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ppl b stupid
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:56:21 AM »
Know of anything stupid First-Gen humans have done that seem incredibly smart to them? Post it here!

iWave- This is actually a real thing that many people fell for. Some troll article said that Apple put a device called iWave in their phones so you could charge them via nuking. To the dismay of many iPhone users, this instead destroyed their phone.
How people thought this was true is beyond me, since it would have probably been in the manual. Come to think of it, why would it come packed with a charger etc. if you just needed to microwave it?

iOS7 is Type IV technology- The same people who shoved their iPhones in a microwave thought that downloading iOS7, a software update, would make their iPhones, a piece of hardware, waterproof.

Yes, this is how paradoxical humans are. People my age were smarter back when we had less information on our world. Now, we have more, but we're stupider than ever.

I won't even
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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 11:38:59 AM »
#JustHumanThings

Xriqxa

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 07:08:21 AM »
converted from a YouTube advertisement to a forum game

1981- Reagan Administration ignores first AIDS outbreaks, labeling it "gay disease"

The homophobia is strong, no?
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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 10:17:06 PM »
I feel like a lot of this is Confirmation bias. You don't remember when someone of your generation does something incredible, or good. It really bothers me when people complain about how stupid the new generation is, when it is very clearly just a vocal minority doing stupid things and posting them online. You'll never hear people congratulating this generation for revolutionizing cancer research, combating the flu epidemic, starting their own accounting business, going from being homeless to attending Harvard, or creating a tiny motor just a quarter of an inch across that uses water instead of an electromagnet to spin. I dunno why it bothers me so much, but it's just something that I see a lot and I believe is 100% wrong. /endrant

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2014, 11:00:54 PM »
Yes, this is how paradoxical humans are. People my age were smarter back when we had less information on our world. Now, we have more, but we're stupider than ever.
I agree with Jorster, you can't just pick the bad examples of what some humans do today and say it's a general trend we've become more stupid. You're essentially comparing a group of stupid people today with a group of smart people from the past and leaving out the opposites. There were also many stupid of what people did in the past. Consider nazism, racism, sexism, anti-gay opinions were much more widespread, etc., fewer were literate, science less advanced... There always were clever and stupid people and a lot of people in between. The fact that you still find stupid people in our 7 billion population doesn't mean we're all getting more stupid.

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2014, 01:49:02 AM »
The general public demographic is, not the people who have
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revolutionizing cancer research, combating the flu epidemic, starting their own accounting business, going from being homeless to attending Harvard, or creating a tiny motor just a quarter of an inch across that uses water instead of an electromagnet to spin.

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2014, 02:17:08 AM »
The general public demographic is
People my age were smarter back when we had less information on our world. Now, we have more, but we're stupider than ever.
He provided examples just like you provided examples... Examples aren't proof of a general trend. You can't say the general public demographic is getting more stupid based on those examples.

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2014, 03:25:12 AM »
see for yourself

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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2014, 03:52:53 AM »
see for yourself
That's not evidence. I could say the same to you. And even by doing that you still wouldn't get any more informed. You only see people as they are now. Not the people from the past generation you're comparing to when they were at the same age. By 'seeing for yourse'f you will still have no clue how they were and thus you have nothing to compare to. In addition you only see a tiny amount of people that's not representative of the whole population unless you make an actual representative investigation... go ahead and do that or post one showing we collectively get more stupid and I might take it seriously. What you posted certainly is not evidence.

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2014, 05:03:13 AM »
Everyone hates me. Their standing point for that is they think I'm gay.

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2014, 08:03:55 AM »
Everyone hates me. Their standing point for that is they think I'm gay.

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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2014, 08:07:29 AM »
that doesn't make any sense half of us are LGBT

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2014, 08:20:35 AM »
I'm talking about my IRL peers

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2014, 08:22:30 AM »
Well don't take crap from your peers

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2014, 08:23:40 AM »
Yeah, for some reason all of my converts suddenly turned homophobic today

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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2014, 08:26:44 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2014, 08:32:56 AM »
wat

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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2014, 08:36:15 AM »
your image was broken, so I fixed it

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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2014, 08:37:24 AM »
ahh thanks

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2014, 08:58:42 AM »
I love how kids can get away with chopping hands off nowadays

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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2014, 09:10:09 AM »
WhaT?????????????????????????????!!!!21111!!!!!!!!one!1111!

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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2014, 09:13:56 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2014, 12:10:05 PM »
Grand Theft Auto VI: Ice Cream Edition

But really, this song just pffft.

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2014, 07:23:14 PM »
As a member of this new generation I see where Xriqxa is coming from being surrounded by idiots but there are also a great many that are looking to Change the face of the world(both literally and metaforicly)

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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2014, 07:32:12 PM »
As a member of this new generation I see where Xriqxa is coming from being surrounded by idiots but there are also a great many that are looking to Change the face of the world(both literally and metaforicly)
False, in my experience. I go to a public school, with an average age of about 16. I know literally no one that makes me feel like I'm "Surrounded by idiots", and my school is just shy of 3K people.

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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2014, 07:39:42 PM »
I was referring to my particular experience not in general

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« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2014, 07:51:19 PM »
there's one kid at my school that is of convinced that he is surrounded by idiots and he constantly talks about it because i'm also ridiculously smart according to everyone there and it annoys the crap out of me

y'all just have superiority complexes about yourselves, smart doesn't show like you think it does. the laziest people, the ones that have all Fs in school because they do none of the work, and the ones that do retarded stuff in an attempt to be funny, can often be intelligent, they're just broken humans or simply like showing off themselves in a crazy way.
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Re: ppl b stupid
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2014, 01:48:06 AM »
the ones that do retarded stuff in an attempt to be funny, can often be intelligent, they're just broken humans or simply like showing off themselves in a crazy way.


That would be me, except I'm not trying to be funny.
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