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(Daily Mail)   Woman found electrocuted to death by her headphones. Police recommend caution to anyone who may be listening to Metallica's second album   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-06-27 09:15:22 AM  
6 votes:
Electrocuted to death is redundant.
2014-06-27 09:48:35 AM  
3 votes:
It's a shame that Metallica only recorded one album after that, but I think breaking up after Cliff died was the right thing to do.
2014-06-27 09:17:56 AM  
3 votes:
I'm inclined to call BS on this one. Don't wanna to go to FailOnline from work, but reading the headline, I don't see how that is possible.
2014-06-27 09:18:34 AM  
2 votes:

rnatalie: Electrocuted to death is redundant.


It's only redundant if it kills you until you die from it.
2014-06-27 09:16:15 AM  
2 votes:
This headline was courtesy of the Department of Redundancy Department.
2014-06-27 06:45:14 PM  
1 vote:

Stoker: HeartBurnKid: Stoker: Incredible. Everything is made from plastic, where would there be enough metal in a pair of headphones to complete a ground loop to the laptop?

Smells like an Onion.

Err... you know there's a long metal cable that connects the headphones to the device, right?  Has a 3.5mm plug at the end?

Err... you do know that the metal cable is insulated and usually doesn't expose any metal because of insulation from plastic. Plastic is typically covering everything electrical. The article did not mention "due to failed insulation". It's not like the old days when you inserted a bit metal cased headphone jack into an amp.

What typical audio cables might look like.
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Perhaps it was damaged

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You know that insulation isn't rated for 240V, right?  You can't just slap a little rubber on something and expect it to protect you from any amount of electricity.  I'm sure that insulation melted; the description of chest burns would certainly be consistent with that.
2014-06-27 03:08:24 PM  
1 vote:

TommyDeuce: kling_klang_bed: TommyDeuce: No Zip Zap Rap?

/am disappointed

Thank you!


De nada. Or maybe she was listening to:

www.metal-archives.com

img.fark.net

3.bp.blogspot.com
2014-06-27 11:59:56 AM  
1 vote:

Stoker: Incredible. Everything is made from plastic, where would there be enough metal in a pair of headphones to complete a ground loop to the laptop?

Smells like an Onion.


Err... you know there's a long metal cable that connects the headphones to the device, right?  Has a 3.5mm plug at the end?
GBB
2014-06-27 10:41:08 AM  
1 vote:
pbs.twimg.com
2014-06-27 10:40:06 AM  
1 vote:

Jimmy's getting angry: Don't do that on 347V (1 phase of 600V 3-phase systems) though. It will grab you and hold on.


As an electrical engineer I once knew said, "Not only will it kill you it will hurt real bad while its doing it"
2014-06-27 10:04:20 AM  
1 vote:

Basily Gourt: FTA-" inadequate shielding causing 240 volts to 'arc' and pass from the charger through the phone into her body"

Yep. That's why I'm perfectly happy with the 120 volts that we use in the states. I've been hit with 120 a few times, and no big deal. Got zapped with 240 (220?) volts hooking up a dryer one time, and that went right to the bone.


Nope. It's the current (amperage) that will kill you. With a good enough path to ground, 120V is adequate to send your heart into ventricular fibrillation and kill you.

/sparky
2014-06-27 10:02:52 AM  
1 vote:

Carn: Gonz: It's a shame that Metallica only recorded one album after that, but I think breaking up after Cliff died was the right thing to do.

Hey now, two more.  Master and Justice For All.


I agree with master, but not really so much for Justice.

RIP Metallica 1988.
2014-06-27 09:59:55 AM  
1 vote:
Should have sprung for the Monster Cables.
2014-06-27 09:57:05 AM  
1 vote:

Gonz: It's a shame that Metallica only recorded one album after that, but I think breaking up after Cliff died was the right thing to do.


Hey now, two more.  Master and Justice For All.
2014-06-27 09:53:26 AM  
1 vote:
FTA-" inadequate shielding causing 240 volts to 'arc' and pass from the charger through the phone into her body"

Yep. That's why I'm perfectly happy with the 120 volts that we use in the states. I've been hit with 120 a few times, and no big deal. Got zapped with 240 (220?) volts hooking up a dryer one time, and that went right to the bone.
2014-06-27 09:43:35 AM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: A large quantity of knock-off USB style chargers

To my American ears, knock-off means imitation branding.   These appear to be actual USB chargers, just really cheap ones.


I've read that you have to pay whoever owns the USB patent to certify them, otherwise they're not actually USB and thus would qualify.

/DNRTFA - it's the Mail.  I just looked at the pictures
2014-06-27 09:35:04 AM  
1 vote:

Freakin Rican: damn what a cute asian woman. i love asian women and hate fake beats by dre headphones!!  damn you craigslist!!!


I prefer the classic Beats by Ike Turner headphones, myself.
2014-06-27 09:33:24 AM  
1 vote:
How is there not a Maximum Overdrive reference already?
2014-06-27 09:32:15 AM  
1 vote:
Fark headline: Electrocuted by headphones
Article headline: Electrocuted by charger

What the deuce?
2014-06-27 09:21:58 AM  
1 vote:
I don't think it was the charger. More likely the laptop shorted out and it went to ground- going from her hands, across her heart, to in-the-ear headphones, then down the wire and through the iPhone, then down the charging line and through the adapter and out the neutral.
2014-06-27 09:12:24 AM  
1 vote:
Cute chick married to a douche with a tattoo on his face.
 
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