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deadsmileyface
jesse's dead
Join date: Dec 2011
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#1
My computer died, so I went to plug it in. It's dark in my room and i can't see shit. I find my charger and use my fingers to guide it into the outlet. However, my finger was on the metal part when i plugged it in and it shocked me. It hurt.
the bartender
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#2
shocking.
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You must not do it anymore
stratkat
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#3
pfft I stuck keys in a power outlet when I was 3-5.

Depending on how bad you got shocked, it may have messed with your tempature/heart and you should probably go to the ER unless it was like, a second or something.
deadsmileyface
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#4
Quote by stratkat
pfft I stuck keys in a power outlet when I was 3-5.

Depending on how bad you got shocked, it may have messed with your tempature/heart and you should probably go to the ER unless it was like, a second or something.

Nope. I'm still cold.
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#8
For the past four years my shower has constantly tripped the circuit breaker. We never knew why so we'd just flick it back on and carry on.

Recently it stopped working altogether, we got an electrician in and basically the water has just been flowing around all the electrics in the shower. Every time I have taken a shower in the past 4 years I could have died. Shocking yourself on a plug has nothing on that, bitch.
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#9
I was drunk and wallking on the freway last week, car went past me at like 80ks less than a foot away.


I hardly noticed but a mate of mine said I almost got hit
It's over simplified, So what!

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#10
Quote by deadsmileyface
But serious, my arm feels weird.


Well then get it checked out.
deadsmileyface
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#11
Okay Pit, I get it, your life is worse than mine. Whatever. That shower story is funny as hell though.
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#12
If your arm feels weird tell your parents and explain to them you might need to see a doctor.
See what they have to say about it.

You probably have health insurance, the only draw back I can see is they might really want a parent there, but I can see them being reliable if they didn't check up on you just because your parents couldn't take off work or w/e.
Last edited by stratkat at Oct 1, 2012,
JackalUK
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#13
Electricity is an evil bitch and will cause some lovely internal damage if it wants to. Best get it checked out if you don't feel normal again shortly.

As an aside, can you shoot lightning from your hands now?
deadsmileyface
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#14
Quote by JackalUK
Electricity is an evil bitch and will cause some lovely internal damage if it wants to. Best get it checked out if you don't feel normal again shortly.

As an aside, can you shoot lightning from your hands now?



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But serious Pit. You are making me nervous as hell. It's been 30 minutes since the accident. I feel okay but my fingers tingle.
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#17
You're fine. Carry on.
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#18
30 minutes?

Get worried if it's still there in 30 hours.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
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#19
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#20
Got a 240v shock earlier this year.
Beer was my doctor.
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#21
Quote by Mind_Reader7
Got a 240v shock earlier this year.
Beer was my doctor.

You know static shocks are frequently around 10kV, right?
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#22
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#23
I used to stick forks into the outlet when I was small. It always shocked me..
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#25
Update: my arm is okay now. Thanks for curing me Pit. Time for a cigarette then masturbation and then sleep.
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#26
I had a friend who told the class when he was 16 that he still removes toast from the toaster with a metal knife while its still on and had no idea what the problem was with it
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#27
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I had a friend who told the class when he was 16 that he still removes toast from the toaster with a metal knife while its still on and had no idea what the problem was with it


I do that sometimes on a morning when I'm still a little dead <.< Only with crumpets though, toast comes out easily.

My old computer was a hunk of shit, one time I turned it on with the on button (REALLY?) and it electrocuted me and knocked me across the room. Shit was cray. It was in the skip the next day.
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#28
Quote by slapsymcdougal
You know static shocks are frequently around 10kV, right?
DVD players man, you should unplug them when you load the disc tray back onto the rails.
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#29
Quote by Mind_Reader7
DVD players man, you should unplug them when you load the disc tray back onto the rails.

I get static shocks off everything in the recording studio at university- the mixing desk, the computer, the chairs, the mics, even the windows.

I get so traumatised that I can't work anymore and have to leave.
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#30
Quote by rabidguitarist
I get static shocks off everything in the recording studio at university- the mixing desk, the computer, the chairs, the mics, even the windows.

I get so traumatised that I can't work anymore and have to leave.
I cry when I go up escalators and get an electric shock.
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#31
Quote by rabidguitarist
I get static shocks off everything in the recording studio at university- the mixing desk, the computer, the chairs, the mics, even the windows.

I get so traumatised that I can't work anymore and have to leave.

This is why when I was a little kid I stopped messing with my dads guitar.

From the strings/pickups or something I felt slight buzz/shock feelings.
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#32
Quote by stratkat
This is why when I was a little kid I stopped messing with my dads guitar.

From the strings/pickups or something I felt slight buzz/shock feelings.

It's torture, when you don't know if you're going to get a shock off something, or you know you will and you're trying to build up the courage to touch it.

Some people seem to think it's right to mock a person with this phobia.
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#33
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#34
Quote by rabidguitarist
It's torture, when you don't know if you're going to get a shock off something, or you know you will and you're trying to build up the courage to touch it.

Some people seem to think it's right to mock a person with this phobia.


Those McDonalds plastic play parks with all the tubes and stuff. Those were static shock habitats. I hated them.
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#35
Quote by slapsymcdougal
You know static shocks are frequently around 10kV, right?

Isn't it that amplitude that kills you and not the voltage?


inb4 I'm a retard and I know nothing about electricity.

But I really don't know anything about electricity.
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#36
Quote by Butt Rayge
Isn't it that amplitude that kills you and not the voltage?

inb4 I'm a retard and I know nothing about electricity.

But I really don't know anything about electricity.


well, it's obvious you dont know anything about electricity. it's the wattage that kills you not the amplitude. duh.
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JackalUK
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#37
Roughly 65mA (milliamps) = 0.065 across the heart is enough to kill.
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#38
Quote by Butt Rayge
Isn't it that amplitude that kills you and not the voltage?


inb4 I'm a retard and I know nothing about electricity.

But I really don't know anything about electricity.

Current(amperage), if you want to get technical.
Potential difference(voltage) can, if high enough, cause electricity to spark, which is awesome.
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#39
Quote by slapsymcdougal
Current(amperage), if you want to get technical
That's what I meant.

This is one of those moments where I realise I don't even have a fundamental understanding of something that's actually important to know.
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#40
Quote by rabidguitarist
It's torture, when you don't know if you're going to get a shock off something, or you know you will and you're trying to build up the courage to touch it.

Some people seem to think it's right to mock a person with this phobia.
I get shocks at work.