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    Default An hour + on the internet...

    and the only place I could find those stupid little red straws for electronics cleaner nozzles. Hell, it took me 20 minutes just to find out they are called spray straws. When I did finally find them, it was on ebay. I HATE ebay.


    I even called the company that makes the cleaner, and they had never heard of anyone wanting the fuckers.



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    try using coffee stirrers...some of those fit perfectly......
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    Keep the old ones. Cut them in half, then you have 2.

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    Keep the old ones. Cut them in half, then you have 2.

    I wanna say smartass...

    But that's actually a really good idea.

    Smartass.

    *Runs to find the kitchen scissors*
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    Clown Re: An hour + on the internet...

    I have a bunch of those things out in the garage in all different sizes/lengths. Some are already bent into bizarre shapes from previous use.

    Maybe I should sell some of 'em on eBay.
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    Keep the old ones. Cut them in half, then you have 2.

    Sure thing, but we've already used all the ones that came with all our cans of electronics cleaner. It is, however, my plan to cut them in half.

    Somewhat oddly, there is a company out there who makes a doohickey* to keep from loosing these things. It would seem to ME that it would be an obvious add on to their business to sell the damn things - but nope, apparently not.



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    arent chupa chup sticks around the same size?
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    Get sticky male velcro. Put one 3 cm piece top and one bottom distanced at 3/4 of the straw length. Get non-sticky female velcro. Cut two 3 cm pieces. Attache the straw by mating the two genders with the straw in between.

    That's what I'll do with the next can.
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    Get sticky male velcro. Put one 3 cm piece top and one bottom distanced at 3/4 of the straw length. Get non-sticky female velcro. Cut two 3 cm pieces. Attache the straw by mating the two genders with the straw in between.

    That's what I'll do with the next can.


    Fine idea - but it only helps if the people using the stuff actually put the straws back. With seven people in the shop, well, that doesn't seem likely.


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    Fine idea - but it only helps if the people using the stuff actually put the straws back. With seven people in the shop, well, that doesn't seem likely.


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    Take a piece of spun nylon cord - the same type mountaineers use - just much thinner. Burn the ends and make a knot, each ends. Take a roll of sewing thread - grizzly kind if available. Hold the cord to the straw and wrap sewing thread, revolution after revolution (like 3 layers) around both, ca 2 cm. Tie a knot and secure it with glue - all surface for the 2 cms.

    Tie the other end around the waist of the can. Secure with glue and finish with a round of duct tape.

    Put a 100$ salary deduction to whoever loses that.

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    And, yes, I AM a Capricorn.
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    Take a piece of spun nylon cord - the same type mountaineers use - just much thinner. Burn the ends and make a knot, each ends. Take a roll of sewing thread - grizzly kind if available. Hold the cord to the straw and wrap sewing thread, revolution after revolution (like 3 layers) around both, ca 2 cm. Tie a knot and secure it with glue - all surface for the 2 cms.

    Tie the other end around the waist of the can. Secure with glue and finish with a round of duct tape.

    Put a 100$ salary deduction to whoever loses that.

    And, yes, I AM a Capricorn.

    You know, what with the amount of time involved and all, THIS might be cheaper. Not that I'm going to be getting them anytime soon.


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    "Straw will stay attached to container under extreme conditions."

    I'm sorry, what?
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    "Straw will stay attached to container under extreme conditions."

    I'm sorry, what?


    Maybe mountain climbers sometimes need to lube their carabiners?*



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    IME spelling checkers are more of an annoyance than assistance.

    Now a grammar/caps/punctuation checker would be a handy tool on many forums. The spelling errors are not such a big deal IMHO.
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    IME spelling checkers are more of an annoyance than assistance.

    Now a grammar/caps/punctuation checker would be a handy tool on many forums. The spelling errors are not such a big deal IMHO.


    I used to suck at spelling. It was using Word's spellchecker in college that taught me to spell. It was the red underline more than anything which did it - I'd see it and then I'd try to figure out what I'd fucked up. I'm not perfect, to be sure, but I'm a LOT better now.


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    IME spelling checkers are more of an annoyance than assistance.

    Now a grammar/caps/punctuation checker would be a handy tool on many forums. The spelling errors are not such a big deal IMHO.
    whatre you on bout?
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