Earlier I asked what would happen if my computer was broke. Well, the answer is, I still wasted the same amount of time, just in different ways. For example I ended up playing copius amounts of Xbox, and ended up watching Jeopardy a lot for some reason. Guess I just can't say no to the Tournament of Champions. I also watched a lot more TV in the morning, and let me tell you, those morning shows on the major networks really are atrocious. I'd hate to have that as a job, working among all those canned jokes and dull housewives.
Anyways, I did get my computer fixed, and I've had to install everything again. And wouldn't you know it, all I've installed is Mozilla, Itunes, AIM, VLC, and Real Player, and I've already got a ton of crap that got bundled with those programs on my computer that is running in the background, sopping up resources. Real player is especially notorious for this, I should have known better. Desktop weather updates, free games, wonderful pop up updates, It's really great that all this stuff gets put up on my computer, I love it. Why don't they just throw in Bonzi buddy while they are at it.
Problem is, if you want to use those programs, I don't think there are a whole lot of options, especially for the average user that doesn't know much about computers. We've all met someone who unknowingly has like two or three dozen extra programs, utilities, and viruses running in the background that they don't even know about. Guess we just gotta put up with it, or get eduacted, which we all know most people just don't have the time to do.