Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 586 | 587 | 588 | 589 | 590 | 591 | 592 | 593 | 594 | 595 | 596 | 597 | 598 | 599 | 600 | 601 | 602 | 603 | 604 | 605 | 606 | ... | 615
667 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2401636 19-Jan-2020 13:00
Send private message quote this post

richms:
Senecio: Companies that provide a mobile website that doesn’t work and don’t provide a link to switch to the full desk top experience. I’m looking at you Hirepool and Kennards!

On both websites you have to enter your post code in a pop up window to find your nearest branch. However after entering you post code you can’t scroll down to hit the confirm button. Both websites work perfectly fine on a laptop but are unusable on a phone.


Works for me?

Click to see full size

Are you using an extreme text size on the phone? I've seen that push things offscreen before.

 

 

 

Not using any special font size, still not working for me. I've tried both Safari and Chrome on an iPhone 8, neither work. Confirm your branch just won't come up.


223 posts

Master Geek


  #2401653 19-Jan-2020 13:52
Send private message quote this post

Often have YouTube videos playing in background while doing other stuff but the Vodafone buffering ads always get me to look at YouTube is it buffering. Good one Vodafone


 
 
 
 


2431 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2401954 20-Jan-2020 08:46
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

People that don't use their eyes when driving....

 

 

 

I was rear-ended in the weekend, resulting in not just a damaged car (hassle) but a mild concussion and whiplash (annoying and painful). 

 

The woman that hit me had around 30m to look up, see my indicator, brake lights and the fact that I was stationary and still failed to either look or slow down - resulting in the accident. 

 

 

 

Thankfully she admitted liability immediately and I drive an old Volvo, so she was much worse off than me, in a vehicular/insurance sense. 

 

 





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

1320 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2401974 20-Jan-2020 09:24
5 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Short people who feel compelled to comment on my height like I'm some kind of freak.

I'm 6'5, my wife is 6'0 and our three kids are all well above average for their ages.

Just because you are 5'0 doesn't give you a right to say we are a family of monsters.

1496 posts

Uber Geek


  #2401976 20-Jan-2020 09:26
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

martyyn: Short people who feel compelled to comment on my height like I'm some kind of freak.

I'm 6'5, my wife is 6'0 and our three kids are all well above average for their ages.

Just because you are 5'0 doesn't give you a right to say we are a family of monsters.

 

Just pat the little hobbits on the head and start humming a Randy Newman song...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bfyS-S-IJs&feature=youtu.be


13869 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2402103 20-Jan-2020 11:07
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

martyyn: Short people who feel compelled to comment on my height like I'm some kind of freak.

I'm 6'5, my wife is 6'0 and our three kids are all well above average for their ages.

Just because you are 5'0 doesn't give you a right to say we are a family of monsters.


I passed a guy yesterday when out shopping. I’m 6 ft. He towered over me by the better part of a foot. I imagine that to someone like my mother in law who is 4ft 11” he would seem worthy of comment!





23003 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2402402 20-Jan-2020 14:31
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

"I'm only trying to help"

 

 

 

"Oooooh, Be careful!"





Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


3692 posts

Uber Geek


  #2402582 20-Jan-2020 17:55
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Reminds me of this tombstone



Funny Tombstones

Webhead
2422 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2402629 20-Jan-2020 18:08
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

martyyn: 
Just because you are 5'0 doesn't give you a right to say we are a family of monsters.

 

Just tell them it's not your fault they were malnourished when they were young.

 

Wikipedia: Stunted growth


2926 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2404854 22-Jan-2020 18:01
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Banks. Trying to get pricing is like pulling teeth as an expat.

I understand they need certified documents for the actual loan but if they expect me to spend around $300-400 just for the privilege of getting interest rates from them they know where they can stick it.

Fortunately other banks are not so full of their own BS and will get my business.

10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #2405003 22-Jan-2020 20:03
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Restaurant waitperson clearing the plates of those that have finished their meal before others at the table have finished theirs (I'm a slow eater).


4151 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2405030 22-Jan-2020 21:26
Send private message quote this post

daveymg:

 

Restaurant waitperson clearing the plates of those that have finished their meal before others at the table have finished theirs (I'm a slow eater).

 

 

Yep - happens a lot and it’s the height of rudeness. Sometimes if I’m feeling more grumpy than usual I say something and ask them to wait. 





Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


2926 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2405032 22-Jan-2020 21:33
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Handle9: Banks. Trying to get pricing is like pulling teeth as an expat.

I understand they need certified documents for the actual loan but if they expect me to spend around $300-400 just for the privilege of getting interest rates from them they know where they can stick it.

Fortunately other banks are not so full of their own BS and will get my business.

 

Of course as soon as I told them that I was walking they miraculously sent me pricing. It was crap pricing but FFS, either it's a compliance topic or it isn't.

 

If it is a compliance topic there shouldn't be flexibility. When a flip flop happens immediately it's just laziness by the people involved.


1320 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2405280 23-Jan-2020 14:15
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Handle9: Banks.

 

We're going through this right now.

 

We've been with Kiwibank for 16 years, 15 of those I've been self employed. One family home, one rental, all insurances and credits cards with them. We've never asked them for anything but now the kids are leaving home we want to do some work on our house.

 

Our joint income is double the amount we asked for and our equity is five times the amount we asked for.

 

But they said no on the basis my wife has been self employed for 21 months and their minimum is 24. They wouldn't budge at all.

 

So we went to a broker and within a fortnight we had four offers. All offering more than we need, all with discounted rates, all with cash back and all suggesting we could borrow more to buy another rental (not that we want to become investors but it shows how secure we are).

 

So it's goodbye Kiwibank.

 

 


Webhead
2422 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2405289 23-Jan-2020 14:41
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

martyyn:

 

Handle9: Banks.

 

We've been with Kiwibank for 16 years, 15 of those I've been self employed. [...]

 

So it's goodbye Kiwibank.

 

 

Good on you. People stay with their banks for too long and put up with too much from them. 

 

What should happen with banks is the same as has happened with phones - you should be able to take your numbers with you to another bank. Thats to say, you should be able to have your account numbers be connected to you and not your bank, that way it would become a whole lot easier to switch.


1 | ... | 586 | 587 | 588 | 589 | 590 | 591 | 592 | 593 | 594 | 595 | 596 | 597 | 598 | 599 | 600 | 601 | 602 | 603 | 604 | 605 | 606 | ... | 615
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Vodafone mobile data plans with unlimited data
Posted 26-Feb-2020 06:55


Vodafone launches innovation initiatives to help businesses use 5G
Posted 26-Feb-2020 05:00


Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM brings massive sound and extreme bass
Posted 25-Feb-2020 09:00


Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.