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time spent in front of computer

How many hours a day, per average, do you spend in front of the computer?

  • Between 1-2 hours

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Between 2-3 hours

    Votes: 9 11.4%
  • Between 4-6 hours

    Votes: 24 30.4%
  • Pretty much the only thing I do.

    Votes: 44 55.7%

  • Total voters
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kantor1003

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This is time spent in your spare time web cruising, forum lurking/posting, youtube, wikipedia, tv-troopes etc. Work does not count.

I'm really a net addict and I'm shocked every time I ask myself this question.
 

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If I am awake and there is a computer in the vicinity, I am in front of it.

Sad but true.
 

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If I am awake and there is a computer in the vicinity, I am in front of it.

Sad but true.

Same. Even if I'm not doing anything on the computer - I read in my computer chair, I watch TV in my computer chair (granted, most of the shows I watch are on my computer), I eat in my computer chair, I do my homework in my computer chair etc.

I would just change one thing: If I'm at home I am in front of it - going out is about the only time I'm not.
 

kantor1003

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Poll up.

Edit: Looks like I'm not the only internet junkie around here.
Pretty much the same as you two.
 

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Same. Even if I'm not doing anything on the computer - I read in my computer chair, I watch TV in my computer chair (granted, most of the shows I watch are on my computer), I eat in my computer chair, I do my homework in my computer chair etc.

I would just change one thing: If I'm at home I am in front of it - going out is about the only time I'm not.

Pretty much the same for me, and I really don't go out.
 

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If I am awake and there is a computer in the vicinity, I am in front of it.

Sad but true.

quoted for truth.

I left my computer only to sleep, get food (ate it at the computer) and to draw for a little bit this weekend.

:/

I wouldn't consider myself an addict, though. I just don't have much else that's appeals more. Because, everything has lost it's appeal to me mostly, so I just find ways to sink my time away, which is really rather sad and depressing. Hum.

/me meanders off, so as to not think about this again.
 

kantor1003

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Also dangerous with a laptop as it allows for more portability.
These days I I can't even eat without starting a youtube vid, looking at a documentary etc.
Sometimes I'll even bring the laptop with me to the bathroom. Something says to me that I'm not alone in that venture though:D
 

kantor1003

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I just don't have much else that's appeals more. Because, everything has lost it's appeal to me mostly, so I just find ways to sink my time away, which is really rather sad and depressing. Hum.
It is.. which makes me wonder what I would be doing if the web hadn't been invented yet..:confused: How productive would I've been?
On the flip side, I wouldn't really know as much as I do now. Perhaps I would have had greater life experience though.. and social experience.. more friends? perhaps I would be a dad? Perhaps the mother of my child would have ran off already leaving me only with child support to speak of and working long hours to make everything go around?
Thank god for the internet.
 

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It is.. which makes me wonder what I would be doing if the web hadn't been invented yet..:confused: How productive would I've been?
On the flip side, I wouldn't really know as much as I do now. Perhaps I would have had greater life experience though.. and social experience.. more friends? perhaps I would be a dad? Perhaps the mother of my child would have ran off already leaving me only with child support to speak of and working long hours to make everything go around?
Thank god for the internet.

I always go the extreme minimalism route. I'd probably be farming, living in some fashion like that off the land, and probably meet a girl that, due to there not really being much else available, we'd end up getting married and having a family, and continue working to live, living to work, kind of thing, to self-sustain.

It also probably wouldn't be happy existence, just a busy one.
 

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3 -6 hours a normal day and probably.... 7-9 hours on sat/sun.
 

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Chose 4-6 (closer to 6) because that's an average. Brought down because some days I'm hardly on it at all. I've spent many days from waking to sleeping online though.
 

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I wish I had friends that would call me more often.

