• 8-year-old boy burnt while using candles to 'make Wii console work'
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[QUOTE=kidwithsword;34719061]What does this even mean?[/QUOTE] Means you can fit 4 of your hands on your chest. (which indicates 8%) then image that all burned.
He was obviously pleasing the machine spirit, praise the omnissiah!
[QUOTE=kidwithsword;34719061]What does this even mean?[/QUOTE] 8% of his total body surface has been burnt, focused on the chest.
Well, that's stupid. Also, why Nintendo has to comment on this? Candles are NOT an official Wii accessory so they can't say much about it.
[QUOTE=TomoAlien;34722455]Well, that's stupid. Also, why Nintendo has to comment on this? Candles are NOT an official Wii accessory so they can't say much about it.[/QUOTE] they dont have to comment...
[QUOTE=KingKombat;34720536][editline]15th February 2012[/editline] he's 8. there's a reasonable doubt that's not what he had in mind[/QUOTE] Can you honestly suggest something else that may have been going through his head? Obviously he Googled how to fix a broken sensor bar, found the candle trick, and gave it a shot. Couple burnt drapes and skin grafts later we have this article and a firm reminder as to why 8 year olds shouldn't use candles. Or maybe he was summoning the Dark Lord Satan to come and fix his game console, whatever.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;34719535]why not just get an IR LED and a coin cell? it's cheaper[/QUOTE] he's 8
[QUOTE=Solo Wing;34719090]No, candles can be used as an alternative to the sensor bar for the wii motes. I do it all the time. lol[/QUOTE] You're playing with your life.
I just read this in the Metro. Awful.
[QUOTE=Electrocuter;34719101]Well that's interesting. Can't you just get two lamps to do the same, surely the kid's house has more than one lamp lying around.[/QUOTE] My house doesn't even have one lamp
Everyone I know from Ammanford has lit themselves on fire.
[QUOTE=Sanius;34719563]because it's a common technique to fix the sensor and it's dangerous[/QUOTE]Its a technique that nintendo does not endorse in any way. Plus its only dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. [editline]16th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Solo Wing;34726038]Its a technique that nintendo does not endorse in any way. Plus its only dangerous if you don't know what you are doing.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=V12US;34722654]You're playing with your life.[/QUOTE] Well duh! It is the wii after all.
It took me about 30 seconds to remember that the Wiimote uses infrared to detect where you're pointing the damn thing. Those were the weirdest 30 seconds of my life so far. And I have felt off a moving bicycle, only to be run over by the same bicycle, while it kept on going. And that shit was really, really weird.
[QUOTE=nikomo;34726616]It took me about 30 seconds to remember that the Wiimote uses infrared to detect where you're pointing the damn thing. Those were the weirdest 30 seconds of my life so far. [B]And I have felt off a moving bicycle, only to be run over by the same bicycle, while it kept on going.[/B] And that shit was really, really weird.[/QUOTE] whatttt I can't think of any possible scenario where this could reasonably happen.
[QUOTE=Solo Wing;34726038]Its a technique that nintendo does not endorse in any way. Plus its only dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. [/QUOTE] cool except it's a common way to fix a problem with their consoles. there's no reason for them not to say "hey this is a bad idea, here are other more safe solutions"
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;34719535]why not just get an IR LED and a coin cell? it's cheaper[/QUOTE] Well if your family is like mine, we have shit loads of candles in closets that never get used.
I've done this trick before... Its just common sense (in what 8 year old's tend to lack)
[QUOTE=Sanius;34726666]cool except it's a common way to fix a problem with their consoles. there's no reason for them not to say "hey this is a bad idea, here are other more safe solutions"[/QUOTE] But candles are safe for normal people. Should they say something like "if the sensor bar is broken, don't let a child use candles to replace it" ? That sounds stupid.
[QUOTE=Kljunas;34726823]But candles are safe for normal people. Should they say something like "if the sensor bar is broken, don't let a child use candles to replace it" ? That sounds stupid.[/QUOTE] dude it's a bad idea no matter how old you are. you shouldn't use something flammable to fix anything.
[QUOTE=Sanius;34726858]dude it's a bad idea no matter how old you are. you shouldn't use something flammable to fix anything.[/QUOTE] Okay, so using a blowtorch to weld two broken metal panes together is a bad idea. Mhm.
I guess he's too dark so he tried using candles
[QUOTE=Itachi_Crow;34719402]burns are measured in % of body burned 8% of his body was burned and it was apparently mostly or all on his chest[/QUOTE] also 1% is usually 1 palm
ban video games
[QUOTE=wewt!;34728104]also 1% is usually 1 palm[/QUOTE] ow
[QUOTE=Sgt. Lulz;34727018]Okay, so using a blowtorch to weld two broken metal panes together is a bad idea. Mhm.[/QUOTE] since when has metal been in panes, its not glass
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;34719535]why not just get an IR LED and a coin cell? it's cheaper[/QUOTE] How can something that cost money be cheaper than lighting a candle?
That whole candle thing is genius, it barely reminds me of what people did with the Kinect. Amazing.
The boy was never using a wii so its all bullshit? So people want to get there facts straight before saying shit?????????
Why has Nintendo been asked to comment? What does their opinion on this matter?
The fire service made a mistake. And the papers have been informed and will be changed asap? [editline]17th February 2012[/editline] What happened was nothing to do with the Wii? And Nintendo have been informed bout this?
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