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Rumborak has repeatedly saved my life. Thanks, Rumby.
« on: March 08, 2017, 11:01:09 AM »
I have a particular problem in the wintertime - a shocking problem, in fact. Any time I touch a metal surface I tend to get shocked. It was bad. Real bad. To the point I was afraid to touch anything. I don't know if there's something about what I wore or what, but it seemed to affect me more than others. There was one time that was particularly bad. This same switch always got me, so I got up from the chair and used my remote control to flip it up. The goddamn remote crackled and I saw a blue flash under the buttons. Scared the shit out of me.

UNTIL ONE DAY

Several years ago, Rumby mentioned in a thread comment that touching the surface with a key would cause the key to spark at the end, and the bearer of said key would not feel a thing. This changed my life. I could walk through life again, touching things with confidence.

Anyway, life pro-tip: If you get shocked, touch things with a key.

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 11:28:23 AM »
If it happens at home the most, buy a humidifier and your problem will be greatly lessened or solved.  Dry air creates static electricity faster than humid air, which is why you notice the problem in the winter and not the summer.  Forced air (central) heat is also dry air that is being introduced into your house during those months.

You just have to make sure that you don't over-humidify the home when it's really cold out - the colder the outdoor temperature, the lower the humidity level should be inside the home, otherwise you will definitely notice condensation on the windows and maybe even the walls if it's way too humid.




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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 11:33:19 AM »

Hef is right on all things. Except for when I disagree with him. In which case he's probably still right.

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 11:44:52 AM »
Any time I touch a metal surface I tend to get shocked. It was bad. Real bad.

Ironic that you would post this. Perhaps a name change is in order? MetalWussy perhaps?  :biggrin:
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 12:04:36 PM »
This thread is not shocking.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 12:06:20 PM »
Woooooooottt!!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 12:07:26 PM »
Also, modified pro tip regarding the topic: if no key is handy, you can discharge through your knuckle. Barely any nerve endings there, you won't feel anything either.
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Re: Rumborak has repeatedly saved my life. Thanks, Rumby.
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 12:09:52 PM »
Any time I touch a metal surface I tend to get shocked. It was bad. Real bad.

Ironic that you would post this. Perhaps a name change is in order? MetalWussy perhaps?  :biggrin:
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 12:10:33 PM »

Hef is right on all things. Except for when I disagree with him. In which case he's probably still right.

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 05:01:36 PM »
Or you could just wear one of these



An anti-static wrist band.  Static electricity can be a problem in a data center, a lot of equipment used to come with these so you don't damage the equipment with a good shock.  It's not really a problem in a modern data center/modern equipment now a days, but I find it funny when a vendor comes in and puts one on  :lol

In high school, I remember taking two wrestling mats and putting my body inbetween them and rolling around creating an insane amount of static electricity.  I shit you not, I purposely did this to try and shock my friend, it looked like a lightning bolt shot out of my finger right before I made contact with his arm.  He was in a lot of pain for a moment, but to this day he still thinks it was hilarious and fun experiment.

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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 07:31:58 PM »
When it gets particularly bad, I just knock metal objects with my knuckle if I don't have a metal object in my hand.  The impact of knocking plus the reduced sensation in your knuckle mostly eliminates the discomfort of the shock.

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 07:40:32 PM »
This thread is not shocking.



Oh my god I forgot about this gif. So great. I remember that day...Gadough, where art thou? Is he still around and I've just missed his posts?

I have a few anti-static wrist bands now that PC building has become almost a bi-monthly thing for me. But it's kind of ridiculous to just wear one around the house and attaching it at random moments. I personally have simply become accustomed to touching grounded objects if I feel static building on my body. Especially since the polyester shirts I wear for work build static up like a fucking Pikachu. It's ridiculous. A quick elbow (or like Rumby said, kuckle; elbow became habit to me, again cause of PC shenanigans) to a grounded metal object (of which in your house there should be plenty) will do the trick too.

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 08:21:02 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2017, 04:32:22 PM »
Ralf saves lives, helps progress android devices and now I stumble across this today.

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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2017, 04:51:53 PM »
Hey, what can I say, the world needs to stay abreast of my newest developments.


I said abreast. Giggedy..
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2017, 04:53:54 PM »
Next you'll fly across the Atlantic in a balsa wood full sized plane shot off by a big rubber band.
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2017, 05:25:17 PM »
By jove, that shall be an excellent adventure!
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