Its too loud - I know - TURN IT DOWN

#1
Apple is being sued for the potential defness caused by IPods.
Yet another example of the inability of people to look after themselves. If its going to hurt you - Don't do it!
Look after number one, don't expect everyone else to




Edited for lack of spelling ability due to rage!
 
#2
However it was forced to pull the iPod from store shelves in France and upgrade software on the device to limit sound to 100 decibels.
Thats is because the EU have rules about the allowable sound levels from any/all bits of equipment on public sale.
 

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#4
Absolute lunacy! How stupid are some people? It is tw@ts like this that have caused some of the most rediculous labels on products:

On a packet of salted peanuts - "Warning - may contain nuts"
On a steam iron "Warning - This iron may become hot when switched on, and remain so after being switched off"
On a kitchen knife "Warning - this product may have a sharp blade"

Can the law of common sense not be applied!
 
#5
It doesn't help matters that these things are reported by the media. A letter from Apple saying "stop being a dick" would of sufficed. The fact that the media pick up on these foolish things merely incites other idiots to have a go.
 
#6
Have you seen the instructions that come with candles now?

Along the lines of

"Flame may cause damage if you put up your nose/ under your genitals/ under your pillow when lit."

"Molten wax may cause damage if you put above your nose/ above your genitals/ above your pillow when lit."

"Common Sense available, to order call 0906 ......"
 
#7
Unfortunately, if Apple had sent a letter of the sort you advocate floppyjocky, the wuss who's taking them to court would have filed another claim for damages for hurt feelings...

Sainsbury's can of tuna: 'Warning: May Contain fish' That's a ****ing relief, then. I was concerned it might have nuts in it.

Oh, and a shirt I bought a couple of weeks back. 'Do not iron while wearing'.
 
#8
All this would be very sad if it wasn't so desperate. However, we should also take into account where the quote came from!

MsG

P.S. Archimedes. Is that really true with the shirt?
 
#9
But I bet everyone has soon those twats who walk around with the volume on max with the sound loud enough for everyone to hear their personal music preferences.
 
#11
Archimedes said:
Bugsy, I regret to say that it is true. Not the first time I've seen it on garments either.
And I regret to say that I know a woman who did try to iron the shirt she was wearing. :roll:
 
#13
currymunter said:
Radical_Dreamer said:
I know a woman who did try to iron the shirt she was wearing. :roll:
As did the twot at depot who tried to iron creases into his lightweights whilst wearing them. :?
Ah, c'mon, currymunter! This has GOT to be a wind-up! But I'll bite, fool that I am.
What's the punch-line?

MsG
 
#14
I am not supprised one bit.

After all, people have tried to sue McDonnalds for making them fat....personally, I would ask for just one hour with these "mcdonnalds made me fat" fatties. I'd get them into shape!
 
#15
What a load of old boll@ks.........

If I had a crash on a bike doing treble figures would I sue the maker of the bike for building one that went so fast, NO I BLOODY WOULDN'T.

It would be my fault for going so fast on it. This 'Nanny-State' thing is beginning to do my box in, people are getting greedier and stupider by the second and soon the gene pool will only be full of fat useless wasters who only want whats coming to em but wont get of their rear ends to get it themselves.

These folk should be lined up and shot for the good and benifit of the race, before its too late.................
 
#16
Yes, he probably is a prat - but for all that, he may just have a point.

By the time children get to secondary school many of them have significant hearing loss and aren't even aware of the fact. I suspect a major factor in this is that they've spent so much time with headphones on playing on playstations, computer games and listening to walkmans etc. With the sound going directly into the ear it's very easy to become desensitised to noise after a short period or to turn up the volume to counteract outside noise. As adults we can make an informed decision. Children can't/don't and have an erroneous instinct that tells them "it'll never happen to me". Since many of their parents haven't given the matter much consideration it seems sensible to tackle the problem at source by putting the onus on the manufacturers.
 
