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Max The Magnificent
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Re: I'm a lateral thinker
Max The Magnificent   12/4/2013 10:04:24 AM
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@SA_Penguin: So the logical thing [from my perspective] would be to trip circuit breakers. THEN start waving away smoke.

He's an 18-year-old lad with no interest in science or technology -- he wouldn't know a circuit breaker if one crawled up his leg and bit him in ... a very unfortunate place.

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Re: Not listening
Max The Magnificent   12/4/2013 10:01:42 AM
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@David: Many of your readers on EE Times hang on your every word.

You smooth talker, you!

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Re: There's an app for that
Max The Magnificent   12/4/2013 10:00:50 AM
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@Aeroengineer: Where is the like button for this?

There are a bunch of "buttons" under the title to the blog, including a "Rate it" button.

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Re: I'm a lateral thinker
Victor Lorenzo   12/4/2013 5:55:20 AM
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@sa_penguin: "I've never heard of a self-cleaning oven" One auto-cleaning method is to rise the oven's temperature at about 500ºC so the residuals/spills are burned and reduced to small particles (powder).

And that can effectively produce smoke! ;)

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I'm a lateral thinker
sa_penguin   12/4/2013 4:29:06 AM
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I've never heard of a self-cleaning oven, I'm assuming its an electric oven. So the logical thing [from my perspective] would be to trip circuit breakers. THEN start waving away smoke.

Once enough smoke cleared, I'd start resetting the breakers. If the oven is on a clearly marked breeaker, I could leave that off (or trip only that one to start with).

All your home computers DO have protection from a power loss, don't they?

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Re: There's an app for that
Victor Lorenzo   12/4/2013 3:26:08 AM
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antedeluvian, "I find my iPad ideal for this action"

If that would hapend to me last saturday, my hammer could also have 'definitevely' done that job. LOL.

...sorry, had too much marketry these days ;)

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David Ashton   12/3/2013 11:14:39 PM
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Max.... "Did she listen to me? Ha. Why is it that no one ever listens to what I have to say?"

That's not strictly true.  Many of your readers on EE Times hang on your every word.  Not listening to anything you say is a wife's prerogative......

 

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Re: There's an app for that
Aeroengineer   12/3/2013 7:22:33 PM
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Where is the like button for this?  I can totally envision the panic and deperation in an effort to carry out the dedicated task.

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Re: There's an app for that
Max The Magnificent   12/3/2013 3:37:38 PM
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@antedeluvian: I find my iPad ideal for this action. A free app, and the iPad doesn't even have to be on.

Of course, if you had one of those Bell Apps then you coudl be sounding the alarm bell whilst fanning the smoke detector...

 

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There's an app for that
antedeluvian   12/3/2013 3:12:02 PM
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Max

Joseph immediately dragged a stool under the detector, mounted the stool, and started fanning the detector with a magazine.

I find my iPad ideal for this action. A free app, and the iPad doesn't even have to be on.

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