The longest time you ever use computer without turning it off?

@Margarit (3677)
Philippines
December 13, 2008 11:51pm CST
Hello friends, I dont know if someone here use computer 24hours a day seven times a week ,that too much for me for i can spend only 12 hours a day is longlest time i can spend during weekends only for it is my rest day at work. But during weekdays my average day is only 1 to 3 hours the longest depending on the time available i have.
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26 responses
@iamcucu (194)
• China
14 Dec 08
I once let my computer on for three days,But I'm not always in front of it:-0 when I need to download something, I 'd keep my computer on,and I'm gonna do something else.The longest time I spent in front of the computer is about 20 hours,I was playing a MMORPG then,and I hardly leave my chair.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
Hi iamcucu, Wow i cant even stay to stay in the computer in 2 hours without any break for my i feel so tired already and my butt hurts. 20 hours is amazing for me. Thanks for the respond.
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@iamcucu (194)
• China
16 Dec 08
you know,sometimes I was so absorbed in computer games that I totally forgot time.I think I can't do that very often,it affect my health.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
It does affect your health, remember always that health is wealth, so take good care of it. Advance Marry christmas and happy new year.
@liisafiat (660)
• Latvia
14 Dec 08
12 hours is the longest time one can spend at the computer. But I have managed even 14 hours and 16 hours- ALL NON-STOP. So it really depends. If I do not have important appointments. Or other tasks to do at home. I do know people who NEVER turns off their computers, and they are online 24h a day and 7 days a week all year long, unless their laptops breaks down or refuses to work any single minute more! I could not do such thing to my laptop. I try to balance intensive days with below average using time days.
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• Romania
14 Dec 08
i disagree with you, I've played a strategy game with some friends for about 16 hours strait! I got up once to go to the bathroom ;) and get another coffee
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• Latvia
15 Dec 08
;) great.
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• India
14 Dec 08
I didnt turn off my computer for three full days before a couple of months and i had my computer running really slow and then i switched it off and i worked for nearly ten hours a day in the computer and i think those three days were the best days in the usage of the computer in my life..even though i enjoyed i was really stressed about that..happy mylotting...
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
hi balacancer, Three days wow, i dont think i can bit your record for i havent tried to use my computer for a day. Thanks for the respond.
• India
16 Dec 08
I dont consider that as a record actually and it is the most annoying thing that i have did in the whole world and i really felt horrible after using for three full days and did not evn go near computer for a week..happy mylotting..
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@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
i never really turn my computer off only yo update it are to clean it our thats about it i do try it off during a storm as you know electric travels throught the plugs so i make sure it,s off.i also use my computer 7 days a week my computer is being well used.
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@annjilena (5620)
• United States
14 Dec 08
to update
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
Wow i cant believe that, does your computer wont overheat when using 24 hour a day 7 times a week? I think computer should rest too to last long. Thanks for the respond.
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@mensab (4204)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
i think i have done more than 24 hours when i was doing my thesis writing. it was near the deadline for the submission of our thesis to be ready for thesis defense. if i missed that deadline, i would have to wait for the next semester. that means additional expenses and longer time for me to get my diploma, so i burned my hours infront of a pc to finish a draft of thesis. i graduated in time during that semester.
@iamcucu (194)
• China
14 Dec 08
good for you!mensab
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
Wow thats a cram but congratulation for you finish it on time. I have also a habbit that i dont do my work until it is near deadline. thanks for the respond.
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@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Wait a minute...we're not suppossed to be on them 24/7?? Then that must explain the way my housework has fallen by the wayside!...lol I'm usually on the pc for anywhere between 5-7 hours a day. Weekends maybe for a total of 5 hours, because I do try to do my laundry. I refuse to sit in front of the PC with funky clothes. DCMerkle
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
Hi dcmerkle, I am very fortunate that someone does the laundry for me an it is my mom, so i can spend more time is the computer but not straight for i get bored and my but hurts, i like to go outside and have a fresh air, i have break every hour and do other things like cleaning the house, washing dishes and etc. Thanks for the respond.
• India
14 Dec 08
Well, I'am a complete freak about computers. The longest I've gone online and kept the computer on is for about more than 2 weeks. That was when i was downloading some movies and softwares and music. The longest I've spent is more than 27 hours continuously in front of the screen.
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• Latvia
15 Dec 08
27 hours!!! This is freaky, really. I wonder if I am turning in a computer zombie...raarr!
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• Romania
14 Dec 08
The longest time I've kept my computer on I think it was for 2-3 weeks. I was having a contest with a neighbor on exactly the same thing: who would keep it more without turning it off :)) I won, he accidently unplugged it :))
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
Wow, what is you prize then woof4ever, Does your computer doesnt overheat. Maybe not for you are still using it. Thanks for the respond.
