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kfield
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Re: Dual-use never optimal
kfield   9/25/2013 4:49:40 PM
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@calebkraft  and also functions as a laser pointer in a pinch! 

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Dual-use never optimal
Caleb Kraft   9/25/2013 4:48:12 PM
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I think I've seen slightly more practical ones before, but this one will do:

http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/light-up-umbrella 

kfield
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Re: Dual-use never optimal
kfield   9/25/2013 4:45:54 PM
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@calebkraft where can I buy one?

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Dual-use never optimal
Caleb Kraft   9/25/2013 4:04:44 PM
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Umbrella lamp is a great idea but you don't see them very often.

kfield
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Dual-use never optimal
kfield   9/25/2013 3:55:07 PM
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I am having trouble recalling any device with a dual purpose that does either function particularly well:  Spork, Hair dryer/steam cleaner, lampshade/head gear :-)

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re: What were they thinking: Can a mouse be used for that
GSKrasle   3/18/2013 8:55:58 PM
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They should put two motion-engines and an ink-jet printhead in the mouse, so that it prints on a sheet of paper like a air-brush.

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re: What were they thinking: Can a mouse be used for that
Stargzer   3/18/2013 1:50:21 PM
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It might be good for printing receipts for retail transactions, or somthing like the receipt our Motor Vehicle Administration prints out telling you what your number in line is. The PA will announce what station to go to when your number comes up. Our MVA, however, has a self-serve touch-screen and printer which prints out the receipt. I didn't look at it carefully enough to see if it was thermal or ribbon; I was just worried about getting through the line as quickly as possible.

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re: What were they thinking: Can a mouse be used for that
DU00000001   3/5/2013 6:14:40 PM
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How else whould they continue their thermal printer division ?



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