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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jan '13 08:55
    Ballpoint Pens

    Worst thing that's ever happened to the civilized world.

    One) They leak.
  2. Standard memberapathist
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    18 Jan '13 09:02
    Apparently they taste good if you're a dog.
  3. Wat?
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    18 Jan '13 10:452 edits
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Ballpoint Pens

    Worst thing that's ever happened to the civilized world.

    One) They leak.[/b]
    So do fountain pens....... what's your point! 😛

    -m.

    Edit 2: You got a response, and a valid one. Give me credit for that! 😀
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jan '13 11:25
    Originally posted by mikelom
    So do fountain pens....... what's your point! 😛

    -m.

    Edit 2: You got a response, and a valid one. Give me credit for that! 😀
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    Comment: Social Experiment. Non-Controversial Topic.
    Purpose, to see how long before things get ugly.
  5. Wat?
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    18 Jan '13 11:33
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
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    Comment: Social Experiment. Non-Controversial Topic.
    Purpose, to see how long before things get ugly.
    It's not a social experiment. It's an in-field experiment. RHP forum is a controlled environment in comparison to observational experiments. 😉

    If you'd like further details PM me. Oooops, you're on my ignore list. 🙁

    -m.
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jan '13 11:42
    Originally posted by mikelom
    It's not a social experiment. It's an in-field experiment. RHP forum is a controlled environment in comparison to observational experiments. 😉

    If you'd like further details PM me. Oooops, you're on my ignore list. 🙁

    -m.
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    Comment: Self-Promoting.
  7. SubscriberKewpie
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    18 Jan '13 11:461 edit
    Ballpoint Pens encourage people to write more because you can always find one when you need one.
    They are easier for left-handed people because they don't need specially ground nibs.
    They can be readily carried in a handbag or even clipped to a pocket.
    You don't need to keep in your desk drawer a bottle of easily knocked over indelible staining liquid.

    Disadvantages: they don't do much for handwriting skills, they occasionally leak, and they always run dry at the most inconvenient moment.

    [aside] you can't conduct studies or surveys within RHP forums, it's a self-selected subset of another self-selected group of people.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jan '13 12:06
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Ballpoint Pens encourage people to write more because you can always find one when you need one.
    They are easier for left-handed people because they don't need specially ground nibs.
    They can be readily carried in a handbag or even clipped to a pocket.
    You don't need to keep in your desk drawer a bottle of easily knocked over indelible staining liquid.
    ...[text shortened]... ys within RHP forums, it's a self-selected subset of another self-selected group of people.
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    18 Jan '13 12:521 edit
    Freeze in Canada, during the winter, if left in your car/truck/SUV. Pencils don't.



    Edit: OK in most parts of Canada (Maybe not some places in B.C.)
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    18 Jan '13 13:53
    They are great for hitting keys on small laptops!
  11. SubscriberPonderableonline
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    18 Jan '13 13:58
    Originally posted by OdBod
    They are great for hitting keys on small laptops!
    They are so cheap you get them for free often. (a certain plus)
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    18 Jan '13 14:04
    Apparently banks find them very valuable as they tend to chain them in place.
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jan '13 14:40
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    Comment: Last four make sense. Too bad others can't [won't] hone their thoughts.
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jan '13 14:52
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
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    Comment: Please see above.
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    18 Jan '13 15:51
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
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    Comment: Please see above.
    I fail to see the point
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