From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: American vs foreign electrical parts and installations
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 18:55:45 +0100
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 20:11:33 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Bill Shymanski
wrote (in ) about 'American vs foreign electrical parts and installations', on
Sun, 22 Sep 2002:
>North American CSA/UL plugs are perfectly safe, though not idiot proof.
The Devil keeps producing more and more ingenious idiots.
>We've got to have some negative selection pressure for the good of the
>species. Learning that touching those brass things while plugging in a cord
>is bad, is good for us all. I've never heard of anyone being injured that
>way, at any rate.
>Besides there's no feasible design of plug that would prevent a true ninny
>from taking an extension cord, skinning back the wires to bare copper for a
>foot or so, then wrapping the wires around his tounge and then sticking the
>cord into a live outlet.
What if he doesn't have a tounge?
>Think of it as evolution in action; mankind has no predators except for the
No, other members of mankind. Automobiles don't kill; idiot drivers or
daydreaming jay-walkers kill.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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