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[ale] screen saver eats 15 - 30 watts



On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 6:33 PM, Michael B. Trausch <mbt at naunetcorp.com>wrote:

> On 04/02/2013 02:23 PM, Jim Kinney wrote:
> > I miss _REAL_ power switches. You know - when off meant OFF.
>
> I don't miss them... every PSU I purchase has one right on it! :-)
>

Every PSU I've used in the past 10 years that had a switch on the unit, I
discovered the switch was there to reset the PSU from when it hung during a
power blip.

>
> While I get what you're saying, on a more serious note, it is really
> nice that we can do thing like shut down computers at the end of a day
> and have them automatically startup and be ready for work the next
> morning. I used to always keep all systems on all the time so that they
> were accessible. Hell, these days, if a system I powered off needs to be
> turned on, I don't even need to be in the same room as it?I just send a
> WOL command over the network, wait 45 seconds, et voil?, I can do what I
> need and even shut the thing down remotely.
>

Yes. Very useful. But if the systems actually _worked_ better, powering
them down at night then backup in the morning wouldn't be such a chore.
Maybe we need a tiny screaming fast SSD just for hibernate mode - do a RAM
dump and kill power. On power up,  reload the RAM and reset the clock. Make
that the default power off mode and force a fresh start with keystrokes.

>
> I would seriously miss that functionality if it disappeared off the face
> of the planet.
>

Remote relays that use 0.00000W while idle can flip a switch to turn on the
server. Still gotta have _something_ running to manage access to the relay
bank. That would surely call for a non-upgradable, full of security holes
embedded system :-)

>
> ? Mike
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