OSDN | Our Network | Newsletters | Advertise | Shop     X 
Welcome to Slashdot The Internet Linux Business News The Almighty Buck Technology
 faq
 code
 awards
 journals
 subscribe
 older stuff
 rob's page
 preferences
 submit story
 advertising
 supporters
 past polls
 topics
 about
 bugs
 jobs
 hof

Sections
apache
Oct 30

apple
Nov 13
(4 recent)

askslashdot
Nov 14
(20 recent)

books
Nov 13
(2 recent)

bsd
Nov 8

developers
Nov 13
(9 recent)

features
Oct 3

interviews
Nov 11

radio
Jun 29

science
Nov 14
(9 recent)

yro
Nov 13
(3 recent)

Go Go Gadget Minisaw
It's funny.  Laugh.Posted by michael on Tuesday November 12, @10:52PM
from the first-it-was-a-screwdriver dept.
weighn writes "The SMH has this story about an eccentric Frenchman who carries about 1300 useful items attached to his body by various means. A digital camera is mentioned, so I guess there may be some form of computing device nearby. Anyone else a bulging pocketed geek-scout?"

 

 
Slashdot Login
Nickname:

Password:

[ Create a new account ]

Related Links
SMH
story
More on It's funny. Laugh.
Also by michael

State Coalition Approves Internet Sales Tax Plan | Peercast Source Available  >
Go Go Gadget Minisaw | Log in/Create an Account | Top by | 446 comments | Search Discussion
Threshold:
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
(1) | 2 by (Slashdot Overload: CommentLimit 50)
Who wants to bet... (Score:4, Funny)
by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 12, @10:55PM (#4656635)
That one of those items ia a white flag?

badda-bing!

Thanks! I'll be here all night!
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • Re:Who wants to bet... by Devil's BSD (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @12:05AM
  • Re:Who wants to bet... by Scrameustache (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @12:09AM
      argh no no no (Score:5, Informative)
      by nomadic ([nomadicworld] [at] [hotmail.com]) on Wednesday November 13, @12:42AM (#4657162)
      (User #141991 Info | http://nomadic.simspace.net/ | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~nomadic/journal/)
      Well, the thing is France crumbled almost immediately. And they shouldn't have.

      Well, maybe you didn't notice, but the Nazis were the most powerfull force in history at the time (they didn't start conquering the world on a double dare you know).


      That's what the high school textbooks say. Unfortunately, like many things in the high school textbooks it's not quite accurate. France had a very large army, well-fortified, and after the invasion of Poland Britain also stationed troops in France.

      Textbooks (well high school ones) also make a big deal about the German panzer divisions, but sometimes forget to mention that the French tanks were superior. The Germans just knew how to use them better.

      So we have two well-equipped, sizeable forces in France, expecting an attack.

      So what happens? The Germans flank the French, ignore the Maginot line, smash both the French and the British armies, and have reached the English channel in 8 days.

      Yes, the constant insults about French courage are unfair, but they didn't exactly cover themselves with glory in 1940. Ditto for the British. It also doesn't help that the French have absolutely no sense of humor about themselves. Neither do the Germans, but the Germans at least have the excuse that they don't have a sense of humor about anything.
      [ Reply to This | Parent ]
      • Re:argh no no no by CableModemSniper (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @01:06AM
      • Re:argh no no no by MacAndrew (Score:3) Wednesday November 13, @01:12AM
        Re:argh no no no (Score:4, Funny)
        by Imperial Tacohead on Wednesday November 13, @01:20AM (#4657299)
        (User #216035 Info)
        Oh, let's not forget their half-assed performance during the Franco-Prussian war, too.

        Q: Why is Paris lined with trees?
        A: Because the German army likes to march in the shade.
        [ Reply to This | Parent ]
        Re:argh no no no (Score:4, Funny)
        by Metrol on Wednesday November 13, @01:31AM (#4657323)
        (User #147060 Info | http://slashdot.org/)
        So what happens? The Germans flank the French, ignore the Maginot line, smash both the French and the British armies, and have reached the English channel in 8 days.

        It really is worth mentioning why it was so easy to flank the French lines.

        All of the big French artillery guns were literally buried into position facing in the direction that the Germans were supposed to come. When the Germans decided that walking into a killing field would be silly, the French couldn't turn their guns!

        This thread reminds me of a few years back when some really big commemarative event was happening in Normandy. Presidents and Prime Ministers attending kinda big, along with soldiers who had fought on that beach. A number of Germans were also looking to attend, which the French opposed. One commentator noted...

