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32,000 "Why I'm Tired" Emails

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the because-ms.-right-pursues-me dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 511

An anonymous reader writes "Slate has a story about the guy who registered tired.com in 1997 and put up on the home page "Are you tired? Tell us why." He's collected 32,000 emails from tired people, including an one from a Navy ship at sea that's too good to be fake."

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The answer = (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694877)

More hamsters.
Less Britney.

why i'm tired (5, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694883)

because this story posted at 5:08 AM, EST, and I am responding at 5:10 AM

enough said

kudos to whomever on the slashdot staff decided to post this story at the right time for it, at least on the East Coast ;-)

Re:why i'm tired (-1, Troll)

cloudless.net (629916) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694911)

It is exactly 5:21 PM here. The world extends beyond the East and West coasts, in case you haven't figured out yet.

Re:why i'm tired (2, Informative)

el-spectre (668104) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694969)

Luckily, random touchiness is global. Amazingly, people tend to view the world from -wait for it- their OWN perspectives. Get over it.

Re:why i'm tired (1, Funny)

Xrikcus (207545) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695059)

at least on the East Coast

Based on that, is your comment really necessary?

Re:why i'm tired (1)

struppi (576767) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694926)

because it's 11:19 AM MEST at the moment...
kudos to whomever on the slashdot staff decided to post this story at the right time for it, at least on the East Coast ;-)
at least here in middle europe ;-)

Re:why i'm tired (1)

TwistedSquare (650445) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694936)

Well I found this story in the morning at work (GMT here), so it was still appropriate ;-)

A bit off-topic... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694975)

12:39 here, EET

Is there a chance of some kind of a push-in alternative of RSS being incorporated in /. ? (Sorry for my English, I'm not a native speaker)
I saw the news @ 5:13 and it was posted 5mins earlier. Makes me kind of sad, i've never been able to see less than 20 comments per article.

Sex? (5, Funny)

kai.chan (795863) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694990)

I don't think he would appreciate your description of how you stayed up all night watching pr0n till 5am and you are tired from self-gratifying sexual exhaustion.

Re:Sex? (1)

kai.chan (795863) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694996)

Don't take it too seriously. I jest, I jest.

Er. what's the point ? (1, Interesting)

vi (editor) (791442) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694884)

People are usually tired 'cos they didn't get enough sleep. In fact the condition "being tired" means that the body wants sleep. You don't need 32000 emails to track this phenomena.

Re:Er. what's the point ? (0)

marvy666 (215740) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694891)

What about ppl who get more then enough sleep and are still tired?

Gmail me up ;]

Re:Er. what's the point ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694964)

Go see a doctor :-/

Re:Er. what's the point ? (3, Informative)

Bloody Pulp (101306) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694968)

People who get more than enough sleep and are still tired should consult their doctor.

Fatigue can be caused by wide variety of infections, nutritional deficiencies, and other physical and mental disorders.

Re:Er. what's the point ? (-1, Offtopic)

rokcathang (796778) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694946)

Hiya, your sig says you might have a GMail invite and I'd very much like one! my email addy is rwaitelnx@aol.com and i would appreciate it if you'd gimme an invite :) thanks

Re:Er. what's the point ? (1)

lanswitch (705539) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695009)

I slept very good last night. But after spending three ****ing hours on the phone with a help desk, I feel soo tired. Sleep won't help in this case, drinking might.

Dear tired.com (5, Funny)

blowdart (31458) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694885)

I am about to fall asleep as I have sat up all night refreshing slashdot in an attempt to get a first post in.

Re:Dear tired.com (4, Funny)

agent dero (680753) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694898)

And you failed, now go to sleep ;)

My subscription to Wired (-1, Offtopic)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694888)

expired.

But seriously, it's past 2am and I have a final essay to start writing, once I get enough research done.

A 199 Byte static webpage.... (4, Funny)

tonywestonuk (261622) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694890)

I Guess this one should survive a good slashdotting, But, just in case, here it is in all its glory!

Are you tired?

Are you tired?

Tell us [mailto] why.

Re:A 199 Byte static webpage.... (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694929)

They should have posted the https:// version of the link. We might have been able to see the slashdot effect then.

Re:A 199 Byte static webpage.... (5, Insightful)

ftvcs (629126) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694987)

Their site may survive, but I wonder what will happen to their mailbox...

