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Old 09-07-2007, 04:19 PM
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I bought an XBox 360 Elite at $479 (regular XBox 360 was $399) because it had an HDMI port, and I was out of component jacks on my receiver. A few weeks later, they lowered the price of the Elite to $449; however, they also lowered the price of the regular XBox 360 to $349 and added HDMI out. I really feel screwed because Microsoft had expressly said they had no intent of adding HDMI to anything other than the Elite. But, oh well, what're you gonna do? (Apparently I should whine for a refund).
deal with it...

I got a 60GB video iPod for $400..a few months later it was $350 for an 80GB iPod with better battery life

the first DLP tv I got dropped almost $1000 in price within 6 months of my getting it

it happens. it stinks when it happens to you, but it happens. SJ said it right that it's the road that technology takes and it's a bumpy road.

was I upset that it happened, yeah. But guess what, I'm not *****in' about it, instead I'm considering getting the 160gb iPod.
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:00 PM
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...instead I'm considering getting the 160gb iPod.
Steve Jobs wants to say that he loves you, and wants to clone more of you.
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Waiter Fired After Leaving Shift To Save Carjacking Victim

A waiter in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who left his shift to rescue a woman being attacked by an armed carjacker was fired after the heroic effort.

Police said a 22-year-old woman was attacked by a knife-wielding man outside the 84 Thai Food restaurant in the Southland Shopping Center on Monday.

Restaurant waiter Juan Canales spotted the attack and ran to help.


Canales said he tackled the culprit, who police identified as Albert Means, and held him until police could arrive.

However, when Canales went back to work, he said his boss terminated him.

"He told me you're dismissed, you're fired," Canales said. "And I looked him and I said, 'Are you serious?' (He said) go get out of here, you're fired."

"Did he give you a specific reason why?" the reporter asked.

"No, he did not," Canales said.

The woman he saved, Massiel Marquartdt, said she did not understand why Canales was fired.

"I couldn't believe that after he's done something so noble, they would actually go ahead and fire him," Marquartdt said.

The restaurant manager said Canales may be a hero but he just wasn't that good of an employee.
Even if the employee really did deserve to be fired for his job performance, I think they should've at least waited until the next day to fire him. This reminds of the scene from "Adventures of Baron Munchausen" where a soldier commits an act of bravery and the commanding officer has him executed for breach of duty or something about demoralizing the rest of the troops.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:50 AM
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BEIJING, China (AP) -- A man in southern China appears to have died of exhaustion after a three-day Internet gaming binge, state media said Monday.
The 30-year-old man fainted at a cyber cafe in the city of Guangzhou Saturday afternoon after he had been playing games online for three days, the Beijing News reported.

Paramedics tried to revive him but failed and he was declared dead at the cafe, it said. The paper said that he may have died from exhaustion brought on by too many hours on the Internet.

The report did not say what the man, whose name was not given, was playing.

The report said that about 100 other Web surfers "left the cafe in fear after witnessing the man's death."

China has 140 million Internet users, second only to the U.S.. It is one of the world's biggest markets for online games, with tens of millions of players, many of whom hunker down for hours in front of PCs in public Internet cafes.

Several cities have clinics to treat what psychiatrists have dubbed "Internet addiction" in users, many of them children and teenagers, who play online games or surf the Web for days at a time.
omg, 3 days straight? in an internet cafe? i guess it doesn't close...
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Wow! I used to eat there all the time when I lived in South Fla.
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omg, 3 days straight? in an internet cafe? i guess it doesn't close...
Wow, people are getting stronger in 2007.

But about a person dying.
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Wow, people are getting stronger in 2007.

But about a person dying.
wow, i hope you can't die from spending too much time in flashchat.
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BEIJING, China (AP) -- A man in southern China appears to have died of exhaustion after a three-day Internet gaming binge, state media said Monday.
The 30-year-old man fainted at a cyber cafe in the city of Guangzhou Saturday afternoon after he had been playing games online for three days, the Beijing News reported.

Paramedics tried to revive him but failed and he was declared dead at the cafe, it said. The paper said that he may have died from exhaustion brought on by too many hours on the Internet.

The report did not say what the man, whose name was not given, was playing.

The report said that about 100 other Web surfers "left the cafe in fear after witnessing the man's death."

China has 140 million Internet users, second only to the U.S.. It is one of the world's biggest markets for online games, with tens of millions of players, many of whom hunker down for hours in front of PCs in public Internet cafes.

Several cities have clinics to treat what psychiatrists have dubbed "Internet addiction" in users, many of them children and teenagers, who play online games or surf the Web for days at a time.
omg, 3 days straight? in an internet cafe? i guess it doesn't close...
I'm pretty sure they already did this on CSI: Miami....
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I'm pretty sure they already did this on CSI: Miami....
I believe this happened earlier this year (or late last year) to another guy somewhere overseas.
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I'm pretty sure they already did this on CSI: Miami....
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Wow, people are getting stronger in 2007.

But about a person dying.
No one reads my posts anymore.
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