start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3

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Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:18 (four years ago) link

this is definitely an innocuous thing and it makes me more mildly annoyed than IA, but i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:22 (four years ago) link

Tweets from highly and justly esteemed writers which are noting but their next bookstore signing, and (barf) the most asskissing, "now blurb meee" kind of blurbs (retweeted by blurbee of course) Cmon gimmee freebie culture dammit! Comedians even worse but ft

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:45 (four years ago) link

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:47 (four years ago) link

i find myself getting very ia at people who dont interrogate conversation, who just wait to talk and continue to talk talk talk and barely acknowledge other contributions

i like conversation when it is like a game of tennis. i do not enjoy being the backyard wall against which you repeatedly smash your 'conversation'

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:49 (four years ago) link

a) never ever go on facebook; it is the absolute worst

b) unless you are drunk and desperately seeking human contact; even then it will be a mistake

c) would totally become unhelpfully drunk with jbr/dow/veg tho!

d) first round's on veg

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 January 2015 06:49 (four years ago) link

all round to my place for fap :D

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 07:22 (four years ago) link

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (four years ago) link

-pizza places that don't sell pizza by the slice

(I politely walked out of two pizza places in one day because the first one didn't sell slices after 6 pm and the second one told me there'd be a 15 minute wait because "our slicing pizza is still in the oven.' this was the one time in my life I was tempted to get on Yelp and write some irate reviews)

please login or register if you are (unregistered), Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:50 (four years ago) link

overly tailored tshirts on casual friday (ie neatly rolled up sleeves, tucked in etc)

just relax and wear a damn tshirt.

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:02 (four years ago) link

Needing to work out if the zip I used in the construction of a pair of jeans last year that I wear regularly or if I just keep forgetting to zip it up. Keep finding it down anyway. So just wondering if it's the zip or my memory.
& it would be the pair of jeans that needs a special needle to sew the fabric.

Wondering how long I'll have to wait until I can comfortably collect a shelving unit without being absolutely p-ed on trying to get it home. Weather is atrocious for last few days and I need to transport this flat pack I bought. Waiting for an actual break in bad weather.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:52 (four years ago) link

That was supposed to say about whether a zip needed replacing or if my memory was going. Looks like the latter if I forgot to put in the bit about replacing. & i only made the jeans about 3 or 4 months ago so it should hopefully not mean a zip needed replacing yet. Keep finding myself flying low though.

Also trying to work out which side of the fabric i'm using for a pair of tartan jeans should be the outside/inside since they look very similar. & I don't want to get it wrong throughout. Guess that would at least be consistent though.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:05 (four years ago) link

Stevolende, I have a question about jeans fly covers. Mine constantly bunch up, exposing the top part of the zipper. I have considered that the reasons might be:
- waist is too tight (but it happens on looser waists, too)
- my gut is pushing down on the waistband
- the button hole has gotten loose, allowing the top flap to sag (though I have tried sewing up the button hole without success, possibly due to my lack of skill and understanding)

Any advice on how to treat this problem? Some kind of insert to stiffen the flap?

Here is a pic of the problem.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16069669409_693c9d1c35.jpg

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:31 (four years ago) link

And so it's on topic: this folded flap makes me SO IRRATIONALLY ANGRY

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:32 (four years ago) link

I think I just tend to wear shirts outside my jeans so it's covered up. Will think about it but not sure offhand.

Might be that you need to make sure you've ironed the fly flap. BUt probably not. I don't know if I know enough about construction and subsequent pressures to answer. But could be that it would be good for me to be aware of that for future knowledge.

I've made like 10 pairs of jeans so far so it's still early days. & I'm not sure how successful they all are. Found out that some I'd made some months back really were too large at the waistband. Being largely self-taught I'm not 100% sure what solutions are.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:58 (four years ago) link

i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

THIS. When the hell did this kick off? It is irritating. Ive clicked on comments threads that are nowt but tag-ins. Ive even had friends of mine tag me in some other random persons thread. I ignored the callout. PM me or GTFO.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Monday, 12 January 2015 02:23 (four years ago) link

start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3">Karl Malone

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 02:27 (four years ago) link

Online sellers who aren't satisfied with the fact that you purchased a product from them and did not try to return it or complaint about it, but hassle you RELENTLESSLY to leave feedback, tell us what you think, post about us on social media, blah blah blah

FUCK YOU I gave you money. You gave me a product. We're not married now. I don't owe you anything. I don't have to go to your parents' house for Thanksgiving and I don't have to write a review of your GOD DAMN cocktail shaker. Fuck.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:24 (four years ago) link

Also:

I was printing out my parents boarding passes from Spirit Airlines last night and they offered the normal nickel-and-dime-you-to-death services and the option to voluntarily pay an additional $1 or $5 to help the airline be more green.

So not a service, just some random fucking guilty bullshit about how if we want this airline to be more environmentally friendly, give us extra money. We're already paying extra money to check a bag and have more leg room than a chicken a 12-by-12 factory farming crate, and now these fuckers have the nerve to try to extort money for their environmental initiative? I'm still so angry about that I can barely form a coherent objection to it.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:27 (four years ago) link

I'm underemployed right now working as a temp in a law firm.. I got a ton of overtime last week but I am FUCKING FURIOUS because I HATE overtime and I hate my line of work because Im subject to the whims of capricious lawyers who dont give a fuck about my life or free time (or common sense/decency). The irony being I'm making time and a half and have a bunch more money than I would yet I am still FUCKING FURIOUS because theres a lot more overtime in the future.

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency, which is basically the same amont of money I used to make like ten fucking years ago.

thanks obama

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:33 (four years ago) link

^^^great CSR, there, carl. *screams*

I was a participant in the following exchange last week:

Cashier: 'Thanks for shopping with us. Can I take your e-mail address?'
Me: 'No...'

camp event (suzy), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:36 (four years ago) link

Hate it when I'm too fast for a website. Site loads, I put the cursor on something like "SEARCH" and click, but in that split second between those two actions, the site has loaded up just a little bit more and I wind up clicking on something like "CONTACT US".

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:40 (four years ago) link

When I started at TCS they encouraged us to ask ppl for their email addresses at the register. At first they said it like, "Hey, people might want to know when we have sales! Just ask, if they say no, that's fine obvs." By the time I left they were offering positive incentives to workers who got the highest percentages of ppl to give them an email. I got the feeling negative incentives were right around the corner.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:41 (four years ago) link

Radio Shack has been really obnoxious about the email stuff for years

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:47 (four years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:54 (four years ago) link

I just had one of those, cash purchase of an overpriced-yet-undeniably-effective hair care product for one of my daughters from a salon I visit for no other purpose.

"What's your last name?" "Is it 'Dusty' Perry?" "I'm supposed to ask." "How do you spell your last name?" "Who normally does your hair here?" Ha ha ha, who does my greying, thinning hair.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:42 (four years ago) link

Canada Goose Parkas

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (four years ago) link

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency

Not to stoke any further IA, but it's possible that you are grossly overestimating the cut that your temp agency is willing to part with.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:54 (four years ago) link

Very true. I used to be temped for Accounts Payable jobs, so the most hilarious thing to me was knowing the 'big secret' of exactly how much the company was paying for my services because I was the one processing the bill! (Of course temp agencies never ever want their temps to know this stuff).

I recall more than one job where I got hourly $13, and the agency was getting $22, and that this ratio was pretty usual, so, I got more than half, but less than 2/3 of the payout.

However, and this really ticked me off, one job that was largely funded by taxpayer dollars paid me way less than half of the outrageous sum the temp agency got! I think I got $9 out of $25 bucks on that one! No business like soaking the people.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:03 (four years ago) link

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (four years ago) link

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (four years ago) link

Most of the times I was ever offered to 'go perm' it was usually with a pay cut from what I had been getting as a temp ('but you'll get benefits') so, no, thanks.

One reason I did temp for a long time was that the pay rates had at least something to do with demand, whereas permanent positions tended to be successfully squashed. While it was humiliating in some ways to have the agency taking a lot of money for doing nothing but landing me the spot, that did save me a lot of dreadful human resources interviews and frankly, I just wouldn't have found those positions on my own. I also used to see the most interesting trainwrecks: places where I'd take over the suddenly vacated position of an embezzler, a revenge case, a blazing incompetent. Whole little histories there. The work of course was more boring than not so regular changes of scenery were helpful as well.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:31 (four years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (four years ago) link

omg XV is amazing, I have no idea what that is

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:53 (four years ago) link

baldie doin-brum.gif

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:59 (four years ago) link

ia: egregiously bad service in restaurants. i'm sooooo chill and forgiving about minor food service slip-ups. i don't care if you smile. i don't care if you refill my water without me having to ask. if i don't say when i'm ordering that i'm allergic to XYZ food item (which would be a gross overstatement, since my food allergies are really trivial), it's a minor inconvenience but not the end of the world if the kitchen forgets to leave it off. i just want a baseline level of transactional ease if i'm gonna choose your place over other places. i had work to do last night and i ran out to get a quick takeout order so i could scarf down some food and meet my midnight deadline. i ended up waiting probably 40 minutes for a dish that at most would take ten minutes to cook from pre-prepped ingredients and assemble in a styrofoam box. and the restaurant was busy, but not slammed. it just made me very stressed out. which is my problem, not theirs. i don't handle stress well. 40 minutes is a long time to wait though.

