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Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

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1 hour ago, LittleBluberry said:

There should be an emergency release on garage door openers that let you open the door manually.  I've had to use them fairly often.  <_< 

 

There IS an emergency release on them, usually it's in the mechanism that ties the door to the chain  from the motor.

(Pull a wire and it disconnects. Then you need to manually engage it again and move the gate back into place, or run the motor to connect it)

But the wire is often just left hanging or even removed, particularly if the garage is part of the house or has a back door. 

"Why would we need it? we can get out anyway?"

Yeah, but you can't get to the disconnect when the car is parked just under it, unless you have a sun roof and it's possible to stand in the car...

 

Also, the parts needed to bring the wire to an outside lock(usually in the middle of the door, where the twist and lock type handle sits on manually opened doors) is usually not included in the kit. 

 

I KNOW this because my first garage door opener died on me, and I didn't have the external lock, or a back door... 

luckily, my garage is part of a larger 3car garage, and I just climbed over the wall from the neighboring space(they had left theirs open) and into my own. A quick power off and back on, and it worked again. 

When I installed the next one, I got hold of the emergency lock kit... 

 

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2 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

 

There IS an emergency release on them, usually it's in the mechanism that ties the door to the chain  from the motor.

(Pull a wire and it disconnects. Then you need to manually engage it again and move the gate back into place, or run the motor to connect it)

But the wire is often just left hanging or even removed, particularly if the garage is part of the house or has a back door. 

"Why would we need it? we can get out anyway?"

Yeah, but you can't get to the disconnect when the car is parked just under it, unless you have a sun roof and it's possible to stand in the car...

 

Also, the parts needed to bring the wire to an outside lock(usually in the middle of the door, where the twist and lock type handle sits on manually opened doors) is usually not included in the kit. 

 

I KNOW this because my first garage door opener died on me, and I didn't have the external lock, or a back door... 

luckily, my garage is part of a larger 3car garage, and I just climbed over the wall from the neighboring space(they had left theirs open) and into my own. A quick power off and back on, and it worked again. 

When I installed the next one, I got hold of the emergency lock kit... 

 

Isn't it easier to just drive THROUGH the garage door? :huh:

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2 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

 

There IS an emergency release on them, usually it's in the mechanism that ties the door to the chain  from the motor.

(Pull a wire and it disconnects. Then you need to manually engage it again and move the gate back into place, or run the motor to connect it)

But the wire is often just left hanging or even removed, particularly if the garage is part of the house or has a back door. 

"Why would we need it? we can get out anyway?"

Yeah, but you can't get to the disconnect when the car is parked just under it, unless you have a sun roof and it's possible to stand in the car...

 

Also, the parts needed to bring the wire to an outside lock(usually in the middle of the door, where the twist and lock type handle sits on manually opened doors) is usually not included in the kit. 

 

I KNOW this because my first garage door opener died on me, and I didn't have the external lock, or a back door... 

luckily, my garage is part of a larger 3car garage, and I just climbed over the wall from the neighboring space(they had left theirs open) and into my own. A quick power off and back on, and it worked again. 

When I installed the next one, I got hold of the emergency lock kit... 

 

 

Our garage is not attached to the house. It has a side door, but where the keys got to is a mystery.

 

About to escort the kid off to the post office to mail her forms. Baby’s First Income Tax!

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2 hours ago, OneBoot said:

Randomness XIV: Needs more purple

 

Oh goodness gracious. Even when I'm not around, you guys get to me. :lol: I love that color and I actually dyed my hair purple in December. 

I have sarcastic hair now.... 

 

11 minutes ago, Pingo said:

 

I like a green skin mixed from Phthalo Green and Burnt Sienna (and white, obvs.). Translated, that’s a rosy-tan Caucasian skin tone plus peacock green.

 

An even mix makes a grey that’s great for half-orcs. Tilt the mix towards the green and you have an organic-looking, plausible green skin that has just enough red in it to not subconsciously trigger that “Aagh! It’s a leaf!” reflex.

 

That's awesome, thank you! I love when you give out great color mixes and explain why it's a good mix.

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6 hours ago, Froggy the Great said:

 

Neither does washing your cat, I feel I should add.

Washing your cat won't make it Rain but it might make it Blood if the cat objects strongly to being the guest of honor at a bath.

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8 minutes ago, Morihalda said:

 

Oh goodness gracious. Even when I'm not around, you guys get to me. :lol: I love that color and I actually dyed my hair purple in December. 

I have sarcastic hair now.... 

 

 

That's awesome, thank you! I love when you give out great color mixes and explain why it's a good mix.

 

You’re welcome! Huzzah for chromaticity.

 

Eldest has now taken care of her responsibilitiesto her fellow citizens. Woot!

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Randomness XIV : Another day, another project.

 

Randomness XIV : Ooohhhh Shiny!!!

 

 

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Also, checks...

I have never even owned a checkbook...

There's just no need for one in civilised areas. 

i pay my mortgage , my electricity and internet bills, my phone bill, car insurance(and road tax. it's collected by the insurance agencies now, here.) and all other bills online.  

 

Most companies here have realised that getting the money vi online banking is cheaper for them, too, so even give rebates to entice people to switch over.

So most bills show up automatically in the bank, and ust needs to be approved. And some, like my phone bill, are automatically approved as long as they're under certain limit(set by me)

The receipt, or the invoice goes to my secure digital mailbox.

(Everyone in Norway has one. But only approved companies and organisations can send to it. )

 

Thinking about it, I haven't been inside a bank in over a decade. 

 

My taxes...

A pre-filled form is waiting for me at a special website(2factor athentication, so only I can get to it), and there I can choose to approve it or edit, then approve. And if I feel lazy, I don't even have to log on. Not logging on or approving/editing would be taken as approval, and it's automatically approved on the last day.

Then, if I get any money back(it has happened...) they come automatically to my bank account listed in my user profile on the site.   

Of course, I can do a lot of other things on that website, also...

If I sell my car, I can do the ownership transfer there, and a few days laterthe buyer gets a new vehicle registration form in the post. 

No need to visit the DMV for that. 

There's all kinds of forms for business owners and such also. 

Probably hunting permits, too.

And in a few years, we expect that old people, truckers and anyone else who needs a medical form to renew their license can also do that there.   

(Most of it is already in place. It's just that the doctors are woefully behind times and only do paper forms, yet... The DMV and a couple of other departments are financing the SW development for them. )

Our DMV and other public services have realised that the more that people can do from home, the fewer people they need to have 'up front'. In fact, some DMV offices are now only open 4 days/week. Sure, the employees are onsite the 5th day also, but then they do case work.   

(Lots of papers for private car imports, documents for reclassification of cars and so on)

They've even started taking 'outside work'...   

Need to take the theoretical for a commercial drone license? Yeah, you'll get stuck in a room full of 17 and 18year olds trying to not fail the theory for the Class B car license....

 

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17 minutes ago, Gadgetman! said:

And in a few years, we expect that old people, truckers and anyone else who needs a medical form to renew their license can also do that there.   

Wait.. so you're saying that old people in Norway need a license to be old? ::P:

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2 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

The implications of the last paragraph of that article are beyond frightening.

GEM

 

Indeed, 1917....I do hope they didn't refer to the Spanish Flu!

Reactivating that would be...bad...

 

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