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(Forbes)   "As a culture we are not addressing the competencies needed to make use of our new and amazing tools. Sheer computer power needs to be harnessed by abstract, logical ideas that are hard to compose if you're checking your smartphone 150 times a day"   (forbes.com) divider line 19
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1285 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Jul 2014 at 6:34 PM (6 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-07-04 05:17:49 PM
Hey buddy. You go be smart and shiat, and we'll be out here shooting dick pics and sending them to biatches at the club.

I don't think my dick pics are really making you unable to do whatever the fark smart shiat you think you should be doing.

Unless you're just in awe of my mightiness. Which raises the question: how the fark are you getting my dick pics?
 
2014-07-04 05:50:29 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Hey buddy. You go be smart and shiat, and we'll be out here shooting dick pics and sending them to biatches at the club.

I don't think my dick pics are really making you unable to do whatever the fark smart shiat you think you should be doing.

Unless you're just in awe of my mightiness. Which raises the question: how the fark are you getting my dick pics?


Dude.  You pick the "ick" in "Nicomachean Ethics" #moderation #aristotleismybro
 
2014-07-04 06:48:48 PM
It's gonna be awesome when people are too stupid to fix their stuff or make new stuff.
 
2014-07-04 06:51:51 PM
Thinking for 15 minutes isn't that hard. I just need something to do with my body during that time. Or at least have something to look at like a fire or a river. Something which is continuously changing without actually enough change to pull the full attention towards it.

/Simply sitting on a chair in a room for 15 minutes would be a good way to diagnose ADHD
//Well, good for the pharmaceutical companies anyway
///Also: the story is a repeat
 
2014-07-04 07:01:56 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Hey buddy. You go be smart and shiat, and we'll be out here shooting dick pics and sending them to biatches at the club.

I don't think my dick pics are really making you unable to do whatever the fark smart shiat you think you should be doing.

Unless you're just in awe of my mightiness. Which raises the question: how the fark are you getting my dick pics?


Your using twitter to send them, and you should probably get that looked at by a doctor before more of them burst.
 
2014-07-04 07:40:09 PM

ReverendJynxed: It's gonna be awesome when people are too stupid to fix their stuff or make new stuff.


Yep. I'll continue charging people stupid amounts of money for simple things.
 
2014-07-04 07:49:58 PM
I have zero problem sitting and daydreaming for extended periods, but if you sit me down in a room with something that I can shock myself with safely, I'm probably going to be more interested in playing with that. I can use my brain whenever I want. Not so with this particular toy.

This sounds less like a case of "people find it so difficult to go without stimulation that they'd rather shock themselves than be bored!" and more a case of "electricity is interesting and fun to play with."
 
2014-07-04 08:24:41 PM
Repeat thread is a repeat.
 
2014-07-04 09:03:30 PM
FTFA: Not surprisingly, men found this alone time more difficult than women.

This actually does surprise me.  I'd have guessed men did better with alone time than women.  However, this...

FTFA:   Only 25% of the women in the final experiment of the study gave themselves shocks during a 15-minute period versus 66% of the men.

...does not surprise me at all, and makes me question the experiment.  If I'm sitting alone for awhile and sometime hooks me up to a shocking device, I'm going to zap myself just to see what it's like (and if they zap me before the experiment I'd zap myself just to see what it's like to zap myself), and I have no problem disconnecting or daydreaming.
 
2014-07-04 09:25:58 PM
FTA: "One outlier male (whose data was removed from the final results) gave himself an astounding 190 shocks during that (15 minute) time!"

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He found his kink!
 
2014-07-04 10:39:48 PM
This experiment is garbage if they didn't control for "curiosity shocks", or ones where people where just doing it to feel what it was like.
 
2014-07-04 11:10:22 PM
I keep thinking I should do something more abstract. But I keep going back to FARK.
 
2014-07-05 01:10:23 AM
That new thing that everyone else is doing incessantly will certainly destroy us all!
 
2014-07-05 01:55:55 AM
Or posting on Fark when you're supposed to be writing SQL Plus code.
 
2014-07-05 02:08:49 AM
There is nothing about that article that is right, and if Wilson honestly thinks people were doing this because technological "distractions" have trained them to not think, then he should have his doctorate stripped, be pelted with rotten fruit, and made to wear a dunce hat for a year. It's just one conclusion to another getting leapt to in that thing >:/

Technology doesn't make you smarter; it is condensed and borrowed smartness that lets you better Do The Thing. Humans today are just as stupid as humans 20000 years ago; the difference between us is simply that time allows moderns to have more condensed-smartness items, borrowed from a greater number of smart people, than our ancestors did, which then allows us to Do The Things much quicker and with greater precision than they could(or in the case of communications the author's talking about, letting us Do The Thing more reliably, with more people, over greater distances, for less cost). I'd be infuriated by how many people who think Idiocracy was a non-fiction film get hired to write shiatty articles for shiatty agenda-rags if I hadn't already known how often that's the case. If anybody's dumber today than they were in the past, it's the US wealthy; back in the 50s and 60s they were still batshiat insane(see the Birchers), but at least they still realized they were a part of society. Now they seem to think they can loot and loot and take and take and there will never be any consequences, and they're precisely the people paying shills like this to write such moronic tripe.
 
2014-07-05 02:40:50 AM
"Do things for the machine rather the machine doing things for you."  Failed at the basic understanding of what 'tools' are for.  So much for that.

F*ck him.
 
2014-07-05 07:41:31 AM
He used the ignorant crutch adjective 'amazing' so his opinion is invalid.
 
2014-07-05 08:56:18 AM
I checked out the Wolfram programming thing he lauded and it has the most cryptic, esoteric description I've ever come across. If it's so great, why can't they explain wtf it does?
 
2014-07-05 11:53:59 AM
i970.photobucket.com

/also, stop sending geek jobs overseas
 
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