1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Touchless door opener with stylus tip

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Small Shiny Objects, Aug 21, 2020.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jimboinwv

    jimboinwv Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    567
    I think you are 100% correct..what is happening and what we are being told are two totally different things...


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Tony Sal likes this.
  2. ox71

    ox71 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    836
    Soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer is your friend.
    Don't touch your face or rub your eyes unless you've cleaned your hands.
    People go to great lengths to "keep safe", I've heard of people piling their clothes in the washing machine as soon as they get home from a bit of shopping.

    The can opener or carry hook on a sak can do everything the door hook tool does, the butt end of a flashlight can push buttons on a keypad or the stop call on a bus.

    It shouldn't surprise you that there are people who will MacGyver through the day rather than spending money on things that may or may not have any real value in their intended purpose.

    Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
     
  3. plumberroy

    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    593
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    Now when there were many cases I did go through the garage to the basement shower and washed my uniform daily. But I am maintenance in a level one trauma center. It was common for me to be in 3-4 positive tested patients rooms. But even at the height of this I didn't do that unless I worked. Now I see about 1 room a week
     
    Tony Sal likes this.
  4. aicolainen

    aicolainen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2017
    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    2,153
    This virus didn't come with a user manual, so obviously there was going to be a bit of throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks, but the way this virus was handled in the land of the free is mind boggling to me. Mandatory closing of (arbitrary) "non-essential" businesses and police enforced curfews, that's some serious restriction of freedom right there. And with no scientific evidence to support it's effectiveness? If any, the evidence rather points in the opposite direction.
    Not trying to derail the conversation into a political discussion, besides my media feed probably being biased and exaggerated, the political situation is far too complex for such a discussion to be fruitful. Still, it's hard to grasp and somewhat sad and unreal to see how easily freedoms are taken away, even in the U.S., the role model of western countries recognition of individual freedom.
    It's even more unreal, as someone living in what is often described as a socialist state, that we have had pretty much zero of that. We did a lot of crazy stuff as well, so it's not a pissing contest between countries either. I just wish some countries threw some different stuff on the wall, cause the economic impact of this will affect us all. There are no winners.
     
    mrjam3s and Tony Sal like this.
  5. ox71

    ox71 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    836
    I hear you, I'm skeptical of the numbers being thrown around, especially when there are reports of numbers being inflated by attributing deaths to the virus when the death was by other causes.
    It doesn't smell right to me.
    Anyhow, I still wear my mask where I work because it's mandatory indoors and I wash my hands just like always and use a little more sanitizer than I ever did.
    The thing that worries me is by this time of the year I'll have had a cold or flu twice and with all the distancing we've all been doing it didn't happen , so is the next flu going to kill more people or what?

    Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
     
    mrjam3s and Tony Sal like this.
  6. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Messages:
    6,081
    Likes Received:
    7,354
    You're entitled to an opinion to the extent that it only impacts yourself.

    This virus is more of a threat. Speed with which it has spread and the death levels demonstrate that. Eventually as effective vaccines are developed AND effective treatments are developed I agree that it will be viewed in a similar light to many other virus caused disease, e.g., the various seasonal flu types. Just not there yet so for now it IS more dangerous...

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
    echo victor and Tony Sal like this.
  7. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2014
    Messages:
    2,698
    Likes Received:
    8,579
    Yes finally another use for the UPH, useless parcel hook.
     
    ox71 and jimboinwv like this.
  8. plumberroy

    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    593
    Likes Received:
    1,280

    You are quite right as we are entitled to our opinions
    Mine are based on supporting the people who are caring for the people who have this virus and the people who are working on treatment and vaccine for it. And actually being in the rooms of patients with the virus. Not agenda driven media and politicians.
    As long as you aren't way north of 65 and fairly healthy we can agree to disagree for a long time;) to come my friend
    Have a blessed evening
    By the way what does " Am Yisrael Chai translate to ?
     
  9. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Messages:
    6,081
    Likes Received:
    7,354
    Am is Hebrew for 'nation'; this refers NOT only to the current modern 'State of Israel'; but more generally, to all Jews everywhere as we are and have been a Nation.

    Yisrael is a more direct spelling of 'Israel'; closer to the Hebrew....

    Chai is Hebrew for 'life' or in this context, 'lives'.

    Put it all together: 'The Nation of Yisrael Lives'. Became a quite popular 'motto' if you will post Holocaust (the Hebrew word for Holocaust by the way is 'Shoah'). A statement of defiance against those who would try to wipe us out. Hasn't happened yet...

    Perhaps more response than you asked for, but our identity is multifaceted.

    1) Yes, we are followers of what most of the world calls a religion -- Judaism
    2) We consider ourselves to be a rather ( :) ) large extended family... descendants of Yaacov (you would say Jacob). Even converts are considered as members of the family... A male convert will take a Hebrew name that would be for example... Michael ben Abraham ... 'Michael son of Abraham'... where Michael is in fact one of the angels and Abraham is considered to be the father of the Jewish people... A female convert would take a Hebrew name for example. Ruth bat Sarah.... 'Ruth daughter of Sarah'... Ruth is known herself for having been a convert AND ancestor of King David; Sarah was the wife of Abraham.
    3) As I indicated, also a Nation and have been since at least when Moshe (Moses) came down from Mt Sinai with the Laws....

    I know; TL : DR :). Hope it is of some interest....

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
    PragmaticMurphyist and Tony Sal like this.
  10. jag-engr
    • Administrator

    jag-engr Semper Bufo!
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Messages:
    5,671
    Likes Received:
    4,253
    Useless?! Blasphemy! It's great for pulling cord and wire. It's also great for lugging five gallon buckets with just the wire handle.
     
