'Random news articles that don't warrant their own threads' thread. Page 305

  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 Feb 2020 06:41:14 24,444 posts
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    85% of adults own a smartphone. What's your point?
  • nickthegun 4 Feb 2020 06:46:24 81,385 posts
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    And YouTube is, basically, a TV channel. My daughter probably also watches it for 8 hours a week but her tally for watching anything else is approximately zero.

    Edited by nickthegun at 06:46:42 04-02-2020
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Feb 2020 06:49:48 9,523 posts
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    I reckon a good 90% of my TV watching is YouTube. And I'm really old
  • Dougs 4 Feb 2020 06:51:38 93,664 posts
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    My kids probably watch 3 or 4 hours a week, but do watch a shit load of Netflix.
  • Deleted user 4 February 2020 07:02:58
    I'm pretty strict over internet usage with my kids, but they can access YouTube. I've told them the dangers of the net and I also don't let them use screens too much before bed etc, but as long as they are sensible with it (the pair of them watching a video on a single iPod wasn't all that sensible when they have tablets) then I'm okay with it. Social media I don't allow and only one has a phone and that's only recently because they now need one.

    There is a lot of peer pressure to be on social media and have a phone and it does appear that a fair bit of bullying and arguing happens between the kids when they do get on social media. At least that's happened with the kids we know.

    Anyway, I'm a grumpy old man and I've woken up with a migraine so I'm allowed to be right now.

    My kids seem happy which is the main thing.
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Feb 2020 07:09:24 9,523 posts
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    Your kids will be the first generation to have not known a time before the internet and social media, which will mean they will be able to teach us about how to interact as a species in this new way.

    Such as Gen Z teach us (well, my nephew teaches me anyway) about gender from their perspectives.

    THINGS CHANGE AND NOW WE ARE OLD
  • nickthegun 4 Feb 2020 07:10:42 81,385 posts
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    I’m actually impressed that there’s that much for her to watch. We are strict about the channels she can watch and they are always pumping out fairly decent quality content.

    My mrs is an editor and, basically, gets hired consistently because she’s one of the fastest in the business and even then it takes her about an hour to produce one minute of video. These guys must be on it all day, everyday.
  • elstoof 4 Feb 2020 07:11:09 25,589 posts
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    But I just want things to be how I imagine they were like in the 50s, when kids played outside in the mud

    Edited by elstoof at 07:16:33 04-02-2020
  • Deleted user 4 February 2020 07:19:01
    @elstoof with a pack of marlboro each a day...
  • Dougs 4 Feb 2020 07:22:34 93,664 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    I’m actually impressed that there’s that much for her to watch. We are strict about the channels she can watch and they are always pumping out fairly decent quality content.

    My mrs is an editor and, basically, gets hired consistently because she’s one of the fastest in the business and even then it takes her about an hour to produce one minute of video. These guys must be on it all day, everyday.
    The boy watches DanTDM and Unspeakable almost exclusively, with the likes of Sis Vs Bro thankfully now discarded (although the Aussie equivalent still gets an airing occasionally). It irks me some that these idiots earn so much, but as you say, they clearly put the hours in. I am definitely old, i cannot see the attraction at all.
  • elstoof 4 Feb 2020 07:23:20 25,589 posts
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    They knew they’d get a thick ear if they tried identifying as non gender specific under my roof
  • elstoof 4 Feb 2020 07:25:37 25,589 posts
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    My eldest was watching this channel where some kid “reviews” toys, from what I could tell the parents just chucked endless toys at him and filmed him fucking around with them like a little cunt. I had to put a stop to that as she started acting like the little shit. Now it’s all about the Haschak Sisters
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Feb 2020 07:31:08 9,523 posts
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    Ryan? He's basically richer than the Pope now. His parents probably blow him at night
  • elstoof 4 Feb 2020 07:34:04 25,589 posts
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    Ugh, that’s the little stain
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Feb 2020 07:39:27 9,523 posts
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    I mean, he's New Money so I know why you hate him but he made like $25m last year.

    Just be thankful the commercial juggernaut isn't into reviewing shoe repairs and airlines
  • elstoof 4 Feb 2020 08:05:39 25,589 posts
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    Ugh if he ever came into MY shop I’d use the cheap non branded blanks to cut his Yale keys and laugh every time think about him struggling to open the door
  • fontgeeksogood 4 Feb 2020 08:24:43 9,523 posts
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    You will have made a powerful enemy
  • TechnoHippy 4 Feb 2020 08:59:19 17,046 posts
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    The last time I was in LA there was a mom with a couple of kids recording something for a Youtube channel. The poor kids had to keep doing retakes until she was happy.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 Feb 2020 09:18:34 24,444 posts
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    My boy would watch that little fuck Ryan all day if I let him.
  • sport 4 Feb 2020 09:22:51 15,889 posts
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    I'm just thankful I finally know how hard it is to be a full time mom in the midwest.
  • challenge_hanukkah 7 Feb 2020 11:51:21 12,663 posts
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    Rodimus?!

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/police-want-speak-man-after-17706359
  • TechnoHippy 24 Feb 2020 09:21:01 17,046 posts
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    An epic tale - https://twitter.com/Dr_RaulDuke/status/1230506376541155334/photo/1
  • Graxlar_v3 24 Feb 2020 17:24:46 9,933 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    An epic tale - https://twitter.com/Dr_RaulDuke/status/1230506376541155334/photo/1
    Where were her three kids?
  • Graxlar_v3 24 Feb 2020 17:25:21 9,933 posts
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    Also why does a careworker own a sledgehammer?
  • X201 24 Feb 2020 17:50:06 20,586 posts
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    To be honest I’m struggling at hinged bed
  • Jono62 24 Feb 2020 17:57:25 24,841 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    Also why does a careworker own a sledgehammer?
    Have you not seen Misery?
  • Nexus_6 24 Feb 2020 18:03:27 4,898 posts
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    Weird, Hinged Bed
  • challenge_hanukkah 24 Feb 2020 19:26:15 12,663 posts
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    It's where you hide the bodies until it's safe to throw them into the sea.
  • Dougs 2 Mar 2020 10:30:05 93,664 posts
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    This is gold.

    https://twitter.com/joelycett/status/1234134425996320768
  • JamboWayOh 3 Mar 2020 15:24:44 18,852 posts
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    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/03/tommy-robinson-faces-assault-charge-after-center-parcs-arrest

    Tommy smashing the state and saying what everyone is thinking in...err....Center Parcs.
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