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Reinhardt
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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?

 

zeeglen
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Re: What everyone's waiting for
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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Re: What everyone's waiting for
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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Re: What everyone's waiting for
zeeglen   8/16/2014 4:56:50 PM
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@seaEE I think what everyone's waiting for is Wireless ESD.

Also wireless oscilloscope probes.  No cables hanging everywhere to trip over.  Maybe we could kickstart and get some suckers er, investors interested in both.  Product launch scheduled for next April first.

seaEE
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What everyone's waiting for
seaEE   8/16/2014 11:29:37 AM
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I think what everyone's waiting for is Wireless ESD.  This would be a wireless method (no wrist or footstrap), of discharging ESD via one of the wireless consortiums that will allow the ESD we build up to power our phone to tablet.  That would be a shocking development!

Put that static to good use!  Conserve static!

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Re: Maybe...
antedeluvian   8/16/2014 10:38:00 AM
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David

There is actually a sample of me speaking here (I was testing Max's geiger counter) so you can judge for yourself :-)

Your accent is broader than I imagined.

There is a sample of me speaking here. I must admit I cringe at the sound of my own voice.

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Re: Maybe...
David Ashton   8/16/2014 2:09:52 AM
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@Zeeglen... " I once met a young lady from Scotland....with a most beautiful Scottish accent that was a pleasure to hear."

When I worked for an international airlines telecomms company in Harare (Zimbabwe) there was a lass in our Nice (France) office who used to sent me messages to phone through to her mom who lived in Harare. (This was way pre-internet.)   The first time I did this I fell in love with her mom over the phone....she had the most beautiful southern Irish accent.  I never met her but it was always a pleasure to phone her to pass the messages on.

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David Ashton   8/16/2014 12:57:23 AM
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Love it!  I know the song, but the video of him explaining how he came to write it was interesting!

I should explain that I am an English-born Zimbabwean, but I learned Afrikaans after being ridiculed in a history class at school for not being able to pronounce "Bezuidenhout" a well know Afrikaans surname (it's "Ber-zayden-hote", but I said something like "Ber-zewden-howt" causing the whole class to crack up.  Later I worked on a South-African island for a year and got almost fluent..

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Re: Maybe...
David Ashton   8/16/2014 12:53:48 AM
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@Antedeluvian..." the Queen's English (which I suspect David uses)..."

If I wrote to the Queen I think she'd be happy, but if I went and spoke to her I don't think she'd consider me one of her subjects.  Even though I am... 

There is actually a sample of me speaking here (I was testing Max's geiger counter) so you can judge for yourself :-)

I once rang a guy in Australia whom I had never spoken to before,  After he'd spoken for about 10 seconds I said "You're from Zimbabwe, aren't you?"  Astonished, he admitted he was....but I find the Zimbabwe accent very distinctive.

zeeglen
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zeeglen   8/15/2014 10:35:09 PM
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@ antedeluvian "Ontario, Canada". "Oh," said the lady I was speaking to, "that explains your accent!"

South African accent mistaken for Canadian? LOL! Some accents are more readily identifiable; I once met a young lady from Scotland (she was an HP sales Engineer back before the word "Agilent" was even a gleam in a marketeer's eye) with a most beautiful Scottish accent that was a pleasure to hear.

Even though I no longer say "Eh?", after having lived in Texas USA for the last 17 years I still get asked "Are you Canadian?"  I can't hear any difference between the way I talk and my native-born colleagues, other than one with a very pronounced Texas drawl. And contrary to myth, Canadians never did refer to that rock band as "Zed Zed Top".

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