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Post 19 made on Monday February 5, 2018 at 13:33
Ernie Gilman
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Nick, you got your popcorn yet?

Highfigh, you're totally correct.

I think we've probably beat this topic to death, going way beyond what was asked.

If this was just about terminology, I'd expect the original post to include a question like "Which way do you describe it?" or "Are these the right terms for talking about this?"

Plus, we all try to comment as clearly as we can, but we end up leaving out details or making misstatements where the exactly correct expression would take a paragraph or more to be totally correct. For instance, here's one from the second post:

On February 3, 2018 at 14:27, buzz said...
Neither.

Current causes heating and heating can cause fires.

Heating is caused by a combination of voltage, current, and resistance. That's why the ohm's law formulas for power have all three variables in them.

I believe the rest of this comment is an entire chapter in a textbook.
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