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2012-05-10 09:33:36 PM
well that was a waste of time
 
2012-05-10 09:35:03 PM
Welcome to April 19th subby! You really had to dig for that green.
 
2012-05-10 09:35:51 PM
 
2012-05-10 09:41:08 PM
I must be the only one that sharpens their nail clippers routinely.
 
2012-05-10 09:44:25 PM
But I haven't even HAD nails for 100 years
 
2012-05-10 09:46:35 PM
You can buy that $50 clipper and really get clipped.
 
2012-05-10 09:47:39 PM
We've been doing it wrong and using an outdated machine. But, need to use a redesigned version of the exact same thing to do the exact same process.

I like how the "writer" mentioned things they considered improvements then picked one that is expensive and doesn't do anything they were wanting.
 
2012-05-10 09:53:48 PM
They went to all that trouble to write that article, and totall failed to explain how most people are doing it wrong. You're supposed to soften the nail first, usually with hot water. If you trim your nails right after a long hot shower, there are no shards. No need to reinvent the wheel.
 
2012-05-10 09:55:39 PM
Isn't this a repeat?
 
2012-05-10 09:56:15 PM
Is it just me, or did that page load and suddenly jump to halfway through the comments?
 
2012-05-10 10:04:19 PM

MrEricSir: Is it just me, or did that page load and suddenly jump to halfway through the comments?


Nope. Just about every Gizmodo link lately has been doing that to me. Firefox?
 
2012-05-10 10:08:00 PM
Scissors. The impacting snap of clippers splinters'frays my nails, even when wet.

I would like a good side grinder for my big toenails that's no danger to my actual flesh though. The curvature makes them hard to cut well with anything.
 
2012-05-10 10:10:19 PM
ecx.images-amazon.com

My nail clippers for the past decade.
 
2012-05-10 10:10:59 PM
Yeah but my coke nail looks amazing.
 
2012-05-10 10:11:31 PM

Pepperjack: MrEricSir: Is it just me, or did that page load and suddenly jump to halfway through the comments?

Nope. Just about every Gizmodo link lately has been doing that to me. Firefox?


Me too, and yes, Firefox.
 
2012-05-10 10:14:17 PM
And then:

Adding comment...

Duplicate post attempt -- did you click 'Add Comment' twice?
Comments probably NOT successfully posted -- maybe you clicked 'Add Comment' twice?
 
2012-05-10 10:14:32 PM
In other news, here's a long advertisement for a highly overpriced product.
 
2012-05-10 10:16:14 PM

pecosdave: My nail clippers for the past decade.


I use diagonal cutters.
 
2012-05-10 10:25:33 PM
"Instead of spraying shards of cast off nail, they should trap the shrapnel, or deposit it neatly somewhere."

Such nail clippers have been available for decades.
 
2012-05-10 10:32:26 PM
I use toe nail clippers because they are more robust and fit more ergonomically in my hand. I do not have a problem with my nails becoming shrapnel when I cut with the larger clipper.
 
2012-05-10 10:35:25 PM
I don't clip. I file.

www.mountainside-medical.com

(Okay, I do clip my toe nails. Then I file them, too.)
 
2012-05-10 10:37:33 PM
Everybody is ambidextrous when it comes to finger nail clipping. But more skilled at it with their dominant hand. Kind of like masturbation.
 
2012-05-10 10:44:13 PM
I use wire cutters on mine. Specifically these: http://www.amazon.com/PLATO-Cutter-Nipper-Plier-Tools/dp/B0078JJKF2
They work great on fingers and toes and drop the clippings straight down into a trash can.
 
2012-05-10 10:49:28 PM

Ivo Shandor:

I use diagonal cutters.


I use those on occasion to trim the skin to prevent hang nails, or to go after hang nails, but I find it takes way to many clips to get the job done. The Leatherman allows one clean smooth action.
 
2012-05-10 10:59:16 PM

Pepperjack: MrEricSir: Is it just me, or did that page load and suddenly jump to halfway through the comments?

Nope. Just about every Gizmodo link lately has been doing that to me. Firefox?


I bet it's a bug in the beta of the new Disqus.
 
2012-05-10 11:01:31 PM
i236.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-10 11:02:55 PM
You have to use a flat-fronted clipper on your toe nails. Otherwise it digs in where it shouldn't.
 
2012-05-10 11:05:02 PM

pecosdave: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

My nail clippers for the past decade.


I lost one of those a few years ago. The thing I miss the most is how great a nail clipper it was. The scissors left a bit of jaggedness that was taken care of quickly and perfectly by the file.
 
2012-05-10 11:19:56 PM
Biting your toenails while wearing sandals on a bus almost guarantees no one will sit next to you for the duration of your ride.
 
2012-05-10 11:20:29 PM
I've got a Dremel. Works wonderfully.
 
2012-05-10 11:45:49 PM
Ya gahdamn barbarians. I use nail scissors. And sidewalks. And the mortar between bricks. And tile grout. And decorative stone facings on buildings.
 
