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    Exclamation Are You An Internet Addict?

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    Hello.

    Yes, you. You, looking at this screen for hours on end, online. You,
    bleary eyed. You, an addict. Have you looked in the mirror lately? Been
    outside? Know what day of the week it is?

    Your name was given to us by a spouse or family member who is concerned
    about your internet addiction. At Internetaholics Anonymous, we can
    help.
    We're a non-profit society of recovering addicts like yourself that
    provides support and counseling through weekly meetings designed to help

    you cope with your problem.

    We feature a twelve step recovery program and in extreme cases,
    interventions. Although it is our firm belief that you are never
    "cured,"
    you most certainly can recover.

    We have designed a brief checklist to determine
    if you are an addict. Do you:
    1) Have twitches of the hand when you walk by your terminal?
    2) Check e-mail more than five times a day?
    3) Spend more time chatting than eating or sleeping?
    4) Surf aimlessly with no direction, if only to be online?
    5) Leave your name and information at countless sites if only
    to hope you'll receive a reply one day from a company you'll
    never do business with anyway?
    6) Log on before important personal habits, such as meal
    preparation, hygiene or bodily functions?
    7) Have red, swollen eyes that hang halfway out of your head?
    8) Spend hours online on a holiday from work, where you'd
    usually be griping about your carpal tunnel syndrome?
    9) See smoke arising from your computer or WebTV box?
    10) All of the above?

    If you answered yes to four or more questions (or chose #10), you have a

    problem. Please call us at Internetaholics Anonymous at:
    1-800-LOGOFFNOWFORPETE'SSAKE.

    We're here, we're free, and we're confidential. The first step to
    recovery
    is admission that you have a problem.

    Call us today.
    If you can power off to free up your phone line, that is.

    ==============================

    LOL found this kinda funny hope you do too
    actually theres alot of funny ones to be found here
    http://www.laughnet.net/compute.htm
    alot of funny M$ ones Enjoy!

    /me gets on the phone and starts dialing*
    /me hangs up says the hell with it* im in control i dont have a problem :/ LoL

    drag0nsfyre

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    lol

    Hi, my name is Noia, and I'm an Internet-o-holic

    sweeet post man...
    With all the subtlety of an artillery barrage / Follow blindly, for the true path is sketchy at best. .:Bring OS X to x86!:.
    Og ingen kan minnast dei linne drag i dronningas andlet den fagre dag Då landet her kvilte i heilag fred og alle hadde kjærleik å elske med.

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    High, my name is Dr Toker, and I'm an addict.

    I seem to have counted off many of those symtoms you formentioned. But I relised a while back that I had a problem. See, I was recently transferred from the Call Center NOC, to the Data Center NOC. There I beheld many of wonderfull, humming, Internet core routers, ATM switches and IP/ATM switches,at my disposal. This kinda hardware, this kinda of bandwidth. I began feeling much like 'Jafar' in 'Alladin', right after he was turned into an all powerfull genie. (think about it, you'll remember.) With my heart racing, I was able to identify the problem. Now, with these simptoms also being displayed....man... i better get help quick! Naw, I'll be okay I can explain...

    7) Have red, swollen eyes that hang halfway out of your head? -----See #9

    8) Spend hours online on a holiday from work, where you'd usually be griping about your carpal tunnel syndrome? ----- I cant stand to be away from the network for more than 6 hours at a time, So I worked through the holiday season.

    9) See smoke arising from your computer or WebTV box? ----Well the smoke is 'around' the computer...
    It is better to be HATED for who you are, than LOVED for who you are NOT.

    THC/IP Version 4.2

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    Re: Are You An Internet Addict?

    1. Have twitches of the hand when you walk by your terminal?
      No, I never walk by my terminal--I always stop there.
    2. Check e-mail more than five times a day?[/b]
      Some message boards, yes. Email itself, no.
    3. Spend more time chatting than eating or sleeping?
      Not chatting.
    4. Surf aimlessly with no direction, if only to be online?
      Mainly in the wee hours of the morning, like now.
    5. Leave your name and information at countless sites if only to hope you'll receive a reply one day from a company you'll never do business with anyway?
      Uh, no.
    6. Log on before important personal habits, such as meal preparation, hygiene or bodily functions?
      Yes.
    7. Have red, swollen eyes that hang halfway out of your head?
      Not quite halfway.
    8. Spend hours online on a holiday from work, where you'd usually be griping about your carpal tunnel syndrome?
      Yes, but I don't gripe.
    9. See smoke arising from your computer or WebTV box?
      Not with my fans.
    10. All of the above?
      No.
    [HvC]Terr: L33T Technical Proficiency

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    Hi, my name is “H@rdb@ll”, and I’m an Internet-o-holic. Is there a anonymous group that I can join? Hopefully it doesn’t affect my online time on the Internet………LOL

    Surfs up
    Remember...the most wasted day of all is one in which we have not laughed.

    http://www.AntiOnline.com/sig.php?imageid=298

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    The internet rules god knows what people would do with out it

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    no, I am not an addict, because I can stop anytime I want to.




    I just dont' want to.




    but I could.

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    10) All of the above?
    Yes.

    But really.... I'm not addicted to my computer(s). I can stop whenever I want.
    I'll be right back, I need to get more coffee and smokes.
    Quitmzilla is a firefox extension that gives you stats on how long you have quit smoking, how much money you\'ve saved, how much you haven\'t smoked and recent milestones. Very helpful for people who quit smoking and used to smoke at their computers... Helps out with the urges.

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    Hmm..do they have an online meeting room?

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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    Hmm..do they have an online meeting room?
    Yes... you are already there.
    Quitmzilla is a firefox extension that gives you stats on how long you have quit smoking, how much money you\'ve saved, how much you haven\'t smoked and recent milestones. Very helpful for people who quit smoking and used to smoke at their computers... Helps out with the urges.

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