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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[2]: Nitpick
by Neolander on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Nitpick"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Ah, you're right, totally forgotten that not every part of the world used my fellow voltage standards ;)

Though about wattmeters, it's my turn to accuse yourself of being region-specific ^^ In France at least (should check in Sweden while I'm here), old-fashioned mechanical watt counters with a spinning thingie (1 turn = X kWh) are still common, and using them for wattage calculation is quite cumbersome and imprecise.

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RE[3]: Nitpick
by zima on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 10:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Nitpick"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Such meters are also still standard at my place; I don't really see them as "quite cumbersome and imprecise" (vs. cheap portable meter), especially since for calculations we see averaging & "assuming" anyway (overall, total usage over time is what we need to have in mind, if energy conservation is to become a routine)

And might I add that, in your unsound accusations, you actually gave me an opportunity to berate you so much more strongly! ;)
I've never even been anywhere close to a 110V place, I just remember they exist.

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RE[4]: Nitpick
by righard on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 11:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Nitpick"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Are there any 110 volt zealots or 230 volt fanboys, I want to see there flamewars.

Anyway, anybody dumb enough to live in a 110 volt area deserves to have there equipment broken earlier and there have computers run slower.
230 volt is the true path to enlightenment.


Ontopic: I always thought it stupid that I had to cool down my pc with a cooler while at the same time heating my room. Maybe there is a way to connect a cpu with a radiator.

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