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  Reply # 1904650 20-Nov-2017 14:45
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Well, that proved me wrong!

 

Carl's Jr Manager from the Bush Inn store actually phoned me.

 

A FREE repeat order is waiting "anytime".

 

He admitted to me that they have other complaints from the weekend as well!

 

Wrong orders / short measures / no sauce in burgers / wrong temperatures etc!

 

Will see what the "free" meal is like, when I finally get it. Maybe a while.

 

We rarely have takeaways.


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  Reply # 1904658 20-Nov-2017 14:59
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invisibleman18: People still doing fireworks at midnight last night. Are people really not over it yet?


Is it March already? If you think the stockpile some have will have been used up in two weeks, I think you will be mistaken.
The solution I would like to see, other than a complete private ban, is fireworks celebration (Guy Fawkes, Matariki, whatever) with a week's grace period for weather, then any other time requires a council permit.




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  Reply # 1904826 20-Nov-2017 20:42
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Tinkerisk:

 

cadman: Because they are sheep following other sheep.

 

 

 

In order to be able to be an irreproachable member of the herd, one must, above all, be a sheep. (A. Einstein) wink

 

 

Surely he would have said "flock"?

 

 


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  Reply # 1904919 20-Nov-2017 23:06
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frankv:

 

Tinkerisk:

 

cadman: Because they are sheep following other sheep.

 

In order to be able to be an irreproachable member of the herd, one must, above all, be a sheep. (A. Einstein) wink

 

 

Surely he would have said "flock"?

 

 

"Schafherde"

 

 


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  Reply # 1904952 21-Nov-2017 04:49
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frankv:

 

Tinkerisk:

 

cadman: Because they are sheep following other sheep.

 

 

 

In order to be able to be an irreproachable member of the herd, one must, above all, be a sheep. (A. Einstein) wink

 

 

Surely he would have said "flock"?

 

 

 

 

 

 

A 'flock of sheep' looks to me more precisely.


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  Reply # 1905686 22-Nov-2017 11:38
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Here's an out-of-context quote for your "enjoyment":

 

"Someone had the bright idea of taking the 3.5" floppy power connector and plugging it into the onboard FireWire header."


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  Reply # 1905687 22-Nov-2017 11:41
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Built-in car sat-navs that you have to pay to update maps.

 

I've bought a portable one with lifetime maps now.





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  Reply # 1905748 22-Nov-2017 13:00
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kiwifidget:

Built-in car sat-navs that you have to pay to update maps.


I've bought a portable one with lifetime maps now.



or for which map updates are no longer made...





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  Reply # 1905751 22-Nov-2017 13:03
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Bad formatting of kindle books.

Print books are rarely full of typing errors, Missing words or whatever. Kindle books usually are.
Since they both originate from word processing documents, I can't really see why.





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  Reply # 1905825 22-Nov-2017 15:59
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Geektastic: Bad formatting of kindle books.

Print books are rarely full of typing errors, Missing words or whatever. Kindle books usually are.
Since they both originate from word processing documents, I can't really see why.

 

Editors. Print books usually have editors which catch these problems. Some kindle books have editors, but self-published ones may have skipped that step. 





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  Reply # 1905852 22-Nov-2017 16:12
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Geektastic: Bad formatting of kindle books.

Print books are rarely full of typing errors, Missing words or whatever. Kindle books usually are.
Since they both originate from word processing documents, I can't really see why.

 

This may interest you:

 

I have a UK printing of a particular book, and it has a handful of typographical errors (random blank lines, the odd missing word). A couple of years later I bought the movie adaptation and it came with a free copy of the book; a US printing this time. Curiosity got the better of me so I took a look at it, and it has the same errors in the same places!


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  Reply # 1905886 22-Nov-2017 17:15
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Behodar:

 

Geektastic: Bad formatting of kindle books.

Print books are rarely full of typing errors, Missing words or whatever. Kindle books usually are.
Since they both originate from word processing documents, I can't really see why.

 

This may interest you:

 

I have a UK printing of a particular book, and it has a handful of typographical errors (random blank lines, the odd missing word). A couple of years later I bought the movie adaptation and it came with a free copy of the book; a US printing this time. Curiosity got the better of me so I took a look at it, and it has the same errors in the same places!

 

 

 

 

Doh! At least they did not (presumably!) translate the errors into the movie...!






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  Reply # 1905888 22-Nov-2017 17:16
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Shadowfoot:

 

Geektastic: Bad formatting of kindle books.

Print books are rarely full of typing errors, Missing words or whatever. Kindle books usually are.
Since they both originate from word processing documents, I can't really see why.

 

Editors. Print books usually have editors which catch these problems. Some kindle books have editors, but self-published ones may have skipped that step. 

 

 

 

 

Yes, but some of the errors are so common and basic that a spellchecker would pick them up. Even that does not seem to get done. Amazon should require better quality control.






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  Reply # 1905924 22-Nov-2017 18:59
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You Tube videos in which the over exuberant puppy pretending to be a presenter or reviewer is "coming at you" with his review of a new gadget referred to as "this guy". After the obligatory demand to "follow" like a sheep.






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  Reply # 1906633 23-Nov-2017 17:32
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When people leave skidmarks in the toiletbowl.

 

(Apologies for the unsavoury nature of this post....but it does annoy me.)





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