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PostSubject: biloy lerit mijares   Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:00 am

TOPIC: utilizing "screen locks" to minimize electricity consumption.

computers consume a lot of electricity. computer usage in a household setting is usually limited to games and document creations, mostly unimportant stuff. In order to address the situation of high electric bill payments our group proposes to modify or create a screen lock so as to conserve electricity by limiting the usage of the computer. the usage of the computer will be set to a maximum number of hours and upon reaching that limit the computer will be locked. after 24 hours the computer will again reset the hours that it could be used.
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PostSubject: Re: biloy lerit mijares   Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:24 am

to further explain our research proposal... the screen lock would function like a prepaid system. let's say that the program is set to make the computer functional for 10 hours and the reset time is set at 8:00 AM. if a person uses the computer for 10 hours, at the end of the 10th hour, the computer will inform the user that he has consumed all available hours and will shut down. the screen then will be locked to prevent further access. at 8:00 am the next day the computer will reset its "prepaid" time again to 10 hours and the computer will again be usable. if a user just uses 6 hours of the previous time come 8:00 am of the next day the time would still be reset to 10 hours.
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PostSubject: Re: biloy lerit mijares   Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:18 pm

JADE MIJARES wrote:
to further explain our research proposal... the screen lock would function like a prepaid system. let's say that the program is set to make the computer functional for 10 hours and the reset time is set at 8:00 AM. if a person uses the computer for 10 hours, at the end of the 10th hour, the computer will inform the user that he has consumed all available hours and will shut down. the screen then will be locked to prevent further access. at 8:00 am the next day the computer will reset its "prepaid" time again to 10 hours and the computer will again be usable. if a user just uses 6 hours of the previous time come 8:00 am of the next day the time would still be reset to 10 hours.

nice topic ... need more details ....general objective/framework/expected output pls
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PostSubject: what if?   Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:21 pm

Kuya jade, what if the user needs to work for more than 10 hours? Does it mean that the system will shutdown even if the user is still working?

It may result to unsaved changes, thus making it hard for the user to adjust in the system's scheduled shutdown.

hehehe... ^_^
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PostSubject: Re: biloy lerit mijares   Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:34 pm

nice topic jade..

the topic is interesting, even though it's really simple but it's really helpful.

just a suggestion, what if the program is interactive?
the user will input on how many hours that the computer will be on.

suggestion lang naman po.

(just to answer ymreb's question, hehehe)
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PostSubject: Re: biloy lerit mijares   Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:37 pm

The general objective of the study is to help minimize electric bills/ electricity usage inside the household. Specifically, the study is centered in controlling Personal Computer usage by means of limiting the time the said computer could be used through the means of a software program. The expected output of the research will be a working program that would put in effect what the researchers want to achieve. The research involves finding out how much a Personal Computer affects electricity consumption in a household setting and using this to create the said program.

For Marichelle’s suggestion: We already have put in consideration what you have shared. The program will be created in such a way that users would have a say on how many hours the computer will be available and when the program will reset the computer usage time.

For Ymreb’s question: The output product is intended to be used in a household setting. If we consider that in a day there is only 24 hours and usually 8 hours is used for sleeping which leaves 16 hours of waking hours. This waking hours is usually is allotted for work or schooling which actually tells us that 10 hours is actually a lot of time already. Now, if the person uses all his waking hours (16) in front of the computer then there is no point at all of installing this software. ^_^ Furthermore, the dynamic properties of the program (before installation) enables the user to specify how many hours he wants the computer to be functional so, he is able to adjust his daily routine accordingly.

To correctly address your concern, the program that the group proposes does not shut down the computer without prompting the user. Ample time will be given to the user to save what he is doing in case all available hours are consumed. In cases that important documents need to be retrieved and there is no available time, a back door will be provided for a limited amount of time (5-10 mins) in able to retrieve the documents. This backdoor will also be available only twice a day (determined by the programmers).
We must bear in mind this software is just a tool and if the user really wants to use the computer regardless of available time he could always uninstall the software. ^_^

The following pictures are screen shots of what the screen lock would look like, but it does not necessarily mean that it would look exactly the same.



The "Reset" textbox is for the time the user wants the software to reset the time back to the maximum number of hours in a day the computer can be used. An example in our previous posts is the 8:00 AM in the morning reset time. The "Password" textbox is for the password used in case important files need to be retrieved even if the total amount of time for a given day has already been consumed. The "Fail safe" drop down box is the time given to the user when he wants to retrieve something using his given password.



The picture above shows what a user sees when he turns his computer on. The large clock on the center tells the user how many hours are left. the "OK" button allows the user to use the computer but this "ok" button is not functional whenever there is nolonger any remaining time.



