Friday, June 29, 2007
Thirty percent of corporate computers are not switched off at night. Or so says a studyfrom 1E, a power management software company.
And the cost of that over-night computing? 14.4 million metric tons of CO2 and $1.72 Billion.
Now, we should keep in mind that this study was done by a company trying to sell power management software, but these numbers are real, and so is the problem. Though, I will say that, in most places in America, there is excess power being produced at night anyhow, so saying that this resulted in an increase in greenhouse gasses is ultimately incorrect.
However, it has resulted in an almost 2 billion dollar gift to the fossil fuel-based power generation industry.
People see shutting down the PCs, or even putting them into sleep mode, as simply too much trouble. This was something that Vista was supposed to tackle, but it unclear what kind of impact Vista’s new power management features have had.
Of course, 1E also calculated the massive energy savings that could be achieved by installing their software…Up to $75 per PC. We wish that people weren’t so lazy, and that they could hibernate their own machines, but if it takes proprietary power management software to get companies to stop wasting all this energy, then I’m behind 1E in their efforts.
And if you want to save that $75 with some free software, check out CO2Saver.
By Hank Green Via Greener Computing
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Creativity at its best. People can just paint things on any surface.
Yesterday I was amazed with MS paint and today this Dirty Car Art.
Check out : http://www.dirtycarart.com/gallery/index.htm and see what people can do with their dirty cars.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Two super duper player - one great match. I hope Nadal makes to the final and wins the WimbledonÂ 2007 title by defeating Federer. This is going to be cricual match for both the players esp. federer as he wants to get into the record book, while for Nadal its something for the green. This master of Clay court needs to win on green surface + take revenage from last years finals’ defeat. Lets see. waiting for 8th july final which should be against Nadal-Federer and Nadal should take it…..
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Link of the Painting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk2sPl_Z7ZU
Monday, June 25, 2007
One of the biggest reasons for wireless interference is the use of 802.11g or 802.11b networks and 2.4GHz cordless phones. Router for those networks and 2.4GHz phones operate in the same frequency, and they’re competing with each other. This is exacerbated by the fact that they’re in the same room. Interference from wireless products in the 2.4GHz frequency is a known issue for 802.11g/b networks; even baby monitors and microwave ovens have been known to wreak havoc on Wi-Fi networks. You can try a number of things for free, or you can pony up for a new phone. First off, try moving the phone’s base unit into a different room from your router/access point. Also, try switching channels on router/access point. If these suggestions don’t work, you can invest in a cordless phone that uses a different frequency than your wireless network: 900MHz or 5.8GHz.
This article is by Felisa Yang, CNET Editor.And I recommend it to all the India Wireless HotSpot - Home Users.
(People who have bought basic router/access points for their homes/cafes or small offices from India Wireless)