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Submission + - LED Bulbs Lifecycle Energy Costs Calculated (osram-os.com) 1

necro81 writes: The NY Times is reporting that a new report from Osram, a major lighting manufacturer, has calculated the total lifecycle energy costs of LED lightbulbs and found that they are approximately 20% that of incandescents. While it is well known that LED bulbs use a fraction of the energy of incandescents to produce the same amount of light, it has been unproven if the higher manufacturing energy costs made the technology a net gain. The study found that manufacturing and distribution energy costs of all lightbulb technologies is only about 2% of their total lifetime energy cost — a tiny fraction of the energy used to produce light.
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Submission + - Is whois.crsnic.net fubar?

AgingYoungRebel writes: "whois msn.com is returning bad records from whois.crsnic.net. Slightly entertaining too.


$ whois msn.com

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net/
for detailed information.

MSN.COM.ZZZZZ.DOWNLOAD.MOVIE.ONLINE.ZML2.COM
MSN.COM.ZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM
MSN.COM.TW
MSN.COM.SUCKS.FIND.CRACKZ.WITH.SEARCH.GULLI.COM
MSN.COM.MORE.INFO.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM
MSN.COM.IS.HOSTED.ON.PROFITHOSTING.NET
MSN.COM

To single out one record, look it up with "xxx", where xxx is one of the
of the records displayed above. If the records are the same, look them up
with "=xxx" to receive a full display for each record.

>>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 15:38:18 UTC

Further investigation is required."

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