Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
MLS Outbreak in Netherlands
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

Goto page 1, 2  Next  
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Off the Wall
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Bones McCracker
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: U.S.A.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:12 am    Post subject: MLS Outbreak in Netherlands Reply with quote

Another outbreak of MLS (Moronic Lemming Syndrome), the pandemic with which social media has blessed us.

Quote:
HAREN, Netherlands, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A riot broke out when 3,000 people showed up for a birthday party for a 16-year-old girl who forgot to check "private" on a Facebook invitation, police said.

The girl had expected a small gathering in her hometown of Haren when she posted the invitation on Facebook, Euronews reported Saturday.

Some of the unexpected party-goers vandalized shops and looted a car before setting it on fire, and 600 police officers were sent to control the crowd.

Six people were hurt, three seriously, and 20 people were arrested.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/09/22/Guests-turn-birthday-party-into-riot/UPI-91651348336504/

Did you get that? Six hundred police officers. What kind of a society do you live in where it takes six hundred police officers to get control of a party?

When I was in college, we used to throw "Beer Bashes" where we'd have thousands of people, all drunk off their asses, high, tripping, wired, etc., and there would be like two cops there.

In the early 90's, I partied in the streets of various town in the Netherlands, and people were nice (especially that chick who let me play the tiny harmonica charm she had on her necklace -- call me). I blame social media and MLS.
_________________
juniper wrote:
I use ubuntu, which is why I am posting here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
notageek
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 05 Jun 2008
Posts: 120
Location: Bangalore, India

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:29 am    Post subject: 4,000 turn up for a Facebook party and riot. Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/wewTxS2H4IM
_________________
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand? --Capt Jack Sparrow.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bones McCracker
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: U.S.A.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dupe, although the video will make a nice addition to the thread
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-937508.html
_________________
juniper wrote:
I use ubuntu, which is why I am posting here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
notageek
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 05 Jun 2008
Posts: 120
Location: Bangalore, India

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that thread had something to do with Multiple Sclerosis.

And my thread title is better than yours.
_________________
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand? --Capt Jack Sparrow.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bones McCracker
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: U.S.A.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, my thread title is better, because it accomplishes something. It gets people to click on it because it looks like a scary outbreak of some disease, and that makes a Trojan horse of the mind-virus that social networking is disease-like, turning people into mindless herd animals and idiotic mobs.

Besides, it wasn't a "Facebook party".
_________________
juniper wrote:
I use ubuntu, which is why I am posting here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pjp
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 16 Apr 2002
Posts: 16106
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People are largely undeserving of living. Looting, torching cars, etc. Much like when a sports team WINS and they do similar things.
_________________
lolgov. 'cause where we're going, you don't have civil liberties.

In Loving Memory
1787 - 2008
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bones McCracker
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: U.S.A.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek's duplicate thread goes here
_________________
juniper wrote:
I use ubuntu, which is why I am posting here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
notageek
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 05 Jun 2008
Posts: 120
Location: Bangalore, India

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
notageek's duplicate thread goes here
:lol: :lol:

Your thread title is ambiguous.
_________________
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand? --Capt Jack Sparrow.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pjp
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 16 Apr 2002
Posts: 16106
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
I thought that thread had something to do with Multiple Sclerosis.

And my thread title is better than yours.
I thought it had to do with Major League Soccer.

Merged.
_________________
lolgov. 'cause where we're going, you don't have civil liberties.

In Loving Memory
1787 - 2008
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
notageek
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 05 Jun 2008
Posts: 120
Location: Bangalore, India

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly. BK's thread wasn't clear what it was about, therefore any thread about the event is legitimate and should be merged to it.
_________________
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand? --Capt Jack Sparrow.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bones McCracker
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: U.S.A.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suck it. Ever seen pjp's thread titles? :P
_________________
juniper wrote:
I use ubuntu, which is why I am posting here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mdeininger
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 15 Jun 2005
Posts: 1740
Location: Emerald Isles, overlooking Dublin's docklands

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
No, my thread title is better, because it accomplishes something. It gets people to click on it because it looks like a scary outbreak of some disease, and that makes a Trojan horse of the mind-virus that social networking is disease-like, turning people into mindless herd animals and idiotic mobs.

