From: "Spike Jones" AKA "bones"
> Ive heard arguments that in some cases a heavily burdened
> electric motor may bog down and overheat at 100 volts. If
> this caused a fire then the state would be liable for reducing
> the grid voltage? Legal professionals, comments?
Since G. Burch may be pre-occupied with programming his paralegal robot (or
maybe he just has a life), I'll jump in here to blurt that the idea of
reducing line voltage to 100 volts has been enthusiastically promoted by Ben
Wattenberg (the KGO talk radio guy, not the liberal newsprint ideologue).
Wattenberg has reported that he collaborated with scientists and engineers at
Lawrence Livermore Labs (in Bezerkely) to conduct extensive tests of this line
voltage reduction scheme and its effect on commercial machinery as well as
residential appliances. When they're satisfied that the concept is viable,
feasible, workable, practical, and economically sound, then they'll go ahead
with implementing it.
Davis and the burrowcrats had nothing to do with it, AFAIK.
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
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