So in America, where stun guns are legal, a posse of stun-gun-toting
citizens might band together and go zap that transistor criminal...for
good.

Vigilantism often does shock a community.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bagotronix Tech Support [mailto:techsupport@;bagotronix.com] 
> Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 11:25 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] OT: Troubleshooting.
> 
> 
> > An intelligent civilized human would try and understand why 
> criminals 
> > are criminals and fix that problem.
> 
> Alfonso:
> 
> You can see my cranium on display at the Smithsonian Museum 
> of Anthropology in the Neanderthal section.  In spite of my 
> primitive lineage, I walk upright, know how to make fire (by 
> pushing the "light" button on my gas grill), make tools, 
> speak a primitive language known as "geek" (80% of the words 
> are acronyms), and am even capable of designing electronic 
> circuits that actually work!  ;-)
> 
> Your analogy about the fuse is faulty.  People are not 
> electronic components.  If people were electronic components, 
> here is how crime would
> transpire:
> 
> 1) A component shorts out (i.e. a transistor).  The 
> transistor is now a criminal.  If he is a small-time 
> criminal, he is in a SOT-23 case.  If he is a big-time 
> criminal, he is in a TO-220 or TO-3 case.
> 
> 2) The criminal transistor moves around to other components 
> on the board, killing them and stealing their color bands, 
> enamel, or epoxy encapsulation. That's like stealing the 
> shirt off a person's back.
> 
> 3) The criminal transistor is chased around the PCB by red 
> and blue flashing LEDs and piezo buzzers.  If the transistor 
> comes to the end of a PCB trace, he jumps over to an adjacent 
> one and the pursuit continues.  Occasionaly, the transistor 
> jumps to another PCB, which is analogous to escaping the country.
> 
> 4) Once the criminal transistor is caught, he is put into 
> protective custody (anti-static foam) until a trial begins.
> 
> 5) The trial is presided over by a microprocessor as judge.  
> The jury consists of various components of all types, but 
> most are low-quality rejects, because the defense bins the 
> jurors and tosses out the high-quality ones.
> 
> 6) The prosection is a dual comparator configured as window 
> comparator, to show how the accused actions are outside the 
> range of what is legally acceptable.
> 
> 7) The defense is random noise generator followed by a high 
> gain stage, which attempts to drive the jurors into 
> saturation with random noise.
> 
> 8) The jury suffers latch-up, and cannot arrive at a guilty 
> verdict. Sometimes, the microprocessor judge may obtain some 
> operating current through the input protection diodes on his 
> I/O pin that interfaces with the defense.  This is known as a 
> bribe.  Unfortunately, the watchdog does not reset the judge, 
> because the watchdog was not enabled.
> 
> 9) Unable to be convicted, the criminal transistor is freed.  
> Some time later, he strikes again and the cycle repeats.
> 
> Best regards,
> Ivan Baggett
> Bagotronix Inc.
> website:  www.bagotronix.com
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alfonso Baz" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 11:51 AM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Top Notch Talent for Troubleshooting.
> 
> 
> > I didn't join this forum to hear some dumb ass yank rave on about 
> > guns!!
> >
> > The wild west is well and truly over cowboy...
> >
> > Jeez any wonder bush is turning the world upside down, with 
> citizens 
> > and attitudes like this we'll never have a peaceful worldwide 
> > community. An intelligent civilized human would try and 
> understand why 
> > criminals are criminals and fix that problem.
> >
> > If a 2A fuse blows you don't stick a 10A fuse in to fix the 
> problem, 
> > you find what's causing the excess load and fix that!!
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bagotronix Tech Support" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2002 12:09 AM
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Top Notch Talent for Troubleshooting.
> >
> >
> > > > >Baseball bats are also sometimes used as weapons, if you don't 
> > > > >have a
> > gun
> > > > handy (yes, in the U.S. you can still
> > > > >own guns, thank God!).
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Ivan, I am sure the people especially in the Washington 
> area are 
> > > > very pleased about this fact at the moment.
> > >
> > > I don't know if it's still the case, but not long ago it 
> was illegal 
> > > to
> > own
> > > a gun in the Washington DC area.  This is in spite of the 
> fact that 
> > > the
> > Bill
> > > of Rights enumerates the right to keep and bear arms.  And during 
> > > that
> > time,
> > > the Washington DC murder and crime rate was among the 
> worst in the 
> > > U.S.
> > If
> > > gun ownership is still illegal in the Washington area, 
> that didn't 
> > > stop
> > the
> > > sniper, did it?
> > >
> > > Criminals will always have guns.  Criminals don't worry about 
> > > whether or
> > not
> > > they are breaking a particular gun control law, or any 
> law for that
> > matter.
> > > That's why they are called criminals.  ;-)
> > >
> > > Private ownership of guns has a certain deterrence factor.  If a
> criminal
> > > thinks you might have a gun, he will be less likely to 
> commit an act 
> > > of violence against you.  If you have a gun, and the criminal is 
> > > crazy
> enough
> > > to attack you anyway, you can shoot him.  Then he will be dead, 
> > > commit
> no
> > > more acts of violence, and justice will have been better 
> served than 
> > > by
> > any
> > > court system and prison sentence.
> > >
> > > That said, before you start a Protel session, put away 
> your guns...
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > > Ivan Baggett
> > > Bagotronix Inc.
> > > website:  www.bagotronix.com
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 3:37 AM
> > > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Top Notch Talent for Troubleshooting.
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > >Baseball bats are also sometimes used as weapons, if you don't 
> > > > >have a
> > gun
> > > > handy (yes, in the U.S. you can still
> > > > >own guns, thank God!).
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Ivan, I am sure the people especially in the Washington 
> area are 
> > > > very pleased about this fact at the moment.
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Gisbert
> > >
> >
> 

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