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Re: "two monitors plugged into each other, a USB mouse plugged in to an ethernet port"

A few years ago I was working with some customer equipment that used the smaller-than-RJ45 connector that you see on phones (RJ11?) to connect a power supply to the unit. I always thought that was a dodgy piece of design, as the equipment ran at quite a low voltage - seemed to me it would be quite easy to plug in something phone-related (9v, IIRC) and release the Magic Blue SmokeTM

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