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Girl Claims Price Scanner Gave Her Tourette's Syndrome 558

Attorneys for Dominica Juliano claim that she was burned and developed psychological problems after a store clerk aimed a hand-held price scanner at her face. Store attorneys say their scanners uses a harmless LED light and that the girl had serious health problems before she was scanned. From the article: "Dominica Juliano was 12 when she and her grandmother entered the Country Fair store in Erie in June 2004. A clerk allegedly called the girl 'grumpy' before flashing his hand-held bar code scanner over her face and telling her to smile. Attorneys for Ms. Juliano and her guardian say the girl was sensitive to light and burned, and later developed post-traumatic stress and Tourette's syndrome."

Comment Too many to count (Score 1) 496

In the last 24 hours I have consumed:

14 beers
a bag of salt & vinegar potato chips
an entire large pizza with everything on it
a bag of hostess donuts (about 20)
2 cinnamon buns
a slim jim
a bag of beef jerky
2 chicken sandwiches with lots of dill pickles on them
a bowl of cocoa puffs
2 slices of double fudge cake

It's nice being on vacation! And having a high metabolism helps too...

Comment Re:It's already been there (Score 1) 345

You're assuming that he listens to the stock player instead of a streaming music service like Slacker or Pandora. The Iphone/Ipod kills those apps if you hit the home button. I couldn't even stream the comedy channel from Slacker and use my grocery list app while shopping (need something funny while I shop so I don't run over people with my cart) until I ran the jailbreak.

Comment Re:I used to make this same exuse... (Score 1) 536

That's nice that the "games wreck your life" attitude works for you.

I was once able to spend hours every day trying out all the new games or grinding away in EverQuest or WoW, hiding from "the real world" behind my computer screen or television. Then I let my friend talk me into dropping my games to get socially involved. I met a great woman, we hit it off and eventually started living together. Skip ahead in time a bit, I now have two kids, a job, and I am going back to school full time. We travel every weekend to see family or visit "fun" places for the kids. There's so much "life" going on that I have little to no time for gaming anymore.

I'd give anything to go back in time and kick my friend in the teeth.

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