Conversation with my son...

TresK3 Posted By TresK3, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:39 PM

  1. TresK3

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    Me: (testing resistance on a circuit where I expected either 10 ohms or infinity) "Hmmm... no resistance... I'm not sure what to make of that."

    Son: (who just graduated with a mech. eng. degree) "I'd make a perpetual motion machine."
     
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  2. gzecc

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    Sounds like he should get the wise ass reward.
     
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  3. TresK3

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    True. But I can't argue his logic. :)
     
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  4. sportbikerider78

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    My son is 5 going on 6 and he is all boy.

    Walking through the mall we see a really smoking hot Victorias Secret model in her underwear chewing on a choker thing around her neck.

    Son: "Dad what is that naked lady doing? She's very pretty."

    Me: "That is a Victoria's Secret advertisement..she is selling underwear".

    Son: "What's her secret dad".

    Me: ...laughing really hard. "You'll find out some day and buy her a house.".
     
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  5. Knots

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    Cat Energy.jpg
     
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  6. CaptSpiff

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    Well,... now that you've put that on the web, it's another piece of IP heading to China. _g
     
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  7. blades

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    Think it will need a bigger cat and a larger piece of bread. - not enough torque. How the heck do you drop start something like that?
     
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  8. Knots

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    The entire motor/cat/toast assembly has to slide down a fixture with the cat looking down. The toast doesn't have eyes, so it can't react to the stimuli and get the rotation started...

    Next week we'll explore magnets that pull the aircraft along..._g
     
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  9. blades

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    or push it ? not mention possible vertical levitation.
     
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  10. dCalvinz

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    Bet he's going to save from now on buy a house sooner.
     
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  11. begreen

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    Good theory. Vertical levitation has been observed passing Victoria's Secret.
     
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    Wait a minute . . . do people still go to the Mall? ;) :)
     
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    Funny story, I took my son to the Mall on a Friday evening a week before Christmas last year, for a birthday party at LEGO Land. Before, I told him about how we used to make trips to the mall to do all of our Christmas shopping, and how it would be packed with thousands of people, and we’d see Santa, etc., etc.

    Well, we got there and found it to be a ghost town. I mean, you could see clear from one end of the mall to the other, with maybe less than 25 people in the main promenade. Santa was sitting lonely, with no kids in line. Each store we entered, we were the only people in the store. He still had some fun doing some Christmas shopping, but was totally underwhelmed, based on expectations from my memories.

    It was the first time I had been to a mall myself in over 20 years, and I was expecting it to be less busy than it was before Amazon.com and Walmart.com, but I was really surprised just how dead it was. Again, this was a Friday night, one week before Christmas... it should have been one of their busiest nights of the whole year.
     
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    VERY rarely.

    There is one here that is absolutely massive. Many theaters, bars, restaurants , and all the stores.
     
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  15. begreen

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    Only with a gun to my head.
     
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  16. blades

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    I can remember a year around 197ish that a new enclosed mega mall was opened and the enclosed mall where my shop was, was just plain deserted for the whole season as most flocked to the new mall. Heard the same story from others in different locations around the city. Hard on the pocket book.
     
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