Sunday, September 14, 2008

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Green link for the week, this is one you may like especially if it works out for you. I saw this advertised on T.V. went to the site to see what was up. If you every thought you might like to switch over to solar for your electricity. This may be for you the link is to the main page, the menu in red to the right, and at the bottom titled “government incentives”, that is where the meat is. Several states have enough incentives to pay for the entire system, others have some substantial discounts. They say their installers will file for the incentives, and have they will have them approved in advance of the installation. Anyway it looks good to me, but then you know how the internet is.
2) Next up; I seem to have a lot of car stuff these days here is one more to add to the list. Peugeot concept cars. These are a little over the top for my taste, but who knows where things are headed. The slide show is mainly just artist type shots of the design, there is not much detail. Reminded me of watching one of those women fashion shows, it may be interesting on the runway, but I hope not to see many on the street. Anyway you be the judge.
3) Here is a link to the top ten physics videos at wired magazine, I thought most of them were pretty neat, the one from mythbusters I have seen, and the last one, well lets just say I am not into rap, but interesting if you turn off the sound and read the captions.
4) Okay this is not a gadget, toy, or geek link, but it sure is an interesting read. An article from Discovery Magazine on how laughter may outlive humans, and even numbers, I must admit I have not yet learned who it is laughing at the end. Us or the chimps. It is based on the Copernican Principal dealing with the longevity of things, like humans. It is just one of those interesting reads, not to long, but makes you think about, you know stuff.
5) Finally something geeky, say happy fiftieth birthday to the Microchip, a nice little video here, along with a pretty good article on Jack Kilby the inventor working at Texas Instruments. Probably the single most world changing invention of all time. Another interesting read. I was surprised at my lack of appreciation for this event in our history.

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