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>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
28571 Minor Rants and Piss-Offs, Mark VIII
It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.

I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
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>> No. 31545 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 10:02 am
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Youtube channels that is someone with an annoying voice just reading a science/history/geography/whatever Wikipedia article, with practically no other research, whilst some graphics play. What's that about?
>> No. 31546 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 11:16 am
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>>31545
>What's that about?
Gets clicks/views from people whose only research was to look it up on YouTube. Generates ad revenue.
>> No. 31547 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 11:24 am
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>>31545

Lowest possible effort to achieve successes.

Look at it this way, I take comfort in the fact that culture favours making something educational, it means something is going right on a societal level, This is being favoured over some happy slapping bollocks that could have been made for the same effort.
>> No. 31548 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 12:26 pm
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>>31545
I hope you're not dissing Moth Light Media, one of my favourite low-production-quality educational channels.
>> No. 31549 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 7:24 pm
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What the fuck is with buying new phones ?

Everything may as well be in a different language. Also why aren't there deals anymore ? I wanted the new pixel and can't find one that throws In a free case or anything.
>> No. 31550 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 8:10 pm
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>>31549

>Everything may as well be in a different language.

That's technology m8, if you want to be told what to buy then just get an iPhone.

>Also why aren't there deals anymore?

Xiaomi are having a massive clearout ahead of the new models. On Saturday they'll be doing the a daily deal on the Poco X3 for £139, which is absolutely insane value for a near-flagship.

https://www.mi.com/uk/index.html
>> No. 31551 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 9:13 pm
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>>31550
>On Saturday they'll be doing the a daily deal on the Poco X3 for £139, which is absolutely insane value for a near-flagship

You're fooling nobody with your ad riddled, low memory pseudo-flagship m8
>> No. 31552 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 10:03 pm
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People who use a toastie maker but don't marge/butter the outer flaps of bread that are in contact with the heating irons. What is with that?
>> No. 31553 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 11:02 pm
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>>31552
Why do people have toastie makers when you can just fry/grill the sandwich? I don't see it being it being anymore complicated to clean or as tasty.
>> No. 31554 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 11:15 pm
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>>31553
The thrill of having boiling hot cheese boil your mouth, singe your chin and ruin your top in one go.

Are you a psyop from Big Toastie (York Uni)?
>> No. 31555 Anonymous
3rd March 2021
Wednesday 11:25 pm
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The 2021 Census sent one letter to my building which is a load of flats. I had a look at how to fix this and I guess I need to contact them, rather than having an email however they have webchat, SMS and telephone of which all have operating hours.

So I guess I'm just getting a £1000 fine then.
>> No. 31556 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 12:31 am
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>>31555
Fella, I'm sure everybody here would vouch for you and all of your co-denizens and lodge a complaint and request on your behalf while you're at work during the office hours. Other channels than this are open, e.g. Discord. The Census is serious work, so why should you be fined for the incompetence of the government?
>> No. 31557 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:32 pm
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>>31555

Do they honestly fine you? Thought it was a myth like TV licensing.
>> No. 31558 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:38 pm
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>>31557
Last time around they fined people who refused to comply because it was outsourced to Lockheed Martin. I doubt people who just ignore it out of apathy would get the same treatment though.
>> No. 31559 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:40 pm
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>>31557
TV license fines aren't a myth.
>> No. 31560 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:43 pm
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>>31559
In that they are handed out, yes, but you basically need to ask to be fined to get one.
>> No. 31561 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 3:47 pm
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>>31557

Only if you refuse to comply. If you don't respond to the first letter, they'll chase you up.
>> No. 31562 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 5:59 pm
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My mum's oven's tripping the breaker and rather than let me take it apart and find what I'm assuming will be a very obvious short, she wants to buy a fancy new self cleaning one. I bet the self cleaning is shit too, it's not even that good on professional ovens unless they're combi ovens and you use dangerous chemicals.

