On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 12:57:44AM -0800, Vineet Kumar wrote: > * Pigeon <email@example.com> [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. -- Nathan Norman - Incanus Networking mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 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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