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  #2228709 1-May-2019 13:04
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Getting an email that I didn't ask for from a commercial real estate agent, which has a comment at the bottom that said company "respects my privacy".. 

 

 

I had an email from HP asking me to fill out a survey for them, it said "HP respects your time" and "The survey will take about 20 minutes".


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  #2229373 2-May-2019 13:02
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Behodar:

 

This doesn't actually annoy me, but I do wonder when the local Countdown is going to get around to changing to the "new" apple-peel logo...

 

 

It turns out that the answer is "33 months later".


 
 
 
 


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  #2230854 4-May-2019 15:14
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Something that increasingly annoys me is the atavistic Flight Centre commercials with the Ken/Barbie mannequins posing in uniform. The male ‘pilot’ figure doesn’t look filled out enough to drive a car yet, let alone fly a commercial jet. The female ‘stewardess’ (I use the term advisedly due to her obvious pre-feminism status) is clearly just there to serve drinks to important businessmen, but at least she isn’t as much of a throwback as the 1950’s Emirates ladies, though I guess the fact that they aren’t wearing burqas is a step forward.

 

I do wish Flight Centre would quit reinforcing antiquated stereotypes and run a campaign with a female pilot in uniform and a male steward bending over the drinks tray. If Flight Centre doesn’t know where to find them, there are quite a few working for Air New Zealand.

 

 





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  #2230882 4-May-2019 15:58
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Behodar:

Behodar:


This doesn't actually annoy me, but I do wonder when the local Countdown is going to get around to changing to the "new" apple-peel logo...



It turns out that the answer is "33 months later".



That ‘apple peel’ is a stylised ‘w’ which is also the logo of Countdown’s Aussie parent, Woolworths. No surprises there.




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  #2231091 5-May-2019 12:01
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"From 1 June, Council will no longer collect grades 3-7 plastics. Check your plastic waste, look for the symbols [...] and let's make sure that the limited plastics we can recycle do not end up in landfill."

 

That last sentence is a bit rich considering that people are now going to dump 3-7 in the rubbish bin... which ends up in landfill.


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  #2231107 5-May-2019 12:48
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I'm waiting for this government to pass a law that plastic that can't be recycled can't be used in packaging or for other purposes, exception only for critical medical/industrial uses but no consumer rubbish!

 

 





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  #2231130 5-May-2019 13:15
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Rikkitic:

I'm waiting for this government to pass a law that plastic that can't be recycled can't be used in packaging or for other purposes, exception only for critical medical/industrial uses but no consumer rubbish!


 



I sympathise with the ideal but we would probably find that a lot of imported products would simply no longer be offered for sale in little ol’ NZ.




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  #2231474 6-May-2019 10:42
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I seem to find a lot of things annoying of late, but people pulling out of roads/driveways/carparks without looking, then driving very slowly oblivious to the flashing of lights and tooting of horns from the suddenly very alert drivers behind them!! 

 

 

 

Also - my inability to type anything without many, many errors needing to be corrected before hitting "Post"...most annoying. 

 

 





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  #2231566 6-May-2019 12:44
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Jetlag from flying east. Still tired but 4am and I'm awake.

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  #2231595 6-May-2019 13:24
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  #2231602 6-May-2019 13:25
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Aggressive popups that want you to subscribe or that complain about your ad-blocker when you are just pausing briefly to see what something is before never visiting that web site again!

 

 





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  #2231608 6-May-2019 13:42
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Rikkitic:

 

Aggressive popups that want you to subscribe or that complain about your ad-blocker when you are just pausing briefly to see what something is before never visiting that web site again!

 

 

Ads don't annoy me as much as

 

1. Dialogs that show on the page three seconds after you started reading something, asking to subscribe to their stupid newsletter

 

2. Dialogs that show on the page as soon as you move the mouse outside of the window, asking to subscribe to their stupid newsletter

 

But definitely number one. Those are the worst offenders.

 

 





 

 

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  #2231634 6-May-2019 13:59
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Dialogs / adverts that appear several seconds after the page has apparently finished loading, moving the rest of the content and the button I'm about to click on.


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  #2231668 6-May-2019 14:22
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Aren't we blessed with the Windows 10 installer's really helpful and descriptive error messages?

 

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  #2231727 6-May-2019 15:50
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Decided to install Chrome on a new laptop. For reasons only known to Chrome, the App Store, or whatever its called, is in Spanish.





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