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Apr 9, 2019, 05:52 AM
 
I can’t refill my first aid kits in a timely manner because buying a a box of Claritin and Sudafed means I’m cooking up meth.

I think they stopped making BDU shorts with a button fly, which has been my warm weather uniform for at least 15 years.
     
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Apr 9, 2019, 07:35 AM
 
For the last three or four years, my belly button has started collecting fluff. This never used to be an issue that I can recall.
     
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Apr 9, 2019, 07:50 AM
 
That’s been a lifetime affliction with me.
     
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Apr 9, 2019, 09:26 AM
 
1) The little little drop of rain on my glasses.
2) Walking under the building overhang when drop of water drops between my glasses and face.
3) People who use don't instead of doesn't.
4) That annoying guy at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park 2 days ago who tried making jokes at every single thing out loud. So very annoying.
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Apr 9, 2019, 09:29 AM
 
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Apr 9, 2019, 02:29 PM
 
Moms who bring their coughing sick kids with them to the grocery store. They cough in every direction, including on the fresh produce. Spreading the love. Remember, sharing is caring. And who couldn't use a few days off work.
     
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Apr 9, 2019, 02:33 PM
 
I only wear my glasses for close up work ie opening up Macs etc. I put them on and bingo... condensation.

SO annoying.
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Apr 9, 2019, 03:16 PM
 
Grilling and wearing glasses. At the end of the day, there's always this thin film of almost-microscopic grease drops covering the lenses.
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Apr 9, 2019, 06:02 PM
 
People who hold their cell phones wrong.

Hold like it’s a Star Trek communicator...WRONG

Hold it so you talk to the bottom end of the phone...WRONG

Hold it right in front of your face as if using FaceTime, but you’re just making a voice call...WRONG

Etc, lather, rinse, repeat.

Sometimes these irritants are so numerous that they ascend beyond the “minor” label...

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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Hold it so you talk to the bottom end of the phone...WRONG
I’ve only seen this when people are on speakerphone, and it makes sense to me there.
     
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Moms who bring their coughing sick kids with them to the grocery store. They cough in every direction, including on the fresh produce. Spreading the love. Remember, sharing is caring. And who couldn't use a few days off work.
It would probably be good if America went full in on wearing masks when they’re sick, but I admit I don’t.

When I first noticed the people who use them most are Asian, I thought “WTF? Our American air not good enough? Toughen up.”

Imagine my surprise when I learned they’re wearing them because they’re putting in effort not to be an asshole... unlike me.
     
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Apr 10, 2019, 08:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I’ve only seen this when people are on speakerphone, and it makes sense to me there.
Ooo, there's a pet peeve - people driving, talking on speakerphone, holding the bottom of the phone at their mouth with the phone extended out in front of them like an oyster shell. Somehow that makes me more mad then someone just holding the phone up to their ear. And even that makes me more mad than someone using a handsfree device to talk in the car, even though talking handsfree is still just as distracting as any other method.
     
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Apr 10, 2019, 10:06 AM
 
ordering an ipad mini weeks ago, finding out it's been in stock at every local apple store for five business days before it finally shows up at my door.
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Ooo, there's a pet peeve - people driving, talking on speakerphone, holding the bottom of the phone at their mouth with the phone extended out in front of them like an oyster shell. Somehow that makes me more mad then someone just holding the phone up to their ear. And even that makes me more mad than someone using a handsfree device to talk in the car, even though talking handsfree is still just as distracting as any other method.
Honestly, I’m peeved by phone calls. All of them.
     
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Apr 10, 2019, 12:20 PM
 
Speaking of distracted driving, I get way more distracted trying to keep my speed below 30 in a camera enforced speed zone than I do driving at the natural speed dictated by road width and traffic.
     
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Apr 10, 2019, 12:36 PM
 
Why is the skip forward feature on the new apple remote so damn hard to find? It's mildly annoying that 50% of the time I end up pausing the thing I'm watching.
And for some reason, I can always toggle the skip backwards feature 100% of the time ... screw you apple, give me the old remote with the fast forward/backwards buttons.
     
