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The extent to which some people that want the pc experience on their smartphone go to

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COMMENTS

  • KRSFive
    191 points Dec 04,2019, 12:02pm

    They even suck ass at choosing proper font color.

  • Deto
    80 points Dec 04,2019, 11:55am

    Plug 10 things into your phone and watch it's battery melt in real time!

  • gh3go
    26 points Dec 04,2019, 12:01pm

    I'm still trying not to get blind reading yellow on white background

  • FartingBob
    15 points Dec 04,2019, 1:26pm

    Doesnt even come with parallel port. 2/10.

  • uid0gid0
    7 points Dec 04,2019, 12:31pm

    This is petty much where the intersection of cell phones, tablets and laptop computers is going to end up eventually. You'll just set your phone down on the dock and it will charge up as it runs your displays and interfaces with other devices.

  • pariah_john
    5 points Dec 04,2019, 3:45pm

    Who the fuck approved that light of a yellow for text on a white and light gray background?

  • LanceFree
    4 points Dec 04,2019, 1:23pm

    I have watched these things evolve and wonder why there’s no “docking station” for phones which adapts them as a desktop- big screen, more memory, full sized programs.

  • fdjir
    6 points Dec 04,2019, 12:26pm

    I'm actually one of those people. Do you have a name? That actually looks interesting

  • Biny_tever
    5 points Dec 04,2019, 11:58am

    What is this thing? It looks useful

  • thebobkap
    2 points Dec 04,2019, 11:55am

    It's for all them fortnight mobile players

  • asianabsinthe
    2 points Dec 04,2019, 12:53pm

    I can use DeX to plug in my Note 10, but no way in hell I'm sticking a USB c dock to my phone.

  • leoyoung1
    2 points Dec 04,2019, 1:20pm

    There has been many convergence devices but they have all been too cumbersome. Android is not good at running a larger display.

    Our best hope was Canonical's Linux phone.

    Our next hope could be Apple's convergence but Apple would rather have you buy a computer and a phone.

    It's going to take a company that doesn't seem hardware top free us from separate devices. IBM? Microsoft (please God no! ) Another try by canonical? Or, our new Chinese overlords?

  • Estoye
    2 points Dec 04,2019, 3:08pm

    Tim and Eric present the Cinco Phone Dock.

  • sd38
    2 points Dec 04,2019, 5:35pm

    “Accessory not supported”

  • PseudobrilliantGuy
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 12:50pm

    I'll admit that having a standard USB connection to a phone or tablet would be very welcome, if only for file access and backups.Edit: file, not fine.

  • Figzer
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 3:16pm

    I considered funding this just a couple weeks ago..

  • fwywarrior
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 4:02pm

    Design that into a case that also has a battery and I'd actually consider it.

  • dublued
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 4:51pm

    Samsung Dex Station does a pretty good job of putting a desktop feel to a smartphone.

  • luedriver
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 5:43pm

    The extent to which some people that want the pc experience a headphone jack on their smartphone go to

    there, fixed

  • jt004c
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 5:53pm

    I'm not sure why we are hating on this. It's awesome and I want it.

  • zombieregime
    0 points Dec 04,2019, 12:23pm

    My Motorola Photon 4G already does all of that, and more. Even came with a fancy dock. But since everything has to look like an iphone they never bothered to keep up with those features.

  • kaosjester
    -1 points Dec 04,2019, 12:34pm

    Would a Raspberry Pi not be better?

COMMENTS

  • KRSFive
    191 points Dec 04,2019, 12:02pm

    They even suck ass at choosing proper font color.

  • Deto
    80 points Dec 04,2019, 11:55am

    Plug 10 things into your phone and watch it's battery melt in real time!

  • gh3go
    26 points Dec 04,2019, 12:01pm

    I'm still trying not to get blind reading yellow on white background

  • Zap_Franka
    17 points Dec 04,2019, 12:11pm

    To an extent, I agree. There was once a promise of device convergence... this simply hasn't played out. Now we're burdened with 'needing' multiple devices.

    There was a pretty big kickstarter for something like that a while back...I forget the device name.

  • FartingBob
    15 points Dec 04,2019, 1:26pm

    Doesnt even come with parallel port. 2/10.

