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Melodia zilei: Bon Jovi – Have a nice day

Nu prea pun mai multe melodii ale zilei într-o anume zi, doar atunci cînd este cu adevărat nevoie… adică cînd dau peste mai multe melodii care sînt atît de bune încît nu mai pot să aştept cîteva ore ca să le pun aici. Aşa a fost şi azi: am dat mai întîi peste Take over the world, iar apoi de melodia celor de la Bon Jovi. Este una dintre formaţiile mele preferate, dar parcă nu-i mai ascult atît de mult în ultimul timp. Este o eroare (ca să nu spun de-a dreptul Oroare) care trebuie corectată.

Melodia zilei Bon Jovi – Have a nice day /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Science: Strange weather: Instances and causes of fish falls during rain storms

Strange weather: Instances and causes of fish falls during rain storms #1

Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals fall from the sky – that happens no matter the sky is clear (no strong winds, tornados or waterspouts) or it was raining. Such occurrences have been reported in many countries all over the globe in human history, in many cultures: from the Roman empire to Asia, both America and Africa… from ancient times to modern days. The phenomenon is present in literature and popular culture, for example the English language has the famous words “it’s raining with cats and dogs”, but similar examples can be found in many languages over the world.

The most common animals fallen from the sky are the frogs and the fishes, but there have been seen rains of toads, snakes and worms.

One hypothesis explain the phenomenon using the strong winds that travel over the water and pick up creatures as fishes and fogs or small other animals like snakes and worms while passing over the land. These winds would carry them several kilometers and drop them when they lose their strength… but this phenomenon has never been scientifically tested or witnessed. French physicist André-Marie Ampère was among the first scientists to take seriously accounts of raining animals – one of the versions of this hypothesis was explained by the physicist to the Society of Natural Science.


Science Strange weather Instances and causes of fish falls during rain storms /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Melodia zilei: Your favorite martian – Take over the world


Ţinînd cont că m-am trezit foarte greu în dimineaţa asta şi că de cîteva ore mă mişc ca un zombi, în ciuda unei cafele tari, melodia asta sună foarte bine pentru a da trezirea…

E prima oară cînd am auzit de Your Favorite Martian, el este un canal de pe youtube lansat în ianuarie 2011 de către Ray William Johnson, el conţine videoclipuri cu animaţii. Melodiile sînt interpretate de o formaţie virtuală din 4 personaje de desene animate: PuffPuff Humbert (vocal, cîntă Johnson), DeeJay (turntable), Axel Chains (tobe), and Benatar (vocal, chitară). Majoritatea pieselor sînt compuse de Johnson, dar uneori colaborează cu alţi muzicieni pentru a produce piesele.


Melodia zilei Your favorite martian – Take over the world /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Business: What are employee empowerment strategies

What are employee empowerment strategies #1

According to the definition, empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an individual to think, behave, take action and control work and decision making in autonomous ways. Its main effect is the creation of a work environment in wich people are productive, contributing and, why not, happy. As a business manager you can choose either to control everything in the company (doable when it’s a small business, impossible in large company) or to trust your employee to do the right thing when they are empowered.

Share goals and directions

People always act better when they know what to do and where they have to get based on their actions. As a business manager, or, at least, with a position in management, you know what are the trends and where all should reach by the next few months… so share the most important goals and directions for your group. When it is possible mark in a way visible for everyone the progress on the goals that are measurable and observable.


Business What are employee empowerment strategies /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Astronomy: Why sky glow is a problem for astronomers

Why sky glow is a problem for astronomers #1

Sky glow is the illumination of the night sky (partially or completely). Its most common cause is the artificial light of the cities which accumulates into a vast glow that can be seen from many kilometers away in any direction. Sky glow from the artificial lights is common throughout the world, it can be observed as a glowing dome of the populated area.

Other causes include natural sources as the starlight and airglow emitted in the upper utmosphere. Sky glow can also be caused by natural occurences like the meteorits or comets entering in the atmoshpere. One famous event happened in 1908 in Tunguska when an meteoroid spanning a few meters in radius exploded some kilometers above the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in the Krasnoyarsk Krai region of Russia. The light emitted from the Tunguska explosion was so great that it created skyglow as far away as England, the population over there experienced intermittent “bright nights” (a term that is now synonymous with sky glow) for several weeks.


