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Old 08-20-2014, 05:07 PM   #41
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Well despite what Some people say, it is not a problem for me because I don't store food in my Mac. I just pry the top off my backup drive and pour the food in. For long term food storage I tried uploading my extra stew to Carbonite but it got rotten before the upload was complete. :-(
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Well despite what Some people say, it is not a problem for me because I don't store food in my Mac. I just pry the top off my backup drive and pour the food in. For long term food storage I tried uploading my extra stew to Carbonite but it got rotten before the upload was complete. :-(
I don't know why people wouldn't want to store food in it. Solid polycarbonite case, and it will hold mega bites!




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The new containers came yesterday. The threads and tops are a bit different, but the new lids work with the old bottoms and vice versa. Just barely.
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I don't know why people wouldn't want to store food in it. Solid polycarbonite case, and it will hold mega bites!




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Once, not making this up, I wanted to get the same underwear that I'd gotten years ago. The store had many different varieties, and I didn't know if mine were low-rise briefs, medium-briefs, etc. So I emailed a photo of my old underwear to Hanes and asked them what model they were. I suggested they indicate the model on the underwear, and while I was at it, suggested they design the band so that the wearer could tell front/back and inside/outside by touch, so that he could get dressed in the dark.

They appreciated the feedback (that never happens), told me the model to buy, and sent me some free underwear that showed that they'd already implemented my dress-in-the-dark suggestion.
I think we have a new finalist in the funniest T-Al story contest. Were you wearing the old underwear in the photo?
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I suggested they indicate the model on the underwear, and while I was at it, suggested they design the band so that the wearer could tell front/back...
Al. If you can't tell the front/back of men's underwear by feel, you're probably not buying men's underwear. But then you didn't say you were...
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Al. If you can't tell the front/back of men's underwear by feel, you're probably not buying men's underwear. But then you didn't say you were...
The tater goes in the front...
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I'm glad a man pointed that out about Al's story and the front/back issue. I felt like it wasn't appropriate for me to do so. But it is a great story, and a great way to score some free underwear!
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I considered it.
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Some products have inconsistent model numbers between retailers. I guess the retailers either want the perception of exclusivity, to make it difficult to compare prices, or both.

Toilets and mattresses jump to mind as identical (or with very-slightly-varied accessory options) products with varying model names or numbers between major retailers. I'm sure there are many others, although I doubt resealable plastic food storage is worthy of the practice.

Dell is pretty much the opposite. They'll use components sourced from differing vendors in the same model, so they more or less have to track components by PC to figure out what drivers and service it may need.

Apple is just different from everybody else. The Mac fans differentiate by screen size and year made, and MacBook vs. MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro .
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Some products have inconsistent model numbers between retailers. I guess the retailers either want the perception of exclusivity, to make it difficult to compare prices, or both. ...
That is by design, a work-around to their 'price matching guarantees'.

Consumer: Hey, I saw the same TV on sale for $50 less at a competitor, how about a price-match?

Big Retailer: I'm sorry sir, that isn't the same model.

Consumer: Ummm, the only difference is, you don't include batteries in the remote, and they do - so your's should be cheaper anyhow.

Big Retailer: I'm sorry sir, that isn't the same model.


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I considered it.
Well, he's not running for office, so I guess he didn't.
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I remember when I was a kid my mom saved the bags that our bread came in. My brothers and I would use them in the winter time and slip them over our socks before putting our boots on and going out in the snow. They did a good job keeping our feet dry!

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Those plastic bags WERE our boots (over socks and shoes) when we kids were little. Better than nothing as long as they lasted - may 15 - 20 minutes.....
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Al, we have a few of those twist on types and they work pretty well. I still prefer the Pyrex storage bowls as they are all glass and can be used to heat in the microwave without dirtying a second bowl. They also don't get stained by curries or tomato dishes like some plastics. The pyrex ones are maybe 2-3x the price of the plastic ones but very nice if you cook a lot. I have enough to use the storage bowls as mixing/prep bowls when I think I'll end up storing the prepped food (or part of it) in the fridge. Less dirty dishes.
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