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Friday, November 13, 2009

Mystery Pic 103: What is it?

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Comments:

Blogger chris23 said...

Street-side cell phone chargers in Kabul.

Friday, November 13, 2009 3:08:00 PM  
Blogger Quinn said...

a light bulb repairman in the third world?

Friday, November 13, 2009 3:17:00 PM  
Blogger Tripodi said...

It's some kind of game, you need to guess what lamp will turn on when you press a switch.

Friday, November 13, 2009 3:38:00 PM  
Anonymous eltejano said...

Tom Cruise's first e-meter?

Friday, November 13, 2009 3:39:00 PM  
Blogger Just a tech said...

A flea market salesperson selling lightbulbs (connected to battery to show they work)

Friday, November 13, 2009 4:23:00 PM  
Blogger MDlogger said...

It is a cell phone charger, but not in Kabul.

Friday, November 13, 2009 4:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Nick Esakson said...

Thomas Edison's Commemorative Chess Set. look, my bishop takes your rook.

Friday, November 13, 2009 5:30:00 PM  
Blogger Craig said...

Indian light bulb pawn shop.

Friday, November 13, 2009 5:38:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Can you text a pattern to it, and it displays it?

Friday, November 13, 2009 6:55:00 PM  
Blogger dripdry said...

A cyber cafe in India ?

Friday, November 13, 2009 7:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a cell phone charger. the light bulbs are used to control the voltage and tell when it's charged

Friday, November 13, 2009 7:25:00 PM  
Blogger Rupinder Sra - IMPSA India said...

Cell Phone Repair Shop (Open Air)

Friday, November 13, 2009 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous bruces713@cableone.net said...

load used to test an electrical circuit

Friday, November 13, 2009 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Makota said...

Cell phone charger service.
Power is provided from car battery at right side (connected by clamps). Bulbs are used as resistors to downcrease voltage from 12V to lower - proper to charging phone.

Cheers,

Saturday, November 14, 2009 3:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Iraqi infidel detector

Saturday, November 14, 2009 6:30:00 AM  
Blogger damon said...

it is a computor

Saturday, November 14, 2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a device to safely and quickly discharge batteries

Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

3G network transmitter. Cell phones must be within 1 meter due to the power available. Lights tell when the circuits are full. (I see my old Nokia there on the right still works just as good as it did when I had it....)

Saturday, November 14, 2009 1:35:00 PM  
Anonymous p macdonald said...

its a cell phone charging service in kabul. for sure.

Saturday, November 14, 2009 3:23:00 PM  
Blogger M Richards said...

Lightbulbs used as ballast to decrease current (amps) of the simple battery charger for lower voltage or amperage batteries like ones used in cell phones, iPods, and other devices.

Saturday, November 14, 2009 4:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cell phone charger

Sunday, November 15, 2009 3:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is koffing?

Sunday, November 15, 2009 7:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a electric adding machine used in some 3rd world market place.

Sunday, November 15, 2009 10:57:00 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

It's an R2-D2 repair kit from the 1970s.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 6:21:00 AM  

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