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SwissChap

Member since Aug 2018 • Last active May 2019

Fixed gear commuter in London. Honk if you like my filtering.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    headphones, Garmins, laptops, speakers, etc

    Bike lights, bike computers, razors, drones, I'm sure the list could be expanded significantly with all kinds of stuff! Super thankful for that, it could be a bloody nightmare.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    ... that is an absolutely fantastic-looking bike, not sure why that'd be on this thread.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yes, up till now it's still a voluntary thing which is how Apple kind of gets away with not doing it properly, but as someone who doesn't use Apple stuff, I very much enjoy not having to worry about some company's specific chargers. Of course the standard needs to be updated every so often, but that's no argument against it - the same would happen with proprietary chargers, just multiplied by the number of companies.

    Additionally, this has helped make USB the absolute standard for most things that need to be charged these days (and that aren't Apple-related).

    I definitely think it was a great move, and the environmental argument is not a bad reason either.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Why would it be? It's just a regulation, there are countless others, that's how these things are done.

    And in this case, it makes massive amounts of sense, because I still remember the days when every single handheld device had a different type of charging port...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    What the actual fuck?!

    What's the issue?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    There are Facebook groups, apparently, that promote this - in the UK / US

    And the rest of Europe. 'MMS' has been around for a while, I remember discussing this on a German conspiracy / 'mystery' forum almost a decade ago already. The third post in the thread was "It's diluted toilet cleaner. Hands off. This stuff is extremely damaging. This Humble [the guy who claims to have 'discovered' this] should be in jail!"

    Clearly, that has not happened and it's only gotten worse.

    Oh btw, Jim Humble is apparently also a former Scientologist.

  • in General
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    And the micro ones, where the offending driver is also the boss and the sole employee of the whole thing...

  • in General
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    It is a small firm so action is that much more likely I suppose, in a big company there are too many levels of management for anyone to really give a shit.

    Couldn't it also work out the other way around though? Big companies have better internal mechanisms to cover their ass so something like that is more likely to lead to an automatic bollocking of whoever endangered their public perception?

  • in Classifieds
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    I'm sure you don't need it.

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    Glad to be of service.

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