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  Reply # 1855391 30-Aug-2017 16:46
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Hope it's not a one year and one day old lottery ticket!

 

 





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  Reply # 1855399 30-Aug-2017 16:53
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Not likely. I never win jack **** on lotto.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1855404 30-Aug-2017 16:58
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Does anyone actually know someone who has ever won a million?

 

 





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  Reply # 1855414 30-Aug-2017 17:24
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Rikkitic:

 

Does anyone actually know someone who has ever won a million?

 

 

 

 

Yes - the brother of a good friend of mine, 1 million about 10 years ago.

 

If that's a representative example, then the rumours that winning a lot of money won't make you happy could very well be true.


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  Reply # 1855423 30-Aug-2017 17:43
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What about that American lady who won a billion then had her picture plastered all over the place. She can't even begin to imagine the amount of pain she is in for. If she has any imagination and intelligence at all, she will buy a new identity and an overseas island and move there as quickly as possible. Maybe Richard Branson will have her as a neighbour.

 

 





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  Reply # 1855429 30-Aug-2017 18:14
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Rikkitic:

 

Does anyone actually know someone who has ever won a million?

 

 

 

 

Yes - the brother of a good friend of mine, 1 million about 10 years ago.

 

If that's a representative example, then the rumours that winning a lot of money won't make you happy could very well be true.

 

 

 

 

I think it depends on the person. I think it is similar to any large windfall someone may get. Sometimes getting a big payout from something may potentially do more harm than good for the person. Many people need to work, so if you get a big amount of money, that would change your mindset and perspective. So some people give up work as a result, which can be a major problem for their life structure. A neighbour won 1st division in the 90's, and lets just say it didn't end well. 


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  Reply # 1855439 30-Aug-2017 18:53
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Rikkitic:

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Not so much small but the gazillion political signs put up for the election. They should be restricted to say 10 per electorate. Just before Kennedygood bridge in Hutt City there are about 20 of the eyesores. No one else would be allowed to advertise like that.



I have often wondered about these signs. They don't provide any information about the candidate or the candidate's views, often not even a slogan. They just mindlessly parrot 'vote for me' or 'tick box whatever'. Their purpose mainly just seems to be to burn the grimacing mug of the politician into people's brains. Are NZ voters really that stupid? I would never vote for anyone on the basis of these ridiculous posters.


 



What’s the legality on removing these?

So far I’ve pulled 2 off my PRIVATE fence (just had to have it replaced after a car went through) and I have a ZERO tolerance for idiots who think they can use my fence to hold up their advertising without even asking... just because I’m in a ‘prime’ location 😡

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  Reply # 1855442 30-Aug-2017 18:57
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PhantomNVD:
Rikkitic:

 

MikeB4:

 

 

 

Not so much small but the gazillion political signs put up for the election. They should be restricted to say 10 per electorate. Just before Kennedygood bridge in Hutt City there are about 20 of the eyesores. No one else would be allowed to advertise like that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have often wondered about these signs. They don't provide any information about the candidate or the candidate's views, often not even a slogan. They just mindlessly parrot 'vote for me' or 'tick box whatever'. Their purpose mainly just seems to be to burn the grimacing mug of the politician into people's brains. Are NZ voters really that stupid? I would never vote for anyone on the basis of these ridiculous posters.

 

 

 

 

 



What’s the legality on removing these?

So far I’ve pulled 2 off my PRIVATE fence (just had to have it replaced after a car went through) and I have a ZERO tolerance for idiots who think they can use my fence to hold up their advertising without even asking... just because I’m in a ‘prime’ location 😡

 

 

 

Shouldn't they be paying you for that? I was asked by a party if I could stick on on my fence, but I said no. NOt sure if they were paying or not, but the risk of it being vandalised was high, and that would also damage my fence.


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  Reply # 1855473 30-Aug-2017 19:52
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mattwnz:

 

PhantomNVD:
Rikkitic:

 

MikeB4:

 

 

 

Not so much small but the gazillion political signs put up for the election. They should be restricted to say 10 per electorate. Just before Kennedygood bridge in Hutt City there are about 20 of the eyesores. No one else would be allowed to advertise like that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have often wondered about these signs. They don't provide any information about the candidate or the candidate's views, often not even a slogan. They just mindlessly parrot 'vote for me' or 'tick box whatever'. Their purpose mainly just seems to be to burn the grimacing mug of the politician into people's brains. Are NZ voters really that stupid? I would never vote for anyone on the basis of these ridiculous posters.

 

 

 

 

 



What’s the legality on removing these?

So far I’ve pulled 2 off my PRIVATE fence (just had to have it replaced after a car went through) and I have a ZERO tolerance for idiots who think they can use my fence to hold up their advertising without even asking... just because I’m in a ‘prime’ location 😡

 

 

 

Shouldn't they be paying you for that? I was asked by a party if I could stick on on my fence, but I said no. NOt sure if they were paying or not, but the risk of it being vandalised was high, and that would also damage my fence.

 

 

If that happened to me - I'd surround their sign with my own ones with big arrows pointing to their sign - saying "don't vote for this inconsiderate $%^%$$" - then wait and see what happens.


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  Reply # 1855476 30-Aug-2017 19:56
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Supermarket pricing errors. Almost every week there is at least one mistake with the pricing, (eg something on sale but it doesn't scan through at the sale price), and it is never to my benefit.


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  Reply # 1855515 30-Aug-2017 21:22
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How plastic stuff doesn't dry properly in the dishwasher.

 

When said plastic crap drips water all over you/the floor for above reason.


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  Reply # 1856302 1-Sep-2017 08:06
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When you find a bug in some software, you report the bug to the vendor, and get a response to the effect of "this bug has been there for many years, so we're not going to fix it".

 

For anyone curious, it's the Mac version of Visual Studio, where the Close button doesn't close!


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  Reply # 1856545 1-Sep-2017 12:30
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Companies with stupid support staff. 

 

I send an email to a US company asking some questions that were very unclear in their terms and conditions. I explicitly stated that the T&C were unclear (car insurance question).  

 

So, what did they do? Emailed me a copy of their terms and conditions.   

 

 


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  Reply # 1856548 1-Sep-2017 12:32
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Behodar:

 

When you find a bug in some software, you report the bug to the vendor, and get a response to the effect of "this bug has been there for many years, so we're not going to fix it".

 

For anyone curious, it's the Mac version of Visual Studio, where the Close button doesn't close!

 

 

Haha i've probably been on the other end of such requests. 

 

To give it some perspective from the other side though -- all software has bugs and are prioritised accordingly.   Often the list is so long that you never get to the low priority bugs.   It is simple resourcing and too busy to fix. 


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  Reply # 1856590 1-Sep-2017 13:30
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surfisup1000:

 

Companies with stupid support staff. 

 

I send an email to a US company asking some questions that were very unclear in their terms and conditions. I explicitly stated that the T&C were unclear (car insurance question).  

 

So, what did they do? Emailed me a copy of their terms and conditions.   

 

 

 

 

I don't have a major issue with support staff. If you pay peanuts ... . The other thing is, if they were the smartest people on the planet they wouldn't be where they are. Having said that, I've had some support staff that were amazingly helpful. I report their good performance if I can.


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