- Apr 7, 2009
If you fell for it, you shouldn't be interacting with other people anyway, so it's kind of good they did it. Ha.
I went to the base clinic one day while really sick, they gave me some pills for everything to help me get "better". While I was in the shower, my wife brought me the pills (3 different prescriptions) and I took them. When I got out of the shower, she asks, "Why do they have you taking heart medication?" Yeah - they put someone else's bottle in the bag - if she'd only looked at the name on the bottle. I'm always very cautious about medication too.Funyahns said:Whenever I get a prescription I look it up and check out what it does and all the side effects.
I saw that story a while back too and thought it sounded too good to be true, so I checked it on snopes. I'm thinking there should be a mandatory moment in everyone's life, around age 10-13 or so, where they're given instructions over the internet similar to this WAVE thing, and see what they do. If they don't follow it, or research it, they have good sense; if not, it's a learning experience for them and hopefully they'll learn from it and do research next time.Funyahns said:Hell I had a friend post a Pro Gun story about a girl defending her home with a shot gun. Which would be great, but it was totally bunk. Hey but these people who were dumb enough to do this may think twice next time before they just believe something.
This reminds me of those times in school when, to prepare people for work, they'd have some lessons having us read some stories or watch videos of employees doing ridiculously obviously stupid stuff, like being rude to customers, slacking off, constantly being late, not wearing eye/head/hands/foot/mouth protection while working on dangerous equipment, etc. all being things that everybody on the planet should already know. My thoughts were always something along the lines of "I don't know what's worse, that they all think we're stupid enough that we even have to be told not to do this kind of obviously idiotic crap or that the fact that lessons like this exist means that there's people out there right now that actually are."camazotz said:I can't decide if this is a chilling testament to how off-the-rails our educational system is, or if its more disturbing that something as obvious as not microwaving your electronic devices is evidence of the idiocracy effect in action, and it's therefore okay to be both amused and disturbed by the fact that we have people who actually fall for this stuff.
No, although that's just as terrible. I can't quite remember what it was, but it had something to do with waterproofing one's cell phone, or something like that, and then everyone who tried only crushed their phones in the wash or shorted it out from the water.killerbee256 said:http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/consoles/xbox-one-owners-warned-over-console-bricking-backwards-compatibility-scam-1205744 This?
While some people think that way, I just find it funny to watch people learn the hard way on topics that should really be common sense. And, just the amount of carelessness involved, if you had a phone worth $600+ would you not at least try to be careful with it?Aeshi said:So what I'm learning from this thread and its replies is that it's perfectly ok for other people to suffer if said people are "inferior"
Thank you! I was having a pretty rotten day...but how can I not laugh at this? ^________________^Your Fearless Captain said:Here is the thread from 4chan. Same people that told people iOS 7 was water proof. http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/832/854/abb.png
This. I've seen several cases of people who honestly knew how to handle a debate use researched and peer-reviewed sources to support incredibly dumb stuff, like the Flat Earth Society, homosexuality being somehow immoral or one of the many Lizardmen conspiracies spawned by David Icke and his ilk.immortalfrieza said:I don't think our education system is off the rails, I just think that no matter how good our education might be or could be there will always be plenty of really really stupid people that do really really stupid crap like this regardless.
lol. This hoax was passed around years ago with the conspiracy that "Steve Jobs knows that if people realize they can charge their phones in the microwave, they won't have to buy any charging cables from Apple. Therefore he made a smear campaign stating that microwaving your phone would destroy it in order to make more money". A friend of my sister almost fell for itDoom972 said:Maybe Apple are behind this hoax and they did it to get their users to buy a new iPhone quicker.
Bindal said:Anyone who belives that deserves to fry their phone, plain and simple. Shall we call them the FryPhone User?
BigTuk said:Wow.. I hate to sound mean but these fools deserved it.
Whenever people say stuff like this I wonder if they really mean it, because while stupidity and naivete may not be admirable traits, I doubt anyone could consider them some sort of crime worthy of being harshly punished.Genocidicles said:So are you saying that blatant stupidity shouldn't be punished? The people who did this are why everything has a disclaimer nowadays.Aeshi said:So what I'm learning from this thread and its replies is that it's perfectly ok for other people to suffer if said people are "inferior"
I'm pretty sure Darwinism only takes affect if the action prevents them from surviving or reproducing, despite what Apple might want you to believe, I don't think people will die from not having an iPhone 6.RJ 17 said:There's Darwinism, Social Darwinism, Political Darwinism, and now I guess we can add Technological Darwinism to the list as well.
Seriously, if you're so moronically dumb that you'd not hesitate to slap your phone in the microwave for a bit then you do indeed deserve to have your phone utterly destroyed. The best part: Apple doesn't owe these simpletons a damn thing! No refund, no new phone, the best they can hope for is a new warning label on the phone's box: "Attention Jackasses: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MICROWAVE YOUR PHONE!"