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Old 10-22-2007, 06:21 AM   #136
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I tried doing without Windows by keeping the curtains drawn all day for a week, but the neighbours thought I was dead. Imagine their disappointment when they discovered I wasn't!
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I did have a go at Light_bulb From Scratch, but being a long-term smoker, I had problems with the glass blowing.

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Old 10-22-2007, 09:29 AM   #137
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What slays me is that every single poster on this thread has it wrong.

There is no such thing as a "light bulb". "Light bulb" is the common way of referring to something that, in fact, functions in the exact opposite fashion. Light bulbs do NOT emit light, but rather they suck dark.

When Edison first invented his Electric Dark Sucker, he concluded that from a marketing perspective referring to anything as a "sucker" was a bad plan. So he labeled it an "incandescent light bulb", and like xerox has come to mean copier, light bulb has come to mean dark sucker.

I mean, think about it. What is the natural state of the universe? Dark, right? All you have to do is look up at night and you see an infinity of dark, broken at discrete points by natural dark suckers. So doesn't it make more sense to conclude that dark is natural and what we call light is merely the absence of dark? Hence, a dark sucker sucks in the dark within its area of operation, so we can see.

For more information on the theory of dark suckers, visit here

-jiml8, correcting misapprehensions about peoples' understanding of the universe since at least 1902
 
Old 10-22-2007, 10:54 AM   #138
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If "light bulbs" are in fact "dark suckers", does this mean that they are the opposite of Black Holes: the White Holes that, according to some, could be gateways to another Universe?
Edison had to change the name because it was getting people with a lifp into trouble.

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Old 10-23-2007, 04:14 PM   #139
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What slays me is that every single poster on this thread has it wrong.

There is no such thing as a "light bulb". "Light bulb" is the common way of referring to something that, in fact, functions in the exact opposite fashion. Light bulbs do NOT emit light, but rather they suck dark.

When Edison first invented his Electric Dark Sucker, he concluded that from a marketing perspective referring to anything as a "sucker" was a bad plan. So he labeled it an "incandescent light bulb", and like xerox has come to mean copier, light bulb has come to mean dark sucker.

I mean, think about it. What is the natural state of the universe? Dark, right? All you have to do is look up at night and you see an infinity of dark, broken at discrete points by natural dark suckers. So doesn't it make more sense to conclude that dark is natural and what we call light is merely the absence of dark? Hence, a dark sucker sucks in the dark within its area of operation, so we can see.

For more information on the theory of dark suckers, visit here

-jiml8, correcting misapprehensions about peoples' understanding of the universe since at least 1902
On the contrary, darkness is simply the absence of light. For example, "cold" does not exist, it simply lacks heat. Therefore the light from your lightbulb is entering light into the equation, not "sucking" dark from it. As is heat entering the reaction to make something warmer, not making it suck "cold".

Then, you have exothermic and endothermic reactions. Exothermic releases heat into its surroundings, lowering the temperature of the reaction. Endothermic lowers the amount of heat in its surroundings thus raising the temperature of the given reaction.

Both a light bulb and my heat illustration are exothermic reactions.

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Old 10-23-2007, 09:59 PM   #140
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On the contrary, darkness is simply the absence of light. .
Oy!

Someone better teach this guy to get a sense of humor.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 01:46 AM   #141
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Maybe he would prefer:

Small Edison Screw?

That's what she said!
 
Old 10-24-2007, 07:47 AM   #142
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Both a light bulb and my heat illustration are exothermic reactions.
But the Dark Theory is based on endothermic reactions

which is based on -E = ( MD ) squared

where -E = negative energy or negatrons
where M = Mass
and D = The speed of Darkons, the unit of Dark

The formula is the basis of the 2nd law of Hypo-thermodynamics

That this is not more widely known I blame on our poor edumacation systems.

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Old 10-24-2007, 08:06 AM   #143
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Those light bulbs I planted in the garden 5 years ago still haven't grown. Am I using the wrong fertilizer?
 
Old 10-24-2007, 09:16 AM   #144
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Three to correct spelling/grammar
Just thought i should mention I think i saw a speling mistake a few posts back..
 
Old 10-24-2007, 01:40 PM   #145
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Just thought i should mention I think i saw a speling mistake a few posts back..
Think I've just seen one too.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 01:53 PM   #146
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That makes three of us!
 
Old 10-24-2007, 01:54 PM   #147
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Those light bulbs I planted in the garden 5 years ago still haven't grown. Am I using the wrong fertilizer?
Damn clay soil, can't grow anything!
 
Old 10-25-2007, 07:34 AM   #148
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Then, you have exothermic and endothermic reactions. Exothermic releases heat into its surroundings, lowering the temperature of the reaction. Endothermic lowers the amount of heat in its surroundings thus raising the temperature of the given reaction.

Both a light bulb and my heat illustration are exothermic reactions.
That's very interesting. So the lightbulb actually becomes darker inside it when lit. Hmm, have to take some macro photos of a lit bulb to check.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 10:03 AM   #149
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i know its not yet 6 months but things have moved on in the meantime

what about these are these bloat free?

Code:
        ______
       / ____ \
      / /    \ \
      1 1    1 1
      1 1    1 1
      1 1    1 1
      1 1    1 1
      1 1    1 1
      1 1    1 1
     _I_I____I_I_
    |    11W     |
    |____________|
        |-___|
        |--__|
        |---_|
         \__/

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Old 01-28-2008, 12:03 PM   #150
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i know its not yet 6 months but things have moved on in the meantime

what about these are these bloat free?

Code:
        ______
       / ____ \
      / /    \ \
      1 1    1 1
      1 1    1 1
      1 1    1 1
      1 1    1 1
      1 1    1 1
      1 1    1 1
     _I_I____I_I_
    |    11W     |
    |____________|
        |-___|
        |--__|
        |---_|
         \__/
Is that a lihgt bulb or a screw-in ring?
 
  


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