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Old 2006-01-17, 08:28   Link #21
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But it's basically the free part, isn't it shirotenshshi?

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Epi - well true, that's correct.
Who would want to cough up money for software? Even some of my school lecturers openly mention the word 'anti-micro"you know what"'.

One of them added that open-source software is the next big thing.

Back to the topic: everyone of us are too lazy to fork out money for working software.
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Old 2006-01-17, 13:46   Link #22
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But ironic to this, most of the users are females, a 4/6 ratio. male - 4 / female - 6 : This is out of a hundred percent.
Is this before or after calculating the ratio of men who pretend to be women on the internet? Think about it, if 2 out of 3 men pretend to be women, that would really throw off the scale.
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Old 2006-01-17, 22:30   Link #23
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Internet users judge Web sites in less than a blink

Speaking of the 'Net behavior...here's an interesting story I think we can all relate to:

Internet users judge Web sites in less than a blink
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Internet users can give Web sites a thumbs up or thumbs down in less than the blink of an eye, according to a study by Canadian researchers.

In just one-twentieth of a second--less than half the time it takes to blink--people make aesthetic judgments that influence the rest of their experience with an Internet site.

[...snip...]

In the study, researchers discovered that people could rate the visual appeal of sites after seeing them for just one-twentieth of a second. These judgments were not random, the researchers found--sites that were flashed up twice were given similar ratings both times.

They also matched the responses given by subjects who were shown the sites for longer.

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Old 2006-01-18, 01:03   Link #24
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Is this before or after calculating the ratio of men who pretend to be women on the internet? Think about it, if 2 out of 3 men pretend to be women, that would really throw off the scale.
Who would do this?
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Old 2006-01-18, 05:42   Link #25
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Who would do this?
Perverts, weirdos, jesters, people that want free stuff in online games, and sometimes even trolls.
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Old 2006-01-18, 12:13   Link #26
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Is this before or after calculating the ratio of men who pretend to be women on the internet? Think about it, if 2 out of 3 men pretend to be women, that would really throw off the scale.
Well I didn't think about that when I started the thread. Humm..., well whether this is true or not, that's the statistics.

Catgirls - Ahhh ha, i knew i saw a story just like that one you posted, Cargirls. But instead, it's from CNN.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/interne...eut/index.html

I didn't read it from CNN, but i guess they're both basically the same though.
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Old 2006-01-18, 21:20   Link #27
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OP:The internet was originally used by scientists as a means of a quick and accurate way to compare research and experiment data with each other. the fact that it was secret or encrypted (which it happened to be) didn't have to do with why they used it
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Old 2006-01-19, 15:01   Link #28
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Perverts, weirdos, jesters, people that want free stuff in online games, and sometimes even trolls.
You forgot to list "Gaia members".
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Old 2006-01-19, 15:07   Link #29
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No, no he didn't.
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Old 2006-01-19, 15:40   Link #30
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What we do on the internet?

hmm..

CYBER PIRATE YAARRRRRR!!! SWASHING ME BUCKLE ON THE WWW.!!!
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Old 2006-02-08, 09:40   Link #31
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Ok, i've concluded "What we do on the Internet". To make my explanation short, here my list.

1.) Porn/anime porn and other sex related shows.
2.) Anime/Tv shows/ and other pirated shows
3.) Music
4.) Educational Uses
5.) Other downloads I didn't list.
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Old 2006-02-08, 12:41   Link #32
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Who would do this?
Wasn't there this episode in "Malcolm in the middle" were this happened
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Old 2006-02-08, 13:12   Link #33
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Heres is the sum of what the internet is...

It is a fake world with real aspects. In other terms you can call it the "Digital World". Its fake in that its not physically existent. Its a world of information, compiled of numbers and letters. Each type of software reacts different to each different type if information and its aspects. Its real in that real people use it and bring real emotions and facts into this digital world.

The internet can be a way of unplugging from the world of the real and plugging into the world of digital were anything goes. With the internet you can be anyone and have any kind of personality and attributes.

