~ THE LAWS OF ULTIMATE REALITY ~

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by SgtWookie, Sep 26, 2008.

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Law of Mechanical Repair
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

Law of Gravity
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Random Numbers
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Law of the Alibi
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire,
the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Law of Variation
If you change lanes (traffic lanes), the one you were in before will
always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

Law of the Bath
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you
are with someone you don't want to be seen with .

Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theater
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

The Starbucks Law
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to
do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Physical Surfaces
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor
covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Logical Argument
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law of Physical Appearance
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.

Oliver's Law of Public Speaking
A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson 's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Good Food Law
The better something tastes, the greater the probability that it is bad for you.

(This is basically in jest, but much truth is presented.)

2. silvrstring Active Member

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I have to make a poster of this. Is it yours?

3. gerty AAC Fanatic!

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The law of wiring a 3 phase motor: you have a 50% chance of getting the direction right the first time, and it will be wrong 75% of the time....

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It is anyone's who has ever experienced any of these events.

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I beg your pardon - You have a 66.666...% chance of getting the direction right the first time, but you will be correct only 33.333...% percent of the time

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7. loosewire AAC Fanatic!

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These Laws we can go back and read from time to time,I
think every one can relate to your view of the Law of average.

8. Dave Retired Moderator

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Good work Wook! The above 3 are guarantees for me, particularly the Law of Variation - I just don't shift lanes now, I just sit it out!

Dave

9. jpanhalt AAC Fanatic!

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Sorry, there are only two directions the motor can turn. It's 50%.

John

10. cumesoftware Senior Member

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Good post SgtWookie!

I guess it all resumes to the Essential Law of Bad Luck that happens to rule the universe.

I guess you will still have 50% chance to get the direction right. Suppose that you have three wires A B C, that you wire to L1, L2 and L3 terminals of the motor by that order:
- A B C, B C A and C A B will rotate the motor to one direction;
- C B A, A C B and B A C will rotate the motor in the opposite direction.

In reality, you will have more chances to wire it wrong. At least in that part we agree.

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11. studiot AAC Fanatic!

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And I always thought there were three

Either the rotor can spin one way or the other or it can stay still (and the stator will turn because you forgot to bolt it down)

12. scubasteve_911 Senior Member

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Very funny, I laughed

13. cumesoftware Senior Member

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It would be funny to watch a stator, along with the motor chassis, rotating on itself.

14. cumesoftware Senior Member

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I have a good one, creation of mine:

The probability of an elevator to break down will be directly proportional to the number of passengers currently inside it.

Either that or to the number of calls yet to attend.

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15. pkennedy Active Member

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thats great stuff! I am a victim of the one about the grease on your hands

16. leftyretro Active Member

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Screwdrivers come in two common flavors, + and -. The longer the walk from where you keep your screwdrivers to where the work is, the more likely the chance you brought the wrong one.

Lefty

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17. pkennedy Active Member

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what about the * screwdriver aka the torx

18. leftyretro Active Member

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Tork bits come in sizes so unlikely one would just grab one and run.

19. Dave Retired Moderator

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There is a further part to that rule: when you need a posi-head driver (i.e. a + head) you can only find a flat-head driver (i.e. a - head), and vice versa.

Dave

20. Wendy Moderator

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Another corollary, if you have the right screwdriver, in every dimension, the screw head will likely break off.

If this doesn't happen, it will crossthread and strip on the way back in.