Astronomy Why sky glow is a problem for astronomers /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Science: Myths and facts about the olive tree

Myths and facts about the olive tree #1

Facts about the olive tree

The olive tree (Olea europaea; Heb. zayith, Gk, elaia) is an evergreen tree usually about 5 meters (about 16 ft) high when pruned, but it can get much taller when unpruned. Young trees have a smooth silver grey bark, but with age the slender trunks become fluted, knobby and stout. Many old trees develop holes in the sides of the trunks which themselves are hollow; the holes result from old side branches rotting away. Besides the great olives, the numerous branches form a dense and shady tree that shelters a lot of animals in the heat of the day.

Olive leaves are narrow and sharply pointed, grey-green on the upper surface and white on the underside owing to a complete covering of minute white scales – that helps to keep down water loss from the tree. Flowers open on May, they bud develop among the leaves on the previous year’s wood. There are between 10 and 40 flowers carried on each short inflorescence, the white flowers are divided in 4 parts but they have only two stamens. The young olive trees start flowering when they are at leas 5 or 6 years old, their best olive production is between 40 and 50 years, but it is said there are a lot ancient trees that bear regular crops.


Science Myths and facts about the olive tree /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Technology: What to consider when buying a ham radio antenna

If you don’t know it yet, ham radio antenna is dedicated to amateur radio (ham) operators, that radio anthusiasts all over the world that spend countless hours searching between radio waves and talking to other people from different part of their country or continent. They are authorized by their communications or postal authorities to transmit and receive at frequencies from a few hundred kilohertz to microwave and they require solutions that will fit their plans, their needs, and, why not, their dreams.

The right ham radio antenna increases the range of the transmission and it help ensure its clarity. Choosing the right antena involves considering several important factors as the type of your radio equipment, the territory you are living in (it’s not the same thing if you are living between mountains or you are living in the middle of a huge plain) and the price of the antenna itself. One on the most important things that matter, depending about the regulatory enivornment is whether the antenna is going to be visible to everybody or invisible (hidden, low power, camouflaged).

Technology What to consider when buying a ham radio antenna /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

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Computers: What to consider when buying a computer monitor


When every one of us is buying a computer monitor there are some things to consider that will ansure we are purchasing a product that meet all our needs. You will won’t find any new analog Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitor, most of the are outdated as technology, and you will probably find some second or third hand CRT monitor if you search well enough. They have been replaces by the thinner and brighter Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) flat panel. The advantages of LCDs are visible: they consume less power, emit less radiation and take up less space.

The 3 main panel technologies currently used in LCDs are: vertical alignment (VA), twisted nematic (TN) and in-place switching (IPS). Samsung created a new panel tech in 2011 called Plane to Line-Switching (PLS). Monitor manufactures uses TN for making most of consumer monitors.


Computers What to consider when buying a computer monitor /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Filmul In time (2011)

Zilele astea am avut prilejul să urmăresc filmulIn time (2011), o producţie americană care se petrece într-un viitor în care oamenii se opresc din îmbătrînire la 25 de ani în urma unor modificări genetice disponibile tururor, iar din acel moment oamenii mai au de trăit doar un an. Pentru a supravieţui mai mult ei trebuie să facă rost de timp, iar toate tranzacţiile nu se mai fac în bani ci în timp. Astfel bogaţii pot trăi la nesfîrşit, iar săracii trăiesc (la propriu) de pe o zi pe alta. Acţiunea se petrece în 2044, adică nu prea mult în viitor.

Filme In time 2011 /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Practica kendo Suburi pentru Japonia in Timisoara, Romania


 Clubul de Kendo şi Iaido Sam-Sho Timişoara comemorează printr-un act cultural tragicele evenimente din Japonia, din 2011.

Gest simbolic de solidaritate cu naţiunea niponă, evenimentul “Suburi pentru Japonia”.

