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xonya
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C'mon guys! 80 hours, 70 hours, 40 hours... Are you humans or fucking robots?
Once I stayed awake 36 hours helped by energy drinks and I could barely remember my name.
I can't really imagine how somebody could write useful code with such a huge sleep deprivation.

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  • 29
    I know right. I'm like, "I stayed up 24 hours once as a teenager, eating chips and watching TV".

    I've never even coded 8 hours straight in an 8 hour shift and I've been doing this for 13 years! I suppose that's a good thing but I feel inadequate. lol
  • 6
    Used to ocassionally do 48-ish hour marathons "back in the day" when all I had to worry about was school or studies. Even if most of the time it was just pointless gaming runs and ocassionally some self-learning sessions where I'd dive into something, obscure (to me at the time) like Microsoft Exchange and IIS or Adobe Flash Studio. Key to it was just that - doing it in a marathon fashion approach not balls-to-the-wall sprint-like.
  • 11
    I severely doubt anyone here who said they've been up and productive for 40hrs or more. The human body isn't made for that, and even the potency of drugs has its limits.
  • 6
    @CoffeeNcode personally, I can't imagine doing programming for longer than 12-16h straight ... that's just insane. Doing infrastructure or logistics work, however, is a different story.
  • 4
    @theKarlisK even that might become tricky then. cognitive functions start to decrease drastically after a certain timespan
  • 5
    Lol, after 9 hours I'm staring through the display like a zombie...
  • 1
    36 hours is your best just staying up? I usually catch my second wind around the 26h? mark or somewhere around there without drugs but I'm conditioned for it add coffee and drugs i have a pretty good uptime despite being quiet and having no tolerance to other peoples shit (less than usual)
  • 1
    @xonya: look at that, there's a robot.
  • 1
    I will simply go home after 10 hours of work no matter what because time beyond that wouldn't get paid. That's to disencourage people from doing it.
  • 2
    @PerfectAsshole LOL. If that is true, I envy you. :D
  • 2
    @xonya it's true but it took me years to get to where it didn't bug me. I suggest the uberman sleep cycle over it cause if i do it too many times by muscles start screaming at me cause i don't sleep enough to burn off the Lactic Acid buildup from movement. Which is why i don't stay up more than 20 hours normally unless there's a big pool tournament or a really fun well paying job i have
  • 1
    You make the mistake of assuming I am writing useful code... hahaha
  • 2
    Actually sometimes, I code in my sleep... Work all day, can't solve a problem, then I get a brainflash the next day like "ahh everything makes sense now!"

    Does that count as 24hrs?
  • 0
  • 0
    I 100% would right sh*t code hahaha
  • 2
    Sleep is just a replacement for coffee
  • 2
    @electrineer wrong, sleep is no excuse for not having coffee ;)
  • 0
    @CoffeeNcode I used to drink energy drinks and fall asleep when I was younger. They made my body wake up to realise how tired I was.
  • 3
    @electrineer I hate energy drinks and love both sleep and coffee
  • 1
    @CoffeeNcode I've been clean for years now. Seems like we are sharing our loved ones.
  • 1
    Hahahaha this. My record is 48 hours and I could barely think at all anymore.
  • 1
    Ehh... @AlissChang somehow took my soul when I came to read @linuxxx's comment
  • 3
    @shittywebdev Try not to feel that way!

    There's so many studies showing productivity taking a HUGE nosedive after 5+ hours of consistent work.

    You can only do so much you know? I work 8 hours a day programming and even nearing the end I'm pretty pooched.

    I don't think you're in the minority :)
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