Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Google goes dark?

One environmental organization is proposing that Google switch its screen background from white to black. The logic behind this is that white pixels require more energy to light up and so the company estimates a savings 3,000 megawatt hours per year from the change. That's $75,000 in energy savings a year, which seems like a drop in the bucket, until you start thinking about extending this black background plan all the Anna Kournikova fansites on the Web, and then you're looking at some serious savings.

Thanks to Sonali for the pass-along.

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Irksome conspiracy theories.

With all due credit to the New Yorker piece that tipped us off, below is a video of a team from Princeton hacking into one of those Diebold electronic voting machines that were used in the last presidential election. Maybe Floridians have been trolling YouTube?

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