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#401 | Back to Top03-14-2013 11:49:22 PM

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Okay, this isn't an article, but I wanted to share it somewhere--

Global Internet Porn Habits (TOTALLY WORK SAFE. I'm actually serious, you could browse it at work.)

The best search term ever is Nigeria's "Things I jack off to." Seriously, if I could just go to any search engine and type in "Things I jack off to" and get porn I like, that would be the pinnacle of human achievement and we'd have to hit the game over button right then to avoid backsliding.

This is fascinating, and also sort of adorable.  Who knew MILFs were so popular?  One oddity is that -- while "ebony," "asian," and "hawaiian" are popular search terms in states where the corresponding populations are large -- the same is not true of "latino/a," which I couldn't find at all in the United States.  Is it a language barrier thing?  Were Spanish-language porn sites not surveyed?  Conversely, someone named Lisa Ann seems to be very popular in Mexico.  Sampling also seems to have been a problem in some parts of South America -- unless South America just has waaay more gay people than the U.S.  (Or, come to think of it, more straight women who look at porn.)

Other things I thought were interesting: reputation aside, there is no poop in the German top ten; the preferences of both the Netherlands and Thailand are disappointingly ordinary for their continents; China has an entirely one-way crush on Japan; America is actually less interested in lesbians than most English-speaking countries.

My vote for most interesting country is Lebanon, for the heel turn between #3 and #4 on their list.  It goes "sleeping girl," "masturbation," and "futunaria," which is all very sweet and innocuous by porn standards, and then the next one is "shit orgy."

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#402 | Back to Top03-15-2013 05:28:38 AM

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Yasha wrote:

The best search term ever is Nigeria's "Things I jack off to."

Selfquoting to add that putting "Things I jack off to" into google and hitting the "I'm feeling lucky" button may be the best or worst idea ever. Either way I'm sure it would rip space-time.

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Sampling also seems to have been a problem in some parts of South America -- unless South America just has waaay more gay people than the U.S.  (Or, come to think of it, more straight women who look at porn.)

This isn't by any means accurate across sites. As far as I'm able to gather, it's PornMD's site only, and the sampling is coming from tracing searches on their site back to home countries using IP's. So it's entirely possible that crazy terms like "shitting moms" or what have you are the work of one or two neckbeards that search PornMD's site daily or multiple times a day to get their fix of shitting moms emot-gonk

Basically, the sample size is going to be best in english-speaking countries, and out of all of them, the most accurate representation should be in the US. So I guess MILFs probably really are king (queen?) in America. Places like Iceland... maybe not so accurate.

The question of the slant towards gay porn... not really sure how much is accurate or inflated. It's kind of telling that gay porn is high on the list in the countries that claim homosexuality is evil or doesn't exist. But Peru, dude, seriously, I have no idea.

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China has an entirely one-way crush on Japan;

Porn is illegal in China. In this case, it's not so much a one way crush, but that while authorities may turn a blind eye to porn consumption, they do make it VERY hard to produce their own material. So China can only consume, and Japan is the nearest country with the widest range of tastes ("wtf japan" being a regularly heard cry in my apartment here) that look similar enough to Chinese people that Chinese people can fap to them.

Speaking of China and porn, another interesting thing was the Baidu Ten Mythical Creatures. If you haven't heard of them, definitely check them out. They're hard to explain, but to simplify they were the Chinese internet's response to censorship. I found them pretty heartwarming, and I wish I had a way to support beyond spreading the word emot-keke

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My vote for most interesting country is Lebanon, for the heel turn between #3 and #4 on their list.  It goes "sleeping girl," "masturbation," and "futunaria," which is all very sweet and innocuous by porn standards, and then the next one is "shit orgy."

I think there's some eye of the beholder going on there, as I wouldn't have picked the shit orgy to be the disturbing one. The sleeping girl one is the one that has heavily implied nonconsensual sex in it, and kinda ticks my bells since I've in reality been in that situation. At least a shit orgy is hopefully consensual, even if it's not what I'd call fun. So for me it starts out bad and then lightens up a lot emot-keke


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#403 | Back to Top03-15-2013 11:02:55 AM

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satyreyes wrote:

China has an entirely one-way crush on Japan;

Porn is illegal in China. In this case, it's not so much a one way crush, but that while authorities may turn a blind eye to porn consumption, they do make it VERY hard to produce their own material. So China can only consume, and Japan is the nearest country with the widest range of tastes ("wtf japan" being a regularly heard cry in my apartment here) that look similar enough to Chinese people that Chinese people can fap to them.

This is an appealing explanation -- so how come the second and third results for China are both "chinese?"

Speaking of China and porn, another interesting thing was the Baidu Ten Mythical Creatures. If you haven't heard of them, definitely check them out. They're hard to explain, but to simplify they were the Chinese internet's response to censorship. I found them pretty heartwarming, and I wish I had a way to support beyond spreading the word emot-keke

The linked article wrote:

a large goose dove

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satyreyes wrote:

My vote for most interesting country is Lebanon, for the heel turn between #3 and #4 on their list.  It goes "sleeping girl," "masturbation," and "futunaria," which is all very sweet and innocuous by porn standards, and then the next one is "shit orgy."

