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    12-27-2018, 03:15 PM
    It's not possible to put single phase power 180 degrees out of phase with itself. Why? Because it's single phase. By definition you need two or more...
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    12-27-2018, 02:23 PM
    There are countless references from professional/engineering sources that describe it as 2 or split phase. ...
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    12-27-2018, 01:10 PM
    You're using semantics to quibble about something that doesn't matter. Neutral is the reference point for both 2 phase and 3 phase power. So as far...
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    12-27-2018, 12:24 PM
    No one has answered Fear's question, which I think is very reasonable and logical. I'm not a EE nor am I an expert on RPCs. I do need to put one...
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    12-26-2018, 02:09 PM
    BINGO! I guess we're the only people left on Earth that if we act like assholes? It's just because we're assholes, and that's that. Wish I could be...
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    12-24-2018, 01:58 PM
    FWIW I used to work in a laser machine/production shop. They had YAGs and 300W CO2 lasers, both operating in IR. They didn't have visible wavelength...
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    12-23-2018, 09:00 PM
    Machine replied to a thread as the world turns OT in General
    Yes. Medieval Italians often unearthed ancient Roman and Greek antiquities. Statues, buildings and other relics from over a 1000 years prior to their...
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    12-23-2018, 08:29 PM
    Machine replied to a thread as the world turns OT in General
    So what if he has a degree in electrical engineering? He also has a degree in geology too. Are you of the mind that unless you have a degree in...
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    12-23-2018, 07:32 PM
    Machine replied to a thread as the world turns OT in General
    I'm sorry, but science can - and sometimes is - corrupted by politics and money. Especially in modern times. Up until about a century ago, western...
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    12-23-2018, 06:53 PM
    Machine replied to a thread as the world turns OT in General
    I wasn't talking about the nuances of European intellectual history, and neither were you. You were talking about overpopulation being a serious...
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    12-23-2018, 03:13 PM
    Machine replied to a thread as the world turns OT in General
    Considering the vast majority of leading climate "scientists" are old white males, that must pose quite a conundrum for you. Otherwise, I have...
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    12-23-2018, 02:57 PM
    Machine replied to a thread as the world turns OT in General
    I don't have a plan for global overpopulation. I tend not to worry about things I don't realistically have any control over. Also, as far as mother...
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    12-23-2018, 01:04 PM
    Machine replied to a thread as the world turns OT in General
    Deniers= heretics. And "Science has it wrong?" What you mean are people paid billions of dollars to come to a certain conclusion that's politically...
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    12-23-2018, 12:43 PM
    Machine replied to a thread as the world turns OT in General
    Precisely. Tony Heller is a scientist who very clearly debunks the scam using their own published reports, predictions and data over the course of...
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    12-23-2018, 11:17 AM
    This is a true statement. Despite its transparency to visible light, plexiglass is largely impermeable to IR light. I used to work at a laser machine...
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    12-23-2018, 10:35 AM
    Machine replied to a thread as the world turns OT in General
    In other words, if people won't go along with the new religion that believes your breathe is "pollution", the world is lost. If you don't believe...
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    12-21-2018, 11:19 PM
    I used to have one of these... It was without a doubt the coolest machine I ever owned. It was the automotive version of this man......
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    12-20-2018, 10:47 AM
    I agree with your synopsis, but at least some of the "thefts" look fake to me. And that in no way is suggestive porch grabbing doesn't happen, of...
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    12-19-2018, 05:25 PM
    "Fake pics?" You mean conceptual CGI images and videos of what the ship would look like and how it would function? And since the ship hasn't been...
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    12-19-2018, 01:00 PM
    How do you know it's a "total pipe dream?" Seems like a fairly straightforward and practical approach using existing technology.
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    12-19-2018, 12:21 PM
    They're already working on a couple of solutions for the Oceanic plastic issue. This one seems utterly practical, only requiring a modest fleet of...
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    12-17-2018, 06:56 PM
    Government issued money can legally be used as payment for taxes and debts - both public and private. Considering you can go to jail for not paying...
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    12-14-2018, 06:44 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Off-topic: telemarketers in General
    If you want to understand what has happened to our culture when it comes to phone calls, watch this and replace "doorbell" with "phone ringing"... ...
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    12-13-2018, 10:48 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Off-topic: telemarketers in General
    Those geezer calls are all trolling for unaccompanied senile folks without guardians who have or are starting to progress into dementia. Easy targets...
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    12-13-2018, 10:42 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Off-topic: telemarketers in General
    Ok, so the calls were actually only attempted calls that were blocked (because of your app) so that you did not receive them? That makes sense.
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    12-13-2018, 08:31 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Off-topic: telemarketers in General
    Sorry, I'm not following. You say just yesterday you were plagued by 15 telemarketing calls. Yet, immediately therefafter you describe an ATT app...
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    12-12-2018, 12:55 PM
    Machine replied to a thread A sign of the times: in General
    A sign of the times in San Fran. Not necessarily where the businesses have fled to.
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    12-04-2018, 09:05 PM
    I agree with all of this. I think it's a sign of the police state we live in that someone can't bed down in their car in the passenger seat outside...
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    12-04-2018, 08:59 PM
    Well if it goes without saying, I say again, do you consider self driving cars capable of navigating our public roads today so that a legal...
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