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2012-02-17 10:00:43 AM
Fapophile pokevolves into............. Jailoldrill!
 
2012-02-17 10:01:47 AM
yep, rather than admit he truth, blame Pokemon.

as I don't care for Pokemon, I'm OK with this.
 
2012-02-17 10:06:31 AM
Wait.

I've scanned QR codes that send me to a website. I've created a few. So he may be telling the truth. Maybe someone designing the codes decided to hide a URL address instead of whatever gibberish they're supposed to have.
 
2012-02-17 10:07:47 AM
Yeah, I'd be willing to bet that the porn site was already loaded up on the browser before the code was scanned and then when it popped up after the scan he forgot about it and is looking to place blame anywhere but on himself.
 
2012-02-17 10:10:29 AM

nitefallz: Wait.

I've scanned QR codes that send me to a website. I've created a few. So he may be telling the truth. Maybe someone designing the codes decided to hide a URL address instead of whatever gibberish they're supposed to have.


Except they show the QR code that was supposedly problematic, and I just scanned it and it is just a text string that matches the written string to its right.
 
2012-02-17 10:18:38 AM
The popup argument made in the comments is shaky as he scanned using a smartphone and I have yet to hear of a virus on a mobile platform that causes popups.
 
2012-02-17 10:22:12 AM
The Pokemon Corporation? I didn't realize there was PokeCorp. Doesn't Wizards of the Coast or Hasbro own this?
 
2012-02-17 10:23:47 AM

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Yeah, I'd be willing to bet that the porn site was already loaded up on the browser before the code was scanned and then when it popped up after the scan he forgot about it and is looking to place blame anywhere but on himself.



Bingo. They actually SHOW the QR code. I just scanned it myself, and it's a text string, not an URL. So the guy got caught by his wife with a porn site in his browser, so instead of being a man and owning up to it he came up with a lie that seemed plausible to his wife, and then probably had to stick to it when his prude of a wife got all poutragey about it.

Bottom line, the Fox 12 "web staff" responsible for this stupidity should find a new line of work. They should have been able to realize this whole story was complete bullshiat in literally 5 farking seconds. They are obviously wholly uninterested in doing even the most basic journalism or critical thinking imaginable and have no business in the news business.
 
2012-02-17 10:29:48 AM

mongbiohazard: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Yeah, I'd be willing to bet that the porn site was already loaded up on the browser before the code was scanned and then when it popped up after the scan he forgot about it and is looking to place blame anywhere but on himself.


Bingo. They actually SHOW the QR code. I just scanned it myself, and it's a text string, not an URL. So the guy got caught by his wife with a porn site in his browser, so instead of being a man and owning up to it he came up with a lie that seemed plausible to his wife, and then probably had to stick to it when his prude of a wife got all poutragey about it.

Bottom line, the Fox 12 "web staff" responsible for this stupidity should find a new line of work. They should have been able to realize this whole story was complete bullshiat in literally 5 farking seconds. They are obviously wholly uninterested in doing even the most basic journalism or critical thinking imaginable and have no business in the news business.


Uh...yeah...exactly. that code just reveals the same text code next to it. Ol' boy forgot to close his porn window, didn't want to fess up and fabricated the story. Wife probably ran with it and he had to tag along. As proof, the news station should have just scanned it on the spot and failed to repeat his 'experience'. Morans.
 
2012-02-17 10:40:59 AM

ihatedumbpeople:

Uh...yeah...exactly. that code just reveals the same text code next to it. Ol' boy forgot to close his porn window, didn't want to fess up and fabricated the story. Wife probably ran with it and he had to tag along. As proof, the news station should have just scanned it on the spot and failed to repeat his 'experience'. Morans.


Repeated again for effect. The QR code scans as a line of text.
 
2012-02-17 10:41:56 AM
Yeah sounds like a hoax, and this guy is probably scared stiff that his wife will cut his nuts off over it, I feel bad for him, kinda
 
2012-02-17 10:46:40 AM
Looking at porn on the internet is still a big deal?
 
2012-02-17 10:55:31 AM

Chalji: The Pokemon Corporation? I didn't realize there was PokeCorp. Doesn't Wizards of the Coast or Hasbro own this?


Nintendo.
 
2012-02-17 10:57:28 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: Looking at porn on the internet is still a big deal?


Maybe it was gay porn?
 
2012-02-17 11:01:29 AM
"Porn browsing man" is a bit redundant, no?
 
2012-02-17 11:13:04 AM

A challenger appears: "Porn browsing man" is a bit redundant, no?


'man' would suffice.
 
2012-02-17 11:13:42 AM

mongbiohazard: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Yeah, I'd be willing to bet that the porn site was already loaded up on the browser before the code was scanned and then when it popped up after the scan he forgot about it and is looking to place blame anywhere but on himself.


