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Turn off the lights, just don’t light any candles

Today was the WWF Earth Hour event. CNN reports: The environmental group WWF has urged governments, businesses and households to turn back to candle power for at least 60 minutes Saturday starting at 8 p.m. wherever they were. Yes, for some bizarre reasons candles are viewed as good for the environment. I first assumed it …

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A nuclear power plant equals 100 billion bags of potato chips

PepsiCo’s Walkers unit in the UK spent two months to figure out that the carbon footprint of a bag of chips is 75 grams (Business Week). There are about a million grams in a short ton, and at $20 external cost of a ton of CO2 that’s 0.2 cents (see my previous posting about those …

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Gasoline is Good for Global Warming

Today the price of oil just set a new all-time high of over $104, something that may come as news to a President that doesn’t know the price of gasoline [1]. But that’s not what’s most interesting about the news on energy. What’s interesting is the recent data that gasoline consumption in the United States …

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Yossi Vardi wins Quote of the Day at TechCrunch 40

In the category of best closing comment to close the first day of TC40, I hereby declare the legendary Yossi Varid the winner.

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Miniguide: Moving your contacts from Windows to Mac

The best way to migrate your Outlook contacts to the Macintosh Address Book is by way of the Mozilla Thunderbird installation wizard on the Windows side; Thunderbird will then export to LDIF, which Address Book can import. And you’re done. This tip took me a while to find amongst all the options, and with an …

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For the first time in 10,000 years, farming is not the dominating industry

The international reporting on the KILM report mostly rehashed the original Reuters report, and failed to emphasize the most interesting tidbit: that of the three economic activities – farming, industry, and services – farming is no longer the largest global employer.

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Miniguide: Liquids and Electronics

I’ve been enjoying hanging around at GetSatisfaction lately, and for some reason decided to research the issue of what to do when you spill liquids on your electronics. This isn’t the usual heady strategic stuff that I prefer to write, but odds are this is actually more useful. I haven’t really found a good general …

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Business 2.0 and Christian Science Monitor picked up my iPhone piece

Well I’m humbled and proud that both Biz 2.0 and CSM picked up on my iPhone blog; two of my favorite publications. Biz 2.0’s editor Philip Elmer-DeWitt found my post ‘long and thoughtful’. (Yes, finally when I write columns I have all the space I want!) And the Christian Science Monitor invited me to write …

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The New Era of Scaling

Intel seems back in form over the past year or so. The Core 2 Duo systems (in particular the MacBook Pro I’m writing this on) is incredible and not matched by AMD; and Intel is continuing to rediscover the fact that the x86 instruction set (IA) pays all the bills at Intel so perhaps shouldn’t be treated with total disregard. Many of the announcements from IDF in Beijing last month were reinforced in various Intel talks here at MPF today.

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Microprocessor Forum 2007

Just uploaded my draft of a morning posting on my In Progress page. Fun stuff in the pipe from Intel.

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