But also whatever cowboy did her kitchen just put the oven on a plug and installed a socket in a cupboard. And the socket is spurred off from the lighting ring for some reason.
>> No. 31563 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 6:39 pm
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>>31559
Neither are Giant Squids, but one had to literally beach itself for us to prove otherwise.

In order to get a TV license fine you need to basically tell them you are watching TV without a license, invite them in to see and then tell them to go fuck themselves if they think they're getting the money.

It's trivial to avoid a fine even if you're being a wrong un, just don't reply to their correspondences or answer the door to them, but if you genuinely don't need one you are under no obligation to contact them and tell them that either.

It's the only time "ignore them and they'll go away" actually works.
>> No. 31564 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 7:16 pm
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>>31563
That's all well and good, but you may as well say the war on drugs is a myth because there are more telly tax prosecutions than recorded drug crimes.
>> No. 31565 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 7:46 pm
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>>31562
>And the socket is spurred off from the lighting ring for some reason.

Well there's your problem.

Most mocern single ovens are perfectly fine running on a 13A socket on the main 32A ring, but on a lighting ring that's just a joke, of course it's going to trip the breaker, it'll be drawing about twice the power that the breaker is rated at. There wont be anything wrong with the oven.

More powerful ovens, like combi or double ovens draw more power and need a dedicated breaker.
>> No. 31566 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 7:49 pm
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>>31565
>mocern

*ahem..fuck
>> No. 31567 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 8:09 pm
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>>31565

The thing with that is the oven has worked without issue for 7 years.
>> No. 31568 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 8:40 pm
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>>31567
Then either it's not actually on the lighting circuit, or the lighting circuit is on the wrong rated breaker. If the latter is the case then you're in deep shit because it's possible the insulation on the wiring is melting.
Or you've just been incredibly lucky for the past few years and the ovens only just drawing below the rating on the breaker, and it's started tripping recently because as the elements worn down over time it's passing slightly more current and that's took it over the threshold to trip the lighting breaker.

Also never trust the labels in the consumer unit, because sometimes cowboys will switch breakers around to fit a new circuit in and not bother to relabel things.
>> No. 31569 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 8:49 pm
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>>31568
OR, they've just spurred some lighting off the ring main, which is ok as long as the wires going to the lights are protected by a separate fuse, but from your description it doesn't sound as though that's the case.
>> No. 31570 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 9:19 pm
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>>31556
>Fella, I'm sure everybody here would vouch for you and all of your co-denizens and lodge a complaint and request on your behalf while you're at work during the office hours. Other channels than this are open, e.g. Discord. The Census is serious work, so why should you be fined for the incompetence of the government?

Oh I'm sure that'll work out fine for me.
>It says here, how many jammy dodgers do you have the cupboard?
>Where do you keep your secret rice?
>Now for the economic questions, how big is your telly?

Anyway I managed to get on the webchat today and had a few jokes with a Scottish lass about housing these days. That was okay I guess but I'd still rather not have to socialise if I can avoid it. Had I not done this then they might've sent someone with a clipboard, unannounced and gasping for a brew that turns into watching afternoon gameshows.

I'd also like to complain that national data collection of all things shouldn't be devolved
>> No. 31571 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 10:57 pm
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>>31569

The oven trips the downstairs lights breaker, that's as far as I've gotten - it could be a few things, likely none of them particularly good.

It's not an issue, I can get someone in to do it right, but it pisses me off that people can't just do their literal job half decently.

It's also possible I'm an idiot and it's a normal, fine job they did.
>> No. 31572 Anonymous
4th March 2021
Thursday 11:06 pm
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>>31571

Now that I think about it, it's probably tripping one of two main RCDs that the smaller breakers share (like the lighting ring). I didn't think about it too much because I was too busy being annoyed that the oven wasn't isolated, but that makes sense. It likely does mean >>31569 is right about how the lights are spurred off.
>> No. 31573 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 5:04 pm
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>>31572
Actually I forgot all about RCDs.
In most installations you'll find that several different circuits are all commoned onto a single RCD (due to the cost and space of having a separate RCD on every circuit.)
Ovens do tend to trip RCDs pretty easily because eventually moisture works its way into connections and shorts to the metal case which trips the RCD but not the breaker.
So if it is only the RCD tripping it's no big deal, its no danger of killing anyone or starting any fires, its just an inconvenience as long as the RCD is working the way its meant to.