  • uid0gid0
    7 points Dec 04,2019, 12:31pm

    This is petty much where the intersection of cell phones, tablets and laptop computers is going to end up eventually. You'll just set your phone down on the dock and it will charge up as it runs your displays and interfaces with other devices.

  • pariah_john
    5 points Dec 04,2019, 3:45pm

    Who the fuck approved that light of a yellow for text on a white and light gray background?

  • LanceFree
    4 points Dec 04,2019, 1:23pm

    I have watched these things evolve and wonder why there’s no “docking station” for phones which adapts them as a desktop- big screen, more memory, full sized programs.

  • fdjir
    6 points Dec 04,2019, 12:26pm

    I'm actually one of those people. Do you have a name? That actually looks interesting

  • Biny_tever
    5 points Dec 04,2019, 11:58am

    What is this thing? It looks useful

  • thebobkap
    2 points Dec 04,2019, 11:55am

    It's for all them fortnight mobile players

  • asianabsinthe
    2 points Dec 04,2019, 12:53pm

    I can use DeX to plug in my Note 10, but no way in hell I'm sticking a USB c dock to my phone.

  • leoyoung1
    2 points Dec 04,2019, 1:20pm

    There has been many convergence devices but they have all been too cumbersome. Android is not good at running a larger display.

    Our best hope was Canonical's Linux phone.

    Our next hope could be Apple's convergence but Apple would rather have you buy a computer and a phone.

    It's going to take a company that doesn't seem hardware top free us from separate devices. IBM? Microsoft (please God no! ) Another try by canonical? Or, our new Chinese overlords?

  • Estoye
    2 points Dec 04,2019, 3:08pm

    Tim and Eric present the Cinco Phone Dock.

  • sd38
    2 points Dec 04,2019, 5:35pm

    “Accessory not supported”

  • PseudobrilliantGuy
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 12:50pm

    I'll admit that having a standard USB connection to a phone or tablet would be very welcome, if only for file access and backups.Edit: file, not fine.

  • Figzer
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 3:16pm

    I considered funding this just a couple weeks ago..

  • fwywarrior
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 4:02pm

    Design that into a case that also has a battery and I'd actually consider it.

  • dublued
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 4:51pm

    Samsung Dex Station does a pretty good job of putting a desktop feel to a smartphone.

  • luedriver
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 5:43pm

    The extent to which some people that want the pc experience a headphone jack on their smartphone go to

    there, fixed

  • jt004c
    1 points Dec 04,2019, 5:53pm

    I'm not sure why we are hating on this. It's awesome and I want it.

  • zombieregime
    0 points Dec 04,2019, 12:23pm

    My Motorola Photon 4G already does all of that, and more. Even came with a fancy dock. But since everything has to look like an iphone they never bothered to keep up with those features.

  • kaosjester
    -1 points Dec 04,2019, 12:34pm

    Would a Raspberry Pi not be better?

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My attempt at making some RAM wreaths. After seeing photos online for the past few years, I finally made my own!

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Dream setup for flight sims in 2002

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COMMENTS

  • Sir_Punk95
    98 points Dec 02,2019, 9:57pm

    The good old days of beige. Beige everywhere, as far as the eye could see.

  • Commodus
    145 points Dec 02,2019, 9:32pm

    Gawd, I don't miss those days at all. Now, one PC with a VR headset could do a much better job (and not double your power bill in the process).

  • Bacon4523
    33 points Dec 02,2019, 10:08pm

    How hot is that room with all those old monitors lmao

  • An_Old_IT_Guy
    12 points Dec 02,2019, 9:53pm

    Who needs friends when you have your own personal LAN party.

  • Felix_Cortez
    25 points Dec 02,2019, 9:47pm

    Good God. I bet each mouse only operates the view on one screen.

  • cd29
    11 points Dec 02,2019, 11:56pm

    Oh wow. I remember getting MS Flight Simulator, and then shortly after when my parents wanted to move, going to a realtor's open house where the previous owner had left behind nothing but 9 identical CRT monitors arranged similar to this. It was an immediate fantasy.

  • Limmmao
    9 points Dec 03,2019, 6:13am

    I count 6 towers, plus 14 screens, plus all those peripherals. I'm not saying it would be cheaper to buy a real plane, but it definitely could pay for a few real lessons.

  • ninjazor
    9 points Dec 02,2019, 10:06pm

    So much bezel!!!

  • coffeebeard
    3 points Dec 03,2019, 1:28am

    Nah dude Barco Simulator CRT projectors with hydraulic cockpits were where it was at.

    Half-ton wall units with individual 12 inch red green and blue CRT tubes.

  • metarinka
    3 points Dec 03,2019, 1:34am

    I remember seeing those dream flight simulator workstations, OR day trader type setups from this era.

    Does anyone know how all of these things were networked or synched? It seems so ridiculous and hard to use and I can't imagine what happens if one of them crashes.

  • NorthWest2000
    2 points Dec 02,2019, 9:10pm

    I want one

  • _WhoisMrBilly_
    2 points Dec 03,2019, 1:17am

    I would cut like a bezzle out of poster board or something to mask off the monitors in black. Not ideal, but I think it would help complete the illusion somewhat. Just so you could have uniformity across the screens.

  • ElucTheG33K
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 1:25am

    Nice and now the dream setup is a VR headset + dedicated controllers.

  • hasteiswaste
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 7:13am

    How is this done? I mean how is the different machines playing the same game??

  • thecrispyduck69
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 9:36am

    How much do you think that cost to set up, we got to be looking at 5k plus and that's a guess

  • Koobles
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 1:14pm

    Wait, this is AFTER the year 2000?

  • womprat706
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 4:10pm

    I'm currently building a gaming rig for my sisters, boyfriends, son. I sent her this and told her to let him know this will be the final product!

  • xoctor
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 5:43pm

    It has the advantage that all those PCs would have sounded like a 747 too.

  • Airazz
    0 points Dec 03,2019, 2:01pm

    Scummy reposting bot...

COMMENTS

  • Sir_Punk95
    98 points Dec 02,2019, 9:57pm

    The good old days of beige. Beige everywhere, as far as the eye could see.

  • Commodus
    145 points Dec 02,2019, 9:32pm

    Gawd, I don't miss those days at all. Now, one PC with a VR headset could do a much better job (and not double your power bill in the process).

  • Bacon4523
    33 points Dec 02,2019, 10:08pm

    How hot is that room with all those old monitors lmao

  • daikiki
    19 points Dec 02,2019, 11:21pm

    Those keyboards at the bottom are now worth more than everything else in this picture combined.

  • An_Old_IT_Guy
    12 points Dec 02,2019, 9:53pm

    Who needs friends when you have your own personal LAN party.

  • Felix_Cortez
    25 points Dec 02,2019, 9:47pm

    Good God. I bet each mouse only operates the view on one screen.

  • cd29
    11 points Dec 02,2019, 11:56pm

    Oh wow. I remember getting MS Flight Simulator, and then shortly after when my parents wanted to move, going to a realtor's open house where the previous owner had left behind nothing but 9 identical CRT monitors arranged similar to this. It was an immediate fantasy.

  • Limmmao
    9 points Dec 03,2019, 6:13am

    I count 6 towers, plus 14 screens, plus all those peripherals. I'm not saying it would be cheaper to buy a real plane, but it definitely could pay for a few real lessons.

  • ninjazor
    9 points Dec 02,2019, 10:06pm

    So much bezel!!!

  • coffeebeard
    3 points Dec 03,2019, 1:28am

    Nah dude Barco Simulator CRT projectors with hydraulic cockpits were where it was at.

    Half-ton wall units with individual 12 inch red green and blue CRT tubes.

  • metarinka
    3 points Dec 03,2019, 1:34am

    I remember seeing those dream flight simulator workstations, OR day trader type setups from this era.

    Does anyone know how all of these things were networked or synched? It seems so ridiculous and hard to use and I can't imagine what happens if one of them crashes.

  • NorthWest2000
    2 points Dec 02,2019, 9:10pm

    I want one

  • _WhoisMrBilly_
    2 points Dec 03,2019, 1:17am

    I would cut like a bezzle out of poster board or something to mask off the monitors in black. Not ideal, but I think it would help complete the illusion somewhat. Just so you could have uniformity across the screens.

