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Postby Xuloqoia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:15 pm

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Eternal Lotharia wrote:Why do you have so many scammers though?

Seriously, it worries me.

And what's with the Prince angle they use?

Well, lemme put it this way:

poverty + want for money
Now add internet access (via a cybercafe).
poverty + want for money + internet access = greed
greed = desire to scam

Though we're not the only bastion of scammers - have a look at Ghana, for a start.
I really dunno why they use the prince angle [despite that title now being purely ceremonial, as tribal royal families are more or less just figureheads].


... I thought that cybercafes died out as more and more households gained internet access. Are they still popular in parts of the world that aren't the United States?
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:15 pm

Samudera Darussalam wrote:The case in many places not Europe/Canada/the States/Australia/NZ I guess. My sister used to beg my mom to buy an......imported Swiss orange marmalade, although we already have local ones at home.

Why do I feel that the "food at home" meme is appropriate for this?
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:16 pm

Xuloqoia wrote:
-Astoria wrote:Well, lemme put it this way:

poverty + want for money
Now add internet access (via a cybercafe).
poverty + want for money + internet access = greed
greed = desire to scam

Though we're not the only bastion of scammers - have a look at Ghana, for a start.
I really dunno why they use the prince angle [despite that title now being purely ceremonial, as tribal royal families are more or less just figureheads].


... I thought that cybercafes died out as more and more households gained internet access. Are they still popular in parts of the world that aren't the United States?

One word. Free wifi :p
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Postby Geneviev » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:16 pm

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Geneviev wrote:I still didn't get first post. :(

I beat you to it.

I'll get it next time.
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Postby Kannap » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:16 pm

First!
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:17 pm

Dumb Ideologies wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:American fast food is not a horror show. It's fast, it's tasty, you can get a variety of items these days. People seem to enjoy it all around the world. I wouldn't eat at a fast food joint every single day but I do partake when I can. I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.

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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:18 pm

Kannap wrote:First!

My apologies, but we beat you to it :p
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:18 pm

Xuloqoia wrote:... I thought that cybercafes died out as more and more households gained internet access. Are they still popular in parts of the world that aren't the United States?

In short: yes.
This is especially true for rural areas as well, where in some places even electricity is non-existent.
So, that's why they're everywhere, as thick as fleas.


Samudera Darussalam wrote:One word. Free wifi :p

I'm not sure about that - the setup is still ancient old desktop computers and a row of tables.
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Postby Kannap » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:18 pm

Samudera Darussalam wrote:
Kannap wrote:First!

My apologies, but we beat you to it :p


Fake news, I refuse to believe it because that knowledge is inconvenient to my personal truth.
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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 pm

TET - The first steps of conversation!

Also OH MY GOODNESS, SLOW DOWN, Y'ALL!

We are going at ludicrous speeds!
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:20 pm

Kannap wrote:
Samudera Darussalam wrote:My apologies, but we beat you to it :p

Fake news, I refuse to believe it because that knowledge is inconvenient to my personal truth.

That's a great attitude to have. It is the bestest attitude, even. You will go far, young man.


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Postby Xuloqoia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:20 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Xuloqoia wrote:
What office are you running for?

State Legislature.

I decided to drop out of city council race because UBI, a Living Wage, Paid Maternity Leave, Infrastructure Spending, Education Overhaul, etc. are more State stuff.

Also it's a smaller race and I formed a PAC that supports Disability Rights, UBI, A Living Wage, Paid Maternity Leave, Islamic Religious Freedom, Persecution Awareness, Racism Awareness, Infrastructure Spending, Youth and Latino turnout growth, with Jolthig and Kowani and plan to invite several NS'ers.


Do you need money? I could make a few large donations, provided my father approves (since he ultimately controls the figurative purse-strings).

-Astoria wrote:
Xuloqoia wrote:... I thought that cybercafes died out as more and more households gained internet access. Are they still popular in parts of the world that aren't the United States?

