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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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I sometimes snolm certain objects, because I find it (snolming) to be a superior method. What is snolming?
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Can you snolm every object? Can you snolm a car? A computer? A bottle? A flower? A shirt? Electronic devices?
Does it have to do with buying objects? Cleaning objects? Using objects?
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Anything to do with Smurfs?
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Do the objects you snolm serve a certain purpose when you snolm them? Are they one set? Do they belong together in some other way? Do they look similar? Are they the same?

Do you snolm the objects on a daily basis?

Is snolming superior because it...
...is faster?
...takes less effort (if so, do you have to walk less? Carry less? Get something done with less movement?)?
...saves you money/energy?
...is healthier?
...is better for the environment?
...allows you to use less objects?
...is more practical (like you can get something done with one hand instead of two)?
...is considered cooler/more professional or at least looks that way?
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Can you snolm every object? Most objects, theoretically, but it may be unnecessary or pointless. Can you snolm a car? A computer? A bottle? A flower? A shirt? Electronic devices? Yes to all.
Does it have to do with buying objects? Cleaning objects? Using objects? No to all.

Anything to do with Smurfs? No.

Do the objects you snolm serve a certain purpose when you snolm them? No. Are they one set? No. Do they belong together in some other way? They have something in common. Do they look similar? No. Are they the same? No.

Do you snolm the objects on a daily basis? No.

Is snolming superior because it...
...is faster? Yes.
...takes less effort Sometimes. (if so, do you have to walk less? Carry less? Get something done with less movement? This.)?
...saves you money/energy? It sometimes saves energy, sometimes not.
...is healthier? It may be more or less healthy, depending on the circumstances.
...is better for the environment? Irr.
...allows you to use less objects? No.
...is more practical (like you can get something done with one hand instead of two)? Something like this.
...is considered cooler/more professional or at least looks that way? Not that I know of.
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Do you have to touch the object to snolm it? Can you only snolm objects that belong to you? Would it be frowned upon if you snolmed somebody else's objects?

Do you snolm inside? Outside? At home? At work? On a special time of day? Time of year?
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Do you have to touch the object to snolm it? No. Can you only snolm objects that belong to you? No. Would it be frowned upon if you snolmed somebody else's objects? Probably not, in the cases where snolming is useful.

Do you snolm inside? Outside? At home? At work? On a special time of day? Time of year? It can be done in all of the above situations, I usually do it at home.
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Does snolming involve any of the five senses? If so, sight? Hearing? Touch? Taste? Smell? Does it involve speaking?
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Is transportation relevant? Does it involve having someone bring the object to you instead of going and getting it yourself?

Can you snolm a building?

Does it involve doing something with your feet instead of your hands? Or vice versa? For example, putting on your shoes by stepping into them without using your hands?

By snolming, do you avoid having to bend or squat down?
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So, by snolming, you always get a certain result, right? Is it always possible to get the same result with a snolming-free method? Or at least a comparable result?

Does snolming require using an additional object? While the snolming-free method doesn't?

Is photography relevant? Digital photography instead of analog photography?
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Could you snolm people? animals? Do you have to be in the same place as the object? Or could you snolm via phone? via internet?

Does snolming take a few seconds? minutes? hours? days? Do you snolm smaller objects faster than big ones?
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Does snolming involve any of the five senses? Yes. If so, sight? Hearing? Touch? Yope. Taste? Smell? Thisish. Does it involve speaking? No.

Is transportation relevant? Does it involve having someone bring the object to you instead of going and getting it yourself? No to both.

Can you snolm a building? Yes, but you probably wouldn't.

Does it involve doing something with your feet instead of your hands? Or vice versa? For example, putting on your shoes by stepping into them without using your hands? No to all.

By snolming, do you avoid having to bend or squat down? No.

So, by snolming, you always get a certain result, right? Yes. Is it always possible to get the same result with a snolming-free method? Or at least a comparable result? Yes, the result will be the same or comparable.

Does snolming require using an additional object? While the snolming-free method doesn't? Neither method requires objects besides the one snolmed.

Is photography relevant? Digital photography instead of analog photography? No to both.

Could you snolm people? animals? Yes to both, though you usually wouldn't. Do you have to be in the same place as the object? Yes. Or could you snolm via phone? via internet? So no.

Does snolming take a few seconds? This. minutes? hours? days? Do you snolm smaller objects faster than big ones? Sometimes.
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Is the "snolming-free method" a particular alternative action? or does it just refer to the set of all things that are done without snolming?

So it involves smell somewhat--does snolming involve smelling something? giving an object a smell? removing a smell from an object? doing something to prevent an object from becoming smelly?
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Is the "snolming-free method" a particular alternative action? This. or does it just refer to the set of all things that are done without snolming?

So it involves smell somewhat--does snolming involve smelling something? Thisish. giving an object a smell? removing a smell from an object? doing something to prevent an object from becoming smelly? No to the rest.
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Does snolming an object change it somehow? Does it look different afterwards?

Do you usually snolm objects more than once a day? once a day? once a week? once a month? less often?
Do you usually snolm the same objects?

