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shareMenaPeace
March 10th, 2007, 05:51 AM
Well recently i had nearly 6 days uptime (5 days and 23 hours) with edgy eft. Than i had a little crash of amarok or listen and had to hit CTRL ALT BACKSPACE: Than i took the chance and booted.
All the time i was working with edgy and had many applications running such as azureus.

Never had this long uptime before in a working environment,
So what is your uptime record? Maybe post a sreenshot too (I didn't made one this time).

Im curious is this normal =P

po0f
March 10th, 2007, 05:56 AM
shareMenaPeace,

Only 6 days? I regularly get over a moth's worth of uptime before I reboot for some reason or another. Today, I got a new hard drive, just put it in a couple of hours ago. And since I'm using Feisty, I reboot after new kernel upgrades. But with Edgy, I recall having a 37 day uptime at one point.

shareMenaPeace
March 10th, 2007, 05:59 AM
shareMenaPeace,

Only 6 days? I regularly get over a moth's worth of uptime before I reboot for some reason or another. Today, I got a new hard drive, just put it in a couple of hours ago. And since I'm using Feisty, I reboot after new kernel upgrades. But with Edgy, I recall having a 37 day uptime at one point.

Lol, well i wasn't aware that this is normal ... really nice 37 days -- omg =P

SeanTater
March 10th, 2007, 06:11 AM
I have one machine using Dapper which has not even rebooted X since October 6th, 2006. It now has 153 days, 8 Hours, and 8 minutes uptime..

00:09:50 up 153 days, 8:08, 4 users, load average: 0.00, 0.04, 0.06
The reboot was so we could move the computer from one room to another..
I have two other machines (one Dapper, one Etch), which have uptimes of 8 days, and 39 days, respectively..

World record, I believe, is a SunOS computer, 7 years uptime.

daniel of sarnia
March 10th, 2007, 06:20 AM
I don't think I'll get passed five months, their is always a storm two too three times a year that's strong enough to knock out the power for a while. But other than that it's not uncommon for my server or workstation to be on for months. But six days, I've done that with windows 2000 back in the day, ha a week is nothing!

SeanTater
March 10th, 2007, 06:26 AM
Actually, that's one reason for the long uptime, that computer has a battery backup, and we have had no storms. :) Similarly, the second Dapper is a laptop which is occasionally left unplugged without notice. :-P

Nikron
March 10th, 2007, 07:03 AM
My uptime for my server is from when I first installed it... about 3 weeks ago. I shut down my desktop every night to save energy. And it usually stays shut down for about 16 hours.

joselin
March 10th, 2007, 08:26 AM
At the botton of my web, today i can read "Este servidor lleva funcionando 10 dias 12 horas 56 minutos y 48 segundos ininterrumpidamente."

10 days 12 hours, 56 minutes and 48 seconds.

The record is 96 days.

WalmartSniperLX
March 10th, 2007, 09:11 AM
I usually dont like leaving my pc for long periods because it heats up my room (ati x1600 sadly heats up my room after a while, and its not even that big of a card). I went about a week at the longest but I can push it longer :P

jdhore
March 10th, 2007, 09:46 AM
i've pulled about 2 weeks-a month worth of uptime out of Ubuntu
i got 6 months uptime out of my server running FreeBSD before i physically moved it and HAD to shut it down
and one of the servers at work that also runs FreeBSD has had almost a year uptime

happy-and-lost
March 10th, 2007, 11:47 AM
About 13 hours. The panel beneath the LCD on my laptop becomes dangerously hot if the machine's on much longer than that.

siimo
March 10th, 2007, 12:02 PM
Currently its 10 days but the longest ive had was around 35 days

bluenova
March 10th, 2007, 12:04 PM
I only leave mine on if it's doing something. So somtimes it's up for a few days, but if it's not doing anything then it goes off every night to save a bit of energy.

kko1
March 10th, 2007, 12:19 PM
My hat is off to any and all of you who take the time to think about saving electricity. Here's an energy star for you: :KS

Uptime for uptime's sake isn't really worth much, in my opinion. Sure, like bluenova said, if the machine is actually doing something - preferably something useful ;-) - then you keep it on.

