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Author Topic: What annoys you to no end?  (Read 137567 times)
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« Reply #200 on: June 08, 2009, 01:42:06 PM »

I remember httpd.confused well. I had wondered what happened to him. While I didn't agree with everything he had to say I valued his opinions more than I did most on that site.
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« Reply #201 on: June 08, 2009, 02:21:50 PM »

http://www.betanews.com/profile/httpd.confused

Read his last review smiley
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« Reply #202 on: June 11, 2009, 09:30:37 AM »

That's a shame about his last review...but I still agree with what he said in it both regarding Firefox and regarding BetaNews.

BetaNews was a good idea that was allowed to spiral out of control.
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« Reply #203 on: June 14, 2009, 06:41:59 PM »

People who take their time doing something knowing full well that people are waiting to do whatever it is they are doing directly after. Be it using a pay phone, get food ordered, OR BUY A SLURPEE AND USE THE BOB FORSAKEN SLURPEE MACHINE!!!!
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« Reply #204 on: June 14, 2009, 06:57:06 PM »

When you DON'T GET NO FRIGGIN' ERROR MESSAGE!!!

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« Reply #205 on: June 14, 2009, 09:05:29 PM »

People who think they know it all annoy those of us who do.  cheesy
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« Reply #206 on: June 15, 2009, 01:01:33 AM »

People who think they know it all annoy those of us who do.  cheesy



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« Reply #207 on: June 18, 2009, 06:56:06 AM »

This guy! Angry



(SCO's Darl McBride in case you're wondering.)

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« Reply #208 on: June 18, 2009, 12:01:37 PM »

Chip + PIN
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« Reply #209 on: June 18, 2009, 12:06:58 PM »



People using SSL when browsing doco, giving https:// links in notify emails, giving the above smiley
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« Reply #210 on: June 19, 2009, 08:52:16 AM »

iPhone Evangelists. Especially since they've announced the 3GS!

(Yes it's cool, OK? Now will you shut up about it already!) Grin



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« Reply #211 on: June 19, 2009, 05:19:07 PM »

1.  That little ant (bug? tick? insect?) that Josh calls an avatar. I've tried to kill it three times.

2.  Those who correct, or just complain about, others' incorrect grammar. I have issues with commas, I know. Makes it scary to post anything. 

3. Taxes. 

4.  When I make a phone call that is answered by a recording that begins with a long list of #s to choose from, that correspond to the alternatives they offer, none of which ever meet my needs. Afraid they will hang up on me, because they have so many times before, I pick one only to be greeted by another long list of #s I can press, etc., etc., etc.  Of course, my very favorites are the ones that say, "Tell me . . . Say something like . . . "  I have never, not even once, been understood. It must be my California coast accent. These calls always end with a happy, pleasant voice saying, "Good-bye."  The voice is NOT mine.
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« Reply #212 on: June 19, 2009, 06:26:02 PM »

40hz:  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin that t-shirt is great
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« Reply #213 on: June 19, 2009, 06:32:22 PM »

2.  Those who correct, or just complain about, others' incorrect grammar. I have issues with commas, I know. Makes it scary to post anything. 
Who cares?????? If people aren't crying about one thing, then they're crying about another. Just post!

4.  When I make a phone call that is answered by a recording that begins with a long list of #s to choose from, that correspond to the alternatives they offer, none of which ever meet my needs. Afraid they will hang up on me, because they have so many times before, I pick one only to be greeted by another long list of #s I can press, etc., etc., etc.  Of course, my very favorites are the ones that say, "Tell me . . . Say something like . . . "  I have never, not even once, been understood. It must be my California coast accent. These calls always end with a happy, pleasant voice saying, "Good-bye."  The voice is NOT mine.

Try saying AGENT or OPERATOR or HELP at any time during these phone calls.
"Tell me . . . Say something like . . . " you don't happen to be talking about AT&T, do you? This is just too familiar.
In this case, you must speak loud, slow and with good enunciation in order for them to 'hear' you correctly.

Good luck smiley
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« Reply #214 on: June 19, 2009, 06:52:55 PM »

Companies that call you up just to put you on hold and then tell you that there are no available agents and to please call them back later.  huh

and people wonder why I hate phones?
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« Reply #215 on: June 19, 2009, 09:08:15 PM »

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4.  When I make a phone call that is answered by a recording that begins with a long list of #s to choose from, that correspond to the alternatives they offer, none of which ever meet my needs.

