Thanks for the tip!



  • This warning in the manual for a set of telescope eyepieces I ordered was so informative.  Really, I had no idea....

     

    Telescope Warning



  • Maaaybe someone could be dumb enough to look at the sun, but all those are pretty much retarded warnings.   Don't throw eyepieces or you may hurt others?  Eyepieces and filters are intended for external use only?  Just where the heck do they think you'll stick that thing non-externally??




  • @BeenThere said:

    Just where the heck do they think you'll stick that thing non-externally??

    I think you know...



  • @BeenThere said:

    Just where the heck do they think you'll stick that thing non-externally??

    I suppose that depends on exactly what you want to see, and how far it's removed from your external side...



  • @snoofle said:

    @BeenThere said:
    Just where the heck do they think you'll stick that thing non-externally??

    I suppose that depends on exactly what you want to see, and how far it's removed from your external side...

    How far are your daughters from my external side?



  •  You did make sure you don't have any screws loose before using it, right?



  • I dunno.  It looks to me like the copy editor got punchy, and that's all this is.

     



  • These rules exist because

    A) Someone is stupid enough to violate them and then
    B) Said someone immediately sues the telescope manufacturer



  • @Critter said:

    I dunno.  It looks to me like the copy editor got punchy, and that's all this is.

     

    I think you're right.

    What OP cunningly didn't show us is that the next safety rule after the ones he did show us is "Don't worry, be happy..."

    [url]http://www.telescopes.com/images/pdf/ZHUA005.pdf[/url] 

    (Actually, looking at the typography, it could be a different product manual from the same range)

     



  • Yeah, that's a different manual.   The one the post comes from is from Zhumell's Eyepiece and Filter Kit.   It doesn't include the "Don't Worry, Be Happy" comment. 



  • @Volmarias said:

    These rules exist because

    A) Someone is stupid enough to violate them and then
    B) Said someone immediately sues the telescope manufacturer


    And C), this someone gets away with it.

    TRWTF is juries and precedences instead of real laws.



  • @derula said:

    TRWTF is juries and precedences instead of real laws.
     

    As if jurors are paid professionals or what? C'mon do you live in Podunk or do you not drive or vote? Your turn is coming.

    This juror #12 and his 11 peers decided in a case of 2-pack-a-day smokers vs. some-company-that-once-made-electrical-components-with-bakelite(containing asbestos):  no damages awarded.

    Next time your dying friends in Pennsylvania want to sue a company from Michigan please tell them to stop wasting my f* time and tax dollars in San Francisco.

    TRWTF is [b]lawyers[/b] ...

     



  • @medialint said:

    TRWTF is lawyers ...

    Okay, you have a point there.



  • @derula said:

    ... SNIP ...

    TRWTF is juries.

    Yes!



  • @cklam said:

    @derula said:

    ... SNIP ...

    TRWTF is juries.

    Yes!

     

     so lets recap: you posted one word, adding nothing to the conversation, and ressurrecting a topic for no reason whatsoever. are you on some sort of pissing-me-off binge/high?

     

    sort your life out, and stop being such an unbelievable wanker 



  • @jakkle said:

    so lets recap: you posted one word, adding nothing to the conversation, and ressurrecting a topic for no reason whatsoever. are you on some sort of pissing-me-off binge/high?

    sort your life out, and stop being such an unbelievable wanker

    Will you marry me, jakkle? 



  • @jakkle said:

    @cklam said:

    @derula said:

    ... SNIP ...

    TRWTF is juries.

    Yes!

     

     so lets recap: you posted one word, adding nothing to the conversation, and ressurrecting a topic for no reason whatsoever. are you on some sort of pissing-me-off binge/high?

    ... SNIP some B/S ... 

     

     I added emphasis where I felt it was needed. Thus expressing my personal view on subjects under discussion like everybody does.

    You are not important enough to me to be considered eglible (If i spell this wrong - sorry) for some effort on my side to be invested to piss especially you off.

     I am just being me.



  • Have you gone mad? There is no glory to be had now! Only retreat, or surrender or death!



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    Have you gone mad? There is no glory to be had now! Only retreat, or surrender or death!
     

    Gedemus Nunquam.

     



  • @cklam said:

    Gedemus Nunquam.

    Nunquam cedamus. Who knows what you said.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @cklam said:
    Gedemus Nunquam.

    Nunquam cedamus. Who knows what you said.

    It means: We will never give up.

    But "nunquam cedamus" would have been appropriate. Thanx.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @cklam said:
    Gedemus Nunquam.
    Nunquam cedamus.

    Semper ubi sub ubi.



  • @PJH said:

    Semper ubi sub ubi

    But it's so confining! I'll stick with just a cape!



  •  Wollt ihr den totalen Flamewar?



  • @PSWorx said:

     Wollt ihr den totalen Flamewar?

    Now you're just making up languages.



  • @bstorer said:

    Now you're just making up languages.

    Hey, it worked for the guy who made up Ruby, even though it did turn out to be a complete piece of shit. 



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @bstorer said:

    Now you're just making up languages.

    Hey, it worked for the guy who made up Ruby, even though it did turn out to be a complete piece of shit. 

    Yeah, but the dude who created Ruby was Japanese. In their culture, it makes complete sense. It's just us Americans who don't understand why you have to wear a schoolgirl outfit to get it to work.



