From: Adrian Tymes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 19:57:55 MST
Amara Graps wrote:
> "To reduce the accumulation of static electricity, you must increase
> the humidity, change or get rid of the carpeting, or both. Although a
> small room-sized humidifier may help, these steps are often too
> expensive to be practical. A less expensive (and correspondingly less
> effective) step is to avoid wearing leather-soled shoes or clothes
> made of synthetic fibers. (If possible, compute in the nude.) Whether
> or not you take any of these steps, you should still touch metal to
> dissipate the static charge before you touch the computer or a disk."
> - From the book "Supercharging MS-Dos" by Microsoft Press, 3rd Ed.,
> pg. 393, under the section "Static Electricity Is A Killer"
Unfortunately, merely shucking your clothes does not always remove the
potential for static electricity. I've got enough fur on my arms that a
brief but vigorous rubbing can produce minor, but perceptible, static
electricity. And when affectionate kitty cat, with a healthy and thick
coat of fur, rubs up demanding attention, well...
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