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672 clicks; posted to STEM » on 15 Aug 2022 at 10:50 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-15 8:40:58 AM  
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Item #: SCP-3008
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: The retail park containing SCP-3008 has been purchased by the Foundation and converted into Site-██. All public roads leading to or passing by Site-██ have been redirected.

The entrance to SCP-3008 is to be monitored at all times, and no one is to enter SCP-3008 outside of testing, as permitted by the Senior Researcher.

Humans exiting SCP-3008 are to be detained and then debriefed prior to the administration of amnestics. Dependent upon the duration of their stay in SCP-3008, a cover story may need to be generated prior to their release.

Any other entities exiting SCP-3008 are to be terminated.

Description: SCP-3008 is a large retail unit previously owned by and branded as IKEA, a popular furniture retail chain. A person entering SCP-3008 through the main entrance and then passing out of sight of the doors will find themselves translocated to SCP-3008-1. This displacement will typically go unnoticed as no change will occur from the perspective of the victim; they will generally not become aware until they try to return to the entrance.

SCP-3008-1 is a space resembling the inside of an IKEA furniture store, extending far beyond the limits of what could physically be contained within the dimensions of the retail unit. Current measurements indicate an area of at least 10km2 with no visible external terminators detected in any direction. Inconclusive results from the use of laser rangefinders has led to the speculation that the space may be infinite. [ ... ]

https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-3008
 
2022-08-15 9:16:23 AM  

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Item #: SCP-3008
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: The retail park containing SCP-3008 has been purchased by the Foundation and converted into Site-██. All public roads leading to or passing by Site-██ have been redirected.

The entrance to SCP-3008 is to be monitored at all times, and no one is to enter SCP-3008 outside of testing, as permitted by the Senior Researcher.

Humans exiting SCP-3008 are to be detained and then debriefed prior to the administration of amnestics. Dependent upon the duration of their stay in SCP-3008, a cover story may need to be generated prior to their release.

Any other entities exiting SCP-3008 are to be terminated.

Description: SCP-3008 is a large retail unit previously owned by and branded as IKEA, a popular furniture retail chain. A person entering SCP-3008 through the main entrance and then passing out of sight of the doors will find themselves translocated to SCP-3008-1. This displacement will typically go unnoticed as no change will occur from the perspective of the victim; they will generally not become aware until they try to return to the entrance.

SCP-3008-1 is a space resembling the inside of an IKEA furniture store, extending far beyond the limits of what could physically be contained within the dimensions of the retail unit. Current measurements indicate an area of at least 10km2 with no visible external terminators detected in any direction. Inconclusive results from the use of laser rangefinders has led to the speculation that the space may be infinite. [ ... ]

https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-3008


Damn it, I was too slow.  Back to running "errands" for Dr. Clef, I guess.
 
2022-08-15 9:26:22 AM  
On the one hand, meatballs.  On the other, you have to assemble your own bed with a cheap Allen key, hieroglyphic instructions, and three missing pieces.
 
2022-08-15 10:53:30 AM  
Videos show the guards closing the doors at one point, but a crowd forced them open and made their escape.

Even without the 6.5mm allen wrench that was not included in the package, even though it said it was?
 
2022-08-15 11:01:11 AM  
I swear I posted this already, but don't see it in the thread.  I wonder what random thread I bombed. :-/
Life in the Endless IKEA... | SCP-3008 (SCP Animation)
Youtube I_1I3ZLUUKE
 
2022-08-15 11:32:30 AM  
"Health officials were attempting to lock the store in Xuhui district down as a customer had been in close contact with a positive Covid case."

Yeah that is straight out of a zombie movie.
 
2022-08-15 11:44:10 AM  

Psychopusher: On the one hand, meatballs.  On the other, you have to assemble your own bed with a cheap Allen key, hieroglyphic instructions, and three missing pieces.


If you haven't gotten an allen key bit for your cordless drill, you're really missing out. With a torque-clutch, you can make sure you don't drive it in too far. Makes assembling IKEA furniture like playing with Lego.
 
2022-08-15 11:50:05 AM  

RobotSpider: Psychopusher: On the one hand, meatballs.  On the other, you have to assemble your own bed with a cheap Allen key, hieroglyphic instructions, and three missing pieces.

If you haven't gotten an allen key bit for your cordless drill, you're really missing out. With a torque-clutch, you can make sure you don't drive it in too far. Makes assembling IKEA furniture like playing with Lego.


Will you also damn near rip your foot open stepping on unused 'extra' pieces of your IKEA hardware in the dark days later?  Because that's half of the fun of playing with Lego.
 
2022-08-15 11:52:51 AM  

PineappleOnPizza: Will you also damn near rip your foot open stepping on unused 'extra' pieces of your IKEA hardware in the dark days later?  Because that's half of the fun of playing with Lego.


I've stepped on my fair share of 'extra' wooden dowels or those cam-lock screw-bolts:
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2022-08-15 4:41:15 PM  

RobotSpider: Psychopusher: On the one hand, meatballs.  On the other, you have to assemble your own bed with a cheap Allen key, hieroglyphic instructions, and three missing pieces.

