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#271851 29-May-2020 09:58
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In the days before 5G...

 

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  #2494214 29-May-2020 10:32
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At least the tradition is keeping on, keeping on!!


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  #2494220 29-May-2020 10:43
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And to think the alternate being clung to was gas lights,

 

Which are proven to emit CO as well as whole bunch of other nasties


 
 
 
 


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  #2494221 29-May-2020 10:47
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I hear sound operates between 20Hz and 20kHz as well... don't even get me started on light.... we're all doomed





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  #2494260 29-May-2020 11:29
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Edison did mount a pretty screwed up campaign against AC current though!

 

This film is all about it https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2140507/

 

If Covid-19 had been about back then Edison would have probably blamed that on AC current!





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  #2494289 29-May-2020 11:54
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Electrickery, you say? What is this? Witchcraft?

 

 

 

Burn the heretic!






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  #2494314 29-May-2020 12:48
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Geektastic:

 

Electrickery, you say? What is this? Witchcraft?

 

 

 

Burn the heretic!

 

 

The Catweazle ref probably lost on many under a 'certain' age.

 

Loved that show when I was younger.

 

Actually found some eps online recently - Still made me smile.





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  #2494343 29-May-2020 13:32
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The use of Electricity for lighting is in no way harmful to health, nor does it affect the soundness of sleep.

Kerosene lamps and gas lighting were dimmable. Candles you could add more or less. Different colour temperature and radiance characteristics. I expect the last part was accurate in some sense.

 
 
 
 


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  #2494345 29-May-2020 13:34
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robjg63:

 

Edison did mount a pretty screwed up campaign against AC current though!

 

This film is all about it https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2140507/

 

If Covid-19 had been about back then Edison would have probably blamed that on AC current!

 

 

Is it available for viewing anywhere, i see on itunes its pending with no release date

 

 


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  #2494347 29-May-2020 13:37
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The use of Electricity for lighting is in no way harmful to health, nor does it affect the soundness of sleep.

Another modern day correlate is the relatively concentrated brightness in small package and colour temps of l.e.d lighting compared to incandescent, and blue light spectrum emitted from phones and tablets. Again, I expect this last part was accurate in some sense.

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  #2494354 29-May-2020 13:54
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robjg63:

 

Geektastic:

 

Electrickery, you say? What is this? Witchcraft?

 

 

 

Burn the heretic!

 

 

The Catweazle ref probably lost on many under a 'certain' age.

 

Loved that show when I was younger.

 

Actually found some eps online recently - Still made me smile.

 

 

 

 

Good catch! 😎






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  #2494576 29-May-2020 18:53
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hsvhel:

 

robjg63:

 

Edison did mount a pretty screwed up campaign against AC current though!

 

This film is all about it https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2140507/

 

If Covid-19 had been about back then Edison would have probably blamed that on AC current!

 

 

Is it available for viewing anywhere, i see on itunes its pending with no release date

 

 

 

 

I'm not sure - I saw ad advert somewhere earlier this year - imdb says it was released here in late February - so got clobbered with lockdown.

 

The film was actually released overseas initially in 2017 - but there was a lot of dissatisfaction with it and they reedited the film - so the 2020 version is called the directors cut.

 

I 'found it' *somewhere* during lockdown - But I think its back on at cinemas at the moment.

 

Hmm - Yep - Screening at the movies right now around the country: https://www.flicks.co.nz/movie/the-current-war/

 

 

 

 





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