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Energy Star Program Needs an Overhaul

rhyre How about an audit first? (306 comments)

Before going crazy overhauling, let's audit the devices that are out there. Then you can assign marketing labels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) in case you can't read the numbers. (Numbers would be watts per day, assuming constant usage)

Just create something the FCC registration process/database, and let certified labs submit their own engineering reports on the TRUE power consumption. I've never seen any Energy Star audit reports.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Denies Paying Nigerians $400K To Ditch Linux

rhyre Re:REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP (148 comments)

Obviously a fake.

If it were a real Nigerian mail fraud letter, it would have more spelling errors and confusing punctuation.

But now, with Microsoft technology, they'll have a an advanced sprell chucker.

  On Unix, all we have is 'ispell' too much trouble to use.

I'm very concerned.
What countermeasures can we adopt against Microsoft technology?

more than 5 years ago

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My older systems

rhyre rhyre writes  |  more than 3 years ago

I have two 'legacy' Macs, both with powerPC (PPC) processors.

The 2001 model has 256M of RAM, the 2004 model has 512M of RAM. Both were abandoned by Apple long ago, and no longer
enjoy the ability to run the current MacOS. This is a problem when depending on a single vendor for everything.

My 2009-vinage computer has 6G of RAM, an Intel CPU, but it's not a Mac. It runs Linux, and can run other OSes as well, but I only do that with virtualization.

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Why can't I buy an Intel Processor for my older PCI Mac?

rhyre rhyre writes  |  more than 5 years ago Imagine an Intel processor card with RAM that lets me put a Core DUO in my old PCI PowerMac. (7300-9600 series Macs).
The display would be slower than today's gear, but that's a fair tradeoff to get extra life out of an old machine.

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