Do you have your TV or radio on?

@lazeebee (5468)
Malaysia
June 23, 2008 11:20pm CST
When you are using your PC for work or MyLotting, do you have your TV or radio or any music on? I'll have the TV on - background sounds. I'll listen to the movies or news, while working or MyLotting. It breaks up the monotony...how about you?
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I usually have my tv on when I am working on my laptop here in the living room. I have a wireless network in my house, so I can work on the laptop from anywhere in my house and parts of my yard. I rarely take it outside, but I do work in different parts of the house. I have the tv on if I am in the living room, but when I am working in my office or the bedroom, I usually have a radio station or yahoo music playing. I also have a few cd's that I listen to. I don't like it when it is totally quiet. I have a hard time concentrating on anything when I don't have some background noise of some sort, so I usually at least have CNN playing on tv or something. Having the news or something playing also gives me ideas to write about sometimes.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 08
Good idea that you have there - listening to news or something on tv . Have you ever thought about what will happen if there is total silence around you? Can you work in such an environment?
• United States
3 Jul 08
I can work when there is silence as well. I do prefer silence sometimes actually. It really all depends on what I am working on. Most of the time, I prefer to have some sort of background noise.
• United States
24 Jun 08
I am married with three eanage daughters so at all times someone is watching something on tv. So in answer to your question, yes my tv is on as it is at all times. My wife and girls watch tv all of the time when they are not on the other computer. Have a wonderful day!!!
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 08
Wow...a wonderful background of tv sounds and female voices - this is great!
• United States
3 Jul 08
The female voices are music to the ears, atleast it is when they are not fighting. They get into some very weird conversations as well, they are all teenagers afterall, even the wife thinks she is. HAHA!! Thank you for the response and have a great day!!!
• Malaysia
15 Jul 08
Hie Bee, I used to have both TV & radio on and now just the radio as my TV has gone caput after the thunderstorm one day. I am alright with some background noises and I could sleep through too. And sometimes I do get some ideas from the radio through the musics and DJs Otherwise it would be too quiet and can be boring. Guess I like the spiced up mood Cheers and happy posting.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
Sad- would you miss your TV? I would; even if I don't watch TV, I'd listen to the shows, while working at the computer. I like background noises, if it's too quiet, I will imagine hearing noises. Thanks for sharing and have a good day!
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• Malaysia
19 Jul 08
At first I do miss it but after some time, I am used to without it and don't have to rush home most of the time to catch certain shows[em]rolleyes[/em. Now I just watch the shows when I am at my parent's place. Best wishes and have a good weekend.
• Malaysia
1 Aug 08
Thank you for given me the pencil. Cheers and enjoy the payout
• Malaysia
24 Jul 08
Lazeebee, I normally do multi tasking. While at the PC, most of the time my TV is also on. Not only that. I might be Mylotting while toggle over to read news or emails or even listening to songs from You Tube when the TV is off.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 08
That's very good - multi tasking! I guess you must be enjoying your work (life)!! Thanks for responding and have a good day!
• India
15 Jul 08
I never switch on them because mylot requires some concentration so I feel that my concentration should not be distrubs other wise it leads to consuming much time so I donot prefer to switch on.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
Hi Naresh, I actually have the TV, just some background music. I'm not uncomfortable with complete silence - I'd imagine noises . Thanks for responding and have a good day!
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
9 Jul 08
I have little FM radio which I keep playing music on hen am online-it makes being online a nice experience
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
Right, music provides a very soothing background. Have a good day!
@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
It ruins my concentration specially I'm not good in this english language that we use her in mylot. Everytime I heard some noise I get disturbed and it ruins my concentration and forgot the words that I have in mind. I just don't use mylot if theirs so many people around. I don't like TV and radio on if I am using mylot.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
I don't mind the music or TV; however I agree with you, while myLotting, I can't concentrate when people talk to me and ask me questions.
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I always have my tv on or I should say usually. I listen to it, the news or shows I like while I am here doing whatever. Sometimes I put the tv on music channels to listen and watch videos as I am working here. It all just depends on how I feel and what I want to have in addition to doing stuff here. Sometimes not often, I want it quite when I'm here.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 08
Right, I get what you mean..I do that a lot too, that is, listen to the tv, while tapping away at the keyboard, or surfing the net. Thanks for responding and have a good day!
@greysfreak (1385)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Definitely! I almost always have my tv on or music playing from my i-tunes library. I was the same way all through college. I have to have background noise to really focus. Not just any, it has to be something I enjoy, otherwise it annoys me and I can't think straight. I'd say my favorite thing to have on tv while doing stuff online or whatever is re-runs of shows I like, that way I'm not really missing anything I haven't seen before, but I have something to listen to.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 08
I've always wondered how students study when they are playing really loud music or songs. I am okay with soft background music or voices on TV; but not otherwise.
@paid2write (5202)
24 Jun 08
I don't have a television but I do like to listen to the radio. I can listen to a radio station on my laptop, but I find it hard to concentrate on myLotting, or any other activity on the internet, and to listen at the same time, so I prefer not to have any background noise while I am myLotting.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 08
I don't mind background noise, but I can't bear people talking to me or asking questions when I'm doing something at my laptop. I can't think.