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Old 12.01.2018, 23:28
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And I want chocolate chip cookies but I don't have enough butter and it's late.
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Old 12.01.2018, 23:31
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And I want chocolate chip cookies but I don't have enough butter and it's late.
Naaa, I'm not gonna fall for that one
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Old 17.01.2018, 16:07
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I asked for a window seat and I got one.. over the Goddam wing
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Old 17.01.2018, 19:05
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I asked for a window seat and I got one.. over the Goddam wing
I didn't know they put first class seats over the wings.
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Old 17.01.2018, 19:10
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My feet are too warm.

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Lots of sneezing while writing, huh?
Naw, no sneezing. Lot of smiling.
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Old 17.01.2018, 19:20
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Gave the skin on my thumb a nasty pinch in the handle of my cigar cutter.
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Old 18.01.2018, 00:45
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Had to go to three different supermarkets tonight to find a ball of string.
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Old 18.01.2018, 01:11
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

4.2 Earthquake across the border in Austria during my evening meal; checked the seismic monitoring service moments later and disappointed the displayed info was not in real time, leaving me to think it was mere preternatural dizziness. C‘mon seismic monitoring service, you can do better than keep people waiting.
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Old 18.01.2018, 02:54
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4.2 Earthquake across the border in Austria during my evening meal; checked the seismic monitoring service moments later and disappointed the displayed info was not in real time, leaving me to think it was mere preternatural dizziness. C‘mon seismic monitoring service, you can do better than keep people waiting.
Did the earth move for you?
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Old 18.01.2018, 07:48
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Did the earth move for you?
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Old 18.01.2018, 07:49
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I've had my tall docs for years and they still give me blisters
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Old 18.01.2018, 07:57
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My pec’s are getting too big.
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"Orange juice less tasty this week"

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Old 19.01.2018, 10:51
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Frack USB-C!!! Really, frack it to the moon and back.
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Old 19.01.2018, 10:58
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Frack USB-C!!! Really, frack it to the moon and back.
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Old 19.01.2018, 11:22
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Sorry for being vague, but I thought this thread was to vent about FWPs without going into too much detail.

Anywho, USB-C is the "new" fangled thing for USB power and data transmission. Sounds cool. Fast and whatnot. Only that none of the manufacturers seem to have a common understanding of the specifications. Which means that there are so many different variants of it.
Oh and it gets better, they can actually damage your hardware.
I have two phones, fried, well done, to attest to this. And try explaining this to the shop.

"Guys, the phone caught fire."
"Was it a Samsung Note?" <cheap joke, I know>
"Nope. Was a <insert stable very top of the line phone name here>"
"Oh. We never had issues with that. We'll send a replacement."
<few weeks later>
"Guys, the phone caught fire."
...

On some more R&D, you find that the problem is much more serious.

In short, when buying a phone with USB-C, use ONLY, and I mean ONLY the charger that comes with the phone. That seems to be the only way to keep the phones from spontaneously combusting.
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Old 19.01.2018, 11:52
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Frack USB-C!!! Really, frack it to the moon and back.
The Swiss knew about being careful with this two years ago

The FWP here seems to be that "plug and play, do not think yourself" is today's standard.

Still, sorry for your phones. RIP.
And this might deserve a thread of it's own.
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Old 19.01.2018, 11:56
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Still, sorry for your phones. RIP.
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And this might deserve a thread of it's own.
And invite the higher-than-thou's to let loose. Naaah. I'll let someone else create a Friday thread.
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Old 19.01.2018, 12:06
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And invite the higher-than-thou's to let loose. Naaah. I'll let someone else create a Friday thread.
No, seriously, this subject will concern all of us. One day. I don't have any devices of this type yet so I can't really exchange personal experience.
I might as well read about yours (plural) before I get there

You can always start it on Monday
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Old 19.01.2018, 12:08
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No, seriously, this subject will concern all of us. One day. I don't have any devices of this type yet so I can't really exchange personal experience.
I might as well read about yours (plural) before I get there

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