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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 82
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2013-03-14 10:37:24 AM  
19 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2013-03-14 09:53:21 AM  
14 votes:
Holy crap, that adds up to 78%, that's like half of everybody
2013-03-14 09:39:18 AM  
9 votes:
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 10:34:36 AM  
7 votes:

Counter_Intelligent: Unicorn thread?


If by "unicorn" you mean attractive, single bisexual women.
2013-03-14 10:48:51 AM  
5 votes:

halfof33: 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

[frathousesports.net image 350x350]

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.



img13.imageshack.us
2013-03-14 10:26:02 AM  
5 votes:

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 10:25:40 AM  
5 votes:
47% voted for Mitt Romney.
2013-03-14 09:36:33 AM  
5 votes:
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 09:19:08 AM  
5 votes:
Nobody has ever gone broke underestimating the stupidity of the American people.
2013-03-14 10:54:33 AM  
4 votes:
Cloud computing doesn't work well in Germany, where it's so sunny all the time.
2013-03-14 10:37:45 AM  
4 votes:
This wouldn't be a problem if we simply fed our children the way they need to be fed.

calorielab.com
2013-03-14 10:36:54 AM  
4 votes:
media.tumblr.com
2013-03-14 10:36:20 AM  
4 votes:

Counter_Intelligent: Unicorn thread?


denver.mylittlefacewhen.com
2013-03-14 10:33:48 AM  
4 votes:
You should see the percentage that believes in gun control.
2013-03-14 10:23:43 AM  
4 votes:
this is why we can't have nice things.
2013-03-14 10:50:36 AM  
3 votes:

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 tried to catch a cloud once, but I mist.
2013-03-14 09:27:56 AM  
3 votes:
i1151.photobucket.com
Fat, stupid & American is no way to go through life, son.
2013-03-14 09:21:04 AM  
3 votes:
Dumbasses, everyone knows unicorns are extinct!
m00
2013-03-14 03:21:46 PM  
2 votes:

tripleseven: Thankfully my company is pulling me off client sites to work on...our own cloud initiatives.


www.ricespoonandfork.com
2013-03-14 11:56:29 AM  
2 votes:
But dinosaurs and man DO hang out together:
files.myopera.com
/pedantic cladist
2013-03-14 11:26:51 AM  
2 votes:

Karac: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: 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.

For asteroids floating in deep space perhaps.  But for the Earth and Sun - no, you can't.  It's pretty easy to prove that the Earth revolves around the Sun because the center of it's orbit is actually INSIDE the sun.


That's unpossible. It would burn up INSIDE the sun!
2013-03-14 11:16:22 AM  
2 votes:
f.asset.soup.io
2013-03-14 11:08:16 AM  
2 votes:
The only fail in this thread is the Fark mods greenlighting this liberal drivel.
2013-03-14 11:06:08 AM  
2 votes:
Well, since others are posting book covers...

ecx.images-amazon.com

Also...

nekom: Dumbasses, everyone knows unicorns are extinct!


www.ufunk.net

/Extinct but delicious!
2013-03-14 10:52:56 AM  
2 votes:

Voiceofreason01: 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


You sound offended. Tell your unicorn we're sorry.

cnbcsucks.files.wordpress.com
2013-03-14 10:47:11 AM  
2 votes:
How come in areas where there are a lot of churches, the crime rate is higher? One would think more churches=more good law abiding people. Yet, the opposite is true.
2013-03-14 10:42:44 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:37:32 AM  
2 votes:
I wonder what percent believes that Huffpost is real news?
2013-03-14 10:30:36 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:29:31 AM  
2 votes:
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

frathousesports.net
2013-03-14 08:51:10 AM  
2 votes:
seriously? wow, Americans are pretty retarded.
2013-03-14 03:58:32 PM  
1 votes:

Karac: Me and Andy Dufresne got it.


Hey there, Ms. Fussybritches.
2013-03-14 03:49:25 PM  
1 votes:
100% of conservatives and Republicans believe that all facts or arguments that make them look bad are made up by libs and Commies.

Since no fact or argument presented by a non-Conservative non-Republican is genuine, the only person who can contradict a conservative Republican is another, more powerful Conservative Republican.

