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Household energy conservation is a task typically handled by fathers peevishly moving from room-to-room, turning off lights and closing doors whilst grumbling over the barnyard behavior of his offspring. But now Microsoft wants a piece of the racket. The Redmond giant on Wednesday said that it's launching a free web-based …

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Gates Horns

"It looks like you're trying to turn off a light."

"Would you like some help with that?"

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Gates Horns

Browser support

Anyone wanna bet whether it'll work on non MS browsers?

Mind you, with a cheezy name like "Hohm" and the associated Microsoft branding I won't be signing up to use it anyway.

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"Your copy of hohm is not genuine"

Please wait 30 second and then click here to access you house.

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HoHum

At least I presume that's how it's pronounced

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or...

you could sign up with http://www.imeasure.org.uk/ and record your details there to compare with other punters, or perhaps if your a little crazy, even use a spreadsheet!

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Grenade

It looks like you are trying to turn off a light?

What would you like me to:

Re-wire your house?

Remove all the light bulbs ?

Blow a fuse?

Or just break it anyway?

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Grenade

Do you think that...

I'd have any hope of getting my main energy supplier, The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, to share details of my consumption with microsoft?

No; me neither.

I'd even go so far as to wonder what American energy companies feel about this long-term expectation.

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