Irony, Oh Irony

Point of information, Ron, is it true that Bernhard ‘Faulty’ Foltz (sporting a Neo-Nazi hair-style) repairs computers in Hitlstrasse (only two letters away from Hitlerstrasse) and that Horst ‘Siemens Stain’ Eckardt edits a computer magazine in Kafkastrasse? Oh how delicious that would be.

Meanwhile, Faulty likes to list fraudulent devices that would have been welcomed at that rubbish American ‘conference’

http://energonauten.123v.net/data928473268/private/Protokolle/Vortraege%202012/2012-06-10/Vortrag-BF.pdf

Unfortunately, the very first one is a particularly well-known trick: a battery is concealed within the apparently solid wooden block and current is fed-in via the screws. There have been complaints about this sort of motor in the science-education world, even after the power-source is revealed; the reason being that it leads students to believe that a DC motor can work without a commutator. Strangely enough, it functions only when sloppily constructed. 

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