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Kyle
2006-08-08, 04:39
I'm traveling to England and would like to be able to recharge my electronics through a USB port on my uncle's computer. Will the power coming from the USB be the same as here in the US?

Lee Harris
2006-08-08, 04:49
Yes, but it may arrive 8 hours earlier :)

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I'm traveling to England and would like to be able to recharge my
electronics through a USB port on my uncle's computer. Will the power
coming from the USB be the same as here in the US?


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audiofi
2006-08-08, 05:15
Except Scotland where they still rely on cave painting to communicate, I hear electricity is due up there soon*









*Just kidding

happyfishman
2006-08-08, 06:11
Except Scotland where they still rely on cave painting to communicate, I hear electricity is due up there soon*


Hah!! All my important devices are powered by a steady single malt infusion...

...and most sporrans have a built in USB hub these days...

Fifer
2006-08-08, 06:57
Most sporrans are wireless now.

Except Scotland where they still rely on cave painting to communicate, I hear electricity is due up there soon*
You do realise that if wasn't for that great Scot, James Clerk Maxwell, you probably wouldn't have had any power for your damned USB port ... ;)

SMWinnie
2006-08-08, 08:47
I'm traveling to England and would like to be able to recharge my electronics through a USB port on my uncle's computer. Will the power coming from the USB be the same as here in the US?No.
In the US, Vbus on pin 1 is 5 volts.
In the UK, Vbus on pin 1 is 5 voults.

ftlight
2006-08-08, 09:42
Fifer wrote:
> Most sporrans are wireless now.
> audiofi Wrote:
>> Except Scotland where they still rely on cave painting to communicate, I
>> hear electricity is due up there soon*
>
> You do realise that if wasn't for that great Scot, James Clerk Maxwell,
> you probably wouldn't have had any power for your damned USB port ... ;)

And no Internet without Kelvin's contributions to undersea cable theory
and practice!

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Long Island NY USA
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mikerob
2006-08-09, 05:49
Fifer wrote:
> Most sporrans are wireless now.
> audiofi Wrote:
>> Except Scotland where they still rely on cave painting to communicate, I
>> hear electricity is due up there soon*
>
> You do realise that if wasn't for that great Scot, James Clerk Maxwell,
> you probably wouldn't have had any power for your damned USB port ... ;)

And no Internet without Kelvin's contributions to undersea cable theory
and practice!

--
Bill Burns
Long Island NY USA
http://ftldesign.com

ah, but Lord Kelvin (real name William Thompson) wasn't Scottish but was from Belfast in Northern Ireland.

oreillymj
2006-08-09, 05:54
I believe Alan Turing spent his time at Bletchley Park during WWII inventing the gaydar. It was kept top secret until the mid-80's.

The whole Enigma /Von Nueman machine thing was just an elaborate smokescreen.

ftlight
2006-08-09, 08:32
mikerob wrote:
> ftlight Wrote:
>> Fifer wrote:
>>> Most sporrans are wireless now.
>>> audiofi Wrote:
>>>> Except Scotland where they still rely on cave painting to
>> communicate, I
>>>> hear electricity is due up there soon*
>>> You do realise that if wasn't for that great Scot, James Clerk
>> Maxwell,
>>> you probably wouldn't have had any power for your damned USB port ...
>> ;)
>>
>> And no Internet without Kelvin's contributions to undersea cable theory
>>
>> and practice!
>>
>
> ah, but Lord Kelvin (real name William Thompson) wasn't Scottish but
> was from Belfast in Northern Ireland.
>

But his father had moved to Belfast from Scotland a few years before
William was born. Does that make him Scottish or Irish?

--
Bill Burns
Long Island NY USA
http://ftldesign.com

mikerob
2006-08-09, 11:58
But his father had moved to Belfast from Scotland a few years before
William was born. Does that make him Scottish or Irish?



... not according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Thomson%2C_1st_Baron_Kelvin) (which I admit isn't always the most reliable of sources) It says (which was my understanding) that he was born in Belfast and moved to Scotland later when his father was appointed to a position at Glasgow University.

From my biased perspective, he was an Ulsterman and that takes precedence over being Scottish or Irish :)