Howto save money (and the planet)

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measure energy consumptionCoding Horror has a good article on the cost of running a computer 24/7, estimating that his server costs rougly $200 a year and his media center pc another $80. That is a lot of money, and as gadget lovers we have many other gadgets lying around either charging or on standby.

Some tipps give are:

  • Configure HDD to sleep when inactive
  • Upgrade your power supply to a more efficient one
  • Disconnect any unused peripherals

Not only will you save money, but also the planet 😉

[more on the topic at Coding Horror, via Lifehacker]

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