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  1. Omegafanman Mar 14, 2023

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    My wife sent me out for a pint of milk and I came back with a Vulcan bomber (and the wrong milk :0)
     
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  2. gbesq Mar 14, 2023

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    Yes, I get distracted frequently. Nothing to do with my watch though.
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  3. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Mar 14, 2023

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    Very precise answer. You would be good in court…
     
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  4. Syzygy Mar 14, 2023

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    Her shoes are one size too large
     
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  5. gbesq Mar 14, 2023

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    Now that’s a focused comment.
     
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  6. Faz Mar 14, 2023

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    Oh yes. Drinking a high ball cocktail thinking it was a bottle of beer… picture that in a crowded bar.
     
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  7. Walrus Mar 14, 2023

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    Oh shoot thanks for reminding me I need that
     
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  8. RevZMan123 Mar 14, 2023

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    What label maker? lol
     
  9. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 14, 2023

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    2 tsp of sugar? Yikes!
     
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  10. YY77 Mar 14, 2023

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    I have a sweet tooth but that's my only sin.::book::
     
  11. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Mar 14, 2023

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    Eating a large spoonful of guacamole, which turned out to be wasabi. A good friend saved me from jumping backward over a balcony.
     
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  12. Aroxx Sets his watch Mar 14, 2023

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    Ok, you started it. I'm not a scientist or a psychologist, I just play one on the internet. The quote makes a good point about filtering what you take in. That's part of the problem it today's world. An overload of information has destroyed people's ability to focus and remember things. Couple that with the context switching of short 3-5 second visual/sound bites on Instagram and everything else and you're literally training your brain to only focus for 5 seconds at a time.

    "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." - Herbert Simon

    I don't think the statement that your brain is not elastic and that to remember one thing means you have to forget another is true. The human brain can remember a metric shit ton of stuff. You just have to intentionally train it to do so and filter out the BS. The key is recall. This is why reading is one of the most ineffective methods of learning. Even if you read the same thing over and over you're not recalling the information. You need to engage with the material, make flash cards, recall the information over time, etc. Every read is a write in your memory. There are all kinds of tricks to take advantage of this stuff and learn more, faster, and better. Anything you want to learn I highly recommend downloading Anki and using the principal of spaced-repetition. It's crazy the stuff I can recall from years ago using this method. I'm sure nobody will click this link but if anyone cares to learn more http://augmentingcognition.com/ltm.html.

    Sorry for being so serious. I'm very interested in optimizing my learning and just read a book all about this stuff.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled content of habanero balls and diaper cream toothpaste. :whistling:
     
  13. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Mar 14, 2023

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    But why bother when you can Google the sum of human knowledge? I have trained my brain to function in “Etchasketch” mode.

    Now where was I?
     
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  14. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Mar 14, 2023

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    Thanks for the links Aroxx. I did open them.

    I need all the help I can get on recall. I'm afraid that my ol' tired brain is much like Holms' inelastic attic.

    Reading may be inefficient, but I love to read.
     
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  15. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Mar 14, 2023

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    What links?;)
     
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  16. JwRosenthal Mar 14, 2023

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    The sum of human knowledge at our fingertips
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  17. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Mar 14, 2023

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    What's-his-name's links.
     
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  18. JwRosenthal Mar 14, 2023

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    Oh, that guy- who was in the place with the thing, that time we went to get that stuff.
     
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  19. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Mar 14, 2023

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    Sorry guys, you’ve lost me.
     
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  20. JwRosenthal Mar 14, 2023

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    Snorkel
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