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Sun Jun 14, 2015, 10:10 AM

Internet tough and Internet genius.. which one is more amusing

From time to time, we all encounter Internet exterminators who threaten to slice us to pieces or vaporize us if only he/she had a chance to catch us in real 3D physical space and time.

But we also encounter Internet genius and Internet curator of human knowledge and wisdom who schools us for our extreme ignorance and stupidity.

Which one is more amusing to you?

Background note: For Internet tough guy/gal's threat, if carried out in real life, it is dealt with by the law.

But there is no consequence for flaunting Internet wisdom and knowledge. In my lifelong career and business, any wisdom or knowledge of value, ranging from MacKinsey-worthy management consulting advise to patented intellectual property (IP), is treasured as secret. A new idea worthy of a Nobel Prize for example will be very unlikely to be casually dispersed with generous daily dosage on the Internet, nor would any business idea/invention worthy of $M of venture capital or investment.

(There are exceptions of anonymous IP publication of course, and one such anonymous stroke of genius is the invention Bitcoin).

I don't know what classification of Internet tough guy/gal is in DSM-V. But I do encounter in real life the mental disorder of the second type. It is just a form of delusional disorder. Many frauds in science for example are committed by people of this disorder. A junior or marginal researcher with such a grandiose vision (or delusion) of himself/herself that is in constant conflict with the reality that nobody cares or values his/her work, might commit fraud or self-deluded work with wonderful results to realize the self-image.

On the Internet, one can write brilliantly about anything without peer reviews or critiques, and such a person can build up a tremendous delusion about his/her intellectual prowess and wisdom to counter the real-life reality the he/she isn't really producing anything.

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Reply Internet tough and Internet genius.. which one is more amusing (Original post)
Hypothesis Jun 2015 OP
Qukid Jun 2015 #1
Hypothesis Jun 2015 #2
Qukid Jun 2015 #3
Hypothesis Jun 2015 #4
Qukid Jun 2015 #5
USNRET1988 Jun 2015 #9
magdrop Jun 2015 #6
Hypothesis Jun 2015 #7
ol geezer Jun 2015 #8

Response to Hypothesis (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 10:35 AM

1. This would be an ideal topic for Reporting San Diego

to cover.

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Response to Qukid (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 10:50 AM

2. What is Reporting San Diego?

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Response to Hypothesis (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 11:11 AM

3. A 'newspaper' (blog) run by an internet genius.

The blog of a prolific DU member, who is expert at everything and has had many careers. Many here, left and right, will understand.

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Response to Qukid (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 11:19 AM

4. Oh thanks, I never read DU. But that person does not happen to be

someone like Robert Reich or Paul Krugman writing in incognito, does he/she?

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Response to Hypothesis (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 11:25 AM

5. No, this person uses their real name.

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Response to Hypothesis (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 11:48 AM

6. Can't we be both?

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Response to magdrop (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 12:45 PM

7. Ding ding ding!

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Response to Hypothesis (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 03:36 PM

8. Yep, and DI has them in spades.

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