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    ^^^

    Funny story about the hammer. So, last year I was repairing my deck when my own carelessness caused me to hammer my on thumb. A week later I went over to Indianapolis to help my brother finishing his basement. He had a nail gun and he nailed his thumb to the wall. So, we both ended up with injured thumbs. Amazing how much it hurts there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post

    There's still this solution to "Can you clean your touch screen with Windex or something? "
    -Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

    A Cat can do it too, but you have to drip chicken liver juice over your touch screen or they'll just ignore it.
    That's how they got this cat to do it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Will you guys stop it? You guys are talking past each other. One guy is talking from the perspective of an artist and he obviously doesn't need the mouse as much. Another is talking from the perspective of a technical field and he still needs the mouse to work with programs like autocad and microstation.

    Look, I'm a field engineer so nowadays I can't really live without both. When I inspect some documents back at the office, a mouse is infinitely helpful. When I'm on the move or out in the field, the touchscreen works way better than any mouse or touchpad out there.

    Just because I have a hammer doesn't mean I'm going to give up my pliers in my toolbox. A worker tasked with just hammering the nails might think that there's no need for pliers, and a worker tasked with pulling out crap might think the only thing needed are the pliers. These two dudes could talk past each other all they want. The fact remains that they are both very valuable tools that cannot be missed.
    Don't worry dude. I got it all sorted out. It's a vocabulary problem. Too much thesaurus. I rest my case (for good this time).

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    ^^^

    Funny story about the hammer. So, last year I was repairing my deck when my own carelessness caused me to hammer my on thumb. A week later I went over to Indianapolis to help my brother finishing his basement. He had a nail gun and he nailed his thumb to the wall. So, we both ended up with injured thumbs. Amazing how much it hurts there.
    We call it "hitting the wrong nail". I can't tell you how many times I did that in my 43-year career. Everyone should experience it at least once in there life, eh?

    Although not good, hopefully your brother missed the knuckle! That really messes things up. I got lucky and blew a clean hole through my big toe missing the knuckle one day with a pneumatic coil gun using 12d nails. (Abusing it, of course) It definitely hurts! It rather hurts one's pride too! I can laugh at it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    ^^^

    Funny story about the hammer. So, last year I was repairing my deck when my own carelessness caused me to hammer my on thumb. A week later I went over to Indianapolis to help my brother finishing his basement. He had a nail gun and he nailed his thumb to the wall. So, we both ended up with injured thumbs. Amazing how much it hurts there.
    We call it "hitting the wrong nail". I can't tell you how many times I did that in my 43-year career. Everyone should experience it at least once in there life, eh?

    Although not good, hopefully your brother missed the knuckle! That really messes things up. I got lucky and blew a clean hole through my big toe missing the knuckle one day with a pneumatic coil gun using 12d nails. (Abusing it, of course) It definitely hurts! It rather hurts one's pride too! I can laugh at it now.
    Every time I hear about someone smashing their thumb with a hammer it reminds me of 'someone smashing their thumb with a hammer & cussing, and how my 7th grade English teacher brought them together with a touch of sex-ed It began with him walking into the room as a few cuss words were flying out of mouths.
    He was cool. Too cool for a big lecture about not cussing in his classroom like the other teachers. Everybody had to give their description for cussing and when it's appropriate.

    Then his view on the subject. "Cussing is a form of temporary retardation. Words we utter that don't make sense for the occasion. If you hit your thumb real hard with a hammer and it hurts so bad that you scream out mf'er. Do you really want your mate to drop everything to have sex with you? Of course not, unless you are temporarily retarded. You need to train yourselves to utter sensible words like ouch and other words that sense so you don't embarass yourself in life."
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    ^^^

    Funny story about the hammer. So, last year I was repairing my deck when my own carelessness caused me to hammer my on thumb. A week later I went over to Indianapolis to help my brother finishing his basement. He had a nail gun and he nailed his thumb to the wall. So, we both ended up with injured thumbs. Amazing how much it hurts there.
    You'll get better results using screws on your deck.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    We call it "hitting the wrong nail". I can't tell you how many times I did that in my 43-year career. Everyone should experience it at least once in there life, eh?


    We would seem to be in related/similar industry. I'm a general renovator. Did manage to shoot a brad nail thru my finger....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    We would seem to be in related/similar industry. I'm a general renovator. Did manage to shoot a brad nail thru my finger....
    Renovation in what way? Fire and flood?

    70% of my career has been remodeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    We would seem to be in related/similar industry. I'm a general renovator. Did manage to shoot a brad nail thru my finger....
    Renovation in what way? Fire and flood?

    70% of my career has been remodeling.
    Yup. Remodeling renovation same thing different word. Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, windows & doors, siding, flooring etc...

    Also do cement work and welding, just to round it off...about 33yrs in reno, welding before that.
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    Does it make sense to buy a PC with a touch screen?

    But I continue to maintain that apps make little sense on a traditional desktop or laptop, unless the latter is a convertible that can twist, fold, or otherwise transmogrify into a tablet. I work (and play) in the likes of Chrome, Office, Steam, iTunes, and Adobe Reader. These aren't apps; they're programs. They don't respond well to touch, and I see no advantage in bothering to touch them.
    Does it make sense to buy a PC with a touch screen? | Marketplace Blog - CNET Reviews
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    [QUOTE=HippsieGypsie;223044]

    Another factor is that I've always disliked the mouse and use mostly keyboard shortcuts. I'm thinking with touch along with a stylus I can throw my mouse away for good.

    What are your thoughts on the article and/or any scenario of using touch at your desk?
    I really don't see me using touch on my Windows 8 machine even if I had one. I'm too much old school and i can't live with fingerprints in my main PC screen I have a bit of problems with that since like 1984!

    The most amazing thing is that i'm using more than ever in a windows machine keyboard shortcuts because now even the File Manager has the Ribbon interface which i simply love. And I've installed "Windows 8 Shortcuts" since day one and I've become much more productive now after learning all the relevant shortcuts. So no I don't see my self using touch screens on my main PC for now at least. Maybe in a few years if this whole "Metrofying" stuff will come ahead and prevails and we don't have any other choice but use it.

    For now fingers will stay on my Android devices.
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