LAST EDITED ON Apr-20-17 AT 06:39 PM (EDT)
It is unlawful for a designer to specify plain slotted screws in most applications in the Republic of Zeta Cygni, because—and this is a direct quotation from the legislation—they are a monumental pain in the ass. Philips head* or GTFO. Violating this statute does not incur jail time, but there is a fine and you will get a nasty, nasty note from the Bureau of Standards.
(Oh hey, this thread was broken. Who knew? Hmm, if I get it fixed now it'll make this post go away. I'd better dupe it.)
* or Torx, or Allen, or Reed + Prince, or hex head cap screw, or fratzog lock, or whatever. The actual wording calls for "positively tool-locating fasteners".
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