Bingo. They actually SHOW the QR code. I just scanned it myself, and it's a text string, not an URL. So the guy got caught by his wife with a porn site in his browser, so instead of being a man and owning up to it he came up with a lie that seemed plausible to his wife, and then probably had to stick to it when his prude of a wife got all poutragey about it.

Bottom line, the Fox 12 "web staff" responsible for this stupidity should find a new line of work. They should have been able to realize this whole story was complete bullshiat in literally 5 farking seconds. They are obviously wholly uninterested in doing even the most basic journalism or critical thinking imaginable and have no business in the news business.


Your assuming their "web staff" have technical knowledge. Often is the new J-school hire who's sole IT experience is the twitter and facebook accounts they have.
 
2012-02-17 11:24:31 AM

syberpud: Your assuming their "web staff" have technical knowledge. Often is the new J-school hire who's sole IT experience is the twitter and facebook accounts they have.



IT experience? For a QR code? Are you serious? Is my sarcasm detector broken or something?
 
2012-02-17 11:28:39 AM
Fox 12? Please don't be Oregon...

*checks article*

God dammit! Oh well, Sherwood is the type of town where some country religious guy could still pull this one over on his wife...
 
2012-02-17 11:29:13 AM
Haven't watched the video, but I can only picture the man as Peter Griffin.

"It was...uhh...this Pokemon card!
 
2012-02-17 11:39:55 AM

mongbiohazard:

Bottom line, the Fox 12 "web staff" responsible for this stupidity should find a new line of work. They should have been able to realize this whole story was complete bullshiat in literally 5 farking seconds. They are obviously wholly uninterested in doing even the most basic journalism or critical thinking imaginable and have no business in the news business.


Welcome to the new journalism.
 
2012-02-17 11:49:48 AM
Weeee! I get to use this again!

"Honey, it was the Smurf DVD Pokemon card, I swear!"
"You left the page on 'c*ckgobblers.com!"
<Pause>
"I get my weather from that site."

/"Hall Pass", again, FTW.
 
2012-02-17 12:20:11 PM

KanedaJD: Yeah sounds like a hoax, and this guy is probably scared stiff that his wife will cut his nuts off over it, I feel bad for him, kinda


She probably has him peeing sitting down, too.
 
2012-02-17 12:35:40 PM

Mentalpatient87: KanedaJD: Yeah sounds like a hoax, and this guy is probably scared stiff that his wife will cut his nuts off over it, I feel bad for him, kinda

She probably has him peeing sitting down, too.


I was at the bar last week and struck up a conversation with someone while having a smoke. During the course of the conversation he made that same statement in reference to someone he knew. A guy standing near us spoke up and said he pisses sitting down " 'cus it's easier". We all looked at him and then at wife/girlfriend sitting next to him while he gazed off into the distance with a vaugly ashamed look.

/also I'm sure the people at Fox didn't bother or couldn't get the code to do it for them and just assumed technolgy is hard.
 
2012-02-17 12:36:47 PM

KanedaJD: Yeah sounds like a hoax, and this guy is probably scared stiff that his wife will cut his nuts off over it, I feel bad for him, kinda


Oh, they're coming off one way or another. The story just hit 4chan.
 
2012-02-17 12:40:11 PM

jokker: The popup argument made in the comments is shaky as he scanned using a smartphone and I have yet to hear of a virus on a mobile platform that causes popups.


I posit that his phone opened up to the last page he was browsing, unfortunately his wife was looking over his shoulder at the time.
 
2012-02-17 12:49:47 PM

pearls before swine: mongbiohazard:

Bottom line, the Fox 12 "web staff" responsible for this stupidity should find a new line of work. They should have been able to realize this whole story was complete bullshiat in literally 5 farking seconds. They are obviously wholly uninterested in doing even the most basic journalism or critical thinking imaginable and have no business in the news business.

Welcome to the new "journalism".


FTFY

Real journalism died when Rather wasn't allowed to do a mea culpa *and* keep his job.
 
2012-02-17 12:52:01 PM

Torqueknot: I was at the bar last week and struck up a conversation with someone while having a smoke. During the course of the conversation he made that same statement in reference to someone he knew. A guy standing near us spoke up and said he pisses sitting down " 'cus it's easier". We all looked at him and then at wife/girlfriend sitting next to him while he gazed off into the distance with a vaugly ashamed look.

/also I'm sure the people at Fox didn't bother or couldn't get the code to do it for them and just assumed technolgy is hard.


I'll tell you right now that if I'm gettin' up in the middle of the night or I'm drinkin, I'll sit my ass down to pee because then I know I ain't sprayin' everywhere.
 
2012-02-17 12:53:02 PM
Who looks at porn on a cell phone? How would you fap while holding the phone without going cross-eyed and hell it would be so small. The image.
 
