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[Fwd: Re: [SLE] How to start a computer remotely - generic Q]
  • From: Arun Mallikarjunan <arun@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 15:13:05 -0400
  • Message-id: <44BBE141.1040003@xxxxxxx>
did it again..I keep forgetting that reply sends a private email.

Sorry Dimitri
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  • From: Arun Mallikarjunan <arun@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 15:11:49 -0400
  • Message-id: <44BBE0F5.2040408@xxxxxxx>
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I do understand that they exaggerate sometimes but the point still
remains which is what I care about. If me switching off the power
strip which is almost no trouble at all will help a little bit I am
willing to do it. The thing is, I did not know that these
"vampire-devices" as Randall aptly put it, do consume significant
power until I came across that fact yesterday, be it 40% or 20%.

Anyway, I am all excited to try this WOL thingie. It sounds pretty
interesting. I just hope my motherboard supports WOL option.


kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> It's a shame that one of the most important issues in the world
> today is left to non-technical people to bring forth. Yes, the
> clueless soul who pulled the 40% figure in the scare-o-mecial did
> so just to impress, but it is possible that some instant-on tv from
> an earlier time did use a lot of juice while idling, tubes needed a
> lot of power for stand-by and then more for full on. Today the
> problem is with the individual power supplies for the lcd, the
> printer, the cable modem, the router, the digital camera, the ipod,
> the shaver etc. and when you consider that every watt wasted by the
> end user means that the powerplant must burn three plus watts worth
> of fuel, things add up. Yes, i know there are power plants that can
> reach 60%+ efficiency, but there aren't many of them and that can
> not be constant day and night. sooo, maybe along with judicial use
> of apostrophe's, (does the same apply for comma's or parenthese's?)
> one should consider turning off the power strip and not just the
> computer at night. You might not save much and you might even push
> the powerplant to inefficient idling, but it would surely help a
> lot during the day. and if you really wanted to help, there would
> be no tv and no computers on during the day, all would be turned on
> only at night, after the evening peak... Dimitris Economou retired
> power plant engineer
> On Monday 17 July 2006 03:50, Mello wrote:
>> On 7/17/06, Arun Mallikarjunan <arun@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi All, I was watching the program "Global warming - what you
>>> need to know" on discovery channel yesterday and learned that
>>> TV's, and other electronics use almost 40% of their normal
>>> wattage even when switched off which came as a real surprise to
>>> me and these appliances can result to a whopping more than 1/2
>>> ton of Co2 annually. Well, I do my part by riding my bike to
>>> work and taking the public transportation whenever possible
>>> which in DC is really well organised. the thing is thats when I
>>> thought about the possibility of remotely starting my PC from
>>> anywhere. currently i leave it running for the possibility of
>>> me having to access it every now and then but would love to
>>> hear suggestions as to how to put this together.
>>> I do run SUSE 10.0 and love it.
>>> Thanks in Advance, Arun
>> Hi Arun, you may want to have a look at:
>> Or google for "wake on lan".
>> Thx, -mw
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