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  #2555374 2-Sep-2020 07:55
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MikeB4:
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The general dumbing-down of life. Just heard a PSA-type ad on the radio about road works in our our region. That’s fair enough but it concluded with a ‘sincere voice’ saying “Look out for the roadworks signs and stop at the temporary traffic lights”. FFS.

 



Yet I constantly see drivers speeding through road work area, a good example is SH1 where Transmission Gully work is being done. Every time I travel along there multiple drivers ignore the speed restrictions. This put other motorist and the road workers at risk. I have also experienced drivers ignoring temporary traffic lights. The only dumbing down of live is by the idiot drivers that ignore the rules at road work sites and the reminder seem quite appropriate.

 

You’re right but those idiots will be idiot drivers regardless of whether there’s a stupid ad on the radio about obeying traffic lights. Do we need public money being spent on radio ads saying patently dumb things?

 

If the ad had said “The works are well signposted and there are temporary traffic lights in operation” I may not have minded so much.





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  #2555434 2-Sep-2020 09:34
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@eracode many many years ago, a millennium I believe, I worked in advertising after graduation. The reading age we had to target was between 10 to 12 from memory but certainly around that age. It frankly shocked me. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2555438 2-Sep-2020 09:42
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MikeB4:

 

@eracode many many years ago, a millennium I believe, I worked in advertising after graduation. The reading age we had to target was between 10 to 12 from memory but certainly around that age. It frankly shocked me. 

 

 

That doesn't shock me at all. I'm sure it has gone down since then.

 

 





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  #2555439 2-Sep-2020 09:44
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MikeB4: The reading age we had to target was between 10 to 12 from memory but certainly around that age. It frankly shocked me. 

 

That it was that high?


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  #2555675 2-Sep-2020 14:05
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MikeB4:

Yet I constantly see drivers speeding through road work area, a good example is SH1 where Transmission Gully work is being done. Every time I travel along there multiple drivers ignore the speed restrictions. This put other motorist and the road workers at risk. I have also experienced drivers ignoring temporary traffic lights. The only dumbing down of live is by the idiot drivers that ignore the rules at road work sites and the reminder seem quite appropriate.

 

It bugs me too, especially on new tar seal where they spray stones over everyone.

 

Then there's not the infrequent occasions where there are temporary speed limits signs and a maybe few cones but there's no one working nor any evidence of a need for the temporary speed limit to start with.  Or as was the case with the Rangariri - Long Swamp section of the Waikato expressway where for a couple of months at least the speed limit in one direction was 80 yet in the other was 100 with no discernible different to warrant the difference. In the end pretty well nobody observed the lower limit.

 

I know it's not the correct response but I think some motorists can become oblivious to some of these limits due to fact there are too many instances where there are limits with no obvious reason.





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  #2557188 4-Sep-2020 18:04
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This doesn't annoy me per se, but why does Pizza Hut NZ use a £ sign?

 


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  #2557219 4-Sep-2020 19:05
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West Liquor online store and the need to save a credit card.

 

 

 

I live in West Auckland so I can't buy my alcohol in supermarkets. I'm stuck with the Waitakere trusts West Liquor stores. By the time they introduced an online store with home delivery the first lockdown was almost over. However late to game their final online store is a delight to use but I can't place an order without saving a credit card first. Please allow me to just enter my card details for every order rather than saving it to a website that I have no confidence in their security credentials.


 
 
 
 


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So, if modern computers are so fast, with billions of transistors and superspeed SSD drives, why does it take windows 10  five minutes to sort 1000 photos by 'date taken' ? I could count to 1000 in that time.  

 

 


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  #2557230 4-Sep-2020 19:35
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Senecio:

I live in West Auckland so I can't buy my alcohol in supermarkets.

 

 

Yes you can, it's labelled H'an d'Sanit'ser. Maybe Hungarian?

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  #2557231 4-Sep-2020 19:35
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surfisup1000:

So, if modern computers are so fast, with billions of transistors and superspeed SSD drives, why does it take windows 10  five minutes to sort 1000 photos by 'date taken' ? I could count to 1000 in that time.  

 

 

Because Microsoft can make things slower quicker than Intel can make things faster.

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I have my photos stored on a spinning disk raid array yet don't have that problem - it loads the whole lot over maybe three batches in a second or two even in thumnail view mode.  Just a lowly i5-8400, SSD as primary.


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  #2557358 5-Sep-2020 09:53
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@neb:

 

surfisup1000:

 

So, if modern computers are so fast, with billions of transistors and superspeed SSD drives, why does it take windows 10  five minutes to sort 1000 photos by 'date taken' ? I could count to 1000 in that time.  

 

 

Because Microsoft can make things slower quicker than Intel can make things faster.

 

 

This doesn't affect Microsoft only. It is known as Wirth's Law: "Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware is becoming faster." and was established back in 1995 by Niklaus Wirth.





 

 

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  #2557364 5-Sep-2020 10:21
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MadEngineer:

 

I have my photos stored on a spinning disk raid array yet don't have that problem - it loads the whole lot over maybe three batches in a second or two even in thumnail view mode.  Just a lowly i5-8400, SSD as primary.

 

 

Are you sure it's "date taken" as per what the OP said or "date file created/modified"?
If arranging by date taken then the file manager has to read metadata (EXIF) in each file, but the date the file was created/modified is probably indexed and instantly available to file explorer etc.

 

(Edit to say I just checked, with about 850 Nikon raw format files on my desktop in folders / subfolders viewed on one explorer pane by searching for *.NEF.  Sorting those by date taken was effectively instant, so maybe something else is going on with the OPs computer)

 

 


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Yep.  If I switch the sort between date taken and date it completes it with two blinks or flickers of loading.


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  #2557367 5-Sep-2020 10:34
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I just copy all my photos to folders in a structure like Year/Month so they all load fast...





 

 

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