Save Energy W/ Blackle

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Dillinger, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    It's a Google powered search engine that saves energy by having a black screen instead of a white screen. Looks cool too. Take a look and see what you think.

    Blackle

    Apparently the use of black, instead of white, consumes considerably less energy. If the numbers on the home page are to be believed ( 771,956.330 Watt hours saved ) it seems to be working.

    In any event, it's a different look for your homepage or search engine if you are interested.

    JD
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    LCDs burn the same amount of juice regardless of what color they're producing.
     

  3. Squirrel

    Squirrel New Member

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    Even black? How can it take energy to make black?
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I wish I had an LCD. I have a 15" monitor that was probably new and relevant in 1991 on my work computer. shi' ite sucks man....

    JD
     
  5. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Save energy?! Hell JD I want to burn energy!! I want to burn, burn, burn babee!!! Save a tree, burn a hippy. But be careful, the aroma of burning wood is a reminder of campfires, pregame bonfires, and roasting marshmellows, burning a hippy just stinks like a mixture of tires and gas.

    It may or may not be true about black screens, but they sure don't read well for me on webpages. I can't stand reading black with colored or white text. Bad eyes I guess....
     
  6. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I've got near perfect vision and it burns my eyes out pretty quick.
     
  7. BigO01

    BigO01 New Member

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    Even if it did save energy why bother ?

    People have been buying energy saving light bulbs , refrigerators , freezers , Heaters , A/C units , Stoves , bla , bla , bla so the companies that produce said energy's profit margins slip so what happens ? THEY RAISE THE PRICE PER UNIT OF ENERGY and your right back to paying as much or more for the energy bills .

    We have a Nuclear reactor for our electric , someone please tell me how the cost of keeping the thing running keep going up 20% every year because that's the rate increases they ask for every year and usually get them .

    I must be delusional but I coulda sworn when they started building those things they claimed they would provide in the long run cheaper more dependable power . Yea right !!!
     
  8. RL357Mag

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    You're not delusional - it's the same crock of sh!t they fed us when the State Lotteries got started - better roads, lower school taxes, etc. etc.
     
  9. JWIII

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    LC what??? You mean my Tandy is not state of the art? Anyone know where I can find some formatted 5-1/4 floppys?