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Oops! I guess someone forgot to tell Microsoft.
Yeah, and Android phones, and iPhones, and ....

I'm old enough to remember the horror that appliances would never actually turn off, and sit there with power still coursing through them 24/7, playing vampire with our electric usage. Rebooting a computer to fix an issue was the first solution for any problem from DOS 3.1 days to now.
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I'm old enough to remember the horror that appliances would never actually turn off, and sit there with power still coursing through them 24/7, playing vampire with our electric usage.
You don't need to be old to remember that. Everything from TiVo to the DVR+ lets you experience the joy of vampire loads even in 2015.
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You don't need to be old to remember that. Everything from TiVo to the DVR+ lets you experience the joy of vampire loads even in 2015.
That's only half the problem. I reboot everything on the first of the month too. DVRs, TV, router, etc. and with a UPS and surge strips, it doesn't take long. It might seem overkill, but I stopped having lockups and unknown reboots.
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All you guys are funny with your reboot issues. I have a ton of electronics in my home, including all the things you mention and only the DVR+ needs to be rebooted. I guess I am unusual.
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You don't need to be old to remember that. Everything from TiVo to the DVR+ lets you experience the joy of vampire loads even in 2015.
Yeah, that's what I meant. It was scandalous in the beginning, with numerous articles in the tech press about vampire energy consumption. The tin foil hat people said that pretty soon companies would be listening to everything we said in our living rooms, LOL. Wait, that actually has happened ....
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Or Apple, or Google (Android), or ...
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It is not about name calling. It is common practice on the internet for companies to have employees and even people outside the company (who are paid) to post favorable reviews and comments about a product and even post bad reviews about a competitors. If you don't believe me you can look it up. It's been in the news.....
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...So excuse me if I call all the folks who defend CM shills.
Clearly, you are not restricting your name-calling to company paid reviewers.
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I was referring to only to those who immediately chimed in after my post on their Facebook page.
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I was referring to only to those who immediately chimed in after my post on their Facebook page.
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