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(CNN)   Son stabs and kills his father during Zoom meeting, illustrating just how advanced web-conferencing has come   (edition.cnn.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Dwight Powers, Videophone, Videotelephony, Webcam, video call, local hospital, members of the video chat, minor injuries  
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2020-05-22 12:02:11 AM  
This happened In Amityville...Have they checked for a portal to hell in the basement?
 
2020-05-22 12:19:56 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: This happened In Amityville...Have they checked for a portal to hell in the basement?


We could very well have a Ring reboot on our hands.
 
2020-05-22 12:30:36 AM  
This is a tragedy.

I also laughed at the headline.
 
2020-05-22 12:32:25 AM  
http://bash.org/?4281

<Zybl0re> get up
<Zybl0re> get on up
<Zybl0re> get up
<Zybl0re> get on up
<phxl|paper> and DANCE
* nmp3bot dances :D-<
* nmp3bot dances :D|-<
* nmp3bot dances :D/-<
<[SA]HatfulOfHollow> i'm going to become rich and famous after i invent a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet


Looks like the goon HatfulOfHollow finally became rich and famous
 
2020-05-22 12:39:53 AM  
Forget it Jake, it's Long Island
 
2020-05-22 1:51:47 AM  

Iamos: Mr. Shabooboo: This happened In Amityville...Have they checked for a portal to hell in the basement?

We could very well have a Ring reboot on our hands.


A Ring camera caught the murder, too?
 
2020-05-22 3:36:49 AM  
Dwight Powers was on the video call when his son, Thomas Scully-Powers, stabbed him

His mother is reportedly investigating a perfectly rational and scientific explanation for these events.
 
2020-05-22 6:38:02 AM  
Jeez.  I hope they were muted.  All that background screaming is very disruptful.
 
2020-05-22 6:39:32 AM  
What a horror
 
2020-05-22 6:41:09 AM  
Why did they bother asking Zoom for a comment? Are they calling up Colt for a comment after school shootings?
 
2020-05-22 6:41:48 AM  
Great header, subby!
 
2020-05-22 6:47:02 AM  
He will be transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries he got from jumping out of a window, police said.

Usually, windows leads to murder, not the other way around.
 
2020-05-22 6:48:05 AM  
Well there have been plenty of warnings that Zoom isn't entirely safe.
 
2020-05-22 6:51:18 AM  
This violates Zoom's Terms and Conditions. Try getting them busted for drugs in Singapore instead.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/20/man-s​e​ntenced-to-death-in-singapore-via-zoom​-call.html
 
2020-05-22 6:53:54 AM  
Well at least he didn't outsource it like a lot of them lazy kids do these days.
 
2020-05-22 7:08:40 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Why did they bother asking Zoom for a comment? Are they calling up Colt for a comment after school shootings?


Maybe Ja Rule was unavailable.
 
2020-05-22 7:17:37 AM  
I'm coining the term:
Stabbencer

I would prefer my check be made out to "Cash"
 
2020-05-22 7:29:55 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Why did they bother asking Zoom for a comment? Are they calling up Colt for a comment after school shootings?


My thought as well. The fark they gonna say?
 
2020-05-22 7:37:37 AM  
From another article with more information:

Cops say the father was on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men when he was stabbed to death during the live stream. Participants on the Zoom chat first noticed something had gone wrong when they saw Powers fall during the feed, cops say. Moments later they allegedly saw his son appear naked in the feed.
 
2020-05-22 7:37:49 AM  
"OK, Dwight, it looks like you're muted right now? We heard you say, 'Wait, no, put that kni-' and then you kind of cut out. Can you check that you're unmuted, please? Also, I don't see you in the video--did it freeze? Cool background, by the way, with the blood splatter--you a fan of Dexter? Dwight?"
 
2020-05-22 7:38:57 AM  
Advanced Video Conferencing:

1. Take a picture of the wall in the background of your video conference. Use that as the virtual background.

2. Project a picture of that virtual background image on the real wall in the background.

3. Take a picture of the projection of the virtual background on a real wall, then use that picture as a virtual background.

