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Geektastic
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  #1791416 29-May-2017 22:00
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DarthKermit:

 

When the goddamn cat chews on the mouse cord one time too many and it stops working. Grrrr!

 

 

 

 

I thought 'cord' was a mis-print there....






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  #1791417 29-May-2017 22:01
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freitasm:

 

"Wireless mouse"...

 

 

 

 

After all, they are all born that way....!






 
 
 
 


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  #1791439 29-May-2017 23:49
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Geektastic: 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.

 

Complain to the NZ head office, I used to work for Mc Donalds around 15 years ago. Even then is was really hit and miss how good the managers were. Some actually did a good job. Others simply reduced staff numbers, and exploited loopholes in the systems and processes. To make their "on paper" results look good, while actual service levels were terrible. Most common one was pressing the button to say that a drive thru order had been served the instant the customer had paid for the order. Even though the customer hadn't even been able to drive to the pickup window yet. But this slowed down the orders and meant more mistakes as the order would disappear off all of the screens that say what needs to go into each order.

 

Ironicly one of the Maccas stores that had terrible service back then is still really slow today. Staff levels would always be higher on days when they would be getting checked by head office. But they never found out what was going on as all of the managers were doing the same things. Pretty sure the store owner knew as well. (it was a franchised store). It eventually closed down presumably due to low sales. So I guess their penny pinching got them in the end.






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  #1791440 29-May-2017 23:55
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Rats - because I don't want any rat problems around my house, I put out poison to kill them. But it means that my neighbours get free rat control at my expense. And because there is a primary school and bush nearby, there will always be rats in this area. As the council only rarely lays poison in the bush, and im pretty sure the school caretaker is too lazy to put poison around the school. They could put it under the prefab classrooms, so no risk of the kids finding and eating the poison.






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  #1791442 30-May-2017 00:23
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People that shift left from their lane to the one that appears at an onramp well before the line between the line becomes dotted, so they are crossing over solid lines and a hash marked area to get into the freer flowing left lane, in front of people coming on at the onramp.

 

Had it happen today at the Ellerslie onramp. Just turn their indicator on and move left into a stream of traffic moving faster than them. Not even trying to accelerate up to speed at all. Get it often at onewa but none as bad as the numpty today.





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  #1791446 30-May-2017 01:09
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Geektastic:

I'm unwilling to accept that when it's worse.

 

Your only evidence appears anecdotal. 


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  #1791466 30-May-2017 03:56
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DarthKermit:

 

When the goddamn cat chews on the mouse cord one time too many and it stops working. Grrrr!

 

 

 

 

The cat has heard you refer to it as a mouse and thinks "I can haz mowzburger?". It's only natural. All you need to do is re-educate the cat - tell it it's not really a mouse.





Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


 
 
 
 


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  #1791500 30-May-2017 08:26
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Aredwood:

 

Rats - because I don't want any rat problems around my house, I put out poison to kill them. But it means that my neighbours get free rat control at my expense. And because there is a primary school and bush nearby, there will always be rats in this area. As the council only rarely lays poison in the bush, and im pretty sure the school caretaker is too lazy to put poison around the school. They could put it under the prefab classrooms, so no risk of the kids finding and eating the poison.

 

 

 

 

A couple of days ago my neighbour told me they had put poison down as they had seen droppings. Last night I heard noises in the ceiling, so looks like I'll be getting some poison (or traps) soon.


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  #1791504 30-May-2017 08:45
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Pressing 30 seconds on microwave, only to find out when its too late that it was 30 minutes


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  #1791568 30-May-2017 10:25
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The number of 'broken' things on the internet.

 

EG today I posted to GZ from my phone. It decided I needed to review the FUG yet displayed no button for me to accept them and move on - just one of those odd 'place holder' image logo things with green mountains etc on it.

 

It's frustrating that mankind can achieve so much, yet reliable, always working properly internet browsing software does not seem to be one of them!






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  #1791572 30-May-2017 10:28
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cddt:

 

Aredwood:

 

Rats - because I don't want any rat problems around my house, I put out poison to kill them. But it means that my neighbours get free rat control at my expense. And because there is a primary school and bush nearby, there will always be rats in this area. As the council only rarely lays poison in the bush, and im pretty sure the school caretaker is too lazy to put poison around the school. They could put it under the prefab classrooms, so no risk of the kids finding and eating the poison.

 

 

 

 

A couple of days ago my neighbour told me they had put poison down as they had seen droppings. Last night I heard noises in the ceiling, so looks like I'll be getting some poison (or traps) soon.

 

 

 

 

Living in the countryside, rats are a fact of life. We have bait stations around the house all year.

 

A couple of years ago, I had a very expensive repair to one of our cars when rats decided to huddle for warmth in the engine bay and, whilst doing so, chew through  the wiring loom....! I check the bait stations monthly now and also have some of the CO2 powered traps in the out buildings where the corpses are less of a concern. I collect them and throw them where the hawks can see them and, since they are not poisoned, eat them.






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  #1791577 30-May-2017 10:45
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Geektastic:

 

cddt:

 

Aredwood:

 

Rats - because I don't want any rat problems around my house, I put out poison to kill them. But it means that my neighbours get free rat control at my expense. And because there is a primary school and bush nearby, there will always be rats in this area. As the council only rarely lays poison in the bush, and im pretty sure the school caretaker is too lazy to put poison around the school. They could put it under the prefab classrooms, so no risk of the kids finding and eating the poison.

 

 

 

 

A couple of days ago my neighbour told me they had put poison down as they had seen droppings. Last night I heard noises in the ceiling, so looks like I'll be getting some poison (or traps) soon.

 

 

 

 

Living in the countryside, rats are a fact of life. We have bait stations around the house all year.

 

A couple of years ago, I had a very expensive repair to one of our cars when rats decided to huddle for warmth in the engine bay and, whilst doing so, chew through  the wiring loom....! I check the bait stations monthly now and also have some of the CO2 powered traps in the out buildings where the corpses are less of a concern. I collect them and throw them where the hawks can see them and, since they are not poisoned, eat them.

 

 

It helps if you use the poison stations that hold the bait.  Rats especially big ones may hoard baits they can carry away.  I found a rat nest with about a dozen bait 'eggs' in our hay-shed as kid.  The resident rat was still healthy enough to escape a terrier ...





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  #1791610 30-May-2017 11:14
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My cellphone died (Reddit tells me common issue with Nexus 5X)

 

Now I have to go through warranty process and in order to have a phone for a week, need to purchase another phone .. 


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  #1791617 30-May-2017 11:24
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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.  

 

 

Whereas the middle aged folks these days are far superior to the ones that were around when I was a kid. Back then, people in their 40s were grumpy, opinionated and thought they were always right. But now that I'm in my 40s, I am a completely reasonable, level-headed person.


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  #1791720 30-May-2017 12:57
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BlueShift:

 

Whereas the middle aged folks these days are far superior to the ones that were around when I was a kid. Back then, people in their 40s were grumpy, opinionated and thought they were always right. But now that I'm in my 40s, I am a completely reasonable, level-headed person.

 

 

Actually, since I turned 50, I've noticed a big decline in the quality people in their 40s.

 

 


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