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2012-09-08 04:13:50 PM
 
2012-09-08 06:05:28 PM
i129.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-08 06:52:31 PM
That's a pretty violent image. Imagine if the genders were reversed?
 
2012-09-08 06:52:41 PM
If you want to keep all your fingers, do not touch my monitor. Everything else is negotiable.
 
2012-09-08 06:54:35 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: That's a pretty violent image. Imagine if the genders were reversed?


Are you talking about the "lighten up, Francis" image?
 
2012-09-08 07:15:48 PM
I was wondering why in the hell "don't farking touch other people's devices" was on the list, then I realized I just read a Gizmodo article not on Gizmodo.
Bad subby. Bad. You get to sleep in the cage tonight.
 
2012-09-08 07:17:45 PM
Also, make that "was" a "wasn't" since I'm not paying attention.

/there's not enough blood in my caffeine stream
 
2012-09-08 07:19:58 PM
pcwizkidstechtalk.com

// Don't fark with my tivo, there is no 'live' tv in this house, don't fark with my tivo.
 
2012-09-08 07:27:40 PM
That image look like very tall child siblings having a fight.

"No I wanna play on the computer MOOOOOOM!"
 
2012-09-08 08:03:11 PM
Using someone elses computer is like using someone elses unwashed jockstrap.

/The secret folder names I've seen on corporate laptops ಠ_ಠ
//ButtParty was the funniest.
 
2012-09-08 08:15:24 PM
There is so much drama on the internet that starts with people not keeping their hands off their SO's gadgets. You don't touch mine, I don't touch yours, simple as that. I won't have someone in my life that thinks they can get grabby with my cell phone, PC, laptop, wallet, key chain or money. Boundaries is the key word, people. Keep your hands to yourself.
 
2012-09-08 08:15:48 PM
(1) Set phone language to Polish.
(2) Lend others phone when asked.
(3) Pretend something is wrong with phone. No one will ever ask again.
 
2012-09-08 10:18:49 PM
Never rub another man's rhubarb.
 
2012-09-09 12:24:59 AM
People who turn down the music in my car because they want to chit chat: the prime argument for eject buttons.
 
2012-09-09 12:39:05 AM
Why is that women beating Owen Wilson? You'd think he'd have his own computer.....
 
2012-09-09 01:08:46 AM
I hate it when people touch my laptop without permission. HATE IT. And keep your grimy fingers off my monitor. STOP POKING IT. STOP.
 
2012-09-09 01:35:43 AM
The rules of modern puff jernulizm:

Make some shiat up.
Bang at keyboard.
Miller Time.
 
2012-09-09 01:50:16 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: That's a pretty violent image. Imagine if the genders were reversed?


Yes, hope he discovered her treachery on the computer and gets out of the abusive relationship.
 
2012-09-09 02:25:08 AM
My priorities are almost the reverse of the author's.

You want the remote? Sure, whatever, if we're watching broadcast TV I'm sure it sucks anyway, and if we take that to mean PS3 controller or mouse rather than actual TV remote then we're watching Netflix, and, if I'm watching stuff on there with friends, odds are we're deliberately watching shiatty b-movies anyway. Who cares?

Camera? Sure, whatever, as long as you know to use the strap like any farking adult would. No problem.

Change the song at my house? Why would I care? You're changing it to some other song on my iPod, I gather, so why would I mind?
 
2012-09-09 03:37:59 AM
Don't fark with the TARDIS.
 
2012-09-09 04:19:53 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: That's a pretty violent image. Imagine if the genders were reversed?


Imagine?? Pah!
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-09 05:13:06 AM
"Can I put on a new song?"

... but what if they are running streaming software that has a remote login and they never changed the default login/password? It's ok to change the song then right?
 
2012-09-09 06:28:22 AM

I Like Bread: People who turn down the music in my car because they want to chit chat: the prime argument for eject buttons.


You have a cassette deck in your car?

/I know what you mean.
//But that was the first thing I thought. I even worked out a whole reason why they should eject the tape instead of turning it down.
 
2012-09-09 06:49:30 AM

ModernLuddite: (1) Set phone language to Polish.
(2) Lend others phone when asked.
(3) Pretend something is wrong with phone. No one will ever ask again.


I used to do that to friend's phones, but Arabic. Number system is different, unless you know where to go you can't turn it back.
 
2012-09-09 07:12:58 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: That's a pretty violent image. Imagine if the genders were reversed?


There's a fine line between genius and stupidity.
 
2012-09-09 08:03:55 AM

mikkimouse: I hate it when people touch my laptop without permission. HATE IT. And keep your grimy fingers off my monitor. STOP POKING IT. STOP.


That f*cking drives me crazy. YOU CAN POINT WITHOUT TOUCHING
 
2012-09-09 08:34:20 AM

djscram: Quantum Apostrophe: That's a pretty violent image. Imagine if the genders were reversed?

There's a fine line between genius and stupidity.


I can tell which side of the line you are on...

This would be a totally different thread if the only change in TFA was the genders in that image.

The reason people say there is a fine line is because to a genius, mostly everyone else seems stupid.
 
2012-09-09 09:34:22 AM

Gonz: If you want to keep all your fingers, do not touch my monitor. Everything else is negotiable.


heh, lost fingers.... kinda reminds me of a...

CSB

I know that kitchen knives aren't really gadgets, per se, but I own a Tojiro Senkuo knife. It's kept scalpel sharp. I have one rule regarding other people's usage of that knife: use something else.

The rule was broken once, while I was out of town. My girl invited some friends over for a 'we all prepare the food together' dinner party - she warned one of her male 'chef' friends that I had the rule that not even she was allowed to use that knife, due to the sharpness of the blade.

The "It's ok, I'm a chef, I totally got this." statement, was promptly followed by "It's ok, I totally got this" from her nurse friend, who stitched the idiot's hand back together.

Live and learn, or die as an example to others.
 
2012-09-09 01:02:01 PM

uttertosh: Gonz:

I know that kitchen knives aren't really gadgets, per se, but I own a Tojiro Senkuo knife.


Why did you link to a picture of the knife. We all know what knives look like. Yes, yours does have Japanese writing, I guess that makes it different. However, if you were trying to inform us on just what a Togiro Senkuo knife is, I'd suggest linking to something else.

/Just some friendly advice
 
2012-09-09 03:18:12 PM
I find it amusing that it's a piece written for one of Gawker's sites, but republished elsewhere that gets linked.

Seems appropriate to have the tables turned every now and then.
 
2012-09-09 05:33:29 PM

fluffy2097: Using someone elses computer is like using someone elses unwashed jockstrap.

/The secret folder names I've seen on corporate laptops ಠ_ಠ
//ButtParty was the funniest.


I don't normally use off-color names, but if Rule Of Funny applies, I'm not averse to naming a folder "Hot Nipples" and filling it with pics of baby bottles. You do that a few times and only the most paranoid, nervy snoop will still root in your files, and at that point, they're a laughing stock anyway, and on the way out.

/"Butt Plugs" was full of anti-smoking PSAs.
 
2012-09-09 05:39:50 PM

Optimal_Illusion: fluffy2097: Using someone elses computer is like using someone elses unwashed jockstrap.

/The secret folder names I've seen on corporate laptops ಠ_ಠ
//ButtParty was the funniest.

I don't normally use off-color names, but if Rule Of Funny applies, I'm not averse to naming a folder "Hot Nipples" and filling it with pics of baby bottles. You do that a few times and only the most paranoid, nervy snoop will still root in your files, and at that point, they're a laughing stock anyway, and on the way out.

/"Butt Plugs" was full of anti-smoking PSAs.


Oh no. This was definitely porn. you could tell by the file names and directory structures. It didn't happen all the time, but people have entire stashes porn on their work laptops more often then I had ever expected. It was never the people you expected either.
 
2012-09-09 05:40:37 PM

KrispyKritter: There is so much drama on the internet that starts with people not keeping their hands off their SO's gadgets. You don't touch mine, I don't touch yours, simple as that. I won't have someone in my life that thinks they can get grabby with my cell phone, PC, laptop, wallet, key chain or money. Boundaries is the key word, people. Keep your hands to yourself.


