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Re: [News] GNU/Linux Runs Without Electricity

Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ Philip on Thursday 13 November 2008 03:42 : \____
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> Run Your Computer Network without Electricity
>                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | Scott Johnson of GNUveau Networks has developed a solar-powered
>>> | Internet "hub" system, which runs Ubuntu GNU/Linux. Labeled as
>>> | SolarNetOne, Scott builds to order these systems at his home at Daytona
>>> | Beach, Florida. The system uses readily available hardware that Scott
>>> | modifies to run on 12V -- and to use minimal power than the stock
>>> | versions. As these systems use solar power, it's not only load-shedding
>>> | proof but also results in huge savings in electricity costs.
>>> `----
> http://www.enterpriser.in/India/Know_It/Run_Your_Computer_Network_without_Electricity/551-94787-449.html
>> Stupid headline. The computer runs with electricity; solar generated
>> electricity. You'd think they'd built a 100% optical computer from the
>> headlline
> Yeah... the second headline from Linux.com was better. That first one is like
> saying "a fizzy drink without fat" (well, it probably has carbs).

Interesting, because when I read it, I realised pretty much instantly
what it must mean...  

I'm not sure we get enough sunshine here in sevenoaks to do this all
year round, but it could work over the summer.

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