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« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2008, 05:37:51 am »

Thanks, overthere.  It's not your fault either though.  By the way, where do all the missing socks go anyway?  Is there some other dimension or planet where they have their own civilization?  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2008, 01:00:41 pm »

every once and a while you see one on the side of the road...must have had a heartattack and got left behind during the escape..imagine..come on glenda come on..nows our chance..laying there in the fetal position isn't going to stop the misery..I have a friend at the dryers..let's go..hurry the pounders comming..run glenda runnnn..ack..uk..ack...save your self.....glenda...go
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« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2008, 02:00:08 pm »

Having worked on dryers more times than I care to count I can attest to the fact that it is not only possible that they may escape through the dryer; they are actually induced to make the attempt because the very design of the dryer invites such activities.  I have seen socks, coins, paper money, sundry items such as paperclips, small toys and yes I have even seen a hanger or two manage to make a getaway.  The drum is fixed to a short motor shaft at the rear of the dryer.  The front of the drum is not actually attached to the dryer.  The front of the dryer has a handful of slightly curved tab like projections that find themselves inside the drum when the front of the dryer is assembled.  The seal is also attached to the front of the dryer and wears out as time goes by.  This allows the drum to float to some degree rather than being fixed to something.  It is through these seemingly doubtful gaps that the socks make good their escape.  It usually starts with the occasional sock finding its way out.  As the dryer ages the number (and size) of the items that escape increases until finally, you guessed it; mass exodus.

In most cases the escapees make things worse as they will usually find themselves outside the drum ( therefore beyond the sight and reach of their human masters ) but trapped within the dryer itself.  That part of their bold journey is fraught with danger and disappointment.  Especially if it is a gas dryer.  I have found them in the dryer duct.  Perhaps this is an indication that some of their counterparts actually made it outside the dwelling.  I doubt that I will ever know because they are no where to be seen ( although I have heard stories ).  In any event if you notice that you are losing large numbers of socks it is time to have the local technician or your otherwise useless brother-in-law run routine maintenance on the dryer.  This will increase the efficiency of the dryer, prevent the machine from wearing out altogether and in the case of a gas dryer or situation where air flow has been severely obstructed by the bodies of unsuccessful escapees the routine maintenance may very well prevent a fire.  It may also prevent the number of escapees from rising to the point that they feel confident about returning to rescue their fellows that were left behind.
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« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2008, 02:23:29 pm »

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« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2008, 03:13:51 pm »

dawnsboy

That's interesting. I wish I had more repair skills. I did wiring for a house once, which was pretty cool.
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« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2008, 04:14:28 pm »

Maybe the socks go here:  http://www.worth1000.com/entries/57000/57019xEGC_w.jpg

Here is an explanation of where they might go: http://khamael.wordpress.com/2007/09/26/the-planet-of-lost-socks-and-the-story-of-a-perfect-nipple/

WARNING:  Page includes "Not Safe For Work" photograph.
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« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2008, 04:24:00 pm »

say.. thanks for the new wallpaper.. it's.. Perfect Wink

speaking of mechanics

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/GreekScience/Students/Ellen/Museum.html

some uses of the Archimedes screw

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/Screw/Applications.html

steam cannon tests

http://web.mit.edu/2.009/www//experiments/steamCannon/ArchimedesSteamCannon.html

solar energy

http://www.miller-mccune.com/article/289
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« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2008, 05:05:06 pm »

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dawnsboy

That's interesting. I wish I had more repair skills. I did wiring for a house once, which was pretty cool.

Actually wiring a house is pretty cool.  Cool

I have never wired a house although I have done home electrical repair.

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Seems to be a broken link at this point.  The other one is hilarious but due to spelling, syntax and sentence construction issues I suspect that it was actually written by one of the missing socks.   Wink

ON SECOND THOUGHT

If the story about the perfect nipple was written by the same author as the story of the missing socks then my theory on that one is out the window....




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« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2008, 05:23:09 pm »


eh heh heh (pretty cool) heh heh heh (thank you very much)

My wallpaper, incidentally

http://www.hypatia-lovers.com/images/Hypatia_1024x768_px_Wallpaper.jpg

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That site up top (the Alexandria one) is the ideal kind of web page: very little formatting, a lot of content. The Sacred Texts website is a lot like that as well.

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That's interesting. I wish I had more repair skills. I did wiring for a house once, which was pretty cool.

Actually wiring a house is pretty cool.  Cool

I have never wired a house although I have done home electrical repair.

I'd like to gain some background in electrical engineering although I'm not sure how I'm going to do that. The mechanical end doesn't really interest me as much, although it can be very useful.

In the mean time, CS and pure math are way cheaper for me to study as you need very little equipment.

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Seems to be a broken link at this point.

It's not. Refresh.
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« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2008, 05:59:16 pm »

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Maybe the socks go here:  http://www.worth1000.com/entries/57000/57019xEGC_w.jpg

Seems to be a broken link at this point.

It's not. Refresh.

Thanks!   Grin

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I'd like to gain some background in electrical engineering although I'm not sure how I'm going to do that. The mechanical end doesn't really interest me as much, although it can be very useful.

In the mean time, CS and pure math are way cheaper for me to study as you need very little equipment.

You clearly have an aptitude for these subjects.  You will accomplish a great deal during your lifetime.



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« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2008, 08:01:43 pm »

Thanks!   Grin

Yeah, it's an annoying website that forbids hotlinking.

I generally use tinypic in these cases.

You clearly have an aptitude for these subjects.  You will accomplish a great deal during your lifetime.

Given a very liberal definition of 'accomplish'.

I recently found out that I wouldn't get A's in any class unless I knew the subject matter beforehand. That is why I am spending a whole bunch of time on material I know I will cover in the future—in effect, terminating my coursework before I (don't) actually do it.
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« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2008, 08:04:04 pm »

Oh..thanks..looks like patty's going to tell me a bed time story...

http://www.sacred-texts.com/

cheers
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« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2008, 08:19:59 pm »

say.. thanks for the new wallpaper.. it's.. Perfect Wink

speaking of mechanics

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/GreekScience/Students/Ellen/Museum.html

Excellent. Perseus project page is probably the best website ever. It is quite impressive that such quantity of classic texts is available for anybody wanting to read them.
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« Reply #43 on: June 30, 2008, 08:43:57 pm »

Oh..thanks..looks like patty's going to tell me a bed time story...

http://www.sacred-texts.com/

cheers

One of my favorites on that website is The Seven Evil Spirits: http://www.sacred-texts.com/ane/seven.htm

Another good one is the Lokasenna: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/poe/poe10.htm. Loki really shuts Frigga up in this one by calling her a ho.

Excellent. Perseus project page is probably the best website ever. It is quite impressive that such quantity of classic texts is available for anybody wanting to read them.

I am currently reading a history of ancient Greece.

Pretty cool.

Not one from the Perseus page, but on paper—the better way to read almost anything.
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« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2008, 01:01:15 pm »

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Given a very liberal definition of 'accomplish'.

I recently found out that I wouldn't get A's in any class unless I knew the subject matter beforehand.

Alas, a lesson we all must learn at some point.  Sigh....

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You learn quickly!



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