        "Yeah right. Like they could keep them out!"
        [ Reply to This | Parent ]
      • Re:argh no no no by v8interceptor (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @01:51AM
      • The BEF by Afty0r (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @04:44AM
      • Re:argh no no no by HawkingMattress (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @07:20AM
        • 2 replies by beneath your current threshold.
      • Re:argh no no no by HawkingMattress (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @07:23AM
      • *All* your generalisation are belong to /bin/false by Guignol (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @11:38AM
      • Re:argh no no no by Sri Lumpa (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @05:26PM
      • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
    • Re:Who wants to bet... by neafevoc (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @01:29AM
    • Re:Who wants to bet... by packeteer (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @01:57AM
      Re:Who wants to bet... (Score:4, Insightful)
      by jericho4.0 on Wednesday November 13, @02:31AM (#4657520)
      (User #565125 Info | http://chris.remorseless.net/ | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~jericho4.0/journal/)
      At the time of Germanys invasion of the Rhineland, France had 50 tank divisions within a 2 days travel. Germany had 6, in total. Germany also had many officers convinced Hitler was mad and waiting for the counter-attack to start so they could kill Hitler. They missed a Big Chance.

      France also had a naive millitary command, and very little resistance.

      That said, who can blame them? WWII was still a very nasty memory, and none could face the prospect of war again. It was very easy to belive that Hitler only wanted a little bit of Europe, and then he'd be happy. England managed to muster a fight through blind jingoism, and the U.S. had time to wake up to the fact that they were going to have to fight. I don't envy anyone of the time who had to make the big desisions.

      Oh yeah... the other reason for the 'France surrenders' joke is the american feeling that they saved Europes asses. Probably true, but they were next, and the war couldn't have been won without Churchill, Turing, DeGaull and thousands upon thousands of young men who gave their lives in the mud.

      [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    • Re:Who wants to bet... by _Spirit (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @04:59AM
    • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
  • Re:Who wants to bet... by UniverseIsADoughnut (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @01:27AM
  • Napoleon Bonaparte by Anonymous Coward (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @04:54AM
    • 2 replies by beneath your current threshold.
  • Re:Mod this racist joke down! by mdechene (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @12:36AM
    • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
  • You Doof! by Macgruder (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @12:36AM
  • Is "French" a "race"? by MacAndrew (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @01:15AM
    • Re:Yeeessss by MacAndrew (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @02:00AM
      • Re:Yeeessss by enneff (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @02:37AM
        • Re:Yeeessss by MacAndrew (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @09:18AM
          • Re:Yeeessss by enneff (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @10:36PM
            • Re:Yeeessss by enneff (Score:2) Thursday November 14, @04:02AM
            • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
      • Re:Yeeessss by MNJavaGuy (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @03:28AM
        • Re:Yeeessss by MacAndrew (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @09:25AM
    • 3 replies by beneath your current threshold.
  • Re:youd surrender too by meringuoid (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @06:40AM
  • Re:Mod this racist joke down! by p4ul13 (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @09:58AM
  • 6 replies by beneath your current threshold.
Interesting pickup lines... (Score:5, Funny)
by MacOS_Rules (.moc.oohay. .ta. .mnierk.) on Tuesday November 12, @10:55PM (#4656637)
(User #170853 Info | http://kreinworks.no-ip.org/)
Must be an embarrassment for the poor guy.

"Is that a ruler in your pocket or are you happy to see me?"

"Actually, it IS a ruler."
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
its a (Score:1, Funny)
by 1nfern0 on Tuesday November 12, @10:55PM (#4656638)
(User #584316 Info)
he's a swiss army guy. get it. hahahaha
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
No Picture!?!?! (Score:5, Insightful)
by Geeyzus (<mark_madej> <at> <yahoo.com>) on Tuesday November 12, @10:55PM (#4656639)
(User #99967 Info)
The story is about a guy who basically has a bunch of tools attached to him, who calls himself "Crazy Eric" (go figure). The whole story is just about how crazy this guy looks, and there is NO PICTURE! What's up with that?

Mark
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Parker Lewis (Score:5, Funny)
by British (british@ner[ ]et ['p.n' in gap]) on Tuesday November 12, @10:56PM (#4656650)
(User #51765 Info | http://british.nerp.net/ | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~British/journal/)
Anyone remember Parker Lewis Can't Lose? His buddy wore a trenchcoat, and was already prepared. Each time he whipped out an item you heard the sound of separating velcro.

This guy in the story should design suits for certain professions, with neatly designed inner pockets, outer pockets(like on the Ps1 game "P'Oed" featuring the chef with sidearm cooking utensil) and so forth and then sell them.

