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LOL *NSFW* *The new Demote thread*

Discussion in 'General' started by adam_bagpuss, 8 Jul 2011.

  1. JaccoW

    JaccoW Overspender on keyboards

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    I certainly hope that is a joke newpaper... I mean, I have heard you guys joking about the daily mail before but damn.

    Also Britain, WTF?
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  2. lancer778544

    lancer778544 Well-Known Member

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  3. JaccoW

    JaccoW Overspender on keyboards

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    DLDeadbolt Space Cadet

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    Everyone notices the main article, but overlooks the shots taken with the 2 articles just above it
     
  5. TheCherub

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    Except it's entirely psychosomatic, tests have been run where all the participants who claimed to suffer from things like wifi signal claimed to be suffering whilst completely sealed off from them (there was a dummy access port set up inside the area to let them think there were still signals).
     
  6. loftie

    loftie Well-Known Member

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    I saw them and lol'd :p
     
  7. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Hah! Thanks for bringing that to our attention!

    Also, if you look at the lottery win - I think it says something like 'won by a BLOODY immigrant'. It's worth reading the main article as well for the lulz.
     
  8. d_stilgar

    d_stilgar Old School Modder

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    The people who suffer from this stuff don't have any real physical reaction. It's a mental disorder. That is to say, their symptoms are real, but a caused by the belief that they are being harmed by 'X' and not by 'X' itself.

    Read:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocebo
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_chemical_sensitivity
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War_syndrome

    So, yes. People do suffer from this, but getting a man in a white lab coat to tell them that a tin-foil hat will solve the problem is just as effective and much much cheaper.

    I'm of the personal belief that all of theses are also related to OCD. People wash their hands when they aren't dirty, must perform tasks a certain way or it isn't "right". I have problems with electronics, so my OCD tells me to build a pyramid shaped Faraday cage around my house.
     
  9. JaccoW

    JaccoW Overspender on keyboards

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    If that test was streamed to the internet, live, it would go viral. :D
     
  10. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    That's not surprising at all. If you run the same pool in other countries, the result will be the same.
    People are only nationalists when it suits them. And this shows in multiple ways:

    I remember a few years ago news about a Swiss town that was going to introduce Portuguese language in a public school, because a significant portion of the population was made of Portuguese immigrants. Here in Portugal everyone applauded the idea: "It's great to see Portuguese culture being taught abroad". A few months later there was a news about a Portuguese public school that was going to introduce Chinese language in the curriculum, and I remember the outrage because "we are going to become Chinese of these initiatives multiply". National pride is channeled to where it suits people best.

    But again, regarding the pool, the biggest problem in the EU is that EU citizens don't feel European like, for example, the USA citizens feel American, which leads to results like that.

     
  11. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    +1, although not sue I'm quite with you on the OCD part.
     
  12. SuicideNeil

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  14. d_stilgar

    d_stilgar Old School Modder

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    At 250Gb/month (a bit high maybe, but not hard to reach, and there's no reason to believe that average consumption will do anything but go up), my yearly taxes would be $1860. A bit excessive don't you think?

    And considering the fact that your most poor people are likely the ones jobless at home watching Netflix all day or playing digitally distributed games, this would cripple the poor and essentially all internet based business.
     
  15. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Our house of five managed a round 500Gb last month. I'm glad we don't have a bandwidth cap.
     
  16. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    and I thought our government was bad on the internet!
     
  17. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    IIRC it has a monthly cap of 5€.
     
  18. SuicideNeil

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    I would hope it does, otherwise Hungary would be due for a revolution I'd imagine...
     
  19. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    No, in the hungarian tax law there is no such cap - that cap is for phone calls, not for internet data transfers. They are thinking about it now - after people started demonstrating.
     
  20. SuicideNeil

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    I'm 5'10" & what is this?
     

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