Subject: Re: 125 or 250V fuse?
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Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 05:51:17 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 22:51:17 PDT
Organization: EarthLink Inc. -- http://www.EarthLink.net
I am one of those annoying newbies.
I see two sides (wouldn't you just know it?)
Isn't it correct (and understandable) that some people just don't have as
high a level of interest and time investment in what a given NG is about,
but still post for a reasonable reason? A person might be managing their
time and lifestyle in a way that keeps electronics "in the fold", but only
as a more passing hobby, but they still feel anxious to join in at times,
and unwittingly disturb some others, but what's to blame? Wasn't his post
sported in the style akin to a question?
Why shouldn't the poster (who is the reason for this, err, debate) have
thought a little bit more, and, say, perhaps written his input in a
different manner. He might have written something to this effect: "How does
wattage fit into the voltage rating? I wonder, do they correlate to xx
watts vs. xxx watts?"
I am a middle aged man who has been through plenty, lost jobs for stupid
reason, such as the politics of paranoid upline engineers. I know a lot
about the travails of the human ego and how it transgresses upon the most
well intentioned of the human race. Nowhere is it more evident than in the
Usenet and in war. Funny.
As for me, I have started some training where I have been learning to
communicate in a way that responds to what I am saying here, and it helps me
to, sometimes, think to make statements into something better: a question,
Jeff is just a person, we are all persons, funny that, hm? And we all get
in flame wars because the rules of engagement are as different as the number
of people in the engagement. And our marriages and jobs suffer because we
can't stop getting hot with each other.
No one "should do" anything, BUT everyone deserves the anticipation of
"responsible behavior" from others.
Like my daughter, when a teen, would demonstrably say to me: "Like,
whatever, daddy, WHAT-EVERrr!"
"Steven" wrote in message
> "Sam Goldwasser" wrote in message
> > When safety is involved, you shouldn't be guessing. There are plenty of
> experts here.
> to Sam:
> Do I read this correctly as: "shut up!" ?
> NGs live thanks to people willing to contribute, no matter what level of
> expertise they have to offer. Jeff makes clear that his answer is a guess,
> so it's up to the OP to decide if it's worth anything.
> if Jeff's answer is wrong (as it is), why don't you give a better
> explanation than the one below? I think the OP wants to know why.
> > It has to do with how much voltage the fuse can safely interrupt.
> to Sam and Jeff:
> Zotin Khuma's long answer gets a ten out of ten from me.
> PS: many great ideas started as guesses...