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reverendotis
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


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We are becoming exponentially faster with the advent of information literally at our fingertips.


The downside to this is that many people (young & old) now have the attention span of a squirrel because they are perpetually distracted by this information.

Also, many young people (16-25) consider the ability to access this information to be an acceptable substitute for knowledge.






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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


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The downside to this is that many people (young & old) now have the attention span of a squirrel because they are perpetually distracted by this information.


Agreed. I crave the constant flow of information, or the ability to input my thoughts, or instantly answer any question I have or learn about anything I am unsure of instantly. A smartphone is such a useful tool though, I think the good outweighs the bad.


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Also, many young people (16-25) consider the ability to access this information to be an acceptable substitute for knowledge.


True. I still get consulted all the time on what things mean or how to spell them or some obscure bit of trivia though. Makes me feel useful.






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Hulkklogan
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


Ah chess w/friends is iphone only





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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


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Disneyworld


Enjoy spending wayyyyyy too much money.






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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


You don't have one?





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Hulkklogan
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


Nope, Galaxy S2. Android man





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FLBooGoTigs1
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


Season pass holder





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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


I think you might be able to still play me via FB. Give it a shot





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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


Nice. I'll probably take my babies when they get older.





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heatom2
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


3.45 to go..





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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


Come on 0530





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Hulkklogan
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


nope, wont work on FB.

Now, should I watch TDKR on VOD for free, or should i continue watching the anime I've been watching on Netflix.. HMMMMMMMMMM






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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


Which anime? Have you watched sgt. frog? That show is hilarious. Seriously funny.





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Hulkklogan
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


Side note: I've already seen TDKR in the theater.

I'm watching Darker than Black currently. Pretty dang good so far. Never heard of Sgt. Frog






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fr33manator
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


It's on Netflix, I highly recommend giving it a shot.
I've probably watched it 3-4 times






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vegas-tiger
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


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before smartphones and the Internet


Library books, vhs movies, and a.m. radio, the newspaper (every f'n word of it). Would get 5-10 books at the library for 7 night shifts. Civ one and TPC golf on a 386 pc...fun times.






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Prominentwon
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


Excuse me while I go tie a noise around my shower rod or something because fr33 depressed the frick out of this thread.

You do know everyone is different, right? Got a few friends that work shift work and when they're off have decent social lives and are active. It's just about juggling work and home correctly.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


That's what the old man used to do. Many a pot stand came outta that shop





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hehateme2285
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


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Got a few friends that work shift work and when they're off have decent social lives and are active. It's just about juggling work and home correctly.


I work 14/14 offshore. Everybody just knows there will be 2 weeks I'm gone






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Prominentwon
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re: Shiftworkers: what did y'all do before smartphones and the Internet?


Exactly. Not counting turnarounds, most operators work 6-7 months out of the year. Sure, some of it is in nights and when you do work during the day its for 12 hours as well But it's 4 days a week. Maybe 3 here and there depending on roll overs. I'll bite the bullet and work those type of hours, miss a couple of my kids games, dances whatever. Ill be glad to if you're willing to pay me what you're paying me and letting me off as much as you are.

Fr33 is dramatizing the frick out of this thread.



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