- Nov 12, 2011
There's a few marks in the tables in my house from my lasers too. A hole or two in the screens where I lasered a wasp nest thought the window.
And here you are today, all growed up and still playing with fire (aren't we all? :eg.I got one hell of an ass beating for that one....
it wasn't intentional, i was hiding under the bed playing with a lighter, and poof went a string that was hanging.
My brother woke up cause the bed was smoldering. It poofed into flames right as my father was pulling it outside.
I also read between the lines and agree that it's much better to come across as a bit harsh than wish later that you had warned someone.As to what is being alluded to concerning another thread and a new member I will comment here on it as I haven't seen anyone post directly to what he said specifically in his third post. Others may have skirted around it as they know something is off but not nailed it.
You CANNOT argue that you know laser safety because you claim to be safe doing other dangerous things. According to his logic if I know laser safety then I know how to be safe doing the dangerous things he claims he does safely also. Do you really think he wouldn't be upset if any of us had claimed that back to him? You do NOT get a pass because you are (or claim to be) safe doing anything else. Even if you work in a lab with lasers all the time it is not the same as waving around a handheld unit.
Read all 3 of his posts carefully and tell me where there's ANY hint that he actually knows laser safety or owns ANY safety equipment. States first build with an immediate asking of output and then scoffs at my comment followed by arrogance and extremely poor logic. You can be as angry and loud as you want but its meaningless if its still wrong. I commented after his first post because my gut told me something was off.
You can argue all day long that anyone can buy the parts from other places and put one together BUT these are NOT the kind of posts that belong in THIS forum. Regardless of what each individual does with their units, our motto here should be "Safety first, last and always" There's too much at risk.
For the record I'm not the only one who realizes that the guy "blew it" with his posts.
*I also have no issue with this person personally. Lots of people have needed a second chance here from starting off on the wrong foot.*