2012-05-10 11:57:49 PM
nice commercial, brau
 
2012-05-10 11:59:23 PM
My teeth are fairly effective.
 
2012-05-11 12:21:19 AM
Any sharp knife works perfectly fine.
 
2012-05-11 12:28:02 AM
I yous mah teef and fangers to tear my nails. Growing up in farmin country, then going to school for them hands on artsy crap like ink, oils, clay and wood, I never saw the need for having your hands look nice ever.

But now that I don't do any of those, I wonder how hard it would be to break 20 some odd years of habit.

/teeth and nails
//and a good box cutting blade
 
2012-05-11 01:25:36 AM
For that much you could get manicures instead.
 
2012-05-11 01:51:42 AM

redly1: nice commercial, brau


"I've been paid by this company to tell you that their product is the only right way to do something."
 
2012-05-11 02:05:12 AM

fluffy2097: redly1: nice commercial, brau

"I've been paid by this company to tell you that their product is the only right way to do something."


At least it's obvious. Ever read a video game magazine? You get some facts interspersed through paid advertisements / brown nosing, and a rare honest review(but those are never the big titles). Oh, and promises of content that inevitably end up on the cutting room floor, so to speak, and never makes it to DLC.

Some of the most dishonest journalism ever.

Vodka Zombie: I've got a Dremel. Works wonderfully.


You know, I've thought about that, but the next inevitable step is duct-taping, well, everything.

/think I may look through our collection of bits to see what I can find anyway
//i hate my big toes, my mother had to get her toenails removed
 
2012-05-11 02:13:25 AM
Isn't this sort of shiat usually relegated to Cracked?
 
2012-05-11 02:35:20 AM

HotWingAgenda: They went to all that trouble to write that article, and totall failed to explain how most people are doing it wrong. You're supposed to soften the nail first, usually with hot water. If you trim your nails right after a long hot shower, there are no shards. No need to reinvent the wheel.


It's the same with cutting metal with a die. Harder stuff makes more burrs. Keep an emery stick with you and it's all good.

/I just use my teeth. I'm a man, though, so I don't have to show off digital hygiene.
 
2012-05-11 02:51:11 AM

moothemagiccow: Isn't this sort of shiat usually relegated to Cracked?


Gawker networks has been deplorable for quite some time now.
 
2012-05-11 03:20:12 AM
Really? I trim my nails without even looking 95% of the time and they come out just fine. In fact I don't know anyone who has a problem clipping their nails.
 
2012-05-11 05:18:17 AM

jaylectricity: And then:

Adding comment...

Duplicate post attempt -- did you click 'Add Comment' twice?
Comments probably NOT successfully posted -- maybe you clicked 'Add Comment' twice?


lately, when I press mousewheel to open a page in a new tab I get 2 tabs opening, yes with firefox. I think they are putting out new versions that just mes up the features so they have reasons for more updates...
 
2012-05-11 06:08:14 AM
Glad to know I'm not the only one who mostly uses teeth and knives. I think.
 
2012-05-11 06:16:06 AM
Rachel Swaby, the freelance writer who lives in San Francisco, wrote a nice little product advertisement posing as an educational blog article.

According to plan, Gizmodo and Fark are generating "buzz" for this new product.
 
2012-05-11 08:02:16 AM
I love advertisements disguised as news articles.
 
2012-05-11 08:03:00 AM
Stainless injection molding. I think I figured out where his price difference came from. If you're going to compete with a dollar shop product, don't start with more than a dollar's worth of raw material.
 
2012-05-11 08:08:45 AM

Its the Joos.

FTFA: "Instead of spraying shards of cast off nail, they should trap the shrapnel, or deposit it neatly somewhere. "

Have you ever wondered why you sometimes see Jews, standing in the middle of a lawn, clipping their finger or toe nails?

From: Ask the Rabbi:

Q: I have been told that one must never let his nail clipping lying around as they pose danger to fetuses. How does that work?

A: The Talmud1 tells us that "the righteous burn their nails, the pious bury them, and the wicked carelessly discard them." The Talmud explains that nail clippings must be carefully disposed of lest a pregnant woman pass over them and miscarry.

Rabbi Yosef ibn Habib2 offers the following two reasons:

1) Due to the emotional strain of pregnancy, a woman is likely to be overly repulsed by the sight of the nails, and this, in turn, might cause her to miscarry. (To be honest, I find them pretty gross myself.)

2) In ancient times, nail clippings were used as implements for witchcraft. As such, the possibility existed that these clippings would be used to harm her.

Others quote the Midrash which tells us that before Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge, their bodies were covered with a nail-like covering. After they sinned, this was taken away. Another consequence of the sin was that womankind would begin to experience long and painful gestation and birth. Hence, when a woman passes over a nail clipping (reminiscent of the nail-like scales of Adam and Eve), there is a concern that the prosecuting angels would find reason to cause her grief and pain.
 
2012-05-11 08:31:28 AM
I trim my nails outside so I don't have to worry about where the clippings go.
 
2012-05-11 08:34:33 AM
I clip my nails for distance and accuracy.
 
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