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  # 2020492 22-May-2018 16:48
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kobiak:

 

Rikkitic:

 

But hardly any 'official' app does anything I want.

 

 

and I got interested what official app does not perform what you want?

 

 

I think you are asking the question the wrong way around.

 

Rather than "What official apps don't perform for you?"

 

I think it is "What are you after that is not provided by the mainstream apps?"

 

 

 

 


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  # 2020507 22-May-2018 17:21
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kobiak:

 

YouTube - is pretty cool with voice search + recommendations. 

 

 

 

 

I enjoy the recommendations, the TV in my bedroom has no channels, only the apps that were embedded in the TV. The youtube recommendations are great, I get constant obscure F1 videos, mountainbike news, etc. About the only one to look out for is watching the odd music video where there are scantily dressed folk, it will then suggest other scantily dressed singer's videos!


 
 
 
 


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  # 2020524 22-May-2018 17:51
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I agree regarding the recommendations. I have seen things I might never have found before otherwise. 


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  # 2020540 22-May-2018 18:16
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Fine for those who want it. I don't and I don't like having it shoved down my throat.

 

 





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  # 2020645 22-May-2018 19:32
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ESPN on sky and that bloody song that i am getting really sick of which plays in every break they have , the wish i was smaller song , i could never hear it again in my lifetime.





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  # 2020648 22-May-2018 19:36
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Rikkitic:

Fine for those who want it. I don't and I don't like having it shoved down my throat.


 



If you are not using YouTube red you are getting a free service. There is a cost so advertising and recommendations are part of paying for that cost.




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  # 2020654 22-May-2018 19:39
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MikeB4:
Rikkitic:

 

Fine for those who want it. I don't and I don't like having it shoved down my throat.

 

 

 

 

 



If you are not using YouTube red you are getting a free service. There is a cost so advertising and recommendations are part of paying for that cost.

 

Unfortunately, you are wasting your breath :) 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2020660 22-May-2018 19:43
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Rikkitic:

 

Fine for those who want it. I don't and I don't like having it shoved down my throat.

 

 

 

 

sometimes its easier to move on with life than be offended.....


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  # 2020763 22-May-2018 21:57
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hsvhel:

 

sometimes its easier to move on with life than be offended.....

 

 

I am happy to move on. This is a thread for small annoyances and I mentioned one of mine was Android. Everything else was a reaction to that.

 

 





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  # 2020922 23-May-2018 08:22
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When a tradie says he'll do something, doesn't do it and then trying to get hold of him and him not returning your calls.

 

(Come and fix my leaking toby already,dammit.  There's water p*ssing all over the neighbour's drive...or tell me you can't do it and I'll try and find someone else.)





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  # 2020931 23-May-2018 08:46
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Not to create a flame war but a few items that have annoyed me recently

 

 

 

1. cyclists who cycle on the road when there is a very expensive cycle path that we (Wellington) ratepayers have paid for (Old Hutt Road, Thorndon Quay). I was in a bus recently and the driver almost hit a cyclist on the road and then got into a verbal argument

 

2. People who insist on taking videos on their phones in portrait mode. I think TV networks should refuse to buy/borrow any news videos taken by people who orient their cameras that way. I find it so annoying to see videos on TV recorded that way. I think it's even worse when people post videos on YT that way hoping to get hits!

 

3. People in enclosed places (like a crowded bus) who insist on wearing their back packs, swiveling their bodies and inadvertently hitting other passengers.  Take them off when you get into a crowded bus 





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  # 2020948 23-May-2018 09:27
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lchiu7:

 

1. cyclists who cycle on the road when there is a very expensive cycle path that we (Wellington) ratepayers have paid for (Old Hutt Road, Thorndon Quay). I was in a bus recently and the driver almost hit a cyclist on the road and then got into a verbal argument

 

 

I was in downtown Auckland on Sunday and saw cyclists riding on the footpath along Customs Street when there's a perfectly good cycle path right there.

 

Travling home the other day and there was a cyclist that was riding on the road but then switched to the footpath when he reached traffic lights so he could avoid having to wait for the lights.


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  # 2020965 23-May-2018 09:48
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AirNZ plays the same song in the cabin every single time as you board/exit.  Seemingly no shuffle function on the audio player.  I used to like that song.  Now hate it.  I wonder how the cabin-crew find hearing the same music over and over?





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  # 2021098 23-May-2018 12:32
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Shoe laces - I need a new set of shoe laces.

 

130cm. - or 54"

 

No place that I have tried has 130cm or 150cm. All I find is 120cm, or 180cm hiking / football laces.

 

Even the shop that I originally purchased the shoes from dont have replacement length laces.

 

Why the heck is there 24" difference between standard sizes ?

 

It's 2 feet ..

 

.. ba-dum...tish

 

 





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  # 2021176 23-May-2018 14:50
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 lchiu7:

 

3. People in enclosed places (like a crowded bus) who insist on wearing their back packs, swiveling their bodies and inadvertently hitting other passengers.  Take them off when you get into a crowded bus 

 

yes Yes YES!!!


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