/I might be spending too much time indoors
 
2020-05-22 7:41:01 AM  
Subby made me think of tele-dildonics.
 
2020-05-22 7:43:23 AM  
I'm going to hell for laughing at that, submitter.
 
2020-05-22 7:43:56 AM  
We already knew Zoom was a killer:
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2020-05-22 7:46:02 AM  

JK47: From another article with more information:

Cops say the father was on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men when he was stabbed to death during the live stream. Participants on the Zoom chat first noticed something had gone wrong when they saw Powers fall during the feed, cops say. Moments later they allegedly saw his son appear naked in the feed.


Zoom, like Fark, is not your personal erotica site.
 
2020-05-22 7:48:52 AM  

JK47: From another article with more information:

Cops say the father was on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men when he was stabbed to death during the live stream. Participants on the Zoom chat first noticed something had gone wrong when they saw Powers fall during the feed, cops say. Moments later they allegedly saw his son appear naked in the feed.


Was there ever a more dangerous visage than "naked with a knife"?

Things I would feel safer in the presence of other than a naked man with a knife:

A dirty bomb
A sentient nail gun
A flying pit viper
Baron Samedi
An adolescent Kodiak bear with rabies and a bad case of mange
A clothed man with a knife
 
2020-05-22 7:57:16 AM  
I get it. Conference calls make me a bit stabby too.
 
2020-05-22 8:04:11 AM  
When things go wrong in lockdown with your schizophrenic son
 
2020-05-22 8:07:00 AM  
How much Jeppson's Malort did he drink?
 
2020-05-22 8:08:56 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Why did they bother asking Zoom for a comment? Are they calling up Colt for a comment after school shootings?


"So, do you guys have the footage, or what?"
 
2020-05-22 8:11:42 AM  

buntz: What a horror


This needs more love
 
2020-05-22 8:13:45 AM  
Was it an honor killing? I don't think you can do that without a proper sword or artifact.
 
2020-05-22 8:15:46 AM  
Someone triggered the son.

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2020-05-22 8:21:28 AM  
Is that a new feature? I can't find the "stab" button on the app anywhere.
 
2020-05-22 8:50:12 AM  
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2020-05-22 9:08:57 AM  
This is what happens when you don't mute your microphone.
 
2020-05-22 9:09:09 AM  
Am I the only one who noticed how unfortunate of a name the victim has? Say his full name out loud a few times.
 
2020-05-22 9:15:57 AM  

The Third Man: http://bash.org/?4281

<Zybl0re> get up
<Zybl0re> get on up
<Zybl0re> get up
<Zybl0re> get on up
<phxl|paper> and DANCE
* nmp3bot dances :D-<
* nmp3bot dances :D|-<
* nmp3bot dances :D/-<
<[SA]HatfulOfHollow> i'm going to become rich and famous after i invent a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet

Looks like the goon HatfulOfHollow finally became rich and famous


I'm relieved I'm not the only old geezer who immediately thought of this.
 
2020-05-22 9:39:35 AM  
This is going to make for a very uncomfortable Thanksgiving.
 
2020-05-22 10:03:02 AM  
I didn't read the article because frankly, I don't care about some random family squabble, but that headline subby...good job. Very funny, would chortle heartily again.
 
db2
2020-05-22 10:58:23 AM  
This headline is just my kind of stupid.
 
2020-05-22 11:54:38 AM  

koder: Dwight Powers was on the video call when his son, Thomas Scully-Powers, stabbed him

His mother is reportedly investigating a perfectly rational and scientific explanation for these events.


I would have expected someone with a double-barrelled name to have used a shotgun.
 
2020-05-22 3:51:11 PM  
This is what happens in Amityville right after the LDS Church buys Zoom. Coincidence?
 
2020-05-22 4:04:22 PM  
"CNN reached out to Zoom for comment."

...Why?
 
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