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 Federal monitors granted the Energy Star stamp of approval to a number of bogus appliances, including a gas-powered alarm clock and an electric space heater with a feather duster taped to it. The Government Accountability Office submitted the fake items in an audit to test the integrity of the well-known efficiency program. The New York Times describes how it worked:

Place your advance orders for the gas-powered alarm clocks and the feather duster electric space heaters. Hurry, before the recall

 Below is from: Form


ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

The ENERGY STAR label was established to:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy; and
  • Make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.

How Does EPA Choose which Products Earn the Label?

Products can earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications. EPA establishes these specifications based on the following set of key guiding principles:

  • Product categories must contribute significant energy savings nationwide.
  • Qualified products must deliver the features and performance demanded by consumers, in addition to increased energy efficiency.
  • If the qualified product costs more than a conventional, less-efficient counterpart, purchasers will recover their investment in increased energy efficiency through utility bill savings, within a reasonable period of time.
  • Energy efficiency can be achieved through broadly available, non-proprietary technologies offered by more than one manufacturer.
  • Product energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified with testing.
  • Labeling would effectively differentiate products and be visible for purchasers.

Just How Random Will Random Be

  • If you have thousands of followers and you want to randomly select one, for example, to win a competition prize.
  • So one follower will be randomly selected for an iPad in April. So I'm testing for my name in advance. Wish me luck on the real drawing out of the Lisa's Twitter Followers.
  • If not, maybe one of these names will show up and I'll be know as TackyTeddy the Whimsic Psychic. Boy, that will look great on my resume.

01) - On 16 Mar '10 at 13:15 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 23616 Followers the random number 3707 was generated, who is:


jepoole / Jason Poole

136 followers · from Murfreesboro, TN (35.800301,-8 · Husband, Conservative, LDS, Apple Fan Boy

02) - On 17 Mar '10 at 17:38 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 24196 Followers the random number 8888 was generated, who is:


Jmtyra / Jmtyra


03) - On 18 Mar '10 at 23:22 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 24640 Followers the random number 22607 was generated, who is:


mtnpks / larry goetz


04) - On 19 Mar '10 at 23:18 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 24781 Followers the random number 550 was generated, who is:


Verlin / Verlin

44 followers · from Manitoba, Canada

05) - On 20 Mar '10 at 15:00 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 25119 Followers the random number 5876 was generated, who is:


Geo365 / George Morris


06) - On 21 Mar '10 at 23:00 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 25450 Followers the random number 21901 was generated, who is:


blainelundberg / Blaine Lundberg

17 followers · from San Francisco

07) - On 22 Mar '10 at 15:13 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 25750 Followers the random number 10269 was generated, who is:


hyper / Jordan Felle

51 followers · from Swedesboro, NJ

08) - On 25 Mar '10 at 00:07 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 26779 Followers the random number 24161 was generated, who is:


espacoimigrante / Fernando Oda

5 followers · from South River, NJ - USA

09) - On 24 Mar '10 at 22:44 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 27459 Followers the random number 8309 was generated, who is:


rjkehn / Ron Kehn


10) -  On 25 Mar '10 at 16:19 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 27781 Followers the random number 24181 was generated, who is:


dannychew / Danny Chew

119 followers · from Penang, Malaysia · Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer from Malaysia

11) - On 26 Mar '10 at 13:10 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 28153 Followers the random number 19854 was generated, who is:


andrewish / Andrew Isherwood

111 followers · from Nr Machynlleth, Wales, UK · Web, PHP and database developer who also loves photography

12) - On 27 Mar '10 at 22:28 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 28619 Followers the random number 2970 was generated, who is:


khakikat / B A Guth


13) - On 28 Mar '10 at 14:40 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 28738 Followers the random number 7258 was generated, who is:


randyfarnes / Randy Farnes

3 followers · from Marin County, CA USA

14) - On 29 Mar '10 at 14:14 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 29001 Followers the random number 7141 was generated, who is:


Simon_Hibbs / Simon Dominic Hibbs

10 followers · from London · Senior Support Analyst at Patsystems. Husband, Father, Gamer.

15) - On 31 Mar '10 at 00:38 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 29194 Followers the random number 14111 was generated, who is:


smclarue / Susanna La Rue

8 followers · from Wellington, New Zealand

16) - On 1 Apr '10 at 13:28 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 29566 Followers the random number 7192 was generated, who is:


fyljohnson / Fyl Johnson

5 followers · from Seattle, WA · Developer at Metia

17) - On 2 Apr '10 at 23:22 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 29789 Followers the random number 3574 was generated, who is:


NotSergio / Sergio Hernandez

16 followers · from LA

18) - On 3 Apr '10 at 23:39 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 29933 Followers the random number 10193 was generated, who is:


jleiv / Jose


19) - On 4 Apr '10 at 23:47 (UTC+12), from @LisaTickledPink's 30329 Followers the random number 14175 was generated, who is:


day_dreamer89 / day_dreamer89



Leo's & Lisa's Random Pick for the iPad is .............

@floydnorman Congratulations, you just won the ipad from The Tech Guy!

@floydnorman Congratulations. You just won Leo Laporte's ipad drawing. You're the winner. So, again, congrats


Forget the iPad, I'm getting an ePad


 Forget the (on Sale Today)  iPad , I'm getting an (on sale someday) ePad

@LisaTickledPink congrats your getting a free ipad!

Friday, March 12, 2010 - 02:00 PM EST

"Judging from the order numbers, pre-sales are coming in at the rate of 25,000 per hour," Philip Elmer-DeWitt blogs for Fortune.


I don't care about your farm, fish, park or mafia!

You hate these stupid posts!  I also DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR CAFE, ZOO, OR YOUR SORORITY!

3,136,015 People can't be wrong


Apple's 10 Billion Song Countdown

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In the next few days, iTunes will reach 10 billion song downloads. That's ten billion with a b. A one followed by TEN zeroes. That's a song for every person on the planet, plus an extra 3,300,000,000 songs left over. To mark the occasion, iTunes is giving a $10,000 iTunes giftcard to the lucky downloader of the 10 billionth track.

We have a winner! Apple announced on Thursday that (a 71-year-old retired real estate broker) Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Ga., clicked the “Buy” button at an opportune time, downloading the 10 billionth song from the company’s iTunes Store since the site went active in April 2003. The fortuitous purchase makes Mr. Sulcer the winner of the iTunes Countdown to 10 Billion Songs, and he’ll receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card. The song? Johnny Cash’s “Guess Things Happen That Way.”


Lets Build Something Together®.

Lets Build Something Together®

The people at the store have always been more than helpful for the most part.

But after I swipe my card, I have yet to "Build Something Together" with them.  As you can see I really need the help. 

Livestock usually is a poor choice for a wedding gift



TackyTed's Idol

A true American Idol, one of the few people you can trust.  This guy tells it like it is and he has no agenda.  I knew y'all would guess it. Yep it's the good ole' tech grouch.

A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist