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 | ... | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | ... | 324
5993 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 909

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1471738 15-Jan-2016 10:57
Send private message quote this post

Mark: Small thing that irritates me is those big rolls of loo paper they put in at work, you have to reach in to find the end and then the paper is not strong enough to be pulled and spin the loo roll, so you end up with itty bitty bits of paper with which to try wiping your bum!

Occasionally they have no rolls at all, and instead have interleaved sheets... which of course are too small to do anything useful with.

They've changed supplier at my work and we now have the big rolls but with no perforations so there is no problem there, but meanwhile the paper towels for drying your hands are now so small that I need to use two at a time.

15373 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4064

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1471739 15-Jan-2016 10:59
Send private message quote this post

freitasm:
jonathan18:
freitasm:
networkn: If editing is a core part of your job, I'd imagine something like spelling "grammer" correctly might be something you'd catch :)


I hope you're joking. Are you?




To answer, I'll re-post one of the small things that really annoys me (re-quoted for the second time, so third time published!):

jonathan18:  People who don't pick up when mistakes in posts are made deliberately to make a point!


(Actually, it doesn't annoy me - it's more that I'm surprised the intended irony continues to be missed...)



He finished with :) so I wasn't sure if the tone to read was "hey I'm correcting you but in a nice way" or "I'm joking" - a ;) would be more appropriate if the later.

I am usually good at picking up jokes and sarcasm but that sentence was not clear to me.




I guess I just didn't follow the thread properly. I don't think it was that clear either, and usually irony isn't really handled well regardless in a medium such as a forum. 

 
 
 
 


gzt

9273 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1323


  Reply # 1471857 15-Jan-2016 12:29
Send private message quote this post

Aaroona: Speaking of crossings.... Courtesy crossings. Pedestrians just think they have right of way and that the car will stop, so they walk out then get p***ed off when a car almost hits them. The car does not have to stop and let you go. You must wait, unless they wave you on/stop for you.

However, once the pedestrian has stepped on to the road the vehicle must apply give way to pedestrians at all times rule and allow the right of way.

2672 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 636


  Reply # 1471872 15-Jan-2016 12:46
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

gzt:
Aaroona: Speaking of crossings.... Courtesy crossings. Pedestrians just think they have right of way and that the car will stop, so they walk out then get p***ed off when a car almost hits them. The car does not have to stop and let you go. You must wait, unless they wave you on/stop for you.

However, once the pedestrian has stepped on to the road the vehicle must apply give way to pedestrians at all times rule and allow the right of way.


That's a pedestrian crossing you're thinking of; courtesy crossings are somewhat different in that they're relying on both parties to be, as the name indicates, courteous!

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/roadcode/heavy-vehicle-road-code/about-other-road-users/sharing-road-with-pedestrians/

Personally, I think they're bollox as they simply introduce confusion - no-one seems to know who has right-of-way, and either party can get quite peeved when the other doesn't give way! I don't think roads are the place to test out such ambiguity.

5993 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 909

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1471877 15-Jan-2016 12:50
Send private message quote this post

The ones in my town have little signs saying "pedestrians give way to vehicles", but that still doesn't stop people from barging out onto the road (sometimes without looking).

15373 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4064

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1471883 15-Jan-2016 12:55
Send private message quote this post

The discussion on pedestrians could almost have it's own topic at this point?

920 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 113

Subscriber

  Reply # 1471893 15-Jan-2016 13:06
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

People who consistently misspell your name in an email despite seeing it correct in both the email header and in the signature...

5993 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 909

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1471912 15-Jan-2016 13:17
Send private message quote this post

allan: People who consistently misspell your name in an email despite seeing it correct in both the email header and in the signature...

Similar sort of thing with pronunciation; people see my surname and don't know how to pronounce it, but instead of asking they just butcher it.

Talk DIrtY to me
4061 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2112

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1471914 15-Jan-2016 13:18
Send private message quote this post

People who mispronounce "used" as "newsed." yell

15373 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4064

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1471916 15-Jan-2016 13:18
Send private message quote this post

People who mispronounce H

1520 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 114


  Reply # 1471919 15-Jan-2016 13:22
Send private message quote this post

The misuse of the words - there and their. 




191 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 62


  Reply # 1471953 15-Jan-2016 14:11
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

networkn: People who mispronounce H

DarthKermit: People who mispronounce "used" as "newsed." yell


The common thread here seems to be "People".
Maybe Google and Apple should not be wasting their time on automated cars, they should be trying to fix the underlying root cause by creating iPeople or People+. 

15373 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4064

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1471955 15-Jan-2016 14:13
Send private message quote this post

robcreid:
networkn: People who mispronounce H

DarthKermit: People who mispronounce "used" as "newsed." yell


The common thread here seems to be "People".
Maybe Google and Apple should not be wasting their time on automated cars, they should be trying to fix the underlying root cause by creating iPeople or People+. 


I can't imagine how inflexible people would be if they were iPeople, though they would ALL be attractive.


138 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 34

Subscriber

  Reply # 1472003 15-Jan-2016 15:31
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Spider webs all over your side mirrors

202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 1472008 15-Jan-2016 15:37
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

My Johnson.
I have had many helpful  suggestions to overcome this from the emails in my spam folder though.  smile

1 | ... | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | ... | 324
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 »

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 »

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41


Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32


New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52



Geekzone Live »

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



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.