Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic:
sorry, changing the subject, do you think that wireless power supplies will be common within 10 years, to think about it, quite scary, imagine trying to turn off a faulty tv, but you find out you can turn it off due to wireless power, or your radio turns on by it self in the night.
My electric toothbrush had a wireless charger, and that was at least 15 years ago. Induction is not really something new and that's how terrestrial TV and radio transmission works, they all transmits energy wirelessly and have been with us for more than 100 years.

Quote Originally Posted by jaykay:
Compared to what? It's the most solid of all the plugs out there, doesn't easily get knocked out of sockets like those stupid 2 pinned things and are earthed.
It has no earth if the equipment doesn't need it because it fulfills the necessary safety standards. E.g. kid's toys that run on AC power and have 2-pin plugs require double-insulated power supplies.

I'd say those 2 pinned plugs are dark age plugs ...
Which ones - there are several 2-pin plugs and some of them will stay in the socket just fine.