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  Reply # 1600786 29-Jul-2016 13:41
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Mikeb4: Don't ever visit my place. You would die of shock! (figurative, not literal).

 

Safety is about common sense, not endless over the top regulations. The rules cited above are not excessive in theselves, except perhaps the first one, which has little in common with real-world practice, but they are focussed on outdoor use, which is a special case with all the opportunities for getting wet and making unintended earth connections. The people who make up these kinds of things are the same people who think making farmers wear helmets will somehow protect them from roll-overs, which is how nearly all of them get killed.

 

Having a properly protected power connector on your desktop hardly qualifies as a risk. Taking a shower or cooking a meal is far more hazardous.

 

 





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  Reply # 1600798 29-Jul-2016 13:43
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Zippity:

 

Donald Trump's small anus like mouth.

 

 

And the way he talks with one of his fingers always pointing up.





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  Reply # 1601332 30-Jul-2016 13:12
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Something small that really annoys me is when I am interrupted when typing in a reply to Geekzone and a little while later when I finish it off and push the "post reply" button I find that nothing happens and all my text is LOST! Presumably this is because there is a time limit on making a reply, so I know now that I have to first copy everything I have typed on to the clipboard in case the system times out and all my valuable typing and wisdom is yet again lost to the world!

 

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  Reply # 1601333 30-Jul-2016 13:18
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And here's something else that really annoys me, the Geekzone login process asks me to identify which photos have storefronts, or grass, or rivers, or trucks, or ... well you name it. I don't do too badly with these "lame" intelligence tests, but when I am given another lot of pictures to look at without telling me what I did wrong in the previous attempt is "really annoying" to say the least! Most sites just require a login name and a password and surely that's good enough??

 

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  Reply # 1601335 30-Jul-2016 13:22
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OK while I'm still in the mood, it really annoys me that the Geekzone computer can't tell the time! It seems to be a couple of hours out, so Geekzone please stop telling me it's dinner time when I still have 2 hours more work to do before I can stop for a meal!

 

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  Reply # 1601339 30-Jul-2016 13:35
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frednz:

 

And here's something else that really annoys me, the Geekzone login process asks me to identify which photos have storefronts, or grass, or rivers, or trucks, or ... well you name it. I don't do too badly with these "lame" intelligence tests, but when I am given another lot of pictures to look at without telling me what I did wrong in the previous attempt is "really annoying" to say the least! Most sites just require a login name and a password and surely that's good enough??

 

 

No, it's not good enough. 62% of the login attempts fail the captcha as robot traffic. This means some people actively try to login to accounts, guess passwords, etc via automated means. I rather have this and protect YOUR account than being blamed later.

 

frednz:

 

OK while I'm still in the mood, it really annoys me that the Geekzone computer can't tell the time! It seems to be a couple of hours out, so Geekzone please stop telling me it's dinner time when I still have 2 hours more work to do before I can stop for a meal!

 

 

Just go to your profile page and fix the timezone.

 

Small things that annoy me? People who have the capability in their hands to fix the timezone but don't do it.





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  Reply # 1601355 30-Jul-2016 14:06
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freitasm:

 

frednz:

 

And here's something else that really annoys me, the Geekzone login process asks me to identify which photos have storefronts, or grass, or rivers, or trucks, or ... well you name it. I don't do too badly with these "lame" intelligence tests, but when I am given another lot of pictures to look at without telling me what I did wrong in the previous attempt is "really annoying" to say the least! Most sites just require a login name and a password and surely that's good enough??

 

 

No, it's not good enough. 62% of the login attempts fail the captcha as robot traffic. This means some people actively try to login to accounts, guess passwords, etc via automated means. I rather have this and protect YOUR account than being blamed later.

 

 

Half of those login attempts are probably me trying to get back in. I have fond memories of the days before all this captcha nonsense started.

 

 





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  Reply # 1601425 30-Jul-2016 19:05
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Pizza from Pizza Hutt, when they can't cut it into eight equal sized pieces.

 

(I know, I need to get a life.)


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DarthKermit:

Pizza from Pizza Hutt, when they can't cut it into eight equal sized pieces.


(I know, I need to get a life.)



You have a life dear.....me.

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  Reply # 1601432 30-Jul-2016 19:39
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MrsDarthKermit:

 

DarthKermit: Pizza from Pizza Hutt, when they can't cut it into eight equal sized pieces.

 

(I know, I need to get a life.) 



You have a life dear.....me.

 

Life. Not wife. laughing

 

But seriously... I went off Pizza Hut (I don't think you need two 't's unless you're ordering from my local) altogether. Moving to a new Lower Hutt store hasn't improved the service or the quality.

 

I think I've cycled through all the local pizza stores. It's probably my favourite takeaway, but only if it's done well. I went from Pizza Hut to Domino's, to Hell, then Wholly Bagels. I'm now firmly a Mediterranean Food Warehouse fan. Their pizzas are excellent. More expensive but totally worth it.


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  Reply # 1601478 30-Jul-2016 22:56
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Zippity:

 

Donald Trump's small anus like mouth.

 

 

... and what issues from it is .....


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  Reply # 1601481 30-Jul-2016 23:12
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Not sure if this qualifies as something small but I am absolutely sick of and fed up with all the $%$%#!@# pop-ups now on every last web page inviting me to take some survey or join some mail list just because I have briefly clicked into the page, usually when I am searching for something. God, those are irritating. I have had to install a javascript switch on my browser just so I can quickly flick through sites without the stupid pop-ups. 





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  Reply # 1601567 31-Jul-2016 10:40
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MikeB4:

 

mdooher:

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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. 

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.

 

 

 

 

Now these are the things that really annoy me... Work safe making stuff up, sure the other parts of the this quote about using cords outside are fine but:

 

1. There is no Act, or Regulation in New Zealand that says "Extension cords are meant to provide a temporary solution and should not be used as a long-term electrical connection"

 

2.  A "permanent Electrical connection is by definition not a "plug in" connection.. so again they are talking rubbish

 

3.  A cord is not "conducting Electricity" unless it is connected to a load (pedantic I know, but if it is not true it should not be spouted as fact by worksafe)

 

An extension cord is no different in construction or use than the "jug-plug" cord that goes from the wall to your laptop power supply. You can even buy extension versions or longer versions if you want.

 

So feel free to poke your extension cord or jug-plug (IEC) cord or whatever up the hole in your desktop and even plug in a multi-outlet power board if you want, as long at it has been tagged in the last 5 years and looks ok, go for it (if you move it around in normal use have it tested every 2 years)

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1601733 31-Jul-2016 15:29
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Youtube inability to set 144 as the default quality for my mobile devices. I really don't need to see things in HD by default on a cell connection.

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  Reply # 1603654 3-Aug-2016 15:25
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This doesn't actually annoy me, but I do wonder when the local Countdown is going to get around to changing to the "new" apple-peel logo...


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