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  #2476634 4-May-2020 21:01
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I get very annoyed by (international) news sites that keep running out of time just when a discussion becomes worth listening to. 'Ooh, we are out of time. Tell me in five seconds how your idea will solve all humanity's problems.'

 

Are you listening, CNN? You are not the only one, but you are definitely one of the worst. F... your stupid advertisers. Screw your worldwide scheduling. Quit imposing dumb artificial constraints from the dinosaur era of national broadcasting and just let us watch the discussion.

 

 

 

 





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  #2476638 4-May-2020 21:13
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rb99:

 

Quote -

 

Lol. 70s and 80s sitcoms will get zero benefit from Blu Ray.

When the source material is 480i or 576i who cares?

 

 

 

True. Though some stuff, maybe not sitcoms, may have been filmed on actual film, e.g. I assume the bluray version of Columbo would have looked / did look quite good.

 

 

Fewer discs for however many episodes is the biggest advantage. Able to use better menus for the content so even if the video is still pretty lousy they can at least have text that doesn't barely look any better than teletext did for the menus.





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  #2476691 5-May-2020 07:29
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People who can't spell Blu-ray correctly.


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  #2476741 5-May-2020 09:44
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jamesrt:

 

28/4/2020 10:40 Collected from sender Albany
29/4/2020 23:34 Processing at depot East Tamaki
30/4/2020 00:19 Processing at depot East Tamaki
01/5/2020 19:23 Processing at depot East Tamaki
01/5/2020 20:30 Processing at depot East Tamaki

 

5 days later, still no updates. At all.  And the "Daily Update" section of their website hasn't been updated in 5 days either.  The "NZ Post" page on FaceBook is getting slammed with people complaining about lack of packages, etc.

 

Surely this is "Customer Engagement 101" - if you have a "daily status" page, update it daily, if not more frequently when you have issues like this.  Or have they drafted all the backoffice staff who run the customer-facing services into the sorting centers to clear the backlog?

 

Edit: Typically, in the 10 minutes since I checked and ranted here, the daily status date got changed - the update stays the same.


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  #2476790 5-May-2020 10:32
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Would have been but a small annoyance - but a standard can opener wouldn't work because of the way the top of the can was attached/crimped.

 

I could post a picture of the final result, but images of blood and gore probably breach FUG.


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  #2476792 5-May-2020 10:33
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Fred99:

 

 

Would have been but a small annoyance - but a standard can opener wouldn't work because of the way the top of the can was attached/crimped.

 

I could post a picture of the final result, but images of blood and gore probably breach FUG.

 

 

We have a Tupperware can opener that removes the top without cutting it. It's come in very useful for this exact scenario on several times this lock down...

 

These cans are SO frustrating. 

 

 





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  #2476794 5-May-2020 10:39
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@Handsomedan The Tupperware opener interests me. How does it work and where can one get them. I cannot use cans like the above as one of the medications I take take has made my fingernails very brittle and basically disintegrate if I try opening a can. 





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  #2476800 5-May-2020 10:52
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Handsomedan:

 

We have a Tupperware can opener that removes the top without cutting it. It's come in very useful for this exact scenario on several times this lock down...

 

These cans are SO frustrating. 

 

 

I've got one of those in our boat (not sure about brand) - and for sure it works very well.  But there's still an annoyance.  Because most of the cans we seem to end up with on the boat are the tear-tab type as above, I seldom use it.  So on rare times I've needed it I've automatically tried to use it like a standard can opener.  You can almost get them to work - like you can almost unfasten a screw with the handle end of a plastic fork. It's been very close to being biffed over the side to live with the fishes a couple of times, but my brain engaged just in time. I actually bought the thing deliberately because it makes crushing cans flat very easy - to reduce garbage/recycling bulk.  Maybe typing this will embed it to long-term memory and it'll never happen again, then again probably not.


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  #2476801 5-May-2020 10:52
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We have one mike, and also got one for my mother who has arthritis in her hands, and she's able to use it fine.

Its a turn handle type device, but you are turning parallel to the top of the tin as opposed to at right angles.

Any Tupperware party will sell you one, although that could be a wee while away :D

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  #2476812 5-May-2020 11:00
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Ge0rge: We have one mike, and also got one for my mother who has arthritis in her hands, and she's able to use it fine.

Its a turn handle type device, but you are turning parallel to the top of the tin as opposed to at right angles.

Any Tupperware party will sell you one, although that could be a wee while away :D

 

I'm pretty sure that I bought the one we've got at a New World supermarket in Motueka - so I doubt it's a Tupperware brand. 


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  #2476813 5-May-2020 11:00
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Not sure I understand the problem. Can't you just open the bottom instead of the top? Or use the opener sideways? Both of these have worked for me.

 

 

 

 





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  #2476826 5-May-2020 11:12
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Rikkitic:

 

Not sure I understand the problem. Can't you just open the bottom instead of the top? Or use the opener sideways? Both of these have worked for me.

 

 

Some you can't - at least not very easily as the rim is inset as per the photo below:

 

 

I assume that they design them that way so that they stack well - the bottom rim fits inside the top rim of the can below.  But yikes - some have the small rim at the top - some at the bottom, some have a large rim both ends and don't stack very well.

 

That's actually not the tear-tab can I had issues with - but the top rim on that one was similar.  This photo is of the bottom of a Watties tomato can - quite a lot are like that and the reason I got the tupperware type opener to keep on the boat - you can cut both ends off cans, press the can completely flat and it takes up much less storage space.


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  #2476829 5-May-2020 11:18
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@MikeB4

 

The Tupperware one we have looks like this: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effectively, what it appears to do is break the seal between the can and the lid, after you use it to break the seal, you use the end of it to "grab" the edge of the lid and pull it off the can. 

 

Pretty simple and effective. 

 

This is it HERE

 

 





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  #2476832 5-May-2020 11:26
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Pretty sure this is the same concept one I bought at New World.  IIRC cost was about $20.  Can't really comment on durability - nothing has rusted after maybe 5 years, but it hasn't had a whole lot of use.

 


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  #2476835 5-May-2020 11:37
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Fred99:

 

 

Would have been but a small annoyance - but a standard can opener wouldn't work because of the way the top of the can was attached/crimped.

 

I could post a picture of the final result, but images of blood and gore probably breach FUG.

 

 

 

 

I thought these wee fellas were standard geek equipment?

 


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