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Poll: How Often Do You Turn Off the Power to Your Internet Connection?
Authored by: umijin on Oct 04, '07 09:09:45AM

I think it's a great hint. We are all wasteful, and most of us (me included) don't need to leave our tech on all the time when we aren't around. Besides, it just invites hackers to dig into your wireless systems.

Sure, if you are hosting a site or have an ftp server - I can understand.

The other night, I noticed after turning the room lights on - all these freaking LEDs glowing in the family room. First there is the Wii, then there are my JBL Creatures, then the hard drive plugged into my Airport Extreme. Then there's both my Airport Extreme and Express, plus cable box. That doesn't even include all the other appliances on 'standby' in my home office.

Sure, the LED lights themselves don't use much energy - but often the devices they are attached to do draw quite a bit of power.

I suppose someone might argue that they are worried if they turn off all their net stuff (cable modem, router, wireless), it will be a pain to restart them all and get them to sync up correctly. But I suspect this is not the real reason. Most of us are just lazy and wasteful - a sad byproduct of our consumer culture.

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