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Old 10-19-2005, 12:30 PM   #76
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Wait a foggy little split-second....what happened to the Invis-O-Matic Ceram-I-Core tinfoil hats, huh? I guess you've reverted to the traditional, boring method of making them - although I have to say that those are still 100% waterproof.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 12:42 PM   #77
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Those're factory made with a secret process. I was describing the DIY method.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 01:00 PM   #78
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Quote:
Originally posted by Charred
No, no, no!

You start with an appropriately-sized colander (preferably metal) to get your basic shape, wrap 5 or 6 layers of foil around it, attach some wire clothes hangers with foil tape, then cover everything with one last layer of foil for maximum reflectivity (and to preserve esthetics). Chinstraps are optional, if the fit is snug enough.
And to get back on topic, this would also make a great lightshade with nice reflective properties suitable for spotlights, lighthouses etc
 
Old 10-19-2005, 01:01 PM   #79
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And it would be able to conduct electricity to power the bulb, which is needed for the Luxes to be generated! Absolute GENIUS!
 
Old 03-23-2006, 12:44 PM   #80
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Hmmm, about 6 months past and no one brought it up...weird...and all I was looking for was a way to create binaries for usenet in linux, not lightbulbs. Well, let's continue searching (just after doing about 6 things mentioned in the first post)
 
Old 03-23-2006, 01:01 PM   #81
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Hmmm, about 6 months past and no one brought it up...weird...and all I was looking for was a way to create binaries for usenet in linux, not lightbulbs. Well, let's continue searching (just after doing about 6 things mentioned in the first post)
And thus the prophesy came to pass...............................
 
Old 03-23-2006, 01:55 PM   #82
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What about Tesla's wireless transmission method?
It's a bit tough on wi-fi...and ditch-diggers, but in true linux fashion, I'm opposed to anything as universally implemented as copper wire.
Come to think of it, better put a ceramic insulator under the tin hat.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 06:31 AM   #83
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I was thinking maybe it would be useful if our linux lightbulb edition was installed on hardware with wifi control and algorithms to maximize power efficiency. A small kernel(512kb) would all installed on an instant booting flash memory device. Then the user could access the lightbulb in their browser as http://local.lightbulb:81
There should be an easy to use,but fairly comprehensive gui. It would include all the expected features.

Brightness control
Reboot Schedules
Intrusion Detection
Socket forwarding


And ofcourse extended functionality can be provided through the use of 'plugins'.

Should anything happen to linux 'lightbulb' an easy emergency restoration can be performed with linux 'potato'.

Heres the demonstration interface.

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/172...itebulb9en.gif
 
Old 03-24-2006, 09:17 AM   #84
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this thread is great!

slantoflight, that photo is halarious
 
Old 10-26-2006, 02:29 AM   #85
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hey its been 6 months. general is looking kinda boring lately. might as well.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 01:10 AM   #86
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinkster
AND

One group lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again
Hmm... I wonder who he was refering to....
 
Old 02-17-2007, 03:33 AM   #87
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Hmm... But surely this question cannot be answered unless we know the size of the bulb?


// Thread revival ftw!
 
Old 02-17-2007, 05:10 AM   #88
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All this talk of tin foil hats is absolute nonsense

Everyone here in Western Australia knows that with the new American Comms base being built here, and the Americans using Ultra Low frequency radio waves that can penterate the ocean, protecting the top of your head only is futile. The radio mind control waves can now reach the unsuspecting citizen in the Northern Hemishpere from beneath.

Tin foil boxer shorts is an option for those on limited budgets but the best solution is the tin foil full-body suit, see this modern one trialed in the UK.

http://www.unitnews.co.uk/images/newcyber.jpg

or a slightly older model

http://www.drwhoexhibitions.co.uk/im.../Exterior1.jpg

http://www.drwhoexhibitions.co.uk/im.../Exterior2.jpg

order yours today
 
Old 02-17-2007, 05:23 AM   #89
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Let dead threads be...
 
Old 02-17-2007, 05:57 AM   #90
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too late shrikant.odugoudar

mawuuhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

because it's alive
http://www.tk421.net/gallery/sounds/itsalive.wav
 
  


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