This popup menu is accessible through a hot key which hasnt yet been determined as of now. This allows the user to use the computer for a limited time (5-10 mins) when all the allowable time has been consumed. This function will only bee usable at most twice a day.
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PostSubject: Re: biloy lerit mijares   Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:25 pm

JADE MIJARES wrote:
The general objective of the study is to help minimize electric bills/ electricity usage inside the household. Specifically, the study is centered in controlling Personal Computer usage by means of limiting the time the said computer could be used through the means of a software program. The expected output of the research will be a working program that would put in effect what the researchers want to achieve. The research involves finding out how much a Personal Computer affects electricity consumption in a household setting and using this to create the said program.

For Marichelle’s suggestion: We already have put in consideration what you have shared. The program will be created in such a way that users would have a say on how many hours the computer will be available and when the program will reset the computer usage time.

For Ymreb’s question: The output product is intended to be used in a household setting. If we consider that in a day there is only 24 hours and usually 8 hours is used for sleeping which leaves 16 hours of waking hours. This waking hours is usually is allotted for work or schooling which actually tells us that 10 hours is actually a lot of time already. Now, if the person uses all his waking hours (16) in front of the computer then there is no point at all of installing this software. ^_^ Furthermore, the dynamic properties of the program (before installation) enables the user to specify how many hours he wants the computer to be functional so, he is able to adjust his daily routine accordingly.

To correctly address your concern, the program that the group proposes does not shut down the computer without prompting the user. Ample time will be given to the user to save what he is doing in case all available hours are consumed. In cases that important documents need to be retrieved and there is no available time, a back door will be provided for a limited amount of time (5-10 mins) in able to retrieve the documents. This backdoor will also be available only twice a day (determined by the programmers).
We must bear in mind this software is just a tool and if the user really wants to use the computer regardless of available time he could always uninstall the software. ^_^

The following pictures are screen shots of what the screen lock would look like, but it does not necessarily mean that it would look exactly the same.



The "Reset" textbox is for the time the user wants the software to reset the time back to the maximum number of hours in a day the computer can be used. An example in our previous posts is the 8:00 AM in the morning reset time. The "Password" textbox is for the password used in case important files need to be retrieved even if the total amount of time for a given day has already been consumed. The "Fail safe" drop down box is the time given to the user when he wants to retrieve something using his given password.



The picture above shows what a user sees when he turns his computer on. The large clock on the center tells the user how many hours are left. the "OK" button allows the user to use the computer but this "ok" button is not functional whenever there is nolonger any remaining time.



This popup menu is accessible through a hot key which hasnt yet been determined as of now. This allows the user to use the computer for a limited time (5-10 mins) when all the allowable time has been consumed. This function will only bee usable at most twice a day.

ok .. you may proceed ...
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PostSubject: Re: biloy lerit mijares   Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:44 pm

to jade:

i hope i have contributed something in your topic..
nice job!

congratz!!!
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PostSubject: Re: biloy lerit mijares   Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:50 am

ang problem nimo kay ang computer nagagamit ug kuryente tapos gusto nimo i minimize ang paggamit sa kuryente so ang solution nimo basically kay i limit ang pagamit sa computer. hmmmm... dili ko sang-ayon sa way sa pag-attack nimo sa problem.

ingon pa ni einstein - “We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

kng ako mu solve ani.. ang solution cguro nko kay mugamit ug power saving device katong makita gud nimo sa tv advertisement na warag atek kaayo iff effective na and if im not mistaken, naay mga OS (or utility software lng man tingali to) na naay capability na im not sure pero warag hinaan nila ug gamit ang mga hardware na dili nila need. for example kng mu browse lng ka ug web, bawasan nila ug hatag sa power sa video card or something like that kay dili man kaayo nah xa needed unless mag games ka ug we all know na busaw kaayo mugamit ang video card ug power, same pud nah sa processor ata lalo na kng multi core nah. dili ko sure sa specifics pero kamao ko naay ani na technology. promise. warag nabasa nko ni sa linux na forums.. basta dili lng jud bawasan nimo ang pagamit sa computer. ambot lng if ma gets nimo akong point basta mao to..

and chika chika lng ko. as a comsci student pud warag gamay man au nang 10 hrs oe. ako mugamit ko kng wala jud ko ginabuhat cguro mu spend ko ug about 6hrs-8hrs sa atubangan sa monitor. ug kng naa man assignments or kanang mga importante na kelangan buhaton, mu doble nah xa easily. kami pud dati kanang sa mga group projects tapos always man me naga cram jud ana, last minute na mag buhat, usually mag abot nah mga 48hrs+ straight walay patay patay computer. wala lng Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: biloy lerit mijares   Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:47 am

concerne wrote:
ang problem nimo kay ang computer nagagamit ug kuryente tapos gusto nimo i minimize ang paggamit sa kuryente so ang solution nimo basically kay i limit ang pagamit sa computer. hmmmm... dili ko sang-ayon sa way sa pag-attack nimo sa problem.

