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Applesoft BASIC, QuickBASIC, C, C++, LISP, C#, SQL, Objective-C, Javascript, in that order.

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accepted There's a difference between hot/neutral AC lines in a plug, but does it matter?
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accepted What do you call a DIY AC plug?
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comment What do you call a DIY AC plug?
Super. That first link is what I was looking for. Thanks.
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comment There's a difference between hot/neutral AC lines in a plug, but does it matter?
Thanks. How do we explain the many appliances with "switches", especially older ones (just as an example, a 1980s stereo receiver/amp that I use) that use 2-prong unpolarized plugs? In Europe, the simpler two-round-pole plugs are essentially unpolarized as well. Are these just luck of the draw?
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comment What's the best way to hang an unframed poster on a sloping wall without using something that will damage the poster?
Good idea, but beware that over long periods of time, poster tack stuff can transfer oils to your poster. (It did to mine, anyways.) If the thing has any real value to preserve, I'd avoid using these.
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