These are called RINOS. They have one or two horns. Fortunately for truthiness, the White RINO is going extinct, and the Black RINO is a completely mythical creature that no one has ever seen apart from the few examples on stage at a Republican National Convention. There is therefore no outside force that can alter the mind of Conservative Republican. Conservative Republicans thus only change their minds in those rare magical moments during which they choose to contradict themselves.

And yes, God could make a burrito so hot that even he couldn't eat it, but God is a Republican and chooses never to do such a thing except when he does. Republican conservatives believe that you should not waste food unless it could feed a poor person.
2013-03-14 02:27:33 PM  
1 votes:
Has this thread really devolved into people defending the idea that unicorns may exist?

Yep, that's it, we're doomed ... I'm riding that missile in like Slim Pickens ... see you all in hell!
2013-03-14 01:34:17 PM  
1 votes:
You'd be surprised how many adults, many of them at least partially educated, have to think for a minute when you ask them to hold up their left or right hand.

Or can't alphabetize something without singing the song to help them.

Personally, i would have liked the article better if one of the questions asked you to distinguish between shiat and a can of Shinola.
2013-03-14 01:27:16 PM  
1 votes:
But Unicorns ARE real!   They have just left the land and evolved back into whales!

upload.wikimedia.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narwhal
2013-03-14 01:09:58 PM  
1 votes:
What about alicorns?

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-03-14 01:06:18 PM  
1 votes:
dittybopper:

We're both right, depending on the frame of reference.

Considered as a two body system, the Earth and Sun orbit around a barycenter.  Because the Sun is much more massive than the Earth, that barycenter is below the surface of the Sun.

As a system, they both orbit the center of the Milky Way galaxy.


And the Milky Way is moving away from the Center of the Universe, which we all know is in Tulsa, OK.
2013-03-14 12:53:29 PM  
1 votes:

Visionmn2: So let me get this straight. If someone does not think like this guy they are a moron. He is enlightened and all should now down to his superior liberal intellect.

Nothing closed minded there, nope nothing.


Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one.  You know what not everyone has?  The facts.  You know what no one has?  A unicorn, because they don't exist.  You know what that makes you if you believe in unicorns?  A moron, worthy of scorn and ridicule.  Or a child, in which case rock on.
2013-03-14 12:40:50 PM  
1 votes:

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?



icasl.com.br
2013-03-14 12:17:16 PM  
1 votes:

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: halfof33: derpderpderpityDOOOOoooooo!

Clarified for newbs.


lolz

Sport, when you have nothing you really have nothing, don't you? Hee hee!
2013-03-14 12:14:25 PM  
1 votes:

neversubmit: dittybopper: neversubmit: dittybopper: m00: Biological Ali: Oh that was good. I give it 7/10.

The earth/sun thing is true though. I was arguing this with a colleague at work. Technically, the earth and the sun revolve around each other. It's not like the sun is somehow fixed in space.

The Earth and the Sun orbit around a common point.  That point is wholly within the Sun, so for all practical purposes, it's accurate enough to say the Earth orbits the Sun.

Both of them revolve around their respective axes.

revolve != orbit

Yeah, that's why I made sure to distinguish the two.

No they don't the earth orbits the sun the sun orbits the center of the milkyway galaxy


We're both right, depending on the frame of reference.

Considered as a two body system, the Earth and Sun orbit around a barycenter.  Because the Sun is much more massive than the Earth, that barycenter is below the surface of the Sun.

As a system, they both orbit the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
2013-03-14 12:10:05 PM  
1 votes:

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Voiceofreason01: "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?

Ahhh, the under-endowed contingent of fark shows up!


You really dont need to announce your arrival, we can see you are here
2013-03-14 12:09:35 PM  
1 votes:

Joe Blowme: Onkel Buck: This is all well and good, but now we need to concentrate on getting Dihydrogen Monoxide banned! Its all over the planet and we dont have a lot of time left!

This is my Earth day crusade, we need to let people know 7000 die per year in the US alone from Dihydrogen Monoxide. When will the EPA step up and rule it a polutant?


People need to know that it's used in nuclear reactors and chemical plants. It's even used in the production of WEAPONS.
2013-03-14 12:07:01 PM  
1 votes:

neversubmit: Your timeline is bad and you should feel bad. Oh btw where did they get those bio/chem weapons?


The technology Iraq used came mostly from Spain, Germany, Austria, China, and France.  They received some biological samples from the US, but the bulk of the material they used to make mustard and nerve gases seems to have come from Singapore, Egypt, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Spain.  They received smaller amounts from Brazil.

