OT, I Never Knew

Ya know, if you stop learning, you die. I learn something new every day and I have always enjoyed discovering and learning new things. There is no way one person can know everything and those who claim they know everything really irritate those of us who do. I've always read everything I could get my hands on and if the Interweb had existed when I was a kid, I would be Dr.Evil and ruling the world by now. I just came across something that I never knew existed and it made go WTF, you have to be kidding me. After thinking about it, it made sense in a way. So take a look at something I found that I never knew existed. ^_^
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http://preview.tinyurl.com/m3p3mzv
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On 03/26/2014 06:04 AM, The Daring Dufas wrote:

WTF?
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On 3/26/2014 8:37 AM, philo wrote:

That was my reaction, especially after I saw the price. o_O
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A different brand but for the dude that almost everything I suppose, maybe a handicapped person?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Boy-28Zv7yE

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On 3/26/2014 1:14 PM, Fat-Dumb and Happy wrote:

When I first saw the things, I thought that it must be a way for a jeweler or watch shop to display watches and have them working for their customers to examine. After watching the video, it became apparent that anyone with enough money to collect expensive watches wouldn't think twice about dropping a huge chunk of cash on a gizmo to wind their watches. I saw an interview with John Mayer in which he revealed he was an avid watch collector and I would think he would own one or more watch winders. ^_^
Oh yea, I believe I've stumbled upon a good product to custom build for for folks with lots of disposable income. ^_^
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Detective Goren knew about these. I guess you don't pay close attention when you watch Law and Order?
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On 3/26/2014 3:13 PM, Pico Rico wrote:

>> http://preview.tinyurl.com/m3p3mzv

I've watched some of the episodes and think it's a good show but I don't really follow any TV series as they come out since I watch it all on my computer and usually watch a lot of older series that have episodes that I missed. I'll watch all 5 years of a series from start to finish and really enjoy watching TV on my own schedule. ^_^
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On 3/26/2014 10:13 PM, The Daring Dufas wrote:

What shows do you like? Maybe we have some in common we both like?
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On 3/27/2014 7:29 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

I've been a fan of SciFi since I was a kid but I also watched westerns, Tarzan, The Little Rascals, any Warner Brothers cartoons and Japanese monster movies. I also came across a puppet show I watched as a kid and there were several of them like "Supercar" which I found on the web and I HAD TO watch it. The stuff was funny to me as a kid and it's even funnier now. In fact an R rated movie based on that genera has been made in recent years and it's hysterically funny. I like good SciFi but I love really bad SciFi and old Japanese monster movies. I remember watching King Cong on our B/W TV and the station mistakenly broadcast a version where Fay Wray's breasts were exposed and that one had me rolling on the floor because even as a kid I knew "grownups" were censoring content and someone had missed cutting that scene out. I've been watching whole series on The Internet and the one I'm watching now is "Buck Rodgers In The 25th Century" which ran for two seasons and 37 episodes from 1979 to 1981. That's the kind of old TV shows I'll watch because they're so funny due to the props used that are supposed to be futuristic. I watched the whole run of "Star Trek The Next Generation" and if you watch closely you will notice that they're using touch screens for control of the ship's systems and tablet computers. I haven't been to a movie theater in years because I can't sit through a movie, I must have a pause control. We have a 55" LED/LCD TV that I rarely watch because my 23" monitors are adequate but I'm looking at 32" TV/PC monitors right now and may soon get one. I did test my 11.5" Chromebook that has a full sized HDMI port which I connected to the 55" TV and YouTube videos with sound are amazing. My roommate is a big sports fan and I'm going to setup the big TV so he can plug in his laptop and watch the games from our Internet connection. Anyway, I can post some links where I've found lots of TV shows and movies but you need to know how to block the crap that comes off those sites. ^_^
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On 3/26/2014 7:04 AM, The Daring Dufas wrote:

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When I was a kid, one of my Mom's favorite wonders was the "colonial saran wrap dispenser".
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On 3/26/2014 6:04 AM, The Daring Dufas wrote:

>/B005OL6874/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid95829942&sr=8-1&keywords=Volta+31 >-560031+Belleview+Collection+Triple+%283%29+Rustic+Brown+Watch+Winder

You have got to be kidding that you have never heard of or seen a watch winder. Hell, I have had two for many many years...one for home and a much smaller one (only holds two watches) for traveling.
Go go ebay.com and search for watch winder and you will see that they definitely are not uncommon.
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On 3/26/2014 11:04 PM, IGot2P wrote:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/m3p3mzv

Do you have a collection of watches? I don't and have never collected them and have owned few watches throughout my life. One reason is that my corrosive sweat has always eaten any metal I happened to have on me and the only watch I've ever been able to wear is a divers watch with a stainless steel back and plastic or ballistic nylon strap. My sweat would still find its way into the push buttons of a divers watch and the only ones that lasted for any length of time have been moderately expensive ones. I have also never worn jewelery of any kind because even the watches got in my way when I stuck my hand into something I was working on and metal jewelry can be dangerous to have on while working around energized electrical/electronic equipment. After looking at the video of a fellow reviewing some watch winders, I realized that it's not just watch sellers that would have them but the owners of multiple watches who collected them or liked to wear a different watch on different days. I get the time off my cellphone or pager which I've had on my person for many years. ^_^
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On 3/27/2014 2:41 AM, The Daring Dufas wrote:

Pager? I didn't know anyone provided pager service these days. I still own two, not sure why. I ought find a paging company go give em back. Seeing as how I went to cell phone.
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On 3/27/2014 7:31 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

I've had a pager since the 1970's and the same pager number since 1990 and it's the unchanging number everyone has had to get in touch with me. I've had a dozen different POTS, cellphone and VoIP phone numbers over the years but my pager number is something that can be called by someone who hasn't called me in 15 years and still get in touch with me. My pager is a digital one nowadays but a caller can not only punch in a phone number but leave me a voice mail instead. I don't turn on one of two cellphones I have unless I'm going to make a call or leave one of them on for a specific reason. If I don't want to talk to anyone immediately, I don't have to and I can access my voice mail from anywhere in the world which I have done before, even BCP, Before Cell Phone. I have two active VoIP numbers and don't have a designated one on unless I'm going to use it since it's the number I will give out to anyone who may share it with telemarketers or bill collectors. My VoIP voice mail shows up as a wav file in my Email or I can access it by phone. I always have the VoIP voice mails saved on The Web in perpetuity. The one thing I don't have yet is one of those smart ass phones but I do have a wireless data network dongle on the way so I can use my PC on the road because some of the service organizations I help JH with want pictures and documents uploaded to their web portal from a job site. I'll be obtaining a portable document scanner for laptop use soon for uploading the service tickets on the road. Anyway, here's a link to the company which now owns the pager service I use. ^_^
http://www.usamobility.com/index.asp
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On 3/27/2014 1:41 AM, The Daring Dufas wrote: (sbipped)

I guess that you could say that I have a collection but I have never thought of it that way. I have four different automatic (self winding) watches that I wear at different times and to keep all of them at the correct time I use a watch winder. Actually, if you only have one automatic watch you really do not need a watch winder because it you wind it somewhat tight at night it will still have the correct time in the morning. If you have more than one and switch wearing them and don't want to reset them you do need a watch winder.
BTW - the way to tell which type of watch a person is wearing (automatic or battery) is to watch the second hand. On an automatic watch the second hand will move smoothly while on a battery powered watch it will jump each second.
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On 3/28/2014 1:57 PM, IGot2P wrote:

My brother bought me a Seiko self winder in Japan when he graduated from The Vietnam War. It was a very nice watch, it just wasn't tough enough for me to wear. I think it was G-SHOCK dive watch that lasted the longest on me but I destroy the darn things. It's been so long since I owned a good watch and now that I can't really work anymore, I may be able to wear a wrist watch without destroying it. ^_^
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