In the comments section:
"60 Watt bulbs can be made to produce as much if not more light than a 100W bulb.
Take a batch (say 20 or so) of brand new 60 Watt bulbs and place in a domestic
Heat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius for 3 to 4 hours and then cool the bulbs
This process, which is not done during manufacture for cost reasons, makes the
of the contaminants bond with the atoms the tungsten filament. This produces a
and purifying process and results in a much brighter burning of the filament and
a geatly enhanced light output."
Strange! I would have thought that the same effect, if it exists at all,
could be obtained by "breaking in" at a lower voltage with several lamps
in series. And don't the solder contacts melt at 220C?
The comment is just as accurate as many other comments on this
subject which you'll find posted around. What worries me more
are the numbers of people falling for such bullshit (probably
a reflection on the dumming down of science education over the
last generation), and the number of pseudo-official organisations
(medical ones particularly) spouting such bullshit.
It feels like the human evolutionary thirst for knowledge and
understanding of our surroundings is coming to an abrupt end.
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Andrew Gabriel coughed up some electrons that declared:
The new Dark Age?
"The Dark Ages is a term in historiography referring to a period of cultural
decline or societal collapse that took place in Western Europe between the
fall of Rome and the eventual recovery of learning."
Witches => Kiddie fiddlers (Ok, less burning involved)
Christians kicking infidel ass => Muslims kicking infidel ass
Church authority absolute => Government authority absolute
Thinking discouraged => no change
I'm absolutely certain that is because of the general propensity to
hire arts educated people for customer facing roles. Apparently
because (the) Oi polloi have a greater affinity for them because
scientists and engineers are seen as nerdy and isolated.
Protest about it and you get told that nothing in this world, no
structure, no machine, no medical compound can ever do any good until
it is sold.
Hence the salesman is paid to go around doing just that, and the
scientist / engineer is called / regarded as "an oily rag", (This
terminology is nowadays common in state broad-corping.
I find it most distressing, in SWMBO's case. She and her peers simply
do not want know or to be told that the greasy "anti ageing" body
treatments containing "gold" and "collagen" etc sold on QVC, ditto all
the shampoos and conditioners containing vitamins (Hair, of course
being dead) for £30, £50, £70 and more are just fat, industrial
detergent, starch and face putty.
Similar products exist for hands and feet and that Anita Bollick is
the chief offender.
Got the same problem here.
It's also affected our second son. Into all types of face and hair muck,
deoderants and "designer" clothing.
He hasn't a clue what a spanner looks like but the exterior and interior of
his car are immaculate. I had to shift it the other day. Clatter bang,
clatter, bang. Blxxdy exhaust belting hell out of the floor pan!
Cosmetic adverts drive me nuts. Every one has to have a unique ingredient
with a psuedo scientific name.
The statistics they use are even worse. "86% of women agree" (129 women
sampled) etc. That is not a scientific study by any standard. And I'd guess
the 129 women are deliberately selected.
IIRC there are several products that reduce the appearance of wrinkles by
using a skin irritant to puff up the area.
Dave - The Medway Handyman
... ie it has the same result as putting on a little weight. Buy the
diet cereals (which are high in carbs), buy the diet mags (which dont
work) then pay premium for a cosmetic to make you look slightly
fatter. You couldnt make it up. I really dont get why people fall for
On Sun, 06 Sep 2009 21:54:10 GMT, "The Medway Handyman"
Starch is used in a similar way to "tighten the skin", that is it
shrinks and sets hard as it dries. The effect is the same as a sloppy
eater getting mashed potato all over her face and allowing it to dry.
Noticing a rank odour in the bathroom once I saw SWMBO had left a jar
of anti-ageing cream open on the window sill. It must have contained a
very high proportion of cheap fat (lanolin ?? ) because it had gone
rancid and stunk the place out to high heaven. My wife had just been
rubbing it into her face with gay abandon and most certainly didn't
want to be told her 70 quid's worth had gone off months ago. :-))
However we're all missing the point which is that they (like the
Goons) "don't wish to know that"and find it distasteful to remain in
the same room whilst it is being pointed out, acting as if it's
heretical to even contemplate criticising "Francois le Fuff" on QVC
and his face cream containing the Collagen of executed Chinese
prisoners with added * GOLD * and D.N.A..
Of course IGWS Gold is absolutely 100% biologically inactive, and DNA
is a very large molecule indeed , unlikely to penetrate the skin in
My "favourite" is probably the one which proclaims its Hyaluronic acid
If you find someone who is desperately ill with hypothyroidism they have
"mucinous" deposits consisting largely of Hyaluronic acid to blame for
their bloated, puffy appearance. Also causes other tissue damage and
maybe even carpal tunnel syndrome.
ARWadsworth coughed up some electrons that declared:
"Others had heard food items such as kebabs, Coca-cola or crisps could be
used as oral contraceptives."
I suspect the rationale being, if you eat a bab, noone is going to come near
you, let alone sh*g you...
If you apply logic then
1) A pregnant woman cannot get pregnant.
2) Use pregnancy as birth control.
It is a tried and tested method in Hastings, Doncaster and Sunderland as a
birth control method.
Just the other day I read an article about the various forms of twins -
which included those from different fathers and the same oestrus and,
even more rarely, with the second from a different oestrus and
(probably) a different father.
So pregnancy does not appear to be an absolute bar on conceiving a
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