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      10.03.2010 06:31
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      Worth a quick look but there are better sites to help with your health

      ** deathclock.com **

      I couldn't resist a little peak at this weirdly named web site after rating a few reviews on the subject. I had never heard of the site so I opened another browser window to see what the fuss was about.

      The website loaded quickly there was no annoying waiting around. There is clearly a commercial motive behind the site because there are adverts displayed on the site so I don't know whether the motive is to provide a helpful or thought provoking web site to improve peoples health by altering the way they think about there lifestyle. Or is the site set up to make money by drawing people into the site with a pitch that will interest many people?

      I don't know whether this is a genuinely useful website that just wants a little return on the time invested in creating it by hosting adverts or simply a site with only money making in mind but I would bear both sides of the argument in mind before taking anything on the site too much to heart.

      The idea behind deathclock.com is simply that you enter some details about yourself like Date of Birth, your sex, your outlook on life (Pessimist, Optimistic etc) and your Body Mass Index and whether you smoke. Then Deathclock.com will calculate an estimated death date for you.

      You can then follow tips on the site to put that date even further away by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. I suppose if it inspires you to take more care of yourself it is a good idea. For me I still have that niggling worry about what the site is for; genuine or advertising revenue. Also I can't help but wonder if there shouldn't be a random element to the list of options if only for fun. After all you could be run over by a bus or hit by lightening!


      ** In conclusion **
      Deathclock.com is probably a good thing though I don't think you should take it too seriously and it could have been a bit more fun than it is.

      Thanks for reading this review.
      Mike xx

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        06.03.2010 20:53
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        a good idea to encourage us to look after our bodys better

        I was curious after reading about this web site and just had to go and take a look for my self.

        The site it self has a rather morbid look to it but I suppose that is to be expected when we are talking about death, it is easy to use as you don't have to register and it only takes a few seconds to work out your death date.

        To work out your death date it asks you to input your day of birth, month of birth, year of birth, weather you are male or female, weather you smoke, weather you see your self as being an optimistic person, pessimistic, sadistic or normal and then asks for your body mass index which you can work out on there site using your height and weight but this isn't very accurate as you can either get less than 25 on the options or higher.

        Once you have inputted that info it calculates the day you are going to die, obviously there is no truth in this and it is just based on your data entered but I would have thought it would have had a set way of telling rather than just plucking a random date, I used the same info to calculate my death date and got
        Sunday July 22 2070
        Friday august 5 2078
        Thursday august 4 2057
        So as you can see it just selects dates at random.

        After you get your so called death date there is a tab below to extend your life which takes you to a health page of a different site which has lots of info about keeping your self healthy so I suppose this is what death clock is all about, not telling us when we will die but encouraging us to look after our selves better and staying healthier.

        The idea of actually believing someone can tell us when we will die is pretty far fetched but this in my opinion is a good way of waking us up to looking after our selves better.

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          06.03.2010 18:48
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          deathclock.com - an obsure little site, with a morbid message

          While rating a review on deathclock.com, I decided I had to have a look at the site and of course, find out my supposed date of death.
          This is one of those obscure sites you only ever come across by accident, by reading about it or by word of mouth. It's definitely not one I would usually go in search off.

          I typed in my details, which consisted of date of birth, sex, personality (normal, pessimistic, sadistic, optimistic), BMI (which you can work out on the site) and your smoking status. With this information, they quickly concluded that I will die on May 3rd 2047.

          I am a non smoker and left my personality at normal, if I had decided that I was a bit pessimistic, I would be popping my clogs on March 7th 2028!!! That does seem a bit harsh! Britney Spears might also be interested in knowing that she is leaving this earth on March 22nd 2054.

          I don't know how I feel about this site. It is obviously not meant to be taken seriously. There is no way anyone can work out your exact date of death, down to the second. You are not asked for any family history or lifestyle choices, which could make a big difference to your health and lifespan. The problem, I feel, is that there are people out there who may take this seriously and will find the whole thing very depressing. Then again, no one is forcing you to look at it, I suppose.

          They do have one good piece of content though. When you are given your date of death, you are also given a link to delay your date of death. This takes you to website on health, which could give you some sensible advice to improve your health.

          There is other information on the website, if you are into that sort of thing. There is a list of celebrities and how they died and more useful, a list of vitamins, what they do and how including them in your diet can extend your life.

