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Offline MikeK

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Mankind may be doomed
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:35:47 pm »
A friend of mine spotted this at a home improvement store.

Also seen were instructions on the package for a bathtub drain plug.
 

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 07:53:23 pm »
Looks reasonable. I mean, we are talking about pointless imperial units.  8)
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 07:57:46 pm »
Well at least it is in American english and Spanglish............

I didn't know the USA was metric................ But they have to explain the imperial measures?


America, the country where a bath plug has an instruction manual, and a 5 page one at that, but a gun comes with nothing.
 

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 08:10:32 pm »
Well at least it is in American english and Spanglish............

I didn't know the USA was metric................ But they have to explain the imperial measures?


America, the country where a bath plug has an instruction manual, and a 5 page one at that, but a gun comes with nothing.

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Re: Mankind may be doomed
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 08:30:50 pm »
I am a firm believer in natural selection - nuff said !
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Re: Mankind may be doomed
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 08:59:56 pm »
I didn't know the USA was metric

Nope, we're not metric.  That metric/imperial measure is quite a rare bird.  Hey, it's a start.

America, the country where a bath plug has an instruction manual, and a 5 page one at that, but a gun comes with nothing.

It comes with a beer. :)
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Re: Mankind may be doomed
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 09:40:04 pm »
America, the country where a bath plug has an instruction manual, and a 5 page one at that, but a gun comes with nothing.

Guns are easy to use.  The original point and shoot interface.
 

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 10:06:23 pm »
Found something similar a while ago. 2x 110mm equals 220mm  :o
 

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 10:11:29 pm »
America, the country where a bath plug has an instruction manual, and a 5 page one at that, but a gun comes with nothing.

Where on earth do you get that idea from?
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 10:59:18 pm »
Americans learn to use guns early, in the legal states.  Manuals are superfluous because its not something you read about, but are taught and practice.  But it does come with it.

http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIREARMS/






In gun happy states like Texas or Arizona, it gets more involved:






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Re: Mankind may be doomed
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 11:06:13 pm »
Thankfully not all states.  Just the paranoid ones.
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2012, 01:09:26 am »
Found something similar a while ago. 2x 110mm equals 220mm  :o

am i missing something?
 

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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2012, 01:24:55 am »
A modern firearm actually comes with a rather elaborate manual, stuffed full of messages meant to indemnify the manufacturer against all manner of idiocy:

Ruger LC 9 9mm pistol owners manual:
https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/_manuals/lc9.pdf

Certainly better than any multimeter manual I have seen.

They are not meant to be difficult to operate, but they require a fair bit of skill to operate effectively.

The .50 BMG would be a very rare, expensive and heavily licensed animal in the US, perhaps $25,000 plus a $200 tax stamp plus a six month wait for BATFE to approve the transfer.

Whlie the smallest Glocks (the G26 and G27) are sometimes refereed to as "Baby Glocks", they are not in fact intended to be operated by infants.


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Re: Mankind may be doomed
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2012, 02:07:21 am »
A modern firearm actually comes with a rather elaborate manual, stuffed full of messages meant to indemnify the manufacturer against all manner of idiocy

OK, I have not the inclination to read the manual, but I do hope it includes something along the lines of: "Do not point loaded weapon at foot and pull trigger; injury may result"?


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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 10:13:59 am »
Buried in the thick pile of other glaringly obvious things to not do, yes. "Don't have your fingers over the muzzle when you pull the trigger", that sort of thing, ad infinitum.
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2012, 12:52:46 pm »
Certainly better than any multimeter manual I have seen.

The equivalent of a cheap Chinese multimeter with no or a bad manual and a high risk to kill oneself is a Midnight Special then?

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They are not meant to be difficult to operate, but they require a fair bit of skill to operate effectively.

Well, that depends on the definition of effectively. I don't remember the exact amount of time they used to initially teach us handling, shooting and cleaning an gun in the military, but it wasn't more than a few days. After that they were satisfied when we pointed the thing roughly in the right direction, and didn't kill ourself or on of our fellow soldiers. Whatever we hit otherwise was effectively good enough.

