Talk:Sleep mode

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Um....This article doesn't really explain to me what sleep mode is actually for...-- 09:41, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

It uses less power than normal operation. I've added a sentence to the opener, that may make this clearer.--Dbolton 17:01, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Sleep (operating system) merge[edit]

This article and Sleep (operating system) are both stub and about the same subject. I propose a merge. --Android Mouse 17:27, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

No, they are not about the same subject. The Sleep (operating system) article is about the operating system call that causes a program/process/thread to become inactive, allowing other processes to continue execution. This article is about a stand-by power-down of a device, causing all programs to stop execution. Two different concepts, two different articles. (I remember looking at this article before I created the other one.) — Loadmaster 15:22, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
I understand, but I fail to see why the system call is notable enough for its own article. The information would be better merged to the other article. We don't have a seperate article for Shutdown (a much older concept), and infact that article is over even a broader subject than both of these articles. --Android Mouse 04:23, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Scratch that, I misread the article and your response. I thought the you (and the article) were refering to system call that put the computer into sleep mode, not the sleep system call for individual threads and processes. Sorry for the misunderstanding. --Android Mouse 04:26, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

I don't get it[edit]

"For halogen or LED-light use electronic trafos." Does that sentence mean anything? —Preceding unsigned comment added by D021317c (talkcontribs) 21:55, 13 November 2007 (UTC)


This statement: "Stand-by mode may reduce the thermal cycles of key components, therefore possibly improving the equipment reliability" makes no sense. Suspending the machine will allow it to cool then reheat when normal use resumes. This is an increase in thermal cycles, not a reduction. The editor of this statement is correct in stating that increased thermal cycles reduce reliability, but is completely backwards about how how this relates to sleep mode. Besides, the number of wishy-washy "may" "possibly" and "might" statements aren't suitable style for an encyclopedia, and lead me to suspect the editor was shooting from the hip. 2p0rk (talk) 12:56, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

I think the comparison intended is between stand-by mode and turning it all the way off. So televisions in standby mode may keep some of the tube electronics energized (for instance), thus they don't go through the power down/power up cycle. But if memory serves the reference was not very high quality. Since nobody has responded to the dubious tag by now, we should probably just remove the whole thing. Zodon (talk) 08:43, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

"Deep Sleep" vs. "Sleep"[edit]

It's a little silly to call "Deep Sleep" the standby mode on Macs, since deep sleep is a specific kind of what the OS X platform calls "sleep" in general, not to mention that deep sleep isn't even accessible by default (the author may have been thinking of the "Safe Sleep" mode, which is the default and easily accessible sleep mode). I've changed it to "Sleep" accordingly. Also, Windows doesn't stick a hyphen in "Stand By", so I changed that as well. HunterXI (talk) 23:26, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

suspend vs orbit[edit]

Isn't 'suspended in orbit' a contradiction in terms? Can something be suspended and be in orbit at the same time —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bamaboy2 (talkcontribs) 21:16, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Résumé vs resume[edit]

The article links to Résumé (for jobs) instead of to a "resume" (for waking from sleep) article, which I think doesn't exist at the moment. Should I just remove the link for now, or...? - ZeniffMartineau (talk) 03:00, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

fixed EvergreenFir (talk) 06:26, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks~:)Zeniff (talk) 07:23, 16 August 2014 (UTC)