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#281329 - 07/12/16 08:35 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Tjin]
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Originally Posted By: Tjin
It's not officially out here in europe yet. Yet I have seen more people walking around starting at there phones.

News are reporting people having to be removed near train tracks while they were looking for pokemons, a hospital tell people to not enter (closed) spaces, etc...

I remember almost having run over a person who ran a red light on his bicyle, wearing head phones and having both hands on the phone and staring only at the screen with 3 lanes of moving traffic... Now we get more people staring at a screen. Ugh...


Yet another variant on the "distracted pedestrian". Plugged in, tuned out, and commonly turned into bumper paste by passing trains, busses, and cars. I remember one experience where a jogger, in the middle of the road, was completely oblivious to the stake bed truck on his ankles.

We need a color for something below condition white on the Cooper scale.
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#281331 - 07/12/16 09:06 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Mark_R]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_R
[quote=Tjin]
We need a color for something below condition white on the Cooper scale.


I think you could argue that it is essentially Condition Black
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#281332 - 07/12/16 09:08 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Russ]
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I've heard descriptions of stupid people, "Sometimes the gene pool needs a little chlorine."

Looks like with these new phone games, the gene pool has learned how to self-chlorinate.

Natural selection at it's finest.

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#281333 - 07/12/16 11:32 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Mark_R Offline
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Originally Posted By: Doug_Ritter
Originally Posted By: Mark_R
[quote=Tjin]
We need a color for something below condition white on the Cooper scale.


I think you could argue that it is essentially Condition Black


I thought Condition Black was panicking or moving purely on instinct. Your Lizard brain taking control from the OODA loop. Maybe Condition Clear? "Clear" as in empty or nothing there. i.e. clear skies, a clear road, etc.
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Originally Posted By: haertig
I've heard descriptions of stupid people, "Sometimes the gene pool needs a little chlorine."

Looks like with these new phone games, the gene pool has learned how to self-chlorinate.

Natural selection at it's finest.


I don't mind the natural selection so much. But, it tends to be a messy affair when involving moving vehicles.


Edited by Mark_R (07/12/16 11:36 PM)
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#281336 - 07/13/16 06:36 AM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Russ]
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I think Condition Black is already taken (Black on ammo means your ammunition supply has been depleted, I believe).
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#281338 - 07/13/16 01:12 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Russ]
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Registered: 08/10/06
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Condition Rainbow?

(LEO use it for indications of mental problems in the subject under discussion)

Condition Butterfly? (as in - chasing them....)

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#281339 - 07/13/16 01:55 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Mark_R]
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Registered: 08/16/02
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Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: Mark_R

Originally Posted By: haertig
I've heard descriptions of stupid people, "Sometimes the gene pool needs a little chlorine."

Looks like with these new phone games, the gene pool has learned how to self-chlorinate.

Natural selection at it's finest.


I don't mind the natural selection so much. But, it tends to be a messy affair when involving moving vehicles.


There is a dark side to that kind of selection too.
When a driver hits a person on foot or bicycle, it often does not end with the immediate mess. There also are law suits and maybe even trials for injuring or killing a person. Most people suffer from such an event even when they could not have avoided it.
I am not so fond of natural selection when it involves people other than the ones not selected.
I would really appreciate when law enforcement gives those Pokemon players an appropriate lesson about negligence. In Germany that might earn a person suspension or loss of the driver license.
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#281348 - 07/14/16 01:25 AM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Russ]
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"Pokémon Go" Nearly Claims First Victim
"Motorist, 28, slammed auto into tree while he was playing game"

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#281353 - 07/14/16 03:02 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: Russ]
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People have bumped into me a couple times playing that game. They did not even notice they bumped into me. It pissed me off pretty good. I was thinking that they would make good marks for a robber.
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#281354 - 07/14/16 03:13 PM Re: Pokémon GO [Re: M_a_x]
ireckon Offline
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Originally Posted By: M_a_x
Originally Posted By: Russ
Who would agree to that? Someone who maybe doesn't read the agreement???


People often do not realize what "full access" means. They do not realize the value of personal data either. They desparately want to play the game though. That is very common. I often get offers for some "free" things I would have had to pay for them with personal data. So far I declined those offers.



It is also a bit of "Hey, everybody else is doing it; so the IV connection to my private data cannot be that bad."
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