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2019-03-19 11:32:59 PM  
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2019-03-19 11:34:35 PM  
Hipsters with typewriters?
 
2019-03-19 11:34:36 PM  
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2019-03-19 11:34:42 PM  
"Weird Al" Yankovic - It's All About The Pentiums
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/song is now twenty years old
 
2019-03-19 11:35:14 PM  
I'm guessing their biggest customers are neighborhoods that might become gentrified.
 
2019-03-19 11:35:17 PM  
Fixing chips in white melamine sheet goods. I use it at work :)
 
2019-03-19 11:45:49 PM  

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/song is now twenty years old


Chilling 9 to 5 at Hewlett-Packard?

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2019-03-19 11:53:17 PM  
That stuff is right next to the duct tape and WD-40 in my shed; great touch-up paint/primer/filler.

Also useful with graphic art, in many ways not including covering up mistakes.
 
2019-03-19 11:56:14 PM  
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2019-03-20 12:00:14 AM  
Good for painting on one's wang during one's formative teenage years.
 
2019-03-20 12:02:02 AM  
People who bother to correct their mistakes.  That's who buys Wite-Out.

You're average keyboard jockey won't correct anything that dozen have a read line udder it tho.

Although I can say that I've never bought a bottle.
 
2019-03-20 12:03:04 AM  
You use it to cover up the eraser smudges on the LCD screen.
 
2019-03-20 12:04:38 AM  
I use it to correct hand mark ups on construction drawings all the time. Some things we've yet to find a cheap and easy way to do digitally. Now, if my cheapskate company would actually spring for something like tough books, we would use a lot less ink and white out.
 
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2019-03-20 12:05:04 AM  
Michael Nesmith - Cruisin'
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2019-03-20 12:07:34 AM  
I make my own...
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2019-03-20 12:11:36 AM  
I've watched plenty of "Forged in Fire". Apparently blacksmiths use it to keep metals from welding together.
 
2019-03-20 12:18:33 AM  

Gaddiel: I use it to correct hand mark ups on construction drawings all the time. Some things we've yet to find a cheap and easy way to do digitally. Now, if my cheapskate company would actually spring for something like tough books, we would use a lot less ink and white out.


Or a decent plotter.
 
2019-03-20 12:26:21 AM  

Billy Liar: People who bother to correct their mistakes.  That's who buys Wite-Out.

You're average keyboard jockey won't correct anything that dozen have a read line udder it tho.

Although I can say that I've never bought a bottle.


This.  A lot of people do off-line editing and proofreading on hardcopy.

A writer friend of mine often sends me manuscripts to look over and provide feedback on.  Personally, I can't get in that 'editor' frame of mind unless I have a pile of hardcopy and a fine point red marker.

I can see how a bottle of white-out would be useful there, too.

Not to mention fixing mistakes on things like envelopes, etc., where using white-out is less effort than regenerating the item itself.
 
2019-03-20 12:26:31 AM  

jayfurr: Good for painting on one's wang during one's formative teenage years.


Your formative teenage years were a little different than mine, I see.
 
2019-03-20 12:29:38 AM  
I remember Repo Man having better music than I'd expect from a Monkee.
 
2019-03-20 12:36:02 AM  
Works as a low strength thread lock as well.
Cheaper too.
 
2019-03-20 12:38:42 AM  
Tippex.
 
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2019-03-20 12:41:06 AM  

wildcardjack: I remember Repo Man having better music than I'd expect from a Monkee.


Apparently members of the Monkees were annoyed by the lack of creative input (or really any input as the music had already been recorded by studio musicians) in the early days. Only later did they have influence.
 
2019-03-20 12:44:00 AM  
I shoot product to floors using anchors. Use the whiteout to mark dark floors where we need to drill holes.  Also put a dab on the top of usb cables so they always go in and you aren't trying to figure which end is up. A drop is all it takes. Buy it at the dollar tree and save money
 
2019-03-20 12:54:40 AM  
It's a great way to mark items too..Just use it like a little paint brush to paint your name on...
 
2019-03-20 12:55:29 AM  

wildcardjack: I remember Repo Man having better music than I'd expect from a Monkee.


But I don't think anybody from Repo Man grew up rich because of their mom's invention.
 
2019-03-20 01:07:57 AM  
It's a must-have in my household. I have perfectionist kids who aren't manually dexterous enough to stay inside the lines when coloring or doing other art projects. One little mistake and they're in tears. White Out to the rescue.