I only wish I had more coat pockets and such, but my trendy Dockers will have to do. Carries everything but a handgun in the pockets.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • Re:Parker Lewis by scott1853 (Score:1) Tuesday November 12, @11:14PM
  • Re:Parker Lewis by brianosaurus (Score:1) Tuesday November 12, @11:22PM
    • Re:marauding pruner by Bobartig (Score:1) Tuesday November 12, @11:50PM
      • Re:marauding pruner by Paslophunk (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @12:49AM
        Re:marauding pruner (Score:5, Funny)
        by orthogonal on Wednesday November 13, @02:00AM (#4657433)
        (User #588627 Info)
        Of course, I was completely outclassed by a guy at my college who carried at all times, among other things, flashlight, rescue sheers, first aid kit, fire repellent mask, multitool

        I'm just guessing here, but... he had no need to carry condoms, right?
        [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    • Re:Parker Lewis by brnsurgon1 (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @12:14AM
  • Goonies by Student_Tech (Score:1) Tuesday November 12, @11:52PM
    • Re:Goonies by Coward, Anonymous (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @12:44AM
      • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
    • Re:Goonies by manofherb (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @03:11AM
    • Re:Goonies by ncc74656 (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @03:24AM
    Re:Parker Lewis (Score:5, Funny)
    by AndroidCat on Wednesday November 13, @12:12AM (#4657042)
    (User #229562 Info | http://slashdot.org/)
    but my trendy Dockers will have to do.

    I find that Dockers don't last too long. If I might recommend: Tilley Endurables [tilley.com] Their washing instructions are "Give 'em hell!", and they don't need ironing.

    I'm giving them a plug because I had a pair of pants that the zipper failed on after a few years. I figured what the hell, and took the pants back to get the zipper fixed. And they did it -- free of charge! (I guess they really do mean "Guaranteed for life".)

    The shorts have enough capacity to handle a six-pack. (To hell with all those gadgets!) And there's a secret pocket too. They cost a bit more, but will last waay longer than Dockers under geek washing conditions. Besides, they have this neat stone head outside their Toronto store, can't go wrong! The Big Head [tripod.ca]

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • Re:Parker Lewis by jcsehak (Score:3) Wednesday November 13, @12:20AM
  • Re:Parker Lewis by Hunterdvs (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @12:39AM
  • Re:Parker Lewis by CableModemSniper (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @01:14AM
  • Re:Parker Lewis by SB5 (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @06:34AM
  • 6 replies by beneath your current threshold.
He must be James Bond (Score:1)
by dokebi on Tuesday November 12, @10:57PM (#4656654)
(User #624663 Info)
I mean, he carrys a change of clothes on him at all times.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
I'm always ready... (Score:1)
by ShayUK on Tuesday November 12, @10:57PM (#4656656)
(User #448325 Info | http://milgram.net/)
as I never leave home without my trusty keyring bottle-opener.

I will never be caught flat-footed by a non-twist top beer again!
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
No room (Score:3, Funny)
by natron 2.0 on Tuesday November 12, @10:57PM (#4656658)
(User #615149 Info | http://natr0n.home.icq.com/ | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~natron%202.0/journal/)
I tried to fit my Microsoft EULA in my pocket but it was to heavy.

[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Oh shit... (Score:5, Funny)
by whereiswaldo on Tuesday November 12, @10:58PM (#4656660)
(User #459052 Info | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~whereiswaldo/journal/)

I thought standing behind someone in the supermarket paying with cheques was bad... imagine being behind this guy in airport security!
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
I'd hate to be behind him... (Score:4, Funny)
by UpLateDrinkingCoffee on Tuesday November 12, @10:58PM (#4656661)
(User #605179 Info)
I'd hate to be behind him at an airport security checkpoint.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
Bulging. (Score:5, Funny)
by DarkHelmet (elwakil@NoSPAm.usc.edu) on Tuesday November 12, @10:58PM (#4656662)
(User #120004 Info | http://www.seventhcycle.net/)
Anyone else a bulging pocketed geek-scout?

Pfft, frenchmen... I may be a geek, but I don't need any artificial means to be bulging.

[ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:Bulging. (Score:4, Funny)
    by tswinzig on Tuesday November 12, @11:39PM (#4656902)
    (User #210999 Info | http://teddy-swinzig.com/)
    Pfft, frenchmen... I may be a geek, but I don't need any artificial means to be bulging.

