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Re: burning smell



On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 12:57:44AM -0800, Vineet Kumar wrote:
> * Pigeon <jah.pigeon@ukonline.co.uk> [20030327 21:15 PST]:
> > On Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 02:23:22PM +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > > On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Pigeon wrote:
> > > 
> > > > > > If you leave it for a few hours after disconnecting the power, you
> > > > > > should be safe. The power supply should have resistors to discharge the
> > > > > > capacitors when they're switched off.
> > > > 
> > > > It SHOULD have, but often does not. If it does, less than a minute is
> > > > all you need. If it doesn't, a few days might not be enough. So check
> > > > it with a voltmeter.
> > > 
> > > Misparsed as "check it with a volunteer".  Might be a problem if you're at
> > > home or in a small company where a missing luser might be noticed...
> > 
> > In electronics labs etc, if someone suddenly says "Catch!" and lobs
> > something at you, don't catch it. It's probably a capacitor with a
> > nice hefty charge in it.
> 
> Pigeon, dude ... you've got to find some less hostile friends! ;-)

Actually, I think that many people in electronics labs are just this
way.  They're very friendly people otherwise :-)

Full disclosure; my dad taught me this trick when I told him we were
going to do some experiments at school.

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  A young man wrote to Mozart and said:
  
  Q: "Herr Mozart, I am thinking of writing symphonies. Can you give me any
     suggestions as to how to get started?"
  A: "A symphony is a very complex musical form, perhaps you should begin with
     some simple lieder and work your way up to a symphony."
  Q: "But Herr Mozart, you were writing symphonies when you were 8 years old."
  A: "But I never asked anybody how."

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