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Solutions for the Energy Crises in this Union

Part 2: Computer and Internet Technology

Several energy saving (conservation) solutions can be combined to attack excessive oil/petroleum use. The conservation anecdotes of . . . Aric Campling demonstrate that nicely. Aric uses thermostat settings to reduce winter heating and summer air conditioning energy use. He uses rail mass-transit to commute to work and to travel other places too. And he telecommutes one day a week.

Mike Angelo and Aric Campling -- 8 February 2006 (C) -- Page 3

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Article Index

[Part 1, Alternate Energy and Conservation]

[Part 2, Computer and Internet Technology]

Conclusion

There are many solutions to America's assorted energy crises. Many are old technology or low technology solutions. There are plenty of energy crisis solutions that are available for implementation and use now. Some are not available, but they are ready for implementation. And some need research and development work before they can be deployed on a broad-scale basis.

Alternative energy sources such as solar, water, and wind power can be employed to eliminate the need for oil/petroleum to generate electricity. This can be done with existing technologies, now. Solar, water, and wind power projects should be completed within a year if given adequate impetus, priority, and resources to do the job. Moreover there is no need to build additional nuclear power plants. Look for more about waterpower in an upcoming MozillaQuest Magazine Technology article soon.

Moving the railroads to all-electric power can save much oil/petroleum fuel. And moving as much air and road transportation to rail transportation as possible also will save lots of oil/petroleum fuel.

These projects can be done with existing technologies. And these projects should be completed within a year if given adequate impetus, priorities, and resources to do the job.

The most immediately effective solutions are in the conservation arenas. Heating and air conditioning conservation is as easy, simple, and quick as adjusting thermostat settings.

Implementing and expanding flextime programs can help to spread highway traffic flows across the day to reduce the bottleneck and traffic jam peaks. Spreading work hours over different times also can help to level out the traffic peaks that lead to traffic jams and bottlenecks too.

Additional highway lanes must be built to improve traffic flow. Unfortunately road-building energy conservation solutions will take time. Often highway projects can take five to ten years or more from inception to conclusion. Nevertheless, road-building energy conservation solutions must be started now.

Telecommuting is a great way to conserve oil/petroleum fuel consumption. The technologies for telecommuting are here now.

Moreover, telecommuting is something that individuals, businesses, industries, organizations, institutions, and government offices can and should implement right now.

Several energy saving (conservation) solutions can be combined to attack excessive oil/petroleum use. The conservation anecdotes of MozillaQuest Magazine Technical Editor Aric Campling demonstrate that nicely. Aric uses thermostat settings to reduce winter heating and summer air conditioning energy use. He uses rail mass-transit to commute to work and to travel other places too. And he telecommutes one day a week.

Extravagant, esoteric, high tech energy solutions might be enticing and sound great. But alluding to them is just a way of putting off getting down to the serious business of solving America's energy crises and relaxing our dependence on oil/petroleum.

KISS off those pies in the sky solutions for the moment (KISS = keep it simple stupid). KISS and use the solutions that are available now. Then look for better and perhaps more high-tech energy solutions for the future. But use the energy solutions available now to get the job done now!


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Article Index

[Part 1, Alternate Energy and Conservation]

[Part 2, Computer and Internet Technology]

Books

The Linux books listed below will help to show you why Linux-based, GNU operating system is a better operating system than MS Windows. And they describe and help you to use much of the free software that comes with most Linux-based distributions.

Most of the book links listed below lead you to Web pages about the books that also, there, have links to things such as Tables of Contents and sample chapters. The sample chapters are free and well worth reading.

  • Some Interesting Linux Books

Acing the LINUX+ Certification Exam, Patrick Regan, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0131121553. $88

Beginning Linux Programming, 3rd Edition, Matthew and Stones, (Foreword by Alan Cox), Wiley. ISBN: 0-7645-4497-7. $40

Building Applications with the Linux Standard Base, Linux Standard Base Team, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-145695-4

Building Clustered Linux Systems, By Robert Lucke, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-144853-6. $50


Expanding Choice: Moving to Linux and Open Source with Novell Open Enterprise Server, Jason Williams/Peter Clegg/Emmett Dulaney, Novell Press, ISBN: 0-672-32722-8. $30


Fedora 4 Linux All in One, By Aron Hsiao, Sams, ISBN: 0672327074. $40.

Fedora 4 Unleashed, By Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Bill Ball, Hoyt Duff, Sams, ISBN: 0672327929. $50.


