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We're obliged to veteran Reg reader Chris Winpenny for nominating what he believes to be a worthy successor to Asus' famous blonde beach babe – last seen enjoying an Eee Pad Transformer Prime before the sun set on her PC-punting career: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and friend The original Asus beach babe Enter Ryobi …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Getting as bad as motorcycle and car shows

    "Get out of the way! I paid to see the machinery. If I wanted to look at bad boob jobs and cellulite, I'd go to a strip club."

    1. Blofeld's Cat
      WTF?

      Re: Getting as bad as motorcycle and car shows

      I hadn't realised these shows were an either / or situation.

    2. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge
      Coat

      Re: Getting as bad as motorcycle and car shows

      Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir,

      so that every mouth can be fed.

      Poor me, cellulite. Aah.

      [with apologies to Desmond Dekker and the Aces]

      1. taxman

        Re: Getting as bad as motorcycle and car shows

        I always thought that first line was:

        Get up in the morning bacon for breakfast......

        Not sure how it fitted with the song title though.

        1. squigbobble

          Re: Getting as bad as motorcycle and car shows

          I had a different misheard version:

          Get up in de morning, making de breakfast,

          So dat every mouth can be fed.

          Oh,

          Oh,

          Me ears are alight, yeah.

          1. Frankee Llonnygog

            Re: Getting as bad as motorcycle and car shows

            And I thought the second line was:

            Soda, savoury mouse and bread

            1. Steven Raith

              Re: Getting as bad as motorcycle and car shows

              No love for the Vitalite ads then?

              Sad.

              Steven R

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  2. Richard Jones 1

    More Concerned About Safety Gear

    They had the right idea, selling the idea that anyone with the get up and go to get on and do can get the job done, though I was concerned about the safety gear. At least she had goggles and gloves though the stone chips might still be a hazard.

    I think the slab is secured though it would have been better if the clamp had been give a better showing and doubled up, maybe it was there and not shown. With just one clamp the work can rotate and cause serious issues.

    1. Nick Ryan Silver badge

      Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

      Considering how clothing much many builders wear in the summer, she's quite well covered up really.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

      First thing I noticed was that she wasn't wearing a dust mask and didn't have ear protection.

      1. Fink-Nottle

        Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

        > First thing I noticed was that she ... didn't have ear protection.

        Quite right. This photo would have been much improved if it showed ladies muffs.

        1. N2 Silver badge

          Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

          Yep,

          Id love to see her lady muff

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Holmes

            Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

            She's cutting in the wrong direction. Dangerous to cut towards yourself - hit a hard spot, and that blade comes up out of the groove and straight at her legs.

            1. d2

              Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

              yup...plus, when you push, you have control, as the full weight of torso&legs work together to cleave the stone...hmmm...pulling the tool results in useless shallow scoring & our girl ends up flat on her back...hmmm

            2. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

              Err, no. For the direction she is cutting (ie- pulling), the rotation of the blade means that it is pulling the grinder down, so if she "hit a hard spot", the grinder would jump forward (away from her) or would wedge itself further down and stop. If she were were cutting per your directions (ie - pushing), then hitting a hard spot means the grinder would jump up out of the kerf and try to walk away.

              1. Anonymous Coward
                Facepalm

                Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

                @AC - "Err, no. For the direction she is cutting (ie- pulling), the rotation of the blade means that it is pulling the grinder down, so if she "hit a hard spot", the grinder would jump forward (away from her) or would wedge itself further down and stop."

                You obviously don't cut much. Let me tell you, a grinder or a circular saw will gladly skip toward you in the opposite direction the blade is turning if given half a chance. I've got a couple of scars (small, fortunately) to prove it. You definitely want to push that rotating blade out away from your body - gives you much more leverage and control to keep it off your body.

                Don't ever rely on the direction of the blade's rotation to tell you where the grinder/saw is going to end up once it decides to skip out of its groove.

