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Friday links: One really cool timeline, LED stoplights and greening your computer

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This week’s installment is a little late. I blame this very cool flash map that tells you the history of the Middle East from 3000 BCE to today, all in about 60 seconds.
Here in Toronto, one of my favourite neighbourhoods gets turned into a pedsetrian zones on Sundays during the summer. This little gem of an idea has spread to a few other parts of the city. If you’re interested in spreading this idea elsewhere maybe you should check out this little manual from BEST.
Taiwanese traffic lights are going to be converted to LEDs. Saving power (up to 85%!) and hopefully lasting longer. Yes, red still means stop.
Finally, if you’re reading this you’re probably on a computer. This blog post looks at how you can green your computer by saving power.

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