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  # 2219986 17-Apr-2019 15:35
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Marks on mobile phone screens.


 


I just noticed a 3" diagonal mark on my screen today. Now, it's probably just in the plastic film screen protector but how did it get there? The phone is in a case, with a magnetically held flap that closes to protect the screen when not in use. It hasn't been dropped, banged or thrown about.


Phone screens just seem to get marks like magnets collect iron filings. I don't care if I can use my phone as a credit card or whether the camera can see in the dark - why can't you people who make them with screens that don't mark?!



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Fat chance. She'd never get into the phone!

She did take a call on it the other day so maybe her earrings?

Just stop using Gorilla glass and use Sapphire.





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  # 2219989 17-Apr-2019 15:36
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"the captain has just switched on the seat belt sign...." yes I know I heard it, maybe you shouldn't bother with one if you are going to announce it as well.

 

 

Maybe they are catering to the Deaf and Blind.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2219993 17-Apr-2019 15:44
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msukiwi:

 

mdooher:

 

"the captain has just switched on the seat belt sign...." yes I know I heard it, maybe you shouldn't bother with one if you are going to announce it as well.

 

 

Maybe they are catering to the Deaf and Blind.

 

 

you might be right. many of the passengers in front of me have great difficulty taking their seats





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  # 2219995 17-Apr-2019 15:48
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Marks on mobile phone screens.

 

 

Similarly, marks and fingerprints on glasses (as in spectacles).  You spent five minutes meticulously cleaning the sodding things and within minutes there'll be some sort of greasy smudge on them.  How the f... do they get there??





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  # 2219999 17-Apr-2019 15:55
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Why are greasy fingered toddlers magically attracted to the lenses of my glasses....

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  # 2220113 17-Apr-2019 18:57
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floydbloke:

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Marks on mobile phone screens.



Similarly, marks and fingerprints on glasses (as in spectacles).  You spent five minutes meticulously cleaning the sodding things and within minutes there'll be some sort of greasy smudge on them.  How the f... do they get there??



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  # 2220118 17-Apr-2019 18:58
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When a company phones your cell phone, and the number displayed on screen is not a recognised number for that company, and they can't understand why you're not happy to oblige when they ask you to identify yourself with the usual security questions. How do I know you are who you say you are? 

 

 

Unknown callers go straight to message, always

 

 

 

Solved for me

 

 

So many places cant tell you what their outgoing calls will show as so I can add them to my contacts, its crazy.




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  # 2220128 17-Apr-2019 19:19
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When a company phones your cell phone, and the number displayed on screen is not a recognised number for that company, and they can't understand why you're not happy to oblige when they ask you to identify yourself with the usual security questions. How do I know you are who you say you are? 



Just tell them fake details. As it forces them to record in their system that someone other than you answered the call. (assuming that it actually was a legitimate call). And they would refuse to talk to you after that. So you can lookup their phone number independently and call them back.

While a scammer wouldn't know if you are telling them fake details. So if they accept what (fake) details you tell them. You know that it is definitely a scam call.





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  # 2220534 18-Apr-2019 12:29
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When a company phones your cell phone, and the number displayed on screen is not a recognised number for that company, and they can't understand why you're not happy to oblige when they ask you to identify yourself with the usual security questions. How do I know you are who you say you are? 

 

 

 

 

ANZ does this, I asked them something via their bank mail thing, they phoned me, and then asked me to identify myself, and then they get a bit shirty when I refuse to do it


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  # 2220550 18-Apr-2019 13:01
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Trying to do virtually anything on Twitter returns an error that I'm "rate limited". From what I can tell, if a given IP address does more than X requests over Y timeframe, then it gets blocked for Z amount of time.

 

 

Of course, when you're on a consumer-grade 4G connection and are presumably CG-NATted with the same IP address as thousands(?) of other people, of course it's going to trip the limits. I bet they didn't even think about it before putting the limits in there...

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  # 2220552 18-Apr-2019 13:04
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Stupid ancient systems.

 

Ever seen how many keyboard button smashes it takes to pick up a rental car?  

 

 

Yup... why do they need an American address and phone number when I hire a car? I'm hiring a car to drive around America, hence I absolutely have no American address to give them. Complete nonsense.

 

 


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  # 2220554 18-Apr-2019 13:11
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Two different friends of mine have complained that Intercity buses won't accept foreign phone numbers (and it's a required field).

 

 

Online forms in general seem to have all sorts of trouble. I've run into issues when doing stuff for work when the phone number field won't take my extension number, and there are entire articles for "falsehoods programmers believe about names", "dates" and "addresses".

 

 

I know someone from India who has a single name, and has no end of trouble with forms that demand both first and last names.

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  # 2220572 18-Apr-2019 13:28
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Dumb programmers, especially Americans, who can't imagine that anyone does anything different than America. Natural stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.

 

 





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  # 2220751 18-Apr-2019 17:04
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The doesn't really annoy me but slightly irritates me. When the medication I am receiving makes my hair disappear just in time for winter. Oh well I wont need to carry a comb.





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  # 2220765 18-Apr-2019 17:39
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MikeB4:

 

The doesn't really annoy me but slightly irritates me. When the medication I am receiving makes my hair disappear just in time for winter. Oh well I wont need to carry a comb.

 

 

My wife insisted I grow my hair.  This is very odd IMO, but who am I to argue?  After 4 months, it gets in my eyes, it's not quite long enough to tie back, I can control it with a hat or beanie or headband, then I look like an escaped convict or a pirate.  I'm getting marvelous compliments from people who I don't trust give an honest opinion, and for most of my contemporaries who are either bald - or getting there - when asked "why?" I only reply that I'm doing it to p1ss them off.  If someone known to be intolerant asks, then I reply that it's stage one in my gender re-assignment, and I'll let them know when they need to call me Fredrika. 

 

I can assure you that at the moment hair really annoys me.  If I could donate you some, I would, as much as you like, then more.


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