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How Long Do You Leave Your PC On?  
User currently offlineAviator1990 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 82 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

Well the title says it all. So just tell me when your PC is on. Today was the first time when I actually left my PC on the whole night so that me and my friend could fly to RAAJ from KLAX. Do any of you leave your computer on and go away while autopilot takes you to your destination?

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8615 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

Quoting Aviator1990 (Thread starter):
Do any of you leave your computer on and go away while autopilot takes you to your destination?

I don't have any flightsim software, so that'd be a no. But I have fallen asleep while some movie or so was playing and also left the PC running for long downloads.



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3204 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

My computer is on 24/7.  Big grin


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8615 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 2):
My computer is on 24/7.

I hope you don't have the same one as me - you'd melt and the utility bill would give you a molten-heart attack.  Wink "Pentium 4 550" is the name.



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User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Mine is on almost permanently, it's my only source of music, movies, and porn. I leave it on overnight for virus scans, disk defragmenting, and to download even more music, movies, and porn.  Smile

User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Quoting Toast (Reply 4):
Mine is on almost permanently, it's my only source of cheesy porn music, porn movies, and porn pictures. I leave it on overnight for virus scans, disk defragmenting, and to download even more cheesy porn music, porn movies, and porn pictures.

Fixed.

 biggrin 




-NWA742


User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

You can actually turn a PC off?  Confused

 Big grin


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 16997 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

It can be on 12-13hours a day sometimes. But usual it is on 4hours a day.

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 5):
Quoting Toast (Reply 4):
Mine is on almost permanently, it's my only source of cheesy porn music, porn movies, and porn pictures. I leave it on overnight for virus scans, disk defragmenting, and to download even more cheesy porn music, porn movies, and porn pictures.

Fixed.






-NWA742

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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3047 times:
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It's usually on from the time I get up in the morning to when I go to sleep (including when I'm at work), so that'd be about 16 hours a day. I used to have it on 24/7, but as I have a computer which can handle standby mode in a decent way (ie. a Mac  Smile), I don't need it anymore.


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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

My two desktop G4s are on permanently and have been for 2 years now, they run as iTunes servers. My powerbook has a rest once a week, but is on almost permanently otherwise, as I find it irritating to have to go through the trouble of turning off and on.

Alex


User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Depends... anything from 4 hours on a school day to a full 14, 15 hours on a weekend. I don't spend all of that time at the PC though, sometimes it's doing FS flights or torrenting stuff.

User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):
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.................it means the text was changed to what the writer really meant.




-NWA742


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 16997 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 11):
.................it means the text was changed to what the writer really meant

Okey.



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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

About 8 hours. But, I usually set the power saver so that it could turn off the monitors after 30 minutes, go on standby 15 minutes later, and hibernate in the next 15. Same with my laptop. Some programs, I think Real Player, doesn't allow my comp to go to standby, but it does let it turn off the monitor. I used to leave my laptop on for hours on end, then one day, the motherboard melted. I was pissed. So my newer laptop now has its own cooling mat and a vornado, considering how hot it gets. Not to mention that the temperature here never gets below 70F. My PC sits by the window to catch a cool breeze when I use it. I have never properly turned off my computers in the past couple of weeks, other than to restart after downloading some stuff.


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User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

I hardly ever turn off my laptop (my sole computer at the moment). I just put it into either standby or hibernate mode when I step away from the computer. It probably gets turned off all the way once a week or so.


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User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

My computer is 24/7, almost like me anyway...

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

Monday through Friday, usually between 5-6 hours (Usually from the time I get home from work until right before I go to bed), but on the weekends, more along the lines of 15 hours a day. During the weekends, I may turn it off if I'm going to be gone for any length of time, but typically I will leave it on from the time I wake up until right before I go to bed.

User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Quoting Aviator1990 (Thread starter):
Do any of you leave your computer on and go away while autopilot takes you to your destination?

I did that once for a flight from Manchester UK- Phuket. I set the heading via FSNAV, when i woke up..i was about 500 miles off course heading due west. What a waste of time it was.

Generally my laptop is on all day, but turned off at night as it starts to overheat.


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3432 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2960 times:
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My desktop at home gets turned off when I go to sleep @ night or when I leave for work. When I am not on the road, my laptop at work is on, basically from 8am - 7pm.

In essence: no computer at work or at home is left on overnight.


SA7700



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User currently onlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

I usually shut off my home computer every night, but my work computer has been on for a month straight.

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

All teh time, if it goes off, its cause im going to be away.
Always on standby, so no lengthy load up process.

My comp does have a weird habit of turning itself on from standby at 6am every couple of days, its weird, adn wakes me up lol


User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3829 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

MacThree:~ moo$ uptime
19:47 up 112 days, 1:23, 5 users, load averages: 1.17 1.00 0.66

Yes, that is my main desktop. None of my systems get turned off regularly.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10725 posts, RR: 38
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

I leave my computer on most of the day when I am at home. I turn it off during the night.

I happen to do music streaming from far distant lands, Hawaiian or Tahitian radio stations come right into my home through the Internet or other stations with other music styles from other countries. It's neat!  Smile



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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

My computer does not like to turn back on for 48-72 hours after I turn it off. Since I pretty much have to use it every day for research and papers, it is on 24/7 and has been since the third day of school (we lost power the Saturday before 2nd year of law school started and my laptop didn't turn back on until late Tuesday night).

