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STEP2: Present the following entire story in Chunked style about the boy who fixed a radio using his mind.
Letís Fix Things by THINKING!!
Hereís a favorite story of mine about how the famous genius
mathematician scientist Richard Feynman as a little boy, fixes a
radio by thinking from "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman"
Ö and all the time, on the way to his house, he's saying things
like, "Do you know anything about radios? How do you know
about radios-you're just a little boy!"
He's putting me down the whole way, and I'm thinking, "So
what's the matter with him? So it makes a little noise."
But when we got there I went over to the radio and turned it
on. Little noise? Gadzooks! No wonder the poor guy couldn't stand
it. The thing began to roar and wobble-WUH BUH BUH BUH
BUH-A tremendous amount of noise. Then it quieted down and
played correctly. So I started to think: "How can that happen?"
I start walking back and forth, thinking, and I realize that one
way it can happen is that the tubes are heating up in the wrong
order-that is, the amplifier's all hot, the tubes are ready to go,
and there's nothing feeding in, or there's some back circuit feeding
in, or something wrong in the beginning part-the RF part
-and therefore it's making a lot of noise, picking up something.
And when the RF circuit's finally going, and the grid voltages are
adjusted, everything's all right.
So the guy says, "What are you doing? You come to fix the
radio, but you're only walking back and forth!"
I say, "I'm thinking!" Then I said to myself, "All right, take
the tubes out, and reverse the order completely in the set."
(Many radio sets in those days used the same tubes in different
places-2 in's, I think they were, or 2 1 2-A'S.) SO I changed the
tubes around, stepped to the front of the radio, turned the thing
on, and it's as quiet as a lamb: it waits until it heats up, and then
plays perfectly-no noise.