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Old 04-16-2024, 06:50 AM   #37216
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Old 04-16-2024, 07:09 AM   #37217
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I'm one of those people who do that. Even with glasses, my vision is very bad. Sometimes it's hard for me to read the labels at the distance, especially if the glass is smudged or something.
I sometimes open the freezer door because I want to see what's behind what's out in front.
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Old 04-18-2024, 03:37 PM   #37218
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Old 04-19-2024, 03:42 AM   #37219
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So on Monday I waited all afternoon for the fiber internet guys to show up. All day I heard drilling throughout the building, but they never showed up. The next day my sister called them and they told her that the appointment was for Thursday, while she's sure she set it for Monday.

On Wednesday morning I ran some errands in the city center. When I wasn't home they called my sister why nobody was there to open the door. She told them the appointment was for Thursday. Yesterday they finally came. First someone to drill the hole in the wall and get the cable inside. An hour later someone to finish the job; install and connect the cable to a little box/outlet, neatly finish off the hole in the wall, test the cable and vacuum.

And that was it, or so we thought. My sister went to an HOA meeting last night and neighbours told her that they were told that in the next couple of weeks they internet guys have to come by again to test the cable/connection/whatever. They never said anything about that to me or my sister.

The drilling in the building is still continuing and I'm going a bit crazy from the noise. So, despite the crappy weather, I'm going on a little city trip to Amersfoort. The work was planned for this week and next week. I'm hoping they finish today, at least the noisy parts.

All this for the new owner. Because we're not going to change our internet for the two months we're still here.
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Old 04-25-2024, 01:23 PM   #37220
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I somehow managed to pull a muscle in my sleep.
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Old 04-25-2024, 02:06 PM   #37222
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I somehow managed to pull a muscle in my sleep.
Last time I had a muscle ache was from my dog moving in bed to where I had to shift. This occurred while I was asleep.
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Old 04-25-2024, 03:04 PM   #37223
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Why do people who are reviewing the new color Kobo devices keep describing the text as "crispy"? It's "crisp", not "crispy"! I've read it and heard it a dozen or more times in the last week.
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Old 04-25-2024, 03:23 PM   #37224
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Why do people who are reviewing the new color Kobo devices keep describing the text as "crispy"? It's "crisp", not "crispy"! I've read it and heard it a dozen or more times in the last week.
The Libra 2 is crispy and the Libra Color is soggy.
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Old 04-25-2024, 05:47 PM   #37225
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Why do people who are reviewing the new color Kobo devices keep describing the text as "crispy"? It's "crisp", not "crispy"! I've read it and heard it a dozen or more times in the last week.

So as I understand it, the way it works now is one day a near-illiterate self-proclaimed journalist (aka "influencer") misuses "crispy" that way in a barely-intelligible online review, the next day all the "influenced" copy and paste it, or retweet it, or whatever, and the third day the web crawler bot that serves in place of an editor for dictionary.com lists the new definition for 'crispy', and now you're oppressive, insensitive and offensive for daring to suggest it's wrong.


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Old 04-25-2024, 05:54 PM   #37226
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So as I understand it, the way it works now is one day a near-illiterate self-proclaimed journalist (aka "influencer") misuses "crispy" that way in a barely-intelligible online review, the next day all the "influenced" copy and paste it, or retweet it, or whatever, and the third day the web crawler bot that serves in place of an editor for dictionary.com lists the new definition for 'crispy', and now you're oppressive, insensitive and offensive for daring to suggest it's wrong.
Sounds right, but did you forget the AI bots?
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Old 04-25-2024, 05:57 PM   #37227
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Sounds right, but did you forget the AI bots?
That will be next generation of awful, but for now, the AIs are young and don't know any better. I blame the parents.
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Why do people who are reviewing the new color Kobo devices keep describing the text as "crispy"? It's "crisp", not "crispy"! I've read it and heard it a dozen or more times in the last week.
Maybe they're putting the readers in the oven. That would make the device crispy, and thus the text displayed on the device also crispy.
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Maybe they're putting the readers in the oven. That would make the device crispy, and thus the text displayed on the device also crispy.
I guess you saw the post about the baked Sage.
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