Short and Sweet: This is a Tool Icon





  • That icon is a tool, all right!



  •  A Phillips screwdriver, I think.  [-] would be a slotted driver, and [٭] would be Torx.



  • @da Doctah said:

    A Phillips screwdriver, I think.  [-] would be a slotted driver, and [٭] would be Torx.
     

    Yeah, but what's the difference between this Phillips screwdriver [+] and that [X]. Three beers?

     



  • @AndyCanfield said:

    @da Doctah said:

    A Phillips screwdriver, I think.  [-] would be a slotted driver, and [٭] would be Torx.
     

    Yeah, but what's the difference between this Phillips screwdriver [+] and that [X]. Three beers?

     

    Forty-five degrees.

     



  • @AndyCanfield said:

    @da Doctah said:

    A Phillips screwdriver, I think.  [-] would be a slotted driver, and [٭] would be Torx.
     

    Yeah, but what's the difference between this Phillips screwdriver [+] and that [X]. Three beers?

    [X] is a Phillips.

    [+] is a PosiDrive.

    Now write it out 100 times so you don't get the two confused.



  • So what do they call those screwdrivers with a big cross and a smaller cross at a 45 degree rotational offset?



  •  Broken.

    Unless you mean one of these:

    In which case, it's a PoziDriv.

    More details here.

    A PoziDrive doesn't fit a Phillips head properly - the Phillips lacks flutes. A Phillips can fit a PosiDrive, but the Phillips is a sharper point than the Posi so doesn't sit fully into the grooves, meaning you'll strip your tool or the head, given enough torque.



  • What about screw-fit lightbulbs



  •  They require a spanner, and a left-handed one at that.

    Best to find one with an adjustable torque setting else the lamp will be overbright.



  • @Cassidy said:

     They require a spanner, and a left-handed one at that.

    Best to find one with an adjustable torque setting else the lamp will be overbright.

    How many left-handed screwdrivers does it take to change a light bulb?



  • @Cassidy said:

    @AndyCanfield said:

    @da Doctah said:

    A Phillips screwdriver, I think.  [-] would be a slotted driver, and [٭] would be Torx.
     

    Yeah, but what's the difference between this Phillips screwdriver [+] and that [X]. Three beers?

    [X] is a Phillips.

    [+] is a PosiDrive.

    Now write it out 100 times so you don't get the two confused.

    The guy should use spell-check when he writes it out 100 times, because it's Pozidriv, not PosiDrive.

    (dear diary: I wonder, is it pedantic to correct someone who was himself pedantic? do those acts of pedanticism cancel or compound each other?)



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    dear diary: I wonder, is it pedantic to correct someone who was himself pedantic? do those acts of pedanticism cancel or compound each other?
     

    Don't make me compound your face in.



  • Found the perfect pozidriv symbol, bloody thing won't render though



  •  Here.



  • @dhromed said:

     Here.

    Doesn't look as pozidrivy in that font as it does

    here

    but it's a lot better than [+] which is obviously phillips, or [X] which should be reserved for some future proprietary-ass hardware that will no doubt be invented, resulting in technicians having to buy their screwdrivers by the dozen because THEY MAKE THOSE THINGS RIGHT ANGLED FOR A REASON



  • @Seahen said:

    How many left-handed screwdrivers does it take to change a light bulb?
    Not sure, but I've seen a large team of programmers try and fail.



  • TRWTF is Wikipedia



  • @Cassidy said:

    @AndyCanfield said:

    @da Doctah said:

    A Phillips screwdriver, I think.  [-] would be a slotted driver, and [٭] would be Torx.
     

    Yeah, but what's the difference between this Phillips screwdriver [+] and that [X]. Three beers?

    [X] is a Phillips.

    [+] is a PosiDrive.

    Now write it out 100 times so you don't get the two confused.

    And [ Y ] is Flux Capacitor.



  • @BlueKnot said:

    @Cassidy said:
    @AndyCanfield said:

    @da Doctah said:

    A Phillips screwdriver, I think.  [-] would be a slotted driver, and [٭] would be Torx.
     

    Yeah, but what's the difference between this Phillips screwdriver [+] and that [X]. Three beers?

    [X] is a Phillips.

