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Discussion in 'Knives' started by aliaspostmortem, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Daywalker
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    I do this after I drink/eat too much dairy since I'm lactose intolerant.:giggle:
    Be safe!
     
  2. Ben Rubinstein

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    Such as?

    The smartphone/social media world is here to stay methinks, barring major world changes.

    To be honest this and every forum is also a symptom of social media, one of the first examples of it now considered very much passe by the younger crowd.

    I think the kickback we are seeing in this century, that of bushcraft/outdoors, the return to basic skills and professions, the rise of the artiste manufacturer to a level not seen in many decades, the search for quality and craftsmanship, the search for manhood, the return to religion, etc, is as a direct result of the march of modern civilisation and the disposable/fashion society becoming too much for many. I personally believe that the disposable, everything cheap and rubbish world is a bubble whose bursting is waiting for the ongoing real economic crisis to become a reality. The easy life (in the west) of today is a dream tied to a ticking clock. I wonder if social media will survive what the next decade has to bring.
     
  3. FL Woods Bum
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    All of us who are parents and grandparents have more power than we normally use to influence the next generations. I am very diligent in keeping my daughters on the right track. They are taught the value of a hard day's work, the value of quality items, and to restore/recycle anything they can. They are taught to fix (and care about fixing) their own cars, computers, electronics, etc.. They are taught to hike, hunt, and be observant of the world around them. They have been taught since day one that society will push them to conform as the lowest possible denominator and they need to excel at everything they do. They are taught that while we push for equality for everyone, we don't need to drag people along who are not going to help themselves get there. They are taught to care about others before themselves and actively help the homeless/needy in our area. I regularly get compliments on how people wish they knew more kids like mine. I am not bragging, but when you put the effort in, it's amazing what you can accomplish with your children.

    On the other hand, I see LOTS of kids who's parents don't put any effort into and that is where it starts. At least in my humble opinion.

    As a parent, putting the effort 100% of the time into my kids is the first and foremost thing that I can do to help us all on our way to fixing the world. If more parents would do the same I think we would see a much different smartphone/social media world than we do now. Take this forum as an example. Almost every other forum I have been on (and there have been quite a few) is full of childish behaviour, we don't see that here. It's the people here that make the difference.
     
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    I don't think that smartphones or social media are to blame they are more of a highlighter for the issue that most people think they are more important than everyone else and with social media we are exposed to more of what comes with that, I'm guilty of this to but I'm working to improve my self as a person


    I am glad to see at least some push back against this part of the Orwellian society we seem to be spiraling down the drain to. I personally have gotten to the point where i will buy a quality product or do without, I've just gotten burned to many times by products that die right when their waranty ends or dont have a waranty or trying to file a claim is like pulling teeth


    this is what I'm afraid of either the bubble is going to burst or we are going to end up in an "don't mend spend" culture that is so deeply rooted that we will never be able to pull out the stump, and that will not end well for the planet or us.
     
  5. Ben Rubinstein

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    I would like to add that community is an essential aspect of this. Kids always want to break out and be independent but keeping within a society that values your own goals helps to keep both yourselves and children within a specific framework. Lessens the danger.
     
  6. theirishboxer

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    This is a huge problem i see today, people don't pay any attention to their kids. the child is plopped down in front of a digital nanny and left to their own devices.
     
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    As per the push to back to nature....... not so much. Most are fake backyard hikers. They like the idea but spend time making fires 10 feet from their house. I'm not a bush crafter ....I don't really know what is....I've seen many buy a gransfors, a poncho, and bam. Do they have any idea how boring it is , and how much work it is? Best to stay in the backyard.
     
  8. Daywalker
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    Roger THAT!!!:mad:
     
  9. Adahn

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    I think I feel more with you in this case. I do have 2 kids 3 and 1 yo and I don't plan to invest 100% of my time in them.
    I see how that goes and how kids move away from such parents when it's getting too much for them.
    I can't make the kids become as I want them, I can only try to give a (good I hope) example and that's about it.
    They'll learn what they should and should not do but they will be free to make their own mistakes and find out what's good for them.
    That worked fine with me as my parents did, it will work fine for my kids.
    Also about digital nanny, of course they should not sit in front of the tv all the time but to neglect modern toys as some people do will do what? Learn to make fire in a forest, to hunt, play with wooden toys only will bring you what exactly in the technological future we're heading to? It will be an interesting thing for them to know these things and get a different point of view but it won't stop time.
    "Everything was better in my youth (look where we're heading now, the world goes to hell)" says it all. It was better then because I was young.
     
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    I get you Adahn bro. It becomes a problem when the "parent" spends *maybe* 15-20% of their time with their child, and the remainder going to electronic gadgets. To teach them HOW to build a fire, to hunt, to play WITH them is something a lot of "parents" don't do. Often times, they too, are stuck in front of a screen and their child is doing the same.

    It's sad when a majority of time is spent in a manner where the "parent" can do what they want to do. Leaving their child to said "digital nanny". While "suffocation" is not a good practice raising kids, I wish I could have spent 100% of the time with mine. It just goes by too fast.:cry:
    Be safe!
     
  11. aliaspostmortem

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    I kind of like that this thread has turned into a conversation about life, how to spend it and therefore borders to philosofy. :)

    Someone mentioned "blog" and "review" in a slightly condescenting way earlier in this thread. A rather interesting opinion on a internetforum.