2012-02-17 12:53:31 PM
29.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-02-17 01:23:11 PM
Every time I see a QR code I think that I need to equip my grappling hook so that I can get to the Well of Souls.

Gotta get that dot to land on the mesa!
 
2012-02-17 01:27:13 PM

Chalji: The Pokemon Corporation? I didn't realize there was PokeCorp. Doesn't Wizards of the Coast or Hasbro own this?


Wizards of the Coast produces and distributes the card game, Nintendo owns the core property and produces/distributes the video games. Hasbro might be involved, I guess, are there physical Pokemon toys of some kind?

Though, on that note, it is a pretty big IP, it's entirely possible that Nintendo has a subsidiary corporation dedicated entirely to handling the rights to the property.
 
2012-02-17 01:53:21 PM
If you take a look at the first image (the one of the card being scanned), and the the third image (which shows the card itself) - the cards are different. The card in the first image isn't the same one shown in the third image, so you can't really tell what was in the original QR code based on scanning the code in the third image.
 
2012-02-17 01:55:08 PM
"porn browsing man"

So he was a man, then?
 
2012-02-17 03:05:23 PM

Jim_Callahan: Chalji: The Pokemon Corporation? I didn't realize there was PokeCorp. Doesn't Wizards of the Coast or Hasbro own this?

Wizards of the Coast produces and distributes the card game, Nintendo owns the core property and produces/distributes the video games. Hasbro might be involved, I guess, are there physical Pokemon toys of some kind?

Though, on that note, it is a pretty big IP, it's entirely possible that Nintendo has a subsidiary corporation dedicated entirely to handling the rights to the property.


Hasbro is involved because Wizards of the Coast is a subsidiary of Hasbro.

Also, according ot Wikipedia, The Pokemon Company is a corporation responsible for marketing and licensing Pokemon, and that the company is affililated with, and owned by, Nintendo.
 
2012-02-17 03:30:43 PM
Right now, some tech wizard is coding up PokePorn QR cards to sell. Or printing them out on stickers to plaster on random locations around town.

If I had the skillz, that's what I'd do.
 
2012-02-17 04:20:11 PM

mongbiohazard: syberpud: Your assuming their "web staff" have technical knowledge. Often is the new J-school hire who's sole IT experience is the twitter and facebook accounts they have.


IT experience? For a QR code? Are you serious? Is my sarcasm detector broken or something?


Not at all. You (and I) live in a bubble in which nearly everyone has at the very least mastered basic to moderate computer skills and a good understanding of technology. Which is the exception and not the rule.

Out there in the world, most people only ever learned what a blog was from watching that report by that nice Ric Romero off the television, and still don't quite understand what it is. They've heard the word "virus" and blame one vaguely every time they fark up their PC. QR codes might as well be the Enigma cipher as far as they understand them.
 
2012-02-17 04:22:38 PM

Gordon Bennett: mongbiohazard: syberpud: Your assuming their "web staff" have technical knowledge. Often is the new J-school hire who's sole IT experience is the twitter and facebook accounts they have.


IT experience? For a QR code? Are you serious? Is my sarcasm detector broken or something?

Not at all. You (and I) live in a bubble in which nearly everyone has at the very least mastered basic to moderate computer skills and a good understanding of technology. Which is the exception and not the rule.

Out there in the world, most people only ever learned what a blog was from watching that report by that nice Ric Romero off the television, and still don't quite understand what it is. They've heard the word "virus" and blame one vaguely every time they fark up their PC. QR codes might as well be the Enigma cipher as far as they understand them.


I know a few people who are convinced that when their computer chugs along or internet slows down, it's someone trying to hack in.
 
2012-02-17 04:24:31 PM
He said himself that he could not hit the back button fast enough. Hey, dumbshiat, you know where the back takes you to, right?
 
2012-02-17 04:33:53 PM

Cytokine Storm: I know a few people who are convinced that when their computer chugs along or internet slows down, it's someone trying to hack in.


I find it helps to remind them that most hackers, unlike what you see on TV, are employed by gangs in Eastern Europe, and their livelihood depends on their victims not realizing that they've been hacked or infected.

In fact, if your PC becomes disputed turf between rival gangs, you might get infected with a virus that detects and uninstalls a rival gang's virus.
 
2012-02-17 04:51:19 PM

Mad_Radhu: [29.media.tumblr.com image 500x462]


Odd, QR-code links to adult oriented image of GOP politician with what seems an 'oak nut' fetish...

/What Pokemon card is this from?
 
2012-02-17 04:57:46 PM
Dammit

belgianguy: Mad_Radhu: [29.media.tumblr.com image 500x462]

Odd, QR-code links to adult oriented image of GOP politician with what seems an 'oak nut' fetish...

/What Pokemon card is this from?


Dammit, that's what I get when trying to explain to dad why they don't put lamps over solar panels and farking at the same time. Should have gone here (new window)
 
2012-02-17 05:16:44 PM
Cool my wife loves porn, where do i get me some of these cards?
 
