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post #46 of 63
I just cancelled my internet again. I had a really productive weekend without it. I cancelled cable long ago. I only watch movies.
post #47 of 63
And yet you're still here, Mr. Productivity?
post #48 of 63
I'm at work. I cancelled the internet so that I'd make more productive use of my study time on the weekends.
post #49 of 63
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
I just cancelled my internet again. I had a really productive weekend without it. I cancelled cable long ago. I only watch movies.

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And yet you're still here, Mr. Productivity?

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I'm at work. I cancelled the internet so that I'd make more productive use of my study time on the weekends.

There's some pretty good irony about your priorities somewhere in here.
post #50 of 63
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There's some pretty good irony about your priorities somewhere in here.

I'm not quite sure what you're getting at, but getting school done and maintaining good grades is my priority. I don't care if I waste a little time at work. Nobody can be productive 100% of the time. As it is, I get to the office at 8:30 and I don't get home until 10pm, at which point I have to make dinner. The weekends are the only time when I can sit down for a long period and really study without interuption. Normally I'd go to the library because I have never been good about studying at home, but I'm sick of the back-and-forth, so I just cancelled my net instead, which was my most significant time-waster.
post #51 of 63
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Watching TV is for retards.

Maybe, but just because you're not watching tv, doesn't mean you're not a retard.
post #52 of 63
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Maybe, but just because you're not watching tv, doesn't mean you're not a retard.

I know one should not use a double negative but what about a triple negative? I say props 2 u dood!
post #53 of 63
its funny that this thread pops up....I had recently made the decision to cut back on TV and read more. My TV tuner has been unhooked for almost a week now. I am going to try to only watch tv when I cannot help it....i.e: when going out or at someone's else's place.
post #54 of 63
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Maybe, but just because you're not watching tv, doesn't mean you're not a retard.

Yeah, I know. I only threw that out there because I know that is one of your favorite words. Just messin' with ya.
post #55 of 63
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Yeah, I know. I only threw that out there because I know that is one of your favorite words. Just messin' with ya.

For what it's worth, I use the word retard in the nicest way possible.

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I know one should not use a double negative but what about a triple negative? I say props 2 u dood!

I do it for the effect.
post #56 of 63
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For what it's worth, I use the word retard in the nicest way possible.



I do it for the effect.


That's some next level shit.
post #57 of 63
Honestly, I can't live without TV. I gave up cable for about 6 months in grad school and thought I would die.

I have regular network shows, sporting events, public tv, all sorts of stuff I really like to watch. Lazy saturday afternoon and have no need for the gym (morning) or outside (too hot)? Watch some nerdy show about the black death. Whatever.

Occassionaly (like right now), it's off and I'll read a book--what I'm about to do.

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post #58 of 63
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
I'm not quite sure what you're getting at, but getting school done and maintaining good grades is my priority. I don't care if I waste a little time at work. Nobody can be productive 100% of the time. As it is, I get to the office at 8:30 and I don't get home until 10pm, at which point I have to make dinner. The weekends are the only time when I can sit down for a long period and really study without interuption. Normally I'd go to the library because I have never been good about studying at home, but I'm sick of the back-and-forth, so I just cancelled my net instead, which was my most significant time-waster.
I certainly wasn't judging you, I just thought it was funny that you cut off your access to the internet so you could get more done on the weekends, rather than what most of us would need to do to get more out of the hours they're awake: stop surfing SF at work so much.
post #59 of 63
I ditched TV in the middle of a program over 30 years ago (I was 14) and never looked back. Anything worth seeing either comes out on DVD or will end up on Youtube.

I much prefer to spend my time reading. Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander is highly recommended.
post #60 of 63
I don't have cable. don't watch much tv, but the internet is as much a time sink, if not more.
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