      2. AndrueC Silver badge
        Joke

        Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

        First thing I noticed was that she wasn't wearing a dust mask

        Her head wasn't the first thing I noticed.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

      Aye speaking of common sense...

      Wouldn't the same flying shards and splinters that make the use of safety glasses mandatory require a tad more covering of the upper body?

      She does seem to know what she's doing....but I would bet most male readers will still be looking more at her cleavage than at at her slab grinding tool.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

        Wait, what? You said there is a slab grinding tool in the picture?

        I guess I'll have to go back and study the picture to see if I can find said implement.

        1. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge
          Gimp

          Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

          How sad, my first thought was..ok, my second thought - was that those goggles had a gap underneath and that she was looking down at the work so there is probably a straight line path between flying dust/chips and her eyeballs!

    4. Cliff

      Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

      Benny Benassi - 'Satisfaction' (Official Video): http://youtu.be/V5bYDhZBFLA

      Same gag, done better!

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

        Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

        Considering how clothing much many builders wear in the summer, she's quite well covered up really.

        That is because THOSE TORSOS are basically sun-dried shrapnelled leather hide covered under a matting of MANLY FUR!

        Not the case hear.

      2. Steven Raith

        Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

        "Benny Benassi - 'Satisfaction' (Official Video): http://youtu.be/V5bYDhZBFLA

        Same gag, done better!"

        Why does that video have a soundtrack that sounds like a porn theme done on an overclocked C64 SID chip?

        Or is that what you kids listen to these days?

        (checks date of song)

        Oh.

        Steven 'down with the kids, booyakasha!' R

    5. Number6

      Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

      Oh yes, there's an angle grinder in the picture. Hadn't noticed that at first.

  3. Nick Ryan Silver badge

    errr... yeah... I had a train of thought at some point but seem to have misplaced it. For some reason.

    And then I noticed that in the (photoshopped) "asus beach babe" image the girl couldn't possibly be using the device due to the angle of the screen. Do I have my priorities right? :)

    1. John Tserkezis

      "Do I have my priorities right? :)"

      Absolutely. Any photoshopped image holds no weight as far as I'm concerned. Most especially the ones that are so bad they look like they were done by some lazy high school wannabe with a pirated version of photoshop.

      The second amazon ad however, is entirely real. Entirely. Or I've convinced myself of that in any case. Either way, I don't care what anyone thinks.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Fake

    She is standing still, the grinder isnt ginding, her arm muscles are not tensed either (to actually display she is attempting the cutting & holding tight) and the boobs are mediocre.

    Whats the IT angle? No news day, El REg ?

    1. Rob

      Re: Fake

      Probably because they have taken this shot just after the grinder was switched off, hence the small amount of dust and the lack of tense muscles. To take the shot while it was on would be a nightmare has there would be too much dust and other issues interfering with a clean shot. Don't need an IT angle it's bootnotes, of which I hope she is wearing some good safety ones.

      Does remind me that I need to get an angle grinder though...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Fake

        That was my first thought too... I need to order a grinder, I keep having to borrow one...

        But I like the idea of them using women for advertising power tools, it might finally stop most women seeing any job that needs a power tool as 'mans work'..

        1. Number6

          Re: Fake

          I bought my wife a drill for her birthday once. And a bench grinder one year, too. Some women do like power tools and know how to use them.

      2. Stoneshop Silver badge

        Re: Fake

        Tense muscles? You're doing it wrong.

        You just have to hold the grinder and let it eat its way through the slab. No pulling other than to keep the disc engaged. And once the cut is 80% done you reposition the slab so that it's overhanging the workmate edge facing you, so that when you cut through the last bit both parts are supported; optionally you lay another tile on the one you're cutting (no need for that at the point in the picture, the largest part is on the table, and the tile is heavy enough that it won't easily shift from the force exerted by the cutter)

        1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
          Thumb Up

          Re: Fake

          Grinding: The Aiki Way!

