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  1. Al S.

    Al S. said, 3 months ago

    After yesterday’s theme, it’s beginning to sound like a broken… digitally compressed audio file.
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    And so it goes….

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 3 months ago

    I calculated yesterday that lighting amounts to 12% of electricity use, so energy-efficient bulbs, which save about 80% over incandescent bulbs, could save about 10% of our total electric use. This was a vast overestimate of the potential savings on my part, since most industrial lighting is already fluorescent, so there won’t be any savings there, only households where the residents detest and despise the light from energy-saving bulbs are being prodded to change, so the total savings in electricity usage is much less than 10%.


    Just another cosmetic effort which won’t make much real difference. Especially since there are ways for the determined to continue to use incandescent bulbs, while those of us who are misers switched years ago.

  3. PICTO

    PICTO said, 3 months ago

    I’m not sure if having cheaper ideas is the wisest course of action…

  4. Joadtom

    Joadtom said, 3 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Actually, there are new fluorescents that are twice as bright. I sell them. Two of ours replce the four old type. Add a new ballast and we reduce electrical use for lighting by 70%. One big place I just did will save over $250,000 every five years. It cost $80,000. Gold and silver can’t touch iy as an investment, no risk of loss. A no-brainer.

  5. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    If socialist loser eco-terrorist ideas are so great, why must they be mandated by the big socialist government and violate the Constitution? If this was so much better, people would be trying to get as much as they can afford. A perfect example is Henry Ford’s Model T. Did big socialist government have to mandate everybody go out and get one? No. Ford sold them as fast as his very well paid non-union employees could build them and did it without the help of a loser government and the socialist losers. Today, he would probably either get locked up in prison or forced to move to China. Why? Doesn’t matter. The socialists will find a reason.

  6. jrgrizz57

    jrgrizz57 said, 3 months ago

    @cfortunato

    So anything that results in less than 10K deaths per day should just be quietly accepted? “Government crackdown on dissidents in county X leaves 9999 dead”: no worries; less than 10K. “New disease killing 9999 per day”: why push for a cure when there are 10000 who will starve to death.

    10,000 people are going to starve to death tonight, but YOU had to read comments from people complaining about something unpopular.
    Poor baby.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, 3 months ago

    My house has a mix of HID, LED, and those hated CFLs.
    One room has incandescent bulbs on a rheostat for very low reddish light, a red LED would do the same almost, but the incandescent has a different ‘feel’ to the light and only averages about ten watts to use.
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    All the modern lights get 90 to 100 lumens per watt compared to under 20 lumens per watt for the bulbs using hot glowing metal for their light source.
    Add any shade of color preferred and the choice is easy and the government does not even enter into the picture.
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    I see this as similar to California banning bias ply tires in favor of radials, nanny state for the ignorant.
    Act like children and get treated like children.

  8. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 3 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    Without Nanny State Government slaying the “Job creator” trusts, Ford would never have been able to produce his Model A.

    As to the well paid employees, what are you? some kind of commie?

  9. Larry

    Larry said, 3 months ago

    On the lamps I have, the spiral goes the other way.
    (Witty cartoons, today and yesterday.)

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  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Gore Bane

    When are you going to change your ugly exploytative avatar?

  12. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 3 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    What does “Ford giveth, the unions taketh away.” have to do with that fact that if it weren’t for the Progressive government, Ford would never have been in business in the first place?
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    Answer: Nothing. It has nothing to do with it.
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    the idea of a conversation is that what one person says is related to what was said before.

  13. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 3 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    So you side yourself against Henry Ford?
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    Understand that you do so for yourself. This lefty sides with Ford (albeit speaking only for myself).
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    Do I agree with everything he said and did? No, absolutely not. But his concept of paying a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work is what made the middle class in this country.(Don’t forget “Revolving credit” which is how people bought his cars.)
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    From there we can make the strides we’ve made in equality. I, for one, will not use he standards of today to condemn the man that made much of what is possible today, possible.
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    What you are doing is “Questioning the beg” which is to use the conclusion to disprove the pre-supposition. You’re using a “perfect” (as if we have achieved that today! Are minorities and women today compensated the same as men? In many areas of the country, your job depends still today, on your “faith.”) in critique of the good.

  14. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 3 months ago

    @Joadtom

    This is off track but… Older Florescent lighting was electrically noisy. Are the newer Florescent tubes less noisy?

  15. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    No. It’s better.

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