Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 22:18 UTC
Editorial Your computer is an important energy consumer in your home. Can you save energy when using it? This article offers a few tips.
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RE: Saving electricity?
by zima on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 08:12 UTC in reply to "Saving electricity?"
zima
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2005-07-06

It's not much of a trade-off in practice - at worst, you just use it until it fails. I think most units don't fail throughout their life, and people still get new ones (too often because "old computer started to be broken & too slow" aka just filled with crapware*)

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RE[2]: Saving electricity?
by renox on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 08:15 in reply to "RE: Saving electricity?"
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2005-07-06

It's not much of a trade-off in practice


I disagree: my 10 year old desktop PC is still going quite well (except for blue screen from time to time, don't know if this is a HW or SW issue) whereas I know someone who had a laptop which failed just after the end of the warranty.

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RE[3]: Saving electricity?
by zima on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 08:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Saving electricity?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

So? "I have" / "I know someone" is not only a poor input vs. overall trends (how people don't seem to hold on to working machines often enough), you also essentially reaffirm my very own assertion that, yes, it's not something you can plan around much (please, please, drop the confirmation bias of "they don't build them like they used to" - we just remember positive specimens better, the few still working doubly so), so at worst, you just use it until it fails.

Edited 2011-08-03 08:27 UTC

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