Scrolling through Engadget and Wired today I came across two stories that are just wrong.
First was about a 7 year old cancer patient who had his PSP, meds, homework and medical records stolen when his family was eating at a local restaurant before his chemo and the day before his birthday. OK, granted the guys who broke into their car couldn’t have known he was a cancer patient, but once you find out you nicked the belongings of a kid who gets toxic chemicals pumped into his body on a regular basis so he can live, you should at least drop the stuff in the mail or leave it at the doorstep of a local police station and run. Better yet, just turn yourself in and take your lashing like a man.
The second story was wrong in ways that I didn’t know wrong could be wrong. It was the sort of wrong that usually follows the phrase “Why yes, I’d love to upgrade my one way ticket to Hell to express with the complimentary kerosene shorts.” Hackers, normally people of some morals who prefer to attack large corporations or take on government entities just to prove it can be done, decided to attack an epilepsy support forum by posting brightly colored, flashing images all over the place causing many epileptic patients to seize up or have migraines. I don’t know who would be angry enough to attack a bunch of epileptics. Maybe they didn’t like that MTV wouldn’t play Gnarls Barkley‘s new video Run. But I can’t see that as any reason to take it out on epileptics as a whole. They’re not smokers, they didn’t choose to be sensitive to brightly colored flashing images.
Good old Satan is going to have a time ass raping this lot of upstanding citizens.