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  #2439765 17-Mar-2020 09:53
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Fred99:

 

NZ grown garlic at $45.95/kg at the local supermarket - and there was only a few bulbs of scruffy-looking tail end stuff left at the bottom of a bin.  Seems the cheap Chinese stuff has run out for now (I never buy the Chinese stuff anyway)  - and panic buying has set in. 

 

Stop your panic buying morons - or stick to dunny paper.  Garlic does not stop the virus.  Prayer to the FSM might, and I need garlic as an ingredient in a sacred ritual - we drink his sauce to thank him for his sacrifice.

 

 

how does one tell the difference? Is Chinese garlic inferior? What about wasabi - is that inferior to Korean?





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  #2440932 18-Mar-2020 23:04
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BlinkyBill:

 

Fred99:

 

NZ grown garlic at $45.95/kg at the local supermarket - and there was only a few bulbs of scruffy-looking tail end stuff left at the bottom of a bin.  Seems the cheap Chinese stuff has run out for now (I never buy the Chinese stuff anyway)  - and panic buying has set in. 

 

Stop your panic buying morons - or stick to dunny paper.  Garlic does not stop the virus.  Prayer to the FSM might, and I need garlic as an ingredient in a sacred ritual - we drink his sauce to thank him for his sacrifice.

 

 

how does one tell the difference? Is Chinese garlic inferior? What about wasabi - is that inferior to Korean?

 

 

The Chinese garlic was pretty bad - tasteless and often quite dry/rubbery.  Standard price for it was about $5-10/kg, NZ garlic was typically about $25/kg - a much better product.

 

Actually as an edit to that - there's also Chinese single bulb garlic - sold in woven straw trays quite cheap.  There's still some of that in my local supermarket - and despite being not quite the same as normal garlic - it's actually pretty good/tasty with the bonus that it's easy to peel and chop.  Not rubbery - but crisp and crunchy.

 

Can't help WRT wasabi.  I do know that there was an attempt to grow it here for export to Japan that failed.  The story I heard was that the product was fine but as real wasabi is a bit sacred - they wouldn't buy it if it was free - so not a great commercial opportunity. Most of the "wasabi" served here (NZ) isn't wasabi.  Read the label and it's horseradish based, with green color to make it look like wasabi.  To be honest, I've eaten what was claimed to be "real" wasabi and it tasted the same to me as the fake stuff -  I've got no idea if I was conned and the real stuff was fake too. Korean wasabi - I have no idea either.  I'm addicted to certain brands of Ramyun, some are wasabi flavoured, but I'm really really too scared to read the labels -  I just pretend it's healthy because it's noodly - and close my eyes.


 
 
 
 


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  #2440948 18-Mar-2020 23:49
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That people are being told to work from home.

 

 

 

I already work from home, which means I usually have 8 hours of peace. Now....






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  #2440953 19-Mar-2020 00:06
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Geektastic:

 

That people are being told to work from home.

 

I already work from home, which means I usually have 8 hours of peace. Now....

 

 

Yup.  Those conversations at the water-cooler are going to be different when there's someone there.


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  #2441012 19-Mar-2020 08:57
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Fred99:

 

Geektastic:

 

That people are being told to work from home.

 

I already work from home, which means I usually have 8 hours of peace. Now....

 

 

Yup.  Those conversations at to the water-cooler are going to be different when there's someone there.

 



 

FTFY :-D





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  #2441014 19-Mar-2020 09:00
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Thanks Fred99. I like garlic and tend to pay the higher price, I didn’t know we were getting Chinese garlic - I thought it was just second or third grade. I was in S Korea a few years ago and went to a Wasabi farm, and had some of their product. There is a definite taste difference between horseradish and top quality wasabi, which is much smoother. In Tokyo last year I was offered a choice of Japanese wasabi or the better S Korean - and I could taste the difference. I’ve never bought wasabi (unprocessed) in NZ. That is slightly annoying.





