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From: Tony Williams
Subject: WPT progress. Was: Amplifying stage with *negative* Voltage gain??
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 12:06:49 +0000 (GMT)
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In article <3DF0D076.258A@Spam.Bots>,
Mike Monett wrote:
> Is that why you built that lovely brick sh*thouse?
The design of the Williams Patent Thunderbox is not
completely finalised yet. The brick walls are ok,
but the thing that is giving trouble is the pressure
sensitive roof-lifter. A roof that lifted off every
time you only coughed was too embarrassing. I tried
to discriminate for methane (or hydrogen sulphide)
with a strategically positioned pilot light. It did
work fine, but the results were compromised when
an unforeseen mortar-effect drove the experimental
subject upwards as well, such that the head also
penetrated the roof.
This was a pity, because I had incorporated a rather
tasteful improvement. As the roof slowly sank back
to the rest position a speaker would play one verse
of a national anthem (of the country of your choice).
However, the *crack* as the head hit the 2x4 joist,
and the subsequent (inconsiderate!) screaming, drowned
the music entirely. Made a mockery of the whole thing.
There was some acrimony afterwards but I feel that my
position was considerably strengthened when it was
accidentally let out (literally) that the subject had
consumed a Tandoori Curry the night before, and had
failed to disclose it before the experiment started.
One good thing came out of it. The reinforced door
and the brick walls survived the transient pressure
pulse very well. In fact the walls are so strong
that I think they can take three or four eyebolts
as well, as attachment points for the new Subject
Restraining Chains that are going into the design.
I'd really like to get on with that, but Nursey says
that this straitjacket really suits me, and I have
to wear it for just a little while longer.........
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