One of the things they usually do is turn the brightness down to the level where it would be un-usable for most people
But will it blend?
I'm not sure why everyone keeps complaining about Chrome eating battery, I have it running all the time playing YouTube and don't really feel like it's killing my battery 🤷♂️
I had a computer science prof that installed it on all the lecture hall terminals she used and she would show it to the class before and after and laugh. She loved that thing. I later became an Onsite IT administrator for the university as an intern and regularly had to clean spyware off those machines. It was the worst
How long does your battery last?
Haven't really counted, but think depending on what I do I can get 5 hours at least
My 2015 MBP is still good for about 2hrs of Intellij + Scala dev with all the phone-home, antivirus, encryption and backup stuff my company uses. I’m actually pretty impressed with that mileage 😛
Like I stayed in airbnbs where I'm working on one spot (on battery) and charging on another spot, so at some point I have to make a break from all the work to charge battery, but it's definitely hours and hours of work
I think it’s IntelliJ.. we are all mentioning it
It’s definitely chrome
It’s widely known chrome is a hog
So if I stop using chrome it should get better?
Is there something that doesn’t suck though?
Try shutting down chrome
When you’re not using it - while your devving
Your battery life will go through the roof
My dev cycle on my current projects is edit/review of a web app though.. so I’m using the browser every minute or two
Would Firefox fix it?
OK I just switched to Firefox (ported all my tabs :joy_cat:) and will see whether this improves battery life. - First noticeable difference The silence! Fan is so much quieter than before.
I wonder if there’s some app that restores tabs in either browser
Chrome dev tools are second to none, it would be nice to be able to restore into it without recreating my tab chains
Didn't bother to check - was quite interesting to look at them all, so I did it manually
But it would indeed be a nice tool to have
Check out tab-transporter on Github
_... where source and destination are Google Chrome or Safari._
Nice try though 🙂
I can't post links here, but if you look at the projects's issues, I created a version that works with Safari -> Firefox
they can’t possibly have broken menus for all mac users, hmm
I still use chrome heavily - it’s the best for dev
it’s just a hog
and even stuff like The Great Suspender doesn’t seem to help all that much
its surprising they can’t make it better
or that its not a priority
chromebooks have good battery life though, so in theory chrome can run nicely
it’s not their priority
chromebooks have good battery because nothing runs on it
google engineers flat out say - they make -zero- compromises for mobile
their cultural charter is to assume you’re plugged in
I fear for the safety of my feet, but my daughter fucking loves her Duplo shit
enough that she ignores the tablet for hours on end and forget it exists
when I have children, they’re not getting a tablet
there’s nothing more unnerving to me than children at a dinner table playing on tablets
I feel the same way. But also a part of me feels really naive to think that I’ll have the energy to keep them entertained myself
somehow people managed for thousands of years
but you have to be consistent and start young - once you destroy their attention span, and they become tablet zombies, there’s nothing you can do
it becomes like a drug
it’s incredible how many people have surrendered their children to that
you see families at restaurants, their kids just vegetating, staring blankly at tablets
I’m pretty liberal, but will take a hard stand on tablet devices.
I try to avoid using my phone too much also.
No phones/tablets in bedrooms is a house rule that I’ll happily stick to, in addition to enforcing it on my kids.
If things culturally and technologically stay the same as they are how, your kids will somehow get access to their phones at night to text
jitft If I'm at the restaurant I prefer kids who silently stare at the screens than the ones who run around shouting 😄
My previous laptop was a Blade 14, and bought it used from a friend. He warned me the battery life wasn't that great, only got like 2-3 hours.
On buying it, I wiped Win10, installed and configured fresh for my tools and turned off the usual crap. I was easily getting 4-6 hours.
A MBP 15 2019 has a 83W/hr battery. A RB15 has an 80W/hr. They both have about the same wattage CPU and likely similar power usage on other power hungry guts (like the display), and honestly the Razer's GPU is a bit less thirsty due to Max-Q which can change the voltage rapidly and in a huge swathe of power profiles based on load (but if you care about max battery runtime you're not using much GPU)
It's completely about the specific applications running, system setup, and personal usage patterns.
