[time-nuts] Transformers

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Jun 27 19:48:09 UTC 2011

In message <29C8A27967AE5343BE5AD7A887C9BD1A1881268D6D at ESI-SBS08.esi.lan>, Davi
d VanHorn writes:

>Locally, there was a radio station running PSAs to tell people to
>unplug their cell phone chargers "To save the environment".

The ironical thing is that what really needs to be unplugged are the
set-top-boxes, which often soak up 10-15W when in standby mode.

Multiply by number of tv-sets in USA and you get a power plant or two.

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