Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thank you for mentioning the ENERGY STAR Recycle My Old Fridge Campaign on the Great Big Geek.
ENERGY STAR invites readers of the Great Big Geek to check out two cool contests from the 2008 Recycle My Old Fridge Campaign for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C.
Through July 28, the Video Challenge invites consumers to tell their story about recycling that inefficient old fridge. Up to three entrants will win a trip to the nation’s capital to be honored at the campaign celebration in September at the National Building Museum. The winners will be selected, in part, based on the number of votes received. Let Ben Franklin tell you all about the video challenge
Have an artistic bent? Check out the Art Fridge Contest. Those actively promoting the campaign are invited to submit a decorated refrigerator or refrigerator door by July 15 for the 2008 ENERGY STAR Recycle My Old Fridge Campaign’s national Fridge Art Exhibition. Three top entries will win a trip to D.C. to be exhibited at the campaign celebration in September. Once again, Ben knows all about it – www.recyclemyoldfridge.com
Led by the U.S. Department of Energy, the ENERGY STAR Recycle My Old Fridge Campaign encourages consumers to recycle old, inefficient refrigerators and, when needed, replace them with new ENERGY STAR qualified models, which are at least 20 percent more energy efficient than the minimum federal standard.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
All of the usual suspects seem to be lining up to enter the market for netbooks and Dell is no exception, it would appear. Microsoft recently announced it would be selling XP for sub-notebooks at a price of just $32, keeping the OS alive to stave off competition from linux. HP and Acer are both coming out with low power machines and Asus believes it will sell almost two million linux powered Eee PCs in the first half of this year. While I've seen the OLPC laptop, and it's cute, I'm not apt to purchase one for my own use. The Eee PC, and potentially others like it, are a little more appealing for certain applications however... such as blogging on the go!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
According to the CBC "Protesters will urge Industry Minister Jim Prentice and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to enact rules that prevent ISPs from discriminating between different types of traffic, and to force more transparency from the providers." and among the groups planning to attend the rally are:
- The National Union of Public and General Employees.
- The Canadian Union of Public Employees.
- The Campaign for Democratic Media.
- The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic.
- The Council of Canadians.
Monday, May 26, 2008
The Phoenix is a robotic science lab on a 90-day mission to dig into the ice-rich soil and study the planet's frozen water for evidence of carbon-containing chemicals. It is also designed to monitor the planet's arctic-region weather from the surface.
Congratulations Phoenix team on surviving the "7 minutes of terror"! We look forward to the images you send back to us on the blue planet.
CBC story here.