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Mark Lanctot
2007-04-29, 16:59
The PC board that connects to the Transporter displays, and I believe the Squeezebox display as well, is named "SHOCKER V2" or some sort of version number (V1.2?)

Is there an amusing story behind this? I know the display uses high frequency AC, that could tickle stray fingers even at low voltages. :-)

kdf
2007-04-29, 18:00
On 29-Apr-07, at 4:59 PM, Mark Lanctot wrote:
>
> Is there an amusing story behind this? I know the display uses high
> frequency AC, that could tickle stray fingers even at low voltages.
> :-)
>
shocker was the name of a new player model (presumably just a 'project
name' for Transporter)
There was a little bit of code that went into svn about 9 months before
the Transporter announcement
but it got very little notice (I can recall only one post asking about
something called 'shocker'). That's the only story I can tell.

-kdf

Marc Sherman
2007-04-29, 18:39
kdf wrote:
> There was a little bit of code that went into svn about 9 months before
> the Transporter announcement
> but it got very little notice (I can recall only one post asking about
> something called 'shocker'). That's the only story I can tell.

Seriously? C'mon, Sean, can't you lift the NDAs by now? Surely it's all
ancient history.

- Marc

kdf
2007-04-29, 19:25
On 29-Apr-07, at 6:39 PM, Marc Sherman wrote:

> kdf wrote:
>> There was a little bit of code that went into svn about 9 months
>> before
>> the Transporter announcement
>> but it got very little notice (I can recall only one post asking about
>> something called 'shocker'). That's the only story I can tell.
>
> Seriously? C'mon, Sean, can't you lift the NDAs by now? Surely it's all
> ancient history.
>
ok, I'll put it another way. it's the only story I _have_ to tell.
why the name, why v2, or why it changed is unknown.

I guess it was meant to shock. I think in many ways, it did just that.
-kdf