Best way to waste time at work?

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  1. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

    sonofslim

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    What are your preferred ways waste time when you're sitting at work in front of your computer?

    Let me set out the criteria for what i consider to be a good time-waster:

    1 Replay-ability. The Onion is fantastic, but it's only good for 30-45 minutes once a week. I'm talking about something you can do for extended periods of time. Think Snood.

    2 Boss-ability. That which does not draw too much attention to itself, and which may be quickly disposed of (or peferably minimized, so you don't lose all your progress.) It's a little tough to hide it when you're running some massive full-screen shooter.

    3. Office-friendly. We all have to do work sometime or later... a great time-waster knows this, and will not pout when you have to pause to put a coversheet on your TPS report. I used to be into online Scrabble, but I kept having to interrupt my game when someone walked into my office and I lost a lot of games on time.

    Aside from that, the field is wide-open... do y'all have favorite time-wasting websites? Are you into Burning Monkey Solitaire? (You should be.) Do you just let the gentle RF waves roll over you?
     
  2. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    the onion is great reading

    but nothing beats whittling the time away better than

    www.macrumors.com
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    Exactly.

    Or just go here ---> http://www.boredatwork.com/

    NOTE: Hey, the guy in the "Unemployed Man Getting Really Good At Unemployment" article at The Onion is using a Powerbook. Nice. :cool:
     
  4. sonofslim thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sonofslim

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    but then again... can macrumors really be considered a waste of time?
     
  5. ejb190 macrumors 65816

    ejb190

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    Considering some of the threads in the Community Discussion section.....
     
  6. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    some games on yahoo are great...

    especially ones where you somewhat mindlessly click to make blocks of color disappear.
     
  7. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    JT's Blocks u mean? ;)

    I've never played that one...honestly...
     
  8. King Cobra macrumors 603

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  9. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    The Quake 3 server that sits under my desk is pretty good, every so often someone will shout "fragfest" and we all head for a deathmatch, only one, that's the rule, but there's no limit to how many times you can shout "fragfest":D

    Other than that, I go sit on the roof and drink coffee.
     
  10. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

    sparkleytone

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    three words.

    IRC

    /server irc.krono.net
    /join #macrumors
     
  11. scem0 macrumors 604

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    masturbation?

    You don't want your boss to catch you trying to hide 'your business' in a corner of a cubicle though ;).

    I'd probably still give it a shot.

    scem0
     
  12. tazo macrumors 68040

    tazo

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    lol scemo.

    thats not exactly the best thing for your boss to catch, then again its better then him catching you with his wife :)
     
  13. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    hah. jackpot!

    never ever i bet. ;)
     
  14. applemacdude macrumors 68040

    applemacdude

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    What if the boss is a women? Masturbation really?! Don't you think he'll be huffing and puffing:p Too much noise. How about cybersex? cybermasturbation? LOL:) :) :D :p :( :cool: :eek: : :)
     
  15. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

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    interesitng idea scemo....
    yahoo games are fun, i'm a fan of pool

    i also liek monopoly online
     
  16. mymemory macrumors 68020

    mymemory

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    If I add togather all the hours I spend in MacRumors for the last two years, easilly I could get another degree in audio enginner or multimedia or any other carrer.

    I burn a lot of stress in this forums.
     
  17. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    haha Scem0, great.

    Penny-arcade.com is great

    Also I read slashdot, and most of what they link to , all good stuff.
     
  18. MattG macrumors 68040

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    hehe..I sent this to my coworkers. Most of them liked it...my boss wasn't crazy about it ;)
     

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