We have seen most of these facts in Online games usually refered to as MMOs. Though the actual game world is fake the people and emotions in them are real. Thus making this realm a realm of the real and unreal. Being able to dive into a world were anything is possible when you come from a world with limits is almost like a drug. You are free to do almost anything, see anything, and your imagination flies. Sometimes, like in MMOs you dont even have to think. The games developers came up with a world and its aspects, and when you plug into the world they created, thier ideas are now to some extent a reality. This is why online games are so amazing, your can make your imagination come to life. Now thats were games on counsles such as ps2, gamecube, xbox are limited to some degree. Most games on these "systems" are limited to just 1-4 players with the exception of the connection they can have with the internet.

The future of games lay in the internet, every gammer knows when they play a game that is limited to a max of lets say 20 people, you begin to wonder what about the rest of the world? Thats were MMOs come in and dominate. MMOs create a new world for real world people. A world without the limits of the "real" to a great extent. And anyone around the world with an internet connection can possibly play. It just sounds great right? Even better is you can choose when and how you play. And in fact you actually learn from the game, (how to save money, invest, relationships, other). You are in a world were, there are so many different people and each of them has different ideas, personalities, and thoughts.

Now the internet without games n play n entertainment is a internet of pure information. Some websites provide it for free and some ask for compensation. Depending on the informations importance/quality/secrecy all effect its access.

In a way you can call the internet the world. It is the world compiled, compressed and presented in information format. The internet is still young and look at what it provides already! Just think what 20 years of advancement has led the world to? Now think what the next 20 years will lead to. Can you even think of what it will be like?

As for an internet melt down, that well could be a possibility, but with so much invested in it, a meltdown will be prevented at almost all costs. And if it actually did meltdown, another form of internet would emerge, simply because the internet provides things that make life easier/better.

Personally i see pornagraphy as too accessable. I have seen cases were 12yr olds run into the stuff and end up addicted to it, leading them to prostitution and disease. Should pornography be illegal? No. If somone wishes to view or be involved with that its there choice, but there needs to be a limit. And that limit should be age. When you reach 18 years of age you should have access but under that age i think it is important to restrict access. Of course this is an idea that is almost impossible to achieve, but must be strived for.

Personally i use the internet for, entertainment- games/anime/music/other. Also to learn- college/news/other. And i intend to use it for more as more becomes available.

In all and all i think its safe to say that the internet is and can be used for anything. Yes it is limited in physical terms, but as we have seen, information can instruct and command depending on the software. That is were AI/robots come in. The possibilities are limitless. The world of "Digital" has only just begun.
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Old 2006-02-08, 13:31   Link #34
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I felt this was a realistic idea on what would happen to society with more and more people becoming immersed in online RPG's, surprising coming from a humour website, but still thought provoking.
http://www.pointlesswasteoftime.com/games/wowworld.html
Check it out, it's very interesting...
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Old 2006-02-08, 13:38   Link #35
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Illuyankas

"The addiction rate appears to be about twice that of crack Cocaine. There are 10 million MMORPG users in the world and their population is doubling every two years."

Just like i stated, thats a good find Illuyankas. Though i think it would be the world of ragnarok instead as it has more players world wide then any other MMO.

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I think it was not mentionned before. Seriously, do you sometimes use Internet for educational/research/homework/culture purposes ?
During my studies, I have seen too many people WASTING THEIR TIME asking google (or Yahoo at the goold ol' times) for pr0n, "fun stuff", stupid videos, hack, crack, gross etc.
To them all I can say is : FFS, don't you sometimes LEARN something while surfing ? Or do you just spend money every month, bandwith on backbones and IP addresses for nothing ?
I'm quite tolerant and open minded, but sometimes I feel really disappointed by some people's view on the Net.
Actually did you know that there are actual highschools on the net? And that you can actually get you Highschool diploma in just 2yrs? I found that to be interesting.
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Old 2006-02-08, 13:50   Link #36
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Maybe I forgot to mention that this post was humourous
I found it more informational then humorus. Soon i bet we will be able to get a elmentry school diploma online...

Did you know that in some places you can get paid to play games?!?!?! Wow.
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Old 2006-02-08, 15:39   Link #37
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Did you know that...

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Old 2006-02-08, 15:55   Link #38
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Old 2006-02-08, 16:07   Link #39
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Lets basicly sum it up as this.

Altho the internet does have serious and important uses that most of us utilize at one time or another, 98% of the time on the internet is spent doing something totally fruitless that anyone else would consider a waste of time.
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Old 2006-02-08, 16:48   Link #40
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Guess I'm one of not too many here that makes a living off the internet.
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