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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 6:05:16 PM

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There must be alot of stress in Starcraft

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050810/D8BSUTG00.html
Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games

Aug 10, 8:10 AM (ET)


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A 28-year-old South Korean man died of exhaustion
in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours,
South Korean police said Wednesday.

Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only by his
last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not sleeping,
refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation game
Starcraft.

Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to what
doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said.

Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work to
play computer games, police said.

Computer games are enormously popular in South Korea, home to professional
gamers who earn big money through sponsorships and television stations
devoted to broadcasting matches.
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 6:05:17 PM

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"MIS" <nospam@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:wQnKe.2937$0d.2284@trnddc06...
> There must be alot of stress in Starcraft
>
> http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050810/D8BSUTG00.html
> Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games
>
> Aug 10, 8:10 AM (ET)
>
>
> SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A 28-year-old South Korean man died of
exhaustion
> in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours,
> South Korean police said Wednesday.
>
> Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only by
his
> last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not sleeping,
> refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation game
> Starcraft.
>
> Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to
what
> doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said.
>
> Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work to
> play computer games, police said.
>
> Computer games are enormously popular in South Korea, home to professional
> gamers who earn big money through sponsorships and television stations
> devoted to broadcasting matches.

Just 49 hours and he dropped?

Sheesh, he never did cow runs with me :) 

Mickey - Record for consecutive play, 77 hours on the FIRST LoD ladder.
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 6:05:17 PM

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MIS wrote:
> There must be alot of stress in Starcraft
>
> http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050810/D8BSUTG00.html
> Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games
>
> Aug 10, 8:10 AM (ET)
>
>
> SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A 28-year-old South Korean man died of exhaustion
> in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours,
> South Korean police said Wednesday.
>
> Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only by his
> last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not sleeping,
> refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation game
> Starcraft.
>
> Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to what
> doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said.
>
> Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work to
> play computer games, police said.
>
> Computer games are enormously popular in South Korea, home to professional
> gamers who earn big money through sponsorships and television stations
> devoted to broadcasting matches.

People are gonna kill me for asking this but:

Did he give anyone permission to loot his corpse - notebooks are a hot
item in internet cafes.

(covers head while he ducks and moves out of range)

Well my day isn't going that great (but much better than his) so don't
mind me. I just needed to outpour something!

Orion
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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 9:55:16 PM

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"Orion Ryder" <orionryder@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> MIS wrote:
> > There must be alot of stress in Starcraft
> >
> > http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050810/D8BSUTG00.html
> > Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games
> >
> > Aug 10, 8:10 AM (ET)
> >
> >
> > SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A 28-year-old South Korean man died of
exhaustion
> > in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours,
> > South Korean police said Wednesday.
> >
> > Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only by
his
> > last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not
sleeping,
> > refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation
game
> > Starcraft.
> >
> > Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to
what
> > doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said.
> >
> > Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work
to
> > play computer games, police said.
> >
> > Computer games are enormously popular in South Korea, home to
professional
> > gamers who earn big money through sponsorships and television stations
> > devoted to broadcasting matches.
>
> People are gonna kill me for asking this but:
>
> Did he give anyone permission to loot his corpse - notebooks are a hot
> item in internet cafes.
>
> (covers head while he ducks and moves out of range)
>
> Well my day isn't going that great (but much better than his) so don't
> mind me. I just needed to outpour something!


I dunno... I had to hide as I was casting inside of town again and hurt some
guy :¬/

*looks innocent*
Ummm... yeah.... natural causes....

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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 10:46:03 PM

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It was a time of great turmoil. The strong preyed on the weak, dogs
and cats lived together. One voice cried out in the wilderness: "MIS"
<nospam@verizon.net> wrote in <wQnKe.2937$0d.2284@trnddc06>:

> There must be alot of stress in Starcraft
>
> http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050810/D8BSUTG00.html
> Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games
>
> Aug 10, 8:10 AM (ET)
>
>
> SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A 28-year-old South Korean man died of exhaustion
> in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours,
> South Korean police said Wednesday.

This seems to happen every year or two in South Korea. Usually it
happens to somebody playing 48 hours of Diablo II.

--
"Fate is like a caged gorilla. If you mock it, it
will pelt you with dung."
-- Warriv

Roberto Castillo
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Anonymous
August 11, 2005 12:46:17 AM

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"Orion Ryder" <orionryder@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> MIS wrote:
>> There must be alot of stress in Starcraft
>>
>> http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050810/D8BSUTG00.html
>> Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games
>>
>> Aug 10, 8:10 AM (ET)
>>
>>
>> SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A 28-year-old South Korean man died of
>> exhaustion
>> in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours,
>> South Korean police said Wednesday.
>>
>> Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only by
>> his
>> last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not
>> sleeping,
>> refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation game
>> Starcraft.
>>
>> Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to
>> what
>> doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said.
>>
>> Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work
>> to
>> play computer games, police said.
>>
>> Computer games are enormously popular in South Korea, home to
>> professional
>> gamers who earn big money through sponsorships and television stations
>> devoted to broadcasting matches.
>
> People are gonna kill me for asking this but:
>
> Did he give anyone permission to loot his corpse - notebooks are a hot
> item in internet cafes.


