When I notice I'm not really registering stuff I'm reading I do a mental countdown 10, 9, 8..... 3, 2, 1 and get off the internet unless I find something interesting. Sort of like a trick that I learned at an early age to get out of the nice hot shower before facing the cold cruel world.


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Hacky sad sack

May 9, 2021 at 5:16pm

I get the feeling my phone is being eavesdropped upon by a malicious source. Why in heaven's name anyone would do that to me is baffling. Kind of like that creepy neighbor who'd listen to me talk to myself in the bath. I had no idea my soliloquy "the 90s" was that entertaining. Shut up! I'm just kidding. It's actually flattering to command an audience even if it constitutes only one. So...where were we? Oh yeah- 1995. Lemme tell you was that an interesting year...

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Interesting idea

May 9, 2021 at 5:32pm

I should try that sometime. I hate getting sucked into hours-long rabbit holes online almost every day for no real, valid or justifiable reason. -_-

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@Hacky sad sack

May 9, 2021 at 8:10pm

--> "It's actually flattering to command an audience even if it constitutes only one."

That would be kind of flattering, especially if they were someone who resonated very deeply. It *is *kind of strange to have a decades-long hidden techno (+ESP) stalker who's nearly always intently "eavesdropping" on you in real life, though... especially one like, uh, that.

Also, re "Hacky sad sack" -- it would be a relief if you'd stop doing that. Yes, you know who you are, and you know I know, and I know you know I know. Just stahp. Forever. Thanks. >_<!!

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@Hacky sad sack

May 9, 2021 at 8:33pm

Depending on the apps you've given license to listen to your microphone then yes it very much is listening to you and it's not a person listening it's just an AI. I had a phone for a while for work and I you know didn't really think about it I just said yes to the apps allowing the microphone to listen and what I noticed was that I would mention something and I would then get ads for it. I don't know if most people notice and don't care or if they don't notice and don't care or if they just think it's magic I don't know. What I do know is that Timothy Leary that Harvard psychologist from the 60s who was into LSD said that the internet was more mind-altering than LSD. Imagine taking acid everyday of your life since you are like I don't know when the kids get phones six or seven year?

My prediction is that they legalize drugs and then ban large gatherings like church services on the premise that they're a dangerous viruses like freedom about...

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P. Hussai

May 9, 2021 at 10:28pm

Cold showers create character. Good luck with getting way too comfortable.

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