×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

froze my system :(

Chacham (981) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 3

Well, the seemingly inevitable happened. My computer froze. After 205 days, 2 hours and 22 minutes, my computer stopped responding. *sniff*

And it was just a harmless command. wine /mnt/cdrom/INSTALL.EXE. The window for Diablo displayed, and I think I heard a second of music, and then it was quiet. No responses. Another computer couldn't even ping it.

Well, the seemingly inevitable happened. My computer froze. After 205 days, 2 hours and 22 minutes, my computer stopped responding. *sniff*

And it was just a harmless command. wine /mnt/cdrom/INSTALL.EXE. The window for Diablo displayed, and I think I heard a second of music, and then it was quiet. No responses. Another computer couldn't even ping it.

Well, the nice thing is I beat half a year for uptime. And that's solar or lunar, leap or regular. I wanted a year, but, oh well. Maybe it's time to update the kernel. Gee, what version am I running anyway..... uname -r... 2.4.17.

Now that Diablo has spread its evil (e-vill) to my computer, I think I'll name my character tux, and beat him back.

It's also time to get a new CD-ROM. I'd like a writer. I wonder if an external DVD writer would make sense.

3 comments

Question (2)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 11 years ago | (#4370639)

Just curious, but whats with the uptime facination?

I know it's cool, but is there a reason other than just the coolness of it? Are you going for a record or something?

Not intended to be a troll.

Re:Question (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#4370814)

Fascination? Try obsession.

It is mostly cool. But also, I've always wanted to have a large uptime. I have this dream of getting a year. If I got the year, I probably wouldn't care much past that.

It's also self-feeding. Imagine you had *your* computer running for >200 days. Would you want to reboot?

Getting into personality types (MBTI), I'd venture to say, that updtime is a J thing. Ps wouldn't care, and even if they did, they would hardly be wiling to sacrifice anything for it over such a long period.

Re:Question (1)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 11 years ago | (#4371895)

I was happy when I got 2 weeks on my Win2K machine . . . .

(though some Win2K users have had an easy 6 months of up time, it all depends on the setup, hardware, and how it is being used. I tend to beat my machines to death with the sheer number of applications that I load and unload on a daily basis)
Check for New Comments
Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...