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 | ... | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | 200 | 201 | ... | 399
6215 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1027

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1773587 1-May-2017 15:30
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Censorship annoys me but I can live with it if it is applied with a degree of common sense. The other day, however, I ran into something on a technical web site so over the top that I am still shaking my head over it. I used the American term 'screwed up' as in to make a mess of. Some seriously anal moron actually x'ed that out. Any flower that easily offended must have serious sexual issues of their own ('screw up' has nothing to do with sex, by the way, but even if it did, so what?). Anyway, this sterling example of extreme squeamishness is a very small thing that really, really annoyed me.

 

I had something similar; I was given a warning that some content from the 1930s contained "offensive language" because it contained the word "cock" (as in the animal).


12594 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5909

Trusted

  Reply # 1773621 1-May-2017 15:43
Send private message quote this post

BTR:

 

People who come to work when sick with colds and flu. Stay at home thats why you have sick leave and if you have run out use annual leave, I do NOT want your germs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep. I used to send staff with colds and flu home. If they had no sick leave left I would pay them anyway. I figured it was cost effective as it would cut down time with less staff getting ill.





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


Glurp
7568 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3541

Subscriber

  Reply # 1773663 1-May-2017 16:50
Send private message quote this post

Behodar:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Censorship annoys me but I can live with it if it is applied with a degree of common sense. The other day, however, I ran into something on a technical web site so over the top that I am still shaking my head over it. I used the American term 'screwed up' as in to make a mess of. Some seriously anal moron actually x'ed that out. Any flower that easily offended must have serious sexual issues of their own ('screw up' has nothing to do with sex, by the way, but even if it did, so what?). Anyway, this sterling example of extreme squeamishness is a very small thing that really, really annoyed me.

 

I had something similar; I was given a warning that some content from the 1930s contained "offensive language" because it contained the word "cock" (as in the animal).

 

 

Dirty minds look for dirty interpretations. It is, to use a suitable phrase, seriously screwed up.





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


990 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 173

Subscriber

  Reply # 1773664 1-May-2017 16:54
Send private message quote this post

Isn't that why Americans have roaches not cockroaches- always wondered how they introduced Joe ****er.





rb99


Aussie
4187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1180

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1773671 1-May-2017 17:11
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Insurance builders, flooring companies, crap subbies and insurance in general.

 

Had a floating floor laid, has to be ripped up because crap subbies. They were 3 hours late and I can get my thumbnail in some of the joins. Flooring company didn't even reply. Insurance assessor said it was one of the worst jobs he's ever seen.

 

Had the insurance builder here about 7 weeks ago. He measured things. His subbie came today to install the 6 custom made doors. 3 were too narrow because insurance builder measured 3 and "assumed the others would be the same".

 

Plumbers came to put vanity in. Basin is cracked. They spent 3 hours here a week ago and all they did was put the stone top on a vanity. It's not like it was flat-packed either. They didn't even put the handles on or fix it to the wall... They'll do that when they come back. One day.

 

10 weeks now since the burst flexi hose, and the only thing finished is my patience.


11464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3679

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1773960 2-May-2017 00:38
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Garages that do not bother to maintain their tyre pressure equipment. Lost track of the number of split hoses, damaged nozzles, malfunctioning gauges etc I have encountered recently.






11464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3679

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1773961 2-May-2017 00:39
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

BTR:

 

People who come to work when sick with colds and flu. Stay at home thats why you have sick leave and if you have run out use annual leave, I do NOT want your germs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep. I used to send staff with colds and flu home. If they had no sick leave left I would pay them anyway. I figured it was cost effective as it would cut down time with less staff getting ill.

 

 

 

 

Sensible. We get very little sick leave in NZ so of course people turn up when they ought not to. Counter-productive.






1656 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 759


  Reply # 1773968 2-May-2017 05:37
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Behodar:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Censorship annoys me but I can live with it if it is applied with a degree of common sense. The other day, however, I ran into something on a technical web site so over the top that I am still shaking my head over it. I used the American term 'screwed up' as in to make a mess of. Some seriously anal moron actually x'ed that out. Any flower that easily offended must have serious sexual issues of their own ('screw up' has nothing to do with sex, by the way, but even if it did, so what?). Anyway, this sterling example of extreme squeamishness is a very small thing that really, really annoyed me.

