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    Ethernet Killer

    How many people do you think would plug this thing in if it came packaged with their pc they just bought at Wall Mart? I rate about 20%+ of the people will have NO CLUE why their box went up in smoke!

    http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2...nkillervo5.jpg
    Last edited by RudolfMDLT; September 27th, 2007 at 07:50 PM.
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    Re: Ethernet Killer

    I got baned for posting the HD key, so you may want to remove it. Can you upload the picture somewhere, it isn't showing up

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    Re: Ethernet Killer

    got baned for posting the HD key, so you may want to remove it.
    Serious? that sucks - I'll change it now.

    Can you upload the picture somewhere, it isn't showing up
    Done!
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    Re: Ethernet Killer

    what is it?

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    Re: Ethernet Killer

    The picture's too small, what is this?
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    Re: Ethernet Killer

    It's an ethernet cable with aj RJ45 jack on one end and an electrical plug on the other. Yes, I'm guessing that would do some damage.
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    Re: Ethernet Killer

    What started as a chuckle is driving me to tears! anyway - resized and re-uploaded!
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    Re: Ethernet Killer

    It could be a power supply for cat5 box. Some units use an RJ45 to get their power. It's isolated by a transformer so it's not a direct connect. It could also be a way to get ethernet over the power lines.

    I'd be more concerned with the lead content in the vinyl insulation.

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    Re: Ethernet Killer

    I think it's pretty funny

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    Re: Ethernet Killer

    Quote Originally Posted by FoamRocket View Post
    I think it's pretty funny
    I do some help-desk/installation work over holidays to for extra pocket money - I would just love to get a call from some one right after they had plugged it in! ("I just plugged my network into the wallsocket and now my box won't switch on, it's a brand new pc dammit!?")
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