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Suggestion - Computer Hours - bobL - 03-20-2009 05:38 AM

X-Kal Wrote:which means that the people in the lead will have the top score.

Well, yeah. Usually that's what happens. What happens in Motavia when someone's leading? Wink


Suggestion - Computer Hours - X-Kal - 03-20-2009 05:40 AM

bobL Wrote:Well, yeah. Usually that's what happens. What happens in Motavia when someone's leading? Wink

Last I checked, Mother Brain was leading in Motavia.


Suggestion - Computer Hours - Quarzi - 03-20-2009 05:49 AM

bobL Wrote:Well, yeah. Usually that's what happens. What happens in Motavia when someone's leading? Wink

:lol:

Is there a way to make whatpulse know when you are not at the computer, like WLM have?

If you don't move or click anything at all, the counter stops counting after 5 minutes, so if you move or click your mouse or click a key the counter starts again untill you stop, it then keeps going for 5 minutes again. If you know what I mean Tongue


Suggestion - Computer Hours - X-Kal - 03-20-2009 06:03 AM

Quarzi Wrote::lol:

Is there a way to make whatpulse know when you are not at the computer, like WLM have?

If you don't move or click anything at all, the counter stops counting after 5 minutes, so if you move or click your mouse or click a key the counter starts again untill you stop, it then keeps going for 5 minutes again. If you know what I mean Tongue

I believe it's possible to measure active vs idle time, although some of us really don't want to know how much time we spend in front of our computer :-P


Suggestion - Computer Hours - Quarzi - 03-20-2009 06:10 AM

X-Kal Wrote:I believe it's possible to measure active vs idle time, although some of us really don't want to know how much time we spend in front of our computer :-P


Hahaha, but you still have a option to turn it off :wink:


Suggestion - Computer Hours - Beardie27 - 03-20-2009 01:32 PM

That sounds like a good idea Quarzi, maybe not five minutes, lets say 2-3 minutes maybe, well this number can be written into Whatpulse (so people can't change it), just mesuring the amount of time people have been using the pc rather than it just being on.(no completely accurate but pretty good) .


Suggestion - Computer Hours - Shawn - 03-20-2009 04:21 PM

Beardie27 Wrote:That sounds like a good idea Quarzi, maybe not five minutes, lets say 2-3 minutes maybe, well this number can be written into Whatpulse (so people can't change it), just mesuring the amount of time people have been using the pc rather than it just being on.(no completely accurate but pretty good) .
That's still going to be very inaccurate if people watch movies on their computer. Setup a movie & sit and watch without any keyboard/mouse interaction for a few hours, but technically you're still there at the computer.

I don't think it's possible to count the number of hours you use your computer without it being really inaccurate and pointless.


Suggestion - Computer Hours - Quarzi - 03-20-2009 04:34 PM

Then we take an other example.
The windows screensaver, how does it know when I'm watching a movie either in fullscreen or a window and don't turn my screensaver on?
If whatpulse made something like that, the problem would be solved?

I know it probably going according to if you have a fullscreen app running, but my screensaver never turns on even if I'm watching a movie in window mode.

But isn't that a good thing, that it's not counting when you are watching a movie or such? If I understand you right you want to "work" for your counting. (mileage, keys, clicks, and now also time if it gets implanted)

So lets call it "time spent on keyboard and mouse" instead of "uptime" then?


Suggestion - Computer Hours - Beardie27 - 03-20-2009 05:02 PM

Well if this was going to measure how much time you spend using our mouse and keyboard, then why would we have to worry about it not recording whilst watching a movie?

So the idea, of "Time Spent on Keyboard and Mouse" would sound good.


Suggestion - Computer Hours - Shawn - 03-20-2009 05:11 PM

Quarzi Wrote:If I understand you right you want to "work" for your counting. (mileage, keys, clicks, and now also time if it gets implanted)

So lets call it "time spent on keyboard and mouse" instead of "uptime" then?
That's just it, You can't accurately count how long someone has been using their keyboard and mouse, the only thing you can accurately count is the computer's uptime which is completely useless and hundreds of other programs can already do this.