    Unfortunately, you're not talking about your pecker. ::cough:: fatass ::cough::
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • Re:Bulging. by FFCecil (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @12:09AM
    • Re:Bulging. by enneff (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @02:45AM
      • Re:Bulging. by FFCecil (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @09:20AM
        • Re:Bulging. by enneff (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @10:38PM
      • Re:Bulging. by Sri Lumpa (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @04:59PM
    • Re:Bulging. by FFCecil (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @09:25AM
    • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
  • Re:Bulging. by himself (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @11:59AM
  • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
MIT cyborgs (Score:1)
by freejung (freejung@freejunglepictures.com) on Tuesday November 12, @10:58PM (#4656664)
(User #624389 Info | http://www.freejunglepictures.com/ | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~freejung/journal/)
This reminds me of stories I've heard about the MIT cyborgs, these guys at MIT who used to walk around with a portable 386 with simitransparent goggles and 4-button handheld keypads. They would walk around campus coding. Anybody know these guys?
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:MIT cyborgs (Score:5, Insightful)
    by Fnkmaster (raefer@NO_SPAM_PLEASE.truexchange.com) on Tuesday November 12, @11:03PM (#4656707)
    (User #89084 Info | http://www.truexchange.com/)
    I don't know any of them, but I rode in the elevator with one in the Media Lab back when I was working there as a research assistant a few years back. Fucking spooky when you hear a guy quietly clicking away with his one-handed keyboard-thingie while staring straight ahead. It was like he had no awareness of my presence or any other people around him.


    Frankly, that kind of thing isn't good for humankind. I'm all for connectedness, but when we are so connected we lose our connections to the immediate world around us and the people right under our noses so we can email, check weather, and write code all the time - well, we truly lose some of what makes us human. And that's sad.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    • Re:MIT cyborgs by russellh (Score:1) Tuesday November 12, @11:22PM
      Re:MIT cyborgs (Score:5, Insightful)
      by scott1853 on Tuesday November 12, @11:29PM (#4656844)
      (User #194884 Info | http://slashdot.org/)
      It was like he had no awareness of my presence or any other people around him.
       
      This has nothing to do with technology. Have you ever gone to a grocery store?
       
      A surprisingly large number of people are completely unaware that that they are blocking the aisle when they have there cart on one side of the isle, themselves on the other, and yet they don't realize that you're coming despite your driving of the loudest shopping cart in the store.
       
      Apparently choosing a spaghetti sauce takes a large amount of conentration and puts people in a trance like state.
      [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    • Re:MIT cyborgs by iamdrscience (Score:1) Tuesday November 12, @11:45PM
    • Wake him up by AndroidCat (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @01:07AM
    • Re:MIT cyborgs by infinite9 (Score:3) Wednesday November 13, @11:12AM
    • Re:MIT cyborgs by agentk (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @11:51AM
    • 3 replies by beneath your current threshold.
  • Re:MIT cyborgs by ag0ny (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @01:56AM
  • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
I guarantee you one item he doesn't need to carry (Score:5, Funny)
by FearUncertaintyDoubt on Tuesday November 12, @10:58PM (#4656666)
(User #578295 Info)
...is a condom.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
I have two words for this guy (Score:1)
by jokercito on Tuesday November 12, @10:58PM (#4656667)
(User #190777 Info | http://www.jokercito.com/)
Metal detector...
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
bulging pocketed geek-scout (Score:2, Funny)
by ackthpt on Tuesday November 12, @10:58PM (#4656668)
(User #218170 Info | http://www.dragonswest.com/ | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~ackthpt/journal/)
Uh... if you're doing XML while you clean yourself, don't drop the SOAP in the shower...

How's this for something else amusing? [monster-hardware.com]

[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
Dilbert... (Score:5, Funny)
by batobin on Tuesday November 12, @11:00PM (#4656682)
(User #10158 Info | http://www.tobinhosting.com/)
Reminds me of the dilbert series where Dilbert has a gadget rivalry with one of his co-workkers. The two finally meet in a hallway and have a stand-off, western style. Both draw at the same but, but Dilbert's rival wins (rings all of Dilbert's gadgets) because his gadgets have speed dial.

"Speed Dial. Fool."