  • ElucTheG33K
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 1:25am

    Nice and now the dream setup is a VR headset + dedicated controllers.

  • hasteiswaste
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 7:13am

    How is this done? I mean how is the different machines playing the same game??

  • thecrispyduck69
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 9:36am

    How much do you think that cost to set up, we got to be looking at 5k plus and that's a guess

  • Koobles
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 1:14pm

    Wait, this is AFTER the year 2000?

  • womprat706
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 4:10pm

    I'm currently building a gaming rig for my sisters, boyfriends, son. I sent her this and told her to let him know this will be the final product!

  • xoctor
    1 points Dec 03,2019, 5:43pm

    It has the advantage that all those PCs would have sounded like a 747 too.

  • Airazz
    0 points Dec 03,2019, 2:01pm

    Scummy reposting bot...

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Replaced the zipper pulls on my backpack with coreless paracord, terminated with RJ45 connectors

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COMMENTS

  • dirtydan
    64 points Nov 30,2019, 11:21am

    Nicely done! But with use don't they become the one thing I hate most in all the universe: an RJ-45 with its retainer clip broken off.

  • icky_boo
    6 points Nov 30,2019, 1:49pm

    Love it, now use a portable mini hub as a lock

  • jollyhero
    5 points Nov 30,2019, 2:14pm

    Noice

  • rohanwillanswer
    3 points Nov 30,2019, 3:22pm

    This is awesome, I love it! Might have to do it myself.

  • Fenix_Volatilis
    3 points Nov 30,2019, 3:27pm

    Read coreless as cordless. I was very confused lol cordless cord?

  • emerysteele
    4 points Nov 30,2019, 4:55pm

    Crimp with a small small loop of unsheathed cat5e and you got yourself a handy little loopback tester (wired in the proper order of course).

  • intergalactictrash
    3 points Nov 30,2019, 3:43pm

    Does it feel sturdy? I’m about to do this right now.

  • brunes
    2 points Nov 30,2019, 5:49pm

    Should sew some RJ45 jacks on as well and plug the zippers into them to keep the zipper closed

  • Xaiydee
    1 points Nov 30,2019, 7:45pm

    Neat idea! Added plus for Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

COMMENTS

  • dirtydan
    64 points Nov 30,2019, 11:21am

    Nicely done! But with use don't they become the one thing I hate most in all the universe: an RJ-45 with its retainer clip broken off.

  • icky_boo
    6 points Nov 30,2019, 1:49pm

    Love it, now use a portable mini hub as a lock

  • jollyhero
    5 points Nov 30,2019, 2:14pm

    Noice

  • Stinnersmash
    5 points Nov 30,2019, 4:06pm

    Love the Scotland badge! Also nice touch!

  • rohanwillanswer
    3 points Nov 30,2019, 3:22pm

    This is awesome, I love it! Might have to do it myself.

  • Fenix_Volatilis
    3 points Nov 30,2019, 3:27pm

    Read coreless as cordless. I was very confused lol cordless cord?

  • emerysteele
    4 points Nov 30,2019, 4:55pm

    Crimp with a small small loop of unsheathed cat5e and you got yourself a handy little loopback tester (wired in the proper order of course).

  • intergalactictrash
    3 points Nov 30,2019, 3:43pm

    Does it feel sturdy? I’m about to do this right now.

  • brunes
    2 points Nov 30,2019, 5:49pm

    Should sew some RJ45 jacks on as well and plug the zippers into them to keep the zipper closed

  • Xaiydee
    1 points Nov 30,2019, 7:45pm

    Neat idea! Added plus for Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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A funny twist!

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COMMENTS

  • slap_shot_12
    153 points Nov 25,2019, 9:52pm

    I love how the guy steals intellectual propery for every letter of his sticker and then stamps a copyright notice at the bottom.

  • UmberGryphon
    33 points Nov 25,2019, 9:52pm

    I don't recognize the S. Help?

