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  #2262302 22-Jun-2019 09:10
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I have said this before but I am really, really annoyed by the screaming commercials on TV. Harvey Norman used to be the worst for this, with their stupid once in a lifetime super sales every other hour, but now JB, NL and Repco have taken over.

 

Are we really so dumb in this country that we all rush out to buy something just because someone screams louder? Commercials with a little wit and humour may grab my attention, but loud-mouthed in my face yelling just turns me off. Surely I'm not unique in that?

 

Every time someone starts screaming at me, I hit the  mute button. Even more, I hardly watch NZ FTA at all anymore, partly because of the incessant annoying shouty commercial interruptions. Fortunately, we now have other choices here. Mainly, I only watch the news, because that is the one thing I can't get elsewhere, but even there the screaming commercials dominate, which is how I know about them.

 

I wonder what the viewing figures for TV 1 or Two or Three are like these days? I wonder if anyone involved with those services has ever asked themselves if the quality of the endlessly repeated commercials might have a role in this? Maybe I am unique. Maybe not. But as soon as the news is over, I switch to ABC for the Drum and then on to the many other options now available to us. Why sit passively and let someone scream in your face when there are so many better choices available?

 

 





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  #2262357 22-Jun-2019 10:55
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Why do you watch the news if it infuriates you the way that its presented? Its not really a form of entertainment I have any desire to consume, just seeing events that are picked to cause outrage and maintain viewership along with paranoia building "find out what areas of the country are in for a storm after the ads" presentation.

 

 

 

 





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  #2262416 22-Jun-2019 11:58
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I watch the news because it provides a summary of what is going on in the country I live in. 
I also have other sources but that continues to be one of them. Sometimes they have cute presenters. My complaint is not about the news.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #2262550 22-Jun-2019 16:21
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andrew027: Just the usual things: people who put the toilet paper roll on the holder the wrong way, people who squeeze the toothpaste tube in the wrong place, people who walk on the wrong side of the footpath. Because, of course, I do all those things the right way.

 

Amazing! Are we twins??

 

I would also add: work colleagues eating at their desk.


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  #2262808 23-Jun-2019 11:23
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Social media 'influencers'.





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  #2262810 23-Jun-2019 11:34
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People that use the term "hashtag" in a sentence. 


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  #2262881 23-Jun-2019 14:00
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Having to borrow someone's Windows laptop to edit images on and being reminded how awful Windows is. *shudder*

 

 

 

Did not even show previews of RAW images on the cards before import!






 
 
 
 


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  #2262882 23-Jun-2019 14:01
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floydbloke:

 

Social media 'influencers'.

 

 

 

 

Social media.






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  #2262930 23-Jun-2019 14:59
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Geektastic:

floydbloke:


Social media 'influencers'.



 


Social media.



Media.




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Retailers who ask if you would like a receipt and when told no, proceed to print one anyway and throw it in the rubbish.

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  #2263044 23-Jun-2019 19:23
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Ge0rge: Retailers who ask if you would like a receipt and when told no, proceed to print one anyway and throw it in the rubbish.

 

If they don't act in time, the eftpos terminal will print the second copy. 





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  #2263045 23-Jun-2019 19:26
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Shadowfoot:

Ge0rge: Retailers who ask if you would like a receipt and when told no, proceed to print one anyway and throw it in the rubbish.


If they don't act in time, the eftpos terminal will print the second copy. 



Sorry, but I call bollocks to that. I went to a couple of places this weekend and their machines didn't even print one copy. New World however printed one only, and that was the one that went in the bin.

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Ge0rge:
Shadowfoot:

 

Ge0rge: Retailers who ask if you would like a receipt and when told no, proceed to print one anyway and throw it in the rubbish.

 

 

 

If they don't act in time, the eftpos terminal will print the second copy. 

 



Sorry, but I call bollocks to that. I went to a couple of places this weekend and their machines didn't even print one copy. New World however printed one only, and that was the one that went in the bin.

 

I'll test that tomorrow. I always get asked, and i say yes. Why? Go shopping, dont pay just walk out, easy. 

 

I wonder how many do that?


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  #2263169 24-Jun-2019 08:50
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I just reinstalled Edge. When uninstalling, it asked whether I wanted to clear my browsing data. I said no. Installed the new version and all my data is gone.


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  #2263230 24-Jun-2019 09:37
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MrSooty:

 

People that use the term "hashtag" in a sentence. 

 

 

I saw a survey a while ago that asked "How do you pronounce the # character?" and it gave multi-choice answers:

 

     

  1. Hash
  2. Pound
  3. Splat
  4. Number
  5. Hashtag

 

The most voted for answer was hashtag! 😲


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