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#70819 - 10/14/06 08:12 AM User names  
Kenbo  Offline
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How did you decide on your username? There must be some good tales to tell about them.

I got mine becouse when I was an apprentice some time ago (26 years)I was an active outdoor sort of chap, sailing, hikeing, shooting, scouts all that kind of stuff. Well about the same time there was an obscure moive (had a couple of spin offs) going about called "Rambo" So one of the others started calling me Kenbo..
But it never stuck except within my group of apprentcies. So I thought this was a good place to revive Kenbo

Kenny


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#70820 - 10/14/06 08:58 AM Re: User names  
HotLine1  Offline


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Thought about it, and decided on my business name. So much for originality

John


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#70821 - 10/14/06 09:04 AM Re: User names  
ShockMe77  Offline
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Shock Me is a Kiss song with a few electrical referrences in it.

For instance, some of the lyrics are....

"My insulations gone, girl you make me overload."

I thought it'd be appropriate to to combine the two.


#70822 - 10/14/06 09:40 AM Re: User names  
Almost Fried  Offline
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Madison County, Ark. USA
Almost became a statistic on two occasions involving 277/480. Didja know that 277 is the lowest commercial voltage whereby an arc, once established, is self sustaining???


#70823 - 10/14/06 09:52 AM Re: User names  
Eddy Current  Offline
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Eddy currents are currents induced in metals. They tend to move in a circular fashion similar to the eddies of a river. Taken from my Delmar text.


#70824 - 10/14/06 09:56 AM Re: User names  
Roger  Offline
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Don't know why, it's just that everyone around me has been calling me by it as far back as I can remember. [Linked Image]

Roger


#70825 - 10/14/06 10:05 AM Re: User names  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Don't know why, it's just that everyone around me has been calling me by it as far back as I can remember.
I thought it was because you understand everything, as in "Roger that" ...

[Linked Image]
Bill

(because I get all the bills...)
[Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 10-14-2006).]


#70826 - 10/14/06 11:09 AM Re: User names  
Dnkldorf  Offline
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You would have to ask my mother..


#70827 - 10/14/06 11:31 AM Re: User names  
Rewired  Offline
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Picked mine because its simply what I do every day, "rewiring" for whatever reason..

That and because some days I feel I am completely off my rocker and am said to be "rewired upstairs" [Linked Image]

A.D


#70828 - 10/14/06 11:59 AM Re: User names  
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Reno
Because there's always room for a differing point of view.....


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