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  Reply # 1599216 26-Jul-2016 20:22
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That's why it is called bait. The fish haven't got any smarter. Neither have the clickers.

 

 





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  Reply # 1599222 26-Jul-2016 20:35
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There's a whole industry of content farming around "curiosity gap". Content farms are an abomination. They have those "See you favourite artists look old now. You won't believe #6" slideshows and the single paragraph under the photos read like something written by an idiot - for idiots.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1599269 26-Jul-2016 21:37
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freitasm:

 

They have those "See you favourite artists look old now. You won't believe #6" slideshows and the single paragraph under the photos read like something written by an idiot - for idiots.

 

 

Whilst this probably does bait people to the first click, surely that's wasted if they don't follow up with a click on an ad, and then buy the product? And are other people not like me... when I fall for it, I'm annoyed and just want to get back out of there to wherever I was before. I intentionally do not click any of the ads, because I just don't want to encourage this crap.

 

 


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  Reply # 1599507 27-Jul-2016 14:06
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Broken pen clips ...

 





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  Reply # 1599509 27-Jul-2016 14:08
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People who can't follow simple instructions on email: "Look over the page for content but do not register". And they fill the form and register.




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  Reply # 1600439 29-Jul-2016 07:04
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When the company you work for invests in  and provides you with a reasonably specced laptop so you can be mobile and work remotely but there is 'no budget' for a second power adapter so you have to grovel around under your desk every time you're going to be working away from it for more than a few hours.





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  Reply # 1600540 29-Jul-2016 09:26
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freitasm:

 

There's a whole industry of content farming around "curiosity gap". Content farms are an abomination. They have those "See you favourite artists look old now. You won't believe #6" slideshows and the single paragraph under the photos read like something written by an idiot - for idiots.

 

 

Agreed. If geekzone ran that kind of garbage I wouldn't continue my subscription.


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  Reply # 1600545 29-Jul-2016 09:29
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When the company you work for invests in  and provides you with a reasonably specced laptop so you can be mobile and work remotely but there is 'no budget' for a second power adapter so you have to grovel around under your desk every time you're going to be working away from it for more than a few hours.

 

 

 

 

I hear my wife saying that  smile





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  Reply # 1600574 29-Jul-2016 09:59
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When the company you work for invests in  and provides you with a reasonably specced laptop so you can be mobile and work remotely but there is 'no budget' for a second power adapter so you have to grovel around under your desk every time you're going to be working away from it for more than a few hours.

 

 

Get a short extension lead so it can sit on top of your desk. Or if it has a brick with an ISO plug, just get another ISO cord... leave one cord permanently plugged in, with the end on top of the desk.

 

[Ob annoying thing]: People who can't think outside the box.

 

 


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  Reply # 1600578 29-Jul-2016 10:01
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frankv:

 

floydbloke:

 

When the company you work for invests in  and provides you with a reasonably specced laptop so you can be mobile and work remotely but there is 'no budget' for a second power adapter so you have to grovel around under your desk every time you're going to be working away from it for more than a few hours.

 

 

Get a short extension lead so it can sit on top of your desk. Or if it has a brick with an ISO plug, just get another ISO cord... leave one cord permanently plugged in, with the end on top of the desk.

 

[Ob annoying thing]: People who can't think outside the box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would not like to see a live plug sitting on a desk





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  Reply # 1600597 29-Jul-2016 10:12
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MikeB4:

 

I would not like to see a live plug sitting on a desk

 

 

Its an IEC plug, not bare wires!





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  Reply # 1600672 29-Jul-2016 11:19
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richms:

 

MikeB4:

 

I would not like to see a live plug sitting on a desk

 

 

Its an IEC plug, not bare wires!

 

 

 

 

Still would not allow it in an office I managed with the exception in some circumstances it had a RCD. The risk/cost exceeds benefits, I would approve a 2nd power pack.





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  Reply # 1600758 29-Jul-2016 12:55
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MikeB4:

 

richms:

 

MikeB4:

 

I would not like to see a live plug sitting on a desk

 

 

Its an IEC plug, not bare wires!

 

 

 

 

Still would not allow it in an office I managed with the exception in some circumstances it had a RCD. The risk/cost exceeds benefits, I would approve a 2nd power pack.

 

 

It is no different to having a live socket outlet at desk height, perfectly legal and safe





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  Reply # 1600762 29-Jul-2016 13:04
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mdooher:

 

 

 

It is no different to having a live socket outlet at desk height, perfectly legal and safe

 

 

 

 

Ask yourself, with the new health and safety regulations are you prepared to take the financial risk? I am not especially given the easy and affordable mitigation available.

 

 

 

From Work safe and Energy Safe

 

Care and inspection of extension cords

 

  • Extension cords are meant to provide a temporary solution and should not be used as a long-term or permanent electrical connection.  They should not be placed under rugs or furniture and should never be strung through doorways, windows, walls, ceilings, or floors.
  • Extension cords must be treated with care and checked regularly for damage or deterioration.  Each time before you plug in any outdoor appliance or tool, visually check the cord and appliance.  The cord itself should never be pulled to disconnect it from an electrical source; remove it by the plug.
  • Damaged cords with cut or damaged insulation and broken plugs exposing lives parts can present a potential fire or shock hazard and should be destroyed and replaced immediately.
  • Whenever using a cord outdoors always use a residual current device (RCD) or isolating transformer.  The RCD helps to protect you from a fatal electric shock by quickly cutting the current in the event of an electrical problem.  An isolating transformer also helps prevent electric shocks.
  • Extended exposure to outdoor conditions can cause cords to deteriorate, so whether they’re rated for indoors or outdoors, store all extension cords inside when they’re not in use.

 

 

Regardless of whether or not the cord is being used, as long as the cord is plugged into an outlet socket, it’s conducting electricity.  To avoid potential safety hazards, always remember to switch off, unplug, and store your extension cords away safely when they’re not in use.





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  Reply # 1600784 29-Jul-2016 13:36
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Donald Trump's small anus like mouth.


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