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Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Tue May 25, 2004 4:43 am


I've been spending a lot of time on the computer lately. Nevermind the fact that I work 8 hours/day, 5 days a week on a computer (mechanical engineer),
but i come home and spend more time on it...

I surft the news (most of the time)...
this site..
somethimes on MSN...

I don't play videogames anymore (on the computer)...

I think I'm addicted to the computer...

What the hell can I do to change that? Ok, it's summer time... I bought a bike, my gf bought two dogs. I'm hoping to get out more...

still it's not working as good as I want to....

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RE: Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Tue May 25, 2004 9:10 am

Yes - and even worse, I'm supposed to be revising for my 1st year uni exams, one of which I failed miserably today. There was a post on here a few weeks ago, saying that is evil - and it is! I just can't help but switch my computer on, and taking a break from revision every few minutes to press refresh and read the latest replies. It's so time consuming, but it's just addictive.

At least if I fail my degree, I'll know what the shortcomings of the A340-600 are, whether Virgin USA will fly 737s or A320s, and will know where America West's new hub is should I require a flight with them. Useful, I'm sure you'll agree.
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RE: Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Tue May 25, 2004 4:17 pm


At work I have to sit infront and use three computers for 8 hours every stinking day, so I never get the urge to sit down infront of my computer at home.
If I feel a bit violent I usually sit down and play Vietcong for a while...
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RE: Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Tue May 25, 2004 4:23 pm

I too spend 8 hours daily at work in front of several computers with multiple systems and programs. I never thought I would be one to be addicted to anything, but lo and behold, I spend a few hours a day at home on the computer. If our world 25 years ago had what we have now with all the Internet, E-Mail, and the like, I would have been a nerd!
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RE: Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Tue May 25, 2004 5:11 pm

I spend around 5 hours per day on my computer in free time at home.
I have been using computers in my job since 1978 so it is many years now.
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RE: Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Tue May 25, 2004 9:21 pm

yes very addicted!

well there is nothing else to do! my mates live to far to go and see all the time, TV these days is crap, im on it doing work anyway and you have to keep up with updates!

userly i go on:-

a few posting sites (like this)
MSN (constant)
photo stuff

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RE: Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Tue May 25, 2004 10:21 pm

Not my computer...but my Blackberry (I think they are known as Crackberry's).
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RE: Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Tue May 25, 2004 10:23 pm

Its sad but yea i guess im addicted.

Turn it on when i get up, then that's it basically until the evening. Im like Kaz, mates live too far away, TV sucks until 6pm and college doesn't start back up until September!

I listen to Radio1 all day online and keep Yahoo and MSN msngrs turned on, periodically changing my status when i get bored, then occasionally talking to people.

Sometimes go on FS2K4 and fly really dumb routes like MAN-LPL as fast as i can. Or fly 60 miles out to see cut the engines and glide back to earth to see where i crash......Oh wow i need a job!

Then theres of course the dreaded What more can i say, F5 all the time.

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RE: Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Wed May 26, 2004 12:22 am

Well my laptop crashed big time last week and I didn't have time to fix it as I was in the middle of my exams. Anyway it drove me mad not being able to use, its my window on the world, so I guess you could say i'm addicted. Well, I couldn't live without it.
Gutted that i've lost all my FlightSim stuff, oh well I guess it's a good time to go out and get a 'real' life!  Big grin


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RE: Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Wed May 26, 2004 1:10 am

To be honest I'm beginning to hate computers. I have to work with them for my degree and write programs day in day out, and its getting to me.

Although I have to say when I'm alone at home I do tend to grab my laptop with MSN and watch TV with my laptop on my knee chatting to people.

Cant wait till I'm out of uni though, so then I can forget all out programming

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RE: Are You Addicted To The Computer?

Wed May 26, 2004 1:42 am

sadly, quite  Crying
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