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  # 1964609 26-Feb-2018 15:38
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a couple of things...

 

- People who can't walk in a straight line down the footpath

 

- People who walk around WLG under the cover of shop\building awning's with there umbrella's still up. Always seems to be people who are shorter than me (I'm roughly 6ft), therefore when they spin around to look at something, said umbrella is right at eye height


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  # 1964625 26-Feb-2018 16:06
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

building awning's with there umbrella's still up.

 

 

Heh.

 

(This doesn't annoy me in the slightest - but I thought I'd better get in quick)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1964840 26-Feb-2018 23:04
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Fred99:

 

WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

building awning's with there umbrella's still up.

 

 

Heh.

 

(This doesn't annoy me in the slightest - but I thought I'd better get in quick)

 

 

It annoys me.


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  # 1964947 27-Feb-2018 11:08
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Geektastic:

 

MikeAqua:

 

Timers built in to ovens.  I never use them, but I have to switch the thing to manual every-time I want to use the oven.  Some ovens they won't let you sue to oven at all until the clock is set.

 

 

I use ours as a countdown only.

 

My parents had a (no longer made) Dyson washing machine which had a very sensible timer. You told the machine what time you wanted the laundry to be finished and it worked out when to turn on and begin in order to comply with that. Very handy for loading in the morning and asking it to complete at say 6pm when you expect to return home.

 

 

That is brilliant. Our washing machine has a count down timer. That count down timer seems to use some kind of unique logarithmic mathematics (perhaps base 11?), since the time displayed has only the most passing of relationships with the actual time left on the wash cycle. More fool me, but I have sat in the laundry (reading my phone admittedly) for a good ten minutes waiting for the 00:01 display to tick down to zero so I can actually peg out the towels.


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  # 1965018 27-Feb-2018 12:05
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mdf:

 

Geektastic:

 

MikeAqua:

 

Timers built in to ovens.  I never use them, but I have to switch the thing to manual every-time I want to use the oven.  Some ovens they won't let you sue to oven at all until the clock is set.

 

 

I use ours as a countdown only.

 

My parents had a (no longer made) Dyson washing machine which had a very sensible timer. You told the machine what time you wanted the laundry to be finished and it worked out when to turn on and begin in order to comply with that. Very handy for loading in the morning and asking it to complete at say 6pm when you expect to return home.

 

 

That is brilliant. Our washing machine has a count down timer. That count down timer seems to use some kind of unique logarithmic mathematics (perhaps base 11?), since the time displayed has only the most passing of relationships with the actual time left on the wash cycle. More fool me, but I have sat in the laundry (reading my phone admittedly) for a good ten minutes waiting for the 00:01 display to tick down to zero so I can actually peg out the towels.

 

 

Does your washing machine run Windows? I just love their countdown timers where the last 1% takes longer than the first 99%.


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  # 1965023 27-Feb-2018 12:12
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BlueShift:

 

Does your washing machine run Windows? I just love their countdown timers where the last 1% takes longer than the first 99%.

 

 

Or shows 100% for 7 minutes!


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  # 1965358 27-Feb-2018 19:41
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Dell driver downloads. Seriously... WTF! It gets to ~35MB and just stops. 3 different computers, 2 different locations - same result. Not the first time I've encountered this with them either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1965367 27-Feb-2018 19:52
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Microsoft Remote Desktop (connecting from Mac to Windows, if it matters) not passing the middle mouse button through.


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  # 1965532 28-Feb-2018 09:40
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Trying to plan an efficient route round the South Island and realising that I will have to drive back over ground already covered largely due to the lack of a convenient road tunnel between Twizel and the West Coast.

 

Normally I can plan a circular route but this time I cannot due to other factors.






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  # 1965534 28-Feb-2018 09:41
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People who compare Netflix to Sky without actually comparing it like for like.

 

People who continue to compare them, even once they have been shown they aren't comparable offerings.

 

People who continue to class NZ as having third world Internet access that is super expensive.


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  # 1965545 28-Feb-2018 09:57
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@networkn: People who continue to class NZ as having third world Internet access that is super expensive.

 

 

Can't repeat this enough. Parents-in-law have a bach on the waterfront with gigabit fibre service available (only connected at 200Mbps though, because that's all they need). A very large portion of households already have access or soon will have access to gigabit fibre.

 

Meanwhile people in Sydney and Melbourne can barely get 5 - 10 Mbps connections. Sydney five star hotels offer 512 Kbps (not a typo) connections.

 

Our 4G speeds are incredible compared to the USA. Our VDSL is incredible compared to the USA. Prices are very competitive.

 

And yet people complain. They have no idea what they're talking about.





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  # 1965548 28-Feb-2018 10:00
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My brain.

 

Seriously... I am hopeless at remembering small details that become larger details once you forget them.

 

 


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  # 1965553 28-Feb-2018 10:03
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freitasm:

 

@networkn: People who continue to class NZ as having third world Internet access that is super expensive.

 

 

Can't repeat this enough. Parents-in-law have a bach on the waterfront with gigabit fibre service available (only connected at 200Mbps though, because that's all they need). A very large portion of households already have access or soon will have access to gigabit fibre.

 

Meanwhile people in Sydney and Melbourne can barely get 5 - 10 Mbps connections. Sydney five star hotels offer 512 Kbps (not a typo) connections.

 

Our 4G speeds are incredible compared to the USA. Our VDSL is incredible compared to the USA. Prices are very competitive.

 

And yet people complain. They have no idea what they're talking about.

 

 

Try working in IT Support and hearing it every day. I have educated quite a few people as to the reality.

 

I went to a tech confererence 4 years ago. There were 300 people in the room from all over the world. 

 

Guy taking  the keynote asks for a show of hands everyone who has at least 1Mbps up and down at home. 300 hands up.

 

5Mbps = half the hands are gone

 

10Mbps = maybe 20% are left

 

20Mbps = Maybe 10% of hands

 

50Mbps = There are maybe 20 people in the room with their hands up.

 

Greater than 50Mbps = Me and one other guy. 

 

He asks us what we pay for internet. I say $130 for 200GB of downloads (laughs from the guys on 5Mbps unlimited data), the other guy says $400 a month which his work pays for. 

 

 


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  # 1965585 28-Feb-2018 10:22
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freitasm:

 

Yes, but now we have unlimited gigabit for these prices...

 

 

Quite right, well at least for some people. We are still stuck with our "prehistoric 70Mbps" till end 2019 (LOL). 
Had to have a quiet smile to myself talking to a lady who got Gigabit internet through a provider and then complained her general internet browsing wasn't any faster than it was when she had VDSL. She wasn't too happy when I told her that content not filling her bandwidth at VDSL speeds wasn't going to be faster with a faster connection.

 

 


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