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    Why one should never plug an Apple product into a 50,000 watt quick-fryer, er, I mean charger.....
    Art......... is that the result of trying to throttle back the battery & so you buy a new phone 1K$.......?
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    vrehein: I always wondered why Apple called those things "lightning connectors" - now I know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DV52 View Post
    vrehein: I always wondered why Apple called those things "lightning connectors" - now I know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DV52 View Post
    vrehein: I always wondered why Apple called those things "lightning connectors" - now I know!
    From the day that I first saw one of those connectors, I thought it was asinine that they made a plug with open contacts begging to be shorted together. Can't say that I'm not surprised.

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    how's the phone?
    The better question is asking how our kitchen sink is. This cable was on the kitchen counter not plugged into a phone, and accidentally bumped into the stainless trim ring around the sink.


    Do you think that this is false advertising on the part of the third-party transformer manufacturer?

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/briti...ad-porn-2017-7

    2 British submariners reportedly asked Theresa May to make it easier to download porn while at sea

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    Modern advances have made it so many of life's creature comforts can be found at even far-flung military outposts.

    For submariners plying the ocean depths, austere conditions remain the name of the game, however.

    But two British submarine crewmen reportedly asked UK Prime Minister Theresa May to help them get some relief.

    According to The Times of London, the two sailors encountered May at a reception for LGBT community members held at the garden of the prime minister's office on Downing Street. (May was criticized for holding the event after making a deal with the conservative hardliner Democratic Unionist Party.)

    May reportedly spoke with the submariners about improving day-to-day life while at sea. They raised the issue of poor internet bandwidth. May replied that it was something "we can certainly look into improving."

    "Thank you," one of the submariners said, according to The Times, before his friend offered an explanation that may have gone too far.

    "The problem is we can't download any porn," the seaman explained. "We have to take it with us on our hard drives."

    May quickly moved on, The Times said, and what impact the revelation will have on British submarines' internet speed remains to be seen.

    The US military has its own formal policy regarding pornography access for service members. The Pentagon has a board of military and civilian officials who review the material to determine whether it's "sexually explicit," as it's illegal for hardcore pornography to be sold or rented on US military bases.

    The US military doesn't ban all material with nudity — just material that presents nudity in a "lascivious" manner. That term is left open to interpretation, and critics have said the board, which costs the Defense Department $5,500 a year, is a waste of resources and legally questionable.

    In the UK, the government is pursuing a controversial policy to limit access to online pornography.

    In July 2013, the "Homesafe" system proposed by then-Prime Minister David Cameron to block access to internet pornography was found to be run by a subsidiary of Chinese company Huawei, which allegedly had ties to that country's government. Intelligence committees in the US have labeled Huawei a threat to national security.

    The UK said this month that plans to put online pornography behind an age-verification wall would be "fully in place" by April 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vreihen View Post
    From the day that I first saw one of those connectors, I thought it was asinine that they made a plug with open contacts begging to be shorted together. Can't say that I'm not surprised.



    The better question is asking how our kitchen sink is. This cable was on the kitchen counter not plugged into a phone, and accidentally bumped into the stainless trim ring around the sink.


    Do you think that this is false advertising on the part of the third-party transformer manufacturer?



    The moral of today's story is to always buy American...so you can sue Americans when your house burns down.....
    vreihen: Please don't tell me that you were using a step-down transformer power supply (as distinct from a power supply with a fly-back transformer). Don't get me wrong- I firmly believe that anything related to Apple products is something to be avoided if at all possible, but my assumption would have been that the openness of the lightning connector pins relied on the presumption that the USB end was plugged-into a switch mode power supply which was self current-limiting under a short circuit.

    Very interesting blog about the difference between cheap eBay and Apple USB power supply HERE

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    See what happens when you eat an Apple?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack@European_Parts View Post
    See what happens when you eat an Apple?
    Wouldn't be the first time that someone biting an Apple resulted in bad things. Reference Eve (that bitch!) who gave Adam the forbidden fruit.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DV52 View Post
    vreihen: Please don't tell me that you were using a step-down transformer power supply (as distinct from a power supply with a fly-back transformer).
    I'm going to play the dumb consumer card here, and say that the power supply in question is a fancy/intelligent Qualcomm QC3-spec fast charger for Samsung Android devices. I have no idea what's actually going on inside other than what was printed on the tin, which obviously was incorrect when it said this device had short-circuit protection.

    The moral to this story is that one should never plug a genuine Apple cable into an Android charger.....

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