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    Now the buggers are getting too lazy to type, so they will send you a voice message with lots of background noise so you can't hear a thing they are saying. Why send a voice message if you could have phoned me and get an immediate reply?

    What the hell is wrong with people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blurock View Post
    Now the buggers are getting too lazy to type, so they will send you a voice message with lots of background noise so you can't hear a thing they are saying. Why send a voice message if you could have phoned me and get an immediate reply?

    What the hell is wrong with people?
    Can't agree with you more.
    WTF - So if I am in a private place, I can't listen to the damn message! Cheeze whats wrong with them critters?

    If they are such cheapskates, then give you a WhatsApp voice call. After all the cost of data is negligible.
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    Maybe on should return the call from the public restroom - hopefully they'll get the message :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    Maybe on should return the call from the public restroom - hopefully they'll get the message :-)
    A Morse code fart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    All the communication systems have one serious drawback - there are too many of them. I am sitting here fretting because I know I got a message from a prospective client yesterday which I read - I thought that I would reply today. I can't for the life of me remember whether it was via....1 of 3 email addresses, 1 of 2 Facebook addresses (personal and work), Whastapp, Telegram or SMS or Telepathy

    Stupid stuff... there are so many options that the information gets lost between all the different systems...let alone folders and blockers and stuff....

    Eish....
    I found the mail....I have loads of filters set to move mail into various folders and this customer happened to mail me from his official Capitec email address so his private hobby question got shoved in my Capitec business folder.... eish...people shouldn't use their official email addresses for private business...it really confuses the issue.
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    Can't imagine how life would be without social media.

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    So now the whole family is switching to Telegram after Facebook took down 90% of international Social Media for 6 hours yesterday - I hope Facebook gets broken up (considering that it should never have been allowed to own all the platforms in the 1st place)
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    When I realised whatsapp wasnt working ... the first person I thought of was Adrianh ... rubbing your hands together with a grin on your face

    So where to from here ... telegram ?
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    According to the news, Facebook blamed a configuration issue directing the requests to all three platforms being Down.

    Really! is this the best they could come up with?

    So the question really is - Where they hacked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justloadit View Post
    According to the news, Facebook blamed a configuration issue directing the requests to all three platforms being Down.

    Really! is this the best they could come up with?

    So the question really is - Where they hacked?
    It looks like they messed up their own DNS configuration on their backbone.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...massive-outage

    They will probably blame the Russians or the Chinese or the man in the moon...
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