Mii de lovituri de kendo, un efort susţinut, de grup, care să marcheze efortul poporului japonez în reconstrucţia ţării, comemorînd şi dispariţia tragică a miilor de oameni loviti de dezastru. La eveniment a fost prezent domnul Nobumitsu Takamatsu, ataşat cultural la Ambasada Japoniei în România.


Practica kendo Suburi pentru Japonia in Timisoara, Romania /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Technology: What to consider when buying a television


For the most decades since the television has been invented it has been changed so greatly no one could ever imagine in the begining: we have LCD television, LED television, plasma television and OLED television, we have from edge-tit to full array televisions, from 120 Hz to 600 Hz, from 2D to 3D televisions.

For many many years people needed tv sets for only one purpose: to get what the mass-media was broadcasting. You already know all about that: news, shows, movies and so on. For now… the first thing you must consider when buying a television is its purpose. What are you going to do with it? Are you only watching the news and movies and all kind of entertaiment shows? Or are you going to use it for doing something else? Something like using it as a computer monitor or playing Nintendo WII or any other type of game consoles? Or do you want to browse the Internet using your TV?


Technology What to consider when buying a television /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Stiinta: De ce sint smaraldele verzi

De ce sînt smaraldele verzi #1

Smaraldele sînt varietatea pietrelor preţioase verzi ale mineralului beril (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) şi sînt identice cu alte tipuri de beril cu excepţia conţinului de crom şi (uneori) vanadiu: cromul este acela care le dă smaraldelor culoarea verde strălucitoare. Duritatea (rezistenţa la spargere) a smaraldelor este clasată la destul de mucă. Beriliul are o rezistenţă de 7,5-8 din 10 puncte pe scala Mohs a rezistenţei minerale.

Asemenea tuturor giuvaerurilor colorate smaraldele sînt notate în funcţie de 4 parametri de bază: culoarea, modul în care sînt tăiate, claritatea şi cristalul. Cuvîntul gemstone folosit în engleză pentru a descrie piatrele preţioase provine de la obiceiul bijutierilor dinaintea secolului XX care au folosit termenul de apă în expresia un giuvaier în cea mai extraordinară apă pentru a exprima combinarea celor două calităţi: culoarea şi cristalul. În notarea pietrelor preţioase colorate culoarea este cel mai important criteriu, cristalul fiind cel de-al doilea criteriu. Ambele sînt considerate a fi condiţii necesare.


Stiinta De ce sint smaraldele verzi /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Science: Why are emeralds green

Why are emeralds green #1

Emeralds are the green gem variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) and they are identical to other types of beryl except for their chromium and (sometimes) vanadium content: it is the chromium that gives emeralds their bright green color. The toughness (resistance to breaking) of emeralds is classified as generally poor: the Beryl has a hardness of 7,5 – 8 on 10 poin Mohs scale of mineral hardnes.

Like all colored gemstones the emeralds are graded using four basic parameters – the four Cs of Connoisseurship: Color, Cut, Clarity and Crystal. The word gemstone comes from the habe of the jewelers that, before the 20th century, used the term water as a gem of the finest water to express the combination of 2 qualities: color and crystal. In the grading of colored gemstones color is the most important criterion, crystal is considered the second criterion. They are both necessary condition.


Science Why are emeralds green /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Stiinta: Ce procese terestre creaza diamantele

Cuvîntul diamant provine din cuvîntul adamas din greaca antică şi înseamnă de nespart. În mineralogoie diamantul este o alotropie de carbon – atomii de carbon sînt aranjaţi într-o structură cristalină cubică direcţionate spre centru numită reţea de diamant. Singurul motiv pentru care diamantele pot fi tăiate în forme extraordinare este structura cristalină care crează linii de rupere naturale. Diamantele sînt renumite ca materiale cu calităţi fizice superlative, cea mai mare parte dintre ele originînd din legătura covalentă între atomii săi: are cea mai mare duritate şi conductivitate termică dintre toate materialele compacte.

