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What is it?
« on: August 24, 2019, 02:54:05 PM »
I'm cleaning up my computer desk today and I found this object, I don't remember what it does.
I do remember that when I got it, I thought that's pretty cool.
It's about 2" across and all three pieces swivel from the center on the rivet.
The memory isn't as good as it once was.
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Re: What is it?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 11:28:50 AM »
It looks like some kind of device for handling ropes when climbing. Were you ever a lumberjack or a firefighter ("axeman")?

I would play around with it--hang it up, dangle things from the swiveling arms, pull and push, watch how they behave... as a way of seeing what the device's affordances are.  My visual imagination isn't strong enough to picture how it will move under different loads.

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 11:43:31 AM »
Is it a safe withdrawal rate predictor? If you hang it up on the third branch from the bottom of an elm tree on the first full moon after you hit 25X expenses, it will tell you if itís ok to FIRE or not. If it remains in one piece by morning youíre ok to FIRE. If one of the bottom ĎUísí fall to the ground you need 3.5% Iím afraid, and if both fall Iím distressed to inform you sub 3% will be necessary.

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 05:47:07 PM »
Is it a safe withdrawal rate predictor? If you hang it up on the third branch from the bottom of an elm tree on the first full moon after you hit 25X expenses, it will tell you if itís ok to FIRE or not. If it remains in one piece by morning youíre ok to FIRE. If one of the bottom ĎUísí fall to the ground you need 3.5% Iím afraid, and if both fall Iím distressed to inform you sub 3% will be necessary.

That made me laugh

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 05:41:49 AM »
It's a "Portable Tent Buckle Hook" as seen here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32702522859.html

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 06:36:20 AM »
Ah that was going to be my second guess :-)

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2019, 07:27:10 PM »
It's a "Portable Tent Buckle Hook" as seen here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32702522859.html

 Oh, thank you. that's pretty cool.
I think I'll put it in a drawer and see if remember what it is ten years from now. ;-0

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2019, 07:53:33 PM »
Is it a safe withdrawal rate predictor? If you hang it up on the third branch from the bottom of an elm tree on the first full moon after you hit 25X expenses, it will tell you if itís ok to FIRE or not. If it remains in one piece by morning youíre ok to FIRE. If one of the bottom ĎUísí fall to the ground you need 3.5% Iím afraid, and if both fall Iím distressed to inform you sub 3% will be necessary.
This is the right answer. That, or it's a sex toy.