Knoppix Hacks - 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools, By Kyle Rankin, O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-00787-6. $30


Linux Bible, 2005 Edition, Christopher Negus, Wiley, ISBN: 0-7645-7949-5. $40

Linux Desktop Garage, By Susan Matteson, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-149419-8. $30

Linux Desktop Pocket Guide, David Brickner, O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-10104-X. $10


Linux Desktop Hacks - Tips & Tools for Customizing and Optimizing your OS, By Nicholas Petreley, Jono Bacon, O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-00911-9. $50

Linux in a Nuthsell, 5th Ed., Siever, Figgins, Weber, Love and Robbisn, O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-00930-5. $45

Linux Kernel Development, 2nd Ed., Robert Love, Novell Press., ISBN: 0672327201. $45

Linux Network Architecture, By Wehrle, Pahlke, Ritter, Muller, and Bechler, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0131777203. $50


Linux Programming by Example: The Fundamentals, Arnold Robbins, , Prentice Hall PTR, ISBN: 0131429647. $40

The Linux Process Manager: The internals of scheduling, interrupts and signals, By John O'Gorman, Wiley, ISBN: 0-470-84771-9. $35

Linux Quick Fix Notebook, By Peter Harrison, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0131861506. $40

Linux Troubleshooting Bible, Christopher Negus, Thomas Weeks, Wiley, ISBN: 0-7645-6997-X. $30


Mandrakelinux Discovery 10.1 - Your First Linux Desktop, By Mandrakesoft, Mandrakesoft, ISBN: 2-84798-085-7. $64

Mandrakelinux PowerPack 10.1 - The Full Power of Linux Desktop, By Mandrakesoft, Mandrakesoft, ISBN: 2-84798-086-5. $87


Novell Certified Linux Engineer (Novell CLE) Study Guide, Robb Tracy, Novell Press, ISBN: 0789732033. $60

Novell Linux Desktop 9 User's Handbook, Joe Habraken, Novell Press, ISBN: 0672327295. $35


Official Fedora Companion, Nick Petreley, Wiley, ISBN: 0-7645-5836-6. $20

Operating Systems, 3rd Edition, Deitel, Deitel, and David, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0131828274. $103

Optimizing Linux Performance: A Hands-on Guide to Linux Performance Tools, By Phillip Ezolt, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0131486829. $50


Point & Click Linux!, By Robin Miller, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0131488724. $30

Principles of Network and System Administration, 2nd Edition, Mark Burgess, Wiley, ISBN: 0-470-86807-4. $50


Running Linux, 4th Ed., Welsh, Dalheimer, Dawson, and Kaufman, O'Reilly, ISBN, 0-596-00272-6. $45

SUSE Linux 9 Bible, Justin Davies, Roger Whittaker, William von Hagen, Wiley, ISBN: 0-7645-7739-5. $40

Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds, David Brickner, O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-00754-X. $25

Understanding the Linux Kernel, 2nd Edition, Daniel P. Bovet and Marco Cesati, O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-00213-0. $50

Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager, Mel Gorman, Prentice Hall PTR, ISBN: 0131453483. $60


UNIX Shells by Example, 4th Edition, By Ellie Quigley, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 013147572X. $50

Resources


The Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE)


How Virtual Private Networks Work

Virtual private network, Wikipedia.

Virtual Private Network Consortium


Solutions for the Energy Crises in this Union


Discuss Energy Alternatives and Conservation on the #American-Politics Channel of EFNet IRC


Knoppix

Knoppix Information

Cheatcodes And Hints For Knoppix V4.0

Cheatcodes


Kingston Data Traveler Elite

DataTraveler Elite Data Sheet

Kingston DataTraveler Family - USB Flash Drives

Kingston USB Keys (flash drives) from $19 MSRP


Flash memory (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA)


Knoppix Hacks - 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools, By Kyle Rankin, O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-00787-6. $30

Sample Hacks

Linux Multimedia Hacks (By Kyle Rankin, O'Reilly, 2005)


Other Knopppix, Debian, and Live CD/DVD Books


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible, B. Harris and Jaldhar Vyas, Wiley, ISBN: 0-7645-7644-5. $40.

The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques, Martin F. Krafft, ISBN 1-593270-69-0. $44.95

Knoppix For Dummies, Paul G. Sery, Wiley, ISBN: 0-7645-9779-5. $29.99

Point & Click Linux!, By Robin Miller, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0131488724. $30

Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds, David Brickner, O'Reilly, ISBN: 0-596-00754-X. $25


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A Glimpse of OpenOffice 2.0 -- Now Available for Free Public Downloading

Is It Deja Deja Novell All Over Again, Again? -- Ximian/GNOME v SUSE/KDE at Novell


Good Sound, Easy Listening, and Good Value Lexar LDP-200 Digital Music Player and SD Card Reader for Linux, Mac, and Windows


The Many Faces of Linux


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HP to Ship Desktop PCs with Mandrake 9.1 Linux Pre-Installed - Good News for Mandrake Linux and Fans


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Mandrake Linux Shows Profit -- End to Bankruptcy Near


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