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Chronos the 2nd

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No matter how careful I am whenever I remove something from a box, by that I mean something with several component parts, say a drive bay fan controller with thermal sensors that it is virtually impossible to get it back in the box as neatly as it came out?

I wanted to replace the Bitfenix Recon which comes with 5 thermal sensor cables,5 fan cables, small packet containing sticky pads and screws and a small user booklet back into it's box. I have managed it after a fashion but it certainly is not as neat as if new.

Are boxes designed with just enough space for the contents but these contents must be folded and placed precisely?

Oh and don't get me started on the plastic packaging who's sole aim is to rip the skin of your hands to shreds.

Or is this another of life's mysteries?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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and a song to brighten up the morning see here

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BT

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*Fruit Bat /\0/*

Although its sort of appropriate to the discussion, the song is actually about modern houses as you probably know.

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carver

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Fruit Bat sorry to tell you but coffins come in set sizes, only if you are "over large" as they say will you get one made to measure.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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BT

I thought the song was more about the way 60's government scientists were placing people into "boxes" regarding their "position" in society.

nothing changes as we recently had a thread on "class" now 7 different "classes" you could be placed into.

as you said we have moved off topic a little, apologies to Chronus ;0)

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oresome

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I bought a lawnmower from Argos with a 2 year guarantee. It broke in year 2 and Argos didn't want to know suggesting I contacted the manufacturer.

The manufacturer was very obliging and was prepared to collect and then return the mower after repair at no cost to me.

Here's the rub. They understandably wanted it packing, ideally in the original box. I do keep some boxes, but not this one as it was too big to store. How do you go about securely packing a lawnmower using items found in the average home?

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wiz-king

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oresome first mow the lawn - this has two benefits :- one it makes it easier for next time as the grass wont have time to grow, secondly you can use the grass clippings a 'eco' packing.

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Quickbeam

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"you can use the grass clippings a 'eco' packing."

I wouldn't be too impressed with Amazon if my Hobbit DVD arrive smelling of sweaty grass cuttings.

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carver

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Quickbeam but it would give you an idea of Gollums aroma http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1016047385?ref=ttpvvi1

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