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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2012
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    They claim this thing is designed to "breach walls without causing harl to those inside"... Well they'd better not be standing right next to the wall!

    The wall breaker !

    You'll also notice they didn't try it on a concrete wall.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2012 edited
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    Any other presumed psychopaths here, presumably plotting mass killings, besides me?

    (WARNING: Deepest apologies for linking to a Daily "What fresh hell is this?" Mail article because I can't read the original German piece.)

    Not on Facebook? Employers, Psychiatrists May Think You’re a Psychopath and/or Sociopath
    Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren't on social networking sites are 'suspicious.'
    The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.
    On a more tangible level, Forbes.com reports that human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don't use the site.
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    @ The Mighty Foam(ing at the mouth Psychopath) - Yup. I read that yesterday and laughed my ass off. I am obviously a psychopath because I'm not on Facebook.

    When I don't post nasty messages about someone's photo? Psychopath.
    When I don't Facebook stalk someone? Sociopath.

    Definitely. Without doubt. Employers and psychiatrists are never wrong, after all.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2012
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    Internet Archive adds 1,000,000 legal files to the world's store of BitTorrents
    The Internet Archive has partnered with BitTorrent to publish over 1,000,000 of its books, music and movies as legal torrents. It's a huge whack of legal content in the torrentverse, and a major blow to the schemes of entertainment execs to have the whole BitTorrent protocol filtered away to nothing on sight.
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    BRILLIANT!

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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2012
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    @The Mighty Foamhead: I don't spend days stalking people who DEFINITELY love me on Facebook, so I must be an even bigger psychopath than I feared.

    @oldhat: That's like most of the conversations I have with people on a daily basis, I lie to thee not. I am merely a stumpy husk, carved from an over-ripe avocado.
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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2012 edited
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    This is one of the times I'm lucky to be middle aged. "Facebook? No, I don't have a page, don't spend much time online".

    This is the start of a scary Orwellesque social trend, though; suspicion toward anyone who's not inclined to hang their whole life out in public via social media. I expect we'll see an increase in the number of people who maintain multiple profiles to keep their personal and professional networks separate from one another.
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    Technically I do have a Facebook account, but it contains no personal information, has no friends and exists purely for website testing purposes.

    I suppose that makes me merely the kind of psychopath who'd maliciously destroy your job and home life while stopping short of killing you to make a skin-suit.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2012
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    I have a Facebook account primarily to convince people I'm not a sociopath. Which doesn't do much to help my case, now that I think about it.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2012
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    How long have Facebook insisted on wannabe converts handing over a phone number to authenticate their identity?

    A couple of months back, I tried helping a very net-unsavvy relative sign-up but they suddenly went off the idea when this mandatory demand appeared. Which, to be honest, is completely understandable, alongside all those well-publicised privacy concerns, unpredictable censorship policy, arbitrary email address changes, etc, etc and etc. (Is FB really as bad as every report I've read about it makes out? A near-billion users would seem to suggest otherwise but...)

    But then, I am a psycho/sociopath, after all, so what do I know.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2012
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2012 edited
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    "We're gonna need a bigger carrot."

    • CommentAuthorSteve Toase
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2012 edited
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    Anti D&D Christian tract. A relative of mine had tons of these publications about, to try and save me
    Chick Tracts
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    When i was in my final year of university, we were encouraged to have two facebook accounts social and professional, needless to say the professional ones are all dormant two years later, and i only ever had the one.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2012
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    Patrick Stewart as Olympic ticket scalper. Pretty funny vid, bit it's on Funny or Die so no embedding.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2012
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2012
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    From the Dept. of Brain Damage, a new take on a classic theme: Bryan Lewis Saunders: Self Portraits on Drugs

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