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  # 2009719 8-May-2018 09:22
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When I hear this song

 

 


All my friends are d3d, push to the edge.....

Coil - Puts gun in mouth


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  # 2009740 8-May-2018 09:50
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Coil:

 

When I hear this song

 

 


All my friends are d3d, push to the edge.....

Coil - Puts gun in mouth

 

 

Wow, thanks for punishing my ears this early in the week.....


 
 
 
 


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  # 2009744 8-May-2018 09:53
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Rampant apostrophes have now invaded Microsoft product announcements, with a reference to "Window's 10" in the .Net Core 3 announcement.


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  # 2009764 8-May-2018 10:05
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hsvhel:

 

Coil:

 

When I hear this song

 

 

 


All my friends are d3d, push to the edge.....

Coil - Puts gun in mouth

 

 

Wow, thanks for punishing my ears this early in the week.....

 

 

 

 

I'm sorry, its disgustingly badly catchy.


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  # 2009793 8-May-2018 10:43
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I don't really understand the outrage here. This phoney corporatespeak is certainly nothing new. How about 'we apologise for any inconvenience'? 

 

 





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  # 2009797 8-May-2018 10:56
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When your on the phone with a client and they say your name in every sentence or question. Drives me MAD. 
'Isn't that right Tim, Yes Tim, Yes" 


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  # 2009801 8-May-2018 11:02
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Coil:

 

When your on the phone with a client and they say your name in every sentence or question. Drives me MAD. 
'Isn't that right Tim, Yes Tim, Yes" 

 

 

Easy solution. Change your name to Peter. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2009808 8-May-2018 11:06
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richms:

 

... get multiple 250g bacons rather than the giant pack so that they remain sealed for longer, same for sugar etc.

 

 

Use a vacuum sealer.

 

Ours gets used quite a bit  - I tend to buy in bulk - bacon, chicken, fish, mince, meat, etc. Divide into meal sized portions and then vac pack.

 

 





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  # 2009811 8-May-2018 11:10
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Coil:

 

When your on the phone with a client and they say your name in every sentence or question. Drives me MAD. 
'Isn't that right Tim, Yes Tim, Yes" 

 

 

Easy solution. Change your name to Peter. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then this client will call me Peter every sentence and question. I just hate the way people use your name in sentences for confirmation.
Really weird. 


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  # 2009812 8-May-2018 11:15
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Coil:

 

When your on the phone with a client and they say your name in every sentence or question. Drives me MAD. 
'Isn't that right Tim, Yes Tim, Yes" 

 

 

The origin of that probably goes back to Dale Carnegie:

 

 

Remember that a person's name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language. "The average person is more interested in their own name than in all the other names in the world put together." People love their names so much that they will often donate large amounts of money just to have a building named after themselves. We can make people feel extremely valued and important by remembering their name.

 

 

And as a memory training trick - to help put names to faces - that's what you should do (repeat their name several times in conversation).

 

That said, I'm buggered if I know why that should be used on the telephone, it's probably just a habit they picked up after attending some training seminar.


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  # 2009814 8-May-2018 11:17
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Coil:

 

Then this client will call me Peter every sentence and question. I just hate the way people use your name in sentences for confirmation.
Really weird. 

 

 

Heh, you missed what I was going for :) 

 

 


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  # 2009825 8-May-2018 11:26
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You see the name-using thing in every interview with a politician. Some marketing psychologists started putting this into their training materials years ago. Addressing someone by their name makes them feel all warm and fuzzy so they (hopefully) won't ask such hostile questions or they will give you lots of money.

 

 





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Rikkitic:

 

You see the name-using thing in every interview with a politician. Some marketing psychologists started putting this into their training materials years ago. Addressing someone by their name makes them feel all warm and fuzzy so they (hopefully) won't ask such hostile questions or they will give you lots of money.

 

 

To me it just feels like I'm being condescended at.





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  # 2009849 8-May-2018 11:46
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Rikkitic:

 

You see the name-using thing in every interview with a politician. Some marketing psychologists started putting this into their training materials years ago. Addressing someone by their name makes them feel all warm and fuzzy so they (hopefully) won't ask such hostile questions or they will give you lots of money.

 

 

 

 

In an interview, esp radio-based ones, it has a different purpose, it's so that someone coming into the interview who missed the start, will have a point of reference. If they don't do this, the listener will switch to another station potentially. 


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  # 2009970 8-May-2018 13:52
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It really annoys me when I use a travel-related site once, for one specific purpose, and I start getting spammed with endless offers for more of the same. For example, I stay in one hotel and start getting other hotel deals. Or I book one flight, and am inundated with flight offers to all parts of the world. These sites must think I spend all my time in hotels or on planes. Statistically you would think they would have a better chance of selling a hotel room or flight to someone who hasn’t just made use of one.

 

Anyway, I get sick of the assumption that just because I have used their service once, I might want to use it again. And again. And again.

 

I also don’t much like the idea that I have been included in their database without being asked or having specifically given permission. With the latest Facebook revelations and the almost daily hacks of various corporate websites, I don’t really want my details lying around waiting to be scooped up by all and sundry. So why is there no opt-in law that requires you to be asked before you are added to anyone and everyone’s mailing list? Where did the quaint notion come from that every company you do business with has an automatic right to violate your privacy in this way?

 

It was different when local businesses kept mailing lists of customers to send advertising brochures to. The principle might have been the same but the real world consequences were not. A local snail mail list is unlikely to be hacked and spewed across the planet. It is unlikely to result in your mailbox being overwhelmed with unwanted rubbish. The level of potential abuse is many, many times lower. The Internet is a different technology. It requires a different approach.

 

 





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