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Another bit of seasonal advice:

Static electric discharges can be thousands of volts. I've seen equipment disabled by sparks from fingertips to keyboards.

In the winter, the air inside is frequently dry and some carpeting material in cahoots with some shoe sole material can charge you up. If you have a bad habit of drawing sparks from your fingertips you can do one of the following (first testing wither on a hidden part of your rug to make sure it doesn't do any harm):

1) Buy spray cans of anti-static stuff from an electronics store and spray your rug once a month.

2) Mix a couple of tablespoons of Downy Fabric Softener per quart of water in a washed Windex spray bottle (or equivalent) and spray the rug once a month.

Hint: Solution #2 is much cheaper and does the same thing.

Jeff
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