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sleep mode

A low power mode in a computer. Also called "standby mode," the screen and hard disks are turned off, but the memory (RAM) chips are continually refreshed in order to retain their contents. In addition, the CPU is throttled down to its lowest power state. The computer is immediately restored for use when the user touches a key or moves the mouse. For alternate power-down and hybrid sleep modes, see hibernate.
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The body is very comfortable in hibernation mode. Most people simply don't like to commit in any direction.
The purification cartridges are 33 percent smaller than previous versions, and a hibernation mode allows the instrument to maintain system water quality with reduced energy consumption.
SLOWLY but surely winter is coming and soon we'll all be in hibernation mode, ready to snuggle up in our beds.
Then there's the weather, which puts most people in hibernation mode. It's hard to compete with the couch, especially during the week.
I've gone into hibernation mode and I blame it all on the fact that it's November.
The Sinamics V20 can also be set to hibernation mode, which prolongs the service life of the motor and also reduces system component wear.
In hibernation mode much of the spacecraft is unpowered; the onboard flight computer monitors system health and broadcasts a weekly beaconstatus tone back to Earth.
If that doesn't work, there are two other options for Philae: a) Go into hibernation mode and hope wait for sunnier times (which may occur as the comet gets closer to the Sun) - or b) Throw caution to the winds and drill into the comet - for science!
Our weekend drive story gives you a few ideas for meandering through the county before winter puts some of us in hibernation mode. We also travel a little farther to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Facility managers can utilize the communication tool to reduce energy consumption during peak demand by urging occupants to take action, such as setting computers to hibernation mode before leaving for a meeting.
With the introduction of DeepSleep hibernation mode to preserve battery life, the company has also improved the overall power management with this new launch for extended listen and talk times.