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  1. Bruce

    Savageduck Guest

    If you mean "doesn't light" when you write "the bulb doesn't go", I
    would suggest that it is time to exercise your engineering skills to
    replace the bulb. Personally I have never heard of a light bulb "going"
    or not "going" unless you had thrown it out in the garbage.

    The bulbs in my refrigerator, 2 in the freezer and 3 in the main
    section continue to function as advertised some 12 years after arriving
    in my kitchen.
    Savageduck, May 3, 2012
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  2. Bruce

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Differences in English usage. In all kinds of subtle ways, New Zealand
    usage is different _from_ that of the USA.
    I'm not sure that the functioning of the light bulb was advertised in
    our old refrigerator when we bought it.


    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, May 3, 2012
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  3. Bruce

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I find it works much better if you do.


    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, May 3, 2012
  4. Bruce

    Trevor Guest

    Don't have an open fire, but how could I use a heater "rarely" if I didn't
    have any?

    Trevor, May 3, 2012

  5. The packaging on the cfl's that I normally buy say 5,000 hrs - only the
    LED torch I have said 50,000 hrs.
    C. Neil Ellwood, May 3, 2012
  6. Bruce

    Whisky-dave Guest

    So everythings a tools so not woth mentioning then as a way to
    describe something.

    So not a lot then, likem teh alphabet, it;'s a tool.
    Why use them when they can use CFL ?
    So that;s why the tungstan buld has lasted over 100 years ?

    Which if touched can serious reduce the life of the bulb
    so why not use CFL ?

    Which bulbs aren't vulnerable to power cycling.
    I don't think LEDS are but they're not really bulbs as such.
    I heard the time break is 15 mins for the curly ones not sure about
    the others.
    Si not really a good replacement for incandescant bulbs then.
    But then I can;t easily replace the 100w in the hall with a CFL then
    can I.
    of course all teh ads and well meaning people claim I'll be saving teh
    and money by buying such a bulb.

    So peole should be fooled by the defauilt message that CFL will save
    them money,
    especailly for the elderly who throgh most of their lives have been
    trained to turn things off
    rather than leave them on.
    it's an intersting one as most LEDS drivers are plulsed around 10KHz I
    think can have as little as 10% duty cycle too,
    it's also how they are dimmed.
    Also when left on the junctions get very hot and the LEDs fails this
    is happening quite a bit
    partly because these LED light are expensive to produce there's a lot
    of dodgy ones being sold cheap
    that just won;t last.
    So when such a device fails after a few months or less and you try to
    take it back...
    you don't get a refund as you must have misued it.
    Whisky-dave, May 3, 2012
  7. Bruce

    Whisky-dave Guest

    Not sure I could do that due to sex descrimination...
    does this little man have and T & Cs in his contract :)
    Whisky-dave, May 3, 2012
  8. Bruce

    Whisky-dave Guest

    Wow amazing I'm glad my iMac does't take as long to get back to where
    it was
    from the last time I used it.
    Whisky-dave, May 3, 2012
  9. Bruce

    Whisky-dave Guest

    I do the same but I don;t have every aplpication open atr the same
    time as there's little point.
    In fact it can be a disratcing if you have more to choose from.

    I don;t see the need to use 100 applications, do you use a differtn WP
    for each letter you write ?
    Apparently threre''s over 200,000 apps for my iPad I doubt I used more
    than a dozen.

    No it doesn't
    if the file is open I right-click on it on the icon in the dock and I
    can set open at login.
    maybe you need to use 3 or 4 aplications or edit the registary.
    I admit I don't know how to do this in windows7

    for most it seems.
    I don;t know anyone else that leaves tehre computer on all day and
    because it saves them time opening applications.
    For most any software up[date especailly virus related always needs
    the computer to be shutdown
    and restarted.

    Maybe that's because you're using a PC.
    I'm prety sure even teh PCs runs things maybe they're still called BAT

    You point is that you keep the computer on to save launch times isn't

    I'll say again using sleep it takes less than 3 seconds to get back to
    where I was.
    For me that;s not really significant in one day.
    You claim to save a week, by leaving it on.
    It would take me over 200,000 wake from sleeps at 3 seconds each
    for it to be a week.

