Poll: How long do you sleep everyday?



  • [poll]

    • less than 4 hours.
    • 4 to 6 hours
    • 6 to 8 hours
    • 8 to 10 hours
    • All the time.
      [/poll]

    How many hours of sleep are you getting per day? Before you go pedantic dickweedery on me, a day is 24 hours. In 24 hours, many hours are spent sleeping for you?



  • The truthful answer is "All the time" but I spend 6-8 hours of that in bed.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    I get 3-4 hours of sleep on the weekdays, because I can't get to sleep before 3am and I have to wake up for work at 7am. On Saturdays I've been known to sleep for 14 hours to make up for it.

    Note: I am miserable with that level of sleep, but I'm only really sleepy when the sun is up.



  • I need more sleep than most people. I get probably 8 - 9 hours on weeknights, on weekends if I don't have to be anywhere in the morning, that number goes up to 10 - 12.


  • BINNED

    5ish was not available, so I clicked 4. I mostly just can't get myself knocked out before about 00:30 - 01:00, and I wake up at 5:30.


    Filed under: Edge case, Fucking hell why does the page keep moving when I'm not scrolling?



  • @Onyx said:

    5ish was not available, so I clicked 4.

    Same here until I realized that I could fix it. Moderator powers ACTIVATE! 4 to 6 hours is now there for people like you and me.

    Also, corrected the spelling of "dickweedery".



  • If I can, I try to set the alarm for exactly 8h 25m after I go to bed. But I end up sleeping about 7 often.

    I remember I used to sleep <6 hours every night just a few years ago. Now I can't get through the day with less than 7. I don't know if it's because I'm used to sleeping more, if I'm getting older or if I really am better now than then.

    Some of these days I have to try segmented sleep (aka taking a nap) and see if it's as good as they say.



  • Where is the "fuck, I have no idea" option? One day I fall flat on my face at 7PM or earlier and sleep for 12 hours, the other I can't sleep till my alarm clock rings.

    @anonymous234 said:

    Some of these days I have to try segmented sleep (aka taking a nap) and see if it's as good as they say.

    Not really. You need to time your naps carefully - if you sleep long enough to fall into deep sleep, but not long enough to get out of it, you'll end up waking up even more tired than without it.



  • I picked 6 - 8 as that is normally where my weekly average falls, but if I'm not taking things to make me sleep I tend to do ~2 days without sleep then ~14 hours of sleep.


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    @Nagesh said:

    How many hours of sleep are you getting per day?

    Are we supposed to use the mean, the median or the modal value?



  • Hovers around 6 hours now that I'm playing Gran Turismo 6.



  • o Less than 4 hours
    o 4 to 6 hours
    o 6 to 8 hours
    o 8 to 10 hours
    o all the time
    X who cares. I mean, really?



  • The doctors who are going to come up with world class studies certainly care.



  • Eight hours more or less exactly. More if you count elapsed start-to-finish time, less if you deduct for all the times some damn telemarketer calls and wakes me up for a few minutes at a shot.

    These days it's covering roughly the period from 4am to noon.

    I call it "keeping vampire hours".


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    o Less than 4 hours
    o 4 to 6 hours
    o 6 to 8 hours
    o 8 to 10 hours
    o all the time
    X I don't sleep, but busyloop instead


  • Banned

    So that's why your CPU usage is at 100% all the time.



  • Brains is like always 100%. Just for 8 hours a day you don't notice until afterward.



  • But I thought brains were capped to 10%, and the other 90% lets you fly and do other magic stuff.

    Goddamn lazy developers, I bet they had to disable those features at the last minute because they hadn't tested them yet.



  • No, it's unlockable DLC that's already on disk but you have to buy the expansion packs.



  • Praise be unto our Creator, EA



  • And Blizzard.

    The expansion for Diabol 3 exists on my hard drive, but I am not allowed to access it.

    I would haxor it, but:

    • I don't crack teh warez anymore, because I have a job and money and ethics, but I'm not interested in buying, so: no game.
    • Battle.net is locked down tighter and cracks down harder on abuse than most banks. I tried to log in from work, and immediately it screamed at me WHY ARE YOU HACKING YOURSELF YOU FUCKER ACCOUNT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED and i was like wut wait wha whoa hu


  • There will be a point in time when lost revenue from the pain of dealing with those issues will cost more money than the pirating itself.



