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by perfectbite
Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this allowed?
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Is this allowed?

As per the talking dog (which was a great joke by the way. Thank You. Even folks who usually have to have jokes explained to them got it the first time and laughed out loud) there is a story from Zora Neal Hurston about the sharecropper in the Southern US who was working his mule really hard on a ho...
by perfectbite
Mon Dec 06, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joke thread?
Replies: 28
Views: 5594

Re: Joke thread?

This is an old Spike Milligan joke:<p>One man says to the other "Who are you betting on in the Grand National (a premier horse race in the UK) ?"<p>"Andre Previn" says the other man.<p>"But Andre Previn is a conductor" says the first man.<p>"I know, but think of the odds."
by perfectbite
Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do we need a moderator??
Replies: 10
Views: 1882

Re: do we need a moderator??

"(I see unmoderated boards, such as N&V, as a good source for opinions, whether you agree with them or not.)" <p>Amen to that JR
by perfectbite
Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: show and tell time !
Replies: 13
Views: 2341

Re: show and tell time !

OOooooo SPARKLES FLASHHYYYY !!!<p>That was my lol for today. Thanks Dacflyer
by perfectbite
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car battery change over.
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Car battery change over.

I have a gas sipping, 2 wheel drive '91 Geo Tracker that has a computer module which is very expensive. About 10 years ago it went out and the cost for the part alone was about $800. The labour cost was minimal.<p>The present (~12.35V) at least 8 years old battery needs replacing but I don't want to...
by perfectbite
Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stray 110 voltage
Replies: 16
Views: 3529

Re: Stray 110 voltage

Dale Y, What you're saying is not to 'daisy chain' the GFI's neutrals. That makes sense.<p>I don't know why there isn't an extension cord or appliance cord in common use that doesn't have the neutral wire larger than the line wire. That would make sense or gauge the load according to the size of the...
by perfectbite
Fri Sep 03, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GFCI question
Replies: 11
Views: 1771

Re: GFCI question

If the concern is safety or confusion over whether the outlet is grounded or not they do sell a GFCI'd breaker. I think an electrical supply house would be a better resource than Home Despot for that kind of thing, they are relatively expensive and someone told me a long time ago that breakers are o...
by perfectbite
Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stray 110 voltage
Replies: 16
Views: 3529

Re: Stray 110 voltage

Bob Scott. Are you saying that neutral wires from GFIs should be dedicated to the breaker box's neutral strip?<p>[ September 01, 2004: Message edited by: perfectbite ]</p>
by perfectbite
Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A watts question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

A watts question.

In researching watts I found one web page that refferred to watts as energy and another that referred to watts as power. Maybe on page 5 of section 7 subparagraph 3a. under Miscellaneous a distinction was given as to applications but I didn't read that far. <p>I have come across instantaneous watts,...
by perfectbite
Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true
Replies: 80
Views: 16251

Re: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true

Back in the age of the dinosaurs I worked, very briefly, at IITRI (IIT Research Inst.) and was told that a research scientist employed there had invented and developed magnetic recording tape using IITRI's facilities. It was, of course, such a big hit, that they had to, although they really didn't h...
by perfectbite
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CATs and Home Depot.
Replies: 11
Views: 2752

Re: CATs and Home Depot.

Thank you. It seems there are two separate categories of CATS. One for wiring, CAT III, CAT V and CAT Ve/VI and one for electrical testers CATs I through IV. No wonder I'm confused! It's the bloody jargon I tell ya!
by perfectbite
Sun Aug 15, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true
Replies: 80
Views: 16251

Re: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true

Wayne. I am not so sure that the American way has the prerogative over a different way. <p>In the 17/1800s in Europe, including Britain and Scandinavia and Russia, if you, as an ordinary land worker, had, let's say, a patentable idea, you yourself couldn't patent it. The 'Lord' of the estate you liv...
by perfectbite
Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CATs and Home Depot.
Replies: 11
Views: 2752

CATs and Home Depot.

I know CAT V(5) is phone lines, Today at Home Depot I saw tools marked CAT III, in Home Depot!? What is with the CATs? How many CATs are there? <p>Gary Larson had a cartoon where the wagon train is circled and the Indians are firing flaming arrows at the wagons and one cowpoke says to the other "Can...
by perfectbite
Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Build to order (or swap)
Replies: 24
Views: 4187

Re: Build to order (or swap)

It's called brainstorming John. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China or the cost of lobsters in Maine you ask???????? What if something gets built and it either doesn't do what it is supposed to do or doesn't work at all? Or someone gets a circuit they specified and, instead of g...
by perfectbite
Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Build to order (or swap)
Replies: 24
Views: 4187

Re: Build to order (or swap)

Here's my 2 cents. NASA is always looking for space experiments worth doing. Lately, because of the grounding of the Space Shuttles, not much is going on with that but should resume and a group sponsored experiment involving the effects of zero-gravity would be interesting. It would certainly get a ...