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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Deflecting laser beam =?iso-8859-1?Q?90=B0?=
References: <3D94749D.82FBE140@imit.kth.se> <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 19:11:41 GMT
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> It seems so.............logic......! I dont even know why
> i asked such a question. It was probably too early
> in the morning for my brain...lol...if i'd tried it
> before jumping on my keyboard and typing...then
> i would (i hope so!!) have noticed that this beam
> deflection problem...is NOT a problem...(and a few
> Kb would have been saved on the server LOL)
> BTW........It's for a crib,to protect it's perimeter. My
> friends who wait their new girl for December are
> affraid that their cat may "play" with her while she's
> gonna sleep ... LOL I'll show them my idea. If the
> laser beam is "broken"...the interfacing circuit would
> activate the transmitter of an ordinary wireless chime
> set...they would keep the receiver in the master
> bedroom with them at night. Then they will be able to
> keep the door open to hear (don't know her name yet)
> if she's crying, and also be able to keep the cat in
> the family. ;-)
> P.S: Do you know if their fears about the cat are justified?
> Since i don't know anything about babies...only electronics,
> i think i'll also ask this question to parents in another
> appropriate newsgroup. Personnally i've never heard about
> a cat trying to harm is own toy! ;-)
The cat problem, if it is a problem, has a lot of wive's tales in it. I
have never known one way or another about this question. I brought my
firstborn home from the hospital before my wife could come home. We had
two cats. A miniature Siamese that weighed in at four pounds soaking wet
and a black Manx that weighed about 18 pounds. The Manx wanted as little
as possible to do with the baby and stayed clear. The tiny Siamese
seemed to feel that it was her job to protect the baby 24 hours a day.
She pretty much moved into the crib. As the baby grew, the Manx softened
a bit and let the baby pet him. The Siamese gave up her vigil when the
young child learned to walk. In the long run, the Manx liked my daughter
more than he did my wife. That says little because the Manx detested my
wife from the moment he first saw her. I was the only one who could
handle the Manx without coming out bloody. However, the Manx put up with
my young daughter pulling his ears and fur without complaint.
Fortunately for him, he had no tail.
But cats are strange beasts. When we got a couple of dogs, the cats
decided that it was their lot to train inferior beasts and train them
they did with iron clawed discipline. Cats have no sense of humor.
I have had a number of cats. I would not have worried about any of them.
Of the lot, the monster black Manx and the Siamese who loved to fetch
were the most fun and interesting.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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