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  Topic Started By:  techmonkey    On:  Tue 20th September, 2005 at 10:18
moj
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#2  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 14:26
ummmmm can I be the first to offer you a large pinch of salt.

Reuters are normally realiable but this is bullshit.

Originally posted by toiletduck

Alright, I'd like to say that all eople with 3 letter forum names beginning with M, who've been heli skiing in NZ are twats with the social skills of a dead horse and should probably be banned from the internet in general, as well as sharp objects.
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rodent
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#3  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 14:27
thats as maybe - funny read tho!!!!
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WTFH
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#4  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 14:31

Originally posted by moj

ummmmm can I be the first to offer you a large pinch of salt.

Reuters are normally realiable but this is bullshit.

Why? Did they get it from Sky?
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WTFH
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#5  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 14:39

Originally posted by moj

ummmmm can I be the first to offer you a large pinch of salt.

Reuters are normally realiable but this is bullshit.

Seems legit, for once!

Three Aussie news sources are carrying it (although the voltage seems to vary)

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,16627614%255E2862,00.html

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200509/s1461751.htm

http://the.standard.net.au/articles/2005/09/16/1126750111141.html
(and this one is the local paper for the place where it happened)
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moj
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#6  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 14:39
carpets don't "errupt" unless they are soaked in petrol

Originally posted by toiletduck

Alright, I'd like to say that all eople with 3 letter forum names beginning with M, who've been heli skiing in NZ are twats with the social skills of a dead horse and should probably be banned from the internet in general, as well as sharp objects.
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mista
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#7  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 14:40
It was me I made it up
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WTFH
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#8  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 14:46

Originally posted by moj

carpets don't "errupt" unless they are soaked in petrol


Well, I think that;s just being a bit poetic with the language, but the reports from Aus would be scientifically feasible.
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Kenzie
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#9  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 14:52

Originally posted by moj

carpets don't "errupt" unless they are soaked in petrol

How do you know this?
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WTFH
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#10  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 15:01

Originally posted by Kenzie

Originally posted by moj

carpets don't "errupt" unless they are soaked in petrol

How do you know this?

He's had carpet burns before after fire eating, and has learned to swallow, not spit...
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Kenzie
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#11  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 15:08

Originally posted by WTFH

Originally posted by Kenzie

Originally posted by moj

carpets don't "errupt" unless they are soaked in petrol

How do you know this?

He's had carpet burns before after fire eating, and has learned to swallow, not spit...

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moj
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#13  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 19:05

Originally posted by techmonkey

Originally posted by moj

ummmmm can I be the first to offer you a large pinch of salt.

Riiggghht

So, so far I've posted 1) a story about a prehistoric dildo which archaeologists painstakingly rebuilt; 2) police hunting a man running around newcastle wearing only a nappy; 3) a man dying from internal injuries after having sex with a horse; and 4) this. And it's this that you take issue with?!

Anyway my cousin works for reuters and he wouldn't lie, so it must be true.

Reuters offered to give "favourable" news coverage in the event of a coup against the democratically elected government of Venezuela.
Don't believe a word of it THEY ARE ALL OUT TO GET US!!

Originally posted by toiletduck

Alright, I'd like to say that all eople with 3 letter forum names beginning with M, who've been heli skiing in NZ are twats with the social skills of a dead horse and should probably be banned from the internet in general, as well as sharp objects.
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moj
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#14  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 19:16
a few comments on this story (not my own):

Originally posted by

1. Current is measured in amps, not volts.

2. WTF is the FIRE department doing with a volt/amp meter? Most (cheap) volt meters don't measure past 1000 volts AC/DC.

3. One or two squirts of water from a spray bottle would have completely discharged the jacket -- assuming somehow the natural humidity didn't!

4. and of course the jacket could never have built up such powerful charges as to melt and burn materials...

5. Seems unlikely that static electricity would be likely to flow *through* plastic, a *non-conductor*.

6. For the jacket to "continue" to give off an electrical current, several things must be happening:
a) There must be somewhere for it to go.
b) There must be something actively ionizing the electronics in the jacket. This requires force, external electricity, etc.
c) The "destination" of the current must also remain oppositely ionized. (Otherwise some current would flow and then things would be balanced). Maintaining the ionization of the "path to the destination" would also require external force, electricity, etc.
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Originally posted by

40,000 volts across a 250 pF capacitor would have potential energy of 1/2 CV^2 = 0.2 Joules. If you think that 0.2 Joules is enough energy to melt macroscopic amounts of plastic or burn carpet

[quote:ac09ac704f]it's begging a lot of questions. 1) How could the jacket hold its charge after being handled? 2) How could he re-build up such a charge after discharging into the carpet? 3) How could he not notice the massive jolts he'd get touching metal furnishings or even his computer?

Originally posted by toiletduck

Alright, I'd like to say that all eople with 3 letter forum names beginning with M, who've been heli skiing in NZ are twats with the social skills of a dead horse and should probably be banned from the internet in general, as well as sharp objects.
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moj
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#15  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 19:18

Originally posted by techmonkey


So, so far I've posted 1) a story about a prehistoric dildo which archaeologists painstakingly rebuilt; 2) police hunting a man running around newcastle wearing only a nappy; 3) a man dying from internal injuries after having sex with a horse; and 4) this. And it's this that you take issue with?!

I must admit even I'm bored of this now


...but who doesn't wear a nappy, even just occassionally

Originally posted by toiletduck

Alright, I'd like to say that all eople with 3 letter forum names beginning with M, who've been heli skiing in NZ are twats with the social skills of a dead horse and should probably be banned from the internet in general, as well as sharp objects.
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user206
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#17  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 21:57
Well check out the cambodian midget fighters on the bbc!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/midgetfighters

Now the question is:

how many unarmed midgets would manage to defeat a lion?!
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mista
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#18  Re: Aussie fashion a fire risk  20 Sep '05 at 22:00
I like the taking on anything man beast or machine bit.

Fair enough in Africa they dont have much money so they got a Lion, in the States they'd probably use some military fighter plane with machine guns and a selection of missiles and highly explosive bombs. What a moron!
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