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A Watt Saved by Dave Horlick  Fri, 02 Jun 2006 15:53:58 GMT

Zeke: Let's review our progress towards the goal of complete energy independence. How many watts are we pulling? | Meg: 900Zeke: And how many are we producing on our own? | Meg: None.Zeke: Are you counting the potato clock? | Bridget: I think it will be a while before we go solar. In the meantime, why don't we just try to use less energy?Zeke: How can we do that? | Bridget: Let's see how much current our appliances need.Bridget snaps an ammeter in series with the television.Bridget is kneeling down next to the Gamecube, looking at the ammeter. | Bridget: Wow… this TV is using a lot of electricity. | Zeke: I haven't even turned the thing on yet!Bridget: I guess the TV is never really "off". | Zeke: This is an unmitigated outrage!Bridget: From now on, I'll unplug it when I go to bed. | Zeke: But it's Monotreme Night on the Discovery Channel!

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