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(Denver Channel)   Refusing to share a public power outlet? That's a stabbin'. Also, Denver apparently has public power outlets   (thedenverchannel.com) divider line
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2020-07-05 9:32:31 PM  
I have been taking power outlets for granted all this time. Some folks are in seriously desperate need.
 
2020-07-06 4:46:39 AM  
Some peoples refuse to share is others I was here first, wait your turn.
 
2020-07-06 4:58:24 AM  
If by "share" you mean "stop using it so I can," sure.
 
2020-07-06 5:20:08 AM  

Lambskincoat: I have been taking power outlets for granted all this time. Some folks are in seriously desperate need.


That statement is probably for true for every service most people take for granted.
 
2020-07-06 5:24:35 AM  
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2020-07-06 5:37:54 AM  
Airports can be brutal.
 
2020-07-06 5:59:43 AM  
E.T. fone home?
 
2020-07-06 6:01:11 AM  

stringbad: [Fark user image image 425x425]


Hope you brought NA 110V adaptors...
 
2020-07-06 6:02:18 AM  
Can't post your political outrage online if your phone is dead!

/priorities
 
2020-07-06 6:20:06 AM  
If you just started using the outlet then I can understand not wanting to let the other person use it. But if you've let's say charged your phone from 5% to 50% and their phone is dead then let them use it or you deserve a stabbin'.
 
2020-07-06 6:28:59 AM  
Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

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2020-07-06 6:35:03 AM  

Cajnik: Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

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Or use a dedicated charge cable. Most usb outlets are crap for charging so when I traveled I just brought my ac adaptor.
 
2020-07-06 6:44:24 AM  

Zeroth Law: Cajnik: Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

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Or use a dedicated charge cable. Most usb outlets are crap for charging so when I traveled I just brought my ac adaptor.


USB outlets have low outputs so they can charge all devices without damaging those that need less current. This means that other devices will charge more slowly. I installed sockets with USB built in to them in most of the rooms in my house. I noticed that my phone does indeed charge slower, but I mostly use it overnight so don't care.
 
2020-07-06 7:01:43 AM  

Swiss Colony: Zeroth Law: Cajnik: Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

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Or use a dedicated charge cable. Most usb outlets are crap for charging so when I traveled I just brought my ac adaptor.

USB outlets have low outputs so they can charge all devices without damaging those that need less current. This means that other devices will charge more slowly. I installed sockets with USB built in to them in most of the rooms in my house. I noticed that my phone does indeed charge slower, but I mostly use it overnight so don't care.


Some extension chords come with two different power levels for USBs.
 
2020-07-06 7:01:56 AM  
Stay classy Denver street people.
 
2020-07-06 7:05:59 AM  
This is exactly the sort of thing that Trump would cause
 
2020-07-06 7:12:24 AM  
We told you how much we care about power to the people!
 
yms
2020-07-06 7:34:33 AM  

stringbad: [Fark user image image 425x425]


Like the mask from Scream. That's a stabbin'
 
2020-07-06 8:32:08 AM  

Lambskincoat: I have been taking power outlets for granted all this time. Some folks are in seriously desperate need.


There was a video posted of a woman chewing out looters/rioters in NYC during recent times who pointed out that a public signboard had power outlets in it that were being used by various people to charge their phones.

Must watch: Woman gives powerful speech to looters on streets of NYC
Youtube 8e1ld1uGpXA
 
2020-07-06 8:32:37 AM  
This was one of my smarter purchases.

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Nice to be able to tell people at airports etc to plug in as well if they need to.
 
2020-07-06 8:38:26 AM  

Swiss Colony: Zeroth Law: Cajnik: Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

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Or use a dedicated charge cable. Most usb outlets are crap for charging so when I traveled I just brought my ac adaptor.

USB outlets have low outputs so they can charge all devices without damaging those that need less current. This means that other devices will charge more slowly. I installed sockets with USB built in to them in most of the rooms in my house. I noticed that my phone does indeed charge slower, but I mostly use it overnight so don't care.


Your device will only pull the amps it needs, even in a higher-amp circuit.
 
2020-07-06 9:23:36 AM  
Well, fifty miles north of the airport, but yes, Denver has a public power outlet.

//got nothin' but old rage
 
2020-07-06 9:36:55 AM  

ChrisDe: Swiss Colony: Zeroth Law: Cajnik: Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

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Or use a dedicated charge cable. Most usb outlets are crap for charging so when I traveled I just brought my ac adaptor.

