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(Huffington Post)   "Six percent of Americans believe in unicorns. Twenty four percent believe dinosaurs and man hung out together. Eighteen percent believe the sun revolves around the Earth. Nearly 30% believe cloud computing involves actual clouds"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 488
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2013-03-14 08:51:10 AM  
seriously? wow, Americans are pretty retarded.
 
2013-03-14 08:52:36 AM  
Unicorn thread?
 
2013-03-14 09:18:15 AM  
Is this the thread where we find out the percentage of things that Farkers think are real?
 
2013-03-14 09:19:08 AM  
Nobody has ever gone broke underestimating the stupidity of the American people.
 
2013-03-14 09:21:04 AM  
Dumbasses, everyone knows unicorns are extinct!
 
2013-03-14 09:23:53 AM  
Jesus rode on a unicorn in the clouds chasing the earth around the sun!
 
2013-03-14 09:27:56 AM  
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Fat, stupid & American is no way to go through life, son.
 
2013-03-14 09:36:33 AM  
So many of these are arbitrary. There are a couple animals thought to have been the source for the unicorn. When you're dealing with two bodies moving through space without a fixed reference point, you could say either one is revolving around the other - the math is just much easier one way. And a huge chunk of internet transmission goes through satellites, meaning your cloud computing data is passing through actual clouds.
 
2013-03-14 09:37:54 AM  
It is this bizarre, circular, catch-22 kind of question, asked almost exclusively by intellectual liberals because intellectual conservatives don't actually exist,

This is gonna be good...
 
2013-03-14 09:39:18 AM  
I think most people realize that cloud computing requires man-made clouds; the natural ones can't hold enough data. I'm sure they use something like the artificial snow machines at ski resorts.
 
2013-03-14 09:43:36 AM  

Barfmaker: It is this bizarre, circular, catch-22 kind of question, asked almost exclusively by intellectual liberals because intellectual conservatives don't actually exist,

This is gonna be good...


With Buckley gone, it's kind of hard to refute that.
 
2013-03-14 09:49:28 AM  

some_beer_drinker: seriously? wow, Americans people are pretty retarded unintelligent.

 
2013-03-14 09:53:21 AM  
Holy crap, that adds up to 78%, that's like half of everybody
 
2013-03-14 10:23:43 AM  
this is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-03-14 10:25:40 AM  
47% voted for Mitt Romney.
 
2013-03-14 10:26:02 AM  

St_Francis_P: I think most people realize that cloud computing requires man-made clouds; the natural ones can't hold enough data. I'm sure they use something like the artificial snow machines at ski resorts.


Now the concept of "real cloud" computing fascinates me.  Could you actually store data in a mist?  What happens when it rains?  Would stratus clouds hold less data than cumulus clouds?
 
2013-03-14 10:28:02 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: So many of these are arbitrary. There are a couple animals thought to have been the source for the unicorn. When you're dealing with two bodies moving through space without a fixed reference point, you could say either one is revolving around the other - the math is just much easier one way. And a huge chunk of internet transmission goes through satellites, meaning your cloud computing data is passing through actual clouds.


Huge? For very small values of huge.

Sat sucks for internet.
 
2013-03-14 10:29:31 AM  
That might be the most scathing column I have ever read. I can hardly wait to see the shiatstorm this thread will inevitably become.

/your popcorn, go get it

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2013-03-14 10:29:51 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: St_Francis_P: I think most people realize that cloud computing requires man-made clouds; the natural ones can't hold enough data. I'm sure they use something like the artificial snow machines at ski resorts.

Now the concept of "real cloud" computing fascinates me.  Could you actually store data in a mist?  What happens when it rains?  Would stratus clouds hold less data than cumulus clouds?


Maybe other types of clouds would work too, like the cloud of smoke from a Diesel engine exhaust. Every highway could become a data storage facility.
 
2013-03-14 10:30:31 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: St_Francis_P: I think most people realize that cloud computing requires man-made clouds; the natural ones can't hold enough data. I'm sure they use something like the artificial snow machines at ski resorts.

Now the concept of "real cloud" computing fascinates me.  Could you actually store data in a mist?  What happens when it rains?  Would stratus clouds hold less data than cumulus clouds?


I know that lightning bolts carry 1.21 Jiggabytes of data.
 
2013-03-14 10:30:36 AM  

BunkyBrewman: Is this the thread where we find out the percentage of things that Farkers think are real?


You mean the thrice weekly wrestling threads?
 
2013-03-14 10:32:04 AM  
I Believe......
www.truehealthfacts.com
.....in Chemtrails
 
2013-03-14 10:32:36 AM  
Twenty four percent believe dinosaurs and man hung out together. Eighteen percent believe the sun revolves around the Earth.

Jesus farking Christ. There is no hope for us.
 
2013-03-14 10:33:48 AM  
You should see the percentage that believes in gun control.
 
2013-03-14 10:34:36 AM  

Counter_Intelligent: Unicorn thread?


If by "unicorn" you mean attractive, single bisexual women.
 
2013-03-14 10:34:46 AM  
USA! USA! USA!

Oh, look, a Walmart! Let's go to the Sarah Palin book signing.
 
