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Old 10-31-2014, 09:15 PM
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The City vs United match starts at 7:00am on the first day of my vacation. So I have to set my alarm just to watch it live, over satellite, in the comfort of my own home. No fair!
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:50 AM
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So we bought Kiddo a Kindle Fire for Christmas (bigger and better than mine, even and on a great lightning deal I just happened to look at for no reason), and I was delivering some content to it (because I need something cheerful after all the first world problems in Fucking Shitty October) and realized I have like 7 fricking devices on my one lonely account...one of which I don't even. There is a 2nd iPad registered there, and we don't have two iPads, but I don't know which one is the real iPad so am afeared to deregister it!
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:00 AM
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I don't know if you can do it for iDevices, but on Kindles and Androids you can change the name of the device (from the device itself so you know for certain which one it is).
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:08 AM
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On Amazon my devices show up under generic names which don't seem changeable, even inside the amazon app itself. BUT there you can see what that device's amazon email addy is and thus see which one on the amazon site matches.

ETA, looks like you can also change the device names on amazon.com, so then you could also match them up after the new name upgrades to the device itself.
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Old 11-02-2014, 02:42 PM
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Once registered I can change the device names from Amazon.com (hence Daddy's iPhone, Mama's Fire), but when they are registered they just pop up as generic like "iPhone 5". I don't know how to do it from the device. Hmm
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:57 PM
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Open the kindle app in the device, there should be settings where it says the device name and possibly its unique email address. If you have an email address there you should be able to match it with the devices listed on amazon.com
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:07 PM
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If you go to amazon, you can choose to deliver content to a specific device. You can use that to identify which device is which and then change the device name.

You may need to delete the content from both (all) devices first if it's automatically delivered to everything - then deliver a book or pdf or whatever to one device only 'say IPhone 5' and when it appears on the device you'll know that device is really "Daddy's phone" or whatever and can then rename it.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:21 PM
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My public library changed digital libraries and now I have to download new apps!
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:58 PM
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I turned off the DST setting on my watch while I was messing around with it a couple of weeks ago, and we have an old-timey clock in the kitchen that needs to be set manually. MANUALLY.

I HAVE TO TAKE IT OFF THE WALL.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:04 PM
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I though I posted that SAME THING a week ago when our clocks changed, but I probably just vented on Facebook.

I have FIVE (5) devices that need manual changing, including the clock in my car, which only changes forward, so I had to twist that lever 23 times!
Not even counting the DVD player that is on a whole time zone of its own.



BTW, apparently Russia has abandoned DLS from last week's change on. Damn you, Putin, for somehow finally making living in Russia slightly enviable.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:12 PM
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We did ours a week ago - all across Europe the clocks change on the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October.

I had to change 10 clocks manually this time: three bedroom alarm clocks, kitchen, living room, dining room, cooker, central heating, motorbike, and an old phone. There are others in cameras and such that I've not bothered to change yet.
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I had to change 10 clocks manually this time
Excuse me! This is the First World Problems thread!
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:39 PM
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I though I posted that SAME THING a week ago when our clocks changed, but I probably just vented on Facebook.
You might have, and I ignored it because "LOL foreigners and their foreigner problems, W/E."

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I have FIVE (5) devices that need manual changing, including the clock in my car, which only changes forward, so I had to twist that lever 23 times!
Oh, god. The car. I forgot about the car. I forgot all about the stupid car and its stupid creaky steam powered car clock.



I hate it when stupid random appliances display the time. Like, it actually annoys me to have the time on crap like the microwave and the oven and every stupid media player because it is such a dumb and useless feature, and then every time the power goes out or something, you're supposed to go around and reset everything?

NO.

And then stupid comedians used to always tell that joke about people being dumbasses for having shit blinking 12:00 all the time, and I was like, ugh, no, you're an idiot if you always update the time display on a thousand different devices that don't even need to know what time it is. A blinking 12:00 is way better than a regular looking time that is always fucking wrong.

UGH I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT SUPERFLUOUS TIME DISPLAYS.

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Thanks, Obama!
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:47 PM
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I hate it when stupid random appliances display the time. Like, it actually annoys me to have the time on crap like the microwave and the oven and every stupid media player because it is such a dumb and useless feature, and then every time the power goes out or something, you're supposed to go around and reset everything?

NO.
OMG, I know! My microwave won't even work at all unless I set a time, like after a millisecond power cut I have to reset a time or it won't cook food. It doesn't even have a timer based on the time of day, all it has to do is count down!!!

It's like my printer that refuses to even scan if it has an issue with ink or printer heads. Or newer cars that won't work if the weather sensor stopped working.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:30 PM
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It's like my printer that refuses to even scan if it has an issue with ink or printer heads.
:mad: Yeah my printer won't print in black and white if it any of the colored ink needs refilling. WTF?
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The clock on my HVAC thermostat is right again without changing it.

I didn't put new batteries in any of the analog clocks, so I do not have to change them ever again.

My watches are all right again.
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FWP: Sunday I fucked up by being a little too good at my job.
That stretches my credulity.
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It's good to do your stretches though. Soon you'll be able to believe six impossible things before breakfast!
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FWP: Sunday I fucked up by being a little too good at my job.
That stretches my credulity.
To make a long story short, I found something wrong that had been that way all week, highlighting three of my cow-orkers' dereliction of duty. Not a way to win friends or influence people.
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I was too lazy to vote by mail this year. So this morning I had to go to the polling place near my house. It's so close that I mis-timed my arrival and was forced to wait second in line for 5 minutes before I could vote.

I missed sitting down with a ballot and filling it out over a glass of good Bourbon. I would have brought some but the polling place was in a school and I try not to drink much after breakfast so as to pace myself for the evenings.

ETA, I changed my Avatar because the neighbor put up freaking christmas freaking lights and freaking turned them on already. I still have my halloween pumpkin display up. I'm officially declaring war on christmas this year.
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My wife ordered new cases for our new phones. The company sent us the right design, but for the wrong phone. She contacted them about the order, then contacted them again to make sure she gave them the correct information. So they sent us a new, correct case.

And again.
And again,
And again.

Now I have too many Mannys. 4 iPhone 6 covers and one iPhone 5 cover.

ETA: Oh, yeah, I took a picture.
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The batteries on my deodorant spritzing toilet seat are dead so I have to put up with the smell like a pioneer farmer in his home-built wooden privy.
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I have ordered extra food which we don't want. And may end up throwing out. Unless we can consume all this starch over the next few days.

Want: two large pizzas, delivered.

Price with no deals (only fools pay the list price, though): 32.98
Price with "buy one get one half price" deal: 24.98
The "big sharer deal": two large pizzas plus garlic bread plus potato wedges: 20
The creatively-named "19.99 deal": two large pizzas plus garlic bread plus potato wedges plus any other classic side: 19.99

Play this yourself at http://www.pizzahut.co.uk/Delivery/M...l/Default.aspx
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We cannot figure out how to take our ceiling fan apart to change the light bulb, but we have probably messed with it enough that [part of] it will fall to the floor in the middle of the night.
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