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National Lockdown Suggestions Please  [message #76640] Mon, 23 March 2020 21:12 Go to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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The UK has just gone into lockdown, certainly for the next three weeks, probably double that.

Apart from "read/watch more porn" and "engage in relentless masturbation" what thoughts do you have for activities?



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Re: National Lockdown Suggestions Please  [message #76641 is a reply to message #76640] Mon, 23 March 2020 22:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
arich is currently offline  arich   United States

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Here's something I've been watching for some time and never tire of.

this first one is just one hour of years worth ROV dives into the deap oceans. Or shallow in some cases.
https://youtu.be/6plyUxWiOMA

If this interest you there is also:
(Nautilus live) I think this EV is mostly a, Bob Ballard operation associated with WHOI and many others.

(Schmidt Ocean) they are still in their season down in the Oceans around Australia... lotta cool stuff. Probably have a a live stream tonight. If not in the next few days.

If nothing else it's a great way to induce 😴 😏. For me, it takes me back to the days when I worked on research vessels. Never worked with ROV's though. There were only a hand full out back then.

doing the funky monkey πŸ’ everyday πŸ€” I can see calluses becoming a prob... Even with lube 😳😜 have fun guys.

OH and I still try to walk 4 miles 6 days a week.

[Updated on: Mon, 23 March 2020 22:41]

Re: National Lockdown Suggestions Please  [message #76650 is a reply to message #76640] Tue, 24 March 2020 20:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
NW is currently offline  NW   United States

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I've been in "isolation" for ten days now, with only one quick scamper to the shop 200 yards away for milk. I must get out for a walk soon, or my dodgy back will completely seize up!

Fortunately, there's plenty to do around the house. The garden has reached the point of needing maximum attention, so a spot of digging, and a spot of weeding. Lots of sowing seeds, mainly indoors, and looking after the resultant seedlings. My "weed gun" flamethrower for the path has stopped working, so I've ordered an electric one, to clear the path and patio before anything gets too deep rooted. The raised beds need another coat of wood preservative, as does the shed ...

It's also the time of year when I usually do some DIY project. This year, it's sorting out the back loo. The door is stupidly-designed, and opens so as to obstruct the back door to the kitchen, so I'll be replacing it with an inward-opening bifold door (on order, due for delivery tomorrow). The taps need changing from screw-type to lever-type, so they're easier to operate with muddy hands when coming in from the garden. And a coat of paint wouldn't go amiss - though I've only lived here six years, and it was freshly decorated when I bought it, the back loo is where I clean up if I'm filthy from doing messy things, so has got rather grubby.

All that, and I'm refusing to think about "spring cleaning" (though I did notice that the bathroom curtain could do with a wash ...).

Nothing very major there. But I'm really limited in what I can do at a time, due to dodgy back and angina, so even the simplest tasks take careful planning, and a very large number of breaks. If the weather continues as glorious as today, these may involve mugs of coffee and sitting on the pation with the cat on my lap.



"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. ... Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night devoid of stars." Martin Luther King
Re: National Lockdown Suggestions Please  [message #76651 is a reply to message #76650] Tue, 24 March 2020 23:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Teddy is currently offline  Teddy   United States

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Yeah, I watched your Boris make that announcement yesterday, or was it the day before, now? They're all starting to run together in a big hodge podge of days indistinguishable from one another. We've been more or less locked down for several weeks, only going out for the grocer's or other necessary things. At least they're not coming by and welding the doors of the buildings shut like the rumors we've heard from Wuhan.Β 

We recently purchased a motor home, not sure what the UK term for that is. Caravan is a trailer? Maybe you use the same word for both. Anyhow I've been busy doing little things to and for it so as to make sure we've all the necessary things stocked in it for convenience sake when we camp or travel. Of course I'm also doing a lot more reading than usual to try to fill the extra hours. So far between those two occupying items I seem to be able to fill the days.



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Re: National Lockdown Suggestions Please  [message #76653 is a reply to message #76651] Tue, 24 March 2020 23:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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Boris is... regrettable. He is being worked by a bloke named Dominic Cummings who has his hand so far up Boris's arse that he can work his mouth. Cummng is reprehensible.

I decided to make use of flights of steps. I have a very steep back garden. Today, according to Apple's iPhone health app I have climbed 50 flights. I know of 40, because those were the ones I set myself. The oher ten are because we have no downstairs toilet or I ran errands in the house.

May as well exercise my legs as well as my hands!



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Re: National Lockdown Suggestions Please  [message #76697 is a reply to message #76640] Mon, 30 March 2020 21:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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I've added a link to the Emotional Health page, at the bottom. Out of deference to the owner of that site, please make any comments at the article at the end of the link rather than here.

[Updated on: Mon, 30 March 2020 21:57]




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Re: National Lockdown Suggestions Please  [message #76704 is a reply to message #76697] Tue, 31 March 2020 20:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bensiamin is currently offline  Bensiamin   United States

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http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=5093&private=0

To add a touch of British based (Adelle variaiton) humor to the mix, from a creative guy with quite a good voice, consider taking a listen

Link Here.

[Updated on: Tue, 31 March 2020 20:03]




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Re: National Lockdown Suggestions Please  [message #77091 is a reply to message #76640] Wed, 17 June 2020 21:35 Go to previous message
timmy   United Kingdom

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Since the start of the UK's lockdown I have been walking. I have now walked 775km on the walking app I use. I know its accuracy deoends on the accuracy of the phone's GPS. Thats 481.56 miles. Β I walk other distances each day not using the app, maybe 5% more. But I also think the app has Β±10% accuracy.

In real terms this means I have walked from my home in South Devon some 20 miles past Edinburgh Castle

I have also climbed, according to the app, 26,183 metres in this period, whcih seems to be 85,903 feet, or 16 and a quarter miles. But that part of the app is extremely variable, especially when it tells me I have descended 28,895 metres!

Who knew it would take a pandemic for me to get fit!



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