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  #2436787 12-Mar-2020 13:12
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“Shoewear” has no etymological basis. There is no excuse for thinking that it does.





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  #2436820 12-Mar-2020 13:57
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Rikkitic:

The writer's brain mixed shoe with footwear, which is an acceptable term. This happens. You are being unduly critical.


 



It’s an official corporate communication. It isn’t possible to be unduly critical. There should never be grammar, spelling or similar errors in corporate communications. Every piece should be checked and rechecked before release. It’s basic attention to detail and is absolutely 100% part of the day job for anyone doing corporate communications.





 
 
 
 


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  #2436929 12-Mar-2020 15:03
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Chuggers. 

 

I don't want to shake your hand. 

 

 

 

I work here, I see you with a different coloured shirt on representing a different charity every damn day! 

 

 

 

I know most of the money goes to the firm you work for and you're on commission. 

 

Leave me alone! 

 

 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5823469/Millions-pounds-given-charities-used-pay-street-fundraising-firms.html

 

"Charities often contract out the work to third-party companies that employ ‘chuggers’ – charity muggers.

 

Their job is to approach passers-by and ask them to sign up for direct debits.

 

The fundraising firms are paid up-front fees of as much as £1.3million for targeting donors in the hope they will sign for up to five years."

 

 





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  #2436956 12-Mar-2020 15:26
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I am almost always happy to make a one-off donation and almost never happy to commit to a monthly payment. I notice that pretty much every charity seeking person now wants a subscription and if you decline the only option is to make a donation via the website, which invariably I forget to do.

 

I understand why they don't want people handling cash, but they should have some good and easy way to take a one-off donation. I would have suggested a text number with 3 numbers one for a $5 and another $10 and the last $20 or something.

 

I would donate more in those instances.

 

Also, I wish people seeking donations would have a short and long version, read my impatience and find the 10 second option to explain what the charity is and how much they are after :)

 

 


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  #2436981 12-Mar-2020 15:49
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Handsomedan:

 

Chuggers. 

 

I don't want to shake your hand. 

 

 

 

I work here, I see you with a different coloured shirt on representing a different charity every damn day! 

 

 

 

I know most of the money goes to the firm you work for and you're on commission. 

 

Leave me alone! 

 

 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5823469/Millions-pounds-given-charities-used-pay-street-fundraising-firms.html

 

"Charities often contract out the work to third-party companies that employ ‘chuggers’ – charity muggers.

 

Their job is to approach passers-by and ask them to sign up for direct debits.

 

The fundraising firms are paid up-front fees of as much as £1.3million for targeting donors in the hope they will sign for up to five years."

 

 

 

 

It's difficult to ascertain who the real beneficiary is many times. The company doing the "fundraising" or the "charity" they are supposedly working work for. 

 

I had my eyes opened many years ago when I saw a guy on the a street sitting at a donation table for a handicapped/paraplegic association. I don't remember exactly who it was but he looked the part as if he was one of the people the fundraising was intended to help. He was wrapped in a blanket and he may have even been in a wheelchair though I don't remember for sure. There was certainly an effort made to make him look the part. Imagine my surprise to see him that same night up on the floor dancing in a local night club. 





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  #2437499 13-Mar-2020 12:25
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How am i supposed to buy a usb-c gen 2 cable when retailers don't even list the speed or type in the technical specifications? 

 

The most important technical detail is the speed....doh!

 

 

 

 


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  #2437515 13-Mar-2020 12:39
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My bank unilaterally cancelling my company Visa Debit card due to Paypal-related fraudulent charging attempts, 4 working days before I leave on a business trip for 3 weeks in which I will be using that card many times a day - and then failing to deliver the replacement in time for my departure...






 
 
 
 


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  #2437517 13-Mar-2020 12:42
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surfisup1000:

 

How am i supposed to buy a usb-c gen 2 cable when retailers don't even list the speed or type in the technical specifications? 

 

The most important technical detail is the speed....doh!

 

Reminds me of when I needed a ... T8? screwdriver. Couldn't find any, until I realised that the magic search terms were 'Nintendo DS screwdriver'. I wasn't working on a DS, but the sellers weren't bothering to list what the screwdriver actually was, just a machine that you could open with it.


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  #2437519 13-Mar-2020 12:45
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Geektastic:

 

My bank unilaterally cancelling my company Visa Debit card due to Paypal-related fraudulent charging attempts, 4 working days before I leave on a business trip for 3 weeks in which I will be using that card many times a day - and then failing to deliver the replacement in time for my departure...

 

 

Ugh, that's so frustrating!

 

 


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  #2437530 13-Mar-2020 13:12
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surfisup1000:

 

How am i supposed to buy a usb-c gen 2 cable when retailers don't even list the speed or type in the technical specifications? 

 

The most important technical detail is the speed....doh!

 

 

The ones at kmart have 10 gig all over them. Not used for that since I have nothing that will do 10 gig speeds but they are listed at least.

 

 





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  #2437576 13-Mar-2020 15:38
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richms:

 

surfisup1000:

 

How am i supposed to buy a usb-c gen 2 cable when retailers don't even list the speed or type in the technical specifications? 

 

The most important technical detail is the speed....doh!

 

 

The ones at kmart have 10 gig all over them. Not used for that since I have nothing that will do 10 gig speeds but they are listed at least.

 

 

 

 

Ha, really? I bet they are 480mbps, and 99.9% of kmart shoppers would not know the difference. 

 

Found this one on noel leeming...  ALOGIC Super Ultra USB-C to USB-A Cable

 

 

 

"Super" AND "ultra", must be awesome. But, in the fine print..."480Mbps data transfer" 

 

 

 

What the hell? This is 20 times slower than the fastest usb-c standard. Nothing super or ultra about it. 

 

 

 

 


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  #2437598 13-Mar-2020 16:47
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surfisup1000:

 

How am i supposed to buy a usb-c gen 2 cable when retailers don't even list the speed or type in the technical specifications? 

 

The most important technical detail is the speed....doh!

 

 

Also HDMI cables. Even Jaycar, who are slightly techy, don’t have specs on most of their cable packaging.





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  #2437606 13-Mar-2020 17:07
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richms:

 

surfisup1000:

 

How am i supposed to buy a usb-c gen 2 cable when retailers don't even list the speed or type in the technical specifications? 

 

The most important technical detail is the speed....doh!

 

 

The ones at kmart have 10 gig all over them. Not used for that since I have nothing that will do 10 gig speeds but they are listed at least.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought USB 3.1 Gen 2 was capable of 10Gbps transfer speeds? and Gen 1 or 3.0 5Gbps?


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  #2437635 13-Mar-2020 17:41
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  #2437663 13-Mar-2020 18:46
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You have to put limits on those tenants. 

 

 





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