Just got done discussing this with my wife, I wouldn't dream of answering her cell phone if it were ringing and she wasn't around.. We had issue recently about me and her laptop, she ignores installing little things like like updates, etc., so i have to fix things occasionally..I made huge mistake of installing Safari so I didn't have to use IE. Still getting blamed for every little quirk since.....
 
2012-09-09 06:48:49 PM
Headline should read 'The rules of touching other people's things'. Period. Not just silly electronic gadgets.
 
2012-09-09 06:52:23 PM

Johnsnownw: uttertosh: Gonz:

I know that kitchen knives aren't really gadgets, per se, but I own a Tojiro Senkuo knife.

Why did you link to a picture of the knife. We all know what knives look like. Yes, yours does have Japanese writing, I guess that makes it different. However, if you were trying to inform us on just what a Togiro Senkuo knife is, I'd suggest linking to something else.

/Just some friendly advice


Know how I can tell you aren't a knife guy? If I'm wrong, and you are, why not just cut/paste Tojiro Senkuo and Google it to learn more?
 
2012-09-09 08:53:19 PM

Johnsnownw: uttertosh: Gonz:

I know that kitchen knives aren't really gadgets, per se, but I own a Tojiro Senkuo knife.

Why did you link to a picture of the knife. We all know what knives look like. Yes, yours does have Japanese writing, I guess that makes it different. However, if you were trying to inform us on just what a Togiro Senkuo knife is, I'd suggest linking to something else.

/Just some friendly advice

 
2012-09-09 10:05:08 PM

John Buck 41: Johnsnownw: uttertosh: Gonz:

I know that kitchen knives aren't really gadgets, per se, but I own a Tojiro Senkuo knife.

Why did you link to a picture of the knife. We all know what knives look like. Yes, yours does have Japanese writing, I guess that makes it different. However, if you were trying to inform us on just what a Togiro Senkuo knife is, I'd suggest linking to something else.

/Just some friendly advice

Know how I can tell you aren't a knife guy? If I'm wrong, and you are, why not just cut/paste Tojiro Senkuo and Google it to learn more?


I'm not even a knife guy and that picture was still sufficient for me to go "wait... is that folded steel? That's no ordinary knife."
 
2012-09-09 10:38:42 PM

trialpha: John Buck 41: Johnsnownw: uttertosh: Gonz:

I know that kitchen knives aren't really gadgets, per se, but I own a Tojiro Senkuo knife.

Why did you link to a picture of the knife. We all know what knives look like. Yes, yours does have Japanese writing, I guess that makes it different. However, if you were trying to inform us on just what a Togiro Senkuo knife is, I'd suggest linking to something else.

/Just some friendly advice

Know how I can tell you aren't a knife guy? If I'm wrong, and you are, why not just cut/paste Tojiro Senkuo and Google it to learn more?

I'm not even a knife guy and that picture was still sufficient for me to go "wait... is that folded steel? That's no ordinary knife."


Yeah, it's a special knife. You won't find it at Walmart or Target. uttertosh has every reason to be protective of it.
 
2012-09-10 01:11:48 AM

ModernLuddite: (1) Set phone language to Polish.
(2) Lend others phone when asked.
(3) Pretend something is wrong with phone. No one will ever ask again.


This is brilliant.
 
2012-09-10 04:41:32 AM

John Buck 41: . uttertosh has every reason to be protective of it.


I'm protecting idiots who go all 'caveman like play knifes an fire!!HUUUURRRR' when cooking in the company of girls. You've no idea how inexplicably attractive some guys find the urge, having just been told "OK, that knife is, like, scary sharp, dude", to push their thumb into the blade to test.

/Rockwell steel forgives no ignorance.
 
2012-09-10 08:33:48 AM

trialpha: I'm not even a knife guy and that picture was still sufficient for me to go "wait... is that folded steel? That's no ordinary knife."


Yes, It's a way to expensive and labor intensive knife.

