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  Reply # 2140797 6-Dec-2018 19:33
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Geektastic:

 

Referring to people being in a particular "mode".

 

People are not devices, they do not have 'modes'.

 

 

I do, I'm in grumpy mode right now - and you've really annoyed me


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  Reply # 2140810 6-Dec-2018 20:07
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Replace 'mode' with 'mood' and ... here we go.





No backup, no pity. Anyway, RAID isn't one.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2140813 6-Dec-2018 20:09
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eracode: 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.

 

This would accord with my experience of that retailer.


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  Reply # 2140864 6-Dec-2018 23:12
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eracode:
Geektastic:

 

The fact that I am only really realising that there is often quite a difference between performance IRL and performance as described in reviews...! Usually IT/Tech things which get poorer ratings in the reviews turn out to be just fine in real life.

 



Just out of interest - which things/examples?

 

 

 

For example, the LG G7 phone was commonly reviewed as being less than stellar in terms of performance. However, in my real world experience it performs as well as any iPhone or Galaxy I have owned.






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