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Is This Really Me? Another Facebook Quiz … and The Results.

by Anura Guruge


3-days ago I got this, on the
“What Color Is Your Energy Quiz”.

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This was what I got 3-days ago. Click to ENLARGE.


Just a few minutes ago, again on Facebook, I got this on the
“Name Test Quiz”.

Is this me?

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Is This Really Me? The “What Color Is Your Energy Quiz”.

by Anura Guruge


At the behest of a co-worker from 30-years ago,
I took this “Color Test“.

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Click image to access Quiz. See what you come out as.


This is what I came out as. Is this really I?

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This was what I got. Click to ENLARGE.


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My Efforts To Conserve Internet Bandwidth Vindicated — We Could Run Out Of Internet Capacity In 8 Years

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by Anura Guruge


Related Posts:
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An ‘Internet Hour’ to conserve bandwidth.
>> Making Internet Green
— video.
>> 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.


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Click to ENLARGE and read these two snippets from the U.K. “Daily Mail”. Use link below to access original.


Click here
to access original U.K. “Daily Mail” coverage.


This is my concern and fear when it comes to Internet bandwidth. We are using it at a faster rate than we can — eventually — add capacity to keep up.

I have absolutely no issue with Internet bandwidth being used productively. That is what it is there for. Yes, even with just productive use we will run out of capacity and start running into slowdowns caused by congestion.

My crusade is against WASTE of bandwidth. People just wantonly abusing bandwidth BECAUSE there is no direct cost associated with capacity used. I am in favor of having a USAGE charge on bandwidth — on TOP of the access charge we currently pay for Internet access.

As I keep on pointing out we all can do SMALL things and they all help. When you reply to an e-mail DELETE MOST (if NOT all) of what was already there. Sending it back takes up BANDWIDTH. Just as with energy there is no such thing called FREE BANDWIDTH. All bandwidth used consumes energy, generates actual traffic — which causes congestion — and eats into capacity.

So, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t waste Internet bandwidth. It is a finite resource and we will run out of it. Thank YOU.


I Contacted New Hampshire Governor, Maggie Hassan, About Making The ‘Internet Hour’ A Reality.

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by Anura Guruge


Related Posts:
>> ‘Internet Hour’ to parallel ‘Earth Hour’.

>> Making Internet Green — video.
>> Energy to transfer 1MB of data.
>> Web bandwidth: Don’t waste it …

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


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Yes, of course, it needs to be a GLOBAL event, BUT it has to start somewhere.

So why not New Hampshire.

The Governor can make it happen in New Hampshire with a simple proclamation. That will get the ball rolling. But, N.H., as with the Presidential Primaries, will always be able to boast that it was the first.

As you know, we do know the Governor. I reminded her of that.

Yes, I am very serious about this. I already have a list of folks that I am going to contact, but Governor Maggie Hassan was #1.

MAKE THE INTERNET GREEN.


Lets Have An ‘Internet Hour’ To Match ‘Earth Hour’ Where We Conserve Internet Bandwidth.

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by Anura Guruge


Related Posts:
>> Making Internet Green
— video.
>> Energy to transfer 1MB of data.
>> Web bandwidth: Don’t waste it …

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


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Click to ENLARGE. Screenshot of a Google Image search on ‘Earth Hour’. You can do the same.

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Click to access OFFICIAL “Earth Hour” Website.


This weekend’s 2015 ‘Earth Hour‘ to conserve one hours worth of electricity, worldwide, got me thinking.

We should also have a ‘Internet Hour‘ where we conserve one hour of bandwidth, across the Web — and also use that time to educate folks that anything and everything that you do on the Web uses energy.

That an idiot Sri Lankan, who claims to be a civil engineer told me that it does not take electricity to send a 9MB file across the Internet, from Australia to the U.S., still has me in a state of shock. That is amazing. This guy, though obviously NOT the brightest bulb in the world (and not even in Australia), is semi-educated and even claims to do consulting work on energy management.

So this is an issue. We have to educate the whole world that the Internet does not operate on thin air. The Internet uses ENORMOUS amounts of energy.

So lets work towards an ‘Internet Hour’. I am going to start contacting people forthwith. Join me. Spread the word.

MAKE THE INTERNET GREEN.


World Clock of Population, Mortality, Illness, Energy, Food etc. etc. Very Thought Provoking. Very Compelling. Very Cool.

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This I think is along the lines of one good clock deserves another. Shortly after I posted the human nude clock yesterday, my fellow author, sometimes collaborator, bon vivant par excellence and Pius XII (#261) admirer David W. Tschanz sent me this link … The rest is history. Thanks David.


Click any of the images to access Website.

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Al Gore ‘The Future’ Book Signing In Concord, NH: What I Learned.

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Anura Guruge


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>> Al Gore ‘The Future’ Book Signing Made Me Sad — Feb. 6, 2013.
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Do NOT Buy Al Gore’s ‘The Future’ In Hardback — Feb. 6, 2013.
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Is Al Gore Gay? — Feb. 6, 2013.
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Al Gore In Concord, NH, February 6 — Feb. 5, 2013.




