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Poll: How Often Do You Turn Off the Power to Your Internet Connection?
Authored by: webdog on Oct 05, '07 08:12:24AM

I think you missed the point. Since most of our electricity comes from burning coal, the less we have to produce, the better. It's not like you turning off a light at night is going to get noticed by the power company, but 300,000 people turning off a light will.

What does irk me is my power company issuing a "stage 3 alert" and asking everyone to turn off appliances, AC, and computers in order to avoid rolling blackouts. It's not like they are going to give me a break on my electric bill for not being able to use my gear or do my job (I work at home on my computer). If they can charge me a $4 "convenience" fee to pay my bill online, I should be able to hit them with a respective "inconvenience fee".

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