Click here to Skip to main content
15,901,001 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.

 
GeneralRe: I've finally given in to temptation ... Pin
dandy7221-Aug-23 4:55
dandy7221-Aug-23 4:55 
Generalai early adopters ? Pin
BillWoodruff20-Aug-23 23:21
professionalBillWoodruff20-Aug-23 23:21 
Generalforgetting is learning ? Pin
BillWoodruff20-Aug-23 22:58
professionalBillWoodruff20-Aug-23 22:58 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
Andre Oosthuizen20-Aug-23 23:54
mveAndre Oosthuizen20-Aug-23 23:54 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
Roger Wright21-Aug-23 3:57
professionalRoger Wright21-Aug-23 3:57 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
raddevus21-Aug-23 5:14
mvaraddevus21-Aug-23 5:14 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
Nelek21-Aug-23 11:01
protectorNelek21-Aug-23 11:01 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
raddevus21-Aug-23 5:13
mvaraddevus21-Aug-23 5:13 
Very interesting. This aligns with what they know about people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory - people who can remember everything about their own lives (can remember the shirt they wore on april 7, 1996).

Marilu Henner has HSAM and has written a book about it[^].

One of the things they discovered is that it is very difficult for these people to take action because they have difficult knowing which thing is important since they remember very detail of their lives.
They get caught up on all the minutiae.
Forgetting can be very helpful to weed out the unimportant.

If you really want to read a fantastic book about memory read the book, Moonwalking With Einstein[^].
I read it twice and it is super informative and a lot of fun to learn about how memory works.

It has been a few years since I read it and now remember the book I may go back and read it again.
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
Daniel Pfeffer21-Aug-23 5:58
professionalDaniel Pfeffer21-Aug-23 5:58 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
Rich Shealer22-Aug-23 4:04
Rich Shealer22-Aug-23 4:04 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
jschell22-Aug-23 8:18
jschell22-Aug-23 8:18 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
Rich Shealer22-Aug-23 9:31
Rich Shealer22-Aug-23 9:31 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
jschell23-Aug-23 6:20
jschell23-Aug-23 6:20 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
BillWoodruff22-Aug-23 18:17
professionalBillWoodruff22-Aug-23 18:17 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
Rich Shealer23-Aug-23 2:22
Rich Shealer23-Aug-23 2:22 
GeneralRe: forgetting is learning ? Pin
BillWoodruff23-Aug-23 5:01
professionalBillWoodruff23-Aug-23 5:01 
GeneralCCC 2023-08-21 Pin
Peter_in_278020-Aug-23 22:04
professionalPeter_in_278020-Aug-23 22:04 
GeneralRe: CCC 2023-08-21 Pin
pkfox20-Aug-23 22:12
professionalpkfox20-Aug-23 22:12 
GeneralRe: CCC 2023-08-21 Pin
Peter_in_278020-Aug-23 22:13
professionalPeter_in_278020-Aug-23 22:13 
GeneralRIP Dr, John Warnock (Adobe( Pin
BillWoodruff20-Aug-23 18:46
professionalBillWoodruff20-Aug-23 18:46 
GeneralRe: RIP Dr, John Warnock (Adobe( Pin
pkfox20-Aug-23 21:32
professionalpkfox20-Aug-23 21:32 
GeneralRe: RIP Dr, John Warnock (Adobe( Pin
jmaida21-Aug-23 12:12
jmaida21-Aug-23 12:12 
GeneralWordle 793 Pin
Shane010320-Aug-23 18:23
Shane010320-Aug-23 18:23 
GeneralRe: Wordle 793 Pin
OriginalGriff20-Aug-23 18:35
mveOriginalGriff20-Aug-23 18:35 
GeneralRe: Wordle 793 Pin
Peter_in_278020-Aug-23 18:47
professionalPeter_in_278020-Aug-23 18:47 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.


Straw Poll

Were you affected by the geomagnetic storms this past weekend?
Communication disruptions, electrified pipes, random unexplained blue-screens in Windows - the list of effects is terrifying.
  Results   497 votes