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ATS mod's body found!!!

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posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 03:40 AM
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When I first read this I thought it was William one sac!!!
Who hasn't posted recently?

publications.mediapost.com...

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 edsinger, 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.

"He felt under terrible pressure to be part of the online community," said his son, Lucian, who says he tried several times to get his father's attention and lure him away from the computer. "The only time he even looked up was when I told him I had seen Dane Madsen trying to steal his car out of the driveway."

Police found what appeared to be an organization chart taped to the wall of Wanamaker's den with lines linking small photos of people unknown to the police including a Tom Hespos and an Adam Boettiger. Neither is considered a suspect in Wanamaker's death.

"Once, I thought I had him," said Lucian Wanamaker, "when I said that mom had made cookies, but half out of his chair, he just sat back down mumbling something about Abovetopsecret.com needing modding. He sat back down in his chair and started work again.

Computer forensic specialists reported that there was no order or continuity to Wanamaker's forum postings. "It looks like he just sort of randomly commented on whatever was in the discussion string at the time," said Stephen Hall, CUNY-Cortland adjunct professor of intemperate and impulsive behavior. "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. This consumed not only 24 hours a day, but also, apparently, his physical health."

In what must be a record, Wanamaker was linked into to over 15,250 other community members, many of whom he exchanged notes with daily. 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.

[edit on 30-4-2005 by Netchicken]




posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 04:04 AM
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"In what must be a record, Wanamaker was linked into to over 15,250 other community members, many of whom he exchanged notes with daily. 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."

That last paragraph. I guess the column wrote itself..



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 07:48 AM
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Maybe that will be the next diet fad to come out -- they just have to figure how to get you to eat once a day so you can live.


I guess Wanamaker is the new Smith name to use in stories now. I have to admit it has a bit more zing than Smith anyway.


Seriously thought DH and I are online quite a bit -- if we are in our chairs in the living room you can be pretty sure we are online doing something. Unless I am on a reading kick then I have my nose stuck in a book when I am in my chair.



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 07:53 AM
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Originally posted by Netchicken
She added that Wanamaker's last words were "OK edsinger, stick that in your pipe and smoke it..."




OH STOP IT!
YOUR KILLING ME!


Isnt there a member here named Picard?



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 07:54 AM
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Originally posted by Kidfinger





OH STOP IT!
YOUR KILLING ME!




Becarefull the caps police are out and about.


[edit on 30-4-2005 by SpittinCobra]



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 07:59 AM
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Originally posted by SpittinCobra


Becarefull the caps police are out and about.


[edit on 30-4-2005 by SpittinCobra]


hehe, but I was yelling
I swear...I SWEAR!!!!



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 08:01 AM
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Originally posted by Kidfinger


[edit on 30-4-2005 by SpittinCobra]


hehe, but I was yelling
I swear...I SWEAR!!!!


Oh... people really do show yelling this way? puz: LOL j/k



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 08:09 AM
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Computer and internet addiction are very real.
This poor guy needed mental health help and
didn't get it. A life wasted. Very sad.



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Computer and internet addiction are very real.
This poor guy needed mental health help and
didn't get it. A life wasted. Very sad.


The article was satire.



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 08:25 AM
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Edit: Tebyen beat me..with a stick!



You crack me up FlyersFan.

Check out the website, but beware..Satire Ahead.

Internet Addiction is a real problem? Try Reality Incompatibility.

People need to stop being such whiners about their vices, and take responsibility for their own actions.

"I was so addicted..I just couldn't stop..WHY GOD!..WHY?" (The tragedy of a CHIPs Marathon survivor)

I mean..c'mon. I'm addicted to the computer, but that doesn't mean I don't shower, or eat, or go for walks. It's possible to reign in control once in a while yaknow.

I think all this addiction crap is largely a cop-out. Another way to usher in the Nanny State in all its infamy.





[edit on 30-4-2005 by WyrdeOne]



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
You crack me up FlyersFan.


Glad I can brighten your day.

I thought it was real. I felt bad for the guy.

But I'll stick to what I said ... comptuer addiction is real.
Some folks are veeeeeeeeery lonely and the computer is
their only way of talking with folks and staying connected.

Anyways .. continue on with your satire. Have a great day.



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 09:14 AM
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Im sorry to hear about thi loss of life.

may he rest in peace, and his memory live on is all our hearts.

peace.



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 09:18 AM
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One admin down, two to go.

I will prevail.



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 09:28 AM
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wyatt
It's satire, as has been mentioned three times now.

D9
No you won't.


Edit: Netchicken, do you think maybe you should trash this post before someone starts a candlelight vigil?


[edit on 30-4-2005 by WyrdeOne]



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 09:51 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne


Edit: Netchicken, do you think maybe you should trash this post before someone starts a candlelight vigil?


[edit on 30-4-2005 by WyrdeOne]


Awwwww, dont spoil the fun!






posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne


D9
No you won't.




[edit on 30-4-2005 by WyrdeOne]


Oh yeah?

The good guy always prevails. It's written in law. (80's action movies being The Law)



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 09:53 AM
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mmmmmm, Rocco's pizza.



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 10:11 AM
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Just a note to let yall know I am taking up a collection for his family.

They are in desperate need of......

Cash
Booze (Whiskey preferred)
Baby Back Ribs
Cash
62 inch Plasma Screen TV
Cash
New Computer (the old one has to many memories connected to it)
Best Buy Gift Certificates
Hawaii Vacation (we all mourn in our own way)
Cash

and of course Cash

Just make the donations out to Amuk and I will be sure the greving widow gets them



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 10:18 AM
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Ones Got to Wonder . A guy doesent starve in a day or even a week .Why after a few days at this dident the wonderfull wifee or daughter just pull the Plug? ( Ps gives a whole new meaning to pulling the plug)
And assuming that dident work and he was still glued to the toob next thing to try would be a cold glass of water. (Not for him for the pc .)
Pss Im starting a support group . Hi im ( enter fictions name here) and im addicted to the internet . Psss i realy am to .


[edit on 30-4-2005 by Simcity4Rushour]



posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 10:23 AM
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ARGHHHHHHH!

What more has to be done?!

I plead to the internet gods to cause a critical failure in the coding of this page to prevent any more people from being deceived by this ham-handed satire!

Molarum-rum-rum-Molarum-rum! (That's my plea)

God...

I'm gonna have to seriously start thinking of ways to include satire in my repetoir, I had NO idea it was this effective!

(Amuk - can I get in on that action with you? It appears there might be a real demographic to prey on..errr..I meant assist with their greiving..yeah..that's it.)





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