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A bloke was arrested after a brawl over a counterfeit Apple mobile led to the fatal stabbing of a con man. The fight kicked off in Zhengzhou, northern China, according to Henan province newspaper The Dahe Daily [Chinese], which published grisly CCTV footage capturing the moment of the stabbing. A 29-year-old cook surnamed Feng …

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jai
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should be more of this sort of thing

the guy is a like a knife-wielding goddamn Batman! without the cowl and cape....

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Re: should be more of this sort of thing

Except that batman doesn't kill people.

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Re: should be more of this sort of thing

absolutely. It is usually the fall or the bullets.

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Re: should be more of this sort of thing

Erm, that'd be the T.V. version

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Is there a jury

In the whole world that would convict him?

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"In the whole world that would convict him?"

Lets get this straight - he was greedy little man who bought a gadget on the cheap from a bloke hanging around on the street (hello, didn't alarm bells ring at this point?) then gets pissed off when - surprise! - it turns out to be a knock-off. So instead of chalking it up to his own stupidity and learning a lesson he decides he's going to kill the guy but kills someone else instead.

But suuure, I'm sure every jury on the planet would be 100% sympathetic and let him off with a cheerful wave.

Not.

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Re: Is there a jury

Yes, well, you could turn this around. If you're hanging around on the street, selling knock-offs and scamming people, one of your victims might come looking for you.

Are you working for low-enforcement by any chance?

I' would let him off with a cheerful wave.

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Re: should be more of this sort of thing

He probably did. We just didn't see those episodes, hehehe.... It wouldn't have been PC in the 60s, hence BLAM, BOOF, BLOWEEE, UMMPFH...

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Re: should be more of this sort of thing

"Except that batman doesn't kill people."

But he doesn't have to save them. :-)

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"I' would let him off with a cheerful wave."

Then you're a moron. Last time i looked scamming idiots didn't warrant the death penalty.

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Classic bait and switch

Scammers are the same the world over!

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"Feng brandished his chopper and they dispersed..." <snigger>

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"Feng brandished his chopper and they dispersed..." <snigger>

Well, chinese are not noted for...

Maybe they just went to SpecSavers, to buy a better pair....

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Re: "Feng brandished his chopper and they dispersed..." <snigger>

Smaller than the average implement but more precise.

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Re: Feng brandished his chopper and they dispersed..." <snigger>

Presumably he stood at attention for a time, shui-ing in a passing breeze.

Sorry, could not resist that. I'll just get me coat. That'll be the one with a couple of iphones, a half dozen rolexes and some gen-you-wine imitation Gucci shit. I'll be at your local car boot this weekend.

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This implement of which you speak...

GENUINE Sabatier was it? Cooks accept no substitute. For all your slicing and dicing needs....

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Re: This implement of which you speak...

He thought it was. Turned out to be a fake.

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New Products Still Under Wraps?

Is this the start of some new products;

iChop

iStab

iResolve

I do hope he used the right iKnife or iChopper!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/happy_32.png

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Re: New Products Still Under Wraps?

iBleed

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Re: New Products Still Under Wraps?

"iBleed"

Then you need an iPad.

Sorry.

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Re: New Products Still Under Wraps?

iForAnEye

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Re: New Products Still Under Wraps?

iSlice

iNeedemergencytreatment

iCarryaconcealedweapon

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A bit harsh

Going equipped was this guys 2nd mistake.

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Hilarious

Two lives wasted. Hahaha.

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He should have said that he bought what he thought was a rubber knife to frighten the con-men but it turned out the person who sold him it sold a counterfeit one made from steel.

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"The second victim died a day later due to excessive blood loss."

So there's an acceptable amount of blood loss????

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Re: "The second victim died a day later due to excessive blood loss."

Yes, about an armful.

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"How long until the ambulance arrives?"

Siri: <beepity-beep> Sorry, you are not in a registered area for that service. Have a nice day!

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Dog bites man with an Apple product

New principle of journalism:

Dog bites man, not news

Dog bites man with any Apple product - must-print news!

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He tried to just give a warning, but did a proper attack instead.

He was just holding it wrong.

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Adds a whole new meaning to....

Adds a whole new meaning to 'Cut Price' or 'Prices slashed'

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stupidity knows no boundaries

pssssst! Want a genuine brain upgrade and 1/2 the normal price?

Really? A new iPhone for £200? You believed them? M U G!

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Deification

Yes, he is now deified by us Apple fanbois and will soon be promoted to:

Cardinal Feng!

[woosh]

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

[I entirely apologize for my inability to not type that]

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Hey you'd never guess what

I sold some guy a fake iPhone for £200 down at the market the other day, you guys might want to try it out too!

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Getting worked up over 'stuff'

It's just stuff man, get over it. Bits and bobs, things, material wotsits - it's a goddam thing for making calls and playing on games.

Gets some perspective here people - don't get all stabby over stuff.

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HERESY! Re: Getting worked up over 'stuff'

It's not just stuff, it's iStuff. The most wonderful, magical, orgasmic kind of Stuff. The Stuff bequeathed upon us by St. Steve and his iAngels.

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So..

A $200 iPhone should have been a DEAD give away.

Ill get my coat...

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Would it be in poor taste to conjure up some reference to Killer App?

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If only...

... Apple had the forethought to patent stabbing people to death. When you consider the unlimited financial penalty of patent infringement, it would be more of a deterrent then that for murder.

Come on Apple, after all, stabbings are an old and well used method of murder, so you'll be in rich pickings for cases for years!

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