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Hurt and Heal (+/-) #9: Best Invention:Electrical Generation

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[10] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[70] Computer

[55] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[20] Pump

[55] Refrigerator

[60] Telecommunications

[30] Television

[30] Toilet

No computer=no PDN :(

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Hurt: Pump I have never used it....

Umm...yeah, so...there would be no computer without a printing press. In fact, we'd probably still be stuck in the 1700s. Oh, and jerkfight - if you drank any drink, took a shower, washed dishes, filled up a gas tank, put out a fire, flushed a toilet...then yeah, you've used a pump. :-P

good point... I feel dumb

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[10] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[70] Computer

[55] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[10] Pump

[55] Refrigerator

[65] Telecommunications

[30] Television

[30] Toilet

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Why do I get the feeling that the computer is going to win by tomorrow?

EDIT@Panhead: You wouldn't be able to use a computer without electric generation! :D

but its still invented, just because it makes something else impossible doesn't mean it is better IMO, also i consider electricity to be a discovery

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Wind energy, hydroelectric engergy, thermal energy (got that from Metroid Prime, Thermal Visor :P). There's also generating energy from petroleum, but that's another story.

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Since we've had about a page of offtopic-ness, here's the scoreboard:

[10] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[70] Computer

[55] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[10] Pump

[55] Refrigerator

[65] Telecommunications

[30] Television

[30] Toilet

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[10] Automobiles

[55] Antibiotics

[75] Computer

[60] Electrical Generation

[50] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[55] Refrigerator

[65] Telecommunications

[20] Television

[30] Toilet

Heh, check this out:

Computer- American

Electrical Generation- American

Light Bulb- American

Printing Press- American (Johannes Gutenberg , german,1454)

Pump- ??? (d.a. was right we due it to Archimede, Greek)

Telecommunications- American

Television- American (scotsman engineer John Logie Baird, 1925)

Toilet- American (ehr, may be we due this to ancient Chinese and Hindus ( whilst also my ancestors, the ancient romans, did a large use of these devices in their houses) but we may perhaps due the honour of the modern w.c. to the british Alexander Cummings,1775

America clearly owns all other countries 8)

:mrgreen:

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[0] Automobiles (Dead)

[55] Antibiotics

[75] Computer

[60] Electrical Generation

[55] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[55] Refrigerator

[65] Telecommunications

[20] Television

[30] Toilet

Cars, yeah, useful things but there has to be a better way to get around. I'd say that Bikes are better for shorter journeys (into town or similar), & public transport is better for longer journeys.

The light bulb, a useful thing, it's also partly responsible for the electrical generation as someone made one with 2 filaments by mistake & noticed that there was a current going between them & the thermionic valve was born. The valve (or vacuum tube) was & to an extent still is used in Hi-Fi, televisions (not now, but it was), guitar & bass amps, & numerous other things.

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[55] Antibiotics

[75] Computer

[65] Electrical Generation

[55] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[55] Refrigerator

[65] Telecommunications

[10] Television

[30] Toilet

Same reasons as yesterday.

BTW, I think Computer should have been replaced with Transistor. Now, THAT was a pivotal invention!

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BTW, I think Computer should have been replaced with Transistor. Now, THAT was a pivotal invention!
I was thinking about that, but decided against it for two reasons:

1) I couldn't decide between transistor, vacuum tube, modern microchip, etc.

2) I didn't want three pages of people asking "What is a transistor?" :-)

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Aha... I like this (+/-).

[55] Antibiotics

[75] Computer

[65] Electrical Generation

[60] Light Bulb

[50] Printing Press

[55] Refrigerator

[65] Telecommunications

[0] Television (dead)

[30] Toilet

+: Light bulbs. End of the "dark ages"!

-: Television. Entertaining and instructing, but not much.

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Thanks, Helio! :-) first positive comment I've had the whole time...

[55] Antibiotics

[65] Computer

[65] Electrical Generation

[60] Light Bulb

[55] Printing Press

[55] Refrigerator

[65] Telecommunications

[30] Toilet

Pivotal as the computer is, the Printing Press has really done a lot more for civilization in the past few centuries than the computer has...yet. I think in another hundred years, the computer will win out, but right now, if the computers across the world were to be scrubbed from history, we'd only be set back about a hundred years. If the printing press were never invented, we'd be rolled back a millennium or so. (Why that long? Because I think a second dark ages would've actually backtracked our advancement)

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[55] Antibiotics

[70] Computer

[65] Electrical Generation

[60] Light Bulb

[55] Printing Press

[55] Refrigerator

[65] Telecommunications

[20] Toilet

the toilet cos well havent people heard of a hole in the ground :D

and if it wasnt for the computer we wouldnt be doing this now would we :D

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[55] Antibiotics

[70] Computer

[65] Electrical Generation

[65] Light Bulb

[55] Printing Press

[55] Refrigerator

[70] Telecommunications

[0] Toilet <------Is dead :)

I guess a toilet would die from getting so much bloody potato anyway. Um, I don't know what I just said :)

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the toilet cos well havent people heard of a hole in the ground :D

The toilet is what allowed cities to develop. I'm serious.

See, before the invention of the toilet, for sanitary reasons, human populations could only fill up as much space as a bloody potato wagon (technical term) could reasonably travel every day. Once the toilet (and, of course, the sewer) were invented, we were able to build larger and higher. The pros and cons of this can be debated, of course, but it has certainly advanced human knowledge considerably to be able to live so near those we work with. :-)

EDIT: Oh, well, it's dead anyway. Long live the toilet!

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[55] Antibiotics

[75] Computer

[70] Electrical Generation

[65] Light Bulb

[35] Printing Press

[55] Refrigerator

[70] Telecommunications

Television- American (scotsman engineer John Logie Baird, 1925) >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philo_Farnsworth <<

Toilet- American (ehr, may be we due this to ancient Chinese and Hindus ( whilst also my ancestors, the ancient romans, did a large use of these devices in their houses) but we may perhaps due the honour of the modern w.c. to the british Alexander Cummings,1775 >> Technically, we're both wrong. The toilet was thought up by John Harington in 1596. <<

@BB: So true.

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