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MaxPen
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December 15th, 2018 at 6:59:25 AM permalink
All the people on this site saying as long as they had a computer hooked to the internet.they could do it easy. This is very telling about the state of society today. Kids no longer socialize. They watch other kids play with toys on YouTube. Imagination skills are not developing. There is a lack of empathy developing as well.
I am thinking about only using the internet for direct work related activities and that's all in the upcoming new year myself. Time to get back to the basics and start spending time more naturally.
FinsRule
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December 15th, 2018 at 7:10:36 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

All the people on this site saying as long as they had a computer hooked to the internet.they could do it easy. This is very telling about the state of society today. Kids no longer socialize. They watch other kids play with toys on YouTube. Imagination skills are not developing. There is a lack of empathy developing as well.
I am thinking about only using the internet for direct work related activities and that's all in the upcoming new year myself. Time to get back to the basics and start spending time more naturally.



Iíll give you $5 if you can do it.
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December 15th, 2018 at 7:12:36 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

All the people on this site saying as long as they had a computer hooked to the internet.they could do it easy. This is very telling about the state of society today. Kids no longer socialize. They watch other kids play with toys on YouTube. Imagination skills are not developing. There is a lack of empathy developing as well.
I am thinking about only using the internet for direct work related activities and that's all in the upcoming new year myself. Time to get back to the basics and start spending time more naturally.



I'm not nobody. I said I would take my guitar. Don't need the computer/phone/etc. In fact, it would be a relief to be free of them for a month.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
Rigondeaux
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December 15th, 2018 at 7:26:04 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I'm not nobody. I said I would take my guitar. Don't need the computer/phone/etc. In fact, it would be a relief to be free of them for a month.



There was a period when I was moving and I lost my phone, so I had no phone or internet for about 2 weeks. It was awesome. Ted Kaczynski was right!
DRich
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December 15th, 2018 at 7:42:44 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen


I am thinking about only using the internet for direct work related activities and that's all in the upcoming new year myself. Time to get back to the basics and start spending time more naturally.



I think that is admirable as long as you don't replace your internet time with another inane form of entertainment (eg. movies, tv, etc).
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MaxPen
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December 15th, 2018 at 8:37:43 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

I think that is admirable as long as you don't replace your internet time with another inane form of entertainment (eg. movies, tv, etc).



Let the record be clear, I am thinking about it. I am just as hooked on the internet as anyone else. Not so much TV. I didn't really start watching much TV up until about 6 months ago. I do think that I could do the bathroom challenge although I wouldn't really want to even for a 100k.
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December 15th, 2018 at 8:51:37 AM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

All the people on this site saying as long as they had a computer hooked to the internet.they could do it easy. This is very telling about the state of society today. Kids no longer socialize. They watch other kids play with toys on YouTube. Imagination skills are not developing. There is a lack of empathy developing as well.
I am thinking about only using the internet for direct work related activities and that's all in the upcoming new year myself. Time to get back to the basics and start spending time more naturally.

Vitaminwater Will Give $100,000 To Someone Who Can Go Without Their Smartphone For A Year.

https://www.bustle.com/p/vitaminwater-will-give-100000-to-someone-who-can-go-without-their-smartphone-for-a-year-13248990


that said, they will be given a cell phone (a Nokia 3310, to be specific), so that they'll have something to use in case of emergencies and to do non-smartphone things.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
billryan
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December 15th, 2018 at 12:11:16 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Quote: Gialmere

Yeah, the TZ episode was inspired by a short story called "The Bet" which had a more profound ending. In that version the bet was several years long. The young man who wanted money was placed in a small, unlocked room (if he left he lost) and was allowed no human contact. It was a monastic prisoner's set up. Food was delivered via a slot at the base of the door. He had heat and light, a bed, a chair and a table. The only pleasure he was allowed was reading so he was provided pen and paper to ask for the books he wanted via the door slot.

At first he asked for frivolous titles. Then he asked for greater literature. As the months turned to years he moved on to history, the sciences et cetra and finally religion and the works of the great philosophers.

Meanwhile, the finances of the rich man who bet against him had taken a turn for the worse. Paying off the bet would ruin him. So it was with heavy heart and despair that he went to open cell door on the morning that the bet was concluded...

The rich man found the door open and the cell empty. The poor man had left during the night, mere hours before he was to collect his winnings! On the table was a note thanking the rich man for a fulfilling education but as he now found the pursuit of money to be a petty and unworthy goal he was forfeiting the wager.



This is an extreme case. It's interesting to think about though.

What if you were locked in a comfortable room with nothing but exercise equipment, a library of high quality books and whole foods for a year?

Setting aside complications like having kids you don't see, I think a lot of us would emerge much happier. Maybe you could even get people to pay for something like this.



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AcesAndEights
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December 15th, 2018 at 1:08:36 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

There was a period when I was moving and I lost my phone, so I had no phone or internet for about 2 weeks. It was awesome. Ted Kaczynski was right!


I started reading Ted Kaczynski's manifesto some time back (it is available free as a Kindle book on Amazon). I didn't finish it, but found the ideas more intriguing than I would have thought.
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December 15th, 2018 at 4:01:55 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Vitaminwater Will Give $100,000 To Someone Who Can Go Without Their Smartphone For A Year.



I would gladly do it for much less.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.

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