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:45 (four years ago) link

no i in yr a

so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:48 (four years ago) link

the level of stress made my a feel i

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:49 (four years ago) link

_lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago_

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

Whoa thank you, aps! I read the first few of those when it was first posted, but missed the great ones you pointed out plus my favorite, the one w/ Stoned Craig going "I'm hungry, Paw." (Which I've said a lot to various people over decades for no reason I can discern, so maybe it's just part of the collective human drive to say it.)

Je55e, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 05:32 (four years ago) link

Stoned Je55e

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:49 (four years ago) link

OK that Brum story looool
Original Brum theme was instrumental but TIL there is an extremely lengthy modern version

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:00 (four years ago) link

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (four years ago) link

News sites showing handheld video but blurring out the edges? I feel like I see something like this every week or two. Sorry, this is some really traumatic video.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dying-among-strangers-metro-victim-found-fellow-riders-who-tried-to-save-her-life/2015/01/13/98f6c37e-9b7a-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html?hpid=z3

how's life, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:43 (four years ago) link

lately every time i watch some crappy viral video prank, i get IA imagining myself just out and about trying to run an errand and getting trapped in a viral video prank. like that dumb telekinesis coffee shop thing.*

*maybe the reactions are fake, idk.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:49 (four years ago) link

It's very likely my last dying words will be "Turn your phone sideways if you insist on recording this."

pplains, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:59 (four years ago) link

Yeah, it's not because something is being blurred out, it's because people don't shoot in landscape and for some reason news organizations have chosen to present it like that. I think they should just reject all portrait videos.

Jeff, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:26 (four years ago) link

Why can't phones just format videos in landscape regardless of the position of the phone?

Je55e, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:29 (four years ago) link

camera sensor orientation? the actual sensor isn't square iirc, I may be wrong

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:32 (four years ago) link

those takeout containers with interlocking flaps - eating from them makes me ia bcz the flaps get in the way

i usually dump it out onto a plate of something but sometimes you can't & raaaaage

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:33 (four years ago) link

that's steam. but wikipedia also does this.

koogs, Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:28 (two months ago) link

feeling epistantophus' last two posts deep in my soul

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:33 (two months ago) link

about 10 minutes ago i followed a link to the ESPN website where it gave me another goddamn cookies warning, to which i delight in answering "deny" every time. this time it opened up some kind of cookie manager on another website that allowed me to deselect all the goddamn cross-selling cookies and "submit" those preferences. i already said no but okay. but.... the submit button was on a modal overlay which extended beyond the bottom of my screen. no matter how i pinched and pulled and rotated my screen it would not display the button. so i had a choice. accept the fucking cookies or not read the article. reader, i accepted the cookies. boiling rn

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:38 (two months ago) link

I am sick to death of those cookie questions. Why has legislation to protect my personal data become a punch to my face every time I visit a website?

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Saturday, 17 August 2019 20:33 (two months ago) link

On NPR today i got "accept these cookies or continue to our plain text site". It was like www circa '93! No ads! No images! No menu, no header, no sidebar! Not even any css! It was incredible, I've never been so happy.

The Pingularity (ledge), Saturday, 17 August 2019 20:35 (two months ago) link

Filling out website forms on your phone, and the field where you enter your email address helpfully hits shift for you because it assumes the first letter of your email address will be capitalized. Of course it doesn’t matter but I go back and change it to lower case anyway.

yes! and my keyboard app adds a space after punctuation or on the end of autocompleted words => I've had logins fail because my username had an extra space on the end, or because my password had a ! in and the phone added a space afterwards which I couldn't even see because it was *ed out

Don’t even get me started about the “click every square with a traffic light” bs where you’re squinting at a tiny picture wondering “is that a tiny traffic light in the distance?”

