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  # 1848831 19-Aug-2017 12:31
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MikeB4:

 

I do that when the plane is nearly clear because I am slow to get off

 

 

Me too. I find it difficult to retrieve items from the overhead lockers without obstructing the aisle and I get stressed if I have to rush, so I always thought I was being courteous by booking a window seat and staying seated until most passengers have disembarked.


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  # 1848870 19-Aug-2017 15:17
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tdgeek:

 

eracode:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Thread authors who don't capitalise the first letter of their thread title.

 

 

....  and/or who don't use any Capitals at all in their posts.

 

 

People who fill in online forms, everything including name in lower case

 

 

Or the display name of their emails. At least have some dignity and capitalise your name correctly.

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1848878 19-Aug-2017 16:07
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e e cummings might have something to say about that.

 

 





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Trivago TV ads. Must they have one every single ad break?


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  # 1848902 19-Aug-2017 18:07
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Good reason to avoid them.

 

 





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Shopping in Southland.

Thought I might pick up an Apple Smart Cover today for my iPad Pro 12.9. Two Noel Leeming stores and a decent sized Harvey Norman had nothing. Harvey Norman didn’t have any genuine Apple smart covers at all for any iPad. What annoys me is the local retailers are always bemoaning online shopping etc destroying local shops yet leave shoppers with little choice, both literally and figuratively.

On a positive note you can still buy a decent house down here for less than what you would need for a deposit in Auckland.

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Clint (our cat) has discovered a whole new world now that he's jumping up on the kitchen bench. After the bench, he discovered a new perch up on top of the fridge, the cheeky little rascal.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1849002 19-Aug-2017 22:15
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Setting up a couple of old iPhones for the kids to use as iPods around the house. Cue the following niggles:

 

- insistence on inserting a SIM card to set up the phone

 

- only being able to delete / turn off *some* of the crud Apple installs by default. Honestly, has anyone ever used the "stocks" app?

 

- not being able to "show passwords", getting it wrong 4 times, doubting myself, going and double checking, confirming it was right all along, but still needing two more attempts before I managed to get it right.


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  # 1849005 19-Aug-2017 22:34
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And now I'm going crazy having to wait a whole week between new episodes of Rick + Morty. What kind of barbaric age do we live in!?


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  # 1849067 20-Aug-2017 09:34
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Is it just me, or is this precocious young lad really annoying?  I am old enough to have a Gold Card, so being annoyed does come easily nowadays.

 

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows/2017/08/is-this-the-am-show-s-smartest-ever-guest.html

 

I only managed to watch half of it before reacting

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 1849180 20-Aug-2017 13:23
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People on planes who get up and start queueing to get off before being told to do so.

The guy on a Vietnam Airlines flight I was on the other day whose phone rang as we taxied into position and who answered the call, chatting as we took off. The wheels were of the ground when he ended the call. Cabin crew took no notice at all!





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  # 1849242 20-Aug-2017 14:41
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Geektastic: People on planes who get up and start queueing to get off before being told to do so.

The guy on a Vietnam Airlines flight I was on the other day whose phone rang as we taxied into position and who answered the call, chatting as we took off. The wheels were of the ground when he ended the call. Cabin crew took no notice at all!

And did your plane crash into a fiery wreck as a result of signal interference?




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  # 1849247 20-Aug-2017 14:59
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mdf:

 

 

 

- only being able to delete / turn off *some* of the crud Apple installs by default. Honestly, has anyone ever used the "stocks" app

 

 

I can honestly say I use "find my iphone" a number of times. 

 

Podcasts, music, apple maps, calendar, notes, are a few other default apps I use.    Calendar is particularly good, we use it to plan all family stuff so we can see each others schedules. 

 

Although, apple did ruin the music app somewhat. 

 

 


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  # 1849295 20-Aug-2017 17:37
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alasta:

 

MikeB4:

 

I do that when the plane is nearly clear because I am slow to get off

 

 

Me too. I find it difficult to retrieve items from the overhead lockers without obstructing the aisle and I get stressed if I have to rush, so I always thought I was being courteous by booking a window seat and staying seated until most passengers have disembarked.

 

 

Yes but sometimes people that looked perfectly able to come into the plane by themselves seat at the aisle and won't get up until the plan is empty. Seen this before. 

 

I personally always book aisle seats because I like to be able to get up during flight if needed be without disturbing others, and I rather not get blocked by people like these.





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freitasm:

 

 

 

Yes but sometimes people that looked perfectly able to come into the plane by themselves seat at the aisle and won't get up until the plan is empty. Seen this before. 

 

I personally always book aisle seats because I like to be able to get up during flight if needed be without disturbing others, and I rather not get blocked by people like these.

 

 

I understand your frustration however there are many invisible disabilities. Before mine was visible you would maybe think the same of me, I could walk onto a plane (painfully) but the inactivity on the flight would stiffen my limbs and make getting out of the chair very difficult and time me quite some time to leave the plane. If I were to use the window seat it would be very difficult and very painful for me to get into and  out of the seat.





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