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Re: usb wierdness...way OT

It is the result of the blower's EM discharge- they have a magneto
generating spark and it disrupts the signal- I had an old monitor that 
snap on and off at will and it would always cause my usb Wacom tablet to
stop working until I reset it- That is my best guess- the mice you use are
USB too-


----- Original Message -----
From: "rich" <rich@nuvisionsca.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 3:48 PM
Subject: usb wierdness...way OT

> in light of the mac inquiries today and talk of firewire and usb...
> i thought i would share this little anomaly.
> at work, i sit near a window on the ground level.  i have 4 mac g4's
> in my department.  occasionally, the landscape guys come by with
> their mowers, leafblowers, etc.
> every time, one of the guys comes down the path outside my window,
> with his leafblower.  This is a gas powered leafblower. and EVERY
> time he comes by, the two g4's that are nearest the window have their
> mice lock up.
> seriously.  all you have to do is unplug the mouse and plug it back
> into the keyboard and you're off and running again (which took me a
> while to figure out and stop doing hard reboots).  but it's the
> wierdest thing i've ever seen from a mac.
> ahhhhh!  watch out!  here comes the leafblower!
> any tech heads out there willing to venture a guess?
> rich