Ok, you win.
An open request to the usenet community: Since a paper based communication
system uses a "staple the new stuff on top of the old" methodology, usenet
should now follow the same protocol. Please start top posting.
Ashton: I feel that it is my responsibility to sometimes allow others to
take the lead in order to help them build their assertiveness skills. I
will continue to bottom post and let others begin the groundswell of top
posting that is sure to follow. Once the movement has taken hold, I will
happily join in, knowing that the masses took the responsibility to change
that which was so wrong.
Now I'm really confused!
After all you've said about snipping and top posting, why did you post two
very short responses - without snipping anything - in the "fence issue with
One response is a single line at the bottom, with nothing snipped from the
previous 2 posts. Isn't that the very issue you've been basing your
argument against bottom posting on?
I quote: "Well only 1 person in 100 TRIMS anything so what we wind up with
is these HUGE redundant piles of words that you have to PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE
PAGE your way thru only to find out that "That happened to me once except
it was with a fish instead of an Edsel". "
Not exactly. It was a recommendation that INCLUDED TRIMMING all the
redundant crap. The recommendation was created back in the stone age
when people were using 300 baud modems and the only thing being
transmitted was monochrome text. If what was being done today, the
quoting of the same stuff 5 and 10 times with 600 lines of material,
NO ONE would read a bottom posted message because it would take 10
minutes to get to the bottom. Clearly the totality of the original
recommendation ONLY worked when people TRIM the Quoted material. Well
only 1 person in 100 TRIMS anything so what we wind up with is these
HUGE redundant piles of words that you have to PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE
PAGE your way thru only to find out that "That happened to me once
except it was with a fish instead of an Edsel". If that comment had
been made at the TOP a heck of a lot of EVERYONE's time could have
I would also add that I've been using USENET since those 300 baud
days and frankly, whether someone top posts or bottom posts it's
really not that hard to follow a thread either way. People who make a
big issue about STOP TOP POSTING are just whiners who think the world
revolves around them.
I too want you to know that you're in Usenet, which is easier to read
with a free news reader.
As you your question, I've never heard of breakaway capability for a
plug. Can you give more details. How you will be using it. Why
you think you need something special.
I have an extension cord that I use for the electric lawnmower, and
the weed wacker, and occasionally a drill or electric chain saw,, that
I used to fold up and store inside, But for the last 20 years or so,
I just leave it outside, on the grass. I do make a point to pick it
up a foot from the end, until most of any water has drained off of it,
because it lies right in the middle of the grass, and it is on a
ground fault circut breaker, but that has only tripped once in 30
years. I"m pretty sure I've left the cord t here all winter
several years too and it alwasys snows at least a little during the
winter, sometimes serveral inches at a time.
Actually for the last few years I've also had a 6 or 8 foot indoor
extension cord plugged in outside too. The receptacle its plugged
into is under an overhang and may not get wet, but the other end lies
on the dirt away from the house, and it gets rained on. It's never
tripped the GFCI either. which it would if any current, as little as
6ma., from the hot connector were going to ground and not going to
I'm not going so far as to recommend you live like me, but I do want
to know what about your situation makes you need somthing special, and
what you mean by breakaway.
On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 9:00:09 PM UTC-4, micky wrote:
He may be thinking of something similar to the type of connector
used on the small, home-type fryers. They have a special female plug
on the end of the power cord that connects to the unit. It fits
very loose and if you just pull lightly on the cord, it disconnects.
It's designed to keep you from tripping on the cord and having the
hot oil dump on you. Why he would need that for outside, who knows...
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