Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 171 | 172 | 173 | 174 | 175 | 176 | 177 | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | ... | 365
411 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 70

Subscriber

  Reply # 1756339 4-Apr-2017 14:11
Send private message quote this post

How about an unhelpful help desk which begins with a recording saying "we would like to send you a survey after this call". When they eventually answer you tell them that you would love to fill in the survey but it never turns up.

 

(I got sent a survey after I switched to another provider though)





Rob

1354 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 575


  Reply # 1756341 4-Apr-2017 14:14
Send private message quote this post

old3eyes:

 

Geektastic:

 

Road junctions with traffic lights where there are, say, 3 lanes, all of which head in different directions after the junction. However, there is no overhead signage indicating this, you are in a traffic queue and the traffic in front of you is sat on top of the white arrows telling you which lane you should be in.....because the designers assumed only people who actually live wherever you are and know which lane to be in already will ever use the roads...

 

 

Whangarei used to have good overhead signs for this but last time I was there they had mostly been removed..  

 

 

Probably removed by the windscreen washers so that confused people will sit for longer at the intersections.

 

Those windscreen smudgers are quite the scourge up there in Whangarei aren't they. Stopped in to fill up at a BP there, only one of the 5 buckets (the one closest to the checkout shed) had a squeegee in to de-bug my windscreen. When I stopped at the lights 200m up the road, there's 4 guys there washing windscreens with lovely green squeegees...


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
5572 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1624

Trusted

  Reply # 1756359 4-Apr-2017 15:01
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Pumpedd:

 

Lotto for increasing their prices.....

 

 

 

 

But it helps the community...... 

 

Justifying gambling since ages ago #lotto





Steam: Coil (Same photos as profile here)
Origin: Scranax
Currently playing on PC: Rust, Subnautica, CS:GO, AOE2 HD, BeamNG Drive, BF1.


5572 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1624

Trusted

  Reply # 1756361 4-Apr-2017 15:05
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

BlueShift:

 

old3eyes:

 

Geektastic:

 

Road junctions with traffic lights where there are, say, 3 lanes, all of which head in different directions after the junction. However, there is no overhead signage indicating this, you are in a traffic queue and the traffic in front of you is sat on top of the white arrows telling you which lane you should be in.....because the designers assumed only people who actually live wherever you are and know which lane to be in already will ever use the roads...

 

 

Whangarei used to have good overhead signs for this but last time I was there they had mostly been removed..  

 

 

Probably removed by the windscreen washers so that confused people will sit for longer at the intersections.

 

Those windscreen smudgers are quite the scourge up there in Whangarei aren't they. Stopped in to fill up at a BP there, only one of the 5 buckets (the one closest to the checkout shed) had a squeegee in to de-bug my windscreen. When I stopped at the lights 200m up the road, there's 4 guys there washing windscreens with lovely green squeegees...

 

 

 

 

The windscreen washers in Whanagrei. They can f right off.
I dont want them using their unknown chemicals on my mint paint job. I dont want my fresh wax ripped straight off by the run off from that concoction they use. 

 

Every time i go through there i tell them, No, no, no. Had one just try to go for it anyway so i just turned on my wipers and water jets.. 
Maybe those tards didnt realize cars are equipped with jets that spray water on the windscreen and windscreen wipers. Even better, you can clean your screen for free at a gas station and not leaves a huge mess or streaks.

 

 

 

Edit: Maybe im a bad person but ill include it anyway, The one time i did let them do my screen i had coins sitting in my coin holder in the middle of my car like below.. Guy asked for some form of payment and saw my coins, To his disappointment i refused given he offered to do it for me and didn't disclose any fee. I really really hate these people, Gathering income from stolen goods.

 





Steam: Coil (Same photos as profile here)
Origin: Scranax
Currently playing on PC: Rust, Subnautica, CS:GO, AOE2 HD, BeamNG Drive, BF1.


6900 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3226

Subscriber

  Reply # 1756395 4-Apr-2017 15:47
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Different people have different experiences. We have had a window washer in Hastings for yonks. He looks rough but is a very pleasant, polite, hard-working guy. I am glad every time I see him. He is never pushy and is happy with whatever you give him. I live on a farm and my windscreen can get pretty bad from all the fertiliser crap they drop from the sky. That would quickly use up all the water in my reservoir. I don't know our window washer's back story. He looks like he could be (have been) a drug user. I don't know if he could get a regular job or not. But he works hard at what he does, he provides a real service, and he is there most days, rain or shine. He earns his money. At least he isn't lying on his backside at home waiting for the dole. I'm glad the authorities have left him in peace and I hope they continue to do so. There are two sides to every story.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


5572 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1624

Trusted

  Reply # 1756407 4-Apr-2017 16:01
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Different people have different experiences. We have had a window washer in Hastings for yonks. He looks rough but is a very pleasant, polite, hard-working guy. I am glad every time I see him. He is never pushy and is happy with whatever you give him. I live on a farm and my windscreen can get pretty bad from all the fertiliser crap they drop from the sky. That would quickly use up all the water in my reservoir. I don't know our window washer's back story. He looks like he could be (have been) a drug user. I don't know if he could get a regular job or not. But he works hard at what he does, he provides a real service, and he is there most days, rain or shine. He earns his money. At least he isn't lying on his backside at home waiting for the dole. I'm glad the authorities have left him in peace and I hope they continue to do so. There are two sides to every story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep that bloke is going about his day doing what he needs to do to make ends meet. Good on him.

