What's in a name...
They might be officially KAPs, but I bet they end up referred to as Kermits. Although that set of Muppets would probably have it working on time.
396 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007
I had a primary school where mice kept acting up, but the teachers couldn't work out why it worked for some people (them) and not others (pupils).
I traced it down to the mice casing allowing IR to pass though it when the sun was in the right (wrong?) place. The kids hands were too small to cover the entire mouse body, but the teacher's did.
Coating the inside of the shell with paint fixed the issue till the mice were eventually replaced with the new fangled optical mice.
We had a client in the 386/486 days who liked his HP desktop so much, he upgraded it himself to a small 386 motherboard.
Issue was the pitch of the ISA slots between the 386 and his HP's case wasn't the same. When I met this machine, most of the card bracket had been sawed out, and the cards held in with wood screws and hot melt glue!
I'm dyslexic and have issues with numbers, and use chip and sign cards.
I looked at the app for my credit card, to find the same, a) it's a full on banking app, and b) you have to set a 6 digit PIN to use it. Again I'm in the situation where the bank/etc understands I can't use a 4 digit PIN to use a card, but can't understand why I can't just use a 6 digit number I can remember for their app/etc. :(
I've just had to delete my online banking with M&S credit cards, because they need you to use a pin based token, or a pin based app on your phone. I have chip and sign cards.
As usual the response "Can't you just use a number you'll remember?", and yet no one seems to understand the idea that if I could remember numbers like that, I wouldn't have or need chip and sign cards in the first place!
Next suggestion is of course to write the PIN down for when I need it... :(
I got a letter reporting that I had failed to submit PAYE returns for a company of mine.
For the year after the (non-trading) company had been closed, struck off, HMRC informed, etc.
So we have a company with no income, no employees and doesn't exist, being threatened with fines/etc for not supplying information that couldn't exist in the first place!
KC started to deploy using a semi-rigid tube with the fibre blown down it. By the time I needed an openreach fibre installed on a site (last year), it was fitted as a self supporting fibre - basically a steel wire or 2, with the fibre part of the make up. I think this was a single wire, which I believe is a wire with a groove in it - the fibre goes into the groove before the outer layers are applied. It's only going about 30 metres from the pole to the building's 2nd floor, but so far the wind hasn't caused any issues.
On all the sound bars I've used, you have to select bluetooth to enable it, otherwise it's not available, and also not when the unit is in standby. It's always been turn on, select bluetooth to find it with them.
So if you are woken up at 3am because you left it turned on, and had the bluetooth input selected, then I'd say that's more your security issue, not the soundbar.
Makes me think when I was told about cam.ac.uk having a halon dump on a false alarm.
That's when they found there was plumbers grease in the halon pipework. Well, there was. It was atomised and deposited all over and in their new mainframe.
ASR once had the comment of:
"*sigh* Oh, how I wish lusers could read documentation more than they read porn..."
(and the reply...)
' That's IT! PORNOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTATION!
"...and as she finally reached orgasm, she screamed 'the mail server will be down for three hours tonight! Yes! Oh, yes!'" ' ;)
My GP has on their IVR "We do not accept requests for repeat prscriptions over the phone"
And most of the pharmacies I tried last time it wasn't a case of "call to notify you", it was "We can not get these, we will not accept this prescription for dispensing"
For myself, getting a repeat prescription is: Drive to GP (2 miles), order prescription. 2-3 days later, drive to GPs to see if it's ready, if so, take it. Then start the round of walking at the weekend to fill it. My record so far is needing to go to 6 pharmacies, because 5 didn't have it. The 6th had 4 weeks out of a 6 week prescription, and 2 weeks later were able to fill the missing 2 weeks with a different medication.
So I guess I'll be sticking with paper too.
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