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  #2284036 26-Jul-2019 11:21
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Websites that do this. The Neowin popup covers a large chunk of the page and pops up on every new link or story you look at. It will never make me subscribe or disable my ad blocker. The Verge has the right way o do a smallish banner that appears at the top of the page and does not stop viewing of the site. I am more likely to subscribe or disable ad blockers if teh site is reasonable with their request.

 

 

 





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  #2284197 26-Jul-2019 13:31
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Not me. I pay for Geekzone because I value it and I use it all the time. A site I pass through occasionally because a search sent me there is not getting a thing from me on the basis that I just happened to link to it. I am old enough to remember when there was no advertising on the Internet at all, and it still worked perfectly fine. This idea that web sites cannot exist without ads is BS to me. Apart from that, ads are a way of injecting malware into your system. They don't bother mentioning that when they pop over their begging pages.

 

There are many ways to get around popover annoyances. I keep a javascript switcher extension on my browser and just turn it off when a popover gets in my way. That also turns off videos and other stuff, but it is a good solution when I just want to read something without being bothered. Another extension lets you selectively disable page elements. You can also do this with browser commands. 

 

 

 

 





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  #2284295 26-Jul-2019 15:41
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This, from Amazon:

 

 

 

Me: Hi
I want to order the new Oasis. However, there seem to be several versions (AT&T, Vodafone etc) with little or no explanation as to what the differences are or why I would choose one over the other. The device is to be shipped to me in NZ.
You are now connected to Shreepal from Amazon.com
Shreepal: Hello, my name is Shreepal. I'm here to help you today.
How are you?
Me: Good thanks
Shreepal: Can you please tell me what is the purpose you are purchaseing the device?
Me: To read books.






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  #2284746 28-Jul-2019 09:41
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Kiwifruit packed by supermarket checkout operator at the bottom of bag under denser/firmer items.

 

And that's despite me placing the kiwifruit second-to-last on the conveyor belt after ~20 other items.

 

When life gives you crushed kiwifruit, make smoothies...


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  #2284749 28-Jul-2019 09:49
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paulchinnz:

 

Kiwifruit packed by supermarket checkout operator at the bottom of bag under denser/firmer items.

 

And that's despite me placing the kiwifruit second-to-last on the conveyor belt after ~20 other items.

 

When life gives you crushed kiwifruit, make smoothies...

 

 

or the ones who put your soaps and washing powders next to the butter, meat etc. 





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  #2284752 28-Jul-2019 09:54
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vexxxboy:

 

paulchinnz:

 

Kiwifruit packed by supermarket checkout operator at the bottom of bag under denser/firmer items.

 

And that's despite me placing the kiwifruit second-to-last on the conveyor belt after ~20 other items.

 

When life gives you crushed kiwifruit, make smoothies...

 

 

or the ones who put your soaps and washing powders next to the butter, meat etc. 

 

 

Its not like they can use the BS saving plastic excuse now either. I find the whole supermarket process to be a large thing that annoys me.





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  #2284761 28-Jul-2019 10:07
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paulchinnz:

Kiwifruit packed by supermarket checkout operator at the bottom of bag under denser/firmer items.


And that's despite me placing the kiwifruit second-to-last on the conveyor belt after ~20 other items.


When life gives you crushed kiwifruit, make smoothies...



.... and not just fruit. Squashed bread can be annoying too.




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  #2284799 28-Jul-2019 12:27
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Yeah bread was the last thing I put on the conveyor.

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  #2284895 28-Jul-2019 17:41
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Being back on a plane after 3 weeks off. Oh well the break was fun while it lasted.

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  #2284906 28-Jul-2019 18:18
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Listening to a lady moaning yesterday because she did not want the local council to make her 12 acres worth three times current value - about $3 million - by revising the zoning "because I don't want neighbours".

Those of us missing the zoning change by a mere 800 metres are not sympathetic.....





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  #2284977 28-Jul-2019 20:36
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vexxxboy:

 

paulchinnz:

 

Kiwifruit packed by supermarket checkout operator at the bottom of bag under denser/firmer items.

 

And that's despite me placing the kiwifruit second-to-last on the conveyor belt after ~20 other items.

 

When life gives you crushed kiwifruit, make smoothies...

 

 

or the ones who put your soaps and washing powders next to the butter, meat etc. 

 

 

Most butters in NZ already taste like Soap before that happens, you'd be lucky to taste the difference. :) 

 

 


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  #2285003 28-Jul-2019 21:52
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vexxxboy:

 

paulchinnz:

 

Kiwifruit packed by supermarket checkout operator at the bottom of bag under denser/firmer items.

 

And that's despite me placing the kiwifruit second-to-last on the conveyor belt after ~20 other items.

 

When life gives you crushed kiwifruit, make smoothies...

 

 

or the ones who put your soaps and washing powders next to the butter, meat etc. 

 

 

Most butters in NZ already taste like Soap before that happens, you'd be lucky to taste the difference. :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

True but easily avoided by never buying butter wrapped in paper.






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  #2285007 28-Jul-2019 21:54
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The fact that replacing my Kindle Oasis with the newest version (due to slowly worsening battery performance) would cost me a painful NZ$850 or so!






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  #2285012 28-Jul-2019 22:43
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Geektastic:

 

The fact that replacing my Kindle Oasis with the newest version (due to slowly worsening battery performance) would cost me a painful NZ$850 or so!

 

 

How?! They were on sale Prime day but they are $250USD at the usual price.

 

 


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  #2285100 29-Jul-2019 11:28
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Geektastic:

The fact that replacing my Kindle Oasis with the newest version (due to slowly worsening battery performance) would cost me a painful NZ$850 or so!



You could look into replacing the battery.
A quick google finds them $40 or so.

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