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Poll: What do you do while waiting for your PC/notebook to start up?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "What do you do while waiting for your PC/notebook to start up?".

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Max Deryagin  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
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Solid State Drive Dec 3, 2016

It takes my PC just several seconds to start up.

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
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Nothing Dec 3, 2016

I contemplate nothingness - this is essential to Zen Buddhism.

So is scratching my nuts, but I'm not going to tell anyone that.


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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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It varies Dec 3, 2016

I usually start by freshly squeezing some oranges. This morning I switched the PC on before I put on my trousers, so the temperature must be higher than in the past few days. Then, I quickly hosed down my terrace to remove a blob of hen poo ( I keep free range chickens which wander about freely, and occasionally they'll leave their callng card). On other days I might start cleaning out the ash from the previous night's fire, or some other household chore - there's always something needing done.

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Teresa Borges
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Get some tea + coffee Dec 3, 2016

I prepare my breakfast while I watch the news: orange and lemon juice, green tea, scrambled eggs, ham and toast, followed by an espresso coffee. Then I have a shower and… I’m ready to start again! In the meanwhile it took 30 seconds for my PC to start up..

[Edited at 2016-12-03 12:38 GMT]


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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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Nothing Dec 3, 2016

It starts up in less than 1 minute

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
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nothing Dec 3, 2016

It is ready in about 30 seconds, and finding something to do only for 30 seconds takes about 30 seconds, so it is better to relax and enjoy those 30 seconds... instead of wasting 30 seconds while trying to find something to do only for 30 seconds....

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Bora Tasdemir  Identity Verified
Switzerland
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It starts in 1 minute Dec 3, 2016

My Mac starts in less than 1 minute, but still I can't wait and go to grab a coffee, hahah Maybe a habit from old times when it took like 5 minutes for a PC to start up!

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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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other... Dec 3, 2016

takes a few seconds (SSD), but I still find the time to have a fag...

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
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Very 'other' Dec 3, 2016

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL wrote:

takes a few seconds (SSD), but I still find the time to have a fag...


Obviously, this is a very Eurocentric forum. Try posting this in the United States:

[Edited at 2016-12-04 01:52 GMT]


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Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
Hungary
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Outlook Dec 3, 2016

Julian Holmes wrote:

I contemplate nothingness - this is essential to Zen Buddhism.

So is scratching my nuts, but I'm not going to tell anyone that.


Smoke break because my PC starts quickly but my Outlook is a **** but I loved Julian's answer - maybe it is a good idea

[Edited at 2016-12-03 13:38 GMT]


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
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Preferably nothing Dec 3, 2016

Try not to get irritated about the compulsory picture of mountains and a lake that comes with Windows 10... We got rid of it, but it came back with an update, and so far no amount of clicking around has had any effect.

I try not to get RSI with all that clicking, just move on. I think Windows 7 was marginally faster - with no superfluous picture. I felt I was in charge, not Microsoft... However, the computer is very soon up and running, so I can open my mails and try to think of more positive things.

There's no going back to good old XP, though I still have my XP computer. I used to turn that on, then go and clean my teeth while it warmed up, and then after typing my login, I went and made coffee, or checked the snail-mail!

Simply a matter of planning. I haven't discovered any features in the later versions that were actually better than XP once it had started up.


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Angelika Friedrich
Germany
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German to English
Wash the dishes Dec 3, 2016

It warms up your fingers at the same time...

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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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lol... Dec 3, 2016

Julian Holmes wrote:

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL wrote:

takes a few seconds (SSD), but I still find the time to have a fag...


Obviously, this is a very Eurocentric forum. Try posting this in the United States:

[Edited at 2016-12-03 14:30 GMT]


I'm very well aware of the connotations...


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Get some coffee Dec 3, 2016

... and let my PC wait for me.

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