Can someone find that cartoon?
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • Re:Dilbert... by ackthpt (Score:1) Tuesday November 12, @11:17PM
  • Re:Dilbert... by Bobulusman (Score:1) Tuesday November 12, @11:19PM
  • Re:Dilbert... by mhesseltine (Score:3) Tuesday November 12, @11:34PM
    • Re:Dilbert... by batobin (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @01:37AM
      • Re:Dilbert... by mhesseltine (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @08:03AM
  • Re:Dilbert... by MacAndrew (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @01:31AM
    • Re:Dilbert... by BitwizeGHC (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @03:45AM
      • Re:Dilbert... by MacAndrew (Score:3) Wednesday November 13, @09:35AM
        • Re:Dilbert... by BitwizeGHC (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @03:32PM
          • Re:Dilbert... by MacAndrew (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @04:03PM
  • Re:Dilbert... by frozenray (Score:3) Wednesday November 13, @05:59AM
Yes, but does he have his towel? (Score:5, Funny)
by Discopete on Tuesday November 12, @11:01PM (#4656686)
(User #316823 Info | http://slashdot.org/)
He makes mention of sleeping in some unusual places, but he never mentions a towel!
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
I know something useful he doesn't have... (Score:2, Funny)
by jokercito on Tuesday November 12, @11:01PM (#4656688)
(User #190777 Info | http://www.jokercito.com/)
A sex life... :P
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
When, oh when.... (Score:2, Offtopic)
by djupedal on Tuesday November 12, @11:01PM (#4656694)
(User #584558 Info)
...do we get to moderate submissions? Given the last 24 hrs around here, it can't happen too soon.

The pain...oh, the pain of a slow news day.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Be Ready (Score:2)
by coene on Tuesday November 12, @11:02PM (#4656697)
(User #554338 Info)
This guy gives a new meaning to the "Be Ready" motto the boyscouts have adopted.

Too bad he "often ends up sleeping in odd places", thats kinda scary.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • Re:Be Ready by Anonymous Coward (Score:1) Tuesday November 12, @11:21PM
    • Re:Be Ready by coene (Score:2) Tuesday November 12, @11:55PM
      • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
Artist's conception! (Score:4, Funny)
by c.emmertfoster on Tuesday November 12, @11:02PM (#4656698)
(User #577356 Info | http://www.empiredown.com/)
Here [cjselfdefense.com] is a police artist's sketch of the guy!
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
gadget? (Score:1)
by The_dev0 (The_dev0 AT hotmail DOT com) on Tuesday November 12, @11:04PM (#4656711)
(User #520916 Info | http://www.dopegoat.com/)
Between my victorinox cybertool, my PalmV and my pipe, I don't need to carry anything else! Pretty impressive, though.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • Re:gadget? by binary tr011 (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @01:20AM
    • Re:gadget? by The_dev0 (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @01:29AM
Everything except a... (Score:2)
by Wag on Tuesday November 12, @11:04PM (#4656713)
(User #102501 Info)
Penis.

One wrong move with that mini-saw...
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Did anyone else need to look up sartorial? (Score:3, Interesting)
by UpLateDrinkingCoffee on Tuesday November 12, @11:06PM (#4656718)
(User #605179 Info)
Or Panoply? You'd never catch media in the U.S. using college words such as those :)
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
Oh the pain (Score:5, Funny)
by cranos on Tuesday November 12, @11:06PM (#4656721)
(User #592602 Info | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~cranos/journal/)
Okay here are all the bad jokes I could think of about this guy:

1.Is that a t1 in your pocket or a you just glad to see me?

2. Excuse me while I bend over I have a fax coming through

3. Yes that is my phone, could you just unzip me please.

4. Hi, Im a French Geek, damned twice over.

5. Hmmmm where can I stick this directional Wireless antenae.

6. I know, I'll try to attach every concievable geek device to my body. Then the girls are sure to notice me.

7. G..u..r..l, what is this Girl?

Thats all for now, im probably going to get modded down but hey, Im craving the nicotene right now so Im FINE.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • Re:Oh the pain by Sri Lumpa (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @05:04PM
  • 2 replies by beneath your current threshold.
Ummm... (Score:1)
by Botunda (7r4n5f3r.snet@net) on Tuesday November 12, @11:08PM (#4656729)
(User #621804 Info)
If (and this is a really big stretch here) he had a significant other, what does he say when the time to copulate comes about, "one more minute!... uhhh, wait one more thing... hold on! We might need that one..."
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
I Now Have A New Hero... (Score:3, Funny)
by Nameis ([NameisNuh] [at] [hotmail.com]) on Tuesday November 12, @11:08PM (#4656735)
(User #556253 Info)
I don't go anywhere without a Leatherman , a hanky, and duct tape. I'm always looking for new handy stuff to carry. At one time I also carried a face shield for CPR, a laser pointer, and a mini-torch. You can never have too many pockets!