/pick your battles
 
2019-03-20 01:16:47 AM  
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2019-03-20 01:19:11 AM  
I'm the treasurer of a union chapter. Regrettably, some of it is still on paper and even I make the occasional mistake. How is this even a question?
 
2019-03-20 01:57:48 AM  
I know who should have used it
 
2019-03-20 02:05:33 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Billy Liar: People who bother to correct their mistakes.  That's who buys Wite-Out.

You're average keyboard jockey won't correct anything that dozen have a read line udder it tho.

Although I can say that I've never bought a bottle.

This.  A lot of people do off-line editing and proofreading on hardcopy.

A writer friend of mine often sends me manuscripts to look over and provide feedback on.  Personally, I can't get in that 'editor' frame of mind unless I have a pile of hardcopy and a fine point red marker.

I can see how a bottle of white-out would be useful there, too.

Not to mention fixing mistakes on things like envelopes, etc., where using white-out is less effort than regenerating the item itself.


I worked a lot on prototype and low rate initial production designs in aerospace, and let me tell you, we went thru tanks of red ink and buckets of white out.

Each production lot had a book, and each unit in each lot had a book, and they were the masters.  They documented design changes for the next lot and as-built conditions of each unit, respectively.  Engineers and designers had CAD models, but the floor only worked to prints.  So the redline prints represented the master, and only one set was permitted.

Good thing, too.  Because engineers love to tweak their models without documenting them.  Especially you gearheads.

There are other ways of configuration control in dev phase - software guys are best at it - but that worked well at the pace of cutting metal and stringing copper.
 
2019-03-20 02:27:28 AM  
There is no way that asshole puts white out on a frigging Christmas card.

Here is how you do it.  Type what you want to send on the computer and spell check it.  Then hand write it on the card.
The only places where it's okay to use white out is on something you're going to photocopy, and some log books if your job requires you to use one. But most companies want you to one-line your error and initial and date not white out.
So really just stop buying whiteout.
 
2019-03-20 02:41:38 AM  

abhorrent1: I've watched plenty of "Forged in Fire". Apparently blacksmiths use it to keep metals from welding together.


Came to post the same thing regarding canister damascus (also from watching Forged in Fire... but whoever figured that out in the first place?!).  If used for actually writing/typing, I can't imagine a person going through more than a bottle a year, whereas an artist or blacksmith might use 3-4 bottles for a given project. Methinks that very few of the bottles sold are actually used for thier inteded purpose.
 
2019-03-20 04:08:44 AM  
My parents always used to buy me the knockoff brand whiteout 'strips' and goddamn those bastard strips.
 
2019-03-20 04:35:54 AM  
People forging certificates and diplomas.
 
2019-03-20 05:24:22 AM  

Gaddiel: I use it to correct hand mark ups on construction drawings all the time. Some things we've yet to find a cheap and easy way to do digitally. Now, if my cheapskate company would actually spring for something like tough books, we would use a lot less ink and white out.


Yep, same here.  Red pen & one of these:
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2019-03-20 07:19:22 AM  
We don't use the liquid stuff but we do use correction tape for redacting documents for public release.
 
2019-03-20 07:29:07 AM  

omg bbq: There is no way that asshole puts white out on a frigging Christmas card.


If only we had a book of etiquette people could read, to know proper behavior.
 
2019-03-20 07:41:09 AM  
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2019-03-20 07:43:47 AM  
I put a dot on my USB connectors and on the phone, so I can easily tell which way round to insert the connector.
 
2019-03-20 08:19:25 AM  
Repairing chips and scratches in white trim or doors.
Writing on metal surfaces.
 
2019-03-20 09:28:42 AM  

DrWhy: jayfurr: Good for painting on one's wang during one's formative teenage years.

Your formative teenage years were a little different than mine, I see.


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2019-03-20 09:47:26 AM  

omg bbq: There is no way that asshole puts white out on a frigging Christmas card.

Here is how you do it.  Type what you want to send on the computer and spell check it.  Then hand write it on the card.



I usually just send holiday greetings like "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah-nagl ftaghn" and the nice thing is, you miss a letter here or there the recipient is unlikely to notice.
 
2019-03-20 10:10:22 AM  

kyuzokai: abhorrent1: I've watched plenty of "Forged in Fire". Apparently blacksmiths use it to keep metals from welding together.

Came to post the same thing regarding canister damascus (also from watching Forged in Fire... but whoever figured that out in the first place?!).


I have no idea. If I had to guess I'd guess it was discovered by accident. Maybe someone used it to mark some metal one day then discovered the spot marked with whiteout wouldn't weld. Or maybe there's some chemical in it that's known to do that.

