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  Reply # 1649258 11-Oct-2016 15:00
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You just need to dress elaborately in robes and feathers and explain when you get there that it is your native ethnic costume. That places you above any possible comment or criticism.

 

 





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  Reply # 1649268 11-Oct-2016 15:19
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Rikkitic:

 

You just need to dress elaborately in robes and feathers ....

 

 

 

 

And a short skirt and bright red lipstick. lol

 

 


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  Reply # 1649299 11-Oct-2016 16:14
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freitasm:

 

gzt:
freitasm: And a fire drill.

The remainder of your horoscope for today:
- coffee beans run out of the machine
- as you are leaving the bathroom previous person did not dry hands and left a wet door handle (ugh)

 

The number of people I see leaving the bathroom without washing their hands...

 

 

And you are not quite sure what the wetness is ... Urk ...





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  Reply # 1649339 11-Oct-2016 16:54
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Behodar:

 

Behodar: To be fair, I did immediately submit a support ticket, but the whole system seems a bit "off" to me.

 

My new annoyance is companies that don't respond to support tickets. It's been a week!

 

 

Here we are, a whopping 13 days later, and I finally have a response. It is a copy/paste of the FAQ and it's clear that they've made no attempt to actually read the question.


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  Reply # 1649347 11-Oct-2016 17:06
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Fred99:

 

I've been told that dress is "smart casual". This just doesn't add up, from previous experience with the particular culture where I'm heading, they have only two forms of attire - extremely smart and snappy, or very formal. 

 

 

One of the problems is that NZ men in general don't look smart when casual. We are not good at "Smart Casual" as much of the world considers it. You need to assume that you need "extremely smart and snappy". 

 

Rather than shop when you get there, you may be better of going shopping with "Her Indoors" (your terms) to get a basic amount of appropriate gear to take so that you don't need to shop while jetlagged. If your destination has local shops with a web presence, you can get a few screen clippings of appropriate things to buy in addition to the gear you take with you. There is a good change you'll think "this looks too flashy" when you try things on.





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  Reply # 1649508 11-Oct-2016 22:26
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Middle aged adults who think those silly scooter things are appropriate commuter transport...!






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  Reply # 1649517 11-Oct-2016 23:00
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Shadowfoot:

 

 

 

One of the problems is that NZ men in general don't look smart when casual. We are not good at "Smart Casual" as much of the world considers it. You need to assume that you need "extremely smart and snappy". 

 

Rather than shop when you get there, you may be better of going shopping with "Her Indoors" (your terms) to get a basic amount of appropriate gear to take so that you don't need to shop while jetlagged. If your destination has local shops with a web presence, you can get a few screen clippings of appropriate things to buy in addition to the gear you take with you. There is a good change you'll think "this looks too flashy" when you try things on.

 

 

Thanks - I came up with this on the web, which I think could work, if I cut back on the steak and cheese pies over the next couple of weeks:

 

 

Not so sure about the shopping with her indoors though, in years of very happy marriage, that's been the one point of real difficulty. It's a thoroughly unappealing horrid concept.


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  Reply # 1649599 12-Oct-2016 09:24
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Behodar:

 

Behodar:

 

Behodar: To be fair, I did immediately submit a support ticket, but the whole system seems a bit "off" to me.

 

My new annoyance is companies that don't respond to support tickets. It's been a week!

 

 

Here we are, a whopping 13 days later, and I finally have a response. It is a copy/paste of the FAQ and it's clear that they've made no attempt to actually read the question.

 

 

Ha ha, i've had this.... answers received a long time after submitting a question. 

 

It simply a case of poor business skills. 


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  Reply # 1649601 12-Oct-2016 09:30
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People with poor business skills should not be operating businesses. There is too much of that kind of thing.

 

 





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  Reply # 1649629 12-Oct-2016 10:11
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Fred99:

 

Shadowfoot:

 

 

 

One of the problems is that NZ men in general don't look smart when casual. We are not good at "Smart Casual" as much of the world considers it. You need to assume that you need "extremely smart and snappy". 

 

Rather than shop when you get there, you may be better of going shopping with "Her Indoors" (your terms) to get a basic amount of appropriate gear to take so that you don't need to shop while jetlagged. If your destination has local shops with a web presence, you can get a few screen clippings of appropriate things to buy in addition to the gear you take with you. There is a good change you'll think "this looks too flashy" when you try things on.

 

 

Thanks - I came up with this on the web, which I think could work, if I cut back on the steak and cheese pies over the next couple of weeks:

 

 

Not so sure about the shopping with her indoors though, in years of very happy marriage, that's been the one point of real difficulty. It's a thoroughly unappealing horrid concept.

 

 

 

 

Ugh! Shiny suits speak of used car salesmen and estate agents. Avoid! Sartorial suicide.






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  Reply # 1649873 12-Oct-2016 17:07
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Fred99:

 

Behodar:

 

Behodar:

 

McDonald's is running Monopoly again this year, but the instant prizes are now "chance" cards that require an app.

 

I've finally got around to installing said app (103 megs and full of videos) and have scanned one of my cards. It told me that I'd won a prize and that I had to register to see what it is. I registered, and the prize card has now magically turned into a regular property card. Is this sort of thing even legal?

 

 

 

 

That sounds so sufficiently dodgy that it has to be a mistake - I doubt Macca's would have done it deliberately.  In their business, reputation is everything.

 

 

Over the past few weeks I've accumulated a small pile of Chance cards and have done some investigation. Scanning a ticket tells you that "1 in 5 wins instantly", but when you are not logged into an account it will report every ticket as a prize winner. I tested with five tickets in a row and all of them came up as prizes when I wasn't logged into my account.

 

Edit: As luck would have it, I've finally received a response to my support request. They've confirmed that every card comes up as winning, as they treat the regular property cards as "prizes". To quote the email, "Trafalgar Square is your prize".

 

So, yes, it's dodgy, and it's deliberately dodgy.


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Neighbours put their overflow rubbish into our wheelie bins. I had a greenwaste(lawn, trim hedeges) wheelie bin(not from the council, I pay on my own) that I put on the kerb once a month. Because lives in a long drive ways and few neigbours and the rubbish/recycle(council ones) colllection days is the same with the greenwaste every month.

 

Now been warn by the greenwaste company that I put rubbish into the greenwaste bin. Not sure which neighbours done it, seriously do they don't know what's greenwaste bin for? :[


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  Reply # 1649968 12-Oct-2016 21:30
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When software is ported from one platform to another without any attempt at "fitting in". Yesterday it was a port from Linux to OS X that required me to install X11 and then resulted in an app with a Linux-like UI, no drag and drop support, its own menu bar instead of using the one at the top of the screen, etc.

 

Even worse is when it's a niche platform. Today I downloaded a game that's been ported from Linux to RISC OS and they haven't even bothered to give it an icon. When it's such a tiny platform, it's really important to not "scare off" potential users with an unwieldy UI (or, in this case, none whatsoever).

 

Edit: I should also point out that the documentation included with the game doesn't give any clue on how to obtain the source code, so I can't even fix it up and contribute it back.


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pinkydot:

 

Neighbours put their overflow rubbish into our wheelie bins. I had a greenwaste(lawn, trim hedeges) wheelie bin(not from the council, I pay on my own) that I put on the kerb once a month. Because lives in a long drive ways and few neigbours and the rubbish/recycle(council ones) colllection days is the same with the greenwaste every month.

 

Now been warn by the greenwaste company that I put rubbish into the greenwaste bin. Not sure which neighbours done it, seriously do they don't know what's greenwaste bin for? :[

 

 

 

 

Neighbours. 






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