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(The Register)   USB charger is prime suspect in death of Australian woman   (theregister.co.uk) divider line 10
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2014-07-17 10:18:22 AM  
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2014-07-17 12:15:57 PM  
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sandbar67: suburbanguy: HairyNevus: All right, I give up. Why's this 'ironic'?

Read the farking article, had my morning glass of coffee bourbon, still don't get it.

This isn't ironic.  It's not even Fark "ironic".

This might be a stretch, but I think the irony may be that, of all the things in Australia that can kill you - pretty much every living thing as far as i can tell - this woman survived them all only to be done in by a USB charger.

I know ... like I said, its a stretch. Ironic tag would not have been my first choice.


What makes more sense is subby's finger, encrusted with Cheetos dust and pork rind grease, slipped on the mouse button and selected "Ironic" rather than another tag, any of which (including Florida) would have been more appropriate.
2014-07-17 11:39:31 AM  
1 votes:

suburbanguy: HairyNevus: All right, I give up. Why's this 'ironic'?

Read the farking article, had my morning glass of coffee bourbon, still don't get it.

This isn't ironic.  It's not even Fark "ironic".


This might be a stretch, but I think the irony may be that, of all the things in Australia that can kill you - pretty much every living thing as far as i can tell - this woman survived them all only to be done in by a USB charger.

I know ... like I said, its a stretch. Ironic tag would not have been my first choice.
2014-07-17 10:41:42 AM  
1 votes:

HairyNevus: All right, I give up. Why's this 'ironic'?

Read the farking article, had my morning glass of coffee bourbon, still don't get it.


This isn't ironic.  It's not even Fark "ironic".
2014-07-17 10:36:06 AM  
1 votes:

CruJones: Didn't the first time this was submitted have an "ironic" tag too?


Should have used PLUG tag.

And yes. This article is from June 27th. I'm not saying I haven't accidentally submitted old articles that somehow popped up in my current events sites, but they got redlit. Apparently the magic formula is repeat + old.

/meh, a few are bound to slip through, nbd
//"current" events
2014-07-17 10:36:05 AM  
1 votes:
All right, I give up. Why's this 'ironic'?

Read the farking article, had my morning glass of coffee bourbon, still don't get it.
2014-07-17 10:25:58 AM  
1 votes:
<insert Aussie Native Expert.jpg No.  Don't wanna use that guy>

Unlike the benign American version, the Australian USB Charger is a deadly foe.  Capable of storing massive amounts of electricity and discharging it at the slightest provocation, the Australian USB charger is to be avoided at all costs.  It usually prefers the quietude of the back of the office desk drawer but will emerge during mating season.  During this time, the males will display what the Aussies call "Gadohshiatitshockedmeagainbruce" or "Chazzshockers" for short.

Knowing their deadliness, Aussie will charge their phones and laptops using an Electric Wallaby.  These unique creature have adapted to the local power grid where the consume electricity and store it in the belly fat.
2014-07-17 10:15:07 AM  
1 votes:
Yes, by all means make sure you spend an extra dollar to buy the fake charger that also has the fake certification stickers too.
2014-07-17 10:13:47 AM  
1 votes:
Didn't the first time this was submitted have an "ironic" tag too?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-17 07:29:02 AM  
1 votes:
The Australian State of New South Wales' Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe has issued a statement warning local punters not to buy chargers that do not bear the usual panoply of certification marks after "the recent death of a consumer where an unapproved USB charger was potentially implicated."

Somebody submitted a link about a month ago showing a teardown of an Apple power supply with the expected certification marks on the case. It was a fake built to lower standards that did not have, for example, the expected air gap between low voltage and high volate components.
 
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