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Pinhead Swoons: A Cabinet Made Of 80,000 Bamboo Skewers | Co.Design Sebastian Errazuriz's Magistral Cabinet isn't just a cabinet, it's a freaking weapon. Covered in 80,000 bamboo skewers, it's ready to stab its army of quills into any nosy houseguest, any transgressor of the properly placed dinner plate. Okay, so the skewers aren't exactly sharp. Still. Would you try to steal china out of something that looks like Pinhead? Of course not. Errazuriz tapped 12 woodworkers to construct the cabinet. Errazuriz is a New York designer who clearly has a thing for shock and irony. [Images via Designboom]
Green Options - Organic living, eco product reviews, tips for going green and more Building guru Schneider woos homeowners to energy savings Top global building controls and energy management company Schneider Electric launched an energy-reducing program today targeting residential consumers. Specifically, the offering is in demand response, which was a hot area last year. Demand response is program in which utilities can offer financial incentives for customers who turn down energy usage during critical or peak load times, usually during the day. The rollout of the smart grid has enabled such opportunities for companies like Schneider. The move is indicative of an industry-wide shift towards home energy management offerings. “The residential electric market accounts for approximately 21 percent of total electric usage globally,” said Don Rickey, senior vice president of energy business at Schneider. The company’s move into the residential energy management and demand response territory also reflects a trend in cleantech. “The goal of the device is to get you to look at the thing reasonably often,” Kuzkin said.
Ecosystem services Humankind benefits in a multitude of ways from ecosystems. Collectively, these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are regularly involved in the provisioning of clean drinking water and the decomposition of wastes. §History The notion of human dependence on Earth’s ecosystems reaches to the start of homo sapiens’ existence, benefiting from the products of nature to nourish and shelter from harsh climates. In 1956, Paul Sears  drew attention to the critical role of the ecosystem in processing wastes and recycling nutrients. The ecosystem services concept keeps expanding and includes socio-economic and conservation objectives, which are discussed below. §Definition There is discussion as to how the concept of cultural ecosystem services can be operationalized. §Four categories Detritivores like this dung beetle help to turn animal wastes into organic material that can be reused by primary producers. §Supporting services §Examples
payant Dropbox Lied to Users About Data Security, Complaint to FTC Alleges | Threat Level Dropbox, the wildly popular online storage system, deceived users about the security and encryption of its services, putting it at a competitive advantage, according to an FTC complaint filed Thursday by a prominent security researcher. The FTC complaint charges Dropbox (.pdf) with telling users that their files were totally encrypted and even Dropbox employees could not see the contents of the file. Ph.D. student Christopher Soghoian published data last month showing that Dropbox could indeed see the contents of files, putting users at risk of government searches, rogue Dropbox employees, and even companies trying to bring mass copyright-infringement suits. Soghoian, who spent a year working at the FTC, charges that Dropbox “has and continues to make deceptive statements to consumers regarding the extent to which it protects and encrypts therir data,” which amounts to a deceptive trade practice that can be investigated by the FTC. Dropbox dismissed Soghoian’s allegations. to:
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