Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 08, 2016, 06:00:51 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Shutdown Day!  (Read 8520 times)

Renegade

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 13,220
  • Tell me something you don't know...
    • View Profile
    • Renegade Minds
    • Donate to Member
Shutdown Day!
« on: May 01, 2008, 12:50:46 PM »
http://www.shutdownday.org/

Can you survive 1 day?

It's tomorrow!
Slow Down Music - Where I commit thought crimes...

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. - John Diefenbaker

f0dder

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 9,029
  • [Well, THAT escalated quickly!]
    • View Profile
    • f0dder's place
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 01:33:31 PM »
What a perverted thought.

But since I, at the moment, generally sleep until two hours before I have to leave for work, and don't get home after until midnight... I guess it's doable.
- carpe noctem

cranioscopical

  • Friend of the Site
  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,367
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 04:30:30 PM »
http://www.shutdownday.org/

Can you survive 1 day?

It's tomorrow!

Oh dear!  I missed  it.

Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,888
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 06:50:21 PM »
I totally can, and have gone for long periods without my computer even being on.

...but may 3 is Wednesday.
I have to work Wednesday.
I use a computer at work... :wallbash:

p3lb0x

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 377
  • Beer, beer, beer, I'm going for a beer!
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 07:41:18 PM »
I have been without my computer for 4 days! And I didn't go crazy!!! *twitches*
Stop mousering people so much - Mouser

cthorpe

  • Discount Coordinator
  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 728
  • c++thorpe
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008, 07:42:16 PM »
...but may 3 is Wednesday.
I have to work Wednesday.
I use a computer at work... :wallbash:

Um... isn't May 3 Saturday?


I'm not even going through the motions of trying.  There is no way I can do it.

nite_monkey

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 727
    • View Profile
    • Just Plain Super
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008, 10:36:05 PM »
I always sit at the computer for several hours on Saturday, so I am not going to attempt to do it.
[Insert really cool signature here]

J-Mac

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 2,913
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008, 11:22:30 PM »
Shutdown what? Our computers?  Why?  What's the point?

Please don't tell me it's a "green" thing, save the planet and all that.  I'll gag.

Tell Al Gore about it!

Jim

Renegade

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 13,220
  • Tell me something you don't know...
    • View Profile
    • Renegade Minds
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 11:36:58 PM »
http://www.shutdownday.org/

Can you survive 1 day?

It's tomorrow!

Oh dear!  I missed  it.

Huh?

Have you been time travelling again? ;)
Slow Down Music - Where I commit thought crimes...

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. - John Diefenbaker

app103

  • That scary taskbar girl
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2006
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,666
    • View Profile
    • App's Apps
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008, 01:12:59 AM »
Is it "Shutdown Day"? or "Kill Your Spouse Day"? (they would be the same thing if I shut down my pc for 24 hours)

iphigenie

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,169
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2008, 01:27:20 AM »
How can I get my photos done if I shut down? or my writing? or my CV?

Although if the weather permits I will shut down for most of the day.

But the concept is not just green, i think it is "look up from online communities and go spend time with real people" and I can relate to that, too easy to get stuck online.

J-Mac

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 2,913
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2008, 02:25:10 AM »
How can I get my photos done if I shut down? or my writing? or my CV?

Easy!  Lie!   ;)

Jim

nosh

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 1,426
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2008, 05:40:09 AM »
Shouldn't they have announced a cut-off point for shutting down? As in, if I realise it's shutdown day at 11:40 PM and restart 20 minutes later, am I perhaps using up more power restarting everything? Some people have NO concern for the planet!

biox

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 74
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2008, 06:39:03 AM »
Quote
Can you survive for 24 hours without your computer ?
Which one?  My notebook? Yeah, absolutely. It's at HP service and certainly shut down as they don't work Sat/Sun. :P

f0dder

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 9,029
  • [Well, THAT escalated quickly!]
    • View Profile
    • f0dder's place
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2008, 07:22:22 AM »
Shouldn't they have announced a cut-off point for shutting down? As in, if I realise it's shutdown day at 11:40 PM and restart 20 minutes later, am I perhaps using up more power restarting everything? Some people have NO concern for the planet!
Not really necessary to define explicit period with timezones and all that... just spend _your_ entire may3 without turning on your computer. Like, 24 hours straight.
- carpe noctem

cranioscopical

  • Friend of the Site
  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,367
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2008, 08:37:57 AM »
http://www.shutdownday.org/

Can you survive 1 day?

It's tomorrow!

Oh dear!  I missed  it.

Huh?

Have you been time travelling again? ;)

Whoops, I might miss it tomorrow, too  ;)


Edvard

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,888
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2008, 10:46:53 AM »
...but may 3 is Wednesday.
I have to work Wednesday.
I use a computer at work... :wallbash:

Um... isn't May 3 Saturday?
...

 :huh:
oh.

edvard rule#234985: Never make a time-sensitive post on a Thursday so stressful you think it's Monday.
:wallbash:

http://www.shutdownday.org/

Can you survive 1 day?

It's tomorrow!

Oh dear!  I missed  it.

Huh?

Have you been time travelling again? ;)

...or maybe that was it.

Besides, I've planned a 20-mile bike with my son on Saturday, so I think it'll be no problem.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2008, 10:49:57 AM by Edvard »

ljbirns

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 229
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2008, 06:16:08 PM »
No problem.  I'm leaving at 6:00AM tomorrow to go to a Sheep & Wool festival.  I won't be back until Sunday afternoon.  At least 32 hours !!!!
Lew

cranioscopical

  • Friend of the Site
  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,367
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2008, 08:25:28 PM »
No problem.  I'm leaving at 6:00AM tomorrow to go to a Sheep & Wool festival.
I think it's cheating if you take the RAM with you!   :o


ljbirns

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 229
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2008, 08:32:26 PM »
Quote
I think it's cheating if you take the RAM with you!   ohmy

I SHEEP ishly agree.
Lew

nosh

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 1,426
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2008, 12:40:40 AM »
Shouldn't they have announced a cut-off point for shutting down? As in, if I realise it's shutdown day at 11:40 PM and restart 20 minutes later, am I perhaps using up more power restarting everything? Some people have NO concern for the planet!
Not really necessary to define explicit period with timezones and all that... just spend _your_ entire may3 without turning on your computer. Like, 24 hours straight.

You took me a bit too literally there, f0dder! :)

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Points: 1
  • Posts: 7,716
    • View Profile
    • The Blog of Deozaan
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2008, 11:12:28 PM »
I'm one of those typical addicts in denial: I could do it if I wanted to. But I don't want to, so I'm not going to.  :P


wreckedcarzz

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 1,623
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Shutdown Day!
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2008, 12:53:15 AM »
I could, but I didn't do it for Earth day, and I didn't do that "lights out" hour thing...

Besides, whats 700W for 24 hours? Global warming? Ha! ;D