voltage rule (lemmy.world)
submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
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[-] [email protected] 77 points 3 weeks ago

Look, as you start to get up there in volts your standards shift. Those insulators that you used to turn your nose up at start to look pretty grounded, and you find yourself willing to jump a gap or two to get to know them better.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

This is so beautiful, on so many (energy) levels!

[-] [email protected] 44 points 3 weeks ago

One time I worked for a small bank that had digital signs out front at all their branches. These were connected to the network via a CAT5E cable. At one branch, every time it would storm the end attached to the sign would be practically vaporized. This went on for a couple of years. I put a surge suppressor between the sign and building which helped with less severe storms but didn't completely eliminate the problem.

Oddly enough, neither the sign nor any other equipment was ever damaged. Just the cable end. We couldn't figure out what was going on. We hired and electrical engineer to look at it and best he could tell, lightening was striking a nearby flagpole and traveling through a water main directly underneath it to the sign. The solution ended up being pretty simple. Replaced the CAT5E cable with fiber. Problem solved.

[-] [email protected] 32 points 3 weeks ago
[-] IndiBrony 28 points 3 weeks ago

This is what came to my head:

[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago

Danger Danger!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

Fire on the dancefloor!

[-] [email protected] 27 points 3 weeks ago

Low voltage at extremely small sizes: Is there a tunnel there? I see a tunnel there!

[-] Shard 7 points 3 weeks ago

Quantum electricity: where we're going we don't need wires! In fact who the hell knows where we're going!?

[-] xkforce 19 points 3 weeks ago


[-] mojofrododojo 14 points 3 weeks ago

high voltage is where power says fuck it, I'll make my own conductor out of air and plasma.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 weeks ago

It takes all paths proportionally tho

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

Babbling brook vs Tsunami... Both will get you wet...

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 weeks ago

Wait till you experience the Mars volta

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 weeks ago

This is so fitting with the unlimited power meme ๐Ÿ˜‚

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago
[-] Anticorp 2 points 3 weeks ago

Be high voltage.

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