Hello Madhup, MT> I thought that I would let it pass but my craving for "I told you MT> so" does not allow me to.Nearly an year ago we had a discussion on MT> this group regarding keeping the PC switched on 24/7/52. I was the MT> lone and vociferous proponent of the theory that *in case you do MT> not need to use the PC for the next couple of hours,* power it MT> down( the same goes for other electrical equipments). The two MT> valid reasons are (1) it saves power. (2) no surge protector is as MT> goooooooooood as the power switch. Urk. Well... I definitely am re-thinking that at this point. In my defense, I very seriously have never had any reason to doubt my previous line of reasoning until now. Not only was the philosophy of "leave it on 24/7/52" taught to me by various people over the years, but my own 15+ years of experience certainly seemed to validate the idea. My suggesting and defending the idea was not done in bad faith. MT> You guys living in affluent countries are spoiled by faultless MT> lines and clean power. Yikes! I don't want to really go where that statement might lead, especially not in light of the current political climate in the world. But I will say this: I don't deny I live in an affluent country, and I don't even deny that, by some people's standards, I'm spoiled by it. But no way do I accept that we have faultless lines and clean power, not now! :) MT> BTW it is always heartening to learn that you are back, and with MT> good vigour too. Welcome back my friend!!! It is good to be back, thank you. Only 10 or 12 more hours of work to have everything reinstalled... sigh :) Ron For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.