The end result is usually 9h/day of INTPf, tvtropes,wikipedia, Civilization IV and Civilization forums.:slashnew:
 

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So is the poll just based on web surfing? I have 1 uber desktop, 1 laptop, 1 netbook. (And another laptop for work). So besides surfing the web, I game, I program (for fun), post process pictures for my photography. My laptop is mainly connected to the projector for movies, my netbook is used EVERYWHERE, when Im on the plane and in airports and trains Im usually reading downloaded blogs, listening podcasts, programming - all on my netbook. My desktop is used for all of that and anything else I didnt cover. I do a lot of surfing, youtube etc, but its not only surfing, its ANYTHING a computer can do, and I always do it on Linux. Why make life easy. So Im a healthy mix of laziness and productivity.

And yes, I usually grab the netbook and go to the toilet and check up on my RSS feeds. :confused:

The computer is just after I wake up, about 10am until I go to bed around 2am the next day. And I can be doing some/any/all of the above at any one time. Without at least 1 computer and a solid internet connection, I'm lost.

And note, this is all for fun. Work is another issue entirely.
 

JoeJoe

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I wish I had friends that would call me more often.

The end result is usually 9h/day of INTPf, tvtropes,wikipedia, Civilization IV and Civilization forums.:slashnew:

I seem unable to have more than one interest at a time over a longer period. It's either INTPforum or tvtropes or TED or some online game or something else. Of course I sometimes get caught in a wiki walk or am fascinated by some particular website. But that only lasts for a few hours and then I'm back to my usual activity. Then after a few weeks or months with that activity I get bored and turn to something else. On some occasions the result is even, that I would only use the computer/internet for email and facebook and such and spend very little time on it for a couple of weeks maybe.
 

EvilScientist Trainee

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I seem unable to have more than one interest at a time over a longer period. It's either INTPforum or tvtropes or TED or some online game or something else. Of course I sometimes get caught in a wiki walk or am fascinated by some particular website. But that only lasts for a few hours and then I'm back to my usual activity. Then after a few weeks or months with that activity I get bored and turn to something else. On some occasions the result is even, that I would only use the computer/internet for email and facebook and such and spend very little time on it for a couple of weeks maybe.

For me it ends up like a cycle. Let's say I log in, find a test. That test is about warriors, that reminds me of a game, and I got after the game. While i'm playing, I start to wonder how would a leader behave at a given diplomatic situation, and go read something about diplomacy at wikipedia. I then find something about weapons, that leads me to physics, and I get caught up for a good time. Then i remember that physics required logic to be forged. Logic is the trademark of thinking types, and then come back to INTPf.

Then i just do it again, with differents subjects.
 

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4-6 hours.

Nothing else to do where I live.

The sheeple are boring walking billboards. Closest mall is 45 minutes away. Video games get old.
Why not destroy my eyes and keep occupied?

My laptop is in my bathroom pretty frequently, taking a bath watching Netflix. Tis very relaxing
 

Methuselah

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I've had to incorporate internet time into my structured procrastination. If I do x, x, and x, I get to check my threads, etc. But if I am being lazy... pretty much all day.
 

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I've answered 2-3, but later I realized it's more 4-6...

It's not ALL I do, but a lot of the time I'm in front of a computer yeah, wonderful source of information and communication, mmmm.
 

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It's amazing how much of my life has been spent in front of a computer. To think, a whole universe exists inside a screen. I've clearly become desensitized by now.
 

kantor1003

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So is the poll just based on web surfing?
Nah, not just limited to surfing. If you program for fun, I'd count that in:)

Yeah, I'm also completely lost if I haven't access to a computer with an internet connection. Don't think I can go a day without it.
 

kantor1003

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JarNew;206720 Why not destroy my eyes and keep occupied? [/QUOTE said:
About the eyes, how damaging is it? I have noticed recently that my eyesight has become worse I think.. seems to be getting really bad.. it sucks.. any ways to reduce harm? Apart from limiting computer/laptop use obviously.
 

NeverSayMyName

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If I am awake and there is a computer in the vicinity, I am in front of it.

Sad but true.