        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Fake

          It's a publicity photo, I've never seen anyone cut a paving slab on a workbench. The normal method is to support it on top of another slab on the floor so the drop is minimal or directly on top of another slab, the lower slab will still have a usable side. If needed you can use your foot to stop the slab from moving.

          Obviously they couldn't show this method in the photo as the young lady would have had to bend over further thereby distracting from the product.

          1. Stoneshop Silver badge

            Re: Fake

            I've never seen anyone cut a paving slab on a workbench

            Apparently you've never seen anyone cutting paving slabs who values their back.

            I've been cutting quite a number of Xella blocks (60x40x10) recently, using a Bosch alligator saw (roughly the same weight as that Ryobi angle grinder). Putting the blocks on a workmate makes it way easier to cut them, as bending over deep you need to keep yourself balanced as well as holding the saw/grinder/whatever, and you're unnecessarily tensing your back and thigh muscles.

            1. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: Fake

              I don't disagree with you on the back problem but that's what I see. Working practices differ from place to place.

              One thing does puzzle me though. If you do use a workmate then why do you bother with all that 80% faffing about business and not just cut over the gap that opens in the middle of it.

              >And once the cut is 80% done you reposition the slab so that it's overhanging the workmate edge facing you,

              1. Stoneshop Silver badge

                Re: Fake

                One thing does puzzle me though. If you do use a workmate then why do you bother with all that 80% faffing about business and not just cut over the gap that opens in the middle of it.

                That was about cutting a patio tile using an angle grinder. It also depends on whether you have a square tile or a non-square rectangular one, and along which dimension you need to cut it.

                I usually (but not always) have to cut those Xella blocks so that they get shorter. In most of those cases, if you put the block across the workmate's gap, then at the end of the cut at least one of the remaining parts would have its center of gravity outside the work surface and fall to the ground, if you didn't clamp it. So instead I tend to put a couple of leftovers on the workmate, then the block to be cut on top of them, upright. Works Just FIne

                1. Anonymous Coward
                  Anonymous Coward

                  Re: Fake

                  "I usually (but not always) have to cut those Xella blocks so that they get shorter."

                  And the technique for cutting so they get longer is...?

                  1. Anonymous Coward
                    Anonymous Coward

                    Re: Fake

                    >And the technique for cutting so they get longer is...?

                    That was a different AC.I understand you may need to cut out corners and such.

                    1. Stoneshop Silver badge

                      Re: Fake

                      I understand you may need to cut out corners and such.

                      Indeed. Or make blocks lower.

                      (I am NOT cutting corners. I intend to live in this house for the next 30 years)

                      BTW, I was using 'workmate' as a generic term for 'thing you put the stuff you're working on'. Mine is indeed made by B&D, the one in the ad clearly isn't, and doesn't appear to have a vice function.

            2. Nuke
              Meh

              @Stoneshop - Re: Fake

              Wrote :- "Apparently you've never seen anyone cutting paving slabs who values their back. ... bending over deep you need to keep yourself balanced .... and you're unnecessarily tensing your back and thigh muscles."

              With the slabs down near the ground I kneel down to do the job. I have bits of old carpet to kneel on (my "prayer mats") for such jobs. Yes, bending over while standing would be ridiculous.

          2. Nuke
            FAIL

            @AC - Re: Fake

            Wrote :- "The normal method is to support it on top of another slab on the floor so the drop is minimal or directly on top of another slab, the lower slab will still have a usable side."

            What BS. Cutting part way into another slab is a waste of effort and the lower slab will be weakened even if it "will still have a usable side". Some of us lay paving to carry more weight than flower baskets - cars for example. I recently laid paving around my house and two weeks later it had scaffolding standing on it for re-roofing. There must have been several tons of tiles stacked up on that scaffolding, but the paving held. Yours would have cracked.

