One of the scariest parts of beginning college is the initial meeting of your roommate. You hope you have a lot in common, keep similar hours, and at the very least he or she isn’t a borderline sociopath who forgets to take their bipolar disorder medicine and has grand dillusions about taking on the identity of a deceased pet…and worse, stretches out the neckhole of your sweaters when they borrow them. I got lucky, my first semester roommate simply had a sleep disorder where he would cook four course meals in the middle of the night. I had a hard time getting some rest but I did enjoy breakfasts of roast beef and cheesecake that helped contribute to the Freshman hundred and 15. Like you might question what a roommate does in their sleep, you likewise might have quandaries about what your computer does in its downtime.
”I’m just going to watch you intently as you write in your journal…it’s part of my thesis for Mr. Gelsen’s Staring Class”
Hibernate and sleep are energy saving modes developed to cut down on your watt usage and to preserve CPU and monitor life. When you’re going to be away from your computer for short to midrange period of time, using these features can help you quickly retrieve the data and programs you were working on.
When you’re going to be stepping away from the computer for a quick minute or up to an hour or so, putting the computer in sleep mode is quicker to restore data then shutting down and cycling back through. Sleep mode still draws a small amount of power as it puts the files and programs you were using into the computer’s memory, anxiously waiting for you to return like a small dog left out in the rain.
Putting your computer into hibernate mode shuts down energy draining resources but still keeps your data easily retainable. When you invoke hibernate mode, the system puts all the documents and files you were using onto the hard drive instead of the memory and then powers down. Hibernate is especially useful if you’re on a laptop in which the battery is about to die and you’re nowhere near a charger. Hibernate is like turning the power off but when you turn it back on all your recently used documents and programs return like you were never gone…typical to when you give your wet dog a treat after leaving it outside and buy it’s forgiveness with a Bacon Treat.
You can manually put your computer into one of these energy saving modes or you can change settings so that they start automatically after periods of idleness. To change these settings go to Start>Control Panel>System & Security>Power Options and you can change the amount of minutes before your computer goes into energy savings mode. Waking your computer is much easier than waking your stumbling roommate as you simply hit the power button and all your documents are restored….Perhaps your roommate is simply cooking food for the dog left outside…what a guy.
”It’s cool you tied me up outside while you went on your date…cause I replaced your Viagra with blue Tic-Tac’s”