2013-03-14 10:35:01 AM  
"Newtown shooting happened and 20 young children were massacred due to America's fetish for, obsession with and addiction to firearms, violence and fear"

What percentage believe this bullshiat?
 
2013-03-14 10:36:20 AM  

Counter_Intelligent: Unicorn thread?


denver.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2013-03-14 10:36:42 AM  
What percentage of Americans lie or pick random answers on surveys?
 
2013-03-14 10:36:51 AM  
And every single one of them vote Democrat too.
 
2013-03-14 10:36:54 AM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-14 10:37:02 AM  

Molavian: You should see the percentage that believes in gun control.


I wonder how many think more guns = more safety.

Since we have 300 million people, and 200 million privately-owned firearms, shouldn't our murder rate be REALLY low?
 
2013-03-14 10:37:08 AM  
Believing in UFO's isn't a stretch. I wish one would come take me from this crazy planet.
 
2013-03-14 10:37:24 AM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-03-14 10:37:32 AM  
I wonder what percent believes that Huffpost is real news?
 
2013-03-14 10:37:45 AM  
This wouldn't be a problem if we simply fed our children the way they need to be fed.

calorielab.com
 
2013-03-14 10:37:45 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: St_Francis_P: I think most people realize that cloud computing requires man-made clouds; the natural ones can't hold enough data. I'm sure they use something like the artificial snow machines at ski resorts.

Now the concept of "real cloud" computing fascinates me.  Could you actually store data in a mist?  What happens when it rains?  Would stratus clouds hold less data than cumulus clouds?


There are online random number generators online that use current whether data to get the randomness.
 
2013-03-14 10:39:05 AM  
Ha, I thought the image in the article looked familiar

d.gr-assets.com
 
2013-03-14 10:40:02 AM  
Surveys tend to have an established minimum %, due to people screwing with the presenter, misunderstanding the question, being insane, or some linear combination of all three. I'm amazed that the unicorn question made it as low as 4%, actually. I'd always thought the floor was around 9%.
 
2013-03-14 10:40:04 AM  
But nobody doesn't Like Sarah Lee.......
 
2013-03-14 10:40:26 AM  

some_beer_drinker: seriously? wow, Americans people are pretty retarded.


Similar polls have been done in other countries, with similar results. People are stupid all over. For example, many people in Iceland believe elves actually exist.

This is not unusual, nor is is particularly American. People are stupid all over.
 
2013-03-14 10:40:37 AM  
Wait, why did the author pick on Kansas? Is this one of those "flyover country" things where we pretend that a large portion of the country doesn't count because some people live there that have opinions that we disagree with? How "progressive".

/Mark Morford sounds like a douchbag
 
2013-03-14 10:40:47 AM  
It couldn't be that there has been an intentional and systematic effort to create a subservient, uncritical, ignorant population which can be easily manipulated to passively serve the 1% and their goals.

Nah, that's just crazy talk. Tinfoil hat, even.
 
2013-03-14 10:41:30 AM  
"......Twenty four percent believe dinosaurs and man hung out together....."

Absolutely. Raquel Welch would never lie to me.

/obscure?
//perhaps for the younger farkers.....
 
2013-03-14 10:42:10 AM  
I don't know which is sadder: that 37% of people are stupid, or that I'm not surprised.
 
2013-03-14 10:42:11 AM  

rufus-t-firefly: Molavian: You should see the percentage that believes in gun control.

I wonder how many think more guns = more safety.

Since we have 300 million people, and 200 million privately-owned firearms, shouldn't our murder rate be REALLY low?


I wonder what how many of those who were murdered had a firearm on them at the time, or if those murdered even owned one.
 
2013-03-14 10:42:31 AM  

GiantRex: That might be the most scathing column I have ever read. I can hardly wait to see the shiatstorm this thread will inevitably become.

/your popcorn, go get it

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I wouldn't worry about it, for several reasons:

1. the author is a smarmy dick
2. his "blog" sucks
3. quoting "surveys" is about as intellectually lazy a writing style as one could possibly imagine.
4. STRAW MEN, STRAW MEN EVERYWHERE!

Ask yourself a serious question: have you ever answered a social survey seriously? Of course not:

Do I believe in Unicorns (what a stupid question) hell yeah! Sure I do, idiot farking "survey" taker.

That way grossly lazy "intellectual liberals" can write grossly lazy, pandering blogs for people who enjoy the pandering.

For a writer, he is one hell of a yoga teacher.
 
2013-03-14 10:42:44 AM  

bdub77: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: St_Francis_P: I think most people realize that cloud computing requires man-made clouds; the natural ones can't hold enough data. I'm sure they use something like the artificial snow machines at ski resorts.

Now the concept of "real cloud" computing fascinates me.  Could you actually store data in a mist?  What happens when it rains?  Would stratus clouds hold less data than cumulus clouds?

I know that lightning bolts carry 1.21 Jiggabytes of data.


That's racist.
 
2013-03-14 10:42:59 AM  
God is an American.
 
2013-03-14 10:43:04 AM  
There is no incentive for them NOT to believe.

The incentive to believe in weird things is that people might find it interesting to talk to you.
 
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