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probably OT, still:

I'm noticing a trend lately...it may be that I seem to pick hobbies/interests where the forums are almost exclusively frequented by males worrying over details in an OCD like manner, or it could be that males tend to develop OCD traits over details nobody ever dreamt of before....or both, or I am secretly suffering from OCD and have not discovered it yet...with three hits the latter is more likely, yikes

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I asked more out of curiosity rather than sheer "can I control this, can I fix this". It's interesting that paper has abrasives that can dull knives, no one ever thought to ask paper towels. But most everyone took it as a joke? It's hard for me to imagine this question being more ocd than the time and effort that goes into putting a polish on a honyaki with finger stones.
 

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I asked more out of curiosity rather than sheer "can I control this, can I fix this". It's interesting that paper has abrasives that can dull knives, no one ever thought to ask paper towels. But most everyone took it as a joke? It's hard for me to imagine this question being more ocd than the time and effort that goes into putting a polish on a honyaki with finger stones.
I get what you are saying, my observation was not directed to you personally but much more in general stepping back and observing what sort of questions appear to be occupying the mind.
If anything I'm as much affected as anyone here by OCD-ish traits given my collection of hobbies with OCD tendencies!
 

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The first issue to resolve is to what DIN security level you want the Julienne to be cut, I can try level 4.....
 

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I asked more out of curiosity rather than sheer "can I control this, can I fix this". It's interesting that paper has abrasives that can dull knives, no one ever thought to ask paper towels. But most everyone took it as a joke? It's hard for me to imagine this question being more ocd than the time and effort that goes into putting a polish on a honyaki with finger stones.
I think the point is that dulling from paper towels isn’t going to be significant enough for anyone to ever be worried about, so it seems ridiculous to stress about it. Polishing a honyaki is a huge pain, but then afterwards you have a gorgeously polished honyaki.

That said, by obsessing about stuff like this and starting this thread you have established your credentials as a tried and true KKF member!
 

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probably OT, still:

I'm noticing a trend lately...it may be that I seem to pick hobbies/interests where the forums are almost exclusively frequented by males worrying over details in an OCD like manner, or it could be that males tend to develop OCD traits over details nobody ever dreamt of before....or both, or I am secretly suffering from OCD and have not discovered it yet...with three hits the latter is more likely, yikes

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Espresso, check
Audio, check
This is completely on topic. The average KKF user is 99% male, 70% white, 25% Asian, and 100% full of it. I wish it were more diverse, but I think that blend can be a turn off to others starting out.

If it's watches, cameras or audio, I think it's worse.
 

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I wonder if there’s an individual realizing the mean.
My mother was Japanese - native born and raised. My father was of European descent. I'm male, 100% full of it, so I must be close to the mean.
 
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