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.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 205 | 206 | 207 | 208 | 209 | 210 | 211 | 212 | 213 | 214 | 215 | ... | 1548
Behodar
9347 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1790744 28-May-2017 18:22
Send private message quote this post

Yabanize: In Christchurch they are now doing table service for all orders, Although I heard Create Your Taste is being dumped.

 

 

I just went to my local one and found table service now offered (at least in theory; the kiosk offered it but there was no sign of the number tags you're supposed to take).

 

I like using CYT; do you know whether that's just Christchurch or nationwide? Google didn't find anything relevant to NZ, only some articles stating that it's going away in the US.


richms
26571 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1790784 28-May-2017 19:20
Send private message quote this post

I havent had a create your taste for ages. So long waiting for it. Was really nice but the only time I ever really dine in is at food courts and they never offered it there, just at the detached ones which I drive thru.

 

 





Richard rich.ms

Geektastic
17758 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1790786 28-May-2017 19:22
Send private message quote this post

Wife wanted to stop at McDonald's last night for ice cream. Walking back from Cuba St to CBD but don't know the street name of the Maccas.

Had to point out to staff that the bins were overflowing onto the floor. Got a typically millennial yeah later response, so we left.






Geektastic
17758 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1790787 28-May-2017 19:25
Send private message quote this post

richms:

I havent had a create your taste for ages. So long waiting for it. Was really nice but the only time I ever really dine in is at food courts and they never offered it there, just at the detached ones which I drive thru.


 



I've done it 2 or 3 times. Found it overly salty, greasy and drippy every time so stopped.





Geektastic
17758 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1790792 28-May-2017 19:51
Send private message quote this post

That Trade Me's search function persists in changing words it thinks you spelt incorrectly, when they are, for example, proper names and therefore not spelt incorrectly. It won't allow you to over-ride the correction, either!






richms
26571 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1790799 28-May-2017 20:26
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

Trade Me's search function

 

 

Fixed that for you.





Richard rich.ms

Geektastic
17758 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1790879 29-May-2017 08:14
Send private message quote this post

The inflated cost of tyres in NZ. (Sorry. Couldn't resist)





cadman
1014 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1791054 29-May-2017 12:50
Send private message quote this post

cadman:

 

freitasm:

 

@Yabanize:

 

Shops that don't accept Visa.. I mean I know it cost's more, But this was a busy food court Chinese place. Lucky I had cash or I would have just walked away.

 

They don't realise it's going to make them lose business

 

 

It didn't. You still ate there.

 

 

And it was busy.

 

 

Further to this - went to a Chinese place yesterday for lunch that was recommended to me and no EFTPOS - CASH ONLY. It was busy and every bit as delicious as I had been promised. It's certainly not doing them any harm. What's more they're denying the middle men a cut on all the transactions. I like that sort of thing.


cadman
1014 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1791058 29-May-2017 12:54
Send private message quote this post

People that, just because they can instantly message you, expect to be able to change long standing plans at the very last minute to suit themselves for arbitrary reasons that have considerable effects on your plans that you've made to suit. They quickly find themselves on the "don't bother making any plans with" group in my Google contacts.


MikeAqua
7669 posts

Uber Geek


  #1791121 29-May-2017 14:32
Send private message quote this post

How small the bulb-type code is printed on some bulb packages.  It's the most handy info when replacing an obscure bulb, but its usually the smallest print on the packaging.  It's no problem when replacing a 22mm bayonet or Edison bulb the code is plain as day.  But on the packet for the weird light that goes in the range hood it's the smallest font on the box and locate somewhere obscure..

 

A cynic might think the manufacturer only cares that when a replacement is needed you buy one of their bulbs. 

 

Not whether you buy the correct bulb ...





Mike


surfisup1000
5288 posts

Uber Geek


  #1791172 29-May-2017 15:36
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic: Got a typically millennial yeah later response, so we left.

 

Young people of today are no better or worse than the youth in your day.  


afe66
3142 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1791196 29-May-2017 16:14
Send private message quote this post

MikeAqua:

How small the bulb-type code is printed on some bulb packages.  It's the most handy info when replacing an obscure bulb, but its usually the smallest print on the packaging.  It's no problem when replacing a 22mm bayonet or Edison bulb the code is plain as day.  But on the packet for the weird light that goes in the range hood it's the smallest font on the box and locate somewhere obscure..


A cynic might think the manufacturer only cares that when a replacement is needed you buy one of their bulbs. 


Not whether you buy the correct bulb ...



By the time the bulb blows, the ink labelling the type of bulb will be loose and come off on your hand when removing it from socket leaving you with no fxxxxx idea which sub type it is and guaranteeing multiple trips to mitre 10 or purchases of multiple seemingly near identical bulbs....

MikeAqua
7669 posts

Uber Geek


  #1791234 29-May-2017 16:50
Send private message quote this post

surfisup1000:

 

Young people of today are no better or worse than the youth in your day.  

 

 

I think each successive generation has an easier life, gets a little less resilient and expects a little more. 

 

My parents generation were hardier than mine and happier with less.

 

My grandparents even more so.

 

The great-grandparents I met were utterly rugged.

 

I look at my kids generation and I see a lack of resilience and pathological dependence on technology.

 

They will probably will eventually face greater challenges than the two generations before them ... yet they are softer.





Mike


Behodar
9347 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1791277 29-May-2017 18:05
Send private message quote this post

Insert USB drive. Copy single file off. Eject USB drive. Wait. Wait some more. Get told that ejecting failed because something's using it. Unplug the drive. Get "yelled" at for not ejecting it first.

 

It's not my fault that it didn't bother to eject it properly when I told it to...


Geektastic
17758 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1791280 29-May-2017 18:14
Send private message quote this post

surfisup1000:

 

Geektastic: Got a typically millennial yeah later response, so we left.

 

Young people of today are no better or worse than the youth in your day.  

 

 

 

 

I doubt that. I had several service jobs from which I would have been summarily dismissed for some of the attitudes which you see today.

 

Go into a McDonalds in the US and see how often the bins are allowed to spill food and packaging all over the floor. Of course, it could be culturally specific rather than age specific.






1 | ... | 205 | 206 | 207 | 208 | 209 | 210 | 211 | 212 | 213 | 214 | 215 | ... | 1548
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



News and reviews »

Synology Introduces BeeStation
Posted 23-Feb-2024 14:14


New One UI 6.1 Update Brings Galaxy AI to More Galaxy Devices
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:50


Amazon Echo Hub Available in New Zealand
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:40


InternetNZ Releases Internet Insights 2023
Posted 20-Feb-2024 10:31


Seagate Adds 24TB IronWolf Pro Hard Drives for Multi-user Commercial and Enterprise RAID Storage Solutions
Posted 19-Feb-2024 16:54


Seagate Skyhawk AI 24TB Elevates Edge Security Capacity and Performance
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:18


GoPro Releases Quik Desktop App for macOS and Introduces Premium+ Subscription Tier
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:14


Ring Introduces New Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro
Posted 9-Feb-2024 16:51


Galaxy AI Transforms the new Galaxy S24 Series
Posted 18-Jan-2024 07:00


D-Link launches AI-Powered Aquila Pro M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems
Posted 17-Jan-2024 20:02


Newest LG 4K Lifestyle Projector Doubles as Art Objet
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:50


More LG Smart TV Owners Set To Enjoy the Latest webOS Upgrade
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:45


Panasonic Announces the Z95A and Z93A With Fire TV Built In
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:30


Amazon Echo Pop Review
Posted 8-Jan-2024 14:22


Samsung Tab S9 FE Review
Posted 17-Dec-2023 08:26



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.