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Old 01-24-2014, 06:16 AM   #21
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Why does the acid have to be drained?
Because I want to run a battery on something other than regular battery acid. Why do one project/experiment when you can do two at the same time?
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:18 AM   #22
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I think Opti meant that he hooked his battery up backwards in a car and bad stuff happened.
Of course he did (was easy to see). What I posted was meant as a joke.
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No one has ever completely discharged a battery, drained the acid, refilled, and charged backwards by accident.
You've never met Faeflora, have you?
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Because I want to run a battery on something other than regular battery acid. Why do one project/experiment when you can do two at the same time?
Any sufficiently strong acid will work.


Fun fact: We use glacial acetic acid at work. Smells like vinegar, but will take the skin off your fingers in a couple of minutes. We also use a very powerful sulfuric acid that can eat through anything organic nearly instantly. Just the fumes from it will corrode your lungs.
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Because someone told me it couldn't be done.
You can't hold you breath underwater for 10 min.

Going to do it?
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Fun fact: this is, so far as I know, the only way to actually die in any of the Monkey Island games. You have to literally just stand there doing absolutely nothing for exactly ten minutes after being tied to the idol and thrown off the bridge.
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Because someone told me it couldn't be done.
It's not possible to skydive without a device to slow your descent and survive.
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It's not possible to skydive without a device to slow your descent and survive.
Both parachutes failed and got tangled, man survived.
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You can't eat a gallon of crisco.
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You can't have a rational, unbiased debate about religion and politics on the internet.
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You've crossed a line with that one Joe.
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You can't have a rational, unbiased debate about religion and politics on the internet.
You got me there Joe. There is absolutely no way I will try to disprove that one.
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Fun fact: You can't have a rational, unbiased debate about religion and politics on the internet.
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This thread went from interesting and informative to FULL WIN in the last 10 posts or so
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Because I want to run a battery on something other than regular battery acid. Why do one project/experiment when you can do two at the same time?
When conducting a design of experiments it is generally advised to change one variable at a time so if there is a change it can be known that that variable caused the change. If you change two or more variables and something changes you cannot definitively determine which variable caused the change.
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When conducting a design of experiments it is generally advised to change one variable at a time so if there is a change it can be known that that variable caused the change. If you change two or more variables and something changes you cannot definitively determine which variable caused the change.
This man; he sciences.
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You can't strike a match on a wet bar of soap.


But this would be a much safer experiment.
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why not just replace the battery with capacitors?
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