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Bravo to Apple for iPod Volume Patch

Apple just released an iPod firmware update that allows users to personally set the iPod's maximum volume output. Incredibly, many tech blogs and news sites are actually criticizing Apple for "caving in" to people who are "too dumb to turn it down." Well, have you ever accidentally bumped the volume controls, only to find out after the song starts and you've been blasted three feet into the air? Of course, we all have. At the iPod max volume output of 120db, that accident can cause permanent hearing damage. The new iPod firmware can completely prevent those incidents of irreversible hearing loss.

Oh, and which people are "too dumb to turn it down?" Pretty much everyone under 18 years old. I know I was.

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