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carbman last won the day on November 26 2018

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  1. carbman

    The suiting thread

    The customer is not always right. In fact, the customer is almost always wrong. Fire the customer. I wish I could do that. Let us know how he deals with the news.
  2. carbman

    Coffee

    That is some packaging! Just went to their website. Their webmaster needs to be spanked. And not the good kind.
  3. carbman

    The watch appreciation thread

    How does one demagnetise a watch? Going the totally opposite way, I had a quartz watch which, after being exposed to a 1.5 tesla MRI only briefly, died slowly over the course of a week.
  4. carbman

    The suiting thread

    Came across this while on a late night youtube freefall:
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    The suiting thread

    luckily, tree species aren't as "extinctable" as animals
  6. carbman

    The suiting thread

    There's this dude in my kampung (Negeri Sembilan) who runs his family's hardware shop business. I made a shed once and got to know him when procuring materials for the project. Anyway, nicely tucked underneath some more conventional-looking pieces of lumber were several 5" slabs of chengal wood. Not entirely kosher, he said, hence the relative secrecy. From these slabs, he usually planes away 1" from each surface, leaving a 3" slab of wood. I think he also has thinner cuts of wood as well. Gorgeous stuff. Heavy as fuck. Only reason I didn't pursue the idea was because of the prohibitive price, and lack of space on my part.
  7. carbman

    The suiting thread

    I hear something like this as well, more prominently on CRTs. It's like a high frequency 'teeeeeeet' (for lack of better explanation).
  8. carbman

    The suiting thread

    don't florescent lamps flicker somewhat? they drive me nuts
  9. carbman

    The suiting thread

    Also make sure they don't 'suck-in' during their measurements
  10. carbman

    The suiting thread

    The problem is insight. Many working people do not know how to properly behave in the workplace, and they do not know that they do not know. Take short-messaging, for instance. One does not use the same writing style when interacting with one's superior, as one would when interacting with one's friend/colleague. And certainly, one does not use the same writing style in an email as one would in a short message.
  11. carbman

    The watch appreciation thread

    Looks like a miniature steampunk machine
  12. carbman

    The suiting thread

    Your long post resonates with me. Specifically about the usage of language. We've degraded into such shameful levels of written and spoken English. My job has only one form of output : a report, in English. I frequently have to wrestle people into putting some effort in making their reports at least sound correct, grammatically. This, I do at the expense of being called a grammar Nazi. It sounds trivial to many in my field, but my point is this: if you can't ensure that your report, the one and only proof of a job well done, is done using the best writing skills you can possibly muster, what does that say about the content of your report? Or more concisely, if your grammar sucks, I'll assume what you wrote about is baloney (bologna?). Luckily, our mother tongue is the simplest language out there.
  13. carbman

    The suiting thread

    Not even the buttons are like a women's jacket/suit. By that, I mean the front quarters' overlap order.
  14. carbman

    The suiting thread

    I knew you'd eventually come up with something!
  15. carbman

    The suiting thread

    I feel that the statements, "it has been said" and "makes one wonder, doesn't it?" need to be contrasted from the other parts of the monologue, be it in font or position.
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