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Apple Sued For Man's Porn Addiction 509

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coolnumbr12 writes "Chris Sevier, a 36-year-old man from Tennessee, got so addicted to porn videos that his wife took his children and left him. Now he has sued Apple saying the company failed to install any filter in its devices to prevent his addiction. In a 50-page complaint, Sevier calls Apple a 'silent poisoner' responsible for the proliferation of 'arousal addiction, sex trafficking, prostitution, and countless numbers of destroyed lives.' Sevier is seeking damages from Apple, but said he we will drop the lawsuit if Apple agrees to sell devices with a 'safe mode.'"
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Apple Sued For Man's Porn Addiction

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  • by instagib (879544) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:08PM (#44287697)

    pr0n looks for YOU!

  • safe mode (Score:5, Funny)

    by RichMan (8097) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:08PM (#44287705)

    Remove the battery. Your device is now configured in safe mode. Unless you are disturbed by a black screen the device is now configured not to present offensive material.

    Any material is possible to be a problem to someone. As "safe mode" cannot be sufficiently defined yet leave the device with any function at all "safe mode" is impossible".

  • by MrEricSir (398214) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:09PM (#44287717) Homepage

    What was he supposed to do? It's not his fault Apple makes such sexy hardware.

  • by digitrev (989335) <digitrev@hotmail.com> on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:09PM (#44287719) Homepage
    And now having re-read the article, I realize that this man is patently insane. Primarily because he blames Apple for driving sex shops out of business.
  • by alen (225700) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:10PM (#44287741)

    remove the battery? this is an iphone we are talking about

  • by Sparticus789 (2625955) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:11PM (#44287745) Journal

    If this continues, every item sold within the US is going to have a 89-page disclaimer. It is bad enough that insulated cups have warnings about the contents being hot, now electronic devices need to have a disclaimer about the internet having pornography? This guy is literally, blaming the messenger (company that makes the device), for this his own actions and lack of self-control. Plenty of people can use the internet and even peruse sexual content without having their lives destroyed.

    Maybe he should have tried getting a life and setting his priorities, instead of watching the Farrah Abraham video.

  • by nitehawk214 (222219) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:13PM (#44287775)

    For years and years of not getting my work done.

  • by maroberts (15852) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:14PM (#44287781) Homepage Journal
  • by Reverand Dave (1959652) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:21PM (#44287877)
    Usually one follows the other.
  • I like it! (Score:5, Funny)

    by wjcofkc (964165) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:24PM (#44287913)
    While I think he's completely crazy to blame his addiction on Apple, the 'Safe-Mode' is not an altogether bad idea. Wouldn't it be nice to know your kids new MacBook had sex simply turned off?

    It would take them days, perhaps even weeks to find a way to circumnavigate the measure. Just think how much our kids could learn about BSD! The really aspirational ones might even learn to cover their tracks with a terminal and Vim!
  • by lexx21 (1274802) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:24PM (#44287921)
    "We at Apple make the most spank-o-licious computer on the market"
  • by Black Parrot (19622) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:24PM (#44287931)

    What's with the redundancy in the headline?

  • by DigitAl56K (805623) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:29PM (#44287977)

    I'm suing slashdot

    "... just as soon as I get off slashdot."

  • by Grashnak (1003791) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:38PM (#44288097)

    Sevier claims that his addiction started when he “accidentally” replaced the “a-c-e” in Facebook with a “u-c-k.” Sevier said this F***book site “appealed to his biological sensibilities as a male,” and he started to prefer the images on the screen to his own wife.

    Man, that happens to me all the time. One time, I reached for the skim milk and accidentally drank a 40oz bottle of vodka.

    Another time, I was making a peanut butter sandwich and accidentally injected heroin into an artery.

    Someone should pay!

  • by cyclopropene (777291) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:46PM (#44288197)

    What was he supposed to do? It's not his fault Apple makes such sexy hardware.

    Get an iBurka [blogspot.com]?

  • by Golddess (1361003) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:46PM (#44288207)
    Hey now, I'll have you know I'm perfectly capable of being insane without needing a religious group backing me up, thank you very much. :P
  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) on Monday July 15, 2013 @02:50PM (#44288249) Journal

    What was he supposed to do? It's not his fault Apple makes such sexy hardware.

    Please observe the symbol on reverse side of your Apple product, facing away from the screen. Look at that: A tasty apple, with a bite taken out [biblegateway.com].

