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Today mark's this year's installment of Earth Hour, a full 1/8760th of the year devoted to reducing energy consumption, slated for 8:30 pm local time. We know of one game-related story in conjunction with this, as the folks behind Mytheon will be taking their multiplayer action/RPG offline for an hour starting at 11:30 pm EDT (8:30 pm PDT).

Earthy Links Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Dictator Defense.
Pink Archer.
Stories: Man's gift to his favorite Jewel cashier: a kidney. Thanks Neatorama.
24 Officially Canceled. Thanks Digg.
Drunk Man Arrested For Trying To Resuscitate Dead Possum. Thanks Acleacius.
Science: Cameronís Camera. Thanks j.c.f.
Media: Winston the Bulldog vs Patrol Car. Thanks Chris.
Angry Video Game Nerd: Street Fighter 2010. NSFW.
Having fun with a fake Google Street View car. NSFW.

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1. Earth Hour Mar 27, 2010, 13:19 Jim
 
When Earth Hour first started a few years back it coincided with the Saturday nearest New Moon, and hence also became a dark skies awareness campaign as much as an energy saving campaign. I called it "Galaxy Hour", as in shut off your lights so we can see the galaxy. However this year, unfortunately, it occurs near Full Moon, which does little to promote light pollution awareness and mitigation.

Nonetheless, I wrote tot he local authorities to try to get the obnoxious Las Vegas style lighting on a local bridge shut down for Earth Hour, but haven't heard any response. I have actually have been trying to get it shut down for months since it destroys the view from one of the local observatories (it produces a spike of light 2/3 the way into the sky due south of the observatory), and I can see the thing from my house nearly 5 miles away.

State budget is in the crapper too, so yeah we really need to spend money on an array of searchlights that is visible from the International Space Station.
 
Jim
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