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  # 2107064 13-Oct-2018 02:43
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Behodar:

 

I saw a jacket online which is reversible, with different designs on each side. The description says that it's like getting two jackets for the price of one. It costs twice as much as their other jackets.

 

 

... and finally lasts as half as long as two jackets. :-)





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  # 2107114 13-Oct-2018 07:42
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Disproportionate travel times.

Tokyo to Auckland, including NEX train to Narita, 12 hours.

Auckland to Martinborough 6 hours...!





 
 
 
 


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  # 2107115 13-Oct-2018 08:09
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Geektastic: Disproportionate travel times.

Tokyo to Auckland, including NEX train to Narita, 12 hours.

Auckland to Martinborough 6 hours...!

 

 

 

ok 60 minutes Auckland to Wellington but did you ride a bike  to Martinborough. By car  1hr 40mins or 2hr 20mins peak Airport to Martinborough





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  # 2107191 13-Oct-2018 10:36
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Pages that refuse to display with my ad-blocker enabled and give a snarky message with no option to ignore. The latest is an especially aggressive one in Holland that even puts up a different snarky message when I disable javascript, forcing me to thread through the source page to find the info I want. This is an inconvenience but does not prevent me from viewing the item.

 

Maybe I should just look at the ads instead? Not as long as they are being used to distribute malware. This is now a real risk and until those snarky sites guarantee my safety, I am not about to disable my ad blocker.

 

So maybe I just shouldn't view them? If the site is important to me, like Geekzone, I will pay for a subscription. If I am just passing through while following a link and never intend to return again, then they can shove their pop-overs where the sun doesn't shine!

 

 





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  # 2107198 13-Oct-2018 10:55
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The voice of the woman who does the recorded messages you're forced to listen to before you get to the bit you want on VF helplines...!






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  # 2107200 13-Oct-2018 11:01
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MikeB4:

 

Geektastic: Disproportionate travel times.

Tokyo to Auckland, including NEX train to Narita, 12 hours.

Auckland to Martinborough 6 hours...!

 

 

 

ok 60 minutes Auckland to Wellington but did you ride a bike  to Martinborough. By car  1hr 40mins or 2hr 20mins peak Airport to Martinborough

 

 

 

 

Add...queues to tell them I don't have anything they are interested in...waiting for luggage.....walking between terminals...waiting for flights....delayed flights...waiting for luggage....etc etc 

 

 

 

We landed from Narita at around 9am and got home around 3pm!

 

 

 

After 3 weeks of Japanese smooth, joined up and uber-efficient transport etc it was a comedown.






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  # 2107217 13-Oct-2018 11:51
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MikeB4:

 

Geektastic: Disproportionate travel times.

Tokyo to Auckland, including NEX train to Narita, 12 hours.

Auckland to Martinborough 6 hours...!

 

ok 60 minutes Auckland to Wellington but did you ride a bike  to Martinborough. By car  1hr 40mins or 2hr 20mins peak Airport to Martinborough 

 

He was relying on the Wellington bus service, but struck a ghost bus smile


 
 
 
 


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  # 2107251 13-Oct-2018 13:29
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Geektastic:

 

MikeB4:

 

Geektastic: Disproportionate travel times.

Tokyo to Auckland, including NEX train to Narita, 12 hours.

Auckland to Martinborough 6 hours...!

 

 

 

ok 60 minutes Auckland to Wellington but did you ride a bike  to Martinborough. By car  1hr 40mins or 2hr 20mins peak Airport to Martinborough

 

 

 

 

Add...queues to tell them I don't have anything they are interested in...waiting for luggage.....walking between terminals...waiting for flights....delayed flights...waiting for luggage....etc etc 

 

 

 

We landed from Narita at around 9am and got home around 3pm!

 

 

 

After 3 weeks of Japanese smooth, joined up and uber-efficient transport etc it was a comedown.

 

 

 

 

Waiting for bags, how quaint, since being gold elite we haven't needed to wait for bags.





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  # 2107702 14-Oct-2018 17:41
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Object X sits happily on a workbench for at least six months. Untouched and unused. But I know where it is, and it isn't in the way.

 

Two weeks ago, I tidy that workbench. Fate, that wicked mistress, has been invited in and seizes her chance.

 

Today I have spent at least two hours searching for object X and still haven't found it.


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# 2107704 14-Oct-2018 17:58
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mdf:

 

Object X sits happily on a workbench for at least six months. Untouched and unused. But I know where it is, and it isn't in the way.

 

 

 

Two weeks ago, I tidy that workbench. Fate, that wicked mistress, has been invited in and seizes her chance.

 

 

 

Today I have spent at least two hours searching for object X and still haven't found it.

 



Just wondering whether you have the right thread? Maybe “You know you’re getting old when ...” 😀





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  # 2107881 15-Oct-2018 01:50
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Fake Google search results.

Namely PDFs filled with computer generated content, mostly part codes, names of cars, appliances, model codes etc. When you try to load that PDF, you get redirected to a website that tries to get you to sign up for ebooks.

Or just outright fake "you have won a prize" type websites.

It makes searching for technical content very difficult. And not helped due to manufacturers not offering an official method of just buying what you want.





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  # 2107882 15-Oct-2018 02:01
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For all who don't care - proceed and have a nice day.

 

For all who are concerned - *click* (and yes, you can fully trust).

 

If it's too confusing for the first, take you time step by step to understand for each chapter what's behind.)





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  # 2107919 15-Oct-2018 08:24
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Aredwood: Fake Google search results.

Namely PDFs filled with computer generated content, mostly part codes, names of cars, appliances, model codes etc. When you try to load that PDF, you get redirected to a website that tries to get you to sign up for ebooks.

Or just outright fake "you have won a prize" type websites.

It makes searching for technical content very difficult. And not helped due to manufacturers not offering an official method of just buying what you want.

 

I would add to that ancient undated content that never gets removed or updated. Every time I do a search for almost anything I have to wade through and weed out all the pages that haven't been relevant to anything since 2012. For both technical and political content that makes a big difference. I wish someone would invent a Google vacuum cleaner.

 

 





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  # 2107936 15-Oct-2018 09:05
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The trouble is when the vacuum cleaner takes something useful like a sock...

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  # 2107941 15-Oct-2018 09:14
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

Several intersections in Auckland, around motorway on/off ramps from what I've seen, now feature 'up' arrows for traffic going straight through the intersection. Dumbing down of lights as an alternative to proper driver training?

 

 

Preparation for flying cars?





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