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Windows 7: Computer on 24/7 or off every night?

20 Apr 2009   #41
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LePoilu View Post
"cheap hydro-electricity" is nothing if there's no power saving!!

This kind of thinks made me sad ! You just look at you little navel without any look around you, Shame on you !

If everybody think like you, you can be sure that your "cheap hydro-electricity" will not stay cheap for long !
This stuff is available for almost nothing -- doesn't take much to put a few generators around a big waterfall.

I see you are from France -- just look at Andorra ( French / Spanish / Andorrean borders) -- Huge Hydro plant there -- if you are paying a lot for your power then someone is ripping you off -- and that's the electricity company not the planet.

Incidentally I'd be very wary as a French guy if I were you getting involved in discussing "Green Power". France per capita is probably the Biggest user / generator of Nuclear power on this planet.

Not trying to be nasty as this is a Windows Forum and not "Greenpeace" but considering its use of Nuclear Energy France really has no say in "Green Energy".

Cheers

jimbo


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20 Apr 2009   #42
Bryce

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

I'm surprised I leave mine on all the time though. I'm always yelling at my parents/brothers about turning lights off when their not in the room or if they've got freaken every window open and it's day outside.

Seriously, who the hell needs a light on when there's 4-5 OPEN windows letting in all the sunlight? They're like we can't see, I say bull****!
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20 Apr 2009   #43
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I learned a long time ago to just leave it on. I will leave it on for months at a time. Restart once in a while. I have found less problems this way. Leave it on....there's plenty of coal.
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20 Apr 2009   #44
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
This stuff is available for almost nothing -- doesn't take much to put a few generators around a big waterfall.
Of Course then we all need to make hydrogenerator everywhere on the planet!! It's the only one solution!

Hydroelectricity is one solution.. but at least not the best. There's other issue with it.. and it's not the "greener" solution... The problem is not white or black..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I see you are from France -- just look at Andorra ( French / Spanish / Andorrean borders) -- Huge Hydro plant there -- if you are paying a lot for your power then someone is ripping you off -- and that's the electricity company not the planet.
Yeah .. and take a look to the big hydro-electric dam in China.. and go ask the millions of people who loss their home.. and all the farmland destroyed thanks to the beautifull dam!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Incidentally I'd be very wary as a French guy if I were you getting involved in discussing "Green Power". France per capita is probably the Biggest user / generator of Nuclear power on this planet.

Not trying to be nasty as this is a Windows Forum and not "Greenpeace" but considering its use of Nuclear Energy France really has no say in "Green Energy".
You Right..I'm French... And I'm certainly the one who take the decision using nuclear energy in my country (in fact I wasn't born at this time..). You're really nice you guy... I love you too.

So be serious 30sec, and think a little bit. We talking about energy saving.. stopping the mess of Energy all single day.
Until 100% of our energy (by "Our" I mean for all the people all over the world) is not green power, the best thing we can do at our little level is to make all we can do to not waste the energy with so ridiculus things like let our coomputer On all the night.. for absolutly nothing !
Without Energy Saving you can make all the HydroElectric Dam you want it'll be a pure wast of money, and a huge ecological disaster.
And At this time it's optimistic to think that we can leave with only greenpower without personnal energy saving.
Saying "mine is hydro-electric, I can waste all the power I want", it's just silly and egoist !

It's not being some greenpeace guy or other.. It's just a using our brain and open our Eyes.
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20 Apr 2009   #45
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

A lot of Hydro electric plants don't involve building massive dams and destroying people's homes -- especially if you use things like Massive Waterfalls.

Thermal energy also is "Spewed out" daily whether you harness it or not so by using the energy you aren't actually wasting anything in any case.

I think most people can agree that one of the most problematic ways of using electricity is the Nuclear option -- both on making the original fuel and then getting rid of the waste. And I'm afraid whether you like it or not France per capita is by far the largest Nuclear generator on Earth.

It might reduce France's dependence on imported Oil -- nothing wrong with that aim but certainly doesn't help in "Green Credentials" so suggestions on avoiding "wasteful use of Energy" emanating from that particular country (in spite of Great food and wine) will tend to fall on deaf ears.

Actually most people don't regard me as Horrible although I might appear to sound it from the Posts - but there's so much B/S spoken when discussing "Global Warming" / "Energy Conservation" and other stuff like that usually by "non Engineers" who haven't a clue in how energy is generated in the first place.

Actually I had the same argument in a Paris Bar with a load of french guys -- we all ended up having some drinks together anyway.

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Apr 2009   #46
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
A lot of Hydro electric plants don't involve building massive dams and destroying people's homes -- especially if you use things like Massive Waterfalls.

Thermal energy also is "Spewed out" daily whether you harness it or not so by using the energy you aren't actually wasting anything in any case.
You right.. there's waterfall all around the earth.. And there's Thermal Source Everywhere... please don't be silly...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I think most people can agree that one of the most problematic ways of using electricity is the Nuclear option -- both on making the original fuel and then getting rid of the waste. And I'm afraid whether you like it or not France per capita is by far the largest Nuclear generator on Earth.

It might reduce France's dependence on imported Oil -- nothing wrong with that aim but certainly doesn't help in "Green Credentials" so suggestions on avoiding "wasteful use of Energy" emanating from that particular country (in spite of Great food and wine) will tend to fall on deaf ears.

So, because I'm French and because someone, one day decide to use Nuclear Energy, I'm not able to try to think a little bit more about energy saving ??


Sorry to say that .. but you are so stupid ! Your reflexion really piss me off !
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20 Apr 2009   #47
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

On the other hand, simply building generating facilities costs -- both in terms of money and resources. Conserving electricity, even when the cost of the source of the energy is essentially nil, reduces the immediate need for an ongoing expansion of generating facilities.

Now, please stop slinging mud.
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20 Apr 2009   #48
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weh View Post
On the other hand, simply building generating facilities costs -- both in terms of money and resources. Conserving electricity, even when the cost of the source of the energy is essentially nil, reduces the immediate need for an ongoing expansion of generating facilities.

Now, please stop slinging mud.

You're right of course

Now I'm actually going to turn the Machine off and have a nice glass or two of Scotch Malt Whisky.

Trouble with the Internet it's so easy to get drawn into discussions that really don't have too much to do with W7.

Anyway whilst I'll turn the other machines off on the Network I'm afraid there's no way my Linux server will be switched off.

G'night all.

Jimbo
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20 Apr 2009   #49
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Now I'm actually going to turn the Machine off and have a nice glass or two of Scotch Malt Whisky.
I'm partial to Talisker -- I've a couple bottles each of 10, 12 and 18 y/o on hand.
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20 Apr 2009   #50
hdjunkie

Windows 7
 
 

I leave both of my desktops on 24/7. In fact, my sony vaio from late 2004 has pretty much been running 24/7 since then. My xps 420 is always on because it's my dvr but even if it wasn't I wouldn't turn it off.
I don't see any pros to leaving it on if you don't have to, or don't mind waiting a minute or two. I'd rather pay $10, or $20 more a month just to not deal with it. There have been times where I was on the same session for over a month w/o a restart. Plus, it seems whenever I turn off my PC I need it five minutes later.
Oh, and I've never had any hardware failures and I've always left my computers on (since 1995).
It's different for everyone, and it's really up to how you use your PC.
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