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An extract from elektor issue 177 describes a circuit to protect you from electrical fields.  :-DD

Why the hell would they publish this BS in a real tech magazine? I mean, the circuit probably does what it says but why would they touch this topic with a 10 foot pole? That only leads down rabbit holes of readers calling in and requesting all manner of bullshit electronics.

Imagine if Make or Nuts and Volts published something like this today!

Have you checked the date of that issue? It is visible on the first page  ;)

Also note the authors - Mr. Serious and Mr. True.  ;)

David Hess:
It reminds me of the Tektronix A6901 Ground Isolation Monitor except that the A6901 serves a purpose in allowing an arguably safe floating ground:


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