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rjw at alembic.com
Tue Apr 10 17:17:00 CDT 2007
On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 05:16:19PM -0400, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> > A town bans the use of smoke detectors? How do people get home
> > insurance there?
> Probably very easily. IONIZATION detectors are not very good anyway.
> They are cheap, easy to manufacture and don't get clogged by dust.
> However, properly maintained photoelectric and heat detectors are much
> better. The nice thing about photoelectric detectors is they "fail safe",
> i.e. when they become too blocked with dust or airborne grease, etc.
> they go off instead of becoming less sensitive.
> Does this mean that wrist watches, tritium gun sights, etc are banned?
> Vacuum tubes with rare earth filaments?
yes, and if they could find a way to separate electrical energy from the
grid originating from nuclear power plants they'd ban that as well.
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