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Since almost all of us have been spending more time cooped up, and since that probably results in higher computer usage, including Internet surfing and actually reading some of the hundreds of educational newsletter emails to which we subscribe, and so on, maybe you are finding it true that "You learn something new every day."

That's the topic. What have you learned while in captivity? How many hours you can sit on the couch without moving? Science! How many chips are in that bag? Math! That so-and-so posting on the Forum is an idiot a highly enlightened being? Anthropology! That you can make a drink with Guinness, milk, evaporated milk and spices? Chemistry! 

If you can phrase it in a way that is "I have learned *this* while in lockdown" then you are on topic. The sky is the limit. 

I'll start: Wondering about why coffee makes people poop? I learned of a recent study that shows it probably is not the caffeine, but that coffee has some property that may lower intestinal bacteria. They aren't sure if it is the good or the bad bacteria that are getting hampered. https://ddw.org/2019/05/19/researchers-document-impact-of-coffee-on-bowels/

I learned that to be considered a cocktail that the drink has to have at least three ingredients.

Just today I've learned that there are even more ways people have been mispronouncing my avatar's name. (It is pronounced Seeker, possibly only to me.)

 

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36 minutes ago, Rathgrith027 said:

I recently learned that SL's aviation community has a lot more high detail aircraft than I thought they did. Same with cars and boats. Makes me wish my Stipend could get here faster so I could buy a few. 😀

There are many highly detailed aircraft available very cheap or even free. Flying has been one of my passions from very early on in sl, with many amazing creators out there. Check the MP, I have gotten several free aircraft from there. And there are many 'airports' where you can rez and fly adjacent to huge areas of LL ocean, especially around Blake Sea

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43 minutes ago, Rathgrith027 said:

I recently learned that SL's aviation community has a lot more high detail aircraft than I thought they did. Same with cars and boats. Makes me wish my Stipend could get here faster so I could buy a few. 😀

...sends you a link to a free helicopter!

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I have learned that I’m a lot closer to living my best life than I thought because very little in my daily routines changed, I only miss the travel and gatherings aspects. We cocoon together a lot by choice, our home is our cozy haven away from the world.

 I learned that I still have too much stuff so this week, I sorted 5 bags worth to go out, donation, recycling, (when the proper places re-open)...but yeah, some trash too. I learned that I’ll keep and continue to use things I feel are too worn or broken to donate or give away, haha. Out with them! I’ve learned it feels marvelous to purge when so many have gone the opposite and are hoarding odd things.

ive learned that clinging to a daily routine feels good for me, not stifling. I may stay late in my nightgown on a weekend but the devil jumps when my feet hit the floor on weekday mornings. And it feels good. 

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3 hours ago, Seicher Rae said:

Since almost all of us have been spending more time cooped up, and since that probably results in higher computer usage, including Internet surfing and actually reading some of the hundreds of educational newsletter emails to which we subscribe, and so on, maybe you are finding it true that "You learn something new every day."

That's the topic. What have you learned while in captivity? How many hours you can sit on the couch without moving? Science! How many chips are in that bag? Math! That so-and-so posting on the Forum is an idiot a highly enlightened being? Anthropology! That you can make a drink with Guinness, milk, evaporated milk and spices? Chemistry! 

If you can phrase it in a way that is "I have learned *this* while in lockdown" then you are on topic. The sky is the limit. 

I'll start: Wondering about why coffee makes people poop? I learned of a recent study that shows it probably is not the caffeine, but that coffee has some property that may lower intestinal bacteria. They aren't sure if it is the good or the bad bacteria that are getting hampered. https://ddw.org/2019/05/19/researchers-document-impact-of-coffee-on-bowels/

I learned that to be considered a cocktail that the drink has to have at least three ingredients.

Just today I've learned that there are even more ways people have been mispronouncing my avatar's name. (It is pronounced Seeker, possibly only to me.)

 

Hot chocolate makes me poop.

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I tend to be People-Focused by nature and professionally as well, so a lot of what I’ve observed has related to the specifics of people under pressure at work.

