[funsec] Greed, stupidity, arrogance, and small genitalia....
(a c orporate study on the bells)
pauls at utdallas.edu
Wed Jan 18 12:23:06 CST 2006
--On Wednesday, January 18, 2006 00:15:53 -0500 Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
> On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 22:24:28 CST, Paul Schmehl said:
>> I once did the math on that. 700 complaints in 10 years from some
>> millions of cups of coffees sold worked out to be a 0.000000000972%
>> complaint ratio. Or something along those lines.
> That's the number of people who had to be paid off to make *other*
> lawsuits go away.
> I'd expect that if I got sued 700 times because my product did the same
> exact thing, I'd ask myself if maybe I was doing something wrong...
Oh, good Lord - there were 700 *complaints*, not 700 lawsuits. The
"coffee" suit was the first time McD had been sued on this issue. Read the
> So - which part of "she had no reason to expect that the coffee was
> dangerously hot" was her fault?
Ahh...anybody who has ever bought a cup of McD coffee knew it was very hot.
Your hands could tell you that. I'd hate to tell you how many cups I've
drank, and I can assure you I was well aware they were very hot. In fact,
I liked that feature, because it kept the coffee hot for a longer period of
time when you were driving.
But I never once considered taking the *paper* cup, putting it between my
legs *and* removing the lid to see what it might do.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
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