The First World Whinging Thread

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  1. Cave Troll

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    I`m having nightmares tonight.
     
  3. John-Wayne

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    It feels like I can never do any fucking thing correct or at the very least be fucking awesome at one fucking thing. I either suck or moderately okay at things. I can story tell but can't fucking write, can play games, but can't kick ass in them. Unless they are RPGs and I can overpowered.
     
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    Breathe, my dudeness... I got your six :D
     
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    He's giving the finger paw, right? :)

    ETA: Also, @Kinzvlle 's not the only one having nightmares.
     
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    I can't find proper cherryade in cans or small bottles anywhere I look. It's all in those giant bottles for parties, and I've got nowhere I can put one of those. There's cherry coke, but that's not quite the same.
     
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    Just discovered that when the Kindle Paperwhite battery wears out, there is no way to get a replacement. Got this info straight from the horse's mouth, via a Kindle-related 'chat' on Amazon. Nope. Gotta buy a new device.

    This is outrageous! There is absolutely nothing whatsoever wrong with my Kindle, which is about 5 years old. It's just that the battery loses charge more quickly than it used to. What a waste of resources. (And hassle for me. I'll need to switch all my stuff over, and buy a new case for it as well, as the old one won't fit the new model—I checked.) I'm really angry.
     
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    As a former technician and advocate of tablets, I think it sucks when product fails. Anything thin has a 'LIPO' battery that is too thin to last longer than two or three years, so you must've taken really good care of yours. The battery in the Kindle is likely glued in place so that the unit doesn't flex and crack the screen. Think doublesided duct-tape from hell. It usually destroys the thing to peel the battery out of it, so - comsumable. Now, I can offer one hope. if the back comes off, some local phone repair place may be brave enough to find the battery wires and splice a temp battery connection, so you can at least get your stuff back. We used to 'frankenstein' arms and legs and bits and pieces to laptops to temporarily revive them. If it truly is the battery, then theoretically a battery of similar spec could be wired in and wrapped to the unit, for a few weeks(?). It's all a gamble, but survival is the game. I've only ever heard of extended waranty to a max of three years. I'm amazed you got five, but it still sucks. :)
     
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    Just sayin'

    https://www.newpower99.com/Amazon_Kindle_Paperwhite_Battery_Replacement_Kit_p/amazon%20kindle%20paperwhite.htm
     
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    Fixing screens, we used to soak the internals in a bath of anhydrous alcohol and then apply gentle heat while working between the glued bits with guitar picks. Used to get almost everything, but not quite.
     
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    I haven't actually lost anything ...and you don't with Kindle anyway, because everything is stored on the online account. It's just that I have to keep charging it up more often than I used to.

    That's why I will continue to have desktop computers for computer work, as long as they continue to make them. I don't want the battery charging hassle. Okay, so the PRAM battery does eventually die, but that's usually when the machine is obsolete anyway. My husband ran a very old G3 Mac desktop that did eventually need the PRAM changed ...which he did. But I've never had to change one on any of mine.

    Same reason I don't use 'cordless' anything, including vaccuum cleaners, hedge trimmers, etc. Been there, done that. The battery charge is pathetic, and the batteries do need replacing much more often than I realised. I needed three rounds of batteries to get my whole hedge trimmed, and each battery pack cost £45. And they lost their ability to recharge after only a few years. So ...back to the corded ones.
     
  13. Iain Sparrow

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    Ain't that the truth.
    I've got a cordless tree trimmer, basically a miniature chainsaw at the end of an 8ft pole, that takes an entire day to charge... and in return gives me about 30 minutes of chainsawing time, if I'm lucky. It's never a good thing to be in a rush to see how much tree trimming you can get done in 30 minutes.:)
     
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    Yeah, I bought a wee cordless hoover a while back—before I got smart. Not only did I need to keep it ON the charger all the time, but the battery didn't last ...and it didn't do much of the house before needing a recharge. Useless. It went in the bin.
     
  16. Iain Sparrow

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    I do have a corded electric lawnmower, which works wonderfully... but of course you have to make sure you don't run over the cord with the lawnmower.
     
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    Yeah, we use corded lawnmowers as well. Have never had a mishap with them. However, I HAVE managed to cut through the cord on my hedge trimmers, not once, but twice. (One of the reasons I went for the cordless variety ...till I got fed up with THAT picnic.) Probably because the colour of the cord blends into the hedge, etc. Last year I got some red electrical tape and wound it onto my cord, so it looks like a black and white candy cane. That keeps it visible. So far, so good.

    Seems it would not be beyond the wit of Man to design a hedge-trimming cord that sort of contrasts with the hedge, rather than blends in? But hey.
     
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    I bought a corded electric a few years ago for my small yard, but after a couple of seasons went back to gas. It cut fine, but the cord was a lot more hassle than I thought it would be.
     
  19. Iain Aschendale

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    Pretty sure, back in the days when I could make a whole five bucks a job, my dad provided me with dinosaur burners. They charge up pretty quickly, and if you don't feel like working that week, well, a little bit of water fixes that in a hurry...

    What's the statute of limitations on minors destroying family property again?
     
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    I agree, it's a bother keeping the cord out of the way. But as I live downtown and don't have a garage or shed to store the lawnmower, and my yard is small, an electric lawnmower is perfect. It's also really easy to clean up, even when the grass is wet.
     
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    I heard the EU has had enough of this sort of thing. Apparently the are introducing legislation against products being engineered specifically to be disposable. Tablets smartphones and the like.
     
  22. Earp

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    Oh, yeah, that'll work.
     
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    I know I've certainly had enough. I'd love to see some standardization. I'd love to see the product marketing people take responsibility for the amount of trash they've encouraged. Any item of these sorts over $100 should be serviceable. Come on people!
     
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    Yes, corded is a pain and so is battery. We live on acreage so neither of those are options. I've got a Honda 4-stroke multi-purpose. It's a hedge trimmer, mini-chainsaw, line trimmer and scary cut-your-limbs-off toothed discs with drive shaft extensions for reaching high places.

    For context, I also have a Stihl silicon carbide chainsaw and a 42 inch ride-on mower. Doing the bare minimum garden work over summer takes a full day a week if I want to have a passable garden that isn't crawling with snakes and other nasties of the thorned variety.

    The Honda multitool works like a charm and the 500ml tank runs for over an hour before needing a top-up with 91 octane petrol. I've never looked back.

    The problem now comes down to how much work I as the human operator can handle. The vibration, noise and energy required to swing away at the garden monsters leaves me feeling like a parched knight on the battlefield as I also wear protective gear and end up swimming in my own sweat. If I try to do more than an hour at a time, that's danger territory for limb loss due to a slip in concentration.
     
  25. Moon

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    Ya know, I love my family. Show it more than say it, but I really do. Especially my little fuzzball niece. But uh, ya know what I don't like? Legos. You only know first world pain after stepping and sliding on a few of them.
     

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