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Old May 22 2013, 10:14 AM   #76
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Re: First World Problems

I bought a new laser printer last week because I'm tired of buying inkjet cartidges that cost half what the printer itself cost just to print a damn baseball game ticket or grocery coupon every now and then. It works perfectly, but the damn power light is this blue LED that has lights up the entire corner of the apartment, and being a studio apartment, that makes sleeping rather difficult. So when I turn off my computer at night I also turn off the printer and then turn it back on when I need it. Sure, it probably saves on electricity but geez, what an inconvenience.
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Old May 22 2013, 10:21 AM   #77
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Why don't you just put a blob of blu tack over it?
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Old May 22 2013, 10:49 AM   #78
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A capful of fabric softener. All it takes to treat an entire load of laundry is one small capful of softener. Just fill it to the little line, and pour it into the washer. Is that what happens? No. Instead, my family uses gallons of it in a single load. Just pour indiscriminately... no, no, it's okay that we go through two bottles of softener a month when we could go through two bottles every six months. Yes, I'm sure that will soften the clothes admirably. No, don't pay attention to me, I'll just be over here in the corner, adding pudding to your shoes.
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Old May 22 2013, 10:56 AM   #79
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I've never used fabric softener. I think it's more popular in america than here.

And my clothes are SOFT GODDAMMIT!!
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Old May 22 2013, 10:57 AM   #80
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Impossible!
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Old May 22 2013, 11:04 AM   #81
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Ditto on no fabric softener. My water supply just makes everything spring fresh . Plus airing outdoors makes a difference.

First world problems: too much choice; digital vs visceral/tangible; flight & hotel upgrades; built-in obsolescence; printer cartridges
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Old May 22 2013, 11:13 AM   #82
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It pisses me off that they keep releasing the vinyl edition of albums I want months after the CD version.
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Old May 22 2013, 11:18 AM   #83
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Old May 22 2013, 11:19 AM   #84
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Old May 22 2013, 11:35 AM   #85
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It pisses me off that they keep releasing the vinyl edition of albums I want months after the CD version.
They still make vinyl record albums?
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Old May 22 2013, 11:46 AM   #86
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Indeed.

I love my iTunes/iPod, but sniffing vinyl is in another category.
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Old May 22 2013, 12:07 PM   #87
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It pisses me off that they keep releasing the vinyl edition of albums I want months after the CD version.
They still make vinyl record albums?
You may mock, but when the EMP comes and kills all your silly iPods, i'll be the one laughing.

After getting over the shock of the end of humanity, and killing someone for their wind up gramophone that is.
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Old May 22 2013, 12:08 PM   #88
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I've had my Hotmail account for years, so a lot of stuff is linked to it. Hotmail was fine, but I cannot put into words how much I hate Outlook. Not only is it slow, but sometimes it doesn't load at all. Grmph!

Also, my teenaged son has so much crap strewn on his bedroom floor I can't reach his window to air the room out. Using a blowtorch on his room comes to mind.
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Old May 22 2013, 02:17 PM   #89
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Flux Capacitor wrote: View Post
I bought a new laser printer last week because I'm tired of buying inkjet cartidges that cost half what the printer itself cost just to print a damn baseball game ticket or grocery coupon every now and then. It works perfectly, but the damn power light is this blue LED that has lights up the entire corner of the apartment, and being a studio apartment, that makes sleeping rather difficult. So when I turn off my computer at night I also turn off the printer and then turn it back on when I need it. Sure, it probably saves on electricity but geez, what an inconvenience.
Mother Earth thanks you for keeping the printer turned off when you're not using it. (Disclaimer: I'm being a total hypocrite here. I keep my printer off, because I use it so rarely, but I tend to leave the computer on overnight.)

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I've never used fabric softener. I think it's more popular in america than here.

And my clothes are SOFT GODDAMMIT!!
And they probably last longer w/o the fabric softener. I never use the stuff.

When a friend of mine was complaining about the cost of doing laundry, I suggested that she skip fabric softener. She looked at me like I was nuts.
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Old May 22 2013, 07:46 PM   #90
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I bought a new laser printer last week because I'm tired of buying inkjet cartidges that cost half what the printer itself cost just to print a damn baseball game ticket or grocery coupon every now and then. It works perfectly, but the damn power light is this blue LED that has lights up the entire corner of the apartment, and being a studio apartment, that makes sleeping rather difficult. So when I turn off my computer at night I also turn off the printer and then turn it back on when I need it. Sure, it probably saves on electricity but geez, what an inconvenience.
I have a WD hard drive that has an array of bright white lights on the front of it that dance up and down all night like it's frackin' Christmas. The thing takes about a minute to shut down and nearly five minutes to boot up (and sometimes multiple tries to boot up), so I printed a dark purple rectangle on a transparency sheet and taped it over the lights. Worked great.
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