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  • DIY 600 Watt Amplifier With Old Computer SMPS

    Most audio amplifiers are output rated "PIP", that is "peak instantaneous power". Same with speakers. The RMS (root mean square) continuous power output is likely less than 50 watts. An honest 50 watts should rattle your windows!

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  • Clear Snow the Laziest Way Imaginable

    Many years back (1960s), I lived in Northern Illinois where we got frequent and plentiful snowfall. I would shovel out my driveway very early in the morning, then the city snow plows would block my driveway again when they plowed the street....with a lot more snow than I had blocking the driveway to begin with. One morning I was running late and didn't want to take the time to reshovel the driveway....so I decided to melt the snow with gasoline. I poked holes in the snow, poured in the gasoline, stood back a little and struck a match! I got considerably more than I bargained for, as the gasoline literally exploded, blowing snow and flaming liquid everywhere! I was lucky none of the flames struck me! The small fires died out quickly and my driveway was again passable, but I never ...

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    Many years back (1960s), I lived in Northern Illinois where we got frequent and plentiful snowfall. I would shovel out my driveway very early in the morning, then the city snow plows would block my driveway again when they plowed the street....with a lot more snow than I had blocking the driveway to begin with. One morning I was running late and didn't want to take the time to reshovel the driveway....so I decided to melt the snow with gasoline. I poked holes in the snow, poured in the gasoline, stood back a little and struck a match! I got considerably more than I bargained for, as the gasoline literally exploded, blowing snow and flaming liquid everywhere! I was lucky none of the flames struck me! The small fires died out quickly and my driveway was again passable, but I never tried that again!

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