    The fool. He picks up an internet connected device marked with the symbol of man's descent into sin(and nakedness) and then is surprised when his concupiscent flesh is besotted with unclothed harlots? Isn't that the most plausible outcome?

  • by P-niiice (1703362) on Monday July 15, 2013 @03:11PM (#44288525)
    dude, i'm pretty sure if a bernie madoff came to be in the animal kingdom, that pile of bananas would be hard to miss
  • by fl!ptop (902193) on Monday July 15, 2013 @03:47PM (#44288955) Journal

    either way he's not getting anything

    Which is probably why he was addicted in the 1st place.

  • by hairyfeet (841228) <.bassbeast1968. .at. .gmail.com.> on Monday July 15, 2013 @03:56PM (#44289059) Journal

    Oh lord isn't that the truth, to get to my GF's place you have to drive through a trailer park to get to the side road her place is on and....damn. It just blows my mind how you will see these folks living in squalor, everything around them falling apart, yet the women all have kids like stair steps, we are talking 4+ kids on average, all squeezed into these little bitty single wide trailers from the 60s and 70s, I had to show my girl Idiocracy because she asked when I went through there to take her home what "march of the morons was" and after seeing it she said "Its funny but sad, because that is what we are gonna end up becoming". Hell just watch one of the Transformers movies and I'd say we are already getting there, all the "wacky hijinks" with Shia leButt might as well be called "Ass the movie".

    BTW I know this is offtopic so I apologize beforehand, but would the ones that said a prayer a few weeks ago for my mom mind saying one for my dad? I may not have much in the way of faith left but I believe my own eyes and after asking for prayers at my normal haunts even though the docs had written off my mom as a lost cause she made a 100% recovery, she is doing so well now she is back at home with her reality TV and her wiener dog. But now as soon as the customer I'm waiting on picks up his tower i gotta head back to the hospital to sit with dad, he is burning up and having trouble breathing and so far everything the docs have tried has been for naught, they just can't seem to kill the infection.

    All I can say is thank all that is good for my little sweetie, how many would spend their third date in the ER helping me fill out forms on mom and not a month later be cooking for mom and the boys so i can spend time in the hospital with dad? Not many that is for damned sure, if it weren't for my little rock of Gibraltar the stress of this year would have put me in a hospital bed or the morgue, but through it all she just puts her arm around me and says "you need me, I'm here".

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15, 2013 @04:13PM (#44289239)

    But trying to claim that the world started 6000 years ago when we can date things back millions or billions of years with proven methods are just out to lunch.

    Exactly! Everyone knows the world started on January 1, 1970. It's only those DOS or Apple heretics that think it started in 1980 or 2001. Silly people!

  • by Joey Vegetables (686525) on Monday July 15, 2013 @04:59PM (#44289639) Journal
    Just because you might never have been a victim of violent crime - which has a tendency to concentrate itself in certain geographic areas, including the one where I was born and still live today - does not mean everyone else is so fortunate. I grew up in what would now be considered the ghetto. From the time I started working around age 10 (delivering papers), until the time I got a car and moved to the suburbs, which was when I was in my early 20s, I was violently assaulted roughly every year. About two thirds of those times I fought off my attackers with a deadly weapon (although none of those times ever resulted injury to anyone - I only needed to display it for them, cowardly bullies they were, to turn around and run off). One time I was able to run to safety and another time I was able to lock myself in a room until the attackers left. But on the remaining 2 or 3 occasions I was beaten badly and robbed of everything I had on me. I was very lucky I did not get shot (there were guns pointed at me on all those occasions as well as one or two of the others). Now that I don't have to hang out at bus stops at weird hours of the night, and live in a relatively safe part of town, that kind of stuff doesn't happen to me anymore, but at one time it did, and during that time, the fact that I was armed very likely saved my life. Some of the people I grew up with have similar stories, and one of them (that I know of) was brutally murdered, for no apparent reason, 2 or 3 months ago. You may be sheltered enough not to have to worry about this sort of thing, but a lot of us are not so fortunate, and I think I can speak on behalf of many of them, at least, when I tell you that their decision of whether and how to arm, train, and protect themselves and those around them is absolutely none of anyone else's business.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15, 2013 @05:59PM (#44290169)

    If you really believe that I am sorry. There are two types of Christian churches: those who care about man made rules, traditions and controls and those who only exist to glorify Jesus Christ. The former is what you are referencing. The latter should be welcomed with open arms by every person in the human race.

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