Same :S
Although I do get off sometimes to go out for a walk, go to the gym or play guitar. But I spend most of my time in front of my laptop.
 

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I'm not sure, but it's rather chilly.
I do about 4-6 hours, but I have two other siblings competing for the computer at any given time. Once I get my laptop, however... I figure I'll be saying goodbye to any deformed guise of having a life.
 

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The computer is my gateway to entertainment, learning and productivity (I work with computer for my job) :D

If computer didn't exist I don’t know what I would do with myself......I might be forced to go outside and study the natural world and people to get my fix for knowledge, and food for me imagination. Sound like a lot of work though. :eek: :confused: :o

For us INTP's this age of technology is truly heaven......well maybe if we can get rid of all the people messing up our logical worlds. ;)
 

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I do not know for sure how badly it affects eyesite.

There is a program though that can help. It's called Flux. It changes the brightness of your computer screen so that uhhh it naturally fluctuates with the natural light cycle of your time zone.

I used to have 20/20 vision, now I don't lol

That's all I got
 

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1-2, although I put 2-3 because I may be inaccurate. I have a pretty demanding schedule, but I like to pop on between classes and rugby and frat stuff to update my posts here, check my email and facebook, or for the occasional internet porn wank if need be.

Usually around the end of the night I will use the internet to watch a movie, so I counted that time as well. I didn't count time that I spend doing something else with my computer still open, as it wouldn't be if not for the necessity to check my email all the time for class and group project updates. Sometimes I cheat and also leave my facebook up in case anyone fancies a chat, but unless it is a person I like I will tell them I am busy.
 

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I would also guess 1-3 hours. Whenever I have a day that is low on classes and social life though, this increases immensely.
 

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I feel as though we probably all spend a lot more time on the computer than we think. I know I myself originally only included the time I spent when it was in solid, tangible chunks, ignoring the time I spent logging on quickly to check things, checking up on my team, looking at my bank info, downloading a song, etc. All that time adds up too.
 

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For those looking for eyesight help, I got the straight story from my optometrist. Get +1 diopter glasses for the computer. If you don't wear glasses then get +1 reading glasses from any pharmacy. If you have a prescription, say -4, then get a pair (such as from www.zennioptical.com) set at -3. These glasses are only to be used at the computer, away from it things in the distance look blurry (it's not legal to wear them driving for instance).

What the +1 does is put the screen at infinity, so your focusing muscles don't have to work (i.e. they are at rest.) Necessary for me as my older eyes are having trouble close focusing.

In addition you can get anti-glare and a slight tint (10%) which helps also.
 

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Including work, I can easily spend 10 hours a day on the computer, however I disagree with the "Pretty much the only thing I do." option.
 

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You can use programs like f.lux that apparently reduce eye strain. But this necro reminds me what happened to the evil science guy?
 

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I pretty much spend all my spare time on the computer. If I'm not working, at school or attending the occasional social gathering, I'm behind it. I can easily spend a whole day, from the time I get up untill I go to sleep, on my computer.
 

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I pretty much spend all my spare time on the computer. If I'm not working, at school or attending the occasional social gathering, I'm behind it. I can easily spend a whole day, from the time I get up untill I go to sleep, on my computer.

Amen brother!
 

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My life basically revolves around my computer station. It's the last place I'm at before I hop into bed and usually the first place I go to when I wake up. I utilize Facebook or Omegle to sustain my social needs but otherwise just sort of zone out and browse around or play some game. The only time I would be elsewhere would be if I was going to some social outing or going to school. The computer of course is the first thing I get to when I return home, though.

I'd definitely consider myself addicted, it'd be silly of me to deny that. However I feel it's sort of a way to kill time since there aren't any immediate things that could otherwise occupy my time. This is sort of an illusion, though, since there's always some plan/homework of mine that I SHOULD do, I just manage to get it out of my mind until I realize at the last minute.

Bad Somnus, bad!
 
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