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Regarding the performance issues, Ted's determined it's on our advertising provider's end, and he's working with them to get things sorted out.
You don't have firebug installed by any chance, do you?  It'd be nice to know which specific requests are moving so slow -- it could very well be ad related.We're not seeing anything abnormal, server side.
Are you still seeing this?  Are there any pages in particular that seem to be consistently slower?
  That looks to be a slight misrepresentation of the study you cited.  If I'm reading it correctly, only 82% for "Earth scientists" answered "yes" in response to the question "Do you think human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?" The 97.4% rate was only for "those who listed climate science as their area of expertise and who also have published more than 50% of their recent peer-reviewed papers on the subject of climate...
The general issue of low quality reviews is definitely on our radar. To help deemphasize the lower-quality reviews, the two highest rated reviews will be sorted to the top of the page starting with the next site update. Review ratings are definitely still a work in progress.  Reviews that meet certain criteria are excluded from the average product rating entirely; however those criteria need some tweaking.
 Regarding M&Ms and Snickers specifically, if you check the cited source, those brands have only been recalled in Asia. I'd guess that if there was any risk of contamination in the US, they'd have been recalled here as well. Edited by frank - Thu, 30 Oct 2008 22:27:29 GMT
The Times claims to have seen an unpublished study claiming that cloth diapering is only greener if "parents... hang wet nappies out to dry all year round, keep them for years for use on younger children, and make sure the water in their washing machines does not exceed 60C" While I'll readily concede that "an unpublished study" isn't the most reliable source, I suppose that you could argue that the manufacturing and transportation of disposable diapers is as efficient as...
We can just use all that extra electricity we've been saving by switching from incandescent bulbs to CFLs, right? :) Seriously though -- theoretically, switching to CFLs saves hundreds of watts per houshold.  Surely, if the grid can handle that sort of flux, it can handle a few Chevys. Granted, CFL adoption has been spread over a span of years...
I think we all know where Mike Judge stands on this one; I submit, for your consideration, the introduction to Idiocracy:   Edited by frank - Tue, 19 Aug 2008 23:41:24 GMT
Which retailers are best for small - medium panels these days?  I've seen displays at ACE hardware, but is it better to go to a retailer that specializes in solar?
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