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Post by Mugsy » 25 Oct 2017, 14:08

Windows 10 Phone still gets the odd software update. The older versions are all dead. Last rumour I read was that MS wants to push their Surface brand more before a potential Surface Phone release.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Dexterians » 25 Oct 2017, 21:21

Disco wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 15:49
NotThatDoug wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 15:19
contract is almost up on my S7, then I'll move onto something else and it can live in its VR headset, not sure what I want to get yet
The market is pretty flat really, nothing new, nothing innovative.
pretty much - however the prices for phones now is going crazy high.
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Post by storm84 » 25 Oct 2017, 21:42

On the flip side, the lack of innovation is probably good for the consumer in that we don't need to churn through phones.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by kittycatArcane » 26 Oct 2017, 04:36

Being lost is great. Being lost and not knowing anybody who can relate to your situation in the slightest is even better. Not knowing what to even look for to change the situation is the best.
It's lonely here.

Fuck everything.
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Post by Artful-dodgeR » 26 Oct 2017, 14:40

*e-hug* You'll be right girl. What's got ya down?

Also, first time as informant in court tomorrow. Pretty nervous about it.
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Post by kittycatArcane » 26 Oct 2017, 15:20

Didn't realize how dramatic that all sounds until rereading it just now :D But still upsetting.
Short version: Didn't realize how absolutely little practical or non-outdated information I was given for general adult-life until the past year, so I'm rather overwhelmed trying to sort everything out now - and nobody I know grew up with the same type of circumstances so people think I'm just being lazy or something :/
Still continuing forward though, I refuse to be stuck in the hellhole of poverty. It's just lonely.

On your informant adventures: Go forth and conquer! All will go well :D
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Post by Sathias » 26 Oct 2017, 16:55

Disco wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 15:49
NotThatDoug wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 15:19
contract is almost up on my S7, then I'll move onto something else and it can live in its VR headset, not sure what I want to get yet
The market is pretty flat really, nothing new, nothing innovative.
A workmate just got the Note 8 a few days ago and that looks like a sweeeet phone. Shame I've got over a year left on my S8 :P
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Nekosan » 26 Oct 2017, 23:27

Disco wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 15:49
NotThatDoug wrote:
24 Oct 2017, 15:19
contract is almost up on my S7, then I'll move onto something else and it can live in its VR headset, not sure what I want to get yet
The market is pretty flat really, nothing new, nothing innovative.

Market doesnt need innovation atm, it needs companies to not be retarded:

*decent processor that doesnt overheat
*decent battery that doesnt explode
* great camera AND image software (im fucking looking at YOU Sony)
* basic android with no bloatware at all
* sub $800

That will sell like hotcakes^

Oppo are already close to having a product that will carve a big chunk off the market but their advertising and brand awareness is shit.

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Do you at least get paid for that overtime? Unpaid work is a big no-no.
Overwhat?

The done thing now is just to not pay overtime and bitch out your staff when it becomes apparent the workload is total bullshit, then when your experienced staff quit you hire retards for a new minimum wage contract and piss your business down the drain.

At least that seems to be my experience, companies bend over backwards for their customers now but staff could be burning to death and they wouldnt piss on em.

It's all about innovation now, forging innovative ways to not pay your fucking staff. Because we all know the easiest place to make a profit is it nickle and dime your staff (after all, you can just replace them with other plebs right?).
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Post by storm84 » 27 Oct 2017, 11:35

It's a stage situation where companies can time after time force staff to work more than they are paid for, and every time one of those practices is made apparent, all they get is a slap on the wrist.

When it's not direct exploitation, there's still the internalisation of the need to go 'above and beyond' - my current team has people scared to go home while others are still at their desks. I leave after 8 hours each day and I get comments and looks each time. Jobs came up at my old workplace/team and the co-workers' asked me whether they expect you to work beyond the 40 hours! The sad thing here is management sell it as a perk of working here compared to other departments. The money might be good, but the work-life balance is not and the quality of work suffers for it.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 27 Oct 2017, 11:37

I think our contract states that we can be asked to work reasonable overtime at no cost because we're on a salary, but I tend to find that my idea of reasonable and my employers often differs.
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Post by Otto-matic Reiffel » 27 Oct 2017, 20:42

AFAIK it doesn't really matter what the contract says. Overtime is either meant to be paid or you get TOIL (which is then paid if you still have it when you leave).
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Post by Artful-dodgeR » 27 Oct 2017, 20:49

We get overtime pretty much every time we need it. I had 2 1/2 hours OT today, and we got 8/9 charges guilty on this prick. Still have 1 charge in contention, goes back in Feb (he's locked up during that time).
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Post by linxus » 27 Oct 2017, 21:23

Artful-dodgeR wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 20:49
We get overtime pretty much every time we need it. I had 2 1/2 hours OT today, and we got 8/9 charges guilty on this prick. Still have 1 charge in contention, goes back in Feb (he's locked up during that time).
So court went OK?
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Post by storm84 » 27 Oct 2017, 21:44

Will have to work tomorrow, and looks like it'll be 6-day weeks until December.

In the words of Gob Bluth, I've made a huge mistake!
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Nitephyre » 28 Oct 2017, 09:20

storm84 wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 21:44
Will have to work tomorrow, and looks like it'll be 6-day weeks until December.

In the words of Gob Bluth, I've made a huge mistake!


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Post by storm84 » 28 Oct 2017, 11:37

Office Space is my 'go to' movie when I feel just awful about my chosen line of work.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Artful-dodgeR » 28 Oct 2017, 20:13

linxus wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 21:23
Artful-dodgeR wrote:
27 Oct 2017, 20:49
We get overtime pretty much every time we need it. I had 2 1/2 hours OT today, and we got 8/9 charges guilty on this prick. Still have 1 charge in contention, goes back in Feb (he's locked up during that time).
So court went OK?
As well as expected, he's looking at between 3-5 years locked up so I'd say that's looking pretty positive.
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Post by Yurtles » 28 Oct 2017, 23:02

Spent half the day babysitting a 6 year old. I thought they were supposed to run out of energy at some point? It's 10:00 at night, she just got picked up and was still bouncing off the walls when they left. Better them than me, lol.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mugsy » 29 Oct 2017, 11:03

Misread a junk email... thought there was a i5 laptop with a 1070 graphics chipset for $799... it was an i5 laptop for some other price and then a proper 1070 video card for $799. For a moment, I thought my bank account was gonna be a bit less.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 29 Oct 2017, 16:29

So I kind of bought a used surfboard at an online auction for $16
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Bicketybam » 29 Oct 2017, 21:54

Disco wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 16:29
So I kind of bought a used surfboard at an online auction for $16
Don't you live in like middle of NSW? Just a hop, skip and a jump to the nearest ocean?
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 30 Oct 2017, 10:05

Bicketybam wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 21:54
Disco wrote:
29 Oct 2017, 16:29
So I kind of bought a used surfboard at an online auction for $16
Don't you live in like middle of NSW? Just a hop, skip and a jump to the nearest ocean?
Yes, yes I do :lol:
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Post by Mini » 30 Oct 2017, 10:07

Does the surfboard attach to the Harley?

Also long weekend of PAX done for another year... Not sure I will worry about all 3 days next year, thinking just a Saturday or Sunday will be enough.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 30 Oct 2017, 10:12

You can actually buy surfboard racks for motorcycles... :think:
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Bicketybam » 30 Oct 2017, 11:17

Disco wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 10:12
You can actually buy surfboard racks for motorcycles... :think:
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Suddenly, the idea doesn't look as ridiculous as it sounds... Image
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