How insensitive to the living-impaired community! Dead is a hate word - they prefer "living impaired", or "alternately metabolizing", or "differently entropicly enabled".
A Taiwanese gamer sat dead in a chair at an Internet cafe for up to nine hours before fellow players noticed the poor guy had popped his clogs. Chen Rong-yu, 23, was discovered lifeless by his computer on Thursday night, his rigid hands stretched towards the keyboard and mouse, Sky News reports. The unfortunate gamer had been …
A dreadful thing to happen, and the relatives must feel they are in a very bleak place at the moment - but I am afraid that your sub-heading (Stiff competition) caused tears of laughter to roll down my face. Naughty step for whoever wrote it, but take a tub of ice-cream (or crate of beer) with you.
the fellow gamers didn't notice him, the waitress did. Any way, I had an idea that I did post somewhere else, here it is plus a bit of an enchantment.
How about making a pedaling device and leaving it under the table. The gamer will have to pedal for few minutes every hour otherwise his screen brightness will lower until the screen becomes too dark for any kind of work. The gamer won't have to leave his/her chair, they just need to pedal for a bit to get their legs moving.
The basic rule of the device is: it works in reverse of how the screensaver works. While the screensaver will kick-in if you don't touch the mouse or keyboard for certain period. This device will kick-in if you do _not_ _stop_ using the keyboard or mouse for after a certain period and for a given period (5 minutes every hour?). If you don't want to screen to dim and you don't want to stop playing.... then start pedaling.
The idea can be implemented by software alone, but in that case the gamer will have to leave the game for 5 minutes every hour (can't touch the keyboard or mouse during that time).
How about the above, will it actual help gamers a bit? I know that it would be better if the gamer stood-up and walked, but this could be the next best thing!
They used to chain slaves to the large oars which propelled the galleys of olden days. When the oar stopped moving, the chief whipper figured the slave was dead, tossed his body overboard and chained a new slave to the oar.
There is prior art here and your idea merely knocks it off.
This post has been deleted by its author
Hamlet, where is Chen Rong-yu?
In heaven; send hither to see: if your messenger
find him not there,
seek him i' the other place
yourself. But indeed, if you find him not within
the next nine hours, you shall nose him
as you go to get cream and sugar.
When, lo and behold, he became a legend-in-waiting. God Speed, Chen Rong! Come ye back to the Mandalay Coffee and Expresso Shop. Free WiFi.
"At last he rose, and switched his monitor blue:
Tomorrow to fresh cafes, and baristas new."