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  Reply # 2197152 13-Mar-2019 11:06
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Pretty sure kotuku4 means:

 

 

These [black boxes] are usually rescue-orange in colour, in order to aid in their rapid recovery.

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  Reply # 2197158 13-Mar-2019 11:15
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freitasm:

 

WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

Jaxson: Plastic bottles which require a lot of force use, and then squirt out much more than anyone would need.
Eg shampoo or sauce etc

Actually any bottle design that can’t be used by the elderly/mobility impaired.

Actually just dumb/poor design all round.

 

Saw this on Three's The Project last night.

 

https://ethiqueworld.com/

 

Shampoo bars from a NZ company. According to the CEO of this business, a normal shampoo is about 60-70% water

 

 

Wifer buys these for herself, I use shampoo. Tried using the bar and it is nice but I think it disappears a lot faster than shampoo...

 

 

I use a shampoo bar from Lush. Lasts me a lot longer than a bottle. Useful when travelling too. Lush seems cheaper than the ones at the above link.

 

 

One of the advantages of being folically challenged.  Last time I bought shampoo was about 3 or 4 years ago I think.  $5 for 2 bottles from Pak'N'Save.  I'm nearly out though so this is a useful discussion.





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  Reply # 2197454 13-Mar-2019 18:11
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This packet of peanuts not only says "Ingredients: Peanuts", and "CONTAINS PEANUTS" in bold, but also tells me that there may be cross-contamination as the same line also works with peanuts.

 

I think - just maybe - there may be peanuts involved.


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  Reply # 2197729 14-Mar-2019 09:39
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"Black Boxes aren't black at all

 

They're actually painted a loud, vibrant colour called International Orange. The purpose behind this is to make them highly visible in the event of an accident, since there can be a lot of debris.

 

Aviation industry professionals don't actually call them black boxes.

 

As previously noted, the name "black boxes" is actually a misnomer, and it turns out, most people aren't completely sure why the term is still used.

 

Whatever its origins may be, you likely won't hear a professional referring to them by that name. Instead, they call them by their technical terms: Flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders, or FDRs and CVRs."

 

Just silly of the media to keep calling them black boxes for no good reason.





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  Reply # 2197730 14-Mar-2019 09:41
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kotuku4:

 

As previously noted, the name "black boxes" is actually a misnomer, and it turns out, most people aren't completely sure why the term is still used.

 

 

To me a "black box" is something that accepts inputs, does some unknown processing on them, and produces outputs. I can't see what the processing is, so to me it's a "black box".


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  Reply # 2197937 14-Mar-2019 12:37
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That would make an engine a black box then... 😀


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  Reply # 2197964 14-Mar-2019 13:26
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That would make an engine a black box then... 😀

 

 

Well to me an engine most certainly is a black box! 😀


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  Reply # 2198013 14-Mar-2019 14:11
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Dude at the gym, who walks away from the bench press leaving all the weights on it.    See this fairly often and I curse them for it..... He hasn't left anything behind so assume he has left it for good. 

 

So, I remove all his little weights, and load up for my workout.  

 

Get through a set, and he returns!! WTF???  He said he just went for water, i told him he should have left a towel or drink behind as it looked like he had finished.

 

So, I ask how much longer he has, he says around 30 minutes...that is a heck of a long time and the gym is really busy .  So, whatever, it stuffs my routine a bit but I'll live. 

 

I watch him, and he has actually reserved about 3 machines and he is doing a mini circuit, reserving every machine for his sole use and chasing people off if they try to use one.   There are some utterly rude people at gyms!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2198033 14-Mar-2019 14:31
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Spending time on the phone with a mobile phone company discussing plan changes. Taking their recommendation.

Finding out when it's business critical that the tablet no longer shares the new plan data connection and cannot do so because the way the business set up works is far less straightforward and more expensive and nobody even mentioned that it woud stop working if I changed the plan.....





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  Reply # 2198036 14-Mar-2019 14:33
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Unintended consequences.


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  Reply # 2198037 14-Mar-2019 14:33
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kotuku4:

"Black Boxes aren't black at all


They're actually painted a loud, vibrant colour called International Orange. The purpose behind this is to make them highly visible in the event of an accident, since there can be a lot of debris.


Aviation industry professionals don't actually call them black boxes.


As previously noted, the name "black boxes" is actually a misnomer, and it turns out, most people aren't completely sure why the term is still used.


Whatever its origins may be, you likely won't hear a professional referring to them by that name. Instead, they call them by their technical terms: Flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders, or FDRs and CVRs."


Just silly of the media to keep calling them black boxes for no good reason.



If anyone mentions FDR in conversation I will initially assume they refer to a former POTUS.





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  Reply # 2198041 14-Mar-2019 14:37
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There are some utterly rude people at gyms!

 

 

They are EVERWHERE! Not just at gyms!


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  Reply # 2198048 14-Mar-2019 14:43
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"Tours" that turn out to be one or two shows in NZ.





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  Reply # 2198054 14-Mar-2019 14:52
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msukiwi:

 

surfisup1000:

 

There are some utterly rude people at gyms!

 

 

They are EVERWHERE! Not just at gyms!

 

 

the people who chat with trolleys in the middle of lanes at supermarkets and are not impressed when you ask them to move come to mind





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