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  # 1991086 7-Apr-2018 15:32
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Chicks fussing with their hair and makeup. This particular guy doesn't give a poop about those kinda things.


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  # 1991100 7-Apr-2018 15:49
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Maybe she does.

 

 





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  # 1991123 7-Apr-2018 16:17
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1) Websites that state they don't ship outside of the United States.

 

2) Price comparison websites like Price Spy that claim a re-seller ships outside of their country but doesn't.

 

3) Newspapers that review products that are never going to come to New Zealand.





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  # 1991125 7-Apr-2018 16:21
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When Windoze grinds to almost a complete halt for 10 or 15 minutes, for no apparent reason.


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  # 1991129 7-Apr-2018 16:24
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matisyahu:

 

1) Websites that state they don't ship outside of the United States.

 

2) Price comparison websites like Price Spy that claim a re-seller ships outside of their country but doesn't.

 

3) Newspapers that review products that are never going to come to New Zealand.

 

 

4. Comparison sites that don't include businesses you know exist in your region.

 

 





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  # 1991131 7-Apr-2018 16:25
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DarthKermit:

 

When Windoze grinds to almost a complete halt for 10 or 15 minutes, for no apparent reason.

 

 

It is waiting for you to bang on the computer. 

 

 





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  # 1991144 7-Apr-2018 16:52
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matisyahu: Websites that state they don't ship outside of the United States.

 

How about sites that don't state that, until you try to place an order and find that there's no Country field?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1991221 7-Apr-2018 18:35
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matisyahu: Websites that state they don't ship outside of the United States.

 

How about sites that don't state that, until you try to place an order and find that there's no Country field?

 

 

Can you blame the Yanks? They don't wanna be bothered with shipping to foreign planets like Noo Zeeland.


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  # 1991235 7-Apr-2018 19:30
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DarthKermit:

 

Behodar:

 

matisyahu: Websites that state they don't ship outside of the United States.

 

How about sites that don't state that, until you try to place an order and find that there's no Country field?

 

 

Can you blame the Yanks? They don't wanna be bothered with shipping to foreign planets like Noo Zeeland.

 

 

Hah!

 

A while back, I did some work for a company doing business worldwide. Naturally enough, it called itself XYZ International. After some confused discussion with prospective American customers, it turns out that "International" to the average American means "everywhere but the good ol' U. S. of A.". Company had to rebrand as XYZ Global.


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mdf:

 

... it turns out that "International" to the average American means "everywhere but the good ol' U. S. of A.".

 

 

It's like domestic or international flights - USA or ROW. wink





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  # 1991294 7-Apr-2018 22:43
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Behodar:

 

matisyahu: Websites that state they don't ship outside of the United States.

 

How about sites that don't state that, until you try to place an order and find that there's no Country field?

 

 

 

 

Companies that talk BS about why they won't ship outside the US.

 

 

 

I tried to order a Surefire flashlight a few years ago from a stockist in the US. They claimed they could not ship it outside the US because "doing so is banned under ITAR".

 

So, shipping a small pocket flashlight outside the US is banned under the International Treaty on Arms Reduction?! Sheet, ya gotta watch those Russkies don't come atcha with a torch in the dark!

 

 

 

Double BS because there is a Surefire NZ retailer who actually sold that model (it's no longer made) at the time...for twice the US price....so clearly it CAN be exported and ITAR has SFA to do with it.






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  # 1991308 7-Apr-2018 23:02
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^^ Doubly ironic considering the product is probably made in China in the first place!


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Geektastic:

Behodar:


matisyahu: Websites that state they don't ship outside of the United States.


How about sites that don't state that, until you try to place an order and find that there's no Country field?



 


Companies that talk BS about why they won't ship outside the US.


 


I tried to order a Surefire flashlight a few years ago from a stockist in the US. They claimed they could not ship it outside the US because "doing so is banned under ITAR".


So, shipping a small pocket flashlight outside the US is banned under the International Treaty on Arms Reduction?! Sheet, ya gotta watch those Russkies don't come atcha with a torch in the dark!


 


Double BS because there is a Surefire NZ retailer who actually sold that model (it's no longer made) at the time...for twice the US price....so clearly it CAN be exported and ITAR has SFA to do with it.



In fairness to the US stockist, the US does have some bizarre export restrictions. It wouldn't surprise me if flashlights over a certain number of lumens was on a list somewhere. It's entirely possible the wholesaler to NZ did have an export licence (which is often part of the "explanation" for such high local prices).

For a long time, the banned list included cryptography over a certain complexity (40 bits IIRC). When PGP was being developed, the guy was worried about potentially falling afoul of this requirement. He ended up printing books with the full source code for export - books are protected speech under the first amendment so that was of course fine for Uncle Sam.

Not sure if stupid rules annoy me more or less than clever workarounds make me smile - maybe should go in the other thread!

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^^^ That's crazy really. If memory serves me correctly, it was a British mathematician who first conceived of the idea of modern cryptography, and he did it way before the computers needed to do these computations even existed.

 

Oh, something small that really annoys me is usage of the word "flashlight" when we call 'em a "torch" here. wink


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I downloaded an app onto my phone and the very first thing it wanted me to do was to create an account. Why? Apparently so that my data can be automatically synched across my other phones. I only have the one... but there was no way to continue without the account.

 

I begrudgingly made one, logged in, and quickly found that the app was fairly useless. Of course, there's no option to delete the account.

 

Six months later I get an email saying that they've been hacked. This makes me so angry; they request details that they don't need, they don't let you delete them, and it turns out that they don't secure them.


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