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  #1735770 13-Mar-2017 14:16
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DarthKermit:

 

Yesterday, one of those robot checkout machines at the supermarket. It wouldn't accept one of the 20 cent coins we were trying to feed it. Grrr.

 

 

Ah yeah. Had to Google what a 20 cent piece was :-) 


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  #1735771 13-Mar-2017 14:16
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Escalator Door Close buttons that dont work.

 

 

Escalators have no doors.





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  #1735773 13-Mar-2017 14:21
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The epic fail of "eco-mode" ...

 

Dishwasher: Eco mode doesn't clean dishes properly requiring the wash to be repeated (water, eletricity and another tablet).  Doesn't dry properly either so a tea towel must be used, washed and dried.

 

Water saving toilet cisterns: Can't cope after ribs and beer. Even pressing both button, three or four flushes are required where one high capacity old school flush one would have done the job.  The cistern also refills at glacial speed.

 

Water saving showers: the time required to rinse off soap, shampoo etc is measured in weeks.  A certain amount of dirt/sweat/soap etc requires a certain amount of water to remove it.  There is no getting around that.  Ditto when rinsing the shower down after cleaning it.

 

 





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  #1735781 13-Mar-2017 14:26
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Rikkitic:

 

I have a question about this. Does the tolerance policy mean the speed limit effectively changes, or does it mean at the officer's discretion? I'm not sure the police have the authority to change the official speed limit so it seems to me what they are saying is that we won't bother in most cases, but that isn't a guarantee. You still shouldn't speed.

 

 

 

 

No the speed limit does not change.

 

The arguments have been done to death, really. 

 

Either you believe in allowing a tolerance, or not . 

 

Personally, I think having a 5kph tolerance is safer, otherwise your eyes are more on the speedo than the road. And, the cops should either say there is a tolerance, or not. And let people drive accordingly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1735805 13-Mar-2017 15:10
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Rikkitic:

 

I have a question about this. Does the tolerance policy mean the speed limit effectively changes, or does it mean at the officer's discretion? I'm not sure the police have the authority to change the official speed limit so it seems to me what they are saying is that we won't bother in most cases, but that isn't a guarantee. You still shouldn't speed.

 

 

 

 

The tolerance is there to cater for speedos that may not be calibrated correctly, and from a past therad here, thats common. maybe also to keep eyes on the road and not on the speedo?  I sped, 10%, my fault. 1k less, no ticket. Easy money really, how many here never exceed 55k?


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  #1736193 14-Mar-2017 09:53
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richms:

 

SepticSceptic:

 

Escalator Door Close buttons that dont work.

 

 

Escalators have no doors.

 

 

When I think Elevators, I write escalators ..

 

 


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  #1736288 14-Mar-2017 12:09
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surfisup1000:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I have a question about this. Does the tolerance policy mean the speed limit effectively changes, or does it mean at the officer's discretion? I'm not sure the police have the authority to change the official speed limit so it seems to me what they are saying is that we won't bother in most cases, but that isn't a guarantee. You still shouldn't speed.

 

 

 

 

No the speed limit does not change.

 

The arguments have been done to death, really. 

 

Either you believe in allowing a tolerance, or not . 

 

Personally, I think having a 5kph tolerance is safer, otherwise your eyes are more on the speedo than the road. And, the cops should either say there is a tolerance, or not. And let people drive accordingly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I disagree. You should, as a competent driver, always be aware of your speed. That does not require staring at the speedo - the information is quickly and easily gained in a passing glance, combined with your own experience and judgement. Speeding fines are voluntary payments.






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  #1736321 14-Mar-2017 13:27
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Compulsory disclaimer pop-ups at start up on electronic devices.  For example my Fishfinder-GPS (Lowrance) and our Mazda 3.  At least the car can be driven without accepting the disclaimer.  If the enter button on the GPS was broken I wouldn't even be able to read co-ordinates in an emergency.

 

Pointless PITA in NZ.

 

 





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  #1736327 14-Mar-2017 13:43
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I agree. By all means, pop it up once, but there's no need to show it every single time.

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  #1736365 14-Mar-2017 14:44
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Geektastic:

 

  

 

I disagree. You should, as a competent driver, always be aware of your speed. That does not require staring at the speedo - the information is quickly and easily gained in a passing glance, combined with your own experience and judgement. Speeding fines are voluntary payments.

 

 

Hard to tell what you disagree with, as I made several points. 

 

However, I disagree with your single point. It is impossible to stick to the exact speed limit. Road contour, speedo errors/jitter, wind conditions etc can all contribute to a slight variation in speed. 

 

Even the most competent driver in the world could not drive the limit. 

 

If police do not want drivers to exceed 50kph in a 50 at all, it would be preferable to reduce the speedlimit to 45kph with a 5kph tolerance. Many of our open roads are completely unsuited to a 100kph speed too. In those cases i'd support 0 tolerance, or, even better a reduction in the actual limit. 

 

 


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  #1736401 14-Mar-2017 16:25
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iPhone apps that don't remember your login when you restore from backup.


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  #1736432 14-Mar-2017 17:46
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Drinking glasses that dont stack properly, so they jam together and inevitably one breaks when forcing them apart.





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  #1736440 14-Mar-2017 18:02
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During the day - cicadas

 

At night - crickets

 

There is a cricket in my wardrobe that I cannot find, but he chirps all night long.

 

 





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  #1736549 14-Mar-2017 22:11
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richms:

 

Drinking glasses that dont stack properly, so they jam together and inevitably one breaks when forcing them apart.

 



If you stack them warm / hot, they contract as they cool. So does any gas trapped in the vessel below by the one above. 

It's most likely it isn't the glasses that aren't stacking properly so much as the person stacking the glasses isn't doing it properly by failing to allow them to cool down. :)  





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