            My way for cutting a slab is to lay it on two baulks of timber with a gap where the cut is to be. On timber the slab is also less likely to slide or "walk around" with vibration

      3. Omgwtfbbqtime Silver badge
        Trollface

        Good safety boots?

        God no... blunt too many blades.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    But can she type?

    I guess they don't even come with keyboards, anymore.

    What you've never seen a Makita calendar?

    The EEE girl looked churlish, self absorbed, wasting a perfect day at the beach sorting out pictures of a perfect day at the beach by looking at them edge on. As for the prettiest girl we ever saw saw, at least has a certain contentment.

  6. YetAnotherLocksmith

    I can tell most of the people on this comment thread only comment on disc cutters rather than actually use them.

    I'd be using ear protection and eye protection. The mass of the slab means clamping is not required, but I'd support the cut off part so avoid damage to the laid surface or feet underneath - toe capped boots only protect the toe!

    Someone else (unlikely her due to lack of dust) did the first part of the cut, then she's holding it in the cut and not really cutting, but the disc is running, or it has been 'shopped very well.

    Either way, nothing wrong with this. Wonder if this disc cutter is as good as their battery ONE+ kit, which I rate very good.

    1. frank ly Silver badge

      Just wondering ..

      ... if you'll get a prize for spotting that it's a disc cutter?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Just wondering ..

        That is clearly an angle grinder not a disc cutter!

        Even without looking at the description.

        1. frank ly Silver badge

          Re: Just wondering ..

          I did check this out on Wikipedia (hmmm) and the difference seems subtle. What do you say is the difference?

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Just wondering ..

            Well here's an image of a disc cutter next to an angle grinder

            1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

              Re: Re: Just wondering ..

              Quite so. It's the pliers versus side-cutters polemic all over again.

              1. hplasm Silver badge
                Happy

                Re: It's the pliers versus side-cutters polemic all over again.

                She's clearly using a Chacka Demus, then.

          2. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Just wondering ..

            The information on WIkipedia is wrong for a disc cutter. The picture shows a Metabo Angle Grinder with a cutting disc installed.

            The main difference is that an angle grinder is smaller with a motor (usually electric) connected at a right angle to the cutting/grinding disc via a simple gearing.

            A disc cutter is essentially a chainsaw with a disk rather than a cutting chain. They are chain or belt driven and are held much like a chainsaw.

            An angle grinder can have grinding, sawing, sanding or cutting discs installed but it is still an angle grinder.

    2. Dave 126 Silver badge

      My mate owned a Hitachi disc cutter for his work. When it refused to work one day, he was looking at a £60 repair bill. As a stop-gap, he bought a Lidl home-brand disc cutter for £50, and it's served him well so far.

  7. Winkypop Silver badge
    Happy

    Bump and grind

    Grinder?

    What grinder?

    1. hypernovasoftware

      Re: Bump and grind

      Looks like we both posted the exact same comment.

      Great minds DO think alike.

  8. Pete 2 Silver badge

    How many of those to the pound?

    Not a bad price, but why does the Amazon advertisement specify the price per kilo, too?

  9. i like crisps
    Meh

    CHARLIE DIMMOCK!!!

    Reminds me of her, only reason i watched Ground Force...does that sound shallow?

  10. Anonymous IV

    Ms-matched

    There must be a name for a woman who wears a black bra under a white top...

    1. i like crisps
      Meh

      Re: Ms-matched

      Dorris?

    2. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: Ms-matched

      Zebra Winger.

      1. A K Stiles
        Coffee/keyboard

        Re: Ms-matched

        Bravo Lester - tell me you're claiming that one for yourself and haven't just 'taken inspiration' from another's cunning, linguistic innovation.

        1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

          Re: Re: Ms-matched

          That was completely on the fly. I'd be surprised if it hasn't popped up somewhere before, though.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Ms-matched

      Mom

  11. M7S
    Coat

    Grinder

    Isnt that a "men only" app?

  12. Peter Gathercole Silver badge

    I call fake!

    That's not the original EeePC picture.

