What do you when your bored on the comp?

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  1. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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    Sorry if there is another thread like this... couldnt be bothered searching lol.

    What do you do in your spare time when bored and on the computer?
     
  2. aleni macrumors 68000

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    i stay away from the computer, or if i'm bored and i'm at the computer, i'm just browsing websites or watching family guy, the simpsons or south park tv shows that i bought from itunes store. it's sometimes still funny to see the show that i watched long time ago. i even forgot what's the story was.
     
  3. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    I tend to have music playing in the background.
    I will have the MR Forum Spy and Facebook open in tabs.
    I will have Messenger open.
    Perhaps I will have iPhoto open and flick through, or do some slight editing.
     
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Start getting agitated or start reading wiki's on random stuff.
     
  5. magamo macrumors 6502

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    Most likely turn off the computer. If that's not an option, I'd F5 all forums I frequent or watch some movies/videos on my laptop. Reading random articles on Wikipedia is a good way to kill time too.
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    close the lid, watch TV and take a nap which is short lived due to my parrot insisting that my nap time is her play time.
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't get bored, I just "do the rounds". Which is boring but I'm kinda used to it now!

    Or I'll fire up a game or crack open the sketchbook.
     
  8. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    The fact that "pornography" wasn't the first reply makes me believe MR is full of dirty liars ;):p



    I kid, I kid. I normally surf around Wikipedia. But lately, I actually tend to do some school stuff, reading online histories etc. that some insane soul actually took the time to put online.
     
  9. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Either Wikipedia or Photoshop. One or the other. I've always got ideas for Photoshop, and a pen and notebook on my desk to scribble in.

    Something creative. Or, play my guitar and get away from the 'puter altogether.
     
  10. heehee macrumors 68020

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    There are other stuff on the internet other than porn? :p
     
  11. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Are we talking about the same internet? :confused: :p
     
  12. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, I mean home internet.

    I'm at "work" internet right now. :D
     
  13. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    MR, xkcd.com, photoshop disasters, metro.co.uk/nemi, UT 2004, photoshop old photos,
     
  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    b3ta.com is always good for half an hour of stupidity.
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I second that and add in Photoshop Disasters!
     
  16. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    lolcats, wikipedia, youtube, MR forum spy. If I'm really bored with the computer then I go read, watch a movie, play a game.
     
  17. BlackSnow macrumors regular

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  18. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Your poor computer. You use protection I hope.
     
  19. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Try to find something on MacRumors, and if I can't I go and hit "Random Article" on Wikipedia. Then I break down and do my homework.

    Don
     
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  21. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    If I am just generally bored and decide to use the computer.

    Listen to Music
    read/post at MacRumors
    read TomsHardware (realize none of the news writers graduated middle school)
    read dilbert
    Watch online TV
    Porn

    If I am really bored
    Start futzing with services, kexts and other important system files on my hackintosh to improve stability. Bork the install. Start cursing. Reinstall OS X. Realize I don't remember the exact steps to get everything working correctly. Reinstall another 2-3 times.

    If the computer is boring me I turn it off, then.
    watch tv
    read a book
    tinker with something in the garage
    clean
    drink
     
  22. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    ...go and do something else. If I am on the computer it is because I want to be and rarely get bored. Though occasionally to keep from getting bored if I don't feel like doing anything else I will surf wiki or other news sites and such. I also like watching random videos on YouTube.
     
  23. Melrose macrumors 604

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  24. fuzzynavo macrumors regular

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    macrumors: mostly lurking, facebook, wikipedia, food blogs! :D
     

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