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I am an intermediate programmer in PHP and C#. I frequently work with standards like HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash, and XML.

I enjoy computer games, photography, writing, sci-fi/fantasy, birding, and occasional cooking. (Many of which are topics of SE sites!)


Feb
21
comment Why are homes wired using solid wire rather than stranded?
You have this backwards; see the skin effect.
Feb
14
comment How can I raise my bed frame cheaply?
Cinder blocks, no matter the orientation, would raise a bed more than a "few inches."
Feb
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Dec
20
comment Does amalgamating tape adhere to wet surfaces
Also cross-posted at EE.
Dec
13
comment What is the purpose of the “grounding” tab/wire on a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter?
@Brad 1. Research if the manufacturer still exists and if so, if the company is wealthy. 2. Ensure you have purchase receipts, warranty registration card filled out, etc. 3. Operate some machinery using the adapter, perhaps something that doesn't have safe wiring (wink, wink). 4. Sue for damages and profit.
Dec
13
answered What is the purpose of the “grounding” tab/wire on a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter?
Dec
13
comment What is the purpose of the “grounding” tab/wire on a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter?
One of the great things about SE sites is that you can ask a question (even if you know the answer) because you want to either a) answer it yourself as a reference for others, b) get additional answers to elaborate and expand on something, or c) you just want to get more internet points!
Oct
10
answered What are the pros/cons of different wire connectors on a switch/outlet? OR How can push-in wire connections fail?
Oct
10
comment What are the pros/cons of different wire connectors on a switch/outlet? OR How can push-in wire connections fail?
@BlueRaja I was making a joke about the underlying reason. I agree with you, the "screw wrap" is the most proven and reliable.
Oct
10
comment What are the pros/cons of different wire connectors on a switch/outlet? OR How can push-in wire connections fail?
Electricians prefer the "screw wrap" method because it gives them a reason to use those little holes on the sides of wire strippers. :)
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Sep
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comment How safe is having my boiler in my daughter's bedroom?
The note is priceless. :)
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