HOUSTON — At the Light Bulb Depot near his home in The Heights, Randy Gingrich just bought another batch of florescent bulbs. “Since I started three years ago, I haven’t replaced a compact fluorescent yet,” he says. “So I’m happy with that.” “In my ceiling fans, each one of mine has four lights,” says Allen Tabb, who’s been selling light bulbs for 16 years. “So instead of using 240 watts [...]
According to this news article from Gismeteo http://www.gismeteo.ru/news/proisshestviya/yarkaya-vspyshka-v-velikom-novgorode/Around 20:15 local time yesterday a bright flash illuminated the whole city. Shortly afterwards most of the city’s power was lost for about two hours. Anything from television sets to street lights. As noticed in the video some car lights and the radio stopped working as well. Some people even reported their room light bulbs changing color through the spectrum and or showing [...]
William F. Jasper
Monday, May 7, 2012
“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” — Candidate Barack Obama, ?San Francisco Chronicle interview, ?January 17,2008
“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” — Candidate Barack Obama, ?Same interview as above
“We’re going to [...]
The point is often made that we will face a liquid fuels crunch long before an electricity crunch. So I bought a Nissan Leaf which, as everyone knows, runs on electricity. Voila! Problem solved. I drive about 30 miles a day average and it costs around $20 a month to charge. It cost $40,000 to buy and over the lifetime of the batteries, say 10 years before needing replacement, I am [...]
Forget 1984, the ‘Internet of things’ is the ubiquitous surveillance grid
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, March 26, 2012
George Orwell was merely scratching the surface with telescreens – the 21st century home as a surveillance hub will outstrip anything you read about in 1984. From dishwashers to light bulbs, so-called “smart homes” will allow industry and the government to spy ubiquitously on every aspect of your existence.
CIA chief David Petraeus has hailed the “Internet [...]
Bruce Springsteen‘s “Wrecking Ball” was released on Tuesday. But it’s having not the easiest time faring in the marketplace. On ITunes, “ Wrecking Ball” is the number 11 album, well behind ubiquitous number 1 seller Adele and her “21? album. And there are nine other albums between by Adele again and even the Monkees. On Amazon.com, “Wrecking Ball: Special Edition” logs in at number 95 on the MP3 download chart. Yet, on [...]
Stock market up 50% under Obama ….not in terms of real money. Priced in Gold stocks are flat to down.
Saved the U.S. Auto Industry and 1.5M jobs – car sales at 15.1M annualized levels now….Two words “Channel Stuffing”, plus they’ll have to bail-out GM again because Unions are still running the show
Osama dead – True but that didn’t kill Al Qaeda…we’re going to pull out of Afganinstan next year and [...]
I think 2012 will definitely be “different”. The truth is stranger than fiction:
Newsnation: 40,000 new laws for the new year
Season 2011 : Episode 1230
Dec. 30: Across the US, 40,000 new federal, state and local laws are set to go into effect, ranging from states requiring ID’s to vote, minimum wage hikes and rules for light bulbs. NBC’s Pete Williams reports.
Dispelling Myths about the Federal Light Bulb Standard
Written by Drew Navolio on 30 March 2011
The following post is a contribution from Midwest Account Manager working in support of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program Nora Buehler, with ICF International.
News of the imminent demise of the incandescent light bulb in the U.S. marketplace is greatly exaggerated. While the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) eventually requires that all general service lamps (i.e., [...]
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Amazon.com, the books-to-diapers-to-machetes Internet superstore, is a perfect snapshot of the American Dream, circa 2011.
It grows by the hour, fueled by a relentless optimism that has made America America. First it sold books. Then it realized that buying printed words in bulk, sorting and shipping them was a transferable skill. It has since applied it to anything you could want.
In 2011, [...]
Making small talk with your pot dealer sucks. Buying cocaine can get you shot. What if you could buy and sell drugs online like books or light bulbs? Now you can: Welcome to Silk Road.
About three weeks ago, the U.S. Postal Service delivered an ordinary envelope to Mark’s door. Inside was a tiny plastic bag containing 10 tabs of LSD. “If you had opened it, unless [...]
My name is Dr. Kevin Kikta, and I was one of two emergency room doctors who were on duty at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO on Sunday, May 22, 2011.
You never know that it will be the most important day of your life until the day is over. The day started like any other day for me: waking up, eating, going to the [...]
Not only will these new bulbs save you money every month, they’ll be tons of fun for amateur lighting designers, and can even increase home security.
A Wi-Fi connected lightbulb that’ll cost you just an extra buck a pop may sound crazy, but it’s a soon-to-be reality that promises to transform your house into a mood-lit, low-power, eco-friendly smart home. That’s the suggestion from NXP, a [...]
‘Project Tungsten’ will see Google integrate wireless technology into household appliances, including light bulbs, thermostats and dishwashers. Photo: AFP
By Matt Warman
A new range of devices, to launch by the end of the year, will include light bulbs, dishwashers, thermostats and “almost anything electrical”.
Wireless technology will allow these devices to communicate with tablets, computers and phones for remote control and to record data.
Announcing the [...]
By DARIUS DIXON
If the federal government can support abortion rights, why canâ€™t it also support light bulb choice, Sen. Rand Paul asked Thursday morning.
And donâ€™t even get him started about his toilet.
The Kentucky Republican began making the link between the personal, the political and the plumbing-related when he asked Kathleen Hogan, the DOE deputy assistant secretary on energy efficiency, â€œI was wondering if youâ€™re pro-choice?â€
â€œIâ€™m pro-choice of [...]