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  Reply # 1473190 17-Jan-2016 14:45
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Geektastic:
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.

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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.


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


I agree. Americans drive on the right side of the road..... :-)

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  Reply # 1473191 17-Jan-2016 14:47
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gzt:
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.


Sorry. :-)

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  Reply # 1473192 17-Jan-2016 14:49
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pctek: 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....
 


Closing cupboards is in efficient. And wears out the hinges.......

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  Reply # 1473251 17-Jan-2016 16:18
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pctek: 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....  

 

 

 

Agreed. Adults who use the word 'haters' without realising that it makes them sound as if they are six years old...! They should be put up against the nearest wall and shot. At once.





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  Reply # 1473273 17-Jan-2016 16:27
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tdgeek:

Closing cupboards is in efficient. And wears out the hinges.......

 

Shouldn't that be one word? frown

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  Reply # 1473282 17-Jan-2016 17:02
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Almost any "smart" gadgets/things need about 1-10 hours of troubleshooting before they do what they are advertised to do.

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  Reply # 1473283 17-Jan-2016 17:08
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Zippity:
tdgeek:

Closing cupboards is in efficient. And wears out the hinges.......

Shouldn't that be one word? frown


Yep. Blame spell check. How many of us tire of spellcheck and just press send?

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  Reply # 1473293 17-Jan-2016 17:23
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Cars that drive down the middle lane of the Wellington urban motorway, when there is nothing in the left lane.




 

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  Reply # 1473303 17-Jan-2016 18:00
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tdgeek:
Zippity:
tdgeek:

Closing cupboards is in efficient. And wears out the hinges.......

Shouldn't that be one word? frown


Yep. Blame spell check. How many of us tyre of spellcheck and just press send?

There you go.... ;-)

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  Reply # 1473308 17-Jan-2016 18:15
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TinyTim: Cars that drive down the middle lane of the Wellington urban motorway, when there is nothing in the left lane.


The motorway is changing with smart motorway so that you select early the best lane for your exit, it will reduce lane swapping and improve traffic flow




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  Reply # 1473339 17-Jan-2016 19:05
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MikeB4:
TinyTim: Cars that drive down the middle lane of the Wellington urban motorway, when there is nothing in the left lane.


The motorway is changing with smart motorway so that you select early the best lane for your exit, it will reduce lane swapping and improve traffic flow

 

You forgot the main variable here: the driver. If the driver doesn't follow the recommendations (and they won't) then it won't work.

 

Helmuth von Moltke: "No plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force." or in plain English "No plan survives contact with the enemy."

 

 





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  Reply # 1473346 17-Jan-2016 19:56
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freitasm:

 

MikeB4:
TinyTim: Cars that drive down the middle lane of the Wellington urban motorway, when there is nothing in the left lane.


The motorway is changing with smart motorway so that you select early the best lane for your exit, it will reduce lane swapping and improve traffic flow

 

You forgot the main variable here: the driver. If the driver doesn't follow the recommendations (and they won't) then it won't work.

 

Helmuth von Moltke: "No plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force." or in plain English "No plan survives contact with the enemy."

 

 

 

 

 

 

That applies to all our roads for one reason, NZ drivers believe rules are optional and they are personally exempt




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  Reply # 1473407 17-Jan-2016 22:49
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New one.

 

Hotel booking websites with pop up calendars to enter your check in and check out dates that are illogically designed so that the check out calendar reverts to a date several months before the date you just entered for checking in...!





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  Reply # 1473408 17-Jan-2016 22:51
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tdgeek:
Zippity:
tdgeek:

Closing cupboards is in efficient. And wears out the hinges.......

Shouldn't that be one word? frown


Yep. Blame spell check. How many of us tire of spellcheck and just press send?

 

 

 

I once armadillo and then bought a bannister!  My wife surfed the washing and it came out like a donkey!





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  Reply # 1473535 18-Jan-2016 10:04
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Geektastic:
tdgeek:
Zippity:
tdgeek:

Closing cupboards is in efficient. And wears out the hinges.......

Shouldn't that be one word? frown


Yep. Blame spell check. How many of us tire of spellcheck and just press send?
  I once armadillo and then bought a bannister!  My wife surfed the washing and it came out like a donkey!

 

I recently signed off a text with an abbreviation of my name, 'Lin' and it went out with 'Lincolnshire'!

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