How many hours a day are you at the PC?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ian, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,454
    Likes Received:
    631
    I'm sure this isn't a fair cross section of society, as there are quite a lot of computer enthusiasts on here ;) ... but how many hours a day do you think you are at the PC?

    This past month I've been on the computer more than ever, and it's probably up to around 10 hours a day, maybe even a little more :eek:
     
    Ian, Dec 2, 2009
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Ian

    Geoffers

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    York, UK
    I've just recently made an effort to cut down. I spend 5 or 6 hours a day now, down from 10ish!
     
    Geoffers, Dec 2, 2009
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Ian

    Cookieman

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    UK
    During the week its probably about 4 hours day, at the weekend you can double it unless we have things planned and we are out for the day.
     
    Cookieman, Dec 2, 2009
    #3
  4. Ian

    Bilbo_28

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    2
    Too long! 8 hour work day, then 1 - 2 hours at night reading / gaming.
     
    Bilbo_28, Dec 2, 2009
    #4
  5. Ian

    catilley1092 Win 7/Linux Mint Lover VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,507
    Likes Received:
    569
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    Only about 8 to 10 hours per day. I'm addicted to computers. I check both of my dual boot laptops every day for updates, check emails every 30 minutes. And after my wife goes to bed (@9:00), I'm online sometimes until 4AM. Just can't get away from it. Do I need help, or is this normal for a 47 year old who is disabled, homebound and has nothing going on in life? What little conversation I do have turns into a computer discussion of some sort, whether it's bashing Linux & IE, or praising Win 7 & Firefox.
     
    catilley1092, Dec 2, 2009
    #5
  6. Ian

    DallasDad

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    I usually spend 3 to 4 hours a day, sometimes more.
     
    DallasDad, Dec 3, 2009
    #6
  7. Ian

    draceena That Crazy Amazon Chick! VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    184
    Location:
    New Brunswick
    Work = 8.5 hours

    Home/Play = 2 to 4 hours
     
    draceena, Dec 3, 2009
    #7
  8. Ian

    davehc VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,958
    Likes Received:
    502
    Location:
    Denmark
    Sorry to see a lot of you folk are apparently without jobs - LOL

    Seriously, about 3 to 4 hours a day, but my interests/work, take me to other computers during any day, which probably adds on about another 4 or 5 hours.
     
    davehc, Dec 3, 2009
    #8
  9. Ian

    Veedaz ~ VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,988
    Likes Received:
    374
    Location:
    England
    My wife says to long :lol:
     
    Veedaz, Dec 3, 2009
    #9
  10. Ian

    catilley1092 Win 7/Linux Mint Lover VIP Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,507
    Likes Received:
    569
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    My wife says that as well. But I let it go in one ear and out the other.
     
    catilley1092, Dec 3, 2009
    #10
  11. Ian

    Veedaz ~ VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,988
    Likes Received:
    374
    Location:
    England
    ^ :lol:

    Mine is out with her M8s tonight so I'm having a can or two and will be on the Computers until late :D
     
    Veedaz, Dec 3, 2009
    #11
  12. Ian

    mattweed9

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA,
    Depends, there is to many variables to answer that with just one description. Right now I am enrolled in school and take a few online courses. Day's I have to study or work on something, I am on pretty much the whole day aside from work. And with it being winter pretty much here in Pittsburgh, I spend any free time I have after that on the PC playing games, reading news, watching movies and so on.

    When the weather is nicer the amount of time I spend on a computer is greatly declined. I still watch movies or play games, but I love the great outdoors. And sure, I have a laptop, but it kind of defeats the whole " going hiking" thing if I lug the PC with me in my backpack.

    It also depends on who it is that whats to know, how much time I spend on a computer. Someone say, my grandfathers age who didn't grow up in a digitized age would probably say I spend way to much time on one even if it was only a hour or two.

    With computers being able to do so much, and with the endless information on the internet, it would be easy for one to spend a life time on a computer. I like others, I am sure, have been bored out of there minds and stumbled across something on the net, that even though it was retarded and pointless and provided no real interesting information at all, still have looked at are watches or the clock and said " It's 3:30 am, what the hell have I been doing the last 6 hours...?".

    I am easily amused. I've googled something and found links to message boards that have no more then 20 members. They just so happen to have a topic of what I googled. I read it, was amused, and sign up just to reply. If they are on and reply quickly, I could spend an hour easily arguing with a user " who is probably 9 or 10 years old" about anything from a video game, a movie, to politics. Well, if I am really bored that is.

    So to answer your question, to much time I guess.
     
    mattweed9, Dec 4, 2009
    #12
  13. Ian

    Thrax Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    925
    Likes Received:
    363
    Location:
    Detroit Metro
    I work two jobs, both of which require full-time attention to a PC. I go places on the weekend, and bodybuild 90 minutes a day, otherwise I'm attached to the Internets. I'm happy with the arrangement.
     
    Thrax, Dec 4, 2009
    #13
  14. Ian

    Ian Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,454
    Likes Received:
    631
    I can relate to that! Often I'll end up wanting to know more about a topic and read a wikipedia article on it, then I'll find lots of links on that page I want to know about and open it up in a new tab. This happens a few times on each page, and then I end up reading something totally unrelated to the first topic about 2 hours later :lol:.
     
    Ian, Dec 5, 2009
    #14
  15. Ian

    Wilsondrake

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    In my office I am at the PC for 8 hours whereas at home for gaming I am on my PC for another 1 to 2 hours.
     
    Wilsondrake, Oct 30, 2018
    #15
  16. Ian

    Muz

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    12 hours per day.
     
    Muz, Nov 6, 2018
    #16
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.