With the right configuration, right programs, and right management, it's easy to keep the machine running for weeks or months on end (for the record, no, I haven't done it), and on crucial servers this is the thing to do. But for most desktop computers, though some take it as a hobby, the quest for a high uptime seems a bit pointless to me. ;-)

Just my 2c.

kko1

Edit: I don't mean to say that all who have a high uptime have it pointlessly. :-) I do realise people have servers doing stuff they consider useful, etc.

x3non
March 10th, 2007, 03:50 PM
root@hal9000:~# uptime
15:49:18 up 100 days, 14:45, 7 users, load average: 1.98, 1.09, 1.16

:D

ubuntu 5.10

Crooksey
March 10th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Freebsd gave me 38, then powercut :(

qpieus
March 10th, 2007, 04:14 PM
I turn off my desktop daily but I leave my breezy file/print server on all the time. Longest uptime there was 100 days or so before I rebooted after a kernel update. Currently it's at 40 days (I turned it off then because we were out of town for a week).

Polygon
March 10th, 2007, 05:36 PM
just a question, if you put the computer into hibernate or sleep, does that reset the uptime? or does it just continue once you activate the computer again?

i dont leave my computer up much cause i have to restart so much to play games in windows =/

MetalMusicAddict
March 10th, 2007, 05:42 PM
64 is the best I got on my server then like many a power outage. :( This is also a server. Having a desktop on like that doesnt make sense.

Skye
March 10th, 2007, 05:56 PM
My best was about 250 days when I was running a IRC server... currently, that machine only has 29 days because I upgraded it to dapper last month. My other computers go on and off as I need to use them.

shareMenaPeace
March 10th, 2007, 06:18 PM
Thx nice to read that with linux or bsd we can stay on for month -- nearly years =P
But it came to my attention that saving energy is really an issue so i plan to be more serous with this in the future. also in aspect of my energy bill which is really not normal =P

Beside this my notebook is the door to the world and since i got it last chrismass it runs and runs.. but i will try to shut it down more often to safe money/energy.
But it is good to know that i could run it for days/weeks/month if i had to.

I remember my windows times and i had normaly to reboot around every couple days or when i wanted to play certain games to make sure the computer is working right. Glad this is at last a thing of the past =P

Cheers

Crooksey
March 10th, 2007, 07:50 PM
Servers kind of have to stay on...

http://www.uptimes-project.org/hosts/view/150

siimo
March 10th, 2007, 11:19 PM
Thx nice to read that with linux or bsd we can stay on for month -- nearly years =P
But it came to my attention that saving energy is really an issue so i plan to be more serous with this in the future. also in aspect of my energy bill which is really not normal =P

Beside this my notebook is the door to the world and since i got it last chrismass it runs and runs.. but i will try to shut it down more often to safe money/energy.
But it is good to know that i could run it for days/weeks/month if i had to.

I remember my windows times and i had normaly to reboot around every couple days or when i wanted to play certain games to make sure the computer is working right. Glad this is at last a thing of the past =P

Cheers

No need to complain about your windows cause you didn't know how to administer it properly. If you look here... for server uptimes.... BSD and windows and then some unixs top the list.
http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/today/top.avg.html

My personal windows xp pro workstation at work has been running for 20 days now.. i only reboot it to install windows updates.

shareMenaPeace
March 10th, 2007, 11:23 PM
Ok fine for servers this might be normal but i was asking for working environments - Desktops i meant. So with XP i doubt you can run longer than a week without rebooting.(With a standard XP system - without performance issues.).

But intresting to see a few win 2000 servers on the list =P

beercz
March 11th, 2007, 12:05 AM
I once had a debian server with an uptime of 412 days - only got turned off to move it!

See this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=337150).

mysticrider92
March 11th, 2007, 12:15 AM
I have never tried leaving a computer on for more than a day. My dad said that his secratary's computer, which runs XP Pro and acts as a server for his office needs to be rebooted every 6-7 days or it starts getting "flaky" (as he put it). That 7 years for a Unix computer is very impressive.

RandomJoe
March 11th, 2007, 12:32 AM
My desktop systems are shut off pretty regularly. I used to leave them on - easier to get started on something, no waiting! - but used a laptop for several years as my primary system, and it got me in the habit of turning things off. But I have had month-long uptimes without any issues. Indeed, for the original cause of this thread, I'd be hard pressed to think of more than maybe 2-3 times in YEARS that an already-working system went down because something crashed. (Sure, I've had all kinds of fun initially setting things up at times...)

My servers are of course another story. Although the Ubuntu file server doesn't have a huge uptime due to the fairly regular kernel updates. My firewall is a bare-bones Slackware box that I only upgrade critical things on. It's currently at 231 days, but has gone longer. I had a nearly-identical box on a DSL line at my last employer that went at least into the 400-500 day range. (UPSes are nice! ;) )

I'm not an uptime junkie, so I don't try to get it as long as possible, but it's fun to watch! :)

drfalkor
March 11th, 2007, 12:59 AM
some days here.. but, if there werent for storms, or that I need to save power.. I guess my uptime would have been 5 years. :)

arron
March 14th, 2007, 10:57 PM
I have had over 120 days. There used to be a cool site, till just a couple weeks ago that had listed uptimes of thousands of users

http://www.uptime-project.net/

Does anyone know of another site like this?

madman91
July 22nd, 2007, 09:09 PM
I have had over 120 days. There used to be a cool site, till just a couple weeks ago that had listed uptimes of thousands of users

http://www.uptime-project.net/

Does anyone know of another site like this?

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/today/top.avg.html

lepz
July 22nd, 2007, 11:28 PM
3 days, but that was because it was busy ;) otherwise it gets switched off at night.

Zzl1xndd
July 22nd, 2007, 11:32 PM
dont normally keep tract but this is where im at right now.

Kingsley
July 22nd, 2007, 11:47 PM
I had 27 days uptime until a few days ago. Virtualbox crashed my computer so I had to reboot.

arron
July 23rd, 2007, 12:04 AM
$ uptime
19:10:04 up 119 days, 5:56, 4 users, load average: 0.02, 0.03, 0.00


Nice, im about to break my old record!

lingnoi
December 19th, 2007, 02:23 PM
My best so far is running Ubuntu Feisty for 75 days.

I didn't have any problems. I've upgraded to gutsy now since I am taking my laptop home. Hopefully I can do over 100 days next time :)

karlo
March 9th, 2008, 07:36 PM
02:29:09 up 4 days, 10 min, 2 users, load average: 0.88, 0.97, 0.77


For the first time...

Although weird.. my CPU Policy is OnDemand, and everytime I leave it, after going back after a few hours, it becomes Performance...

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3286/screenshot50ji2.th.png (http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screenshot50ji2.png)

Dr Small
March 9th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Install the uptimed package, and it will automatically record your highest uptime records. Then you can run "uprecords" to see all of the records.

Example:

drsmall@darkghost:~$ uprecords
# Uptime | System Boot up
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
1 39 days, 23:04:41 | Linux 2.6.20-15-generic Wed Jan 23 19:14:23 2008
2 9 days, 20:12:15 | Linux 2.6.20-15-generic Wed Jan 9 12:27:02 2008
-> 3 4 days, 07:49:03 | Linux 2.6.20-15-generic Wed Mar 5 08:46:00 2008
4 4 days, 03:54:41 | Linux 2.6.20-15-generic Sat Jan 19 08:40:03 2008
5 0 days, 20:10:00 | Linux 2.6.20-15-generic Mon Mar 3 18:18:58 2008
6 0 days, 07:56:40 | Linux 2.6.20-15-generic Tue Mar 4 15:07:04 2008
7 0 days, 01:48:05 | Linux 2.6.20-15-generic Wed Jan 23 13:25:27 2008
8 0 days, 00:03:55 | Linux 2.6.20-15-generic Tue Mar 4 14:55:42 2008
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
1up in 5 days, 12:23:13 | at Sat Mar 15 05:58:57 2008
no1 in 35 days, 15:15:39 | at Mon Apr 14 08:51:23 2008

phrostbyte
March 9th, 2008, 11:15 PM
We have an internal server at work that has been running since Feisty came out with no reboot. So about 1 year uptime.

smbm
March 9th, 2008, 11:25 PM
80 or so days on our Myth TV box. Will be rebooted when Hardy comes out and left on until there is a a malfunction, power cut or some other such occurrence.

Izkata
September 19th, 2008, 12:03 AM
I currently have 2745d and 20h... But that's solely because of some sort of glitch. It should actually be reading about 14 days.


just a question, if you put the computer into hibernate or sleep, does that reset the uptime? or does it just continue once you activate the computer again?
It does not reset, and will only count the time it was actually running.

david_lynch
September 19th, 2008, 02:33 AM
Well, to be fair I haven't been using ubutu long enough to talk about awesome uptimes yet. On my ubuntu powered home network, my mail server has been up 59 days, my firewall 16 days.

ahl up 59+07:14, 0 users, load 0.02, 0.02, 0.00
libby up 16+02:27, 0 users, load 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

At work, I have a few dozen very busy suse enterprise servers that have all been up for more than 760 days. The record is a suse enterprise server running websphere and db2 that had been up for 1099 days when the hardware folks had to move it to another rack due to data center changes.

Give me a few years, and I'll have some impressive ubuntu uptimes :)

niccholaspage
September 19th, 2008, 02:35 AM
3 months so far.

conundrumx
September 19th, 2008, 02:39 AM
We had a 6.04 Samba server with 374 days of uptime before it had to be physically moved. :)

Northsider
September 19th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Well recently i had nearly 6 days uptime (5 days and 23 hours) with edgy eft. Than i had a little crash of amarok or listen and had to hit CTRL ALT BACKSPACE: Than i took the chance and booted.
All the time i was working with edgy and had many applications running such as azureus.

Never had this long uptime before in a working environment,
So what is your uptime record? Maybe post a sreenshot too (I didn't made one this time).

Im curious is this normal =P

6 days? lol, I've had my XP box up longer than that. As for Ubuntu, maybe a couple weeks...

ghindo
September 19th, 2008, 04:07 AM
My laptop doesn't really get that much uptime, but my server is at 17 days at the moment.

SomeGuyDude
September 19th, 2008, 04:28 AM
Admittedly I can't have my laptop on endlessly because of driving to and from school during the week, but I believe my best so far was from during the summer when I went about three weeks before I rebooted for an update.

Newuser1111
September 19th, 2008, 04:36 AM
I don't know any of the exact numbers.

DESKTOP:
Win98: 1 day - 1 Year.(Unknown)
WinXP: 3+ Years.
Ubuntu 8.04: 5-8 Days.
Ubuntu 7.04: 1-3 Hours.

LAPTOP:
WinXP: 1-5 Hours.
WinVista: 3-5 Days.
Ubuntu 8.04: 2-4 Days.

Old LAPTOP:
WinXP: 5-8 Days.
Ubuntu 7.04: 4-8 Hours.

Brother's LAPTOP:
WinXP: 1-9 Hours?
Ubuntu: Less than 1 hour,

DENPC DESKTOP:
Vista: Unknown, Possibly more than 5 days.

