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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2014, 01:30:49 pm »
In the most charitable light, he has a point; ignorance is not, in itself, morally wrong.  It's simply the lack of knowledge of something. 

Willfully ignorant, on the other hand....

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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2014, 02:07:16 pm »
In the most charitable light, he has a point; ignorance is not, in itself, morally wrong.  It's simply the lack of knowledge of something. 

Willfully ignorant, on the other hand....

Who said morally wrong?  He said "bad".  I had the thermostat on my car's engine go bad.  Doesn't mean I feel that it is going to hell.

Not that it could anyway, it is an Asian car (Japanese).

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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2014, 03:01:13 pm »
I was trying to rephrase without using the word in question. In the best light, ignorance by itself isn't necessarily bad.  Choosing to remain ignorant is, in my opinion.

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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2014, 03:02:13 pm »
My Volvo's brake lights have stopped working, most likely due to a failed relay.

This is bad.

I could either try to fix it, or I could just drive around with no brake lights. Hmmmm, I wonder which would be more productive?
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2014, 03:10:36 pm »
Either could be, depending on how you define "productive."

I mean, if you're trying to produce a nasty car crash, get behind the wheel, sister!

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« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2014, 03:16:42 pm »
Either could be, depending on how you define "productive."

I mean, if you're trying to produce a nasty car crash, get behind the wheel, sister!

POINT.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2014, 04:11:20 pm »
In the best light, ignorance by itself isn't necessarily bad.

Spend a day at my place of work.   :kingmeh:

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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2014, 04:32:54 pm »
That's a spectacularly effective and convincing argument.

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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2014, 05:52:21 pm »
Alright, alright. I give in.  :lol:

I'm stealing LMNO's version though: Ignorance is not, in itself, morally wrong.
It allows me to pretend that what I said wasn't wrong.
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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2014, 06:07:31 pm »
It was explained to me today that low-volting a motor won't burn it up, it will just "make it go slower".

I kinda had one of those Mesozoic Nigel grins going on, and the fact that anyone got out alive is a testament to my kind & peaceful nature.

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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2014, 07:11:13 pm »
Ok, I'm not an engineer, but even I know that can't possibly be right.

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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2014, 08:38:56 pm »
Ok, I'm not an engineer, but even I know that can't possibly be right.

 :weary:

Lower voltage, amps go up.  Resistance follows amps, heat follows resistance, motor goes crispy.

Ohm's Law, 1st year apprentice shit. 

However, These People didn't do an apprenticeship.  The people in question have 1) chemistry and 2) marketing degrees.  Which means they're smarter and know everything, while we oafs step on our knuckles and make grunting and whistling noises.

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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2014, 08:55:06 pm »
Ok, I'm not an engineer, but even I know that can't possibly be right.

 :weary:

Lower voltage, amps go up.  Resistance follows amps, heat follows resistance, motor goes crispy.

Ohm's Law, 1st year apprentice shit. 

However, These People didn't do an apprenticeship.  The people in question have 1) chemistry and 2) marketing degrees.  Which means they're smarter and know everything, while we oafs step on our knuckles and make grunting and whistling noises.
I get the impression you don't have a lot of fans there.
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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2014, 12:07:06 am »
Ok, I'm not an engineer, but even I know that can't possibly be right.

 :weary:

Lower voltage, amps go up.  Resistance follows amps, heat follows resistance, motor goes crispy.

Ohm's Law, 1st year apprentice shit. 

However, These People didn't do an apprenticeship.  The people in question have 1) chemistry and 2) marketing degrees.  Which means they're smarter and know everything, while we oafs step on our knuckles and make grunting and whistling noises.
I get the impression you don't have a lot of fans there.

I hate them and they hate me.  It works for everyone.   :lulz:

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Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2014, 12:11:55 am »
It was explained to me today that low-volting a motor won't burn it up, it will just "make it go slower".

I kinda had one of those Mesozoic Nigel grins going on, and the fact that anyone got out alive is a testament to my kind & peaceful nature.

Whaaaaat

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”