Kara Swisher

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Note to Google: It's Not Easy Being Green

With yesterday’s lofty (some would say overly windy) announcement from Google that it is going to invest a bundle to try to make clean energy cheaper than coal use, we thought it was the perfect time to post this very funny video about a trio of roomies battling over how to go green, with one named Green turning into the Norman Bates of energy efficiency.

(It’s written and directed by Clea DuVall, whom you might have seen as an FBI agent on “Heroes,” who stars in it with Leisha Hailey of “The L Word” and Carla Gallo.)

My favorite line from Green about not contributing to paying the electric bill, which Larry Page might have said to Sergey Brin: “Oh, yeah, I’m not going to be able to cover your mass consumption of energy.”

Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik