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My main rig goes off at night because there's nothing for it to do - I have a server box that does any nightly downloads or whatever, and that's on in my cupboard 24/7 (I turn it off once a month to clean out the dust filters etc and give it chance to reboot). I have a Gentoo Linux Firewall box running downstairs that's also on 24/7 (same though, once a month off to clean it out).

Any other computers are only on when they are needed.

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All 5 of my computers are on 24/7 don't realy know why though, well... one is my web server... one is my desktop... one is my windows server (whcih i am atempting to remove)... one is my PVR... and the other which is my old desktop whcih i don't actualy need on... it's just sitting there making all my old information avalable to me...

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All my servers and routers stay on 24/7, my desktop is on if i am using it (i try to turn it off if i'm not going to use it for a while). My laptop hardly ever gets turned because it is pretty much useless.

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My laptop hardly ever gets turned because it is pretty much useless.

Why is it useless????

You could always robotise your hose and use it as the remote lol

Or better still build it into your car... or is it just too old? - yay poor performance file server :)

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my 3 pcs only stay 15 hours on because they are in my bedroom and i have to sleep!!

You know, I'm the direct opposite. I can't sleep unless I have atleast one of my desktops on. I need the hum of the fans to sleep.

When I was still living with my parents I had 3 machine running in my bedroom 24x7 and the humming was a bit annoying so I also always had the radio on. Not louder than the hum, but just something to clear out the monotony.

Now I've got my own place, with a special room for the systems and my bedroom's dead quiet.

All my systems are on 24x7 because they're either doing stuff, or I don't want to have to wait for them to boot up before I can use them when I want to.

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My G4 Laptop is now running all the time so i can VNC into it if i need to use non-universal programs like Apple Works 6. My macbook i turn off at night since the G4 also handles any downloading i need to do.

It's an interesting setup i have actualy. I use my G4 to download torrents/iptv. I then use VNC to unRAR on the G4 if i need to. Then i mount the G4 harddrive and move the files over to my Macbook. Last i go back to VNC and delete the files off that machine. My 2 babies play very well together :).

I will also soon be adding a macmini as a media center that will use VNC on my palm T|X as a remote control. I love me some VNC.

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my 3 pcs only stay 15 hours on because they are in my bedroom and i have to sleep!!

You know, I'm the direct opposite. I can't sleep unless I have atleast one of my desktops on. I need the hum of the fans to sleep.

When I was still living with my parents I had 3 machine running in my bedroom 24x7 and the humming was a bit annoying so I also always had the radio on. Not louder than the hum, but just something to clear out the monotony.

Now I've got my own place, with a special room for the systems and my bedroom's dead quiet.

All my systems are on 24x7 because they're either doing stuff, or I don't want to have to wait for them to boot up before I can use them when I want to.

if it depends only on me i would let them on but the big problem its my litle brother.... :evil: he says that he cannot sleep well with the noise and that he needs all to be quiet... :(

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My 6 desktops/workstations are on 24/7 unless it gets really hot in the room during the summer, then i turn some of them off. My 2 laptops are usually off unless im using them, and my server and router are always on with a UPS Battery attached.

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My Apple Powerbook (old) stays up quite a bit, usually beacuse I forget to turn it off. My thinkpad stays on from when work starts until work ends. Which, lately, has been 8am - 8pm.

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My Main desktop machine is on 24/7 except when I'm on holidays I'm getting a server sometime in the next week which will be on 24/7 but same deal with the holidays thing My laptop has never been on 24/7 because of heat issues

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