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Old 02-03-2015, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I fully believe internet addiction can be real and devastate lives, but like any other item, must be used responsibly and people need to be able to police themselves. Apparently one guy cut off his own hand to deal with the "problem." Wouldn't such extreme measures show profound underlying mental illness in addition to whatever problems he had with internet addiction?

Chinese teen chops hand off to ‘cure’ internet addiction - Telegraph
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Hmm... he was probably better off just cutting the cord but hey, hope the whole cutting the hand off thing works out for him....
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Now, that's a real solution!
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:45 AM
 
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Well that's one way to solve the problem.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Hmm... he was probably better off just cutting the cord but hey, hope the whole cutting the hand off thing works out for him....
He could cut off both hands and still be able to use a computer. Blind people use voice activation and so could he. So I don't see how doing this is really going to help. Mental illness is tough and maybe that's what it is. A real act of desperation, for sure.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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How far away are we from direct neural input anyway? I think in my lifetime I will see cybernetic implants as I saw back in The Empire Strikes Back with Lando's administrative assistant.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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That is tragic....I hope he can recover!

I wonder if some sort of underlying illness is what REALLY caused him to mutilate himself???????

I just cannot see a person doing this in a vacuum....there has to be some serious issues going on with this poor man.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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If your right hand causes you to sin, chop it off.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Was it the porn or the discussion boards or the gaming that sent him over the edge?

We'll probably never know.
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Old 02-05-2015, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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Was it the porn or the discussion boards or the gaming that sent him over the edge?
Since he cut off his hand, not his mouth, or his brain, I guess we can assume it was the Porn.
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