          For the morbid among us, there is a screensaver to download, so you can watch the seconds of your life tick away. What fun!

          After looking through the website once, I have no further interest in it. I personally, can't see the reason behind it at all, although the owner obviously makes money from the advertisements on it.

          In my opinion, there are enough serious things going on around us and enough sadness in our lifetime, without worrying about the date you will die. I for one will just get on enjoying my life and remain blissfully ignorant until that day finally comes. Here's hoping it will be a very, very long time.

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            04.03.2010 15:06
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            Deathclock.com is one of those intriguing little websites that you read about or someone tells you about it, and you think it's ridiculous, and then you take a look anyway! Deathclock.com aims to tells you the exact date on which you will unfortunately be picked off this place we call earth and zipped off somewhere else (heaven, hell, nowhere?!).

            The website is of course only a bit of fun, but it might be worth bobbing the date down on your calendar for future reference (just in case!). The site asks you to enter your information including date of birth, sex, smoking status and BMI. It also gives you the option to select the mode you would like, including normal, pessimistic, sadistic and optimistic! In turn, once this information is entered and your selection made, your date of expiry is right before your eyes!

            Here's mine!:

            Normal - Saturday July 15th 2062

            Pessimistic - Thursday May 14th 2037

            Sadistic - Friday July 15th 2022

            Optimistic - Saturday September 20th 2087

            Now, while I'm hoping not to die in 2022, I'm not wanting the 2087 one either as I will be 104!

            Underneath the dates you are given, there is a place to click to delay your death. This takes you to a site giving you information about cholesterol and other health topics, so there is a serious message in here somewhere.

            The site also allows you to check your correct BMI and whilst I know mine, to some this may be a wake up call to start a more healthy lifestyle, especially when also given the potential date of death (which is based upon figures of natural deaths).

            The site also has a section giving you invaluable (!) information about how various famous people died. I had a quick scroll through these yesterday and before I knew it I was looking at pictures of Lisa Left Eye Lopes' corpse (from TLC). As this is an American site, I found that I hadn't heard of most of the famous people or had vaguely heard of them but they were before 'my time'.

            Overall, a silly website that you can't take seriously. Go on, check out your date... I know your dying to!

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              08.02.2010 03:05
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              Overall, a bizarre website but original

              There are some weird and wonderful websites out there on the world wide web and this is one of them. Ever wondered how long you have to live or a best guess? This is the internet's friendly reminder that life is slipping away from us all. If you're not too keen on knowing a rough idea on when you will die then don't bother checking out this strange website...

              Upon entering www.deathclock.com you are greeted with a simple looking site with the focus of the screen being the 'Enter you information' section where you are prompted to enter your Day of Birth, month of birth, year of birth, sex, mode, whether you are normal, pessimistic or optomistic, BMI and smoking status. To calculater your Body Mass Index(BMI) you can find this out in the bottom section by entering your height and weight and pressing Check your BMI. Once you you have entered all this info above you click 'Check your Death Clock' button to calculate a rough answer. A pop up box appears with your own personal day of death and how many seconds you have left to live this ticking down!

              You can then select the 'Delay your date of death' link to find out how to improve your health. So, as well as being a rather bizarre site and something that might seem quite macabre, it is also educational and shows you how to improve things for yourself.

              In addition with this website you can also find out how famous people died with a link on the right of the screen. Plus you can find out more information about how the site actually works if your'e interested at all.

              A strange but educational website which is not for all but if you don't mind checking it out is quite interesting.

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              08.08.2009 20:16

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              he Death Clock is just plain stupid and a complete waste of time!

              After viewing the Death Clock website I was left a little confused about why people actually visit this site. I mean how can something determine your life span just by knowing your age, sex, BMI, how optimistic you are and if you smoke!? Its just totally ridiculous! Maybe if it asked a lot more and I mean A LOT more questions about my life maybe then I could take it a bit more seriously but come on I know plenty of people that would of entered the same things I did and could easily die of natural causes before or after me! I also think this site is pretty sick to be quite honest and a complete waste of time.

              If you enter you date of birth really early a pop up appears saying, "I am sorry, but your time has expired! Have a nice day."

              Overall, I think that The Death Clock is just plain stupid and a complete waste of time!

