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Post by dacflyer » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:07 pm

i remember as a kid, my uncle showed me how to make a flashlight with a bulb and battery and the foil ciggy wrapper as the body...i thought that was the coolest sh*t back then, and i was only 3 !

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Post by SETEC_Astronomy » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:48 pm

dacflyer wrote:....coolest sh*t back then, and i was only 3 !
:::::shakes head:::::: Foul mouthed kids. just teasing :P

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Post by dacflyer » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:57 am

ok, let me correct that,,back then i didn't speak english.. i am sure i'd have said "cool scheiss":D

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Post by reloadron » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:19 am

dacflyer wrote:i remember as a kid, my uncle showed me how to make a flashlight with a bulb and battery and the foil ciggy wrapper as the body...i thought that was the coolest sh*t back then, and i was only 3 !
So this just begs the question... That is you in your avatar isn't it? :smile:

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Post by dacflyer » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:36 am

lol.. i'll never tell...(hint- my outlet was a 220v german outlet)
my mom told me i did such a thing when i was a brat. but i did it about 2-3 more times, before she beat my butt. oh, BTW it wasn't a knife either, but a nail :P

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Post by reloadron » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:49 am

dacflyer wrote:lol.. i'll never tell...(hint- my outlet was a 220v german outlet)
my mom told me i did such a thing when i was a brat. but i did it about 2-3 more times, before she beat my butt. oh, BTW it wasn't a knofe either, but a nail :P
Mine was an old Proctor Silex toaster. I had this fascination with the glowing element. One day when my mother took her eyes off me for a second I removed the plastic cover and started the thing. I shoved a butter knife down on glowing the element. Shocking experience in my little life. That had to be Circa 1955 and I was about 5 years old. To this day I have never forgotten that experience. :shock:

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Post by CeaSaR » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:23 am

Ah, the lessons of youth are usually the most profound. :mrgreen:

Mine was the temporary light we had to use in the garage attic. It was one
of those bulb fixtures you could clamp the 2 bare wires onto the end, and
usually it was safe. One day I had to climb up and get out the baseball gear.
I found the fixture and a long length of 14-2 with a plug on the end of it. The
ends of the wires were sticking out maybe a 1/4". The light went up in the hole
and so did I. My hand searched for the support to pull myself up but found the
business end of the fixture. :shock: Let me tell you, I never tried so hard to let go
yet hold on (to keep from falling)! Ever since then electrical tape has been my
best friend.

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Post by dacflyer » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:40 am

lol.. ahhh life experience storys, gotta love em!

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Post by Externet » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:09 pm

Well, fellows, resurrecting a very old post as I found the image corresponding to the link gone forever. And some who did not see it may enjoy it...

Glassless tubes3.png
- Abolish the deciBel ! -

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Post by Janitor Tzap » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:57 pm

OMG! :shock:
Talk about an epic blunder! :shock: :roll:

At today's prices, he ruined $400.00 worth of Power Amplifier Tubes!{Face Palms}


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Post by Lenp » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:43 pm

So I guess I blew $10K in target practice many tears ago!
That guy could probably still list them on ebay as .... 'Previously New" :-)
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Post by haklesup » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:12 pm

I guess I missed the joke, all the links above are now dead ends.

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Re: Sorry, could not resist to post...

Post by CeaSaR » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:38 pm

It's the pic Externet reposted 3 above you. I had forgotten about it until he lit up my.memory.
Hey, what do I know?

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