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  #2060344 22-Jul-2018 10:55
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paulchinnz: Does it turn itself off if you say "No"?

 

 

 

Ha! A bit like when Winnie The Pooh got stuck in Rabbit's door and when asking if there was anyone home, got the reply "No"!






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  #2061028 23-Jul-2018 14:41
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The rat I discovered under my desk this morning. Except it wasn't small at all. It actually set a new record of rat giganticness. It was easily the hugest rat I have ever seen in my room, maybe anywhere. That rat was at least as big as the cat that dispatched it. I am suitably impressed. Her Catness is now sleeping it off on the couch, a well-deserved rest. 

 

Sorry, no photo. I was too grossed out at the time. I just wanted to get rid of the damned thing.

 

 





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  #2062279 25-Jul-2018 13:28
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My wife ringing me and informing me that my MiL will be coming for 6 weeks in December/January - and then wondering why I am not thrilled...






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  #2062307 25-Jul-2018 14:16
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Geektastic:

 

My wife ringing me and informing me that my MiL will be coming for 6 weeks in December/January - and then wondering why I am not thrilled...

 

 

LOL. A guy I used to work with absolutely hated his mother in law. When she finally died, I offered him my congratulations instead of my condolences.


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  #2062326 25-Jul-2018 14:36
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DarthKermit:

Geektastic:


My wife ringing me and informing me that my MiL will be coming for 6 weeks in December/January - and then wondering why I am not thrilled...



LOL. A guy I used to work with absolutely hated his mother in law. When she finally died, I offered him my congratulations instead of my condolences.



I don't hate her.

I just don't want her under my feet for six weeks. A visit is two or three weeks. More than 10% of a year is a bit of an imposition IMV, rather than a visit.





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  #2063019 26-Jul-2018 15:28
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Windows updates that hose my system. I normally try to avoid them but I have been trying to be a good netizen lately. So naturally I started getting repeated BSOD's. On the basis of long experience, I checked the updates, saw two recent ones, including a security update, deleted them one at a time and the BSOD problem is gone. You would think after all this time they could get it right. Or maybe they just don't give a damn.

 

 





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  #2063022 26-Jul-2018 15:34
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I vote for:

 

"Or maybe they just don't give a damn."

 

 


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  #2063048 26-Jul-2018 16:38
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Geektastic:
DarthKermit:

 

Geektastic:

 

 

 

My wife ringing me and informing me that my MiL will be coming for 6 weeks in December/January - and then wondering why I am not thrilled...

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOL. A guy I used to work with absolutely hated his mother in law. When she finally died, I offered him my congratulations instead of my condolences.

 



I don't hate her.

I just don't want her under my feet for six weeks. A visit is two or three weeks. More than 10% of a year is a bit of an imposition IMV, rather than a visit.

 

I feel your pain. Hopefully you have a man cave to retire to?

 

 


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  #2063070 26-Jul-2018 17:17
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kryptonjohn:

 

Geektastic:
DarthKermit:

 

Geektastic:

 

 

 

My wife ringing me and informing me that my MiL will be coming for 6 weeks in December/January - and then wondering why I am not thrilled...

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOL. A guy I used to work with absolutely hated his mother in law. When she finally died, I offered him my congratulations instead of my condolences.

 



I don't hate her.

I just don't want her under my feet for six weeks. A visit is two or three weeks. More than 10% of a year is a bit of an imposition IMV, rather than a visit.

 

I feel your pain. Hopefully you have a man cave to retire to?

 

 

 

 

At least it will be summer time, and can GT can escape to the wild outdoors. Or anywhere outdoors.


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  #2063075 26-Jul-2018 17:29
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kryptonjohn:

 

Geektastic:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Geektastic:

 

My wife ringing me and informing me that my MiL will be coming for 6 weeks in December/January - and then wondering why I am not thrilled...

 

 

LOL. A guy I used to work with absolutely hated his mother in law. When she finally died, I offered him my congratulations instead of my condolences.

 



I don't hate her.

I just don't want her under my feet for six weeks. A visit is two or three weeks. More than 10% of a year is a bit of an imposition IMV, rather than a visit.

 

I feel your pain. Hopefully you have a man cave to retire to?

 



Kind of.

What I need to do is figure out how to get live TV of some sort over to the opposite side of the house so that she can sit and vegetate in front of that one instead of the TV in our lounge witch - sorry, Freudian slip - which is outside my office/man cave door...






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  #2063439 27-Jul-2018 10:52
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Recently saw a 40" TV for sale on Trademe. The auction title said "nearly new" and the description said it was 14 months old.

 

However, the barely literate muppet selling it had included among the photos a shot of the label on the rear of the TV. If you looked carefully the label showed "Date of Manufacture: July 2013". Googling the model number also showed it was a 2013 model.

 

I pointed out to the seller (via the Questions page) that the TV was actually 5 years old and that he was misleading purchasers. He didn't respond to the question so I reported the listing to Trademe (via the Report This Listing function on their website) where one of the options is 'misleading info by seller' and I explained how/why. Did TM do anything? Nah.





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  #2064413 29-Jul-2018 00:04
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Today's irritation is excessive use of dramatic language in modern 'news' reports.

 

Everything is "tragic", "amazing", "shocking", "stunning", "vile" etc - such invariably erroneous use of dramatic hyperbole is not only ridiculous, it cheapens the value of the words themselves.






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  #2064423 29-Jul-2018 03:17
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Geektastic:

Today's irritation is excessive use of dramatic language in modern 'news' reports.


Everything is "tragic", "amazing", "shocking", "stunning", "vile" etc - such invariably erroneous use of dramatic hyperbole is not only ridiculous, it cheapens the value of the words themselves.



Couldn’t agree more. What also annoys me about this is that it almost takes away the reader’s ‘right’ to react to the news item in their own way - the writer tells you how you should feel about something. I’ll decide whether I find something is vile or shocking thank you very much.

In the same vein, newsreaders on some radio stations (looking at you Newstalk ZB) use overly emotional and dramatic inflections in their speech to indicate to the listener whether they should react to each item with sympathy or shock or amusement or amazement or whatever. I really dislike that - once again I’ll decide how I feel about this, thanks - but I am getting to be a grumpy old bastard.




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  #2064434 29-Jul-2018 08:30
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Another Blu-ray grizzle, this time when the back of the case says "Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation" but it ends up being the 1.78:1 Imax version.


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  #2064439 29-Jul-2018 08:52
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False advertising / CGA and demand the director reshoot there movie?

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