There must be something wrong with human nature. Threads invariably
deteriorate to personal attacks after a certain length. Usually they
remain civil longer than this one, though.
OP, you need to find out which wire is suppose to be hot, and then you
need to determine if it's hot. A test light may be better than a meter
for this purpose.
Jim was correct in that the word "seem" shouldn't be in your
determination. Is it hot or not? And Jim did use a precautionary
introduction to give himself license to criticize. In other words, he
had a right to scold you for being ambiguous. Moreover, looking at the
previous posts, he *was* trying to help you. And I think he'll continue
to do so if you show that you're man enough to apologize.
The rest of your post - about cancer, pills, and stocks - is childish
and irrelevant. Let's say I have all three; are you going to treat me
any differently in a NG? No. And I wouldn't want you to.
(||) Nehmo (||)