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Wed Nov 29, 2000 3:08 am

Well this is way, way off-topic, but it just reminds me so much of this forum, I just couldn't let it pass.

Cheers

Scotty

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Q: How many Airliners.net forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

A: 1,189

1 to change the light bulb and to post to the forum that the light bulb has been changed.

14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs; and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.

7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.

27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.

53 to flame the spell checkers.

41 to correct spelling/grammar flames.

6 to argue over whether it is "lightbulb" or "light bulb"; another 6 to condemn these 6 as anal-retentive.

156 to write to Johan about the light bulb discussion and its inappropriateness to this forum.

109 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this exchange to lightbulb@egroups.com

203 to demand that the cross posting to light_bulbs@egroups.com, spelling@egroups.com and illuminato@egroups.com about changing light bulbs be stopped.

111 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts *are* relevant to this list.

306 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.

27 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.

14 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and to post the corrected URLs.

3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this list which makes light bulbs relevant to this list.

12 to post to the forum that they are unsubscribing because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.

4 to suggest that posters request the light bulb FAQ.

44 to ask what is a FAQ.

4 to say "Didn't we go through this already a short time ago? Read the archive"

43 to ask "Where's the archive?"
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 3:12 am

 

Thom@s
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Amir
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 3:17 am

Hi Scotty,

you made me laugh, iam still at office (since 14 hours)

Thanks/Rgds
Amir
 
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RE: All Forum Members: Read This

Wed Nov 29, 2000 3:50 am

That's the best Scotty!!  
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 3:58 am


 
Haha
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 4:43 am

Wel, how do you change the single lightbulb in your room when you're fully in the dark? Can someone bring some light on this...
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 4:57 am

I think you've got a good overall analogy of life there..  C'est la vie I guess.
 
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Sabenapilot

Wed Nov 29, 2000 4:58 am

Sabenapilot: just wait till next daylight time and change then.
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 5:12 am

fantastic - reminds me of the discussion on PPRUNE jetblast of the use of commas - I wet myself.
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 5:22 am

What if the room has no windows (I mean holes in the wall covered with cristal, not a PC operating system)?

Gerardo
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 5:25 am

Scotty, add a few hundred to argue whether they should use Sylvania lightbulbs or Philips lightbulbs, what wattage is the best for the amount of light they hope to illuminate the room with, and which lightbulb company's packaging looks the best, unless they changed it recently and now it sucks. -Mark
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 5:27 am

Sabenapilot, that's why you need to have at least two bulbs... or four, if your room is not ETOPS-certified... don't ask about three, two bulbs do the same work for less money, and the third bulb is usually difficult to be accessed.
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 5:57 am

BL,

Don't forget about the 10 who just bought Microsoft's "Light Bulb Change: Sim 2001", and think it's 'awesome' because the screen bathroom at the Empire State Building, or the chandelier's at La Tour Eiffel "look just like the real thing!"  
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 6:18 am

Brissie_lions,

Touche!

EyeSky  
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 6:23 am

cute  
 
Lauda 777
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 6:29 am

You...good...That´s great brissie...

We need a humor forum!

Right Danny?

Cheers,
Jonas
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 7:02 am

That's funny, but what's so frightening is how close to reality that really is  

LH423
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 7:03 am

Great information. So next time you have to change a light bulp, check out http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/335188/ - or post a new topic and tell us about your problem, preferably on the techn/ops forum.
Cheers, Preben Norholm
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What About The Usual Brand War!

Wed Nov 29, 2000 7:09 am

And then people telling other people to stop the wars and grow up.   Nice one Brissie_lions (where did you get the name from?)
 
agrodemm
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 7:19 am

That was nice.....
But what bulb did they use? GE?

ok here is another good one....
I read it some years aggo in a quality book, but I don't rember the title to give credit.....

A Little story

This a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry because it was Everybody’s job.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 8:00 am

G*DDAMNIT Brissie, who the hell do YOU think you are coming in here with this trash?? Just some brilliant know-it-all Aussie freak?? Well let me tell you something you jerk.....


  Brilliant joke. Very real.
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 8:10 am

I am sorry but the light bulb you are refering too is WAY TOO BIG and will never be required by the wider community!!

