A new job for online game wizards
Chinese dad hires virtual assassins to harass video game-obsessed son
‘What would you do if your adult son was playing video games all day instead of looking for work? Well, one Chinese father resorted to desperate measures when he reportedly hired in-game hitmen to attack his son whenever he logged on to his favorite game, according to the People’s Daily.
‘After being killed repeatedly in an online game, 23-year-old Xiao Feng figured out that the high-level griefers had been put up to the task by his dad, who says he hoped the trick would cause his son to lose interest in the game. Xiao Feng maintains that he’s not going to settle for just any job and that he hasn’t found the right fit yet…’
Another one from China
Anti-pervert Shoes Banned from Planes
‘Liaoning Satellite Television reports that a woman, Miss Wu, was forbidden from wearing spiky “anti-pervert shoes” onto a plane. She explained that beautiful women had to protect themselves from the large number of perverts who are out there…’
Almost Anyone Can Lock Your Facebook Now
WARNING: Doing this is not a joke
‘Getting your buddy’s Facebook account turned into a “Memorial” state is surprisingly easy – and locks them out of Facebook.
‘Facebook has offered “memorialization” for accounts of deceased people for a while, but it seems that the bar has been lowered for how they verify the person in question is actually expired. Ideally, how it works is a friend or relative of a deceased person fills out a form from the Facebook Help section that gives the name, email, and account name of the deceased person. It also asks if you’re a friend, immediate family member, or other.
‘Lastly, it asks for proof that your friend is dead, but it will accept a link to an online obituary as sufficient proof. If your friend has a common enough name, just Google their name + “obituary” and you’ll probably find a match.
Phone Thief Trapped with Dating App
Genius Uses OkCupid To Get a “Date” With the Scumbag That Stole His Phone
‘On New Years Eve, Nirenberg (trombonist for awesome-tastic ska band Streetlight Manifesto, I might add) lost his iPhone 4 in a cab. The very next day, he woke up to email alerts that the thief had been using the phone to message hotties on OkCupid, and sprang into action. Creating a fake profile for a non-existent “Jennifer in BK,” paired with an image of a busty babe culled from Google, he messaged the thief with a proposition, and suggested the pair meet up “Jennifer’s” apartment. “I used lots of winks and smiley faces so I would seem like a girl,” Nirenberg told the New York Post.
‘And when the thief arrived with a bottle of wine, Nirenberg showed up to the door not wearing something skimpy, but rather brandishing a hammer…’