[ILUG] Linux uptime statistics
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Sat May 8 09:53:40 IST 2004
| Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 10:45:33 -0700
| From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
| Quoting Liam Bedford (lbedford at lbedford.org):
| > 90 days is a rough estimate of a quarter,
| > which leaves out a whole day or so..
er, 4 x 90 = 360, so it misses c.5¼ days/year (i.e.,
is missing more than 100% x 5.25/365.25 ≈ 1.4% of a year),
or 60s/m x 60m/h x 24h/d x 5.25d/y ≈ c.453600 seconds/year;
which means the error bar on the 3, or 300, or even 3000
seconds/year not-working-time numbers is multiple orders
of magnitude larger.....
only astronomers are allowed to do that. ;-)
| > a year being 365.2something days longs..
| So, you're saying my figure was accurate to within about _1%_? ;->
good enough for politicians, managers,
and to make yer point.
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