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#1 Re: News » Yahoo be real niggaz fuk DA NSA na mean? » 2014-09-16 23:14:27

if i vote for ron paul will he make anime real

#3 Re: News » Yahoo be real niggaz fuk DA NSA na mean? » 2014-09-13 14:00:06

fun fact: the NSA have not caught a single terrorist since their creation
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/10/ … e-911.html

yet people WILL STILL DEFEND THE GOVERNMENT SPYING ON EVERY FACET OF THEIR LIFE AND USE THE UTTERLY FUCKING FAGGOT ARGUMENT "IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE U HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR A TEEDLY TOODLY TUMBLER FUCKBALLS"


AAAARASGHRASGRJSGR BARON SMASH

#6 Re: Movies, Video Games, and Books » The Sims 4 » 2014-09-09 14:49:36

>playing anything with EA on the front cover
>ever

also yfw people still buying this despite everything missing
also ea saying they wont make sims 5 if 4 sells poorly

#7 Re: General Talk » Where were you when you found out you had superpowers? » 2014-09-02 13:45:19

if someone lost their PIN or ATM number or whatever through being careless would pointing out they were careless be considered victim blaming

also in regards to this NSA argument the legalized spying of a nations citizens by an incompetent government and some scriptkiddy hacking into a poorly defended server are not the same stop comparing them you braindamaged fucks

#8 Re: General Talk » Where were you when you found out you had superpowers? » 2014-09-02 12:11:11

SaintVicious wrote:

Because icloud was hacked lol

and apparently not for the first time

Also this cloud bollocks going on this is not fucking revolutionary software saving personal files to servers to access anywhere has been a thing for ages but ever since e3 of last year this shit has been everywhere

if you get drawn in by this "MUH CLOUD" noncery you're a goddamned stupid asshole

#9 Re: General Talk » Where were you when you found out you had superpowers? » 2014-09-02 00:29:53

Private nudes get leaked all the time but the five o only get into gear when famous rich people get hacked

what the actual fuck

also when I saw psychic violence i immediately thought of this
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Tj_l4PcPs[/video]

#12 Re: News » Game modders secret pedos and rapists? » 2014-08-31 12:42:05

I've seen this supposed rape thing

it's nowhere near as awful as you might imagine when they're floating of the ground and one of them looks like they're wearing a traffic cone on their head

#14 Re: General Talk » Another day in the glorious American South. » 2014-08-29 13:37:16

>trying to draft dodge
filthy communist in league with obama 9/11 never 5get

#15 Re: General Talk » Another day in the glorious American South. » 2014-08-29 13:25:23

freedom isn't free
it cost folk like you and me

#16 Re: News » Another great informatve feminist news article. » 2014-08-26 13:03:49

does it bother anyone else? how people speak on tumblr its really annoying???? i just cant???

#18 Re: General Talk » SS is back again » 2014-08-22 23:55:00

A hugbox dwelling tumblrite was teaching a class on the School Survival forums.

"Before the class begins, you must get on your knees and worship Doa and accept that he is the most highly evolved being ever known, even greater than Soulriser!"

At this moment, a DnE poster who had 10,000 posts and lived through every dramafest on SS and understood the necessity of the admin actually doing things stood up, and held up a newly registered account.

"Who does this account belong to?"

The arrogant moderator smirked and smugly replied, "Duelix, a no good Dark and Edgy hater, you stupid troll."

"Wrong. This actually belonged to someone who wanted to join the forums. However, your presumption that anyone who offers criticism and anything less than complete positivity is a troll scared them off, never to return."

Doa was visibly shaken, dropped his Staff and copy of "How To Be The Bestest Forum Mod Ever And Ban Everyone You Don't Like", and stormed out of the room crying tumblrite crocodile tears.

The few remaining non tumblrite members applauded and all joined Dark and Edgy on that day. A bird named "Apathy" flew into the room and perched atop the DnE servers, shedding a tear on the box. The old forums were abandoned, and Soulriser retired, and now lives in a bungalow with thirty cats.

Doa was made redundant as the forums were empty, and he was fired the next day. He died from Stolen Chromosome Disorder and was tossed into the narrow maze for all eternity.

#19 Re: Advice » What are the most optimal ways to deal with ass and pubic hair? » 2014-08-21 21:11:29

put it in a vice and rip it out and upload your reaction to youtube for massive bank

#21 Re: Philosophy » The Backfire Effect » 2014-08-20 15:18:58

You pretty much outlined all the reasons why I don't bother speaking up or getting into HUGE INTERNET FIGHTS with people

humanity makes me a mad panda

#22 Philosophy » The Backfire Effect » 2014-08-20 15:06:32

Baron
Replies: 17

http://bigthink.com/think-tank/the-back … -arguments

Let's say you're having an argument with a friend about oh, let's say, Obamacare, or even who the best quarterback in the NFL is. You present your friend with a set of facts that you would think would clinch your argument. And yet, while the facts you present clearly contradict your friend's position, you discover that presenting your friend with these facts does nothing to correct his or her false or unsubstantiated belief. In fact, your friend is even more emboldened in his or her belief after being exposed to corrective information.

A group of Dartmouth researchers have studied the problem of the so-called "backfire effect," which is defined as the effect in which "corrections actually increase misperceptions among the group in question."


    "people typically receive corrective information within “objective” news reports pitting two sides of an argument against each other, which is significantly more ambiguous than receiving a correct answer from an omniscient source. In such cases, citizens are likely to resist or reject arguments and evidence contradicting their opinions – a view that is consistent with a wide array of research. "

So when we read a news story that presents both sides of an issue, we simply pick the side we happen to agree with and it reinforces our viewpoint. But what of those individuals who don't simply resist challenges to their views, but who actually come to hold their original opinion even more strongly?

The authors describe the "backfire effect" as a possible result of

   " the process by which people counterargue preference-incongruent information and bolster their preexisting views. If people counterargue unwelcome information vigorously enough, they may end up with 'more attitudinally congruent information in mind than before the debate,' which in turn leads them to report opinions that are more extreme than they otherwise would have had.""

This study goes a long way to explain the state of rational discourse in the country right now. So what can be done? How can you have a more effective discussion with your friend about Obamacare or Peyton Manning?

#23 Movies, Video Games, and Books » Five Nights at Freddy's » 2014-08-20 14:15:18

Baron
Replies: 1

Because everyone on the internet is playing this game

Do you enjoy shitting yourself and not having any sleep for the next few weeks? Then go play this. The premise is that you are a night shift security guard working at some shitty ass rip off of chuck e cheese and there are anamatronic robots and they go EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE at you and then you die

http://www.desura.com/games/five-nights-at-freddys

#24 Re: Emotional discussion » A feeling » 2014-08-16 22:26:49

pls u hurt my feelings i report you to soulriser and she will ban u

#25 Re: Emotional discussion » A feeling » 2014-08-16 21:54:08

LOON_ATTIC wrote:

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DEY TOOK EWR JERBS

Don't worry, there's always someone smarter.. :(

Yeah that's a part of the human condition I really don't like
Somewhere out there there is someone who is basically you but does one thing you do better rendering you effectively redudant

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