    Not if you leave it on I guess, but does that go for the monitor too.
    Total and utter rubbish you haven;t a clue


    Disk Drive manufactures measure reliability as the Mean Time between
    Failure (MBTF) measured in hours. The MBTF for a drive is based on a
    testing sample of drives and calculating the frequency of how often
    failures occur.

    Nothing to do with how many times it's switched on or off.

    yes really.

    I guess you even think software can be installed when there;s no power
    to the computer.

    Which is even stranger you think leaving battery powered compters on
    all the time extends their life ?
    You do realise that laptops are designed to go into low power mode
    even reducing
    performance to extend the amount of time the computer up for.
    More relavant for laptops or as you call them battery computers.
    Why so I can get less performace per £ or $
    So you don;t need to change the BIOS that often then,
    but its user friendly enough for you to forget which keycombs you need
    to get to it.
    missed the "r"

    I've heard the human brain can quiet easily work out such things
    especailly in English.

    So you use a server PC as a home general purpose PC.
    Servers should be left on and backed up and possbley have UPS backup.

    And this server you're using is it a battery computer ?
    Better than using a battery computer as a server.

    But you're also saying I should use it whenh I don't such as when I'm
    then it's more efficint for teh computer to be awake to check spelling
    is that it ?
    Whisky-dave, May 3, 2012
  10. Bruce

    Whisky-dave Guest

    I doubt Wolfgang noticed such a minor point. :)
    Whisky-dave, May 3, 2012
  11. Bruce

    Whisky-dave Guest

    5,000 hours is about 200 days, hardly the 20+ years claimed by some.
    Whisky-dave, May 3, 2012
  12. See other post.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 3, 2012
  13. Not if it's already on.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 3, 2012
  14. Well, if it's firmly stuck, not having legs doesn't hurt the
    ability to go too much.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 3, 2012
  15. Imagine you being away for the week and your Mac not
    answering ...

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 3, 2012
  16. Bruce

    Guest Guest

    wake on demand, which works over the internet.
    Guest, May 3, 2012
  17. Neither do I. Just a lot.
    Virtual desktops.

    Apparently you use your computer only in a very few ways.
    Fine, but don't think everyone does.

    And that opens the file with the right program, at the right
    place, with the same undo history and same cursor position?
    I don't use Windows for anything but some games.
    Yeah, a good model for servers.
    You haven't really understood my arguments, have you?
    Really? Funny, the only things for which the computer must be
    shutdown and rebooted are:
    - new kernel with new data structures (most bugfixes,
    including security fixes, don't change data structures and
    thus don't *need* reboots
    Actually, the computer doesn't need to be switched off:
    - corrupted hardware status (e.g. a graphics card set into a
    non-responding status (program bug!) which needs a power reset
    to clear), when the hardware cannot be power-cycled and
    reattached without power-cycling the CPU & co.
    - hardware that needs to be added, removed or replaced but
    cannot be disconnected or connected without shutting down
    the computer (or where the chance for damage due to
    accidental electrical connections or short circuits is
    deemed too high with a powered computer).

    I'm not using Windows.

    Nope. That's just one point. Others are it also being a server
    (yes, that's bad form) and it also being available for remote

    Comparing sweet water fish with solar power stations usually
    gives strange results.

    Monitors sleep automatically and wake automatically.

    So why does SMART report things like Spin-Up Time (pre-failure),
    Start / Stop Count, Spin-Up Retry Count (pre-failure), Power
    Cycle Count, Head Retract Cycle Count and Load / Unload Cycle,
    when that's no problem at all?

    Embedding an axe in the mainboard gives even more protection.

    I guess you're drunk or maleficient.

    Let me rephrase that: How much power a computer uses does not
    interest me unless it's running on batteries.
    You can run lots of non-laptop computers on batteries. You have
    heard of uninterruptible power supplies?

    Because they use less power!

    You're barking up the wrong tree. I can set start times in
    the BIOS without entering the BIOS.

    Vrey, vrey qtueily, tgouhh. You tned to mlpiessl ltos of wrods.

    I'm using a computer as a server and as my workstation. The
    server functions are just for my use.

    You're misunderstanding.

    From a false assumption follows what?

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 3, 2012
  18. Bruce

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Then you have already switched the computer on.


    Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens, May 3, 2012
  19. CFL != LED

    200 days always on? That's what you do?

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 3, 2012
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, May 3, 2012
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