Besides, it wasn't a "Facebook party".
quite true.

I'm still baffled as to why people start going nuts when in larger crowds. I mean, does someone just start talking to their pals like "so hey, the lass's party is too small. Let's go a-lootin'!" and then the rest is like "good idea! let's get the police involved and see if they can handle us!" ? -- I really don't get how that works.
_________________
"Confident, lazy, cocky, dead." -- Felix Jongleur, Otherland

( Twitter | Blog | GitHub )
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
marens
Apprentice
Apprentice


Joined: 05 Aug 2004
Posts: 172

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha @ the grandpa partying in the video!
_________________
If English was good enough for Jesus, then it's good enough for you!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Muso
l33t
l33t


Joined: 22 Oct 2002
Posts: 656
Location: The Holy city of Honolulu

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdeininger wrote:
I'm still baffled as to why people start going nuts when in larger crowds. I mean, does someone just start talking to their pals like "so hey, the lass's party is too small. Let's go a-lootin'!" and then the rest is like "good idea! let's get the police involved and see if they can handle us!" ? -- I really don't get how that works.


++

As far as I can work out, many people are complete idiots. Even in a crowd of millions, I still know not to destroy other people's property.
_________________
Joe Biden wrote:
1987, when the skirts were short, the brews were cold, and you couldn’t walk 2 feet without stepping into some grade-A tang.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Koala Kid
Guru
Guru


Joined: 09 May 2003
Posts: 376

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: MLS Outbreak in Netherlands Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Did you get that? Six hundred police officers. What kind of a society do you live in where it takes six hundred police officers to get control of a party?


I remember walking in the streets of Amsterdam back in 2004 and being offered drugs basically every 100 meters and two policemen peacefully riding their bicycles :lol:
_________________
Digital Gunfire
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mdeininger
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 15 Jun 2005
Posts: 1740
Location: Emerald Isles, overlooking Dublin's docklands

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: MLS Outbreak in Netherlands Reply with quote

Koala Kid wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Did you get that? Six hundred police officers. What kind of a society do you live in where it takes six hundred police officers to get control of a party?


I remember walking in the streets of Amsterdam back in 2004 and being offered drugs basically every 100 meters and two policemen peacefully riding their bicycles :lol:
ah, those were the days :twisted:
_________________
"Confident, lazy, cocky, dead." -- Felix Jongleur, Otherland

( Twitter | Blog | GitHub )
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
energyman76b
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 26 Mar 2003
Posts: 2026
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
mdeininger wrote:
I'm still baffled as to why people start going nuts when in larger crowds. I mean, does someone just start talking to their pals like "so hey, the lass's party is too small. Let's go a-lootin'!" and then the rest is like "good idea! let's get the police involved and see if they can handle us!" ? -- I really don't get how that works.


++

As far as I can work out, many people are complete idiots. Even in a crowd of millions, I still know not to destroy other people's property.


Groups intelligence = (IQ of most intelligent being in the group)/(Number of people)
_________________
AidanJT wrote:

Libertardian denial of reality is wholly unimpressive and unconvincing, and simply serves to demonstrate what a bunch of delusional fools they all are.

Satan's got perfectly toned abs and rocks a c-cup.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Prenj
n00b
n00b


Joined: 20 Nov 2011
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When a mass of people go over certain size it basically resembles a herd of buffalo.

I remember back in 1990 in Yugoslavia when different parties campaigned for elections in 1991, and there were these rallies on football stadiums in every city where nationalist parties would take turns and chant their bullshit, my parents apartment was pretty close so you could hear every word.

My father and I used to sit on terrace and drink wine and were amazed at the amount of stupidity you could hear. Apparently, once in the mass, people get so stupid and electrified that those words sounded like most profound wisdom they ever heard.

Results few years later showed otherwise :?
_________________
“If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him”
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bones McCracker
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: U.S.A.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
Muso wrote:
mdeininger wrote:
I'm still baffled as to why people start going nuts when in larger crowds. I mean, does someone just start talking to their pals like "so hey, the lass's party is too small. Let's go a-lootin'!" and then the rest is like "good idea! let's get the police involved and see if they can handle us!" ? -- I really don't get how that works.


