How many y-socket adapters can you string together into a single light bulb socket? [more inside]
posted by ish__
on Dec 28, 2010 -
Window mounted air conditioner had a burned-up blade on the plug.
New replacement plug gets hot at the same blade.
New plug needs to be wiggled or the blades spread to make electrical contact in the socket.
What's the problem here? Bad plug, bad socket or air conditioner pulling too much juice for either plug or socket? [more inside]
posted by de void
on Jun 7, 2010 -
I just moved into a new house - it's Victorian, so there's some older technologies and stuff around here. On the wall closest to where I have my television, DVD player, DVR cable box, cable modem, Airport, and Nintendo 64, there is only a 2 pronged socket. Already I'm only using extension cords, but not only am I going to run out of room, it's not grounded. So what is the best way to adapt? Do I get a 2-prong to 3-prong adapter, and if so, can I plug a power strip into it? Do I try and find a 2-prong power strip? Or do I ask the landlord if she can hire someone to change it? Is this expensive/complicated? Thanks!
posted by dithmer
on May 9, 2009 -
Can anybody help me source headphone adapters that won't break all my headphone sockets? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet
on Sep 18, 2007 -
Looking for resources on specific programming topics, with a particular teaching methodology (basically, applied examples and real-world walkthroughs). Some of the topics are C#-specific. Some are more general, but would preferably be taught from a C# (or at least .NET) perspective.
posted by debacle
on Jan 25, 2007 -
Is the headphone plug on my iPod doomed? I just bought new earbuds to replace some old ones that I use with my 2nd gen. iPod and there's no sound in the left channel. [more inside]
posted by box elder
on Aug 23, 2006 -
I'm looking for a JAVA package/class library that would allow me to connect, send and receive data via the telnet and SSH protocol. I would love for the package/library to handle the connecting, handshaking, authentication, etc. I would like the the protocol to be transparent to me, meaning that the way I send data and receive wouldn't change my code if it was SSH or telnet. Any version of the JAVA is fine. I'm trying to develop a different kind of telnet/ssh client and would rather not rewrite code if there is something already out there. I could even get started with just telnet. Thank you for your time and help. Have a great one.
posted by JohnGL
on Jul 31, 2006 -
How do you secure a plug so that even if someone yanks on the chord, it doesn't come out of an outlet? It does need to be POSSIBLE to get the plug out sometimes, and it won't work to glue/staple the chord to the wall, because sometimes equipment needs to be moved to another room. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Jul 14, 2006 -