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              29.06.2002 16:08
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              Well now there`s an invite you wont turn down. A chance to dance on my grave!!.(joke). I will have to book santa early,as im not missing out on christmas by popping off early.lol.So mark your diaries for 2037,book day off make sure im gone.lol. What a weird site this is...It tells you how many seconds you have left to live. Well ive seen it all now!!!!.It is just entertainment and general to a given date..You put day/date/year of birth,and then it tells ya when grim reaper calling to take you out.Hahahaha. .. I found this site to- day while going through different sites on Bored.com, so I thought with a title like Death Clock, what on earth can this could be!?. There is a countdown clock, shown in seconds, counting backwards from the amount of time you have left to live!Why, you ask would anyone want to know, in seconds, how long they have to live? Beats me ! I don?t know and furthermore I don?t care.I?m sorry that I can?t elaborate any more on this site, but, to be perfectly honest. There is nothing more to say. What I have written, is the one and only thing this site does. This site is absolutely ridiculous. Don?t waste your time!.By the way, each time you return to the site and enter your birthdate, you get a different answer as to when you will die. Well,nothing more to say,only dont bother,give this wide berth . Life`s too short!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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                17.06.2001 01:18
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                This website must be one of the worst sites I have come across. Created by Raymond Camden, you can see when you are going to die. But, of course, this is all just a game, and he does state this very strongly if you go browsing around the site. Just type in your date of birth, sex, and whether you want a normal, pessimistic, sadistic or optomistic reading, and click on 'check your death clock'. Apparently, my time will be up on Sunday 8 February 2009. Boy, that's scary! You can also see the countdown in seconds. It's awful! There's also a deathclock poll, such as what type of music you enjoy listening to. OBITUARIES <><><><><> Here, you can see how long celebrities have to live. For instance, George W Bush is going to die on Thursday 16 04 20, and Al Gore will die on Monday 10 01 22. It's so creepy, don't you think?! YOUR WILL <><><><>< Here are are the answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions. THE MORTUARY <><><><><><> You can get a screensaver of the death clock, buy t-shirts, and view the deathclock past polls. DEAD LETTER OFFICE <><><><><><><><><> You will find letters written to Raymond Camden, and view his replies. TESTAMENT <><><><>< Read what makes Raymond angry, and what he thinks is cool in the world. YOUR PRAYER <><><><><>< This part is where there is a form to fill in where you can send your questions, comments and suggestions in. There is a random death quote from the likes of William Shakespear and other prominent people. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Well, I'm not too keen on this site. It's a bit sick, if you ask me. Okay, it might be for fun, but there COULD be some slow person who's out there, who could take it a bit more seriously than
                others. The layout and desight of the site is very good, it's just a shame about the content!

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                  16.06.2001 22:44
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                  DooYoo want to know when you are going to die? If so you should check out this site, if not you would be well-advised to stay away. The main idea of this site is to tell you when you are going to die, and it is so easy to find out. Simply enter your day of birth, month of birth and year of birth. Then you need to state what sex you are. Before you find out the truth you will need to set the death clocks mode, you can choose the following options: normal, pessimistic, sadistic or optimistic. Now press the button and the so-called death clock will predict, exactly how long you have left to live. There is a little bit more to to site, than the main Death Clock attraction. For example you can find out when your favourite or most hated celebrity is going to die. There is a helpful page on frequently asked questions, such as why won't the Death Clock work, and why doesn't it ask to many personal questions. If you fancy a Death Clock, tee-shirt you can order one, through the site, and you can even download a screen saver, check out quotes, and look at an archive of polls. You can even read what people think about the clock, good or bad, and if you still want more you can listen to nut-cases ranting about their pet-hates, and problems. This site is alright if you want a quick laugh, but once you've visited this site, the chances are that you will never visit again, because apart from the clock, the rest is pretty boring.