++

As far as I can work out, many people are complete idiots. Even in a crowd of millions, I still know not to destroy other people's property.


Groups intelligence = (IQ of most intelligent being in the group)/(Number of people)

I agree; there is something systematic going on. This would be interesting to try to model.

I read once that there is a "mob mentality" that takes over once crowd density exceeds a certain level. In other words, when in close proximity, humans exhibit a herd behavior much like that of many "lower" species. It's my theory that social media effectively puts users "in close proximity", in a large, dense crowd. The result: Moronic Lemming Syndrome.
_________________
juniper wrote:
I use ubuntu, which is why I am posting here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bones McCracker
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: U.S.A.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prenj wrote:
When a mass of people go over certain size it basically resembles a herd of buffalo.

Exactly. But I think it's not just size, but density as well (or its equivalent in electronic communication, like "direct internodal connection ratio").
_________________
juniper wrote:
I use ubuntu, which is why I am posting here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ichbinsisyphos
Guru
Guru


Joined: 08 Dec 2006
Posts: 547

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masse_und_Macht
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Prenj
n00b
n00b


Joined: 20 Nov 2011
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Prenj wrote:
When a mass of people go over certain size it basically resembles a herd of buffalo.

Exactly. But I think it's not just size, but density as well (or its equivalent in electronic communication, like "direct internodal connection ratio").


Yeah.

I think I read something about it in a book, think it was called "Intelligent swarm", gonna look it up later, where they demonstrated that as long as density was under certain number the individuals still had individual control, but when it gets packed you can get stampede effects. They gave example of pilgrims in Mecca and other places like fotball arenas where people trample each other to death for no apparent reason.

Could be something in our psyche when we are packed beyond our comfort zone that we are forced to give up on our natural way of thinking in order to cope with it, and that the byeffect is that we become stupid buffalo.

EDIT: The Smart Swarm
_________________
“If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him”
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bones McCracker
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: U.S.A.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ichbinsisyphos wrote:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masse_und_Macht

A truly excellent work. Although not empirically scientific, I think it is essentially true. Notably, it characterizes the irrational character of such mobs, and it makes the important connection between this phenomenon and authoritarianism (without calling it "populist demagoguery").

I had a long conversation on an airline flight once with the (then) deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, who was apparently a psychiatrist, professionally, and said he was headed to our destination to give a lecture on "Crowd Density and Violence", which was his personal area of research. So I imagine there are by now tangible data and mathematical models, at least for physical crowds (as opposed to virtual ones).
_________________
juniper wrote:
I use ubuntu, which is why I am posting here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bones McCracker
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 1564
Location: U.S.A.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prenj wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Prenj wrote:
When a mass of people go over certain size it basically resembles a herd of buffalo.

Exactly. But I think it's not just size, but density as well (or its equivalent in electronic communication, like "direct internodal connection ratio").


Yeah.

I think I read something about it in a book, think it was called "Intelligent swarm", gonna look it up later, where they demonstrated that as long as density was under certain number the individuals still had individual control, but when it gets packed you can get stampede effects. They gave example of pilgrims in Mecca and other places like fotball arenas where people trample each other to death for no apparent reason.

Could be something in our psyche when we are packed beyond our comfort zone that we are forced to give up on our natural way of thinking in order to cope with it, and that the byeffect is that we become stupid buffalo.

EDIT: The Smart Swarm

I've read similar material when I was looking into complexity and chaos theory and means of controlling them. It's interesting stuff that is in a vague intersection between systems analysis and behavioral science.
_________________
juniper wrote:
I use ubuntu, which is why I am posting here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Prenj
n00b
n00b


Joined: 20 Nov 2011
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a side note, "the smart swarm" is a pretty cool book, it describes various experiments and observations of animals and swarm behaviour, like the observations of how bees actually navigate. It goes into the question of stupid small animals that as a swarm display amazing intelligence like how termites build their colonies without a plan or coordinator agent, yet end up with a structure that dwarvs human creations and have built in climate control that control humidity and temperature in spite the fact that they are built in arid parts of the world with hot day temperatures and cold nights.

Trippy stuff.
_________________
“If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him”
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Off the Wall All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum