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#115235 - 08/28/03 05:34 PM A Good Safety Poster?
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#115236 - 08/28/03 05:37 PM Re: A Good Safety Poster?
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Is something like this a good subject for a Safety Poster?

Or do you think it may give some children ideas?

#115237 - 08/28/03 06:59 PM Re: A Good Safety Poster?
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Quote: you think it may give some children ideas?

I think it depends on the targeted age group, but that sure looks dangerous. Where is this photo from?

I still remember being told at a very young age that if I ever put something (and more specifically, something such as a knife) into an outlet, I would get pulled inside and would be stuck forever. (My wife finally convinced me that plugging in the vacuum cleaner really is not dangerous.)
#115238 - 08/28/03 07:53 PM Re: A Good Safety Poster?
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TG / Bill -- That's not too crazy of a threat. :-)

#115239 - 08/28/03 08:04 PM Re: A Good Safety Poster?
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Loc: New York City
The picture was emailed to me by an online buddy (and co-contributor to the Use-Net newsgroup Don't know where he got it from.

We were joking around about another guy who frequents the group...who, some time back, actually admitted that he had done a similar thing once.

I believe he said he tried to pry off one of those really old round hemi-spehrical bakelite plugs using either a screwdriver or a knife. You know, the ones similar to those black open-front caps but without the little handle to grasp onto.

He's got a habit of blowing up old radios a lot....

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#115240 - 08/29/03 03:11 PM Re: A Good Safety Poster?
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A steak knife would have provided at least a minimal amount of insulation via the handle...Amateurs!
#115241 - 08/31/03 04:21 AM Re: A Good Safety Poster?
pauluk Offline
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Loc: Norfolk, England
Looks like a good topic to start a heart-to-heart discussion in an episode of Leave It To Beaver.

Seriously though, I suppose young kid seeing the picture on its own without any supporting words from adults might get ideas about trying it. I think the picture would need to be backed up with a lesson on why doing something such as this is a bad idea, and an explanation of the consequences.

I love getting kids involved with technical stuff if they seem interested, and a few weeks ago I had a little girl (about 5) who was fascinated by what I was doing and wanted to help. A couple of times I gave her a pair of side-cutters and let her cut wires for me.

I did explain that she must only ever do such a thing if a grown-up tells her to, but was it still encouragement to maybe do something she shouldn't?
#115242 - 09/02/03 03:59 PM Re: A Good Safety Poster?
John Steinke Offline
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Posts: 518
Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
Now we know what caused the east coast power problems!
#115243 - 09/18/03 07:30 AM Re: A Good Safety Poster?
Zapped Offline
Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 482
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
There goes my mom, handing out my baby pictures again.

BTW - My hair is curly now.
#115244 - 09/18/03 08:51 PM Re: A Good Safety Poster?
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 15
Loc: Schererville, IN
This may put bad ideas into people's heads.

A couple of years back the local sheriff put up a large banner at the high school that stated: Stealing Street Signs is a Crime.

The result was a 250% increase is sign theft in the county.

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