slow news day huh?
1: Pliers Hold Stuff Really, Really Tight Youth gripping his front teeth with a pair of pliers Wow, amazeballs. 2: They Can Also Cut Cables Pair of pliers cutting wire That is so multitaskingly cool. 3: Side-Cutters Are NOT Pliers A pair of side cutters No no no no no. 4: Neither Are Pincers A pair of pincers …
Doesn't mean you can always find them, see 5: Pliers Are Sociable. This means when you want them they are usually hidden under something else and you can't see them. No matter how many times you go over the same area, lifting things out of the way, until they want to be found, forget it.
A parody of BuzzFeed click-bait articles. Except this is not based off an arbitrary number of pictures of celebrities with minimal textual accompaniment it is instead an arbitrary number of pictures of pliers and almost pliers with minimal textual accompaniment.
If you don't know what BuzzFeed is then good. No need to find out.
Except the poster clearly stated "term" not "word". It's quite common for other languages to have to use more than one word for a direct translation of English, in much the same way as English sometimes has to use more than one word to express a foreign word. I give you "Schadenfreude", and take your pedant award.
If epicaricacy is an English word, so surely is Schadenfreude. Because epicaricacy is a compound Greek word*, even if one made up by one of those people who did that kind of thing in the 18th century, and Schadenfreude is a German word. Teutonic is closer to English than is Greek.
*from epi, on or around, xara, joy or happiness, and kakos, evil or bad.
Which screws are you talking about?
For the smaller ones in the enclosure, components and blades you should find one tucked into the back of the enclosure somewhere I think. Not 100% sure, though the 1u - 4u Proliants definitely come with one.
As far the Torx heads on the screws which hold the enclosure into the rack, they're thumbscrews. Surely finger tight is good enough there?
As for using a Phillips head. No, you'll ruin it. Which is a shame even if it belongs to someone you don't like. As an alternative a suitably sized flat head screwdriver will fit across the inside of a Torx head and allow you to tighten it, albeit carefully. Some Torx heads even have extra groves outside the Torx area to allow you to use a large flat head.
You probably jest, but metallurgical examination of inferior tools after they've broken reveals all kinds of stuff. Water-filled cracks in castings due to the attempt to speed up the process by dropping them in cold water instead of allowing them to cool isn't uncommon.
Car manufacturers used to treat their crappy porous cast iron castings by immersing them in a solution of sodium silicate in water, which then was allowed to dry and blocked the pores. The weakness in the castings, of course, was unaffected.
Maybe not 95% kiddy tears but certainly metallurgist misery.
Accidentally pinching the web of skin between your thumb and index finger whilst using pliers hurts like a bastard!
Before you ask - No I do not have webbed fingers.
Also - if you are unfamiliar with the phrase 'hurts like a bastard', try pinching your skin with pliers and all will be revealed.
That reminds me of the EHT dance. Everyone knows the moves and the words but doesn't realize it. Then one day tinkering with a car, you get a shock from an EHT lead and the information comes magically to hand.
The dance involves jumping up and down while slowly spinning around and violently shaking the shocked hand while trying to put it under the opposite armpit without stopping shaking it.
The words (shouted in time with the jumps) are Bastard, Bastard, Bastard.
Everyone I've ever seen shocked by an EHT lead has reacted exactly the same way.
There is pretty good evidence of pliers existing many millions of years in the past (grippy marks on bones, handle prints in clay etc.) but there is no known fossil example older than the early plierstocene; the species Inuria illegitimus.
There is considerable debate on when the wire stripper first evolved and whether the centre ring with cutter blade is an entirely separate species to the one with the wire cutter built in to the handle end. Determining the point of evolutionary divergence is difficult particularly when considered along side the first appearance of the knurled nut gripping ring, as the KNGR may or not appear alongside both types.
It's a fascinating subject.
Because, in the great days of trade union printing, if the lads were having a spot of bother negotiating a sudden attack of overtime due to the lead story being a hot one, implying that someone was going to want a lot of copies, someone might accidentally drop a spanner in the press machinery causing a pressing need to hand out lots of fivers to the lads. Pliers might cause the kind of damage that meant nobody got paid at all that night.
People who curse their LaserJets just have no idea of their good fortune.
