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iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'

toccoa Underachievers don't like luxury goods? (780 comments)

My guess is that a study asking these "independent geek" underachievers about nice cars or fine wine or other luxury goods would find them similarly critical. But I suppose the study is correct that for many there is pressure to conform to your social group by proving your non-conformity by disdaining the iPad.

re "scored terribly in the areas of altruism" from OP: The study may have found that we iPad owners scored low in altruism. Whether that is terrible or good is a subjective judgement and in no way addressed in the study. Besides, Internet posters tend to use the word altruism only when they want to hijack the discussion to be about a certain dead philosopher.

more than 4 years ago
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Bandwidth Use In MMOs

toccoa Multiple accounts (188 comments)

There is a small but growing segment of users who play multiple accounts simultaneously. The number of people "dual-boxing" went up after Blizzard's recruit-a-friend program; a few hardy souls even 5-box. So the downloads and online bandwidth required on an ISP account could be double that of a traditional user.

more than 6 years ago

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