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Date: 12/08/10 12:02 PM

50 Responses to Hardware Store Knows What`s Good For You Now [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
    970 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 11:52 am
    Link: Hardware Store Knows What`s Good For You Now - Illegal maybe. Dangerous, OK, we`ll buy that. Fire hazard, sure, we can see that. But immoral? Who do you think you are?
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    For those who didn`t know. Know You Know.
  3. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    illegal and immoral?
  4. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    It`s only immoral if you do it right.
  5. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    LOL @ immoral
  6. Profile photo of rncotton
    rncotton Male 30-39
    417 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    LOL ... LOVE that.
  7. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    gerry, LMFAO.
    crying with laaaaaaughter right now.
  8. Profile photo of daniellee_x
    daniellee_x Female 18-29
    451 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Wait, so what are they selling them for?
  9. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    That is so sad in so many ways
  10. Profile photo of chimmeychang
    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    isnt that just a really short extension cord?
  11. Profile photo of spiralraisin
    spiralraisin Male 18-29
    30 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    As an engineering student I`m going to go ahead and say they are neither illegal nor dangerous.
  12. Profile photo of sarah-face89
    sarah-face89 Female 18-29
    187 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    this made me laugh so much.
  13. Profile photo of shock-n-awe
    shock-n-awe Male 18-29
    197 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    I am an electrician so I can tell you with a higher degree of authority than most that you can`t buy male-male extension cords, you have to make them. The reason they are not allowed and dangerous is because when you plug one end in the other end has 120 volts across the blades... touching them won`t kill you but it is gonna hurt.
  14. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    what possible need would you have for one?
  15. Profile photo of Djarum
    Djarum Male 18-29
    307 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    That`s why most electronic related components have the warning tag, "Never use while line is still electrified."

    But I`ve got say it.... Cokc Docking!
  16. Profile photo of screwzlooose
    screwzlooose Male 30-39
    385 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    "As an engineering student I`m going to go ahead and say they are neither illegal nor dangerous"

    as an electrician, i can tell you it is very dangerous... also, illegal for a store to sell them.

    maybe you are not paying close attention in class.
  17. Profile photo of coedog
    coedog Male 30-39
    256 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    Why do these remind me of that one scene in Requiem for a Dream ...
  18. Profile photo of Blakcat71388
    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    Immoral - bahahaha!

    But no that`s a drating stupid idea to use.
  19. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    @screwz
    Based on the physics involved, the danger is only if you plug in one end and not the other while the line is active because the exposed end now has a potential between the two blades. The safe solution to that is pretty simple, kill the power before plugging in both ends. It`s no more a dangerous component than the plug for my grill which connects to the wall with a male end and to the grill with a male end (although not of the same configuration as what is used for the wall outlet). You just plug it into the grill first THEN the wall and remove from the wall first.
  20. Profile photo of RPGillespie
    RPGillespie Male 13-17
    217 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    That`s why you use them to connect together 2 extension cords
  21. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    coedog: HA! It was def the use of the words `double ended`.... I also love how everyone knows that part from Requiem as `that one scene`.
  22. Profile photo of torisen
    torisen Male 30-39
    40 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    The only thing this is good for is creating a 110v 15-20a taser whip.

    @I-IS-BORED: I hope you`re trolling. plug in both ends and it`s not Christmas, it`s the 4th of July.

    Same to RPGillespie, Extension cords have a male on one end and Female on the other so you don`t need these to connect them, unless, again, you WANT an electro whip.

    So... where CAN I buy these?
  23. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    "That`s why you use them to connect together 2 extension cords"

    Look, bud, I don`t know what kind of extension cords you`re using, but all the ones I`ve used have one male in and one female end, so that when you "extend" your cord, it can still actually plug in to the wall.
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    lolz
  25. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    @torisen
    Seeing as you have never worked in making custom electronics before, I doubt you would see the advantages of making an appliance not have 3 dinky little metal bits sticking off of it that could snap and make it unusable, whereas a plug is much harder to snap because the rest of the cord will bend out of the way of some applied force before that will happen. I own appliances that have double ended male connectors involved (and you probably do too), they`re just conductors not magical power from nothing supplies. If my big durable box doesn`t have little bits sticking off of it it can be shipped and stored much less delicately. The only issue here is using it properly.
  26. Profile photo of andynaylor
    andynaylor Male 18-29
    239 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    loadsa people questioning the safety of these adapters... fair enough they could be hazardous... but how the hell are they immoral?
  27. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    I just can`t think of a valid reason for those to even exist.
  28. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    Immoral?
  29. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    @I-IS-BORED

    The issue isn`t that the pins might get damaged.

    The issue is that you can have live exposed pins. Accidentally touch anything metal to them and you`ve got yourself a catastrophy in the making.

