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    Man Dies from Forums Overdose

    I hope this wasn't already posted.

    http://publications.mediapost.com/in...&art_aid=29415

    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.

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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.

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    Yes indeed it was posted, I'm sure.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...hreadid=399230

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    Posted and also shown to be a false story.

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    Mmm, will think about it ...
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    Yeah, I read this on another forum before, but I heard it was false too .. seems pretty ridiculous

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    Of course it's fake. You don't just suddenly drop dead from lack of eating or drinking. You'd not be able to function or stay awake days before you were at a point before you'd die. Besides, the cause of death would be starvation (which would take weeks and this guy would have not been able to keep glued to his system without sleep for that long anyway). Anyway, I'm only on day three, so we'll find out soon enough. :-)

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    Lol

    This is fake but approximately 10 days ago a boy in Russia (I hope I don't remember wrongly) died because of playing computer games without taking a break for several hours.

    Too sad
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    Originally posted by atshosting
    Lol :D

    This is fake but approximately 10 days ago a boy in Russia (I hope I don't remember wrongly) died because of playing computer games without taking a break for several hours.

    Too sad :(

    How does one die from not taking a break from playing computer games, regardless if you meant more than "several hours"? Perhaps he was merely playing video games when a preexisting medical condition struck?

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    I'll try to find a link related to this news and post it here soon
    I really don't remember any details
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    This guy sounds like me.

    My obituary:

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    Originally posted by atshosting
    I'll try to find a link related to this news and post it here soon
    I really don't remember any details

    http://english.pravda.ru/accidents/2...672_games.html

    http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com...56-3e6d06.html

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    I wouldn't bother trying to dig that up. I'm certain it's not true.

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    Originally posted by atshosting
    Lol

    This is fake but approximately 10 days ago a boy in Russia (I hope I don't remember wrongly) died because of playing computer games without taking a break for several hours.

    Too sad
    im sure playing computer games didnt reasult to the cause of death. put it this way i bet I play computer games longer then everyone here and im fine.

    yes i know i should get a life - but sorry I find playing computer games more interesting then going to the pub and getting pissed and having sex with some stranger.

    when i see computer games i mean pc games. can't beat the pc.

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    I see, so it was a medical condition. I.e., the kid could have been watching a Christmas tree's lights flashing for too long.

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    Originally posted by Flumps
    im sure playing computer games didnt reasult to the cause of death. put it this way i bet I play computer games longer then everyone here and im fine.

    yes i know i should get a life - but sorry I find playing computer games more interesting then going to the pub and getting pissed and having sex with some stranger.

    when i see computer games i mean pc games. can't beat the pc.
    You know, just because you don't play a lot of video games, doesn't mean you HAVE to resort to an alternative reckless lifestyle. :-) I'm not really into video games myself, but I'm also not into going to bars, nor drinking, nor having sex with strangers. I do have other things that keep my busy though, like porn--just kidding!

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    Oh, so this is an old story. I had never heard it.

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    webhostingtalk hazardous to your health? i dont think so

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    You actually can die from not sleeping. It takes a lot, but my understanding of it is, you will die from lack of sleep before you die from starvation. Starvation takes a very long time after all (~3 weeks for the average person to die from starvation, provided they have adaquate water supplies, 3 days without water [or 3 minutes without air, the "rule of threes"]).

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    Dang, if it was real, he would have been the idol of many a forum geek...

    To die on forums, what a rare honour!

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    I have gone for 3 days without water. I am still alive.

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    Originally posted by indiaberry
    I have gone for 3 days without water. I am still alive. :)
    Good thing for all that lack of movement that speeds up dehydration. Well, that and soft drinks and beer, right? :-)

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    Originally posted by indiaberry
    I have gone for 3 days without water. I am still alive.
    I find it very difficult to believe that you could have gone 3 days without water in any form (which includes eating most foods, as the vast majority of foods contain water in some form or another).

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    I agree with Tim here, this is pretty false, One day i spent all day on the computer until the early hours of the morning and walking up the stairs to bed i felt like i was drunk. So ummmm 3 weeks
    When theres no real news you get stuff like this.
    And what were the forums he was on

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    Originally posted by porcupine
    I find it very difficult to believe that you could have gone 3 days without water in any form (which includes eating most foods, as the vast majority of foods contain water in some form or another).
    Even if you eat foods which contain water, you need much more than that for three days. While one could probably survive for three days if it was absolutely critical, he would be just living and not, by any means, thinking normally.

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    Originally posted by SniperDevil
    Even if you eat foods which contain water, you need much more than that for three days. While one could probably survive for three days if it was absolutely critical, he would be just living and not, by any means, thinking normally.
    Oh im sure it wouldn't be too hard if you were talking jello and popsickles . Needless to say, anyone who claims they've gone 3 days without food or water, I wouldn't give credit, especially not on WHT.

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    Actually, the 3 weeks, 3 days, 3 minutes rules aren't exactly accurate. One could live approximately a week without water, depending on the conditions and other variables, but it sure wouldn't be pleasant to temp fate for over a day or two, I'd think. I've probably gone a couple of days without water before when I was feeling pretty sick and that was enough for me.

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    It really depends on the condition you are in, if a guy was in the seriouly sunshine without any water and food, undoubtly he will go to die within about one hour resulting more from dry than stavation. So condition is the most decisive factor. However for the average condition and person, the 3 theory does work as I reckon.
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    Originally posted by Sunnypansy
    It really depends on the condition you are in, if a guy was in the seriouly sunshine without any water and food, undoubtly he will go to die within about one hour resulting more from dry than stavation. So condition is the most decisive factor. However for the average condition and person, the 3 theory does work as I reckon.
    You won't die within an hour or several even, unless you are already severely dehydrated. It's easier to look up the facts in a medical or survival book, instead of assuming. Temperature, exposure to sun, activity, and so on, all play a role. A person with no water can live up to even a couple of weeks, provided they are in mild or low temperatures, such as 50 degrees F or less.

    If it's 120 degrees, they will probably die within two or three days, perhaps less, depending if they are in the shade, if they are active, etc. You can live over two weeks on a gallon of water if you conserve it and the temperature isn't too high, but if it's 120, that gallon of water will maybe last you four days, where it would last you sixteen says in low temperatures. It also can depend on what you eat and if that food causes your body to use more water, if you eat at all--so adding food could make it worse.

    Water being more important than food in that regard, of course. I believe that every living thing on Earth requires water to survive, even things that don't use air. Also, some cells (even tests on mammal cell's) can be dried out for hours and have them revived, while others don't require water for longer durations. Anyway, I'm just saying. If you mean someone could have a heat stroke from the heat exposure and exertion, sure, but that's not related to water, though someone could indeed become severely dehydrated in a few hours time, that is true.

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    I think that it is possible for this to happen. I mean you could spend so much time on line, not eating good that your body would just shut down and mid sentence you could just d..............











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    call 911 please
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    Originally posted by Flumps
    yes i know i should get a life - but sorry I find playing computer games more interesting then going to the pub and getting pissed and having sex with some stranger.
    We should agree to disagree
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    That's crazy, can't be real.

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    Thats craziness (if true)

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    People are still questioning if this is maybe true?? It simply can't be.

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    Sorry, couldnt resist it.

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