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Posted: 26 August 2005 01:38 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18725146.500

I want one.

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Posted: 26 August 2005 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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What good does it do to squeeze a lever?

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Posted: 26 August 2005 02:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I guess it is a benefit somehow that it stops when not squeezed.

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Posted: 26 August 2005 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thats pretty cool….......I need one..

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Posted: 26 August 2005 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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buba - 26 August 2005 06:14 PM

I guess it is a benefit somehow that it stops when not squeezed.

I had always thought you pulled levers… maybe they re-invented the lever though and didn’t tell me.

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Posted: 26 August 2005 04:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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actually i would think historically one would have pushed a lever.
you must be thinking of stops.

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Posted: 26 August 2005 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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# (Mech.) A rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied;—used for transmitting and modifying force and motion. Specif., a bar of metal, wood, or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures.


Both pushing and pulling appear valid, but squeezing a lever just wouldn’t do anything.

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Posted: 26 August 2005 05:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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think bicycle brake

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Posted: 26 August 2005 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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buba - 26 August 2005 09:03 PM

think bicycle brake

Obviously then, the journalist was trying to obfuscate the fact that this device uses a simple trigger.

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Posted: 26 August 2005 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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i think your right. you can squeeze a trigger.
...journalist!

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Posted: 26 August 2005 05:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Are you two geniuses done talk’n bout a freak’n lever….....lol

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Posted: 26 August 2005 05:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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buba - 26 August 2005 09:10 PM

i think your right. you can squeeze a trigger.
...journalist!

Shamefully, I occasionally dream of being a journalist… ah, obfuscation I could create!

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