I absorb your argument (on the placement of cables), and, in fact, agree with it completely. What I hadn't considered before replying initially is that you don't see this downtown which is right on the bay. Most of Miami's cables were put in place a long time ago. They didn't put them underground either because the technology wasn't available at the time or it was too expensive. Why do they still exist? Probably because replacing them with underground wiring would be too expensive.
I'm not from Miami and I honestly have never liked the city. I agree regarding how blighted the average street is. I live in a good neighborhood, one of the few where I don't have to worry about running into drug dealers, hookers and general thugs plus homeless people begging for money 2 blocks from a homeless shelter. This is not a city worth visiting. I'm only here for work. Miami is a cesspool.
The "amps" have nothing to do with it
You may be right. I am not an electrician but from what I have read, I know that amperage is a measure of the amount of electric charge passing a point in an electric circuit per unit time. Again, I am not an electrician so you may be right but to me it seems like this means it's a measurement of how much of the 110 volts my body would receive in the time frame of a shock.
I also know that when I have had to purchase industrial power wiring before that the wire gauge had to be proportional to the amount of amperage I would be passing through the wire as too many amps over an inadequate gauge could result in wire failure and present a fire hazard. Again, I'm just basing this off of items I've read and my experience purchasing industrial electrical wiring. I am not an electrician so please feel free to correct me.
Oh! I also just remembered fuses too. A traditional fuse is a piece of wire in a vacuum sealed glass container where the wire is designed to melt and break if too many amps pass through it. Circuit breakers cut off the electricity if too many amps pass through but I'm under the belief that fuses and circuit breakers exist so that in the event that excessive amperage is pulled through either one, it shuts off the circuit to avoid the fire hazard that can result from sending more then X amps through a wire designed to carry no more then X amps. Now if higher amps are responsible for melting wire as they pass through it then lower amp alternatives would be, it seems to me that higher amps would more likely cook you more thoroughly then lower amps would but I'm just guessing.
I'm open to any and all information and clarifications on this. I'm curious about how the measure of amps relate to the safety of a circuit and how relative potential damage based on the amperage used would be.
It's called a removable battery and virtually all cellphones have one
When I referred to people who don't carry a cell phone, I didn't think I really had to get into details here. My post was informative about a lot of information that you're average reader doesn't know. I think we'd be pretty hard pressed to find someone old enough to read who wouldn't consider removing the battery from the cell phone to disable tracking but your post seems almost like you're trolling. It's not so much that you recommended another method but in a measly sentence you seem like you're stating a riveting alternative in a condescending manner.
Anyways... I already discussed the untraceable cell phone aspect of the situation but kudos for mentioning another method that cell phone triangulation can be averted.
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