I think there's some eye of the beholder going on there, as I wouldn't have picked the shit orgy to be the disturbing one. The sleeping girl one is the one that has heavily implied nonconsensual sex in it, and kinda ticks my bells since I've in reality been in that situation. At least a shit orgy is hopefully consensual, even if it's not what I'd call fun. So for me it starts out bad and then lightens up a lot emot-keke

Yeah, so that is me misunderstanding what the sleeping girl genre is likely to involve.  I mean, even what I was thinking is a little creepy, but yeesh.  Thank you for the correction.

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#404 | Back to Top03-17-2013 01:13:45 AM

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Being here, I can officially say, China is weird with porn and weird with Japan. Each is a lovehatelove relationship, and in each case it's got a massive historical, political, and pop culture drive.

In other news, Cracked has another go at the awesome that is Mr. Rogers, and it'll make you want to be a better person.


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#405 | Back to Top04-17-2013 06:25:33 AM

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Houston nose severing case ends in probation

Yes, you read that correctly. This lady bit off her sister's nose in a fight.


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#406 | Back to Top04-27-2013 07:21:06 AM

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Short little memoir comic that's fucking depressing and, sadly, probably unfamiliar to no one, to some degree.

(Link fixed. I think.)

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#407 | Back to Top04-27-2013 07:53:23 AM

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DD, the link is broken emot-frown

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#408 | Back to Top04-27-2013 10:20:45 AM

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Decrescent Daytripper wrote:

Being here, I can officially say, China is weird with porn and weird with Japan. Each is a lovehatelove relationship, and in each case it's got a massive historical, political, and pop culture drive.

In other news, Cracked has another go at the awesome that is Mr. Rogers, and it'll make you want to be a better person.

Just found this.

Thanks for sharing it. etc-love


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#409 | Back to Top05-15-2013 02:48:37 PM

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#410 | Back to Top06-11-2013 10:30:59 AM

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D-d-double posting, FOR THE LULZ

PETA Launches Game bahahahahaha Cage Fighters bahahahahahahaha Beat Up Lab Workers lolololololol

Holy shit, I'm going to go play this right now. PETA is a neverending fountain of hilariousness. http://ohtori.nu/forumstuff/emotes/emot-shivdurf.gif


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#411 | Back to Top06-11-2013 11:17:13 AM

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Has there ever been a good "political message" videogame? I know there's been some real stinkers. It seems as if overly-earnest and/or humorless political views are incompatible with good gameplay and fun.


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#412 | Back to Top06-11-2013 11:46:21 AM

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Nova wrote:

Has there ever been a good "political message" videogame? I know there's been some real stinkers. It seems as if overly-earnest and/or humorless political views are incompatible with good gameplay and fun.

Well, famously, there are the BioShock games.  If you haven't played the first BioShock, you should; its politics are right up your alley, as in I couldn't have designed them better to appeal to you personally, and I don't want to say any more because spoilers.  (I can also guarantee that it's way more fun than anything PETA has put out.)  And while I haven't played it, Spec Ops: The Line has a reputation for being subversively critical of both war in the Middle East and video games that glorify those wars.

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#413 | Back to Top06-11-2013 12:30:19 PM

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Here's another awful "political" game for the list-- Ethnic Cleansing. It's so bad that even the white supremacist audience it targets thinks it sucks.

Do we have a thread for this? It seems like a thread-worthy topic. I've noticed that Mass Effect had some political comparisons in it, although Gio would be better at expressing them than I would.


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#414 | Back to Top06-11-2013 12:43:38 PM

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#415 | Back to Top08-20-2013 03:40:41 PM

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Someone on Facebook shared this article with me the other day. This makes me shake my head that someone could write such horrible things and actually send it. There is also a follow up article stating that police do not consider this to be a hate crime and includes a scan of the letter in question.

Reading the letter just fills me with all kinds of emotions. I get the normal reactions of hated towards the writer and sympathy for the family she sent this letter to, but I also feel concern for the writer's children. With this kind of woman raising them, it's possible that they could grow up to be intolerant as well. Another thing that raises concern for them is how she described her kids as being normal. Makes me fearful of what she might do if her kids one day weren't 'normal' in her eyes.

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#416 | Back to Top08-25-2013 08:38:37 PM

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Ha, that one. What a bitch, seriously. I don't even get how someone can be that awful and that cowardly about it. emot-mad

Reminds me of this, where some horrible person wrote nasty notes to a lesbian couple and told them to get out of town or they'd get shot with BBs. Truthfully, I don't know whether I'm more offended about the contents of the letter, or the fact that it's written in Papyrus font. http://ohtori.nu/forumstuff/emotes/emot-jerkbag.gif


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#417 | Back to Top08-29-2013 04:28:48 PM

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Six months ago I wrote here about rat telepathy.  Now we have human telepathy!  Or at least, the first glimmerings thereof.  We can make one human play a video game using another human's right hand.  Sure, the video game is "hit the space bar when you see an enemy plane," but still.

Yugi Mutou responded to this news by reaching into his ridiculous hair and discovering that there was a transcranial magnetic stimulation coil there the whole time.

