Button automatically tells people to bugger off in Gmail

[Kevin]‘s friend is a remarkably helpful engineer, and when his friend gets requests to help out on a few projects he always has a hard time saying no. Really, [Kevin]‘s friends’ time is much too valuable to take up many more projects, but saying no to someone will drag you down. To  alieve his friend of the torment of saying no, [Kevin] built an automated Gmail assistant that will automatically replay to an annoying email with the words, “Go F*** Yourself!”.

The automated Gmail assistant is built around a Teensy 2.0 microcontroller equipped with a key that serves as a safety, lest an accidental “F*** you” be sent to friends, family, or employers.

If [Kevin]‘s friend feels bad for telling so many people off there’s also a handy feature to make sure the engineer friend doesn’t seem too unhelpful: there’s a one percent chance of the Gmail assistant of replying with, “That’s a Great idea, I’ll get right on it!”.

Comments

  1. Will says:

    What a jackass.

  2. Paul Potter says:

    That is brilliant.

  3. riycou says:

    thats awesome! he is selling them for 85$

  4. raymohi says:

    automatically replay to. I am sure that is supposed to say reply.

  5. Krusty says:

    I wish I had one of those for my work email…. I would have so much fun in the 30 minutes or so before I’m dragged kicking and screaming from the building.. But it would so be worth it!

  6. Hirudinea says:

    Call me old-fashioned but I prefer giving out a fine, hand-crafted fuck you, it really shows you care. :)

  7. vonskippy says:

    Oops, sorry Oma.

  8. A.Lizard says:

    This makes no sense as hardware. Implement this as a Chrome or Firefox extension and I’ll install it.

  9. JB says:

    “saying no to someone will drag you down. To alieve his friend of the torment of saying no, [Kevin] built an automated Gmail assistant that will automatically replay to an annoying email with the words, “Go F*** Yourself!”.”

    That’s the problem with people today: They want to please everybody. “No” is a perfectly good word to use with friends. Besides, I wouldn’t consider anyone a friend if they reply with the words used in the article.

  10. soundman98 says:

    yeah, because “go fk yourself” is a great way to tell people you aren’t interested in helping.. you know, instead of saying you have too many projects already and don’t have time for another..

    something tells me people are going to start telling him the same very shortly. i sure want to.

  11. Jim Rawson says:

    It is rare ever to be moved by an ad, but this creation is conceptually brilliant, and its intent is honest, its goals necessary and righteous.

  12. Chuckt says:

    You should use this on anti-spam measures to send out counter spam.

    Sounds like he doesn’t have many friends or he won’t soon.

  13. n0lkk says:

    Unfortunately with those who don’t know what no means, the assertiveness has to be taken to a nigher level. Although this level has to invoked selectively, and sparingly. Sometime after;” kiss my ass how many times do I have to say no?”

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