This sounds fishy to me. People with epilepsy are usually good at taking their meds and avoiding seizures. As soon as Eichenwald saw a single flashing light in the video he'd have known to stop it or just turn away or cover his eyes.An investigative journalist who suffers from epilepsy was sent a video of violently flashing lights and patterns on Twitter, causing him to have a seizure.
Eichenwald said that he would have died if his wife had not walked into his study and found him. He suffered a seizure within seconds of seeing the video.
The case has been going on for a while and seems to be genuine.This sounds fishy to me. People with epilepsy are usually good at taking their meds and avoiding seizures. As soon as Eichenwald saw a single flashing light in the video he'd have known to stop it or just turn away or cover his eyes.
Also, a single seizure wouldn't have nearly killed him. There's no special type of strobe that will set off a particularly dangerous seizure.
Besides which, a person who has a seizure doesn't remember what happened immediately before it. He wouldn't have known what set it off.
There certainly might have been a flashing-lights video sent but unless someone saw it arrive and witnessed Eichenwald open it and look at it and immediately have the seizure, it's all, well, uncertain.
Yup, I'm not denying that sending a person with epilepsy a potentially triggering video is a nasty thing to do.The case has been going on for a while and seems to be genuine.
I guess we'll have to wait and see but if it was a false charge then it would likely to have been dismissed by now. Maybe Eichenwald wasn't fast enough to avoid it. Not everyone experiences such fits in the same manner.
I follow him on Twitter and I remember when this happened, it did seem to trigger him in the genuine sense of the word.Yup, I'm not denying that sending a person with epilepsy a potentially triggering video is a nasty thing to do.
But there are lots of sites and pages on the 'net with similar effects. If Eichenwald's epilepsy is severe enough to be set off by a few seconds of a video he's in a poor way.
Yup, I meant 'trigger' in the sense of setting off an attack, which is a correct use of the term.I follow him on Twitter and I remember when this happened, it did seem to trigger him in the genuine sense of the word.
There is evidence of the attack happening and it being linked to the accused but it is of course possible that Eichenwald is exaggerating the effect the attack had on him.Yup, I meant 'trigger' in the sense of setting off an attack, which is a correct use of the term.
I'm not convinced. I used to work with children and adults with severe epilepsy (and learning difficulties) and know a lot about it. Fishy.
Yup, that's what I'm getting at. If he could be nearly killed by a video of flashing lights on a PC screen he'd be unable to go out to work or watch TV or do anything much. He'd be either constantly having seizures or so heavily medicated he couldn't think straight.There is evidence of the attack happening and it being linked to the accused but it is of course possible that Eichenwald is exaggerating the effect the attack had on him.
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/455066b1ffdc1e26c3bb66fc85c2ba1aMan left drugs, gun in designer bags at convenience store
Louisiana authorities are perplexed over why a man left apparent designer bags holding drugs, a gun, cash and a digital scale in a convenience store.
The man went into the store early Thursday and put the Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags on a chair, according to a news release Friday.
“The employee said he offered her $100 to ‘keep his bag,’” Lt. Brennan Matherne, spokesman for Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre, said in an interview. “I don’t know if his intention was for her to hold onto the bag until he came back or what.”
The worker declined, and the man walked out without the bags, the news release said. A customer later pointed out that one of them held a handgun, which turned out to be stolen from neighboring Terrebonne Parish. It also held cash and a digital scale, while the other bag held the drug Suboxone and suspected methamphetamine, according to the statement.
Surveillance cameras got photos of the man and deputies hope to identify him.
“We haven’t positively identified him ... but have gotten a couple tips already,” Matherne said after the release and photos were posted on the sheriff’s web and Facebook pages. “These images are pretty good, so we feel confident we’ll be able to get him identified.”
A 57-year-old man, identified only as Klaus O for privacy reasons, was sentenced to life in prison last March after the court found him guilty of attempted murder.
Klaus O, who is appealing against the verdict, peppered co-workers’ food with mercury and other substances over several years, leaving one in a coma and two others with serious kidney damage.
He was arrested in May 2018 after surveillance footage showed him putting powder in a colleague’s sandwich at their workplace in the town of Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock.
FULL STORY (With Photos Of Bandit): https://apnews.com/6c1a1d84b441099706434df13f2b4407FBI is trying to catch a “bad wig bandit” in North Carolina
The FBI is asking the public’s help in catching a so-called “bad wig bandit” who’s been robbing banks in North Carolina.
The FBI said in a statement on Thursday that the suspect wore a different wig during each heist in the Charlotte area.
One wig was blonde. Another was black. The third was red. ...
I know, are people out of their MINDS? Isn't it obvious that they're going to die violently?Being leader of a leader of a drug cartel doesn't seem to offer long career prospects. No need to worry about a pension. You get a nice golden gun though.