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The Uncounted Miles [Humorous Image]

Perhaps it is better that one never knows the answer to that…

So do I [via MakeUseOf]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 06/22/12

Comments (12)

  1. Ray

    Lifes unanswerable questions.

  2. thegeekkid

    Hmm… maybe someone should make a program that calculates that… it would definitely be interesting! :)

  3. manuxos

    You’re welcome.
    It’s a french site but you can translate it in english by clicking the brit flag.
    Tons of stats are made such as how many earth-moon distance you’ve done, etc.

  4. Citrus Rain

    Better yet: A kickstarter for a novelty mouse with a 2 way mechanical milage counter built in.

    I use to wonder how much of a distance I wrote with my pencils back in elementary school.

  5. owen123

    @ Citrus Rain, I don’t know but The Parker Jotter does about 1350m per cartridge and I use about 3 an academic year!!

  6. RRRoman

    haha just because the question is entriguing I’m actually thinking about programming a keylogger like program that would automatically start and counting when scroll is triggered and convert it to a measure of distance :P

  7. Ushindi

    A couple of years ago or so, How-To Geek gave us a program to do just that. It was called Mousotron, and I still have it.
    Just checked and it’s still there.

  8. Moonheart

    I had a program which would track the keystrokes and also the mouse movement.Lost it :(.Will search for it

  9. Ushindi

    Moonheart: Look just above your comment. Mousotron does all that, and I’m including keystroke counts.

  10. prodprof
  11. joey1211

    I’m pretty sure that Win95 or Win98 could tell you how many miles you had pushed the mouse around the desk.

  12. bluesky

    mayb i dont have a wheel on my mouse?

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