Ipods and nuclear reactors.......

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  1. I have just plugged my lovely Ipod Nano into my pc and it is currently updating my Ipod software. When I was asked to agree to their conditions I, for the first time ever, actually read some of it and noticed this bit:

    "THE iPOD SOFTWARE AND iPOD SOFTWARE UPDATES ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN THE OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION OR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, LIFE SUPPORT MACHINES OR OTHER EQUIPMENT IN WHICH THE FAILURE OF THE iPOD SOFTWARE OR iPOD SOFTWARE UPDATES COULD LEAD TO DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR SEVERE PHYSICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE."

    The Nano is amazing, but how on earth could you use it to operate any of the above???? I will treat it with even more respect!! Or have the lawers got a bit carried away...?
     
  2. Companies have to cover just about
    every base there is, in order not to
    have the arse sued off them.

    Believe it now states on the back of
    American Microwave Ovens:-

    ***Not to be used for the drying of wet pets***

    Urban Legend - or not?

    The "urban legend" about the elderly woman who put her
    toy poodle in the microwave oven to dry off isn't
    really an urban legend! It happened in 1970 in a
    suburb on the south side of Fort Worth, Texas. One of
    the paramedics (volunteer fire department) who was
    called to treat the woman after she had a heart-attack
    was not only an amateur radio operator, but was
    working for me at the time.

    Of course the dog was killed although it didn't "blow
    up" like the story has been told. However, there was
    blood from the nose and mouth of the poor animal.
    When the woman discovered what she had done, she did
    suffer a heart-attack and the ambulance was called.
    My employee was the first "on the scene". She did
    survive without any problems and, I believe, that
    several people went together and got her another toy
    poodle. However, they told her to use a towel the
    next time the dog got caught in the rain!
     

  3. And I thought the Americans loved ketchup strewn hot dogs! :twisted:
     
  4. To be fair, its a bit like the jar of peanut butter with "WARNING - MAY CONTAIN NUTS" on the side of it.
     

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