Diamantele sînt mai puţin stabile decît grafitul, deşi ambele sînt structuri din carbon, dar rata de conversie între diamant şi grafit este neglijabilă în condiţiile de mediu optime. Considerînd structura cristalină şi calităţile fizice nu este dificil de zis că condiţiile de mediu care crează diamentele sînt printre cele mai extreme, cel puţin pentru Terra. Diamantele nu se pot forma la o presiune mai mică de 45 de kilobari şi numai în interiorul unei zone mici de temperatură care variază între 1600 şi 2300 grade Fahrenheit.


Stiinta Ce procese terestre creaza diamantele /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Games: Top 10 Gamecube games

 One of the most viewed independent Gamecube top 10 video. The list of the top 10 Gamecube games is:

Games Top 10 Gamecube games /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Business tips: What not to include in a social media policy


I am sure that if you search about what you should include in a social media policy or its benefits you will find a lot of results on any search engine. The policy become necessary when your employee have social interaction over internet with a lot of people all over the world and you don’t want for this to interfere with your business. There are a lot of cases in the last few years about people losing their jobs because they have commented onTwitter or Facebook or they have posted on their personal blogs about their experience in your company or about their opinions about your clients.

Don’t be very restrictive

You can not forbidd people to enjoy themselves and use social newtork. Also, don’t creat a list with do not share things: it will only be longer and longer with time. It’s better if use the policy to set some guidelines instead of do not dothings.


Business Business tips What not to include in a social media policy /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Business tips: Benefits of establishing a social media policy


None of us can ignore the increase growth of the Internet and the social networking as the current days trends, most of you must be already using some of the social networks as Facebook and Twitter. I am taking into consideration the very large numbers of users (over 1 billion) and that you landed on this article – you probably want to find out more information about how you can use social media to your benefits. If you already have a business you can also read this article. For the moment I am taking in consideration only the benefits of establishing a social media policy.

Consider this: even you don’t have social networks activity where you can interact with other people (potential clients and friends) there are great chances that your employees do have such activity! In some situations that can bring low productivity and misconduct from your employees.


Business Business tips Benefits of establishing a social media policy /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Jocuri: Assassins Creed Revelations Trailer

Am dat de primul filmuleţ cînd căutam pe youtube după ceva (n-are importanţă ce anume, important e doar că am rămas să urmăresc). N-am jucat încă Assassin’s Creed, dar am auzit destule lucruri bune despre el. Urmărind însă ambele filmuleţe (pe cel de-al doilea l-am observat în lista videoclipurilor din aceeaşi categorie ca şi primul) mi s-a făcut poftă de… ascultat coloana sonoră a jocului. Pentru început local, apoi, poate, şi în timpul jocului. 



Doctor Who series: Doctor Who – Cast and crew, special

The video was made by Jennie Fava and it was edited by Geraint Huw Reynolds. It’s interesting to find more about the people behind Doctor Who series, to put a face to a name… and it’s also fun (the video). It was made for the end of David Tennant’s tenure as the Doctor.

Doctor Who series Doctor Who – Cast and crew, special /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Doneaza 2 la suta din impozit folosind cererea-formularul 230 pentru 2012 pentru CS Ronin-Do Oradea, kendo Bihor, Romania


Cu ajutorul formularul 230 se poate depune o parte din impozitul pe care-l plătiţi la stat oricum la stat în contul Clubului Sportiv Ronin Do din Oradea. Nu reprezintă nici un cost suplimentar pentru contribuabil, doar timpul pe care-l petrece pentru completarea formularului cu datele personale şi (eventual) depunerea lui la Finanţele locale.

Formularul 230 pentru anul 2012 completat deja cu datele clubului se găseşte aici.

Textul de mai jos a fost preluat de pe site-ul ANAF şi explică la ce foloseşte cererea 230 şi care persoane se încadrează la redirectarea impozitului.

