This is, without a doubt, the most frequently asked question I receive.
such as Netscape 2.02 (or better) or Internet Explorer 3.0.
While I am not perfect, the Death Clock has been
capable browser, please do not email me saying it doesn't work.
on. By default, this is turned on. But if you are visiting the Death Clock behind a company
know why they would do that, its not like IE and NS are full of security holes. ;) If that
is the case for you, there is nothing I can do, sorry.
But what if it still doesn't work? If it doesn't work, don't send me email
saying "It ain't working." Send me information about what browser you are using,
what version, and what platform (win/mac) you use. Also, try to be pretty explicit
about the bug.
The Death Clock uses a very simple way of figuring out how many seconds you have left to
live. First it figures out how old you are, then it takes that number and subtracts it
from an average life span (one for men, one for women). It takes that number and then
converts it into seconds.
I do not go into details because I wanted the Death Clock to be simple. You can find plenty
of life insurance web sites that go deep into this kind of detail, but I wanted the Death
Clock to be simple and fun. If you smoke, just take off a few million seconds.
Please do not send me email telling me how unscientific this site is.
No kidding. This is not supposed to be a life insurance site or census bureau outfit.
This is a game, folks. Nothing more, nothing less.
No. No. No. And for those who are a bit slow... no. About once a month I end up finding
ten or so people who do not understand the meaning of copyright. While I understand that people
make mistakes, it seems odd that someone can somehow miss the warning I put in the code.
For a while the average net surfer had an above average intelligence, unfortunately those
days are over. No one has permission to use/modify/copy/whatever the code, period. If you
still don't understand that, I have a nice lawyer you can talk to. I'm all for open source
and stuff like that, but sometimes you have to make money. The Death Clock makes money and helps
ensure I don't run out of Pepsi One and video games.
If you want to make a link to the Death Clock, please, do so. I do not believe it is legal for a site
to stop people from linking to them, despite the lawsuit Ticketmaster brought against Microsoft.
If you want a graphical link to the Death Clock, feel free to use this button if you wish:
No, but I use many Microsoft products so I will probably be going to Hell anyway.
(Hey, do you bother reading those license agreements? I sure didn't.) I
believe in God, very strongly, but I don't believe that talking about Death would
offend the big cheese. Does the Death Clock offend some fundamentalists out there? Sure, but these
are the same people who get offended at the Teletubbies, rap music, and independent thought. By the
way, I'm also Pro-Life.