Garage DESKTOP:
Win98: Unknown.
WinXP: Unknown.

RedPandaFox
September 19th, 2008, 04:38 AM
My XP I kept up for 4 weeks for a torrent download... it was 5kbs... When I took off the limit I didn't know my house mate had put on it, it finished in an hour.

I was going to kill the provider because I thought they had limited it but in fact my house mate limited it for his wow when I was out...

revleo
September 19th, 2008, 05:19 AM
never had a full on crash always on cept when i move the puter
i think longest was in fiesty stayed on till i upgraded to heron
so i don't know maybe 4to 6 months

Anduu
September 19th, 2008, 05:53 AM
Something always comes up requiring me to reboot...kernel updates etc...

I won't be calling Guinness anytime soon :p


anduu@Stormchaser710:~$ uprecords
# Uptime | System Boot up
----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------
1 11 days, 20:53:51 | Linux 2.6.24-21-generic Tue Aug 26 14:58:07 2008
2 6 days, 07:51:11 | Linux 2.6.24-19-generic Sat Jun 7 17:38:15 2008
3 5 days, 02:37:33 | Linux 2.6.24-16-generic Sat Apr 26 18:08:55 2008
4 3 days, 22:20:13 | Linux 2.6.24-16-generic Tue Apr 22 19:27:50 2008
5 3 days, 18:14:25 | Linux 2.6.24-21-generic Sun Sep 14 01:21:54 2008
6 2 days, 23:39:29 | Linux 2.6.24-20-generic Sat Aug 9 17:32:05 2008
7 2 days, 23:17:34 | Linux 2.6.24-19-generic Sun Jun 22 02:05:00 2008
8 2 days, 21:13:59 | Linux 2.6.24-21-generic Wed Sep 10 19:00:11 2008
9 2 days, 18:16:25 | Linux 2.6.24-20-generic Sat Aug 2 19:02:31 2008
10 2 days, 15:50:22 | Linux 2.6.24-19-generic Wed Jul 23 20:56:25 2008
----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------
-> 51 0 days, 03:43:58 | Linux 2.6.24-21-generic Thu Sep 18 19:05:04 2008
----------------------------+---------------------------------------------------
1up in 0 days, 20:42:06 | at Fri Sep 19 19:31:34 2008
t10 in 2 days, 12:06:25 | at Sun Sep 21 10:55:53 2008
no1 in 11 days, 17:09:54 | at Tue Sep 30 15:59:22 2008

binbash
September 19th, 2008, 01:15 PM
notebook : 6 days 23 hours (ubuntu)
Server : 197 days (centos)

JetskiDude911
September 19th, 2008, 01:33 PM
I have a server at work that has been up for 392 days (this is the most I've seen)

I once had my laptop up for 62 days...then it crashed.

Right now my iMac at home has been up for only 7 hours (I had to use XP for a project last night).

elmer_42
September 19th, 2008, 01:58 PM
My main machine will never get too much uptime; I have some games I run in Windows that I switch OS for.

Jordanwb
September 19th, 2008, 02:52 PM
World record, I believe, is a SunOS computer, 7 years uptime.

OMG!

For me a mealy two weeks when my server ran Ubuntu.

ukripper
September 19th, 2008, 02:57 PM
My ubuntu server ran for 66 days then i had to upgrade to Hardy therefore had to reboot for the new kernel.:guitar:

Widodh
November 19th, 2008, 01:59 PM
I thought, why shouldn't i pimp here?

I got an amazing uptime:

root@archive:~# uptime
13:54:17 up 631 days, 5:54, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
root@archive:~#

I reached a 1000 days once with a machine (2.4 kernel), but the hardware (RAM) failed after that, to bad.

Ths machine with +600 days is serving http://nl3.releases.ubuntu.com/ so it really is running production!

Thirtysixway
November 23rd, 2008, 11:20 PM
Anyone remember uptime-project? They shutdown a while ago... someone needs to build another site like that.

