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[5]: Saving electricity?
by zima on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Saving electricity?"
zima
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2005-07-06

Again, it doesn't change how they are too often replaced before hitting their limits (likewise for desktops of course; NVM how comparative data between the two classes are still missing, or how laptops are also a bit more likely to endure physical hardships, that's not the point)

It's not much of a trade-off when, too often, people aren't very willing to hold on even to working equipment.

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RE[6]: Saving electricity?
by spiderman on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 10:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Saving electricity?"
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2008-10-23

When a laptop fails, it means it is used. It does not fail in the trashcan or in the recycling factory.

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RE[7]: Saving electricity?
by zima on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 11:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Saving electricity?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Which, again, doesn't exclude other (and IMHO way too widespread of course) scenarios, practices.

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