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  #2917534 23-May-2022 11:08
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Handsomedan:

 

Annoys me that I don't know the difference between these types of screws and would likely buy an incorrect screw for a job, if I were doing one that required screws. 

 

 

All the retail ones are labeled with silly names to help people. Like why would you need outdoor rated "particle board" screws? But they sell them.

 

I'm usually buying "sheet metal" screws and am not using anything to do with sheet metal.





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  #2917541 23-May-2022 11:27
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richms: All the retail ones are labeled with silly names to help people.

 

Reminds me of the time I couldn't find a tri-wing screwdriver, until I learned to search for "Nintendo DS screwdriver". I was not trying to do anything with a DS, but they didn't bother to actually list the name of the screwdriver.

 

(May not have been tri-wing; this was several years ago).


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  #2917544 23-May-2022 11:49
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Handsomedan:

 

DonH:

 

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They'd be out of luck at Bunnings, who recently replaced almost all of their Philips head screw range with Robertson head screws.

 

 

Annoys me that I don't know the difference between these types of screws and would likely buy an incorrect screw for a job, if I were doing one that required screws. 

 

 

This one is easy to identify

 





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  #2917630 23-May-2022 13:40
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I tried to print a recipe from a site that's designed to have recipes. The recipes themselves sit in an iframe or similar, and when printing it chops off the bottom of the recipe. There is no print stylesheet, and it seems that the site developers didn't even consider that someone would want to, you know, print the recipes and take them into the kitchen.

 

I contacted them and said something like "can you please ask your webmaster to ensure that the recipes are printable?" and got back "I can send you a printable PDF version of any recipe you're interested in". I have no idea whether the request made it to the webmaster, but I'm guessing that it didn't. Nothing has changed after a fortnight.


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  #2917801 24-May-2022 09:05
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Trying to join the Comskip forum. It takes the usual email etc info and asks a question for you to answer to show you're not a robot. No matter what I type there, it says I haven't filled it in.





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  #2917815 24-May-2022 10:13
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@rb99:

 

Trying to join the Comskip forum. It takes the usual email etc info and asks a question for you to answer to show you're not a robot. No matter what I type there, it says I haven't filled it in.

 

 

I feel for you.





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  #2917817 24-May-2022 10:20
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When I need to put in a 'hard' carriage return in a block of text in Microsoft products.

 

  • In Access 2010 (yes, I still need to use this) it's Ctrl-Enter
  • In an Excel cell it's Alt-Enter
  • In Teams chat it's Shift-Enter
  • In Word it's Enter




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  #2917887 24-May-2022 12:25
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Companies who try and hide from their CGA obligations. The agents are clearly scripted to try and push you away from making a claim. Called an appliance manufacturer about an oven that keeps randomly just power cycling. Very intermittent, doesn't affect any other thing attached to the same power circuit or socket. After I insisted that a $3000 oven should last more than 6.5 years, agent decides I am a difficult customer and wants to transfer me. New guy says they can help by offering us discounted service and parts or a discount on a new oven if it's not a end user problem. I suggest I'd prefer they fix the existing one which otherwise works fine. Big sigh from them down the end of the phone. 

 

Had to agree to a call out fee for assessment but at least they are promptly attending. Tomorrow. 


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  #2917960 24-May-2022 13:24
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I may have said this before, but why is it so hard for companies to run a spell check before publishing things? This is a 9-page document, predominantly text. "Sweetner" is not a word. "Alot" is not a word. "Otherwisewe" is not a word. "Plentyfull" is not a word!


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  #2917962 24-May-2022 13:33
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I don't disagree with your sentiment but I'm curious on how you proved this:

 

networkn:

 

.... Very intermittent, doesn't affect any other thing attached to the same power circuit or socket. ...

 

 

aren't ovens usually hardwired on a dedicated circuitbreaker?





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  #2917964 24-May-2022 13:34
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Covid reporting with a whole lot of words that would have been better as a table or basic map type thing.

 





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Vodafone emails me with a ticket closure notice with zero detail. I reply back asking for more detail which results in another ticket being (automatically) opened 🤦




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  #2918119 24-May-2022 19:02
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networkn:

Had to agree to a call out fee for assessment but at least they are promptly attending.

 

 

You've got to see it from their point of view too though, while I agree that it's annoying to have to work your way through to someone who can understand the problem, they're probably dealing with endless calls from people where the real problem is that they've had a mate who knows a bit about electricity wire it up for them and is now blaming the appliance, or the homeowner has wired an EV charger into the same circuit because it's the highest-rated one in the house, or who knows what else has happened.

 

 

So part of the trick is figuring out how to phrase the problem report in such a way that they understand it's not the usual user error, e.g. by throwing in various trade terms when describing what you've done to diagnose the fault. Some years ago for example I had a support-call conversation change completely when I (a) realised I was now talking to an engineer rather than a customer support person and (b) mentioned using a spectrum analyser, it actually got technically useful at that point.

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  #2918123 24-May-2022 19:18
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The neverending churn of Tim-Tam flavours. Every year when I go overseas I take a bunch of Tim-Tams with me for the people I work with, and every year there's a different random selection of types and flavours available and I have to start again from scratch in trying to guess what people would like.

 

 

For ---'s sake Arnott's, you must have sales stats by now telling you what people like, just stick with it instead of randomly changing everything as soon as people have found the ones they prefer. You're as bad as Google.

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neb: The neverending churn of Tim-Tam flavours. Every year when I go overseas I take a bunch of Tim-Tams with me for the people I work with, and every year there's a different random selection of types and flavours available and I have to start again from scratch in trying to guess what people would like.

For ---'s sake Arnott's, you must have sales stats by now telling you what people like, just stick with it instead of randomly changing everything as soon as people have found the ones they prefer. You're as bad as Google.

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