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  1. Typing a long ass post on a cell phone (one...

    Typing a long ass post on a cell phone (one letter at a time) can be so easily ruined by a single inadvertent click. Grrr
  2. The phrase “victim of police violence” is...

    The phrase “victim of police violence” is squirrelly. Being a victim suggests an unjustified shooting took place. If it was justified, then it’s neutral like a nurse in an ER referring to someone as...
  3. I think ambiguity has reared its head again....

    I think ambiguity has reared its head again. Suppose I do have a responsibility to help, that responsibility is of a different kind. If people see me do something such that it’s obvious I did it and...
  4. Is that what you think I think? A little girl...

    No. What she did is on her. That you came upon her after she broke her leg is your challenge. You are responsible for making the effort to recover her from the condition she's in. You have the...
  5. If I find you along a trail with a broken leg...

    If laws are passed, I blame the law makers.
    If you get lost, and there’s no foul play (tricked with a bad map), I say you are the cause for what you cause.
    If people obey some law that says to look...
  6. If laws are passed, I blame the law makers. If...

    If laws are passed, I blame the law makers.
    If you get lost, and there’s no foul play (tricked with a bad map), I say you are the cause for what you cause.
    If people obey some law that says to look...
  7. Then i’ll accept that I caused the glass to fall...

    Then i’ll accept that I caused the glass to fall into a pool of water. I’ll accept all blame for each and every micro event that subsequently occurs as a physical result of what I set in motion. But,...
  8. Should we be responsible for the decisions others make?

    I’ve been all scattered about trying to make heads or tails of two kinds of cause. The first kind is physics related. If I forcefully throw a fragile wine glass down onto hard concrete and the glass...
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    That can have weird implications too.

    On the contrary. The metre has always been exactly 1,000,000,000 nanometres. The metre (and therefore the nanometre) is simply not the size it was thought to be. The speed of light (like the number...
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    See, another example of something that changed...

    oh.

    I thought the distance light travels would be impacted by its extremely small change.

    Negligibly so, apparently. My bad.[/QUOTE]

    The distance light travels in a second is a fixed value....
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    You had me until that last sentence. I’m thinking...

    You had me until that last sentence. I’m thinking you can double it until there is such a thing; then, measure something that size and cut it in half as many times as you doubled it :-)
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    oh. I thought the distance light travels would...

    I don’t have a problem with how it’s defined, but I’m speculating that some serious miscalculations could result from all the refinements, at least in complicated scenarios requiring extraordinary...
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    I don’t have a problem with how it’s defined, but...

    I don’t have a problem with how it’s defined, but I’m speculating that some serious miscalculations could result from all the refinements, at least in complicated scenarios requiring extraordinary...
  14. Makes sense. I say to the both of ya

    Makes sense.

    I say to the both of ya
  15. Maybe it’s the terminology, but there is...

    Maybe it’s the terminology, but there is something about the word, “potential” that bugs me. It reminds me of risk. I can drive 90mph in a 30mph zone all day long and not cause an accident or run...
  16. Well, I suppose there needs to be current to...

    Well in order to measure anything there needs to be a power exchange somewhere. That means I*I*R or V*I or V*V/R. But you need to pass some current so you need a connection. [/QUOTE]

    Well, I...
  17. Well, that just sucks all to hell. Is there...

    The alarm sensor needs to monitor the truck's potential with respect to the ground. So one input for the sensor needs to be connected to the truck and another input for the sensor needs to be...
  18. Awe, so the alarm needs to sound when the...

    Awe, so the alarm needs to sound when the potential changes!

    Situation green:
    I’m walking unprotected towards the truck which is at ground potential. No big deal since both the truck and I are at...
  19. ETA: dang that’s not many amps. Like less than 1!...

    ETA: dang that’s not many amps. Like less than 1! Geez that sounds low
    ETA2: reminder to self: keep feet close.
  20. Green situation: no wires touch truck. Yellow...

    Novice question:
    Suppose the lift is touching the power line such that I would be injured if I grounded the circuit by standing barefoot on moist grass and grabbed a conductive part of the...
  21. Novice question: Suppose the lift is touching...

    Novice question:
    Suppose the lift is touching the power line such that I would be injured if I grounded the circuit by standing barefoot on moist grass and grabbed a conductive part of the...
  22. Thread: Totally Justified

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    “The customer argued with the manager, 38, then...

    “The customer argued with the manager, 38, then stated that he would come around the counter and kill the manager, but he didn’t want to be charged with robbery.”

    Standards!

    I ain’t no thief....
  23. If that doesn’t make one’s internal alarm go off,...

    If that doesn’t make one’s internal alarm go off, I don’t know what does.

    The problem, of course, isn’t that our internal alarm is malfunctioning. Something in the milk definitely ain’t clean. The...
  24. How about a separate secondary back up device...

    You not only have to detect the electrification of the truck (which is the easy part), but you need to somehow quickly kill the power (within milliseconds, ideally) to keep him from getting...
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    Ditto

    Ditto
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