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Black holes look dumb.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
At what wavelength did this get recorded? Radio? Infrared? Microwave? other...?
     
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Originally Posted by Dex13 View Post
Why is the skip forward feature on the new apple remote so damn hard to find? It's mildly annoying that 50% of the time I end up pausing the thing I'm watching.
And for some reason, I can always toggle the skip backwards feature 100% of the time ... screw you apple, give me the old remote with the fast forward/backwards buttons.
I think the old AppleTV remote still works on the new AppleTV?
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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At what wavelength did this get recorded? Radio? Infrared? Microwave? other...?
I heard in passing “planet sized dish”, which AFAIK is a radio trick.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
I heard in passing “planet sized dish”, which AFAIK is a radio trick.
On Earth, it is. In space, it can be done with visible light - but yes, it was done with radio telescopes this time.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Apr 12, 2019, 06:54 AM
 
So, I'm officiating at my son's upcoming wedding and, due to an extreme loss of weight, I needed to get a new dress shirt (to go along with a new suit) I had forgotten how ridiculous the packaging of men's dress shirts were. It's pretty obvious that the dress shirt industry is firmly in the pocket of Big Pin. There are pins everywhere! You spend more time searching-out and removing pins from the shirt than you do trying it on. I'm an odd size, so I had to try on several different shirts. At the end of the ordeal, I had this small mountain of pins sitting on my table.

In addition to the pins, there's also the cardboard forms and collar braces, as well as various plastic neck inserts and whatever they call that little plastic piece that sits over the top button. It's all pretty damned wasteful.
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
So, I'm officiating at my son's upcoming wedding and, due to an extreme loss of weight, I needed to get a new dress shirt (to go along with a new suit) I had forgotten how ridiculous the packaging of men's dress shirts were. It's pretty obvious that the dress shirt industry is firmly in the pocket of Big Pin. There are pins everywhere! You spend more time searching-out and removing pins from the shirt than you do trying it on. I'm an odd size, so I had to try on several different shirts. At the end of the ordeal, I had this small mountain of pins sitting on my table.

In addition to the pins, there's also the cardboard forms and collar braces, as well as various plastic neck inserts and whatever they call that little plastic piece that sits over the top button. It's all pretty damned wasteful.
Totally agree with this. It is extremely wasteful. Where I work, there are bakeries where you walk in, grab a tray and a tong and pick your bread. You present your tray to the counter and the person bags your bread into individual baggies (with no handles), tapes them shut with a good amount of tape, and then places all of them (all being more than 2, sometimes 1 if you ask) into a bag with a handle and gives it to you. If you ask for additional bag with handle for your 1 piece of bread, it is also ok and many people do. Extremely wasteful. Bread doesn't have cooties, do they? The person is just doing to throw the bag away instantly. I may understand if the bread is covered in some sort of cream, but this is just bread rolls, bagel type of stuff.
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Apr 12, 2019, 04:11 PM
 
Agree on the new-clothes pinning. The good news is if you miss any pins, you'll notice them later.
     
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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Totally agree with this. It is extremely wasteful. Where I work, there are bakeries where you walk in, grab a tray and a tong and pick your bread. You present your tray to the counter and the person bags your bread into individual baggies (with no handles), tapes them shut with a good amount of tape, and then places all of them (all being more than 2, sometimes 1 if you ask) into a bag with a handle and gives it to you. If you ask for additional bag with handle for your 1 piece of bread, it is also ok and many people do. Extremely wasteful. Bread doesn't have cooties, do they? The person is just doing to throw the bag away instantly. I may understand if the bread is covered in some sort of cream, but this is just bread rolls, bagel type of stuff.
Bread doesn’t have cooties, but (as far as The Health Department is concerned) random food service people might. So, in an abundance of lawsuit avoidance, places like bakeries avoid their employees actually touching your food.

