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  # 2214319 10-Apr-2019 12:04
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The fact (well maybe, sort of) that I don't think I've ever seen a new, improved website that actually qualified as improved.





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  # 2214320 10-Apr-2019 12:06
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We hired a third party to "new and improve" ours. It now has a 6 MB home page littered with pointless JavaScript. Sigh.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2214387 10-Apr-2019 14:39
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Stupid ancient systems.

 

Ever seen how many keyboard button smashes it takes to pick up a rental car?  It's everywhere too, most travel/airline systems behind the scenes, banks etc.  All DOS screens of pure pain that should go back to the 1990's where they came from.

This coupled with dumb implementations on top of the base system.  Had a credit from Air NZ (they cancelled a flight on us for dubious reasons, but that's another story) and it no s hit it took over 2 hours and multiple phone calls to use this and rebook another flight later on.  Took longer booking than the time we'd be in the air.   In progressive industries elsewhere you'd simply be given a voucher code for the original ticket value to use when purchasing later online, but oh no, not with Air NZ...


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  # 2214389 10-Apr-2019 14:51
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eracode:  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.

 

 

 

Agree it's really weird to see non 4k TV's still available, especially that konka TV type rubbish.  Money talks though and people do buy that sort of thing.  Not naming any names, but yeah know a few who have done this and then seem genuinely surprised when one of the 4 or so TV aspects don't work very well.  eg sound from crap speakers, UI is rubbish/slow to change channels, crap reception, crap picture, fails fairly early on etc.

 

 

 

That said, a lot of the country is on satellite freeview TV, and that's not even 720p from memory.  

Youtube/Netflix are about the main sources of 4K content for most, so in some ways if they're not subscribed to the 4k netflix, then it's not a major if they're still in 1080 HD only land.

 

Freeview and most on demand apps/even sports streaming apps etc are 1080 only still.

 

 

 

Not saying I'd go less than 4k myself, god no.


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  # 2214433 10-Apr-2019 15:27
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rb99:

new, improved.



Trivial, but I always think something can't be "new" and "improved"

New implies it hasn't been done before, improved says there was one and we made it (subjectively) better.

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  # 2214441 10-Apr-2019 15:37
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It took a long time of Full HD availability in inexpensive TVs for people to stop buying the rubbish 720p ones.  Ditto for heinous 768 resolution laptops.  No reason why 4k TVs should buck this trend.


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  # 2214470 10-Apr-2019 16:37
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Ge0rge:
rb99:

 

new, improved.

 



Trivial, but I always think something can't be "new" and "improved"

New implies it hasn't been done before, improved says there was one and we made it (subjectively) better.

 

A new version that improves on what was there before. Not to be confused by a new batch of a product with identical specifications as the earlier batch (new but not improved).





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  # 2214541 10-Apr-2019 17:39
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Every time I see something that says it is new and improved, I assume it used to be old and unimproved, in which case I was being ripped off so I buy a different brand instead.

 

 





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  # 2214613 10-Apr-2019 19:55
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Shadowfoot:

 

A new version that improves on what was there before. Not to be confused by a new batch of a product with identical specifications as the earlier batch (new but not improved).

 

 

 

 

Agree, new model that improves on the last.

 

 

 

Used to annoy me and felt knowledgeable knowing it was a bit odd, but now just seems trivial.


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  # 2214823 11-Apr-2019 09:50
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Working on an open office space, and this guy who walks past your desk and rattle his fingers on the edge. I don't know him. I am not on his project. I just sit here.

 

He's done it yesterday. He's done it today.

 

If he does it again I will ask him to stop. Let's see what happens...





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  # 2214827 11-Apr-2019 09:54
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Just be grateful open office doesn't include railings as dividers and a free supply of sticks to use at your leisure...





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  # 2214901 11-Apr-2019 11:10
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freitasm:

 

Working on an open office space, and this guy who walks past your desk and rattle his fingers on the edge. I don't know him. I am not on his project. I just sit here.

 

He's done it yesterday. He's done it today.

 

If he does it again I will ask him to stop. Let's see what happens...

 

 

He's done again, twice since this post. I have now asked to stop - he said (and I believe it) he didn't realise he was doing it.





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  # 2215566 12-Apr-2019 10:15
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Autoplay videos annoy me enormously. I don't understand how web sites get the idea that pissing off their users is a good way to encourage views. For me (and many others, according to my Internet searches), CNN is one of the worst offenders, though by no means the only one. They seem to be playing a cat and mouse game to block user attempts to block their stupid videos (Stuff is another offender). They can't seem to get their heads around the notion that this kind of thing should be a matter of user choice.

 

After much searching, I found a uBlock Origin filter that seemed to work with Chrome browsers. But then I couldn't get it to work on another computer so something may have changed again. But now I have found the latest and greatest HTML5 blocker that does work, and so far it works for everything. It is called HTML Content Blocker, available from the apps store. It is new to me and I don't know how long it has been around. I mention it here for the benefit of anyone else who gets as annoyed by this as I do.

 

   





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  # 2215625 12-Apr-2019 11:17
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Stuff loses me with their short videos that require an ad almost as long to play before I can see the content.
I move away 99% of the time because that just psses me off.


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  # 2215751 12-Apr-2019 14:03
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Something new for me to hate ... people who empty their camper van septic systems into public rest spots :-(

 

found a lovely little place to pull over yesterday and was greeted with unpleasantness.


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