2012-02-17 05:18:24 PM
Have you people considered that the QR-code shown isn't the same one?
 
2012-02-17 05:50:25 PM

Knara: Torqueknot: I was at the bar last week and struck up a conversation with someone while having a smoke. During the course of the conversation he made that same statement in reference to someone he knew. A guy standing near us spoke up and said he pisses sitting down " 'cus it's easier". We all looked at him and then at wife/girlfriend sitting next to him while he gazed off into the distance with a vaugly ashamed look.

/also I'm sure the people at Fox didn't bother or couldn't get the code to do it for them and just assumed technolgy is hard.

I'll tell you right now that if I'm gettin' up in the middle of the night or I'm drinkin, I'll sit my ass down to pee because then I know I ain't sprayin' everywhere.


Yup. Especially to the middle of the night deal. I hate turning the light on with that whole squinting whilst your eyes adjust deal so I just leave off the light and sit down. No squinting, no leaving piss on the seat. Double win if you ask me.
 
2012-02-17 06:13:34 PM

belgianguy:
Dammit, that's what I get when trying to explain to dad why they don't put lamps over solar panels and farking at the same time. Should have gone here (new window)


Hey... that's a good question. Why don't they put lamps over solar panels?

*runs for the hills*
 
2012-02-17 06:52:22 PM

anfrind: Cytokine Storm: I know a few people who are convinced that when their computer chugs along or internet slows down, it's someone trying to hack in.

I find it helps to remind them that most hackers, unlike what you see on TV, are employed by gangs in Eastern Europe, and their livelihood depends on their victims not realizing that they've been hacked or infected.

In fact, if your PC becomes disputed turf between rival gangs, you might get infected with a virus that detects and uninstalls a rival gang's virus.


Oh yes, hackers. That's the other one. Don't you know that there are vast armies of hackers devoted entirely to breaking into people's computers for the sole purpose of adding porn sites to people's browsing history just so I can find it when you happen to show me the three-year old viral video that your auntie emailed you yesterday?
 
2012-02-17 06:59:43 PM

Gordon Bennett: mongbiohazard: syberpud: Your assuming their "web staff" have technical knowledge. Often is the new J-school hire who's sole IT experience is the twitter and facebook accounts they have.


IT experience? For a QR code? Are you serious? Is my sarcasm detector broken or something?

Not at all. You (and I) live in a bubble in which nearly everyone has at the very least mastered basic to moderate computer skills and a good understanding of technology. Which is the exception and not the rule.

Out there in the world, most people only ever learned what a blog was from watching that report by that nice Ric Romero off the television, and still don't quite understand what it is. They've heard the word "virus" and blame one vaguely every time they fark up their PC. QR codes might as well be the Enigma cipher as far as they understand them.



I'm still not buying it... Three reasons. 1. They know what a QR code is, they explain it in TFA.

2. If you're a journalist of any kind and you have no idea what the subject of your farking story is and you don't even bother to so much as google it then you have no business anywhere near journalism. If the subject is so retarded simple that you can scan that shiat with your iPhone and you don't then you have no business anywhere near journalism. Don't give them a pass, these people are the proverbial "part of the problem."

3. Even my wife knows what a QR code is, and has an app for reading them on her iPhone - and she didn't even have an email address until I made one for her and showed her how to use it two years ago. She's about as tech savvy as a wet throw rug. QR codes are not for nerds, they're for regular people to use an app on with their smartphone and get some advertisement on it. They even put them in women's (and dudes' I presume) magazines now. They're on the front doors of apartment buildings, restaurants and in advertisements on mass transit. They're not obscure, and they're not at all technical.
 
2012-02-17 07:03:26 PM

Mad_Radhu: [29.media.tumblr.com image 500x462]


You evil, evil genius. I so need to print some of those out and post them around town.
 
2012-02-17 07:09:40 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: Knara: Torqueknot: I was at the bar last week and struck up a conversation with someone while having a smoke. During the course of the conversation he made that same statement in reference to someone he knew. A guy standing near us spoke up and said he pisses sitting down " 'cus it's easier". We all looked at him and then at wife/girlfriend sitting next to him while he gazed off into the distance with a vaugly ashamed look.

/also I'm sure the people at Fox didn't bother or couldn't get the code to do it for them and just assumed technolgy is hard.

I'll tell you right now that if I'm gettin' up in the middle of the night or I'm drinkin, I'll sit my ass down to pee because then I know I ain't sprayin' everywhere.

Yup. Especially to the middle of the night deal. I hate turning the light on with that whole squinting whilst your eyes adjust deal so I just leave off the light and sit down. No squinting, no leaving piss on the seat. Double win if you ask me.


It's not always easy to be a real man, but some sacrifices have to be made.
 
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