    That should be an EeePC 701. Whatever lapbook(sic) that is has been clearly photo-shopped in as she appears to have lost the ends of the fingers on her left hand.

    If people have been around here long enough, they will remember that we had decided in the comments that the hands were photo-shopped in to the original picture anyway.

    1. P. Lee Silver badge

      Re: I call fake!

      I hope even Asus could tell that there is no way she can see the screen at that angle. At best, she's showing her non-existent fingernails on to the webcam.

  13. Peter Simpson 1
    Paris Hilton

    Amateurs...

    Has anyone mentioned the Ridgid Tools calendar yet?

  14. Far out man

    Wont buy anything from this company again, having been informed that the carbon brushes in my 36V Chainsaw are not spare parts, and to replace them I will have to purchase a complete motor. F*ckw!ts

    1. Jan 0

      Electric chainsaw?

      @Far out man: How do you keep the rain out of your chainsaw?

      Just because Ryobi won't sell spare brushes doesn't mean that your local electric motor supplier/repairer/rewinder can't. There's only a limited range of sizes for brushes. As long as it has the right cross-section, the length, spring tension and radius aren't critical.

      1. Random Coolzip

        Re: Electric chainsaw?

        Doesn't matter if the brushes aren't accessible. I remember buying replacement brushes for the blower motor in my car, only to find out there were no plugs holding them in, only way to get them out was to remove the armature, and no way to hold them in place while replacing the armature. Good times, good times (not!)...

      2. Nuke
        WTF?

        @Jan0 - Re: Electric chainsaw?

        Wrote :- "Just because Ryobi won't sell spare brushes doesn't mean that your local electric motor supplier/repairer/rewinder can't."

        I'm with Far Out Man. It's not just brushes. Ryobi stuff is crap, I've been there. Things soon start to fail, and I could not find anyone who did Ryobi spares, Dog knows where FoM even found a motor.

        Ryobi sell to first-time-buyer amateurs through outfits like B&Q, who know nothing of spares. The machinery specialists I approached said they would not touch Ryobi with a pointed bargepole, not just because they could not get spares either, but because most of their customers were professionals who would get really angry with them for even selling such trash.

        Don't believe me? Take a look at www.reviewcentre.com/search.html?searchstring=Ryobi

    2. Peter Simpson 1

      Check McMaster or Grainger. Carbon brushes are often a standard size and can be ordered as generic replacements.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Is this New ?

    Has no one seen Benny Benassi's - Satisfaction ?

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Open letter to Amazon

    If you've noticed an increase in sales of the Ryobi 230mm 9-inch Angle Grinder today I will be more than happy to accept the same model with full accesories as commission. Failing that, just send the accesories.

  17. johnwerneken

    Go Grinder Girl Go! Grind away!

    New definition of the old bump - n - grind huh.

  18. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo says UK has 'sexist culture'

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27034117 initially sounded to me like news from the 1960s or early 70s. I thought that Britain had left behind that sort of thing. Exceptionally, in dear old "Personal Computer World" magazine, you'd see little adverts for computer hardware from the Far East, where a modem or a circuit board was being basically cuddled by a charming young woman who may or may not have had any idea what it was for, no reason why women wouldn't understand technology, but if you know about electronics and static electricity then you don't hold certain items in a certain way. And I don't think even Amstrad sank to that.

    And now all of our computers are made in the Far East and we have "lads' mags" that I hadn't really been paying attention to. And this, but this possibly isn't Britain's fault.

  19. Common observer

    Please tell me why she is pulling the grinder toward herself instead of pushing it away?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @Command observer

      Force of habit. Without meaning the lady any disrespect she's probably more at home pulling on tools rather than pushing them.

    2. Pookietoo

      Re: Please tell me why she is pulling the grinder toward herself

      Because it's an angle grinder, not a circular saw.

  20. hypernovasoftware
    Happy

    Grinder? What grinder?

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