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The Rant Thread!
« on: December 22, 2012, 10:07:02 PM »
Got a rant about ANYTHING?  Post it here!

This shall be where things you wanna bitch about, will live! :D

Mouser will probably move this to the basement...and if so...we shall have a new addition to this thread...from me...ranting about it being moved!  ;D

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 11:54:04 PM »
The rants go marching two by two, hurrah!

Do only paid members get to see the basement?

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 09:06:24 AM »
Well, I'd like to keep some of my rants in the Basement. Like this one:

http://www.donationc....msg311605#msg311605

But I do have a minor rant about backups here:

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=33406.0

Who would have thought that you'd need to make backups of your backups in order to use your backups?
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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 08:29:04 PM »
OK, what do you think about radical red reveler Russians killing your puppies?

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 08:57:41 PM »
Damn!  This would be started when I don't have any rant(s) conveniently available  :P :P.

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2012, 09:01:55 PM »
Damn!  This would be started when I don't have any rant(s) conveniently available  :P :P.

That in itself is a topic to rant about~! ;D
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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012, 09:09:10 PM »
Damn!  This would be started when I don't have any rant(s) conveniently available  :P :P.

That in itself is a topic to rant about~! ;D

Hm-m-m-m ... I thought I just did  :P.

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012, 03:46:38 AM »
Can anyone explain why it is that yellow colored pencils always seem to come out of the pencil sharpener with a broken point? They could be a brand new pack of pencils and that yellow one will always have issues, always end up all stubby, and you pretty much only get to use it twice.

I think it's a conspiracy in the pencil industry. They have all collaborated and come up with a scheme to make people buy more packs of colored pencils. And by all of them agreeing on making the same color inferior to the rest, they trap the consumer. There is no way out. You can't buy a pack of one brand and a pack of another to get a full, good quality set. That yellow one will always be the bane of your existence. You will end up with shoe boxes full of every color of every brand, but yellow.

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 06:49:40 PM »
Can anyone explain why it is that yellow colored pencils always seem to come out of the pencil sharpener with a broken point? They could be a brand new pack of pencils and that yellow one will always have issues, always end up all stubby, and you pretty much only get to use it twice.

I think it's a conspiracy in the pencil industry. They have all collaborated and come up with a scheme to make people buy more packs of colored pencils. And by all of them agreeing on making the same color inferior to the rest, they trap the consumer. There is no way out. You can't buy a pack of one brand and a pack of another to get a full, good quality set. That yellow one will always be the bane of your existence. You will end up with shoe boxes full of every color of every brand, but yellow.
  And why does all the pencils have all that pencil and just a little eraser?  Shouldn't the eraser be at least 1/4 the size of the entire pencil?  lol  At least for us that make a lot of writing mistakes.  My handwriting is horrible, but I can type like there's no tomorrow.  hehehe

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 07:01:02 PM »
Can anyone explain why it is that yellow colored pencils always seem to come out of the pencil sharpener with a broken point? They could be a brand new pack of pencils and that yellow one will always have issues, always end up all stubby, and you pretty much only get to use it twice.

I think it's a conspiracy in the pencil industry. They have all collaborated and come up with a scheme to make people buy more packs of colored pencils. And by all of them agreeing on making the same color inferior to the rest, they trap the consumer. There is no way out. You can't buy a pack of one brand and a pack of another to get a full, good quality set. That yellow one will always be the bane of your existence. You will end up with shoe boxes full of every color of every brand, but yellow.
  And why does all the pencils have all that pencil and just a little eraser?  Shouldn't the eraser be at least 1/4 the size of the entire pencil?  lol  At least for us that make a lot of writing mistakes.  My handwriting is horrible, but I can type like there's no tomorrow.  hehehe

Because it's an Upsell method for you to get that $1.57 big eraser!

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 01:05:28 AM »
And why does all the pencils have all that pencil and just a little eraser?  Shouldn't the eraser be at least 1/4 the size of the entire pencil?  lol  At least for us that make a lot of writing mistakes.  My handwriting is horrible, but I can type like there's no tomorrow.  hehehe

I had some really horrible handwriting when I was a kid. If you waited any longer than 3 days, even I wouldn't be able to figure out what I wrote.  :-[

My dad decided to give me a little help...a giant eraser, which I got in trouble for when I brought it to school.

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2012, 04:42:48 AM »

My dad decided to give me a little help...a giant eraser, which I got in trouble for when I brought it to school.
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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2012, 08:28:00 PM »
I had some really horrible handwriting when I was a kid. If you waited any longer than 3 days, even I wouldn't be able to figure out what I wrote.  :-[
My dad decided to give me a little help...a giant eraser, which I got in trouble for when I brought it to school.

LOL.  I used to have one like that, but I flat wore it out.  hehehe

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2012, 12:25:10 AM »
Generic Universal Non Purpose Rant. To reset the thread. All similarities to GURPS implied. GUNPR. Way less sexy.

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2012, 01:36:16 PM »

China forces EVERY internet user to register their real name in new free speech crackdown
http://www.dailymail...peech-crackdown.html


This is turning a corner in my opinion. I know large parts of corporate america would like this too, "to keep everyone safe blah blah " (and monetize us!) They just can't quite pull it off that fast yet - they would have to do it in steps.

