Excursion to Snoqualmie Falls

On Friday, Hubby and I took a drive up to Snoqualmie Falls Park, near North Bend (in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains).  We went late in the day, and the sun was nearly setting, but the Falls was well-lit from where we stood.  It was a beautiful, crisp Autumn day, and the drive up …

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A Pretty Good Argument Against Only Owning an Electric Car

This past weekend, my hubby and I were watching TV (pretty rare for us), and he tuned in to the NHK World program, an English feature of the Japanese network NHK.  They had a very interesting program dealing with how technology helps Japan deal with the many natural disasters they face, living on the Ring …

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“Smart” Grid??

http://www.electronicproducts.com/Power_Products/Power_Management/When_discussing_the_Smart_Grid_the_biggest_elephant_in_the_room_is_security.aspx?terms=smart%20grid The above link is to an article at the Electronic Products Web site. The article posits that the most important little-acknowledged problem with "smart" electrical grids (where the electric company installs a special meter at your house that they can monitor 24/7 and keep you informed of your ongoing electricity usage, and try to …

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