IT Facts to keep in mind for your home or small business

Energy Saving Vs Cost

According to Energy Star; “If all computers sold in the United States were ENERGY STAR certified, the savings would grow to: more than $1 billion in annual energy costs per year

Approximately 15 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to the emissions from more than 1.4 million vehicles.”

The figures stated above, show a significant potential increase for energy saving and greenhouse gas emissions. These numbers have the potential of drastically improving the environment and of better utilizing natural world resources.

I have listed an example with two of my own computers below.

  1. ASUS X5536 – Energy Star – HDMI – 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Du0 – 6Gb Memory – Windows Operating System. This laptop was purchased in November of 2015. The second computer is B: APPLE MacBook – OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Running on 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 6 GB of memory. This laptop was purchased in 2009.


Computer A & B appear to run at an equal speed with no problems.

Computer A cost: $250.00 Computer B cost: $978.00

Computer A & B both go into battery saving mode based upon the different options available in accordance with the preference of each user.

Computer A & B both have an internal fan which prevent the computer from going into overheating mode.

Computer A & B can both be shut down remotely.

Computer A’s battery lasts twice as long as Computer B’s battery however rather than this being a result of energy star vs regular, I believe it is a general issue with Apple Computers.

Computer B is capable of running more programs at the same time without freezing or slowing down the computer. This is not the case with Computer A.

Ideally, the settings in each computer are adjusted for the purpose of saving energy. Ways to do that may include but are not limited to the following:


Program the computer monitors to fall asleep after 5 minutes, or so of inactivity.

Lower the brightness of the screen

Program the computer to log out after a certain period of inactivity. This will prevent programs in the background to continue running.

Close out of all programs that are running in the background yet not being used.

Run frequent malware checks to ensure that there aren’t malicious programs running in the background.

You be the judge! Do you think that energy saving electronics, are worth the investment?

Who owns the internet?

You may be surprised that there is no single person “in charge” of the global interconnected network of computer networks known as the Internet. Instead, Internet infrastructure standards are overseen by groups such as the Internet Engineering Task Force and the Internet Architecture Board. The IETF is the principal body engaged in the development of new Internet protocol standard specifications. It is an open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. The actual technical work of the IETF is completed in its working groups.

Pro’s and con’s:

The internet allows for a diverse place. Due to the fact that it is a globally distributed network, the internet is composed of ideas, thoughts and creations resulting from the collaboration of many different individuals with many different beliefs and backgrounds.

Because the internet is created and composed by multi-races and multi-ethnic societies, the world has access to much more information and history from almost anywhere in the world.

The internet allows for world-wide relations and communications as it is composed of international working groups.

Having such a wide range of international working groups, may at times cause a conflict of interest or a conflict in communications.

The creation of internet protocols may be ambiguous as they are not created by a

unanimous decision but rather as an independent one.

Who Has Rights to a Domain Name?

Did you know that cyber squatters buy and register unused or lapsed domain names so that they can profit from selling them? Cyber squatters sometimes will sell you the domain name, but some take advantage of people trying to reach a more popular website and redirect to a website for their own business.

Website owners periodically must renew domain name registrations. Cyber squatters look for out-of-date registrations and buy them so that the original website owner must buy them back. Cyber squatters may purchase domain names with common words, alternate spellings of trademarked terms, or celebrity names.

More than 10 years ago, lawmakers enacted the Ant Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act The ACPA’s goal is to protect trademark owners from being forced to pay a cyber squatter for a domain name that includes their trademark. To win a case against a cyber squatter, you must prove that the cyber squatter acted in bad faith, meaning they tried knowingly to profit from purchasing a domain name with a trademarked term.

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