I hope this guy starts his own clothing line. Over 1300 items...ah, that'd get me chicks.

[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • Re:I Now Have A New Hero... by zaren (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @12:25AM
    • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
    I'm working my way up to that... (Score:4, Informative)
    by Master Mage on Wednesday November 13, @12:56AM (#4657217)
    (User #231315 Info)
    As an active student who's far to busy, I found that I tend to need an odd range of things constantly. After killing several blazers and doing a weekend shuffle to get everything out of my school uniform into normal clothing, I gave in and got a 3/4 length fishing vest.

    The thing is surprisingly comfortable, and it holds everything I need. If you were to catch me during the day, on hand I'll have:

    Handspring Visor
    Stowaway Keyboard for above
    Wallet
    Half dozen other assorted copy cards, ect.
    Pens, pencils, fountain pen...
    Keys
    Multi-tool (Leatherman Wave)
    Electrical Tape
    A spare roll of film or two
    Link cable for TI-83+
    Assorted blank paper, old paper and forms
    Spare AA batteries
    Maglight
    Pager

    One really nice thing about the 3/4 length is that it doesn't hinder movement or sitting like the full length vests do, and hides nicely under a blazer or fleece vest for less obtrusive ware.

    I would happily recommend the Simms Mesh Vest [simmsfishing.com] to anyone who wanted to keep stuff on hand. It's lasted me two years of consistant (12/7) usege with minimal wear and no problems. You should be able to find it at a local outdoors or fishing shop.

    Evan
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • Re:I Now Have A New Hero... by gvonk (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @04:36AM
A game? (Score:5, Funny)
by CySurflex on Tuesday November 12, @11:11PM (#4656739)
(User #564206 Info | http://www.g4tv.com/~CySurflex)
Apparently plans to produce a First Person Shooter game based on this frenchman were cancelled after prelimenary versions had gamers sitting there for 2 hours pressing "[" to cycle through inventory items.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:A game? (Score:5, Funny)
    by sheetsda (sheetsda@muohio . e du) on Tuesday November 12, @11:47PM (#4656943)
    (User #230887 Info | http://slashdot.org/)
    Actually, this guy has proven possible half the first person shooters on the market today. "Lets check my inventory. Pistol, shotgun, rocket launcher, minigun, chainsaw, flamethrower, railgun, 6 ft claymore sword, M1A1 Abrams, deck mounted battleship cannon, small country, and 15 trillion rounds of ammunition for each... all of it fits conveniently into my armor/trench coat/pants pockets. MWHAHAHA."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    • MOD PARENT UP!! by Cyno01 (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @12:34AM
    • Re:A game? by enneff (Score:2) Wednesday November 13, @02:49AM
    • Re:A game? by PMuse (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @07:15AM
    • Re:A game? by toxcspdrmn (Score:1) Wednesday November 13, @11:29AM
That's nothing... (Score:5, Funny)
by FearUncertaintyDoubt on Tuesday November 12, @11:12PM (#4656749)
(User #578295 Info)
It's still 200 items short of the number the average woman carries in her purse.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
How looks your geek suit? (Score:1, Funny)
by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 12, @11:14PM (#4656758)
Does it have many pocket?
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Possible Hoax (Score:4, Interesting)
by kaosrain (root@kaosrai[ ]om ['n.c' in gap]) on Tuesday November 12, @11:15PM (#4656769)
(User #543532 Info | http://slashdot.org/)
This sounds a lot like a hoax to me...he refuses to give his last name, and it seems like a story based completely on how "crazy" he looks would at least include a picture. I could be wrong, but I suspect we've been had.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Great (Score:1)
by Qwerpafw (QwerpafwNO@SPAMmac.com) on Tuesday November 12, @11:16PM (#4656772)
(User #315600 Info | http://slashdot.org/)
I can just see the next step in scoping out insecure networks:

WarHugging

OTOH, I wouldn't mind, ehrm, "exchanging" information in that fashion with several people I know...
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Oh no, (Score:1, Funny)
by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 12, @11:18PM (#4656782)
New pointless product ideas for ThinkGeek.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
I'd like to see him... (Score:4, Funny)
by Pig Hogger on Tuesday November 12, @11:18PM (#4656783)
(User #10379 Info | http://slashdot.org/ | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~Pig%20Hogger/journal/)
I'd like to see him pass airport security just once.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Swiss Army knife pr0n (Score:4, Funny)
by EnlightenmentFan (bdevine&hotmail,com) on Tuesday November 12, @11:18PM (#4656785)
(User #617608 Info | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~EnlightenmentFan/journal/)
Sidney Coleman (way cool physicist) had the biggest Swiss Army knife I ever saw. That thing must have weighed 15 kg by itself. He had carried it with him for years, and he told me...
(dramatic drum roll)
..that he had actually had occasion to use all but one of its 99-googol blades in his bike-riding, rock-climbing, etc. activities.

