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Author Topic: Lightbulb Shining Since 1901  (Read 697 times)
Rogue Ætherlord
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Student in Techno-Shamanism and Lyncanthrope

« on: June 08, 2016, 05:08:12 pm »

A Egnigma Whose Answer Could Be Quite Pratical:

The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

''Trickster shows us how we trick OURSELVES. Her rampant curiosity backfires, but, then, something NEW is discovered (though usually not what She expected)! This is where creativity comes from—experiment, do something different, maybe even something forbidden, and voila! A breakthrough occurs! Ha! Ha! We are released! The world is created anew! Do something backwards, break your own traditions, the barrier breaks; destroy the world as you know it, let the new in.''
Extract of the Dreamflesh article ''Path of The Sacred Clown''
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Rogue Ætherlord
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 11:11:56 pm »

Nothing really special about it - it's simply a circa 40W incandescent lamp that is running at around 4 - 6 watts. Basically it is a higher voltage bulb, say 220V, that is running on 110V, with the result that it runs lower wattage and thus the filament is at a much lower temperature. At reduced power levels you can vastly increase the expected life of any incandescent lamp.

It also helps that the lamp has rarely lost power, so has not been exposed to the repeated strain associated with the usual heating / cooling cycles that affect the life of other lamps. This is why incandescent lamps tend to 'blow' when they are switched on, rather than during use.

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 01:34:34 am »

Thanks for posting that.  I used to live not too far from Livermore and heard about the long-burning bulb every now and then.  Just the other day, I wondered if it was still burning.  You go, bulb!
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Only The Shadow knows

« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 06:20:09 pm »

Can we rule out that this isn't some kind of elemental spirit imprisoned by a magician?

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