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Offline maxtog

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1890 on: January 24, 2019, 04:00:27 pm »
Exactly. And they have come so dependent on the vehicle taking care of everything that they don't think about anything.

And next up.... the "proximity" lights on the mirrors.  People will rely on those and not manually check their blind spots.  When those fail or fail to work as expected, people will be even more likely to just drive right into another car in the adjacent lane.

Again, the law of unintended consequences.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1891 on: January 25, 2019, 07:11:42 am »
And next up.... the "proximity" lights on the mirrors.  People will rely on those and not manually check their blind spots.  When those fail or fail to work as expected, people will be even more likely to just drive right into another car in the adjacent lane.

Again, the law of unintended consequences.

You're assuming that these folks even bother checking their mirrors...
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1892 on: January 25, 2019, 04:45:21 pm »
really annoying.....

Lightbulbs.

simple light bulbs....
Incandescent... great///

Energy miser flouro-ballest style.... P>O>S

I just bought a 10 pack of "rough duty" 5000 hour 100W incandescent bulbs, for $3.50 at Dollar General to replace all the "energy efficient" ones my wife bought a year ago, which had a "life rating" of 1100 hrs.,  because 3 of those, crapped out, within one week...and I installed them just a year ago.... like they had a built in timer....
my wife insisted "you cant buy old style bulbs anymore, they don't make them..." .... Haaaa... well, I just broke that cycle, as $3 a piece for those tree hugger bulbs ain't happening again....

let there be light.....

back in time, around 1980... I was an engineer for GE, and developed the "first" in home use Halogen Arc Lightbulbs... I designed the mechanical "package" of the base, which contained the circuit board, the lamp shape, and multiple aspects of the assembly..
It was to be marketed under the name
"Halarc 150", but ended up being packaged as "First Light" in the promo boxes...
I still have one, in the box, from the initial design... it's a cool thing.
It never reached the market until years later,and under a new name, because selling a lightbulb for $6 was insane,(they realized rapidly that it had to sell for $15 a pop...) when we had just gone thru a complete incandescent manufacturing upgrade, which produced 3000 lamps, an HOUR...( those bulbs actually cost $0.12 each, to produce)



this is a proto lamp, I have one of these also...



https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=1144&pos=2&pid=32378

this is interesting, I'd like to meet and speak with this fellow, as some of his description is erroneous, I can dispute, as I actually had hands on of this products development....
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/inventor-prototype-ge-electronic-1843328514

now, thinking back, I am a bit amazed at what I actually did to make this lamp "happen"; as a major part of my efforts, besides the "physical" design of the components, was the design of the machinery to accurately and precisely control all of the bending and forming of the internal structure of the lamp itself...
all of those support "wire" parts, to hold the arc tube, the shroud, the "getter" (the little tab up top that absorbs moisture) the cathode, and anode, and the filament that provided light during the ballast warmup, required some pretty complex automated bending of wires on the fragile glass "stem" assembly, before the good parts were added, and inserted into "the bulb" where it was sealed...



all in all, it is cool to have these, and have documentation and stuff from the time I spent on it...
the biggest issue it had, was that it had to be used vertically, in a lamp, and due to the ballast circuits in the base, if it was used in a horizontal manner, the internal fuse would overheat, and pop. I have extra fuses also... hahahah.. but its a pain to cut apart the base, to remove the board and re solder them in...
the only ones that actually made it to market were packaged like this



and I doubt many were actually sold.
The ones I have ought to be worth some $$$$ now, especially in the first box,
which I am very sure NOBODY has, as it was never issued for sale, in the "First Light" or "Halarc 150" boxes... The boxes, plastic innerds, and instruction sheets lived in my office, and there were only 500 of each...  8)


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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1893 on: February 05, 2019, 03:21:32 pm »

… people who carry on too much luggage on an airplane.   

They take way more than their share of storage space that has to be shared with everyone else on the flight. 

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1894 on: February 05, 2019, 04:59:28 pm »
… people who carry on too much luggage on an airplane.    They take way more than their share of storage space that has to be shared with everyone else on the flight.

In fairness- the main problem is that the rules are ambiguous/misleading.  Some people, like me, want to check no luggage (and deal with the mistreatment of the bag, loss, recovery time, etc) and are perfectly fine with a regulation carry-on bag and [regulation sized] personal item bag.  The problem is that many of the planes were not designed such that everyone can carry that approved combination.  So it is somewhat of a surprise when you are faced with "you will have to check that here, since there is no space left".  At least when that happens, you KNOW it will get on the correct plane, and they return it to you immediately on exit (well, at least that has been my experience).

At least the luggage problem is easily dealt with.  Unlike:

1) The obese person seated next to you, invading your space.
2) The smelly person near you, invading your nose with perfume or BO.
3) The kid behind you kicking your seat.
4) The loud person near you (although earplugs are a must for me, and work well).
5) The never-ending delays.
6) The ridiculous "security theater" (in all its glorious manifestations)
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