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    Earth: Warming it's own globe for 4.543 billion years.

    What are a few humans going to cause worse than an earlier catastrophic event that killed off an entire world of life?

    I bet the Earth will adapt, again. And hopefully so will humans...

    Let's just not imagine if another asteroid asshole hits the Earth. We are then fucked. But the Earth will always adjust to new life.

    Just my thoughts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmys69 View Post
    Earth: Warming it's own globe for 4.543 billion years.

    What are a few humans going to cause worse than an earlier catastrophic event that killed off an entire world of life?

    I bet the Earth will adapt, again. And hopefully so will humans...

    Let's just not imagine if another asteroid asshole hits the Earth. We are then fucked. But the Earth will always adjust to new life.

    Just my thoughts.


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    At my elevation and position in the country (google NN5 5PF) I have little to worry about, well nothing much anyway at 73. But maybe in just two decades much of London will be in the sea. That's ok because they are all rich fuckers and can look aftr themselves. Around the world there will be millions displaced and their movement will be resisted by those on higher ground. FFS we are short of habitable, food productive land NOW!

    GW is the ultimate example of "I'm all right Jack". The evidence is clear. Maybe you don't hold people like David Attenbough in such high esteem as us Brits and most of the rest of the world but there can surely be few people more qualified to SEE the problems?

    2016/17/18 has seen some of the worst weather disasters in living memory (strangely since a certain president came into office! Do you think "someone up there" is tryng to tell him something?) Now, those events cannot be absolutely connected to C02 and GW but it has to make any rational person think a bit.

    I suspect the people in power know the dangers but have THEIR plans made. The poor sods that suffered most from Katrina still do not seem to have been helped a great deal?

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    I too never turn anything off, and my failures are rare. I can live with the cost. I'm away from base for ten weeks, and my essential kit is flight cased and the power here goes off over night, so the computers and kit is powered down. It could be coincidence but one computer sometimes won't restart - some kit refuses to work properly and it's a real pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob aylestone View Post
    I too never turn anything off, and my failures are rare. I can live with the cost. I'm away from base for ten weeks, and my essential kit is flight cased and the power here goes off over night, so the computers and kit is powered down. It could be coincidence but one computer sometimes won't restart - some kit refuses to work properly and it's a real pain.
    I don't want to be rude Rob but if "you can live with the cost", live with replacing kit as it fails (and complain loudly! Gear should NOT be bothered by a reasonable on/off cycle.)

    Many people will HAVE to live with the cost of the obscene excessess of the (mostly) western world and have fuck all anyway and probably never will.

    The situation is I fear pretty hopeless because the "fix" means that a lot of people WITH a "lot" will have to get by with a lot less. "They" know this and "they" do not want to have to face the harsh facts of surviving on just a million or so a year.

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    Trouble is Dave, in my own experience - the killer seems to be when kit IS powered up after being off for a while. No idea if it's heat related, or current surge issues, or perhaps even the actual board or internal temperature - but it does seem that permanent power is a positive thing. I run a venue where they still have the first generation of Thyristor dimmers, installed in the late 60s. The boards are fragile, and some of the components difficult to source. Up until 8 years ago, they were switched off for the winter, and every power up reduced dimmer numbers by one or two. Then one year I forgot to power them down and they were on all winter. Since then I have lots just two more. In my studio this year I lost a Roland 1080 and a M-Audio 8x8 MIDI interface that were powered down for just two weeks while an electrical problem was fixed. Both refused to restart when power was reapplied. For me this is enough evidence to convince me 24/7 operation is better. I try to be green if I can, but in this case, I'll go with the energy usage. I do understand other people's viewpoints on this - but my need and my solution I'm comfy with.

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    It is quite common for many pieces of machinery to fail ro start or even fail completely if left cold and unloved for a good while.

    Pianos soon go out of tune and felts drop off. Cars of course should never be just "banged on" if left for months. But we don't usually solve these issues by the brute force method of keeping them hot or running all the time. One solution is a timer, set it for a 20 minute "burn" once a day or, with a digital one, once a month?

    We have to be prepared to put up with extra inconveniences and costs, much easier to just dump everything in one landfill bin but most of us now take the time to sort our rubbish.

    And I am sorry but, some Tlamp kit and some computers? Not life threatening technology is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob aylestone View Post
    Trouble is Dave, in my own experience - the killer seems to be when kit IS powered up after being off for a while. No idea if it's heat related, or current surge issues, or perhaps even the actual board or internal temperature - but it does seem that permanent power is a positive thing. I run a venue where they still have the first generation of Thyristor dimmers, installed in the late 60s. The boards are fragile, and some of the components difficult to source. Up until 8 years ago, they were switched off for the winter, and every power up reduced dimmer numbers by one or two. Then one year I forgot to power them down and they were on all winter. Since then I have lots just two more. In my studio this year I lost a Roland 1080 and a M-Audio 8x8 MIDI interface that were powered down for just two weeks while an electrical problem was fixed. Both refused to restart when power was reapplied. For me this is enough evidence to convince me 24/7 operation is better. I try to be green if I can, but in this case, I'll go with the energy usage. I do understand other people's viewpoints on this - but my need and my solution I'm comfy with.
    So wait. Explain. You shut down digital or analog gear and it would not fire up again?

    That does not make sense to me. A sitting automobile without gaskets, rubber, oil needing parts being lubricated deteriorating makes sense. A computer though? They like being cold. As cold a possible...
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    yeah..I was only asking if I could use a remote switch for my monitors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruthish View Post
    yeah..I was only asking if I could use a remote switch for my monitors.
    And as I meant to say, Yes.

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    Absolutely - yes. Although very early on the only real problem/annoyance was mentioned. Sometimes powering up remotely makes things go click - loudly or quietly. Silently is nice, but the volume of the click can annoy. Try it and see. If it works for you - go for it. I'm just lazy and don't do it.

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