Are there objects that can not be snolmed at all?

Do other people snolm too?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Does snolming an object change it somehow? Does it look different afterwards? No to all.

Do you usually snolm objects more than once a day? once a day? once a week? once a month? less often? Somewhere between once a week and once a month, usually. Sometimes several times a day.
Do you usually snolm the same objects? Yes.

Are there objects that can not be snolmed at all? You need to be close to the object. It's impractical or pointless to snolm most objects, but not impossible.

Do other people snolm too? Possibly, but I don't know of any.
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The objects you usually snolm - food? clothing? electronic devices? books? CDs? pieces of furniture?

Do you want to find out something about the object by snolming it?
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The objects you usually snolm - food? clothing? electronic devices? This. books? CDs? pieces of furniture?

Do you want to find out something about the object by snolming it? Yes.
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All the electronic devices in your household? Or just some?

So... you want to find out something about an electronic device, and the method involves smelling something? Or rather not smelling something? Does the smell come fron the object? Do you smell if it's overheating?
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All the electronic devices in your household? Or just some? This.

So... you want to find out something about an electronic device, and the method involves smelling something? Yesish. Or rather not smelling something? No. Does the smell come fron the object? Yes, for svv of "smell". Do you smell if it's overheating? No, but...
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Do you smell if the device is on/off? Or if it is in the process of doing something? Wouldn't you see whether the device is running or not? Due to a lack of lights or a display? Wouldn't you hear it? Does the alternative method involve feeling if the device is warm?

Do you snolm a particular kind of device? Would you normally find them in...
...a kitchen?
...an office?
...a living room?
...a bedroom?
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Rather than smelling, it it inhaling that is relevant? sucking in air? Vaccuuming, maybe?
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Do you smell if the device is on/off? Sort of. I know it's on, but... Or if it is in the process of doing something? Sort of. Wouldn't you see whether the device is running or not? Due to a lack of lights or a display? Wouldn't you hear it? I would not be able to see or hear the thing I find out by snolming. Does the alternative method involve feeling if the device is warm? Indeed.

Do you snolm a particular kind of device? Yes. Would you normally find them in...
...a kitchen?
...an office?
...a living room?
...a bedroom? Neither really.

Rather than smelling, it it inhaling that is relevant? Yesish. sucking in air? Yes. Vaccuuming, maybe? No.
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Do you check for how long the device has been on? Or do you check if it's running full force or not?

You said that you wouldn't really find the kind of device in the rooms I listed. Is it because you'd find it in all those rooms? Or in none of them? Is there another room in which you'd usually find it? A bathroom?

Is the device a heater?
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Do you check for how long the device has been on? Or do you check if it's running full force or not? This!

You said that you wouldn't really find the kind of device in the rooms I listed. Is it because you'd find it in all those rooms? Or in none of them? this. Is there another room in which you'd usually find it? Yes. A bathroom? No.

Is the device a heater? Noish, but I have snolmed heaters on occasion.
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Is the room a cellar? An attic?
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Is the room a cellar? An attic? Cellar or garage.
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Do you change the settings on the device?

Is it a furnace?
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Do you change the settings on the device? No.

Is it a furnace? No.
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Does this device heat something? cool something?

Is it an A/C system? a water heater?
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Does this device heat something? cool something?

Is it an A/C system? a water heater?
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Does this device heat something? Yesish. cool something? No.

Is it an A/C system? a water heater? Neither.
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Is it a thermostat?
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A laundry machine? tumble dryer?
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Is it a thermostat? No.

A laundry machine? tumble dryer? No to both.
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Does the device use electricity to generate heat? or burning gas? is the heat the only useful output of this device? or is there something else that it accomplishes?

Are you sniffing for the smell of something burning? or are you trying to feel the temperature of the air around the device using your nose or mouth?
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Does the device use electricity to generate heat? Yes. or burning gas? I also sometimes snolm gas-burning devices. is the heat the only useful output of this device? Yes. or is there something else that it accomplishes? The heat accomplishes something.

Are you sniffing for the smell of something burning? or are you trying to feel the temperature of the air around the device using your nose or mouth? This!
***SPOILER***
Whenever I need to know if my soldering iron or glue gun is hot enough to use, or cool enough to touch, I find that the easiest and most accurate way is to bring it close to my nose and sniffing the hor air coming off of it. The lips also help since they are quite sensitive to heat radiation. I could use my fingers, but there is a greater risk for burns since they are not as sensitive and therefore need to be held closer.
Snolming is most useful for small, hot items, or for finding small air leaks. I may also snolm by blowtorch after use.
Snolming big objects is not needed, since they give off enough heat that it can be felt at a distance.
Thanks for playing!
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Nice puzzle! Can't say I've ever snolmed myself, though, at least not consciously. But it sounds like a clever method.

What does "snolm" stand for?
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Thanks, it just felt like a good word. It could be a mix of/remind of "sniff", "snok" (Swedish slang for nose) and "bolma" (swedish word for puffing [smoke]).

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