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  Reply # 1473034 17-Jan-2016 10:30
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On a more serious note,  Drivers who stay in the main lane until the last minute when turning right even when there is a clearly marked 
turning bay ( the one with diagonal white stripes )  holding up everyone behind them.


All while slowing waaaaay down more than needed since they have to slow from 200 meters away because otherwise they will explode or something.




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  Reply # 1473094 17-Jan-2016 12:13
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Every now and then I see a driver who very obviously believes it is illegal to drive on those.

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  Reply # 1473125 17-Jan-2016 13:10
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When they staple the EFTPOS docket to the front of a receipt that you need to scan to claim the money back....

...and that the Southern Cross online claims system makes you upload your images one-by-one.




Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. (T.S. Eliot)


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  Reply # 1473126 17-Jan-2016 13:10
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Companies that reduce the size of a product while bumping up the cost. Yes, I'm talking about you Procter & Gamble with what you've done to Palmolive Shampoo!

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  Reply # 1473129 17-Jan-2016 13:15
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When companies intentionally rip us off. Classic example is Nurofen packaging. That is shameful.

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  Reply # 1473133 17-Jan-2016 13:20
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tdgeek: When companies intentionally rip us off. Classic example is Nurofen packaging. That is shameful.

That is unfair. Billions and billions of dollars have been spent researching the placebo effect in nearly every drug trial. Pharmaceutical companies have every right to a return on their investment ; p.

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  Reply # 1473136 17-Jan-2016 13:27
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freitasm: People who think their option is the only option.

Posted on Twitter about Skinny mobile broadband option - $55 for 60GB mobile data on a "fixed" WiFi router with gigabit ports and some people said "I can get unlimited [fibre|VDSL] for $89"

Well, yes. YOU can. Others can't because they may not have fibre or VDSL available. Or some people rather spend $55 on Internet than $89.

Whatever the reason because YOU can doesn't make this a bad product. It actually exceptional in what it does.

That reminds me; people with a thought process that goes something like "I don't personally need/use this, therefore it should be removed/obsoleted/banned". The latest round is the rumour that the next model of iPhone won't have the headphone socket anymore. I haven't seen a single reason why removing it is good for the customer, yet some people are still praising its potential removal.

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  Reply # 1473145 17-Jan-2016 13:40
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Geektastic:
dclegg:
jonathan18: 

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.


Speaking of crossings that are bollox...

I shake my head every time I have to negotiate this roundabout. The poor placement of pedestrian crossings at each roundabout exit (bar one) are an accident waiting to happen.

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You could try this one in Hemel Hempstead, locally known as The Magic Roundabout! I had to drive around a number of times it when I was having lessons before taking my test. Also, on my test! It's quite confusing. At least it does not have pedestrians crossing where the cars are supposed to be at the same time though.


There's a similar roundabout with mini roundabouts near Heathrow, which must be shock for all those people from overseas picking up their rentals.

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  Reply # 1473146 17-Jan-2016 13:42
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Behodar:
That reminds me; people with a thought process that goes something like "I don't personally need/use this, therefore it should be removed/obsoleted/banned". The latest round is the rumour that the next model of iPhone won't have the headphone socket anymore. I haven't seen a single reason why removing it is good for the customer, yet some people are still praising its potential removal.


Plenty of good reasons to move off a cruddy analog connection that has controls done with resistances on the microphone connection, but the main one is that it will allow multiple microphones so that you will have better noise cancellation when using a headset, possibly even done in the headset now that it will have power. Also as the amplification is being done by the headset it will not be limited by the pathetic ones in the phone that are limited inorder to comply with stupid laws about maximum output etc. The number of headsets with a lightning connector on them is stuff all at the moment. This will drive that.




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  Reply # 1473160 17-Jan-2016 14:11
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Credit card updates. Changes my ccc number or whatever it's called then I get emails that my subscription renewal was declined.

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  Reply # 1473161 17-Jan-2016 14:12
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Behodar:
freitasm: People who think their option is the only option.

Posted on Twitter about Skinny mobile broadband option - $55 for 60GB mobile data on a "fixed" WiFi router with gigabit ports and some people said "I can get unlimited [fibre|VDSL] for $89"

Well, yes. YOU can. Others can't because they may not have fibre or VDSL available. Or some people rather spend $55 on Internet than $89.

Whatever the reason because YOU can doesn't make this a bad product. It actually exceptional in what it does.

That reminds me; people with a thought process that goes something like "I don't personally need/use this, therefore it should be removed/obsoleted/banned". The latest round is the rumour that the next model of iPhone won't have the headphone socket anymore. I haven't seen a single reason why removing it is good for the customer, yet some people are still praising its potential removal.


OTOH....I have barely ever used the headphone socket on a phone! Dump them now!





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  Reply # 1473164 17-Jan-2016 14:13
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Don't you two make me add "people that pounce on the example and ignore the underlying point" to my list! :)

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  Reply # 1473165 17-Jan-2016 14:13
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jmh:
Geektastic:
dclegg:
jonathan18: 

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.


Speaking of crossings that are bollox...

I shake my head every time I have to negotiate this roundabout. The poor placement of pedestrian crossings at each roundabout exit (bar one) are an accident waiting to happen.

Click to see full size


You could try this one in Hemel Hempstead, locally known as The Magic Roundabout! I had to drive around a number of times it when I was having lessons before taking my test. Also, on my test! It's quite confusing. At least it does not have pedestrians crossing where the cars are supposed to be at the same time though.


There's a similar roundabout with mini roundabouts near Heathrow, which must be shock for all those people from overseas picking up their rentals.


Yes, it must! Especially those from countries that drive on the wrong side of the road...!





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  Reply # 1473167 17-Jan-2016 14:15
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People in general you don't have to do anything annoying you need only to be breathing  

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  Reply # 1473173 17-Jan-2016 14:21
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Bad spelling/grammar in professional articles.

 

 

 

The word "like" being used 50 times (it seems) in a sentence.

 

Arksed instead of asked.

 

Idiot expressions like h "dissed" me.

 

The use of the word concerning (about) when they mean worrying.

 

 

 

But mostly husbands habit of never closing anything.

 

Cupboards, drawers, boxes (with hinged lids) etc.

 

Drives me nuts....

 

 

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