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Old 03-21-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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A dohickey looks remarkably like a whatchamaycallit but is slightly smaller....it is NOT[as is commonly believed] remotely like a thingamajig.....


hope that clears it up...
Back in my old days in the engineering labs dohickey was an important term of art..."Hey Jack wiggle the dohickey next to the red connector" works every time. The parts real name was always something like left later rear estrucheon...or....upper turner hopper trilevel valve...who can remember that sh#t. So dohickey did noble service...along with gizmo and thigamajig and "thing"...when all else fails you call it a "thing". Wiggle the yellow thing by the left bracket Bob" worked every time.


Real scientist are worse...the call living things dohickeys...and everybody knows that is wrong. Once heard a Noble prize winning biologist ask what was the dohickey sticking out of the cell membrane. Well that is not exactly what he said. But it was how it came out after being translated from some Serbian dialect to French to English. So it is a very important word - Dohickey.
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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A dohickey looks remarkably like a whatchamaycallit but is slightly smaller....it is NOT[as is commonly believed] remotely like a thingamajig.....


hope that clears it up...
It doesn't really, but thanks for the humour!
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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Back in my old days in the engineering labs dohickey was an important term of art..."Hey Jack wiggle the dohickey next to the red connector" works every time. The parts real name was always something like left later rear estrucheon...or....upper turner hopper trilevel valve...who can remember that sh#t. So dohickey did noble service...along with gizmo and thigamajig and "thing"...when all else fails you call it a "thing". Wiggle the yellow thing by the left bracket Bob" worked every time.


Real scientist are worse...the call living things dohickeys...and everybody knows that is wrong. Once heard a Noble prize winning biologist ask what was the dohickey sticking out of the cell membrane. Well that is not exactly what he said. But it was how it came out after being translated from some Serbian dialect to French to English. So it is a very important word - Dohickey.
Oh I SEEEEE! A dohickey is a thingimajig. I totally get it now. Isn't language great...?!
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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no no no a dohickey is not a thingimajig, it is closer to a whatchamacallit...
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: las vegas
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ack, there were no tenants and i am not a tenant
If you were the first resident, then the a-holes who built the place shut it off. This is something that really irritates me. It could have been any one of the countless workers who were in the place. For example, the guy who was installing the dishwasher might have done it, or better yet, often when they are throwing these places together, they find a leak at an appliance. Someone shuts a valve of, fixes the leak then never turns the valve back on. These are supposed to be found on walk-throughs but you know how that goes.
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: las vegas
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Oh no!!! I didn't even think about my cable I did get my power back last night at exactly 8:30 PM!!! I missed the first 3 on AI!!! That alone is worth a law suit. I am calling the water dept. this AM to make sure they aren't planning on paying us a visit. I probably won't sue, although it sounds like fun, I just don't have the time to go through all that. I do plan on writing a "just the facts" letter to the regulatory committee but I won't be holding my breath. The most frustrating part of this whole thing for me was actually catching the Nevada Power guy in my driveway and he was still told to cut the power. Thanks for all the responses!! They have made me smile in the middle of being extremely pi**ed off
The letter is a good idea. You should at least hear from the PUC. They will likely ask you a few simple questions about the incident, then they will want to know what you expect, or what you want them to do. That's where you can expect to be disapointed. They will not seek retribution for you, but they should be made aware of these things. Who knows, maybe you are one of several people who have complained about the same thing recently. That's what is good about the PUC, if they get too many complaints about the same thing, they will drop the hammer on the utility in question. Once again though, they are reasonable and understand why and how a utility could make a mistake. The main concern the PUC will likely have with this is how quickly your power was restored (hopefully the same day).

Write the letter and be proffesional and accurate. A good timeline of ALL of the events that took place.
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