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iBook power cable fraying + over zealous baby lawyer?

Message #1 - Posted 2003/08/11 - Dave

"Woody" <usenet@alienrat.co.uk> wrote in message news:10ak01-gn7.ln1@sirius.alienrat...

"Dave" <RDZSPPKAYTWE@spammotel.com> wrote in message news:qAKZa.12677$os2.186393@news2.e.nsc.no...

You decide:

http://www.dailytrojan.com/article.do?issue=/V148/N15&id=04-bit.15c.html

Seems resonable - I noticed that I could get mild tingles of the powerbook when it was plugged in on my forearm (I don't notice them on my hands)

(sip)

you *plugged it in on your forearm* - do you have plugs in your arm to feed power through your fingertips or ?? Cyborg! (grin)

Dave::JAXTOLGUZTOB@spammotel.com
"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed." William Gibson

Message #2 - Posted 2003/08/11 - Woody

"Dave" <RDZSPPKAYTWE@spammotel.com> wrote in message news:uFLZa.12700$os2.186651@news2.e.nsc.no...

"Woody" <usenet@alienrat.co.uk> wrote in message news:10ak01-gn7.ln1@sirius.alienrat...

"Dave" <RDZSPPKAYTWE@spammotel.com> wrote in message news:qAKZa.12677$os2.186393@news2.e.nsc.no...

You decide:

http://www.dailytrojan.com/article.do?issue=/V148/N15&id=04-bit.15c.html

Seems resonable - I noticed that I could get mild tingles of the

powerbook

when it was plugged in on my forearm (I don't notice them on my hands)

(sip)

you *plugged it in on your forearm* - do you have plugs in your arm to

feed

power through your fingertips or ?? Cyborg! (grin)

no, don't be daft - I just have the one standard plug at the top of my spine!

--

Woody

Message #3 - Posted 2003/08/11 - PeterD

Bella Jones wrote:

I looked at the article.

Me too. What a nothing article. Information-free.
Where do the sparks come from?
What is the design flaw that makes the cable unsafe? "Apple could not be reached for comment"
- what? Couldn't be arsed to hang on in a phone queue? Where is the comment from an electrical expert explaining why this design is so terrible and will hurt someone?
Where is the advice about checking your own cable for faultiness?

The petition says "We, the undersigned, demand that Apple Computers immediately address the obvious and dangerous defect in the so-called "yo-yo" a/c power adapter cords designed for Apple iBook and Powerbook computers which leads to fraying of the cords, exposure of wires, and sparking." but it doesn't bother saying what the "obvious" defect *is*.

I don't want a picture of some smug law student, I wanna see *sparks*, I wanna see dead burnt bodies, I want things in my teeth!

They also want replacement of anyone destroyed by the adaptor. heh.

All seems a bit dubious to me.

Btw, I once used a PC, and it turned me into a newt.
But I got better.

Hmmm. Could this sparking be due to a) food additives, b) GM foods, c) excessive use of panthenol-based hair products, leading to a reverse reaction, d) secret testing of some security procedure, like the blue ray that jumps at you when you open some envelopes?

You've been warned about mentioning the blue ray.
And you didn't change your identity.
You have one last chance to erase everything you've learnt about the Ethiopian before... <sinister music>

and if <sinister music> doesn't scare you, then I'll have to write an indignant letter to the Times. You have been warned.

Pd

Message #4 - Posted 2003/08/11 - Bella Jones

in article 1fzj5rn.16tp5kf2uwd4sN%pd.news@dsl.pipex.invalid, PeterD at pd.news@dsl.pipex.invalid wrote on 11/8/03 2:18 pm:

[snip bad journalism]

I don't want a picture of some smug law student, I wanna see *sparks*, I wanna see dead burnt bodies, I want things in my teeth!

They also want replacement of anyone destroyed by the adaptor. heh.

Maybe the students are waiting for a Spontaneous Human Combustion. In fact they should have waited before showing their hand on this one, because that would have been one *hell* of a lawsuit.

Btw, I once used a PC, and it turned me into a newt. But I got better.

Newtered? Definitely, if the PC police had their way.....

Hmmm. Could this sparking be due to a) food additives, b) GM foods, c) excessive use of panthenol-based hair products, leading to a reverse reaction, d) secret testing of some security procedure, like the blue ray that jumps at you when you open some envelopes?

You've been warned about mentioning the blue ray.
And you didn't change your identity.

<sigh> You just don't get it, do you?

You have one last chance to erase everything you've learnt about the Ethiopian before... <sinister music>

and if <sinister music> doesn't scare you, then I'll have to write an indignant letter to the Times. You have been warned.

PeterD, what happened to your soft, hypnotic 'We Are One'? I thought you *knew* about the blue ray. The blue ray is, is, is *all*. It is *it*, it is beyond the simplicity of mere words. We can *all* talk about the ray; it is safe, it is *good*.

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