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  # 2139267 4-Dec-2018 14:36
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'Expensive' Harvey norman leather lounge suites.....ours was around $6500, so figure it is way better than the $1500 fake leather ones. 

 

Had it 13 years or so now, and the back failed on one of the single seaters..... me being the DIY type, took it apart and found 6 bolt holes for the mounting brackets.....

 

But, the manufacturers had only put bolts in 2 of the 6 holes (one on each side).   This thing was made to fail.    

 

 To be fair, 13 years is a long time and it is still quite a nice suite. I just don't get why they don't put at least 2 bolts in each side. 


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  # 2139362 4-Dec-2018 17:52
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All the steps I gotta go through to upload a picture:

 

1. Take pic(s) on cellphone my sister gave me years ago that I only use as a camera.

 

2. Connect cellphone to laptop with USB cable.

 

3. Wait an eternity for the Computer thing on Windows to recognise the phone and hopefully not decide (yet again) it can't find the driver for it.

 

4. Open up the phone icon and wade through about five folders to find pics.

 

5. Wade through all the pics to find the one I want.

 

6. Copy it to Windows desktop.

 

7. Upload it to whatever website I want to.

 

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  # 2139704 5-Dec-2018 11:25
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A while back I got a mild shock off an Ubiquity Poe injector from a customer returned AP that I’d just unplugged. Now I find myself forever handling them taking care not to touch any metal parts.

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  # 2139755 5-Dec-2018 11:59
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MadEngineer: A while back I got a mild shock off an Ubiquity Poe injector from a customer returned AP that I’d just unplugged. Now I find myself forever handling them taking care not to touch any metal parts.


Was that from the pins of its mains power plug, or the Ethernet cable sockets?

As the interference suppression capacitors in the power supply sometimes retain enough charge to cause a mild shock. This can happen on almost any switchmode power supply.





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  # 2139767 5-Dec-2018 12:31
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The lifts that require you to pre-select a floor and then tell you which lift to catch. Half the time I've forgotten which one it told me by the time it arrives. Not to mention the passengers who dive through the doors at the last minute and then ask "where are the buttons?"


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  # 2139873 5-Dec-2018 13:50
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surfisup1000:

 

Captchas, tell me how I failed this one (plus a whole bunch of other seemingly easy ones)....

 

 

 

 

 

None of those squares has a fire hydrant in it. Each of those squares has a piece of a fire hydrant, but no complete hydrant.

 

Besides, the question also assumes more than one hydrant.





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  # 2140006 5-Dec-2018 16:49
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MadEngineer: A while back I got a mild shock off an Ubiquity Poe injector from a customer returned AP that I’d just unplugged. Now I find myself forever handling them taking care not to touch any metal parts.


Was that from the pins of its mains power plug, or the Ethernet cable sockets?

As the interference suppression capacitors in the power supply sometimes retain enough charge to cause a mild shock. This can happen on almost any switchmode power supply.
Wasn't sure unfortunately as i dropped it out of my hand when it happened. The ethernet ports are of the shielded type so could have easily been either end. They must have some decent caps in them as i notice the power indicator LED stays on for quite some time after they've been disconnected and unplugged.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2140154 5-Dec-2018 21:20
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DarthKermit:

All the steps I gotta go through to upload a picture:


1. Take pic(s) on cellphone my sister gave me years ago that I only use as a camera.


2. Connect cellphone to laptop with USB cable.


3. Wait an eternity for the Computer thing on Windows to recognise the phone and hopefully not decide (yet again) it can't find the driver for it.


4. Open up the phone icon and wade through about five folders to find pics.


5. Wade through all the pics to find the one I want.


6. Copy it to Windows desktop.


7. Upload it to whatever website I want to.


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Hate to say it but - get Apple.

I was asked today to send in a photo for a product complaint. Took the shot on iPhone, went to MacBook, found and uploaded the photo, which had been sent to iCloud, within all within a minute. Could equally have done the upload from the iPhone itself or iPad within the same timeframe but it was easier on the laptop.

