Triangle pseudo-Robertson screws [was Re: 5" floppy?.]
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Dec 4 13:02:58 CST 2008
> > And I'll disagree with the disagreement :-). I don't believe you should
> > protect people from their own actions. If they want to get electrocuted,
> > that's their business. The _real_ problem is that the person (if he
> > lives) or his relatives then sues the manufacturer. The sooner such
> > lawsuits are sent where they belong the better!
> But that is what happens everyday. I **do believe** people should be
> allowed to do drugs, and they should be free, given by the government. It is
I dont;' see why they should be free, but other than that I agree with
you. I have never taken (illegal) drugs, I never intend to. But I do feel
I hae the right to do whatever I like to myself and my property provided
it doesn't adversely affect others.
> up to you to die crazy, or keep a healthy life. Of course, anyone caught
> doing nasty things drugged should be killed :) BUT...The government takes
> care of you as if you were a child and it were your mother.
Yes, and it's rapdily gettign on my nerves! Waht the health-n-safety
idiots don't seem to realise is that the damage to my health caused by
the frustration and stress from not being able to get <foo> (service
manual, spare part, sensible chemiocals, etc) is almost certainly greater
than the damage to my health that these things would cause.
> > I've got plenty of things (not computer-related) that are more than 50
> > years old. None of them have any non-standard screws holding them
> > together. Many of them contain mains and/or higher voltages. Live chassis
> > (AC/DC) power supplies in valve radios and TVs were common. And yet I
> > don't believe everybody who owned such a device ended up killing
> > themselves trying to repair it.
> Yesterday they even incluided schematics inside of it...It was VERY
> common in TV Sets...
I remember the user manual for one of my FM radio tuners. The first page
tells you how to tune it correctly (how to interpret the tuning indicator,
etc). The next secion covers RF and IF alingment (It requires a
double-beam 'scope and an accurate RF signal generator, things that were
not at all commonly owned at the time. But it still gives them). Then
photographs of the chassis. Then parts lists. And finally a schematic.
For all it's valved with 300V HT (B+), there are no stupid safety
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