If you haven't gotten an allen key bit for your cordless drill, you're really missing out. With a torque-clutch, you can make sure you don't drive it in too far. Makes assembling IKEA furniture like playing with Lego.


This, even a cheap 18v cordless drill from your local shop and a 50piece set of bits from AliExpress will change your life.

After that, an 18v impact wrench is the next life changer.
 
2022-08-15 5:37:27 PM  

dyhchong: RobotSpider: Psychopusher: On the one hand, meatballs.  On the other, you have to assemble your own bed with a cheap Allen key, hieroglyphic instructions, and three missing pieces.

If you haven't gotten an allen key bit for your cordless drill, you're really missing out. With a torque-clutch, you can make sure you don't drive it in too far. Makes assembling IKEA furniture like playing with Lego.

This, even a cheap 18v cordless drill from your local shop and a 50piece set of bits from AliExpress will change your life.

After that, an 18v impact wrench is the next life changer.


Still using an air powered impact wrench... really want a DeWalt 18V that goes with my other batteries (basically all I use the impact wrench for is lugnuts 2x a year and brakes every few years). Recently switch from gas and electric plug-in weedwhacker and leafblower, respectively, to DeWalt 18V versions. It's amazing.

Can't see takng the plunge on the mower yet. I'm not interested in not being able to do my whole 1/3rd acre corner lot on one charge if I want to. And I went from a 4.5 acres of grass burning 3 gals/week to 1/3rd acre burning 3 gallons/summer. So I'm WAY ahead on the emissions curve.

/also cut my gas from commuting by 92% by moving from 30 miles to 3 miles from work
//and installed 10kW of solar panels covering 90% of my annual needs
///smugness comes in 3s!
 
2022-08-15 6:02:36 PM  

Ecliptic: dyhchong: RobotSpider: Psychopusher: On the one hand, meatballs.  On the other, you have to assemble your own bed with a cheap Allen key, hieroglyphic instructions, and three missing pieces.

If you haven't gotten an allen key bit for your cordless drill, you're really missing out. With a torque-clutch, you can make sure you don't drive it in too far. Makes assembling IKEA furniture like playing with Lego.

This, even a cheap 18v cordless drill from your local shop and a 50piece set of bits from AliExpress will change your life.

After that, an 18v impact wrench is the next life changer.

Still using an air powered impact wrench... really want a DeWalt 18V that goes with my other batteries (basically all I use the impact wrench for is lugnuts 2x a year and brakes every few years). Recently switch from gas and electric plug-in weedwhacker and leafblower, respectively, to DeWalt 18V versions. It's amazing.

Can't see takng the plunge on the mower yet. I'm not interested in not being able to do my whole 1/3rd acre corner lot on one charge if I want to. And I went from a 4.5 acres of grass burning 3 gals/week to 1/3rd acre burning 3 gallons/summer. So I'm WAY ahead on the emissions curve.

/also cut my gas from commuting by 92% by moving from 30 miles to 3 miles from work
//and installed 10kW of solar panels covering 90% of my annual needs
///smugness comes in 3s!


I was super impressed by my friends Milwaukee M18 Impact Driver, but I just have a super cheap one as I mostly use it for driving large and coach screws, installing TV wall mounts etc.

Was originally using my drill for those but one particularly large session building some outdoor stairs caused it to belch out grey smoke, it still works fine, weirdly, but emits a distinct odour whenever its used. Hence the impact driver.

Just bought a BLDC drill and the quality difference is huge, but as the old one still works one just has drill pieces and the other has screwdriver bits so I don't have to keep changing.

Funnily enough I switched from a battery lawnmower to a corded one because the battery ones were an absolute maximum of 1400W on even the 58V double battery units, but my $50 corded one is 1800W and much wider. But I'm on a 500m2 suburban block which is...1/8 acre?

My next favourite home upgrade was a petrol chainsaw to a corded electric. Even running it off a generator the exhaust and noise is 20M away from you, the torque difference is night and day, it weighs less and there's no babying the motor or running out of fuel.
 
2022-08-15 8:47:41 PM  
Don't use a Phillips bit to assemble IKEA furniture, use a Pozidriv bit instead. They look similar, but they're not quite the same, and that's why Phillips screwdrivers don't really work well with their furniture. One way to tell the screws apart is that a Pozidriv screw head will have lines radiating out from the center.

https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2015/09/16/what-is-the-difference-screw-bits-phillips-vs-pozidriv
 
2022-08-16 4:52:37 AM  

Fubegra: Don't use a Phillips bit to assemble IKEA furniture, use a Pozidriv bit instead. They look similar, but they're not quite the same, and that's why Phillips screwdrivers don't really work well with their furniture. One way to tell the screws apart is that a Pozidriv screw head will have lines radiating out from the center.

https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2015/09/16/what-is-the-difference-screw-bits-phillips-vs-pozidriv


Pozidriv was invented by the same US company as Phillips yet it is nearly unused in the USA.  Back when Craftsman was a good thing, they never seemed to have any Pozidriv screwdrivers.
 
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