France was especially egregious:  They pretty much set up Iraq's nuclear program from scratch, and 21% of their chemical weapons manufacturing equipment was French in origin.

You want to blame someone for *THAT*, blame Jacques Chirac, who was much more buddy-buddy with Saddam Hussein than Donald Rumsfeld ever was.

The only involvement the US seems to have had in Iraqi WMD research and production was sending biological samples that the Iraqis claimed were for medical research.
2013-03-14 12:03:21 PM  
1 votes:

12monkeys: But dinosaurs and man DO hang out together:
[files.myopera.com image 450x300]

files.myopera.com
/pedantic cladist

seriousfacts.com
we also eat them
2013-03-14 11:58:13 AM  
1 votes:

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've looked at them from both sides now and I still don't know clouds, at all.
2013-03-14 11:50:56 AM  
1 votes:

Nana's Vibrator: I hope there are no professional survey takers here, because I have a confession to make:
If someone persistently tries to make me take a survey, they get bad data.  Extremely silly and sexual data.


Do you eat beans?

Would you like to see a new George Wendt movie?

/would you like to see George Wendt eating beans?
2013-03-14 11:48:44 AM  
1 votes:
Well, let's see. If magic suddenly sprung up (let's do a Shadowrun scenario), this would happen:

1.- Religious frenzy (people would start thinking it's the end of the world).
2.- Government persecution (do you really want someone that can create flames at will/raise the dead/teleport wherever he wants, unhinged? Balderdash! Gitmo would be like Hogwarts, minus the learning, and with rape and torture).
3.- Corporate takeover (see case 2).
4.- Scientific advancement (Possibly a consequence of cases 1 and 2).
2013-03-14 11:31:27 AM  
1 votes:
"Six percent of Americans believe in unicorns."

From the last presidential election, I would have guessed this to be at least 51 percent.
2013-03-14 11:30:41 AM  
1 votes:

shoegaze99: 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 polls are unreliable all over.


Seriously, don't believe survey results unless they are developed and executed by competent, disinterested professionals... and the subject matter rational, non-emotive stuff. Otherwise, the signal/noise ratio is potato.
2013-03-14 11:26:10 AM  
1 votes:

meat0918: Joe Blowme: Onkel Buck: This is all well and good, but now we need to concentrate on getting Dihydrogen Monoxide banned! Its all over the planet and we dont have a lot of time left!

This is my Earth day crusade, we need to let people know 7000 die per year in the US alone from Dihydrogen Monoxide. When will the EPA step up and rule it a polutant?

I've gotten more than one wannabe crunchy hippy with that one.  The last one was very pissed at me, I think in part because her husband played along.


You would not believe the numbers i get signing that petition every year for earth week. granted most are right our of high school but still. The powers that be asked me not to do it again this year, it made someone feel dumb.
2013-03-14 11:22:55 AM  
1 votes:

Joe Blowme: Onkel Buck: This is all well and good, but now we need to concentrate on getting Dihydrogen Monoxide banned! Its all over the planet and we dont have a lot of time left!

This is my Earth day crusade, we need to let people know 7000 die per year in the US alone from Dihydrogen Monoxide. When will the EPA step up and rule it a polutant?


I've gotten more than one wannabe crunchy hippy with that one.  The last one was very pissed at me, I think in part because her husband played along.
2013-03-14 11:21:47 AM  
1 votes:
i120.photobucket.com
Suck it deniers!
2013-03-14 11:16:34 AM  
1 votes:
I don't believe in unicorns. I just really, really wish they were real.
2013-03-14 11:13:35 AM  
1 votes:

WaitWhatWhy: Not really because gravity. Yeah, the math for the relative motion can be set up either way, but once you factor in the forces involved, saying the sun revolves around the earth is like saying that when you jump off the diving board, the earth falls up towards you.


Whoa, whoa, whoa...the earth  doesn't fall up toward me?
2013-03-14 11:13:08 AM  
1 votes:

neversubmit: Things that make me go hmmm... for 200 Alex


Well there was absolutely no question whatsoever that Iraq Had WMDs, hell they used them on the Kurds.

The question was whether in 1998-3 Iraq still had capable offensive WMD delivery and development programs.
2013-03-14 11:12:18 AM  
1 votes:
Anyone who is honestly surprised that a large percentage of humans are idiots has obviously never worked...well, any job dealing with the public.
2013-03-14 11:05:56 AM  
1 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: "......Twenty four percent believe dinosaurs and man hung out together....."

