Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Jan 2013 18:55 UTC
Apple Well, this is either incredibly sad or utterly hilarious. Apple will stop selling the Mac Pro in Europe on 1 March... Because it doesn't comply with "new" European regulations that will come into effect that day. I say "new" between quotation marks because said regulation was announced four years ago. The regulation deals with increased protection requirements concerning electrical ports and fan guards. "The new requirements necessitate fan guards and some increased protection on the ports on the electrical system," explained Apple, "Because Mac Pro is not compliant with the regulations, we do want to meet that regulation and therefore not offer Mac Pro beyond 1 March." So, a standards body is faster at updating its standards than Apple is at updating its Mac Pro. It illustrates just how much Apple cares about pro users. The last significant update to the Mac Pro occurred in 2010, but Tim Cook did promise an update to the product later in 2013.
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by tessmonsta on Thu 31st Jan 2013 19:49 UTC
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So Apple's response is, "We don't want to change our manufacturing process or modify existing inventory because it costs us too much and we don't have to at home."

As someone that's experienced house current first hand more than once, had PSUs blow up in my hands, and RF burns in my ear canal... Yes, more safety please.

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by ndrw on Thu 31st Jan 2013 20:09 in reply to "*sigh*"
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RF burns in my ear canal

Is that even possible?

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by tessmonsta on Thu 31st Jan 2013 20:18 in reply to "RE: *sigh*"
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Ungrounded transmitter -> UPS -> 2A USB charger -> Nexus One -> headphones -> ear.

Also made my phone crash.

Admittedly, it was stupid of me to operate the TX without grounding it properly. I was in an apartment at the time with no access to a ground rod, and no proper house grounding. I had run an antenna radial into the apartment which probably induced the current as well. Granted, it was a portable transmitter, so it could operate without a ground if necessary. My current set-up is a lot safer. Thank the Universe I was running QRP at 5 watts instead of a QRO or 100 or I would have needed a run to the hospital.

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