"Tom Potter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:gZT6t.385332$KR.email@example.com... > > "hanson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message > news:email@example.com... >> >> "Tom Potter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message >> news:email@example.com... >>>I have had a nagging cough for a few days. >>> >>> Today, while surfing the net, >>> I used an LED lamp similar to the one shown >>> at the URL below, >>> to illuminate my keyboard. >>> >>> http://cloud6.lbox.me/images/384x384/201209/1-5w-24-led-fold-eyeshield-reading-table-desk-lamp-green-220v_pmutss1348134888870.jpg >>> >>> The lamp has a battery that recharges when it is >>> plugged into the A.C. line. >>> >>> As I was surfing, >>> I became aware of a chemical/electronic smell, >>> and checked out my computer, monitor, >>> opened the window to see if the smell came from the outside, >>> then checked out the entire house. >>> >>> I then returned to my computer and noticed the smell >>> seemed to come from the LED lamp. >>> >>> I felt the battery and it was very hot. >>> >>> I told my wife, who was also investigating the smell >>> that I found out what was causing it, >>> and she took the lamp, >>> and immediately took it to the basement parking >>> where the trash dumpster is located. >>> >>> After a while my cough which had COMPLETELY gone away >>> came back, and I realized that the smell >>> had not only acted as an antitussive, >>> it had acted as the BEST expectorant I ever experienced. >>> >>> Rather than a watery mucus, >>> while I was experiencing the smell, >>> I would occasionally, EASILY cough up >>> a soft lump of mucus >>> >>> SO.... >>> I immediately rushed to the dumpster to retrieve >>> the lamp so I could check it out. >>> >>> Unfortunately, they had already emptied the dumpsters, >>> so it appears that I will have to buy a similar lamp, >>> wait until it malfunctions, >>> and I have a cough; >>> >>> before I can make medical history. >>> >>> I am posting this with the hope >>> that some medical researcher will do some research >>> about how different "fumes" <?> act on the lungs and trachea >>> and can act to eliminate a cough >>> and to clear the lungs. >>> >>> Perhaps hanson who is a chemical expert >>> can provide information about the effects >>> of various fumes on the lungs. >>> >>> -- >>> Tom Potter >>> http://the-cloud-machine.tk >>> http://tiny.im/390k >>> >>> >> hanson wrote: >> hanson wrote: ahahaha.. "expert-shmexpert", the kikes would >> say. But generally, Tom, what you experienced by your "burnt >> battery" smell is known as the effect of "counter irritants" (CI) >> (bing/goggle for it). >>> >> Your initial dry cough is the body's reaction to get rid of the >> de-watered film of mucous in/on your respitory tract. The >> dehydration has lots of causes, (viral, bacterial, chem, etc) >>> >> Cough is the body's first defense but it may not be sufficient >> to bring about relief. Only when you irritate the tissue more >> with some other agent aka a "counter irritant" then the body >> tissue reacts more vigorously by re-hydrating the film to the >> consistency of a "loogie" that can be coughed out. >>> >> A cheap and effective way to bring about such relief >> is to eat some snacks that you have sprinkled very heavily >> with Red & Black ground Pepper. The Capsaicin and the >> Piperine are the active CI chemicals in it. >> Effective old German remedies are the "Schnupf taback" >>> >> The modern Medico-pharmaceutical complex has products >> like "Promethazine V/C with Codeine & Phenylephedrine" >> for said purposes. >>> >> Tom, at your age don't dismiss respitory problems. They >> are one of the leading causes for death in old fogy's. >>> >> Subject 2: "to illuminate my keyboard." If you need that it >> may indicate that you have "cataracts" aka "sun-lasses" >> built into your eyeball lenses. So, to make the keyboard >> keys more easily readable install the font "keystroke", then >> print out which you want/need, cut them out of the paper, >> back'em with "double sided" Scotch tape and stick these >> white, large Letter/# tabs onto the respective keyboard keys >> ... or buy such decals... or buy a "glowing" keyboard... etc. >>> >> Take care, Tom, >> hanson > > Thanks for the feedback. > I figured that if anyone knew about this > it would be you. > > I can see the keyboard okay. > > I use the LED lamp when it is dark > to see the keyboard without reflections > from the room lights appearing on the monitor. > > Not to mention that the LED light consumes 5 watts > and the room light consumes 200 watts. > > Speaking of LED lights, > my wife bought a new condo and is using > LED mood lighting all around all the rooms, > and higher intensity LED lights around and above the kitchen counter. > > As you can see from the URL below, > you can buy rope lights on Ebay for about $1.00 per foot. > > I think these are very neat and could be used in many ways. > These would make for great mood lighting for a finished basement > or rec room. > > Just staple a string of lights to trim and nail it up. > > http://www.ebay.com/sch/?_nkw=**led%20rope%20lights&clk_rvr_** > id=461959546081<http://www.ebay.com/sch/?_nkw=led%20rope%20lights&clk_rvr_id=461959546081> > > The picture at the URL below give you some idea of LED mood lighting. > Note that LED lighting is less than one watt per foot, > the lights last forever, and > you can see your TV and computer screen better. > > http://www.av4all.co.uk/images/user/ropelight_mood_blue.jpg > > -- > Tom Potter > > http://the-cloud-machine.tk > http://tiny.im/390k > hanson wrote: Tom, the problems you experienced with the Lithium battery maybe the same that plagued in the Boeing 757 Dream Liner debacle that recently grounded that entire fleet.