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    InspectorGadget

    Wow! Were they running it directly off the mains or something?

    It definitely sounds like a home made job as "normal" electric fences for stock control are usually pulsed at very low current but high voltages. It sounds like this unit was on continually and at high currents.

    Posted in: 2 dead, 5 injured after being electrocuted by electric fence

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    InspectorGadget

    Having read through quite a number of articles on this topic I would have to side with the Japanese government on this issue.

    During the negotiations for the 1965 Treaty, Japan proposed directly compensating Comfort Women, and all Koreans affected by Japanese actions. This was rejected by South Korean, who stated that they would organize compensation, but then took the money and invested it in State infrastructure, without passing it onto the victims. Both sides were bound by confidentiality clauses in the agreement, which is why Japan could never clearly state how the matter had been settled from their perspective.

    Japanese statesmen have repeatedly recognized the pain and suffering that Japan caused before and during WW2 on many nations and offered apologies for the actions that caused them. However, these apologies often fall on deaf ears as the individual Korean victims are still waiting on compensation that their own government has misappropriated.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TreatyonBasicRelationsbetweenJapanandtheRepublicofKorea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listofwarapologystatementsissuedby_Japan

    Posted in: Japan shrugs off S Korean calls for 'sex slave' apology

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    InspectorGadget

    Microwave or Conventional Oven?

    I've seen anecdotal evidence that when the EU switched to lead free solder in 2006 as part of their RoHS directive, it took a while for a number of manufacturers to adapt to the new solder compositions in use (ie high Tin). The net result was that a number of devices were produced with brittle solder points and high premature failure rates.

    One homebake repair method which gained some popularity among the Xbox 360 geeks was stripping the console down to the motherboard and baking (completely flat) in a conventional oven at above 230-240C. This had the effect of reflowing the solderpoints and often repairing the failed connections.

    Posted in: Sony warns not to put your gaming console in the microwave

  • 0

    InspectorGadget

    They have fallen after being called upon by their country to try and assist others. Lest We Forget.

    Posted in: Two New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghan attack

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    InspectorGadget

    Those specs look pretty underwhelming. Judging by the wallpaper this isn't a 4.0, or even a 3.1 device, probablly more like a Gingerbread, as it doesn't look like any of the OS's optimed for tablets. Processor type and whether it is a single or dual core is'nt mentioned either.

    It better be cheap, and I mean VERY CHEAP, considering the Kindle Fire is USD$200.

    Posted in: Fujitsu releases Android tablet

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    InspectorGadget

    The real money is in the maps for these things.

    Posted in: Portable navigation device

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