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  #2441039 19-Mar-2020 09:42
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Companies filling my inbox with virtue signalling emotional drivel about how they are “by my side” or “what we are doing to keep you safe”.






 
 
 
 


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  #2441154 19-Mar-2020 11:27
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Geektastic: Companies filling my inbox with virtue signalling emotional drivel about how they are “by my side” or “what we are doing to keep you safe”.

 

Especially since in a number of cases, they were basically word for word identical to each other. 





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  #2441158 19-Mar-2020 11:28
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I'm starting to see how working at home might have the potential to become annoying.  My SO decided this morning to give it a try.  The office would have been good, but nope - the bench in the kitchen/dining area has been taken over.  Her new PA - yours truly - is being paid $18.90 per hour below minimum wage, and there's no union.  Between making coffee, sorting out minor IT issues, and a trip to drop off her dry-cleaning, I must remain silent and obedient.  She's on a teleconference call now - I expect lunch orders will be placed soon.


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  #2441183 19-Mar-2020 11:51
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Fred99:

 

I'm starting to see how working at home might have the potential to become annoying.  My SO decided this morning to give it a try.  The office would have been good, but nope - the bench in the kitchen/dining area has been taken over.  Her new PA - yours truly - is being paid $18.90 per hour below minimum wage, and there's no union.  Between making coffee, sorting out minor IT issues, and a trip to drop off her dry-cleaning, I must remain silent and obedient.  She's on a teleconference call now - I expect lunch orders will be placed soon.

 

 

 

 

My home office has been taken over. I think I should be invoicing IT support, sales support and catering support. 





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  #2441186 19-Mar-2020 11:59
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MikeB4:

 

Fred99:

 

I'm starting to see how working at home might have the potential to become annoying.  My SO decided this morning to give it a try.  The office would have been good, but nope - the bench in the kitchen/dining area has been taken over.  Her new PA - yours truly - is being paid $18.90 per hour below minimum wage, and there's no union.  Between making coffee, sorting out minor IT issues, and a trip to drop off her dry-cleaning, I must remain silent and obedient.  She's on a teleconference call now - I expect lunch orders will be placed soon.

 

 

 

 

My home office has been taken over. I think I should be invoicing IT support, sales support and catering support. 

 

 

I've taken over my wife's home office temporarily...poor woman. 





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  #2441242 19-Mar-2020 14:06
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surfisup1000:

 

How am i supposed to buy a usb-c gen 2 cable when retailers don't even list the speed or type in the technical specifications? 

 

The most important technical detail is the speed....doh!

 

 

So, I just did a click and collect of this from PBTech....

 

8Ware UC-3001AC USB3.1 Cable Type A to USB TYPE C   ..bandwidth of 10 Gbps, this USB 3.1 Gen 2 ...

 

But, just tested it out, and it is only a USB2.0 cable. The USB-A plug is black, but in the website photo they show a blue connector (USB3.0 is usually blue plastic inside the plug). Grrrrrrrrr....  

 

 

 

More annoyed that I need to make another trip than anything else. 

 

 

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  #2441346 19-Mar-2020 14:58
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Since @surfisup1000 mentioned PBTech: Last night I started adding a few items to the online cart, with a view to finishing the order today. I've just refreshed the cart (left the page open from last night) and the RPi prices have gone up ~$20, and I think the RPi official plug pack has gone up also. They had plenty in stock last night (showed 30+ for head office alone). Not overly impressed.





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  #2442225 20-Mar-2020 14:34
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Explaining jokes.

 

And that this thing keeps complaining about the number of quotes.

 

 

frankv:

 

[quoted]

 

Here's what a small computer repair firm is saying to its customers. I've taken out the name of the firm for the purposes of this post. What do you think of this way of dealing with COVID-19?

 

1. Stop **** staff from getting infected and then passing it on. 

 

...
[/quoted]

 

Looks sensible to me.

 

Lot of expletives though. 🙃

 

 

The **** are in place of the name of the firm.

 

 

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  #2442255 20-Mar-2020 15:23
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Getting the Flu dammit.





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