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Re: In the News

Postby Diebert van Rhijn » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:26 am

'Carbon cost' of Google revealed

Dr Wissner-Gross's study claims that two Google searches on a desktop computer produces 14g of CO2, which is the roughly the equivalent of boiling an electric kettle.


Just running your own old crappy PC for 5 minutes to read the results would take about the same though.

Google however claims two searches would be less than half a gram combined.


Update: Wissner-Gross says now that the Times did not quote him correctly:

Wissner-Gross wrote:Our work has nothing to do with Google. Our focus was exclusively on the Web overall, and we found that it takes on average about 20 milligrams of CO2 per second to visit a Web site.
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Dad Sells Girl, Calls Cops to Complain He Wasn't Paid

Postby Tomas » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:18 am

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Dad Sells Girl, Calls Cops to Complain He Wasn't Paid

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Police said Martinez, 36, tried to arrange for his 14-year-old daughter to marry Galindo, 18, for $16,000 and 100 cases of beer, along with several cases of meat and other items. (SEE VIDEO)

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local ... -Paid.html
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$25 million a year

Postby Tomas » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:58 am

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$25 million a year

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There is no evidence Jessica's Law works, California officials say

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... 4251.story
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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:36 pm

Sex discrimination in the cattle industry - bulls are seen as more valuable than heifers.
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Mexico's coming collapse

Postby Tomas » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:45 am

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Mexico's coming collapse

A U.S. Joint Forces Command report on worldwide security threats says that Mexico is one of two countries that "bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse."

http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnew ... oming.html
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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:25 pm

I wonder how much of Laura Bush's insistence on organic food influenced her husband's decision to broaden the definition of organic.
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Re: In the News

Postby Leyla Shen » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:27 am

Evenin', comrades:

Alive and red, Communists back from the dead

The Communist Party of Australia was formed in 1920 and had 20,000 members at its peak. It was banned between 1940 and 1943, but in 1944 the first and only Communist MP, Fred Paterson, was elected to Parliament in Queensland.

In 1950, prime minister Robert Menzies tried to ban the Communist Party, but the ban was overturned by the High Court and rejected in a constitutional referendum.

"These days the political rhetoric of the past against the communists does not hold much resistance to ordinary people," Mr Irving said.

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Re: In the News

Postby Jamesh » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:32 pm

WHY THE GODS ARE NOT WINNING
http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/paul07/paul07_index.html

In the end what humanity chooses to believe will be more a matter of economics than of debate, deliberately considered choice, or reproduction. The more national societies that provide financial and physical security to the population, the fewer that will be religiously devout. The more that cannot provide their citizens with these high standards the more that will hope that supernatural forces will alleviate their anxieties. It is probable that there is little that can be done by either side to alter this fundamental pattern.

I wonder what the coming economic demise of the US, and the possible world depression, will do to increase the future numbers of religious adherants?
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Re: In the News

Postby Dan Rowden » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:52 pm

You'd have to say an increase is inevitable.
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Re: Mexico's coming collapse

Postby DHodges » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:34 am

Tomas wrote:Mexico's coming collapse

The comments to that blog! Holy crap!
Mexican collapse: It will become a necessity, even a virtue, to machine-gun hoards of invaders looking to steal US jobs. Again, I look forward to it.
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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:08 am

Oh, so that's how you get a job! You bring a machine gun to the interview and demand one! Gosh, I had my interview technique all wrong.
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'Assassination By Plane Crash'

Postby Tomas » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:41 pm

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'Assassination By Plane Crash'

Assassination of top American bankers fails in US

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1195.htm
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NASA's Earth Observatory

Postby Tomas » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:43 am

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NASA's Earth Observatory

See images 4 & 19

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/0 ... erved.html
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Re: In the News,have a laugh on me

Postby mansman » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:28 am

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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:29 am

Nigerian police claim that a man who attempted to steal an automobile turned himself into a goat in an attempt to escape. The police caught the goat.

No wonder so many internet scams start in Nigeria.
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Re: In the News

Postby DHodges » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:06 am

I guess it was the Congo, not Nigeria, that had that wave of penis theft a while back.

I guess some strange stuff happens in Africa.
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Re: In the News

Postby Tomas » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:41 am

DHodges wrote:I guess it was the Congo, not Nigeria, that had that wave of penis theft a while back.

I guess some strange stuff happens in Africa.



Another one is that these sorcerers place bounties on albino children. Steal (lop off) body parts. Digging up graves and taking the body. Eyes seem to be in most demand, then, it is internal organs..
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Re: In the News

Postby Carl G » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:20 am

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Ten people who predicted the financial meltdown

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The financial events of recent weeks have filled many of us with shock and panic. Surely no one could have predicted that we would be in this mess? Well, actually, they did. Here are ten people who saw the financial meltdown coming...

http://timesbusiness.typepad.com/money_ ... who-p.html


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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:19 am

Carl, would you please fix your link? And why don't you have a pm option?

In Detroit, Michigan, USA, one in 50 people are homeless. It took at least 2 days and 4 phone calls to police before the fire department (I guess the police couldn't be bothered?) came out to extract a man's body frozen in the ice. The body had been there for at least a month.
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Re: In the News

Postby Carl G » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:13 am

eh, it was an old post of tomas' (signature and all) that I copied from an earlier page -- I was protesting his rampant linking. But here's another click to the same story; have at it.

http://treasure.1x1y.com.cn/useracticle ... 37077.html

And the reason I've disabled my private message function is, well, private. The admins can still get through if they need to.
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Re: In the News

Postby brokenhead » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:50 am

Record-setting hot times in South Australia. How is New South Wales getting along? I keep forgetting you Aussies are on the wrong side of the Equator.
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Re: In the News

Postby Ignius » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:09 am

Liz,

Your previous pic (the pic of you) was much better... That's just weird - do you have self-esteem issues?
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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:18 am

Ignius wrote:Liz,

Your previous pic (the pic of you) was much better... That's just weird - do you have self-esteem issues?


What - you don't realize that actually I'm a handsome prince?
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Re: In the News

Postby Ignius » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:27 am

That's probably because I haven't kissed you yet! :D
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