  • @chubertdev said:

    There will be a point in time

    I humbly estimate that point is yet far beyond the horizon of their hemisphere-sized ocean of money.



  • Generally 6 - 8 hours on weekdays, Friday and Saturday nights 10-12 hours. Being a night owl sucks.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    I think Gabe Newell has it right:
    @Gabe Newell said:

    "Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem. For example, if a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24/7, purchasable from the convenience of your personal computer, and the legal provider says the product is region-locked, will come to your country three months after the U.S. release and can only be purchased at a brick and mortar store, then the pirate's service is more valuable.

    "Most DRM solutions diminish the value of the product by either directly restricting a customer's use or by creating uncertainty."

    "Our goal is to create greater service value than pirates, and this has been successful enough for us that piracy is basically a non-issue for our company. For example, prior to entering the Russian market, we were told that Russia was a waste of time because everyone would pirate our products. Russia is now about to become our largest market in Europe.

    "Our success comes from making sure that both customers and partners feel like they get a lot of value from those services. They can trust us not to take advantage of the relationship that we have with them."



  • What the heck are you talking about?

    *Looks up*

    Oh, yeah. The topic.



  • @GabeN said:

    Most DRM solutions diminish the value of the product by either directly restricting a customer's use or by creating uncertainty.

    Since I can't resell the games I buy on Steam, I'd say that my use of them is restricted and their value is diminished.

    @GabeN said:

    Russia is now about to become our largest market in Europe.

    Someone better let the Europeans and Russians know.



  • @riking said:

    What the heck are you talking about?

    Come to think I guess it does look really odd if you're not used to topic whiplash, doesn't it?


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    @The_Assimilator said:

    Someone better let the Europeans and Russians know.

    By “Europeans” do you mean the citizens of the member states of the EU? (Europe as a continent extends about a thousand miles — around 1600km — into Russia.) We sometimes get very pissed off with the Russians, but they're still (mainly) European, just as Mexicans are clearly Americans even if not necessarily citizens of the USA.



  • @dkf said:

    just as Mexicans are clearly Americans

    So, you're one of those, "the border crossed me" types, eh?


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    @boomzilla said:

    So, you're one of those, "the border crossed me" types, eh?

    Nah. I'm one of those “North America stops at the isthmus of Panama” types. You know, geographically-informed. 😉



  • @dkf said:

    Nah. I'm one of those “North America stops at the isthmus of Panama” types. You know, geographically-informed.

    So why would you call Mexicans Americans? You seem a little confused.



  • @boomzilla said:

    So why would you call Mexicans Americans?

    Isn't Mexico in (North) America? It's like how Western Media (well certainly in the UK) call Muslims 'Asians.'



  • @PJH said:

    Isn't Mexico in (North) America?

    Yes, and if you called them North Americans, no one would get confused. But it turns out there's only one country on the continent with the word "America" in its name, and it ain't the United States of Mexico.

    @PJH said:

    It's like how Western Media (well certainly in the UK) call Muslims 'Asians.'

    How do you suppose, say, the Egyptians feel about that? American media definitely doesn't do this. We have lots of Americans who are Muslims and we usually call them American, often with some sort of hyphenated qualifier, as is our wont.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @boomzilla said:

    How do you suppose, say, the Egyptians feel about that?

    True story: I was giving blood to American Red Cross, and they made me fill out a questionnaire. (They will refuse your donation if you fail this little "test.") One of the questions was, "have you ever been to Africa?" I answered yes. This prompted the following exchange:

    "Have you ever been to Africa?"
    "Yes."
    "Which country in Africa?"
    "Egypt."
    "Is Egypt in Africa?"
    headdesk



  • @boomzilla said:

    How do you suppose, say, the Egyptians feel about that?

    And Siberians?



  • @boomzilla said:

    But it turns out there's only one country on the continent with the word "America" in its name, and it ain't the United States of Mexico.

    But there is this continent called the Americas, of which the United States of them is part.

    @boomzilla said:

    How do you suppose, say, the Egyptians feel about that?

    Dunno. Could care more.

    How do non-african and/or non-american people feel about being called African Americans? Similar thing.

