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It started heating water without being turned on, just plugged in - which was a pain as tonight's supper was in it defrosting, and didn't need heating to over 90C for a few hours. And herself was going to cook a beef joint in it tomorrow.
Long story short: it's dead dead - the electronic controls have died, but the PSU is fine. I found it was held together with tamper proof screws, so I took it apart on the basis that there must be something interesting in there if they don't want me to look...
So I've had to get another: Anova Precision Cooker[^] - which is my first IoT device (and quite possibly my last if I get my way.) Thing is, I can see a point to this being IoT - you can control it from your phone so you can start it cooking so it's ready when you get home.
But pricing is a joke: the same device is from £164 (second hand) on Amazon, to £99 + £23.50 delivery on Fleabay from Lithuania. But ... direct from the manufacturer, it's $99 and free delivery from the Netherlands, 3 - 6 business days. Or I could add £16.50 for DHL delivery ... in 3 - 7 business days. Hmmmm....
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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the $1 shop has sets of drivers for them things and over 1000 sellers on ebay that'll sell a full set for a few dollars free postage from China, cant really call them "tamper proof" any more, more damn annoying trying to figure out which bit to use.
In fact star slot bolts are quite common on everything from bicycles to heavy machinery - not to be tamper proof, rather
- for small bolts/screws the star shape is a more resistant to over torque damage (rounding), and
- sometimes to differentiate bolts purposes' such as on bikes the hydraulic brake oil resevoir cover will be a star whereas the fixing bolts are usually hex/allen.
A lot of [Chinese] machine assembled electronic items such as your PSU most likely also used them for the better torque handling, often the bolts/screws are made from low grade cheap [soft] aluminium alloys, and they also can handle a higher margin of size error compared to the allen and philips. (Most of these things are fully machine assembled, millions of units per month.)
Signature ready for installation. Please Reboot now.
Looks like a dildo. What do you do, stick it in the arse of your animal of choice and it cooks it from the inside out?
But ... direct from the manufacturer, it's $99 and free delivery from the Netherlands, 3 - 6 business days. Or I could add £16.50 for DHL delivery ... in 3 - 7 business days. Hmmmm....
Pay the extra £16.50, you know you want to.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
These days the rules are more fluid. It can depend on whether you know the person, even if you do not know their marital status. Is it someone you work with, would like to work with, or someone outside of work (e.g. bank manager, lawyer, etc.)?
I think most people are happy if you start with a formal address, even if it is not their preferred choice. I guess you have the same issue in German with Frau and Fraulein (apologies for the missing umlaut(s)).
In German I'm safe (more or less), it will be always "Frau", independed of her status (married or not, what else). "Fräulein" (usually used in past for not married woman) disapeared since at least two decades and is now not very welcome by the young ladies (Fräuleins )
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It does not solve my Problem, but it answers my question