Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday Funnies by Microdave

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Back again. To start with here’s one for Leggy & Bucko: I’ve been trying to convince Wiggy that you have to induce a voltage before you will get current flowing. If only there was a nice, simple, picture like this one to help: Sorry, Wiggy, but I just couldn’t resist… The above post was obviously made by an ammeter This ... Read More »

The Dynamo and Alternator

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So far I’ve covered batteries and mains charging, now it’s the turn of engine driven generators. In the comments on the last post Earwig took me to task over the following: This waveform is related to a basic principle of physics: moving a magnet past a wire will induce a voltage in the wire. If I’ve goofed I can’t see ... Read More »

Open Thread 28-07-14

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This weeks Open Thread. A few things: 1) Sorry for the lack of Friday Funnies, but after more than 3 years with scarcely a break, I had a “Fuck it, I can’t be bothered” moment. 2) I’ve had word that the server may be upgraded sometime this week – I don’t know exactly when, but will try and give some ... Read More »

Mains Charging

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Now you know that it’s not a good idea to leave a battery discharged, you need to know how to re-charge it safely, and without causing any damage. All batteries work with Direct Current – i.e. it is always of the same polarity. Alternating Current, such as you get from the mains cannot be used – unless you rectify it ... Read More »

Open Thread 21-07-14

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Friday Funnies by Microdave

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Something topical to start this weeks Friday Funnies: New video has emerged showing the inside of the Costa Concordia cruise ship which has been refloated after sinking two and a half years ago. It shows two Scotsmen still waiting for their change at a bar. The Beatles were lying to us all those years ago… To go with the Chicken ... Read More »

Tony Blair Middle East Peace Envoy

Tony Blair Middle East Peace Talks

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Open Thread 14-07-14

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Farady Funnies by Microdave

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Just a little play on words there, seeing as how I’m trying to edjurkate some of you lot in matters electrical. This is probably past its sell by date, but I either delete it or use it… I can’t imagine many youngsters visiting this establishment: Now pay attention, this is important… With built in shock absorbers, this lady obviously jumped ... Read More »

Boris Johnson Water Cannon Test A Total Success

Boris Johnson Water Cannon Test

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Edwina Currie Ex Female MP And Author

Edwina Currie Andrew Ash Ex Female MP

Edwina Currie, ex female MP and author, describes conversations with colleagues in the House of Commons tea-room : “Really nice, decent colleagues, members of parliament” who would scoff at the suggestions that adults can and do abuse children. For them, it was all nonsense dreamt up by silly social workers. “I would say to them : people exist who have ... Read More »

Batteries

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For this instalment of my posts about charging batteries I’m going to focus on……Batteries! If readers like Dam Langden are going to try building wind generators, then he, and you should know a little bit about what is safe, and more importantly what isn’t. I’m not particularly bothered if you kill yourself making pipe bombs, but I would rather not ... Read More »

Open Thread 07-07-14

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John Bercow Sex Symbol

John Bercow Sex Symbol Speaker of the House of Commons Dwarfed By Sally Bed Sheet Bercow PMQs short funny image photo pic gay sexual orientation height wife

John Bercow sex symbol? Who started that ugly rumour?   . Oh. Apparently it was his wife, Sally ‘bed sheet’ Bercow.   Bonking ‘I dwarf my husband’ Bercow reckons that her hunky-hubby’s high profile as Squeaker Speaker of the House of Commons makes him more likely to give the laydees a wide-on. However short-arse John said that “I’m not at ... Read More »

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