History AwesomeButImpractical / RealLife

23rd Jul '17 5:38:36 AM VAIAZ
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* The Dremel Motosaw is an awesome-looking cross between a coping saw and a scroll saw, but while the concept is good, in practice it's awkward to use. First, there is no tension control system, meaning that, unlike normal scroll saws, the blade is prone to bend and break even with thin sheets of wood. As a scroll saw, the working surface is too small and the on/off switch is located in an unconfortable spot, and as a coping saw, it's hard to control due to the stilted handle. With the standard price of $129, plus the replacement blades, it would be wiser to either buy a similar-priced larger scroll saw (or a cheaper one), or sticking with your plain old coping saw.
22nd Jul '17 2:06:27 PM Stormchaser23
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* Neckties are popular in many professional fields for men, because, well, they look really classy. However, they can be a hindrance or even a danger to individuals in certain occupations. Police officers, for example, tend to wear [[BoringButPractical clip-on ties]], allowing the tie to detach if it were grabbed by a suspect, whereas a standard necktie could be highly dangerous in close combat. Ties can also be a danger for those who with heavy machinery, by becoming entangled in the machines and endangering the life of the employee. Neckties may also increase disease transmission in hospitals as well, as many doctors wear them while on the job. Even for those whose occupation does not preclude wearing neckties on a health or safety basis, neckties can be cumbersome to many daily activities. Some studies even suggest that wearing a necktie with the collar buttoned to the top can increase intraocular pressure, leading to a heightened risk of glaucoma and other conditions.
21st Jul '17 10:41:49 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** It also sports two design choices that make it impractical for anything other than range use and occasionally hunting regardless of which caliber it's chambered in - it operates off of what is basically a rifle-style gas relay system (meaning that unjacketed rounds, such as those commonly used in .357 and .44 magnum revolvers, will quickly clog the gas valve, so the cheapest options for its already expensive ammo are a no-go) and uses a "free-float" magazine that will jam if there is any upward pressure placed on the magazine during cycling-- not that you should be using [[http://mygunculture.com/8-shooting-tips-how-not-to-look-like-an-amateur-shooter/ the (also-impractical) Hollywood "teacup" grip]] on such a massive pistol to begin with.

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** It also sports two design choices that make it impractical for anything other than range use and occasionally hunting regardless of which caliber it's chambered in - it operates off of what is basically a rifle-style gas relay system (meaning that unjacketed rounds, such as those commonly used in .357 and .44 magnum revolvers, will quickly clog the gas valve, so the cheapest options for its already expensive ammo are a no-go) and uses a "free-float" magazine that will jam if there is any upward pressure placed on the magazine during cycling-- not that you should be using [[http://mygunculture.com/8-shooting-tips-how-not-to-look-like-an-amateur-shooter/ the (also-impractical) (also cool-looking but impractical) [[http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Teacup-Handgun-Grip-1.jpg Hollywood "teacup" grip]] on such a massive pistol to begin with.
12th Jul '17 9:02:38 AM Caps-luna
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** Much tamer cargo sailers have been proposed that only derive around 20% of thrust via wind power. While this is much simpler than the above it reveals another problem, it doesn't work with container or bulk transport ships. It only works with ships that have a closed containment system like oil tankers, otherwise there is no place to mount masts.
12th Jul '17 8:51:12 AM Caps-luna
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** Ultra high capacity magazines in general run into this trope in the civilian market, regardless of shape. Unless you are using a belt fed system, which is rare in the civilian market, that ammo needs a spring that can move all that ammo. The bigger the magazine the bigger the difference between the spring force of the first and last bullet. This causes Ultra high capacity magazines to have loading errors much more frequently than lower capacity magazines. And that's not even considering the weight the magazine has when its full.
7th Jul '17 6:43:51 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* While high capacity magazines are controversial [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and we don't need to discuss them beyond that]], ''Ultra''-high capacity magazines are often ridiculous, especially in the civilian sector. In exchange for not having to reload as often, the shooter has to contend with having several pounds of weight added to the gun, sometimes more tan the gun itself when fully loaded. Hell some even weigh more empty than a standard magazine does when its full. Combine the fact they larger a magazine is to more its likely to cause a malfunction, meaning the time you save on reloading will often be spent clearing loading issues.

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* While high capacity Aftermarket hi-cap magazines are controversial [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and we don't need that can hold up to discuss them beyond that]], ''Ultra''-high capacity magazines 100 rounds ''or more'' are often ridiculous, especially in the civilian sector. sector (where they are the most popular; armed forces are normally fine with sticking to whatever magazines their weapons' manufacturer built to work with it). In exchange for not having to reload as often, the shooter has to contend with having several pounds of weight added to the gun, sometimes more tan than the gun itself when fully loaded. Hell Hell, some even weigh more when empty than a standard magazine does when its full. Combine the fact they larger a magazine is Add to more its likely to cause a malfunction, this that these mags are often ridiculously jam-happy, meaning the time you save on reloading will often instead be spent clearing loading issues.dealing with feeding issues (and then some).



** It also sports two design choices that make it impractical for anything other than range use and occasionally hunting regardless of which caliber it's chambered in - it operates off of what is basically a rifle-style gas relay system (meaning that unjacketed rounds, such as those commonly used in .357 and .44 magnum revolvers, will quickly clog the gas valve, so the cheapest options for its already expensive ammo are a no-go) and uses a "free-float" magazine that will jam if there is any upward pressure placed on the magazine during cycling-- not that you should be using the (also-impractical) Hollywood "teacup" grip on such a massive pistol to begin with.

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** It also sports two design choices that make it impractical for anything other than range use and occasionally hunting regardless of which caliber it's chambered in - it operates off of what is basically a rifle-style gas relay system (meaning that unjacketed rounds, such as those commonly used in .357 and .44 magnum revolvers, will quickly clog the gas valve, so the cheapest options for its already expensive ammo are a no-go) and uses a "free-float" magazine that will jam if there is any upward pressure placed on the magazine during cycling-- not that you should be using [[http://mygunculture.com/8-shooting-tips-how-not-to-look-like-an-amateur-shooter/ the (also-impractical) Hollywood "teacup" grip grip]] on such a massive pistol to begin with.
7th Jul '17 9:06:38 AM Caps-luna
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* While high capacity magazines are controversial [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and we don't need to discuss them beyond that]], ''Ultra''-high capacity magazines are often ridiculous, especially in the civilian sector. In exchange for not having to reload as often, the shooter has to contend with having several pounds of weight added to the gun, sometimes more tan the gun itself when fully loaded. Hell some even weigh more empty than a standard magazine does when its full. Combine the fact they larger a magazine is to more its likely to cause a malfunction, meaning the time you save on reloading will often be spent clearing loading issues.
3rd Jul '17 4:31:45 PM Kytseo
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* Brand-name clothing makes you look cool, but you'll be spending hundreds of dollars when you can wear a similar-looking Brand X for relative chump change.
3rd Jul '17 11:15:59 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** It also sports two design choices that make it impractical for anything other than range use and occasionally hunting regardless of which caliber it's chambered in - it operates off of what is basically a rifle-style gas relay system (meaning that unjacketed rounds, such as those commonly used in .357 and .44 magnum revolvers, will quickly clog the gas valve, so the cheapest options for its already expensive ammo are a no-go) and uses a "free-float" magazine that will jam if there is any upward pressure placed on the magazine during cycling.

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** It also sports two design choices that make it impractical for anything other than range use and occasionally hunting regardless of which caliber it's chambered in - it operates off of what is basically a rifle-style gas relay system (meaning that unjacketed rounds, such as those commonly used in .357 and .44 magnum revolvers, will quickly clog the gas valve, so the cheapest options for its already expensive ammo are a no-go) and uses a "free-float" magazine that will jam if there is any upward pressure placed on the magazine during cycling.cycling-- not that you should be using the (also-impractical) Hollywood "teacup" grip on such a massive pistol to begin with.
3rd Jul '17 11:03:26 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** The original [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d-AQsHY1_c Trejo Pistol]] takes the impracticality up to eleven, being a miniaturized 1911-style .22 pistol with full auto capability and an 8-round magazine, which it burns up in less than a second. The only legitimate use it can be said to have is that it's a great little [[RuleOfFun "giggle gun"]], as evidenced in the video by Ian of ''Forgotten Weapons'' chuckling like a kindergartner after each magazine he puts through it.
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