View Poll Results: Could you go a whole month without using the internet?

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  • OFCOURSE NOT!!! HAVE YOU GONE MAD???!!!!!

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  • Yes, I ain't no internet freak.

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  • Maybe but it might be tough

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Could you do this?

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    Could you do this?

    Ok I know this is a poll but come on, once in a while can't be too bad.
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    Hmm...Easier said than done...Although I think I might be able to do it. If I can survive 7 days of vacation without internet, it's only four times more than that.
    What will people say if they hear that I'm a Jesus freak?
    What will people do if they find that it's true?
    I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak, there is no disguising the truth!

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    Not using a computer ... Definitly no.

    Without the Internet isn't too bad unless you have no computer books.

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    I think I went about a month and a half without internet this past summer.
    There are some real morons in this world please do not become one of them, do not become a victim of moronitis. PROGRAMMING IS THE FUTURE...THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!!!!!!!

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    If you don't pay your electric bill it's not that hard at all.

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    There is no way...

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    When you're stuck with a 233 mhz pile of crap with a 28.8 modem, it's real easy. But when you get a 1ghz computer and DSL, it's a little harder, although still feasible.

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    I've done it before. Computers offer no necessities.

    Tim, what is your ideal world? Would there be suffering?
    I was born; I shall die. Between those two events there is life. I don't know why, and I don't question it; I merely live.

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    I could do it, it would give me plenty of time to catch up on all of those books that I want to read but never seem to get around to.

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    Originally posted by CoderBob
    I've done it before. Computers offer no necessities.
    I disagree... computers DO offer necessities to a degree.. for me it's a means of communication AND a means of getting work done.... and work means food on the table...

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    Tim, what is your ideal world? Would there be suffering?
    No, why would you assume that? My sig? If that's where you got it from, let me justify myself. I am an atheist. That does not mean I am immoral or malevolent. I just believe that "God" is something made up by people a long time ago. I have plenty of evidence to support my belief, while religion is mainly based on brainwashing and blind faith. Don't judge people on their religion or lack thereof. Besides my non-existant belief in God, I am probably just as normal as you.
    Last edited by tim545666; 02-07-2002 at 07:18 PM.

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    It is definately possible. What do you people think books are for?

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    Yes, I derrived my question from your signature.

    I was not attacking your beliefs; I was questioning a single quote because there is a great deal of interesting philosophical debate about suffering. I wasn't making an assumption about your beliefs with regards to suffering; I was only questioning your to probe the philosophical implications of suffering. Your religious beliefs are only interesting as they affect your response.
    I was born; I shall die. Between those two events there is life. I don't know why, and I don't question it; I merely live.

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    Your religious beliefs are only interesting as they affect your response.
    What do you mean?

    And, I actaully want to change my answer. There would be a little suffering, because without suffering, I believe that we do not appreciate happiness or non-suffering (I don't know how to term that phrase).

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    "What do you mean?"

    Your religious beliefs only interest me because I am interested in what sort of response you give based on them. Which is to say, your beliefs wouldn't be interesting if I weren't asking you the question.

    What interested me regarding the idea of suffering is that it seems people often think the world needs some suffering to allow the appreciation of pleasure, which struck my as an interesting response to your signature's quote, if you're willing to agree that evil is that which causes suffering (there may be other definitions of evil, but many people seem to define evil in terms of causing harm).

    And one more thought to consider, if you're in the philosophical mood: is the believe in the necessity of suffering a product of relativistic thinking? Plato, for example, argued that only the base emotions required opposite extremes for pleasure and that philosophical thought could produce pleasure without pain.
    I was born; I shall die. Between those two events there is life. I don't know why, and I don't question it; I merely live.

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