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China's ministry of health is set to recognise net addiction as a "clinical disease" and will next year formally define the condition, the Telegraph reports. The ministry classifies an addict as someone who spends "at least six hours" a day glued to the internet, and who suffers symptoms such as "irritation, difficulty in …

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S'me

"at least six hours" a day glued to the internet, and who suffers symptoms such as "irritation, difficulty in concentration or sleeping, mental or physical distress and a yearning to get back online".

That sounds suspiciously like my job...apart from the yearning to get back online bit, if it was yearning to neck a cold beer, then yup.

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Electro-shock

Sounds good, link all those WoWarcrackheads up to electro-shock machines so when they get pwned they also get bzzt

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Internet addiction is not an illness in itself

It's a symptom of an illness, which is itself caused by a combination of stress, boredom, and severe proneness to procrastination.

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Not for Hackers though

They are directed to the Whitehouse or other interesting sites.

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Black Helicopters

Data Farmers get physical

Looks like they just found a new source of farmers...

for the Rice Paddies

hmmm sounds more like the VC

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>"hypnosis and mild electro-shock therapy"

AKA brainwashing and torture.

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So what this means

Is everyone who reads El Reg pretty much, is an addict?? Hmm wonder what the methadone-like drug will be for us. My vote is for Lager.

/Mines the one with the doctor note to go drinking.

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