Internet user admits 'web-rage'

BoyBach

macrumors 68040
Feb 24, 2006
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Imagine if he arrived to find a twenty stone muscle-bound freak. :eek:

Now that would have been an interesting conversation.
 

Queso

Suspended
Mar 4, 2006
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That is so very London.

Honestly, some of the people in this city. I nearly got beaten up in the East End once for sounding my motorbike horn at a car driver. The fact that he was about to reverse into me and knock me into the gutter obviously made no difference to his view on the matter :p
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Portland, OR
I'll admit that there's more than a few people on the internet that I'd probably beat with an axe handle.

Starting with the guy that created myspace. <WHACK>
 

yellow

Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
16,032
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Portland, OR
I'm OK with eBay, despite it being a harbor for scammers. There's some decent **** to be found there and it's innovative.
YouTube.. well, there's also decent **** to be found there, despite it being a harbor for copyright infringement and people who want to upload their pointless videos.
 

kainjow

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Jun 15, 2000
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yellow said:
I'll admit that there's more than a few people on the internet that I'd probably beat with an axe handle.

Starting with the guy that created myspace. <WHACK>
You should get this shirt then :)

 

mufflon

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Sep 15, 2006
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thworple said:
BBC Story on an argument in a chatroom gone too far!

Perhaps a lesson to all of us to keep insults on Macrumors down to a minimum? ;)
no need really mate, if I were to call you a **** or some other incosiderate stuff I would get banned - as would everyone else - macrumors is far too efficient for this kind of stuff - but it is a nice reminder that one should be considerate at all times - even on the web - nice find :)
 

thworple

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Oct 20, 2005
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mufflon said:
no need really mate, if I were to call you a t**t or some other incosiderate stuff I would get banned - as would everyone else - macrumors is far too efficient for this kind of stuff - but it is a nice reminder that one should be considerate at all times - even on the web - nice find :)

Ermm..... thanks. I think. ;) :D
 

MrSmith

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Nov 27, 2003
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(From article) Gibbons, a man with a violent past, traced Mr Jones to his home using personal details about himself that he had put online.
Some people never learn...
 

mufflon

macrumors 6502
Sep 15, 2006
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thworple said:
Ermm..... thanks. I think. ;) :D
also I'm a complete disgrace to human kind - I should have read the article first, then post - not the other way around - thought it didn't involve actually hurting people in real life!
 

Apple Hobo

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Mar 19, 2004
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A series of tubes
He travelled 70 miles to Mr Jones' home in Clacton, Essex, and beat him up with a pickaxe handle in December 2005.
70 miles...that's called being dedicated to a goal.

This reminds me of the timeless Tuff-Guys™ on Usenet who, separated by thousands of miles, exchange threats, yet have no intention of ever carrying them out.
 

MrSmith

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Nov 27, 2003
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benthewraith said:
Does that mean there's lawful wounding?
I guess that's as opposed to negligence. For example, you're working on a building site and drop a hammer on a passerby. You injure them and they have a right to damages, but you didn't do it deliberately.
 

RedTomato

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Mar 4, 2005
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.. London ..
benthewraith said:
This I don't get

Originally Posted by BBC
Gibbons, of Southwark, south London, admitted unlawful wounding and will be sentenced on 7 November.
Does that mean there's lawful wounding?
Yup. You give your consent to lawful wounding every time you have an operation or a tattoo or a play-fight (or join the army) or enter a boxing match. (tho there's always some debate over the boxing thing.)

Love bites and S+M play (in some legal systems) also count as lawful wounding. Various laws have tried to ban S+M play, but fallen over the fact that love bites would also be illegal under them.

Also in cases of self-defence, or in emergencies where you have to wound someone for their benefit, e.g. pulling them out of a crashed car on fire, that can also be lawful wounding.
 

ziwi

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Jan 6, 2004
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Right back where I started...
yellow said:
Nice... I'm definitely going to consider it!
Then it is like and advertisement for the site...remember the Madona principal of marketing - Any press is good press - and as such any mention good or bad promotes the site...just a thought;)
 
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