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Comment Re:Here's what I did (Score 1) 132

That's why he has a voltage adapter (AKA a transformer) in the INPUT of the strip :)
Not a bad idea when all your kit is for US voltage. But a transformer that can handle several 100's of Watts is going to be heavy, like my Thinkpad has a 170W power supply.
The advantage is it will to an extend suppress some high frequency spikes by virtue of it's inductance.

Comment Re:Surge protectors *must* be voltage specific (Score 1) 132

It looks like you haven't seen a notebook in many years :)

Because it must have been in the days of the 286/386 that the build-in mains power supply was replaced by an external one, also referred to as a 'brick'.

All those I have ever seen are auto negotiating between ~100 - 250 Volts 50 - 60 Hz.

This means they will handle Voltage variations within that range which is not quite the same as handling frequency spikes and surges.

Comment Re:You must be new here (Score 3, Interesting) 1829

About the intelligence of a group, this is an open forum and 'by design' those with the strongest opinion will appear to be the voice of the 'group'.

The moderating system helps (can help) to suppress the over-abundance of loud mouths with hollow rhetoric and hopefully bring forward the more shy but insightful including AC's.

Comment Re:Strengths and weaknesses (Score 1) 510

Hehe, we'll never agree :)

See, evolution is based on science meaning you need to come up with valid and controllable arguments, even if they might not been finite in all details.
Creationism is based on beliefs meaning anyone can claim anything, all that a person needs is conviction and he can give an absolute and infallible answer.

Btw, you should wash your mouth, it's both dirty and frothing.

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