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Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:00 am UTC
by somitomi
I almost got a Matchbox truck in time, but I grabbed the wrong Matchbox-box under my bed first. At least I think this is Japanese:
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I recall working out what it said, but I can't remember

Something with Greek text printed on it?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:00 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Nope. Maybe if no-one was in the bathroom - I know some products in there have a load of European languages on them.

And that text just says Matchbox. :P

Part of an automobile, which is not currently connected to the vehicle?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:09 pm UTC
by Jumble
Unfortunately, yes. Someone has hit the wing mirror of the loaner the garage gave me whilst they fix my car and empty my bank account. I'm going to try to glue the cover back on and see if I can get away with it.

An uncarved pumpkin?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:27 pm UTC
by faubiguy
No pumpkins in any state of carved-ness.

A multimeter?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:42 am UTC
by ucim
Got one in the drawer right behind me. It's stored sans batteries though, and it might take more than fifteen seconds to put the batteries in. But you didn't say a working multimeter.

Levolor (brand) blinds?

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:32 pm UTC
by phillip1882
i'm not entirely sure, i have blinds that look like them but i don't know if they are that particular brand.

a holloween costume?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
by SirGabriel
I can get all the pieces needed to make a priest costume, but I don't have time to fold the piece of paper and stick it in the collar.

A passport?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:52 pm UTC
by Jumble
Yep. Three, in fact, in my name (2 personal and 1 diplomatic. I need more than 1 personal as the passport with Lebanese stamps doesn't work in Israel, and the Kurdistan stamps are a problem in Turkey). Plus three more for the family.

Yeast?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:31 am UTC
by faubiguy
Nope.

A spring?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:54 pm UTC
by ucim
Yes - there's one in each of my pens.

A dashpot?
Spoiler:
phillip1882 wrote:i have blinds that look like them but i don't know if they are that particular brand.
Look under the bottom. That's where Levolor says Levolor. At least according to the (ancient) ad I remember.
Jumble wrote:the passport with Lebanese stamps doesn't work in Israel, and the Kurdistan stamps are a problem in Turkey
Is it that the passport itself is the wrong kind for {visited country} or that {visited country} rejects people based on where they've already been (based on the (visa?) stamps?
Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:16 am UTC
by faubiguy
Nope.

A painting?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
by Jumble
Oh, yeah. My daughter is about to start a foundation degree in fine art, so we have a lot of her portfolio around the house, plus originals by Dyerr, Pearce, Becket, etc.

A VHS tape?

ucim wrote:
Spoiler:
Jumble wrote:the passport with Lebanese stamps doesn't work in Israel, and the Kurdistan stamps are a problem in Turkey
Is it that the passport itself is the wrong kind for {visited country} or that {visited country} rejects people based on where they've already been (based on the (visa?) stamps?

The latter. Getting into some countries is difficult / takes hours / sometimes impossible if your passport indicates you've visited countries with which they have issues. E.g., Kurdish stamps will raise eyebrows in Turkey, Israel and Lebanon do not react well to stamps from each other's countries (to be fair, Israel no longer stamps your passport - it gives you a slip of paper you spend the rest of you stay hoping you've not lost). Even waving a diplomatic passport around doesn't necessarily help. So I have a passport with lot's of stamps and one that's pretty much clean for when I am going somewhere that I think is likely to get a bit sensitive. Plus the Dip passport.
Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
by ucim
Yeah, bunches.

A U-matic cassette?

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:56 am UTC
by patzer
Jumble wrote:Oh, yeah. My daughter is about to start a foundation degree in fine art, so we have a lot of her portfolio around the house, plus originals by Dyerr, Pearce, Becket, etc.

My sister did a lot of art at school, and she still paints for fun sometimes, so there are seven of her paintings around the room I'm in.

ucim wrote:Yeah, bunches.

A U-matic cassette?

Jose

I don't know what that is, so... no?

A DVD?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:17 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Yes. First one I could find was Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders.

Something written in your own handwriting before you saw this post.

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:23 pm UTC
by faubiguy
Hundreds of note cards, several notebooks, a calendar, and some miscellaneous documents.

A garden hose?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:08 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Nope.

A tumble dryer?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:20 pm UTC
by Jumble
Yes. Doesn't work.


A cactus?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:22 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Nope.

A tree branch?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
by faubiguy
Can't get outside quickly enough.

Vinegar?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:16 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Yes.

Tea?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:37 pm UTC
by ucim
Yes, if tea leaves count. No if it has to be ready to drink.

Note: A U-matic cassette is an early videocassette format used professionally. It's 3/4 inch tape, helical scan. Long ago superseded, but still around.

A newly-made (paper) photocopy?

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:28 pm UTC
by zighier
Not quite. The printer was right there, but it still took me longer than 15 seconds to put paper in and press the copy button (let alone for the actual copying).

Something drawn on grid paper?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
by ucim
Yes - my wife's pottery kiln graphs. (When we fire the kiln, we graph temp/time by hand on paper to give us a visual indication of the firing rate. There's a stack of them right here... well, right there.... damn blast ch*rp it all she moved them! So, no. I could have but I wasted the first fifteen seconds looking in the wrong place.)

Distilled, deionized, or otherwise purified water?

Jose

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
No, it took too long for me to get downstairs and back.

A musical instrument? (Designed for that purpose, not improvised.)

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:14 pm UTC
by somitomi
There's a guitar right behind me in the corner.

A sticker?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
Yes, I just ate an apple that had a sticker on it. (Fortunately I didn't eat the sticker, or it would take me longer than 15 seconds to produce.)

Items in at least two languages other than your native tongue?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:35 pm UTC
by flicky1991
I could only see one without going out of the room - a copy of the first Harry Potter book in Latin.

A cassette tape of any kind?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
by Lavender Manna
yes! i have one of those old tape-deck-to-aux-cord converters that were made for connecting modern music devices to old cars

an improvised tool that's made out of something originally totally unrelated to the thing you now use it for?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:02 pm UTC
by Freddino18
The strap on my backpack, now used to hold my lunchbox.

A resistor color-code chart?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:16 pm UTC
by SirGabriel
I found one on Google, but I'm pretty sure it took more than 15 seconds because the WiFi is slow today.

The 17th word on page 54 of a nearby book?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:17 pm UTC
by flicky1991
"Drawer" (the book is Cuckoo's Calling by J K Rowling) but I'm not sure I was within the 15 seconds.

A skirt?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:47 pm UTC
by faubiguy
Nope.

Coloured glass?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm UTC
by flicky1991
I don't think so.

Liquorice?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:49 pm UTC
by faubiguy
Nope.

A flower?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
by flicky1991
No.

A gemstone?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
by faubiguy
Nope.

Duct tape?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:53 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Nah.

A key?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:44 pm UTC
by somitomi
Yup.

Tweezers?

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
by phillip1882
i have a small pair of fingernail clippers if you can count that.

a gold or silver coin?