Obvious you would get better results by having it run longer, so lets say bitcoin per hour.
I was wondering if I mine, then decide to use my computer a few hours for gaming etc., if it will hurt my mining?
I can see the flaming posts already, so let me claify this, I do know if you leave the darn computer running all the time you will get better results. My question is, if I mine 80% of the day, and take the computer down 20% of the day, will I still get 80% of what I would have got if I had the computer running 100% of the day.
It won't hurt you at all. =)