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#418 | Back to Top09-05-2013 05:06:17 PM

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Apparently there's been a very negative response to this article on Wired, mainly because people perceive the writer as sympathizing with the shamees. I didn't really get that vibe at all; I read it not as "won't someone please think of the poor white men?" but "the punishment doesn't fit the offense." The latter I can get behind; the former I cannot.

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#419 | Back to Top09-05-2013 06:45:52 PM

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Atropos wrote:

Apparently there's been a very negative response to this article on Wired, mainly because people perceive the writer as sympathizing with the shamees. I didn't really get that vibe at all; I read it not as "won't someone please think of the poor white men?" but "the punishment doesn't fit the offense." The latter I can get behind; the former I cannot.

This seems like a "do unto others" thing to me.  If I were speaking in a chauvinistic way without realizing how it was affecting the people around me, I would want one of those people to inform me of that fact.  If issues of perceived social power inhibited em from telling me, I would want em to talk to someone in a better position to talk to me, like the host at a party or the director at a conference.  I would want this because I am interested in taking reasonable measures to not gratuitously offend people, and I can't do that if I don't know I'm offending someone.  Call me an optimist, but I believe that most people are like me that way -- especially in face-to-face interactions.  And so conversely, that's what I would do if someone else were being outrageous and I felt like I needed to call em out on it.

I would not drag em through the mud on Tumblr.  Why not?  Because I wouldn't want to be dragged through the mud on Tumblr, not unless I was behaving really horribly and all other reasonable means of stopping me had failed.  If your patient has an infected toe, you try antibiotics before amputation, and even then you amputate the toe before the foot, and the foot before the leg.  Obviously amputating the leg from the beginning will take care of the problem quickly and thoroughly, but the patient would like to keep that leg, and we try to practice compassionate medicine.  Compassion does not apply only to people who are nice to us.

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#420 | Back to Top02-21-2014 11:54:02 PM

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"If all the world is a stage and all the people players"...then I demand a less shitty part or the ability to get off of the stage. Slowly my sanity slides, slipping, swirling, spiraling...Save Me I need Sleep...Shattering Soon. school-devil "RukaxTouga equals the Fourth of July" MY patriotic celebration...FUCK ME TOUGA AND RUKA NOW!! etc-wankgirl etc-wankdude

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#421 | Back to Top02-22-2014 12:12:07 AM

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SexingTouga24/7/365 wrote:

http://jezebel.com/jessica-williams-has … 1526182685 sadly, true. emot-mad

From the commments: "There's so much wrong on BOTH sides of American race relations that I don't even know where to start."

"Both" sides. I didn't even know we boiled it down to two sides.

The actual video's funny and sad-funny, though. Good stuff.


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#422 | Back to Top04-16-2014 12:00:29 PM

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And now, an amusing-to-me departure into sports and statistics.

U.S. football teams play sixteen games during the seventeen-week season: one each week, plus a "bye week" when they get to rest.  The season is not yet underway, so the St. Louis Rams know who their sixteen opponents will be this year, but not in what order they will play against them.  They've decided to turn this into a contest: if you can guess the order of their opponents, including the bye week, you win $100,000.  There is no method to the ordering; for all intents and purposes, it is purely random.

Take a moment to think about that.  It feels pretty obvious that you're very unlikely to guess right, but how unlikely?  How many ways are there to put seventeen weeks in order?  Are you more or less likely to pick the right ordering than to, say, pick winning lottery numbers?  I felt curious about this, so I made a spreadsheet.  ("That's your answer to everything!")  All probabilities are either straightforward calculations done by me or estimates taken from online sources, and they are rounded.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i117/satyreyes/some-odds-expanded_zps8711d763.png
Conclusions:

1) There are things less likely than correctly picking the Rams' schedule
2) There are not very many things less likely than correctly picking the Rams' schedule
3) OpenOffice does not know the words "tic-tac-toe" or "Powerball"

And finally, because I know you're curious: if five million ardent fans enter the Rams' contest, the probability that any of them will win is about 1 in 71,000,000, and the expected amount the Rams will have to pay out is one-tenth of one cent.  That's what I call cheap publicity.

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#423 | Back to Top04-16-2014 12:42:30 PM

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I have a one in seven billion chance of meeting my husband anytime soon? That's depressing.


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#424 | Back to Top04-16-2014 01:37:14 PM

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Riri-kins wrote:

I have a one in seven billion chance of meeting my husband anytime soon? That's depressing.

Only that the next person you see will be your husband, assuming that your husband is your One True Love, who is equally likely to be anyone on Earth.  If you extend it to the two hundred people riding with you on a New York subway car, your chances rise to a not-quite-as-depressing one in 35 million -- more likely than winning the lottery.

Assuming that your One True Love is always a person of your preferred gender(s), your odds are up to twice as high if you're a straight person living in a predominantly opposite-sex community or vice versa.  school-eng101

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#425 | Back to Top08-06-2014 11:21:08 AM

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Cops: Man Attempted to Murder Roommate for Eating Three Cookies

Shame on him! Pizza is the only food worth killing over!


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