Frustrated by the economic situation? Whack a banker !

Patrick Gray patgperiod at
Fri Jan 27 14:24:50 CST 2012

I recall a Show I  watched in the '90's called the Secret Life of Machines
on the Discovery Channel.

Is this the same guy?

That was a great show to watch!


On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Phil <philmt59 at> wrote:

> Tim Hunkin is a British National Hero. On a TV series some years ago, he
> demonstrated the principles of the fax machine by converting and
> synchronizing two workshop lathes. On another occasion, he clearly
> demonstrated the fundamental principle of brakes by stripping the wing and
> front tyre off a car, jacking up the front, running the wheels at full
> speed and then applying the brake without releasing the accelerator.
> Result? Brake disc went from grey to red to yellow to white in less time
> than you might imagine. Principle? Brakes turn kinetic energy into heat.
> Lots of heat.
> Whenever he builds an electronic circuit, he adds little models of plastic
> workmen to the board to give an impression that the little men are making
> it work. Genius.
> Phil M1GWZ
> On 27 Jan 2012, at 06:32, Andre Kesteloot wrote:
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