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Date: 08/12/11 12:32 PM

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  1. Profile photo of Dickens
    Dickens Male 18-29
    74 posts
    August 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    Link: THE WORLDS MOST ADVANCED AND SOPHISTICATED... - ...mechanical pencil? People are seriously still using these?
  2. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    your asking if people still use PENCILS? Are you freaking kidding me?
  3. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    What if your one of those people like me who rarely actually lifts the pencil off the paper?
  4. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    What`s wrong with Mechanical Pencils?
  5. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    I want one. I use one every day at work.
  6. Profile photo of QH_girl
    QH_girl Female 18-29
    99 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    actually I think that`s pretty cool! but probably way more expensive than would be worth it. I`d sooner rotate it myself.
  7. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Dickens, what do you use? I suppose you fill out scan trons and first hand applications in pen or printer ink?
  8. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    well altaru this is prolly based on writing kanji and hiragana and etc, where lifting the pen/pencil is pretty much required at least occasionally
  9. Profile photo of beckpratt
    beckpratt Female 18-29
    204 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    When I need a pencil, I`d much rather use a mechanical one than a non-mechanical one, so yes, people are still using these.
  10. Profile photo of tainteddeity
    tainteddeity Male 18-29
    848 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    HELLO, I WRITE CAPTIONS FOR I-AM-BORED AND ANYTHING I DON`T DO IS WEIRD

    OH YOU CRAZY PEOPLE
  11. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    Yes, in real jobs that you wouldn`t understand
  12. Profile photo of AWESOMEBOT
    AWESOMEBOT Male 30-39
    67 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Well, I thought it was pretty neat.
  13. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    Actually that`s brilliant for drawing and lettering.
  14. Profile photo of alibi19
    alibi19 Male 18-29
    73 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Im a pen guy. Problem solved.
  15. Profile photo of jen00384
    jen00384 Female 18-29
    229 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    I love mechanical pencils and even the good ol` yellow #2 pencils. If only I could get me some yellow lined paper and I`ll be set.

    But this pencil, I like.
  16. Profile photo of Diplomaticcc
    Diplomaticcc Male 18-29
    117 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    seems like a good idea to me...
  17. Profile photo of OhNoFrodo
    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
    333 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    I still prefer mechanical pencils especially when you you need to write small and neatly.....but this demonstrates how you can over engineer something. Does anyone SERIOUSLY worry about their line becoming a bit thicker?
  18. Profile photo of Errand_boy
    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    I`ll remember this the next time I have to take the SATs. Oh wait, I`ll never remember this.
  19. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    I usually just use a pen. Unless I`m using a scantron test.
  20. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
    1195 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    I`ve been rotating pencils myself by habit since the third grade, I don`t need a special pencil to do it for me.
  21. Profile photo of CHICOMIMI
    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    Sounds good, I don`t really like to use pencils. I`m more of a extra fine tip pen user.
  22. Profile photo of BloodyCanker
    BloodyCanker Female 18-29
    96 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    I use `em. Great for drawing
  23. Profile photo of Mogulman
    Mogulman Male 18-29
    295 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    Of course people still use mechanical pencils! Way better than wood pencils and more functional than pens (being able to erase is really really nice for a student especially). The only downside is that inherent risk of losing it. Looks like an awesome pencil to me! Something I would definitely use.
  24. Profile photo of Mornaf
    Mornaf Male 18-29
    820 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    @Ohnofrodo, it doesn`t matter much in English, but in Chinese/Japanese, it`s actually a rather big deal.
  25. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    I still use `em. I`m somewhat intrigued...
  26. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    I use a stick in dirt.
  27. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    But will it blend?
  28. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    it`s like a reversed clicky pen
  29. Profile photo of DrAtlas
    DrAtlas Male 18-29
    17 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    Whenever I need a pencil (typically for any sort of math or physics)I always use mechanicals. This one looks particularly nice so of course I would use it.

