The ColorUp LED table lamp, with a built-in color picker, might be the first household light you’ll want to bring everywhere – to parties, on vacation etc. etc. What a cool application of energy saving LED technology. [G]
From the ‘If you can afford it, you can consume it’ file comes the story of how construction equipment is being buried in a building’s foundation because it’s cheaper than getting a crane to lift it out.
“So these diggers team up, usually two-per-property, and carve out a little slice of heaven underfoot, sometimes up to 75 feet into the earth (where else are you supposed to store your fleet of vintage Ferraris, eh?).
Then what? Well, these super heavy mechanical shovels are basically stuck. Cranes can be used to lift them out but that’s expensive and generally a logistical nightmare. It’s cheaper and easier to essentially do nothing, so these machines being given a burial of sand and gravel right there where they’ve finished their work.”
Sweet! You can read more about this in the New Statesman.
So the classic children’s book “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” was a Jubbling exception. With no need for an earth mover in the basement of these buildings, burying the hardware is the only illogical solution. Hopefully they let thieves part it out first. [G]
It’s like a breath of fresh air watching 923 people pile out of this small SUV in oil- rich Kuwait. Tears of Jubbling joy! [A]
Screenshot: Most Polluted Cities – StateOfTheAir.org
But as people were searching for their city in the list, one commenter ended the debate about cities with the worst air quality in one sentence:
“The answer to the question posed in the headline is ‘My wife, every morning as I wake up.’”
Think Greenhouse GAS. [G]