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When I worked as a window cleaner, everybody - and I mean everybody - I knew asked me the "how's yer father" question. The truth was that I was always knackered and freezing, and the only nudity I saw was some fat bloke's arse. Tell us how your work differs from the expectation.

Thanks to Rotating Wobbly Hat for the idea

(, Thu 8 May 2014, 22:21)
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PC repair
Someone else's expectations rather than mine, but I'm going to shoehorn it in anyway.

This morning an IT repairman came round to find out why my PC kept making a high-pitched whine and switching off unexpectedly, probably with the expectation that his customers are clueless numpties without a gadget to their name. We opened up the tower and he attentively watched it boot, going into the BIOS and scanning the various parameters thoughtfully.

"Damn", he said after a moment. "There's no information on the temperature of the components. Oh well, we'll have to do it another way."

It came to my attention at that point that I had a LASER TEMPERATURE GUN in my possession. Moments later I had pressed the Honda Temperature Gun of Justice into his hands and beheld him cooing in amazement. "Wow", he said as he pointed the laser at the graphics card, the motherboard and the power supply, "This is much better than an application."

Turned out to be the power supply that was fecked.
(, Fri 9 May 2014, 11:08, 6 replies)
I got one of those to play with. Top science!

(, Fri 9 May 2014, 12:43, closed)
If memory serves, you were the one who brought up the idea in the first place.
So hats off to you for having a good idea.
(, Fri 9 May 2014, 13:22, closed)
Remember though
It's only accurate if you know the emissivity of the material that you're measuring. (end sciencey bit)
(, Mon 12 May 2014, 14:01, closed)
a sea otter's core body temperature is about 38 Celsius despite living in much colder water

(, Fri 9 May 2014, 13:33, closed)

Who needs laser temperature guns when you have a cock, eh?
(, Fri 9 May 2014, 16:16, closed)
Is having a laser temperature cock an option?

(, Fri 9 May 2014, 16:31, closed)

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