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Thread: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

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    Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    The idea of Shutdown Day, May 3rd 2008, is to turn off your computer for the entire 24 hours. Will you be taking part?
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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    Will I be taking part? Will I hell.

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    i'll ask my 300-machine datacenter...






    no

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    What a stupid idea this is

    Rather than bother with this, I'd rather go plant a tree or something related like this as I expect that will do more to assist in reducing carbon than shutting down for 24 hours.

    I'll even go and block a volcano or 2 to stop them pumping out millions of tons of Carbon Dioxide as well.

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    Turn off all computers in the western world and create instant anarchy!

    You sure they aren't a terrorist organisation

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    Erm, nope?

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    @ home, yes but at work no, that's beyond my control.
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    When I say go, both walk in the opposite direction for 10 paces, draw handbags, then bitch-slap each other!

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    It's a saturday... and it's a hexus meet... and I'm away.

    So yes, none of my Pc's will be on, but only because I'm not at home.

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    Yep we will turn off all the HEXUS Servers for the 24 hours - that okay chaps?

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerai View Post
    It's a saturday... and it's a hexus meet... and I'm away.

    So yes, none of my Pc's will be on, but only because I'm not at home.
    You mean to say you won't be leaving your PCs on for folding?

    Can't imagine I'll ever leave the computers off for a full 24 hours unless I'm away from home. Checking emails and the usual daily surf is so much a routine I sure it's ingrained into my DNA by now. Even if I didn't have internet access, the server would at least be on for a bit of streaming audio. Besides, all the here stuff gets turned off at night anyway so I've accumulated enough to cover Shutdown Day.

    As for the .lifestyle question, "Can you survive for 24 hours without your computer?", well yes if I have to I'm not Borg yet.
    Last edited by pauldarkside; 16-04-2008 at 03:25 PM.
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

    0iD: Plus weeing in it every now & again does it good
    scaryjim: 10" is just a little large to hold comfortably in one hand, which makes it a lot harder to tap, swipe and generally interact with.

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    Yep we will turn off all the HEXUS Servers for the 24 hours - that okay chaps?


    NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOO!!!



    PS just spotted the new avatar - very nice
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

    0iD: Plus weeing in it every now & again does it good
    scaryjim: 10" is just a little large to hold comfortably in one hand, which makes it a lot harder to tap, swipe and generally interact with.

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    When i have rather important coursework in soon, not a chance

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    Yep we will turn off all the HEXUS Servers for the 24 hours - that okay chaps?
    Seems like a mightily sensible measure to me - I might actually get some work done.

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Seems like a mightily sensible measure to me - I might actually get some work done.
    Never ceases to amaze me how quickly one can go off people 'round here
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

    0iD: Plus weeing in it every now & again does it good
    scaryjim: 10" is just a little large to hold comfortably in one hand, which makes it a lot harder to tap, swipe and generally interact with.

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    Yep we will turn off all the HEXUS Servers for the 24 hours - that okay chaps?

    And shockingly the meet attendance will rocket through the roof!

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    Re: Will you be powering down for Shutdown Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    Yep we will turn off all the HEXUS Servers for the 24 hours - that okay chaps?
    That's perfectly fine... I'll just go over to the dark-side then .. bi..bi..bi.. no I can't say the name
    Last edited by Lee H; 16-04-2008 at 05:11 PM.

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