Guess who wrote pulseaudio? Hint: initials are LP
Don't fuck with engineers - we *will* get even.
You are bitching about $20 a year for a $200 device that does 24/7 monitoring of a million dollar asset?
I'm curious: do you turn off your water heater between showers? Do you power your phone down at night? Do you unplug your TV and microwave between uses? Do you manually power down your wifi router and modem when you're not actively on the internet? Do you unplug all the ac/dc converters when you're not using them? Do you disconnect the positive terminal of your car battery when you're not driving?
All these things take power. All are wasteful. And yet we leave them on because it is inconvenient not to. I realize that you, personally, may be rationing your power in your off-grid bunker, keeping time by counting your prepper stores of jerky and ammo, but the rest of us in the civilized world waste $1.60 a month on far less useful things than keeping a home security camera running 24/7.
Even more appropriate might be the hot water recirculating loops you can create with a small pump. The hot water is off, but the pump continuously circulates water through the system so that as soon as you turn the water on, the water out of the tap is hot. It's a convenience for which you pay an energy penalty, and the flip side is almost zero startup time.
Piece of Shit
By definition, if it's malware, it's a POS. Even if it's written well.
As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!
It's to defend against these guys...
I'm with you. I'm still trying to figure out why my DVD player and TV need a light on to tell me when they're OFF. And when I turn them on, the LED goes off.
Can anyone say "parasitic power draw"?
I'm aware of the Salyut tragedy. I was going for a Schroedinger joke.
You can't tell until you open the spacecraft hatch.
Do not underestimate the value of print statements for debugging.