What first world problem did you have today?

Page 1080 - Seeking answers? Join the AnandTech community: where nearly half-a-million members share solutions and discuss the latest tech.

QueBert

Lifer
Jan 6, 2002
22,462
779
126
Do you have wireless charging?

I don't, I've been meaning to buy one but haven't gotten around to it. I guess I'll be doing that soon. I did fix it, somehow a small Dorrito chunk had got into the charging port, I got it out with a toothpick. Dorrito pieces in a charging port sound like a 1stworldproblem.

Apple support couldn't help me because I don't have a wall charger, apparently the TB4 port on my PC that can give 100w of juice isn't enough. The Apple lady I was speaking to was nice, but she asked 3 times "are you sure you don't have something so you can plug your phone directly into a wall outlet?"

I said "no, because your phones and watches don't come with them anymore" which is another 1stworldproblem. I do probably have 10 wall worts, but I don't have a single one that's USB C. Another 1stworldproblem, shit I might as well move to a Favela in Brazil at this point.
 
  • Wow
Reactions: pete6032

sdifox

No Lifer
Sep 30, 2005
96,318
15,835
126

Red Squirrel

No Lifer
May 24, 2003
67,989
12,404
126
www.anyf.ca
I have a bunch of old computer stuff in my crawlspace, and I decided I should replace the old monitor on my workbench with one that has HDMI so I took down the old monitor and went to check my stash of monitors. Lo and behold not a single one of them down there has HDMI lol. So I'm going to have to actually buy one.
 

QueBert

Lifer
Jan 6, 2002
22,462
779
126
Saw that IPad is finally getting a calculator app. I am dumbfounded. A computer's primary function is to compute. It means doing calculations. And the iPad is finally getting one?


Apple likes people to use SIRI to do t3h math problems, and it works well IMHO. What the fuck kind of heathen still presses buttons to calculate shit anymore?

In theory, I like how it works, but using a calculator like a normal person the number stay's on the screen. Whereas you have to memorize the shit if you use t3h SIRI lady to be your calculator.
 

Red Squirrel

No Lifer
May 24, 2003
67,989
12,404
126
www.anyf.ca
This is not really a problem, more comedy, but the other day I bought a generator on a whim as one of my cousins was selling hers for cheap so bought it. I'm in the middle of a server room power upgrade and my current temp setup is that I'm running on a very small -48v battery bank but everything is dual conversion. If power goes out I have it setup so it just transfers immediately to solar. There is no smarts in this setup, it will run on solar until that battery goes 100% flat, essentially killing it. So it's not ideal but works for now.

I decided to order hardware like twist lock inlet, appropriate converters etc so I can hook the generator up properly to my shed and feed through the existing solar wiring that goes to the house, so in the event of a long outage I can transfer that electrical panel from the solar inverter, to the generator, the generator will also charge the battery.

Today we had a big storm and power went out while I was working from home and was not sure if my solar battery would last the whole shift so I decided to hook it up through an extension cord going to my server room to power the rectifiers which in turn keeps all my stuff up including my workstation.

After all that was over the mail man shows up with the hardware I ordered that would have let me set it up properly without having to run extension cords.
 

QueBert

Lifer
Jan 6, 2002
22,462
779
126
Wanted a different color band for my Apple Watch Ultra, fuck paying Apple $100. I bought 6 bands off Aliexpress for $2.25 each (shipped) I have all the colors now!

"APPLE watch bands are just plastic, what a rip off. You can get the same on Aliexpress for a few bucks" What the REDDITORS say. Welp, 1 didn't have the magnet out of the box., 2 of them the magnet fell off the 1st time I tried to put it on. 1 just wouldn't work. 1 works, but it doesn't clasp right. and more than likely if I tried to use it my watch would fall and break.

While I understand the Apple bands aren't worth anywhere near what they charge, I now have a new found appreciation that they don't instantly fall apart. I didn't expect to get 6 perfect ones, but I figured out of 6 at least 1 would be passable, nope.
 

MrSquished

Lifer
Jan 14, 2013
22,264
20,374
136
I watched the 3rd episode of The Acolyte and have found out it has caused a lot of backlash online from a lot of Star Wars 'fans'. It's a fucking interesting episode about the Jedi and the main storyline of the show. It's interesting because it's not the usual fluff of the Disney shows and is getting deeper into the Star Wars universe. Most of the show is a woman cast, two black girls are the main characters, and that seems to piss off these cavemen that live among us.

Holy fuck we are fucked.

This show is no Andor but it's better than all the other dumb shows Disney made so far except Andor.
 

Ajay

Lifer
Jan 8, 2001
16,094
8,106
136
Apple likes people to use SIRI to do t3h math problems
Simple math problems. Try anything remotely difficult and SIRI doesn't know, but suggests some math webpage. Or...at least last time I tried. Google's voice assistant is 100x better, and I'm not even an android user.
 
Last edited:

Red Squirrel

No Lifer
May 24, 2003
67,989
12,404
126
www.anyf.ca
That price though, 2.5 mil :eek: Basically have a mortgage for several generations.

It's also weird that for a house that big and expensive there is only 3 bedrooms.
 

Fenixgoon

Lifer
Jun 30, 2003
31,857
10,398
136
That price though, 2.5 mil :eek: Basically have a mortgage for several generations.

It's also weird that for a house that big and expensive there is only 3 bedrooms.
2.5mil for waterfront property. If you're buying that kind of property, I would say a mortgage is unlikely to be an issue. How fast your investments grow relative to the mortgage rate just determines how much (or little) the house *actually* costs you
 

IronWing

No Lifer
Jul 20, 2001
69,642
27,998
136
We have an annual refresher. For two decades, it has been an online click and pass type course. This year, some pendejo decided to make it in-person. Jerk.
 
  • Haha
Reactions: lxskllr and Ajay

QueBert

Lifer
Jan 6, 2002
22,462
779
126
I was bored and stupidly installed one of those Solitaire Smash or whatever it's called "win real monies!" apps on my phone. I know all of them are a a huge scam. I played for an hour and won, 14 cents. At one point I was up 22 cents but I started to lose. THE AD FOR IT LIED TO ME. It said I could make an entire day's pay playing Solitaire for only an hour. While I'm sure some people do win real money, I'm also sure the "randomness" of the cards isn't random at all, so you're gonna lose 99.9% of the time. And the .1% you actually win, it's going to be a buck or some stupid shit. I rarely win at Solitaire as it is, but I know this is rigged to lose so that means I'll never win.

FUCK THESE GAMES...
 

lxskllr

No Lifer
Nov 30, 2004
57,719
7,960
126
My white pine died. It looked fine earlier in the year, but has steadily turned brown. There may be a tiny chance it recovers, but I doubt it. Looks like a removal this winter.

IMG_20240618_183325635.jpg
 
  • Wow
Reactions: highland145

highland145

Lifer
Oct 12, 2009
43,596
5,988
136
1st morning in the gym in a week because of the ring of power. 🙄🙄 Tonight will be the 1st ride. I really hate missing.
 

sdifox

No Lifer
Sep 30, 2005
96,318
15,835
126
I am waiting at the train station for my wife. Thunderstorm is pouring down and I just know, somehow, I am to blame.


Edit: I knew it.

Her: why didn't you park next to the bus stop? You made me cross the street in the rain.

Me: Because it's a fire station and it is illegal to stop next to the fire station.
 
Last edited: