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  Reply # 1533548 15-Apr-2016 13:23
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gzt:
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Subaru or Mitsubishi cars that beep loudly when they're locked and unlocked.  Seriously if you need an audible notice that you've managed to unlock your car there is something wrong with you.  And I do not need informing that you have unlocked your car at 6AM.

 


These devices should be added to the prohibited import list along with the painted apple moth.

 

 

 

The Subaru ones can be turned off, then you just get the flashing lights so you can find your car in the car park.

 

 

 

The audible ones are good for scaring the neighbours cat though tongue-out


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  Reply # 1533606 15-Apr-2016 15:44
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The universal replacement of straightforward written documentation with YouTube ‘help’ videos, usually narrated by nasal-voiced mumbling adolescents with no talent whatsoever for on-camera presentation. Is anyone still even able to write? It has become almost impossible to find any kind of on-line reference material that is not in the form of a video. That is already bad enough. The droning inchoate puerile whines that inevitably accompany these make it unbearable.





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  Reply # 1533765 15-Apr-2016 21:54
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Pioneers card audio have what's in the box video (3 minutes long) instead of list that would take couple of seconds to read.

 

The thing that annoys me about the overuse of videos is how long they are.  Does no-one edit?

 

Rikkitic:

 

The universal replacement of straightforward written documentation with YouTube ‘help’ videos, usually narrated by nasal-voiced mumbling adolescents with no talent whatsoever for on-camera presentation. Is anyone still even able to write? It has become almost impossible to find any kind of on-line reference material that is not in the form of a video. That is already bad enough. The droning inchoate puerile whines that inevitably accompany these make it unbearable.

 





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  Reply # 1533769 15-Apr-2016 22:00
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Behodar:

 

Referring to non-ecological systems as "ecosystems". For example, "the Apple ecosystem" or "the Android ecosystem".

 

 

Also, working in a "space". For example, "Bill works in the Change space now."

 

Stupid job titles. "Dave is the Enterprise Lead on the project and Jill is the Change Lead." You can't be "a Lead". "A Lead" is something you attach to a dog or something a detective follows or something you plug in.






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  Reply # 1533774 15-Apr-2016 22:04
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Rikkitic:

 

The universal replacement of straightforward written documentation with YouTube ‘help’ videos, usually narrated by nasal-voiced mumbling adolescents with no talent whatsoever for on-camera presentation. Is anyone still even able to write? It has become almost impossible to find any kind of on-line reference material that is not in the form of a video. That is already bad enough. The droning inchoate puerile whines that inevitably accompany these make it unbearable.

 

 

Ive never seen a manual replaced by a YouTube video.

 

I see manuals put onto CD, put into the UI

 

YouTube videos or any video that may be on the website offers a visual help. 

 

If manuals were replaced by only a video, I would agree


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  Reply # 1533775 15-Apr-2016 22:05
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Geektastic:

 

Behodar:

 

Referring to non-ecological systems as "ecosystems". For example, "the Apple ecosystem" or "the Android ecosystem".

 

 

Also, working in a "space". For example, "Bill works in the Change space now."

 

Stupid job titles. "Dave is the Enterprise Lead on the project and Jill is the Change Lead." You can't be "a Lead". "A Lead" is something you attach to a dog or something a detective follows or something you plug in.

 

 

Going forward = in the future

 

Buy event - sales

 

Year on year


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  Reply # 1533785 15-Apr-2016 22:14
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Closing public highways for cycle races.

 

Public highways are self-explanatory. Inconveniencing the entire travelling public so that a load of wannabe Tour de Francers can try and prove who can pedal the fastest is extremely annoying.






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  Reply # 1533884 16-Apr-2016 10:42
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Geektastic:

 

Closing public highways for cycle races.

 

 

Not closing public highways for cycle races. You get stuck behind these guys who are all over the road and flat out at 50kph.

 

 


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  Reply # 1533886 16-Apr-2016 10:49
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Rikkitic:

 

The universal replacement of straightforward written documentation with YouTube ‘help’ videos, usually narrated by nasal-voiced mumbling adolescents with no talent whatsoever for on-camera presentation. Is anyone still even able to write? It has become almost impossible to find any kind of on-line reference material that is not in the form of a video. That is already bad enough. The droning inchoate puerile whines that inevitably accompany these make it unbearable.

