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Comment Re:CFL are no savings (Score 1) 990

I don't think that cost saving for 'you' is a main driver. (from the government perspective) While in use the CFL's use less electricity for the same amount of light generated.

If they lasted the same as incandescents and cost 10 times a much there still would be less energy consumed. (unless the manufacture process used that much more energy.

I've had a number of CFL's last a very long time in lights where incandescents burned out frequently.
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Old People Enjoy Reading Negative Stories About Young 122

A study by Dr. Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick and co-author Matthias Hastall suggests that your grandma's self-esteem gets a boost when she hears about the stupid things young people do. "Living in a youth centered culture, they may appreciate a boost in self-esteem. That's why they prefer the negative stories about younger people, who are seen as having a higher status in our society," said Dr. Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick. From the article: "All the adults in the study were shown what they were led to believe was a test version of a new online news magazine. They were also given a limited time to look over either a negative and positive version of 10 pre-selected articles. Each story was also paired with a photograph depicting someone of either the younger or the older age group. The researchers found that older people were more likely to choose to read negative articles about those younger than themselves. They also tended to show less interest in articles about older people, whether negative or positive."

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