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Man believes he can destroy the internet before embarrassing photos appear online

By midian182
Aug 26, 2016
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  1. Like many people, I’ve unwittingly appeared in several online photos that have made me briefly question whether or not the internet is actually a good thing. Such embarrassing, often drunken moments captured for all to see can make you want to destroy the entire web, and that’s exactly what one Chinese man tried to do.

    According to reports from multiple Chinese websites and noted by The Nanfang (via Kotaku), a man from Weifang, a city in China’s central Shandong province, was so worried about 'humiliating' photos of himself appearing online that he decided to dismantle the local optical networks in his neighborhood.

    The man, who is only known as Liu, had arrived in Weifang looking for work. Last Summer, he participated in a neighborhood square dance, an activity that’s often enjoyed by older women. As he was dancing away, Liu noticed people in the crowd were laughing at him and taking photos.

    After the dance, Liu lived with the worry that the pictures would end up online. So he decided that the best way to prevent people seeing his dancing was to destroy four nearby optical cable network receivers. The Nanfang points out that Liu had only an elementary school education.

    Police arrested Liu on August 19 for causing over 100,000 yuan ($15,000) in damages.

    The Nanfang reports that it hasn’t been able to locate any photos of Liu’s dancing, but there are plenty of other images and videos of other men enjoying the activities from that night, none of whom have taken it upon themselves to destroy the local physical internet infrastructure.

    image credit: Weifang

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,541   +2,337

    I understand why some people engage in cord pulling, but this is a bit extreme.
     
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  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,662   +769

    Speechless ..... absolutely speechless ....
     
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,319   +709

    He should have just posted that there was a huge pro-democracy gathering in his town and the government would have done it for him.
     
    jack_alexander likes this.
  5. risc32

    risc32 TS Booster Posts: 195   +87

    nicely played.
     
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  6. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,897   +940

    I really hope that my kids find photos of my drunken debatury. Maybe they'll avoid alcohol use because of it....
     
    wastedkill likes this.
  7. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    The sad thing is not anything he did... is the fact that by these pictures China have fibre in places where there's even grass growing close to it... meanwhile I live in a major city in Brasil and the only fibre I can get to my home come from food.... :(
     
    Godel likes this.
  8. gollum21

    gollum21 TS Rookie

    Well for only having an elementary school education he was, at least, able to find them lol.
     
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  9. jack_alexander

    jack_alexander TS Member

    I hope your kids don't see your spelling: debauchery
     

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