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Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Proprclr, Dec 29, 2003.

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  1. Proprclr

    Proprclr Guest

    Outside there is a big lightning storm. Should I risk the brief0

    If it's that much of a concern, you should go in a container, and empty it
    out after the storm has passed. It is possible (though unlikely) that you
    will get hit while you go.
  2. richgrise

    richgrise Guest

    If you're worried about getting electrocuted by lightning
    while urinating, what in hell are you doing on the internet?

    (i.e. you're about 10^9 times more likely to lose a modem
    than get hit by lightning while urinating. Unless you're
    out urinating on the golf course or something.)

    Good Luck!

  3. dns

    dns Guest

    Outside there is a big lightning storm. Should I risk the brief0
    Squeeze it off in short non-connecting spurts. If you need a demo,
    forget it.
  4. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Put it on a website, and charge people $14.95 to see it.
    You only need a handful of perverts to make yourself a tidy
    little sum!

  5. dns

    dns Guest

    You'd think being male he'd of thought of that solution by now.
    Didn't we learn that as kids? Musta been a troll... a pretty good one
    at that!
  6. v

    v Guest

    LOL thinking of OP hopping up and down holding crotch while looking
    outsideat lightning. Yes, needs to know SOON. VERY soon.....

  7. Proprclr

    Proprclr Guest

    See my suggestion. They used sell handheld toilets (with a funnel for women :)
    that could be used while traveling. I don't know if they still make these
    anymore. :>
  8. Quack

    Quack Guest

    Yeah they do, used in hospitals and small private planes for those *long* trips :).
  9. Now that is one of the best lines ever!

    I am almost falling off the chair, reading the posts that this
    question generated. Yours is one of the best!

    Have a great New Year's.

    Jerry G.


  10. hydrogen18

    hydrogen18 Guest

    "I enjoyed this thread quite a bit.
    I probably shouldn't post a "serious" followup,
    but I don't want this thread to fry (OOPS die :) just yet.

    The trap in a toilet has water in the part you can see, but I'm sure
    everyone realizes there is an air space beyond that. That combined
    the ceramic insulation of the toilet should protect fairly well.
    It might be more of a problem if the storm zapped a rat in the sewer
    made a teenage mutant ninja rat, which came up the drain and did
    nasty :)"
  11. That air space could be coated with slimy scum that has some degree
    exceeding zero of being hygroscopic. The humidity in that air space is
    probably usually between 99 and 100 percent. I would not bet my life that
    this air space does not have some conductive wet film around it or
    bypassing it.

    If I was standing on a plastic bucket or a milk crate or something
    like that and peeing, I would not be worried unless I was touching or
    close to touching something else (besides some truly reliable insulator).

    - Don Klipstein ()
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