Not satisfied with this imperfect record, he sought out an expert to find out what he could do with that single unused blade. The expert replied, "Remove stones from horses' hooves."

Hey, not every story has a happy ending.

[ Reply to This | Parent ]
What has it got in it's nassty pocketsses? (Score:5, Funny)
by sbaker on Tuesday November 12, @11:19PM (#4656789)
(User #47485 Info | http:/www.sjbaker.org)
My father used to work for the airlines doing Radio and Radar repair. He carried a little kiddies pencil case containing a Swiss Army Knife and an expensive Fountain Pen. The case was labelled "747 Repair Kit" and he swore those were the only tools he ever used. He also remarked that he used the fountain pen more than the knife.

My Swiss Army knife (a top-of-the-range one) includes a small ballpoint pen - so I don't need the fountain pen...but I have a tiny LED flashlight. That's the software guy's PC repair kit.

Then of course there is my mother's handbag ...
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
pffft... useful? (Score:2, Insightful)
by The_dev0 (The_dev0 AT hotmail DOT com) on Tuesday November 12, @11:20PM (#4656794)
(User #520916 Info | http://www.dopegoat.com/)
Everybody knows the towel is most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Eccentric frenchman? (Score:1, Funny)
by xchino on Tuesday November 12, @11:22PM (#4656814)
(User #591175 Info)
"An eccentric Frenchman who goes by the name of Crazy Eric.." All Frenchmen are eccentric. If this guy goes by the name Crazy Eric, Maybe he's not eccentric but actually crazy.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
Did somone steal the story? (Score:2, Interesting)
by AcquaCow (dcw@gov s c i.com) on Tuesday November 12, @11:26PM (#4656834)
(User #56720 Info | http://dcw.govsci.com/ | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~AcquaCow/journal/)
I did some searching and apparently the Australian Broadcasting Company [abc.net.au] is also running the same story [abc.net.au]. Its not exactly the same, but there are direct quotes between the two.
 
Does anyone know if SMH [smh.com.au] is a partner company? Same company?

Does anyone know who had the story first?

        -- AcquaCow
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
1300 is a bit of overkill... (Score:1)
by Masami Eiri on Tuesday November 12, @11:30PM (#4656851)
(User #617825 Info)
All I need is my cell phone, PDA, wallet, and swiss army knife.

That is... until I manage to get myself a katana :D

[ Reply to This | Parent ]
I for one think that he's pretty cool (Score:2, Insightful)
by outofpaper on Tuesday November 12, @11:32PM (#4656859)
(User #189404 Info | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~outofpaper/journal/)
Un like most of the people ranting about how this man can't get laid and how uncool he is I think that his outfit sound rather cool. From what I understood his clothing is extreamly neat, due to the fact that is probaly has obsesive compulsive disorder. His tools are probably laid rather evenly over most parts of his body that wont be presed up aginst stuff as he goes about his day to day buisines.

I also liked the idea that I got when I heard of the velcro leg pockets. I thought of removable pockets that velcroed on to witchever pants he was going to ware today. For them to work all you would have to do is sew soft velcro patches onto all your pants and then when you got home take of the pockets and that way you don't have to resort your pockets.

If I was going to designe cooltool pants I would just take some strong comphy pants sew velcro on them(the soft fuzzy part), probably as larg patches on the thighs and calves. Then I would find some of that strong synthetic denim stuf that overalls are made of (probaly in black or posibly that realy spiffy blackand white hounds tooth patern), with this fabric I would make my pockets. They would have litle deviders in them so as to seperat all my diferent tools(you know mini renches from philips screw drivers). I might also alow for some sort of modular inter wireing so that I could just plug things into my pants for power and alow sound sent to by shirt where I could have a plug up by my neck for head phones.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 1 reply by beneath your current threshold.
What Eric most often thinks.... (Score:2)
by krazyninja on Tuesday November 12, @11:34PM (#4656870)
(User #447747 Info | http://www.geocities.com/evangineer)
Now, in which pocket did I put that "human-swiss-knife-organiser"??? :)))
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
I like the part (Score:1)
by madsenj37 on Tuesday November 12, @11:34PM (#4656873)
(User #612413 Info)
where he carries a brush to dust the ground for when he sleeps.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
He carries... (Score:1)
by Pean on Tuesday November 12, @11:34PM (#4656877)
(User #524414 Info | http://www.davidpean.com/)
...a shaving kit, comprehensive first aid gear, a mini-saw, blow-up mattress, spare batteries, a change of clothes, a water-pouch, a water-filtering unit, soldering iron, tape-measure, digital camera.

