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Old 11-09-2006, 09:06 AM   #1
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1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs

1 to move it to the Lighting section

2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section

7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs

5 to flame the spell checkers

3 to correct spelling/grammar flames

6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid

2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is "lamp"

15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that "light bulb" is perfectly correct

19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum

11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum

36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty

7 to post URL's where one can see examples of different light bulbs

4 to post that the URL's were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URL's

13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add "Me too"

5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy

4 to say "didn't we go through this already a short time ago?"

13 to say "do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs"

1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:38 AM   #2
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Watchman,

That's pretty good. Thanks for the chuckles. Lord knows I have probably held most of those positions at one time or another.
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:56 PM   #3
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This sounds generally correct, but you forgot to include the wondering off topic... besides, we all know we should have started by lighting a candle and be done with it!!!!!
but what kind of candle should we light????
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
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I don't care who you are - now that's funny !

Bill

If you can't laugh at that I don't know what to tell you, LOL
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:13 PM   #5
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It is funny, very funny.

I can't wait to bring it back up again in six months!!!

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Old 11-10-2006, 02:39 PM   #6
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May I suggest this picture which is a bit too large to display here

http://www.eproducts.co.nz/files/ima...ging%20Kit.jpg
this one is smaller though

How many men does it take to change a streetlamp bulb?
"I found out recently when this bright yellow van drew up opposite and I happened to have the DV cam ready. The interesting thing to watch is where he tries to put the lamp back together and the catch breaks off or something, so he holds it in place with a roll of sticky tape. Perhaps a frequent occurence, but I wonder how long it will remain adhesive in the rain?"
But.. you missed the point Al
Confucious had the answer years ago:
the more the merrier for after all:-
"many hands make light work"
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Old 11-10-2006, 02:53 PM   #7
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very wise John, thanks for the bit of wisdom!

but back to the topic now... I counted 176 according to Watchman's post. so is that the answer????
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:40 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Peter Bro10:
very wise John, thanks for the bit of wisdom!

but back to the topic now... I counted 176 according to Watchman's post. so is that the answer????
An exceedingly good question Peter to which I can only retort as folows:-

According to the authoritative Wiki at:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy
Where I read read:-
the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. When the answer was revealed as 42, they were
forced to build a more powerful computer to work out what the Ultimate Question actually was, but their plans never come to fruition. (Later on, referencing this, Adams would create a puzzle which
could be approached in multiple ways, all yielding the answer 42.)
on that page I then read:-
"Douglas Adams who wrote The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
created a puzzle whose question was unknown, but whose answer is already known to be 42
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Old 11-11-2006, 07:42 AM   #9
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Oh, I see John... It's all so clear now!!! It's 42?
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:24 PM   #10
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Very funny Al, you were right on the money! lol
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:38 PM   #11
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That's 177 people. 178 if you include the boy who does the math...
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:38 PM   #12
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the boy doing the math is merely an observer of the excercise and not participant. However, if the observer at any point interacts with the other participants, well..... sorry, I've gone too deep again. ouch!
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:17 AM   #13
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Analogies....

Most of the population listens to generic music.



I, like many others fell in love with music during the psychedelic era in the 60's.



We 'Lightheads' come in all shapes and sizes, some brighter than others, but all contrubuting "illuminating" tales and observations.



When Gord and the boys finish thier encore, we all give him a standing ovation!



Let]s all pray that Gord's career continues to be long and colourful!!!



Thanks also to Thomas Edison, his parents & entire family tree without who there would be no lightbulbs to change!

Ditto to Charles Townes, father of the Laser. Without his contribution, we might still be listening to Gord on vinyl!

{how about threads on the mumber of electronic engeneers required to service lasers and LED's?}

'Lightheartedly' yours,

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Old 11-30-2006, 11:52 AM   #14
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You are truly a bright spark Yuri, BUT you omitted to identify which bulb shape you are or whether any of them resembles Char.
And we all know who "sparkie" is!!