    What is it exactly that we are doing here? Nothing, really except sharing a common interest, and chat, talk, write about it in different ways. It's one way of being social. For me it's a golden opportunity to talk to likeminded which I can't do "live" in the small town where I live. Cycling, my main interest by the way, I mostly talk about "IRL" since there are actual people interested to talk to. My blogs (one on the subject of training and biking and one on knives) are expressesions of that.
     
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    I like where this went, and I'm glad it popped up on my unread list.

    I do see a return to artisan goods, but it seems ENTIRELY driven by the internet. If I made a nice holster or a nice knife or a nice, well, anything....and tried to sell it locally, even in a big city...I'd get burried by companies with huge supply chains that can afford to just replace a broken thing without batting an eye.

    I think it's a good thing.

    Connecting "everyone" to "anyone" has made the world smaller in some very good ways. The hard part is ignoring all the noise without ending up in an echo chamber.

    Also, forums like this came out of Usenet and BBSes. They predate the internet.

    Like aliaspostmortem, however, I don't really do forums for sports. I'm on Brian Enos's practical shooting forum, but it's 100% to get opinions on gear to speed up my own assessments. I never participated on a precision/Olympic shooting forum because there was just too much bad information that would have polluted my brain. The only result of my activity on cycling forums was that I felt bad for not having a power meter, despite being 25lbs overweight (at the time) and feeling bad because my preference for sram over shimano or campagnolo was apparently in a very small minority. And even that Brian Enos forum...I read his book cover to cover twice and saw real improvements. The forum...no so much.

    It's weird to me what kinds of forums work. They seem tied together by products but "about" life.

    Think about how much this community means to a lot of us. It's supposed to be about the junk we carry around every day.
     
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  13. Adahn

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    Yeah Daywalker, that's a good view on it imo. But about hunting, camping, hiking, my kids won't learn that from me as I can only teach what I can do myself and the closest thing to camping in my life was the 10 months in the German Air Force.

    Also I don't really believe in the word teaching. I'm a educator in my job as an Orthopedic Shoemaker and yes, I can show you how to do it, I can tell you what works better why in my opinion, but you have to learn it yourself, I can't put the knowledge, and even less the muscle memory, into you and if you just don't get it, then well, maybe you never will.

    Same goes for my kids. They always want to do what the big ones do and our first son always wants "out", so we go out more.
    If there's cooking, he joins with little jobs, if I have to build up new (Ikea) furniture, he gets the cordless drill (without bit atm) and he "helps". When we bring something, he has to carry something small, too, and not only when he wants to, but always when possible.
    He can join us, get the feeling of success and the praise, and later on he can vaccuum the floor and bring down the garbage when me and my wife check our electronic gadgets tidy up our home.

    And about parents who spend too much time with their kids, well, imho you can get 2 things from that, conformists or rebels, and I don't want either of that. I want children who can think for themselves, who can have a totally different opinion to mine, but I want them to be able to tell and explain to me why they think so, maybe it's time again for me to change my opinion.

    Thing is, when I was 11/12 the world as it was has ended, meaning the social system, the rules, the economy, opinions, "truths", as was worth nothing and had to be rebuilt in one way or another. When you have your childhood in such a time of change and see a bit more of the world you learn that things are not so simple but also not to be taken so serious after all. Maybe in that time I learned to like to take the other point of view and provoke somebody with a not widely accepted opinion just to see how they react and maybe start to think.
    "You believe man walked the moon? Why, you don't? I asked your opinion. Of course, we've seen it on tv and learned it at school. That's right. And we've seen Superman on tv and learned that socialism will wipe away the rotting corpse of capitalism. So you don't believe man walked the moon? Possibly maybe, probably not, I could only tell if I go check myself." ;)

    Best reply to all this above, tl:dr or dillik ;)
     
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    Great discussion.

    Never before has the internet been so capable of allowing young people to get a head start on becoming more intelligent, rational people and encountering new ideas. If only it were being used that way by the majority of them.

    Social media never had a 'golden age' so to speak, like other communication hubs such as forums. The whole premise of social media was targeted marketing made possible by using your own name and your own real details. It was never about promoting free thinking, exactly the opposite.

    It gets worse with each passing year.
     
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    I know I'm going to sound like an old man (I'm 35) but my students were hugely 'into' snapchat, a social media thing where you post and view videos which can only last 9 seconds. Really defines what social media (and 100+ channel TV before it) has done to the attention span of the world.
     
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    I don't see why anyone would hate on your reviews. I personally enjoy them a lot. The one for the CS Ultimate Hunter was particularity good, great photos, good amount of information, and easy to read.

    So keep reviewing knives!
     
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    Snapchat.. the App created by Frat Brothers for Sexting which supposedly "doesn't" save your images/videos. Except you can screenshot the screen, pull down an app to save all snapchats, and the creaters routinely kept the naked selfies from every girl who posted one. Gotta love how naive people are. ;)
     
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    Even if it isn't true that's really well, possible. There are none so naive as teenage girls :( . Had a student who got caught that way (albeit skype) then blackmailed and ended up in therapy.
     
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    Oh it's true.. they were criminally investigated for saving/accessing those images and the creators are actually suing each other over who originally created the app. In both of those lawsuits, a lot of very interesting emails have come out about why the app was created.. The saving images was just juvenile owners with access to private snaps.. At one point they were being sued for misleading people to believe that their application was secure and private, but I think it was settled quietly as it was dropped from the news all together...

    Also, check out these apps..

    SnapBox
    Snapchat Saver
    SnapCrack
    SaveMySnaps
    SnapSave
    Casper
     
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    Your assuming I have a smart phone :) . Had an iphone from my dad for 6 months before giving it to a pal. Needed my freedom back. That was 4 years ago and haven't looked back.