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Old 04-12-2013, 03:14 PM
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I am going to stay away from you during a lightning storm now I have it that electric stuff is what you use to win at the free slot tournaments you rub your feet on the carpet push the button shock the machine it in turn gives you the win to get rid of you very sneaky I am Shocked does Nevada Energy know about you they will figure out a way to charge you for the electricity you transmit
Remind me to visit you during the monsoons.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:18 PM
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Okay. I find that, if I get too static-y, a little hand cream helps. Might not help for everyone, but it does help me.
I do use hand cream a lot. It cuts it down a little, but I still get zapped. I am beginning to think it's the cheap carpet.
But that doesn't explain why I get zapped in the stores. I now take my keys and touch it to the metal of the door of the freezer compartments in the stores, or touch a can on the shelf so I can then pick up something without a zap.
Casino's: Every machine zaps me when I first sit down. I push the spin button and it zaps me. I know their carpet is a static conductor, but it should only zap me when I touch the metal of the machine by accident. The spin button is plastic. So, see, I am very weird.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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Hey ... I got zapped by touching wood once. Geez.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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I do use hand cream a lot. It cuts it down a little, but I still get zapped. I am beginning to think it's the cheap carpet.
But that doesn't explain why I get zapped in the stores. I now take my keys and touch it to the metal of the door of the freezer compartments in the stores, or touch a can on the shelf so I can then pick up something without a zap.
Casino's: Every machine zaps me when I first sit down. I push the spin button and it zaps me. I know their carpet is a static conductor, but it should only zap me when I touch the metal of the machine by accident. The spin button is plastic. So, see, I am very weird.
Funny I have the opposite problem I get numb after pushing the plastic button and have not won anything Take in consideration the clothing you wear also it has static electricity and some stuff are great conductors like anything with wool in it. Friction causes static electricity and dry air Hence your clothes dryer is a big static producer. I also wonder if their is any grounding done on the slot machines since they are so low voltage
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:41 PM
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Funny I have the opposite problem I get numb after pushing the plastic button and have not won anything Take in consideration the clothing you wear also it has static electricity and some stuff are great conductors like anything with wool in it. Friction causes static electricity and dry air Hence your clothes dryer is a big static producer. I also wonder if their is any grounding done on the slot machines since they are so low voltage
Some new age thinking for you: You have to want to win. Deep down in your soul. Think that you already have it. See the winning combos pop up on the machine in your mind. Think that you will win and you just might.
As for going numb pushing that stupid button, you must be there a very long time to get that way. I think the only thing that ever went numb on me was my butt from sitting at a machine too long. I quit doing that and play a lot less. I found new ways to win that don't cost a thing, and I am much happier not losing all my hard earned wins.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:47 AM
 
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IN case people don't know.... all the dry air that causes you to get shocks when you touch a light switch, is TERRIBLE for all of your electronics. You better get a humidifier for your home or apt.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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You'll get used to it. And think of it this way: in the winter, you don't shovel sunshine. :-)
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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I use lotion every day on arms and legs etc. My contacts do get a little uncomfortable but I can deal with that. I love the sunshine and seeing the mountains all around and don't miss the rain and cold and cloudy weather I lived in previous.

Where I live there are many trees and homes with lawns so I get my green seeing that daily. Love it here!
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:59 PM
 
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I thought my apartment was equipped with motion sensing lights until I realized it was just me passing near the lights with static....it was pretty handy!....but my hair was always standing up...
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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For someone potentially moving from New England to Las Vegas, how bad will the difference in humidity be for someone to get used to? Here in New England it's very humid most of the time. So, having never been to LV before, I'm kind of worried. I heard the air is SO dry, that you must use lotion, humidifiers and all that stuff. I absolutely hate lotion (or anything greasy) going on my skin....it just makes me queasy. I really don't want to do that. A humidifier, I wouldn't mind using so much, though.

Is my nose going to start bleeding simply because of the dry air? I mean...that's not cool.

Is my skin going to start looking all cracked and dried out? That would be awful, especially considering how I'm already aging as it is.

I've never been to LV, but I have been to Albuquerque and Phoenix, and didn't really have a serious problem with the air other than my contact lenses feeling more dried out than usual. My skin seemed okay, too. But I heard LV is drier than those cities, even.

Sometimes, I have chronic coughs as well, and the dry air doesn't help.

Humidity makes skin look nourished and healthy. I don't want to have bad looking skin!

How much of a concern is this?
I moved from Massachusetts and my skin is still fine. I tend to have a more oily skin type though. What did knock me on my ass though was severe, really severe allergies when I moved out here. You wouldn't think that the desert would be bad for allergies but it really can be.
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