HELP! I keep sinking!

HELP! I keep sinking!

-- what do you mean?

When I jump from the boat, I sink!

-- do you know how to float?

Of course I know how to float! I wouldn't jump out of the boat if I couldn't float!

-- show me how you jump from the boat.

Here's a picture.

-- why are you holding the boat anchor?

I need that to help me float!

-- no you don't, it makes you sink.

No it doesn't, it's part of the boat and boats float so I need it.

-- let go of the anchor....

Somebody else! HELP! I keep sinking!

Sounds familiar ...

Don't geddit.

Groove:
Don’t geddit.

Typical response from the new guys.

GoForSmoke:
Here’s a picture.

That should have been the end of it.

Many come asking for advice and ignore or refuse to believe that someone else may know better than their mates or what they have read in instructibles.

Groove:
Don't geddit.

Oh you don't get it ?

Missed that, i guess you do :slight_smile:

Boardburner2:
Typical response from the new guys.
That should have been the end of it.

Many come asking for advice and ignore or refuse to believe that someone else may know better than their mates or what they have read in instructibles.

The picture step is where the OP finally posts the actual code/schematic whether on page 1 or page >= 5.

We usually don't quit then while there's still hope.

The next steps are where helpers try to break the death-grip on the actual problem and the all-too-often result.

What can I say, just venting some frustration here. Bartender, a double Dimple please!

Groove:
Don't geddit.

Next time I'll try a metaphor that subtracts LOW from HIGH.

US brand name is Pinch, it's Blended Scotch. Look either or both up.

UK has a brand of scotch in a glass dimpled bottle , do not know what it is called though.

Scotch whiskey is pretty harsh to our delicate American palates, and the dimpled bottles are kinda large for our #tinyhands. I prefer Kentucky bourbon, particularly Austin Nichols' Wild Turkey 101. After dealing with the clueless all day, it helps to soothe the nerves well, and encourages that all-important beauty sleep.

Recently, after an OP had eventually found a (predictable) solution I suggested that if he had described the project in the original post he might have got the answer immediately. The response was great

My project had nothing to do with the question....

...R

Robin2:
Recently, after an OP had eventually found a (predictable) solution I suggested that if he had described the project in the original post he might have got the answer immediately. The response was great
...R

"My project had nothing to do with the question...."

A future White House staffer.

Robin2:
Recently, after an OP had eventually found a (predictable) solution I suggested that if he had described the project in the original post he might have got the answer immediately. The response was great
...R

I wonder why posters seem unwilling to post full details of their project.

Fear of ridicule ? or being told it is impossible.
Possibly they do not want to give their invention away but i have yet to see a successful commercial product get developed on this forum.

Hmmm seems an apt spot to request hep from seniors..

First answers (any additions however wild will be accepted. or denied dunno ?!?!?)

But not the answer he wanted

Second attempt

Again does anyone have magic usb port in their stock of bits or again wild stabs in the dark also accepted.

Going for a lie down as there have been a couple of wildly off the wall issues recently.

PS if travis is around I need the name of a good med...

Ballscrewbob:
PS if travis is around I need the name of a good med...

Can i suggest Spice, no need for a lie down you can go to sleep standing up.
AKA Zombie drug.

Ballscrewbob:
PS if travis is around I need the name of a good med…

You could take a vacation in Colorado before it gets shut down. It’s safer than a LOT of other stuff.

Elsewhere, have you ever tried Pinch? Drank neat it really is smooooth. Not cheap but that first sip for me finished half a pint before I put the bottle down… that was 1979.

@Travis: try SC with peppermint schnapps, the drink is called a snowshoe but don’t be fooled and go trying to walk over any drifts… you still get drifts up there? It definitely gives a warm fuzzy feeling.
BTW, you ever been to North Pond (he-he)?

Hey GFS it snowed up here last nigh (AFRIKKENGAIN) bout 2 inch...no fuzzy feelings...but I do know where the wife hid the Krakken...

Fuzzzy comin right up.

"I have a warm fuzzy feeling right now."

I got a new relaxation tape to listen to for those awkward questions where nothing will work...

LarryD:
"I have a warm fuzzy feeling right now."

That package says "S/M" - are you sure it's suitable for a family website like this?

How many strokes did it take to give you the warm fuzzy feeling?

...R