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 Post subject: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 21:40 
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What 1st world problems are afflicting you at the moment?

Personally, I have two.

1) the new hard disks I bought for my Readynas are nice enough, however the Readynas has shit SATA drivers and it can't manage to spin them down properly, resulting in an annoying click every few minutes from the thing. However! Drobo have released new firmware that allows 3TB drive in their units, so I thought I would just swap a couple of disks over, a few hours of resyncing each and no problem. 12 hours later and the Drobo is still showing 72 hours left to go on the rebuild, which i'll have to do all over again once I try and move the next disk, then i'll need to resync the Readynas after all that, which'll take another day. Bloody things.

2) my quidco cashback hasn't tracked for my recent Sky install. I've put in a claim but i'm not hopeful. That was £100 that was...

I know neither of those things matter in the great scheme of things, but i'm still a bit put out regardless.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 21:42 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 21:55 
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I'm taking cheap antibiotics while sitting at home fully paid, worrying it might make my twelve hour flight to Japan on Sunday slightly more uncomfortable than it would already be, and also how I'm going to get my posh headphones from work if I don't recover well enough to go in at all.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 22:12 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 22:20 
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I had to buy some stuff to clean the crap off my iron with. Ironing's bad enough, but having to clean the dam thing? Bah.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 22:22 
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Ooh, I've got another - I've lost the remote for the aircon in the house, and it doesn't have on-unit controls (well, it has "power", but it's set to "warm") :(

Why the fuck would aircon even have a "warm" setting?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 22:27 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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The water cooler at work has more pressure than my shower at home. Heck, the Manneken Pis has a more powerful flow than my shower. Somehow I put up with it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 22:36 
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Kern wrote:
The water cooler at work has more pressure than my shower at home. Heck, the Manneken Pis has a more powerful flow than my shower. Somehow I put up with it.


A weak shower is a perfectly legitimate thing to be unhappy about. We're renting, and I turned down an otherwise ideal house because it had a pathetic shower. Absolutely vital.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 22:37 
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Oh, and I've already mentioned our bin saga this morning. Forgot to put the wheelie bin out and now we're stuck with a full bin for two weeks. :(


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 22:38 
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Grim... wrote:
Ooh, I've got another - I've lost the remote for the aircon in the house, and it doesn't have on-unit controls (well, it has "power", but it's set to "warm") :(

Why the fuck would aircon even have a "warm" setting?


You've got a programmable remote I assume? Can you not just put the right database of codes on it?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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WTB wrote:
Oh, and I've already mentioned our bin saga this morning. Forgot to put the wheelie bin out and now we're stuck with a full bin for two weeks. :(


That may have been part of the inspiration for this thread ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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WTB wrote:
Oh, and I've already mentioned our bin saga this morning. Forgot to put the wheelie bin out and now we're stuck with a full bin for two weeks. :(


I'm not greatly convinced that counts as a 'saga'. I'm going to have to relegate you to 'happenstance', or possibly even 'event'.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Craster wrote:
WTB wrote:
Oh, and I've already mentioned our bin saga this morning. Forgot to put the wheelie bin out and now we're stuck with a full bin for two weeks. :(


I'm not greatly convinced that counts as a 'saga'. I'm going to have to relegate you to 'happenstance', or possibly even 'event'.


But it's still a problem, right? Right? :(


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Trooper wrote:
WTB wrote:
Oh, and I've already mentioned our bin saga this morning. Forgot to put the wheelie bin out and now we're stuck with a full bin for two weeks. :(


That may have been part of the inspiration for this thread ;)


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 Post subject: 1st world problems
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I'll grant an 'incident' but that's being generous.

Grim..., they have a heat mode because it's a heat pump. I use one for heating only (no need for cooling here).


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 0:33 
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 Post subject: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:40 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:56 
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:05 
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1. When I switch the output on my V+ box to HD, the channel guide pop-up stuff is quite a bit narrower on screen. Damn annoying.

2. My daughter bought me a new mobile phone about 6 months ago but I haven't swapped from my old one yet because a)there's nothing really wrong with it, it's just a bit out of day, and b) it's a right faff having to tell everyone my new number. I mean, I know I could transfer my old number to my new handset, but my old one was with O2 and the new one is with 3, and when I did this once before things just didn't work right.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Warhead wrote:
1. When I switch the output on my V+ box to HD, the channel guide pop-up stuff is quite a bit narrower on screen. Damn annoying.

2. My daughter bought me a new mobile phone about 6 months ago but I haven't swapped from my old one yet because a)there's nothing really wrong with it, it's just a bit out of day, and b) it's a right faff having to tell everyone my new number. I mean, I know I could transfer my old number to my new handset, but my old one was with O2 and the new one is with 3, and when I did this once before things just didn't work right.



Get new one unlocked and swap sims?

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:19 
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The teaspoons are all gone from the kitchen at work. Some yoghurt-eating cuntwit has hoarded them all I reckon. Had to use a tablespoon to make a brew >:(


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Trooper wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Ooh, I've got another - I've lost the remote for the aircon in the house, and it doesn't have on-unit controls (well, it has "power", but it's set to "warm") :(

Why the fuck would aircon even have a "warm" setting?

You've got a programmable remote I assume? Can you not just put the right database of codes on it?

I've not thought of that. Good call.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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My wifes boss is a total cunt and trying to set up to hide is own screw ups. We work at the same place and having seen her upset I'm having some issues stopping myself kicking the shit out of him.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Spent the last 3 days moving data between various NAS

My wifes boss is a total cunt and trying to set up to hide is own screw ups. We work at the same place and having seen her upset I'm having some issues stopping myself kicking the shit out of him.


put super lax in his coffee :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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