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  # 2140158 5-Dec-2018 21:23
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DarthKermit:

 

All the steps I gotta go through to upload a picture:

 

1. Take pic(s) on cellphone my sister gave me years ago that I only use as a camera.

 

2. Connect cellphone to laptop with USB cable.

 

3. Wait an eternity for the Computer thing on Windows to recognise the phone and hopefully not decide (yet again) it can't find the driver for it.

 

4. Open up the phone icon and wade through about five folders to find pics.

 

5. Wade through all the pics to find the one I want.

 

6. Copy it to Windows desktop.

 

7. Upload it to whatever website I want to.

 

 

Install OneDrive (either Android or iOS). Log with your OneDrive account. Set to automatically sync photos to cloud. Find photos in your computer with OneDrive Camera Roll. Done.

 

eracode:

 

Hate to say it but - get Apple.

I was asked today to send in a photo for a product complaint. Took the shot on iPhone, went to MacBook, found and uploaded the photo, which had been sent to iCloud, within all within a minute. Could equally have done the upload from the iPhone itself or iPad within the same timeframe but it was easier on the laptop.

 

 

Same with Microsoft OneDrive.





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  # 2140171 5-Dec-2018 21:47
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Buying some plastic outdoor furniture from TradeTested via Trademe. The ad studiously avoids mentioning that the whole thing is self-assembly - and we find this out only when the flat-pack carton is dropped off by the courier. That’s OK because I’m a pretty darn-good DIY’er.

Unpack the parts - no assembly instructions included. Assembly is reasonably complicated because many of the parts look very similar and there’s multiple bolts to be used in hidden places. I’d say many of their customers who have little or no DIY skills would really struggle with this - even with instructions. Without instructions, it’s a complete mystery. Failing to mention self-assembly in the ad is deceptive IMO.

After extensive googling, find the manufacturer’s website in the Netherlands and download the instructions. Things start well but soon get extremely confusing. After a lot of cursing and swearing it is found that one major part is missing and that another very similar part from a completely different model has been thrown in there just to keep things interesting. Also included is one additional component that is not part of this set.

Very unimpressed. Still being resolved.


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  # 2140174 5-Dec-2018 21:55
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freitasm:

eracode:

Hate to say it but - get Apple.



Apple Fanboys tongue-out



Unfortunately true - used to really dislike my brother extolling Apple virtues for years and I was Wintel/Android until relatively recently - then .....

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  # 2140180 5-Dec-2018 22:07
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eracode:
freitasm:

 

eracode:

Hate to say it but - get Apple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Fanboys tongue-out

 



Unfortunately true - used to really dislike my brother extolling Apple virtues for years and I was Wintel/Android until relatively recently - then .....

 

 

 

I've decided there must be a gap in the market for whoever can make a system combining the best of both worlds...!






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  # 2140300 6-Dec-2018 07:04
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eracode:
DarthKermit:

 

All the steps I gotta go through to upload a picture:

 

1. Take pic(s) on cellphone my sister gave me years ago that I only use as a camera.

 

2. Connect cellphone to laptop with USB cable.

 

3. Wait an eternity for the Computer thing on Windows to recognise the phone and hopefully not decide (yet again) it can't find the driver for it.

 

4. Open up the phone icon and wade through about five folders to find pics.

 

5. Wade through all the pics to find the one I want.

 

6. Copy it to Windows desktop.

 

7. Upload it to whatever website I want to.

 

yell

 



Hate to say it but - get Apple.

I was asked today to send in a photo for a product complaint. Took the shot on iPhone, went to MacBook, found and uploaded the photo, which had been sent to iCloud, within all within a minute. Could equally have done the upload from the iPhone itself or iPad within the same timeframe but it was easier on the laptop.

 

Hate the ideas of automatic cloud everything and Apple.

 

I have AndFtp (Android FTP client) on my phone and an FTP server on my (Linux, but surely you could find a Windows FTP server) desktop machine. In AndFtp I've configured the Desktop folder on Linux as the default directory. When I tap the "share" button on my phone AndFtp is one of the options. A couple more taps and the photo is on my desktop's Desktop. This does depend on WiFi though.

 

Or maybe you could get a BT dongle for your laptop and transfer your photos using that?

 

 


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  # 2140399 6-Dec-2018 10:09
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The keyboard on any of my devices cannot type teh I mean the 





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