call on making the iPhone his first step towards greening Apple’s products,” said Zeina Alhajj, Greenpeace International toxics campaigner. “It seems that Apple is far from leading the way for a green electronics industry as competitors, like Nokia, already sell mobile phones free of PVC.”

Like, um, yeah. If you buy an iPhone and smash it apart with a hammer and eat the pieces, you’re gonna get sick. We were going to have a big warning label somewhere inside said, “Harmful if swallowed. Do not ingest.” But then we realized that nobody in their right mind was going to try to smash and cook and eat an iPhone. We forgot, however, that this doesn’t rule out the greentards.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ladies, here’s one for you

That’s right — Powerbook earrings. Check it out here. Apparently the idea is to reduce waste by using pieces of old computers as jewelry rather than throwing them out. They’ve got a very cool-looking hard drive belt that I’m sure would be a big hit at a Def Con show. Much love to Matt for sending this in, and who points out that so far nobody is making jewelry out of pieces of old Dell machines, so there.