On topic: Serious static problem

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Fri Dec 4 15:11:06 1998

On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, Aaron Christopher Finney wrote:

> This is giving me fits. There's something strange with my minivan, that it
> generates a *ton* of static electricity whenever I drive even a few
> blocks. When I touch the metal of the door upon getting out, I get a
> shock that hurts all the way up to the shoulder. The real problem, and
> what makes this on topic, is that I use this vehicle to pick-up/transport
> my classic beauties everywhere. I'm terrified that I'm going to pick up
> that once-in-a-lifetime S-100 rescue or something and kill the guts with
> one of these lightning bolts. What I do now is keep a wrist-strap and a
> box of Bounce dryer sheets (don't laugh) in my jockey box. Does anyone
> know what could be causing this?
> Aaron C. Finney Systems Administrator WFI Incorporated
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> "UNIX is an exponential algorithm with a seductively small constant."
My guess would be the upholstery and the seat of your pants. It is
obvious that you and the vehicle are not at the same potential!

                                                 - don
Received on Fri Dec 04 1998 - 15:11:06 GMT

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