    "People are seriously still using these?"
    Dumb question IMO.
  30. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    I want!! I always use a mechanical pencil to write appointments in my diary; they change a lot and if I`d use a pen there would be a lot of scratching. And I always rotate the pencil in my hand to find the proper side for writing.
  31. Profile photo of ohplease
    ohplease Male 50-59
    567 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    If I still board drafted I`d get a set of these instantly.
  32. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    mechanical pencil? People are seriously still using these?

    -----------

    Please I-a-b at least research or vet the content you are putting on this site.
  33. Profile photo of choonma
    choonma Male 18-29
    142 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    This is pretty cool. I`d get one if I had cash to spare.
  34. Profile photo of codydaniel
    codydaniel Male 18-29
    34 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Amazon has `em for $6.97
  35. Profile photo of FeeFee
    FeeFee Female 18-29
    583 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    Well you see...the person that wrote the caption flips burgers at Steak and Shake and can`t imagine using pencils anymore.
  36. Profile photo of TypicalJerk
    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
    533 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    Or they work at I-A-B and forgot what writing is. Keyboard SMASH! alvgniasei`bgjnmp
  37. Profile photo of supersai20
    supersai20 Male 13-17
    105 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    >mechanical pencil? People are seriously still using these?

    people are seriously still using solid pencils?
  38. Profile photo of micadjems
    micadjems Female 18-29
    49 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    *DROOOOOOOOOOOOL*

