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Internet is not a bad thing..its just how stupid people in this world are before they use the internet and then they make the internet look like the problem..
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I read computer news on overclock and it makes me smart
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post #33 of 115
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Originally Posted by Fossil View Post
I read computer news on overclock and it makes me smart
Terrific point. I didn't know anything about the complex working of CPU and x86 code before the internet.
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post #34 of 115
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Internet is not a bad thing..its just how stupid people in this world are before they use the internet and then they make the internet look like the problem..
Very true, before the internet stupid people kept thier stupid opinions to their stupid selves, lol. Now anyone can spread their stupidity around the world, lol.

I recall a sig that said "Just because you have a broadband connection does not mean you have the right to share your high-speed stupidity with the rest of us."
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Haveing spent my childhood years prior to the internet explosion I've noticed that most children today are far more ignorant when compared to those who grew up without internet access. All the knowledge and useful information on the inernet and most kids choose to argue about who has a better fill in the blank, social networking sites, or play online games against people they don't even know.
I have to agree. Maybe because I am a 30-something and, although I had plenty of video games and TV, that is much different than the internet. I think social sites etc. are actually ruining peoples ability to interact. As nice as it is to have an imagination, you should still develop a personal, unique identity. I think most kids growing up behind a monitor gaet used to acting like someone else etc. Whether you realize it or not, many people act different out of sight than face to face.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
I beleive this statement is true. Not only that but I have evidence for this.

The word ''FAIL''

FAIL this , FAIL that , Epic FAIL, Your so FAIL.

Its like now the human brain can only process so much and then it just gets a BSOD and the word FAIL pops in.

However anyway I do think that you do tend to skip over contents rather than read all of it sometimes.
I couldn't agree more.
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Lol, I'm actually nicer on the internet, in person I'm far more likely to tell you to bugger off and ignore you, on the net I strive to be polite and precise so my arguments aren't lost in the noise (hey, I said I try, I didn't say I succeed, lol).
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post #38 of 115
i learnt moar frum the netz. i mean i dont know, but i got all of my pc info here, and i know more about other subjects because of here, although i do agree most do not read all of the info avalible. and sum it down and throw it around as wrong info.
    
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Actually, I now recall an article I read a few days ago saying the opposite of this article, lol. It was talking about how the statistics are showing that people are using the internet to research beyond the soundbites and headlines they get on TV.
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I wholeheartedly agree, the amount of information I can absorb from books is much greater but they suit my learning style as the internet is too distracting for me. A book however I can get lost in for hours But I think it's different for everyone, obviously. Perhaps some people learn better with the internet, it is certainly a resourcful tool for anyone as it is but I myself am better off with a book. Just a shame you can't google for the specific information you want in them
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