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WFN #10 – Being Green

Same3Guys Words from Nerds

What does it mean to be ‘green’?

  • Wikipedia defines green computing as “the study and practice of using computing resources efficiently.”
  • ‘Green’ hardware is readily available and heavily marketed by manufacturers.
  • Operating Systems, like Windows, can manage your peripherals and hibernate your computer when not in use. Or they can run components at less than full power.
  • Computers: processors, memory, storage, displays and power supplies that run on less than full power or go to sleep.
  • Computer accessories: Energy star routers new to market.
  • Measuring home electrical consumption: Blueline Innovations PowerCost Monitor, $119 
  • We were amazed by the number of Intel-based laptops that tout 8+ hours battery life. Click here for the list.

What about green software? 

  • Even though s/w is not green, there are certain applications that help reduce the need for telecommuting.

Nerd Word of the Week

  • Monorail, as in Disney’s monorails. As in, where we will be next week. 
  • Look for a special version of Words from Nerds on Disney Tech coming soon.

Movie Quotes of the Week

  • “It’s too bad she won’t live. but then again, who does?” – Gaff, Blade Runner
  • “Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please.” – Capt. Ramius, The Hunt for Red October.