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i just bought 24 LED light bulbs (and replaced many CFLs) for only $2.5 each from Home Depot (they have a sale now), click on each of the two pictures to see the 2700K temperature, the 800 lumens,  8.5W (equivalent of a 60W old incandescent).  These will  look a little like incandescent bulbs from the outside, but they are LEDs and use a lot less electricity, produce no UV (unlike CFLs who produce a lot of it ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21TJYkhP8gQ), and far less dirty electricity than CFLs (many CFLs cost $2.5 too).  CFLs also can emit mercury vapors (when broken and even when not broken, due to manufacturing defects) which are known to cause a host of problems such as memory loss, Alzheimer, Parkinson, paralysis, etc.  LEDs used to cost 10-20 dollars each 3 years ago, and many of them still do. 

Let's go green, go LED, minimize waste (incandescents and CFLs need replacement much more often 5-20 times more often) replace the toxic CFLs and ultra-inefficient incandescents, save thousands of dollars long term in electricity and health costs.

I recommend always buying warm white bulbs (2700K) - not daylight ones (6500K is too high temperature with too much blue light) -  as during the evenings in the winter you will expose yourself to TOO MUCH BLUE LIGHT (see https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/JGFGWvy2Cps for the blue light reduction methods), and this can cause eye damage and also lead to insomnia and other issues.  No mater what you like LED or halogen, go warm/soft white, not daylight. :)

 Dirty electricity from CFLs is harmful and since LEDs are now on sale in many stores (just ask for the cheapest LED bulb when you get to Home Depot, etc) and almost as cheap as CFLs (2-3 dollars per lightbulb), switching to them makes far more sense - since you save electricity too.  Just 3 years ago LEDs that cheap were science fiction.

All electrical bulbs and appliances cause some high frequency currents and there are certain filters you can buy on amazon and at anti-emf pollution online stores to reduce that dirty electricity in your house, like http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JM8POXE.  

Having headaches, depression, health issues and such?  Could be the CFL lights at home, or fluorescent lights at work or dirty appliances that mess up with your electrical fields in your house, even plumbing can cause sometimes unhealthy EMF fields and there are ways to measure and mitigate that.  

More on CFL pollution at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/ENXuiiYAdVP

For the many advantages of LEDs versus CFLs please see this:

1. An LED bulb can use 50-70% of the energy of a CFL to produce same lumens.

2. LED lasts up to 10 times longer than a CFL. 

3. LED lighting generates less heat than a CFL.

4. LEDs do not contain Mercury or other toxic heavy metals that can leak, or need to be disposed in very special ways to avoid contamination of landfills, etc.

5. A high rate of on-off cycling drastically shortens the life span of a CFL. An LED on the other hand is unaffected by on – off cycling. This is the reason LED devices are preferred for traffic lights.

6. CFL lamps take long to achieve full brightness. An LED bulb on the other hand achieves full brightness at the flick of a button.

7.  UV light attracts insects.  With virtually no UV emissions, LEDs do not attract bugs, insects.  UV from CFLs causes eye damage, skin cancer and other health issues. 
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The Thrill Is Gone
Singing the Blues tonight over the passing of BB King
... barely two weeks after we lost Ben E King.
#music 
'King of the Blues' legend BB King dies in Las Vegas aged 89, his lawyer says.
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Collections on Google Plus look quite promising!
Here's one for Jethro Tull!

#music #JethroTull  
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Google Plus bans steroids

Google+ has quietly turned off its shared circles feature | VentureBeat | Social | by Jordan Novet http://venturebeat.com/2015/05/09/google-has-quietly-turned-off-its-shared-circles-feature/

The company confirmed the news to VentureBeat today, a few days after introducing the Collections feature to share content to boards.
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Irina “Adios” Sadokhina originally shared to circle:
 
Hello my dear friends!!!
This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle  just:
1) plus
2)re-share!!!
Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.
Make sure you share the original version!

#круглим
#обмен   #круги   #crazycircles   #hyperball  #circlescirclescircles   #circleoftheweek  

#CircleSharing
#Circle
#SharedCircles
#CircleOfTheDay
#GooglePlusTips
#SharedPublicCircles
#Google+
#Google#кругляши
#EliteInnerCircle
#PublicCircle
#AddCircle
#Marketing
#teamelitecircle
#SocialMedia
#HearingAids
#dontconfusethecircles
#TeamElite
#Engagers
#SharedCircleOfTheDay
#SocialMediaMarketing
 
#CircleShare
#Share
#CircleSharing
#Google
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#CircleOfTheDay
#GooglePlusTips
#ADD
#Circle
#SharedCircles
#Friends
#ShareCircle
#Shared
#SocialMedia
#SharedPublicCircles
#Blogging
#SEO
#AddCircle
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Awesome potential, available this summer!
 
[quote]Tesla is taking reservations for residential Powerwall batteries on its website.[/quote]  <--  Hurray!  8)  Especially when powered by on-site photovoltaic.  ;)

http://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall
Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels and powers your home when the sun goes down.
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Breaking News: A Beautiful Mind mathematician killed in crash
Died in a taxi in New Jersey along with his wife.
John Nash was made famous by the movie starring Russel Crowe.

A (beautiful) mind is a terrible thing to waste
Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.
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Deepest Condolences to Mr. & Mrs. Nash family 
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Great, green, idea!

(via +Kitten KaboodleInc​)
 
These townhouses in Boston were designed to produce more energy than they use: www.dezeen.com/2015/05/13/boston-townhouses-isa-produce-surplus-energy-supply-grid-roxbury #architecture   #USA   #america  
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Agreed.  But another very important aspect is the decentralization of storage and production of electrical resp. solar generated energy.  That reflected, the scope and parameters of needed distributory infrastructure definitely changes.  For a greener technological future, preferably sooner than later.
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Update: Gollum needs a new obsession
Google has thrown shared circles into the fires of Mordor.
 
“We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precioussss."
Gollum hears of Google Plus Circles. He seems to be interested.

(Thanks to all who've added me to their precioussss Circles!)
#LOTR   #LordOfTheRings  
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+Tom Martin I think it was and is a great way of getting complete strangers to have conversations and a great way to make new friends and new omg wtf is that mute ignore remove :) lol  
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  • Westfield State College
    Computer Science, 2003
  • Western New England College
    History, 1987
  • Chicopee High School
    1979 - 1983
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"I see what ya did there!" posts are my favorite, so expect to see them from me.
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Hoping to raise a wry smile, possibly a laugh, or at least some enjoyment in your day. Relax, let's enjoy this together.

Recurring interests:

Humor without harm. Dialogue without argument.

Tech: All things tech, especially Android, network security issues, and Google+ of course

Music: British progressive rock, Jethro Tull, Genesis, The Beatles...

Sports: Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Australian football

...and some current events while trying to keep divisive politics to a minimum. I just hate the bickering!  Life is too short for contentious vitriol. It must be great for ulcer physicians, though.
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I can belch the alphabet backwards.
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Computer network support technician
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