    [+] is a PosiDrive.

    Now write it out 100 times so you don't get the two confused.

    And [ Y ] is Flux Capacitor.

    (.Y.)



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    (.Y.)
     

    Amateur.

    (Y)



  • TRWTF is blakeyrat (as usual). "This is a tool icon" is obviously the alt text for an image that failed to load.



  • @Zylon said:

    TRWTF is blakeyrat (as usual). "This is a tool icon" is obviously the alt text for an image that failed to load.

    I'm pretty sure he realized that, which is why he posted it here.



  • @Zylon said:

    TRWTF is blakeyrat (as usual). "This is a tool icon" is obviously the alt text for an image that failed to load.

     

    😮 YOU FIGURED IT OUT

    here is cookie enjoy

     



  • @dhromed said:

    @Zylon said:
    TRWTF is blakeyrat (as usual). "This is a tool icon" is obviously the alt text for an image that failed to load.
    😮 YOU FIGURED IT OUT

    here is cookie enjoy

    He's just griping that it's drawing attention away from his vastly superior WTF thread-- oh wait he hasn't posted one.

    If it makes you feel better, Zylon, I hate this thread as I end up hating pretty much every thread I post here.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    If it makes you feel better, Zylon, I hate this thread as I end up hating pretty much every thread I post here.

    I.. don't understand. Are you displeased by dozens of nerd wankouts over screw types? We're doing everything in our power to please you.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Zylon said:

    TRWTF is blakeyrat (as usual). "This is a tool icon" is obviously the alt text for an image that failed to load.

    I'm pretty sure he realized that, which is why he posted it here.

    Because... he's deliberately being an idiot?

     



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    The guy should use spell-check when he writes it out 100 times, because it's Pozidriv, not PosiDrive.

    So... you're saying that his spill-chucker will also correct PoziDriv to PosiDrive. Clbuttic!

    <pedant mode="off">I thought it was "positive drive" also</pedant>

    <wikipedia mode="on">Didn't know it was a Merikan invention.</wiki>

    Just to throw something in the mix: anyone heard of a Frearson Screw Drive?

    If I'd have known that earlier I would have saved myself a lot of chamfered tools and burred heads.



  • @Zylon said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @Zylon said:

    TRWTF is blakeyrat (as usual). "This is a tool icon" is obviously the alt text for an image that failed to load.

    I'm pretty sure he realized that, which is why he posted it here.

    Because... he's deliberately being an idiot?

     

    How's he being an idiot?



  • @Cassidy said:

    If I'd have known that earlier I would have saved myself a lot of chamfered tools and burred heads.

    I stick to square heads when at all possible for just this reason. They're the hardest for me to mess up.



  • @Cassidy said:

    They require a spanner

    Any idea why they call it a spanner in Britain and not a wrench? I mean, it doesn't actually span anything, and you don't hear about a "spanning motion" but you certainly hear about a "wrenching motion" which is eerily similar to the motion used to torque a wrench.



  • @Soviut said:

    Any idea why they call it a spanner in Britain and not a wrench?
    Derived from the German spannen meaning 'to clasp, fasten, stretch, span.' Wrench, also, derived from the German renken "to twist, wrench."



  • @PJH said:

    @Soviut said:
    Any idea why they call it a spanner in Britain and not a wrench?
    Derived from the German spannen meaning 'to clasp, fasten, stretch, span.' Wrench, also, derived from the German renken "to twist, wrench."
    Rationalization from a country where the public schools are private and a hundredweight is 112 pounds.



  • @da Doctah said:

    Rationalization from a country where the public schools are private and a hundredweight is 112 pounds.
    The short hundredweight isn't... (And Wikipedia seems to indicate we[1] can blame the French for the long hundredweight.)





    [1] the Royal 'we' naturally..



  • @PJH said:

    @da Doctah said:
    Rationalization from a country where the public schools are private and a hundredweight is 112 pounds.
    The short hundredweight isn't... (And Wikipedia seems to indicate we[1] can blame the French for the long hundredweight.)





    [1] the Royal 'we' naturally..

    Maybe they got the idea from the Hundred Years' War..



