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Date: 12/10/06 02:01 AM

30 Responses to A Tribute to James Kim

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    December 9, 2006 at 10:54 pm
    Link: A Tribute to James Kim - Rest in peace.
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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 2:05 am
    ... and good luck to the rest of his family, because it`s going to take quite a while for them to get over this one. :(
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 2:10 am
    he seemed like a pretty cool guy, but --forgive me if i`m being harsh-- i`m confused to why this got posted. yeah, he died and it was sad and all, but we don`t usually get video tributes to people unless they are famous. oh, well.
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    iAMzach Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 2:13 am
    it got posted cause its so damn tragic.
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 2:27 am
    no...i don`t think you quite understand what i`m asking. what i mean is that there are many tragic deaths out there every day, and not to say that this wasn`t sad or that he doesn`t deserve to be respected...but for some reason i`ve seen a LOT on this guy...they are still reporting about him on the news and stuff. and i find it strange that there is a tribute up on so why is he getting so much media attention?
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    December 10, 2006 at 2:41 am
    Yea i was kinda wondering that aswell Hobyandy
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    bianchi Female 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 3:29 am
    oh my.. i was just reading about it on people magazine. that was so sad. RIP.
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    Kraken Female 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 3:32 am
    He died while in my state :-( I watched it on our regular news and then when it went to big station I was all like :-O I didn`t know he was that well-known.
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    kpforizzle Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 4:11 am
    no you guys dont understand. if you were into new technology or needed info about it you would know how much james influenced that side of the world. its because you guys dont know him that makes you think that he isnt worthy enough to be posted here on IAB. I respected this guy and when i heard of his death i was actually pretty sad. HOBYandy next time you should first know your poo before you say anything to things with this much imporantance.
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    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
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    December 10, 2006 at 4:18 am
    He reviewed Mp3 Players on Cnet.
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    drpepperz05 Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 5:21 am
    He also died, trying to save his family, they got caught in a snow drift or somthing, he when in search for help, with nothing other than the clothes on his back. i didnt know him that well, as he wasnt around in the uk, but R.I.P James Kim
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    elroy Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 7:46 am
    That`s just sad. I always liked reading/watching his reviews of MP3 players and whatnot. He gave off that friendly, good-hearted vibe, even though I had never met him.

    Debating the importance of this post is juvenile. If you didn`t know who he was, then ignore it and move on. For the rest of us who know of Mr. Kim, let me be the one to say "rest in peace, James" on behalf of those of us who have a heart and/or care.

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    southpaw101 Male 13-17
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    December 10, 2006 at 9:25 am
    who`s james kim?
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    SammyFrank Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 9:34 am
    who the he!! is this guy?
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    Is_it_in_yet Male 13-17
    159 posts
    December 10, 2006 at 9:40 am
    he was a good man
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    December 10, 2006 at 9:59 am
    Also tragic is that if he had stayed with his family, he would have been rescued with them. But as a husband and father would you feel right just sitting and waiting? Also, the odds of finding help while going through national forest is pretty nil. I wonder if he knew that`s where they were. There would have been know easy decision there. Either way it sucks. R.I.P. James.
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    ArchEnemy89 Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 10:55 am
    R.I.P. James, didn`t know ya but I was just watchin your videos on CNET. You`re a techie jsut like me.
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    hagane Male 30-39
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    December 10, 2006 at 11:00 am
    Damn, sad to see it happen, but why didn`t a gadget-tech freak have a gps available is beyond me. :( Note to self: Invest in tech-savvy outdoorsman guide! Little known note of interest, cell phones invariably lose their battery power in the cold. Most guides I`ve known ask you to pack it in a layer close to your body.
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    Hoogs Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 12:41 pm
    To everyone who doesn`t know who he was, he was a senior editor at He reviewed mp3 players.
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    nicholelibra Female 18-29
    663 posts
    December 10, 2006 at 1:09 pm
    :( I heard this on the news and was really sad to hear it. If it wasn`t for many of his reviews on Cnet, I`d be broke and miserable.
    He died honorably though. RIP Mr. Kim.
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    wales4eva Male 13-17
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    December 10, 2006 at 1:27 pm
    i never heard of him but besides that R.I.P so was he really famous then or what
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    bomb_tom Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 4:25 pm
    i forgot that this guy reviewed the mp3 player i bought
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 4:29 pm
    lol. I was going to tell Hoogs it was unnecessary to say who he was after someone already did, then I saw wales` comment. I guess it`s just too difficult for some people to read a little bit and find answers for themselves.

    Anyway. I was reading another article that said he walked 16 miles, not 10 like they originally thought. And they were only 6 miles from a fishing cabin that had food but it was in another direction.

    He went honorably, though. Never knew him but what he did deserves some serious resect.

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    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2006 at 8:10 pm
    He may have been a tech-savvy but he shure had more balls than any man, woman or thing in this site. May he rest in peace and always be remembred for the love of his family and giving character.I shure will miss his reviews.
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    ZacklerXcore Female 13-17
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    December 10, 2006 at 9:03 pm
    This is so sad. He was from around the same area as I was. This was on the news for daysss.
    I`m glad to hear his family is doing well though. I wish them only the best.
    RIP James Kim.
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    qtran77 Female 13-17
    211 posts
    December 10, 2006 at 10:06 pm
    RIP James Kim. I think I saw his video before on CNet and recently read a news story about the search for him. I`m very sorry that he did not make it out alive. For those who say are asking why this got posted, I do not understand why this would matter, just ignore the post then. My heart goes out to his family.
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    December 11, 2006 at 1:25 am
    kpforizzle: your making me sound like i was insulting him. he died almost a week ago. there is still stuff on the news about it today. many celebrities don`t get that much airtime after they pass away. i don`t mean to question his importance or respect at all. so stop acting all he-man with me and either agree or disagree.
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    Lorant Female 18-29
    17 posts
    December 11, 2006 at 1:37 am
    It was terribly sad. I`m worried now that as a resident of Oregon everyone`s going to think that 99.99% of the state is the unforgiving wilderness (as stated by CNN). :\ It isn`t.

    But also, apparently people had been lost on that road before. You`d think rescue crews would check that road when people went missing. D:

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    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
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    December 11, 2006 at 4:15 pm
    Uh...K...He reveiwed MP3s? Right...ok...O_O
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    ha_im_bored Female 18-29
    28 posts
    December 11, 2006 at 6:21 pm
    the man was a hero, walked 8 miles to find help for his family before dieing. the police were having trobles hiking the trails, the man went through hell for his family, he did more than reveiwed mp3s. look at cnet and everything on there, he did alot, and he is a hero, rip.

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