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Old November 14 2012, 08:43 PM   #391
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So where exactly was that lighthouse last week drawing its power from? Was it a battery powered lighthouse??!!
The generators downstairs where they were hiding powered on. You know, the ones powered by diesel and oil that somehow didn't corrode them after 15 years of sitting there unkept and rotting/rusting away.
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Old November 14 2012, 08:46 PM   #392
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Because generators spontaneously power on with 15 year old batteries.
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Old November 14 2012, 09:10 PM   #393
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... And Iphone batteries can hold a charger or 15 years!!
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Old November 14 2012, 09:39 PM   #394
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mine rarely lasts the day!
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Old November 14 2012, 10:39 PM   #395
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It wasn't the batteries.

It was the planet.

Like if the little dutch kid took his finger out of the dyke.

A tiny pocket of zero resistance was created and all the denied potential electric charge in the world flooded on those 20 square feet for a few moments before everything gummed up from being gangbanged or the pendant unspun.

In theory.
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Old November 14 2012, 11:13 PM   #396
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You people mock the power of the magic amulet at your own risk.
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Old November 16 2012, 07:36 PM   #397
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Finally saw last week's episode. Actually I think the series is getting somewhat decent. It's not perfect and they sure could use some better writers but with the addition of Colm Feore as Randall it's bound to get much better. He always plays for some reason a much more convincing bad guy than good guy.

As an aside, I loved his performance in Stephen King's Storm of the Century.

In any case, someone mentioned the problem with the generator suffering from dry rot. Is it possible that light house generators are fitted with more anti-corrosion resistant materials because of their proxmity to water - which would make the fact that it started more believalble. Regardless, I tend to discount those small inconsistencies. [remember as someone pointed in The Walking Dead thread] who's been cutting the grass at the prison over the past one year? Still hell of a show.

Revolution may not be on the same level as The Walking Dead but because it's on network television and they are much more limited on content that can be displayed I'm going to stick with this show through next year. Too bad we'll have to wait so long until 2013 episodes show up. I think NBC is making a mistake with that.
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Old November 16 2012, 09:23 PM   #398
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Not really. Sure, maybe more corrosion-resistent, but corrosion /= dry rot. And let an engine sit for 15 years, somewhat exposed to the weather, and you couldn't make that thing crank without a full rebuild. Also counting on the bearings for the rotating light to still work, bulb to have not blown/broken in a storm, power cable not chewed by rats, etc.

And that ignores the big question of how this is supposed to work in the first place. Looks like they're saying that there's a giant magical power suppressor that is creating the 'shit don't work' field. Makes sense, as then the amulet doesn't have to wirelessly PROVIDE power to these devices (which would need its OWN power source, plus have to get power to something that isn't configured to receive it wirelessly). So, now you've got a little bubble where the dampening field is off, and stuff COULD work.

What about it wasn't working? Did the mechanical parts of the generator always work, and just didn't spit out electricity at the end?

Either way, without firing this thing up every couple months or so, it wouldn't turn over if you hooked it to a nuclear reactor. After 15 years with no maintenance, and it was abandoned rather than carefully put away, you'd have zero chance of this being anything other than a heavy paperweight. batteries in an iPhone aren't even worth discussing, they barely hold a charge when unplugged for a few hours. Be a pretty impressive battery indeed to hold a charge for 15 years. I'd doubt you could get it to TAKE a charge after that long, even if the power came back on for good...
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Old November 17 2012, 04:21 AM   #399
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Isn't "losing a charge" over time also some form of electrical current? if those are suspended completely, wouldn't that also prevent a battery from losing it's power?

And if I have to rationalize away the decay of the lightning house, I'd say the militia made the cadets shrub it with toothbrushes every day.
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Old November 19 2012, 10:09 PM   #400
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Either way, without firing this thing up every couple months or so, it wouldn't turn over if you hooked it to a nuclear reactor. After 15 years with no maintenance, and it was abandoned rather than carefully put away, you'd have zero chance of this being anything other than a heavy paperweight. batteries in an iPhone aren't even worth discussing, they barely hold a charge when unplugged for a few hours. Be a pretty impressive battery indeed to hold a charge for 15 years. I'd doubt you could get it to TAKE a charge after that long, even if the power came back on for good...
I've fired up a lawn mower that's sat idle for several years.

But generally you're right. Like I said earlier these small inconsistencies don't get under my nerves any more than why the grass is cut at the prison in the Walking Dead.

BTW, did the inconsistencies in Trek drive you irk you as well? I was watching and old TNG episode Force of Nature and the species that was concnerned about warp field energy destroying their space and altering their plants gravity had an amazing piece of technology.

They could completely disable a star ship with their special vertaron [sp?] beams but that technology was never to be heard of or seen again when the enterprise is in battle and could have used the same technology to disable a combatant.

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Old November 20 2012, 08:46 AM   #401
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Damn, they had use of a great song and the director and writers wasted it. They should have gone all "Ron Moore" with that episode.
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Old November 20 2012, 07:31 PM   #402
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Damn, they had use of a great song and the director and writers wasted it. They should have gone all "Ron Moore" with that episode.
It's funny that Zeppelin was generous enough to loan their song to the series.
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Old November 20 2012, 07:34 PM   #403
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There's a new live LZ album and DVD thing out so they sent out word that they'd give tv shows rights to use a few LZ songs. Without that they'd probably wouldn't have been able to use it. Kripke's been trying for years to use LZ songs on Supernatural and so far he's been out of luck .
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Old November 21 2012, 03:00 PM   #404
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All will be revealed..ya right
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Old November 21 2012, 03:14 PM   #405
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All will be revealed..ya right
I think NBC is just recycling preview/commerical tag lines from Heroes or the Event...Or Surface...well you get the idea.
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