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'[OT] Wire wrapping insight needed!'
2005\03\07@103759 by Herbert Graf

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On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 14:46 +0000, Michael Rigby-Jones wrote:
> >> There's no hot iron to worry about burning yourself or
> >> others with,
> >
> >That's really no problem once you learn to hold the fat end,
> >not the pointy end.  If it still bothers you, then you should
> >consider a different career.
>
> And don't forget, if you drop the iron DO NOT TRY TO CATCH IT!

Very true. In fact I've expanded that "technique" to dropping almost
anything. The reason being most of the times I've dropped something
FINDING it after trying to catch it was the most time consuming part.
So, if something falls, I let it fall, and watch where it ends up.

Of course this isn't a good idea if it's a glass or something else
"breakable" falling, but I digress...


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2005\03\07@170712 by Russell McMahon

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> Very true. In fact I've expanded that "technique" to dropping almost
> anything. The reason being most of the times I've dropped something
> FINDING it after trying to catch it was the most time consuming
> part.
> So, if something falls, I let it fall, and watch where it ends up.

This usually works well.
For the impossible to spot small screw etc, lie on the floor with best
(remaining good?) eye at floor level and look along floor
horizontally. It's amazing what one can find that way. A mirror at
floor level would probably be as good and socially more acceptable.


       RM

2005\03\07@193825 by Howard Winter

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On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 11:03:27 +1300, Russell McMahon wrote:

> > Very true. In fact I've expanded that "technique" to dropping almost
> > anything. The reason being most of the times I've dropped something
> > FINDING it after trying to catch it was the most time consuming
> > part.
> > So, if something falls, I let it fall, and watch where it ends up.
>
> This usually works well.
> For the impossible to spot small screw etc, lie on the floor with best
> (remaining good?) eye at floor level and look along floor
> horizontally. It's amazing what one can find that way. A mirror at
> floor level would probably be as good and socially more acceptable.

Yes, and a *really* bright light helps a lot too.  

And always remember "Howard's Law of Dropped Small Objects":

A Dropped Small Object always ends up much further from the drop point than you think is possible.  Even when
you take into account Howard's Law of Dropped Small Objects!

:-)

Cheers,


Howard Winter
St.Albans, England


2005\03\07@224237 by Tony Smith

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> For the impossible to spot small screw etc, lie on the floor with best
> (remaining good?) eye at floor level and look along floor
> horizontally. It's amazing what one can find that way. A mirror at
> floor level would probably be as good and socially more acceptable.
>
>         RM


Acceptable with or without the receptionist sitting at her desk?

Tony

2005\03\08@042730 by Alan B. Pearce

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>> This usually works well.
>> For the impossible to spot small screw etc, lie on the floor with best
>> (remaining good?) eye at floor level and look along floor
>> horizontally. It's amazing what one can find that way. A mirror at
>> floor level would probably be as good and socially more acceptable.
>
>Yes, and a *really* bright light helps a lot too.
>
>And always remember "Howard's Law of Dropped Small Objects":
>
>A Dropped Small Object always ends up much further from the drop point
>than you think is possible.  Even when you take into account Howard's
>Law of Dropped Small Objects!

Agree with all of this, but Howard left off the bit about how the place
where you will find the object will not have a line of sight to where it hit
the floor, even on a carpeted floor.

2005\03\08@050450 by Russell McMahon

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> Agree with all of this, but Howard left off the bit about how the
> place
> where you will find the object will not have a line of sight to
> where it hit
> the floor, even on a carpeted floor.

Despite Howard AND Murphy, I've found numerous small dropped objects
over the years by lying down and looking along the floor. Must invest
in a mirror :-)



       RM

2005\03\08@091204 by Herbert Graf

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On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 09:27 +0000, Alan B. Pearce wrote:
> >> This usually works well.
> >> For the impossible to spot small screw etc, lie on the floor with best
> >> (remaining good?) eye at floor level and look along floor
> >> horizontally. It's amazing what one can find that way. A mirror at
> >> floor level would probably be as good and socially more acceptable.
> >
> >Yes, and a *really* bright light helps a lot too.
> >
> >And always remember "Howard's Law of Dropped Small Objects":
> >
> >A Dropped Small Object always ends up much further from the drop point
> >than you think is possible.  Even when you take into account Howard's
> >Law of Dropped Small Objects!
>
> Agree with all of this, but Howard left off the bit about how the place
> where you will find the object will not have a line of sight to where it hit
> the floor, even on a carpeted floor.

Herbert's second rule of dropped objects:

an object not immediately found will eventually end up impaled on the
bottom of your bare foot...

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2005\03\08@164313 by Jinx

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> On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 11:03:27 +1300, Russell McMahon wrote:

> > This usually works well.

Yes it does

> > For the impossible to spot small screw etc, lie on the floor with
> > best  (remaining good?) eye at floor level and look along floor
> > horizontally. It's amazing what one can find that way

Well here's a little job for you RM. I'm pretty sure one of the little black
foam pads off my walkman earphones fell on your basement floor. If
you wouldn't mind....... Sorry, meant to ask you last week

2005\03\08@191558 by James Newtons Massmind

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Ahhh... Now his hairstyle makes sense!

<GRIN>

We love you Russell...

---
James.



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