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December 2, 2009

#670: Spinal Tap Amps

Spinal Tap Amps

[[Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap is showing off his amplifier to a person, who varies.]]

Nigel: These amps go to 11.

Person: Is that louder?

Nigel: It’s one louder.

Normal Person:

Normal Person: Why not make 10 louder and make 10 the highest?


Engineer: But 11 doesn’t have any units. It’s an arbitrary scale mapping otuputs–

Nigel: Zzzz

Smart Engineer:

Smart Engineer: For $2,000 I’ll build you one that goes to 12.