In short: yes.
This is especially true for rural areas as well, where in some places even electricity is non-existent.
So, that's why they're everywhere, as thick as fleas.


Ah. Interesting. Do you have personal internet access or do you use a cybercafe?
I may return for somewhat longer than I was initially expecting. Why am I here? No idea whatsoever. I really ought to find some way out of this place.

Also, the NS stats don't reflect my RL views, just to clarify.

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Postby Geneviev » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:21 pm

Valentine Z wrote:TET - The first steps of conversation!

Also OH MY GOODNESS, SLOW DOWN, Y'ALL!

We are going at ludicrous speeds!

Slowing down is for the weak!

Or those who should really be practicing, but I choose to forget about that. :p
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:22 pm

Valentine Z wrote:TET - The first steps of conversation!

Also OH MY GOODNESS, SLOW DOWN, Y'ALL!

We are going at ludicrous speeds!

Embrace the supertastic hyperspeed, mate. :p


Xuloqoia wrote:Ah. Interesting. Do you have personal internet access or do you use a cybercafe?

Currently on a modem with a fixed-limit data plan at the moment - *sad college noises*
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:22 pm

Valentine Z wrote:TET - The first steps of conversation!

Also OH MY GOODNESS, SLOW DOWN, Y'ALL!

We are going at ludicrous speeds!

It used to be so that a new TET would grow several pages every hour, the current speed is still very much doable.


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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:24 pm

-Astoria wrote:
Samudera Darussalam wrote:One word. Free wifi :p

I'm not sure about that - the setup is still ancient old desktop computers and a row of tables.

Oh, I mean, here, at least. People are attracted to places with free wifi so maybe that's one of the reasons why the mayor of my hometown install free-wifi spots at public parks.
There are ideas (from others) to put ones in mosques as well,
since apparently many people don't go to mosques for prayers except on special occasions.
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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:24 pm

I should make my flag spin more to adapt to this TET speed. :lol:



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Postby Kannap » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:24 pm

Hurdergaryp wrote:
Kannap wrote:Fake news, I refuse to believe it because that knowledge is inconvenient to my personal truth.

That's a great attitude to have. It is the bestest attitude, even. You will go far, young man.


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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:25 pm

Valentine Z wrote:I should make my flag spin more to adapt to this TET speed. :lol:

Still have that desire to captivate people with it, got it :p

Good luck.
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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:26 pm

Samudera Darussalam wrote:
-Astoria wrote:
I'm not sure about that - the setup is still ancient old desktop computers and a row of tables.

Oh, I mean, here, at least. People are attracted to places with free wifi so maybe that's one of the reasons why the mayor of my hometown install free-wifi spots at public parks.
There are ideas (from others) to put ones in mosques as well,
since apparently many people don't go to mosques for prayers except on special occasions.

I can relate to the idea of free WiFi. It's all fun and good when you have your own mobile data, but there are circumstances, say, when you nearly used it up, or that your ISP is crapping out.

Time to hunt for free WiFi in this concrete jungle! Though sure, Singapore is good with this free WiFi thing. Getting a place or a comfortable spot to sit in a cafe... now that's another story!



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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:27 pm

Samudera Darussalam wrote:Oh, I mean, here, at least. People are attracted to places with free wifi so maybe that's one of the reasons why the mayor of my hometown install free-wifi spots at public parks.
There are ideas (from others) to put ones in mosques as well,
since apparently many people don't go to mosques for prayers except on special occasions.

I get what you mean - in Brunei, it was the same thing. You couldn't enter a restaurant without seeing those two words: f r e e w i f i.
And that would be a great way of getting people out to pray more often - then again, they may likely just stay round because of it.

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Ethel mermania wrote:Where is will Robinson when you need him?

I know, right? A friend of a friend once told us that she made out with a guy in a bar because he looked like Billy Mumy. :p

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Pasong Tirad wrote:Dr. Smith who?

Did you look at the freakin' OP?
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