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  #2530866 29-Jul-2020 16:51
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MadEngineer: Those are definitely cups. Infact every good kitchen should have an Arcoroc cup as they are the perfect device for measuring out 250ml or one cup of ingredients from your Edmonds cookbook.

 

strictly speaking by conversion 250mls = 1.05 cups.

 

We have cups and mugs that hold less than 250mls and cups and mugs that hold more than 250mls.  I use one of these to do the measuring ....

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2531194 30-Jul-2020 08:40
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My minor annoyance of the week: 

 

Went into the office yesterday as I had a customer meeting. 

 

Left the house at 7am, got home at 6pm - 11hrs out of the house. 

 

Got to work - lots of noise from people that are excited to be back in the office (a few people hadn't been back since lockdown). Distractions galore. 

 

Meeting with client postponed, reasons given - understandable. 

 

Reason for going into office - no longer needed. 

 

Productivity level while in the office? 60% at best

 

Productivity level at home? 80-90% at least. 

 

If I spent 11hrs working from home (which I regularly do), I'd achieve so much...yesterday felt like a wasted day. 





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  #2531415 30-Jul-2020 14:45
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Did you know that a clause in a tenancy agreement that requires a tenant to have the carpets professionally cleaned upon ending the tenancy is not legally enforceable?

 

Unenforceable clauses in tenancy agreements

 

I know that. I suspect the property manager knows that. She's not outright insisting that I have the carpets cleaned but she is trying, through a dance of words, to get me to agree that I will have the carpets cleaned nonetheless.

 

No amount of cleaning can fix this:

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2532088 31-Jul-2020 13:32
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Annoyance/PSA: Edge crashing today when trying to enter a URL. Fortunately it's a known issue and can be worked around by turning off search suggestions.


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  #2532130 31-Jul-2020 13:44
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Handsomedan:

Productivity level while in the office? 60% at best

 

Productivity level at home? 80-90% at least. 

 

 

The Oatmeal has a great summary of the pros and cons. Hooba porkrind!

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  #2532159 31-Jul-2020 14:49
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Going into BNZ and asking to take out some cash. Nope you have to use the ATM in the branch. I want $245. Can't do that, have to get 240 or 250. Really wonder who comes up with these stupid 'BNZ, where the customer comes last' ideas. Obviously they're desperate to save money after only making $560m in the 6 months to March.





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  #2532197 31-Jul-2020 15:26
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So you have to take out 250 and then walk over and do a $5 deposit? That's efficient.


 
 
 
 


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  #2532204 31-Jul-2020 15:38
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elpenguino:

 

So you have to take out 250 and then walk over and do a $5 deposit? That's efficient.

 

 

From the bank's point of view, yes, because you have to pay for the teller services both times.

 

[edit] But you can take out $250 in cash, and ask for it be in 12 $20 notes, plus two $5 notes.

 

 


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  #2532210 31-Jul-2020 15:44
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frankv:

 

elpenguino:

 

So you have to take out 250 and then walk over and do a $5 deposit? That's efficient.

 

 

From the bank's point of view, yes, because you have to pay for the teller services both times.

 

[edit] But you can take out $250 in cash, and ask for it be in 12 $20 notes, plus two $5 notes.

 

 

I didn't know you could get $5 notes from an ATM (anymore).

 

I have 'fee free' type accounts so I don't pay for tellers.


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  #2532231 31-Jul-2020 16:19
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rb99:

 

Going into BNZ and asking to take out some cash. Nope you have to use the ATM in the branch. I want $245. Can't do that, have to get 240 or 250. Really wonder who comes up with these stupid 'BNZ, where the customer comes last' ideas. Obviously they're desperate to save money after only making $560m in the 6 months to March.

 

They want any cash-related activities removed from the branches, so they can "advise" customers...advise them how to get a home loan, advise them how to take out insurance, advise them how to get a credit card etc etc...

 

Anything that involves a non-advice activity is basically unavailable. 





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  #2532235 31-Jul-2020 16:23
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The price of Cheese.

 

Mainland Tasty 1Kg was available from PaknSav for around 13-14$, for 1kg, 17$ at Countdown etc.

 

Now only available in 700g blocks, for 50c less.( at P&S)

 

So from $14/kg, to $19.30/kg. Near on 40% price hike.

 

 

 

Grr

 

 

 

 





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  #2532263 31-Jul-2020 17:16
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SepticSceptic:

 

The price of Cheese.

 

Mainland Tasty 1Kg was available from PaknSav for around 13-14$, for 1kg, 17$ at Countdown etc.

 

Now only available in 700g blocks, for 50c less.( at P&S)

 

So from $14/kg, to $19.30/kg. Near on 40% price hike.

 

 

 

Grr

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like a supply and demand issue, from their FB page:

 

"When we started making this year’s batch of Tasty cheese around 18 months ago, we never anticipated a lockdown, in which we saw huge demand for the humble 1kg Tasty block. So when looking for your Mainland Tasty 1kg in the coming weeks you might notice a little sign that says we will be right back. Not to worry, we’re making sure that there is enough to go around in our smaller blocks, grated, and slices, so kiwis can still get their Tasty fix"

 

Yeah, mebbe.

 

The cheese level at the local P&S never went to zero - it was always well stocked. However, it could have been distributed to other stores to even out / restock their coolers.

 

Other brand tasty cheeses aren't. Just dont have the bite and the flavour for mac cheeses, cheese n 'matoe toasties, general chow downing, etc etc.

 

I eat a fair whack of cheese - I have no problems downing a small wheel of brie, etc., or a inch thick slice chunk of tasty in an evening.  or both if I can get away with it .. ...

 

 





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  #2532353 31-Jul-2020 19:20
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How people drive around with their fog lights on or no lights at all or in special cases fog lights only.


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  #2532360 31-Jul-2020 19:54
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The idiot (private number) who called me on my mobile number at 7:30 on a Friday night for a "survey" telling me "there's no reason to use language like that" when I gave a perfectly honest answer when he asked if I'd like to take part in a survey.

 

A: "No"
Q: "so... when would be a good time to call back?"
A: "never - never call me back again"
Q:"Tomorrow some time?"
A: "<expletive deleted>-off - take the hint"

 

"there's no reason to use language like that"

 

Oh yes there is - you <expletive deleted> moron.

 

 

 

 


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  #2532362 31-Jul-2020 19:59
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The idiot that answered a private number at 7:30 on a friday....





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