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larryd

Dec 06, 2019, 06:06 pm Last Edit: Dec 06, 2019, 06:36 pm by larryd
- having to type this in a second time because the web site just crashed.

- not getting access to my account when I try to get to 'Drafts' to retrieve typed content just prior to the site going down.

- product boxes that have 1/3rd air space to make you think the volume you are getting is more than you are.

- power tool cords that hardly bend because the manufacturer has used the cheapest cord possible. And just wait till you try to use them below 0°C.

- having to acknowledge I really want to 'Mark everything as read'.

- Alexa not giving me her full attention, (okay, she is only five years old).

- the butcher who hides fat under the meat.

- chrome plated tools.

- dull knives.

- bank staff.

- devices that use AAA batteries rather than AA.

- that damn packaging that batteries come locked in.

- product ads that tell you what contents are not in them.

- Duracell batteries that say they are good till 2030.

- political parties.

- Micro-USB connectors.

- salt on the roads.

- potholes.

- ring tones. And people who have to share their cell phone conversations by talking in a loud tone while sitting in public.

- people who TEXT  and drive.

- vapers.

- the word "SALE".

- Amazon delivery people that will not ring the door bell but have time to take a picture of your package sitting on the front step.




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Robin2

I guess all that snow is depressing :)

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Henry_Best

#2
Dec 06, 2019, 08:18 pm Last Edit: Dec 06, 2019, 08:20 pm by Henry_Best
Things advertised with a picture of the item next to a US coin as a size comparison. We're not all in the US and may have no idea of the size of a nickel, dime or quarter. Both imperial and metric measurements will be widely understood.

ballscrewbob

Adverts like this which is for a 2.4" display GRRR,

It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

larryd

" Is there something which makes you happy, something you can enjoy with? Focus on that! :)"

- my wife.

- working with my hands.

- making jigs.

- helping/teaching people.

- cooking.

- I really don't mind snow.

- CNC stuff.

- working with plastics.

- Hot     

- being retired :)

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larryd

Adverts like this which is for a 2.4" display GRRR,


How big is the person on the other side of that hand.


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TomGeorge

#6
Dec 07, 2019, 07:36 am Last Edit: Dec 07, 2019, 07:38 am by TomGeorge
What Cheeses Me OFF!!!!!!!!!

People who do not tear the toilet paper off at the serrated line.
Our council recycle bins can no longer take glass... (Changed contractor)
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

TheMemberFormerlyKnownAsAWOL

Please don't PM technical questions - post them on the forum, then everyone benefits/suffers equally

steve1001

Being asked to write a review, FOR EVERY FREAKING THING I BUY.


larryd

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Dec 09, 2019, 12:18 am Last Edit: Dec 09, 2019, 12:23 am by larryd
Being asked to write a review, FOR EVERY FREAKING THING I BUY.
Your opinion is important to other buyers.   ;)

Hi steve1001, will you please take a minute to share your experience?



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Robin2

Politicians who only tell part of the truth - which oftentimes has the effect of turning the truth into a lie

Politicians who encourage the belief that some group (usually "foreigners") is the cause of the problem.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

TomGeorge

#11
Dec 09, 2019, 11:16 am Last Edit: Dec 09, 2019, 11:17 am by TomGeorge
Unsolicited phonecalls that begin...

Hello Misterrrr  Geeeeoooooorg....

At which time I stop them and ask them for my address.
10 out 10 times they give my old address, 12year ago.
I inform them that they have been ripped off with their call list which is at least 12yo and not up to date, then hang up.  :)
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

larryd

#12
Dec 09, 2019, 08:28 pm Last Edit: Dec 09, 2019, 08:28 pm by larryd
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Politicians who encourage the belief that some group (usually "foreigners") is the cause of the problem.
That's a huge one.

That tactic has been used over the ages 1000s of time.



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Hello Misterrrr  Geeeeoooooorg....
I just got a call to lower my credit card interest to 0% :)  (actually 27 times last month too).



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ballscrewbob

I just got a call to lower my credit card interest to 0% :)  (actually 27 times last month too).


Infamous divide by zero issue do I smell
It may not be the answer you were looking for but its the one I am giving based on either experience, educated guess, google or the fact that you gave nothing to go with in the first place so I used my wonky crystal ball.

dougp

Doesn't happen anymore but, coming behind someone who worked on equipment with eight, or more, screws holding a cover plate.  The originals were all identical whatever.  Fine, I have multiple screwdrivers/Allens, etc.  Buuut, due to droppage one, sometimes two, have been replaced with Philips/Allen/etc.   >:(
I don't trust atoms.  They make up everything.

No private consultations undertaken!

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