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                    29.05.2001 03:21
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                    The first thing you notice when you surf onto this site is how extremely professional and slick it looks. The idea is to enter your basic birthdate and sex and press enter...simple. It then gives you the exact date you're going to die in a neat pop up box with the additional joyousness of a little counter which gives you the number of seconds you have left to live. Oh the excitement. Oh the absolute novelty. The 'novelty' wore off before I even finished getting my death sentence. The site's tag line is "the internet's friendly reminder that life is slipping away...second by second". Do yourself a favour, fellow webbies, save a few extra seconds of your life by NOT visiting the Death Clock. It's tragic mediocreness isn't even worth a curious glance. Other 'features' include 'Your Will' where the site's creator tries to answer everyones FAQ's. You may ask the question as to why they didn't just call it 'FAQ's'...but then again I suppose the theme of the site has to be maintained...death and all...ho hum. Anyway, they even explain how the death clock works and why it's only a game...thank God for that, I mean wouldn't it be awful if he didn't remind us that it's all make believe?! You may as well save yourself the trouble and do the sums on a piece of paper. After all, it's only a matter of taking your current age from the average life span of either a human woman or man. There. Oooops, did I spoil it for you all? Obituaries plays off celebrities/politicians etc, ie. which one will pop their clogs first. This month...whoopy do...it's Al Gore and George Bush. You do the math. The Dead Letter Office is perhaps the saddest testament to this sites' mediocrity...emails from angry people incensed that the Death Clock is 'absolute crap' and 'not real' and 'how can a computer program can predict someone's death...it'll
                    scare people'. Below each one is a witty comment from the creator. Hmmm...exciting stuff. The sad part is, these people actually bother to write in and add more fuel to what is essentially boring nonsense. The testament section is more dull nonsense...the creator gets to 'rant' about something he hates. This time, a CD burner. Your prayer is your opportunity to send feedback to the creator. But please don't send anything nasty or he might 'trash your email'...oh the absolute drama of it all. Perhaps the best part of it all is the random quotes relating to death...nice touch and some are actually quite funny and thoughtful. Fairplay to the bloke though, the site has become famous beyond all belief because people can't believe the stupidity of it all...but that's the fault of the gullible idiots who actually take the time to complain about the unrealistic nature of the concept...it's ridiculous! The creator of the Death Clock wins hands down!

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                      30.03.2001 01:36
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                      While browsing through dooyoo I found www.deathclock.com in the internet section. Purely out of curiousity I clicked on the link to the official site. Basically the site is exactly what it says it is, a death clock. If you type in your date of birth and select your sex, then click on check your death clock it will tell you an estimatated time (in SECONDS!) until your death. This weird and pointless website is worth visiting just for the novelty of seeing when your times up in seconds! The clock as several estimate modes ranging from sadistic to optimistic views. Opt for the optimistic view! The sadistic one may depress you... Being curious I typed in the date 12/01/1920 to see what the clock would estimate. The window showed zero seconds and a message popped up saying: "I am sorry, but your time has expired! Have a nice day". By dooyooexpert.

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                        30.01.2001 20:19
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                        'The internet's friendly reminder that time is slipping away...' That is how you are greeted when you access this site. Nice eh? Well the general idea behind the site is just as pleasant. Deathclock.com is exactly as it says a clock of death - it counts down how long you have left to live based upon information you provide in terms of your birthdate, displaying your approaching day of death and counting down the seconds to it... Want more bad news? Well there are three modes to choose from as well, Normal, Pessimistic and Sadistic as well which give you differing days of your impending demise - but this time much closer to today's date. You will be glad to know however, that the clock is not particularly accurate, but simply takes the average age for your sex and calculates the time from there - so if it says a week next Thursday then there's not too much to worry about! There are some other sections as well, like the obituary section - which gives the dying day of celebrities who have nad their birthdate information programmed into the system. This tiem it was George W. Bush against Al Gore - apparently Bush kicks the bucket first... Others items of interest include...A list of death quotes which appear randomly in the side bar or are accessible to read as a list, the death clock screeen saver for those highly morbid members among our number and a letters page which is pretty dull and empty. Overall, the site is nicely desinged in tastefully morbid dark red and black, and easy to navigate. The clock is easy to use - should you so wish and everything loads up quickly and looks all very nice. The idea however, is probably not to everyone's taste and appart from being incredibly morbid is also...well...umm.. pointless. Visit here once for a ook then forget you ever heard about it.

