Man dies of starvation posting in forums

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  1. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    A WEST NYACK, N.Y. MAN was found dead at his computer apparently the victim of trying to keep up with too many professional forums. Childress H. Wanamaker, 54, an account executive at a New York-based new media company, died of starvation according to the West Nyack coroner's office. Wanamaker's emaciated body was found by Loraine, his wife of 26 years, who told MediaPost she had been bringing her husband meals on plastic trays for weeks, but that he never took the time to eat them.

    "He was glued to his computer 24/7," she said tearfully. "He was so afraid he was going to miss an opportunity to contribute a comment or start a discussion, that he just stopped eating." She added that Wanamaker's last words were "OK Picard, stick that in your pipe and smoke it..."

    Computer forensic specialists from SUNY at Cortland discovered that Wanamaker was subscribed to 48 different forums and networking communities including one apparently having to do with the elderly called "oldtimers" and another apparently limited to just 100 people. They also found that he posted a comment into one forum or another on an average of two per minute every hour of the day for the past seven weeks.



    http://publications.mediapost.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.showArticleHomePage&art_aid=29415
     
  2. aleric

    aleric New Member

    Gosh.....This is freaky.

    Must have been some really nerd loner.

    Thanks for posting it Lord !!!
     
  3. Nayan

    Nayan .:Humblebee Jumble:.

    the link does not work... but it cannot be true... cannot believe it ...
     
  4. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    link edited, try now.
     
  5. Nayan

    Nayan .:Humblebee Jumble:.

    lol... fantastic... lord... :p:

    cannot question it anymore...

     
  6. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    haha..gud one.but its kinda stupid thing.y wud some one die of posting in forums?may be he had some desease.
     
  7. light_of_erindi

    light_of_erindi New Member

    funny.....:)....we shud open a section for weird news...:):)
     
  8. bob-bobby

    bob-bobby Extinct or Banned!

    :shock: , wierd is not the word , this news really shook me up ...

    gosh !!!! :shock:
     
  9. ananth222

    ananth222 Beginner

    "He also contributed to 375 blogs and was expected to start an online column about the impact of interactive communications on health, when he died."

    "A virtual memorial service will be held online at a date to be determined. "

    that looks like a spoof to me.
    anyway, he is reminiscent of many on this forum..
    "It looks like he just sort of randomly commented on whatever was in the discussion string at the time,"..
    "He let nothing go by unchallenged by his own point of view, nor failed to respond to any other community member asking for advice or a new job"
    many like that here!
     
  10. Nayan

    Nayan .:Humblebee Jumble:.

    it was in Warning SatireAhead.....

     
  11. Subhro

    Subhro Argentina lost :"(

    and some ppl were questionin my spammin/postin rate.. eh :annoyed: .
     
  12. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    um.. ya. its a joke...

    its like www.bonsaikittens.com - its all a big joke....

    dont fall prey to it

    its still funny

    wonder which will be the first of us to fall dead to this disease
     
  13. Asmodeus

    Asmodeus New Member

    HAHAHAHAHA

    Hmm... Jamhead... be warned... be seriously warned.
     
  14. DrSaurabh

    DrSaurabh Wh@+s Up D0C

    wud still be funny if it happened
     
  15. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    hehe..jamhead..u feeling hungry dude, im sure u are :p:
     
  16. nik_bokacheley

    nik_bokacheley :help: I'm a mad :sadbye:

    I can also die...bt not like the way the man did... bt in some good style...i.e. before dying write a note like this-"I am dying because of my selfless indulgence in so and so forums...So i want the police to stop those forum sites at once" hehehe..*kidding*
     
  17. Addy Pant

    Addy Pant Highway Star

    GOSH!!! If the news was true, then the man must really be mad!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
     
  18. jamhead

    jamhead Unknown Legend


    i'd solved the problem long back....not quite http://www.indianguitartabs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=892
    but still... my desk is big enough to accomodate the occational plate of grub and a few cups of tea/coffee/fruit juice.

    and besides i am a member of only 4 forums... :rock:
     

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