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China’s much-feared internet addiction treatment centres are set to become a little less grim for inmates after it was revealed that any instructors found to be using physical violence would be stripped of their job. China was one of the first countries in the world to recognise the peculiarly modern affliction as a …


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  1. Will Godfrey Silver badge

    One of those 'Cure is worse than the disease' situations.

    I only wrote that to delay having to switch my 'pooter off.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Clockwork Orange

      Say no more.

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        1. FrankAlphaXII

          Re: Clockwork Orange

          >>Clockwork Orange's "hero" was a very vicious person and deserved everything that was done to him.

          So then government backed mind control and thought manipulation experimentation is the answer, right? He's a violent fucker so he deserves having Her Majesty's Government play with his mind without really knowing what they're doing. Thats what you seem to be suggesting.

          Alex is not a hero, he is most definitely a villian, but when a Government, (yours, mine, anyone's) becomes so intrusive in its dealings with the people it governs that it decides to dick around with anyone's mind, whether the victim of the experimentation is a violent sociopath or not, its a cause for concern, and thats what the book is about which is something I dont think you quite understand judging from the content of your post.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I can relate

    When I see collegaues skiving on Facebook for hours on end I too feel like beating the shit out of them. Skiving on theregister however of course is entirely excusable.

  3. nanchatte

    Fatal Beatings

    Yes, he's Lying up in sick bay now... Stiff as a board and brrrrright greeen.... And I feel it's very typical of his current attitude.


    I still do not understand the desire to beat up a child, or adult for that matter, as a form of treatment. Loss of job? I'd throw 'em in the brig.

  5. Magani

    Like the old saying...

    "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

  6. John A Blackley

    I see an opportunity for El Reg

    Every hopelessly addicted fanboi and every frothing-at-the-mouth Apple hater obviously need regular beatings to restore a sense of normality.

    An El Reg bootcamp opportunity?

  7. Old Handle

    You know it's pretty bad when the Chinese government has to crack down on someone for human rights abuses.

  8. Garibaldi

    Justifying Internet censorship

    Isn't interesting how red china jumped to internet addiction bandwagon yet they never talked about tv addiction, or its harmful affect on human being?

    Hint: Communist party control media but not world wide Internet.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Good means to lower over population

    These ignorant people need to learn the hard way as they are too dumb to learn any other way.

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