I suspect that what we see here is a problem that is very common in the consumer hardware industry: manufacturers don't bother testing under any OS other than Windows, which means bugs that do not manifest under Windows go undetected. It's a problem most often seen in ACPI interfaces, where Windows has a very loose interpretation of the standards. So long as it runs fine on Windows, it's considered good enough to ship.
Sounds like the old internet exploder market share standards hijacking. Typical microsoft. If computer users were like navies of countries, and corporations like M$ were private ships, we'd all refer to it as the Titanic of Infotech. Or the Lusitania. Sunk.
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I've had quite a few jolts from 240 volt mains from one hand to the other. Explain why I'm not dead.
Shocks affect different people differently. Some people can handle this. Some can't. It is enough to grab you and not let you go. That usually means your hand has to be grasping live metal for you to "not let go" Like the darwin awards, low voltage (below 2400) shocks are only fatal if they get you for long enough to damage the heart. A quick jolt here and there does very little.