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I sit in front of a screen for ___ of my waking time.

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0% - 20%
  745 votes / 2%
20% - 40%
  2651 votes / 8%
40% - 60%
  7129 votes / 22%
60% - 80%
  12335 votes / 39%
80% - 100%
  5151 votes / 16%
My legs have fused with the chair.
  2565 votes / 8%
Do screen doors count?
  482 votes / 1%
31058 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
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I sit in front of a screen for ___ of my waking time.

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  • Re:Used to be 60-80 (Score:5, Interesting)

    by John Hasler (414242) on Saturday January 12, 2013 @08:44PM (#42571529) Homepage

    > Then I got a phone...

    And upped it to 100%.

  • by martin-boundary (547041) on Sunday January 13, 2013 @02:45AM (#42572911)
    I wonder what polls in other industry forums look like?

    Gynaecology forum: I sit in front of a vagina ____ of my waking time.

    Diner cook forum: I cook in front of hot grits ____ of my waking time.

    Ancient literature forum: I think about Grendel Aggregations ____ of my waking time.

  • by zarmanto (884704) on Monday January 14, 2013 @11:30AM (#42582461) Journal

    I sit in front of three screens at work for 40%-60% on weekdays... but at home, I stand in front of one more screen for another 10%-20% on weekdays and somewhat more then that on weekends. (Mind you, my use of a standing desk has very little to do with the health benefits... rather, my reasons are more related to the five little rug-rats roaming around my house, who cannot resist playing with anything electronic which comes within their reach.)

    Oh yeah... I also have the mini-screen in my pocket, which probably claims my eyes for another 10%-20%. So I would guess-timate (accounting for overlapping usage and substitution usage) that puts me staring at luminescent pixels for around 60%-80% of my waking day.

    Holy crap. Why on earth would you ask such an introspective question, forcing me to evaluate how wisely (or not) I'm using my time?!? You sadistic nut! Now I have to find ways to start whittling those numbers back down -- or else, come up with rationalizations for why those numbers are so blasted high!

    Wait, wait... perhaps I can claim that the numbers are entirely meaningless, since it's all just guesswork anyway... yeah, that's the ticket...

    Whew. Crisis averted. Carry on; nothing to see here.

  • by war4peace (1628283) on Tuesday January 15, 2013 @07:32AM (#42590161)

    Look mate, I live in a shitty Eastern European country. Our opportunities here are 10 times crappier and less (as both amount and quality) than Western Europe has to offer, let alone USA.
    I'm sorry that I have to rephrase so that all "I don't get it" audience would understand. But.

    You have to stare at a screen for 10 hours a day; you hate it; you want to change that but can't? Why? Not because you lack opportunities, not because you can't do anything about it, but for two main reasons:
    1. You got used to it. You got used to this life style you dislike and prefer to sit and whine rather than go through the pain of changing it.
    2. It brings you a certain comfort. Something you can't let go. Fast Internet, life in a big city, whatever. Something you somehow wouldn't give up.

    A rather extreme example: sell all your fucking belongings, move to the middle of nowhere, buy a tiny piece of land there, start growing fruits and vegetables, live off the fat of the land. There, 0% spent in front of a screen. But that means giving up Facebook (oh, the horror!), cable (you can't live without) and... and... ehmehgehrd! Slashdot! What would YOU do with no Slashdot???

    That's what it is. The life you hate enables the life you love.

  • Re:Just enough (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Ironhandx (1762146) on Wednesday January 16, 2013 @07:13AM (#42601731)

    Oh, I should mention in addition that they are both ridiculously over priced. I wouldn't buy the daily in a million years. I can buy an F-150 and mod it for about 5k and a couple of days in a welding shop to nearly double the load capacity and its tow capacity is already over double. For 55k USD(thats starting with a truck that has ALL of the electronic toys etc) total the truck is done and the cab is a hundred times more comfortable. At 15L/100KM for normal city use on the V8 model is nearly double the fuel economy but you'd need two Daily's to match it, at which point the fuel economy becomes a very moot point, because one Daily costs nearly the same. The Eurocargo matches it but the 2 wheel version is 70k USD. 15k buys you a lot of gas, and you're still not as comfortable as you are in the F-150.

    It looks like a great little thing for cities as I said, but its got no place in the real country.

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