  • taukarrie
    20 points Nov 26,2019, 6:43am

    Coexisting does not begin with a death star

  • JimFqnLahey
    6 points Nov 25,2019, 10:10pm

    I see cocaine

  • headstar101
    3 points Nov 26,2019, 12:35am
  • brelkor
    2 points Nov 25,2019, 11:05pm

    All I want to do is stamp it with a big Aquila and the word HERESY

  • n30g5
    2 points Nov 25,2019, 9:42pm

    I want this!

  • trackofalljades
    2 points Nov 25,2019, 9:50pm

    Damn, I would pay double whatever it costs to have one without the row of advertising text...that’s such an awesome design!

  • Kingpuff
    1 points Nov 25,2019, 10:25pm

    One of my coworkers has one. I think its cool and am on the lookout for one.

  • AlvinGT3RS
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 12:09am

    Star wars Lord of the rings something X-files British show lighting bolt toy gun

  • mcherm
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 5:33am

    Does anyone know where this can be purchased?

  • SPismyhome
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 7:40am

    COCXIT!

  • gafsagirl
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 10:25am

    I thought it said "coochie",please send help

  • deceptishawn
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 10:58am
  • itsmyvoice
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 12:40pm

    I might have that on a t-shirt.

  • CenterInYou
    1 points Nov 25,2019, 10:09pm

    Best ideas come out of MN!

  • skellener
    1 points Nov 25,2019, 10:49pm

    No Firefly? 😞

  • moomooland
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 6:29am

    is this supposed to spell something?

    Edit: coexist.

COMMENTS

  • slap_shot_12
    153 points Nov 25,2019, 9:52pm

    I love how the guy steals intellectual propery for every letter of his sticker and then stamps a copyright notice at the bottom.

  • UmberGryphon
    33 points Nov 25,2019, 9:52pm

    I don't recognize the S. Help?

  • taukarrie
    20 points Nov 26,2019, 6:43am

    Coexisting does not begin with a death star

  • raxler42
    18 points Nov 25,2019, 10:38pm

    No Stargate :-(

  • JimFqnLahey
    6 points Nov 25,2019, 10:10pm

    I see cocaine

  • headstar101
    3 points Nov 26,2019, 12:35am
  • brelkor
    2 points Nov 25,2019, 11:05pm

    All I want to do is stamp it with a big Aquila and the word HERESY

  • n30g5
    2 points Nov 25,2019, 9:42pm

    I want this!

  • trackofalljades
    2 points Nov 25,2019, 9:50pm

    Damn, I would pay double whatever it costs to have one without the row of advertising text...that’s such an awesome design!

  • Kingpuff
    1 points Nov 25,2019, 10:25pm

    One of my coworkers has one. I think its cool and am on the lookout for one.

  • AlvinGT3RS
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 12:09am

    Star wars Lord of the rings something X-files British show lighting bolt toy gun

  • mcherm
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 5:33am

    Does anyone know where this can be purchased?

  • SPismyhome
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 7:40am

    COCXIT!

  • gafsagirl
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 10:25am

    I thought it said "coochie",please send help

  • deceptishawn
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 10:58am
  • itsmyvoice
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 12:40pm

    I might have that on a t-shirt.

  • CenterInYou
    1 points Nov 25,2019, 10:09pm

    Best ideas come out of MN!

  • skellener
    1 points Nov 25,2019, 10:49pm

    No Firefly? 😞

  • moomooland
    1 points Nov 26,2019, 6:29am

    is this supposed to spell something?

    Edit: coexist.

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The new truck made in Minecraft..

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COMMENTS

  • Portland_st
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 10:32pm

    I’m expecting PlayStation One Lara Croft to step out of this.

  • A_lost_10mm_socket
    1 points Nov 22,2019, 11:13pm

    It's so strange looking and yet I can't bring myself to hate it

  • lectroid
    1 points Nov 23,2019, 12:44am

    It needs a stadium rock soundtrack and bright blue laser bolts coming out of the front.

    And the dude driving it has a a permed mullett and a headband.

COMMENTS

  • Portland_st
    2 points Nov 22,2019, 10:32pm

    I’m expecting PlayStation One Lara Croft to step out of this.

  • A_lost_10mm_socket
    1 points Nov 22,2019, 11:13pm

    It's so strange looking and yet I can't bring myself to hate it

  • lectroid
    1 points Nov 23,2019, 12:44am

    It needs a stadium rock soundtrack and bright blue laser bolts coming out of the front.

