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Old 04-14-2015, 11:42 AM
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Bad loom band instructions!

All you hip :ff: people will already be well versed in the burgeoning loom band movement, so there's no need for me to explain.

Some of the instructions that people post are just wrong! No matter how carefully you follow them, you won't end up with the object they show in the photograph.

Oh the huge manatee! :slapwalrus:

(we don't appear to have a :manatee: smiley).
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:04 PM
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I am actually going to revive this thread to point out that "no sanding necessary!" just means "no sanding possible," and it's not a selling point.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:23 PM
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Ooh, I love peeving! Good job on the revival. :super:

Here's mine:
The sun shines directly into the office break-room in the mornings, and of course the coffee paraphernalia is aligned so that one faces the window for that all-important cuppa joe. The solution is blinds for the window.

But whoever closes the fool things does it with the round side facing in. THAT'S WRONG! You're supposed to do it with the round side facing out because short people (me) still get the sun shining in their eyes, only now it's super concentrated.

I know it's gotta be a tall guy who's doing it wrong. I'll have to bitch at speak to him about this!
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:04 PM
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I find people who know that's the way to close blinds are fairly rare.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:11 PM
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OMG I thought I was the only person who closed blinds like that. My roommate seems to be under the impression that you have to close blinds so that the "nice" side is what the people in the house see. BUT THAT WAY LETS THE MORNING SUN DESTROY YOUR VISION.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:24 AM
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Fuck you articles on the internet without a date! Fuck you!
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If you're looking on the internet for a date ...
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:58 PM
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:17 PM
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OK, so now someone is signing up for fucking Instagram with my email address.

I just don't get how and why so many people are so persistent about using my fucking email address. I'm still getting that one lady's bills from Rogers, and that teenaged boy band fan re-adds my address to her dumb accounts periodically after I get them deleted. I also get periodic flurries of shitty coupons and stuff from god knows who.

I don't know if this is one of the old ones, or maybe a new one or what.

But it's weird. It's weird that so many people are so sloppy and dumb that they are consistently giving the wrong email address for totally optional things. It's not like these are things where you intentionally give someone the wrong address or something.

And the other weird thing is that they usually have some sort of distinctive punctuation. Like intercaps or a dot in there somewhere, like they know at some level that the "lowercase@provider.tld" is not their email address, but they think it maybe is "LowerCase@provider.tld" or maybe "lower.case@provider.tld" or something, even though those parse to "lowercase@provider.tld".

What are they thinking? How do they not notice that they never get the shit they're signing up for? And in the cases where someone has been annoying and persistent enough that I have found alternate contacts for them and politely asked them to stop, why have none of them ever responded AT THE FUCK ALL? I've gotten responses from some of the people who were trying to email them, like the doctor's office that sent me private medical information about someone's kids, and the boy scout leader who was annoying me, and the hens' night ladies who spent way too much time planning things, and even from the Disney diaspora that I got that one dumb kid mega-banned from, but never ever from any of the offenders themselves.

And you. What is your problem, susan159? That username is nothing at all like my email address. Should I sign up for Instagram and somehow communicate to her that she needs to get her shit sorted? Maybe I could write "susan159 is a dingbat who doesn't know her own email address" in coffee stains or artfully arranged cutlery and flowers and take pictures of that and post them on Instagram until I become famous and go on daytime talk shows or like America's Most Wanted talking about it until eventually it gets back to her somehow that this is not her email address?

IS THAT WHAT I AM GOING TO HAVE TO DO, SUSAN?
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:24 PM
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Maybe I could write "susan159 is a dingbat who doesn't know her own email address" in coffee stains or artfully arranged cutlery and flowers and take pictures of that and post them on Instagram until I become famous and go on daytime talk shows or like America's Most Wanted talking about it until eventually it gets back to her somehow that this is not her email address?
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Recently, on another social media sharing site I get the rare notice that somebody wants to talk to me. I'm always confused because I read the message and I have no idea what they're asking. Then I realize they want to talk to a guy who has a similar name but for this place he's appended something to his username it just hasn't proliferated to the whole community how to summon this guy instead of me. Thankfully it's only occasional so it doesn't bother me at all.

I'm actually amused by it because there's a nexus of coincidences that converge in my head how we're related. But that's a story for another day.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:56 PM
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Except no. Fuck that. I am not taking that hit.

Almost everyone doing this is younger than me, as near as I can tell. We're looking at like 10 to 40 or so, I'd guess.
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:55 AM
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The 10 to 40 year olds have no idea how to use a computer. FACT.
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I haven't had it so bad, there was only one person consistently fucking up and giving my email. I know a fair amount about her actually, she owns a kia, she recently bought a house in the US, what college she went to, her full name obviously...

I've also had responses from people who sent the emails she never got, but never once has she ever contacted me, so I just delete everything now, sorry AMANDA :fuckyou:

But now person #2 has started :jerkoff:

Apparently Allison is going on a golfing trip with a bunch of friends, they are so organised they started an e-mail list to keep everyone informed! Despite informing them of the mix-up AND having one person respond to tell me thanks and they had fixed it - I am still totally up to date on everything :wall:
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I'm a victim of this. I have first.last and I think hers is firstlast. I think she may also have firstlast48.
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Here's what I find trivially annoying this time of year: bias for Sept-June school years. Every time I see a new article that says something like, "With school starting in two weeks, blah-blah-blah ..." I see red. :fuming: Fuckers, school started around here this week. We in The South are on an Aug-May school year and we have been at least since I was a pup.

That bugged me when I was school age, it bugged me when my daughter was in school, it bugs me today when my daily commute is worsened by the returning cars on my roads.

Grr!
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:plane: :redbaron: :ppilot: (mirrored) :snakesonaplane:

It is air show weekend. "Woo hoo."

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The 10 to 40 year olds have no idea how to use a computer. FACT.
We have a babby here in the office, fresh from university who doesn't know what the shift key is. :pat:

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We have a babby here in the office, fresh from university who doesn't know what the shift key is. :pat:

QED
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I have to change my usual method of posting in Facebook because I recently learned that previous edits of a comment or reply are right there for everyone to read by clicking on where it says edited. Like here at :ff:, I am quick to hit enter without proofreading, then edit it afterward. I can no longer get away with that.
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Reason #1612 not to spend much time on Facebook.
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So I have to do a stupid thing on a stupid website, and it is buggy as shit, which is in the normal range of annoying, of course, but they have all these cutesy error messages that are supposed to be funny or something.

Like it was hanging at one point and then, after like a full minute, it comes back with a stupid message about how I should slow down and give my mouse a rest. One: It's not me, it's you. It's been a solid minute since I've done anything on your site. And two: You are throwing an error message at people who are trying to perform a tedious administrative task on a slow, poorly designed site. They're pretty likely to be irritated already, so it's probably not a good idea to be all jokey when telling them it's not working, for whatever reason. (Not that it tells you exactly what failed or why, mind you.)

This is why children beat up robots, and I am serious. You're fucking around deep in the uncanny valley trying to make computers mimic human traits, but they get it wrong and it makes people want to beat them up. YOU ARE WELCOME. GLAD I COULD CLEAR THAT UP FOR YOU, FUCKFACES.
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I started making healthier choices and gained 10 pounds. It's not muscle.
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O.M.G. I may actually have to go to a computer repair shop and ask them to finish the cabling in my computer. Actually pay someone to put these connectors in these slots because I lack the small motor skills to do it myself. I have already snapped a clip in half and lost two screws, and heck even knows what else I've screwed up, but I'm never going to find out until I get these stupid connectors seated.
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