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Date: 08/14/10 01:02 PM

58 Responses to Real Life Batman: Blind Guy Deals With Life`s Crap

  1. Profile photo of NobodyAkagi
    NobodyAkagi Male 18-29
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    August 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    Link: Real Life Batman: Blind Guy Deals With Life`s Crap - This blind guy is able to use echolocation to see with his ears. Feel worthless now?
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    pyrrhios Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2010 at 12:58 am
    Heard about this a few years ago. Yeah, it`s real.
  3. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    August 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    Batman? hmm, if you`re making the superhero reference, more like daredevil
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    send55 Male 13-17
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    August 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    seems more like daredevil to me
  5. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    And he fights crime?
  6. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    Not sure how this is supposed to be like Batman.... If anything it is more like Dare Devil.
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    wtmac Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    Reminds me of this kid a while back. Guess it`s catching on.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    he drives his batmobile
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Not as cool as BrainPort.
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    zakattack47 Male 13-17
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    August 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    wait...why batman? im preeettyyy sure it should be Daredevil. Actually im 100% sure.....because im not an idiot.
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    FauxFox Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    I can see the batman reference, seeing as bats use the same method to travel at night. Very poor vague reference.

    Daredevil would of been better.
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    ILikeApples Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    don`t you mean Daredevil?
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    addler Male 13-17
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    August 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    it would be cool if they could develop a device to do the clicking for him, maybe producing an even more effective click
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    sonikku Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    BS. srsly.
  15. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    I can see the batman reference, seeing as bats use the same method to travel at night. Very poor vague reference.

    I think it`s a good one because bats are by far the best known animal that uses echolocation.

    What I don`t understand is why he doesn`t make use of technology. It`s a trivial thing to have a device emit the same very specific noise either at regular intervals or whenever he wanted. I would expect that to have two advantages - the absolute consistency of the sound should improve accuracy and increased frequency of clicking should improve his overall impression, like getting maybe 5fps instead of one frame every couple of seconds. Maybe he could train up to something like realtime.

    Presumably there is a reason why he doesn`t, but I`ve no idea what it is.
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    tws8631 Male 50-59
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    August 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    That`s very cool.
  17. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    BS. srsly.

    Why? Humans have pretty good hearing within a fairly wide frequency range and a very powerful, flexible brain. People deprived of one sense often develop their other senses to a higher than normal level because their brain adapts by assigning a higher priority to another sense or senses.
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    pandabear21 Female 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Wouldn`t that be more like daredevil? Batman can actually see...
  19. Profile photo of AnarchistGod
    AnarchistGod Male 70 & Over
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    August 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    I was going to say that he is more like the daredevil, but I see about six or seven people already beat me to it.
  20. Profile photo of WRNKLDTITFUZ
    WRNKLDTITFUZ Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    that is some serious talent. but not to be a douche, anyone can learn to do it, including the non-blind
  21. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
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    August 14, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Batman, as in bats using echolocation. So he`s like a bat-man. I understand why people are saying Daredevil though.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    Why do these American TV shows always have the same voice, and porn music in the background?
  23. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 14, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    WOw thats cool!
  24. Profile photo of FrenchFry89
    FrenchFry89 Female 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    batman=sighted. daredevil=blind. fail.
    maybe you should have said bat man? or bat-man? or man bat? loll
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    TheSnowSheep Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    yarrpirate, If you have to ask you probably don`t want to know.
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    MrDyll Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    lol daredevil, but I get the bat-man thing, but you still failed
  27. Profile photo of B3N0C1D3
    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    Dolphin boy is all growed up.
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    strangersdk Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    Too bad he died of cancer.
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    very cool
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    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    August 14, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    and he only looks a little retarded
  31. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 10:54 pm
    you mean DAREDEVIL
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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
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    August 15, 2010 at 12:13 am
    "you mean DAREDEVIL"