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Whlie the smallest Glocks (the G26 and G27) are sometimes refereed to as "Baby Glocks", they are not in fact intended to be operated by infants.

Is the constitution limited to adults only?
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2012, 11:37:34 pm »
Further example of stating the obvious (note: modern society IS pretty stupid)

Not obvious at all though. Since peanuts are not nuts, people with nut and sesame allergies might believe they can safely eat peanuts from that package. (Peanuts would be quite safe for you unless you have a specific peanut allergy.) Unfortunately there might be some traces of actual nuts mixed in with the peanuts due to being processed on the same equipment. Therefore you are warned about this possibility.
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Re: Mankind may be doomed
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2012, 12:31:00 am »
Not obvious at all though. Since peanuts are not nuts, people with nut and sesame allergies might believe they can safely eat peanuts from that package. (Peanuts would be quite safe for you unless you have a specific peanut allergy.) Unfortunately there might be some traces of actual nuts mixed in with the peanuts due to being processed on the same equipment. Therefore you are warned about this possibility.

Indeed, and quite sensibly - although the "contains peanuts" bit of the warning is a trifle redundant, regardless...
 

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Re: Mankind may be doomed
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2012, 12:34:10 am »
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Whlie the smallest Glocks (the G26 and G27) are sometimes refereed to as "Baby Glocks", they are not in fact intended to be operated by infants.

Is the constitution limited to adults only?


Actually, for the most part, yes, it is for adults. The courts have consistently held that minors do not enjoy all the same privileges (or incur the same responsibility) as adults. 
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Re: Mankind may be doomed
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2012, 12:39:17 am »
Its for covering your ass from law suits. Nothing more.


Not obvious at all though. Since peanuts are not nuts, people with nut and sesame allergies might believe they can safely eat peanuts from that package. (Peanuts would be quite safe for you unless you have a specific peanut allergy.) Unfortunately there might be some traces of actual nuts mixed in with the peanuts due to being processed on the same equipment. Therefore you are warned about this possibility.

Indeed, and quite sensibly - although the "contains peanuts" bit of the warning is a trifle redundant, regardless...
 

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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2012, 04:15:03 am »
There are many things which are obvious in retrospect,such as:

(1)If you are wearing "Thongs"*,do not put your foot out to cushion the impact of a falling  AVO model 8 !
*What other countries call "flip-flops",but  are so-named in Australia to avoid confusion with  Bistable Multivibrators! ;D

(2) "I know it's 2 AM.but,no,you can't read the grid drive on the PA stage of a 5kW AM BC transmitter with an Oscilloscope probe!"

(3) If it looks like Teflon,but starts to bubble after the transmitter has been on a few minutes,its probably Nylon!

(3) "Oh,Yes! That's the roofing sheet I just unfastened---------AAAAAAAIIIIIEEEE!!!"

(4) "You mean you don't put the Electrolytics that way round in a  -24volt supply?------Why is it snowing inside?"

 

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Re: Mankind may be doomed
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2012, 04:22:32 am »
silver snow? :D
 

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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2012, 05:10:29 am »
silver snow? :D

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Re: Mankind may be doomed
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2012, 01:53:38 pm »
Its for covering your ass from law suits. Nothing more.
Well, no shit.  But if you eat a packet of peanuts because you know you aren't allergic to peanuts, and you swell up and die because you're allergic to the sesame that made its way in there, then manufacturer turned round and said "oh, yes, we know there's a risk of contamination with sesame because we use the same packing line, but we figured if we put that on the packet people would laugh at us", they'd pretty much deserve whatever lawsuits they get...
 

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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2012, 02:05:45 pm »
they'd pretty much deserve whatever lawsuits they get...

No! The western world has lost the concept of shit happens and replaced it with shit must be compensated for! Ever since the useless garbage of our society have been orchestrating all manner of profit seeking shit. 
In China and India shit still happens, and is never compensated without proof of intent.
Their economies are in growth, ours are in decline! 
About time we let shit take it's natural course again. Shit led recovery, Vernon is never wrong!

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