If you are on a dial-up give it time to load and start flashing
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:06 PM   #15
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Thanks John,

Six months ago I was a high voltage quartz halogen/mercury vapour spotlight. My world was so bright.

After my illness last April, I feel like a match in a dark room, which is slowly consuming itself.

'Shocking', but true. Still fighting to regain that spark....

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Old 11-30-2006, 12:10 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by Peter Bro10:
the boy doing the math is merely an observer of the excercise and not participant. However, if the observer at any point interacts with the other participants, well..... sorry, I've gone too deep again. ouch!
Ahh well, he might as well include me anyway.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:00 PM   #17
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LOLOL! Sue!!!
oh lordy I needed a good laff today!
lol
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:04 PM   #18
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ColoradoSue,

Please explain to this "dull bulb" what you meant by "one of Gordy's guys loved the Scorpio one"

Are you refering to one of Gord's band members?, or someone else?

Never heard of any of Gord's people lurking this site.

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Old 12-18-2006, 12:08 PM   #19
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Never heard of any of Gord's people lurking this site.

Yuri
It wouldn't surprise me if it turned out the band members and Gord himself were all the time watching this site, seeing what we have to post.

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Old 12-18-2006, 03:03 PM   #20
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i see the lightbulb has been changed
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:40 PM   #21
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quote:Originally posted by Yuri:


Never heard of any of Gord's people lurking this site.

Yuri
It wouldn't surprise me if it turned out the band members and Gord himself were all the time watching this site, seeing what we have to post.

[/QUOTE]What a unique new name Douglas.
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i see the lightbulb has been changed
Is it any brighter now?
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quote:Originally posted by Fading Away:
quote:Originally posted by Yuri:


Never heard of any of Gord's people lurking this site.

Yuri
It wouldn't surprise me if it turned out the band members and Gord himself were all the time watching this site, seeing what we have to post.

[/QUOTE]What a unique new name Douglas.
[/QUOTE]Thanks. I tried to come up with a name from GL lyrics that was unique. F-Away was a good name too. I actually tried to change it back (it seemed more appropriate) but someone has taken it already!!

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Watchman - your thread opener was hilarious ! Thanks I needed the laugh....

, geo Steve

p.s. I'd add some to the list to admonish others sanctimoniously of the toxic nature of the bulb breaking if it is in fact a fluorescent bulb. The phosphorus is both inhaled as a toxic powder, and absorbed by osmosis through the skin as a systemic toxin.

Oh - and three to criticize the the person who posted on toxicity;

4 to rail to his/her defence and slam the criticizer, and the moderator to cool things down;

2 for John and I to debate wether the bulb portion of a std. lightbulb is in fact an oblate speroid, or a sphere,

one Boulder Colorado denizen to argue the answer is zero - Boulderites screw-in hot-tubs not light bulbs;


2 physics majors to argue wether a light particle photon has zero mass at rest or at the constant "C" speed; 3 attorneys to determine who is culpable if the whole thing blows up legally,

and one practical person to sweep up the glass shards of the bulb that went bad; or don a filter mask and rubber gloves if a fluorescent bulb.

This one practical private industry person would become 3 if a municipal job; 6 if a County Government, 12 if a State job, 24 if a Federal job, and 48 plus ambassadors and extradition lawyers if the bulb was over an international boundary;

to determine if over a such a boundary 6 land surveyors to determine this to +/- 3 feet, 3 geodetic surveyors, 2 cartographers, and a photogrammetrist to determine this within +/- 5mm and 3ppm.. Oh - and one idiot to hold up the bulb over their head while standing under high-power lines while their internal organs cook.

plus - 2 EE's to argue that LED's will take over virtually all incandescent or fluorescent lightbulbs !

-all in fun; hope I offended no one
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-all in fun; hope I offended no one
geo Steve [/QB][/QUOTE]


Geo Steve,
you should know by now that it is utterly impossible to not offend anyone! don't sweat it! and thank you for the "en lightenment"!
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