I CANNOT BELIEVE your current poll totals!!!
I remember dropping by a friend's house one day, and seeing that, not only was her PC on ALL DAY (coming back home, after work & after being out on a Friday nite), but she also left the monitor on! (Granted this was a few years ago, before good 'ol flat screens & LCD's were the all the hype.) Monitors alone sucked up so much energy, not to mention the HEAT they expelled!
I always, ALWAYS turn off my PC or laptops after I finish doing whatever! For one thing, to save on my energy bill, to save or extend the life of all the components in my PC (then again, since I did built it myself, and bought every single piece that's in it, maybe it's one of the reasons why I want all those components to last me a good long time), to avoid any possible hackers lurking for unsuspecting systems, to reduce the heat that the machine produces, and most of all, to be conscientious in saving energy as a whole, for crist sakes!
It stunned me that roughly HALF of your polled users do not turn their systems off!?!?!? I mean, when they walk away from their vehicles (even if only for an hour) do they leave them running?!?!? Why not??? Would it because it's waisting GAS!?!?! MAYBE!?!? Well, it's the same thing with electronic items in the house. People have GOT to start getting a clue!
No wonder, when I hear in the news that "we're consuming excessive energy" well, here's half of them to blame!
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