What degree of care must go into a design to keep idiots (or drunks) safe?

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  1. GopherT

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    Supposedly taken by the girlfriend the morning after her boyfriend came home drunk...


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  2. Wendy

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    I would have been temped to take a cigarette lighter to that, just for grins.
     
  3. ISB123

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    Neighbors would feel bad for smelling that delicious barbecue and not being invited to it.

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  4. Lestraveled

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    She connected it to the neutral pin so he was pretty safe. Did she know it was neutral or was he just lucky? Anyway, it makes for a strong statement. Sort of like when you come home and find your clothes spread over the front lawn.
     
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    It has been said that you can design things to be fool-proof...... but not b*****-fool-proof.

    I thought it was he who connected it?
     
  7. GopherT

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    Sorry for the confusion but the boyfriend supposedly connected his own phone that way while drunk. The girlfiriend took the photo the next morning.
     
  8. tom_s

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    would have been live here (our neutral on RHS)
     
  9. Markd77

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    You should convert to UK sockets, live and neutral have shutters over them which get pushed out of the way when the (longer) earth pin is inserted.
     
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  12. Lestraveled

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    Oh Yea. the potential for stupid is vast.
     
  13. faley

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    Today I saw a story in which a young girl's father gave her a Python. Mom didn't like the snake so it was given to the boy next door. The boy's father was transporting the boy and the snake to the pet store- to get a cage- when the snake bit the boy. The snake was a Water Moccasin.

    Yep. At least we can always count on stupidity to remain constant in a changing world.
     
  14. Lestraveled

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    This is a very wise statement. Stupid defines the far left side of the the intelligence spectrum. Unfortunately, the right side of the spectrum is not that far to the right.
     
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  15. faley

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    That's funny (but true).
     
  16. GopherT

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    I don't think 'stupid' is a constant in this world. I think it is constantly expanding. The movie "Idiocracy" seems to be morphing from a sci-fi comedy to a very plausible prediction of our future.
     
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  17. faley

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    Yup. Bernays would be proud.
     
  18. #12

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    The way I say it is, "This world is not in danger of being overrun with geniuses".
    I have an imaginary sign next to my front door. I read it whenever I go out of my house. It says, "Remember, 99% of the people you meet today will not have an IQ in the top 1% of the population". Then I come here and find a dozen or more people that humble me regularly.
    This is a really great website!
     
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  19. faley

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    Me too.
     
  20. Lestraveled

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    I humbly agree.
     
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