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Kenny McCormack
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:05 pm   



My basic question is: Which one does the power company bill you for?

Background: I have one of those "Kill A Watt" thingies, and I've noticed
that it tells you the number of Watts, the number of "Volt Amps" (which is
generally greater than Watts) and the "Power Factor" (which is, of course,
Watts divided by VA, so it will be something like 0.6). I sort of, almost,
understand the difference between Watts and VAs, but what I am really
curious about is which one the power company uses to bill you. I would
expect Watts, but you know how companies are, they usually pick whatever
will maximize the bill...

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Boris Mohar
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:09 pm   



On Sat, 5 Mar 2016 19:05:13 +0000 (UTC), gazelle_at_shell.xmission.com (Kenny
McCormack) wrote:

Quote:
My basic question is: Which one does the power company bill you for?

Background: I have one of those "Kill A Watt" thingies, and I've noticed
that it tells you the number of Watts, the number of "Volt Amps" (which is
generally greater than Watts) and the "Power Factor" (which is, of course,
Watts divided by VA, so it will be something like 0.6). I sort of, almost,
understand the difference between Watts and VAs, but what I am really
curious about is which one the power company uses to bill you. I would
expect Watts, but you know how companies are, they usually pick whatever
will maximize the bill...


Watts
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Kenny McCormack
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:50 am   



In article <dgeodblf4q5n7gmcvsnnjcqrr8gqbqd11m_at_4ax.com>,
Boris Mohar <borism_void__at_sympatico.ca> wrote:
Quote:
On Sat, 5 Mar 2016 19:05:13 +0000 (UTC), gazelle_at_shell.xmission.com (Kenny
McCormack) wrote:

My basic question is: Which one does the power company bill you for?

Background: I have one of those "Kill A Watt" thingies, and I've noticed
that it tells you the number of Watts, the number of "Volt Amps" (which is
generally greater than Watts) and the "Power Factor" (which is, of course,
Watts divided by VA, so it will be something like 0.6). I sort of, almost,
understand the difference between Watts and VAs, but what I am really
curious about is which one the power company uses to bill you. I would
expect Watts, but you know how companies are, they usually pick whatever
will maximize the bill...

Watts
(Boris)


OK, thanks.

BTW, how's Natasha doing these days?

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Quoted by Paul Ciszek (pciszek at panix dot com). But what I want to know
is why is this diet/low-carb food author doing making pithy political/economic
statements?

Nevertheless, the above quote is dead-on, because, the thing is - business
in one breath tells us they don't need to be regulated (which is to say:
that they can morally self-regulate), then in the next breath tells us that
corporations are amoral entities which have no obligations to anyone except
their officers and shareholders, then in the next breath they tell us they
don't need to be regulated (that they can morally self-regulate) ...

Boris Mohar
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:15 pm   



On Mon, 7 Mar 2016 05:50:20 +0000 (UTC), gazelle_at_shell.xmission.com (Kenny
McCormack) wrote:

Quote:
In article <dgeodblf4q5n7gmcvsnnjcqrr8gqbqd11m_at_4ax.com>,
Boris Mohar <borism_void__at_sympatico.ca> wrote:
On Sat, 5 Mar 2016 19:05:13 +0000 (UTC), gazelle_at_shell.xmission.com (Kenny
McCormack) wrote:

My basic question is: Which one does the power company bill you for?

Background: I have one of those "Kill A Watt" thingies, and I've noticed
that it tells you the number of Watts, the number of "Volt Amps" (which is
generally greater than Watts) and the "Power Factor" (which is, of course,
Watts divided by VA, so it will be something like 0.6). I sort of, almost,
understand the difference between Watts and VAs, but what I am really
curious about is which one the power company uses to bill you. I would
expect Watts, but you know how companies are, they usually pick whatever
will maximize the bill...

Watts
(Boris)

OK, thanks.

BTW, how's Natasha doing these days?


Natasha Fatale is a girlfriend of Boris Nadenov. Wrong Boris.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Badenov
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Don Bruder
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Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:39 pm   



In article <nbj4qs$v4m$1_at_news.xmission.com>,
gazelle_at_shell.xmission.com (Kenny McCormack) wrote:

Quote:
In article <dgeodblf4q5n7gmcvsnnjcqrr8gqbqd11m_at_4ax.com>,
Boris Mohar <borism_void__at_sympatico.ca> wrote:
On Sat, 5 Mar 2016 19:05:13 +0000 (UTC), gazelle_at_shell.xmission.com (Kenny
McCormack) wrote:

My basic question is: Which one does the power company bill you for?

Background: I have one of those "Kill A Watt" thingies, and I've noticed
that it tells you the number of Watts, the number of "Volt Amps" (which is
generally greater than Watts) and the "Power Factor" (which is, of course,
Watts divided by VA, so it will be something like 0.6). I sort of, almost,
understand the difference between Watts and VAs, but what I am really
curious about is which one the power company uses to bill you. I would
expect Watts, but you know how companies are, they usually pick whatever
will maximize the bill...

Watts
(Boris)

OK, thanks.

BTW, how's Natasha doing these days?


Last I heard, she was about to dump Boris and was probably bedding
Fearless Leader. Something about not being able to cope with Boris and
his moose & squirrel fetish was mentioned in the tabloids.

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