Commenting on “The Future” email

I have received this email, or very similar, several times this year.  Obviously written by someone (or someoneS) that do not have basic understanding of physics, electricity, etc.
My comments are in red.

Subject:
Very Interesting future Predictions

Pick your job carefully if your (you’re) young

The Future  ??

Auto repair shops will go away.

So did “muffler shops”

A gasoline engine has 20,000 individual parts.  I do not believe that number, I would believe 2,000 
An electrical motor has 20. (another number I do not believe.  Have you ever opened up an electric motor? ) Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers.
It takes only 10 minutes (I do not believe that number) to remove and replace an electric motor. Faulty electric motors are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair Read More

Ham Club Tips: How to Ruin Your Hamfest

How to Ruin Your Hamfest (swapmeet)

    1. Find someone that is completely unfamiliar with your state AND cannot read a map.  Then put him in charge of hamfest “talk-in”.  Your club can earn bonus points if this person drinks an entire fifth of whiskey before the doors open.
    2. If you unfortunately find that the only volunteer to run “talk-in” can actually read a map it is permissible to use this volunteer.  He must, however, be provided with maps that use names for all roads which do not match roadsigns.  For example, the hamfest is on U.S. Highway 441 and all intersection signs show 441, the “talk-in” volunteer shall only refer to this as “Range Line Road”.  The words “four fourty one” must never be uttered.

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