    Hell, touch them with your fingers and you could have a problem.
  30. Profile photo of SteveHolt
    SteveHolt Male 18-29
    87 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    it says possibly... that has to count for something
  31. Profile photo of Slotherder
    Slotherder Male 30-39
    251 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    I`m probably giving too much credit (and general consideration) to the sign-makers` thought, but maybe they were thinking of the people producing and selling the adapters. Manufacturing unsafe devices that have a very simple and safer alternative that does the same job just as easily could be considered immoral.
  32. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    @musuko
    "The issue is that you can have live exposed pins."
    did you not read
    "The only issue here is using it properly."
    or any of the part about making the pins not exposed before making them live?
  33. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 6:06 pm



    You`re all doing it wrong...
  34. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    And another great idea...
  35. Profile photo of Lenten
    Lenten Female 18-29
    96 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Umm... It`s supposed to be funny. It`s next to some Christmas lights. It seems like a response to people stringing up Christmas lights so that the ends don`t line up right and they think they need a two-sided male adapter.

    Jus sayin
  36. Profile photo of DFWBrysco
    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    There are legitimate companies that produce male/male adapters in both 110 and 220 sizes - they are used with portable electirc generators.

    Instead of spending a fortune having wiring put into the circuit box of a home, you plug one end in a generator and one end into the 220V plug usually used by a clothes dryer - the electrical is distributed throughout the house to all plugs and due to the transformer in the circuit breaker box is stepped down to 110. Just flip off the main circuit breaker coming in from the street asnd any for any plugs to anything you don`t want to use and you are set.

    Better than running extension cords everywhere...

    <yes - Ex-Florida hurricaine survivor>
  37. Profile photo of axeman929
    axeman929 Male 30-39
    195 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    Infinite power. Thank you my day had been pretty crappy.
  38. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    It`s not the double-ended male that`s `immoral`, its the fact that both of those back-to-back males have to be plugged into females as well. For those confused about it:

    2 Guys, 1 Girl = WIN!
    2 Girls, 1 Guy = WIN!!!
    2 Girls, 2 Guys = Meeeh
  39. Profile photo of Eradication
    Eradication Male 30-39
    3 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    "the electrical is distributed throughout the house to all plugs and due to the transformer in the circuit breaker box is stepped down to 110"

    umm, there are no "transformers" in circuit breaker boxes O.o
    Unless you mean the 110v to 12v/24v/36v doorbell transformer sometimes mounted to the exterior of a panel.
    The power is separated by each breaker on the double breaker being connected to opposite 125v rails inside the circuit panel.
    Sorry had to say it >.>
  40. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    December 8, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    I chuckled.
  41. Profile photo of greggpethers
    greggpethers Male 18-29
    271 posts
    December 9, 2010 at 4:56 am
    what an elegant way to handle this.

    bravo.
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    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
    741 posts
    December 9, 2010 at 5:00 am
    DWFBrysco...that`s a good way to kill people who work on power lines...there`s always going to be the idiot who doesn`t know or doesn`t care and forgets to flip the main and energizes the lines outside the home.
  43. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    December 9, 2010 at 6:19 am
    @ChainsawNbud

    "DWFBrysco...that`s a good way to kill people who work on power lines...there`s always going to be the idiot who doesn`t know or doesn`t care and forgets to flip the main and energizes the lines outside the home."

    Correct me if I`m wrong (and I may well be, I`m a layman on this), but wouldn`t doing that just trip the home`s mains circuit breaker?
  44. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    December 9, 2010 at 11:26 am
    @Chainsaw
    the people working on the downed power lines under several feet of water?
  45. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    December 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    suhweet. "immoral" to set up a dangerous electrical item that might possibly kill someone whilst setting up decorations celebrating the birth of a son of a self purported mass murderer (via flood).

    Whenever I need some salt... "I dare ya to look back at your burning house... I DARE ya!"...
  46. Profile photo of DFWBrysco
    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    December 9, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    @ChainsawNbud - Hey - no one said that this solution was for everyone... there are just some things that you cannot idiot-proof. There are idiots that still use hair-dryers in the bathtub, or stick screwdrivers in sockets... besides - it would only get to the transformer before it was grounded out - since (at least in Ft. Lauderdale) there are only an average of four homes to the pole transformer, it is doubtful you would see a lineman up there.
  47. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    December 10, 2010 at 1:05 am
    yup no gay adapters please
  48. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    December 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    Because the point would be.....
  49. Profile photo of shock-n-awe
    shock-n-awe Male 18-29
    197 posts
    December 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    @DFWBrysco If you have a generator you want to connect to your electrical panel you need to use a transfer switch so that when the generator is powering your panel you are not backfeeding the pole outside. Most power companies will permanently disconnect your power for backfeeding because of the danger it poses for their workers.
  50. Profile photo of Lenten
    Lenten Female 18-29
    96 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    Umm... It`s supposed to be funny. It`s next to some Christmas lights. It seems like a response to people stringing up Christmas lights so that the ends don`t line up right and they think they need a two-sided male adapter.

    Jus sayin

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