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Re: Regulated Magnet Wire?
Original poster: "Mark Broker by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <broker-at-uwplatt.edu>
> I searched around the web and FBI/ATF sites for info on this and came up
> with zero. Maybe ask back at the motor shop where the guy heard this from.
> Maybe a local politician or something shooting off their mouth over some
> local incident or something. There does not seem to be any fact behind it.
> I would guess that there was some off-the-cuff comment or editorial in
> some trade magazine somewhere... I could call the ATF but I hate to give
> them a reason to laugh at "my" stupidity :-))
Another urban legend, is my feeling.
> Of course, this "regulation" would fail miserably not only in being
> impossible, but making the politicians look stupid (we all know how
> difficult that is :-))... Reminds me when they wanted to ban electronic
> solder or pass a law that pi = 3.000... :-)))
2.9, actually. In a case down south, a tire or automobile company was sued
because (I think - hazy memory) they were caught speeding, despite the
speedometer reading approximately the speed limit. The defense was that if you
let pi=2.9, then he was going the correct speed, or something like that. pi ~
3.141592654 ~ 2.9. The auto company won, of course, since most "lay" people
are mathematically ignorant.... (someone who knows the equation for pi as the
sum of 3 arctangents PLEASE email me offlist - I can't remember it, and it's
One of my physics profs has pi written out to 1000 digits (using Mathematica),
with "Which is roughly 2.9" hand written below. This was his story.
> Bombs can be made out of everything, so restricting everything is a
> solution :-))
I remember arguing with Chris over this matter about a year ago when he was
planning Avalon..... remember that one, Chris? ;-)
G-5 Geek #19 (or something like that)