Absolutely. Raquel Welch would never lie to me.

/obscure?
//perhaps for the younger farkers.....



img2.timeinc.net

Me and Andy Dufresne got it.
2013-03-14 11:03:01 AM  
1 votes:

MrGuilt: Unicorns are real...they are just big and grey. [farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x426]


i25.photobucket.com
2013-03-14 11:02:52 AM  
1 votes:
I may not have any "training" or "education" or "credentials", but I'm a MOMMY and so I know that vaccinations are a huge scam by doctors to get rich by uploading our children's blood into the clouds.
2013-03-14 11:02:02 AM  
1 votes:

Onkel Buck: This is all well and good, but now we need to concentrate on getting Dihydrogen Monoxide banned! Its all over the planet and we dont have a lot of time left!


This is my Earth day crusade, we need to let people know 7000 die per year in the US alone from Dihydrogen Monoxide. When will the EPA step up and rule it a polutant?
2013-03-14 11:01:22 AM  
1 votes:

Ivo Shandor: What percentage of Americans lie or pick random answers on surveys?


Yep

If you ain't lying when they ask you stupid questions you aren't doing it right.

Long time ago I was part of the 'studio' audience that was fed a bunch of commercials and asked for opinions.

The one I remember the most had toast flying in the air.

I claimed it showed 'demonic possession'

Never did see that commercial make the air. ............
2013-03-14 10:57:40 AM  
1 votes:
Unicorns are real...they are just big and grey. farm9.staticflickr.com
Sadly, if unicorns really were real, some culture would likely view their horns as some sort of horse-viagra. There would be a trade in them, and the unicorns would be hunted down, horns hacked off, and the animal left for dead.

Humans suck.
2013-03-14 10:54:51 AM  
1 votes:
Just Another OC Homeless Guy:
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Americans, the scum of the Earth.

Normally, I'd point out how various other nations are equally farked up in various ways, but we've already had two threads this morning discussing the US's manipulation of the world food market for international political leverage and how we (and China) unintentionally set of regional famines several times during the cold war despite global food supplies being more than sufficient for the global population.

So... too depressed to pile more examples of humanity not even living up to its own basic moral standards on the plate.  Suffice to say that you shouldn't look into Italian or French politics, ever, if you want to complain about the US, and you should also avoid any news from the UK containing "parliament" "house", or "MP" and definitely refuse to learn anything about Israel.

//The rest of first-world Europe is mostly easier, avoid any news related to immigration or muslim rights and you can probably remain smugly superior with only mild ignorance.
2013-03-14 10:54:29 AM  
1 votes:
fc03.deviantart.net
You think that's bad, some of us believe in pegasi as well. 8D
2013-03-14 10:52:12 AM  
1 votes:
worst of all, 4% of america reads stuff on huffington post.
2013-03-14 10:47:22 AM  
1 votes:

shoegaze99: 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.


Farking communist! How dare you suggest that Amurcans aren't the stupidest people in the industrial world. If you don't love Amurca, get the hell out.
2013-03-14 10:46:42 AM  
1 votes:
Yuuup, pretty much, half of the population is of below average intelligence.
2013-03-14 10:45:34 AM  
1 votes:
2013-03-14 10:45:32 AM  
1 votes:
Only six percent?

i25.photobucket.com
2013-03-14 10:44:06 AM  
1 votes:
Hold on a second, Unicorns aren't real? Didn't North Korea find their lair?
2013-03-14 10:42:31 AM  
1 votes:

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

[frathousesports.net image 350x350]


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 10:41:30 AM  
1 votes:
"......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 10:40:47 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:40:04 AM  
1 votes:
But nobody doesn't Like Sarah Lee.......
2013-03-14 10:34:46 AM  
1 votes:
USA! USA! USA!

Oh, look, a Walmart! Let's go to the Sarah Palin book signing.
2013-03-14 10:32:04 AM  
1 votes:
I Believe......
www.truehealthfacts.com
.....in Chemtrails
2013-03-14 10:30:31 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:37:54 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:18:15 AM  
1 votes:
Is this the thread where we find out the percentage of things that Farkers think are real?
2013-03-14 08:52:36 AM  
1 votes:
Unicorn thread?
 
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