Finally, the mystery is solved.
Very nifty. There’s also a web application if you don’t feel like using the JAR application directly.
The study, published by a team of Carnegie Mellon researchers in the latest issue of the journal Energy Efficiency, estimates that 100 million video game consoles sucked up nearly 16 terawatt-hours (TWh) of energy a year in the US in 2010.
Modern consoles have automatic shutoff options, but the study suggests that most people don’t turn them on.
If console makers were willing to push out a required firmware update that simply turned on such an automatic shutoff, the study estimates we could see a savings of 9.3 TWh of electricity usage every year, or $1.1 billion worth of energy spending.
And that’s just US numbers.
Pretty much spot on.
It’s called The Casual Vacancy.
The story is centred on the death of Barry Fairweather, whose unexpected passing shocks the local villagers of Pagford.
Publishers Little, Brown & Co said: “Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war.”