ingon pa ni einstein - “We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

kng ako mu solve ani.. ang solution cguro nko kay mugamit ug power saving device katong makita gud nimo sa tv advertisement na warag atek kaayo iff effective na and if im not mistaken, naay mga OS (or utility software lng man tingali to) na naay capability na im not sure pero warag hinaan nila ug gamit ang mga hardware na dili nila need. for example kng mu browse lng ka ug web, bawasan nila ug hatag sa power sa video card or something like that kay dili man kaayo nah xa needed unless mag games ka ug we all know na busaw kaayo mugamit ang video card ug power, same pud nah sa processor ata lalo na kng multi core nah. dili ko sure sa specifics pero kamao ko naay ani na technology. promise. warag nabasa nko ni sa linux na forums.. basta dili lng jud bawasan nimo ang pagamit sa computer. ambot lng if ma gets nimo akong point basta mao to..

and chika chika lng ko. as a comsci student pud warag gamay man au nang 10 hrs oe. ako mugamit ko kng wala jud ko ginabuhat cguro mu spend ko ug about 6hrs-8hrs sa atubangan sa monitor. ug kng naa man assignments or kanang mga importante na kelangan buhaton, mu doble nah xa easily. kami pud dati kanang sa mga group projects tapos always man me naga cram jud ana, last minute na mag buhat, usually mag abot nah mga 48hrs+ straight walay patay patay computer. wala lng Very Happy

salamat sa pagcomment nimo dong ha. kung dong man ka. ^_^ unang una, ang nipilit lang siguro sa utok nimo ay ang pagamyan ang pagkunsumo sa koryente sa pc wala na nimo gi consider ang unsang ginahimo sa naka-atubang sa pc. ang purpose aning proposal ay dili lang mapagamay ang BAYARAN sa magulang kundi MATUDLUAN ug gamay ang mga kauban sa balay na MUGAMIT sa pc para sa importanteng butang lang at dili lang magdula dula. sa imong ginapropos na solusyon, mugara lang samot ang mga bata at sige nalang na sila ug dula kay gamay nalang man ang bayranan sa koryente bisag 24 hours pa sila magdula. gets ba nimo?

kalawa, unsa ang connection sa saying ni einstein sa pag approach namin sa problem. layo gud kaayo ang imong context. hahaha. pag sure oi. kung titingnan mo opposite gud kaayo ang ginaingon ni einstein sa proposal sa solusyon namo. kung daghan ang hours na ginagamit sa pc sa solusyon namo mugay na, pero sa imong solusyon musamot na mudaghan ang hours ng paggamit sa pc sa DILI IMPORTANTE na bagay. dapat i-apply nimo sa imong sulosyon ang giingon ni einstein. gets mo ba?

sa ginapangsulti nimo sa last paragraph nimo ito lang ang masasabi ko, hindi mo siguro binasa lahat ng threads sa topic na ito. ang ginawa ng grupo namin ay nagpaint kami ng situation at binigyan namin ng solusyon ang situation. sa tingin ba nimo mugana ang proposal namo sa mga call centers or internet shops? hahahaha. ang answer sa pangutana nako ay of course dili. kay dili man kana ang situation na gina consider namo. nag inong ka na mugamit ka ug pc na 6-8 hours na DILI IMPORTANTE ang ginahimo. kana ang usa sa ginahanapan namo ug solusyon kanang tulad NIMO na mugamit ug pc para sa DILI IMPORTANTE na bagay. sa tingin mo kung limited lang ang oras nimo sa paggamit sa PC unahon pa ba nimo ang DILI importante na butang keysa sa IMPORTANTE. kung honest ka sa sarili mo syempre isasagot mo na hindi. pero kung uunahin mo ang mga DILI importante ay sori nalang ka .hahahha. tungkol sa cramming na ginaingon nimo sa tingin nimo tama ang ginahimo nimo. kung dili ka gusto mag straight straigh ug 48 hours nakatutok sa pc e di baguhin mo ung paguugali mo. yan lang ang solusyon diha sa cramming. wala nay lahi na solusyon diha. sa imo na jud na. ^_^

hope nakatabang ko sa imong mga concerns. heheheh. ei, guys napansin nyo ba. hawd na nako magbisaya oi. hahahahah.
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PostSubject: Re: biloy lerit mijares   Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:00 pm

aw... daghan nagingon na ginaaway daw taka ug harsh daw ko masyado. sori kung ganun ang parang tono ng mga sinasabi ko. ana lang jud ko magsulti murag naka singgit pero chox chox lang diay to. ^_^ naa may mga smiley ug hahahaha. ang mga ginasulti nako sa ibig sabihin LIGHT MOOD to sya. kay kung nangaway ko dili man ko magbutang ug mga hahaha ug smiley ug naka exclamation points ang akong gamiton. ana lang jud ko mag sulit. peace. ^_^
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