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by terri
Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's everyone working on?
Replies: 52
Views: 23839

Re: What's everyone working on?

Well, I was about to knock off posting for a couple of days. "Uses up" (not "wastes") a lot of time. However, the banner on the home page mentions "electronics and technology." Shootin' certainly is technology. I like your comments about the prominent Texan in re eloquence vs intelligence. He sure i...
by terri
Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's everyone working on?
Replies: 52
Views: 23839

Re: What's everyone working on?

Yeah, loading one-at-a-time is different from using a progressive press. Main thing is to not get distracted, either in setting up or in the actual loading. Especially the setting up.<p>Hm. Dimes at 300 yards, eh? D'ja actually hit any, Chris? Or just try (insert evil giggle here). I'd be tempted to...
by terri
Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making hydrogen from water & DC
Replies: 208
Views: 54913

Re: Making hydrogen from water & DC

And pharmaceuticals and paint and glue and solvents and fabrics and dyes and inks and fertilizer and so on...<p>Oh, and good ole WD-40.<p>Dang! I got a hangnail! Blast those darned politicians in...
by terri
Fri Dec 24, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's everyone working on?
Replies: 52
Views: 23839

Re: What's everyone working on?

:-) My sister can shoot with a 'scope also. But I was bragging about the rifle, not my shooting. I've demonstrated my skill with iron sights already, but as I get older... :-(<p>NE5U: You've got to match the bullet weight to the twist. This factor is usually more important than exact load or type of...
by terri
Fri Dec 24, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PC Fan Speed Control
Replies: 19
Views: 4800

Re: PC Fan Speed Control

These batteries are "venting gases" indoors, AND in your bedroom?<p>Holy cow!<p>I am sometimes surprised at some of the more risky things I've seen on the board.<p>[ December 24, 2004: Message edited by: terri ]</p>
by terri
Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making hydrogen from water & DC
Replies: 208
Views: 54913

Re: Making hydrogen from water & DC

Here's one of the most effective ways to save automotive fuel:<p>1) Go down to the local grocery. 2) Purchase a nice, round, red apple. 3) Remove the stem, if any. 4) Place the apple stem side down in the middle of your dashboard. 5) Drive so that the apple doesn't roll off the dashboard.<p>Absolute...
by terri
Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's everyone working on?
Replies: 52
Views: 23839

Re: What's everyone working on?

Pshaw! Half-pint milk cartons at 300 yards. Feh!<p>The most fun I ever had in competitive shooting was the 1000 yard matches.<p>I had borrowed an accurized Garand from the Coors gun club once --glass bedded, star gauged NM barrel, zero lash military peep rear sight, and went up to the Pawnee Nationa...
by terri
Thu Dec 23, 2004 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromagnetic physics question
Replies: 41
Views: 8350

Re: Electromagnetic physics question

Perfectbite:<p>"What was/is the "Edison effect"? Quite a while ago a posting to the forum asked about the 'blackening' that occurred in light bulbs. Are these phenomena related?"<p>They are two different things, although they occur in similar circumstances.<p>The Edison effect is due to the "boiling...
by terri
Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

May "mirth and reverence" fill your spirit, hi4volts.<p>Bright Blessings to all!<p>[ December 23, 2004: Message edited by: terri ]</p>
by terri
Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tickle stick
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: tickle stick

Use a new feather duster. No batteries rqd.<p>Probably the simplest (KISS) way to do this is to make a buzzer out of a relay and take the HV off the coil --just to verify the effect you desire:<p>One supply pole to the normally-closed contact of the relay, the other supply pole to one end of the coi...
by terri
Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

Hope you all had a joyous Solstice and will have a happy New Year!
by terri
Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromagnetic physics question
Replies: 41
Views: 8350

Re: Electromagnetic physics question

Now, now, settle down.<p>Gee whiz, this is turning into a quasi-religious discussion. Or religion-like. Or something evoking high passion.<p>By the way, a bad neutral going into your outside service connection will create an imbalance between the two sides of the "220" lines such that a heavy load o...
by terri
Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: piezo speakers
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: piezo speakers

As a start, try to use a hi fidelity tweeter (or another piezo speaker) as a microphone by placing it near the output piezo to see if you get any output from the receiving tweeter-used- as-a-microphone.<p>While tweeters have a nominal response up to and past 20 kHz, they don't just stop responding s...
by terri
Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromagnetic physics question
Replies: 41
Views: 8350

Re: Electromagnetic physics question

What's the exact nature of the problem you're observing?<p>Quick and dirty: <p>(1) Yes, magnetic fields, of whatever origin, theoretically go out to infinity, but as you've mentioned, at some distance, they're swamped by other noise.<p>(2) The earth's magnetic poles are shifting, and the last I hear...
by terri
Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bedini motor
Replies: 15
Views: 3964

Re: Bedini motor

Ya wanna see free energy? Watch a two-year-old.<p>Where in the bloody blue blazes does it all come from?<p>Mebbe part of all that energy is converted to mass.... which is how come they grow.<p>Hm.<p>[ December 18, 2004: Message edited by: terri ]</p>