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Time for bed

  1. Mar 28, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    I have not seen my bed for three days but when i get to it i tend to hibernate so good night PFs see you when i wake.
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2008 #2

    Evo

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    Nite Woolieram!!!
     
  4. Mar 28, 2008 #3

    Moonbear

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    SWEET dreams Wollie! (Shouldn't be too hard since you've been sugar-coated today.)
     
  5. Mar 28, 2008 #4
    This thread is now about how long you've stayed up for and how long you've slept for.

    My record is 37 hours awake. It was Friday, I got up at 6am, went to school as usual, came home, went to an all-nigh LAN party, came home the next day, and stayed up until 7pm.

    Record for sleep was around 20 hours. Different LAN party, came home earlier (like noon), but slept until the next day. When I went to take a shower after waking up, my legs were so weak I couldn't even stand up straight.

    So Wolram, be sure to tell us how long you slept for, okay?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2008 #5

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    Amateur! When I was security chief for a convention, I was up for 142 hours. During that stint, I had 2 one-hour naps and 1 two-hour nap. The first nap was at about the 70 hour mark.
    Kids these days—no stamina. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Mar 28, 2008 #6
    I've done a few 48hrs awake. I also slept 26 hours straight in middle school after my first all night party.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2008 #7
    Hmm, speaking of amateur... I think the longest I've stayed awake was probably somewhere around 37 hours like Poop-loops for probably a similar reason. Longest I've slept was 12 or 13. I've just never had a reason to stay up for a long time, so I don't :)
     
  9. Mar 29, 2008 #8

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    I did a 5-day fast with no sleep once during college (don't ask!!! - I don't know why I though that was a good idea!!). I could probably have been persuaded to do things that I would never have considered in my right mind. It makes me think that the people in our secret prisons who are sleep-deprived and are otherwised stressed might not be getting a fair shake.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2008 #9
    I bow to you!

    And you're right about me having no stamina. I remember at around 3am we were watching The Matrix Revolutions (so last part), during the climactic battle. This was at a church-type place, so it was on the big screen, good sound, etc. I was falling asleep.

    I mean, I know the movie is bad, but I would have thought the noise alone would have kept me awake. Somehow I made it through, sat back down to my computer and played more LAN games. Then I remember donuts.

    Also, was that with coffee or not? I can't stand coffee.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2008 #10

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    That was before I became an alcoholic, so there was a significant caffeine intake.

    Actually, that caffeine saved the life of a really stupid kid. It was a science fiction convention, and a lot of people wear 'hall costumes' and maintain particular personas for the weekend.
    The elevators were busy, so I took the stairs down to where I wanted to go. So I went trotting down, with a spring in my step as we young lads are prone to do. Then I turned the corner in the middle of the stairwell and found myself staring down the muzzle of a Baretta in the hands of a 15-year-old kid. My .44 was out of the shoulder holster (but still under my sweater) before I realized that it was a plastic replica. If not for the sensory boost of the coffee, that kid would be dead.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2008 #11
    and ever since you are Dangerous Dan. It's true.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2008 #12

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    Aren't there any regulations concerning sleep deprived nutters with guns (ahem, uh... you)?
     
  14. Mar 29, 2008 #13

    Danger

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    In theory...
     
  15. Mar 29, 2008 #14
    Or more likely than not you would have just fumbled since you were so tired. Would have taken you an entire 5 seconds to take out your gun, and the kid would have said "Dude it's fake!" before you could drop it.
     
  16. Mar 29, 2008 #15

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    No. It was out of the holster in my hand within .5 seconds of seeing his gun. I also ducked back behind the corner while drawing, with just my head poking around to watch him. Then I stopped the draw once I realized that it was a fake (and a damned good fake; one of those plastic models that's made from the blueprints of the original weapon). I emerged, very slowly continued the draw to demonstrate that he could have been on the wrong end of a Super Blackhawk, and admonished him that it's not a good idea to point a gun, fake or not, at someone you don't know.
     
  17. Mar 29, 2008 #16

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    Could look at it the other way around, that had you not been caffeinated, you'd have been asleep at the security desk and the kid would have been safe to play with his toy gun at a convention where playing with toy guns is expected.
     
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