As they come with a variety of noses adapted to a specific tasks, e.g. a heavy duty crushing action, delicate retrieval from deep inaccessible locations, bent at a variety of angles etc.
He quickly redrafted his paper and said he got the idea from watching finches, because that was more acceptable to his cousin (and later wife) than trying to explain what he was doing spending all his time in the garden shed.
Well, if "Roundabouts of Redditch" can fly off the shelves ...
Maybe El Reg/SPB is missing a trick here. I'm sure 12 glossy pics of LOHAN in various *ahem* "poses" with some cursory details of holidays in parts of the world you've never heard of, let alone care about, might prove lucrative.
A noticable drop in the editorial quality of this e-steamed organ..
No mention of round nose , needle nose , circlip ,water pump pliers;
and no discussion of the raging taxonomic arguments over "are crimps pliers"
(Btw e-steamed is a proposed term for tech journalist post Pub)
Pliers? Side-cutters? No.
You want a decent pair of electricians scissors for that job.
(Electricians scissors and molegrips are also great for opening things. My electricians scissors deal with those totally sealed hard plastic packages reasonably well. Molegrips are by far the best nutcrackers in existence (overkill for hazelnuts, but I'd not use anything else on a brazil)).
This article wasted my time, so I'll go and waste more time in the comments section writing a comment about how my time was wasted.
This article wasted my time, so I'll create an account first and then go and waste more time in the comments section writing a comment about how my time was wasted.
thanks for the offer of your rubble, my humble Fiat Scudo van is actually lined with fiberglass ('twas previously owned by a vet), but methinks I will try and purloin some hardcore locally, and as Taffy is the basic 1.9d I doubt it would get far out of Plymouth harbour (yes, I bought it from a dealer in Taffs Well near Cardiff).
BTW one also has six spirit levels, including a fantastic 'fat-max' (stupid branding, good tool) one that lives in my toolbag: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-043609-FatMax-Xtreme-Torpedo/dp/B002OPMN8G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394868144&sr=8-1&keywords=fat+max+spirit+level
Six. One long and one short for internal use (shelves, etc), one long and one short for external use (rugged bricklayer's type), plus a really long one (also bricklayer's level) and one with a tiltable bubble for putting up shelves at exactly 37 degs from horizontal to show the missus what happens when you bang on for weeks about "putting up that shelf in the bathroom you promised to do over Xmas".
I got my wife a pair of needle nose pliers so she can remove the bones from the Salmon Fillets she cooks. This is a VERY good use.
Sometimes you CAN use side cutters as pliers. It depends upon the material and how hard you grip it. In fact if your task is to turn a round object (that just happens to fit in the jaws of said side cutters) they may just be THE tool to use.
Yes, I own several pliers. At times they mate and produce more. The gestation time usually is a trip to the delivery room (hardware store).
On behalf of the Arapaho nation - and citing the Berkeley English Arapaho dictionary. The Arapaho DID have a word for pliers : tooyo'óénoo' ni*
(This can be roughly translated as "Another basic piece of kit culturally ignorant jornos in lack of inspiration on a slow Friday would falsely claim to be unknown to the arapaho people thus propagating the old white supremacy meme).
Conversely I would like to point that western techie journalists don't have an English word for the Arapaho concept of paanóéno'níibei'eikúú3ei... which roughly describes self aggrandising beotians who think they are funny - but really aren't.
Easy-peasy - "anonymous coward" - which literally means "man with no soul, no balls and no sense of humour" the arapaho have a very highly developed sense of humour and tended to assume that all other humans did as well. It's one of the reasons they didn't do so well against the feds - they kept waiting for the punchline. This is also why joke icons are mandatory on all forums which might appear in the USA. The lack of a joke icon on a comment can lead to your country being invaded.
a. A number of pairs of pliers, prime and exceeding 2^3
b. A missus
c. Experimental proof of incorrectness of Haines' Pliers' Propinquity Postulate in the form of a 6' radius pliers-free zone surrounding self... Wait! The unchecked hemisphere below my feet! (Whistles up Labrador Buried Object Tracer.) Will let you know outcome/upcome. Maybe there's a pair she hasn't put away for easy (gender-sensitive term) finding...
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