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Poll: How Often Do You Turn Off the Power to Your Internet Connection?
Authored by: fnordianslip on Oct 04, '07 10:59:39AM

I suppose that if you turn your 'puter off, then there's not much point leaving the rest of the bits on. However, I've got too many machines doing their own thing to deny them network access.

I rarely turn off my main Linux desktop anymore. It had been on 24/7 for about 18 months when I did turn it off. A bunch of electrolytic caps on the motherboard let loose with their smelly pink goop when I next applied power.

So, beware. Electronic kit can get addicted to power and can overdose after doing a spell of cold turkey.



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