@igeljaeger @salixlucida The software part is accurate: Basically it's harmless, but some software might make bad assumptions, so don't make a habit of it.

But they're taking seriously the idea that it could hurt the hardware. I don't get that.

And they don't even mention that people in a hurry who want to save energy could just suspend to ram or disk.
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