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  Reply # 1875298 30-Sep-2017 22:01
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Battery compartments that require not only a screw removed to open them, but the screw to be put back to hold them closed.





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  Reply # 1875335 1-Oct-2017 08:25
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floydbloke:

 

frankv:

 

floydbloke:

 

When one of your favourite socks vanishes in the laundry.

 

 

You have favourite socks??? They're just a commodity to me.

 

 

 

Hell yeah.  Some are far more comfortable than others. Some stay up, others fall down.  Some have holes (and I should chuck those out but I always think I 'll get one more wear out of them), others don't.

 

 

Wow. A view into an entirely different lifestyle. Do your favourites get, like special one-on-one time with you? Does your wife have the same, uh, preferences? I guess what I'm asking is...

 

Are you a same-socks couple?

 

[Ba doom tishhhhhh]

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1875339 1-Oct-2017 08:41
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When that one missing sock reappears, very soon after you finally chucked its mate out. yell


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  Reply # 1875348 1-Oct-2017 09:36
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Lordes completely *ghastly* cover of Phil Collins in the air tonight. I'd pay money to have it erased from my memory.



NZ Herald:


Lorde has performed a wonderful version of Phil Collins' 1891 famous synthpop song, 'In The Air Tonight' during BBC's Live Lounge session.


(wrong century reference by NZ Herald)



Oh dear...


Trying to figure out what went wrong there, my conclusion is "everything".



Truly painful. I couldn't finish the clip. Of NZ singers give me Bic Runga any day




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  Reply # 1875367 1-Oct-2017 10:30
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I have a pair of sentimental socks.

 

When I visited the UK in 2013, my father was in ICU and very ill. I ran out of socks, so just borrowed some from his drawer (nice Pringle ones). Somehow they ended up mixed into my laundry and when I got back to NZ they were there too. He died 3 weeks after my return and to this day they remain the only socks my wife will condescend to darn for me if they get holes! Any others with holes go in the bin.






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  Reply # 1875485 1-Oct-2017 13:53
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DarthKermit:I much prefer AG's version.

 

I'm not much of a music listener (I prefer a quiet, contemplative silence) these days but so do I.

 

networkn:

 

 

 

Heres one that might cause some friction (though a remakes thread might be more appropriate place so I'll make this my only one). 

 

 

 

That's just terrible. I actually like her early stuff though I can't speak to anything after about 1990.


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  Reply # 1875496 1-Oct-2017 14:40
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networkn:

Lordes completely *ghastly* cover of Phil Collins in the air tonight. I'd pay money to have it erased from my memory.



TBH ghastly is the word I'd use to describe every track she's ever released....!

JMO though.





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  Reply # 1875762 1-Oct-2017 22:54
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Finding a thread locked / well known poster banned and wondering how it happened and whether I might (accidentally?) suffer the same fate someday...

Sometimes the choice seems clear, other times it seems incomprehensible what line the person overstepped to become banned, or which post could have led to the thread lock...

I guess just ‘not knowing’ in general is an irritation as I grow older \_o_/

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  Reply # 1875778 1-Oct-2017 23:59
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@PhantomNVD: Finding a thread locked / well known poster banned and wondering how it happened and whether I might (accidentally?) suffer the same fate someday...

Sometimes the choice seems clear, other times it seems incomprehensible what line the person overstepped to become banned, or which post could have led to the thread lock...

I guess just ‘not knowing’ in general is an irritation as I grow older \_o_/


There is never an "accidental" ban. If someone is banned is because something worth of it happened.

This is not a public court. We have the rules and reserve the right to apply them.

Again...





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  Reply # 1875787 2-Oct-2017 03:05
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I didn’t mean someone getting banned accidentally, I meant me ‘accidentally’ overstepping a mark don’t personally see?


But mostly:
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I guess just ‘not knowing’ ianything in general is an irritation as I grow older \_o_/

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  Reply # 1875791 2-Oct-2017 06:15
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richms:

 

Battery compartments that require not only a screw removed to open them, but the screw to be put back to hold them closed.

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure that's a requirement for some stuff for the EU market, so kids can't easily access the batteries. 


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  Reply # 1875827 2-Oct-2017 08:02
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lxsw20:

 

richms:

 

Battery compartments that require not only a screw removed to open them, but the screw to be put back to hold them closed.

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure that's a requirement for some stuff for the EU market, so kids can't easily access the batteries ...

 

 

 

 

... and accidentally electrocute themselves.

 

 

 

... or swap them into their Walkmen.

 

 

 

... or chew them and get poisoned.


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eracode:

 

lxsw20:

 

richms:

 

Battery compartments that require not only a screw removed to open them, but the screw to be put back to hold them closed.

 

 

Pretty sure that's a requirement for some stuff for the EU market, so kids can't easily access the batteries ...

 

 

... and accidentally electrocute themselves.

 

 

 

Hmmm... 1.5V ?

 

 

... or swap them into their Walkmen.

 

 

 

Walkmen? Kids? I doubt that any geriatrics still have Walkmen (that still work).

 

 


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  Reply # 1876295 2-Oct-2017 18:34
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frankv:

 

 

 

Hmmm... 1.5V ?

 

 

3v normally, and there are images online of what they will do to a frankferter equating that to a kids gut.

 

In anycase, I am fine with a screw there that I can put in if I choose to, but to have the cover not attach without it is bloody annoying. They are usually some craptastic headed self tapping type that chews the plastic out on the 3rd go so the thing never attaches again and just drops off and has batteries falling out over the floor making the chances of a stupid kid eating them even higher than if it was a proper clip on battery cover that stayed in place.

 

No stupid kids here, dont see why I should have to suffer stupid kid proof things that make it less convienent and cannot be bypassed. At least with kid resistant caps on bleech etc its a couple of snips with sidecutters to remove the offending part off them.





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  Reply # 1878467 6-Oct-2017 13:22
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The media labelling things as "banned" when they're not banned. In this case, Countdown has chosen not to supply plastic bags in the future so the media is calling it a "bag ban".


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