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Safe laptop battery time using NoScript



SecTheory released a paper on the power needs of "rich" and dynamic web pages. Do we really need all those interactive components or this banners made in Flash?

Look at the paper here.

Abstract:

Browser Amperage Watts
Average across entire Alexa 100 in Internet Explorer 7.0 0.414 48.852
Average across entire Alexa 100 in Firefox 3.0.4 0.406 47.908
Average for top 10 power abusers in Internet Explorer 7.0 0.474 55.932
Average for top 10 power abusers in Firefox 3.0.4 0.481 56.758
Average for top 10 power abusers in Firefox 3.0.4 with NoScript and Adblock Plus 0.382 45.076

To keep it short that Noscript and Adblock Plus help reduce the power consumption of the most “polluting” websites. Another good reason to use these addons.

Less power consumption is not only better for the environment, but also for the running duration of your laptop!

(Photo under creative commons from Ian Samuel's photostream)

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