Contactless door opener and stylus

I am aware of NFC Google and Apple pay but yes such methods are not widely supported in the area I live despite there being no end to the wealthy people in this area.

I do not trust giving Google or Apple my information to pay for everything as well. It’s bad enough I trust PayPal but I only use it when I have to.

I don’t really carry hand sanitizer on me because it’s very hard to find still, and there are still people around here who refuse to wear masks even in grocery stores and I am told by the grocery store management they cannot do anything against these people which is bullshit


Here in Germany (Bavaria, to be precise) supermarkets had to get “bouncers” to make sure each shopper had a cart, wore a mask and so on before entering. No carts left? That means capacity is reached. There with your spouse? You both need a cart, because that’s how capacity is maintained. If you don’t like it, well, tough. The supermarket isn’t going to risk a hefty fine because you feel inconvenienced.

Which is a far, far cry from what my parents tell me is going on in Texas.


Is it velociraptor compatible?

Dude, in Texas the wife would pull a Glock 9mm out of her purse and threaten you with it if you told her that :roll_eyes::laughing: (Texan here, so not just speculating)

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And people wonder why the EU is planning on forcing a quarantine on anyone who comes from the USA (or even visited it via a third country, so no sneaking in around other routes).

Or why I prefer being an expatriate.


Yes that’s because your country is full of sane people.

Can you tell me how I can move there?

I am tired of being left awash in a sea of idiots please god save me from my idiot countrymen


brassy is a euphemism for: it’s plated to look like brass but in a few months that wears off and it will look like the aluminum it’s made of.


Please don’t let this concept end here. It deserves an Onion article, a sketch show, a netflix series, something!


Um… Wow. I want one o.o’ .

Paging Dr. Leo Marvin

Wow! That’s WAY cheaper than the one in the Boing Boing Store!

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If you have one of these, any self respecting cop will arrest you for having a burglary tool.

(Name checks out.)

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You magnificent bastard.


Well, if a cop doesn’t like you, anything will be called a burglary tool, a weapon or drugs, or some of the same will be found for you, especially if you are a minority. :-/

(Heck, a mask and disposable gloves could be called burglar tools…)

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(You’d be representing a substantial change to the design, which carries weight in the USPTO. I can give you people to talk to about this if you’d like.)


I have a wee hole, too!

I’m white and middle aged, does that help?

(Of course it does, I drove around with bolt cutters in the back seat of my car for a year, and nobody said word 1)

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Seen today at the pharmacy counter; did not see the price, though.


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