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Web-Controlled Christmas Lights Are Back for 2007
Alek Komarnitsky is back with his web-controlled Christmas lights. These are the lights that started out as a hoax, but have transformed, by popular demand, into something real. Alek writes:

There are three live webcams and X10 powerline control technology system so web surfers can not only view the action, but also *control* the 17,000 lights. Heck, you can even inflate/deflate the giant Elmo, Frosty, Santa, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Homer Simpson – D’OH! wink

While people around the world (157 countries last year) enjoy seeing the lights ON, environmentalists will be happy to know that they can turn the lights OFF with a click of the mouse. Better yet, this is the 4th year I'm using 100% Wind Energy and even though that is "clean" energy, I even did a Carbon Offset contribution for the 0.61 Tons of CO2 for the ~MegaWatt-Hour of power consumed; that's about the same as *one* cross-country airline trip. Finally, by providing viewing via webcam, you don't need to burn fossil fuels by driving around to see christmas lights - Al Gore would be proud!

He encourages visitors to his site to make a donation to the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research.

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Posted by The Curator on Thu Dec 06, 2007
i'm not impressed and it's for a common cause. why not make donations for more serious diseases... the setup gets boring fast. they also think kotex is potty mouth retoric.
Posted by speedy alki-haulick  in  maryland  on  Wed Dec 26, 2007  at  10:51 PM
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