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What is this? What are these?
« on: July 27, 2014, 04:36:16 PM »


What are these things? I live right by them. As a matter of fact this is about 10 feet from where I live.
A young girl in my building was diagnosed with leukemia this morning.  I want to know what I'm dealing with, but I don't even have the right terminology. They don't look like transformers.

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 07:47:34 PM »
It's a distribution line terminating to an underground riser. It's normal and industry standard for electric utilities. There has been no proven link between electrical lines and cancer. I would not be concerned about it from a scientific point of view, but it is an eyesore if that's right outside your window. Trust me, I'm an engineer.

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 08:11:02 PM »
It's a distribution line terminating to an underground riser. It's normal and industry standard for electric utilities. There has been no proven link between electrical lines and cancer. I would not be concerned about it from a scientific point of view, but it is an eyesore if that's right outside your window. Trust me, I'm an engineer.
This man speaks the truth.  (I'm also an Engineer, of the Electrical persuasion)

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 08:16:30 PM »

It's a distribution line terminating to an underground riser.
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Trust me, I'm an engineer.

Thanks.
I've seen that on a tshirt.

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 12:48:48 AM »
What you have there is a leukemia generator mark II.

Trust me, I'm a barista.

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 02:20:49 AM »
What you have there is a leukemia generator mark II.

Trust me, I'm a barista.

*high five**high five**high five*
Now make me some coffee.

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 02:29:08 AM »
What you have there is a leukemia generator mark II.
A child they know was just diagnosed with cancer.  Your joke is neither funny nor timely.

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2014, 03:29:08 AM »
What you have there is a leukemia generator mark II.
A child they know was just diagnosed with cancer.  Your joke is neither funny nor timely.

There had to be someone...  :rolleyes

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2014, 09:10:17 AM »
What you have there is a leukemia generator mark II.

Trust me, I'm a barista.

Holy shit I guffawed. 

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2014, 09:16:09 AM »
What you have there is a leukemia generator mark II.
A child they know was just diagnosed with cancer.  Your joke is neither funny nor timely.

Actually I think that's what makes it funny.  Perfectly timed too.

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2014, 09:20:30 AM »
What you have there is a leukemia generator mark II.
A child they know was just diagnosed with cancer.  Your joke is neither funny nor timely.

Actually I think that's what makes it funny.  Perfectly timed too.

You have two choices when it comes to unavoidable tragedy: 1.) Laugh or 2.) Cry.  I tend to choose Door #1, because it makes life a little easier to handle.

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2014, 10:43:45 AM »
Seriously, though, apologies if that caused offense.  Correct answers were already in the first two responses.  Leukemia, while tragic, is a non sequitur in this case.

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 12:45:55 PM »
That one looks suspect, maybe in an weaker form. I'd bet my eyes on it being a transformer, keep your eye on it, let me know.

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Re: What is this? What are these?
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2014, 01:18:14 PM »
What you have there is a leukemia generator mark II.
A child they know was just diagnosed with cancer.  Your joke is neither funny nor timely.

You can't be serious?! No shuffler, this is hysterically funny.