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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 12:16PM wufiavelli said

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Korean childs day

3pm finish School
3-5 Library study
5 - 10 Hogwon (private academy)
10-1am Private Academy
1-4 Computer games


Just to give people an understanding why the curfew is so late. I have been walking home drunk at 4 am and still see kids in school uniforms making their way home.

Posted: Apr 12th 2010 12:37PM (Unverified) said

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So when do they sleep?
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 5:25PM Georgio said

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So that is why grind games are popular. Their life is a stupid grind, poor people. Glad to be a white lazy European, not a Korean grinder.
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 12:43PM wufiavelli said

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They really do not that much. Like people in most places with insane schedules they grab sleep and here and their when they can but there is no consistent 6 or 7 hours sleep for most of them.

They did a study of child happiness in asia. Most places taiwon, china, (think japan) has an average around 70-80% happiness. Korea was the lowest around 53%.

Once they hit college however. Shit gets extremely easy. College is for the most part a joke compared to its western counterparts.

Posted: Apr 12th 2010 12:47PM oxlar said

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See. Net neutrality is good. Obey the government. The government knows best. The government is your friend.

Posted: Apr 12th 2010 1:07PM DrewIW said

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Is this a troll, or do you just woefully misunderstand what net neutrality means?

Net neutrality means the government and, more importantly, ISPs, can't pull stuff like this.
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 1:48PM wjowski said

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Better than being sued a million plus dollars because you used a copywritten song in your Youtube video.
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 8:54PM (Unverified) said

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This has nothing whatsoever to do with net neutrality. It's a law about the usage of services by underage people, which happen to be online services.
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 1:42PM oxlar said

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A) it was sarcasm.

B) I'd say your the one who is rather naive. This is the lie they sell it under, just like they sell the fairness doctrine under the guise of localism. Its an open door and its only going to invite abuse. And in the history of the internet, has american access to it ever been better than it is right now? What are you being restricted from doing on the internet? The only restrictions I see come from governments.

Posted: Apr 12th 2010 2:25PM (Unverified) said

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Net neutrality means keeping things the way they are. If you like the way the internet has worked, then you want net neutrality.

The telecoms want to change the way things currently work so that they make more money, while we pay more for less access. If the only way to keep the status quo is to enact legislation to secure it, then I'm all for it. Otherwise the companies with their huge bankrolls will chip away at it until there is nothing left.
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 2:42PM Neurasthenic said

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Please educate yourself, Oxlar...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_neutrality
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 5:27PM Gaugamela said

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And in the history of the internet, has american access to it ever been better than it is right now? What are you being restricted from doing on the internet?

Right now the internet still works under the principles of net neutrality you dumbass. You are actually defending net neutrality right now.
And what the hell does this has to do with cutting MMO access to Korean kids addicted to MMOs?
Or are you just a right wing lunatic that watches too much Faux News?
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 3:17PM (Unverified) said

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if you suggest educating yourself via Wikipedia then you really are naive!
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 4:16PM oxlar said

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Slipstream, its those companies with their huge bankrolls that made the internet what it is today. Without them, you'd still be on a campus telnetting to other campuses. Governments enacting legislation never results in maintaining status quo. Thank god, the courts ruled against net neutrality the other day. How would you like it if you started a business and built the infrastructure with your capital, then the government comes in and micromanages how you run your business? This is not a monopoly, its not MA Bell. There are options. Some options may be better than others, but there are options.

Neurasthenic - Like dave said. If your education on a subject is based off of wikipedia, your not studying hard enough. Unfortunately, most people have bought into the smoke screen and missdirection of the government's definition of net neutrality. They are already talking about taxing the hell out of internet use. The more control you give them over something like this, the more freedom you are going to lose on how you use the internet and what information you can get on the internet. Net neutrality is a gateway drug. You may think its all a good cause, but you gotta look beyond wikipedia for the truth.

Posted: Apr 12th 2010 5:11PM Ingrod said

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If you said that believe in the wikipedia is naive because everyone can write and modify you advocates for some control about it, perhaps some goverment institution can do that work... You know, people and private institutuions are always biased, only goverment and public institutions have the reason and the more truthful information.

