Electrical hacking (was Re: [Techtalk] [OT] charging USB device without a PC)

Maria Blackmore mariab at cats.meow.at
Mon Apr 14 10:22:28 EST 2003

On Mon, 14 Apr 2003, Meredydd Luff wrote:

> Oooh ooh ooh........no they're not :-P

Most people don't try to apply quantum mechanics to the macroscopic world

> Just that if you're talking about "reasonable" currents, in the vast
> majority of cases, not enough electrons will spontaneously make the
> journey concerned to do anything :)

You mean in the same sort of range of probability as me parking a car
outside my house, and finding that it's spontaneously "decided" to park in
the garage? :)

> [0] I seem to recall a wonderful definition of "never", as applied to
> quantum mechanics - something along the lines of "expected to happen less
> than once in the lifetime of the universe" :^)

Sounds like a good definition of "never" to me :)


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