    Tony Sal, ox71 and Moshe ben David like this.
  11. plumberroy

    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    593
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    As a Christian our old testament is basically your Torah I have been told it is laid out a little different . I would love to learn Hebrew as it more descriptive than English
     
    Tony Sal likes this.
  12. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Messages:
    6,081
    Likes Received:
    7,354
    You're also dealing with a translation of a translation of a translation.... sort of like what used to happen if you got a FAX copy of a FAX copy of a FAX copy.... blurry distortions.

    Part of the history of the translation issue goes back to Ptolemy who got it into his head to test the veracity of Torah by arranging for 70 scholars to all independently make a translation direct from Torah.. Each was locked away to do the job. Basically a miracle happened... all 70 versions were word for word identical, even down to some intentional changes... as you can imagine this is not something that any study of human nature or probability would expect.

    btw that translation, termed the 'Septuagint' appears to have become 'source' material for translation into many other languages... Several of the non-Hebrew names for the books that constitute the Five Books of Moses come from this translation.... 'Genesis', 'Leviticus', 'Exodus' etc.

    One particularly famous and unfortunate outcome is the belief amongst many christian societies that Jews have 'horns'. This comes from a description of Moshe when he descended from Mt Sinai. In the Hebrew, his face is described as shining with rays of light from his having looked directly at G-d... but the translation terms those rays as if they were horns ... which has carried over to other translations from the Greek to several languages! This has caused us much misfortune as you can imagine.

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
    mrjam3s likes this.
  13. ox71

    ox71 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2013
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    836
    And holding the pen in place

    Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
     
    jag-engr and Tony Sal like this.
  14. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2014
    Messages:
    2,698
    Likes Received:
    8,579
    ok...ok.. I knew that! Just fell into the trap.....
     
  15. plumberroy

    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    593
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    In my beliefs the nation of Israel alive is a good thing. I thought Chia was something close to life it is in Psalms 42:8 which in English is G_d of my life . I know that people of the Jewish faith don't believe in tattoos , Numbers19:28 some Christian Don't, but I have 2 tattoos in Hebrew. Part of Isiah 6:8 (don't holds me to spelling ) Henini Shleckhini here I am send me . One of my daily prayers and Exodus 17:15 G_d is my banner,if I knew when I got it that the Hebrew name of G_d would upset some I would have did something different . But I can't change it now .I study what I can , but without someone that can actually speak it to me it is tough . Somebody that could speak it hopefully would know customs too .
     
    Tony Sal likes this.
  16. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Messages:
    6,081
    Likes Received:
    7,354
    @plumberroy: you are correct. traditionally we don't do tattoos. Has to do with ultimate Resurrection I believe.
    The issue with the 'name of G-d' is partly that we ourselves do not ever actually pronounce the Name, not even in prayers for the most part. Often in writing, or even in speaking, we will use other terms which have come to be recognized as substitutes.

    One of the most common approaches, in Hebrew, would be 'HaShem'. In Hebrew, 'Ha' is simply a prefix meaning 'the'; 'Shem' is Hebrew meaning 'name'. So, 'The Name'. Many of us in an upper corner say of a letter will have like a 'header': B"HS, which denotes 'Blessed be The Name'.

    We also take great pains never to destroy sacred written items, regardless of which media. Over the centuries, communities maintained storage rooms or even buried huge quanitities of various documents. Could be sacred or secular; if the Name was on the document, it would not be destroyed. Tattoos would be viewed as a profanation in this sense.

    The expression Henini Shleckhini I 'think' is something like 'I am here' 'send me as your messenger'... or something like that. My Hebrew is quite weak. No conversational ability at all! A related term to the second word is 'shliach', which can mean messenger or better yet emissary.

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
  17. plumberroy

    plumberroy Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    593
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    I have some understanding of that now I didn't when I got the particular tattoo . There is no intention to offend anyone . As a Christian we are considered Gentiles under Grace and not bound by mosaic laws but consider. them history and reference. Your definition is right on the verse it is from is Isaiah 6:8 it reads from the King James version of my Bible also I heard the voice of the L__d saying whom shall I send and who will go for us then said I here am I send me. The words I wrote translate in the King James version to here I am send me. I appreciate the insight you know far more Hebrew than I do.the language fascinates me though because it is a language that most of what I believe was written in have a blessed day my friend
     
  18. HIVic16

    HIVic16 Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2018
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    8
    I bought my wife one from a company called Key Smart (off Amazon). I also bought a smaller one for myself that's just the stylus, not the hook for opening doors like hers. She uses hers a lot (she's and Uber Eats driver who delivers to some of the nastiest places in the area; the barracks at one of the local army bases) and seems to like it. Mine fits nicely on my keychain and does the trick for the ATM and the keypad at the store.
     
    BigGreenTick and Tony Sal like this.
  19. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Messages:
    6,081
    Likes Received:
    7,354
    True, the 613 mitzvoth that we are obligated to do not apply to non-Jews. There is a smaller set termed the 7 Noahide Laws that, if followed by a non-Jew would deem that person a 'righteous person'. There is a discussion in Wikipedia you might find of interest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Laws_of_Noah

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
  20. scríbhneoir
    • Administrator

    scríbhneoir Uber Prepared
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    10,017
    Likes Received:
    1,556
    And while the discussion is interesting, it has drifted off a bit from the topic.
     
    jag-engr and BigGreenTick like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.