Also, if that light bulb was to blow, it would only make us go back to the trusty light bulb we have known and loved for over 30-years now.  
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 8:27 am

What's a lightbulb...?
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 8:42 am




hey that was a good joke....that kinda shows how thing go around here......personally i don't like it when people tell me that the question was asked already....i'm asking cause i didn't know that and i want to know.... 
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 9:15 am

You're so damn right Scotty!

 

Regards
the Lightbulbchanger
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 9:40 am

Don't forget that when you are installing light bulbs to lay them out in a 3-3-3 layout. That way a light bulb doesn't get stuck in the middle of a bank of five light bulbs.

"FLY DELTA JETS"
 
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RE: All Forum Members: Read This

Wed Nov 29, 2000 9:47 am

LOL
 
XNV
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 10:03 am

What about the debate regarding the initial purchase/lease cost of the lightbulb vs. the operating costs of said lightbulb?
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 10:09 am

Well that is what everone has to decide is if the cost of a new light bulb is less than maintaining the current light bulb. Some people don't maintain their light bulbs very well, and they have reached the end of their structural life. Plus the coating is comming off the bulb and it is time for some new bulbs. Also some light bulb companies rushed their bulb to market to beat another bulb, and they are just not as well built.
"FLY DELTA JETS"
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 10:21 am

If you check this really obscure broken link:

http://www.go2.somewhere.cheapcrappyhomepage.crapgraphics.dodgyinformation/lightbulb/orders/recent.htm

Then you can see that x just ordered 14 light bulbs for that extension to their house. It is not a rumour, it is 100% confirmed!!! (bollocks!) Where do you think they will put these new light bulbs. Surely the light bulbs won't fit in to their original lighting plans, what new spaces will be lighted!!! 

You are right, a humour forum should be started, this is such a funny thread  

 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 10:32 am

What about the case when someone announces they will be buying 44 20-year old lightbulbs, and spending $35 million per lightbulb to upgrade it, when there are newer and more efficient lightbulbs available on the market for only a few dollars more.

And don't worry about those Russian lightbulbs...they aren't as bad as everyone makes out ya know...especially their latest lightbulbs.

Zanadou....As much as I hate Melbourne, don't make me come over there to slap ya round a bit  

777kickass.....all your questions are answered here http://www.lions.com.au
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 11:29 am

Now, what light bulb would be most efficient? What is the ultimate use of the light bulb. Personally, the GE 100watt, EL (extended life) is better than the european Philips, P101Watt. But it guess the buyer will just have to decide whether they want the EL or not, and do they want the stretch version. The ultimate decision is for what uses will they use the lightbulb for? Will it be on for lots of times, for short periods? Or long, 14 hr illuminations? In that case, they need to see which one has a better range. ELOPS also is a large determining factor.

TB
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 12:12 pm

This is a very good way of looking at our forum. Just being mostly a spectator I have noticed all of these things happening. Thanks>

Dc-9-10
 
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<b>NEWSFLASH!</b>

Wed Nov 29, 2000 12:25 pm


A lightbulb has reportedly gone down in the upstairs toilet. It is believed a pair of Nike trainers and a "U"-shaped splash-mat are amongst the likely casualties. Unfortunately there were no US citizens on board.

 
 
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RE: <b>NEWSFLASH!</b>

Wed Nov 29, 2000 6:22 pm

I prefer candles! Good ol` days... gone
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 6:57 pm

Are lightbulbs made by Airbus?

--->Zanadou!  
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 7:33 pm

You know, there is a good website about this, Lightbulbs.com

http://www.lightbulbs.com

Good joke!
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 8:34 pm

One of the best posts I have read in awhile.

Some more lightbulb jokes.

http://www.eyrie.org/~thad/strange/lightbulbs.html

Good one Zanadou, someone had to ask the question.

Why fly non stop when you can connect
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 10:25 pm

WELL SAID!
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 11:11 pm

   

Corey777
 
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Wed Nov 29, 2000 11:23 pm

LOL!
       
Well done!!  
This really happens in this forum!
 
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It's TheTruth!

Thu Nov 30, 2000 12:34 am

You got us Scotty!  