I will point out that the open trays and “sometimes used” tongs make the “no touchee” stuff not only even sillier, but absolutely pointless, because the lawsuit would read “failed to prevent germ ridden slimebags from fondling the food before I bought it.”

On the other hand, some of that packaging might be reusable. Those bags with handles can be reused. Lunch, books, etc., can be toted i such bags.

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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
There are pins everywhere!
How many? There used to be seven in my shirts, but they're usually down to six now with the last being some sort of paperclippy thing.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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I think the old AppleTV remote still works on the new AppleTV?
apparently they still shipped the og remote to countries that didn't have siri localization ... dug up my old one, works like a charm! thanks!

     
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A firmware updater so crummy it manages to crash the USB controller when I run it.
     
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Apr 25, 2019, 09:18 PM
 
Springtime in Indiana...When 45 minutes out of an hour of tv is taken over by your local Super-Doppler Storm-Team-13
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Apr 26, 2019, 06:41 AM
 
TV shows in the format:
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I think that's why Top Gear UK was so refreshing for American viewers - just an hour straight through. Top Gear US had plenty of problems, but one that made it unwatchable for me was all of the recaps and coming-ups. They'd show the same "funny" moment 5 or 6 times throughout an episode as they'd tease it, show it, then recap it before and after every break.
     
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
TV shows in the format:
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This. It drives me insane. They take 30 minutes of programming and stretch it into an hour.
     
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When people don't call back when they say they will, or when you can't get a direct number and you NEED to speak to that office soon, but instead, have to wait until after the weekend just to try again.
     
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I think that's why Top Gear UK was so refreshing for American viewers - just an hour straight through. Top Gear US had plenty of problems, but one that made it unwatchable for me was all of the recaps and coming-ups. They'd show the same "funny" moment 5 or 6 times throughout an episode as they'd tease it, show it, then recap it before and after every break.
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This. It drives me insane. They take 30 minutes of programming and stretch it into an hour.
I remember Mythbusters being a particularly horrible offender.
     
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Apr 27, 2019, 07:51 PM
 
Official looking snail mail that looks like the real thing, requiring you to open it....

Websites that have the cookie dialog box, or prompt you to download their app, or breaking news header (even worse, heads that won't go away).
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Listing something w/pics on Craigslist for, e.g., $50, and to clarify, in the post, "local offers" and no lower offers than $50...

...then I get an email: Hey will you ship it to XX for $45?


And people wonder why they don't hear back from me...
     
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Official looking snail mail that looks like the real thing, requiring you to open it....
I’ve found the “tell” with these is they will either have no return address, or if they do, it’s generally hidden, and/or won’t have the company name at the top.
     
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Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Websites that have the cookie dialog box, or prompt you to download their app, or breaking news header (even worse, heads that won't go away).
I was on a website just yesterday. There was a video ad in the middle of the article. It was auto-play, of course. I could click to stop the video, so I did and scrolled down to keep reading the article. Once I had scrolled past the video, it suddenly appeared in the right sidebar, in a fixed position relative to the window, so it stayed visible as you kept scrolling. You could click it to stop, but once you resumed scrolling the article, the video started playing again.

Most aggravating thing I've run across on a website in a long time.
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I remember Mythbusters being a particularly horrible offender.
and every home improvement show. Without this, each episode would probably be 15 minutes.
     
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what

also gangsters paradise does not seem appropriate
     
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Pretty much.
     
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Mad scientist. His name is Dr. Robotnik, so wouldn’t you know it, he makes robots.

It looks like he’s a proto-version of the character until the last shot where he’s bald.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
also gangsters paradise does not seem appropriate
Pretty much.


Edit: it’s probably the best part of the trailer, though... except for the rings on the Paramount logo.
     
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YouTube is being slow again...
     
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Is this a good summation?
     
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oh, probably.
     
 
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