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[filmscanners] RE: keeping the 16bit scans; now=HD longevityOT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of Arthur Entlich
> Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2003 4:56 AM
> To: frankparis@comcast.net
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: keeping the 16bit scans; now=HD
> longevityOT
> Frank Paris wrote:
> >
> > It's the rate we use power, not the absolute cost over a year or 10
> > years or 100 years that has an impact. That's a miniscule rate
> > compared to driving back and forth to work for example, so I don't
> > consider myself an energy hog letting my computer run 24/7.
> >
> It's cumulative.  If every computer in the world used half
> the power it now does, or less, the impact would be
> substantial.  Do you keep the monitor on as well (even if in
> power save mode?).

I turn the monitor off at night and it goes into power save with 2 hours
of disuse.

> It all adds to the burden.  More to the
> point, its unnecessary.  You may have to go to work, you may
> have to use your computer at home, but you don't have to keep
> in on 24/7.  You get little direct advantage from it, and it
> is environmentally impactful.

We should all be mindful of saving energy and we can all choose specific
ways of doing it. But we don't need to be lectured on which specific
ways to choose. I assure you, the amount I save with the techniques I
use far exceed my use of electricity running my computer 24/7.

Frank Paris

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