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post #41 of 94
Oh great! Another habit they can call a disease, make a 'treatment' for, and monetize.
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post #42 of 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn View Post
Not surprising. I'm sure I'm right in there with them. I can't help but check, recheck, and rerecheck my threads here every two minutes.

One way to combat this is to have tons of movies and tv shows to watch.
Same for me, and I was Internet free the first 7 years of my PC life.
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post #43 of 94
Addicted people? Those would be the volunteer moderators on the Nexon forums.
And yes, I'm insulting the main guy, -Hime-

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Same for me, and I was Internet free the first 7 years of my PC life.
I was internet-free for the first twelve.
post #44 of 94
According to this article it's saying I have an addiction to food, water, my car, guitar, music, sex, tv, netflix, movies, etc. It's not an addiction it's called getting accustomed too. I think if we took traffic lights out of intersections people would feel the same results. If everyone suddenly didn't have a car it would be similar. It's because it's built into our lives. Nothing about addiction really.
    
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post #45 of 94
Ok you go live in a place far away from your family/friends and then go to school where you are under stress to perform.

Then take away one of most students easy access to entertainment/communication with others from home and they are upset.

Gee George I wonder why?

Let's do a study involving baseball bats and people's heads. Then we can find out if it hurts when you connect them at high speeds.
post #46 of 94
So, the logical conclusion... Internet access should be a right LOL
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post #47 of 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Who want's to start a 12 step program with me?
step one: google the basics of a step twelve program
step two: stay well hydrated during all of the googleing or you may have trouble staying on task.
step three: perform step one of the typical 12 stelve program, admitting you have a problem.
step four: begin google searching for cheap/easy hobbies that you can use to replace your addiction to technology
step five: stumble upon leaked screenshots of a new urine powered car that gets 30 miles per liter
step six: stumple further upon leaked screenshots of battlefield 3
step seven: fantasize about battlefield 3
step eight: play battlefield bad company 2 for hours
step nine: miss class playing battlefield bad company 2 for hours
step ten: facepalm, realizing you missed class, but screw it it's already happened and you are on the final objective on port valdez rush, can't stop now
step eleven: perform your typical internet based tasks including but not limited to: checking social network sites, reading news feeds, checking mail, checking to see if anyone has commented on your threads on overclock.net
step twelve: find this thread and remember that you started to start a twelve step program, facepalm big time, start over from step one.
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post #48 of 94
this is where consoles / homework comes in
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post #49 of 94
I go on OCN everyday but not because I'm addicted. I can live without it. Some people just go to extremes these days.
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No OCN for 1 hour
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