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  Reply # 1734454 10-Mar-2017 16:27
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Yeah that means they are just sending a voice message. They love that, and its much more reliable than voice calls internationally with all the bastardizing conversions and echo cancelation that makes it a horrid compressed lo-fi GSM sounding mess.





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  Reply # 1734516 10-Mar-2017 20:10
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Drive up to lights. Stop in designated place. Can't see lights.

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  Reply # 1734546 10-Mar-2017 21:33
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Behodar:

 

And the related "stopping at the top of the escalator".

 

 

That and people standing right in front of the doors when you want to get out of a just arrived train/bus/tram/subway.

 

I get really stubborn and bullish when that happens. Walking right towards people and hope they learn a lesson.





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  Reply # 1734563 10-Mar-2017 21:57
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When I press the Pause button on my Blu-ray player, I want it to pause. I don't want it to open a menu. I also don't want it to suddenly resume playback five minutes later. So:

 

  • Who designs these discs?
  • Why are discs able to reprogram Pause in the first place?
  • Why do modern players still not have a "just pause" option in the menu to override these sorts of abuses?

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  Reply # 1734577 10-Mar-2017 22:21
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Getting a speeding ticket in the mail, 55k in a 50k area. I thought the 4k thing was holidays?  Then fare  today, going down that same road, I was following a hybrid taxi, Prius or whatever it is, 47k all the way. I assume the taxi fare includes a time based fee/surcharge/addon/rort?


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  Reply # 1734645 11-Mar-2017 06:12
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tdgeek:

 

Getting a speeding ticket in the mail, 55k in a 50k area. I thought the 4k thing was holidays?  Then fare  today, going down that same road, I was following a hybrid taxi, Prius or whatever it is, 47k all the way. I assume the taxi fare includes a time based fee/surcharge/addon/rort?

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure these only ticket the top 15% of cars found over the limit. Apparently no tolerance like road side enforcement due to their accuracy.


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  Reply # 1734668 11-Mar-2017 09:36
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Getting a speeding ticket in the mail, 55k in a 50k area. I thought the 4k thing was holidays?


55 would be 5k would it not?

going down that same road, I was following a hybrid taxi, Prius or whatever it is, 47k all the way. I assume the taxi fare includes a time based fee/surcharge/addon/rort?

Time based charges only apply when stationary, eg; in traffic or at lights. That one seems unlikely. More likely the taxi knows the area and does not want the same ticket.

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  Reply # 1734676 11-Mar-2017 10:07
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tdgeek:

Getting a speeding ticket in the mail, 55k in a 50k area. I thought the 4k thing was holidays?  Then fare  today, going down that same road, I was following a hybrid taxi, Prius or whatever it is, 47k all the way. I assume the taxi fare includes a time based fee/surcharge/addon/rort?



So someone who is just 3km under the speed limit isn't driving defensively, they are roting you/passengers...

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  Reply # 1734712 11-Mar-2017 11:17
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tdgeek:

Getting a speeding ticket in the mail, 55k in a 50k area. I thought the 4k thing was holidays?  Then fare  today, going down that same road, I was following a hybrid taxi, Prius or whatever it is, 47k all the way. I assume the taxi fare includes a time based fee/surcharge/addon/rort?



You were speeding. You got a ticket.

Not sure what your complaint is.





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  Reply # 1735342 12-Mar-2017 16:45
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Posters who reply to threads without reading anything in the thread. Obviously people can't be expected to plough through all 300 pages of a long thread, but surely they could at least take the trouble to read the last page or two, and maybe the first one. I often see replies that are virtually identical to something three or four posts back. Even worse are posts that seem to be responding only to the thread title, without even having bothered to read the original post. I just saw another one. Poster repeats what was in the first post without adding anything new. Appears not even to have read the first post. What is the point of that?

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1735349 12-Mar-2017 16:55
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Cans that still require a can opener. Wine bottles with corks.


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  Reply # 1735711 13-Mar-2017 13:06
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Escalator Door Close buttons that dont work.

 

No, I'm not going to hold open the doors for drones that are ambling their way to the escalators, and then wait for them to decide what floor they are going to, press that floor button, and then change their mind and select a different floor.

 

Any floor they select is invariably lower than yours, and you have to wait for these people to flaff about.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1735720 13-Mar-2017 13:23
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DarthKermit:

 

Cans that still require a can opener. Wine bottles with corks.

 

 

Cans that don't need a can opener - except when the tear tab breaks off so you really do need a can opener.

 

Re-sealable tear to open packs which tear to open on the wrong side of the resealable strip.

 

Frozen pea packets - which could really do with a resealable strip - but don't have them.

 

People reaching in to dishwasher "tablet in dissolvable wrap" packet with wet hands - so next person (usually me) reaches in and grabs a dozen or so blocks all firmly glued together.


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  Reply # 1735725 13-Mar-2017 13:34
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Geektastic:
tdgeek:

 

Getting a speeding ticket in the mail, 55k in a 50k area. I thought the 4k thing was holidays?  Then fare  today, going down that same road, I was following a hybrid taxi, Prius or whatever it is, 47k all the way. I assume the taxi fare includes a time based fee/surcharge/addon/rort?

 



You were speeding. You got a ticket.

Not sure what your complaint is.

 

It is fairly obvious don't you think?

 

The police policy is to allow a 5kph tolerance. Although, not close to schools and some holidays,  i think. 

 

So, to issue a ticket within the well known tolerance level seems almost like entrapment. 

 

If the police changed their policy so there was no tolerance,  then I would agree with you . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1735761 13-Mar-2017 14:06
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Yesterday, one of those robot checkout machines at the supermarket. It wouldn't accept one of the 20 cent coins we were trying to feed it. Grrr.


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