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  #2919443 27-May-2022 14:24
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I now many anyone wanting to talk on the phone that isnt in my contacts email me to arrange it first. Has massively cut down on the BS I dont need to know about. My trademe phone is now getting spam calls that know me by name so someone has shared it out.





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  #2919444 27-May-2022 14:28
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I rarely answer the phone if is not a known number in my contacts list. If it's real they will leave a message and I'll call back. If its not they won't and I haven't wasted my time telling them go away.


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  #2919452 27-May-2022 14:43
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All my calls go to voicemail unless I m expecting someone.

 

 





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  #2919535 27-May-2022 17:09
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I don't have voicemail. Everyone has a device that can send me a SMS if they only have my phone number and that means I get to read it when I next look at the phone. Most people get hold of me on things with screening like facebook messenger or skype, which do not bother me if its a random person.

 

I have had a missed call on my phone today from 099255508 which google results say are vodafones spam center so no loss not answering them.





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  #2919539 27-May-2022 17:43
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Geektastic: Got this marketing email from a very large company this morning:

“MISSING STRING for email_template and None”

 

 

For those who were wondering, this text be rendered into German as follows:

 

 

Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer?

 

 

Luckily they forgot to include the punchline.

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  #2919543 27-May-2022 19:02
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Four “GOOGLE Netmarble Corp” transactions” of $169.99 on my credit card. I actually rang the boys school to check on my son thinking he might have somehow got my credit card on his chromebook and purchased some games but nope

Can only assume it was picked up through some hacked website or maybe a random cc generator or similar.

Despite being “pending” the bank was unable to block them rather they have to wait for the charges to complete before they can bounce them back. Being treated as fraudulent charges and am now getting a new CC.




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  #2919544 27-May-2022 19:07
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MadEngineer: Despite being “pending” the bank was unable to block them rather they have to wait for the charges to complete before they can bounce them back. Being treated as fraudulent charges and am now getting a new CC.

 

 

Yeah, I've had that too. Anyone who works at a bank able to explain this? I had several pending fraudulent charges on my card that I immediately notified the bank about and they told me they'd have to wait until they'd actually gone through and then reverse each one, rather than blocking it before it happened. To their credit they sorted it out and refunded every cent include exchange fees and whatnot, but it still seems like an inefficient way to do things.

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  #2920068 29-May-2022 16:00
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https://www.wowhead.com/forums/topic/vanirs-weapons-for-a-fury-warrior-39410

 

Why even keep this sort of page around?!

 

Edit: Actually, bonus points for how fundamentally broken this is. If someone cancels their account, it doesn't mean that they never existed. Imagine if you destroyed every author's books when they died...


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  #2920079 29-May-2022 17:05
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Behodar:Imagine if you destroyed every author's books when they died...

 

 

Or destroyed their books because you disagree with their point of view.

 

Or pulled down their statue by applying the “cause of the day” to someone who lived centuries ago.

 

Or tried to get someone fired because you disagree with them.





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  #2920081 29-May-2022 17:23
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After posting that, I was going to edit it to "when they decided to stop publishing" as it would be a better analogy. You replied before I could, although I suspect it wouldn't have changed your response much.


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  #2920178 29-May-2022 21:46
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Dingbatt:

 

Behodar:Imagine if you destroyed every author's books when they died...

 

 

Or destroyed their books because you disagree with their point of view.

 

Or pulled down their statue by applying the “cause of the day” to someone who lived centuries ago.

 

Or tried to get someone fired because you disagree with them.

 

 

All the while preaching tolerance etc.





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  #2920264 30-May-2022 07:19
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That TradeMe still allows Sellers to sell Illegal (Possibly Electrically Unsafe) items!

 

No NZ Plug - Adapter Supplied which is Illegal!

 

No Certification Markings of Any Type!

 

No Max Lamp Wattage Warning!

 

Is it rated for 240V?

 

Not cheap....expecting a premium product! 

 

 

From: https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/electricity/appliances-and-fittings/core-requirements/

 

  • any electrical and electronic product intended to be used in domestic and similar situations, cannot be sold unless the product is rated and marked for use at the standard New Zealand mains supply 230 V (or 400 V multi-phase) 50 Hz.
  • domestic and similar products fitted with a supply lead and plug for supply connection cannot be sold unless fitted with an appropriate plug for New Zealand.

No response from the Seller received!


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  #2920293 30-May-2022 09:14
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msukiwi:

 

That TradeMe still allows Sellers to sell Illegal (Possibly Electrically Unsafe) items!

 

 

https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/notifications/notifying-us-of-an-unsafe-product/

 

 





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  #2920304 30-May-2022 10:04
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msukiwi:

Is it rated for 240V?!



Given the US plug on it I'd say "probably not". Ouch!

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