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Is the internet making you lazy?

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posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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It is making me lazy I can tell you that, not that I am against laziness I have spent the whole day in bed for no reason other than I had no real reason to get up and if I am going to spend the day mooching around ATS, Youtube and where ever then why get dressed and sit in the living room when I can sit in bed in my underwear?

So to the point in question, I have actually suprised myself by how lazy the internet has made me. I was lying there with seversl pillows plumped behind me and downloading some VST effects(for home studio audio effects) I could have gone to my desktop that is set up with the relavant software and the ability to plug in geetars and stuff but that would have meant getting out of bed so I decided to download some similar but free software so I could try them out on my laptop and remain in bed.

That is not tooooooo lazy you may say it kind of makes sense right? The problem was though that I still needed a microphone to plug into the laptop, there is actually one next to the bed on a stand but it would have required an adapter and that was in a box in the living room next to the computer I was trying to avoid getting up and going to.

Then I had a lazy moment of genius in that we have singstar on the old ps2 and it comes with some cheao mic's that would do for a lazy fix, Huzza I cried. All I needed to do was to confirm my belief that they had a 6.35mm jack that could plug straight into the laptop and here is the lazy bit.

The microphones are in a box under the bed, they are even on my side. Did I lean over and drag out the box to see?

Nope I went to google image and did a search for an picture of the jack to see if it was going to work!!

That is some serious lazy in my opinion.

So has having the answer to almost anything at yuour fingertips made you lazy as well? I swear that a few years ago I almost googled "where the # are my keys?" before realising that simply would not work.




posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Yes. I did make it from my bedroom, where I checked the weather on my phone (rather than looking out the window) to the sofa and laptop, though. I moved somewhat lol.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Ye.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: nonspecific

Yes. I did make it from my bedroom, where I checked the weather on my phone (rather than looking out the window) to the sofa and laptop, though. I moved somewhat lol.



I managed to not have a phone for years but have been forced into having another one now, that's the kind of thing I end up doing.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:15 AM
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Yes... Tldr.
a reply to: nonspecific




posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:18 AM
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The Internet can also give us inspiration. Depends where your head is at. I've developed a new hobby (woodworking), and the Internet is full of ideas for those of us that aren't very creative on our own.
Vids to help us learn our new router tool, etc.

Laying in bed for more than sleep (8-10 hours max) and sex is just unhealthy.
I'm more likely to hang around the kitchen where all the food is.
- the Internet also has good food porn.....



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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Undoubtedly.

Some days anyway.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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You made you lazy. The internet was just a good excuse.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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I get up to grab another coffee and take a pee every once in a while.

Does that count ?

I even have to go up and down a flight of stairs to refresh my coffee in the kitchen, so I'm getting in some cardio while I'm at it too.




posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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I am a keen woodworker myself, maybe we need a little workshop here on ats to swap hints and tips and show off our work, I am sure there are a fair few of us on here.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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The internet has not made me lazier.

But that is because I am very careful to limit my use of the internet to a small number of things. First of all, education. I am ALWAYS learning things with the help of the internet. Whether I come up with a question that I have no answer to, or want to delve into the detail of some moment in history, or scientific endeavour, I always find myself able to learn something I did not know before, just by searching effectively.

Secondly, there is the entertainment aspect. I love YouTube. Its a GREAT resource for learning, but also a fantastic resource to be entertained by. There are some fantastic content creators working on that site, and I love the fact that you never know what you are going to get there from day to day!

And finally, and sort of in a fully circular fashion, distribution of knowledge. I use the net to educate and entertain myself, but sometimes I find myself able to share the benefits of my experience with others, that they might learn from my experience in certain fields of thought, activity, or simple living. On the occasion that I have an idea worth sharing, it is great that I can just reach for my iPad, my mobile phone, or my keyboard, and place that thought, inspiration or raw data, somewhere it can be accessed by those who might have need of it.

For example, I made a new sheath for my knife out of rubber. Some might not have thought of doing it that way, with the materials I used, or the methods I applied, and so I went ahead and made a post here. Others do similar things on Facebook and YouTube, but the theory is the same. Information which is good, deserves sharing!

For this reason the internet has not made me lazy. It has no nett effect on how much time I spend running about, hither and thither. The only true effect it really has, is on how much fun I had while I was not working, doing crazy crap with my friends, or traveling between work, play, and home.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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It's not making me lazy, I had to walk all the way downstairs to get a cookie just before I posted this.


I suppose I could bring the cookie jar up here.
edit on 10-12-2016 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
It's not making me lazy, I had to walk all the way downstairs to get a cookie just before I posted this.


I suppose I could bring the cookie jar up here.


Whem Myself and mrsnonspecific were together it was not uncommon for us to bring the toaster, bread and butter into the bedroom on a lazy saturday morning.

That is the best kind of lazy in my opinion.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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I live here. Does that make me worse than lazy?

Love youtube and facebook too.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 12:07 PM
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Wrong thread

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posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 12:27 PM
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I do have well exercised fingers. Oh, that is right, my granddaughter offered to set me up with a program on Google that translates speech into words. That might be a good way of getting even lazier. It would be torture to you guys, my posts would get a lot longer, I type too much as it is.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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Is it just me, or does anyone else have a callus on that little bone that sticks out at the bottom of their hand (where the wrist joins) from resting their wrist on the mouse pad while you move your mouse around ?

I used to have that bump callus thingy on my middle finger from holding a pen or pencil when I was in school (actually it's still kind of there after all these decades)... now it's a callus thingy on my wrist bone.




posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

www.youtube.com...

Same here. I got away without using a cell for years. When I was first forced to get one, I was able to get away with just an old fashioned voice call and receive models but, now the requirement of sending and sharing of important documents and data makes it very difficult or impossible on a basic phone.

I am not sure if it is progress or due to laziness for my department. I know it is not due to laziness on my part, it is due to finances and time constraints.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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Not so much as lazy..but a lack or decreasing in involvement and participation in the outside world. The younger generation knows nothing else but net and game relations.

If an EMP Pulse ever hits us in a war start...without the internet, phones, twitts and tweets, snaps and instant messages....those under 30 and some of those over...will have no clue what to do with themselves...and the world outside.

And they wont be physically fit and smart on their own to be of any help without the WWW.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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You could invest in a bed wedge which will give your back some support. I've got one which I use with a very soft pillow, it's great. I can sit up and my head feels like it's like resting on a cloud. Much more comfortable than the orthopaedic pillow I used to have.

Eating in bed? Forget toasters and butter. Just have a block of cheese, a sliced loaf and a plastic, serrated disposable knife handy. You won't notice the lack of butter in a cheese sandwich and no washing up.

If you want an example of the internet making someone lazy: One of the people I used to share a house with had a telephone number written on a piece of paper secreted in his trouser pocket. I urgently needed the number and asked him for it whilst he was sitting at my computer. 'Oh' he said 'I'm too lazy to get up' and he Googled the bloody number rather than stand up to take it out of his pocket. Sodding dipstick.



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