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Re: [SLE] How to start a computer remotely - generic Q
  • From: kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 08:27:54 -1000
  • Message-id: <200607170827.54757.kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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:
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > 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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