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Comment Re:Critical temperature (Score 1) 72 72

think of the effect if you then tied a piece of buttered toast to the back of the cat and tossed it.

The worlds first perpetual motion motion. a super conducting frozen, cat trying to land on it's feet while toast tries to land butter side down.

...and as a bonus you get an anti-gravity system.

Comment Re:Duh (Score 1) 44 44

I was refering, of course, to this but of course my analogy, like my spelling, failed due to the fact that the plethora of broomsticks results from them regenerating from parts of the original rather than from self replication. Apparently my humerous intentions also missed their target.

Comment Re:Why wouldn't they? (Score 1) 135 135

True. Now we have the question about "friends."

I submit a request to be your Facebook friend as "CuteBlonde362436" and you accept, thinking that I might be a cute blonde with measurements 36-24-36. At this point, I have access to your information including the fact that you like to molest small woodland creatures. Of course, I'm neither cute, blonde, nor do I have those measurements. However, I am part of an FBI task force charged with protecting small woodland creatures from molestation and the reason I approached you on Facebook is due to an anonymous tip that said you were into that sort of thing.

I now have all the evidence I need to have you locked up for a very long time.


Why would he want a cute blond when he is into small woodland creatures :)

That's a typo - it was supposed to be "CuteBlondeSquirrel362436"

Comment Re:Preventative Medicine - get a UPS (Score 1) 274 274

I would suggest you get this checked out by a profesional. 7kW is a big load (3 bar electric fire = 3kW in case you wern't aware) but I wouldn't expect the supply into the house to dip when it is switched on which suggests there may be a problem else where - at the very least contact a qualified sparkie for an opinion. (best of course if they are a friend as the advice is more likely to be straight)

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. -- Emerson