Re: Sun/Oracle Java
On 19/04/14 16:19, Chris Bannister wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:13:54PM +1000, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>> There's really no need to pass laws against bad weather, or sharp
>> corners on furniture, to protect idiots from themselves.
> On the blender I have, it's got "CAUTION: NEVER PLACE BLADE ASSEMBLY ON
> BASE UNLESS ASSEMBLED TO JAR."
leaving many operators trying to find a jar to fit....
> As if anyone would even consider it!
That warning is there to advise the sort of cautious and conscientious
people that do read warnings (and look with their eyes) before powering
on equipment, of the bleeding obvious. But mostly so that those who
"look" with their fingers ("I was just looking") and don't think, or
read, before operating - do, with the inevitable tearful and messy
result, they can be advised - "you were warned".
Part liability reduction, part black humour. In the case of marking the
bottom of takeaway coffee cups "Warning - contents may be hot" and
"Other end up" - mostly black humour.