Guess he will not be requiring a showering kit...

[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Victorinox and more (Score:1)
by SofaMan on Tuesday November 12, @11:35PM (#4656879)
(User #454881 Info | http://beam.to/tf-id)
On a daily basis, I carry my Victorinox Cybertool (wanky name, but very useful tool, perfectly designed with nerds in mind; only thing it's missing that I'd like in a pocketknife is a saw), and a small pill container with some breath mints, painkillers and antihistamines. After that just the general stuff like a handkerchief, watch, change, mobile phone, notepad and a biro (even though the pocketknife has a small biro for emergencies).

I eventually got a belt pouch for the pocketknife because it is quite large and heavy, and was just *ruining* the cut of my cargo pants. :)

Other than that, everything I now keep in my pockets is of a comfortable weight, and I rarely seem to need anything extra.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Velcro Baby! (Score:1)
by cheetoMonkey on Tuesday November 12, @11:36PM (#4656882)
(User #598863 Info)
I'm a big leatherman toting boyscout geek. one extension of this was to cover the entire surface of the back of my laptop screen in velco. Most useful thing i've ever done. mounted my wifi card case, my earbuds, cables, wardriving can-tenna etc. There are all kinds of ways one can extend such storage capacity.
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Oh good.. (Score:1)
by CableModemSniper (cblsnipr@optonline.net) on Tuesday November 12, @11:36PM (#4656885)
(User #556285 Info | http://thegospeloflogan.com/ | Last Journal: http://slashdot.org/~CableModemSniper/journal/)

"But if I don't need something, I don't bring it. I used to carry a pedometer, for example, but I've just taken it off. I never found I needed it."

At least no one can call him a packrat now. He stopped carrying something with him everywhere.

[ Reply to This | Parent ]
Hey, don't be so quick to judge... (Score:1)
by Final Sacrifice on Tuesday November 12, @11:37PM (#4656891)
(User #625360 Info)
Now he's got two less things to worry about...
1.) being caught unprepared in a sticky situation
AND
2.) friends
[ Reply to This | Parent ]
The real way of the geek ... (Score:5, Funny)
by mboedick ((gro.kcideobm) (ta) (kcideobm)) on Tuesday November 12, @11:38PM (#4656899)
(User #543717 Info | http://mboedick.org/)

... is not to have a lot of tools, but to use the same tool for many different tasks, like those old 101 uses for a Zippo lighter ads.

[ Reply to This | Parent ]
I've been bested! (Score:5, Interesting)
by Engelbot (adam&engelbot,com) on Tuesday November 12, @11:41PM (#4656913)
(User #24601 Info | http://www.engelbot.com/)
Or, to be more accurate, completely outclassed. I'm still in the game, however.

Early on in college, I got diabetes [jdrf.org], which I ended up treating with an H-Tron Plus [disetronic-usa.com] insulin pump, from Disetronic. After trying a few different schemes for securing it to my person, I decided to park it on my belt.

Shortly thereafter I switched to a different blood glucose meter [lifescan.com], which I discovered had a belt loop on its pouch. This made carrying it around much easier and more reliable. Sometime in here I found I needed my Leatherman [leatherman.com] more often than I happened to have it around. On the belt it goes.

The Palm [palm.com] and its belt case came shortly thereafter, rounding out the utility belt. It's served me well, but I'm not a student any more, and it's starting to get a bit awkward. (Yes, I probably ought to have realized this sooner.)

I'm hoping to consolidate, using a Visor [handspring.com] and a FreeStyle Tracker [therasense.com] for the meter (coolest device ever), but I'm also looking at a wireless telephone [verizonwireless.com] . . . maybe I should just give up and get a nice vest [tilley.com] instead. Hmm.

Oh--yes, going through airport security is a royal pain.

[ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 15 replies by beneath your current threshold.
  • (1) | 2 by (Slashdot Overload: CommentLimit 50)
     
      The number of arguments is unimportant unless some of them are correct. -- Ralph Hartley
    All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners. Comments are owned by the Poster. The Rest 1997-2002 OSDN.
    [ home | awards | contribute story | older articles | OSDN | advertise | self serve ad system | about | terms of service | privacy | faq ]