These were the main things I learned from yesterday’s ‘The Future‘ book signing in Concord. My overall sentiment was one of profound sadness: credibility compromised for commercialism.

Al Gore, though BAM was hoping he would only speak for 20 minutes, spoke for 30 minutes. BAM only permitted four questions from the audience, randomly (or they said) picked. I actually learned quite a bit from one of the questions. I will point that out.

So here, in very pithy form, are my takeaways, from yesterday, more or less in the order they registered in my brain. I did not take notes.



>> :: Privacy :: Dictionary.com places 243 cookies on your computer to track your Web surfing trends.
[Since I do use Dictionary.com, with increasing annoyance with their blatant intrusions, I checked this as soon as I got back. He was right. It might be 230 cookies, but they are using me as a cookie jar. I had it on my bookmark toolbar. I deleted it. I will not use it again. I replaced it with Wicktionary. Not the same, but will do. Plus, it will force me to do something that I have been remiss in doing for the last couple of years: reaching down and picking up my beloved ‘Oxford Concise Dictionary’. Thank You, Al Gore.]

>> :: Privacy :: The U.S. Government is currently spending billions developing a system that vacuums up ALL of our electronic transactions, including e-mails, Tweets and posts so that they can be electronically analyzed, if needed, to check what we have said and done in the past.
[I did not check this, but I know that this has been talked about. I have always assumed that all of this data was captured and stored. I have known, since the 1970s, that all phone calls to/from the U.S. were recorded and stored. So, to me this is nothing new. I always work under the assumption that Big Brother is watching me.]

>> :: Wealth Inequality :: 6 descendents of the two Walton brothers who created Walmart are worth more than the 100 million Americans at the very bottom of the wealth pyramid; so 6 = 100,000,000.
[I wasn’t shocked. I checked. It is on Wikipedia. Yes, these 6 are worth [albeit per the vagaries of the Walmart stock price], $102.7 BILLION (B).]

>> :: Genetic Engineering & Shift In World Power :: China is spending billions on genetic engineering, even working on ways to change the IQs of unborn babies. Al thinks that China or India will overtake the U.S. in the future as the #1 superpower. He thinks later than sooner.
[I am not surprised. I think the shift will occur sooner than what Al thinks. Just keep an eye on China’s space program.]

>> :: Global Warming :: We are now releasing the equivalent of 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs per day, 365 days per year, in terms of burnt hydrocarbon energy into the atmosphere each day.[I looked it up. But Gore is the ultimate hypocrite. That ‘The Future’ is in hardcover only proves that. I do NOT believe that global warming, if true, is due to humans! I also now know that the Earth is losing MASS. That is a much bigger issue and most, including Gore, don’t even know about it, let alone understand it. I will talk about it here, soon.]

>> :: Bloody China :: This was from the 1st Question asked yesterday:: China is spending $2xx million a year processing ivory!
[I checked. There appears to be a basis — same as the Philippines that I have railed about on my Pope blog. We can’t boycott China and I shudder because I do have some Chinese in me: my fraternal grandmother was 25% Chinese. Maybe after Chinese New Year I will stop eating Chinese, especially now that I have dramatically cut back on carbs.]

>> :: Global Warming :: Lakes Huron and Michigan are at their lowest known levels.
[True.]

>> :: Robots Running The World :: Robots will soon be able to create new robotic capabilities.[Yes, and pigs will fly. I do know some about AI. I have dabbled in AI for 4 decades. No, we have yet to make that pivotal AI breakthrough to impart self-learning and creativity into machines.]


Do NOT Buy Al Gore’s ‘The Future’ In Hardback.

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Anura Guruge


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>> Al Gore In Concord, NH, February 6 — Feb. 5, 2013.
>> Is Al Gore Gay? — Feb. 6, 2013.


Do NOT buy Al Gore’s latest book,
‘The Future’, in HARDBACK.

Demand the paperback.

Hardbacks waste trees and energy! Period.


This has noting to do with Al Gore, the book or what it has to say.

This has all to do with the sheer hypocrisy of Al Gore publishing a book, which among other things decries global warming, in hardback. It is the same as Al Gore jetting around the world in private jets decrying carbon emissions.

There is absolutely no justification for hardback books TODAY
other than profit margins and author vanity.

Remember, I have been in book publishing for a long time. Today we have something called ‘Perfect Binding‘ for paperbacks. Perfect binding can handle any size book. I just finished reading Ken Follett’s ‘World Without End’ in paperback. 1,039 pages of story. All told it was probably 1,060 pages long. No problems. Took me 2 months to read it. The binding was fine.

Al Gore’s book is half the size.

There is NO need for it to be in hardback other than for generating more profits.

This is wrong. Makes Al Gore look like even more of a fraud than he really is! I like him. He is a likeable guy. Good sense of humor. But he is not genuine.

With Al, it is: ‘Do as I say, not as I do’!

Not good Al. Credibility. You lack credibility, BIG TIME. Sorry.