Yeah, is a sarcasm xD

If you see some wrong in wikipedia you can chague it, if find some biased, you can erase it and put more accurate information. Perhaps some malicious people can changue things in his favour in some polariced cuestions, but many other honest people can correct that, in the end many articles are more accurate that many enciclopedic articles that need much more financiation to have existance. The more powerful tool for create content biased is the financiation, if you want publish something you need money, but if what you have to say is disliked for the money people they can retire your financiation.

Remove net neutrality is not a problem for the common net user, is a problem for people that want publish in the net without coercitive financial impositions. If a small independent game publisher cant pay the cost for have the more expensive high end connections that in example EA, Blizzard/Vivendi or Time-Warner can afford they will have less possibility to reach gamers that these other big guys, that is bad for innovation and new developers. If you translate that to free speech the situation is more evident, only goverments and conglomerates will have the monopoly about broadband, relegating small and independent media to the worst and cheap connections. If a small online shop cant affort the best connection is how relegate then to the more darker corner of the market.

Net neutrality is equal opportunities to everyone, actually net is blind and equal for everyone, but governs and big corporations want return to the status quo previous to the WWW emergence. Chinese goverment wants have is own controlated net isolated of the "free world" net, Big Corporations wants stop the piracy and the "innacurate" information, eliminate competence and any other bussines model that menace their current status quo. Both wants implement a big brother eye to discriminate bad and good connections for their own interest, and financial walls are the best system to reach that objetive. Pay for have a best connection or service is an obvious financial wall, pehaps not for the common user, but yes for content publishers.
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 5:07PM Ingrod said

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If you said that believe in the wikipedia is naive because everyone can write and modify you advocates for some control about it, perhaps some goverment institution can do that work... You know, people and private institutuions are always biased, only goverment and public institutions have the reason and the more truthful information.

Yeah, is a sarcasm xD

If you see some wrong in wikipedia you can chague it, if find some biased, you can erase it and put more accurate information. Perhaps some malicious people can changue things in his favour in some polariced cuestions, but many other honest people can correct that, in the end many articles are more accurate that many enciclopedic articles that need much more financiation to have existance. The more powerful tool for create content biased is the financiation, if you want publish something you need money, but if what you have to say is disliked for the money people they can retire your financiation.

Remove net neutrality is not a problem for the common net user, is a problem for people that want publish in the net without coercitive financial impositions. If a small independent game publisher cant pay the cost for have the more expensive high end connections that in example EA, Blizzard/Vivendi or Time-Warner can afford they will have less possibility to reach gamers that these other big guys, that is bad for innovation and new developers. If you translate that to free speech the situation is more evident, only goverments and conglomerates will have the monopoly about broadband, relegating small and independent media to the worst and cheap connections. If a small online shop cant affort the best connection is how relegate then to the more darker corner of the market.

Net neutrality is equal opportunities to everyone, actually net is blind and equal for everyone, but governs and big corporations want return to the status quo previous to the WWW emergence. Chinese goverment wants have is own controlated net isolated of the "free world" net, Big Corporations wants stop the piracy and the "innacurate" information, eliminate competence and any other bussines model that menace their current status quo. Both wants implement a big brother eye to discriminate bad and good connections for their own interest, and financial walls are the best system to reach that objetive. Pay for have a best connection or service is an obvious financial wall, pehaps not for the common user, but yes for content publishers.

Posted: Apr 12th 2010 6:30PM MewmewGrrl said

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Are they not able to do the same thing that we are here? Which is lie about your age when signing up?

I can say I'm 18 and play games for people 18+ here, all I have to do is click a button to say yes I'm over 18. I've been doing it for years. Can they not do that there? (And I understand they may not be able to, it may take some ID number or something that's assigned to you that they can tell your age from, I'm just curious if that's the case or not).

Posted: Apr 12th 2010 9:01PM (Unverified) said

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Yes there is; it's called the resident registration number, which is a national ID # which includes the birth date.
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Posted: Apr 12th 2010 7:14PM Lateris said

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I had no idea their schedules were so intense.

Posted: Apr 12th 2010 10:30PM oxlar said

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Hey Pedro, you do know there is a net neutrality bill right?

http://www.netcompetition.org/docs/pronetcomp/series2.pdf

Read, learn, be educated. Your standard main stream media news clip is not going to go into detail. And neither is wikipedia.

And take careful note on how net neutrality is NOT maintaining status quo or preserving the original intentions.

DUMBASS.
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