USB C vs US outlet

Have you noticed that the size of the USB C plug is such that it is possible to insert it to an US outlet. The USB C connector just fits to the wider prong hole in the US connector (slightly too big for thinner prong hole). It is even possible to make the USB connector

US electrical power dangers

Any form of energy, when not properly controlled or harnessed, can result in serious danger to those who use it. Electricity at any voltage can be dangerous and should always be approached with caution. Direct Dangers of Electricity include a variety of hazards that include Electric Shock, Physical Burns, Neurological Damage and Ventricular fibrillation resulting

Measure mains voltage with oscilloscope

Sometimes there are needs to measure mains voltages with oscilloscope. You must be very careful when measuring voltages on the mains with any measurement instrument. The mains voltages are absolutely deadly. Measuring mains voltages with multimeter can be dangerous. Trying to do the measurement of mains voltage with oscilloscope is potentially more dangerous, because typically

Friday Fun: Speaker to mains power disaster adapters

This is an old recipe for a disaster from 1990′s. This converts NEMA mains connector to 1/4″ plug. Offers a nice set of possibilities for unexpected show disasters like electrocution or over kilowatt of constant 60 Hz bass line without an amplifier. It seems that some company really tried yo push this potentially extremely dangerous

Under the 110 kV power line

Radiation is the emission or sending out of energy from any source. Generating, transmitting, distributing, and using electricity all expose people to ELF radiation. Power lines, household wiring, and any device that uses electricity can generate ELF radiation. How much electromagnetic radiation you are exposed to depends on the strength of the electromagnetic field, your

Deadly malware and other software

Ransomware has become deadly! It does not kill just company profits, it has started also to kill people. Ransomware attack at German hospital leads to death of patient “A person in a life-threatening condition passed away after being forced to go to a more distant hospital due to a ransomware attack.” German Hospital Hacked,

Koronavilkku Finnish COVID-19 exposure tracking app

Finnish corona-virus tracing app is named Koronavilkku. The Koronavilkku smartphone app is published to help break infection chains. Users in Finland can download Koronavilkku to a smart phone (iOS or Android) free of charge from the most popular app stores and the app can be instantaneously downloaded via the links on the website. Koronavilkku

Forest burning at Chernobyl

Another small nuclear incident: Forest fire at Chernobyl causes radiation spike.. Ukrainian officials have noted a spike in radiation levels in the area surrounding Chernobyl after a forest within the exclusion zone caught fire. Burning trees and foliage would create radioactive smoke so yeah, sounds legit. The blaze started on Saturday close to the site