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My Mouse Battery Finally Died / Printer Ink Finally Ran Out...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by unixfish, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    You know this drill.

    My mouse for my home laptop finally died this morning. It had been flashing red for about 6 weeks now. That makes me wonder if they have stock in Duracell / Energizer, or if this is just an early warning system.

    Our printer shows - and alerts - "Low Ink!" for any of the four cartridges months before they run out. My estimate is the alert comes when the ink is down to 25% - 33% capacity. Early warning? Maybe - but probably more like high profit mode. If this printer were used for 20+ pages daily, we would have a higher end printer; this is an inexpensive, home all-in-one. It gets a few sheets a week (printing and copying) at most, so these "early warnings" come 6 weeks to 3 months before we run out.

    No real point here - just musing. There's early warning, and then there is waaaaaaaaaay early warning to the point of being forgotten.
     
  2. adeiderich

    adeiderich Tele-Afflicted

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    Jedi mind trick! You probably went online and ordered batteries, ink cartridges and a Joyo "Tai Chi" Overdrive without even thinking about it.
     
  3. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I am like Watto - "Your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me!" Funny thing is I kinda look like him too. :D

    I have a Magenta cartridge in a drawer waiting - I bought it two months after it started saying low. With the kids gone, ink is lasting a lot longer, so it may be a few more months before I need it.
     
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    It's time to abandon all your belongings and move to a different house.
     
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    Spot on! I try to keep spare ink cartridges on hand, but my printer is like yours and I only print a few pages a week. Like most people, I replace it when I can't read what comes out of the printer.

    On the other hand, who cares about printers when you can have a tabletop Rotimatic!

     
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    Those things cost the earth.
     
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    True. It's cheaper to have a servant make them.
     
  8. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    That video. It said "Rotomatic - Introducing Rotomatic, World's First"

    Expand it. First automatic Roti maker. WTH is a roti? Watched the video. Huh? Finally jumped forward and saw the finished product. Huh?

    I should have just stopped when I saw flour.
     
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    You don't like roti?
     
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    And I thought a rice cooker was a luxurious expense.
     
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    just tell her to make some roti, too!
     
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    I bought a mouse advertised as "long lasting" for batteries... it is better. I hate that ink thing, why dont they let you just bypass that warning? Mine eventually just wont print unless I replace a cartridge. It's still printing fine at that point.
    But I buy printers based on cartridge cost... not anything else, so it's not a big problem anymore. My current Brother printer /fax /copier was $60 new. The LC61 cartridges are about $1 each aftermarket. It's lasted 3+ years now.
     
  13. unixfish

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    I did that as well - but the printer also has to be Linux compatible. That seems really cheap for cartridge though!
     
  14. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Look at my tag line. As the French would never say, "N'gluten pas pour moi!"
     
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    Ah! I didn't connect the dots.
     
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