Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 508 | 509 | 510 | 511 | 512 | 513 | 514 | 515 | 516 | 517 | 518 | 519 | 520 | 521 | 522 | 523 | 524 | 525 | 526 | 527 | 528 | ... | 543
  # 2278051 17-Jul-2019 08:21
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

 

 

 

 

When (other) people park right next to you with their big SUV in a half empty car park when I've deliberately parked away from everyone else (and further from the shop) because I'm tired of the little paint marks people leave when they open their doors into yours and use your car as the door stop because their SUV is too big for the parking spaces.

 

 

 

Also, everything GSManiac wrote

 

 

 

Also, headlights from SUVs at night - those ones with blue LEDs that shine partially sideways into you at eye level as you're approaching - didn't they test where the beam was going to go when designing these things?


22422 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2278240 17-Jul-2019 12:20
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

GSManiac: 
People who use iPhones incorrectly such as: not using iMessage, having data turned off until you need it, always force quitting recently opened apps. People who hold the phone out in front of them to speak, then put it back to their ear to listen to the other end.

 

Does your mother do that too?





Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


2362 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2278245 17-Jul-2019 12:30
Send private message quote this post

GSManiac: People who hold the phone out in front of them to speak, then put it back to their ear to listen to the other end.


The only time this is ok is when driving

674 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2278419 17-Jul-2019 15:15
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Handle9:
GSManiac: People who hold the phone out in front of them to speak, then put it back to their ear to listen to the other end.


The only time this is ok is when driving

 

If by "ok" you mean "illegal", sure.

 

Pretty sure this technique of misusing a phone was popularised by one of those shows that follows slebrities who are "famous" for no reason at all.  And as far as I can tell from the few minutes I had the misfortune to catch before I could gouge my eyes out, it was done that way so that the viewers could have the displeasure of hearing the phone conversation as well.





114 posts

Master Geek


  # 2278465 17-Jul-2019 16:56
Send private message quote this post

richms:

GSManiac: 
People who use iPhones incorrectly such as: not using iMessage, having data turned off until you need it, always force quitting recently opened apps. People who hold the phone out in front of them to speak, then put it back to their ear to listen to the other end.


Does your mother do that too?



My dad force closes apps and turns off data. My mother does the phone thing.

114 posts

Master Geek


  # 2278467 17-Jul-2019 16:57
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Prudle:

 


 


When (other) people park right next to you with their big SUV in a half empty car park when I've deliberately parked away from everyone else (and further from the shop) because I'm tired of the little paint marks people leave when they open their doors into yours and use your car as the door stop because their SUV is too big for the parking spaces.


 


Also, everything GSManiac wrote


 


Also, headlights from SUVs at night - those ones with blue LEDs that shine partially sideways into you at eye level as you're approaching - didn't they test where the beam was going to go when designing these things?



My mother gets infuriated by people parking next to her when she deliberately parks away from other cars.

13214 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2278629 17-Jul-2019 22:37
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.






 
 
 
 


782 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2278644 18-Jul-2019 06:54
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.

 

 

 

 

I haven't been to many funerals, but I always wondered what would happen if someone stood up and said, well, I'm glad he's dead, he was a miserable old besterd.


1169 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2278646 18-Jul-2019 07:29
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.


Went to the funeral of an elderly relative (by marriage). Thought I was at the wrong funeral for a while there. The glowing accolades was nothing like I remembered them.

2210 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2278688 18-Jul-2019 09:04
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

mudguard:

 

Geektastic:

 

The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.

 

 

 

 

I haven't been to many funerals, but I always wondered what would happen if someone stood up and said, well, I'm glad he's dead, he was a miserable old besterd.

 

 

I went to a funeral once where the brother of the deceased stood up and said, "Me and X were brothers for 58 years...we never got on". 

 

I was waiting for the rest  but he just sat down. 

 

 

 

Was a little awkward. I spoke to him at the wake and he said, "If nothing else, at least the miserable B*st*rd puts on a good feed, eh?"  





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

2945 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2278873 18-Jul-2019 12:22
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.

 

 

Brings to mind a Monty Python (I think) skit, where a couple of politicians are being interviewed and running each other down in hateful tirades. Then one grabs his chest and dies, at which point the other's tirade morphs into a glowing eulogy.

 

 


4907 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 2279670 19-Jul-2019 14:46
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Watching a doco on morbidly obese people, and YouTube serves me up an advert for Domino's Pizza.

 

On an unrelated subject, I feel hungry.


1334 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2279679 19-Jul-2019 15:03
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

The fact that only wonderful people die, at least according to all the quotes you read about them in newspapers.

 

 

Great, I should live forever then 😉


2362 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2280200 20-Jul-2019 12:39
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Winter in New Zealand. Damp, chilly and poorly heated houses.

I haven't been sick for a year, 72 hours in NZ and I've got a cold.


Fat bottom Trump
10561 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2280210 20-Jul-2019 13:15
Send private message quote this post

Actually, the weather has been pretty good here in Hawke's Bay. Lots of sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


1 | ... | 508 | 509 | 510 | 511 | 512 | 513 | 514 | 515 | 516 | 517 | 518 | 519 | 520 | 521 | 522 | 523 | 524 | 525 | 526 | 527 | 528 | ... | 543
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35


Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24


The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55


Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52


Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55


Bitcoin.com announces partnership with smartphone manufacturer HTC
Posted 16-Sep-2019 21:30


Finalists Announced for Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 16-Sep-2019 19:37


OPPO Showcases New CameraX Capabilities at Google Developer Days China 2019
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:42


New Zealand PC Market returns to growth
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:24


Home sensor charity director speaks about the preventable death which drives her to push for healthy homes
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:46


Te ao Maori Minecraft world set to inspire Kiwi students
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:43


Research reveals The Power of Games in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:40


Ring Door View Cam now available in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:38


Vodafone NZ to create X Squad
Posted 10-Sep-2019 10:25


Huawei nova 5T to be available 20th September
Posted 5-Sep-2019 11:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.