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  #2449005 28-Mar-2020 18:09
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@kiwifidget have you registered them as elderly/vulnerable? I think that may open more slots.




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  #2449040 28-Mar-2020 19:17
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Here's a very "zen" youtube channel, called Odd Tinkering, of someone repairing old stuff.

It is zen, because many have no dialog, and no background music. It's very slow paced, and I find it very relaxing for some reason. They are about 15 to 25 minutes.

Here's one of the videos


 
 
 
 




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  #2449066 28-Mar-2020 19:56
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gzt:
kingdragonfly: Sleep Radio

Sleep app wants to know my location while I'm sleeping. It refuses to start without it. Does anyone know a good internet radio app I can use for this station?


The "online players" page works through a web browser, you need to scroll down to see them. There's a brief introduction, then should play continuously after that.



He's a well-known and trusted figure, and he's based in New Zealand.

Often people use their mobile phones for an bedside alarm clock. Most phones have a built in web browser, like Safari on iphone or Chrome on Android.

If your phone has a headphone jack (also called a 3.5mm jack), you can add pair of PC speakers. You can use your existing USB charger.

While your mobile phone sits on your bedstand charging, it doesn't need any connection to a phone company. Either use Wifi or you can use the USB cable to copy sleep music to it, and then use it's built-in music player, and press the "loop" button.

I like the free no ads offline player called "Musicolet" from Krosbits. It doesn't connect to the Internet, so you have to copy music to your phone.

There's a lot of free sleep music out there, that you can download once, and play in a loop if you don't want to stay connected, or you travel, and don't want to use the hotel's wifi.

Just search google for this: "mp3" sleep OR "white noise" OR "whitenoise" OR "brown noise" OR brownnoise

"Brown noise", named after a man named "Brown", sounds slightly different than "white noise." I prefer brown noise for sleeping.

This video plays the three variations. Yes it just sounds like "hissing"


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  #2449448 29-Mar-2020 13:17
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Back to my point.

Current Herald headline:

Watch live: New Zealand’s first coronavirus Death!






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  #2449452 29-Mar-2020 13:19
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Geektastic: Back to my point.

Current Herald headline:

Watch live: New Zealand’s first coronavirus Death!

 

Disconnect brain. Remove common sense. Write headline.

 

 





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  #2449771 29-Mar-2020 21:34
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My wife had a wobbly kind of day today. It has only been a few days and it seems to be affecting more than you would think.

 

 

 

I blame the unknown element - there are just too many of them. A prison term has a defined end. This does not. Combine it with the economic meltdown that has barely begun and the possible illness scenario as well and it can all get a bit daunting. Especially if you have the kind of brain that unthinkingly attempts to strategise outcomes and scenarios.

 

 

 

There is an old saying - ignorance is bliss. Times like this, I think we all understand it.






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  #2449804 29-Mar-2020 22:55
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Geektastic:

 

My wife had a wobbly kind of day today. It has only been a few days and it seems to be affecting more than you would think.

 

 

 

I blame the unknown element - there are just too many of them. A prison term has a defined end. This does not. Combine it with the economic meltdown that has barely begun and the possible illness scenario as well and it can all get a bit daunting. Especially if you have the kind of brain that unthinkingly attempts to strategise outcomes and scenarios.

 

 

 

There is an old saying - ignorance is bliss. Times like this, I think we all understand it.

 

 

I do wonder what will happen in two weeks, or three, or four, or if we hear that it has to go on for an indeterminate time. That is when things may really get difficult. Support your wife however you can. We will need her and others like her.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 


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  #2449813 30-Mar-2020 00:04
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Rikkitic:

 

 

 

I do wonder what will happen in two weeks, or three, or four, or if we hear that it has to go on for an indeterminate time. That is when things may really get difficult. Support your wife however you can. We will need her and others like her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefully people will see what the situation is like overseas, and what staying at home is doing to prevent that same situation occurring here. We need to get rid of it from NZ.


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  #2449815 30-Mar-2020 00:13
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I'm getting very worried and depressed about the whole situation. I feel like turning off all media.


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  #2449816 30-Mar-2020 00:17
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DarthKermit:

I'm getting very worried and depressed about the whole situation. I feel like turning off all media.



I fully understand.





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  #2449842 30-Mar-2020 07:58
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DarthKermit:

 

 I feel like turning off all media.

 

 

It's actually a good idea. They're just re-running the same stuff over and over which doesn't help if you are worrying about it. Perhaps check in once a day with media for updates on essential stuff, and make a point of going looking for more interesting/feel good stuff instead.


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  #2449848 30-Mar-2020 08:20
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i've stopped watching covid stuff. only read. watch other non covid related stuff.





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  #2449849 30-Mar-2020 08:21
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Geektastic:

 

My wife had a wobbly kind of day today. It has only been a few days and it seems to be affecting more than you would think.

 

 

 

I blame the unknown element - there are just too many of them. A prison term has a defined end. This does not. Combine it with the economic meltdown that has barely begun and the possible illness scenario as well and it can all get a bit daunting. Especially if you have the kind of brain that unthinkingly attempts to strategise outcomes and scenarios.

 

 

 

There is an old saying - ignorance is bliss. Times like this, I think we all understand it.

 

 

@geektastic you're united with wifey now?





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  #2449850 30-Mar-2020 08:24
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I now listen to one radio news cast in the morning and then the first ten minutes of the evening TV news (and the weather at the end).

 

As an on-call worker in an essential industry, my anxiety levels are high enough as it is. I would rather just stay home in my fortress.





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  #2449871 30-Mar-2020 09:18
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Hang in there, team.

 

If anyone is feeling lonely or stressed or vulnerable and would like to video chat this evening or any evening in the next month or even beyond, just PM me.  it would be my pleasure, whether you and I have connected for any reason in the past or not.

 

Cheers
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