    I make no apology for the stupidity of (our) journalists by the way - the Asian/Muslim appears to be a vague attempt at avoiding offense amongst the greater population of Muslims that don't commit crimes in the name of Allah (or the non-Muslim third parties who take great delight in taking offence on their behalf.)

    It's the next step up in reporting from the Man of No Appearance that also tends to get rolled out fairly frequently, to (not) describe the same set of people.



  • @PJH said:

    It's the next step up in reporting from the Man of No Appearance

    I don't understand the point of this blog.



  • @dhromed said:

    I don't understand the point of this blog.

    Largely taking the piss out of aspects of the UK legal system from a layman's point of view. It's a niche market, clearly...



  • @PJH said:

    But there is this continent called the Americas, of which the United States of them is part.

    Not that I'm aware of. If you're going to combine continents, it makes sense to get rid of Europe and include it with Asia. It's fine to refer to the two continents as "The Americas," but that's different from calling it a continent.

    Let's be honest and at least admit that people who say we should call Mexicans "Americans" are just trolling actual Americans. Though interestingly, Mexicans often refer to Americans as norteamericanos. I'm not sure how Euroweenie trolls will take that, but there you go.

    @PJH said:

    How do non-african and/or non-american people feel about being called African Americans? Similar thing.

    Sort of. Except the people so referenced still derive from Africa, just with some extra stops along the way. It does get funny, of course, when they refer to foreigners that way. We're probably due for another step on that particular euphemism treadmill, though I don't see any promising candidates.

    @PJH said:

    Asian/Muslim

    This seems to be a Pakistan thing for you guys. In America, common usage of Asian means Eastern (northern or southers) Asian. People would at least have to think for a moment if you refer to Pakistani / Indians / Iranians / Jordanians / etc as Asian here. I know in military circles, they commonly refer to Southwest Asia (SWA) to refer to what is commonly called the Middle East (though ME would generally also include stuff like Egypt, so it's kind of fuzzy).



  • @dhromed said:

    And Siberians?

    I would guess that they're too cold to care.


  • BINNED

    @boomzilla said:

    Sort of. Except the people so referenced still derive from Africa, just with some extra stops along the way.

    We all derive from Africa, just with some extra stops along the way.


    Filed under: pedantic dickweedery



  • @Onyx said:

    We all derive from Africa, just with some extra stops along the way.

    True. I should have added the relatively recently qualifier.



  • @boomzilla said:

    I would guess that they're too cold to care.

    If by "cold" you mean "murdered to death by Stalin" then yes.



  • @The_Assimilator said:

    If by "cold" you mean "murdered to death by Stalin" then yes.

    Possibly, but those seem more like, err, Ukranian-Siberians. Or something similar. Still, Siberia is part of Asia, so I don't think it should be a big controversy refer to Siberians as Asians.


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    @boomzilla said:

    Not that I'm aware of. If you're going to combine continents, it makes sense to get rid of Europe and include it with Asia. It's fine to refer to the two continents as "The Americas," but that's different from calling it a continent.

    From my perspective, you've got North America and South America (collectively, “the Americas”). Different continents, joined by a land bridge (Panama). Mexico and the USA are both in North America. Conventionally, inhabitants of the Americas are Americans. Which is confusing as the term is also used to refer to US citizens.

    The combination of Europe and Asia is Eurasia, and is sometimes described as a supercontinent. Once Africa crashes into Europe a bit more (in I'm-not-sure-how-many million years) there will be an even bigger supercontinent. The boundary between the two is typically considered to be the Caucasus and the Urals. And I forget which river; it's a bit arbitrary there. Except for the Russians, everyone's sure which side of the line they're on.



  • @dkf said:

    From my perspective, you've got North America and South America (collectively, “the Americas”). Different continents, joined by a land bridge (Panama). Mexico and the USA are both in North America. Conventionally, inhabitants of the Americas are Americans. Which is confusing as the term is also used to refer to US citizens.

    Whose convention? America is both a country and a set of two continents, just like New York is a state and a city within that state.



  • @ben_lubar said:

    Whose convention?

    Euroweenies.



  • @The_Assimilator said:

    If by "cold" you mean "murdered to death by Stalin" then yes.

    Stalin is still killing people in Siberia O_o ‽


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    @M_Adams said:

    Stalin is still killing people in Siberia O_o ‽

    Oh yes, that's Zombie Stalin. We don't like to talk about him.


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