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@PenguinPete: Fun fact, the word 'humility' can be googled.

@thom: Why do you assume that anyone who can use a computer is also unable to do anything else? People can walk and chew gum at the same time. Besides the day an EMP takes out the world's computer, I'm pretty sure the fact that you took care of your house's electrical system yourself won't really matter.

I have to deal with tech-illiterates all the time and seeing them do in 15 minutes something that could be done in 2 simply kills me. The worst: people who use the search bar as a list of favorites. It's a search bar, guys. If you want a list of favorites, why don't you use the favorites?!
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This is basically like showing a clip from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and pointing out that This Week in God isn't really a great name for a Christian news segment.
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@An Open Circle: This.

Also: personal experience time.
Of all the Chinese or half-Chinese kids I grew up with, only one was ever pressured this way by her mother. It got so bad that she would have panic attacks when she wasn't top of her class; she developed deep psychological issues due to the pressure in college and eventually cut all ties with her family.

But she is a vet, so that parenting must have worked.
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Actually, Mektoub, metro and train fares are different for adults and children, so it wouldn't be close to $730.

Plus your example is pretty exagerated: how many kids need a monthly subscription for 6 zones? Some teenagers could need one, but they get special discounts.
There are discounts for students and some departments actually pay half of the subscription for them. It's not as expensive as you're claiming.

I've actually met a few guys who are part of the Mutuelle des Fraudeurs. Surprize: not one lived in the suburbs. All of them had plenty enough money to pay for the train fares. For the most part, they were self-inflated bobos who explained that "it was an act of rebellion against the system". Except for one guy, who explained to me he didn't want to pay for the pass because "the government uses it to spy on you".

So there you go: buying 1501€ Wayfarer glasses without lenses = awesome; paying for your train = square.
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The Carter sighting! UFO enthusiasts always mention that when you say you don't believe in aliens.
The SGU podcast actually interviewed Carter on the subject a few years ago and he explained he'd only signed the document because his children thought it'd be nice. He remembered seeing something weird, but he didn't think "OMG ALIENS".
Bet he regrets it now. 50 years from now, kids reading Neatorama on futuristic 3d computer will think of him as the ET President.
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There is a correlation but I think the guys doing the study are mistaking cause and effect.

Try to see it this way: are you more likely to get cancer because you're a pessimist... or more likely to be a pessimist because you have got cancer?
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@Elliot: the tower on the left is a reflection of the real tower on a window.

A friend of mine actually rented the room when it was in Paris (on a weekday, but oh my god, I never imagined she paid that much for it) - she said the view was the most amazing thing ever. And that the minibar was free, that's important.
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@Elliot: the tower on the left is a reflection of the real tower on a window.

A friend of mine actually rented the room when it wa - she said the view was the most amazing thing ever.
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