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Offline steve58

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The Outlet Challenge
« on: January 23, 2020, 08:09:15 AM »
Ah the young. Tide pod challenge, Cinnamon challenge, salt and ice challenge, set me on fire challenge, etc and now the Outlet challenge.  They are stupid as ever :idiot2:

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Re: The Outlet Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 10:49:45 AM »
What the hell am I looking at?
"...feels like a 39.99 game to me.”

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Re: The Outlet Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 11:06:20 AM »
That's a penny that has become welded between the prongs of an electrical plug due to teenage asshood.  If they had used a real copper penny the melting would have occurred somewhere else (like inside a wall).  When I was a moron (teenager) we would cut the plug off an electrical cord and tie the wires together.  Then we'd plug it into random outlets in order to blow fuses around parks and schools. 

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Re: The Outlet Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 05:35:39 PM »
So YOU are the guy who blew-up my 8th grade Algebra class. Thank you.  :bd:
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Re: The Outlet Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2020, 07:48:22 PM »
‘Asshood’  :notworthy:
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Re: The Outlet Challenge
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 08:11:27 AM »
I managed to continue blowing fuses when I started my first job after college (ok, I had graduated to circuit breakers by then).  I managed to short power to the outside of a computer I was putting together (TI 9900!) and blew the breaker that also ran the department coffee maker.  People were way more pissed about that then the weld mark on the outside of the computer case.

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Re: The Outlet Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2020, 11:11:07 AM »
Electricity is so tricky.
There was an AN/SPS-29 air search radar on the Manley (DD-940).
That sucker had a pulse width of 2,000 yards and a range of something  like 120 nautical miles.  To get these numbers, it had a liquid capacitor that was the size of a huge walk in closet.
There were horror stories of Electronic Technicians being fried if they didn't ground the capacitor properly before conducting preventive maintenance.
Manley didn't have a helo deck, but had a large flat surface on the second deck.  When there was a helo transfer, one of the whip antennas had to be cranked down to lay flat.  Unfortunately, the deck apes would chin themselves on the end.
This could damage the antenna, and the boatswain mates were told to stop, but it was like candy in front of a toddler.
One of the ETs made a sign, "WARNING, One Million Ohms!  Touch at your own risk."
Worked like a charm.
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Re: The Outlet Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2020, 11:22:47 AM »
I had a TI99/4a computer when I was about 8 or 9 years old and used to manually type in games I would get from magazines. I can still remember that new computer smell.
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