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  #1801865 16-Jun-2017 09:18
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Or because it's difficult to do well and ensure leak free seal with all the costs of repairing leaks. The builders probably won't want the hassle.

If it's important enough to you I'm sure you can find a builder who will do it but it will cost more...

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  #1801892 16-Jun-2017 09:23
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mdf:

@Geektastic:


Today's annoyance is the fact that I have to periodically pull the plug on my TV because Netflix hangs and won't load from the home screen, just saying "We are having trouble accessing those programs for you". Pull the plug, reboot the TV and it works first time....



Is it a Sony Android? We have the same problem. I find if you hit "back" on the loading screen you get an option to force Netflix to quit. Reloading it without a full restart seems to work 95% of the time.



Yes it is. I've not seen that option but I'll look out for it!





 
 
 
 


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  #1801941 16-Jun-2017 09:52
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afe66:
KillerHulk:

 

people (friends on facebook) post each and every activity on FB and tag everyone...

 

 

 

reached bla bla place, eating breakfast / lunch / dinner (with a pic of what they eating)

 

 

 

annoys me like hell....

 

 

 

i just add them to block list...

 



This led me to closing my facebook account. A number of my professional female friends gave up the high powered jobs to have children and were trapped at home with newborns and my feed drowned in updates of pictures of babies and the minutia of child raising. I get how important your child is (I've got one) but pages and pages of baby activities got very very boring...

 

Baby bores are almost as bad as travel bores.


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  #1801962 16-Jun-2017 10:16
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chevrolux: We are hunting for a house at the moment... Looking for new/couple years old.
Every single god dam bathtoom has the EXACT SAME shower. Crappy little plastic tray with stupid plastic walls. Grrrrrrrrrrr!

 

 

 

Lack of choice in the market and/or specifying to the cheapest common denominator.

 

When we re-did our kitchen several years ago, I wanted a tap that had some sort of red accent to fit in with various red things in the kitchen. Also, I wanted a ceramic disc one so it would not drip etc.

 

The plumber was astounded when I opted for the Italian import one he found for $750 rather than the cheap $200 Mitre 10 version that did not fit my requirement. I imagine the same sort of thing happens with showers: cheap plastic one from Mitre 10 v expensive ceramic German one at 5 times the cost.

 

Style, individuality etc cost a lot here.






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  #1801987 16-Jun-2017 10:44
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gzt: The number of major sites that still require Adobe Flash specifically. TVNZ news included.

 

I saw one the other day that happily gave me the text article that I'd selected... for about three seconds, when it then threw me out of the article and told me that I need to update my Flash Player (despite it not being installed in the first place).


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  #1801990 16-Jun-2017 10:47
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Behodar:

 

Today's grizzle: Courier tracking.

 

"Your parcel is currently in transit between our 'Auckland' and 'Wellington' depots."

 

Does this mean that it's on its way to Wellington (it shouldn't be!) or is it poor wording for "it's going to somewhere between Auckland and Wellington"? In any case, today was the last day of the 3-day estimate window, and no sign of it...

 

 

It's now listed as "Misdirected"...


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  #1802114 16-Jun-2017 13:31
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The super-lightweight polystyrene packaging noodles US some US shippers use, combined with lots of static electricity from wool carpets.

 

Holy crap - I thought "unboxing" was supposed to be enjoyable - but I just spent over half an hour chasing thousands of wild agitated noodles around the house.  

 

I've rounded them up - they're back in the box, but now what? Can't dispose of a large box full of noodles in the recycling bin, the box is too big to fit in the garbage bin, I wasn't planning a trip to the dump - and I do not want these things stored in the house - in case they escape.


 
 
 
 


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  #1802118 16-Jun-2017 13:37
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Just wait until they start using nanotubes.

 

 





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  #1802130 16-Jun-2017 13:58
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Fred99:

 

The super-lightweight polystyrene packaging noodles US some US shippers use, combined with lots of static electricity from wool carpets.

 

Holy crap - I thought "unboxing" was supposed to be enjoyable - but I just spent over half an hour chasing thousands of wild agitated noodles around the house.  

 

I've rounded them up - they're back in the box, but now what? Can't dispose of a large box full of noodles in the recycling bin, the box is too big to fit in the garbage bin, I wasn't planning a trip to the dump - and I do not want these things stored in the house - in case they escape.

 

 

I like the cereal based ones that you just wash down the sink. They are a brilliant idea. Smell like puffed wheat too. Probably edible, but I wasn't that hungry...


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  #1802134 16-Jun-2017 14:02
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BlueShift: Probably edible, but I wasn't that hungry...

 

 

You could be right...


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  #1802137 16-Jun-2017 14:14
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Fred99:

The super-lightweight polystyrene packaging noodles US some US shippers use, combined with lots of static electricity from wool carpets.


Holy crap - I thought "unboxing" was supposed to be enjoyable - but I just spent over half an hour chasing thousands of wild agitated noodles around the house.  


I've rounded them up - they're back in the box, but now what? Can't dispose of a large box full of noodles in the recycling bin, the box is too big to fit in the garbage bin, I wasn't planning a trip to the dump - and I do not want these things stored in the house - in case they escape.



Put the box on your verge with a $10 ONCO on it and watch someone clear it away for you?

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  #1802142 16-Jun-2017 14:27
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Behodar:

 

Behodar:

 

Today's grizzle: Courier tracking.

 

"Your parcel is currently in transit between our 'Auckland' and 'Wellington' depots."

 

Does this mean that it's on its way to Wellington (it shouldn't be!) or is it poor wording for "it's going to somewhere between Auckland and Wellington"? In any case, today was the last day of the 3-day estimate window, and no sign of it...

 

 

It's now listed as "Misdirected"...

 

 

 

 

which means we have no idea where it is and hopefully it turns up. Been there.





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  #1802154 16-Jun-2017 14:56
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Behodar:

 

gzt: The number of major sites that still require Adobe Flash specifically. TVNZ news included.

 

I saw one the other day that happily gave me the text article that I'd selected... for about three seconds, when it then threw me out of the article and told me that I need to update my Flash Player (despite it not being installed in the first place).

 

 

Most likely malware trying to install a fake Flash to infect your machine.





 

 

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Behodar: 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.

 

 

Well, apparently it was true; I went in there today and CYT was gone :(


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