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# Socket to me

How many halfbakers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
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None. The socket is motorized, and rotates.
 — saxman, Jan 10 2008

...just two, but how do you get them in there?
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 10 2008

What if I have a bayonet based bulb?
 — skinflaps, Jan 10 2008

Nice, [2fries] :)
 — phundug, Jan 10 2008

 // bayonet based bulb? //

Handy .... you can see who you're stabbing ....
 — 8th of 7, Jan 10 2008

It depends on how dark it is...
 — Ling, Jan 10 2008

 "It is better to stab an adversary than curse the darkness".

That doesn't sound quite right, but it will do for the time being.
 — 8th of 7, Jan 10 2008

As many as you want, provided you have a big enough bulb.
 — elhigh, Jan 11 2008

I'm sorry to correct you [saxman] but here at the hb the entire room rotates, whilst the sockets remain still.
 — xandram, Jan 11 2008

 Which axes does it rotate round ?

Laplace Transform, anyone ?
 — 8th of 7, Jan 11 2008

 Hm....surely the Halfbaked solution is to rotate the whole house around the bulb? (Talking about American bulbs here.)

And as to the number of Halfbakers - 10 - 1 to post the idea, 8 to comment on it, and one admin to weep in despair.
 — DrCurry, Jan 12 2008

Halfbakers don't screw in lightbulbs. They screw in transparent waterbeds powered by electric eels.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 12 2008

The bulb and I stand still and the universe rotates to suit me. It's all about the frame of reference.
 — david_scothern, Jan 12 2008

Schrodinger tells us that at any instant in time, the probability of there being a HalfBaker's cat present to screw in the bulb is not zero. No Halfbakers need to sit and wait for the cat because we know that over time the sum of the probabilities will total certainty. The answer is therefore zero.
 — ConsulFlaminicus, Jan 12 2008

All you need is a long pole with a sink plunger on the end. Once [Po] has finished using the pole to paint her ceiling, wedge the bulb in place and planetary rotation will take care of the rest.
 — egbert, Jan 12 2008

 // planetary rotation will take care of the rest //

What if you're in the Southern hemisphere ?
 — 8th of 7, Jan 12 2008

Use it to unscrew the bulb, then.
 — egbert, Jan 12 2008

But how do you screw the new bulb back in?
 — 8th of 7, Jan 12 2008

Turn the pendant upside down, first.
 — Ling, Jan 12 2008

Ok, that figures.
 — 8th of 7, Jan 12 2008

The question is more: How many lightbulbs does it take to screw a halfbaker?
 — 4whom, Jan 13 2008

Successfully resists urge to post link to image.
 — normzone, Jan 13 2008

 // turn the pedant upside down // - - - :)

Leave the bulb on the floor, and use microwave transmission to power the filament. A few flocking road cones can keep it from getting stepped on.
 — lurch, Jan 13 2008

 Four.

One to give a long and vague explanation of how he or she plans others to do it. One to explain why it can't work. One to give a link with the title "baked", and the last one to remark that there's a spelling mistake in the title.
 — pashute, Sep 01 2020

You've been here too long, [pash]. You're at serious risk of becoming a bit cynical ...
 — 8th of 7, Sep 01 2020

 At least one.

Because one or more halfbakers have been involved somewhere and somehow with making that fitted light fulfill it's engineered destiny.
 — wjt, Sep 04 2020

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