    Eh?
    Bat man because he sees like a bat. Daredevil, does skydiving and stuff... wtf?
  33. Profile photo of Intaresting
    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 12:22 am
    Daredevil is blind and uses echo location.
  34. Profile photo of Cyradis314
    Cyradis314 Female 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 12:59 am
    flyingpie, he said he had retinal cancer. That`s bound to screw up how your eyes look.
    I think I must have seen same/similar show as last-iconOC, since the one I saw was also a teenager who discovered echolocation.
    Pretty damn neat feat to learn. Can`t beat good ol` sight, but it gets them around for sure!
  35. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 3:16 am
    you mean DAREDEVIL
  36. Profile photo of FuriousTuna
    FuriousTuna Male 13-17
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    August 15, 2010 at 5:26 am
    IT`S
    DARE
    DEVIL
    AUGH
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    mynamecandi Female 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 5:51 am
    Folks.. By "Batman" they are referring to how bats use echo location. Not everything in life revolves around comic books.
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    NoArms5534 Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 7:58 am
    That`s awesome. Was the voice-over guy the same fella from Mythbusters?
  39. Profile photo of r3tr0r0ck3r
    r3tr0r0ck3r Male 18-29
    187 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 8:23 am
    I think the retards mean Daredevil, seeing as he actually did use echolocation.
    But I guess we`re still trying to forget that film with Ben Affleck eh...
  40. Profile photo of crystalskyz
    crystalskyz Female 30-39
    359 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Very cool!
  41. Profile photo of MechaWolf
    MechaWolf Male 18-29
    315 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Why would I feel worthless. I could use light wave bouncing objects to see with my eyes. It works better.
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    i didn`t know human ears were sensitive enough to use echolocation. i will have to try that when i`m in the dark.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    Extremely cool. `Cept he`s not the best I`ve seen doing this, he`s not even close to this.
  44. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    i didn`t know human ears were sensitive enough to use echolocation. i will have to try that when i`m in the dark.

    Try this experiment:

    Close your eyes and try to identify coins solely by touching one surface of them. You probably won`t be able to, but a blind person can do so quite easily. Or just try to determine the pattern of dots in braille by touch alone. Same thing applies.

    If you`re deprived of sight, your brain will adapt over time by paying more attention to other senses. A lesser degree of adaptation can occur quickly (try sex after being blindfolded for even just 10 minutes or so) but the degree of adaptation will increase with a lot of time. I`ve seen a lecturer who was blind accurately align transparencies on a projector by feeling the ink on them.

    So it would be far more difficult for a sighted person to use echolocation than it would be for a blind person to do so.
  45. Profile photo of teampink27
    teampink27 Female 18-29
    533 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    kind of misleading description but thats really cool
  46. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    wouldnt a more accurate comparison be daredevil rather than batman? batman isnt blind at all that the phone thing in the movie was just crap (srry for geekin)

    still awesome to know that its possible
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    August 15, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    I bet he blows monkeys.
  48. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    Wow Angillion - I have to say, aside from your remarks, I`ve grown more and more accustomed lately to seeing errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling (your/you`re) and general word usage to the point that I`ve almost come to expect it especially when I see problem areas up ahead.

    This has to have become insidiously ingrained as of late because when I come across well-written and grammatically immaculate posts/paragraphs such as yours, and see none of the myriad errors I`ve come to expect, I find my mind trying to correct in FAVOR of these errors that I`m so used to seeing! It`s the weirdest reversal of reaction I`ve ever experienced. See how the greatest common denominator comes to further influence itself downward? Troubling to say the least. Looks like I`ll have to stick with the classics for a while or well-written/published authors of integrity where errors still STAND-OUT due to their lack of preponderance, and not the other way around. Any empathy here?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 3:26 am
    Empathy from me, unsurprisingly.

    The plummeting of standards of use of English worries me. I would class myself as being merely competent with English and yet, as you point out, I stand out like a sore thumb. I often see fundamental errors in things written by professionals, errors that a moderately well educated 10 year old should be able to avoid. I`m not talking about fine points of grammatical style. I`m talking about very basic use of language.

    Amongst people in general, semiliteracy is actively embraced as an ideal to such an extent that it`s normal to call anyone who gives a damn about language a Nazi.

    Human language requires a certain degree of complexity in order to be able to convey human thought. Dumbing down language effectively stifles thought, a fact that Orwell used as the basis for Newspeak in 1984. It`s disturbing that such a thing is being imposed by popular demand, more disturbing than its use in Orwell`s dystopia.
  50. Profile photo of elgrappa
    elgrappa Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2010 at 5:34 am
    that is actually possible i saw it on tv one time also considering that blind people can hear a LOT better!!
  51. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2010 at 7:33 am
    Thats strange.
  52. Profile photo of dweezil
    dweezil Female 18-29
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    August 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    I was to lazy to read the other comments but WHY THE HELL IS THIS A REAL LIFE BATMAN.... EVER HEARD OF DAREDEVIL RETARD?
  53. Profile photo of wertiana
    wertiana Female 13-17
    221 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Ive heard of this before.
    I saw a video on it, but it involved a black teenager
  54. Profile photo of Zethadrol
    Zethadrol Female 13-17
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    August 16, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    Seriously, it`s daredevil, batman was the rich kid who`s parents were murdered
  55. Profile photo of Genocyde
    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    Ben Underwood...look him up sometime. He didn`t even use a damn cane and played videogames.
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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    633 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    batman as in Referring to a Man Whose like a Bat Because he uses echolocation.

    not because he`s liek batman the superhero..

    seriously people
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    August 17, 2010 at 8:43 am
    wicked awesome...but they didn`t have to make him look like a retard...1:06

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