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2012, 04:09:56 PM »
they would have to do it in steps

Which is happening, methinks.  How many software download registrations do you see that require a physical address, as well as your full name, when neither is required for the operation of the software  :mad:?  And if they have your physical address, they are ninety-five percent on the way to having your true name right now.  All it needs is a bit of research, and a small bit at that. (And I have the spam to prove it  :P.)

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2012, 11:24:17 PM »
Grrr, argh! I'm angry! Everything is great an I have nothing to rant about! Grrr, argh! :P
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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2012, 11:56:38 PM »
Grrr, argh! I'm angry! Everything is great an I have nothing to rant about! Grrr, argh! :P

Oh?  I thought you just did  :-\?!?


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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2012, 11:58:23 PM »
Grrr, argh! I'm angry! Everything is great an I have nothing to rant about! Grrr, argh! :P

Oh?  I thought you just did  :-\?!?

Or are you grousing about not having a creative rant  :P?

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2012, 11:47:46 AM »

Okay here's one.

I like Advanced Search because if I want to look up Red Hats I don't want 1,966,354 results about Red Houses and Top Hats.

But sometimes it's astounding what slips through the great morass of results. First, a negative-shout to the semi-automated junk content sites. I got a whim, and decided I want to find the shortest piece of US legislation ever passed. Maybe it's like 3 sentences making something a national flower.

So some site called ChaCha (the name already tells you it's like 9th tier quality). Question: "What was the shortest bill in history?" Answer: "The recent health care was the longest bill ever passed."

REALLY??!

So then I went to Advanced Search on both Yahoo and Google. "shortest US bill".
No Results.

REALLY??!

If I had gratuitous funding to do that kind of thing all day, I'd make a site consisting of phrases that produced no results, and then being the only page. But ever notice it's never 1 page? It seems to go from "no results" to about 100 in a flash.

P.S. I should do a page, to test the theory. So as of this moment, not sure if these links will stay put, but let's mark this point in time:
http://search.yahoo....-orig-top&norw=1
Yahoo's copy:
We did not find results for: +"shortest US bill". Try the suggestions below or type a new query above.

http://www.google.co...type=&as_rights=
Google's Copy:
Information No results found for "shortest US bill".
Stay tuned when I quit being lazy and make a site to test this stuff. And PS. it's pretty easy to bust them on some of the more NSFW stuff too.

Yay Rants!

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2012, 02:00:57 PM »
Okay here's one.

I like Advanced Search because if I want to look up Red Hats I don't want 1,966,354 results about Red Houses and Top Hats.

But sometimes it's astounding what slips through the great morass of results. First, a negative-shout to the semi-automated junk content sites. I got a whim, and decided I want to find the shortest piece of US legislation ever passed. Maybe it's like 3 sentences making something a national flower.

So some site called ChaCha (the name already tells you it's like 9th tier quality). Question: "What was the shortest bill in history?" Answer: "The recent health care was the longest bill ever passed."

REALLY??!

So then I went to Advanced Search on both Yahoo and Google. "shortest US bill".
No Results.

REALLY??!

If I had gratuitous funding to do that kind of thing all day, I'd make a site consisting of phrases that produced no results, and then being the only page. But ever notice it's never 1 page? It seems to go from "no results" to about 100 in a flash.

P.S. I should do a page, to test the theory. So as of this moment, not sure if these links will stay put, but let's mark this point in time:
http://search.yahoo....-orig-top&norw=1
Yahoo's copy:
We did not find results for: +"shortest US bill". Try the suggestions below or type a new query above.

http://www.google.co...type=&as_rights=
Google's Copy:
Information No results found for "shortest US bill".
Stay tuned when I quit being lazy and make a site to test this stuff. And PS. it's pretty easy to bust them on some of the more NSFW stuff too.

Yay Rants!

Well...they now have results :P

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2012, 07:19:14 PM »
shortest piece of US legislation ever passed. Maybe it's like 3 sentences making something a national flower.

So some site called ChaCha (the name already tells you it's like 9th tier quality). Question: "What was the shortest bill in history?" Answer: "The recent health care was the longest bill ever passed."

REALLY??!

So then I went to Advanced Search on both Yahoo and Google. "shortest US bill".
  It pisses me off when the first couple of pages of your search is ranked on whether they're paying members or not, even when it don't have anything to do with your search....

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2012, 07:27:18 PM »

Well...they now have results :P

Ha! That might be a cool way to promote some site, either here or maybe one I do!

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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2013, 09:49:52 AM »

Another Copyright Rant:
http://www.mcgarrsol...-to-destroy-the-web/
aka Irish Newspapers decided linking to a story was copyright infringement and wanted €300 (I had to copy and paste that symbol!) for a single link.


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Re: The Rant Thread!
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2013, 03:09:29 PM »
Well this is kind of trivial, but it really grates:

TV ads that involve banjo music, or whistling. There's some ad agency out there that believes "family-ish" ads must be scored with one or the other.