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Windows 7: Anyone Celebrated Earth Hour?

26 Mar 2011   #1
Windows 911

Windows 8 Pro
Anyone Celebrated Earth Hour?

I know I am a little late considering I'm on the west coast, but did anyone flip their lights or kill the cpu for a while? I'm not a prius type guy or anything, but I always thought Earth Hour was kinda neat
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27 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Nope - I find the notion of Earth Hour to be more about people feeling less guilty about using energy than anything else. In my opinion, and mine only, in the greater scheme of things it achieves very little - its a feel good factor.

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27 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I had a nap.
Then I popped some popcorn useing the sun.
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27 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 8 Pro

Look, I'm not against it or anything. It just seems a bit pointless to me. It's not going to change anything.

Not to mention the massive voltage draw when everyone flips everything back on. I'm not an electrical engineer or anything, but in theory could use more power.
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27 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

i cranked up everything, i started playing Starcraft 2, and burned a movie. anything to draw more juice. i agree, its just a way to feel less guilty.
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27 Mar 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)

Shutted down all my lights as well, except my television ofc.
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27 Mar 2011   #7
Windows 911

Windows 8 Pro

Alright, I will be honest, I only turned off a light or two, and killed a fan. I imagine, like you said electrotune1200, that the initial voltage draw would be immense. I have to agree with a lot you on here, although it's cool seeing major cities go dark for a little while, we have earth hour probably just to make us feel better about ourselves. Some of said that it saves power, but that might even be a myth..
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27 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

in my country we have Earth Hour everyday for at least 3 times a day... in peak summer our government celebrate Earth Hours almost half a day every single day... what else the people want? No Light No Computers No TV enjoy.
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27 Mar 2011   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

The surge when everything is turned back on has to be a huge number. I have never even heard of Earth Hour. With all the brown out they have on the west coast, Earth Hour should be no problem.
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