The electronics in breakers have got much better now so it's common on new installations to see combined breaker and RCDs, and its no longer allowed to have a lighting circuit sharing an RCD with other circuits, although circuits that meet the old standards are still fine to leave in place unless you have any major changes need doing.
>> No. 31574 Anonymous
5th March 2021
Friday 7:23 pm
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Greenpeace managing to get into the critical part of an airfield to paint a plane green is going to give me a shit load of risk analysis paperwork to do. Yet again the french have ruined my day.
>> No. 31575 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 11:06 am
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What I'm calling the non-answer forum answer. Whenever I'm looking for a solution to a problem online there are always replies to confounded OPs along the lines of "well, you don't want to be doing that in the first place, do this" or "if you were doing it this way, I could help, but you aren't". If the OP was something like "I'm trying to deep fry chicken in bleach; any tips?" I'd get it, but it's usually just grognards surreptitiously complaining that the genesis of said issue didn't exist fifteen years back, so maybe you wouldn't have a problem if you were using a motherboard with an AGP or driving to work on a steam tractor.
>> No. 31576 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 1:18 pm
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The soft, subtle aggression with which a salesperson for an ISP operates when you're leaving them for someone else gives me the chills. They are currently offering to give me a £150 high street (lol) voucher, new router and four gigabit (why?) Wifi extenders and have knocked £9 a month off my price. It sounds like a great deal but obviously this is nowhere near what the floor is for a profitable deal for them, but still.

Anyway they tranferred me to a manager when I was typing this and as soon as I displayed a vague grasp of technical knowledge, with scary words like "backhaul" and "ethernet", she seemed to lose interest in selling to me. Though apparently a "head" engineer will ring me today still. I'm just going to ask him about congestion at my exchange, too.
>> No. 31577 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 1:22 pm
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>>31575

The stack overflow standard answer. "Why would you do that". Maybe because I have more imagination than you, you cunt.

Car forums do this too. I had a supercharger kit for an MR2 years ago, and asked an MR2 forum for advice on a specific fitting, and the first reply was "I'd turbo it m8 much better results". Cool thanks.
>> No. 31578 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 1:23 pm
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>>31576

>four gigabit Wifi extenders

That's 4x gigabit extenders, not 4gig extenders.
>> No. 31579 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 3:01 pm
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>>31575
Anyone who's ever worked in any sort of support environment will tell you that 9 times out of 10 the person asking the question doesn't know what they're doing, and most of them think they're in the other 1 out of 10.

A big part of the XY Problem is failure to recognise it as such, and "why are you doing that?" and "don't do that" are entirely legitimate responses.
>> No. 31580 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 3:33 pm
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>>31579

You're not wrong, but on forums the question is often something like "how do I resize the autosnap boxes on win10", and "install linux" is a valid yet entirely useless answer.
>> No. 31581 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 3:35 pm
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Nafa: Non-answer forum answer; I meant to coin it as nafa.

>>31577
Yeah! Exactly that but with routers, "should have stayed with the previous model", brilliant.

>>31579
But this isn't tech support, these are specific questions, not "computer won't turn on, plz halp".
>> No. 31582 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 4:46 pm
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>>31580
>"how do I resize the autosnap boxes on win10"
Why do you want to do that? I can think of at least three legitimate motives for it and they all have different solutions. I can think of at least one motive where it's the wrong way to go about it, and that has a different solution again.

>>31581
Specific questions are the worst, because frequently someone is asking how to do something specific but won't actually tell you what they really want to do. Someone might ask the best way between two tube stations in zone 1, but what they really want to know is how to get between two particular attractions that turn out to be about 10 minutes walk apart.

