From: throwitout on
On Feb 2, 8:37 pm, bearc...(a)cruller.invalid wrote:
> In article <1170460522.554525.10...(a)m58g2000cwm.googlegroups.com>,
>
>
>
> throwit...(a)dodgeit.com wrote:
> > On Feb 2, 7:45 pm, bearc...(a)cruller.invalid wrote:
> > > In article <1170459530.386880.273...(a)j27g2000cwj.googlegroups.com>,
>
> > > throwit...(a)dodgeit.com wrote:
> > > > She drugs herself with Vodka.
>
> > > Is that reliable?
>
> > > > I only had to add additional drugs to bring her home the first night.
>
> > > Cudgels and dragging by the hair work well, too!
>
> > > > Now yelling and beating her keeps her in line. She says sumthin'
> > > > about the booze lessening the pain.
>
> > > You know, there are these new things called "shackles"...
>
> > Not as much fun. Plus then she can't do the cookin' and cleanin'.
>
> This has been a lot of fun, but I have to stop now. The ol' ball & chain
> just got home.

So? Get her to get you a beer, and bake a pie.

From: Don Klipstein on
In article <bearclaw-7A91F7.00301202022007(a)news.supernews.com>,
bearclaw(a)cruller.invalid wrote:
>In article <1170371912.190092.101190(a)q2g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
> throwitout(a)dodgeit.com wrote:
>
>> For night-time lighting I like the 0.25Watt electroluminescent lights
>> that use about 2 cents of power in a year. I can pick them up at the
>> Dollarama (CSA / UL approved). Leave one in the hall, and one in the
>> bathroom and I can use the toilet at night without farting
>
>Wow. Those are some special lights :-))

Actually rather widely available - most home centers, many drugstores,
some supermarkets, and Radio Shack. And this is old technology - dating
back at least as far back as 1960's, maybe 1950's.

The modern implementations sometimes have the brand name or trademark of
"Indiglo". I am talking about electroluminescent nightlights. Often
these are flattish things that could resemble a
"2-inch-diagonal-measurement flatscreen TV" in appearance.

The photometric efficiency is in the lower end of what I call
"incandescent range". But add to this the usual formulation having a
spectrum quite favorable to night vision (also achievable by many commonly
available green, blue-green and blue LEDs), and it gets easy for a
dark-adapted human to get a hallway and a couple rooms illuminated well
enough to make a late night bathroom trip by a fraction of 1 watt.

However, these do not last forever. Sometimes things go wrong and they
conk out one way or another. Barring that, they degrade from age with a
halflife of only a few years. Properly implemented, colored LEDs do
better.

- Don Klipstein (don(a)misty.com)
From: bearclaw on
In article <slrnes8dpe.41q.don(a)manx.misty.com>,
don(a)manx.misty.com (Don Klipstein) wrote:

> Actually rather widely available - most home centers, many drugstores,
> some supermarkets, and Radio Shack.

Yes, but do they all have the same kind of flatulence-suppressive
properties? I think I would have to look at the warranty.
From: bearclaw on
In article <1170465380.491140.271790(a)h3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>,
throwitout(a)dodgeit.com wrote:

> On Feb 2, 8:37 pm, bearc...(a)cruller.invalid wrote:
> > In article <1170460522.554525.10...(a)m58g2000cwm.googlegroups.com>,
> >
> >
> >
> > throwit...(a)dodgeit.com wrote:
> > > On Feb 2, 7:45 pm, bearc...(a)cruller.invalid wrote:
> > > > In article <1170459530.386880.273...(a)j27g2000cwj.googlegroups.com>,
> >
> > > > throwit...(a)dodgeit.com wrote:
> > > > > She drugs herself with Vodka.
> >
> > > > Is that reliable?
> >
> > > > > I only had to add additional drugs to bring her home the first night.
> >
> > > > Cudgels and dragging by the hair work well, too!
> >
> > > > > Now yelling and beating her keeps her in line. She says sumthin'
> > > > > about the booze lessening the pain.
> >
> > > > You know, there are these new things called "shackles"...
> >
> > > Not as much fun. Plus then she can't do the cookin' and cleanin'.
> >
> > This has been a lot of fun, but I have to stop now. The ol' ball & chain
> > just got home.
>
> So? Get her to get you a beer, and bake a pie.

She's got a gun AND a friend in the roller derby.
From: Jeff on
SMS wrote:

> fluffy bunny wrote:
>
>> CF's have clearly overcome that hurdle, while recognizing much of
>> their current popularity upsurge is the result of various economic
>> subsidizations. So i'd say that finally, the fluorescent tube is
>> replacing the filament lamp for home use.
>
>
> Pretty much, though they have their drawbacks. They take a while to
> reach full brightness,

That is certainly true for the smaller lamps


and they're not good for high-intensity lamps.
> For women, putting on make-up in a bathroom lit by fluorescents doesn't
> work well.

That appears to be changing. My Photo Club just replaced the color
balanced high intensity hot lamps (lifetime of just a few hours and $7
each) with some color balanced High Intensity CF's for our Print
Competitions. Aside from the much longer lifespan the color of the new
CFs is much better, and that being judged by some color critical people.
Incidentally, it's the B&W prints that really benefit from the new lamps
(much much less metamirism).
>
> I was especially pleased to see all the fluorescent bulbs for recessed
> lighting. I have a lot of recessed lighting in my house, about 40
> recessed fixtures, and they are almost all fluorescent now. I spaced
> them a little closer together than I would have if I had been using
> incandescent.
>
> LED lamps are great for low intensity applications, but the higher
> intensity LEDs (5W Luxeon) generate a lot of heat that is difficult to
> manage.

BTW, just ran across this:

<URL: http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=29472 />

Nichia claims to have an LED with 113 lumens/watt and there's another
lab model at 130 lumens. That takes us close to replacing household CF's
with LEDs within the decade.

Jeff