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    Don't believe the hype...it's mostly fluff. Both the tangible and abstract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    Even better than slippers, just get a pair of soft rubber soled slip-ons. Or deck shoes. Or sneakers loosely laced so you can slip them on/off. And then just keep them dedicated to indoor use. I find this is better than just slippers because of the added protection.
    Nope! Nothing's better than slippers. Nothing......... Nothing nothing nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Nope! Nothing's better than slippers. Nothing......... Nothing nothing nothing.

    ~ Chance
    Just treated myself to a new pair of slippers tonight. To Xevious' point, I also have a pair of deck shoes but they're kind of flimsy. These slippers have a foam lining that should help protect me from what physicists refer to as an inelastic collision involving my toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    Doc, whaddya mean my blood pressure is up? I work out all the time!

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    From many years ago -

    If you make a backup of your data but you don't check to see if the backup is good, you don't have a backup.

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    From this morning -

    Don't let your skin get caught between a large-ish neodymium magnet and anything made of steel.

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    Yep !

    We got some of those magnets,
    each about the size of a Domino.

    Told my buddy --
    THESE are so powerful, they're SCARY ! ! !
    :-O

    He LAUGHED and said:
    " How can those little magnets be SCARY ? ? ?"


    He quickly found out . . . .


    _

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    Yep!

    We have a pair I removed from an old hard drive. You try to tell people before handing them over. "Be careful. These are Mighty Mouse strong." But for some reason, perhaps their small size, people just have to find out the hard way.

    SNAP!

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    Those are all over the Amazon warehouse; they often aren't packaged well and if they stick to anything that ends up rubbing/abrading other things, the packaging fails and now there's magnets everywhere that everyone finds an irresistible fidget, so they're all over the shelving, the desks, the ceiling, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Those are all over the Amazon warehouse; they often aren't packaged well and if they stick to anything that ends up rubbing/abrading other things, the packaging fails and now there's magnets everywhere that everyone finds an irresistible fidget, so they're all over the shelving, the desks, the ceiling, etc.
    The ceiling. Reminds me of the scene in the movie Car Wash when they were sticking butter to the ceiling.

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    If they're not packaged properly they might theoretically never get delivered to the customer because they would stick to everything along the way!

    BTW mine is about the size of a half a stick of butter. Bring it close to anything steel and it goes >>>THOCK!<<<

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    A new bottle of eye wash should never be difficult to open! I'm lookin' at you, B&L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    A new bottle of eye wash should never be difficult to open! I'm lookin' at you, B&L.
    Always open the Band-Aid wrapper before you slice your finger open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Always open the Band-Aid wrapper before you slice your finger open.
    Lol. That was the other thing I was thinking of, Chauncey. Band-aids shouldn't be difficult to open either. Usually they're not unless you're bleeding!

    Oh, and a metal band-aids box should never be used to store anything except band-aids. Once while I was at a relative's house and suddenly needed one, I opened the box and found q-tips. Found a second box, opened it and... bobby pins.
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    Lol. That was the other thing I was thinking of, Chauncey. Band-aids shouldn't be difficult to open either. Usually they're not unless you're bleeding!

    Oh, and a metal band-aids box should never be used to store anything except band-aids. Once while I was at a relative's house and suddenly needed one, I opened the box and found q-tips. Found a second box, opened it and... bobby pins.
    "HELLO? HELP! ANYONE? I'M BLEEDING, HERE!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    "HELLO? HELP! ANYONE? I'M BLEEDING, HERE!"
    Speaking of...

    When opening up a modern, business grade desktop PC from a big name manufacturer, you would expect that the sheet metal parts would be fully de-burred or rolled to prevent sliced fingers.

    You would be wrong. I'm lookin' at you, H-P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    Oh, and a metal band-aids box should never be used to store anything except band-aids. Once while I was at a relative's house and suddenly needed one, I opened the box and found q-tips. Found a second box, opened it and... bobby pins.
    I usually take contact paper and cover over the outside, because those tin metal boxes are pretty useful. Of course today, they're going the way of the Dodo bird.
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