 

How ever he isnt a child bunking school, washing windows with stolen brushes, collecting money to buy a tinnie/fid and cigs then getting smashed on alcohol. Two different sides of the same story.





Steam: Coil (Same photos as profile here)
Origin: Scranax
Currently playing on PC: Rust, Subnautica, CS:GO, AOE2 HD, BeamNG Drive, BF1.


Talk DIrtY to me
4208 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2247

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1757675 6-Apr-2017 16:11
Send private message quote this post

The Manawatu Standard's delivery practices.

 

They switched to being a morning newspaper a while back. They're now delivered by people on scooters early in the morning. Each paper is flat wrapped in clear plastic (that's a lot of wasted plastic each day) and just chucked onto the drive way of the subscriber. They don't have address labels or any other identifier on them.

 

Of course, some of them are blown by the wind around the place and we have no way of knowing where they came from.


20910 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4110

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1757721 6-Apr-2017 17:55
Send private message quote this post

DarthKermit:

 

The Manawatu Standard's delivery practices.

 

They switched to being a morning newspaper a while back. They're now delivered by people on scooters early in the morning. Each paper is flat wrapped in clear plastic (that's a lot of wasted plastic each day)

 

Not as much as the waste of paper.

 

If the plastic was not there, you would not get a usable paper making the whole thing useless. If you want them to get out and hand deliver it to the odd few people that still want dead trees then the delivery would cost a considerable amount more.





Richard rich.ms

1019 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 572
Inactive user


  Reply # 1758136 7-Apr-2017 13:50
Send private message quote this post

People that start begging for money for circumstances that, while tragic and unfortunate, are pretty much just part of life and not exceedingly rare.

 

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/andreis-legacy


349 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 147

Subscriber

  Reply # 1759441 8-Apr-2017 12:19
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Companies / Government Departments who have websites and NEVER spell or grammar check.

 

 I'm looking at you - http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/christchurch/christchurch this time!

 

"Morning an evening cloud, then fine this afternoon. Northeast winds."

 

Not the first time either!

 

 


11049 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3476

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1759464 8-Apr-2017 14:04
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

The fact that Trade Me show the number of unanswered questions to all users not just the seller.

 

I may not wish to answer questions which are posed by idiots masquerading as human beings such as will I swap X for some magic beans or whatever.

 

Why should the whole world see (and be able to form erroneous conclusions from) the fact that I have chosen to ignore someone's question?






BDFL - Memuneh
60051 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11138

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1759504 8-Apr-2017 15:53
Send private message quote this post

Browsers that open a new tab with an address/search bar in the middle of the page and as soon as you start typing it moves the whole thing to the top.





3467 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1061


  Reply # 1759539 8-Apr-2017 17:24
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Different people have different experiences. We have had a window washer in Hastings for yonks. He looks rough but is a very pleasant, polite, hard-working guy. I am glad every time I see him. He is never pushy and is happy with whatever you give him. I live on a farm and my windscreen can get pretty bad from all the fertiliser crap they drop from the sky. That would quickly use up all the water in my reservoir. I don't know our window washer's back story. He looks like he could be (have been) a drug user. I don't know if he could get a regular job or not. But he works hard at what he does, he provides a real service, and he is there most days, rain or shine. He earns his money. At least he isn't lying on his backside at home waiting for the dole. I'm glad the authorities have left him in peace and I hope they continue to do so. There are two sides to every story.

 

 

 

 

ha ha i should get the windscreen all covered in smelly poo and see if they will clean that!!

 

then i can smash them if they refuse to do the work, just as they will do to me if i do not pay. 


3467 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1061


  Reply # 1759540 8-Apr-2017 17:26
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

The fact that Trade Me show the number of unanswered questions to all users not just the seller.

 

I may not wish to answer questions which are posed by idiots masquerading as human beings such as will I swap X for some magic beans or whatever.

 

Why should the whole world see (and be able to form erroneous conclusions from) the fact that I have chosen to ignore someone's question?

 

 

 

 

The advantages outweigh the disadvantages. 


6900 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3226

Subscriber

  Reply # 1759547 8-Apr-2017 17:38
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

surfisup1000:

 

ha ha i should get the windscreen all covered in smelly poo and see if they will clean that!!

 

then i can smash them if they refuse to do the work, just as they will do to me if i do not pay. 

 

 

Don't be a dick to other people and they may be nicer to you.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


1 | ... | 171 | 172 | 173 | 174 | 175 | 176 | 177 | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | ... | 365
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Opera launches new mobile browser: Opera Touch
Posted 25-Apr-2018 20:45


TCF and Telcos Toughen Up on Scam Callers
Posted 23-Apr-2018 09:39


Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.