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Maybe they got the idea from the Hundred Years' War..
    Or the country that make Panama hats. Or the animal we get cat-gut from or... ahh - sod it - here's a list of 7 others.



  •  That list, reproduced here to save link-clicking:

     

    1. How long did the Hundred Years’ War last?

    2. Which country makes Panama hats?

    3. From which animal do we get cat gut?

    4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

    5. What is a camel’s hair brush made of?

    6. The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

    7. What was King George VI’s first name?

    8. What color is a purple finch?

    9. Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

    10. What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

     

    And a few film-related ones from my own collection:

    11.  In Abbott and Costello Go To Mars, to what planet do Abbott and Costello go?

    12.  How many actors in the movie Surf II play the same characters that they played in the original film?

    13.  In Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff, who plays the killer?

    14.  What is Michael J Fox's middle name?  (A: John, B: Jeremy, C: Joshua, 😨 Andrew)

     



  • I stupidly know many of these, but that's because I've been watching too much QI



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @BlueKnot said:

    And [ Y ] is Flux Capacitor.

    (.Y.)

    LOL... that's just what I was going to say



  • @da Doctah said:

    That list, reproduced here to save link-clicking:

    What a clever idea! Why didn't Tim Berners Lee just make it so web pages included entire other web pages instead of providing links? Heck, before long we'd only need to load a single master page that contained all human knowledge.



  • @da Doctah said:

     That list, reproduced here to save link-clicking:
    Not /quite/ sure how that helps, since you didn't include the answers and I'd assume most on here don't know/aren't sure to the answers of all of them, so they'd have to click the link anyway....



  • @da Doctah said:

    12.  How many actors in the movie Surf II play the same characters that they played in the original film?

    How many of the 3 "Smokey and the Bandit" films include "the Bandit" character?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Why didn't Tim Berners Lee just make it so web pages included entire other web pages instead of providing links?

    You mean: Al Gore. And the reason is: global warming.



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    Why didn't Tim Berners Lee just make it so web pages included entire other web pages instead of providing links?

    You mean: Al Gore. And the reason is: global warming.

    Al Gore invented the Internet. Tim Berners Lee (an Englishman) invented the World Wide Web. Gore backed Gopher.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Heck, before long we'd only need to load a single master page that contained all human knowledge.

    TVTropes.org



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @da Doctah said:
    That list, reproduced here to save link-clicking:

    What a clever idea! Why didn't Tim Berners Lee just make it so web pages included entire other web pages instead of providing links? Heck, before long we'd only need to load a single master page that contained all human knowledge.

     

    Just to argue (and also to argue), sometimes there's a benefit. If the target page is slow, buggy, full of other content, spread across multiple pages, or might not be around in its existing form (or at all) in the near future, reproducing the content along with the hyperlink is a good idea.

    You wouldn't link to Time Cube just to show off a single paragraph. (Okay, you would because you're a muffin-punching meany, but aside from that...)

    That being said, the target page is fairly short, sweet, and contains extra vital information not reproduced in the summary (ie: the answers).

    So to summarize: bran muffins are tastier if you add an overripe banana from the freezer, and max sure not to overmix the batter.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    make sure not to overmix the batter.
     

    That is true.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    So to summarize: bran muffins are tastier if you add an overripe banana from the freezer, and max sure not to overmix the batter.

    Bran? Banana? Okay, grandpa, whatever you say.

    My muffins have chocolate chips and whiskey. Best served while base jumping.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lorne Kates said:
    So to summarize: bran muffins are tastier if you add an overripe banana from the freezer, and max sure not to overmix the batter.

    Bran? Banana? Okay, grandpa, whatever you say.

    My muffins have chocolate chips and whiskey. Best served while base jumping.

     

    So do mine. They ALSO have bran and banana, because that way when I base jump naked, I can carpet bomb an entire parking lot.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lorne Kates said:
    So to summarize: bran muffins are tastier if you add an overripe banana from the freezer, and max sure not to overmix the batter.

    Bran? Banana? Okay, grandpa, whatever you say.

    My muffins have chocolate chips and whiskey. Best served while base jumping.

     

    So do mine. They ALSO have bran and banana, because that way when I base jump naked, I can carpet bomb an entire parking lot.

    Damn, I think I got served.


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