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Re: Maybe...
antedeluvian   8/18/2014 11:32:25 AM
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Max

 to me it always sounds a bit like they are singing (plus they have a great sense of humor).

 

Well here they actually are singing. Now I am going to have Lindisfarne's "Fog On The Tyne" as an ear-worm for the rest of the day.

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Max The Magnificent   8/18/2014 10:20:20 AM
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@Antedeluvian: A light Irish lilt begorrah, or even Welsh, look you.

Have you ever heard a "Geordie" accent from the Tyneside area of England -- pretty close to the boarder between England and Scotland in the scheme of things -- I love that accent -- to me it always sounds a bit like they are singing (plus they have a great sense of humor).

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Re: Laptop grounded?
Max The Magnificent   8/18/2014 9:30:39 AM
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@Reinhardt: Your idea sounds good a first look, but are you sure our laptop is really grounded? Many laptop PSUs I have seen have only a two pin power plug, no protective earth pin.

If you read the comments below starting from the beginning, you'll see that my suggestion "crashed and burned" for thsi very reason -- it would work with a tower computer with a 3-pin plug and a grounded power supply, but that's not what I've got.

However someone offered a really good solution -- use a power strip with some banana plug to ground adapters, then oplug the banana plugs on the strap & mat inrto ths strip.

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Re: What everyone's waiting for
Max The Magnificent   8/18/2014 9:27:52 AM
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@zeeglen: I still think ESD safety needs wires, seaEE was making a joke.

Let's hope he doesn't give up his day job LOL

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Max The Magnificent   8/18/2014 9:25:56 AM
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@David: ...after being ridiculed in a history class at school for not being able to pronounce "Bezuidenhout"...

I'm not surprised -- shame on you LOL

 

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antedeluvian   8/18/2014 9:23:54 AM
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So, out of all the "English accents" -- British English, American English, South African English, Australian English... which do you find most pleasing to the ear?


A light Irish lilt begorrah, or even Welsh, look you.

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Max The Magnificent   8/18/2014 9:22:11 AM
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@antedeluvian: "Oh," said the lady I was speaking to, "that explains your accent!"

LOL

So, out of all the "English accents" -- British English, American English, South African English, Australian English, Scottish English, Irish English... which do you find most pleasing to the ear?

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Laptop grounded?
Reinhardt   8/17/2014 12:49:19 AM
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Your idea sounds good a first look, but are you sure our laptop is really grounded? Many laptop PSUs I have seen have only a two pin power plug, no protective earth pin.

And even is the PSU has a real ground connections is this also routed to power ground on the DC side?

 

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zeeglen   8/16/2014 7:02:37 PM
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@Aubrey Perhaps not so far fetched . Try this "Trace Signals From Behind Closed Doors"

Now that is one impressive solution to a practical problem  Missed it first time around.

I still think ESD safety needs wires, seaEE was making a joke.  And 100's of MHz RF bandwidth for wireless scope probes is very unlikely in the near future.  In the far future, maybe.

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antedeluvian   8/16/2014 6:09:18 PM
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Glen

Also wireless oscilloscope probes.  No cables hanging everywhere to trip over.  Maybe we could kickstart and get some suckers er, investors interested in both. 

Perhaps not so far fetched . Try this "Trace Signals From Behind Closed Doors"

 

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