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  #2282604 24-Jul-2019 09:17
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Rikkitic:

 

The mixing of CGI animation with real images in space documentaries that makes it almost impossible in many cases to tell what is actual and what is just clever imagery. I don't mind the technique in itself, as it often adds clarity and vividness to the actual images, but I wish it would be made clear which is which. These days anything can be made to look real and it bothers me when I can't be sure that what I am seeing is what was actually photographed. What is the point of space probes or nature documentaries at all if it can all be deep faked?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Far worse than this has been going on for over 50 years!

 

 /s  <- Poe's Law disclaimer


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  #2282609 24-Jul-2019 09:19
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How hard it is to do simple things on the Microsoft Websites these days, and how difficult their CSR's are when "helping"


 
 
 
 


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  #2282632 24-Jul-2019 09:46
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When my neighbour hangs his rug over our fence 😜 (Neighbours, fences and rugs .)





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  #2282634 24-Jul-2019 09:51
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networkn:

 

How hard it is to do simple things on the Microsoft Websites these days, and how difficult their CSR's are when "helping"

 

 

 

 

I am not sure that is restricted to MS. I spent 10 minutes looking for something on TM yesterday, because it said to click on "My Trade Me" and I would find it. What it failed to clarify was that "Click on My Trade Me" does not mean the menu bar item so labelled. Oh no. It means that menu bar item and THEN the secondary listing of "My Trade Me" under that menu bar item...!






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  #2282807 24-Jul-2019 13:27
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That our Council just expended money changing one letter in a local road name.





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  #2282808 24-Jul-2019 13:28
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I shudder to think how much has been spent in the past couple of decades to add macrons to things.

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  #2282814 24-Jul-2019 13:44
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If only they had spelled it right in the first place.

 

 





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  #2282845 24-Jul-2019 14:59
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kotuku4:

 

kotuku4:

 

Doh! meter reader visiting residence as smart meters faulty and not transmitting data reliably. 

 

 

Queried power provider, nope meter is working fine, should not be reading the meter.

 

 

Why would a burglar want to know your meter reading?

 

(this has been reported before)

 

 

 

 

As a careful burglar, the serial meter readings can be a surrogate of activity in the house. Minimal change over time is consistent with the occupants being absent. Easier than keeping a continuous watch on the house.


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  #2282854 24-Jul-2019 15:11
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As a careful burglar, the serial meter readings can be a surrogate of activity in the house. Minimal change over time is consistent with the occupants being absent. Easier than keeping a continuous watch on the house.

 

 

Yeah... one burglary trick for bachs is to turn the mains off. If, when you come back, it hasn't been turned back on, you know that no-one has been there.

 

 


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  #2282884 24-Jul-2019 15:53
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Rikkitic:

If only they had spelled it right in the first place.


 



How do you know they didn't?





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  #2282887 24-Jul-2019 15:54
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frankv:

paulchinnz:


As a careful burglar, the serial meter readings can be a surrogate of activity in the house. Minimal change over time is consistent with the occupants being absent. Easier than keeping a continuous watch on the house.



Yeah... one burglary trick for bachs is to turn the mains off. If, when you come back, it hasn't been turned back on, you know that no-one has been there.


 



You're suspiciously well informed....😈





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paulchinnz:

 

Fred99:

 

kotuku4:

 

kotuku4:

 

Doh! meter reader visiting residence as smart meters faulty and not transmitting data reliably. 

 

 

Queried power provider, nope meter is working fine, should not be reading the meter.

 

 

Why would a burglar want to know your meter reading?

 

(this has been reported before)

 

 

 

 

As a careful burglar, the serial meter readings can be a surrogate of activity in the house. Minimal change over time is consistent with the occupants being absent. Easier than keeping a continuous watch on the house.

 

 

What cell were you in? I was in 5F :-)


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  #2283012 24-Jul-2019 18:50
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frankv:

 

paulchinnz:

 

As a careful burglar, the serial meter readings can be a surrogate of activity in the house. Minimal change over time is consistent with the occupants being absent. Easier than keeping a continuous watch on the house.

 

 

Yeah... one burglary trick for bachs is to turn the mains off. If, when you come back, it hasn't been turned back on, you know that no-one has been there.

 

 

Thanks for the useful tip! Er, I mean that's awful.


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  #2283085 24-Jul-2019 21:10
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I'm a right old grumpy man this week .. newest annoyance .. tin cans that don't stack even though they are the same product .. bah!!!


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  #2283132 24-Jul-2019 22:35
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Mark:

 

I'm a right old grumpy man this week .. newest annoyance .. tin cans that don't stack even though they are the same product .. bah!!!

 

 

hated those brands back many years ago when I had an after school job stacking shelves at the supermarket. 


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