Eps 105: Paperclip


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Allan Gregory

Allan Gregory

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Let's get back to Paperclip Day: How come paperclips are among the most versatile and useful things?
The first patented paper clip was the Fay Paperclip in 1867, but in the years that followed it faced competition from competitors offering notches and dots for the eye. It is still the best selling form of paper clips, and although it is not perfect in every aspect, the Gem paper clip has almost all of the features listed above. However, its performance is average compared to other paper clip designs, especially in terms of durability.
All in all, the game makes me think that if this paperclip doomsday scenario ever materializes, it will be pleasantly ironic. I think I can imagine how we could end up starving the world while a super-intelligent AI sucks up everything that could be used to make paper clips. Perhaps we first do something that seems helpful to humanity, and then we resort to paper clips as a last resort, or perhaps, If we are so stupid that we accidentally forget to program in human ethics and values, we decide that the most efficient way to make paperclips is to wipe out humanity and turn the planet into one giant paperclip - factory. AI is devoting more and more intelligence and resources to making paper clips for every other possible outcome.
If you end up asking a super-intelligent AI to do many things, one aspect could be that you require it to make paperclips for you. Instead, we should be looking at the issue of getting caught up in the paperclip - doing business and then everything goes wrong.
Here is a paper clip used to wrap office rolls, and it is the only paper clip you will ever see.
Although the patent acknowledged that these notes can be used to attach tickets to fabric, the paper clip was developed to glue paper together. The needle looks like a needle and is designed to hold a piece of paper together, but until it is fully developed, it would have been difficult to insert the sheets of paper into the clip.
This problem is easily solved by simply hooking one end into the keyhole, but removing hair with a hairbrush is not exactly a pleasant task. A simple paper clip can make this much easier, and it makes it easy to open and remove knotted hair, even from the most clogged hairbrushes.
Paperclips can be a symbol of endless drudgery, but they can also be twisted, pulled apart, and used as tools. You can deploy metal wires with some force, bend locks to pick up locks, unbend any kind of handcuff with a paper clip, or even bend and twist metal wire. Paperclips are therefore useful for many types of mechanical work, including computer work. Despite the many cuts we have received from paper clips in one place or another, the paper clip is relatively tame and not particularly threatening.
If you want to exchange your paper clip for a more powerful tool such as a screwdriver, hammer or even knife, you can do so with paper clips.
First open the paper clip, thread through a loop of cotton wool and then close, then pull the magnet away from the paper clip. Hold one end of the clip in your hand, bend it back and forth a few times and bring it to the point where you hold it.
You can bend the metal and push it through the paper envelope, opening the envelope immaculately without a messy crack. Now you are ready to have your paperclip and no longer have to lie around in the drawer. Paperclips are so versatile, like hanging up photos, but I had to deal with it.
The American Collector, July 1973, contains a part of several paper clips, which are not included above, but are much better known as Gem. The figure in the foreground is not the paper clip shown in this document. Another way to observe Paperclip Day is to watch Paperclip, an American documentary film released in 2004. I cordially invite you to watch the documentary , paper clips: The History of the Paperclip in America "on PBS's American History Channel.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the term "paper clip" was also used for a spring - a loaded clip that was generally two or more inches long. In Swedish, paperclips are a gem, and the announcement states that March 1, 1892 may have been the date of its introduction in the United States .
Although many claim that the paper clip was the earliest invention, Samuel B. Fay received his first patent for a paper clip in 1867, and there is evidence that the simple, angular Fay clip was probably the first patented "paper clip." The modern type of paper clips known from 1899 until the recent past was William Middlebrook of Waterbury, Connecticut, who on April 27 of that year received a patent for a machine for making paper clips from wire. Although the Nazis banned and enforced the wearing of paper clips, they still stand for the "holding together" of the time.