Cooking knives are not samurai swords. Damascus steel allows a sword to flex when it strikes something (a proper samurai blade would also contain THOUSANDS of folds). It does not make the cutting edge sharper, because the cutting edge is always hardened steel.

It's wonderful that there is someone out there in Japan that is keeping a thousand year old artform alive, but saying this is about better cutlery is silly. It's like saying you own a combat knife to cut your waffles.
 
2012-09-10 06:06:14 PM

fluffy2097: trialpha: I'm not even a knife guy and that picture was still sufficient for me to go "wait... is that folded steel? That's no ordinary knife."

Yes, It's a way to expensive and labor intensive knife.

Cooking knives are not samurai swords. Damascus steel allows a sword to flex when it strikes something (a proper samurai blade would also contain THOUSANDS of folds). It does not make the cutting edge sharper, because the cutting edge is always hardened steel.

It's wonderful that there is someone out there in Japan that is keeping a thousand year old artform alive, but saying this is about better cutlery is silly. It's like saying you own a combat knife to cut your waffles.


Read your bio and whether you're serious or not, I'll say this. There IS a difference between a Buck and a Randall (and it's not just the $$). Having said that I will freely admit I have no experience with high-end kitchen knives, just that as with most things, one gets what one pays for. Is the knife in question worth $150, give or take? Depends on the user. Is it a better knife than a $15 dollar knife from WalMart made in China? Unequivocably, yes.
 
2012-09-10 08:00:08 PM

John Buck 41: Is the knife in question worth $150, give or take? Depends on the user. Is it a better knife than a $15 dollar knife from WalMart made in China? Unequivocably, yes.


Oh, I'm sure its a very nice blade a professional chef would love using.

But I'm also sure you could get just as nice a blade without the fancy folded steel.
 
2012-09-10 08:13:52 PM

fluffy2097: John Buck 41: Is the knife in question worth $150, give or take? Depends on the user. Is it a better knife than a $15 dollar knife from WalMart made in China? Unequivocably, yes.

Oh, I'm sure its a very nice blade a professional chef would love using.

But I'm also sure you could get just as nice a blade without the fancy folded steel.


Agreed. The Damascus is a nice touch, though.
 
2012-09-11 12:29:53 AM

fluffy2097: Optimal_Illusion: fluffy2097: Using someone elses computer is like using someone elses unwashed jockstrap.

/The secret folder names I've seen on corporate laptops ಠ_ಠ
//ButtParty was the funniest.

I don't normally use off-color names, but if Rule Of Funny applies, I'm not averse to naming a folder "Hot Nipples" and filling it with pics of baby bottles. You do that a few times and only the most paranoid, nervy snoop will still root in your files, and at that point, they're a laughing stock anyway, and on the way out.

/"Butt Plugs" was full of anti-smoking PSAs.

Oh no. This was definitely porn. you could tell by the file names and directory structures. It didn't happen all the time, but people have entire stashes porn on their work laptops more often then I had ever expected. It was never the people you expected either.


Well, yeah. It's utterly bizarre how people treat their work equipment, and compys in particular. I'm glad I just know enough to keep myself out of trouble, but not enough to be "the computer guy" for my family/friends/coworkers. Or so they think. As you observed, people can be blatant with file names, and not one hint of forethought. Fark taught me to keep anything off-putting to others on external memory, and that is good advice, no matter what you have, porn, stupid pictures, plans to blow up the moon, whatever.
 
2012-09-11 01:52:31 PM

fluffy2097: because the cutting edge is always hardened steel.


No, it's just not. The Rockwell 60º - 62º centre blade keeps it's sharpness over any Global blade I've used..

:-P
 
2012-09-11 03:38:49 PM

uttertosh: fluffy2097: because the cutting edge is always hardened steel.

No, it's just not. The Rockwell 60º - 62º centre blade keeps it's sharpness over any Global blade I've used..

:-P


You're obviously using the Rockwell Retro Encabulator. That's cheating because it avoids sinosoidal reciprocation of the dingle arm, without the use of novertrunions.
 
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