Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 2 years ago

    And just what is wrong with steam?

  2. win

    win said, about 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    And just what is wrong with mules?

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, about 2 years ago

    @win

    Zing!

  4. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Hamsters?

  5. Howard11

    Howard11 said, about 2 years ago

    Odd, I’m now using electric space heaters to help save on propane.

  6. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) said, about 2 years ago

    Sounds like a hot idea to me.

  7. listmom

    listmom said, about 2 years ago

    Tubes! (full of hot air)

  8. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Actually the Internet is sometimes run on propane or natural gas. Most peering, co-location and hosting centers have natural gas or propane fired generators, in addition to battery back-up power supplies, for the event of a utility failure.

    To assure a reliable source of natural gas, my company hires a lot of farty old codgers like me.

  9. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Steam would work — except that you would have to keep the boiler constantly under fire, and the jacking gear constantly running on the stand-by generators. It would still take you forty-five minutes to get a turbine from stand-by to on line.

  10. joegeethree

    joegeethree said, about 2 years ago

    Finally, an alternative internet! That ought to show those internet providers a thing or two and maybe they will finally lower their rates.

  11. Uskoke

    Uskoke said, about 2 years ago

    @MayKitten:a 300 MW steam turbine needs 7 1/2 hours from cold to synchronise the generator and close the circuit breaker. A 2-stroke diesel (much smaller though) 15 mins @11MW. A gas turbine 1/2 hour IIRC.

  12. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, about 2 years ago

    @J. Short

    Too small. Guinea pigs are larger. And are in desperate need of the excerise. Run them in both straight line and parallel circuits on a continious loop. Once they get the generators going….. just toss in a fresh guinea pig and a bag of food every hour and ….. volia!

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