 

 

 

 

Oh come on Rik, don't hold back, no more of this p.c crap...let it all out wink 


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  Reply # 1533894 16-Apr-2016 11:15
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My rant aside, why does everything have to be a damned video at all? If it is explaining something simple, a few lines of text are better. If it is complex, you either have to take notes, have a good memory, or keep replaying different sections. In both cases written instructions are much more effective. Videos are fine for illustrating actions along with written instructions. In other cases they are more hassle than they are worth, especially when the author is incapable of making a decent presentation.

 

 





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  Reply # 1533901 16-Apr-2016 11:30
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Rikkitic:

 

My rant aside, why does everything have to be a damned video at all? If it is explaining something simple, a few lines of text are better. If it is complex, you either have to take notes, have a good memory, or keep replaying different sections. In both cases written instructions are much more effective. Videos are fine for illustrating actions along with written instructions. In other cases they are more hassle than they are worth, especially when the author is incapable of making a decent presentation.

 

 

 

 

Your stating your opinions and preferences as fact. Again. Im yet to see anything where the only manual is a YouTube video. There will be people out there who prefer and take more from, a visual presentation. And believe or not, presenters can in fact be sound, ok, fine, and acceptable. 

 

If you prefer a written instruction, ignore videos. 

 

I fail to see the point in this post to be honest. 


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  Reply # 1533902 16-Apr-2016 11:32
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frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

Closing public highways for cycle races.

 

 

Not closing public highways for cycle races. You get stuck behind these guys who are all over the road and flat out at 50kph.

 

 

 

 

There are always exceptions, and many of us are considerate, whether that be cyclists, motorcyclists, drivers. But the spandex crew appear to be in a world of their own. 

 

They should be patched, like gangs. "I OWN THE ROAD"


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  Reply # 1533963 16-Apr-2016 14:56
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tdgeek:

 

Rikkitic:

 

My rant aside, why does everything have to be a damned video at all? If it is explaining something simple, a few lines of text are better. If it is complex, you either have to take notes, have a good memory, or keep replaying different sections. In both cases written instructions are much more effective. Videos are fine for illustrating actions along with written instructions. In other cases they are more hassle than they are worth, especially when the author is incapable of making a decent presentation.

 

 

 

 

Your stating your opinions and preferences as fact. Again. Im yet to see anything where the only manual is a YouTube video. There will be people out there who prefer and take more from, a visual presentation. And believe or not, presenters can in fact be sound, ok, fine, and acceptable. 

 

If you prefer a written instruction, ignore videos. 

 

I fail to see the point in this post to be honest. 

 

 

You're stating your opinions and preferences as fact. And failing at grammar. I fail to see the point in this post to be honest. 

 

 

 

Ob OT: People who rant about and at other people whilst being far from perfect themselves.

 

 


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  Reply # 1533974 16-Apr-2016 15:10
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frankv:

tdgeek:


Rikkitic:


My rant aside, why does everything have to be a damned video at all? If it is explaining something simple, a few lines of text are better. If it is complex, you either have to take notes, have a good memory, or keep replaying different sections. In both cases written instructions are much more effective. Videos are fine for illustrating actions along with written instructions. In other cases they are more hassle than they are worth, especially when the author is incapable of making a decent presentation.


 



Your stating your opinions and preferences as fact. Again. Im yet to see anything where the only manual is a YouTube video. There will be people out there who prefer and take more from, a visual presentation. And believe or not, presenters can in fact be sound, ok, fine, and acceptable. 


If you prefer a written instruction, ignore videos. 


I fail to see the point in this post to be honest. 



You're stating your opinions and preferences as fact. And failing at grammar. I fail to see the point in this post to be honest. 


 


Ob OT: People who rant about and at other people whilst being far from perfect themselves.


 



Oh dear. Point out the issues with my grandma, seems ok to me.

If you read Rikki's post, it does seem conclusive. A fact. My post I believe is not a cover all for everyone.
Your being pedantic. You could opt to post a response in line with your comments, or use the attitude you did.

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  Reply # 1533975 16-Apr-2016 15:10
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I also have no problem with racing cyclists or any other kind. This is popular throughout Europe and roads are frequently closed for it. I often encounter them on my own road and they are unfailingly courteous and sensible, as I try also to be. Motorists in Europe are used to them and behave accordingly. So no issues with any of that but there are certain people here I prefer no longer to respond to, especially when opinions expressed border on the irrational.

 

 





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