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Old 06-12-2013, 03:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Clear your cookies every time you turn your computer off. You can set your computer to do this automatically.
People turn off computers?

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Old 06-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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For the record, I named my car hoping to bring bacon afficionados to the site. It cannot hurt, right?
Bacon makes everything better.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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People turn off computers?
And you're asking this on an ecomodding site? Why on Earth wouldn't you turn off your computer (or anything else) when you're not using it?

As for the cookie cleaning idea, the problem is distinguishing useful cookies from the ad ones.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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And you're asking this on an ecomodding site? Why on Earth wouldn't you turn off your computer (or anything else) when you're not using it?

As for the cookie cleaning idea, the problem is distinguishing useful cookies from the ad ones.
Honestly, most things that I do, I do on the computer, and I usually have Classical music playing at all times. I do believe that I have an actual radio somewhere, but I would rather not use a radio in addition to a computer, although I probably should put the computer to sleep and turn on the radio.

I do not think that actually has an "off" setting...

When I am not using my computer, I put it to sleep, or if it will be a while, in hibernate mode.

I think that I irritate my roommates by turning off unused lights. There is actually an increasing amount of tape over the porch light switch, so I loosened the bulb.

I also have box fans running at all times, but I tend to sweat even with them on, and I usually need to sleep on top of my bedding, which does not improve my sleep at all.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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My wife's answer for not turning off her laptop: "...keeping it plugged in and ON keeps the battery topped up so it's always fully charged when I need to go somewhere with it." Ouch!
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My wife's answer for not turning off her laptop: "...keeping it plugged in and ON keeps the battery topped up so it's always fully charged when I need to go somewhere with it." Ouch!
So she also parks her car at the gas station with the nozzle in the filling hole?


My wife gets 23 mpg in our little I10, she leaves all the lights on everywhere, etc. Yet she's glad for me when I come home and say '3.4' as she knows that means I've equalized my best ever FE coming home from work...
(spent 5 minutes in a traffic jam and ended up getting that! It could have been so much better... Geez. Never mind)
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Honestly, most things that I do, I do on the computer, and I usually have Classical music playing at all times.
Including e.g. sleep? I also must admit that I simply can't understand why people would use computers to play music.
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