Re: Brexit just gets better?
17.4 million voted for Leave. Now take the population of the UK, and do basic arithmetic, not hard dear chap (or chapess, but i suspect chap)
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One of the worst issues with the D***n uprights of yore was the use of an unshielded bearing on the beater bar. In the dust path. After a few months, the d***n would run as rough as a badger's ar*e. Replacing with shielded bearings (skateboard ones fit, more recently fidget spinners are a good source) has recovered this for 2 yrs now
I read (past tense) "MAY be safer...." as being "currently it is classified as safer but it's a new phenomenon, so call us again in 50+ years"
Which is a valid point.
Vaping annoys me a little, but the ones who annoy me aren't the people using it to quit smoking. It's the arseholes you follow on the road who's car makes cheech and chong's look positively 360 degree vision.
NO WAY is that safe
Inasmuch that I cocked up, but admitted my mistake when it became clear I'd caused it. (AFTER fixing the issue).
I managed to cock up a 7 way lightswitch arrangement such that one switch acted as a 2 seperate circuits when one of the intermediate (en_US '4 way') switches was thrown one particular way. Very confusing till I spotted the mistake in wiring, and recognized my connection style on the switch.
Absolutely not Mr Luxury Yacht. I simply blocked her because she couldn't seem to understand that she was ranting at a reasonably innocent man. (for me, blocking can be self preservation). I was absolutely NOT mean to her. Indeed I'd have liked to have a reasonable discussion with her, but she was too far into ranting against me for being a white male at that point...
I will also agree with this along with my own post. I have been abused (during shirtgate, when the man who helped land on a bloody comet became evil because of a shirt he wore for luck). Apparently i 'shaded'. I still don't know what that means, but the lady of colour who is an STEM outreach worker needs to rethink her job, and is still blocked.
All I asked was for them to have a sense of proportion. Apparently they've all been through the total perspective vortex. And weren't in zarniwoop's office
Not because of the 'twit' connotation, but because it's fast... I think that's what the originators intended by the name (at least partly). So yes, most of the responses to a tweet are going to be off the cuff, gut feeling things. The demise of the 140 character limit, to be honest, hasn't changed this much, it just lets people vent more loquaciously.
The responses here in this october forum are much more considered.
But yes, basically all this is reflecting is that 'most people who use twitter are racist and misogynist to a degree. So yes. But ... don't do news stories about it. Oh wait
I've seen this with some Openreach supplied xDSL filters here in the UK. The connector for the 'broadband' side is an RJ45 (bizarrely) . People see a port labelled broadband, with an RJ45 jack on it... and ... I get calls where the Hub (broadband modem router)* is still in the box because 'we didn't need it'. Which designer thought that connector choice was sensible.
*probably the same one who thought calling a combined modem router the same name as another piece of networking equipment was a good idea
Nobody except apple and the USA, burma, and liberia uses inches anyway. And it's a crapple product. so who really cares?
I admit that first sentence was trolling, but... yeesh. You don't buy a phone sight unseen. So you saw it in the shop, went 'ooo', and bought it. So what if the measurements were off. you decided it was good. and purchased it
So this time, for the first time in recorded history, i side with Apple computer, inc.
(brief jab by using their real name there)
Other than security updates (an important but usually fairly minor part of office software), who the hell needs to update.. OTHER than because 'everybody else did and they send me stuff i can't open'
I am still using office 97. And it's quite functional, tyvm. I need a helper program to open .docx files, but that is free. And NOT A SUBSCRIPTION.
Continually demanding monthly dues from people for software they should be able to buy outright is a dick move. Making it cheap enough they think 'that's reasonable'... is more of a dick move.
Office 97 is now 21 years old. If I'd paid even 3.99 a month for it, that would now be just over a grand. Which is plain silly for a word processor with some other programs I rarely use bolted on. MS's proposed price is double that.
Satnav function on my phone worked fine, the only bit that didn't was the traffic status which COULD explain the 'being late for a meeting'.
As it was, my luck ran the other way. I took the route less travelled, because it looked lighter on traffic from the roundabout... and got to work 15m early
In the attic I have... 7 computer carcasses, 3 boxes of cd rom drives, a box of at and atx power supplies, about 8 DSL modem/routers, mainly netgear DG834s, and a SACK of dialup modems.... All brand new. Got them at a clearance auction for a pound,. The modems themselves are useless but the pieces can be handy for projects
Most email CLIENTS send plain text as well as the embroidered crap. Most of the actual content is in the plain text anyway.
The exception to this is automated responders by big companies (ebay/amazon/paypal etc) who often send empty 'text/plain' sections. Which is user hostile.
But personal emails even from a high up mangler, will usually have usable content in the text/plain area
It's happened to me that you CANNOT disconnect the other end of the circuit. (circuit that has more than one load, and a JB hidden (against current regulations but fine up till the 90s) under a floor that has the bane of my existence: Laminate flooring.
In that case, isolating the ends of the wires and maybe labelling them with what they used to do and what circuit they're on would be the only option.
The favourite of lighting circuits in the UK is for someone to remove the ceiling rose to fit a 'designer light fitting', not make notes of where the wires come from, and have the thing work thusly:
Switch off, light is on
Switch on, BANG
Causes me as a domestic sparks more calls than anything else DIY related
indeed, and the same is true of base model GM cars (Vauxhall/Opel/Holden)... or was up until the early naughties. Most of the kit for the higher spec was there, but either not connected, or a link removed, but ONLY on SOME cars (it seemed random)
Turns out it was a manufacturing thing, they'd estimate demand for each trim level, and if they had any uncertainty, equip more vehicles at the higher spec, and then disable stuff to downgrade if needed.
I got UNlucky with my Corsa, 2 wire harness to the doors instead of the full 14 wire one, so electric mirrors/windows would've been hard to retrofit :(
that it adapts (responds) to the device and viewport you're using? So the whitespace tends to say it's not been done thoroughly.
But to be honest, till it was pointed out in the thread, I didn't notice. However I access the stories via the RSS feed so rarely see the homepage.
But I ... quite like it, ghod rest my sole... (the left one).
To be fair, even working in telecomms for a living for a while, I've done that. Absent mindedly. I blame the prevalence of cellular phones for rendering my subconscious incapable of realizing that 'examining the inner workings of the NTE' (which in the UK involves removing the faceplate with the actual socket on it) is going to kill the phone.
I'm usually too embarrassed to call back
Have an upvote DisruptiveDean
I hate apple like the best of em, but it's going to be the design considerations that drive them. They're definitely going to want a free choice of providers (now they've established themselves, in the iphone's early days, exclusivity and tie ins made sense, to get the brand out there). Now they're well known as ..well, a phone brand... so the more customers who can use their device the better.
indeed Mage. I've only ever owned two 'tied to a network' phones (circa 1997 and 1998). Yes, I had to get a new phone after a year, because the deal was only available from Orange (now half of EE) on a boxed kit with new phone, sim, leather pouch (remember them?) and 12 months prepaid (over 30 mins per month billable).
So I ended up with two identical phones. It was fortunate the market moved slower in them days... the phones were identical so i ended up with four batteries, 2 chargers, etc. (necessary with early motorola handhelds).
But it did strike me as an amazing waste of resources that simply paying for an extra year cost MORE than entire new set of kit. So when I finally ditched the orange phones in 2001ish, I bought unlocked nokias which I continued to use till 2010, when I bought my first smartphone. A Galaxy A3. Outright. for cash.
Provider keeps trying to tempt me with free phones. But if i question them, it turns out the phone is NOT free, it's 'subsidized provided i sign up for xx months'. They've quit calling me recently after being told to stop lying to me
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