That's Nothin'! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694892)

*I'll* fuck your mom, for a dollar! Any mom, dollar in any condition. Send inquiries to momdigger@hotmail.com

I'm very tried (4, Funny)

vchoy (134429) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694893)

I'm so tired, so i visited the site an.... ZZZzzzZZ
NO CARRIER

I'm really busy (5, Insightful)

isoprophlex (659648) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694895)

I'm tired... I believe i might even be in there for sending an email to that address. It really amazes me that people don't have a care in the world to about what they post on the internet, who they send it too, what harm it does, and how many people it might hurt. I've seen too many Live Journal's in my time that are just all about slanderring and nothing more or less than that. I guess it's like the MSN news site says about that site www.tired.com is that people just want to be in the spotlight, or share there story's whatever the case. I'm tired of people that want this to happen to them. There is more to life than living/ wanting to be in the spotlight, isn't there?

Re:I'm really busy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694945)

Not really. IANAP, but would bet all my coins that the problem of these people is "simply" loneliness.

Re:I'm really busy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694989)

If I RTFA first, I'd have known I share the opinion with the author of the article:

There's no guilty thrill of public catharsis. Tired.com isn't another outlet for exhibitionists. It's an unexpected invitation to quietly complain about the same old same old to a stranger who might actually listen.

See, (grand)parent poster?

Re:I'm really busy (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694970)

>There is more to life than living/ wanting to be in
>the spotlight, isn't there?

no.

Re:I'm really busy (1)

dAzED1 (33635) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695064)

ok, so you say you sent an email there, but then you chastize those that have sent emails there, saying they "just want to be in the spotlight." Um, ok.

I have a different theory: The people who write in just haven't thought about the possible consequences. The few dozen e-mails Mike shared with me don't read like the artfully revealing posts of hip, ironic webheads who socialize online. They seem like missives from people with overbooked offline lives who happened to be plopped in front of a computer.

Re:I'm really busy (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695073)

No.

Hey there, mod me up!!

TFA (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694897)

Heres the text in case the server struggles with the load ;-)

Are you tired?

Tell us why.

Less bloat gives more trust (5, Insightful)

Underholdning (758194) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694900)

"No one bothers to write in anonymously [..] Gripes about husbands, wives, children, and commanding officers come signed with the sender's real name and address. Mike doesn't reply to these messages, and he doesn't publish them, but how do they know he won't? One theory he's encountered in his user-experience work: People trust simply designed sites."

There's a lesson to be learned here. Less bloat, more trust!

Re:Less bloat gives more trust (3, Interesting)

perrin (891) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694921)

It is the same with most hospitals and dentists' offices. They are strictly minimalist with simple, dull colours, to relax the mind and make you feel comfortable and safe.

Re:Less bloat gives more trust (2, Insightful)

ubercow (700232) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694953)

perhaps this is why I trust google over the other search engines, less bloat..

but with that being said, does that mean I trust microsoft now that their search engine looks almost exactly [msn.com] like google's?

Re:Less bloat gives more trust (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695100)

In case you haven't noticed, more [alltheweb.com] and more [altavista.com] search engines [wisenut.com] are jumping on the "simpler is better" bandwagon.

Re:Less bloat gives more trust (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695102)

I am African Prince.

Give me money.

Insomnia (5, Insightful)

sunnytzu (629976) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694902)

Insomnia is a terrible affliction, but oddly enough it doesn't seem to be insomniacs writing into this guy, just people who have enough time to surf the web aimlessly. These people are tired of life, not tired in the needing sleep sense. They don't think they have enough time for themselves, or they just don't want to be where they are. Insomniacs don't type "tired" into their web browser, they just stay up all night trying to go to sleep.

Agreed, insomnia is not a joke (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695107)

I'm saddened that it took so many posts to mention insomnia.

I'm saddened that when I was 12 or 13, everyone thought I was "rebelling" by staying up way too late, sleeping until the last minute, and being groggy in school.

I'm saddened that I spent much of high school taking nortriptyline (Pamelor at first, then the generic as Pamelor grew too expensive) every night, just to get to sleep.

I'm saddened that my doctor, somehow convinced that I was faking things, refused to issue more prescriptions.

I'm saddened that I spent the rest of high school, and several years afterwards, downing Tylenol PM every night.

I'm saddened that I found solace in alcohol, which does the trick a hell of a lot better than Tylenol PM. I drink at least a six-pack of beer a night, just to get my mind relaxed enough so that I can pass out.

