So, the population of Norway is about 5 million. I'm assuming that the number of people that they know is the same as the number of people that they know know, if you get what I mean. This means that, in order to find that number, we do this:
Still an absurdly large number of people to know.
Bergtau's Law: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability that somebody will mention Godwin's Law approaches 1.
Being stupid and acting stupid are different things. Context matters.
WoW launch who would guess "single game" would take such big part of life for many people.
Sure it may not shake the very foundations of this world but it's a pretty big deal among video games.
It might be more than the last 10 years, but the gradual rise of the internet and the information age in general is very striking. I grew up in a completely different world than my parents.
A partially African descended President.
The Republicans going off the deep end.
2 wars in the Middle East.
Big headway towards equality in America.
Stulti se laudant.
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The planes flying into buildings in the US.
The universe speeding up, not slowing down will be bigger news in the long term, though.
Why is the death of Heath Ledger so shocking to the OP? I mean really? Just becase he was a good actor in a few movies does not make him an amazing person..... JUST SAYIN...
For me, two of the biggest shocks in the past decade or so is 9/11 and the whole BP oil spill in the gulf of Mexico.
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Biggest shock for me was hearing about the Red Dawn remake. I was absolutely furious. I loved that movie and they had no right to do that!
It was like smearing dog shit on a canvas and then declaring "I have recreated Van Gogh's Starry Night!"
Well for me its wow. Hey we're on a gaming forum :&
In general I still cant belive how mobile-market grew. I dont understand the hole "craze" about all these new technology's but w/e. I only got a smartish phone like 1 year ago. Until then I had used an old, old ericsson phone with not even coulor screen, was fine for me. He'll next to me at school I can take home a Samsung Galaxy II, but meh...cant see the point, what do I need a smart phone for`?
Also, just in general technology keeps amasing me, but I will admit it slowed abit down (last 5 years or so). Imagine how slow computers was just 10 years ago, and now
I do not hate wow. I'm just (was) very passionated about it. There is a difference. Everyone rants about thing's they think changed badly.
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Also, 500000 people live in Oslo alone. That's 1 out of 10 people affected by the bomb already, since you know..."I cancelled that trip to the city center" kinda thoughts and the sight of millitary with guns patrolling the streets..The millitary in uniform is pretty rare to see in itself. To see them with guns on the street, is something that never happens.
So yeah, most of us are affected in a way that bothers us without necessarily being in the blast zone or getting injured.
For me it surely was to realize how easy a war on Iraq could be started and waged, based on lies and deception.
"It's always a mixture of amusement, amazement, and disappointment to see how the people who feel they need to rush through new content as fast as freaking possible view the people who aren't them" - Yog
Having had a mate/relative/whatever on the Island was surely going to affect you.
You'd have to be living isolated in a cave pretty much to not have been affected by it in some way.
To add to the topic:
Our Foreign Minister Anna Lindh getting murdered on the 11th september in 2003 was a bit of shocker for Sweden btw. She was one of our most beloved politicians, the "crown princess" of politics pretty much. We got no luck, all our greatest statesmen/women end up getting assasinated/murdered/killed!
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"True, forgot that skåne basically is denmark, sorry, I'm norwegian so automaticly anything north of the pancake is rocky."
Also, how people seem to believe eveything printed in a newspaper, on Facebook and Tweeted.
The failing of the education system (or perhaps the success? /tinfoilhat) to prepare youngsters for how the real world has, and always will, work - ie being subjective, checking multiple sources.
Oh, the rise of the internet troll and all it's associated meme culture.
MTV generation mark 2.0.
Learn to swim.
Go and tell my baby sister
Not to do what I have done
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