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    Do this, don't do that, can't you read the signs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Kinda like the old light bulb that never burns out, why would they sell those to us? We would never need to buy more again!! Unless you broke one by accident but that's about it. Can't have all of us with unlimited light bulbs, how would they ever profit from that?
    We have those now. They are called CFL bulbs. I have had most of mine for 6-7 years, moved them to multiple places, and never had one burn out. Now with the LED's, I hear they will last even longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's all Tesla crap. We could have had a century of free safe energy. It was the FREE part that THEY didn't like. YOU ESSAY! YOU ESSAY!
    That's not really true. RF signals carry no where near the level of power required in any electronic devices of the last 100 years. Only recently have we been able to create devices efficient enough to utilize low energy sources. Even now, we have a long way to go before your cell phone can run without a battery. It is pretty cool technology, and I can see it being the future. It reminds me of the movie Southland Tales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    We have those now. They are called CFL bulbs. I have had most of mine for 6-7 years, moved them to multiple places, and never had one burn out. Now with the LED's, I hear they will last even longer.
    but but but they (insert nebulous entity here) are trying to keep us down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    there was a thing on the AM news about the Tesla electric car. cost 100000 bucks. they put one in a car smasher and it broke the smasher.
    and then there's this tin foil conspiracy theory spread by left wing takers casting aspersions on job creators,
    http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/07.13/50plus.html
    I wouldn't waste time on that second theory. It has been busted multiple times. You can go down to VW right now and buy a Passat TDI that will easily net you over 52 mpg. The US uses different standards for MPG ratings, which is usually what leads to discrepancies when comparing to other countries. I will say the EU has way more fuel efficient car options, but that is because diesel is accepted and sold in many more applications over there. The compression ignition engine will always be more efficient than spark ignition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    We have those now. They are called CFL bulbs. I have had most of mine for 6-7 years, moved them to multiple places, and never had one burn out. Now with the LED's, I hear they will last even longer.
    I still have some in use I installed in '95. My house is old and has the porcelain post wire circuit that would blow out a bulb within a month or two. My nephew, a right wing Fox New azz, told my dad they were dangerous and convinced him to throw them all out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    I still have some in use I installed in '95. My house is old and has the porcelain post wire circuit that would blow out a bulb within a month or two. My nephew, a right wing Fox New azz, told my dad they were dangerous and convinced him to throw them all out.
    Hahaha, yeah, I have noticed some people really hate on CFL. I love them. I have one in a shop light that has been banged and dropped numerous times, yet is still lives on. Incandescent bulbs would blow if you looked at them the wrong way.