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Posted by News on November 21, 2012, 7:58 am
harry k wrote:

I do not like to enter care homes.

Posted by <ramrod on December 8, 2012, 9:34 pm

When I was around 20 years old I went to a tec museum and they had a
generator there that had a handle on that you could wind to turn the genny.

Connected up was a switch that you could choose the power you generated to
go either to a light bulb (around 40 watts I would guess), or a about a 10
inch electric fan.

Winding the generator as hard and as fast as I could you could get the light
to light up but not to full brilliance. If you switched it to the fan you
had great trouble to generate enough power to get it to turn. I did manage
to get the fan to turn quite slowly.

So you need a great deal of energy to produce hardly any electricity.

Posted by mike on September 7, 2012, 2:23 am
 On 9/6/2012 4:50 AM, News wrote:

The math is ALL that matters.

You're saying that not much electricity can be produced, but that same
not much electricity is best used to heat not much water???
If you were really interested in hot water or efficiency,
you'd use a more efficient process that did not involve the
useless conversion to electricity to heat the water.

Even better, eat less and take the money you saved on the food that you
didn't need to supply the pedal power and use it to buy electricity.

Posted by harry k on September 7, 2012, 3:30 am
He could even use the money saved at the local mortuary to get a brain
that works better than his current one.

Harry K

Posted by News on November 21, 2012, 8:00 am
 harry k wrote:

 Harry, is that where they sourced yours?

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