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WD-40
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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2003 10:27      Profile for WD-40         Edit/Delete Post 
Hi. I'm new here. Came for the cartoon, stayed for the BSing.

I've been on the Net for 10 years, but spent most of the first three years in the alt.flame newsgroup. I left when the whole group got too interested in a certain "Commandante Meow-Meow" and started infesting other places, like a Karl Malden fan group and an academic competition newsgroup. I loved how Netscape 2 would let you spoof email addresses, which is how SPAM really took off into its current incarnation. I remember when AltaVista was the ultimate search engine.

Mac. I'm still running 9.1. I'm considering upgrading when Panther comes out, two years should be enough time to have most of the bugs worked out. Bondi iMac at 466, Pismo at 400, and a 10-month baby girl at home. Baby takes precedence over hardware.

Anyway, you'll probably see my babbles around the fora somewhere.

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GMx

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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2003 11:18      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Another one of the Amish, huh? [Wink] Well, welcome brother. Here's hoping your transition (when it comes) is a smooth one. [Smile]
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Tut-an-Geek

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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2003 11:26      Profile for Tut-an-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Greetings!
You must realize, when I clicked on this post, I made sure no one was looking, I thought it may have been one of spungo's posts [Smile]

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Icon 10 posted May 31, 2003 12:04      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Same here. I was a bit concerned it might have to deal with things of a 4 hoofed nature [Smile]

Babies are cool. They make neat sounds, and they are frequently near where you left them... I have two kids (4 and 10). Kids are much worse [Smile]

The only thing worse than the constant shouting is the dead silence. Any other parents know what I mean.

-WS

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Snaggy

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Icon 14 posted May 31, 2003 12:30      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I just used wynn's Slick n' Shine to fix a squeeky door hinge.
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addiew
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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2003 13:00      Profile for addiew   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
really? I always use wd-40 for that kind of stuff

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TouchStone
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Icon 12 posted May 31, 2003 14:30      Profile for TouchStone     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
WD-40 and duct tape. Two most indispensable items. Just had my newphew over for the night. He's a great kid, but he's wild. [crazy] I'll stick with my puppy for now, thanks. [Big Grin]

Welcome WD-40. [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2003 14:49            Edit/Delete Post 
So are you saying you had to use the WD-40 and duct tape to tame him? [evil]

quote:
Originally posted by TouchStone:
WD-40 and duct tape. Two most indispensable items. Just had my newphew over for the night. He's a great kid, but he's wild. [crazy] I'll stick with my puppy for now, thanks. [Big Grin]

Welcome WD-40. [Smile]


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Icon 11 posted May 31, 2003 15:00      Profile for Slurpy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by WD-40:
Baby takes precedence over hardware.

I'm not sure you'll fit in all that well here. . .


[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Welcome anyway, though! Best wishes for keeping those tiny fingers out of the case fans! [Eek!]

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TouchStone
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Icon 12 posted May 31, 2003 15:01      Profile for TouchStone     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I did have it at the ready. [Big Grin]
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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2003 16:03      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post 
Did you know that WD-40 stands for Water Displacement formula that was perfected on the 40th try?

Well now you do!

It was first used to inhibit rust and corrosion on the exterior of Atlas missles.

A very geeky kind of thing.

Hi WD-40! Did your parents perfect YOU on the 40th try?

Just kidding!

Welcome!

Colonel Panic

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addiew
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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2003 17:30      Profile for addiew   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
thats cool to know

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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted May 31, 2003 18:27      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
really? I always use wd-40 for that kind of stuff


addiew: so do i usually, and i went to look for it in the tool pile and found this can of Slick n' Shine instead. (silicon based)

It worked perfectly, without the WD-40 smell (normally i don't mind it, but this was a kitchen). [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2003 20:45      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by WD-40:
Mac. I'm still running 9.1

Don't feel too bad. My fiance's Imac still runs on 8.6. He's considering upgrading to Jaguar, but he'll have to install more RAM first.

Welcome to the forums. May your posts be many and your stars be sparkly! [Big Grin]

quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
Did you know that WD-40 stands for Water Displacement formula that was perfected on the 40th try?

Why, yes, I did! They don't call me a geek for nothing. [Razz]
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Icon 1 posted May 31, 2003 23:20      Profile for Allan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hmmm, /me looks around but doesn't find the thread I expected.

Hello and welcome WD, always handy to have you around.

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snupy
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Icon 1 posted June 01, 2003 05:43      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What, Allan-you were looking for some advice on the subject? [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
What, Allan-you were looking for some advice on the subject? [Razz]

'too much is just about enough?' but obviously, if you know better, I'm more than happy to be enlightened
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hello and welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy our posts. I once used wd-40 in a fishing contest. It outfished the Dr. Juice attractant 3-1. I have been a loyal wd-40 fisherman ever since..............Z
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WD-40
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Icon 1 posted June 02, 2003 05:48      Profile for WD-40         Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Colonel Panic:
Did you know that WD-40 stands for Water Displacement formula that was perfected on the 40th try?



Hi WD-40! Did your parents perfect YOU on the 40th try?

Of course they didn't. I'm in this forum, aren't I? [Razz] [Big Grin]

Allan, what you're looking for is K-Y Liquid. Trust me, good stuff Maynard.

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Icon 1 posted June 02, 2003 06:43      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Welcome WD-40.

Just to add my 2 cents - many years ago I read some report that a pair of sexologists had studied many lubricants and they found plain old saliva was the best. (I don't remember if they qualified it as human saliva or not).

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im not sure how well WD-40 would work for the ideas that were running through my head when i clicked on this post...

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Icon 1 posted June 03, 2003 03:47      Profile for Slurpy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by addiew:
thats cool to know

WD-40 has the history on their site.

I actually first read about it in a car magazine in the bathroom at a garage (new tires). It caught my interest, so I checked out the site.

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quote:
Originally posted by WD-40:
I loved how Netscape 2 would let you spoof email addresses, which is how SPAM really took off into its current incarnation.

Accually, the problem is with the SMTP protocol, there is no authentication, I know how to send an email from any address using telnet. [Wink]

I even wrote a python program to make it easier, not that i ever use it.. [evil] No I seriusly only send spoofed emails to my self, for testing purposes, and to people who ask about it. (like dg4 did)..

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Icon 1 posted June 03, 2003 22:15      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
WD-40 is useful stuff. I've got some RP-7 at home which is pretty much a rip off of it by another company (presumably it only took them 7 tries to get it right [Big Grin] ). Came in very handy when I couldn't get my bike locker key to turn the lock one day.

As for spam, what Robb said is right on the money. Apart from which, spammers tend to use email clients that specialise in sending bulk mail with inbuilt header faking and so on. So depending on when those clients first started appearing, they probably didn't use traditional email clients like netscape/outlook much.

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As far as aresols go, it's probably the best one for just spraying for the hell of it; other than shaving cream or the like. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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