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  #2858031 29-Jan-2022 04:07
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Geektastic:

 

I have to admit that made me laugh.

 

 

What do you find funny about it?

 

Geektastic:

Everything. It's a funny visual gag. It wound up pious eco zealots. It stuck two fingers up to Tesla drivers who think they deserve special places in car parks. And so on.

 

You realise that there are a lot of things you can do that are not strictly illegal, but still a**hattery, right?

 

Those are not special car parks, they are charging stations. In the more busy ones Tesla actually charge people for overstaying after charging to make sure people can have access to the charges.

 

The EV owners could do the same back to ICE people by turning up in droves to petrol stations and blocking the gas pumps and going into the station to have a coffee and read the newspapers. Thats not illegal either, but would be a**hattery.


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  #2859161 31-Jan-2022 12:00
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Maybe they're really bitter people, and just need a bit of sweetness added to their life. Like a cupful of sugar somewhere...

 

How do you think that would end if you got caught?





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  #2859163 31-Jan-2022 12:02
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jarledb:

 

You realise that there are a lot of things you can do that are not strictly illegal, but still a**hattery, right?

 

 

Harmless a**hattery can be lot of fun.





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  #2859169 31-Jan-2022 12:12
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Someone at work wired in a remote controlled mains switch to a Mr Grumpy’s monitor

They had him banging on the walls convinced it was a loose wire somewhere.




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  #2859285 31-Jan-2022 13:14
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MikeAqua:

 

Harmless a**hattery can be lot of fun.

 

 

They see me trolling, they hating...





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  #2859502 31-Jan-2022 20:00
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If I can find them cheap enough, my plan involves a bunch of left-hand-thread screws, bolts, and nuts...

 

They see me mowing, my front lawn...


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  #2859682 31-Jan-2022 23:30
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MikeAqua:

Maybe they're really bitter people, and just need a bit of sweetness added to their life. Like a cupful of sugar somewhere...

 

How do you think that would end if you got caught?

 

 

For being snarky on a message board? Heck, they'd have to arrest half of GZ if that was a crime.

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  #2859817 1-Feb-2022 11:42
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Geektastic:

Everything. It's a funny visual gag. It wound up pious eco zealots. It stuck two fingers up to Tesla drivers who think they deserve special places in car parks. And so on.

 

You really do come across as being very obnoxious with this. Tesla drivers don't "think they deserve special places in car parks", the business who owns or licenses those car parks has chosen to demarc car parks specifically for electric vehicles as a value added service, and either paid Tesla for a charging station to place there or was paid by Tesla to place a charging station there (I'm not across the commercials of these arrangements). What this is, is a 4x4 driver thinking he deserves to park contrary to the expressed wishes of the owner or exclusive licensee of the parking spaces. It's not funny, it's disrespectful.


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  #2859902 1-Feb-2022 13:10
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neb: For being snarky on a message board? Heck, they'd have to arrest half of GZ if that was a crime.

 

I mean if someone actually did what you suggest.  Could result in a violent confrontation.





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  #2863343 8-Feb-2022 09:28
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Just received the following 'marketing' email. Someone must be embarrassed :)

 


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  #2863439 8-Feb-2022 11:09
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Behodar:

 

Just received the following 'marketing' email. Someone must be embarrassed :)

 

 

 

As silly as that might be, it's very informative and well-written for the intended user ti understand what goes where...





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  #2863514 8-Feb-2022 11:47
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Behodar:

 

Just received the following 'marketing' email. Someone must be embarrassed :)

 

 

 

Looks more informative than the original promotional email was likely to be.


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  #2864588 10-Feb-2022 11:10
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This must have passed at least three people: The signwriter, the contractor who physically installed it, and the client themselves. Apparently none of them noticed the typo.

 


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  #2864615 10-Feb-2022 11:29
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I exspect no one looks at these things too closely.

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  #2864635 10-Feb-2022 12:00
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Handle9:

 

The easiest work around if it is a problem is to change the power button setting to do nothing. You just shut down using windows.

 

 

I tried it and you're (all) right that it needs a longer press to do anything.

 

Still, strikes me a a bit thoughtless - it's one of the prime positions to put frequently used keys because it's easy to feel for the corner button and whatever is next to it. 

 

 

 

I notice poor industrial design too often. We've got a sony tv which is generally very good but the remote has flush buttons and is weighted in such a way that if you pick it up in the dark, you can't tell which way round it is.

 

 

 

All it would take would be some tactile elements.





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