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                          19.11.2000 22:08
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                          When I originally saw this site, it was a lot more morbid than it seems to be now. The whole idea seems to be light-hearted and full of black humour. However, I see it as a website that hasn't been called for. The reason I think this is because the death clock poll and the advertisements - they are hardly fitting. Some may find it amusing, others may find it shocking - as I did - and others would inevitably would believe it. The truth is, that it depends on your outlook on life to determine whether you see the site as a good or bad thing. Dooyoo see life as a meaningless countdown to death, or a journey of experiences that have much meaning but will eventually come to an end? Or is you veiw somewhere in between? If you are tended to be a little more pessimistic rather than optimistic, than you will probably be able to see te so called humour which I cannot. On the website it is described as "The internet's friendly reminder that life is slipping away..." Make of this what you will. The tour begins here: The homepage's main feature is the deathclock. To find out ow long you ahve left you must type in the following information: - Your day of birth - Month of birth - Year of birth - Sex - and one of the following modes; Normal, pessimistic, sadistic. Obviously, there is no precision to the outcome of you timely of untimely death, but it must be based on statistical averages of deaths, most probably in the USA. It is possible to buy your own death clock, take part in the death clock poll, wich currently is about the Gore and Bush run for presidency. There are six sublinks on the homepage: 1) Obituaries - This gives to you, something you may or not or not find humourous celebritie's deathclocks. At this point of visiting, the rivals Al Gore and George W Bush are under the spotlight claiming that Bush has until Thursday April 2020, and Gore has until Monday Janu
                          ary 10 2022. I have not yet seen any others to date. 2) Your Will - This is basically a page of frenquently asked questions, answered. From this page, I have just read that it does infact, simply find out how many seconds you have lived for, and then subtracts it from the average of your gender. There is a question on here that asks if the owner do deathclock.com is a satanist, to which he/she answers "No, but I use many Microsoft products so I will probably be going to Hell anyway". Well.. I thought it was funny. 3) The Mortuary - This page gives you a choice of downloads. This includes a deathclock screensaver, a personal deathclock e-card system (you can send it to your friends!), deathclock.com poll archives, random quotes. 4) Dead Letter Office - A collection or hilarious but weird emails the owner has recieved, with some very funny and incredibly sarcastic replies. I like this page. 5) Testament - This page talk of everything the owner likes and dislikes. He/she really does rant and rave here. It is not difficult to see why it is entitled the testament. 6) Your Prayer - This is the page which gives you the ability to complain or sugest improvements to "Mr. Deathclock"/the owner/runner of the site. So, what do you make of it? Looking back and reflecting it seems I was a little harsh with my thoughts on it. Before you judge this site as I have, I suggest you take a good look around and read the things the owner has to say. You may just see things in a different light. Take a look.

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                          12.11.2000 23:32
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                          Do you feel as though life is passing you by? Do you want to do more with your life? Are you depressed and miserable about your negative prospects and the fact that time is running out? If you can answer 'yes' to these questions then this site is certain to make you feel worse! Enter your date of birth, sex and what mode you wish to work in. You can be 'pessimistic', optimistic, sadistic, or just normal. Then click the button to get a reading from the death clock. It tells you date on which you are going to die. Check out the Obituaries section and read what's written for George W.Bush or All Gore. Read the Testament section, Your Prayer and visit the Dead Letter Office. This is a very weird site but it still holds a strange fascination for people. The whole thing is meant to be a joke but there have even been accusations that the site author is a satanist. This, to me, is really pathetic. The site is supposed to be funny. Some people might be offended by this site but they should tread it all before they judge. Personally, I find it quite amusing especially since you can influence the resulting date of death by selecting a different mode to correspond with your mood. Good for a laugh but don't send it to your ages grannie or maiden aunt! This site requires javascript so if you can't view it you should check that you have java enabled in your browser. It is also fairly slow to load although it is easy to navigate. Oh, right! What does the deathclock actually do? It counts the number of seconds you have got left to live. (You can also get a screensaver with this on.)

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                            29.10.2000 16:50
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                            I stumbled on this site quite accidentally. My first reactions were how morbid, but I was quietly impressed by the graphics of the site. It looked like a caption out of a computer game. It really struck me. The site can easily offend people, it calculates to how many seconds you have to live according to their calculations. All you do is simple enter some details like:  Day of Birth  Month of birth  Year of Birth  Sex  Mode then it will calculate what year they think you will die. I have according to them 1,879093,411 and counting. My predicted death is on Monday May 17 2060. I know its a way off but it left like a chill and a lump in my throat. The counter continues to tick downwards, it made me realise how precious life was. It's a really sad site, anything associated with death is. Isn't it? I am still shocked, I don't know why. It's just being told what day you're going to die, it's tasteless. But I suppose it will make you realise the frailty of life and grasp every opportunity. I love the graphics of the site but the concept was sickening. Well for me anyway.

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