Owensboro, KY - An enterprising young man has managed to run his
appliances faster by overclocking the electrical system in his house.
Toast gets done faster, beverages get colder and clothes spin dry
at the speed of light, well, almost.
Lance Hatler, was irritated with the "measly 60 Hz" that
the electric company fed into his house and decided he could do better. "I
thought my overclocked computer system is pretty sweet. Why can't
I apply the same principle to my house? I mean besides the fire code," questioned
several trips to the emergency room for massive electric shocks,
Hatler's house now runs at a blazing fast 900 MHz. Attempts to run
the house even faster caused a bit of structural instability and
a few minor fires. My heart stopped one time, but the thought
of shredding two by fours in my garbage disposal got the blood pumping
again, Hatler recounted.
Hatler believes that keeping America on a 60 Hz standard is part
of a conspiracy by electricity producers. The electric company
is trying to keep us in the dark ages, said Hatler. Theyve
been stuck at 60 Hz since I was born. Moores law has to take
effect some time doesnt it? I heard about one guy who made
a generator that pumps out electricity at 2 GHz, but the major electric
conglomerates bought him out to keep us going slow.
At 900 MHz, the large amount of excess heat generated by this procedure
required Hatler to build a giant heat sink and fan combination which
he mounted to his roof. It required some structural reinforcement
to bear the load, but now Hatlers home remains a constant,
cool 115 degrees summer and winter.
Neighbors have complained about the hurricane-like sounds emanating
from his property and the local airport has had to reroute traffic
around the airspace above Hatler's home as tremendous wind currents
and strange thermal patterns have wreaked havoc on navigation, but
other than that the procedure has been trouble-free.
Next on the agenda for Hatler is adding water cooling so he can
safely break the 1 GHz barrier. There's always a network of
pipes around the house. I just have to add more tubes," said
Hatler. "I just wish I could find a place that would sell thermal
compound in 55 gallon drums."
Friends dont understand Hatlers obsession with overclocking,
but do enjoy some of the benefits. Microwave popcorn takes
like 5 seconds and Ive gotten used to the beersicles, said
long time friend Greg Denson. He has an electric water heater
so you want to be careful taking a shower so you dont scald
your skin off.
At the time of this report Hatler was under investigation by the
FAA, Twin Hills Homeowners Association, and the Association
to Stop Giant Fan Generated Tornadoes.
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