I also worry when it shows me some traffic lights which are clearly visible but not pointing directly at the camera: am I training the cars of the future to be confused by another lane's traffic lights? will people die of an unknown number of bored internet users second-guessing the results so they can press "OK"?

on a less potentially fatal note, recently the Captcha would not let me pass until I marked one image as a storefront which I am 99% sure was actually a public toilet behind an intersection sign (looked like a sign above the doorway due to perspective), and it's like, this isn't even right but I have to click it to get my free PDF or whatever, so I'm clicking it

a passing spacecadet, Saturday, 17 August 2019 21:15 (two months ago) link

emails from retailer websites i haven't bought anything from for like 2 years imploring me to PLEASE COME BACK WE MISS YOU. also emails from wayfair trying to sell me things i swear i have never shopped for. this is a real one: OMG these CHICKEN COOPS are PERFECT!

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 17 August 2019 21:38 (two months ago) link

haha I was just laughing at a Wayfair one: "TOILET BRUSHES that fit ANY budget."

F you Wayfair, I have never and will never shop for toilet brushes w/you

kinder, Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:19 (two months ago) link

especially not budget ones

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:21 (two months ago) link

well I mean why overspend

kinder, Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:21 (two months ago) link

When you’re driving a route with a lot of turns and the sun keeps alternately getting in your eyes from the front and from the side, so you keep swinging the sun visor back and forth, and you have to dodge out of the way each time or else you will hit yourself in the face with it and/or knock off your sunglasses.

epistantophus, Wednesday, 28 August 2019 16:43 (two months ago) link

otm - plus all the stupid new low profile cars that seem to be designed to perfectly angle the sun RIGHT below the visor into my retinas

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 August 2019 03:58 (two months ago) link

hm you sound like a shortarse

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 29 August 2019 05:21 (two months ago) link

MODS

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 29 August 2019 05:36 (two months ago) link

that the USAJOBS site and other search sites sort results by "relevance" by default, instead of open date or close date. so i have to change the sort every time i search because the first listed job is at the defense intelligence agency, which is *highly irrelevant* to me.

forensic plumber (harbl), Friday, 30 August 2019 13:47 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

After I've finished a video call in gmail (I believe the kids call it a 'hangout'), it helpfully notifies me that I was on a call. So I have to click to see my notifications, which are normally hidden, click the notification, and click the video call box that pops up - the same one that I already closed when the call was finished.

The Pingularity (ledge), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 09:45 (one month ago) link

Adverts for sports events, sports television channels, and bookmakers, showing gaping-jawed sportspeople (usually footballers) and fans looking half like morons devoid of higher brain function and half like they want to eat your children.

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 19 September 2019 08:47 (one month ago) link

Common complaint, sure, but I was just telling sunny this, after she had paused an ad right on the moment a fan in a football jersey looked up at his off-screen tv screen, glazed chicken wang held up to his face by a meaty paw, ranch sauce dribbling down his bottom lip. His eyebrows were tightly squenched trying to focus, but the soul had already left his dull marble eyes

pplains, Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:15 (one month ago) link

This has been going on for a while, but whenever I go to a politically charged event, like a school meeting or a protest, there is always a contingent of activists or righteous actors who instead of clapping choose to snap, like beatniks at a poetry reading. It kind of drives me nuts. I get it, but I hate it.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:25 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89M8wJRtccw

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:03 (one month ago) link

Adverts for sports events, sports television channels, and bookmakers, showing gaping-jawed sportspeople (usually footballers) and fans looking half like morons devoid of higher brain function and half like they want to eat your children.

so accurate reflections of objective reality make u irrationally angry huh

Is it true the star Beetle Juice is going to explode in 2012 (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:17 (one month ago) link

reality is infuriating, maybe that makes me rationally angry *doffs fedora*

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:22 (one month ago) link

Another IA-maker are food recipe blogs that are all formatted the exact same way, with a couple of pages of cutesy, pored-over personal blather interrupted by aggressively staged photos of the recipe in progress, with all of the margins packed with what appears to be ugly, automatically generated ads and sponsors. Even when the recipe looks good it feels like a quick-buck vector for generating revenue, with the recipe almost an afterthought. (Helpfully, many of these sites have a "jump to the recipe" link, but that just implies they know all the preceding stuff is useless filler.)

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:26 (one month ago) link

I had never noticed the presence of a "jump to recipe" button. Went to check one of my go-to recipe blogs and she had one. So thanks!

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:33 (one month ago) link

I’m hoping glazed chicken wang is a typo.

