Weekend tech reading: Help us win a photo contest!

By on October 31, 2010, 2:06 PM
Happy weekend everyone! We have a favor to ask for those of you on Facebook. Shawn Knight, the fine individual behind many of our hardware reviews, needs your help to win a photo contest. The giveaway ends tonight at midnight eastern and the person with the most "Likes" wins an iPad. Shawn is currently neck and neck with one other finalist, so every vote counts. To pitch in, head this page and click "Like" below the image. Also, while we're plugging contests, be sure to enter our current giveaway for your own opportunity to win an iPad or many other tech items.

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New York Judge rules 6-year-old can be sued A girl can be sued over accusations she ran over an elderly woman with her training bicycle when she was 4 years old, a New York Supreme Court justice has ruled. The ruling by King's County Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten stems from an incident in April 2009 when Juliet Breitman and Jacob Kohn, both aged four, struck an 87-year-old pedestrian, Claire Menagh, with their training bikes. Reuters

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Workers poisoned making touchscreen hardware A chemical called n-hexane has been poisoning the nervous systems of Chinese workers who assemble touchscreen devices for Apple and other companies, an investigative journalist from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports. It's scary to think that people are being damaged to pursue high production rates. Slashdot

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Johny47 said:

I just had a look and commented on some of the photos aswell, quite cool.

Mydnight said:

Nice setup Shawn! I recently got a second monitor, and now I can't remember how I made it without. You've got me thinking about a third monitor

motrin said:

Shawn has my vote.


the story about suing the six year old.. just blows my mind. what have we come to???

levar said:

I've like'd Shawn's photo, it looks nice. I'm really looking forward to RAGE on the iPhone, even though I don't have one atm I play a lot on my friends & family. And those Chinese workers, aren't there wearing protection? The hell, thats messed up, but then again who am I to say, from reading what others have said over at Sd it doesn't even seem like a big deal.

tonylukac said:

Saw my liked duty and I done it.

Timonius Timonius said:

crazy to think that touchscreens are connected to 'blood money'. At what cost is our convenience? And suing a six year old? Get real! While we don't know the details of the case I'm pretty sure IF anything should be done it should be on the parents.

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

Liked!! Nice work btw!

Guest said:

Thanks for the Likes, everyone, I really appreciate the help!

Tanstar said:

Added my Like!

Blkfx1 Blkfx1 said:

Great Setup! & Good luck Shawn You got my vote!

Eddo22 said:

There's nothing like suing a 6 year old. I'd say there is a pretty good chance that would screw her life completely up.

"To pitch in, head this page and click "Like" below the image"


Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

+1 from me matey!!

klepto12 klepto12, TechSpot Paladin, said:

i voted gl Shawn hope ya get the ipad. man what is the world coming to suing a 6 year old don't make me laugh. I hate that those people are getting poisoned just so we can have touch screens.

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

The ruling came about because a child under four is held to a certain standard, and above four there was no clear definition as to their competency. There is a bit more to it than just suing a six year old. It may sound stupid, but that's how the law works.

tflazio said:

wish i have that setup, nice!

Xero07 said:

Gave a like. good luck

zogo said:

Nice high quality pictures. Added my Like to many of them

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

I liked the page along with more photos, nice setup.

Also laughed a bit at the 6 yr old getting sued. :P

poertner_1274 poertner_1274, secroF laicepS topShceT, said:

Seriously, a 6 yr old running over an old lady? WTF.

customcarvin customcarvin said:

Hey Shawn, must be nice to have friends in high places... Like, Matthew DeCarlo, who posted this so you could tip the scales a lil' !! ..HAHA, well played sir!

FYI, i gave you the thumbs up.... ya.. you're welcome... lol

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Done, hope my like helps!

hitech0101 said:

New York Judge rules 6-year-old can be sued.

This does not shock me because I remember a case where the police booked a 3 year old for rioting & stone pelting at a protest.Later the case was dismissed after the news was published in newspapers & aired on t.v.

Voted for Shawn Knight.

Shawn Knight Shawn Knight said:

Hey everyone, thanks again for the support in the photo contest! The deadline has been reached, and although it isn't "official" just yet, I finished with the most votes and won!! You guys rock - thanks so much!

Leeky Leeky said:

+3 from me, my wife and my "other" FB page.

Good luck Shawn, and thanks for your helping in sorting the MSI - Its ace!

EDIT: Just realised I'm too late, but congrat's on winning the ipad!!

demonlord721 said:

I made sure to post on Shawn's photo, hope he wins!

ruzveh said:

Yea, i shall support you guys in it

JMMD JMMD, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Hey everyone, thanks again for the support in the photo contest! The deadline has been reached, and although it isn't "official" just yet, I finished with the most votes and won!! You guys rock - thanks so much!

Congrats, that's awesome!

fritz123 said:

liked the page! hope you win man

---agissi--- ---agissi---, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Shawn Knight said:

Hey everyone, thanks again for the support in the photo contest! The deadline has been reached, and although it isn't "official" just yet, I finished with the most votes and won!! You guys rock - thanks so much!

Haha awesome man; I voted for you as well. On another note Id's Rage is looking great.

sMILEY4ever said:

Aren't the parents responsible for the 4 y.o.? Sueing the kid is crazy, the judge was crazier.

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