Cerere privind destinatia sumei reprezentând pâna la 2% din impozitul anual si deducerea cheltuielilor efectuate pentru economisirea în sistem colectiv pentru domeniul locativ (OPANAF 52/2012) Formular  Se  depune de catre persoanele fizice care realizeaza venituri din salarii si asimilate acestora, în urmatoarele situatii:


Practica kendo Doneaza 2 la suta din impozit folosind cererea-formularul 230 pentru 2012 /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Business: Benefits of social networking for your small business


Before telling you about the benefits of social networking you should have some ideas about how to use them in order to get more traffic on your websites (they are or they must become an important part of your business) and how to get known over internet using this social tool that’s available for everyone. I’ve written already a few articles about how people should behave and interact with each other on Twitter, so the subject of social networking. As Twitter becames more and more popular you should try to get a public for you message, or even you can try to find some lost friends, but it’s only one of the social networks available now. Some of its Twitter rules I’ve written work for most of the social networks, as does the strategies explained.

As you may already know, there are a lot of businesses or public figures that use social networks and they are getting all the benefits they can get from this. If you are one of these persons (a public figure or a business representative using the internet tools) you won’t find too many new things in this article. Probably you can find some new ideas or a different perspective about the internet, but if you are new in this marketing field and you are gathering information about what to do then you are exactly where you should be.


Business Benefits of social networking for your small business /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Melodia zilei: Alice Sara Ott – La Campanella Liszt

E cineva care poate spune că nu-i place pianul şi interpretarea lui Alice Sara Ott? Pe bune? Poate că nu vă place Liszt, dar măcar ar trebui să recunoaşteţi că interpretarea e remarcabilă.

Melodia zilei Alice Sara Ott – La Campanella Liszt /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Melodia zilei: Federico Aubele – En Cada Lugar

Am primit melodia (locaţia de pe youtube) de la cineva (o iubitoare a muzicii spaniole şi nu numai) ceva mai devreme în seara asta  şi am rămas un pic cu ea în lista melodiilor ascultate. Sună destul de bine pentru a face-o melodia zilei de aici.

Melodia zilei Federico Aubele – En Cada Lugar /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Business: How a meeting agenda can ensure a meeting is successful


Usually a meeting means that at least 3 persons meet, talk and, finally, take some decisions about whatever they are interested in. It can take a few minutes or a few days, with results that can vary from unsatisfactory to excelent. Anyway, there are a few basic requirements that ensure that a meeting is successful: purpose (the resons and the objectives for the meeting), leader (the person that keep things on track), process (the way the meeting is done and how you are getting to a concensus), agenda of items to be discussed (and you must stick to them) and the record of the meeting.

One problem is that when a group of people (remember: at least 3 of them) is assembling and they know each other it’s inevitable that social chatter ensues. So, you should always have an agenda to structure the meeting and to cut down on wasted time.


Business How a meeting agenda can ensure a meeting is successful /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Business: Top software applications to manage business finances

If you are an individual that you’ve got here by mistake, especially if you don’t are in the finances field, don’t read more of this article. This is about software apps and about business finances. And, of course, software application dedicated to manage business finances, apps or software suites that are helpful for carrying out business tasks and managing financial records more timely (less time consuming) and more efficiently.

Big companies, like the multinationals, can design and develop their own software suites (in house or as order to dedicated company that provide custom software) and they are not available for the public or others, so the top software applications does not include these custom software apps.

As you may already know, people have the tendency to use local software, developed by companies in their own country because they offer some facilities as their native language, various formats and reports recognized by national and local authorities and, especially, they are updated with the changes that occur in the legislation.

The next applications are available for anyone, no matter the size of the business. I am not sure if they offer the reports exactly as you need or want, but they can are very useful for following the flow of products and data inside your business.

Business Top software applications to manage business finances /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Business: What to include in a welcome letter to a new hire


Welcome letter is used to enhance the relationship between an employor and his new hire, just after the applicant accepts the job offer and before he starts working at the company. The welcome letter can take many forms and it can serve many purpose, but its main purpose is to encourage, to excite and motivate the new guy (or girl, depending the case – but I’ll consider as “him” for now) to start working in the new environment and having the best performance. On the other hand, a bad written letter can discourage him and make him nervous about his new position.

The welcome letter should make the new hire to understand that he is welcome because he earned his position, it should give hime some standards about what he must expect in the future.