USB outlets have low outputs so they can charge all devices without damaging those that need less current. This means that other devices will charge more slowly. I installed sockets with USB built in to them in most of the rooms in my house. I noticed that my phone does indeed charge slower, but I mostly use it overnight so don't care.

Your device will only pull the amps it needs, even in a higher-amp circuit.


It's the opposite. Some sockets only have max 2 amps output, others share the current across the ports available. You may have a 2.5 amp output, your phone will pull the 2.1 it needs (or whatever) but plug in another device and each can only draw 1.25A.
 
2020-07-06 9:55:34 AM  
The article fails to mention if the stabbing suspect was finally able to get his phone charged.
 
2020-07-06 10:52:56 AM  
Pokémon Go, a game that requires you to walk around with GPS on, taught me all about public outlets. There's a lot in parks.
 
2020-07-06 10:53:16 AM  

Fireproof: Pokémon Go, a game that requires you to walk around with GPS on, taught me all about public outlets. There's a lot in parks.


Of course, I eventually got a portable charger.
 
2020-07-06 10:56:05 AM  
No suspect yet, but given the area, the impulsive violence, and the fact that the 'dispute' was over a power outlet, there's a very good chance that the assailant was one of the local homeless.

This same issue made the news a month or two Before COVID (B.C.), when Denver Union Station restricted part of the lounge area exclusively to ticketholders, because the homeless had all but taken over there, drawn to the space in large part by the public power outlets.
 
2020-07-06 11:04:56 AM  
See? This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2020-07-06 11:12:59 AM  
I've considered a hobby of finding public outlets +free wifi and seeing how long I could get away mining crypto maybe with a box that gets mounted to the wall next to the outlet. Obvs it's not gonna make a lot of money and probably would lose hardware eventually.

/ Too lazy
//Also expensive
///Fun thought experiment though
 
2020-07-06 11:22:45 AM  

Cajnik: Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

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This is one of the things that I miss about WebOS -- it noticed that a cable was plugged in, and then *I* had to go to the phone and tell it that it was allowed to talk over USB.

Not like if I charge an apple device from a laptop, and if I bump the cable, Photos / Music / whatever else decides to open up and grab my screen.

(I think something's wrong with my phone's port, as I've never been able to actually have it sync correctly, but after some rather crappy service at the apple store (technician abandoned me without actually fixing anything), updating my phone's OS (even though I had no clean backup, as I couldn't sync it), another technician said it was my laptop's OS being a version down at the time ... but to update means I lose my Adobe Creative Suite)
 
2020-07-06 11:45:01 AM  
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2020-07-06 4:35:53 PM  
_Public_ power outlets are an attractive nuisance.

Should be banned or require security be hired.

Put them inside, where they won't attract homeless bums. Or at least if they do, the dirtbags are your problem, not the neighborhood's.
 
2020-07-06 4:52:08 PM  

ChrisDe: Swiss Colony: Zeroth Law: Cajnik: Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

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Or use a dedicated charge cable. Most usb outlets are crap for charging so when I traveled I just brought my ac adaptor.

USB outlets have low outputs so they can charge all devices without damaging those that need less current. This means that other devices will charge more slowly. I installed sockets with USB built in to them in most of the rooms in my house. I noticed that my phone does indeed charge slower, but I mostly use it overnight so don't care.

Your device will only pull the amps it needs, even in a higher-amp circuit.


Yeah, the lower amp chargers are helpful when using a car to charge a phone.  Because I've seen a video that when enough electronics are being powered in a car, it will cause the car's computer to act up.
 
2020-07-06 5:00:17 PM  

lack of warmth: ChrisDe: Swiss Colony: Zeroth Law: Cajnik: Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

[cdn.shopify.com image 749x499]

Or use a dedicated charge cable. Most usb outlets are crap for charging so when I traveled I just brought my ac adaptor.

USB outlets have low outputs so they can charge all devices without damaging those that need less current. This means that other devices will charge more slowly. I installed sockets with USB built in to them in most of the rooms in my house. I noticed that my phone does indeed charge slower, but I mostly use it overnight so don't care.

Your device will only pull the amps it needs, even in a higher-amp circuit.

Yeah, the lower amp chargers are helpful when using a car to charge a phone.  Because I've seen a video that when enough electronics are being powered in a car, it will cause the car's computer to act up.


If you're drawing more amps than the car's starter motor does, you are violating the laws of physics. Hint: Look at wire size.
 