I'm saddened that if I get up at 6AM, work two jobs, come home, watch a little TV, and try to go to bed at 11PM without some sort of assistance, I just lie there for hours, wide awake in dreamland.

I'm saddened that I don't remember the last time I went to sleep without the aid of some chemical or another.

Those who have never suffered through insomnia don't know and don't understand the struggle, but are unusually quick to criticize. They don't realize the agony of being physically exhausted and wanting like mad to go to sleep, but having the brain keep working, thinking, stressing, preventing you from falling asleep. You tell them you can't get to sleep at night, they give you some bullshit about "well, you should wake up earlier," or "you need a more comfortable bed."

I'm not so sure that "tired of life" and "tired in the needing sleep sense" are mutually exclusive. The latter can lead to the former rather quickly when there isn't some sort of sleep-inducing remedy around. Fatigue is not a fun way to go through life.

Signed,

Someone too embarrassed to post this logged-in

...and the webmaster says (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694904)

slashdot this!

Red Hat earnings restatement ignored by slashdot (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694906)

Isn't it funny how Slashdot is ignoring the fact that Red Hat's CFO quit, AND that they are restating their earning for the past three years AND that the SEC is now investigating them?

If MSFT had done the same thing, it would be splashed all over the place, but when Red Hat delves in financial misdoings, they just bury it. What a bunch of hypocrites.

http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/040713/tech_redhat_3.htm l

Re:Red Hat earnings restatement ignored by slashdo (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694934)

honestly, nothing new here, its a bunch of moderators who have their own agenda, not the world's, and not ours ...... guess they're too scared the stories will scroll off too fast???

Re:Red Hat earnings restatement ignored by slashdo (-1, Offtopic)

waferhead (557795) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694947)

Good greif, it's a bookeeping change to satify the SEC auditors, that moves some profits and expenses around from one quarter or month to another.

More money here, less money there, but none missing or "hidden" losses.

What shennanigans?

Re:Red Hat earnings restatement ignored by slashdo (1, Offtopic)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695022)

I know this is offtopic, but it is not quite as simple as you make out (yes, I just RTFA).

Basically, you can't just move revenues around as and when you feel like it, there are rules you have to adhere to. It might seem trivial to you, but it obviously doesn't to the SEC and (more importantly) the stock markets. Also, RH's Chief Financial Officer resigned over this (by the look of it) so the company are taking this seriously themselves too.

Re:Red Hat earnings restatement ignored by slashdo (0, Offtopic)

DashEvil (645963) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694948)

Apparently you don't know what the word `hypocrite' means.

One sided? Yes. Hypocritical? No.

whoah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694909)

including an one from a Navy ship...

dosent read good to me - must be tired

Wow... (1)

EvilCabbage (589836) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694912)

... first slashdotted webpage I've ever been able to read!

Kudos to slashdot? (5, Funny)

dm(Hannu) (649585) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694919)

kudos to whomever on the slashdot staff decided to post this story...

Are you sure it is such a good idea to post this on front page of /.?

32000 messages in 7 years? The will probably get 32000 more in the next 7 hours.

Re:Kudos to slashdot? (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694935)

Are you going to do your part and tell them why you're tired?

Re:Kudos to slashdot? (1)

phalse phace (454635) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694943)

"32000 messages in 7 years? The will probably get 32000 more in the next 7 hours."

Not if the site gets /.ed, in which case the email address is: tired@tired.com

Re:Kudos to slashdot? (1)

jb.hl.com (782137) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694983)

You just enjoy rubbing it in, don't you...

Possibly the first slashdotting by email, and you go and make it worse!

Work-Life Balance (5, Insightful)

SHiFTY1000 (522432) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694920)

One reason that people are tired is that they are working excessive hours. Todays society risks repeating the same mistakes as the Victorian era; when children as young as ten would work alongside adults for 10 hours a day, 6 days a week.

The eight hour day / 40 hour week was one of the Labour movements' greatest victories, but this has been largely eroded in modern professional occupations. Many people work crazy hours. There is a whole culture that working yourself and your family into the ground is a good thing.

However some enlightened governments have strategies to deal with this- the issue of work/life balance has been big recently- check http://www.dol.govt.nz/worklife/index.asp or
http://www.dti.gov.uk/work-lifebalance/what.html

Whatever happened to the 60's notion that technology would have us working less?

Re:Work-Life Balance (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694941)

>> Whatever happened to the 60's notion that technology would have us working less?