    And the dude driving it has a a permed mullett and a headband.

  • RevolutionaryTackle
    1 points Nov 23,2019, 8:02am

    Blade runner 2019

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An engineers dream.

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COMMENTS

  • Scoot_Ya_Boot
    119 points Nov 21,2019, 1:40pm

    That shit is gonna break.

    There's a reason why I have a 15 year old ratchet set in my toolbox... It does one thing... Ratchet.

  • robin_888
    13 points Nov 21,2019, 1:33pm

    Only if it's reliable, though. But, yeah. Cool concept.

  • LJ-Rubicon
    25 points Nov 21,2019, 1:36pm

    As a mechanic, wouldn't waste my money on it

  • noviewon
    12 points Nov 21,2019, 12:56pm

    Where and how much?

  • blove135
    3 points Nov 21,2019, 3:11pm

    This is the kind of tool you see hanging in your grandpa's or dad's garage still new and shinny as the day it was given to him as a Christmas present ten years ago.

  • an-can
    8 points Nov 21,2019, 2:15pm

    Engineers dream, car-mechanics nightmare. It'll break before you get any use of it.

  • Pendaelose
    5 points Nov 21,2019, 2:52pm

    There are tons of bolts/nuts that require a lot of low pressure turning in hard to reach places that would be amazing with this tool. This is not the tool you use for torquing the bolt down hard, or breaking one loose after sitting tight for years... but it can save a ton of time when your just spinning a loose bolt.

  • adam784
    7 points Nov 21,2019, 1:01pm

    Honey, that is the most pornographic thing I have ever seen that does not require a NSFW tag

  • BigFootV519
    2 points Nov 21,2019, 2:33pm

    Perfect. Now I can ignore all the mechanical advantage I get from using the long wrench handle and work out my wrist when I try to tighten anything

  • maddscientist
    2 points Nov 21,2019, 2:14pm

    The person who posts where to buy these on /r/shutupandtakemymoney first is going to be swimming in fake internet points

  • glennvtx
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 2:39pm

    Would be way better if it had a 1/2 drive on the handle end, and didn't break the moment you use it.

  • Uerwol
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 4:46pm

    Try getting good torque on that thing would be impossible.

  • ElucTheG33K
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 4:56pm

    I have a small Facom rachet that you can rotate the handle to use as a 90° screwdriver. Not sure if it will last long but I hope so for the price it cost, it was part of a kit called R360.NANO, I love this kit in a well organized box.

  • Zohar127
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 6:54pm

    This kinda reminds me of that hammer someone posted that had a storage compartment for nails near the head. You could load up a nail and hammer it in with one quick motion.

    Like this it looked flimsy, unreliable, worse than existing solutions, and made of Chineseum.

  • TedDisingenuous
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 7:02pm

    Any tool made to do more than one thing doesn't do any of them well.

  • cwm9
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 7:12pm

    An engineer's dream? Ah, no. In fact, it seems nearly pointless. If you're trying to apply torque along one axis, you really don't want to drive that by applying torque along another axis... now you're intentionally applying a force that tends to pop the driver off the nut or bolt you were trying to turn. Plus, you've got that absurdly short handle to hold on to with the other hand to keep it aligned.

    If you want to make me drool, it has to at least have a torque readout.

    I mean, maybe, if there was a way to lock the handle to prevent it from turning. and maybe if the handle were much longer, and maybe if the material was so strong that I didn't have to worry about it breaking the tiny teeth I know are inside, and maybe if I had some hard-to-reach spot with a bolt in it that didn't need all that much torque to remove it, and maybe if...

    You know what? No. Never mind, just no.

  • RoytripwireMerritt
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 1:03pm

    Shut up and take my money

  • alcimedes
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 1:07pm

    That's sexy AF.

  • chim20air
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 1:14pm

    I need one!!!

  • Pendaelose
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 2:52pm

    There are tons of bolts/nuts that require a lot of low pressure turning in hard to reach places that would be amazing with this tool. This is not the tool you use for torquing the bolt down hard, or breaking one loose after sitting tight for years... but it can save a ton of time when your just spinning a loose bolt.

