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  # 2213424 9-Apr-2019 11:06
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If you're swiping onto a bus and it says "more than one card detected", do NOT repeat the same action six more times in the hope that something magic will happen. Take the card out of your wallet and then try..

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  # 2213449 9-Apr-2019 11:52
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My intolerance....Sometimes i need to take a deep breath, relax and simply accept that people are stupid.





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  # 2213454 9-Apr-2019 12:00
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@floydbloke my first job in IT was Manager of a first level support team, that taught me great tolerance. 





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  # 2213491 9-Apr-2019 12:11
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MikeB4:

 

@floydbloke my first job in IT was Manager of a first level support team, that taught me great tolerance. 

 

 

Withe the team, or the customers, or both? :-)


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  # 2213529 9-Apr-2019 12:34
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The air intake for positive pressure rooms in ward 8 at Dunedin hospital sucks in jet exhaust from the landing pad above.

Not a subtle waft of burning kerosene, but eye watering.
(I'm not a patient).

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  # 2213586 9-Apr-2019 13:16
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People who don't seem to understand how daylight savings work.  You know the ones - "6pm is really 7pm" - and think that somehow magically changes when things should happen.  While there are some instances where it makes a difference (I can understand how a cow that needs milking doesn't read a clock), when it comes to feeding our (human) kids, we don't need to feed them an hour earlier.  If they normally have 4 hours between breakfast and lunch, then that doesn't change simply because the clocks went back.

 

It's not rocket surgery, people!


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  # 2213591 9-Apr-2019 13:25
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People who don't seem to understand how daylight savings work.!

 

To steal a recent post from The Register's forums:

 

 

Perhaps one of those people who thinks that GMT just means "UK time", and is unaware that Daylight Saving time means that the UK is on GMT+1 in the summer? I get USAnians like that who schedule meetings for "3pm GMT", then show up at 3pm BST and complain that no-one else is there.

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  # 2213647 9-Apr-2019 14:05
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@msukiwi Probably vendors the primarily as they tried my patience the most. Some staff when I took over the teams surely pushed my humanity but that was resolved.





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  # 2213652 9-Apr-2019 14:19
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@msukiwi Probably vendors the primarily as they tried my patience the most. Some staff when I took over the teams surely pushed my humanity but that was resolved.

 

 

Thanks for the reply.


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  # 2213694 9-Apr-2019 14:44
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When a friend buys a laptop from the high-street with an AMD A6 and 5400rpm HDD and then asks you to set it up.

 

Doing the initial OS updates is absolutely glacial.


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  # 2213697 9-Apr-2019 14:47
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When a friend buys a laptop from the high-street with an AMD A6 and 5400rpm HDD and then asks you to set it up.

 

Doing the initial OS updates is absolutely glacial.

 

 

And the parallel to this one is the friend who buys a piece of tech (often a PC/laptop/tablet) without talking to you first to get advice, and ends up buying a lemon, then complaining when said lemon isn't performing like your carefully selected and curated hardware.


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  # 2213710 9-Apr-2019 15:06
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Meet the tardigrade - perhaps not quite a germ, but there're bugs that tolerate >100 deg C ...

 



I thought that powered the Spore Drive on the USS Discovery...?
no - I think it just provided the spores, didn't it? Or was that Lieutenant Stammerer?





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  # 2213734 9-Apr-2019 16:57
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Two lots of close friends who had really old TVs (neither were Smart TVs and one was not even HD) admired our new LG OLED 4K late last year. They decided they would upgrade to Smart tellies and asked me if I would go with them when they were buying - because they know they have virtually no tech knowledge and that I have at least some.

We had a day arranged to do this but it had to be unavoidably delayed due to a death in one of their families. Then my wife and I were away overseas for a while. While we were away, one of the wives saw that HN (or NL, not sure which) had a sale on. She contacted the other couple “Hey, HN have some cheap TVs - let’s go and get one each”.

When I got back recently I was genuinely sad to see that they had each been sold/had bought Panasonic 50” HD LEDs - not 4K and certainly not OLED (although in truth they may not have bought OLEDs). I thought it was actually quite difficult to buy a non-4K TV these days.

I haven’t got the heart to tell them that, yes, they now have Smart TVs but they have effectively bought ten year-old tech. They now both watch Netflix but not in 4K and they may well scratch their heads when they see our TV again.

This might all sound a bit arrogant but I think it’s a pity what they have done - but then, if they’re happy with what they’ve got .... it’s not for me to say.

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  # 2213900 9-Apr-2019 20:21
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Useless videos on Stuff that offer nothing more than a slide show of a couple of photos that could have better been presented in static form.


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  # 2214052 10-Apr-2019 07:01
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Handsomedan:

 

Geektastic:

 

paulchinnz:

 

Meet the tardigrade - perhaps not quite a germ, but there're bugs that tolerate >100 deg C ...

 



I thought that powered the Spore Drive on the USS Discovery...?
no - I think it just provided the spores, didn't it? Or was that Lieutenant Stammerer?

 

 

No, the tardigrade in the series is the "driver" - it knows the map around that area.





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