(estou cansado de comentar em inglês). Se você verificar a evolução da jornada de trabalho ela acompanha a evolução tecnológia. Por exemplo, a Revolução Industrial..com o advanço das máquinas a vapor, máquinas de tear..as fábricas passaram a funcionar 24hs..tecnologia é so um meio de aumentar a produção, acredito que dentro algumas decadas não existiram mais "noites", o dia será contínuo..que nem diria a campanha da compaq..24h non-stoping!

Re:Work-Life Balance (1)

softwave (145750) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695010)

babelfish is our friend

(I am tired to comment in English). If you to verify the evolution of the hours of working it follow the tecnológia evolution. For example, the Industrial..com Revolution advanço of the machines the vapor, machines of tear..as plants had started to function 24hs..tecnologia is so a way to increase the production, believes that inside some decadas had not existed "noites" more;, the day non-stoping will be contínuo..que nor would say the campaign of compaq..24h!

Re:Work-Life Balance (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695062)

Well I'm glad you cleared that up.

Re:Work-Life Balance (1)

mnemonic_ (164550) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695070)

what the fuck

Re:Work-Life Balance (2, Insightful)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694960)

Whatever happened to the 60's notion that technology would have us working less?

Employers want full time employees, unemployment is strongly discouraged, we want more and better stuff, and we have a lot more rich people to carry around.

Re:Work-Life Balance (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695015)

"Whatever happened to the 60's notion that technology would have us working less?"

Where have you been? All the unemployed walking the streets asking for change have lost jobs (or never had them) because the low paying jobs have all but been eliminated buy machines. The problem is: not everyone can be smart and rich; someone has to fill the low end jobs. To bad the jobs are all gone.

Anyway, that's what I'm tired of.

Re:Work-Life Balance (1)

12357bd (686909) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695074)

Whatever happened to the 60's notion that technology would have us working less?

Don't be cruel. :)

Anonymous Coward (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694925)

I for oen welcmoe oru tried oevrolrds

Re:Anonymous Coward (1)

mcpkaaos (449561) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694985)

No, it's "Are you tired?" not "Are you retarded?".

I don't think any site could handle the amount of traffic that would generate. Except /., of course. And maybe michaelmoore.com. ;)

Re:Anonymous Coward (1, Funny)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694999)

It was a joke, you know, people mistype when they're tired? Throwing words like "retarded" around is offensive and, in this case, liable to backfire.

Oh, and I imagine a lot of retarded people would indeed email Michael Moore, probably beginning with "As a loyal Bush supporter..."

;-)

im so tired ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694930)

of never having stories accepted to slashdot that are much better than some of the garbage that comes through....

in order to maintain my record, i wish to remain anonymous ;-0

Suicide Notes (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9694939)

Wonder how many suicide notes the guy has received over the years?

Navy ship email (4, Informative)

phalse phace (454635) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694951)

"Tired of being in the navy and on a fucking ship in the middle of the god damn ocean with 400 of my not so closest friends who dont bathe as regular as normal folk should. Tired of my ugly little toe. Tired of wonderring why my bellybutton smells like cheese. Tired of masturbating into a pack of bologna. Tired of wondering what my man chowder tastes like and if I did taste it, would anyone think differently of me? Tired of you."

Okay. Now that's just disgusting.

mm (2, Funny)

laserbeak (794029) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694958)

interesting, all we need now is awake.com, send us your emails why you are awake, it will (we have been told) cure cancer and solve world hunger!

No! (2, Funny)

imidan (559239) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694959)

No, really. Why are people tired? Can we see the answers, or do we just have to click on the mailto link and bare our souls? What's going on here? It's a government conspiracy! They want to hear our deepest fears so they can make them real and make us into zombies!

Re:No! (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694980)

I've got a great idea for my own site. People will trust it and submit because nothing will ever get posted back. It'll say "Got nice boobs? Let us see.". Not sure what to call the domain though.

Re:No! (1)

hdparm (575302) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695044)

Here we go:

whois showusyourboobies.net
[Querying whois.internic.net]
[whois.internic.net]

Whois Server Version 1.3

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

No match for domain "SHOWUSYOURBOOBIES.NET".

>>> Last update of whois database: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 20:26:49 EDT <<<

Re:No! (1)

duncangough (530657) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695087)

Most likely their diet is poor. Really, we are what we eat to a great degree

I'm tired because... (0, Troll)

bigbaloney (767817) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694967)

I can't sleep, you insensitive clod!

