Link of the Day 021408: I'm in your house, stealing your vatts

Vampire Energy
Vampire Energy: I’m in your house, stealing your vatts [View larger image]

Even when household appliances are turned off, most are still using some electricity. Appliances are either in passive standby mode (the clock on the microwave is still ticking) or active standby mode (the VCR is off, but programmed to record something).

Hmm, plasma TVs are shocking energy hogs. Yet another reason they’re losing out to LCDs.

FYI: This odd title comes from the “I am in your base killing your d00ds” meme.