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 19 September 2019 16:38 (one month ago) link

There's a thing in many newer cars where one headlight turns off if that side's turn signal is engaged. It makes them look like very expensive padiddles, but then they disengage the turn signal and everything snaps back to normal.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 30 September 2019 13:17 (one month ago) link

I noticed one of those the other day! I am assuming that it only happens with the daylight headlights – you wouldn't become a very slow strobe light as you're making that turn at night into the abandoned quarry, right?

pplains, Monday, 30 September 2019 22:03 (one month ago) link

You wanna know how to ruin my day? Show me a drawstring backpack!

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 22:15 (one month ago) link

I was at a Fourth of July fundraiser and this teacher got up and made a production of this tune called "The President's Rap" which she said she used to teach her kids.

I was expecting some fun, corny Wakko from Animaniacs esque rap with clever rhymes and mnemonic devices to help them memorize the names.

Instead she just played a recording of some dorky dude over a Casio-preset beat just saying the names of the Presidents in his approximation of a "hiphop"voice over a Casio-preset beat.

The second verse...was just the names again.

I don't know if I was aggravated more by the sheer laziness of it, or the fact that the "rapper" didn't start making faux-vomit noises after he said "Trump"

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Monday, 14 October 2019 09:32 (one month ago) link

(obv this happened a while ago)

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Monday, 14 October 2019 09:32 (one month ago) link

Your annual reminder (male northern hemisphere readers) to dust off the sports shorts and body warmers now that winter is on its way. Socks no higher than the ankles.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Monday, 14 October 2019 22:01 (one month ago) link

Credit card chip-readers that aren’t anchored down to the counter in any way, so the whole unit just slides away from you when you try to push your card in. I mean come on, make the tiny effort to properly install it, people are going to use it constantly, and not all of them will have an extra free hand to hold it with! Hrrrrrghh it makes me so angry!!

epistantophus, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 03:35 (three weeks ago) link

yeah, and then because it slides away from you while attempting to insert, you have committed a card read error and you have to wait a few seconds for the thing to reset and the clerk to say "ok, try it again."

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 10:32 (three weeks ago) link

I have been getting very annoyed when people don't tie their hair back during reality shows during active or messy events.

Yerac, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 13:56 (three weeks ago) link

certain updates to my work computer create desktop shortcuts that i cannot delete without administrative privileges

it would be absurd to track down an administrator just to delete them, so they hatefully sit there

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 17:32 (two weeks ago) link

how about an empty desktop?

right click desktop > view > uncheck show desktop icons

maffew12, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 17:36 (two weeks ago) link

yeah but there are other desktop icons i use

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 17:44 (two weeks ago) link

a request for an additional monitor might be good cover for you. just put the icon on that one and leave it off to the side, turned around even.

maffew12, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 18:14 (two weeks ago) link

At a Slayer meet and greet...

Security: can everyone hear me?

*Less than half respond as they can't hear her as she has a quiet voice and is standing near the end of the line*

Security: ok here are some important instructions for you that i am going to address only to a small subset of you. Everybody got that?

Us: No.

Security: Great, glad everyone knows what they're doing! Bye.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 20:59 (one week ago) link

I already know the instructions from last time but y'know could it kill ya to wait for an affirmative response before plowing ahead

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 21:00 (one week ago) link

create desktop shortcuts that i cannot delete

will the icons let you sequester them into a desktop folder named "Useless Shortcuts"?

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 3 November 2019 21:02 (one week ago) link

I have the same problem at work, and I’ve done that. The next morning there they were again, like something out of a horror movie.

epistantophus, Sunday, 3 November 2019 21:56 (one week ago) link

People who spend all day spamming and lecturing their local friends to vote in municipal elections when many of us either have no election today or live in an unincorporated section of the county and can't participate.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 18:37 (one week ago) link

ugh agree

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:16 (one week ago) link

whether their friends can participate or not, tbh

deems of internment (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 21:11 (one week ago) link

the firefox logo now has purple in it.

koogs, Thursday, 7 November 2019 12:40 (one week ago) link

I think the purple's a great touch, tbh, but they should have kept the fox.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 7 November 2019 12:47 (one week ago) link

purple doesn't exist, it's a hoax, ama

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 7 November 2019 14:13 (one week ago) link

That here in the New World, when scheduling something, nine times out of ten, I have to type '2' and then 'tab' and then 'tab' again and then 'PM' instead of just '14' and 'return'.

pplains, Thursday, 7 November 2019 15:27 (one week ago) link

All of our modern appliances, from dishwasher to dryer to the car, have these hyper sensitive fail-safe alerts that are far more intrusive than actual failures. I waste so much time figuring out why a light is on, or a warning has activated, or something has automatically shut off, and it's never for the reason those alerts exist.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 14:59 (two days ago) link


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