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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    They now have a message on the "Dashboard" page saying "Your balance is safe. We're currently experiencing high volume of customers on the portal. Please check back later."

    Probably need more ants in the computers, or it's out of cheese.
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    At the moment, I think a Peter Hamilton "Reality Dysfunction" might be closer the money than an "out of cheese" error.
    +++ Redo from Start +++
    Paul.
    If God had meant us to breathe underwater, he would have given us larger bank balances.
    Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.

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    Utility Point(less) here. Fortunately, I owe them money, so I'm not too fussed if their systems are offline.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Seriously, forget about sidemount - it's bollocks.

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    My electricity monthly DDR has gone from £143 to £290. I moaned and they let me reduce it to £250. I think I'll be turning off some of my computers (I normally have 6 or 7 running) when they are not needed.
    I'll think of something witty some time soon.

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    How fucking much??? At £100pm for gas and leccy I was breaking about even over the year. I owe them money because they fucked up and only took £55 a month all last winter.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Seriously, forget about sidemount - it's bollocks.

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    Over the years Iíve seen various reports on the subject or parasitic power drain in the developed countries with estimates ranging from 10-25% of total use - probably increasing with more devices being ďsmartĒ.

    We turn off or unplug all appliances, phone chargers, laptops, tv etc at the wall when not in use. Donít know how much we save but it really isnít that much effort to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomanic View Post
    How fucking much??? At £100pm for gas and leccy I was breaking about even over the year. I owe them money because they fucked up and only took £55 a month all last winter.
    I live on my own in a 2 bed flat on economy 7. Storage heaters and hot water only on overnight. No gas usage apart from a gas hob driven by Calor. My job is IT and I effectively run a very small data centre. This whole thing has made me do some testing. With only one essential server running plus required switches, UPSs, cameras, telephones and routers etc.. the base drain is about 350W. With a main PC, two monitors and a laptop now running plus some lights I'm using 870W. Monitors use a lot of juice. I'm now recording my meter readings every two days or so. Computers have been reset to start on bios timing when needed over-night. I'm really interested to see what I can get it down to.
    I'll think of something witty some time soon.

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    Your electric is more than mine at work with 4 PCs running all day and a (VDU-less) server 24/7. And we have an electric forklift.
    We give £350m a week to the EU. Let's give it to Dido Harding instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kermit View Post
    I live on my own in a 2 bed flat on economy 7. Storage heaters and hot water only on overnight. No gas usage apart from a gas hob driven by Calor. My job is IT and I effectively run a very small data centre. This whole thing has made me do some testing. With only one essential server running plus required switches, UPSs, cameras, telephones and routers etc.. the base drain is about 350W. With a main PC, two monitors and a laptop now running plus some lights I'm using 870W. Monitors use a lot of juice. I'm now recording my meter readings every two days or so. Computers have been reset to start on bios timing when needed over-night. I'm really interested to see what I can get it down to.
    For the whole of lockdown we’ve had two laptops, four monitors and usual domestic appliances going while paying £70/month for gas and electricity. I do hibernate stuff when not using it, like I have VMs in data centres close automatically about 8pm so I don’t pay for them doing nothing all night.

    I do feel guilty about my desktop machine which I tend not to use that often but needs to be there when I do need it and especially the more monstrous pre prod boxes which are awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kermit View Post
    My electricity monthly DDR has gone from £143 to £290. I moaned and they let me reduce it to £250. I think I'll be turning off some of my computers (I normally have 6 or 7 running) when they are not needed.
    I only run at about £~900 a month for two, 100 amp three phase supplies in work

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    Shocking (sorry), isn't it? We've just had a smart meter installed and it's telling us we've used a whole 64p worth of energy before we've even got up!! Belts will need to be tightened.
    "...are we human, or are we diver?"


 

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