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  #2261095 19-Jun-2019 20:26
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Ge0rge: "Will you beat the apprentice?" - not very commanding.

You will beat the apprentice, however - definitely a command.

 

Nah, if the beater's name is William, then "Will - you beat the apprentice" sure seems like a command to me.


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  #2261102 19-Jun-2019 20:37
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That's getting ambiguous e.g. might be referring to Will's win in a game of tiddlywinks against the apprentice.


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  #2261106 19-Jun-2019 21:01
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T-Mobile has an app which allows you to get an eSIM without going into a store. The app includes the tourist plan as an option. The app will not accept a non-domestic credit card number, even though it asks for your billing country. Frustrating. 

 

This problem exists because US telcos don't have stores in international airports. 






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  #2261108 19-Jun-2019 21:02
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Shadowfoot:

 

T-Mobile has an app which allows you to get an eSIM without going into a store. The app includes the tourist plan as an option. The app will not accept a non-domestic credit card number, even though it asks for your billing country. Frustrating. 

 

This problem exists because US telcos don't have stores in international airports. 

 

 

OPPO smarpthones have an smart SIM app called oRoaming that allows you to get a mobile data plan anywhere in the world, without a SIM card, with prices per day and per week. 





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  #2261146 19-Jun-2019 21:50
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freitasm:

 

Shadowfoot:

 

T-Mobile has an app which allows you to get an eSIM without going into a store. The app includes the tourist plan as an option. The app will not accept a non-domestic credit card number, even though it asks for your billing country. Frustrating. 

 

This problem exists because US telcos don't have stores in international airports. 

 

 

OPPO smarpthones have an smart SIM app called oRoaming that allows you to get a mobile data plan anywhere in the world, without a SIM card, with prices per day and per week. 

 

 

That looks confusing. I don't see the app option and the description on the page looks to be the same as just putting in a local SIM, except that you can get the SIM before travel. I suspect it would cost more than the $US30 three-week unlimited data plan that I found convenient in the past. 






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  #2261452 20-Jun-2019 12:28
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Blearily-eyed opening a new packet of Weetbix in a half-dark kitchen this morning and cursing Sanitarium for changing the way the packet is opened - different non-resealable cardboard flaps and fully-sealed plastic liner-bag that's really hard to get open. Why the hell would they do this? Then realising that, like a fool, I had opened the packet upside down, from the bottom.





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  #2261475 20-Jun-2019 12:49
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OK, not an annoyance, a celebration, the temp has finally made it into double figures - 10.4C - go hypothermia, go, go, go.





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  #2261507 20-Jun-2019 14:50
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eracode:

 

Blearily-eyed opening a new packet of Weetbix in a half-dark kitchen this morning and cursing Sanitarium for changing the way the packet is opened - different non-resealable cardboard flaps and fully-sealed plastic liner-bag that's really hard to get open. Why the hell would they do this? Then realising that, like a fool, I had opened the packet upside down, from the bottom.

 

 


Why are they still using plastic bags? Weetabix has been happily packed in paper for ever.






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  #2261554 20-Jun-2019 16:48
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Geektastic:

 

Why are they still using plastic bags? Weetabix has been happily packed in paper for ever.

 

 

How does that prevent it adsorbing moisture and going gross?





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  #2261570 20-Jun-2019 17:30
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TIL Weetabix and Weet-Bix were invented by the same person.

 

Produced in the UK since 1932, Weetabix is the British version of the original Australian Weet-Bix. Both Weet-Bix and Weetabix were invented by Bennison Osborne, an Australian.

 

Colonials, meh.


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  #2261573 20-Jun-2019 17:38
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Removing flimsy smooth-edge that was nailed in to rimu flooring with ring-shank clouts many decades ago.

 

Then my day got worse - at a rough estimate, re-punching over 1500 flooring nails, filling those holes, plus filling about 300m of cracks between T&G flooring.


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  #2261586 20-Jun-2019 18:06
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rb99:

 

OK, not an annoyance, a celebration, the temp has finally made it into double figures - 10.4C - go hypothermia, go, go, go.

 

 

I just went to put something in the rubbish and it feels warmer out there than it does inside!


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  #2261591 20-Jun-2019 18:31
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That reminds me of student flats in Dunedin...

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  #2261598 20-Jun-2019 18:36
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Geektastic:

eracode:


Blearily-eyed opening a new packet of Weetbix in a half-dark kitchen this morning and cursing Sanitarium for changing the way the packet is opened - different non-resealable cardboard flaps and fully-sealed plastic liner-bag that's really hard to get open. Why the hell would they do this? Then realising that, like a fool, I had opened the packet upside down, from the bottom.




Why are they still using plastic bags? Weetabix has been happily packed in paper for ever.



Paper with a plastic film (or vv).




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  #2262302 22-Jun-2019 09:10
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I have said this before but I am really, really annoyed by the screaming commercials on TV. Harvey Norman used to be the worst for this, with their stupid once in a lifetime super sales every other hour, but now JB, NL and Repco have taken over.

 

Are we really so dumb in this country that we all rush out to buy something just because someone screams louder? Commercials with a little wit and humour may grab my attention, but loud-mouthed in my face yelling just turns me off. Surely I'm not unique in that?

 

Every time someone starts screaming at me, I hit the  mute button. Even more, I hardly watch NZ FTA at all anymore, partly because of the incessant annoying shouty commercial interruptions. Fortunately, we now have other choices here. Mainly, I only watch the news, because that is the one thing I can't get elsewhere, but even there the screaming commercials dominate, which is how I know about them.

 

I wonder what the viewing figures for TV 1 or Two or Three are like these days? I wonder if anyone involved with those services has ever asked themselves if the quality of the endlessly repeated commercials might have a role in this? Maybe I am unique. Maybe not. But as soon as the news is over, I switch to ABC for the Drum and then on to the many other options now available to us. Why sit passively and let someone scream in your face when there are so many better choices available?

 

 





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