Category Archives: Misc

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Over the past 2 1/2 years our family has used compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs in our home.  We converted all of our light bulbs to CFL in hopes that we would be able to save money on our electric bill, which can be very high in the summer months in Las Vegas.  At the time, CFL bulbs were relatively expensive selling for anywhere from $3.99 to $5.99 each.  The manufacturer claimed that the bulb would last 10 years, so when I did the math it would save us money in the long run.  On the Energy Star website it claims that CFL’s last 10x longer than regular light bulbs. However, this is not the case. Continue reading

Do you trust Wikipedia?

When I need to check or verify a piece of information, I like most people born after 1970, use the internet.  The first place I go to is Google.  Usually, the 1st listing in the organic search listing of sites is Wikipedia.  You might disagree with me, but I don’t trust Wikipedia.

I don’t know, there is something about getting information from a source that is dependent upon the accuracy of the public to update and maintain the integrity of the information that bothers me.  I have met many people who have found discrepancies on the site.  Since I don’t use the site very often, I don’t know of any discrepancies off the top of my head that I can point out.

So, I am curious if you find Wikipedia to be a trusted source of information.  Would love to hear your feedback.