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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 14:10
Replies: 39
Views: 1,318
Posted By spiney2
.... goodbye physics...

.... goodbye physics !

http://www.emc2-explained.info/Emc2/Derive.htm#.VJbVFsBDw
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 14:06
Replies: 63
Views: 2,057
Posted By spiney2
those are the facts ...... even if sarcastically...

those are the facts ...... even if sarcastically presented.

2 phase ac was really to eliminate sparking on motors but was a non starter for power distribution. point about 3 phase is the generators...
Forum: Movies Yesterday, 14:01
Replies: 31
Views: 1,129
Posted By spiney2
Ed Murrow...

Ed Murrow ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p008qcdh

also - just occurred to me - Lord Haw Haw used "Germany Calling" ......
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 15:18
Replies: 46
Views: 1,766
Posted By spiney2
Aldous Huxley and CS Lewis. two men with...

Aldous Huxley and CS Lewis. two men with "diametrically opposing" views about reality. Also President Kennedy, but nobody remembers him nowadays ......
Forum: Freeview+ Recorders 20-12-2014, 15:02
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By spiney2
probably the EchoStar "ultraslim". sells at...

probably the EchoStar "ultraslim". sells at around 100 from several places. But I understand it has some "issues".

http://blogs.which.co.uk/technology/pvr-set-top-boxes/top-5-pvrs-under-150/

even...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 14:45
Replies: 63
Views: 2,057
Posted By spiney2
rubbish. http://www.edisontechcenter.org/teslade...

rubbish.


http://www.edisontechcenter.org/tesladebunked.html
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 14:41
Replies: 63
Views: 2,057
Posted By spiney2
very witty!

very witty!
Forum: Politics 20-12-2014, 13:46
Replies: 30
Views: 859
Posted By spiney2
based on original version from ancient Athens,...

based on original version from ancient Athens, probably around 700 ........
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2014, 13:33
Replies: 118
Views: 5,843
Posted By spiney2
the beeb are well award of the "london centric"...

the beeb are well award of the "london centric" issue and have tried to address it ...... but it is a fact that many important things happen in london,more than rest of uk .........
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2014, 13:28
Replies: 118
Views: 5,843
Posted By spiney2
irrelrvant. They are required to obey same uk...

irrelrvant. They are required to obey same uk laws as bbc. And the rest of us for that matter......
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 13:22
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By spiney2
it would be very difficult to reboot...

it would be very difficult to reboot technological civilisation because all the rich ore mines allowing easy extraction of metals are already exhausted.
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 13:15
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By spiney2
..... As we all know from tv science programmes,...

..... As we all know from tv science programmes, quantum mechanics is mostly flashy computer graphics accompanied by synth music ..........
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 13:13
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By spiney2
as for how all these things came to be, there are...

as for how all these things came to be, there are some excellent books, i will happily recommend some if asked .......
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 13:11
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By spiney2
the technology based infrastructure of our...

the technology based infrastructure of our civilisation DOES require a "minimum number" of competent people to keep it going .......there are contingency plans for disease epiddemics and civil...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 13:05
Replies: 63
Views: 2,057
Posted By spiney2
tesla had weird pseudoscience ideas and was...

tesla had weird pseudoscience ideas and was partly fake .......you can be that and a genius at the same time .......
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 13:00
Replies: 33
Views: 967
Posted By spiney2
is this the "official" christmas bowel functions...

is this the "official" christmas bowel functions thread ?
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2014, 12:56
Replies: 55
Views: 2,282
Posted By spiney2
"sexual intercourse began in 1963" so she had a...

"sexual intercourse began in 1963" so she had a good sense of timing .......but john profumo is more interesting.
Forum: Broadcasting 19-12-2014, 14:59
Replies: 220
Views: 9,576
Posted By spiney2
sky is about money, not television. the whole...

sky is about money, not television.

the whole idea of "packages" is to force you to pay for a lot of things you don't want, to get the stuff you do want. Just what the BBC also does of course,...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 14:56
Replies: 95
Views: 7,781
Posted By spiney2
,,,,,,, because it has all been turned into...

,,,,,,, because it has all been turned into "profit centres" by privateers .........

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profit_center

now all previous state owned assets have been flogged off, the...
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 14:51
Replies: 42
Views: 1,173
Posted By spiney2
increasing pressure makes water in a pipe go...

increasing pressure makes water in a pipe go faster ..... until the flow becomes turbulent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_number

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmjFdBxbV08
Forum: General Discussion 19-12-2014, 14:44
Replies: 63
Views: 2,057
Posted By spiney2
yep .... electricity is FASTER than electrons...

yep .... electricity is FASTER than electrons ...... depends what speed an impulse travels along a transmission line - think of it as a line of dominoes falling over ........ the fall "travels" along...
Forum: General Discussion 18-12-2014, 11:26
Replies: 63
Views: 2,057
Posted By spiney2
depends on the transmission line. But typically...

depends on the transmission line. But typically one tenth lightspeed. Much fun to be had with The Catt Anomoly .......
Forum: General Discussion 18-12-2014, 11:18
Replies: 117
Views: 2,954
Posted By spiney2
the "sfar of bethlehem" is usually assumed to be...

the "sfar of bethlehem" is usually assumed to be a particular supernova. Which would have been visible for several weeks. But it does pin the year to 4bc. Christmas is basically the winter solstice.
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2014, 11:43
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By spiney2
so who remembers Guiness Clocks ?

so who remembers Guiness Clocks ?
Forum: Technical 15-12-2014, 17:32
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By spiney2
For shorted antenna socket most sat receivers...

For shorted antenna socket most sat receivers would current limit at around one third Amp. which means a hot tranny but should not destroy it. Yes, switching off is always good practise if possible...
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