> As for the static, its generally discharged when I try touch a machine.
> Paul reckons its ESB earth that's not-quite-earth or some such...
Is it specific to _you_, or to certain machines? If it's you,
try wearing an anti-static ankle strap. If it a certain
machine, it sounds like it's not earthed properly.
BTW, someone mentioned a bit further back that "you could
make your own anti-static wrist-strap - it's just a wire
to earth". DON'T! It's also got a 1 megaohm resistor
to reduce the risk or you killing yourself by connecting
it to a live point, or by touching some other part of your
body off a live point.
They're cheap. Get a proper one.
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