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Old 06-06-2010, 05:15 PM   #751
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

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I've worked in a sleep laboratory (I don't have any medical training though). Lack of sleep doesn't kill you and once you have rested there are no negative long term effects. At one point you just fall asleep. I read a study back then where they observed a volunteer that stayed awake for 16 days.
This is what's fascinating to me. Human's spend 1/3rd of their lives sleeping, yet we've only found a handful of things sleep is good for.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:38 PM   #752
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

this is pretty crazy.

i remember when I was in college I took some adderall to cram for an exam. I ended up being awake for like 30 hours, and the images on my computer screen were 3d and moving
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:46 PM   #753
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

was awake this weekend for roughly 65ish hours, so just short of 3 days.. i drove 250 miles towards the end without sleep so i def think w/e phil sets is beatable.

dont get me wrong i think it would be really hard, but its not impossible by any means
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:52 PM   #754
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

if you cannot die from sleep deprivation, does that mean that people can go decades w/o sleeping as long as they are well nourished?
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:54 PM   #755
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if you cannot die from sleep deprivation, does that mean that people can go decades w/o sleeping as long as they are well nourished?
You will have to be kept awake somehow, and whatever is to be used to keep you awake can kill you (exhaustion).
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:57 PM   #756
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

he is getting close to 2000 viewers if he makes it to 100 hrs he may get 2000 viewers
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:06 PM   #757
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Cliff notes on the Red Shirt Guy story?
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:47 PM   #758
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Almost at 100 hours


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Old 06-06-2010, 06:48 PM   #759
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Cliff notes on the Red Shirt Guy story?
Guy with a Red Shirt, That everyone referred to as Red Shirt Guy. And everyone started saying Chuck Norris or The Most incredible man in the world stories about.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:54 PM   #760
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if you cannot die from sleep deprivation, does that mean that people can go decades w/o sleeping as long as they are well nourished?
There haven't been any documented cases (to my knowledge) of humans dying from sleep deprivation. They've killed animals with sleep deprivation though. In fact, just denying lab rats REM sleep has killed them.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:56 PM   #761
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:58 PM   #762
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

There have been documented cases of people dying from sleep deprivation. Usually by an genetic illness called Fatal familial insomnia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_familial_insomnia
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:00 PM   #763
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

And he officially has 100 hours down!
How many more do you guys think he can do?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:00 PM   #764
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

What stakes is he playing? How much/down is Laak in this session? Anyone know?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:03 PM   #765
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

10-20, about half hour ago he was up around 9k
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:03 PM   #766
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100 hours
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:04 PM   #767
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How can you not die :e

I mean I thought 60+ hours of gaming / whatever is fatal and you can almost drop dead after 80+ hours.. how come they can be taking it so easy? And how dangerous is it?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:05 PM   #768
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coke is a great drug
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:08 PM   #769
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There haven't been any documented cases (to my knowledge) of humans dying from sleep deprivation. They've killed animals with sleep deprivation though. In fact, just denying lab rats REM sleep has killed them.
I would think that at some point the damage to your body that you can only repair in sleep would endanger you. Or, what if you brain doesn't just suck at figuring out the pot odds, but also starts sucking at figuring out when you should breath in and breath out? All of this is conjecture, though, I'm not educated in that field.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:10 PM   #770
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

100 is pretty sick
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:10 PM   #771
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How can you not die :e

I mean I thought 60+ hours of gaming / whatever is fatal and you can almost drop dead after 80+ hours.. how come they can be taking it so easy? And how dangerous is it?
He has doctors etc who advice him so its safe.

The gamers who died barely had anything to eat (especially quality food with vitamins and minerals etc) and also they were probably dehydrated.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:11 PM   #772
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

There was a gameshow here in England called Shattered a couple of years back where the contestants stayed up for a week to win £100k or so.

100 hours is good work - nice one! - if really straight, but I do wonder about that drug provigil as mentioned above...
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:12 PM   #773
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http://twitpic.com/1um7w6

What a sicko
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:13 PM   #774
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Re: Phil Laak to attempt World Record Session

Awesome
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:16 PM   #775
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How can you not die :e

I mean I thought 60+ hours of gaming / whatever is fatal and you can almost drop dead after 80+ hours.. how come they can be taking it so easy? And how dangerous is it?
You can't really compare someone like Laak to some 20 year old kid who just sits at his computer all day drinking a ton of caffeinated drinks and eating poorly.
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