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Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 23:10:44 +0000 (UTC)
"When you make something idiot-proof, somebody will just make a better idiot." 

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From: "David Scheidt" <> 
To: "J T Mullen (IT)" <> 
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Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 4:49:26 PM (GMT-0500) Auto-Detected 
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot 

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 3:08 PM, Mullen, J T (IT) <> wrote: 
> One problem I have with CFLs is the base. I have a garage door opener 
> with sockets for a light bulb on each side. I'd like to put CFLs in 
> them, but the socket has a tappered opening that confirms to a normal 
> bulb - the CFLs won't screw into them and make contact. 

That's not a problem with CFLs. The problem here is that the person 
who designed the socket is a moron. I wouldn't have thought you could 
screw up something as well defined as an edison screw base, but I 
guess I've underestimated the morons they let design stuff. Yet 
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