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    • CommentAuthorSprocket
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2014 edited
     
    I came across this some time ago.
    I searched and couldn't find any reference to it on GBF so I assume some of you that may be interested in such things might not be aware of it.

    UK National Grid Status:-

    http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

    There is a link on there for Gridwatch France too.
    They also have some historical data you can download although I haven't tried it.


    Also some similar info here:-

    http://www.ukpowergeneration.info
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2014
     
    There is our old friend Damon's as well.
    http://www.earth.org.uk/_gridCarbonIntensityGB.html
    • CommentAuthorEd Davies
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2014
     
    Yes, mentioned it here:

    http://www.greenbuildingforum.co.uk/forum114/comments.php?DiscussionID=8472&page=4#Comment_197282

    but worth its own thread for ease of finding.

    A DuckDuckGo search for “site:www.greenbuildingforum.co.uk gridwatch” finds that reference:

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Awww.greenbuildingforum.co.uk+gridwatch

    Google finds more instances, for some reason:

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3Awww.greenbuildingforum.co.uk+gridwatch
    • CommentAuthorSprocket
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2014 edited
     
    I was about to complain about how rubbish the GBF built in search was but then I noticed that it does also show up there... if I remember to click the comments setting button and not just topics. Oops. Apologies for the repost.

    Interesting you should choose duckduckgo there. A lot of commercial sites that used google for their site search facilities seem to be switching to duckduckgo lately - something about the way google handles advertising and ad-clicks. And as the Pi crowd will know, it is the default installed search facility on raspbian too.

    And thanks for the link to Damon's page ST, I hadn't seen that before.
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      CommentAuthorSteamyTea
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2014
     
    Posted By: SprocketAnd as the Pi crowd will know, it is the default installed search facility on raspbian too.
    Does not track and store your searches either.
    • CommentAuthorEd Davies
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2014 edited
     
    Posted By: SteamyTeaDoes not track and store your searches either.
    Exactly.

    Can be both good and bad. From the privacy point of view it's obviously good but sometimes Google's ability to guess what you're after can help though sometimes it really gets in the way. I wonder if social polarizations on subjects like vaccines, GM, AGW aren't amplified, at least a bit, by Google directing people to sites which confirm their prejudices.

    Because Duckduckgo doesn't assume much (result depends only on the search string, AIUI) it tends to give a more “international” response. This is good sometimes but I often find myself adding “uk” to the search to narrow things down a bit.

    The astronomy society I used to be a member of when I lived down south has just changed its domain name to end “.org” rather than “.org.uk”. I think this is foolish - cool URLs don't change and being a bit more specific about your physical domain must help with searches, I imagine.

    In general, I tend to use Duckduckgo in the first instance then drop back to Google if I want more.
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