RIX, you are a riot too  
 
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Thu Nov 30, 2000 12:59 am

Since somebody mentioned Candles, here is something that was said 200 years ago by the French Economist Frederic Bastiat regrading competition.


To the Honorable Members of the Chamber of Deputies.
Gentlemen:
We are suffering from the ruinous competition of a rival who apparently works under conditions so far superior to our own for the production of light that he is flooding the domestic market with it at an incredibly low price.
This rival, which is none other than the sun , is waging war on us so mercilessly, so that your intervention is necessary.
We ask you to pass a law requiring the closing of all windows, dormers, skylights, inside and outside shutters, curtains, casements, bull's-eyes, deadlights, and blinds -- in short, all openings, holes, chinks, and fissures through which the light of the sun is wont to enter houses, to the detriment of the profitable industries we have managed to create in the country.

Signed,
The Candle Makers


I think that this reflects certain issues on fair competition that can be applied today.

Regards,
agrodemm  

 
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Thu Nov 30, 2000 1:13 am

  Thats totally funny.
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Too Short

Thu Nov 30, 2000 1:40 am

Life's too short for this thread.

- caravelle
Trains and boats and planes....
 
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Thu Nov 30, 2000 1:34 pm

very creative! 
 
B727-200
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Thu Nov 30, 2000 3:22 pm


Zanadou: Yes, Airbus do. In fact, soon they will have big new double ones that will revolutionize light production everywhere. Unfortunately the world will require a series of socket modifications to take this new type of lightbulb. Ah yes, we have sure come a long way since the humble screw-in!!

Agrodemm: you're CrAzY - I like that quality in a person  

 
agrodemm
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Thu Nov 30, 2000 6:12 pm

B727-200....... Thanks, nobody called me crazy ever.....

However, since the topic went way off, I would tell you, what is wrong with the topic, since nobody spoted it .......................

Scotty you are wrong........
The people you mentioned add up to 1185......not 1189

So there are 4 missing

And I am going to reveal to you who these people are:

They are ...... the non-rev LightBulbers

The people that can say anything about changing a bulb without being there.......


Heyyyyy..... #%$@##!$ the lights went off.......

Next Topic..... Need Help..... Anybody knows how to change a light bulb ?

Regards,
agrodemm  
 
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Fri Dec 01, 2000 1:40 am

Under the Watt-saw Convention, anyone injured in a room during the changing of a lightbulb is entitled to $75,000, unless the person or surviving family members can show wilful misconduct-ivity on the part of the lightbulb owners.

In the famous Thai Lightways International bulb explosion near Kathmandu, surviving family members were able to receive above the $75,000 Watt-saw cap because they were able to show that the bulb crew engaged in wilful misconduct-ivity by screwing in the bulb 360 degrees when they meant to screw it in only 180 degrees. Everybody got screwed in that event.

Consider the fate of the Concordia, the super-bulb developed by the French and British electrical industries. This revolutionary light bulb took the world by storm, promising light that would travel faster than the speed of light. Its sleek, delta-shaped glass fixture, powered by four Olympus titanium/tungsten filaments, transmitted light across the Atlantic and back in half the time required by more conventional, bulky light bulbs. Russians stole the design of the Concordia, unveiling its Concordia-ski months before the debut of the Concordia. With its retractable canards that provided stability during slow-revolution entries and exits, the Concordia-ski stole the show at Paris but met an untimely demise when a small French spy bulb came too close to the Concordia-ski, causing the Concordia-ski to disintegrate during its first public lighting.

Unfortunately, even after almost 30 years of service, the Concordia recently lost public favor when a French version exploded outside of Paris. Preliminary investigation revealed that a three-filament American bulb may have triggered a chain of events leading to the explosion when a .01 centimeter U-shaped metal shard fell off the American bulb, entered a ventilation system and was blown into the waiting socket of the Concordia, which exploded shortly after screw-in when the metal shard ruptured the Concordia's fragile latex electrical contact, leading to the fiery burn-out videotaped by a Spanish trucker's wife.

European electricians and American electricians continue to debate the cause of the Concordia tragedy. Europeans argue that the American bulb should have been maintained more, while the Americans contend that the Concordia wasn't designed tough enough to withstand normal contact with metal shards during screw-in.