Best tip I have for Windows users to increase their battery life: 1. Dim the display, it is a thirsty component 2. Have Task Manager start on startup, and show the icon in the tray. If that bar fills up, switch to it and identify processes that are taking resources. Use the Process and App history tab as your guide 3. Consider what you have installed in the background... Services that are constantly scanning the disk for changes to sync? Databases that are running in memory even though you're not using them? Databases setup to periodically index to make it run faster? (examples like this can be configured out, or set to stop/start with simple batch scripts) 4. Be sure to use the power profiles Windows provides. 5. More advanced users can undervolt, repaste, set different profiles in ThrottleStop to reduce maximum CPU speeds (there's big gains here, but it's not without risk to stability)
Also, on a RB15 specifically... Dim that keyboard lighting, or turn it off when you've got a long battery session in front of you (it's pretty, but also pretty thirsty for electrons)
Another RB15 tip If you do want to start/stop a service like a database, or device driver process, make a folder called /synapse_systemscripts/ and put batch/powershell scripts to manage system resources into there. You can setup Synapse to run those as macro hotkeys, and with a bit of Google it's easy to setup a script to toggle things like system services or registry setting
omnmkiuafd I’m the vein, I’d rather they be tied to a chair and muzzled than run around shouting as well. Luckily those aren’t the only two options
I agree no tablets for children and when they do get tech they will have fixed time frames.
hfzmssekmocslh you’re not talking about Postgres/mysql are you? Some other databases?
Never noticed any battery life consumption from letting mysqld or Postgres run in the background
It really depends on the DB and how you have it configured
SQL server for one runs a lot of maintenance tasks if configured as such (default). Indexing might be the wrong word...
Why companies do this without notifying anyone is beyond me
And then to make it opt out
It’s a shame that unifi is so damn good
Yeah. I can understand opt-in, some customers would be okay with that, especially if they saw the data first. Others are getting blindsided and wondering if critical infrastructure information is getting leaked
I could imagine there's at least one military IT nerd out there having a bad week
I give Unifi wide berth, because it’s just so good, lol
maybe I’m a hypocrite
Hehe, no judgement, just informing you. I know you use their kit a lot
I do - and I rely on their stuff being so interconnected anyways
I think this is more for networks that aren’t connected to their cloud management stuff
It was hyperjuice so I just assumed - and the pic through me off
But yes, main difference is 100W, which is a pretty big deal
I just fell asleep with my AirPod Pros, sleeping on my side something I’ve not done with my old AirPods. Woke up and had no issues
That can charge two laptops at once. The one you linked to can only do 1
hmm, yeah I might jump on that charger too. my next laptop should be USB-C, so this will be killer. thanks drbes
lmctpvagcfodrtyzj Can't remember where I heard it but one good suggestion was to get (can't remember the name) the device which turns off the devices after some triggers, so like if your kids watched TV for an hour it will turn it off, the good deal about it is that kids can't really blame you, it's that devices fault for not letting them watch more TV and you are on their side but you can't do anything about it.
That might be useful charger to have, but I'm so tired of backing things that don't always deliver that I kind of trying to stay away from Kickstarters/Indigogos 🤔
Every time I want to play this game, COD MW, there is another massive patch. Like what are they doing? 12 GB
The one I linked to is cheap and works fine and shipping, if you don’t need to charge two laptops at the same time
They are just writing random data in your storage troll
Use the coupon vpndeal - makes it $15 for lifetime
cpenoeuqsc I don't need my future children to love me about their internet usage. I don't think parents should seek their children's approval.
I think consistency is what’s clear.
Kids subconsciously note inconcistency and double standards.
And they follow examples, far more than rules.
So… I would make a point of not using my tablet in my bedroom. And surrending it at dinner, etc.
And going for walks without a device with me.
Ya that makes sense, I think there are some studies that validate that.
Bruh I'm switching to a flip phone at bambino número uno
And getting dial up
Saw a kid begging for moms attention today at a cafe
It was tragic
My ex-girlfriend was pretty militant about how rude using my phone was, when with her… and made me more sensitive about using it in front of other people.
And I think this is a good thing.
It is a good thing
I'm a bit mixed about it; if you're on a date or in a social group I think at pretty rude but like if I'm out to a cazh lunch with a good friend and we're both anti social and just hungry, I'm not offended, probably because I also will bloop about on my phone some too
Yeah, I think that’s a fair description.
Or I’ll say, ‘Sorry, I’m just doing X and I’ll be right with you’.