 

I had something similar; I was given a warning that some content from the 1930s contained "offensive language" because it contained the word "cock" (as in the animal).

 

 

If you were listing inventions I guess you'd end up with an almost blank line when you got to Thomas Crapper and the ballcock.





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


1969 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 158


  Reply # 1774292 2-May-2017 14:52
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Menu boards that remove the 0 from 50 cents; ie, Soup $10.5

 

How much time/chalk/whiteboard marker has it really saved dropping that extra 0 from the end; $10.50 really isn't that much harder to type than $10.5


6215 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1027

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1774295 2-May-2017 14:55
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

But $10.5 is no less correct than $10.50 (or $10.50000); they're decimals so any trailing zeros are irrelevant. I've often wondered why so many places still pad them out to two decimal places when we no longer have coins of that resolution.


6677 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3428


  Reply # 1774322 2-May-2017 15:54
Send private message quote this post

Don't they also save ink by omitting the $ sign - ie:

 

  • deconstructed vegemite and lettuce sandwich  - 10.5

 

 

 


Glurp
7568 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3541

Subscriber

  Reply # 1774434 2-May-2017 16:51
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Even more savings in hex: - A.5

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


11464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3679

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1774527 2-May-2017 19:27
Send private message quote this post

Aioli.

 

If I want garlic mayonnaise I will ask for it (which won't ever happen as I detest it). Why must it be on everything these days as if it was a new invention?






3640 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1164


  Reply # 1774565 2-May-2017 20:17
Send private message quote this post

blakamin:

Insurance builders, flooring companies, crap subbies and insurance in general.


Had a floating floor laid, has to be ripped up because crap subbies. They were 3 hours late and I can get my thumbnail in some of the joins. Flooring company didn't even reply. Insurance assessor said it was one of the worst jobs he's ever seen.


Had the insurance builder here about 7 weeks ago. He measured things. His subbie came today to install the 6 custom made doors. 3 were too narrow because insurance builder measured 3 and "assumed the others would be the same".


Plumbers came to put vanity in. Basin is cracked. They spent 3 hours here a week ago and all they did was put the stone top on a vanity. It's not like it was flat-packed either. They didn't even put the handles on or fix it to the wall... They'll do that when they come back. One day.


10 weeks now since the burst flexi hose, and the only thing finished is my patience.



Plus one on this....

Electricians who try to wire stuff they are not trained in.... Sliding door installers who are so crap they cannot prevent water ingress ... The people who built our front door and the latch is so crappy it falls out on occasion ... And the idiot who installed oyr cavity sliders which warp and jam on cold days.... This is just the start...... Thanks

11464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3679

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1774574 2-May-2017 20:27
Send private message quote this post

surfisup1000:
blakamin:

Insurance builders, flooring companies, crap subbies and insurance in general.


Had a floating floor laid, has to be ripped up because crap subbies. They were 3 hours late and I can get my thumbnail in some of the joins. Flooring company didn't even reply. Insurance assessor said it was one of the worst jobs he's ever seen.


Had the insurance builder here about 7 weeks ago. He measured things. His subbie came today to install the 6 custom made doors. 3 were too narrow because insurance builder measured 3 and "assumed the others would be the same".


Plumbers came to put vanity in. Basin is cracked. They spent 3 hours here a week ago and all they did was put the stone top on a vanity. It's not like it was flat-packed either. They didn't even put the handles on or fix it to the wall... They'll do that when they come back. One day.


10 weeks now since the burst flexi hose, and the only thing finished is my patience.



Plus one on this....

Electricians who try to wire stuff they are not trained in.... Sliding door installers who are so crap they cannot prevent water ingress ... The people who built our front door and the latch is so crappy it falls out on occasion ... And the idiot who installed oyr cavity sliders which warp and jam on cold days.... This is just the start...... Thanks


Reminds me of a firm of builders in the UK called Patel's.

Their van had "you've tried the cowboys, now try the Indians!" written on the side.





1 | ... | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | 200 | 201 | ... | 399
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 »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



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.