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Do You Turn Off Your Computer at Night?

 
 
ossobuco
 
  1  
Sun 27 Feb, 2011 05:17 pm
Someone at the mac store in arcata, ca, told me something like eight years ago that if I was really concerned about lightning strikes I should get a voltage meter (or regulator, I forget the exact words). I declined.

We didn't get much lightning in our old neighborhood so I was spooked about it when I moved to that area.
BillRM
 
  1  
Sun 27 Feb, 2011 05:52 pm
@ossobuco,
An outlet surge protection is dirty cheap and offer some protection at least.

A direct or near lightening strike is a horse of another color and a UPS running all the time is the only way of offering even fair protection from such an event.
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kiran11
 
  0  
Mon 9 Jan, 2012 02:10 am
@Phoenix32890,
ya , it is very necessary to turn off
OmSigDAVID
 
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Mon 9 Jan, 2012 02:52 am
@kiran11,
kiran11 wrote:
ya , it is very necessary to turn off
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Irene86
 
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Thu 18 Dec, 2014 08:32 am
@Phoenix32890,
I turn it off, my health much more important for me, I am sure that computers make negative affect on human health and I sleep in the room where my computer is, so i turn it off definitely!!!
Phoenix32890
 
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Mon 5 Jan, 2015 06:55 am
In the time that I originally wrote this thread, I have gone back to cable, and am using an iMac. I put my computer to "sleep" each time that I am finished using it. During the lightning season, I turn the computer completely off, and the first sound of thunder.

From what I understand, surge suppressor will help with voltage spikes, but if you get a direct lightning hit, be prepared to buy a new computer. One of the storms in my area fried a
USB port on my iMac.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Mon 5 Jan, 2015 06:59 am
@Irene86,
I don't think that nowadays a person can avoid environmental factors which impact on health. Just breathing the air, drinking the water, and eating processed foods ,IMO, will have an effect on health. If you feel more secure turning off your computer, then just keep doing it.
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jerfrank
 
  0  
Wed 14 Jan, 2015 10:25 pm
@Phoenix32890,
i do this many times, because sometimes, i want to download movies from internet or i forget to turn off my computer.
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shanewilsonjr
 
  0  
Sat 24 Jan, 2015 04:30 am
@Phoenix32890,
Yeh turning off yor PC is bright idea than to be hanging with a burnt down PC !
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gunjan
 
  -1  
Tue 3 Feb, 2015 11:00 pm
@Phoenix32890,
Yes i do turn off my computer whenever i am not working on it. I think its best practice.
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RoyceMackenzie
 
  0  
Thu 12 Feb, 2015 07:41 am
@Phoenix32890,
If you are concerned with lightning or thunderstorm, you can hibernate your computer and switch off the power outlet for safety reasons. I've been doing this with my laptop and it's fine.

However if you use Windows 8, you can switch the computer off as Win 8's start up time is very fast.
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jomartin0007
 
  0  
Mon 9 Mar, 2015 02:16 am
yes of course i daily shutdown my laptop otherwise my system will get heat.
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Lilyvila
 
  -1  
Wed 2 Sep, 2015 12:32 am
@Phoenix32890,
Turn off for your PC's life
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Buttcheeks
 
  -4  
Sun 3 Jul, 2016 03:28 pm
@Phoenix32890,
I like this suggestion so I shall follow it like the 11th commandment. All naysayers and blasphemers be gone with your turn the computer off LIES. You dirty, dirty liars and your lying LIES. Go back to your father, from whence you came, demon child of Satan!
roger
 
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Sun 3 Jul, 2016 04:15 pm
@Buttcheeks,
Huh?
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melisaschocolate
 
  -1  
Sun 25 Sep, 2016 10:32 pm
@Phoenix32890,
Turn off
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MarshallN
 
  -1  
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 11:21 am
@engineer,
Always.
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KellyBamson
 
  0  
Thu 10 Nov, 2016 05:34 am
@Phoenix32890,
Turn Off. Because computer performance generally benefits from an occasional reboot.


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Techstation24x7
 
  0  
Thu 10 Nov, 2016 09:14 am
@Phoenix32890,
Switch off screen rather than leaving in ‘sleep mode’
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PaulAdam0
 
  0  
Fri 11 Nov, 2016 11:26 pm
I usually turn it off.
 

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