A variable resistor or rheostat. Okay, I am not going to pretend that I really know much about this. Its my giant dimmer that can handle a lot of wattage. My uncle gave it to me as a safety precaution in testing my light pieces.Also, check out Gideon's piece in Harper's, Tokeville: On the frontiers of Federalism and Dope
The first time I ever heard Dinosaur Jr. was at a QuickTrip parking lot in the summer of '93. My friend and I, both 15 at the time, had taken my mom's car out and then preceded to lock the keys in the car. Luckly the guy hanging out and blaring Dino Jr. knew how to break into my car with damage being done. All's well that ends well.