Hi: I am specifically addressing this to Chu Gai because of a comment he made earlier in a thread which I cannot now find. But it was a fairly recent post. Please do not think I ma baiting you- I am not! I just had a wild thought in one of my off moments, and I was hoping maybe you could address it! The original post was about cables, and someone posted in about burning cables and making them directional. Chu, you made a comment that made a lot of sense- that electrons flow the wrong way 1/2 the time. Makes total sense. And for some reason, this comment has just stuck in my head. But then I got to thinking- what if some of the cable cooking retoric was true? What if- as I undertsand the theory- it did align the copper crystals or something over time and use? What if it changed that 1/2 this way, 1/2 that way behavior just a bit? Let us just suppose that- through magnatism, dynamic flow, blunt force or pure voodo that the copper crystals do align, even just a bit. And that this takes a bit of time to happen. It would make sense that to keep the flow going the same way, either blunt force (cooker) or through normal use, you might get a perceived difference over time- the "burn in" factor. And let us suppose that this makes it just ever so slightly more probable that electrons flow in one direction. So, now instead of 1/2 this way, 1/2 that, we have 51% this way, 49% that. Whould this make ANY difference? Would this difference be perceivable? The analogy I came up with was a coin toss- probably the simplest 50% probability test. If you add a bit of weight to one side, you would throw off the 50% chance of heads over a large number of tosses. As is probably obvious, I know very little about electronics. This is just something I thought up, and thought it might be interesting to toss out there! Thanks!