Why I'm tired (3, Funny)

jmitchel!jmitchel.co (254506) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694971)

Support desk woke me up an hour ago, presumably becuase they couldn't be bothered to wake up the person responsible.

Damn 24x7x365 availability... they'll be trying to page me out even after I'm dead.

Re:Why I'm tired (1)

Nefarious Wheel (628136) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695001)

Increase your working set size. Alternatively, add RAM until your lights go dim.

Re:Why I'm tired (1)

kfg (145172) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695016)

... they'll be trying to page me out even after I'm dead.

Actually, you died a while ago, but HR suppressed the information so that they can get a couple of free weeks out of you.

KFG

Tired of Trolls (2, Funny)

whfsdude (592601) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694972)

I'm tired of trolls and kiddies who think that saying FP is cool.

Web design (2, Interesting)

eelke_klein (676038) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694978)

A lot of webdesigner should take a lot at this site. It's clear, has no distracting elements, is fast to download and serves it's purpose perfectly. Unlike many other sites out there.

Re:Web design (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694992)

I hope that was a joke.

I don't think it was (1)

MichaelCrawford (610140) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695007)

I agree with his post. I think it's a great website.

I'm serious.

Re:I don't think it was (3, Funny)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695027)

Well it makes Google look bloated and over-designed, which is an achievement.

you like cli's i bet (1)

mnemonic_ (164550) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695090)

Judging by the comments in that old "What makes a good web design" story, it seems that the best website according to most Slashdotters would be a plaintext file. Makes sense considering that many here spend all day at CLI, and goes to show how out of touch people here are with good GUI design.

Re:Web design (1)

eelke_klein (676038) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695035)

Only for a part. Ofcourse the site is a bit limited but the point is that there are too many sites which have too much graphical nonsense distracting from the real content of the site.

Re:Web design (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695050)

I agree with eelke_klein's post. I somehow miss the days when websites weren't a html handle and a x MB flash "page". Oh, well, WWW was created for the mainstream users (i think so), preferring fat and bloated GUIs.
Got to start looking for a nice news-sever and a client.

we're all tired (4, Insightful)

dncsky1530 (711564) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694988)

Whats really interesting about this is that after seven years the guy who owns that domain hasn't changed it one bit. the domain itself is worth alot of money amd there aren't even any ads on the site. At the height of the dot com era he could of sold the domain for tens of thousands od dollars. I think thats the real story here.

I'm tired because I just woke up after 12 hours of sleep.

Re:we're all tired (1)

agent dero (680753) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695091)

psssh: about 7 years ago was when the dotcom boom IIRC was booming, it's 2004 already

Gosh I feel old....and tired (I had to, c'mon)

Spam? (2, Insightful)

ebrandsberg (75344) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694997)

How much of the 32K messages were spam? If he registered that e-mail address, I would guess most of it.

Re:Spam? (2, Funny)

StuckInSyrup (745480) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695004)

sure.
Spam advertising sleep pills.

Cause to rejoice (4, Interesting)

xxSOUL_EATERxx (549142) | more than 10 years ago | (#9694998)

If you ask me, this is cause to rejoice. As much for what this website is not as for what it is. This site is not some multimillion-dollar-making scheme, nor is it one person's springboard to "international fame". It is a simple site asking a simple question, and offering a simple, almost insignificant service. A tiny chance to vent, just for a moment. Yet 32,000 souls have bitched, ranted, whined, moaned, and otherwise unburdened themselves.

So what, one might ask. Why is this reason to make merry? Because of the connection. The site makes its plea, and people give what they have, leaving their hearts just a tiny bit lighter. People reaching out to each other across the void, to total strangers, in a trusting bond of shared service.

We live in dark times. Madmen think nothing of murdering thousands to advance their creeds, wars rage across the globe, slaughtering the children of nations from the richest to the poorest. Human greed and shortsightedness have afflicted the globe with pollution and plagues. Still, the shadows have not stifled all hope; there is light, creeping in around the edges of the dark, showing the way out: somewhere there is a mail server that has received 32,000 (and counting) emails. 32,000 instances of basic unselfish sharing. Power of the human spirit, my friends.

Re:Cause to rejoice (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695021)

And a modern version of confessional.

Re:Cause to rejoice (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695048)

do you use bold and italics completely at random in everything you write?

