electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

From: Peter C. Wallace <pcw_at_mesanet.com>
Date: Tue Dec 14 13:47:22 2004

On Tue, 14 Dec 2004, Tore S Bekkedal wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 22:57 +0000, Jules Richardson wrote:
> > I have a feeling that a lot of trams and trolleybuses over here at least
> > ran on DC, presumably for traction and speed control reasons. Whether
> > they were candidates for being supplied by a DC grid or whether rotary
> > converters were always used, I don't know.
> Norwegian trains run DC... I've seen a tagger actually climb up on the
> roof of a train, and before I could run to the veranda of my appartment
> to tell him to get the fuck down, the dumb fuck stood up. He illuminated
> the entire train exchange for a millisecond, and then all that was left
> of him was one of his feet, that apparently hadn't made contact with the
> grounded train roof. His charred remains were still burning 20 minutes
> later, until the firemen came and cleaned up the mess.
> By coincidence, two years later, I actually met the guy who was with
> him, on the ground, and I was infuriated to watch him make up a story
> about trying to run from a mob of violent security guards and this was
> happening by accident...
> --
> Tore S Bekkedal <toresbe_at_ifi.uio.no>

Gee, that sure brightened up my day...

Peter Wallace
Received on Tue Dec 14 2004 - 13:47:22 GMT

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