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As is the Web, Computers, posting to AI and other activities that many people enjoy.

But I'm not addicted, I don't have to post on these forums. It's a choice. Just ignore my post count, that has nothing to do with any addiction I might have.

<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> I have to go look for a new thread to post in now. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err." - Mahatma Gandhi
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NoahJ
"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err." - Mahatma Gandhi
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Confirmed!!

The *Great* AppleInsider Word Association Game is addicting!! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
post #3 of 7
Y, I heard this one ages ago, except they claimed that it released dopamine in your brain.
If you can quit without withdrawls its not addicting, and I have done so on many occasions for long periods, when traveling, or when off at our cottage with no computer("Giving up smoking is easy, Ive dont it thousands of times" - Mark Twain).
Those who dance the dance must look very foolish to those who can't hear the music
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Those who dance the dance must look very foolish to those who can't hear the music
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post #4 of 7
I knew a guy who read books everywhere he went. While eating, in class, while walking down the street. I never saw him without his face in a book. It was amazing to see him walk down a path on the university campus, avoiding people, street lamps, turn corners, all with his face pressed firmly in a book.

I think any behaviour can be "addicting". If it isn't hurting you or anyone else, then there's no problem.
post #5 of 7
I cant get enough media...

wether from the tv or computer...

I wish I had all of the channels... and super-broadband!

If I had it my way the living room would be covered in monitors...

remember "back to the future 3" I think it was, where one of the future alex's was watching six channels at once... audio and all...

I would have at least 10 more splits on that screen... if I could afford it... not to mention to the left and the right... I would have the same setup...

I wish there was a way to "plug-in" while I am sleeping...

E PLURIBUS UNIX
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post #6 of 7
yikes

When I was reading LoTR a month or so ago I got "hooked" on it. All I did with my free time was read.
post #7 of 7
I don't get grumpy if I don't watch TV, go online, or play video games. Now, if I don't have sex.... That's addicting!
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