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Postby angib » Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:41 pm

The topic of this section is 'Electrical Secrets' and yet no-one is actually passing on any of the secrets. Shame on you all!

So I'll start the ball rolling:

Secret #1 - What is Electricity?

Electricity is not electrons flowing - that's just a cover story put out by electrical engineers to keep themselves in a job. No, electricity is actually compressed smoke - so now you understand how come, whenever you get some wiring wrong, smoke comes out....

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Postby Woody » Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:36 pm

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Postby Larry Messaros » Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:41 pm

Hey Andrew,

Do the electrons flow in the wrong direction in the UK? I was just thinkin' cuz you guys drive on the wrong side of the road! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby asianflava » Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:18 am

I think they flow in the other direction if you are below the equator.
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Postby angib » Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:29 am

I'm not telling you guys any more of the secrets - even after I told you about the compressed smoke, you're still going on about that electron flow nonsense.....

Andrew

PS I'm not even gonna tell you about how, in gas engines, the piston squeezes the smoke out of the burning gas and pushes it up the spark plug and that's how it gets into the wires.

Doh! :jocolor:
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Postby Joseph » Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:03 am

Hey Andrew,

angib wrote:I'm not telling you guys any more of the secrets - even after I told you about the compressed smoke, you're still going on about that electron flow nonsense.....

I'm not!! It really explains a lot!

angib wrote:PS I'm not even gonna tell you about how, in gas engines, the piston squeezes the smoke out of the burning gas and pushes it up the spark plug and that's how it gets into the wires.

That explains my truck's electrical system (and probably how those new hybrid cars work) but who compresses the smoke that goes into my house?

Awaiting enlightenment...

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Postby Frank » Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:36 am

I also heard that electricity was the smoke in the wires and once that smoke came out you had to buy new wire cause can't put the smoke back in. :lol:
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Postby angib » Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:07 pm

Joseph wrote:That explains my truck's electrical system (and probably how those new hybrid cars work) but who compresses the smoke that goes into my house?

'S obvious, innit? The smoke gets put in at the power generating station. These places are shockingly inefficient (I vote Green, me) and they can't even get all the smoke they make into the wires and they just let the surplus go up the chimney*, causing pollution.

And this shows that people that use fuses are just hippy tree-huggers who want to stop circuits from emitting smoke when they are overloaded.

Andrew (the school teacher you never had...)

* Is that a stack, not a chimney, in the US?
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Postby Woody » Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:27 pm

I don't know, but it's starting to sound like someone might be smoking something a little to much as well :lol: :lol:
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Postby angib » Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:45 pm

Woody wrote:I don't know, but it's starting to sound like someone might be smoking something a little to much as well :lol: :lol:

Oh, no, that's just what they want you to think... :silly:

Ever since I've been wearing the tin-foil lining inside my hats, so they can't control my thoughts, I can see all these things clearly.... :crazyeyes:

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Postby Woody » Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:54 pm

Okay, you got me there. Now where is my aluminum foil at? hmmmm
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Postby Joseph » Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:25 am

angib wrote:'S obvious, innit? The smoke gets put in at the power generating station. These places are shockingly inefficient (I vote Green, me) and they can't even get all the smoke they make into the wires and they just let the surplus go up the chimney*, causing pollution.


Doh! (Smacking forehead.) Yes it IS obvious. Silly me...

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