Two more suggestions:

1. Hit 0 (zero) for an operator. That almost always works.

2. Don't make any selection. After repeating the voice menu a couple times some systems will assume you have a rotary phone and kick you to an operator.

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« Reply #216 on: June 19, 2009, 11:37:12 PM »

40hz:  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin that t-shirt is great

Ain't it? Friend e-mailed the jpeg. Wish it were my design.  Grin
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« Reply #217 on: June 19, 2009, 11:59:12 PM »

1. Hit 0 (zero) for an operator. That almost always works.
If not, try to hit an operator for six.
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« Reply #218 on: June 19, 2009, 11:59:53 PM »

That little ant (bug? tick? insect?) that Josh calls an avatar. I've tried to kill it three times.

You're not alone.

I don't know if it would be fair to say it annoys everybody. (Josh does have his admirers. Grin) But quite a few of us have tried to kill that wretched little thing!

I'd like to introduce that bug to this turtle: Grin

<Edit: Image removed by 40hz. See Mouser's post and my reply below.>

<Edit2: At the suggestion of two people who e-mailed me: I've put back the original text line above the image since the brief discussion that followed won't make complete sense without it.>


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« Reply #219 on: June 20, 2009, 01:35:40 AM »

 ohmy They must be snapping turtles...
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« Reply #220 on: June 20, 2009, 06:49:35 AM »

Sad i know this is probably going to seem over sensitive, and it is a remarkable video in terms of animal behavior, but it's also pretty cruel to watch and something i'd rather not see embedded as an animation playing inside a post.. linking to it would be fine.
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« Reply #221 on: June 20, 2009, 07:09:55 AM »

 cheesy
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« Reply #222 on: June 20, 2009, 09:50:30 AM »

Sad i know this is probably going to seem over sensitive, and it is a remarkable video in terms of animal behavior, but it's also pretty cruel to watch and something i'd rather not see embedded as an animation playing inside a post.. linking to it would be fine.

I tend to agree mouser!
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« Reply #223 on: June 20, 2009, 11:44:30 AM »

Sad i know this is probably going to seem over sensitive, and it is a remarkable video in terms of animal behavior, but it's also pretty cruel to watch and something i'd rather not see embedded as an animation playing inside a post.. linking to it would be fine.

I tend to agree mouser!

I think it's more a difference in individual perception rather than excessive sensitivity on your part.

My GF and I are quite active in various wildlife and animal rescue organizations. Both of us saw the video as interesting, from an educational viewpoint, since it demonstrates an aspect of turtle behavior that many people would not expect. (Snapping turtles claim a fair number of waterfowl each year where we live.) Most people think of turtles as lumbering dull-witted creatures. Nothing could be further from the truth. In their native environment, most turtle species are fast, intelligent and fierce predators.

Despite the fact that hunting behaviors may see "cruel" (a term which isn't ever appropriate when commenting on animal behaviors since the practice of cruelty is an exclusively human phenomenon) they are also part of the the natural order found in our ecosystem. And much as I personally hate to see ducklings occasionally 'disappear' while they out swimming on the river not too far from our house, I must also acknowledge that hunting turtles help balance the duck population. And despite the fact that turtles are neither cuddly nor cute, I must also acknowledge they have an equal claim to survival and the right to exist.

Either way, the clip has apparently upset some people at DoCo. And although it was not my intent to offend anyone, apparently I have. For that, I apologize.

Clip and link have both been removed. My feeling was that if the subject matter was inappropriate because it could upset someone, it didn't really matter whether it was immediately visible or not. Including the link wouldn't have removed that possibility - so I thought it best to make both go away.

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(Note: the clip in question showed a medium-sized turtle unexpectedly grab a pidgeon-sized bird and haul it into the water. There was no blood or gore such as you'll find on NatGeo or Animal Planet. The bird disappears with the turtle underwater, and that's the end of it.)

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« Reply #224 on: June 20, 2009, 11:57:18 AM »

i agree with everything you say about it being interesting from an educational perspective, and i think linking to it would be cool -- it really was amazing to watch.

something just rubbed me the wrong way about seeing it looping over and over again here as if it was a comedy blooper to laugh about.  i mean hey it's nature, and nature can be cruel and fascinating.  i just don't get an "LOL" feeling about watching a bird get dragged under water to die.
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