My longest server uptime was around 67 days I think. I restarted to try and fix something, and it didn't even work :\

Dr Small
November 23rd, 2008, 11:23 PM
Current uptime:

[drsmall@darkghost ~]$ uptime
17:22:56 up 22 days, 2:07, 0 users, load average: 0.35, 0.28, 0.15

-grubby
November 23rd, 2008, 11:26 PM
19 or 20 days, can't remember precisely.

EDIT: wait, this says ubuntu uptime records. That last one was on Arch. The highest I've gotten on Ubuntu is 14 days

earthpigg
November 23rd, 2008, 11:42 PM
laptop used for casual gaming, checking email, etc.

37 days, with ctrl+alt+backspaces every few days.

Dr Small
November 23rd, 2008, 11:50 PM
That last one was on Arch.
Shh...

zmjjmz
November 24th, 2008, 02:38 AM
I don't remember exactly, but I think Esteguan had been going for far over 3 months at one point.
Currently my XP machine has the longest uptime at a rather pathetic 16 days, all because someone unplugged my MacBook with like 35 days of uptime if I remember correctly.

Polygon
November 24th, 2008, 02:58 AM
shut your computers off when your not using it. save the environment a little.

tubezninja
November 24th, 2008, 03:03 AM
shut your computers off when your not using it. save the environment a little.

there are plenty of reasons to leave a computer on for long periods. Servers clearly can't sleep if you want a 24/7 operation.

There's also the classic debate about power cycling computers frequently. spinning hard drives up and down incites additional wear and tear. So what's worse: using more energy, or introducing metallic waste into the environment by tossing out dead components?

Besides, more resources can be saved by streamlining the power supply's total consumption and using more power efficient equipment. It's possible to use less and still have a long uptime.

earthpigg
November 24th, 2008, 03:04 AM
shut your computers off when your not using it. save the environment a little.

hmmmm

Dr Small
November 24th, 2008, 03:07 AM
shut your computers off when your not using it. save the environment a little.
I think we should advocate this worldwide. This way every website is only available when the system admin's turn the system's back on. It would make the internet less crowded and user-friendly, not to mention, environmentally friendly!!

tubezninja
November 24th, 2008, 03:11 AM
I help manage two sets of servers: a high availability cluster, and a cluster of machines that permit a scheduled downtime every now and then. On the latter, I do regular software/OS/kernel updates and reboot when needed. On the former, we stick to a configuration for as long as possible.


On the HA side, our longest uptime was 431 days under OpenSuSE. That server even went through a machine room change without a power down: we unplugged its redundant power supplies, one at a time, and plugged into a UPS on a cart, then wheeled the machine to its new spot and handed over the PSes to the UPS at its new location. :D

Unfortunately, that moved proved to be the downfall of its record: six months later a climate control unit there failed, and the whole room had to be powered down. Sad. :(

mwalimu54
November 24th, 2008, 03:40 AM
Since I'm still learning this Ubuntu thing, I usually bork my system or reboot after upgrades every few weeks. Currently I'm only up 9 days. I have noticed that the longer I'm up, the faster my computer runs contrary to Windows which ran increasingly slower the longer it was up.

zmjjmz
November 24th, 2008, 03:49 AM
As per the whole power debate: Why not just try using suspend and hibernate?
No need to kill your uptime for the sake of energy usage.

Oh, and if you have hydroelectric/wind/solar power, you're not harming the environment by leaving your computer on are you?

kevdog
November 24th, 2008, 03:57 AM
My Ibex install the last time I booted up lasted a whole 5 minutes before everything just froze (when I rmmod ndiswrapper). Does that count as a record?

Polygon
November 24th, 2008, 04:10 AM
there are plenty of reasons to leave a computer on for long periods. Servers clearly can't sleep if you want a 24/7 operation.

