Woman kills boyfriend with iPod

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    applemacdude

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    http://www.liquidgeneration.com/rumormill/ipod_killing.html
     
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    That cannot be good...

    for the hard drive :)
     
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    Someone really has some issues, and I'm thinking that its more than just having a few songs erased....

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    See, kids? This is why it's so important to back up your files!
     
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    That's just...sick. Really sick.

    ugh.
     
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    Wow, that's a really good knock-off of CNN's page/article style--it had me completely fooled until I noticed the top says "Headlined News" with the extra 'd' compared to "Headline News." Granted it was only about 10 seconds, but I was about 5 seconds away from sending the URL to a friend as a serious item. :eek:
     
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    On a related note, due to the wonderful skip protection of the iPod, it never skipped once during the attack.
     
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    see, and people say that the iPod has no other uses... it's a multi-function tool! :p
     
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    agree... also if you back track so the URI, it leads you to someone's personal website. I was fooled for a bit, till I read your post then examined the evidence.
     
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    that is unfathomable

    imagine first of all being beating to death by your girlfriend...and then over something as stupid as some mp3's
     
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    In case there's any doubt, despite the messages above--

    this is not a real story. it's a joke.

    kind of funny tho, for the "i could see that actually happen" factor :D

    paul
     
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    Wonder how well the iPod stood up to this unique form of abuse, doubtful the Dell MP3 player could have withstood that without turning into a handfull of pieces parts.

    Almost reminds me of the old Timex commercials - "Takes a licking, and keeps on ticking..."

    ... or the Samsonite gorilla commercial.
     
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    While other parts of the tech industry are looking for their "killer apps" we can see that the iPod is way ahead once again. ;)
     
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    If someone deleted my 3000 err..6803 songs after accusing me I downloaded them illegally I'd most likely do the same thing at the peak of the rage. :D
     
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    the 404 page for most of those links is amusing.
     
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    It's amazing how often people get fooled by satire. I used to teach college writing, and several times my students tried to use stories from The Onion as sources for research papers.
     
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    Well, Michael Moore has The Onion listed as one of his news sites, so it must be creditable :rolleyes:

    Well, now that the iPod can be used as a deadly weapon, we must ban it from everywhere... Guns don't kill people, iPods kill people... I guess you'll have to have a license from now on to carry a concealed iPod...

    The good thing for this woman, though, is that she can only be tried for murder, not murder and illegal downloading of music...
     
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    hmm i wonder how the ipod mini would stand up to such use :D hehe
     
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    That is very sad. May he rest in peace. I imagine that there has been ongoing issues with this couple. This was just the puberal final straw that broke the camels back. Sadly in a beating type of death the victim suffers.
     
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    was the iPod okay? :(
     
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    You know, if you're able to read the original story, you should be able to read the subsequent posts where we discuss this being a joke. Once again, for all that missed it, so you don't have to feel sorry for the guy (or the iPod)

    this story is a joke

    Thank you :)

    paul
     
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    I was wondering why she wanted to borrow my iPod.
     
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    i'm an idiot...

    hey it really liked like a legit news post... are all headlined news stories false like the onion? i have never head of them before
     
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    at least she didnt beat with a nomad jukebox... ;) that would have REALLY hurt :p
     
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    Thank you for the update, it is a relief to know the truth. Although someone loosing there life isn't something to joke about.
     

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