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About Moontanman

  • Birthday 01/23/1955

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  • Location
    South Eastern North Carolina
  • Interests
    I enjoy surf fishing, beach combing, scuba, aquariums, native fish breeding, and writing. Here is a audio book of a short story I wrote.
    https://youtu.be/5J_ZyJQ_VJY
  • College Major/Degree
    some statistical analysis but no other higher education.
  • Favorite Area of Science
    Astrobiology, evoluntionary biology, space travel, nuclear power,
  • Biography
    I live near the ocean, I am a science junkie and just another bundle of ignorance trying learn.
  • Occupation
    Retired

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  1. Its been two weeks since the lightning strike, still can't get my streaming services back, Roku doesn't work, they sent me three new "devices" none of them will boot up past the update down load, I get about 2 minutes of Roku start up screen then no signal! I've replaced everything, Roku just wants to find a reason to abandon me, the call center in India is staffed by people who have no clue about anything but standard problems at best... DAYUM!!!! 

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    2. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Fuses do blow with some regularity in my apartment, I keep a path cleared to the window in my bedroom just in case I need to climb out of it. 

    3. TheVat

      TheVat

      Wait...you do aquariums?  And those generally have no route to ground.  Static and induced currents can build up. (induced currents, weak ones, in motor windings of the pump)  I think you can get heaters with a conductive jacket that ground through the plug.  DK, I'm just throwing stuff at the wall.  Anyway, it sounds like there are some overloaded circuits, and an old breaker box, so I see potential there for EMF interference of some kind, especially if any lines are the old 2-wire Romex.  I hope you have 3-wire, and are not some place where the codes just "grandfather in" that ancient 2-wire stuff.

       

    4. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      This apartment complex dates from the early 70s, three prong plugs and circuit breakers are what was used. Interesting about the aquarium not being grounded, the fish room is separate from my audio/video equipment but I have never seen any problems with the aquarium electrical systems over the years even when a large heater busted and exposed the heater coils directly to the water.. fish jumped when it kicked on btw, lol. 

      It turns out that an adapter I was using HDMI to pbgwy component adapter and the Roku device's signal was too weak to work that way. I had to buy a new tv, I found one half price on clearance at Wally world. 

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