    Yes, engineers and artists use them for a fine tip, FYI *rolleyes*
  39. Profile photo of erikthevikin
    erikthevikin Male 30-39
    757 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    we`ve just been trolled, we all watched a commercial.
  40. Profile photo of evanbartlett
    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Is it bad that I`m considering this? I, for one, love mechanical pencils when I`m not using my fountain pen.
  41. Profile photo of darkworld605
    darkworld605 Male 13-17
    75 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    i already do this with a mechanical or just a regular pencil
  42. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    a better mouse trap...
  43. Profile photo of architrex
    architrex Male 18-29
    37 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    I have one--been using it since freshman year of hs (5 years ago)
  44. Profile photo of Fated
    Fated Female 30-39
    51 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    That`s pretty cool. Of course none of the stores near me would vever carry them...
  45. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    Why does it matter if the lead rotates? Just rotate the pencil.
  46. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    It`s a pencil, who gives a sh*t
  47. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    Holy 5H17 it`s the latest piece of crap!
  48. Profile photo of GreyYes
    GreyYes Female 18-29
    418 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    writing utensils in japan are serious business.
  49. Profile photo of plastinum
    plastinum Male 30-39
    329 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    I definitely use mechanical pencils still, in fact as an illustrator, a sharpie and mechanical pencil are two of my most valuable tools...and this pencil is drating awesome...must.....have
  50. Profile photo of obeydarklord
    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    EEEEFFFFIIINGNGNGNGNGNNGG AWESOME!
  51. Profile photo of Zombiemike
    Zombiemike Male 18-29
    552 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    I love my mechanical pencil, are you kidding me?
  52. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    I naturally twirl then pen or pencil in my fingers as I write...
  53. Profile photo of bianchi
    bianchi Female 18-29
    606 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    Why, yes, I still use mechanical pencil. I use it in college all the time. It`s my main writing instrument. And I definitely want this one!
  54. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    lol what do you mean "are people still using these" lmao...anyways, this is a pretty cool invention, but i too have grown accustomed to naturally spinning the pencil in my hand as I write/draw/whatever
  55. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    A pencil? What`s that?
  56. Profile photo of ihavenoidea
    ihavenoidea Male 18-29
    30 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 8:31 pm
    That. Is a Sexy pencil.
  57. Profile photo of coedog
    coedog Male 30-39
    256 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    What the hell, subtitle? A mechanical pencil is a must have. I have 3 that are awesome that I stole from work and have had for over 10 years. They got me through my undergraduate studies, and now I`m using them in grad school.
  58. Profile photo of kameo360fan
    kameo360fan Female 13-17
    383 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    Uhh, well what else are people supposed to use... pencils?
    I need to get this though, hopefully it gets rid of having to find that perfectly sharp edge on the lead all the time -__-
  59. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    I have an urge to run out and buy one asap.
  60. Profile photo of MrJB
    MrJB Male 18-29
    64 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    Still use them? Who still uses regular pencils? They`re so inconvenient.
  61. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
    1205 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm
    wow this music was so 1980`s dramatic...I need this pencil.
  62. Profile photo of Chaosmaster
    Chaosmaster Male 30-39
    234 posts
    August 12, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    As I student of architecture, I can honestly say that this would be a very useful pencil.
  63. Profile photo of whapitoot
    whapitoot Male 18-29
    81 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 3:07 am
    What if you write in cursive & write really long words?
  64. Profile photo of tika12001
    tika12001 Female 18-29
    324 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 3:44 am
    wow. I want one! But, like whapitoot says, what happens if you need to make a really long pencil stroke? hmm... still interesting though.
  65. Profile photo of Sidragasum
    Sidragasum Male 18-29
    169 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 4:15 am
    The pencil lead won`t actually wear down that fast, so long pencil strokes would be fine. Simpletons.
  66. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 4:37 am
    I used to rotate my pencils manually to achieve the same effect when it wore down.
  67. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 5:03 am
    If you have to use pencil then mechanical pencils >> normal pencils. This seems like it`d be expensive, but I do like to use pencil sometimes, especially for equations.
  68. Profile photo of Porcelain93
    Porcelain93 Female 18-29
    34 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 9:50 am
    I just found it online for less than $5. I kinda don`t want to spend money on shipping for a pencil though.
    Also, to the people who just manually turn their pencils, what do you do if the lead just keeps flipping back to the flat side? Mine always does that and I have to break the lead to fix it :(
  69. Profile photo of AngryAsian
    AngryAsian Male 13-17
    122 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    holy poo i want one
  70. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    I like it but I gotta say it doesn`t look like it would be comfortable to hold. The layered squared off endings at the tip would become annoying me thinks. Mine is plastic and made by Pentel. It doesn`t have that cool lead rotate-y thing but it`s comfortable to hold.
  71. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
    604 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    still using... what? They barely even sell regular pencils anymore except for to kids, artists, and as "whoa check this out" appeal. What are you on? Wtf do you use? Laptops can`t write down formulas easily, pen ink doesnt erase. Wtf kind of question is that? Are you high? An iPad user? No one takes notes on those things in college. Some people bring them, and think they`re going to, but they dont. They use them for games/surfing/dicking around.
  72. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm
    People are seriously still using these?
    Cheap, erasable, fast... the mother of inventions.

    Pencils will stick around until they become totally obsolete, which will take years yet.
  73. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    August 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    What about just rotating the regular pencil in your hand?
  74. Profile photo of Rich1710
    Rich1710 Male 18-29
    93 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 3:01 am
    What an absolute waste of time money and effort, what the hells wrong with a normal pencil!
  75. Profile photo of flyducks
    flyducks Male 13-17
    231 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    i really like stuff like this (as pointless as it is)
  76. Profile photo of flyducks
    flyducks Male 13-17
    231 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    pointless... ha
  77. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    wow i just realized i haven`t used a pencil in a really long time.
  78. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    Seriously? wow.. SOmething i didnt know i needed. Now i need it to be smug and point out the irregularities on everyone elses pencil work!
  79. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    August 16, 2011 at 12:16 am
    Does it make me a geek if i think this is a really good idea? Oh wait, I`m already a geek.
  80. Profile photo of Stormwolf
    Stormwolf Female 40-49
    74 posts
    August 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    I really could have used a set of these during my Architectural Drafting days. Now, everyone uses CAD, so no point, but...*sighs nostalgically*

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