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Putting Energy Hogs in the Home on a Strict Low-Power Diet

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Larry Magid of the New York Times thought he was good about energy conservation until he took a Kill-a-watt meter to his home electronics, and was shocked. His PC drew 134 watts all night long, his DVD player 26 watts, and his stereo system 47 watts, all on idle or sleep mode. He notes that the Department of Energy estimates that in the average home, 40 percent of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. Add that all up, and it equals the annual output of 17 power plants, the government says. His recommendations ...

Steam Punk

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Retro-futurism is all the rage these days: antique computers, 8-bit game art, classic cases for modern gear, anything to make the onslaught of new technology less disposable. The yearning for timelessness in a constantly renewing tech culture has led to a spike in interest in the steam-powered, brass-encrusted world of steampunk .

The YouTube of Poker

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They even got the whole Stu Ungar story there in 5 parts, pretty sweet.

Sweet biz cards

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MOO dreams up new tools that help people turn their virtual content into beautiful print products. So web 2.0 with tie in's to vox, flickr, second life and more.

mr. mom

I never understood how Michael Keaton could ever get a leading role in a movie. So I'm on day 2 of watching the baby full time till mom aka (day care) gets back in little over a week. So far i'm a solid 6 on a scale of 10, but i'm trying so we shall see. I'm not good in heat and man Potrero Hill has been hot as hell (for san francisco anyhow) so me and baby have been all sweaty and yucky, please fog come back please. I'm still a bit too shy to go into the park with the other nannies and few parents, but I'll muster up the courage soon i'm sure as they already know baby. So I finally got around to watching the Apple WWDC keynote, not too thrilling, reminded me of what Linux has been doing for some time now but for FREE. I swear if Linux ever becomes more user friendly they or web based os's will take over the world. Web development for the iPhone was intriguing though, aside from that it was very meh. I mean who really uses coverflow to begin with? uh ye

These kids rock the freakin house

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Kings of Leon The Warfield San Francisco, CA Tue, 09/04/07 On Sale Sun, 06/10/07

Help to stop the big coal give away

Congress could vote in the next fews weeks on a bill that would double our greenhouse gas emissions from planes and cars. It sounds crazy, but this is exactly what will happen if a current plan to use "liquid coal" passes. Coal is the dirtiest of fossil fuels and we have a serious global warming problem. I signed a petition urging Congress to vote no on tax breaks and subsidies on coal. Can you join me at the link below? http://pol.moveon.org/stopkingcoal/?r_by=&rc=paste Thanks!

Baby Flip

Baby gets accidentally kicked by a Breakdancer in the first vid this vid got so popular that someone then remixed it. Check them both out if you want.

I want to kick my own ass.

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Oh god what has become of me? He owns eleven pairs of sneakers, hasn’t worn anything but jeans in a year, and won’t shut up about the latest Death Cab for Cutie CD. But he is no kid. He is among the ascendant breed of grown-up who has redefined adulthood as we once knew it and killed off the generation gap. read more ...