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June 29th, 2012, 13:49
Found a nice entry in the "TV Tropes" Wiki : http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph…criticalFandom

Applies to video games as well.


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June 29th, 2012, 14:20
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Found a nice entry in the "TV Tropes" Wiki : http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph…criticalFandom

Applies to video games as well.

Hypocritical Fandom I like it. Maybe instead of using the term fanboy using that phrase is better. I see it all the time on these boards.

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July 10th, 2012, 17:23
Never knew about this : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_of_Rome_(1527)
It was never taught at school or elsewhere. Today is the very first time I read about this event.
I wonder where all of the treasures went ?

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July 10th, 2012, 19:04
Stuff for conspiracy theories :

"Operation Paperclip" : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip

MKULTRA : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra

The case of "Doctor Death" John Cutler from the U.S. Public Health Service : http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lapl…-sebelius.html

Both again in the U.S. Health Service Syphilis Study : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskege…lis_experiment

Quote from there :

“ For the most part, doctors and civil servants simply did their jobs. Some merely followed orders, others worked for the glory of science. ”
— Dr John Heller, Director of the Public Health Service's Division of Venereal Diseases[9]

In the period following World War II, the revelation of the Holocaust and related Nazi medical abuses brought about changes in international law. Western allies formulated the Nuremberg Code to protect the rights of research subjects. No one appeared to have reevaluated the protocols of the Tuskegee Study according to the new standards.

Heller of PHS still defended the ethics of the study, stating: "The men's status did not warrant ethical debate. They were subjects, not patients; clinical material, not sick people."[11]

In October 2010 it was revealed that in Guatemala, Public Health Service doctors went even further. It was reported that from 1946 to 1948, American doctors deliberately infected prisoners, soldiers, and patients in a mental hospital with syphilis and, in some cases, gonorrhea, with the cooperation of some Guatemalan health ministries and officials. A total of 696 men and women were exposed to syphilis without the informed consent of the subjects. When the subjects contracted the disease they were given antibiotics though it is unclear if all infected parties were cured.[15]

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), which by then controlled the study, reaffirmed the need to continue the study until completion; i.e., until all subjects had died and been autopsied.

As a result of public outcry the CDC and PHS appointed an ad hoc advisory panel to review the study. It determined the study was medically unjustified and ordered its termination.

After penicillin was found to be an effective treatment for syphilis, the study continued for another 25 years without treating those suffering from the disease.
After the study and its consequences became front-page news, it was ended in a day.[27]
And an general overview : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_e…_United_States

As of 2007, not a single U.S. government researcher had been prosecuted for human experimentation, and many of the victims of U.S. government experiments have not received compensation, or in many cases, acknowledgment of what was done to them.[162]

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July 20th, 2012, 14:21
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40214117/

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August 4th, 2012, 20:25
… Found this entry interesting : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Sarkeesian

The situation generated much media discussion on the issue of pervasive sexual harassment in the video game culture. Sarkeesian told The New York Times that "[t]he gaming industry is actually in the process of changing… That’s a really positive thing, but I think there is a small group of male gamers who feel like gaming belongs to them, and are really terrified of that change happening."[27]
Connected : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_culture

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August 20th, 2012, 21:11
A journey back intp prehistoric times : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucippotomy

Edit : No so deep into prehistoric times : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrewsbury_cake

Edit : And back into ancient times again : Horse And Horse : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hengist_and_Horsa

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August 23rd, 2012, 18:51
Interesting : The "Flynn Effect" : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect

Flynn argues that the abnormal drop in British teenage IQ could be due to youth culture having "stagnated" or even dumbed down. He also states that the youth culture is more oriented towards computer games than towards of reading and holding conversations. Researcher Richard Gray, commenting on the study, also mentions the computer culture diminishing reading books as well as a tendency towards teaching to the test.[45][46]
Related and cited there : http://www.thedailybeast.com/newswee…ty-crisis.html

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September 17th, 2012, 18:59
Deus Ex : Human Revolution is here ! : http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.5024

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September 18th, 2012, 12:04
Camera stolen by a Seagull : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature…&v=RArofHji8CU

Fascinating !

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September 27th, 2012, 20:13
iPhone 5 parody

"For the first time ever, we have increased the size of the display."

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September 27th, 2012, 20:20
Star Wars : The Battle Of Hoth - as seen via Minecraft !

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September 30th, 2012, 14:16
If you ever wanted to know what the German "Abmahnindustrie" is about : http://www.mankenyeri.com/2012/04/ab…r-anti-rip-law

An "Abmahnung" is practically a "cease & desist letter".

But be warned : The grammar in this article is imho quite bad !

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October 6th, 2012, 00:26
How can you make someone take the stairs instead of the escalator?
— Make them Piano Stairs!

I like the idea.

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October 8th, 2012, 15:13
Interesting : http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Sic…ses,18172.html

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October 9th, 2012, 16:16
A few older video games - shown … : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature…&v=sAzzbrFgcUw

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October 11th, 2012, 18:23
The Wardenclyffe Tower : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower
An invention by Tesla.

Comet Encke : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Encke

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November 23rd, 2012, 17:14
The Devonian Times Newspaper

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November 28th, 2012, 23:19
I like that ! : http://www.introvertday.org/

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December 6th, 2012, 16:10
Uh : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_…_Ciudad_Juαrez
Uneasy article.


The origin of Poker : http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poch

Logocentrism : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logocentrism

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