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Hack:   The NoCat Night Light
Subject:   Good concept, scary execution
Date:   2003-05-12 14:27:33
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Good concept, scary execution

I agree that it would be a fire marshall's delight as it is now - but a commercial version wouldn't have any of the failings you point out, and would have all of the advantages. It is, after all, a prototype device, and not intended to have all the features of a production model.
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  • Good concept, scary execution
    2003-05-12 18:00:33  anonymous2 [View]

    Jesus what a bunch of pussies.

    You should see my house!

    • Good concept, scary execution
      2003-05-12 18:44:40  anonymous2 [View]

      Down, boy (or girl). To reiterate prev. points:

      1) As is, the product not up to fire code. There's effectively no fire code for your house, so you can do pretty much anything stupid you want, but a commercial entity can't. That said, as to your house, remember that stupid stuff voids insurance clauses, so, if any of your stuff is *really* stupid, be prepared to lose everything. Oh, and, if it's a leased/rented property, be prepared to be sued. Welcome to the age of personal responsibility.

      2) As to the product, the discussion has already pointed out that this is a prototype, and that a production model would incorporate code-compliant features. Not because they're "pussies," but because no one wants to be responsible for a fire/loss of life, whether or not s/he is sued. And, like it or not, commercial products have to incorporate these kinds of requirements.
      • Good concept, scary execution
        2003-05-16 07:24:33  anonymous2 [View]

        Sure, no one wants to burn a building down, but...

        <h1>It's a home made prototype!!!</h1>

        You all wish you had thought of it and are picking a great concept appart by the only angle possible!!!

        squirly nasal voice: "Oven-Gladware really should have been used instead of Tupperware because of the decreased heat coefficient..."

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