There's also the classic debate about power cycling computers frequently. spinning hard drives up and down incites additional wear and tear. So what's worse: using more energy, or introducing metallic waste into the environment by tossing out dead components?

Besides, more resources can be saved by streamlining the power supply's total consumption and using more power efficient equipment. It's possible to use less and still have a long uptime.

99% of people do not use a server as a personal computer. Also, unless you are running on a laptop, hard drives do not spin down unless you:

hibernate
suspend
shutdown

and even laptop hard drives are meant for 600,000 parks/spindowns. So...you are not going to damage your hard drive. Also, the only thing that COULD get damaged from 'power cycling' is your power supply, which is designed to deal with that stuff. Other things like APCs and surge protectors also prevent too much power from going to the power supply, and the motherboard has a special sensor that won't even send any power to any of the components on your computer without having the power being a set and stable level. I have been shutting down and starting up my old computer for 6 years and it still runs fine, minus the power supply failing one time, but honestly, with the state the american power grid is in, its not a huge suprise.

But even if computers use less power in the future (i hope they do), using almost no power (your motherboard still draws a tiny bit even if its off) is better then using less power.

and even if you are using 'clean' forms of energy, it never hurt to save a few dollars on your electric bill by shutting down your computer when your at work/school/asleep

Dr Small
November 24th, 2008, 04:52 AM
Oh, and if you have hydroelectric/wind/solar power, you're not harming the environment by leaving your computer on are you?

Using wind steals the air, and kills the birds/bats/buzzards and solar steals the warmth to the planet. But really, if you are worried about the environment, you should really consider stop littering and smoking before you worry about using the electricity that your power company is generating for you.

zmjjmz
November 24th, 2008, 05:01 AM
Using wind steals the air, and kills the birds/bats/buzzards and solar steals the warmth to the planet. But really, if you are worried about the environment, you should really consider stop littering and smoking before you worry about using the electricity that your power company is generating for you.

That made me lol.
I hope you realize that littering/smoking contributes very little to global warming, and that was just sarcasm.

Dr Small
November 24th, 2008, 05:08 AM
That made me lol.
I hope you realize that littering/smoking contributes very little to global warming, and that was just sarcasm.
I wasn't referring to "global cooling". I was mentioning that when you litter and smoke, you are harming the environment that you want to protect so badly in every other aspect (so long as it does not affect you ;)). Littering leaves plastic, glass and other strange things in ditches, fields, rivers, lakes which animals eat, die and harm the environment. Smoking harms you.

No, I am not an environmentalist freak. I was just playing it from the angle of an environmentalist freak who overlooks the obvious and wants to regulate the small things that barely matter.

zmjjmz
November 24th, 2008, 05:11 AM
I wasn't referring to "global cooling". I was mentioning that when you litter and smoke, you are harming the environment that you want to protect so badly in every other aspect (so long as it does not affect you ;)). Littering leaves plastic, glass and other strange things in ditches, fields, rivers, lakes which animals eat, die and harm the environment. Smoking harms you.
Ah yes, I see.
Well I don't smoke or litter, so I guess it doesn't affect me as much does it :)


No, I am not an environmentalist freak. I was just playing it from the angle of an environmentalist freak who overlooks the obvious and wants to regulate the small things that barely matter.
Ok so it was sarcasm then.

-grubby
November 24th, 2008, 05:51 AM
Using wind steals the air, and kills the birds/bats/buzzards and solar steals the warmth to the planet.

Unless it was sarcasm :
New "warmth" is delivered to the Earth on a constant basis by the sun, and the wind can not be taken up.

EDIT: Oh and, to the OP, sorry for helping jack this thread

tubezninja
November 24th, 2008, 05:52 AM
99% of people do not use a server as a personal computer.

Source?

ANd while the general public probably doesn't have a need for a computer running near constant, I would bet you that a much higher percentage of people in this forum are more of the "power user" category, and probably have valid reasons for running their workstations full time.