  • lynivvinyl
    0 points Nov 21,2019, 1:30pm

    I could put that with my geared screwdriver that no matter which way you turn it, it turns the way you want. In my loaner bag of untrustworthy, gimmicky tools.

  • SquidgyTheWhale
    0 points Nov 21,2019, 2:01pm

    Cease talking and accept my fiduciary transaction.

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  • Scoot_Ya_Boot
    119 points Nov 21,2019, 1:40pm

    That shit is gonna break.

    There's a reason why I have a 15 year old ratchet set in my toolbox... It does one thing... Ratchet.

  • robin_888
    13 points Nov 21,2019, 1:33pm

    Only if it's reliable, though. But, yeah. Cool concept.

  • LJ-Rubicon
    25 points Nov 21,2019, 1:36pm

    As a mechanic, wouldn't waste my money on it

  • ApolloXLII
    14 points Nov 21,2019, 3:46pm

    Ahh, tools designed by and build for people who don’t work with tools. Pretty.

  • noviewon
    12 points Nov 21,2019, 12:56pm

    Where and how much?

  • blove135
    3 points Nov 21,2019, 3:11pm

    This is the kind of tool you see hanging in your grandpa's or dad's garage still new and shinny as the day it was given to him as a Christmas present ten years ago.

  • an-can
    8 points Nov 21,2019, 2:15pm

    Engineers dream, car-mechanics nightmare. It'll break before you get any use of it.

  • Pendaelose
    5 points Nov 21,2019, 2:52pm

    There are tons of bolts/nuts that require a lot of low pressure turning in hard to reach places that would be amazing with this tool. This is not the tool you use for torquing the bolt down hard, or breaking one loose after sitting tight for years... but it can save a ton of time when your just spinning a loose bolt.

  • adam784
    7 points Nov 21,2019, 1:01pm

    Honey, that is the most pornographic thing I have ever seen that does not require a NSFW tag

  • BigFootV519
    2 points Nov 21,2019, 2:33pm

    Perfect. Now I can ignore all the mechanical advantage I get from using the long wrench handle and work out my wrist when I try to tighten anything

  • maddscientist
    2 points Nov 21,2019, 2:14pm

    The person who posts where to buy these on /r/shutupandtakemymoney first is going to be swimming in fake internet points

  • glennvtx
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 2:39pm

    Would be way better if it had a 1/2 drive on the handle end, and didn't break the moment you use it.

  • Uerwol
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 4:46pm

    Try getting good torque on that thing would be impossible.

  • ElucTheG33K
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 4:56pm

    I have a small Facom rachet that you can rotate the handle to use as a 90° screwdriver. Not sure if it will last long but I hope so for the price it cost, it was part of a kit called R360.NANO, I love this kit in a well organized box.

  • Zohar127
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 6:54pm

    This kinda reminds me of that hammer someone posted that had a storage compartment for nails near the head. You could load up a nail and hammer it in with one quick motion.

    Like this it looked flimsy, unreliable, worse than existing solutions, and made of Chineseum.

  • TedDisingenuous
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 7:02pm

    Any tool made to do more than one thing doesn't do any of them well.

  • cwm9
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 7:12pm

    An engineer's dream? Ah, no. In fact, it seems nearly pointless. If you're trying to apply torque along one axis, you really don't want to drive that by applying torque along another axis... now you're intentionally applying a force that tends to pop the driver off the nut or bolt you were trying to turn. Plus, you've got that absurdly short handle to hold on to with the other hand to keep it aligned.

    If you want to make me drool, it has to at least have a torque readout.

    I mean, maybe, if there was a way to lock the handle to prevent it from turning. and maybe if the handle were much longer, and maybe if the material was so strong that I didn't have to worry about it breaking the tiny teeth I know are inside, and maybe if I had some hard-to-reach spot with a bolt in it that didn't need all that much torque to remove it, and maybe if...

    You know what? No. Never mind, just no.

  • RoytripwireMerritt
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 1:03pm

    Shut up and take my money

  • alcimedes
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 1:07pm

    That's sexy AF.

  • chim20air
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 1:14pm

    I need one!!!

