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how long would it take yo to get tired of a Groundhog Day Loop?:

 51 Mr AHR, Mon, 23rd May '11 5:33:47 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
If I have no school, no other obligations, and have access to all my immediate forms of entertainment, probably maybe a week or two.

Nah, who am I kidding, I'd get bored in a day.

If I wanna learn, I'm gonna learn the old fashioned way.
 52 annebeeche, Mon, 23rd May '11 5:48:19 PM from by the long tidal river
watching down on us
I'd try to get myself so deeply immersed in practice and studies that I forget my loneliness.

Of course, if the time loop takes long enough to stop, I could come out of it completely inane socially. Hopefully I'd be able to recover from that.

I wonder, would I be able to exercise and get myself into better shape, or would the state of my body reset itself?

edited 23rd May '11 5:48:52 PM by annebeeche

Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
Well, a lot of my favorite activites (posting on forums, playing World of Warcraft, writing stories) would be ruined by being reset over and over. So I'd probably focus on research. I could find out a lot of interesting things if I just kept reading journal articles. I'd also try to read every book in the local library, and watch a lot of online TV episodes and movies. I'd probably get bored once I'd run out of things to watch/read. Oh, and I'd fairly quickly decide to avoid social interaction, because people saying the same things over and over would be very annoying.
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Obviously the first thing to learn would be memory increasing tricks.

After that... It would probably take some time and since you have nothing to lose you could try everything to get out.

 55 Meeble, Tue, 24th May '11 11:49:56 AM from the ruins of Granseal
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I'd imagine that if suicide is not a way out (meaning the body does not retain damage done to it), then the effects of exercise wouldn't remain either.

How that interatcs with being able to retain memories I wouldn't know.

I could see, however, dedicating my time to gaining a scientific understanding of how such an event is even possible would be the kind of thing that would at least keep me busy.
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 56 annebeeche, Tue, 24th May '11 11:52:07 AM from by the long tidal river
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Bahahaha, "memory-increasing tricks".

You can't increase the capacity of your working memory or short-term memory, and long-term memory has no apparent limits and is quasi-permanent (albeit dynamic—how you remember a childhood event now may be a little different 20 years into the future).

There are tricks to improving your ability to move information from your STM into your LTM, though.

edited 24th May '11 11:53:18 AM by annebeeche

Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
I assume you'd keep explicit memories but not implicit ones.
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 58 Bobby G, Tue, 24th May '11 1:09:15 PM from the Silvery Tay
I wonder, if it would last long enough would I be able to learn how (and be desperate enough) to hack into the pentagon and start a nuclear war?

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That would take forever to learn how to do. But I guess if you worked long enough at it, you could eventually figure it out.
Except for 4/1/2011. That day lingers in my memory like...metaphor here...I should go.
As some people have posted, a lot of folks live in a "Groundhog Day" Loop already, going to the same job every day, etc.

A lot of people here are saying they'd learn to play an instrument, learn new languages or better themselves in other ways. My question is, why the frack aren't you doing those things already? That might be the point the movie was trying to make, actually.

 62 annebeeche, Tue, 24th May '11 5:23:23 PM from by the long tidal river
watching down on us
[up] Look at it this way—when you're stuck in a literal groundhog day loop, you have a lot of free time, so there's really nothing else you can do besides learn and absorb fiction.

I suggested that I may pick up guitar not because I have a great desire to, but because I may master piano and eventually long for another instrument to play.

That and some people legitimately have no time to get into those things.

edited 24th May '11 5:23:40 PM by annebeeche

Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
Now that you mention it, if you were to pick up a guitar for the first time, it would be kinda hard because your fretting fingers wouldn't build up protective calluses.

edited 24th May '11 5:27:37 PM by Talby

 64 annebeeche, Tue, 24th May '11 5:42:39 PM from by the long tidal river
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Damn, I didn't think of that.
Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
 65 storyyeller, Tue, 24th May '11 6:34:45 PM from Appleloosa Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
More like giant cherries
^^^^ I already am trying to learn German, at least in between all the massive amounts of time I waste on TV Tropes.

edited 24th May '11 6:35:21 PM by storyyeller

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Not long. The problem wouldn't be boredom. It would be frustration. I don't think I could remain sane very long after losing the ability to draw, write, contribute to the wiki, or otherwise produce anything permanent. I struggle with feelings of life's overwhelming pointlessness as it is. This would be the final straw. I expect that within a month I would either descend into homicidal Nietzsche Wannabeism or start spending as many hours of the day asleep as possible.
 
Implicit memories are skills you learn, things like riding a bike. You can't really say how to ride a bike, you just know how to do it. Explicit memories are things you can say, and can be divided into factual memory (facts you know, like the Norman invasion happening in 1066), and autobiographical memory (things that happened to you, like your 9th birthday).
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