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  # 1632023 17-Sep-2016 08:27
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When some unknown contractor cuts a chunk out of a footpath that I use regularly and still hasn't re-instated it weeks later. It's just been filled in with gravel.


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  # 1632028 17-Sep-2016 08:59
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When some unknown contractor cuts a chunk out of a footpath that I use regularly and still hasn't re-instated it weeks later. It's just been filled in with gravel.



The infamous "She'll be right" attitude in general.

Fine once. Not fine now.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1635804 19-Sep-2016 12:44
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Following a recent trip down to Wellington (and back), drivers who fail to dip their headlights for oncoming traffic.  In pouring rain, with faded lane markings, and blinding light from high beams of oncoming traffic, it's a small wonder we didn't end up in an accident.  There were certainly no shortage of those on the weekend.

 

I'm not sure if people driving on high beams at night (and in the rain) are just ignorant of the road code or just inconsiderate of how their actions affect others - an expression of the "I'm all right, Jack" mentality.  Possibly a mixture of both...


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  # 1635810 19-Sep-2016 12:54
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And those who drive in misty foggy murky conditions with no lights at all.

 

 


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  # 1635854 19-Sep-2016 13:29
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Switching to some new second menu now, every time I try to adjust the iPhone screen brightness slider...

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  # 1636958 21-Sep-2016 00:16
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The idiot that thought that I would ever want to redial someone from a bluetooth speaker by holding the button down that I thought was the pairing button.

 

Yes, just woke someone up when I was trying to pair a speaker with a different phone.

 

While about bluetooth speakers, combined track skip and volume buttons.





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"I made eggs"

 

 

 

Nope, you didn't, a hen did. 





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  # 1638972 22-Sep-2016 20:05
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The braindead hard drive support on my Blu-ray player. It ignores the directory structure on the actual drive and shows a "virtual filesystem" with hardcoded Photos, Music and Videos folders. It also has a playlist feature, which sounds good on paper as it'll happily play your selected videos in sequence... but not without putting a "Toshiba Blu-ray Player" screen up for half a second between each video!


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  # 1638979 22-Sep-2016 20:13
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Ive been checking boys toys websites aka Mitre 10, Bunnings, and every freaking webpage they ask for my location. Ok, yes. Next webpage they ask for my location. 


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  # 1638981 22-Sep-2016 20:16
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Ive been checking boys toys websites aka Mitre 10, Bunnings, and every freaking webpage they ask for my location. Ok, yes. Next webpage they ask for my location. 

 

 

That reminds me... sites that try to sign you up for "push notifications" without asking first. Safari allows sites to send alerts through the system-wide "notifications" system, and I've seen several sites that effectively declare "you will have our notifications" as soon as you visit. Fortunately Safari asks whether you're sure!


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  # 1639021 22-Sep-2016 21:30
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I get annoyed with people who don't talk or have a laugh




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Filling endless Departure and Arrival cards when I fly.

 

My passport is electronic. You know when I left and you know when I arrived. Making me get out a pen and write pointless details about what I did when I visited your country, my flight number, my passport number etc is just +#$%@@@ annoying.

 

You don't check anyway - last time I left Australia I put my profession down as 'Circus Clown'.....

 

Find an electronic way to deal with this - such as having the questions on the screen at Smartgate, an app - or even on the screen in the plane seat. It's 2016....!!!!






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  # 1639045 22-Sep-2016 21:54
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People who smell of garlic and curry on a bus at 8am.

 

 

Yes! That! Or alcohol...

 

 

 

PS I have heard of these 'buses' you speak of...!






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  # 1639052 22-Sep-2016 22:09
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Filling endless Departure and Arrival cards when I fly.


My passport is electronic. You know when I left and you know when I arrived. Making me get out a pen and write pointless details about what I did when I visited your country, my flight number, my passport number etc is just +#$%@@@ annoying.


You don't check anyway - last time I left Australia I put my profession down as 'Circus Clown'.....


Find an electronic way to deal with this - such as having the questions on the screen at Smartgate, an app - or even on the screen in the plane seat. It's 2016....!!!!



Not so much the departure card, but on the arrival card you are signing both a customs and MPI declaration. Being a legal document, if you falsify any details or happen to have an apple in your bag or are smuggling, then they have documentary evidence to prosecute you.

Personally, I travel often enough to pre-fill a bunch of the forms in with details that don't change, and just fill in the relevant details for each individual trip. Electronic form filling at the smartgate would be a nightmare, unless they triple the number of machines. Fill the form in electronically on the aircraft, then buy over your duty free limit on the way in. What happens then? You always have the opportunity to fill out a new paper form before handing it over.

On a recent family holiday to the US, there were no paper departure forms. When I asked about it they said it was done electronically and that the only thing the US authorities really wanted to know is that we had definitely left!

Now if they had dedicated lanes for people who know what they are doing at security, smartgate, boarding, etc then now you're talking!




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