  • @bstorer said:

    @PSWorx said:

     Wollt ihr den totalen Flamewar?

    Now you're just making up languages.

    No, PSWorx is mixing german and english.

    TRWTF is: PSWorx is spouting genuine Nazi bullshit. He is [url=http://www.archive.org/details/WolltIhrDenTotalenKrieg]citing[/url] <FONT face="Courier New">[url=http://video.aol.com/video-detail/wollt-ihr-denn-totalen-krieg/2576571662]Adolf Hitler[/url]</FONT>.

     

     



  • @cklam said:

    He is citing <font face="Courier New">Adolf Hitler</font>. 

     

    That's more than a simple citation. "Wollt ihr den totalen Krieg?" was the battle cry of the Reich in 1943, when it became clear that victory is unlikely, after the defeat at Stalingrad. And I think it was Goebbels, not Hitler, who originaly asked that question.



  • @ammoQ said:

    [quote user="cklam"]He is citing <font face="Courier New">Adolf Hitler</font>. 

     

    That's more than a simple citation. "Wollt ihr den totalen Krieg?" was the battle cry of the Reich in 1943, when it became clear that victory is unlikely, after the defeat at Stalingrad. And I think it was Goebbels, not Hitler, who originaly asked that question.

    [/quote]
    The most well-known use of the cited phrase was certainly 1943 by Joseph Goebbels in his "Sportpalast-Oration". I remember seeing the full oration in a re-run of the nazi weekly newsreels on the german programme Nord 3 way back in the 80's - they were doing it as some of exercise in polical education. In Austria it was likely the same.
    However, I was unable to find an online video link quickly that was not taken down was not hosted at some neo-nazi site (I don't believe in giving those shits more page hits than is necessary to avoid them). Thus I put the "Hitler link" and the link to archive.org.

    As for who used it first in public: I am not a historian but if you find any research that would shed light on the issue I would be grateful if you could post the link. Thanx.



  • @bstorer said:

    @BeenThere said:
    Just where the heck do they think you'll stick that thing non-externally??

    I think you know...

     

    At least then you wouldn't need the appropriate solar filter.



  • @cklam said:

    I remember seeing [...random shit...]

    @cklam said:

    online video link

    @cklam said:

    I was unable
     

    @cklam said:

    archive.org.

    Are you sure you're not SpectateSwamp's alter-ego?



  • @cklam said:

    In Austria it was likely the same.

     

    Austria ceased to exist in 1938 and wasn't restored until 1945. Even the name vanished; the part of the Reich that was Austria was called "Ostmark" instead of "Österreich".

    Fortunately for us Austrians, the victorious allies decided that Austria was the first victim of the Reich, though there wasn't any military resistance at all when the Wehrmacht overrun Austria in 1938,  since the last chancellor, Kurt Schuschnigg (a dictator himself, obviously on a smaller scale) didn't want to spoil "German blood ()" by futile attempts to stop the Germans.

     () Before WW2, many Austrians considered themself as "Germans".



  • @ammoQ said:

    Austria ceased to exist in 1938 and wasn't restored until 1945. Even the name vanished; the part of the Reich that was Austria was called "Ostmark" instead of "Österreich".

    Fortunately for us Austrians, the victorious allies decided that Austria was the first victim of the Reich, though there wasn't any military resistance at all when the Wehrmacht overrun Austria in 1938,  since the last chancellor, Kurt Schuschnigg (a dictator himself, obviously on a smaller scale) didn't want to spoil "German blood ()" by futile attempts to stop the Germans.

    () Before WW2, many Austrians considered themself as "Germans".

    Go America!  Rock on! 



  • @ammoQ said:

     (*) Before WW2, many Austrians considered themself as "Germans".

    Why would Austrians consider themselves German? Wasn't it an English penal colony?



  • @bstorer said:

    Why would Austrians consider themselves German? Wasn't it an English penal colony?

     

    There are no kangaroos in Austria. 

    Seriously, after Austria lost WW1 and was radically reduced in size, many people in Austria thought that the remaining country was too small to survive on their own (), so they proposed to merge with Germany. That was before Hitler took over Germany.

     () despite that fact that Swiss was even smaller and had done very well for several hundred years



  • @ammoQ said:

    @bstorer said:

    Why would Austrians consider themselves German? Wasn't it an English penal colony?

     

    There are no kangaroos in Austria. 

    Seriously, after Austria lost WW1 and was radically reduced in size, many people in Austria thought that the remaining country was too small to survive on their own (), so they proposed to merge with Germany. That was before Hitler took over Germany.

     () despite that fact that Swiss was even smaller and had done very well for several hundred years

    TDWTF: Curious perversion in IT and also 20th Century European history.



  • @bstorer said:

    TDWTF: Curious perversion in IT and also 20th Century European history.
     

    The marshes are just one click away. 



  • @ammoQ said:

    (*) Before WW2, many Austrians considered themself as "Germans".

    Like Hitler did.

    @ammoQ said:

    There are no kangaroos in Austria.

    I have a cup with this slogan. It is my favorite one. It broke once, so my parents bought me a new one during a trip to Austria.



  •  You know sometimes we should just let darwinism do its job.


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