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Pet hate! 1811

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Pet hate!
« on: November 14, 2008, 10:41:32 PM »
Well you'll all probably think i'm being a bit odd about this but hey ho! :D Please don't take offense to any of this it's just me ranting :) ::) :D

<rant>
My pet hate of the week is people who can't look after a cable to save their lives :twak: Now i'm not the neatest person or the most organised apart from in a few random areas ::) :) One of them happens to be cables, i've spent a fair amount on cables in the past few years, mainly for live sound applications but a few other bits and bobs have crept in, so i like to keep my investment in as good a condition as possible.

However there are some people that seem to not care about the money they have spent on cables and treat them terribly :( The most common thing i see people doing is wrapping them round their elbow and hand :o Why, why, why! It does them no good whatsoever! It not only causes damage to them but it also makes them a pain the rear to handle, they develop random kinks and bends in them that mean you can't lay them flat and they never go where you want them to ::)

People say its cos its quick, and yet i can coil a cable just as fast "properly" and yet it doesn't cause any damage to the cable nor does it induce random kinks into it! The method is called a few things, i know it as the over-under method but you may know it as something else. A "properly" coiled cable will be capable of being thrown while holding onto one end and it will lay on the ground with no kinks/coils/knots. It's quite ingenious really!

If you don't then this video should show you how to coil a cable nicely if you don't already know :)
http://members.cox.net/mactop/

Try it, it may make your life easier :)
</rant>

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
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Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 10:57:38 PM »
I think most people just don't know how to do it. Heck I didn't know how till I saw that video.  :D
No Life Club Posts: 4,532 Hello...is this thing on?
Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 11:34:30 PM »
I think most people just don't know how to do it. Heck I didn't know how till I saw that video.  :D

Your probably right, but people i've met and offered to show/teach them how, have for the large part just not been bothered :-\ Ah well, it's their money not mine :)

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
No Life Club Posts: 2,562
Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 12:08:29 AM »
Very informative thank you.
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Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 12:16:05 AM »
I just grab it by the hand and wrap it around the elbow...

*shrugs*

Oh wells. Too lazy to change.

Got those frog legs.
No Life Club Posts: 4,532 Hello...is this thing on?
Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2008, 12:21:33 AM »
Very informative thank you.

No problem :) Glad my rant could be of some service :D


I just grab it by the hand and wrap it around the elbow...

*shrugs*

Oh wells. Too lazy to change.

::) :D Thats fine One Lazy Lame Frog :P Just don't come round and mess with my cables :twak: :D

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
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Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2008, 01:10:16 AM »
That kinda bugs me as well.  Especially when they get so twisted that the cable moves inside the insulation and gives it that twirled effect.

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No Life Club Posts: 1,093
Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008, 01:17:35 AM »
Roadie I feel your pain!!!

 I have a few cables in my shop that have met there fate in improper coiling.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,271
Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2008, 01:21:32 AM »
is "Pet Hate" the same as our "Pet Peeve"?

(those crazy little things that bother you, like nails on a blackboard)

Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2008, 01:22:36 AM »
is "Pet Hate" the same as our "Pet Peeve"?

(those crazy little things that bother you, like nails on a blackboard)

It is yes.  :)

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No Life Club Posts: 4,532 Hello...is this thing on?
Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2008, 01:26:39 AM »
Roadie I feel your pain!!!

I have a few cables in my shop that have met there fate in improper coiling.

It's annoying isn't it! Some can be rescued with a baking session in the sun but a lot are gone for good.

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
No Life Club Posts: 1,571
Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2008, 06:32:06 PM »
is "Pet Hate" the same as our "Pet Peeve"?

lol, I'm thinking the exact same thing.  I originally thought the thread title referred to hating pets like the family dog, cat, etc.  :o

This is called a Swiss Army Knife. Do you know what Switzerland is? Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate. - Larry David
No Life Club Posts: 4,230 I just don't know what went wrong.
Re: Pet hate!
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2008, 09:51:29 PM »
is "Pet Hate" the same as our "Pet Peeve"?

lol, I'm thinking the exact same thing.  I originally thought the thread title referred to hating pets like the family dog, cat, etc.  :o

Same here. First time I got to this thread I was ready to throw in my hate of "purse dogs" and cats in general...

Got those frog legs.

 

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