Update on DoD pricing. The spectrum light bulb is now $250,000.95 (cost
overruns, you know). I should know, I work for DoD. However, work is
being done at General Dynamics on a spectrum light bulb with all weather,
night vision and nuclear capability.
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Subject: Re: On the lighter side.... (fwd)
Author: Adam Shostack <adam @
org> at internet01
Date: 4/18/97 10:21 AM
Paul D. Anderson wrote:
| 'Peter da Silva' spoke thusly:
| > > Besides those 4 ludites that would challenge the necessity of light
| > > bulbs and the 3 gnostics that would deny the existence of bulbs, plus
| > > the 2 satanists that would deny the existence of light and break the
| > > bulb that was replaced, and the new one would be put in ...
| > Only stone age incandescent-light gurus mess with bulbs any more. Compact
| > fluorescent tubes is where it's at.
| Ok, but those of us in the know, Know that florescent lights have been
| proven to make those suffering short tempered and anal retentive (transla-
| ted: grouchy and an asshole).
Nah. Back in the late 60's, the DoD figured out how to make the
world's longest lasting, fu;; spectrum light bulb. The first one
should be done with its B1 certification any day now, and be flying
off the assembly line for about $149.99 (1967 dollars).
"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."