Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Dec 2005 23:07 UTC, submitted by Valour
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Over the past several years of computer hardware engineering, raw speed has been the primary goal of hardware manufacturers. This has traditionally come at the expense of power consumption, which has skyrocketed since the first days of the x86-compatible home PC. Just how much electricity does a computer and its related devices use? Are there disadvantages to turning everything off when you're done? This article will give you an insight into computer power usage."
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Environmental impact
by jjmckay on Fri 30th Dec 2005 01:43 UTC
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Also an important aspect to consider is what electrical production does to our home, the Earth. Whole mountain ranges are reduced to rubble and our rivers degraded by runoff from mine sites. If you care about the air you breathe and are aware of the limited resources we have inherited, reduce your power consumption please.

Just because you don't see the damage in your daily life doesn't mean its not happening.

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