I have a sleep disorder (4, Interesting)

MichaelCrawford (610140) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695002)

I sleep more than anyone else I know, and have done so all my life, even when I was very young. (My mother told me that when I was a newborn, still in the hospital, I didn't like to be awakened for my feedings.)

However, I often stay up all night, and have gone as long as five days without sleeping. The longest I've slept in one shot is 29 hours.

I have a hell of a time getting out of bed each day. It is endlessly frustrating to my wife, who would like me to share her much more regular hours. I always feel like I've been hit by a truck, when I wake up. My wife never used to understand why I would protest that I was tired, after waking up from fourteen hours of sleep.

I went to a sleep specialist, and had two sleep studies done, and was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The continuous positive air pressure machine that the doctor prescribed helped, but did not solve the problem.

Apnea is often caused by being overweight, and at the time I weighed 250 lbs, but I managed to lose 50 lbs and I don't think I have the apnea anymore. I still sleep very irregularly though.

It's a primary reason I am self-employed as a consultant. I don't think I could hold a job anymore, where I had to show up at any particular time.

It's 7 am where I am, and I've been working since midnight, and feeling great, but after getting out of bed yesterday afternoon I felt like hell and just wanted to take a nap until I came alive late into the night.

I don't think I have a circadian rhythm, at least not like other people.

Re:I have a sleep disorder (2, Interesting)

bretharder (771353) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695068)

Same thing here, but I have a regular job; 8am to 5pm.

There are days where I just go to bed as soon as I get home; and I wake up at Midnight, code for a few hours and go to work at 8.

But then there are days where I stay up until 5am;
sleep a couple hours, go to work and stay up until 5am again.

It's so random; it's just annoying.

Everyone around me can keep regular hours, but I never feel tired at the same time on successive days.

after 7 years.. (3, Funny)

Doogie5526 (737968) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695014)

... and he still has just a placeholder for the site (and I thought I procrastinated)

Tired of.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695018)

CowboyNeal option in /. polls :)

Who wants GMail? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9695045)

I've got 14 left between my 5 accounts. I can forward you a bunch of porn too.

tired (5, Insightful)

manavendra (688020) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695052)

I think there is a common list of things which "tires" people:

1. Being stuck in a job - a LOT more people than they care to admit are into jobs they don't really like. Jobs that are no longer challenging. Or exciting. Jobs that are going nowhere. This is the primary reason for being tired, because the entire life, one day at time, is structured around the job - from sleep cycles, to time to be spent with family, take to wake up, etc. And it is very tiring and taxing, when this very job, isn't what one would really want to do.

2. Relationship - the less said, the better. Not every relation is pleasant. And by relationship, I don't just mean a boy/girl relationship. Relationship with the wife. with the kids. people at work. Neighbours. Between two nations. And it's so funny because though we all say "man is a social animal", this is precisely what we aren't taught - how to socialize, or how to maintain in a relationship. Or just be in a relationship. being tolerant. We are not taught that, but of course a whole load of algebra and trignometry, that finds no direct use in most lives.

Just these two are so crucial factors in defining the happiness and well being of each person.

For all weapons of mass destruction there may or may not be in the world, whether the world is safe or not, masses are mostly unhappy and hence "tired". And hence they find or try to find outlets to get of this tiredness. Whatever it may be.

Whoaa.. I've surprised myself I think!

I'm tired... (1)

DrJAKing (94556) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695057)

...but his webserver is now knackered!

Bang goes the record (1)

Gids (758538) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695061)

Mike doesn't reply to these messages, and he doesn't publish them, but how do they know he won't?
Bit late for questions, he just did!

Why? (4, Funny)

the_rev_matt (239420) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695071)

I have a 6 month old daughter.

A friend of mine said yesterday that he woke up at 4.30 and couldn't get back to sleep. I simply replied "As a parent, I can only say 'Screw you'."

shades of "Hearing Aid" (3, Interesting)

Teunis (678244) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695076)

If anyone out there's read "Shockwave Rider" this story reminds me of "Hearing Aid" - a service where people can phone in and gripe and have someone listen... but not answer.
An amazing service really...

I'm tired... (0, Offtopic)

tklive (755607) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695099)

from moderating you bozos....
its a frikkin zoo ,i tell ya

He must be tired... (1)

e2ka (708498) | more than 10 years ago | (#9695104)

He was too tired to even bother making it valid HTML. Just about though...
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