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#4126200 - 05/28/15 10:35 PM OT : about electric bulbs...  
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How many members of an internet forum does it take to replace an electric bulb ?

* 1 to replace the bulb and write to say he replaced the bulb.
* 14 to say they also replaced a bulb one day and talk about how they did it.
* 7 to warn about the hazards involved in replacing a bulb.
* 27 to point at the typos in the messages about replacing a bulb.
* 53 to shout after the ones who pointed out the typos.
* 6 to debate if you should say "electric bulb" or "lamp".
* 6 to say the 6 above are being pedantic.
* 2 industry professionals to say the proper word is "incandescence lamp"
* 15 I-know-everything pretending they have been in the industry to say "electric bulb" is absolutely correct.
* 109 to point out that this forum is not about electric bulbs and that all this s... should be discussed in the "electric bulbs" forum
* 111 to defend the topic, saying everyone uses electric bulbs and therefore it should be allowed.
* 305 to debate about the best way to replace an electric bulb, where to buy the best electric bulbs, what brand is the best for each technique and which ones should be avoided.
* 27 to send the internet links where you can find out about the different electric bulbs.
* 40 to say they don't trust electric bulbs and give links to pseudo-scientific websites pretending they
know alternative ways to make light.
* 12 to point out that the right to the light is not in the Constitution.
* 4 to say we need a FAQ about electric bulbs.
* 44 to ask what a FAQ is anyway.
* 12 to say that in every house there should be candles somewhere in case a bulb would stop working.
* 5 to say they don't use any electric bulbs, but only candles.
* 4 to ask "Didn't we already talk about this recently ?"
* 145 to advise you should make a Google search on electric bulbs before starting a topic about electric bulbs
* 1 to reply to the thread 6 months after the topic is forgotten and restart the whole f... thing !

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#4126207 - 05/28/15 10:52 PM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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Quit hanging out in FSX forums, neaner
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#4126209 - 05/28/15 11:00 PM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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We're more likely to go off on a tangent about electric light illuminating the intruments of night flying FE2bs. biggrin

#4126232 - 05/29/15 12:00 AM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: MudWasp]  
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Originally Posted By: MudWasp
Quit hanging out in FSX forums, neaner
Good to hear from you, Corsair thumbsup
Are we that Cranky in the WOFF forum... stirthepot


Hi Mudwasp ! I'm here reading every day. yep


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#4126233 - 05/29/15 12:00 AM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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Electric Lamp you mean Maeran...

#4126273 - 05/29/15 01:56 AM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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You forgot:
1 to say that LED's are better because 1) they use way less electricity, 2)they last longer, 3) the price is coming down, and D) to mess up the numbering.


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#4126290 - 05/29/15 02:36 AM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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Where I come from we call them light bulbs.


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#4126300 - 05/29/15 03:17 AM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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Originally Posted By: corsaire31
Originally Posted By: MudWasp
Quit hanging out in FSX forums, neaner
Good to hear from you, Corsair thumbsup
Are we that Cranky in the WOFF forum... stirthepot


Hi Mudwasp ! I'm here reading every day. yep


My Bad that I haven't read your journeys lately.
Last I knew you were flying a very nice Stagger Wing.

#4126346 - 05/29/15 08:38 AM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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#4126363 - 05/29/15 09:51 AM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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#4126365 - 05/29/15 09:57 AM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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Lucky you are,we have oil lamps all around....


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#4126377 - 05/29/15 10:54 AM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: MudWasp]  
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Originally Posted By: MudWasp
Originally Posted By: corsaire31
Originally Posted By: MudWasp
Quit hanging out in FSX forums, neaner
Good to hear from you, Corsair thumbsup
Are we that Cranky in the WOFF forum... stirthepot


Hi Mudwasp ! I'm here reading every day. yep


My Bad that I haven't read your journeys lately.
Last I knew you were flying a very nice Stagger Wing.


I've finished the Aeropostale adventure I started last September with the Staggerwing in La Paz.

After a holiday break I am now flying down the Amazon river with an amphibian Cessna C 185F, while still running my cargo company in Alaska / British Columbia.


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#4126610 - 05/29/15 09:42 PM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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Sorry I am late replying to this topic...couldn't see a thing for awhile...bloody light went out! duh

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#4126612 - 05/29/15 09:45 PM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: cCromwell]  
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#4126974 - 05/31/15 02:41 AM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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Someone needs to set up a light bulb wish list.


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#4127048 - 05/31/15 01:36 PM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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Add a statistic for people who personally attack you for posting about changing a light bulb and it would be the RoF forum!


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#4127053 - 05/31/15 02:09 PM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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You also forgot to add in the five folks who will make bad jokes about the topic.

I ate a light bulb once because I though it would make me brighter.
Watt?
I said I ate a light bulb once because I thought it would make me brighter.
No, not what - watt. How many?
I told you, one.
No, not how many light bulbs, how many watts?
What?
Yes - watts.
No, what?
What?
I'm losing the filament of this go-round.
Tungsten?
What?
The filament. Is it tungsten or molybdenum?
I knew a Molly Denham once.
What?
Not what - who. Molly Denham, I knew her in high school.
No, not Molly Denham - molybdenum - the filament, in your light bulb.
You mean the one I ate?
Yes.
I don't know, what does molybdenum taste like?
How would I know, I've never eaten a light bulb. Why would I?
To make yourself brighter.
Watt?

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#4127069 - 05/31/15 02:48 PM Re: OT : about electric bulbs... [Re: corsaire31]  
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