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  #2921035 31-May-2022 17:09
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An interesting article on the E26, E27 sockets. I'd be surprised if anyone knew what they were using.

 

Another story about sockets. We replaced our caravan a year or so back and when plugging in a cigarette lighter type plug for 12 volts to charge a phone or what ever, it would blow the 12 volt fuse. Odd. It appeared, when I dug deeper, that the stupid Brits had taken a bit of metal from the centre pin up the side of the socket so it shorted to the side pins. Why? Absolutely no ideas why any designer would do something as stupid as that.

 

I replaced all 12 volt sockets with NZ available ones.


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  #2921112 31-May-2022 20:04
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Ge0rge:
Dingbatt:

 

 

 

Where I can see it being annoying is reversing into an angle park, so you are facing towards traffic. I have experienced this on multiple occasions in country towns, where it blocks traffic on both sides of the road simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

 



I'm sure I read that this is an offence, but can't find it right now.

 

 

 

6.13 Parking at angle
(1) If the road controlling authority has indicated that vehicles may be parked only at an angle to the direction of the road-way, a driver must not stand or park a vehicle (other than a cycle) otherwise than in accordance with the direction indicated.

 

 

 

Similarly, a lot of people don't realise that turning into angled parks from the opposite side of the road is actually considered a U-turn.  Something to consider if you're on a no U-turn street





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  #2921403 1-Jun-2022 13:27
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Lately Word has been frustrating when you try to turn a block of text into a bullet point indented list.

Highlight one row, press the bullet list button and suddenly the whole document jumps forward.  Stupid.

Not to mention how it randomly changes font half way down for no reason at all.




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  #2921442 1-Jun-2022 14:58
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Jaxson:

 

Lately Word has been frustrating when you try to turn a block of text into a bullet point indented list.

Highlight one row, press the bullet list button and suddenly the whole document jumps forward.  Stupid.

Not to mention how it randomly changes font half way down for no reason at all.

 

 

Welcome to Clippyland!

 

 





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  #2921446 1-Jun-2022 15:14
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Clippy was cool


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  #2921451 1-Jun-2022 15:18
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MikeB4:

 

Clippy was cool

 

 

I actually liked some of the alternatives to clippy like: 

 

The Genius (a little cartoon Albert Einstein) & I think there was a puppy as well. 





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Handsome Dan does not currently have a side hustle as the mascot for Yale 

 

 

 

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  #2921550 1-Jun-2022 19:25
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JB NZ and JB AU are both having 20% off 4K movies (and bluray etc) starting today (the 1st). The Batman is released on the 1st in AU and is hence already 20% off. In NZ The Batman is released on the 2nd, and hence is 0% off.





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  #2921688 2-Jun-2022 08:57
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Food wasting.





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  #2921705 2-Jun-2022 09:14
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rb99:

 

JB NZ and JB AU are both having 20% off 4K movies (and bluray etc) starting today (the 1st). The Batman is released on the 1st in AU and is hence already 20% off. In NZ The Batman is released on the 2nd, and hence is 0% off.

 

 

These prices look like 20% off (from https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/?q=batman&)

 

 

 


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  #2921763 2-Jun-2022 12:30
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RollyShed:

 

msukiwi: Is it rated for 240V?!

 

frankv: Given the US plug on it I'd say "probably not". Ouch! Maybe, maybe not. It's pretty common for devices to be designed to handle any voltage between 100 and 250.

 

If referring to that anglepoise lamp, they are very common, there is one on the bench behind me, 30? 40? years old. Yes, it has an NZ plug on it. They should have the metalwork earthed but never did. As far as voltage goes, you put a 230 volt bulb in it - (if you have anything between the ears) and it is hard to buy 110 volt bulbs in this country anyway.

 

As for the comment "pretty common for devices to be designed to handle any voltage between 100 and 250", we're talking light bulbs if relating to the picture of the lamp and the right bulb has to be fitted.

 

History - "Anglepoise is an iconic British brand specialising in balanced arm lamps since 1932."

 

 

Sorry, I was talking about devices in general (e.g. kitchen appliances, home electronics), not this specific lamp. I should also have added a "recently manufactured" condition.

 

It's very common nowadays that the only difference between an "American" device and and an "Aus/NZ" device is the plug on the end.

 

 


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  #2921868 2-Jun-2022 15:40
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Inconsistencies across Microsoft products.  Likes of:

'Check for updates' under System Updates

'Get updates' under Microsoft Store


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  #2921871 2-Jun-2022 15:50
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trig42:

 

rb99:

 

JB NZ and JB AU are both having 20% off 4K movies (and bluray etc) starting today (the 1st). The Batman is released on the 1st in AU and is hence already 20% off. In NZ The Batman is released on the 2nd, and hence is 0% off.

 

 

These prices look like 20% off (from https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/?q=batman&)

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, I've just discovered that. And also the JB AU price has gone back to normal...





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  #2922057 2-Jun-2022 22:21
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Journalist interviewers who keep interrupting the experts they are questioning. If you ask a question, have the f-ing courtesy to let the person reply. I am sick and tired of flash bang reporters cutting off people who are trying to explain something they can't understand anyway. 





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Rikkitic:

 

Journalist interviewers who keep interrupting the experts they are questioning. If you ask a question, have the f-ing courtesy to let the person reply. I am sick and tired of flash bang reporters cutting off people who are trying to explain something they can't understand anyway. 

 



 

... and if you refuse an interview, they are not afraid to invent a story and the subsequent slat is hard to get rid of by rational means. The complaints to the Press Council are increasing more and more.





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  #2922067 3-Jun-2022 06:25
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Putting on a Breathe99 B2 mask, which has a full silicone gasket that creates an airtight seal around your face, at the start of a 12-hour flight.

 

 

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