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In case you didn't know, internet addicts are quite rampant here in China. Just go to any C@fe and you will see that some people have gone too far down the road.
And the laws aren't nearly as strict as you guys make it out to be. Me being able to post here just goes to show how "strict" these laws are.
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If this study is true, then I must be a zombie because I have been dead for a long time now...
(Internet = Brain Damage... Me = Internet x 1000 = Brain Damage x1000)
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Well, OCN will make you smarter or at least help you do stupid things MUCH faster.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by cloppy007 View Post

A test group of 17 subjects does not seem big enough, although a lot of people would agree that today's teenagers behave like... brain damaged monkeys.

Not only that, but it's not even a scientific study. You're taking people who are already afflicted with a disorder (let's just call it that), and comparing them to people whom you already realize do not have a disorder. It's totally side-stepping the fact that people with a specific type of personality disorder have underlying disorders and problems.

Thanks but no thanks.
    
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Originally Posted by Icekilla View Post

It's a Spanish newspaper, not related to ABC from the US and it's considered a respectable source of info, just like El Pais


Not really reputable, it's known to be extremely conservationist-biased.

Take everything from that newspaper with a pinch of salt thumb.gif
   
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post #36 of 85
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I find it funny how China attempts to justify its actions. It's like those confrontational people who cause issues and try to justify it to you with there flawed logic.

Also, hasn't it been proven that the Internet has just changes the way our brains think? While we tend to not remember as much stuff we instead find significantly more ways to help us remember or attain said knowledge?

I'm probably overlooking something else though. Oh, well.

Edit: If anything I think knowing how to attain knowledge is more important than actually having it at a given moment. The more and more we adapt to better benefit from the internet the more and more we'll learn as a whole.

Edit #2: Another way to look at it: A billion individually more intelligent mammals vs. a super-colony of ants.

Wouldn't that be more of a sign of how information changes how our brains think, and not "the internet"
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Fail study is fail.

Wait...that doesn't sound very intelligent. Doh! doh.gif
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Internet use can cause severe brain damage comparable to a teenager that produce consumption cocaine or alcohol.

So expect some sorta Internet Rehab clinic or something soon?
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You've got to be kidding me
I'd like to see the people who took this 'study' play a game of GG CSS.
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Internet use Makes me feel good. that's about it. Better than being a alcoholic or a heroin junkie. Can anything be fun anymore without addiction being slammed on it. OMG THATS FUN ITS ADDICTING!!!!!!!! society is already stressfull as hell. people need some time to relaxxxxxxxx
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