2020-07-06 5:08:46 PM  

The knight who says EkiEkiPoontang: lack of warmth: ChrisDe: Swiss Colony: Zeroth Law: Cajnik: Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

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Or use a dedicated charge cable. Most usb outlets are crap for charging so when I traveled I just brought my ac adaptor.

USB outlets have low outputs so they can charge all devices without damaging those that need less current. This means that other devices will charge more slowly. I installed sockets with USB built in to them in most of the rooms in my house. I noticed that my phone does indeed charge slower, but I mostly use it overnight so don't care.

Your device will only pull the amps it needs, even in a higher-amp circuit.

Yeah, the lower amp chargers are helpful when using a car to charge a phone.  Because I've seen a video that when enough electronics are being powered in a car, it will cause the car's computer to act up.

If you're drawing more amps than the car's starter motor does, you are violating the laws of physics. Hint: Look at wire size.


That's not how it works.  When what should be low amps being pulled while the system is tracking sensors, it can pull up false codes.  I saw a video about it, where a tech spent time trying to fix a list of codes popping up.  But when he unplugged the many electronics the family were using every time they drove the car, the codes went away.  Similar things happen when ground wires break off, and the ground has to find another path to complete the circuit.  Starting the car is a completely different situation, because the car will not allow power to any accessories when starting, including radio and HVAC system.  The car also runs rich air mixture till it has time to assess things from different sensors like MAF, and air temp.  If you're going to use a lot of accessories, and such while driving, get a stronger alternator.
 
2020-07-06 5:55:30 PM  

lack of warmth: The knight who says EkiEkiPoontang: lack of warmth: ChrisDe: Swiss Colony: Zeroth Law: Cajnik: Public outlet? Better wrap it up with a USB condom

[cdn.shopify.com image 749x499]

Or use a dedicated charge cable. Most usb outlets are crap for charging so when I traveled I just brought my ac adaptor.

USB outlets have low outputs so they can charge all devices without damaging those that need less current. This means that other devices will charge more slowly. I installed sockets with USB built in to them in most of the rooms in my house. I noticed that my phone does indeed charge slower, but I mostly use it overnight so don't care.

Your device will only pull the amps it needs, even in a higher-amp circuit.

Yeah, the lower amp chargers are helpful when using a car to charge a phone.  Because I've seen a video that when enough electronics are being powered in a car, it will cause the car's computer to act up.

If you're drawing more amps than the car's starter motor does, you are violating the laws of physics. Hint: Look at wire size.

That's not how it works.  When what should be low amps being pulled while the system is tracking sensors, it can pull up false codes.  I saw a video about it, where a tech spent time trying to fix a list of codes popping up.  But when he unplugged the many electronics the family were using every time they drove the car, the codes went away.  Similar things happen when ground wires break off, and the ground has to find another path to complete the circuit.  Starting the car is a completely different situation, because the car will not allow power to any accessories when starting, including radio and HVAC system.  The car also runs rich air mixture till it has time to assess things from different sensors like MAF, and air temp.  If you're going to use a lot of accessories, and such while driving, get a stronger alternator.


That's exactly how it works.

Don't trust every YouTube video, especially when their conclusions contradict Ohms law.

No car (I can't say that absolutely for sure, 'no competently engineered car'. Some cars are 'designed' by farking idiot MBAs.) runs it's ECU on the same circuit as the USB ports. To affect the ECU you have to pull down the main voltage, which requires more current draw than the starter motor. The ECU runs at startup, or your car won't start.

Perhaps if you're a 'loudest stereo contest type fool' you can actually draw more power than the starter motor, but in that case, you will see a fat wires going to the Power Amps. Nothing, short term, you can do down a 12 gauge (or smaller) wire will make a car battery lose appreciable voltage. Maybe a dead short and a melted, very short, wire might, but nothing with a fuse on it.

If your car had ground problems, and your accessory draw was putting noise onto a bus, maybe. But that's a ground problem (which are a biatch to diagnose). 'Don't draw so much accessory current' would be a workaround, not a fix.
Small alternators put out 30A these days. IIRC the stupid big ones are 120A. Even the stereo nuts only run one now.
USB 3's absolute max power draw is 4.5W. So you'd need 6+ usb3 high powered Hitachi magic wand knockoffs at maximum to even get past a small Geo Metro alternator.
 
2020-07-06 7:27:55 PM  

Claude Ballse: stringbad: [Fark user image image 425x425]

Hope you brought NA 110V adaptors...


The (power)point still stands :)
 
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