1. Post #41
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    This is just...HOW?!
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  2. Post #42
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    June 2008
    4,148 Posts
    why not just get an IR LED and a coin cell? it's cheaper
    He's eight years old.
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  3. Post #43
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    January 2011
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    "but 4chan told me it'd work"
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  4. Post #44
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    He's eight years old.
    but he knew that fire emits considerable IR light but regular lamps don't? He probably found that out from his dad or something
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  5. Post #45
    Ms. Andry
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    August 2005
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    but he knew that fire emits considerable IR light but regular lamps don't? He probably found that out from his dad or something
    or he used google
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  6. Post #46
    Dennab
    December 2009
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    [release][b]Nintendo, which manufacturers the Wii console, has been asked to comment.[/release]

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  7. Post #47
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    or he used google
    it's still weird to me not to hear "get your parents permission before going online" in every other commercial
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  8. Post #48
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    I know candles work as infared, but how do you plug a candle into the Wii?
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  9. Post #49
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    March 2010
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    I know candles work as infared, but how do you plug a candle into the Wii?
    You don't have to. The sensor bar only plugs into the wii to get the power it needs to light up. Candles don't use electricity.
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  10. Post #50
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    Why not?
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  11. Post #51
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    April 2011
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    so.. did it work?
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  12. Post #52
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    September 2010
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    Why? Why would Nintendo have anything to say about this? Why are they bringing Nintendo into this?

    I don't see gun manufacturers getting called to comment when someone kills himself with a gun, even accidentally.
    And I thought He was the idiot.

    You learn new things everyday :)

  13. Post #53
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    May 2005
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    The boy was taken to Morriston Hospital in Swansea by air ambulance where he is being treated in the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery.

    His family said he had undergone a skin graft from his leg to his chest.
    This isn't a small burn here, his clothing caught fire.
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  14. Post #54
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    August 2009
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    I tried using candles as a sensor bar once just to see if it worked and to my surprise it did. However, I'd never use then all the time because that's a silly thing to do.


    I just wave the controller at a lamp until it's detected because fuck buying batteries.

  15. Post #55
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    October 2010
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    The evil that is video games caused this.
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  16. Post #56
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    April 2009
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    this is nobody's fault except their idiot child. as a parent how can you expect this kind of shit to happen? i guess they could've raised him to not be a total fucking retard but some kids are just born with it i guess

    seriously how fucking stupid can you be? how does tea light + wii console = success?
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  17. Post #57
    Ms. Andry
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    August 2005
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    seriously how fucking stupid can you be? how does tea light + wii console = success?
    did you read the thread before posting

    candles work as an IR bar or whatever it's called
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  18. Post #58
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    April 2009
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    what the fuck? what's nintendo going to say?

    "we assure you you don't need fucking candles to play the fucking game"

    Edited:

    did you read the thread before posting

    candles work as an IR bar or whatever it's called
    he's 8. there's a reasonable doubt that's not what he had in mind
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  19. Post #59
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    February 2011
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    I actually did the candle-for-a-sensor-bar trick once when using a projector. Works great, unless your candles are uber-short and burn out in the middle of a game...

  20. Post #60
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    May 2008
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    What does this even mean?
    8% of his chest is burned I'm assuming
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  21. Post #61
    Fight until death, shoot until empty.

    November 2009
    15,244 Posts
    What does this even mean?
    Means you can fit 4 of your hands on your chest. (which indicates 8%) then image that all burned.

  22. Post #62
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    March 2006
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    He was obviously pleasing the machine spirit, praise the omnissiah!

  23. Post #63
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    "Belgium is pretty much a non-country"
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    June 2006
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    What does this even mean?
    8% of his total body surface has been burnt, focused on the chest.
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  24. Post #64
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    October 2008
    806 Posts
    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.
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  25. Post #65
    Glod Menber
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    May 2008
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    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.
    they dont have to comment...

  26. Post #66
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    September 2005
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    Edited:



    he's 8. there's a reasonable doubt that's not what he had in mind
    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.

  27. Post #67
    Dennab
    August 2011
    3,194 Posts
    why not just get an IR LED and a coin cell? it's cheaper
    he's 8
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  28. Post #68
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    August 2005
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    No, candles can be used as an alternative to the sensor bar for the wii motes. I do it all the time. lol
    You're playing with your life.
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  29. Post #69
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    July 2010
    2,789 Posts
    I just read this in the Metro. Awful.
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  30. Post #70
    Official Bro of DD

    June 2010
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    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.
    My house doesn't even have one lamp
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  31. Post #71
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    September 2011
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    Everyone I know from Ammanford has lit themselves on fire.
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  32. Post #72
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    September 2006
    2,571 Posts
    because it's a common technique to fix the sensor

    and it's dangerous
    Its a technique that nintendo does not endorse in any way.

    Plus its only dangerous if you don't know what you are doing.

    Edited:

    Its a technique that nintendo does not endorse in any way.

    Plus its only dangerous if you don't know what you are doing.
    You're playing with your life.
    Well duh! It is the wii after all.

  33. Post #73
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
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    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.
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  34. Post #74
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    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.
    whatttt
    I can't think of any possible scenario where this could reasonably happen.
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  35. Post #75
    Ms. Andry
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    August 2005
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    Its a technique that nintendo does not endorse in any way.

    Plus its only dangerous if you don't know what you are doing.
    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"

  36. Post #76
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    January 2012
    487 Posts
    why not just get an IR LED and a coin cell? it's cheaper
    Well if your family is like mine, we have shit loads of candles in closets that never get used.
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  37. Post #77
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    benjojo's Avatar
    January 2009
    2,611 Posts
    I've done this trick before... Its just common sense (in what 8 year old's tend to lack)

  38. Post #78
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    August 2011
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    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"

    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.

  39. Post #79
    Ms. Andry
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    August 2005
    10,034 Posts
    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.
    dude it's a bad idea no matter how old you are. you shouldn't use something flammable to fix anything.
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  40. Post #80
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    September 2009
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    dude it's a bad idea no matter how old you are. you shouldn't use something flammable to fix anything.
    Okay, so using a blowtorch to weld two broken metal panes together is a bad idea.
    Mhm.
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