Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. vkp78

    vkp78 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2014
  2. vkp78

    vkp78 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2014
  3. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Let it go.
    I have.
     
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  4. cj65

    cj65 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    Good to hear.
     
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  5. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
  6. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
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  7. vkp78

    vkp78 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2014
    Say, let's all delete our messages before the Carothers wake up Drevil_million_dollars.jpg
     
  8. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Mods can see deleted messages... ;)
     
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  9. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Your point?
     
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  10. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Why yes, yes we can.
    Self explanatory.

    Hopefully one can assume this little misunderstanding is over with and everyone can resume enjoying this thread.
     
  11. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    It is on my end.
    My apologies for my previous transgressions.
     
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  12. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    this little misunderstanding is over with and everyone can resume enjoying this thread.


    This subforum is a special place on the internet where like minded people can discuss their hobby with less drama and knuckleheadery than in other areas. We've attracted a pretty diverse crowd here with a lot of intelligent contributors. People don't realize it, but there are doctors, lawyers, engineers, CEOs, technology directors and even real machinists here. It's like walking into the most interesting bar in world. And miraculously, given the wide ranging group of people here, it is actual very chill. And this random thought thread in particular is really a lot of fun. Especially once you get to know the people better and isn't just a wall of names but actually folks you really have come to know.

    There are a couple new faces, which is a good thing, but folks who are new to a room might not realize that a lot of folks there have been there a while and are comfortable with the local "norms" whereas someone new may not quite know the boundaries of those norms yet. So I will explain.

    First, I would ask that all the thin skinned people put on your big boy pants. This is a grownup people's room, not a "safe space" for any particular ideology.

    There are three subject matters that can spoil a polite conversation due to their inherently contentious nature. Talking about how much money you make, religion and politics. You can talk about these things here if you want, it's a free country, but you have to tread carefully to avoid our No Drama rule. If in doubt, leave it alone.

    1. This started when .357gus posted a picture of a beer can with an elephant on it and said "In honor of the RNC Convention"

    ^ that's not a problem is it? That should be totally fine. We're grown men here. A person should be able to make that post without worrying about ensuing idiotic behavior. However, given the likelihood of ensuing idiotic behavior, in retrospect I wish he hadn't posted it.

    2. 000Robert responds "Too bad that the left are suffering from delirium tremens. Imagine how great our country would be if we didn't have them constantly trying to bring us down." "Imagine how great our country would be if we didn't have them constantly trying to bring us down" <--- this is political nonsense where it doesn't belong and gets an infraction. You are welcome here on our forum but please leave the political rhetoric at the door. As Trevitrace's dog taking a dump photo nicely summed up, you just just dropped a turd in the room. Please don't do that.



    ...and continuing down the rabbit hole...

    3. SpyderPhreak posts "Politard talk needs to stay in the proper sub-forum. It does NOT belong here! :poop:" Like Gus before him, in my view this is an okay post. He said "tard", and I can see how some might take offence. Is it offensive? Sure it is. Somewhat. But sometimes we're a little bit offensive here. If someone was offended and wants to say about it, that's fine, but I don't think this crossed the line to justify what follows.


    4. 000Robert. "Unless it's in a photo? Ok, I got it! :poop:" A photo of an elephant and acknowledging the existence of the RCN doesn't cross the line. We're not pretending politics don't exist. This is not the same thing as stating that literally half the people in the country are constantly trying to drag us all down. That might be your personal view. But a lot of people who are better informed than you or me don't agree with that statement. So, "the RCN exists." <--factual and uncontentious statement (or photo) is okay. "the left is suffering from delirium tremens and are constantly trying to bring us down." <--contentious opinion, please don't bring the inevitable arguing that statement invites to our corner of the internet here.

    5. Standard78 calls out SpyderPhreak for offensive tard talk. I agree it is a little bit offensive. Lots of things are offensive. And in some people's ideal world, folks would never use potentially offensive language that might disparage a less fortunate or less "empowered group". But here on my forum we're not going to over apply the sentiment held by some critical social justice theorists that language that might be deemed offensive to some is automatically out-of-bounds speech. One has to be very carful with the idea that some speech is out-of-bounds. This concept has to be applied very carefully and I personally fear it is being over applied these days. People can take their "intersectionalities" and "discourses" and "lived experiences" and believe it as much as they want, but we're not going to apply some group's new world view to everybody else here at the expense of free speech. Sometimes some people's feeling might be hurt a little. If so, and if at all possible, I would encourage people to please suck it up and continue on with their day.

    6. Standard78 At 12:02 my time writes "You’re a piece of shit, plain and simple." it's edited out at 2:46 AM (my time). come on man. Lets not do that here.

    7. As this is escalating, SpyderPhreak's language gets a little out of bounds too. In my opinion it may have been an understandable response, but I'd ask that you please keep this kind of confrontation off my forum.


    I'm going to unlock this thread now and resume my chill disposition. Anybody else harming my chill will get an infraction.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2020
  13. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

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    Mar 12, 2018
    I may have scored an fk while waiting for my ufk to show up
     
  14. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Soooo anyone out there spend an hour in traffic during a commute have any good ideas to pass the time?
     
  15. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Audiobooks
     
  16. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    What platform do you recommend?
     
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  17. Siddhant

    Siddhant Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Jan 25, 2018
    Turn your car into mobile classroom, as Jim Rohn used to say...
     
  18. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Audible is very good.
     
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  19. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    You could also go to the library and check out CD audiobooks.
     
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  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Sirius satellite radio, the Netflix of radio providers! You can negotiate down to almost $5 a month and there bound to be something on there for every taste. Some channels like Howard Stern’s are premium channels and are extra $. Sirius can be sneaky and quickly escalate the cost on you to over $20 per month after the “promo” period is over so you will have to remember to call and request to cancel in order for them to try to retain you at the initial rate.
     

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