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Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:04 am
by James Perrett
Martin Walker wrote:Talking of cigars, if you plug a capacitor in the wrong way round it also starts emitting a puff of smoke, and may even explode! :?

And Rifa capacitors have a habit of smoking even when they're connected correctly.

Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:36 am
by Matt Houghton
James Perrett wrote:
Martin Walker wrote:Talking of cigars, if you plug a capacitor in the wrong way round it also starts emitting a puff of smoke, and may even explode! :?

And Rifa capacitors have a habit of smoking even when they're connected correctly.

Yeah, but that's an easy problem to weed out.

Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:04 am
by blinddrew
Matt Houghton wrote:
James Perrett wrote:
Martin Walker wrote:Talking of cigars, if you plug a capacitor in the wrong way round it also starts emitting a puff of smoke, and may even explode! :?

And Rifa capacitors have a habit of smoking even when they're connected correctly.

Yeah, but that's an easy problem to weed out.
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Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:29 pm
by Folderol
blinddrew wrote:
Matt Houghton wrote:
James Perrett wrote:
Martin Walker wrote:Talking of cigars, if you plug a capacitor in the wrong way round it also starts emitting a puff of smoke, and may even explode! :?

And Rifa capacitors have a habit of smoking even when they're connected correctly.

Yeah, but that's an easy problem to weed out.
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and a few more
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Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:30 pm
by Wonks
I think that needs a Twitter hash-tag.

Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:34 pm
by Mike Stranks
Here's a thought....

SOS Christmas Crackers...?

You wouldn't have to look far for the jokes....

Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:00 am
by awjoe
It's just language, right? Capacitor, condenser...meh.

I was sat in a bar in Tokyo once with a Brit and we were making a list of all the words that changed across the Atlantic - gas/petrol, lift/elevator - that sort of thing. When we got up to 150 items or so, we gave up and ordered another round.

The language in this thread that caught my eye was a couple of posters who referred to 'our colonial friends'. Yeah, right. That includes me. Just for your information, I'm not colonial, and I'm not your friend. But it's just language, right?

Let it go.

Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:46 am
by Hugh Robjohns
awjoe wrote:The language in this thread that caught my eye was a couple of posters who referred to 'our colonial friends'. Yeah, right. That includes me. Just for your information, I'm not colonial, and I'm not your friend.

That's a phrase I used. No offence was intended but I apologise if I inadvertently caused some. I'll endeavour to find a less (humorously-intended-but-) controversial descriptor in future.

H

Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:05 pm
by Mike Stranks
Hugh Robjohns wrote:
awjoe wrote:The language in this thread that caught my eye was a couple of posters who referred to 'our colonial friends'. Yeah, right. That includes me. Just for your information, I'm not colonial, and I'm not your friend.

That's a phrase I used. No offence was intended but I apologise if I inadvertently caused some. I'll endeavour to find a less (humorously-intended-but-) controversial descriptor in future.

H

'tis a phrase I sometimes use... or 'colonial cousins'....

Like Hugh, no offence intended... actually meant in a 'warm and inclusive' way. Sorry if it's not received like that.

Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:42 pm
by ManFromGlass
As a colonial cousin I feel warm and included, even if it wasn't meant that way, (and I know it was) I still wouldn't feel offended. I'm generally not a ranter but knowing the spirit of the dissemination of knowledge gained through experience shared on these forums I can't imagine anyone deliberately trying to offend others.
Unless some person called another a real Dick. Even then as there is no irony, sarcasm or warm affection fonts yet, the intention of the original poster can only be estimated. Some people estimate wrong.

Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:08 pm
by awjoe
I've been coming here for a long time and will continue so to do. I've got good feelings about the people I mentioned, so no harm, no foul. My point is that with language it's really easy to take issue with so much stuff :protest: (I gave an example of that by way of demonstration) that it's often easier to let go :shh: than to get into a knot about it. I'm not in a knot. :wave:

Re: Condenser or Capacitor...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:13 pm
by ConcertinaChap
ManFromGlass wrote:I can't imagine anyone deliberately trying to offend others.

I can and it does happen, but it's thankfully rare and the mods are usually prompt at controlling it.

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