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Son Sues Mother Over Facebook Posts 428

Most kids hate having their parents join in on a discussion on Facebook, but one 16-year-old in Arkansas hates it so much he has filed suit against his mother, charging her with harassment. From the article: "An Arkadelphia mother is charged with harassment for making entries on her son's Facebook page. Denise New's 16-year-old son filed charges against her last month and requested a no-contact order after he claims she posted slanderous entries about him on the social networking site. New says she was just trying to monitor what he was posting." Seems like he could just unfriend her.

Comment 30k Ringtones (Score 5, Interesting) 521

$1.29 Ringtones! It still boggles my mind that people accept this.

$1.29 for a 30 second sound clip compared to $.99 for the full 2-3 minute song. Insane. You know what would've been nice to have in the 3.1 OS update? The ability to choose a song on your phone and then making it your ringtone.

Comment More of a study of Socialogy than Video Games... (Score 1) 895

He's really just studying the behaviors of a community and what happens when you go against the established rules.

To take it out of the video game - think of a company buying a plot of land and build a baseball field on it. Instead of playing baseball, people have decided to use the field as a place to sunbathe. Along comes this person that wants to play baseball on the baseball field. Unfortunately, it's been taken over by people who are doing something else in it. The majority doesn't want to leave. The individual just wants to use the field for what it was built for.

So who's in the wrong there?

Comment Overheating... (Score 2, Informative) 75

My HP dv9000 is horrible when it comes to overheating. I specifically bought a laptop cooler to keep it cool and operational. Google "hp dv9000 overheating" for a number of people with similar issues.

I wonder how much of the overheating is from the battery simply be improperly designed, or if the laptop's own design heats up the battery more than normal.

Comment Re:MMOs are Hobbies and a great value. (Score 1) 122

Seriously? You're gonna try and attach a $150 therapy bill to obsessively playing MMOs? You really think that's a likely outcome?

I would say you are far more likely to get injured doing a physical hobby and then you'd have to spend a lot more going to the doctor and then having to do physical therapy.

MMOs can be done in small breaks if you want to as well. I used to be a hardcore WoW person, but I experienced the whole "Why am I doing this still, I'm not having fun" and decided to stop. So I stopped playing, but then I started playing again because my wife still wanted to play. So I play with her now, maybe like once a week for an evening. We take it slow and I enjoy playing.

Machines have less problems. I'd like to be a machine. -- Andy Warhol