@iamcdy (1119)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
Hello Margarit! I think I have used my computer today the longest time as far as I can remember, I tuned it on today at around 10AM and it is already 11:30PM right now while I am responding to your discussion. I actually turned my computer on early because I was supposed to be here in myLot that early so that I could recover from the past weeks of posting only a few responses. But my sister who is abroad was online in skype so we chatted until 2PM. My niece used this afterwards because she needed to do some research for school and she finished at around 4PM. My other niece used this also as she checked her Friendster and Multiply and finished after an hour while I was taking a bath. At around 5PM, my sister-in-law came to our house and we watched a local show in Youtube which we failed to watch last night. I started here in myLot at around 8PM with some pauses as I needed to eat dinner and watch TV. I think my computer will still be on until 2AM today. No worries about waking up tomorrow because my class will start at around 3:30PM.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
Hi iamcdy, Computer is a need nowadays, for you can do plenty of things spicially if there is internet connection. In my case, i just turned on my computer at 8pm to do mylotting and chat with my sister in abroad and turn it off at 12 midnight but sometimes i forgot the time and i realize it dawn already. Thanks for the respond.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
14 Dec 08
I keep the computer on all day, but I am usually at it except for a couple of hours. Now before I got my anti virus to come on sooner, I kept the computer on all night, that is twelve hours and turned it off in the morning, then turned it back on again. Since I am on the computer most of the time, I would say about twelve hours or so. Unless I am going somewhere most of the time, but it takes a while to load up, so the only time it is off is when I am going to sleep.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
It good to turned of the computer after we finish using it, it is not good to use it all day long. Thanks for the respond.
• India
14 Dec 08
In my case it has been in weeks. Since, I am a Software Engineer it often happens that my office desktop is on for more than 2-3 weeks as we have some critical softwares running.
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• Romania
14 Dec 08
I'm not a Software Engineer and I still keep my computer on a long time, I hope to be a WEB Designer, or anything in IT. can we talk about this more? I would really need the help or advice.
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• India
14 Dec 08
Ya, I don't turn off my computer usually. it works 24X7 for me. I don't preper giving rest to it my longest time is 12 days Even though i was not at my desk i will put some download and go away. when i woke up first i look at my moniter that whether the downloads are complted or not. after coming home from my college first i turnon my computer then i change my cloths..
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
Wow sankar86us, so far you have the longest time of not turning it off your computer. I hope that your computer will still work very well. Thanks for the respond.
@orevro (715)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
when my brother was still living with us, he was very addicted to computer games. he used to leave the computer on for 2-3 whole days. he only shuts it off for like 10 minutes and then uses it again for his online games.. Our electricity bill that time was very expensive
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
Hi orevro, My brother also uses his computer that long for playing games and downloading song and movie,but i dont use my computer that long for i cant stay longer in front of that computer. thanks for the respond.
• United States
14 Dec 08
The past week I left my computer on 24 hours a day 7 days a week without turning it off. Of course I don't use my computer THAT long, I just didn't turn it off I just went to bed with it still running. Why? Don't know, maybe I'm lazy plump lazy and didn't feel like turning it off. I use my computer about 8 hours a day on and off during the day. I always have a million other things to do so I'm just taking a blind guess here.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
hi miraclefreebies, I am also lazy sometimes but i see to it that i turn it off my computer after i use it to save some electric bills and at the same time it can also prolong the life of the computer. Thanks for the respond.
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@Kumaresan (450)
• Malaysia
14 Dec 08
hello there friend... you will be suprised how many hours i turned on my computer without shutting it down... i think i run my computer for about 8 days straight without turning off... lol... i hope the computer won't lose its performance...
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
Yes i am surprise how you use computer everday kumaresan, does it mean that you cant live without computer for i think it is part of your life already. Using computer like that i think it is not healthy anymore. Thanks for the respond.
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• India
6 Jan 09
I don’t have the internet at home so my home consumption is very low. So for continuous use, it has to be my office computer. it runs at a stretch for 8 hours daily.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
Hi friend, Does it mean that you do mylotting at work? Wel i have internet connection at home an i can do mylotting at home only for my work doesnt require using computers. Thanks for the respond.
• Canada
14 Dec 08
I can go around 5 hours without getting away from the computer. I do love the computer - wonderful invention! Still, I get headaches if I stay on too long, and it becomes so dull and boring watching a movie or completing work in front of the computer. This is only for entertainment! WHen I work I stick in front of the computer for 8 hours - TERRIBLE!
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
SAme here madeline, I like computer but i cant stay long too, i have always a break every hour atleast 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the other things i do or sometimes i sleep after an hour of doing the computer. Thanks for the respond.
@rizzu87 (860)
• Malaysia
14 Dec 08
I usually keep my computer on forever. I mean i only switch it off once a week for few hours to give my machine some rest. I do use my computer 15 hours a day continuously sometimes. I keep my computer on because i usually keep downloading movies and other things from p2p softwares. be happy..
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
wow 15 hours a day rizzu, well i guess that is an avoidable specially when you do some downloading for it takes time. Thanks for the respond.
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
the longest time would be a day. i was downloading a movie that time using a torrent. and i was so excited that i wanted to watch the film immediately after downloading it. unfortunately after 24 hours the downloading was not yet finish. to may dis may i turned off the pc and resume the downloading the 2 days after
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• India
15 Dec 08
well the longest i used w/out turning it off was like arnd 30 hrs! i was downloading this large file nad i wanted it badly! but i thnk i USED the computer for abt 14hrs tht day! happy lotting and have a nice day!
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