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  #2560245 8-Sep-2020 12:39
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Yep - I've had no issues using NFC with card or phone app when in Aus, though I'd usually decline to pay a surcharge so use eftpos or cash instead.

 

There's a political move here (pre-election promises) to nail the banks on paywave fees charged to retailers.  I never worked for a bank, but in other businesses when a near zero-effort / high profit deal was at risk, that created a certain amount of panic and desperation to protect it.


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  #2561292 9-Sep-2020 19:00
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Some Real Cool Guy drove along my street, tossed a glass bottle out the window and it smashed everywhere. Now people are running over it. Why do some cretins believe that rebelliousness has to equate to obnoxiousness? Why is it cool to be known as a dick?

 

Before someone helpfully suggests it - it's too dark and the road too busy to go out there and attempt to clean up the glass.


 
 
 
 


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  #2561294 9-Sep-2020 19:06
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The same people that think playing music until 2 am is going to make them friends with the neighbours...


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  #2561304 9-Sep-2020 19:52
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Behodar:

 

The same people that think playing music until 2 am is going to make them friends with the neighbours...

 

 

Hi neighbour - if you want to chat about it come over for breakfast, around 3pm is good.


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  #2562479 11-Sep-2020 18:09
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Vacuum cleaners where the cord slowly winds itself in as you're vacuuming.





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  #2562500 11-Sep-2020 18:37
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rb99:

 

Vacuum cleaners where the cord slowly winds itself in as you're vacuuming.

 

 

Things that suck in the wrong kind of way.

 

 


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  #2562506 11-Sep-2020 19:01
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Fred99:

rb99:


Vacuum cleaners where the cord slowly winds itself in as you're vacuuming.



Things that suck in the wrong kind of way.


 



Like Microsoft's Jet database engine, which both sucks and blows.

 
 
 
 


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  #2562507 11-Sep-2020 19:03
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Use of the term 'unprecedented'.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #2562508 11-Sep-2020 19:03
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The never ending media coverage of never ending rising real-estate prices.





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  #2562517 11-Sep-2020 19:25
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floydbloke:

The never ending media coverage of never ending rising real-estate prices.



I vaguely recall someone promising to fix that...

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  #2562570 11-Sep-2020 19:50
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@floydbloke I swear the realestate industry and press are deliberately fuelling the rises by using the old scumbag sales technique of raising urgency and this raises panic in buyers.


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  #2562724 12-Sep-2020 00:18
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Upgrading router firmware, rebooting, and the router being inaccessible despite the blinkenlights being in their standard configuration. Turns out that the cable running to the router isn't transmitting the ether, despite it checking out OK on a cable tester, and picked exactly the moment of the firmware upgrade to fail.

 

 

OK, more likely the power cycle caused something, but it's an odd failure mode.

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  #2562891 12-Sep-2020 13:29
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Journeyman:

 

Some Real Cool Guy drove along my street, tossed a glass bottle out the window and it smashed everywhere. Now people are running over it. Why do some cretins believe that rebelliousness has to equate to obnoxiousness? Why is it cool to be known as a dick?

 

Before someone helpfully suggests it - it's too dark and the road too busy to go out there and attempt to clean up the glass.

 

This is something I've reported twice to the police before and both times they took seriously.


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  #2562893 12-Sep-2020 13:34
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neb: Upgrading router firmware, rebooting, and the router being inaccessible despite the blinkenlights being in their standard configuration. Turns out that the cable running to the router isn't transmitting the ether, despite it checking out OK on a cable tester, and picked exactly the moment of the firmware upgrade to fail. OK, more likely the power cycle caused something, but it's an odd failure mode.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it sounds like it wasn't a real router and was no loss.


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  #2562904 12-Sep-2020 14:37
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MadEngineer:

neb: Upgrading router firmware, rebooting, and the router being inaccessible despite the blinkenlights being in their standard configuration. Turns out that the cable running to the router isn't transmitting the ether, despite it checking out OK on a cable tester, and picked exactly the moment of the firmware upgrade to fail. OK, more likely the power cycle caused something, but it's an odd failure mode.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it sounds like it wasn't a real router and was no loss.

 

 

Uhh, the router is a Draytek and is working perfectly, the problem is the ethernet cable that was plugged into it. It checks out fine electrically (at DC levels, not 250MHz) but won't communicate the ether to the upstream device.

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