The upside is that several people who are not Formal leaders in our organization have stepped up and done remarkable things to keep Essential stuffs flowing Safely. Conversely, some highly educated “Formal” leaders have - in some cases - failed to lead and take care of their people.

My hope is that the next round of compensation & promotion will (if I have any influence on the matter) reflect “reality” more so than “who games the Boss best”.

Someone once said that “Adversity does not build character; it can only reveal it”. 

If this CV19 learning benefits the ones who have gone out there and made a difference for us; we might actually become a better organization.

Not really SL related, but it might make some feel better that people pay attention to that stuff 🙂

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6 hours ago, Rathgrith027 said:

I recently learned that SL's aviation community has a lot more high detail aircraft than I thought they did. Same with cars and boats. Makes me wish my Stipend could get here faster so I could buy a few. 😀

Do a Drivers of SL drive. 11:30 AM and PM each Saturday. You usually get a free vehicle for completing the course. Go to Bruissac just before one of those times, and go into the Drivers of SL store. Atop the "Archives" cabinet there is a statue you click on to get that week's HUD. It will give you turn by turn directions for the course.

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I don't know if I know this but I was thinking today that maybe we've gotten through things better together.  It's bizarre walking through empty hallways in my building.  I just miss that "togetherness of getting through things together" where we used to just talk as we were passing each other to the elevator, to the mail, to the everything.  The building just seems empty and people are not very talkative right nor do I feel too talkative either on the rare occasion where I see anyone.  It's just mostly "empty" now whereas it used to be active and everything in the world whether good or bad, we could always "talk" except not now...it's different.  I don't hardly see anyone anymore.   But, I just think we got through a lot of stuff better together.  This building has a lot of "friends" here and we always talked and we always had that, a kind of togetherness, even if stuff was rough.  Everyone is now aloof.  

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I've learned biscuit beetles favour Weetabix (and that Weetabix isn't properly sealed up so all the time it sits on the supermarket shelves it is potentially being contaminated). I'd seen this little beetles crawling about at my brother's house, had every cupboard to pieces, before I'd located where most of them had set up home. Ewwww. Could have been worse. 

 

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🤢 to Weetabix beetles! 🤮

As with others, my households routine hasn't changed much at all.
We are somewhat solitary individuals focused on family and well being.

I saw first hand the toilet paper fetish yesterday and I'm astounded at the stupidity of people.
That's what I know now lol

 

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16 hours ago, Seicher Rae said:

Wondering about why coffee makes people poop? I learned of a recent study that shows it probably is not the caffeine, but that coffee has some property that may lower intestinal bacteria.

Dunno about that. I do know that the most expensive coffee in the world comes from cat poop though! Maybe we should all be recycling our poop into expensive coffee we won't even have to buy?

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I found that having a television in front of you is very distracting when you are trying to do the things you normally do at the office. A few weeks before the outbreak, after waking up early to go to work, I actually had the thought that staying at home all week would be the most awesome thing ever. I do like it a lot but it can be very unproductive.

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2 hours ago, Bree Giffen said:

I found that having a television in front of you is very distracting when you are trying to do the things you normally do at the office. A few weeks before the outbreak, after waking up early to go to work, I actually had the thought that staying at home all week would be the most awesome thing ever. I do like it a lot but it can be very unproductive.

I have a cure for that.  Get a job working for a cable TV company.  Finding out how much content providers charge cable TV companies for content that is riddled with advertising totally put me off watching TV.  The company actually loses money on TV subscriptions and have to make it up on telephone and Internet access.  I am working from home, have a big TV here and it's OFF until somebody complains about a TV channel and I need to check it out.

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I've discovered that my husband really needs his social time with people.  He is talking non stop to me, about anything and everything - even when I am trying to watch a show or read a book.  I guess I need to encourage him to call people more frequently.

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14 minutes ago, LittleMe Jewell said:

I've discovered that my husband really needs his social time with people.  He is talking non stop to me, about anything and everything - even when I am trying to watch a show or read a book.  I guess I need to encourage him to call people more frequently.

Send him the link to PornHub. 😉

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