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Old 19-08-2015   #316
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Re: What's made you not grumpy but not smile either today?

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Back when I did electronic engineering, I did a stint at a mobile phone repair company and yes it used to happen a lot, some engineers used to download videos and pictures for their "private collections" which was pretty sick to be fair
Surprised anyone wouldn't back up and factory reset before sending TBH. You don't leave all your bank cards in the door pockets of your car when you take it in for a service..
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Surprised anyone wouldn't back up and factory reset before sending TBH. You don't leave all your bank cards in the door pockets of your car when you take it in for a service..
Exactly. Unfortunately I couldn't have done that if I'd sent mine.

Also this apparently happens at Apple's drop in Genius bars, where people simply don't know how! I'd never let anyone I know not reset!
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Surprised anyone wouldn't back up and factory reset before sending TBH. You don't leave all your bank cards in the door pockets of your car when you take it in for a service..

A lot of phones came in damaged or not powering on so people couldn't back them up or wipe them. Engineers could often get them working enough to access the files but a lot of the phones got binned so the owners just assumed it was irreparable and the files were lost.

I hasten to add of all the people who worked for the company their was only one or two who were that dishonest and despicable.
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I need to go to Peterborough today and can't find my stab vest anywhere.
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Made it safe and sound. Where I was is next to the market square where a chap sells stab vests.
Shame I was a day early due to my weird shift pattern I thought today was the 21st.
Practice run I guess.
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Trying to sort out where my shiny new wheels have got to. Ordered nearly 2 months ago now and got nowehere, and company aren't being massively helpful at the moment.
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Finally got through. Back in stock next week. Hopefully they'll be with me soon.

Was offered the option to change the colour. Panicked and stuck with what I'd got. Gold would've been nice in hindsight.
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Re: What's made you not grumpy but not smile either today?

Driving in thick-ish fog this morning on the M62.
How many drivers not only with no lights on, but way too close, and some texting as well.
It really is getting scary how little imagination people have as to what damage can be done at 70mph.
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Driving in thick-ish fog this morning on the M62.
How many drivers not only with no lights on, but way too close, and some texting as well.
It really is getting scary how little imagination people have as to what damage can be done at 70mph.
So many cars with auto headlamps nowadays, but they don't operate in daylight fog. Drivers have abdicated responsibility for the lights and generally have no idea that they are unlit.
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You are spot on with that
Also the daylight running lights don't put rear lights on either.
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Re: What's made you not grumpy but not smile either today?

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So many cars with auto headlamps nowadays, but they don't operate in daylight fog. Drivers have abdicated responsibility for the lights and generally have no idea that they are unlit.
Cars with automatic lights still have an idiot light to tell you if they are on and a manual over ride option. The same people who drive around with only DRLs on or no lights are those who would have not had their lights on anyway.
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Cars with automatic lights still have an idiot light to tell you if they are on...
They don't all have a warning light. The Audis I drive regularly have no indication as to whether the lights are on or off. I have driven other makes as well that don't have warnings. So the owners just assume.

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...and a manual over ride option.
The point made was that people choose to use the auto option, assuming it will make the right decisions all the time, and don't think to check.

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The same people who drive around with only DRLs on or no lights are those who would have not had their lights on anyway.
Not entirely. We now have more added that just assume the lights will come on when needed.

I met a guy last year who'd been driving an Audi A5 for 3 years and assumed the headlights were on all the time. He was stunned to be shown that these were only his DRLs and that there was no light on the back.

Auto headlamps - Not clever.
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Re: What's made you not grumpy but not smile either today?

Strangely it was foggy this morning...I was driving the DS3 which like both cars we own has auto lights. As it was foggy I turned the lights on manually and deactivated DRLs..true story.

I would suggest your story regards the Audi is more about the owner not knowing jack than anything else. I guess he only checks his tyres if a light tells him to? Oil if the light comes on? Only tops up screen wash if the idiot light comes on/he remembers the reservoir has been dry for a week? Being so disinterested in your car that you don't realise it's dangerous is not the cars fault.
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Popped into the Fiat dealer yesterday to get a new front hub nut to have another go at the diff oil seal. Done the job today, but found he's sold me rear nuts instead of fronts. No worries, car can just sit there for a day or two. Hub nut can be done just by removing the wheel trim. Still, I've got some rear nuts, if/whenever I need some.
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Great to see it, sad I won't again.
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