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910 clicks; posted to STEM » on 18 Jul 2022 at 5:43 PM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-18 5:01:20 PM  
People used to ask me how I read books and walked without running into anything.  A combination of paying attention to my peripheral vision and ears.
 
2022-07-18 6:04:22 PM  
I read books, on my kindle, while walking. They say we need to get more exercise to stay healthy but walking is so farking boring, so I read.

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2022-07-18 6:14:00 PM  
I watched someone "exercising their brain" all the way into traffic at a busy intersection last week, so I'm going to have to suggest that whatever benefits texting while walking may have they should be tempered with situational awareness.
 
2022-07-18 6:17:22 PM  
I always enjoy hearing from a proud multitasker and subsequently witnessing them do everything poorly.
 
2022-07-18 6:25:11 PM  
I've been walking while reading since grade school.

I walk slower than normally, and I'm paying more attention to my feet and ears.

Speed is a factor, and I would never try to read while on a bike or something.
 
2022-07-18 6:51:30 PM  
Walking three dogs, all of whom have their own ideas about what is interesting, worthy of sniffing, barking at, "anointing", keeping The Scoop from contaminating my slacks, etc is more than enough multitasking for me.

And handing out treats, because sometimes they are good dogs.
 
2022-07-19 1:03:57 AM  
I'm walking and posting right now from a 4GPU liquid cooling workstation and a Tesla wall battery attached to my back like I'm hiking the Appalachian Trail.
 
2022-07-19 1:35:50 AM  
What about driving, texting and talking on the phone?  Or driving, talking and using GPS while drinking coffee and eating?

What about driving, talking on the phone and changing clothes?

What about driving, talking on the phone, reaching into the backseat to pull a stack of paperwork into the front seat and thinking about that womman overr ofss oshsiaa
 
2022-07-19 2:07:11 AM  

Tyrosine: I watched someone "exercising their brain" all the way into traffic at a busy intersection last week, so I'm going to have to suggest that whatever benefits texting while walking may have they should be tempered with situational awareness.


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2022-07-19 11:17:14 AM  

Tyrosine: I watched someone "exercising their brain" all the way into traffic at a busy intersection last week, so I'm going to have to suggest that whatever benefits texting while walking may have they should be tempered with situational awareness.


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