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'[EE]Magnets different in France?'
2006\11\30@181234 by Carey Fisher

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The December 2006 issue of Nuts and Volts has an article on P48 called
"Build an East-West Compass".  While I'm not really interested in this
project, the article states that the definition of magnetic N and S are
reversed in France, relative to the rest of the world, so that, for
example, the "N" pole of a French bar magnet attracts the "N" pole of an
English or German bar magnet.

I have a hard time believing this because, among other things, the
definition of magnetic poles is intimately connected with the direction
of current flow through a wire.  Are the French mostly left-handed?

Can anybody authoritatively confirm or deny this supposed difference
regarding magnetic pole definitions?
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*Carey Fisher*

2006\11\30@204514 by Jinx

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> Can anybody authoritatively confirm or deny this supposed difference
> regarding magnetic pole definitions?

Someone else thinks so

http://edhiker.home.comcast.net/North_Pole_Positive_or_Negative.html

Could just be a repeated typo though

Two other little-known facts - in France, maglev trains are stuck
firmly to the rails, and Pere Noel comes from the South Pole on
a sled pulled by Rudolph The Red-Nosed Penguin

How strange. Like the Green For Stop thing

2006\11\30@204829 by Victor Fraenckel

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It is in keeping with the French contrary nature. ;>{ )

Vic

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2006\11\30@234628 by Mark Rages

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On 11/30/06, Victor Fraenckel <spam_OUTvictorfTakeThisOuTspamwindreader.com> wrote:
> It is in keeping with the French contrary nature. ;>{ )
>
> Vic
>

"The French copy no-one.  And no-one copies the French." (said about
French cars.)

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'[EE]Magnets different in France?'
2006\12\01@001411 by Bob Axtell
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Jinx wrote:
>> Can anybody authoritatively confirm or deny this supposed difference
>> regarding magnetic pole definitions?
>>    
>
> Someone else thinks so
>
> http://edhiker.home.comcast.net/North_Pole_Positive_or_Negative.html
>
> Could just be a repeated typo though
>
> Two other little-known facts - in France, maglev trains are stuck
> firmly to the rails, and Pere Noel comes from the South Pole on
> a sled pulled by Rudolph The Red-Nosed Penguin
>
> How strange. Like the Green For Stop thing
>
>  
I think someone, or somebodies, are pulling many peoples' legs.

--Bob

2006\12\01@005019 by Jinx

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> I think someone, or somebodies, are pulling many peoples' legs.

Moi ? Oh, non non Monsieur..........

2006\12\01@033311 by Daniel Dourneau

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Don't worry, you will keep ;-)

A Frog and proud of being one!

Quoting Jinx <.....joecolquittKILLspamspam@spam@clear.net.nz>:

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> > I think someone, or somebodies, are pulling many peoples' legs.
>
> Moi ? Oh, non non Monsieur..........
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2006\12\01@040700 by Genome

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> "The French copy no-one.  And no-one copies the French." (said about

what do you mean... that the french have somekind of ego..

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2006\12\01@043141 by Alan B. Pearce

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>what do you mean... that the french have somekind of ego..

Well, when they thought they could blow up the Rainbow Warrior and get away
with it without anyone working out "who dunnit", then yes.

2006\12\01@050949 by Tamas Rudnai

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Look at the French keyboard and compare it to any other Latin based ones --
you will see that anything is possible in France :-)

Tamas


On 12/1/06, Alan B. Pearce <A.B.PearcespamKILLspamrl.ac.uk> wrote:
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> >what do you mean... that the french have somekind of ego..
>
> Well, when they thought they could blow up the Rainbow Warrior and get
> away
> with it without anyone working out "who dunnit", then yes.
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