#17
Bugsy7 said:
currymunter said:
Radical_Dreamer said:
I know a woman who did try to iron the shirt she was wearing. :roll:
As did the twot at depot who tried to iron creases into his lightweights whilst wearing them. :?
Ah, c'mon, currymunter! This has GOT to be a wind-up! But I'll bite, fool that I am.
What's the punch-line?

MsG
I do remember a FNG having his shirt ironed by a senior soldier whilst he was still wearing it. Had he have read such a warning, he may never have done it.
 
#18
But the question still remains,why do they even produce something that can make you deaf;Do they have shares in an hearing aid company?

BTW,the wearing of headphones on US bases is forbidden,after some d*ckhead got driven over..............by a train!
 

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#19
midnight said:
But the question still remains,why do they even produce something that can make you deaf;Do they have shares in an hearing aid company?
To that end, why do they make cars that go way over the speed limit (and I'm talking about your bog standard middle of the road family car, not the ones designed for the track!). Why do McDonalds make their coffee hot, Why make anything that Joe and Jane Bloggs could hurt themselves on. Why - because WE want them to. We want a car to do 150 MPH, we want our coffee hot, and yes - we want our music loud.

It comes down to common sense. My car (a Ford Galaxy - not exactly a sports wagon) can do 120 MPH, and has done on the Autobahn. Would I drive like that on a UK Motorway - No, 'cos it's not legal, and would be less safe than in Germany, where motorists are used to that sort of speed. Would I have bought the car if it could only make 70 MPH, I doubt it very much. I have looked at the Car Porn thread http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=28884/highlight=Car+Porn.html, and I reckon that most of you are the same. The difference between normal people and tw@ts like the IPod Sue-er is that we understand our limits (sort of), and if we exceed them, then the consequences are ours, not the manufacturers. It would be different if a fault caused injury, but if you can avoid injury by slowing down/reducing the volume/letting the coffee cool etc then you are either stupid and deserve the injury, or you should consider it self inflicted.

End of sermon!
 
#20
Legs said:
midnight said:
But the question still remains,why do they even produce something that can make you deaf;Do they have shares in an hearing aid company?
To that end, why do they make cars that go way over the speed limit (and I'm talking about your bog standard middle of the road family car, not the ones designed for the track!). Why do McDonalds make their coffee hot, Why make anything that Joe and Jane Bloggs could hurt themselves on. Why - because WE want them to. We want a car to do 150 MPH, we want our coffee hot, and yes - we want our music loud.

It comes down to common sense. My car (a Ford Galaxy - not exactly a sports wagon) can do 120 MPH, and has done on the Autobahn. Would I drive like that on a UK Motorway - No, 'cos it's not legal, and would be less safe than in Germany, where motorists are used to that sort of speed. Would I have bought the car if it could only make 70 MPH, I doubt it very much. I have looked at the Car Porn thread http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=28884/highlight=Car+Porn.html, and I reckon that most of you are the same. The difference between normal people and tw@ts like the IPod Sue-er is that we understand our limits (sort of), and if we exceed them, then the consequences are ours, not the manufacturers. It would be different if a fault caused injury, but if you can avoid injury by slowing down/reducing the volume/letting the coffee cool etc then you are either stupid and deserve the injury, or you should consider it self inflicted.

End of sermon!

Actually Legs,
the German rate of road death is twice as high as in GB;The Germans won´t put a limit down because they fear a drop in the sales of Autos,they literally sacrifice their people in the name of taxes and incomes.About 10,000 children are seriously injured or killed on roads over here every year.

It still doesn´t explain why they(companies) produce toasters that can set your house on fire,or i-pods that can deafen you;They took the nails out of Teddy Bears ages ago,or in GB at least.Sadly those who can least protect themselves ie the young and inexperienced will probably be stone deaf before they hear the warnings,or get run-over listening to music from i-pods while riding bikes or walking to school!

Legs,don´t give up your day job to become a preacher!
 

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