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>> No. 27623 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:09 pm
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I blocked all the websites that I constantly refresh for the past week, leaving only an hour before bedtime as a space to peruse them (this particular post being an exception because I got drunk with a m8). It was frustrating at first, but I realised that being able to manage one's attention in this way, in a world where you're overloaded with gigatonnes of absolutely useless information, is basically a superpower. Every metric of my life has improved from not being glued to a screen that keeps providing endless novelty. After blocking websites that are built around exploiting the novelty impulse, I'm starting to relive those halcyon days of the internet when I used it solely as a tool to find information relevant to what I was doing, rather than as a form of entertainment to while the hours away.

Networked technology is the devil!
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>> No. 27624 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:14 pm
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>>27623
I've thought of doing the same with pi-hole - I do far too much doom scrolling and it isn't good for anyone.

How did you implement it?
>> No. 27625 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:30 pm
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>I'm starting to relive those halcyon days of the internet when I used it solely as a tool to find information relevant to what I was doing, rather than as a form of entertainment to while the hours away.

Ah, those were the days:


More seriously, I've tried this many times before but what you're lacking is discipline. If you don't have the internet then you will soon distract yourself with other things once the novelty wears off. What you need to do is fight the urge and just do whatever it is you have to do - you get better with time.
>> No. 27626 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:38 pm
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>>27624
> doom scrolling
>Doomscrolling or doomsurfing, are new words used to describe the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news

Fun term. I avoid news sites naturally because I don't care about things I have no control over, which is basically all of the news. For stuff I don't have the willpower to block naturally, I use a programme called Cold Turkey.
>> No. 27627 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:53 pm
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>>27626
>I use a programme called Cold Turkey.
This shit just emptied my FF cache and history and it won't even let you block according to a schedule without paying for the premium, it's either block everything forever or nothing.
>> No. 27628 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:58 pm
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None of my extensions will turn back on now either. What the fuck?
>> No. 27629 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 10:14 pm
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>>27625
It's easier to build discipline when you can free yourself from constant distraction and can occupy yourself with fulfilling hobbies.

>>27627
>>27628
Werks on my machine m8. I just turn it on for 15 hours every morning. Are you using Linux or summat?
>> No. 27630 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 10:19 pm
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>>27629
Something went wrong when it tried to install its extension for firefox and it just fucked the whole thing up.
>> No. 27631 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 1:50 pm
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I really barely use the Internet any more. I browse this place on my lunch break, I make a few controversial posts on lefty Rudgwick subs, and I'll stick youtube on when I'm eating. But the whole thing has really rather lost its appeal. I think I've already read all there is about the subjects I used to get lost in deep wiki walks and so on for.

So much of the Internet is just vapid shite now,, and it's harder to find the stuff that isn't because Google massages its results to put shopping and entertainment sites above anything else.
>> No. 27632 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 3:34 pm
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>>27631
Google may massage your results to do that.

I often search up technical standards documents, etc, and often find that using Google to get to the IEEExplore page is easier than its integrated search.

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