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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 02:43 PM
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FINALLY! A device for people who are too...fucking...STUPID to hold onto their KEYS. USA! USA! USA!


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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 02:49 PM
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1. I am one of those people.
I want that thing.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:27 PM
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7. You can tag your cats
No more surprises!
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:35 PM
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8. Cats are easy to locate.
All I have to do is go into the kitchen and start to open up a little foil packet of Whiska Lickins tuna cat treats.

Presto.

Cats appear instantly, as if by magic.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:56 PM
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12. There ya go
That works. :-) For me, it was the foil packets for the Whiskas moist food.


I whipped the pouch back and forth to put the food in the bottom before I opened it up. Almost immediately... mew mew mew mew mew :D
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 10:52 AM
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28. I dont' even need food...
I just remove the key to the backdoor off my mantlepiece. Usually, she comes running from the other end of the house, even when I lift it up without making any noise. At least not that I can hear. Sometimes, however, it takes putting the key into the deadbolt lock and opening the door.

My two dearly departed kitties used to know when I was removing a can of tuna from the pantry shelf. They could from the other end of the house that I not only removing a can, but a can containing tuna (or salmon). They would not come if the can contained soup, beans, or whatever. To this day, I cannot figure out how the hell they knew it was a tuna can I was about to open.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:07 PM
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2. But what if you can't find the Finder??
:shrug:

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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:08 PM
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3. how do you find the finder?
cause thats the second thing going to turn up missing.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:18 PM
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5. Ah.. figured it out
Either you get two, tag eachother, and hope for the best...

Or you tether it down somewhere.

But then why not just tether all your stuff down, so none of it can ever be lost. Problem solved. If the remote is chained in place, the kids wont shove it under the cushions and mom wont absently stuff it in the freezer.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 05:01 PM
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17. Ron Popiel is coming out with a 'Finder Finder'.
Edited on Fri Nov-18-11 05:02 PM by trof
It's a skin implanted chip you just press.
:-)
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:13 PM
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4. Yeah, I do need a real world search engine to find stuff somedays.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:20 PM
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6. I need that.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:45 PM
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9. I've been waiting for someone to invent that
do you have a link to the actual item, or is it a joke?
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:50 PM
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10. Well, Now Thieves Have A Way To Find Your Stuff As Well n/t
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 04:01 PM
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13. I'd bet there is a very small working distance
from the stickers to the receiver, probably no more than 10 feet. How can a thief exploit that, unless they are already in your house?
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 03:55 PM
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11. I should put a sticker on my ass.
Half the time I can't find that.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 04:15 PM
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14. I know what you mean..I'm always mistaking it ...
for a hole in the ground.

:rofl:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 04:58 PM
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16. And a different one for your elbow
Because if you're like me, you've been accused of not being able to distinguish the two.
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 05:40 PM
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18. Amd if I put it on my forehead
I might STILL be able to find my ass.

:rofl:
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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 04:51 PM
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15. I think this would be brilliant for those suffering from the beginning stages of dementia...
or head trauma.

I know this is a stupid Chive pictorial, but something like that could change lives.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 11:25 PM
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19. $48.95, for those who are interested...
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 10:43 AM
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27. Thanks, Pacalo for finding it. But at that price, it ain't coming to my house anytime soon...
I've quit panicking and cursing, though. I have designated places that I have taught myself where everything must go before I let anything out of my hand. And I check my pockets repeatedly when I get out of my vehicle before locking it. Stuff like that. Lucky me the place I live has doors that won't lock without the key or I'd lock myself out of my apartment!
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 11:16 AM
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30. That price is way too high for this type of gadget.
Fifteen to twenty dollars wouldn't be so bad. Someone will come out with the same idea & charge a lot less -- watch for it on late-night tv.

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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 12:02 PM
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34. In the meantime, we'll get by. I admit that my computer's many search functions have spoiled me.
If I want a news or fictional piece, even my own compositions, and can't see it among the *billions* of things that the poor thing has to update to the external hard drive every hour, I just put in key words in either the folder, pdf, other type of thing in the search bar provided. It goes from 'search this mac' which means the hard drive, the folder, or within the document itself.

It searches through words or file names and there it is, that last flicking notation of what's passed through my brain, in either one result or hundreds. I get up from the computer and wonder where some item I bought to fix something is at the present time. It makes me wish for a search engine for my place. Not having that, I'm just getting rid of everything.

Sort of that old mantra of 'a place for everything and everything in its place.' I'm simplifying so that I can actually see what I have in every storage area without moving anything. Harder to do in a cramped apartment, but I'm also being guided by remembering how simple my life really was when I was a teenager and in my twenties.

Before I had a phone, a cellphone, a TV, a music player, a computer, a car, insurance of any kind, no media like CDs, DVDs, no variety of computers and peripherals. God, what a feeling of freedom that was! Now in our years of acquisitions, how much just holding onto and expending energy on, and maintaining a lot of *dead* stuff. More than 75% is stuff that involves my kid. I try to shove it on him, but he has less control and less space than I do.

I've never considered myself a pack rat, collector or greedy, just trying to learn and keep up with new ideas, doing experiments. For a long time I've longed to just have enough to carry on my back. But with the obligations I've signed onto, I find myself in the same position that my elders were in, until it weighed them down. So much for the spotless mind.

I'll put the rest of this in a PM to you.
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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 11:30 PM
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20. what if you can't find the locator
then you're stuck with the stickers.
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Supply Side Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:42 AM
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21. heck ya!
my wallet, Ipod, keys, hat, remotes, head.....ect
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 02:24 AM
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22. Ah, well, you see,
that has nothing to do with "holding onto" your keys, only with "keeping track" of your keys. I would think a standard clip-on retractable key-ring would be what you really meant :P

If you do go with the clip-on key-ring, make sure it's made of metal. I've snapped off the clip on more than five of the plastic retractors for my security badge because the damn things get snagged on the armrests to my office chair.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 02:28 AM
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23. I could have used that for my beer at parties
I was always losing my beer at parties
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 08:37 AM
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24. I bet my mom would like one for finding her cat.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 12:54 PM
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36. If only they wouldn't slip out of collars with bells on them, huh? Smart little beggars.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:23 AM
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25. I can't find the link.
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:27 AM
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26. Very cool!
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 10:55 AM
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29. I just have a key hook by my door to the garage.
When I walk in, I hang up my keys. No worries about losing them.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 11:26 AM
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31. Bingo! Please explain that to Miz t.
We have a key board (hooks) in the kitchen.
When I leave, I get my keys.
When I get home, I hang them back up.
It ain't rocket science.

Miz t. puts them down where she stands.
I once found her's in the fridge.
:eyes:
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 11:46 AM
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33. To be fair...
Every once in a while, I'll come in with my arms loaded, and I'll drop everything on the kitchen table or a counter top, including my keys. Sometimes the keys get lost in the junk mail piles or whatever. But, I do my best to get them on the hook. My key rack is very similar to the one below. Maybe if you got Miz t something like that, she would be more apt to hang the keys on it?

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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 11:37 AM
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32. What's the range?
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DebJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 12:14 PM
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35. Great for Baby Boomers when we can't find our glasses. I need
my glasses to be on my face to find them!
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