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Parents turning off service to my phone.
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Dirtbikemike Offline
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Parents turning off service to my phone.

Ok, so I have an iPhone, but my parents think all I do is play games on it. I DON'T. It's my source of information when I'm not at home and in front of a computer. If someone wants to know something -> Google search -> Bam! Knowledge. If I want to watch TED talks to learn more about how a 17 year old tells his story about how he made a nuclear fusion reactor at the age of 14 or how my brain tells me where I am. If I want to browse Twitter to see more tweets from OMGFacts so I know my odds of winning the Mega Million lottery thing was worse than the odds of me getting killed by a vending machine falling on me. I mean COME the fuck ON!

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
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Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
(This post was last modified: 04-02-2012 08:42 AM by Dirtbikemike.)
04-02-2012 08:38 AM
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RE: Parents turning off service to my phone.

Is there a kid that actually did that? I'd like to know, it sounds awesome.

And what's wrong with playing games? There are some cognitive benefits of playing them.

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04-02-2012 08:51 AM
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RE: Parents turning off service to my phone.

(04-02-2012 08:51 AM)Weswammy Wrote:  Is there a kid that actually did that? I'd like to know, it sounds awesome.

And what's wrong with playing games? There are some cognitive benefits of playing them.



Watch on YouTube

And about games:



Watch on YouTube

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Again, I agree with you. School does teach you things. And once again, you are missing the point entirely. It's not that I disagree with school's mission or the things it teaches. What I object to is that the students are deprived of any choice in the matter. As benign as the intentions may be, any system that forces people into an environment where they have no say in their lives is a situation ripe for abuse of power.

I am Blobthe15, creator of threads that die too quickly.

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The Desert Fox Wrote:Down with Soulriser! It is time for the God of Gods to become the Fallen God of Fallen Gods!
You'll end up like Prometheus, chained to a rock with a bird eating your internal organs.

Or as close as that can be recreated on an internet forum.
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(02-08-2012 01:06 PM)Lunatic Wrote:  everyone says emo is like a music style or hair stile or clothing or cutting yourself but i think its like a sexuality just like being gay but a different kind of gay just like transexuals you know
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RE: Parents turning off service to my phone.

How your brain tells you where you are or a cockroach's leg moving via low frequency sound waves.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
(This post was last modified: 04-02-2012 11:20 AM by Dirtbikemike.)
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RE: Parents turning off service to my phone.

That is a really stupid reason for them to cut off your service. Can't you show them your bill or usage statements to show them that you use it for something besides games? usually it'll show how much data you've used which proves that you use it for something other than games.
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RE: Parents turning off service to my phone.

Thanks for vids Blob.
Mike can you prove to them that you aren't playing games all the time? Even if you are, I don't think they should really give a shit. Show them the data!

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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