LOL
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 3:43:26 AM

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After going to <http://tinyurl.com/2tnqw&gt;
"Mickey" <mickeySPAMb@SPAMcomcastSPAM.net> wrote

>"MIS" <nospam@verizon.net> wrote in message
>news:wQnKe.2937$0d.2284@trnddc06...
>> There must be alot of stress in Starcraft
>>
>> http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050810/D8BSUTG00.html
>> Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games
>>
>> Aug 10, 8:10 AM (ET)
>>
>>
>> SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A 28-year-old South Korean man died of
>exhaustion
>> in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours,
>> South Korean police said Wednesday.
>>
>> Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only by
>his
>> last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not sleeping,
>> refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation game
>> Starcraft.
>>
>> Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to
>what
>> doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said.
>>
>> Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work to
>> play computer games, police said.
>>
>> Computer games are enormously popular in South Korea, home to professional
>> gamers who earn big money through sponsorships and television stations
>> devoted to broadcasting matches.
>
>Just 49 hours and he dropped?
>
>Sheesh, he never did cow runs with me :) 
>
>Mickey - Record for consecutive play, 77 hours on the FIRST LoD ladder.

Ah yes, the joys of being an insomniac. :) 
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Anonymous
August 11, 2005 3:43:27 AM

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"jerk-o" <jerk-o@yomomma.org> wrote in message
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> After going to <http://tinyurl.com/2tnqw&gt;
> "Mickey" <mickeySPAMb@SPAMcomcastSPAM.net> wrote
>
> >"MIS" <nospam@verizon.net> wrote in message
> >news:wQnKe.2937$0d.2284@trnddc06...
> >> There must be alot of stress in Starcraft
> >>
> >> http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050810/D8BSUTG00.html
> >> Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games
> >>
> >> Aug 10, 8:10 AM (ET)
> >>
> >>
> >> SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A 28-year-old South Korean man died of
> >exhaustion
> >> in an Internet cafe after playing computer games non-stop for 49 hours,
> >> South Korean police said Wednesday.
> >>
> >> Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu who was identified only
by
> >his
> >> last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not
sleeping,
> >> refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation
game
> >> Starcraft.
> >>
> >> Lee was quickly moved to a hospital but died after a few hours, due to
> >what
> >> doctors are presuming was a heart attack, police said.
> >>
> >> Lee had been fired from his job last month because he kept missing work
to
> >> play computer games, police said.
> >>
> >> Computer games are enormously popular in South Korea, home to
professional
> >> gamers who earn big money through sponsorships and television stations
> >> devoted to broadcasting matches.
> >
> >Just 49 hours and he dropped?
> >
> >Sheesh, he never did cow runs with me :) 
> >
> >Mickey - Record for consecutive play, 77 hours on the FIRST LoD ladder.
>
> Ah yes, the joys of being an insomniac. :) 

A hyperactive insomniac, no less :) 

Mickey
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 12:56:21 PM

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Long ago, in the world without shrimp, "Mickey"
<mickeySPAMb@SPAMcomcastSPAM.net>, supreme ruler of bunnies, hopped and
flopped and said:

>Just 49 hours and he dropped?

>Sheesh, he never did cow runs with me :) 

>Mickey - Record for consecutive play, 77 hours on the FIRST LoD ladder.

I hope you're at least sensible enough to get up and waddle around
occasionally. ;-)



--
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Anonymous
August 11, 2005 12:56:22 PM

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"Stephen van Ham" <svanham@xtra.co.nz> wrote in message
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> Long ago, in the world without shrimp, "Mickey"
> <mickeySPAMb@SPAMcomcastSPAM.net>, supreme ruler of bunnies, hopped and
> flopped and said:
>
> >Just 49 hours and he dropped?
>
> >Sheesh, he never did cow runs with me :) 
>
> >Mickey - Record for consecutive play, 77 hours on the FIRST LoD ladder.
>
> I hope you're at least sensible enough to get up and waddle around
> occasionally. ;-)

Yes... and I ate also. That was when I made level 99 in 6 days with
GiveMeYourDead on the first LoD ladder. That is called playing to the very
edge of divorce :) 

Mickey
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 12:59:57 PM

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Long ago, in the world without shrimp, "MIS" <nospam@verizon.net>, supreme
ruler of bunnies, hopped and flopped and said:

>There must be alot of stress in Starcraft
>
>http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050810/D8BSUTG00.html
>Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games

Being someone who has been battling with ill health my whole life, and with
two people known to me having died within the last month (and another now
terminally ill), I'll well aware not only of my own mortality, but of the
importance of looking after ones self. This man did not die oa a heart
attack. He died because he was stupid and had no respect for his own body.


--
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Anonymous
August 11, 2005 4:46:39 PM

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Long ago, in the world without shrimp, "Mickey"
<mickeySPAMb@SPAMcomcastSPAM.net>, supreme ruler of bunnies, hopped and
flopped and said:

>> >Mickey - Record for consecutive play, 77 hours on the FIRST LoD ladder.

>> I hope you're at least sensible enough to get up and waddle around
>> occasionally. ;-)

>Yes... and I ate also. That was when I made level 99 in 6 days with
>GiveMeYourDead on the first LoD ladder. That is called playing to the very
>edge of divorce :) 

Good to hear. Not the edge of divorce part.


--
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Anonymous
August 11, 2005 4:46:40 PM

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"Stephen van Ham" <svanham@xtra.co.nz> wrote in message
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> Long ago, in the world without shrimp, "Mickey"
> <mickeySPAMb@SPAMcomcastSPAM.net>, supreme ruler of bunnies, hopped and
> flopped and said:
>
> >> >Mickey - Record for consecutive play, 77 hours on the FIRST LoD
ladder.
>
> >> I hope you're at least sensible enough to get up and waddle around
> >> occasionally. ;-)
>
> >Yes... and I ate also. That was when I made level 99 in 6 days with
> >GiveMeYourDead on the first LoD ladder. That is called playing to the
very
> >edge of divorce :) 
>
> Good to hear. Not the edge of divorce part.

She got over it :) 

Mickey
!