Wish you luck then..what are you doing there? Keeping it on shouldn't affect performance really at all...maybe you had a power cut and the filesystem got screwed...Originally posted by irmongoose
not me.. I don't want to risk anything bad happening to my iMac after I wake it up... one time it started going so slow... it was hell. After that, I shut down every night.
and even if I wanted to... I can't! I'm going to India tomorrow! hehehe.. wish me luck, eh?
well i bet allllll of you, the highest uptime you will get is less than 2 months.Originally posted by mmmdreg
who would bother lying about uptimes...anyway, after a fairly fresh restart:10:31PM up 4:22, 2 users, load averages: 2.17, 1.88, 1.60...I've got ages to go...and beej, how's it possible to go that far without restarting for updates every now nd then? BTW, for all you who don't know how to check, just "uptime" in your /applications/utilities/terminal"
Originally posted by jadam
well i bet allllll of you, the highest uptime you will get is less than 2 months.
WHY?? well, Jaguar!!!
You could just run nmap on their system. That'll tell you the uptime based on information from the tcp/ip stack. This informations can be faked but I'm willing to bet most users won't go through all that trouble for a stupid little contest like this. Also, to verify that its actually their computer, you could ask them to run a webserver and put some file in the root directory. That should stop people from just pointing you to their company/schools/whatever's server. The only other problem is that most people's workstations are probably behind a firewall or something which would make all this impossible.Originally posted by Beej
Who's going to stop people from lying?