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vIghel nuvpu' nuq ghe''or?

Please tell me Google Translate has Klingon now.
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My point is, knowing how lighting, screen calibration and camera type affect coloring so significantly, I would refrain from drawing conclusions like yours based on any photo, short of a professional image.
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Please tell me Google Translate has Klingon now.

It's a plug in called "Smother Box." Just Google that term to find the plug in.
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I was also just notified that the marble top on that table is not attached in any way. It just sits on the base, relying on gravity to stay put.
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if it shipped that way (ie not in separate pieces), then it's just asking for trouble as soon as the truck hits one of the 8,000 pot holes on the way from Cappellini to Chez Foo.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Is the marble Saarinen table an unsound design? It's been in production for decades. We've had ours for five years. The top is much thinner than two inches and it has held up under significant usage.

I have a used Saarinen 42-inch table from the 60s. It's still going strong.
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It seems that the crate was dropped or hit on the site, causing the fracture.

By the way, this is why you always pay for white glove delivery. Had this been shipped UPS, I'd ve much more fucked. As is, I am merely frustrated and inconvenienced.
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

I have a used Saarinen 42-inch table from the 60s. It's still going strong.

According to StephenHero, you are just a lucky idiot.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

My point is, knowing how lighting, screen calibration and camera type affect coloring so significantly, I would refrain from drawing conclusions like yours based on any photo, short of a professional image.

Which is exactly why I used non-conclusory language:
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

The table in the picture above looks like arabescato marble, not calacatta. It seems like you got an entirely different type of marble.

I obviously can't conclude anything. I made an observation based on the limited information you provided. Not every reply to you is an argument or accusation. Sometimes it's just an observation.

Not to mention, this entire web site is based on making comments on pictures. Do we have to caveat every post we make commenting on a picture with a note about it not being a professional image?
post #1315 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

You never want to depend on being reimbursed by somebody's insurance.

We refused delivery, so no problem there.

nah, they have to deal with that. Check with Cappellini to see what your options are.
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

Not to mention, this entire web site is based on making comments on pictures. Do we have to caveat every post we make commenting on a picture with a note about it not being a professional image?

That is why you have to understand the limitations of digital photographs being viewed on different computers before making criticisms. In this case, the distinction you are trying to make is too fine. That is not to say no distinctions or other useful observations can ever be made.
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nah, they have to deal with that. Check with Cappellini to see what your options are.

We have been through his song and dance ourselves too many times. When you get something by UPS, the company--no matter how esteemed or well-reputed--has much less incentive to deal with you. In fact, they can argue that they have no idea whether observed damage or problems are your fault, theirs, or the shipper's. This happened with our Steelwood chair. I guarantee you, had we upgraded to white glove delivery and rejected it, neither Herman Miller nor Magis would have tried to argue it is normal for the factory to write on chairs in permanent marker and sell them as new. Technically, yes, you have a warranty to rely on, but it can be a painful process to navigate. It has taken years to deal with the fucked up frame on our Knoll sofa.

On the other hand, with white glove delivery, you have the opportunity to simply reject the item and not take delivery. Then, it is in the vendor's court to fix the situation. Otherwise, they simply don't get paid. As a consumer, I like that balance of power much bettter.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

According to StephenHero, you are just a lucky idiot.

It appears the table is surface mounted on aluminum , thus eliminating any obligation for the stone to perform in tension. There you have it, a design that recognizes the natural of materials.
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It appears the table is mounted on aluminum , thus eliminating any obligation for the stone to perform in tension. There you have it, a design that recognizes the natural of materials.

You are such a fucking moron.

Did you think the marble slab was intended to levitate off the fucking ground?
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


On the other hand, with white glove delivery, you have the opportunity to simply reject the item and not take delivery. Then, it is in the vendor's court to fix the situation. Otherwise, they simply don't get paid. As a consumer, I like that balance of power much bettter.

what i mean is, the vender is dealing with the shipping company and their insurance, not you.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

You are such a fucking moron.

Did you think the marble slab was intended to levitate off the fucking ground?

Wut are you talking about. Your table and his table are made different ways, hence the reason yours broke. His marble is mounted on a plate of aluminum. Yours sits on a frame.
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