Texan



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

24/7. It does the virus and malware-type scans in the middle of the night.

25 Siren : Last login: Sun Sep 16 00:25:59 on ttyp1 Welcome to Darwin! eternal-endurance:~ lys$ uptime 12:58 up 57 days, 12:34, 3 users, load averages: 0.28 0.27
26 Go3Team : All of mine except my laptop - 24/7. Laptop about 16 hrs a day.
27 EA CO AS : 24/7, and yes I've been known to 'aim and forget' on FS9 during long flights - get to altitude, 'aim' at your destination, enable the autopilot and go
28 Post contains images Springbok747 : Desktop is on 24/7, laptop is on for about 14h every day. The porn gets downloaded into my desktop, my laptop is squeaky clean
29 Acey : I have two running next to each other. The more powerful machine, running Vista, does not go off. The lesser machine, running XP, is only turned on wh
30 Captaink : I dunno, but sometimes it dawns on my to turn it off, but my computer is on more than it is off for sure.
31 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Last year it only got turned off when I went abroad or went home, that was in University owned accommodation where bills were included in the rent. Th
32 Post contains images YYZflyer : On a school day I'd say it's on for around 7 1/2 to 8 hours. On weekends around 14 to 15 hours.
33 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Work PC used to be on 24/7 since it was the one controlling the ticket and itinerary printers, so I never turned it off when going home in case anyone
34 Scottieprecord : I might restart the macbook once a week for maintenance issues, software updates, etc. And other than it going to sleep while I'm walking between clas
35 WestJetYQQ : Usually I leave my computer on 24 hours a day. I often fall asleep watching an episode of that '70s show, and I like the sound of the computer running
36 ShyFlyer : Desktop, I'd have to say probably 12 to 14 hours at the most. I'd never leave it running all night though. Laptop is on for however long I need it, wh
37 Post contains images HAWK21M : Whats your Electricity bill like regds MEL
38 Ouboy79 : My main system - XPS 720 - never shuts down unless the APC unit runs out of juice during a power outage. The two other file servers are pretty much 24
39 Aviator1990 : WOW you people leave your PC's in forever. I always switch it off during the night.
40 MaidensGator : We leave both our desktops on all the time. We shut them down if there's a bad thunderstorm crashing real close, or if we go out of town, but other th
41 57AZ : Desktop stays on except if I leave town. Laptop and handheld PC are only on when needed. Power bills aren't bas as the desktop goes into energy saver
42 LAXspotter : Same here, only reason why my computer is on at night, and if i do any FS longhual flights which I really dont see a point because flying is basicall
43 TheCol : I have 2 running 24/7. If they're not in use, they are put in "hibernation" mode.
44 Post contains images Jamotcx : I leave my laptop on nearly all the time. Although I have recently started to turn it off when I go to work. I used to have 2 pcs and a laptop at uni
45 AFC_Ajax00 : Laptop at work (which I rarely take home unless really needed) stays on basically all the time unless I'm on the road. Personal laptop is on only when
46 Ag92 : My old PC used to be on 24/7 most days, as restarting or shutting it down would take ages. Now I have a laptop for school and I turn it off every coup
47 ORFflyer : PCs don't burn that much electricity - any extra $$ they put on your power bill is negligible. I have three - two laptops and a desktop that haven't
48 Post contains images Aviator1990 : This thread turned out to be more interesting than I thought. Keep posting people.
49 ShyFlyer : About as much as a typical incandescent bulb if I remember correctly.
50 ORFflyer : From what I understand, a very low wattage bulb at that. I should also clarify my post above - one of the laptops does get shut down semi-frequently
51 Waterpolodan : Really? I always thought they suck more power up than that. Say my computer has a 500 watt power supply, obviously it doesn't use all of that but isn'
52 MaidensGator : If it uses 200 watts, that's 144 KWH in 30 days. I pay roughly 11 cents per KWH including taxes, etc., so it's about $16 a month to leave the compute
53 Waterpolodan : Interesting... That isn't too much money, but at the same time just turning your computer off every night when you don't need it could save you nearl
54 CV990A : My office computers are on 24/7 as my 2 desktops act as data servers, and are needed/used almost constantly, while my work laptop only turns off if I
55 Aviator1990 : Everybody lets keep this thread ALIVE!
56 LAXspotter : pointless, lol, but I guess Im helping.
57 Post contains images James777 : I always leave my PC on all day and all night lol, I do a long hall flights overnight, takeoff clime to assigned altitude and then put it on autopilot
58 Aviator1990 : this thread must not die. keep posting
59 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Now you've said that it's just bound to get locked
60 HT : I recently checked the power consumption of my noname notebook (very light weight with a rather small 12" screen): About 48 watts without charging th
61 NWADC9 : 24/7. The only time I turn this thing off is when it's playing mind-games with me or I'm leaving for longer than a day.
62 Post contains images Aero145 : I restart my PC like once a month, my Mac is restarted once a month and put usually to hibernate when I'm not using it, my mother's Mac is put to hibe
63 Aviator1990 : I think its the end for this thread now.
64 Sv2008 : Electricity might be cheap, but it's a huge waste of energy, and pointless just to save a few mins. I always turn my computer off when not using it (b
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