  • Pendaelose
    1 points Nov 21,2019, 2:52pm

    There are tons of bolts/nuts that require a lot of low pressure turning in hard to reach places that would be amazing with this tool. This is not the tool you use for torquing the bolt down hard, or breaking one loose after sitting tight for years... but it can save a ton of time when your just spinning a loose bolt.

  • lynivvinyl
    0 points Nov 21,2019, 1:30pm

    I could put that with my geared screwdriver that no matter which way you turn it, it turns the way you want. In my loaner bag of untrustworthy, gimmicky tools.

  • SquidgyTheWhale
    0 points Nov 21,2019, 2:01pm

    Cease talking and accept my fiduciary transaction.

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Rotating Solar System: Mova Globes

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Bottle Keeper that hides Beer Bottle and keep it Cold.

geek

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  • MotionE29
    13 points Nov 16,2019, 6:14pm

    Came for the link. Guess I'll wait...

  • JolkyK
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 7:13pm

    Or... Hear me out... Pour the beer into the fucking bottle.

  • itsmeok
    13 points Nov 16,2019, 6:26pm

    I could just drink it in less time.

  • hollywoodbob
    11 points Nov 16,2019, 6:15pm

    Why not just pour the beer into the thermos to begin with?

  • CouchToad
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 7:21pm

    What's the point in hiding A beer?

    You could just pour it into a regular water bottle that looks exactly like that.

  • BlazersMania
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 7:19pm

    The only problem is if you are using this to sneak beer past security somewhere like a festival or sporting event they would just ask me why I had 12 water bottles with me. 1 would not be enough.

  • carlfish
    3 points Nov 16,2019, 6:26pm

    In the time it takes to put the bottle in the thermos, you could have drunk half of it already.

  • youdontlookadayover
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 7:46pm

    The need to conceal alcohol so one can drink surreptitiously amazes me. I mean, I used to go to any lengths to get my drink on too, but I'd simply put my mixed drink in a little thermos, not bothering to hide the actual bottle inside a different container. Been sober for a while now, so this thing and others like it are pretty entertaining. So glad I don't have to do this anymore!

  • boomdart
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 6:35pm

    I've seen these at retail stores.

    I don't think they would trick anyone if you're actually trying to hide it.

COMMENTS

  • MotionE29
    13 points Nov 16,2019, 6:14pm

    Came for the link. Guess I'll wait...

  • JolkyK
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 7:13pm

    Or... Hear me out... Pour the beer into the fucking bottle.

  • itsmeok
    13 points Nov 16,2019, 6:26pm

    I could just drink it in less time.

  • ProbablyNotZorro
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 7:01pm

    if you're allowed to bring a thermos in, might as well make a nice big screwdriver or something

  • hollywoodbob
    11 points Nov 16,2019, 6:15pm

    Why not just pour the beer into the thermos to begin with?

  • CouchToad
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 7:21pm

    What's the point in hiding A beer?

    You could just pour it into a regular water bottle that looks exactly like that.

  • BlazersMania
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 7:19pm

    The only problem is if you are using this to sneak beer past security somewhere like a festival or sporting event they would just ask me why I had 12 water bottles with me. 1 would not be enough.

  • carlfish
    3 points Nov 16,2019, 6:26pm

    In the time it takes to put the bottle in the thermos, you could have drunk half of it already.

  • youdontlookadayover
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 7:46pm

    The need to conceal alcohol so one can drink surreptitiously amazes me. I mean, I used to go to any lengths to get my drink on too, but I'd simply put my mixed drink in a little thermos, not bothering to hide the actual bottle inside a different container. Been sober for a while now, so this thing and others like it are pretty entertaining. So glad I don't have to do this anymore!

  • boomdart
    1 points Nov 16,2019, 6:35pm

    I've seen these at retail stores.

    I don't think they would trick anyone if you're actually trying to hide it.

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I'm at a nerd bar named Geek Easy drinking beer and playing Culdcept. Life is good.

geek

COMMENTS

  • lucidphreak
    1 points Nov 07,2019, 7:39pm

    wish there were geek bars in north dallas.

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  • lucidphreak
    1 points Nov 07,2019, 7:39pm

    wish there were geek bars in north dallas.