As for the latter, I strongly believe computers shouldn't
be turned off on a regular bases (with the exception of
laptops). Power buttons on a
computer should be out of reach from a users - the fact
that the typical intel or intel compatible hardware has
a big reset and or on/off button at the front is scary.
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Laptops aren't meant to be turned off either - that's what the suspend button is for. I reconfigured all of my "Power" buttons to trigger the suspend/reanimate routines and unless I'm forced to, don't ever reboot.
Oh, I would love it if it were impossible for the users to interact with any part of the ensemble but the viewscreen part of the monitor (keep even that power button away from them), the keyboard (preferably the kind I don't have to fish two dozen staples out of every now and again) and the mouse. But they're all using Windows of course, so every now and again it'll completely lock up, or turn itself off, or whatever, and I don't feel like getting off my lazy ass to the cube farm every time that happens.
Of course, I pretty much do anyway. Damn, I hate them sometimes.