Daily Archives: March 11, 2015

Making The Internet GREEN — An Excellent Video On Vimeo On The Energy Usage Of The Internet.

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Related Posts:payforuseinternet
>> Energy to transfer 1MB of data.
>> Web bandwidth: Don’t waste it …

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Net Neutrality still leaves inequality.
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Net Neutrality should be Obama’s legacy.
>> Net Neutrality is dead.


Click to access this EXCELLENT video.


My continuing effort since my post on March 6, 2015 to educate folks that there is an ENERGY COST to using the Internet and that we must take care NOT to waste Internet bandwidth because that wastes energy. This came to an head when a mindless Sri Lankan lunatic, civil engineer, tried to argue with me that sending a 9MB video file over the Internet did not use any electricity! I kid you not. This idiot was arguing that there was no energy cost associated with sending anything over the Internet. It is all FREE. That, alas, is far from the case. The Internet is already using HUGE amounts of energy and there is so MUCH WASTE.

I am all in favor of using the Internet, foot to the pedal, for all things useful. Just want to REDUCE the waste.

So PLEASE watch this video. I plan to do regular posts on MAKING THE INTERNET GREEN.


Pope Francis Continues To Say The Darnest Things: Now About Assassinations, God & Dying

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Francis airport -> Colombo
† Topless protests
† Arrival ceremony
Pope on the way to Sri Lanka


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Click to access original article … in full.


I could NOT believe what I was reading.

This from what I can see violates what all good Christians refrain from saying. The pope, of all people, is saying that IF God wants him to be assassinated! That is an insane statement to make.

For a start he has crossed that sacrosanct border re. God not micro-managing and all that stuff about ‘Free Will’.

Here the pope is saying that God has the power and will to intercede — but his interceding will be just to make the death painless. This is amazing stuff.

Why would God want to see his envoy on Earth, Vicar of Christ, assassinated? Didn’t we already go through this over 2,000 years ago. Wasn’t that supposed to be the ONE symbolic act?

I haven’t counted of late but I know that about 15 (or more) popes have been assassinated or disposed of in someway or another. And of course their was the infamous attempt on poor John Paul II’s life. I have said it once, I will say it again. What would have been spectacular was IF God stopped that bullet in mid air. Turned it into a dove or a white roes — for all to see. That would have been one heck of demonstration. But, of no. The Pope gets shot and nearly dies. What was that all about?

And now Francis is saying that God sure could intercede. Does not make sense.

Why can’t God let his popes die in peace with dignity? Why did John Paul II have to suffer. Why did he make an invalid out of Benedict XVI? The ‘Free Will’ and micro-management arguments no longer apply. Pope Francis has said OTHERWISE. Read his words, carefully. See what it says. 


BBC, Thankfully, Suspends The Ever Doltish Jeremy ‘the disgrace’ Clarkson From ‘Top Gear’ — At Least One Show Delayed.

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Related posts:
>> Clarkson’s 982 FKL
Falklands stunt.

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Click to access ‘New York Times’ coverage.


As always there is MORE details in the U.K. “Daily Mail” coverage. Click to access.


BBC’s “Top Gear”, without doubt, for 5 to 6 years was our favorite show to watch during ‘Family TV hour’. I recorded every show. The kids loved it. Even Deanna found it entertaining. Its delight in the wanton destruction of property, making fun of ‘historical events’ (e.g., diminishing the significance of Dr. Livingstone’s explorations) and its inexplicable adoration for all things German never sat well with me, though I was quite happy to watch most of it. I even learnt quite a bit — and I like (non-German) cars.

Of late Clarkson, and with it, alas, the whole show has become unbearably obnoxious. Clarkson is just totally out of control. I pointed out that even with the Falkland stunt he was taking the mickey out of us British by having the 982 FKL on a bloody German (bloody) Porsche. I found that insulting. Over the last year or so I refuse to watch the show if it features more than one German car and I Fast Forward through the segments with the German cars. The kids have come to understand my foible on this issue and kind of even think it is funny. They start counting to see how many German cars will be on — and as such whether we can watch the show or not.

I am delighted that Clarkson has been suspended. I think the whole show should be scrapped. It has run its course. Clarkson is a disgrace and pretty soon he will not be able to get in and out of cars. He is not a good role model for kids.