The other option is some guy said one day "I wonder what would happen if I dump this whiteout in here?", which would be a weird thought to randomly have.
 
2019-03-20 10:49:27 AM  

bughunter: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Billy Liar: People who bother to correct their mistakes.  That's who buys Wite-Out.

You're average keyboard jockey won't correct anything that dozen have a read line udder it tho.

Although I can say that I've never bought a bottle.

This.  A lot of people do off-line editing and proofreading on hardcopy.

A writer friend of mine often sends me manuscripts to look over and provide feedback on.  Personally, I can't get in that 'editor' frame of mind unless I have a pile of hardcopy and a fine point red marker.

I can see how a bottle of white-out would be useful there, too.

Not to mention fixing mistakes on things like envelopes, etc., where using white-out is less effort than regenerating the item itself.

I worked a lot on prototype and low rate initial production designs in aerospace, and let me tell you, we went thru tanks of red ink and buckets of white out.

Each production lot had a book, and each unit in each lot had a book, and they were the masters.  They documented design changes for the next lot and as-built conditions of each unit, respectively.  Engineers and designers had CAD models, but the floor only worked to prints.  So the redline prints represented the master, and only one set was permitted.

Good thing, too.  Because engineers love to tweak their models without documenting them.  Especially you gearheads.

There are other ways of configuration control in dev phase - software guys are best at it - but that worked well at the pace of cutting metal and stringing copper.


... Username checks out ...

Let me just say 'Thank you'.  Guys like you don't get enough recognition.
 
2019-03-20 10:52:01 AM  

jayfurr: omg bbq: There is no way that asshole puts white out on a frigging Christmas card.

Here is how you do it.  Type what you want to send on the computer and spell check it.  Then hand write it on the card.


I usually just send holiday greetings like "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah-nagl ftaghn" and the nice thing is, you miss a letter here or there the recipient is unlikely to notice.


...  But when the Great Old Ones show up to eat YOUR face, you'll wish you had spell-checked that incantation a little better, me bucko!
 
2019-03-20 12:40:55 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: jayfurr: omg bbq: There is no way that asshole puts white out on a frigging Christmas card.

Here is how you do it.  Type what you want to send on the computer and spell check it.  Then hand write it on the card.


I usually just send holiday greetings like "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah-nagl ftaghn" and the nice thing is, you miss a letter here or there the recipient is unlikely to notice.


...  But when the Great Old Ones show up to eat YOUR face, you'll wish you had spell-checked that incantation a little better, me bucko!


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2019-03-20 12:50:26 PM  

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Hrrm.  That this same guy?

Michael Nesmith - Different Drum (Live at the Britt Festival 1992)
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2019-03-20 01:47:12 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: bughunter: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Billy Liar: People who bother to correct their mistakes.  That's who buys Wite-Out.

You're average keyboard jockey won't correct anything that dozen have a read line udder it tho.

Although I can say that I've never bought a bottle.

This.  A lot of people do off-line editing and proofreading on hardcopy.

A writer friend of mine often sends me manuscripts to look over and provide feedback on.  Personally, I can't get in that 'editor' frame of mind unless I have a pile of hardcopy and a fine point red marker.

I can see how a bottle of white-out would be useful there, too.

Not to mention fixing mistakes on things like envelopes, etc., where using white-out is less effort than regenerating the item itself.

I worked a lot on prototype and low rate initial production designs in aerospace, and let me tell you, we went thru tanks of red ink and buckets of white out.

Each production lot had a book, and each unit in each lot had a book, and they were the masters.  They documented design changes for the next lot and as-built conditions of each unit, respectively.  Engineers and designers had CAD models, but the floor only worked to prints.  So the redline prints represented the master, and only one set was permitted.

Good thing, too.  Because engineers love to tweak their models without documenting them.  Especially you gearheads.

There are other ways of configuration control in dev phase - software guys are best at it - but that worked well at the pace of cutting metal and stringing copper.

... Username checks out ...

Let me just say 'Thank you'.  Guys like you don't get enough recognition.


My job, systems engineering, is usually thankless so that means a lot.

I'm usually stuck in the middle between customer and engineer... with lawyers, accountants and stakeholders on my flanks.

If the toys weren't so cool I'd probably just be a beach bum.
 
2019-03-20 02:36:57 PM  
So, subby, you're a Texas Aggie?

Why, yes, I did live in Austin for 7.5 years....
 
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