Some of us also use our idle CPU cycles for good via grid computing, and solving problems via World Community Grid.

In any case, feel free to use your computers as YOU see fit, and I will continue to use mine as *I* see fit.

zmjjmz
November 24th, 2008, 06:05 AM
tbh I leave mine on because I'm a lazy *******.

mrgnash
November 24th, 2008, 06:11 AM
Using wind steals the air, and kills the birds/bats/buzzards and solar steals the warmth to the planet. But really, if you are worried about the environment, you should really consider stop littering and smoking before you worry about using the electricity that your power company is generating for you.

You can't steal the air or the warmth, because those belong to God, and only Jesus is allowed to steal them. Also, only God decides when the animals are to die. Crazy, perverted, sick evolutionists will tell you different, and that only "the fittest" specimens will survive, but that's not true, it's God's choice -- Man can't influence His plan.

Dr Small
November 24th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Unless it was sarcasm :
New "warmth" is delivered to the Earth on a constant basis by the sun, and the wind can not be taken up.


I was joking.


You can't steal the air or the warmth, because those belong to God, and only Jesus is allowed to steal them. Also, only God decides when the animals are to die. Crazy, perverted, sick evolutionists will tell you different, and that only "the fittest" specimens will survive, but that's not true, it's God's choice -- Man can't influence His plan.


[drsmall@darkghost ~]$ sudo pacman -S sarcsmdetct
Password:
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets (1): sarcsmdetct-0.9.7

Total Download Size: 0.56 MB
Total Installed Size: 1.95 MB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving packages from community...
sarcsmdetct-0.9.7 560.8K 168.8K/s 00:00:03 [#####################] 100%
checking package integrity...
(1/1) checking for file conflicts [#####################] 100%
(1/1) upgrading sarcsmdetct [#####################] 100%

[drsmall@darkghost ~]$ cat mrgnash | sarcsmdetct
Analyzing text...
Sarcasm Detected.
[drsmall@darkghost ~]$ exit

Polygon
November 24th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Source?

ANd while the general public probably doesn't have a need for a computer running near constant, I would bet you that a much higher percentage of people in this forum are more of the "power user" category, and probably have valid reasons for running their workstations full time.

Some of us also use our idle CPU cycles for good via grid computing, and solving problems via World Community Grid.

In any case, feel free to use your computers as YOU see fit, and I will continue to use mine as *I* see fit.

i also use world communtiy grid. and funny thing, BOINC itself (program that wcg and many other distributed computing projects) says that you should not leave your computer on 24/7 just to run boinc:

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Heat_and_energy_considerations

and out of the huge population of people who use computers, there is a small percent that are power users. and an even smaller percent that actually run servers, no i dont have any sources, but id thought you would catch on exaggeration there.

if its a server, fine. but honestly, you dont leave your tv on and playing while your asleep.....same general principal. At least turn your monitor off. my dad never turns his monitors off and mac os x by default takes a super long time to turn it off automatically

-grubby
November 25th, 2008, 02:48 AM
I was joking.


My sarcasm detector is busted

Dr Small
November 25th, 2008, 04:13 AM
My sarcasm detector is busted
You should try upgrading it to version 0.9.9 (I hear it is more acurate) or you could attempt to compile from source. ;)

bp1509
November 25th, 2008, 02:32 PM
d

derekr44
November 25th, 2008, 05:18 PM
I think my laptop is coming up on 40 days here. Gotta love Arch's rolling updates.

Dr Small
November 25th, 2008, 05:28 PM
I think my laptop is coming up on 40 days here. Gotta love Arch's rolling updates.
+1, although I never upgrade Arch just because I never upgrade anything (until I want it). Upgrades use bandwidth, and that's something I can't spare very often.

citybird
December 22nd, 2008, 11:46 AM
$ uptime
11:58:30 up 590 days, 23:43, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00