Business What to include in a welcome letter to a new hire /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Web design tactics: How to make your website homepage usable and accessible


Before starting to enumare what are the factors that make a website good I should tell you that all succesful websites have 2 things in common: they are enjoyable (beautiful colors, great templates that make users to like or love them) and they are (in some degree) simple (the users don’t have to think hard how to browse the site and what are the meaning of every section on the page). The content is varies from one website to another – it’s what you put online – and it’s a completely different story.

As you already know, websites are powerful marketing tools in promoting any business. I’ve already said it a few times so far, I am not going to repeat it. But there are a few factors that improves the quality of your website: visual appealing, accesibility, user friendly and functionality. And it all starts from the homepage, the very first page most of the users usually land when visiting a new website they did not hear about before. If they find your website using the search engines and land on any of your posts, sooner or later they will get to your homepage, the root of your website.

This is why your first page is very important and it needs to be done in a manner to make it simple and very easy to use. Any of your visitors should understand quickly (most of) the structure of your website from your homepage.

Plan your website structure and homepage before you start creating them

When you are having a custom website you can ask for the web designer’s advice, his experience will help you decide the best way your first page should look. If you are getting a free CMS (there are a lot over the internet like joomla, wordpress, drupal and many others) you will have availabe some options about how your homepage should look, but it’s better to ask for advice in this case also.


Webdesign Web design tactics How to make your website homepage usable and accessible /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Webdesign: Pros and cons of custom website design


As you already know (if you don’t know it yet, you better find out before it’s too late) your website is your “face” on the internet, they way to present yourself (as person and/or as business) on the world wide web and it’s going to say a lot about what kind of person are and what kind of business you run. If it’s a good website it will definetly draw attention of your potential customers. If it’s a bad website it will draw attention away from them. It can become a very important piece in your marketing campaign, so its design must be treated with a lot of attention.

When creating a new website you have 2 options: you can get a template from the internet (free or paid) for any of the current free CMS (like joomla, drupal, wordpress and all the others) or you can get some to design it from scratch. Each option has good and bad things, pros and cons that you should consider when choosing the best way for you.

Pros of custom website design

It reflects your ideas

All the existing free CMS on the market are limited in some way or another. Of course, you can add a lot of plugins, components and modules to customize the as you want, but, even so, the final version can be different that you intended it to be. It may not reflect your ideas about what you want to present on Internet.


Webdesign Pros and cons of custom website design /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Melodia zilei: Dumitru Farcas si Marcel Cellier – Doina din batrini – lui Tatuca

Nu ştiu cît de familiarizaţi sînteţi cu taragotul, dar doina asta dinbătrîni sună de-a dreptul excelent.

Melodia zilei Dumitru Farcas si Marcel Cellier – Doina din batrini – lui Tatuca /Dan-Marius.ro – felia mea de internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.

Computers: Guide to the power options in Windows 7


You can consider that you don’t need to know about power management in Windows 7, but the next time you’ll use a laptop, notebook or another device that uses Microsoft Windows 7 you will find this very useful. It is said that Windows 7 is designed to help your battery last longer by running fewer background activities and the processor does not work as hard as previous versions of Windows and it draws less power.

Windows 7 power plan

The basic power plan managements screen shows you which plan (Balanced, Power saver, High performance) you are running. It also shows a warning if you are not currently using the most efficient setting. This popup appears when you click on the Windows battery icon, along with the information presented when the mouse is hovered over the battery icon. Using this screen you can Select a power plan between these 2 options: balanced tries to find the best way to combine performace and power, the Power saver gives you the most battery life. As you can easily understand, High performance is running your computer with about no power saver at all: Windows 7 will turn of your monitor after 15 minutes of no moving the mouse or hitting any keys, but your computer will never go into sleep mode or standby.

Remember it’s not an automatic select, you have to do it yourself every time you plug in and unplug your laptop if you want maximum efficiency.


Computers Guide to the power options in Windows 7 /Dan-Marius.ro – my slice of internet / Oradea, Bihor, Romania.


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