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Old 15th June 2005, 04:51 AM   #1121
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I'm thinking of the Segway parody on South Park, but I don't see the proper controls...


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Old 28th June 2005, 01:18 AM   #1122
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Default PT Barnum is NOT dead

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this little epistle came in the mail today -- probably as I am a subscriber to Stereophile -- the Watson and Crick Double Helix Power Cord with condom-casing insulation and Ace-Hardware lamp fixture plug, 1.5metres for about 120Euro (yes, that's 120Euro or 150 greenbacks):
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Old 28th June 2005, 02:07 AM   #1123
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Jackinnj's post inspired me to Google Clearview Power Cords. Not much on them except the following.

http://www.mapleshaderecords.com/twe...rip_manual.php

http://www.mapleshaderecords.com/twe...ables_main.php

http://www.michaelgreenaudio.com/for...77404d51c523bc

Oh my . . . oh my! I was especially fascinated the suggestion to swap live and neutral.
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Old 28th June 2005, 02:55 AM   #1124
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sam --

i actually remember a financing in the 1980's for a company called Doskocil -- it made the edible sausage casing which unrolls like, well, you guessed it -- same thing which is apparently used by the Mapleshade -- but sold in the thousands of yards -- if you carefully look at the insulation it is quite reminiscent of that "used" device which is returned to John Belushi in the "Blues Brothers" as he vacates Joliet prison.
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Old 28th June 2005, 03:00 AM   #1125
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Gives a whole ne meaning to the phrase "powe cord"
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Old 28th June 2005, 03:07 AM   #1126
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We must be very careful when we start mixing materials. It takes almost nothing to change the chemical balance of our systems. You might think how important is this? Chemically balancing your system is huge. All materials have a chemical code that once changed never goes back to the same way it was. It's like compression. once you compress something it never returns the same.
From the Michael Green site.

What the @#!%?????

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Old 28th June 2005, 05:02 AM   #1127
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Old 28th June 2005, 05:03 AM   #1128
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this little epistle came in the mail today -- probably as I am a subscriber to Stereophile -- the Watson and Crick Double Helix Power Cord with condom-casing insulation and Ace-Hardware lamp fixture plug, 1.5metres for about 120Euro (yes, that's 120Euro or 150 greenbacks):
Heheh. Friend of mine nicknamed that power cord "Firestarter."

They should be put out of business for selling a shock and fire hazard like that.

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Nice hair, though. Reminds me of Steve Eddy.
Gee, thanks.

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Old 28th June 2005, 06:12 AM   #1130
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I once worked for a company that got sued because the fuse was on the "neutral" rather than the "hot". (This was before CAD when there were rooms full of drafters and revisions were done by "red lining".) Some grad student in a lab got zapped as a result. This is effectively what you get when you swap the power cord around as suggested in the first link.

It looks like they sell RCA and speaker cables of similar construction. Perhaps the biggest astonishment is that they are all real tacky looking. Normally, high-end exotica, has if nothing else the virtue of looking good. This looks like something you would want to hide when your mother visits.
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