Let's take what seems like a specific problem. "I'm stuck outside the front door of a building and I can't get in." What's the solution? That depends on what you're trying to do:
- "I'm trying to get to my flat." Use the key fob you were given.
- "My key fob doesn't work." Go to reception and get it fixed.
- "I'm trying to deliver a pizza." Use the intercom and ask the person that ordered it to buzz you in.
- "I'm trying to deliver a parcel." Go to reception and leave it there.
- "They've buzzed me in but the door is still locked." You're at the wrong building.
- "I'm a debt collector/TV licence officer/stalker." Go away and have a serious fucking word with yourself about how you became such a shitty person.
>> No. 31583 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 6:13 pm
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>>31582
>Go away and have a serious fucking word with yourself about how you became such a shitty person.
Wrong, the correct answer for those is to pretend to be one of the others.
>> No. 31584 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 6:41 pm
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>>31582

>Why do you want to do that?

I have an ultrawide monitor and I want to arrange windows in a way I like.

Moving to your second point - I probably posted that question in an ultrawide monitor specific forum, and still got the 'linux' answer. And that's sort of the point here - most forums these days are so specific that the context is there. For your example, almost certainly we'd know the context because it was posted on a pizza delivery forum, or a debt collector forum, etc.
>> No. 31585 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 7:26 pm
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>>31584
>I have an ultrawide monitor and I want to arrange windows in a way I like.
Use FancyZones in PowerToys. Or install Linux.
>> No. 31586 Anonymous
6th March 2021
Saturday 9:10 pm
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>>31585

That's exactly what I do, on both counts.
>> No. 31587 Anonymous
7th March 2021
Sunday 9:25 am
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My girlfriend continuing to try and speak to me when I'm obviously tired and want to not speak.

Bonus points for making a ghastly sound when drinking that weirdly makes me angry
>> No. 31588 Anonymous
7th March 2021
Sunday 9:33 am
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>>31587
>when I'm obviously tired and want to not speak

Did you at any point tell her you were too tired and would rather speak another time?
>> No. 31589 Anonymous
7th March 2021
Sunday 9:39 am
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Various posters getting annoyed or bored with their partners: Remember it's the lockdown. Everyone is stuck spending too much time with the one or two few others and that's going to exacerbate every tiny, mild irritating thing. It will pass.
>> No. 31590 Anonymous
7th March 2021
Sunday 11:32 am
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>>31589
What if she waits until the toast is cold before buttering it?
>> No. 31591 Anonymous
7th March 2021
Sunday 11:38 am
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>>31589
>Various posters getting annoyed or bored with their partners: Remember it's the lockdown. Everyone is stuck spending too much time with the one or two few others and that's going to exacerbate every tiny, mild irritating thing. It will pass.

There's a typical relationship for a lot of couples where they have kids, spend the next couple of decades kept busy and distracted, but then once the kids move out and they suddenly have all that time with themselves they find out that they can't stand to be with each other which leads to mid-life crises and divorces.
Of course the lockdown stresses people out, but I don't think it is a good thing to to tell people that its normal and healthy to feel that way and that they can just go back to the way the were before once they're back to just spending less time with each other.
>> No. 31592 Anonymous
7th March 2021
Sunday 11:45 am
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>>31591
Why not? If they don't let their tempers get out of hand then they will be able to.
>> No. 31593 Anonymous
7th March 2021
Sunday 12:31 pm
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>>31591

>Of course the lockdown stresses people out, but I don't think it is a good thing to to tell people that its normal and healthy to feel that way and that they can just go back to the way the were before once they're back to just spending less time with each other.


I think it is fairly normal for a person to not be an ideal match all of the time. I don't want to strawman what you said but I think it would be unhealthy to have an expectation that there won't ever be problems or conflict.
>> No. 31594 Anonymous
7th March 2021
Sunday 10:40 pm
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>>31589

Just wait until you've heard mine eat a bowl of Crunchy Nut, dry. I'm convinced the neighbours in the next flat can hear it through the walls. That lad who lived next to a building site had it easy.

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