View Poll Results: Which would you live without?

234. You may not vote on this poll
  • All Combustible Gases + Fossil Fuels

    188 80.34%
  • Running Water

    34 14.53%
  • Electricity

    12 5.13%
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst
  1. #21
    The Insane DeltrusDisc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Illinois, USA
    So does running water include bottled water, water in other things, etc?
    Mining ZEC
    [email protected] | Noctua NH-D15 | eVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 [email protected] core - 12.5GHz VRAM | eVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 | 32GB DDR4 | 256GB NVMe | 775GB SSD | 7TB HDD | SeaSonic 750w 80+ Titanium PRIME | Fractal Design Define R4
    Samsung 34" 3440x1440 Curved | Schiit MODI 2 + ASGARD 2 | Schiit WYRD | Sennheiser HD 598 | Presonus Eris E5x2 | KRK 10S Subwoofer | Shure BETA 58A Microphone

  2. #22
    The Lightbringer Agoonga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    I would choose running water because I can shower other places. Even if that's not allowed, I'd still choose it.
    Last edited by Agoonga; 2012-11-28 at 11:54 AM.

  3. #23
    The only good choice here is #1. 2 is not an option to give up, electricity is highly useful and fossil fuels are generally used to create electricity, so I think I'd rather cut out one source of electricity than cut it out altogether.

  4. #24
    I voted electricity, but after thinking about this a little more, I think I made the wrong choice. Probably should have voted fossil fuels.

  5. #25
    I voted for fossil fuels. I live next to a river full of salmon and loads of forest wildlife. Getting food wont be much of a problem.
    Stove and oven are both electric, as are all the heaters in my house. With running water I can even have hot bath (boiling water in a kettle) and everything.
    Sound good enough for me. Sure, the car wont be running for a year, but then at least I might lose a few kilos :P
    i5 2500K | MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB | 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz

  6. #26
    Titan Hyve's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Great Britain
    Combustable Gases & Fossil Fuels.

    We have a fireplace here, and plenty of wood that would keep us warm and let us boil water and wash. I would be just fine getting by on a Bike, as the local stores in the Village are almost as good as supermarkets. I'm also fairly fit, so running and walking a lot to get what I needed would be no issue for me.

    All comments are my own personal views & opinions.

  7. #27
    Titan Snowraven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    European Union
    Except the oven, I already live without 1. I have electric heaters and walk a lot or take tram/subway. So, getting an electric oven isn't such a big deal.

  8. #28
    Running water, I don't understand how anyone can answer any other. There's always water in the stores you can buy, you don't need running water of your own for that. Yea, I wouldn't bother washing every day and it would be smelly but it would be okay. Without fossil fuels I'd probably die to starvation like everyone else around me.

    Yes, giving up fossils would be best in the long run, but considering that the topic sounds more like a sudden choice, I don't consider it to be a viable option at all. Basically there would be no food in your local store. Most of the electricity in your area is probably also fueled by those, so good luck having any heating during winter. And so forth.

    So many people here seem to forget that big part of their electricity comes from gas/fossil fuels.

  9. #29
    running water. i could always go to the store and get bottled water

  10. #30
    Probably running water. I would just stock up on bottled water, and the only other thing I would have to worry about would be finding a place to take regular showers. If I got desperate, I suppose I could always settle for a lake or river.

  11. #31
    The answer has to be running water. Why? Because, without fossil fuels, there will be a HUGE electricity shortage. Without electricity, you cannot have running water.

    So yeah, it has to be running water.

  12. #32
    Herald of the Titans Harry Botter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Electricity or Fuels. But I would lean towards electricity. I can hunt and grow my own food. So smoking food and canning vegetables so cold storage wouldn't be an issue for me.

  13. #33
    But electricity is produced with "Combustible Gases + Fossil Fuels"... and they're also used to run the process that gives most of us running (clean) water, nevermind food, and everything else that society depends upon. You also couldn't ride your bike, built as it is out of materials created with the use of those products, nevermind assembled, and shipped around the world, and...

    "Running water" isn't anywhere even close to in the same league as the other two.
    "Why make trillions when we could make... billions??"

  14. #34
    Bloodsail Admiral
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    I can't decide, mainly because all those are connected to each other. If one goes down, all go down and society as we know it will collapse. Better question would be:
    no car/busses
    no hot running water
    no electric thingies
    0/2 = 0 , ∞/2 = ∞
    2/0 = error , 2/∞ = error
    0*2 = 0 , ∞*2 = ∞

  15. #35
    I almost have no running water here in China. I have to wash my veggies in bottled water for safety. I'm sure I could sponge bath for a year with no issue at all. Same with gas. So many eatieres near me I could get takeout for a year and eat raw foods. Guess I could be a double threat!

  16. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by iggie View Post
    I almost have no running water here in China. I have to wash my veggies in bottled water for safety. I'm sure I could sponge bath for a year with no issue at all. Same with gas. So many eatieres near me I could get takeout for a year and eat raw foods. Guess I could be a double threat!
    Asia definitely teaches you how to live differently. I have so many memories that are like exactly like that.
    My Cracked articles, writing blog, and Twitter.

    The problem with the internet is parallel to its greatest achievement: it has given the little man an outlet where he can be heard. Most of the time however, the little man is a little man because he is not worth hearing.

    Want to chat with people who aren't idiots? Join our IRC.

  17. #37
    Out of the three, realistically, probably running water.

    City so fossil fuels are kinda needed to get access to food (Farmers Market only are around about 6 months out of the year, and even then they are transported from farms technically.)
    Electricity is necessary as well, city and the like, no wood burning or the like here.
    Water I would have to make due with sponge baths and bottled water, but it would be livable, if a bit annoying.

  18. #38
    Uh, I'm going to go all nitpicky about this.

    If you take the "no combustible gases & fossil fuels" rule to it's logical conclusion, I'd reckon for a lot of countries that would mean no electricity and no running water either. For example the US produces something like 70% of it's electricity with the aforementioned fuels. Take them out of the equation and the entire infrastructure falls apart.

    Then again "no electricity" would essentially mean the same thing, given how all modern combustion engines rely on electricity (batteries, sparkplugs) and the water distribution system relies on it at some point as well (I'm pretty sure).

    So the only option that doesn't practically include all other options as well is running water.

  19. #39
    To do a proper poll, you'd need to list exactly what you give up with each option. Because as it stands, the absence of either electricity or fuels means you'd die pretty quickly, because no one has any means to get you your food. Also, no electricity means no fuels, and vice versa. That is if you consider the whole chain.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lightfist View Post
    I don't really get how Bloodlust fits Shamans...

    "I need to calm the elements, and through our sacred bond we will - wait, is that a fucking boss? I'M SO FUCKING ANGRY! I'M GOING TO KILL HIM! NO, WAIT! I'M GOING TO RAPE HIM THEN KILL HIM! WITH SPOONS! RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEE!"

  20. #40
    Lol if you get rid of fossil fuels you also get rid of electricity.
    Gamdwelf the Mage

    Quote Originally Posted by Theodarzna View Post
    I'm calling it, Republicans will hold congress in 2018 and Trump will win again in 2020.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts