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Title: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed) NSFW
Post by: giaka on January 16, 2014, 03:20:09 PM
I commute to work on a two lane mountain road that has a speed limit of 55 mph. Pretty much the entire road can be safely driven at 50 to 55 mph in most any commuter vehicle. There are plenty of places to pull off and allow faster traffic to pass. There are numerous signs that tell you to pull off and let faster traffic pass.

It never fails, there is always some asshat who is afraid of a nice twisty road and will cruise along at 30 or 35 mph (sometimes less) without pulling off.  I would like a button that allows me to nuke these people :mad: :mad:.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on January 16, 2014, 03:22:12 PM
My ex.

Other than that, not much. Life is good.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on January 16, 2014, 03:23:18 PM
Helicopter parents that don't trust teachers.  Their kids are going to be screwed up.   :baldy:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 16, 2014, 03:23:31 PM
My co workers that continuously screw the pooch, stick it to the man, fuck the dog and sell the puppies...

We have soooo many that are always out for something using FMLA or some other way to not show up for work while still saving all of their vacation time and cashing in their sick time at the end of the year.


DIE DIE DIE!!!!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on January 16, 2014, 03:24:47 PM
Winter. This is my 53rd, and I'm all set. Seen it, done it, froze it off. Pretty and all that, but I would now prefer to look at it on my laptop than out my window.
Looking forward to being an ornery, crusty, curmudgeonly old-snowbird.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on January 16, 2014, 03:40:32 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on January 16, 2014, 03:42:33 PM
Really, not much.

Though I'll admit, some days, it takes an effort to remain cheerful . . . on those days, I sing along with Ian Dury and the Blockheads.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on January 16, 2014, 03:53:41 PM
lazy people, slow people, and those morons that always have a half gallon jug of something in their hand.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on January 16, 2014, 03:57:00 PM
Carl, I swear to god we work at the same place.  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on January 16, 2014, 04:05:17 PM
OH, Fucking Rants you want!!!

Fucking engineering and development. These idiot engineers and developers have absolutely no idea how things work in Production and appear to not care either.

They design a new system but don't check to make sure everything works before pushing out to Production. So we get the systems and low and behold, remote access craps out 50% of the time. And they don't know how to recover. And the solution Engineering *spit* provided isn't the same company as the software provider because some third party bought telecom hardware and software from two vendors and _they_ "support" it. The system uses SD cards as emergency recovery devices. Humorously the recovery program from Intel located on the special SD card doesn't work with the fucking OS on the SD card. So I had to chase down the correct version and copy it to all the SD cards so we could recover if necessary. When we let the "support" company know, they were surprised that the recovery program doesn't work with the supplied SD card OS. And if you kickstart a system with the SD card inserted, the kickstart overwrites the SD card and doesn't go to the hard drive. And in checking the Mirroring of the drives (pull drive to simulate a failure, insert drive to test recovery), I found out there's a special driver that needs to be in the OS or mirroring fails and corrupts the system.

And when Redhat 6 changes the default routing features so inbound traffic _must_ go out the same interface or it's just dropped (Redhat 5 lets inbound traffic go back out any valid interface by default), Engineering comes back with, "you need to make sure we can access all interfaces on a system and not play around with the rules". Fuck you and you're "playing around" moronic comment. It's a Redhat 6 feature. Not something I was doing in my spare time to fuck with Engineering *spit*.

And we get automatic distribution scripts for a tool that we're required to use for speedy deployments (agile *spit*) however the SQA environment doesn't match production so the security we have in place in Production causes the scripts to break throwing the project back a week while we wave our dicks at each other calling the other team names. It'd be nice if the two environments matched configuration wise so such things break at the beginning of the process and not at the end when we're on deadline.

Unfortunately our Lab sysadmin, who manages 1,500 systems from Windows to the Virtualization tool to Unix to Networking and puts in 80 to 90 hours a week because they won't hire a second admin finally collapsed on New Years Day. Two weeks later he's just come out of a coma and they turned the lab environment over to me. Fortunately the powers that be broke up the environment so the Windows servers went to the Windows admins, Virtualization went to the Virtualization team, and networking went to the Networking team. So I'm handling around 500 Unix servers. Silly me, I log in to the first one and there are no fucking named accounts! All the idiot developers and engineers use a single account which has root access so there's no accountability. In the first 7 servers I've assimilated into Production control, I've found two of them so broken that I had to send out a general e-mail to Dev/Engineering to try and identify the owner to clean them up. Both haven't been accessed since September of last year.

I'm seriously psyched to be the lead admin in bringing the lab under our control. But it's going to be a tough change for Dev/Engineering.

That's just top of my head, what I'm annoyed about right now. Don't get me started on the Manager who came to my Project Manager and asked if there were any "smart people in operations" since apparently if you're "smart", you'll move to Engineering *spit* and only the "stupid" people stay in Operations.

Fuck you too, moron.

Carl


http://youtu.be/-MfbYnz8ucc (http://youtu.be/-MfbYnz8ucc)


Sorry, couldn't help it. Proceed with your rants.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on January 16, 2014, 04:20:10 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on January 16, 2014, 04:31:31 PM
Idiots that pass you and then cut directly in front of you only to slow down and turn. IDIOTS.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: PatM on January 16, 2014, 04:56:52 PM
Sitting on your bike, waiting for the green light but it won't turn green because the "intelligent" light doesn't detect your bike.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on January 16, 2014, 05:04:15 PM
Let's see...in just plain ol' life in general and not in any particular order...

1. Litterbugs. If it were legal to kill someone for littering, I'd have a body count racked up to rival the Reverend Jim Jones.
2. Inconsiderate smokers. Stop flinging your butts out on the road. And see #1 above while your at it. Keep that shit to yourself/your car/your house.
3. V-Twin riding asswipes with straight pipes...at 5am. Yeah we get it. Your a real badass...
4. Slob hunters....assholes who shoot at birds out of range, hunt from the road and are too lazy to stalk the game or hike into an area. You make the rest of us look bad.
5. Bad customer service. Bike dealership, cable company, fucking dishwasher repair shop...whatever. Don't want my business?? Fuck you, and I'll take my money elsewhere.
     (Take note Lasher Dodge, Elk Grove, CA. Your service department sucks donkey balls. And that's why we're no longer a customer.) 
6. Tailgaters. I'd like to kill them as well.
7. The lack of proper play clock management by Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers....
      FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKK....the clock is RUNNING guys. Oh goodie...use ANOTHER timeout because you couldn't get the play to Kap in under 40 fucking seconds.
8. The local intersection of South Land Park Drive, Del Rio Road, and Sutterville Road. The left turn lights NEVER turn green for a bike. Ever.

Now as far as work is concerned....

1. Application developers who submit last minute work requests on Friday for some bullshit updates on Saturday night. And they've known about the updates a month in advance.
2. Application developers who CANNOT COMMUNICATE CLEARLY IN GODDAMN FREAKING BASIC ENGLISH.
3. Anyone who fails to realize that Office has a wonderful invention called the speelcheker...otherwise known as a spellchecker.
4. The software updates that are pushed to our company laptops damn near every week and end up screwing SOMETHING up. Every time.
5. Microsoft Windows.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on January 16, 2014, 05:05:13 PM
Idiots that pass you and then cut directly in front of you only to slow down and turn. IDIOTS.

A high percent of Californians suffer from this symptom of asshatedness.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Justin on January 16, 2014, 05:11:04 PM
This pisses me off.

Ever since we bought this fridge back in May, it's pissed me off every time I see it. The "Ice Type" button lets you choose between cube, crush and water. WATER IS NOT A TYPE OF ICE, DAMN IT.

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Other than that, life's good :)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on January 16, 2014, 05:48:15 PM
This pisses me off.

Ever since we bought this fridge back in May, it's pissed me off every time I see it. The "Ice Type" button lets you choose between cube, crush and water. WATER IS NOT A TYPE OF ICE, DAMN IT.

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Other than that, life's good :)

heh
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 16, 2014, 06:07:31 PM
Appliances that talk to me with beeps reminding me of things that I am well aware of. I know the fucking door is open on the fridge. I know the fan is on on the stove. I know the top is open on the washing machine!!!!!!

Faaaaaaaak
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: smoker on January 16, 2014, 06:11:14 PM
Ignorant people. They always seem to be the loudest. Better to appear stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: smoker on January 16, 2014, 06:12:23 PM
And squirrels. I HATE squirrels.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: DNA on January 16, 2014, 06:14:16 PM
Loud ignorant squirrels are positively the worst!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on January 16, 2014, 06:18:24 PM
Idiots that pass you and then cut directly in front of you only to slow down and turn. IDIOTS.

M.Brane to the white courtesy phone please.

My rant? Today? Trying to find the 'right' person in IT to help me. And it takes 2-3 at least.  And yeah, I do my own trouble-shooting. With pictures and steps. :bigsmile:

 :couch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on January 16, 2014, 06:19:19 PM
Ignorant people. They always seem to be the loudest. Better to appear stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Ah yes. The arrogant ignorant.

Pass me the bourbon.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on January 16, 2014, 06:35:12 PM
Helicopter parents that don't trust teachers.  Their kids are going to be screwed up.   :baldy:

+1.  And they stay helicopter parents right through college and beyond. I would have been humiliated if my parents went to speak to one of my college professors. Now, it's common.

I watched a dad walk his daughter around a job fair, handing out her resumes and talking to the recruiters for her. Who the f&^# would hire that kid?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on January 16, 2014, 06:39:33 PM
This pisses me off.

Ever since we bought this fridge back in May, it's pissed me off every time I see it. The "Ice Type" button lets you choose between cube, crush and water. WATER IS NOT A TYPE OF ICE, DAMN IT.


Other than that, life's good :)

Actually it is, the melted type.  :bigsmile:

I think I am going to like this thread.  :bigok: :twofinger:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: olderigetfasteriam on January 16, 2014, 07:55:40 PM
Multiple Sclerosis.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: R Doug on January 16, 2014, 08:31:31 PM
Left Lane Campers


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on January 16, 2014, 08:33:42 PM
This pisses me off.

Ever since we bought this fridge back in May, it's pissed me off every time I see it. The "Ice Type" button lets you choose between cube, crush and water. WATER IS NOT A TYPE OF ICE, DAMN IT.

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Other than that, life's good :)


So i take it it's manufactured by LG.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on January 16, 2014, 08:36:00 PM
Left Lane Campers


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They need this in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: fourstring on January 16, 2014, 08:37:12 PM
Layoffs.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 16, 2014, 09:05:50 PM
Politics & religion!  :lol: 

Not much really. I try not to sweat the small stuff.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on January 16, 2014, 09:06:58 PM
This pisses me off.

Ever since we bought this fridge back in May, it's pissed me off every time I see it. The "Ice Type" button lets you choose between cube, crush and water. WATER IS NOT A TYPE OF ICE, DAMN IT.

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Other than that, life's good :)

Um. Water is the liquid phase. An ice kit, as it were...

Just sayin...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on January 16, 2014, 09:28:26 PM
"No Ice" (water) is one of the "Ice" choices. Logical sense, to me... (but then I might not be mainstream)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on January 16, 2014, 09:37:34 PM
Idiots that pass you and then cut directly in front of you only to slow down and turn. IDIOTS.

M.Brane to the white courtesy phone please.



 Actually there isn't much that "pisses me off" anymore, but this would be near the top of the list if I wasn't so used to it. It's SOP for drivers in Malibu especially when they see a large vehicle in front of them.

 Rant for today: people that come up to the flagging operation, and expect to just drive right through. There's a good reason I'm standing out in the road with stop sign dumbass. Just ask the dumbass on the GSXR that blew past the flagman, and ran into the loader in a blind curve at 40 MPH.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on January 16, 2014, 09:43:04 PM
Just ask the dumbass on the GSXR that blew past the flagman, and ran into the loader in a blind curve at 40 MPH.

Did it leave a mark...?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on January 16, 2014, 09:46:33 PM
Just ask the dumbass on the GSXR that blew past the flagman, and ran into the loader in a blind curve at 40 MPH.

Did it leave a mark...?

 Loader: bent the steps. They are pretty stout.

 Bike: totaled. Wouldn't even roll after we dragged it out from under the loader.

 Rider: broken leg, and numerous minor injuries. Dude works for the local ambulance service, and was riding in jeans/sneakers.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Veefer800canuck on January 17, 2014, 01:36:15 AM
Ever since we bought this fridge back in May, it's pissed me off every time I see it. The "Ice Type" button lets you choose between cube, crush and water. WATER IS NOT A TYPE OF ICE, DAMN IT.

Yes it is. It's melted ice. Ice that has undergone a phase change.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: SuperHans on January 17, 2014, 08:24:47 AM
People in general.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on January 17, 2014, 08:44:08 AM
Layoffs.

OK, NOW I'm getting pissed . . . . .


yeah, me too.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on January 17, 2014, 10:47:05 AM
Layoffs.

Due to outsourcing.  :mad: :mad: :mad:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on January 17, 2014, 11:36:59 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Justin on January 17, 2014, 12:20:04 PM
Ever since we bought this fridge back in May, it's pissed me off every time I see it. The "Ice Type" button lets you choose between cube, crush and water. WATER IS NOT A TYPE OF ICE, DAMN IT.

Yes it is. It's melted ice. Ice that has undergone a phase change.

So, you are saying the fridge freezes the water first, then melts it to make the water? I think not. This is a serious problem, don't make light of it.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: vfrrider on January 17, 2014, 09:13:26 PM
Here's my 2 cents worth.

I travel, a lot, like 3-4K per month.

A lot of the major cities in Texas have 3 lane areas where its NO TRUCKS IN LEFT LANE.

Sure it is, if they want to, they just come on over and stay as long as they like.

Rant over, I'm home now and unwinding.

Larry
VFRrider
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on January 18, 2014, 10:55:33 AM
People that think the merge lane has the right of way. (a big problem in these parts)

People that think their kids are "special"


Our post office delivery driver.  >:(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on January 18, 2014, 11:03:16 AM
People that think the merge lane has the right of way. (a big problem in these parts)



http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-16/news/chi-authorities-man-shot-on-i80-after-ind-road-rage-incident-20140116_1_truck-i-80-police-driver (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-16/news/chi-authorities-man-shot-on-i80-after-ind-road-rage-incident-20140116_1_truck-i-80-police-driver)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on January 18, 2014, 11:16:42 AM
Perhaps he'll learn a lesson and stop cutting people off.  ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on January 18, 2014, 10:26:40 PM
Perhaps he'll learn a lesson and stop cutting people off.  ;D

No shit. Dont cut people off and you might not get shot.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 18, 2014, 10:48:04 PM
No shit. Dont cut people off and you might not get shot.

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C'mon now... is cutting someone off really grounds for getting shot?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on January 19, 2014, 04:45:55 AM
People in general.


Whiny people.

Oh, and singers who change the Star Spangled Banner to fit their ego.  That is all.  (Was that whiny?)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 19, 2014, 06:29:49 AM
Wicked perfumey women that have no fucking clue. This applies to some 'men' as well.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 19, 2014, 06:45:15 AM
people who use their mobile phone whilst driving. that includes people who read, do their makeup, work on their laptops etc whilst driving.
drivers who put their foglights on in clear weather. it blinds me.
4X4 owners who don't need a 4X4
cyclists. especially that idiot who pulled out in front of me this morning.
lay offs
bankers
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on January 19, 2014, 07:06:45 AM
people who use their mobile phone whilst driving.

Oh yeah.
They are so entitled, and insecure that they CHOOSE to be addicted to their social connectivity despite the huge risk to themselves, their families, and others innocently using the same roads.
My only satisfaction is in my cold-blooded satisfaction in saying "told ya so" as I extricate their mangled and bleeding bodies from their automobiles.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on January 19, 2014, 07:08:52 AM
No shit. Dont cut people off and you might not get shot.

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C'mon now... is cutting someone off really grounds for getting shot?


How close are you to Detroit?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: jadziadax8 on January 19, 2014, 07:54:42 AM
People who send me text messages at 5:30 in the morning on a Saturday.


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 19, 2014, 08:06:08 AM
How close are you to Detroit?

1 hour drive.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: jadziadax8 on January 19, 2014, 08:14:07 AM
Also people in hotels who don't make their kids shut up.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on January 19, 2014, 08:22:18 AM
No shit. Dont cut people off and you might not get shot.

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C'mon now... is cutting someone off really grounds for getting shot?

Yes, as is driving in the left lane unless you're actively passing before you move back right. It indicates a general lack of common courtesy and driving intelligence that should be weeded out of the garden. I also nominate for termination those folks who, upon realizing that they are in the incorrect lane to make their turn, just go ahead and stop where they are with turn signal on, thereby inconveniencing and endangering dozens of people behind them so that THEY don't have to be bothered to proceed ahead until they can turn around and go back to their turn.

Let's also add to the list those morons who fail to see why they should have to wait in the line of traffic at the interchange between 2 freeways and so drive to the exit point in a non-exit lane and then stop with their turn signal on IN THE THROUGH TRAFFIC LANE until someone lets them in. Traffic? Behind them? Not their problem.

Ah, screw it, I'll just chime in with SuperHans and go with people in general. It makes the list shorter by far.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: PatM on January 19, 2014, 03:17:13 PM
Perfume departments in department stores. They stink. Why do these stores insist on having them right at the entrance?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on January 19, 2014, 03:35:38 PM


C'mon now... is cutting someone off really grounds for getting shot?

Of course not.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on January 19, 2014, 03:37:00 PM
People who send me text messages at 5:30 in the morning on a Saturday.


That happened to me this morning.....WTF.!@&^?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 19, 2014, 06:50:25 PM


C'mon now... is cutting someone off really grounds for getting shot?

Of course not.

That depends on who you ask!  :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on January 19, 2014, 09:03:25 PM
People who send me text messages at 5:30 in the morning on a Saturday.


That happened to me this morning.....WTF.!@&^?


Why did you answer it? 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 19, 2014, 09:04:03 PM
.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: jadziadax8 on January 19, 2014, 09:14:24 PM

Why did you answer it?

Who said I answered it?


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on January 19, 2014, 09:45:55 PM
People who do nothing but complain.
















:lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on January 19, 2014, 10:49:30 PM
People who do nothing but complain.
















:lol:

Yes

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: 2RR2NV on January 20, 2014, 02:55:24 PM
I actually don't have much to complain about...  except...

not enough time to ride!!!!!!  All because of: job, weather, family, in-laws, money, (i think that covers it all...)

not getting hired... A person gets trained by the military to do a specific job for 18 years, but yet can't get hired for the exact same job at the same location since the person don't have someone already working in the job that's related to them!!!!!

and finally (for now)  texting/phone calls while driving.  I would SOOOOOOOO love to be at a stop light, go up to someone that is on the phone or texting, knock on the window, ask for their phone as it's an emergency, and then throw their phone out into the middle of the intersection. Just ticks me off about those drunken folks.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Oddball on January 20, 2014, 03:23:43 PM
Internet cable bill. Every time they raise my rate I call to cancel and get to pay 1/3 of what they just tried to increase my bill to.  I am sick of doing this annual dance. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: R Doug on January 20, 2014, 03:24:40 PM
People who do nothing but complain.



Good one.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on January 20, 2014, 03:53:24 PM
I actually don't have much to complain about...  except...

not enough time to ride!!!!!!  All because of: job, weather, family, in-laws, money, (i think that covers it all...)

not getting hired... A person gets trained by the military to do a specific job for 18 years, but yet can't get hired for the exact same job at the same location since the person don't have someone already working in the job that's related to them!!!!!

and finally (for now)  texting/phone calls while driving.  I would SOOOOOOOO love to be at a stop light, go up to someone that is on the phone or texting, knock on the window, ask for their phone as it's an emergency, and then throw their phone out into the middle of the intersection. Just ticks me off about those drunken folks.

Thought you didn't have much to complain about??????
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Justin on January 20, 2014, 03:58:05 PM
Internet cable bill. Every time they raise my rate I call to cancel and get to pay 1/3 of what they just tried to increase my bill to.  I am sick of doing this annual dance.


NSFW language.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ilMx7k7mso (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ilMx7k7mso#ws)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on January 20, 2014, 04:14:34 PM
I actually don't have much to complain about...  except...

not enough time to ride!!!!!!  All because of: job, weather, family, in-laws, money, (i think that covers it all...)

not getting hired... A person gets trained by the military to do a specific job for 18 years, but yet can't get hired for the exact same job at the same location since the person don't have someone already working in the job that's related to them!!!!!

and finally (for now)  texting/phone calls while driving.  I would SOOOOOOOO love to be at a stop light, go up to someone that is on the phone or texting, knock on the window, ask for their phone as it's an emergency, and then throw their phone out into the middle of the intersection. Just ticks me off about those drunken folks.

Thought you didn't have much to complain about??????
He made up for it  by his ranting on job taking his time and then ranting on not getting a job.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 20, 2014, 05:33:03 PM
The smell of strong cheese where the smell of cheese doesn't belong. EVER.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on January 20, 2014, 05:43:04 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: 2RR2NV on January 20, 2014, 06:46:25 PM
I actually don't have much to complain about...  except...

not enough time to ride!!!!!!  All because of: job, weather, family, in-laws, money, (i think that covers it all...)

not getting hired... A person gets trained by the military to do a specific job for 18 years, but yet can't get hired for the exact same job at the same location since the person don't have someone already working in the job that's related to them!!!!!

and finally (for now)  texting/phone calls while driving.  I would SOOOOOOOO love to be at a stop light, go up to someone that is on the phone or texting, knock on the window, ask for their phone as it's an emergency, and then throw their phone out into the middle of the intersection. Just ticks me off about those drunken folks.

Thought you didn't have much to complain about??????
He made up for it  by his ranting on job taking his time and then ranting on not getting a job.
obviously, I have a job that does not pertain to what I have skills in (nor does it pay anywhere near comparatively to the job I'm trained for) so it's very frustrating trying to get a job that I want and know i can do, but have no success in getting said job. I believe the military has no official job that requires personnel to pick up a particle board shelf and put it on a pallet, over and over again for at least 3000 times a day. just saying...

Things are looking up though. It looks like I may have a lateral move to a mechanics position in the same company and make a touch more money (still $20k shy of the job I'm trying for).  At least I can use my wrenching skillset. WOOT!

compared to other thread posters, looks like I have minor rants.  ;) :D :)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on January 22, 2014, 05:47:48 AM
Well, then rant away.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on January 22, 2014, 10:27:03 AM
Vegans.  There has never been a more self righteous group of assholes than these people.  They want to feel special, so they decide to not eat stuff and act like it's more important than those of us that have food allergies and other legit medically restricted diets.  I eat all the steak and eggs I want and my cholesterol numbers are great, so don't try to convert me to your bullshit because paleo seems to be solving all my problems.  :twofinger:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on January 22, 2014, 10:30:07 AM
I guess mine boils down to stupid people and assholes... no matter where they are or what group they belong to. of course the fact that I can't help but screw with them once they start probably doesn't help matters...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on January 22, 2014, 11:31:27 AM
Grandparents raising their grandkids (as the primary care giver).

They screwed up their kid(s) to the point that they had kids that they aren't raising.

Now they're going to do it with ANOTHER generation - and it's compounded in that there probably won't be anyone there to raise the kids these kids have!!!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on January 22, 2014, 12:20:51 PM
Selfish people.

Guy got married. Guy liked to drink. Guy got wife pregnant. Guy still liked drink, but now also started taking drugs. Guy got arrested. Guy got fired. Guy got divorced. Guy stopped having anything to do with family, but would call weekly looking for money.Guy got arrested again. Guy kept breaking in ex-wife's house to steal things to sell from booze and drugs. Guy got arrested again.

Guy's body got discovered behind a church this morning. He'd been dead for about a year based on remains. Had to deliver notification and do interview with ex-wife (wife's co-worker) this morning.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on January 22, 2014, 12:49:18 PM
Selfish people.

Guy got married. Guy liked to drink. Guy got wife pregnant. Guy still liked drink, but now also started taking drugs. Guy got arrested. Guy got fired. Guy got divorced. Guy stopped having anything to do with family, but would call weekly looking for money.Guy got arrested again. Guy kept breaking in ex-wife's house to steal things to sell from booze and drugs. Guy got arrested again.

Guy's body got discovered behind a church this morning. He'd been dead for about a year based on remains. Had to deliver notification and do interview with ex-wife (wife's co-worker) this morning.

kind of all sorted itself out in the end, no?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Justin on January 22, 2014, 01:33:33 PM
Selfish people.

Guy got married. Guy liked to drink. Guy got wife pregnant. Guy still liked drink, but now also started taking drugs. Guy got arrested. Guy got fired. Guy got divorced. Guy stopped having anything to do with family, but would call weekly looking for money.Guy got arrested again. Guy kept breaking in ex-wife's house to steal things to sell from booze and drugs. Guy got arrested again.

Guy's body got discovered behind a church this morning. He'd been dead for about a year based on remains. Had to deliver notification and do interview with ex-wife (wife's co-worker) this morning.

Hope the stench is gone after that long  :hurl:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on January 22, 2014, 01:38:25 PM
Selfish people.

Guy got married. Guy liked to drink. Guy got wife pregnant. Guy still liked drink, but now also started taking drugs. Guy got arrested. Guy got fired. Guy got divorced. Guy stopped having anything to do with family, but would call weekly looking for money.Guy got arrested again. Guy kept breaking in ex-wife's house to steal things to sell from booze and drugs. Guy got arrested again.

Guy's body got discovered behind a church this morning. He'd been dead for about a year based on remains. Had to deliver notification and do interview with ex-wife (wife's co-worker) this morning.

That's a tough day.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: wibornz on January 23, 2014, 10:00:14 PM
I typed four paragraphs then deleted them.  It was about the DMV.  Just carry on.  Every one hates the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Veefer800canuck on January 24, 2014, 12:49:52 AM
Emergency root canals that morph into full-on molar extraction.

Grrrr.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on January 24, 2014, 08:11:39 AM
  Every one hates the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Not me.  In and out i a matter of minutes and greeted with a smile every time.  Although it would be nice to have the option of a lifetime registration rather than having to stroke a check every year for multiple vehicles.


Most people create their own misery.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on January 24, 2014, 08:22:22 AM
Rip-off artists. 

And Megathreads about them. 

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: fourstring on January 24, 2014, 08:55:50 AM
Wow. How does that even happen?  Not being found for a year, I mean.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 24, 2014, 09:22:18 AM
I love the "DMV", called the Secretary of State here in Michigan!!!



Justin Bieber haters piss me off though! LEAVE JUSTIN ALONE
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on January 24, 2014, 10:15:57 AM

Justin Bieber haters piss me off though! LEAVE JUSTIN ALONE


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 24, 2014, 10:25:30 AM
 :rolf: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nice! That's freaking awesome!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Justin on January 24, 2014, 10:26:30 AM
Rip-off artists. 

And Megathreads about them. 

[url]http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341[/url] ([url]http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341[/url])


Been following that. Epic thread.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on January 24, 2014, 11:23:10 AM
I like it!

Reminds me that I need to call the family business of a guy that took $80 via paypal and never sent out the BMW parts kevinwilly needed.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Justin on January 24, 2014, 12:00:40 PM
I like it!

Reminds me that I need to call the family business of a guy that took $80 via paypal and never sent out the BMW parts kevinwilly needed.

Let me know if you need a thread started.




:lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on January 24, 2014, 12:07:22 PM
Let me know if you need a thread started.

:lol:
;D Guy finally responded after a year of ignoring me saying he shipped it.  I said I needed a shipping receipt or the cash.  I think the chances of him responding again are near zero, but he finally responded when I said I was going to call him at work.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on January 24, 2014, 03:31:58 PM
  Every one hates the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Not me.  In and out i a matter of minutes and greeted with a smile every time.  Although it would be nice to have the option of a lifetime registration rather than having to stroke a check every year for multiple vehicles.


Most people create their own misery.

Come to a DMV in the NOVA area near DC and you'll walk out wondering how you didn't slit your own wrist.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Oddball on January 24, 2014, 05:57:42 PM
eBay.  The thieving bastards.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on January 24, 2014, 06:55:47 PM
When an ISP "changes" customer owned network equipment, stating, you don't need your existing WiFi gateway, our (modem with WiFi) is faster and more secure, only to put the customer into a world of hurt when "all of the rest" of the home devices don't work correctly.

:rant: Leave client equipment as-is. You're only providing Internet services - just keep providing Internet services and do not mess with customer equipment.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 24, 2014, 06:58:27 PM
Everything.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on January 24, 2014, 08:14:45 PM
People that worship Justin Bieber.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 24, 2014, 08:22:38 PM
So you hate yourself?!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on January 24, 2014, 08:26:50 PM
So you hate yourself?!

Says the guy with an creepy avatar.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 24, 2014, 08:28:09 PM
Cablebandit made that special, for me!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on January 24, 2014, 08:32:17 PM
Cablebandit made that special, for me!

Yes, yes; we all know, it's all about you.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 24, 2014, 08:33:30 PM
It is. The world owes me a fucking living.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on January 24, 2014, 08:37:15 PM
It is. The world owes me a fucking living.

And judging by your incessant chest beating about retiring in the next couple of years at the tender age of 40-something, I'd say the world has paid its debt pretty quickly to you. Congratulations.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 24, 2014, 08:39:46 PM
Thanks! I've earned everything that I have. No hand outs here.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on January 24, 2014, 08:46:11 PM
What a fucken soap opera.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on January 24, 2014, 09:27:05 PM
Just poking the stick.  :pokestick:


He's so sensitive.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 24, 2014, 09:44:49 PM
I'm not sensitive. I thought that we were quoting Blazing Saddles lines. You freaked out when I quoted the "I like rape" line.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on January 24, 2014, 09:45:48 PM
The ignore function is a wonderful thing. To bad it doesn't work on Tapatalk.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 24, 2014, 09:58:20 PM
Cowards piss me off. Or people who talk smack about you to everyone or while hiding behind their keyboards but when they're in the same room or at an event w/ lots of other people around they don't say anything about the person to the person.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on January 25, 2014, 04:27:21 AM
Looks like we're back on ST.n
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 25, 2014, 07:01:20 AM
I'm not terribly fond of brussel sprouts.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on January 25, 2014, 07:09:19 AM
LOVE them!
I ate a big bowl of 'em, grilled with olive oil and garlic, last night.
It pisses the Missus that there are no opening windows in this hotel room!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 25, 2014, 07:13:54 AM
Should I visit again in the future, may I try them?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on January 25, 2014, 07:33:45 AM
Cowards piss me off. Or people who talk smack about you to everyone or while hiding behind their keyboards but when they're in the same room or at an event w/ lots of other people around they don't say anything about the person to the person.

 :lol:   :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 25, 2014, 07:56:15 AM
Cowards piss me off. Or people who talk smack about you to everyone or while hiding behind their keyboards but when they're in the same room or at an event w/ lots of other people around they don't say anything about the person to the person.

 :lol:   :facepalm:

Hey Clay, what do you think about that Stripes guy? Did you see he's trying to sell that POS Triumph for like 3 grand?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 25, 2014, 07:59:21 AM
Cowards piss me off. Or people who talk smack about you to everyone or while hiding behind their keyboards but when they're in the same room or at an event w/ lots of other people around they don't say anything about the person to the person.

 :lol:   :facepalm:

Hey Clay, what do you think about that Stripes guy? Did you see he's trying to sell that POS Triumph for like 3 grand?

 :rolf:  If I still have it in the spring the price will go back to $4000 or $4500! But I heard thst I'm a dick!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 25, 2014, 08:16:38 AM
...that POS Triumph...

Pieces of shit really piss me off.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on January 25, 2014, 08:28:38 AM
I'm not sensitive. I thought that we were quoting Blazing Saddles lines. You freaked out when I quoted the "I like rape" line.

Oops. I totally forgot about that line. Sorry.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on January 25, 2014, 08:42:20 AM
Since Metaluna was destroyed I can't get replacement parts for my Interociter. F'cking Zagons. I used to be able to get a lot of the parts I needed from some guy calling himself "The Professor". Oddly, they were made out of coconuts and other tropical fruits.

Also, I need a set of leathers for my mutant. Is anybody selling a set that might fit it? He's 6'3" and weighs about 250 pounds, but a lot of that weight is in his head.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 25, 2014, 08:58:49 AM
I'm not sensitive. I thought that we were quoting Blazing Saddles lines. You freaked out when I quoted the "I like rape" line.

Oops. I totally forgot about that line. Sorry.

No worries. I just assumed that everybody remembered it! Cheers
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on January 26, 2014, 08:29:41 PM
Cowards piss me off. Or people who talk smack about you to everyone or while hiding behind their keyboards but when they're in the same room or at an event w/ lots of other people around they don't say anything about the person to the person.

 :lol:   :facepalm:

Hey Clay, what do you think about that Stripes guy? Did you see he's trying to sell that POS Triumph for like 3 grand?

Totally.  Kind of a douche move, but hey, whatevs.     :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: coucours grad on January 26, 2014, 08:33:48 PM
Non refundable deposits piss me off.


Just call it a service entry fee and be done with it.




Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on January 26, 2014, 10:43:10 PM
F#*@n winter. I am tired of this winter. Another 3 inches of snow and when i got it cleared another f#*@n inch of the white shit fell and now the winds are gusting at 35 mph and now i have a 2 foot high drift covering half my driveway. Should be completely covered by morning.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on January 26, 2014, 10:58:30 PM
F#*@n winter. I am tired of this winter. Another 3 inches of snow and when i got it cleared another f#*@n inch of the white shit fell and now the winds are gusting at 35 mph and now i have a 2 foot high drift covering half my driveway. Should be completely covered by morning.

I hear you. I'm in the same boat. It sucks. We got spoiled the past 10 years w/ mild winters.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on January 27, 2014, 06:16:07 AM
Another week of schizo winter weather in Texas...otherwise known as business as usual. Note the nice strong north wind component today...carrying all that lovely fucking cedar (actually Ashe Juniper) pollen into town which is why I've been up since 4:30 sneezing non-stop with my nose running like a firehose.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on January 27, 2014, 11:12:08 PM
 The deciduous trees are already getting their leaves back here.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on January 28, 2014, 07:56:17 AM
I hate when i run out of ink on the printer.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on January 28, 2014, 08:05:43 AM
I hate when i run out of ink on the printer.


I'm sure Amazon still has ribbons.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 28, 2014, 08:20:29 AM
I hate when i run out of ink on the printer.


I'm sure Amazon still has ribbons.

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:rolf:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 28, 2014, 08:22:58 AM
No, seriously...... :rolf:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on January 28, 2014, 10:02:33 AM
I'm not terribly fond of brussel sprouts.

I developed a rule of thumb wrt edibles when I was about 4 years old . . . . if our Boxer stud, Schnapps, wouldn't eat something, neither would I.

Brussel sprouts . . . Schnapps would have no truck with em . . . . . . good advice, I say.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 28, 2014, 10:16:05 AM
Schnapps.  Good dog. Good name for a dog.  Arf.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on January 28, 2014, 10:20:46 AM
I used to think he was my dog.

I now realize that I was his boy.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on January 28, 2014, 03:14:39 PM
It really pisses me off that dogs have such a short lifespan.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on January 28, 2014, 04:51:08 PM
s'trooth -- but they fit a whole lot of living and love into the short span. . . . .
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on January 29, 2014, 06:30:54 PM
Ape-hanger handlebars. I mean, seriously, wtf? Why not just wear a t-shirt that says, "I'm a fucking moron who doesn't actually ride much?" Because, you know, that's what everyone who does ride is thinking when they see you.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on January 29, 2014, 07:14:32 PM
Ape-hanger handlebars. I mean, seriously, wtf? Why not just wear a t-shirt that says, "I'm a fucking moron who doesn't actually ride much?" Because, you know, that's what everyone who does ride is thinking when they see you.

There's a lot of those where M.Brane and I live. Roar up a neighborhood street, decelerate. It all says 'douchbag'. Or rather 'DOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUCCHEbaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggg'.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on January 29, 2014, 08:58:45 PM
Ape-hanger handlebars. I mean, seriously, wtf? Why not just wear a t-shirt that says, "I'm a fucking moron who doesn't actually ride much?" Because, you know, that's what everyone who does ride is thinking when they see you.

There's a lot of those where M.Brane and I live. Roar up a neighborhood street, decelerate. It all says 'douchbag'. Or rather 'DOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUCCHEbaaaaaaaaaaaagggggggg'.

 Don't forget to blip the throttle repeatedly as you coast to a stop, and do it all again at the next block. Avoid making turns whenever possible since the bars are so high you have to take your outside hand off.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on January 30, 2014, 01:14:28 PM
I saw a guy in Ga riding a HD bagger with big ass apes. Never seen that before.


Ape hangers on a bagger, not a HD owner actually riding his HD, although I could understand the confusion.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on January 30, 2014, 01:55:11 PM
Ive had it with the cold. 
Its been so fucking cold they aren't even blaming Canada.  Usually, the "Canadian air mass" is the culprit for it dropping into the 20's.  They like to use this Canada bullshit in the fall too, like when it's still 70 and beautiful out but next week watch out-"The Canadian air mass" is coming...
It was 6 this morning.  6. 
Now its ARTIC AIR  causing all the cold.
As i'm waiting for my body to finally give in and succumb to the flu after fighting it since goddam Halloween, it occurred to me that I have virtually no positive memories of cold weather.  Sure, I remember a few Christmas mornings and shit like that but for the most part-nothing.  This means I pushed this stuff back in my head.  Nov-April pretty much sucks weather-wise, I blocked half my life.  Maybe this is the key to why i'm crazy; i've been suppressing half my life all these years.  My emotional age is 20.  Explains a lot. ;)
I was watching "House Hunters Hawaii" and wondering wft i'm still doing here??  They wear shorts and flip-flops all year round. 
as much as I hate the cold I was hoping "The Big Game" got hit with sub-freezing temps and high winds.  I was hoping it got so cold Bruno Mars literally collapses and dies on stage and the Chili Peppers have to gut him and get inside his still warm corpse to survive like Han Solo did in "Retun of the Jedi".    Fuck NY for building a BILLION DOLLAR stadium and leaving the roof off.  I mean, seriously?  What would it have cost?  Another 10 million for the roof?  assholes.
And fuck New Jersey. 
Doesn't Atlanta have a domed stadium?  Fuck you Atlanta.
the cold should stay where it belongs-those square states in the Midwest.   
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on January 30, 2014, 02:04:09 PM
Ive had it with the cold. 
Its been so fucking cold they aren't even blaming Canada.  Usually, the "Canadian air mass" is the culprit for it dropping into the 20's.  They like to use this Canada bullshit in the fall too, like when it's still 70 and beautiful out but next week watch out-"The Canadian air mass" is coming...
It was 6 this morning.  6. 
Now its ARTIC AIR  causing all the cold.
As i'm waiting for my body to finally give in and succumb to the flu after fighting it since goddam Halloween, it occurred to me that I have virtually no positive memories of cold weather.  Sure, I remember a few Christmas mornings and shit like that but for the most part-nothing.  This means I pushed this stuff back in my head.  Nov-April pretty much sucks weather-wise, I blocked half my life.  Maybe this is the key to why i'm crazy; i've been suppressing half my life all these years.  My emotional age is 20.  Explains a lot. ;)
I was watching "House Hunters Hawaii" and wondering wft i'm still doing here??  They wear shorts and flip-flops all year round. 
as much as I hate the cold I was hoping "The Big Game" got hit with sub-freezing temps and high winds.  I was hoping it got so cold Bruno Mars literally collapses and dies on stage and the Chili Peppers have to gut him and get inside his still warm corpse to survive like Han Solo did in "Retun of the Jedi".    Fuck NY for building a BILLION DOLLAR stadium and leaving the roof off.  I mean, seriously?  What would it have cost?  Another 10 million for the roof?  assholes.
And fuck New Jersey. 
Doesn't Atlanta have a domed stadium?  Fuck you Atlanta.
the cold should stay where it belongs-those square states in the Midwest.   

This post makes me smile.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on January 30, 2014, 02:16:45 PM
Ive had it with the cold. 
Its been so fucking cold they aren't even blaming Canada.  Usually, the "Canadian air mass" is the culprit for it dropping into the 20's.  They like to use this Canada bullshit in the fall too, like when it's still 70 and beautiful out but next week watch out-"The Canadian air mass" is coming...
It was 6 this morning.  6. 
Now its ARTIC AIR  causing all the cold.
As i'm waiting for my body to finally give in and succumb to the flu after fighting it since goddam Halloween, it occurred to me that I have virtually no positive memories of cold weather.  Sure, I remember a few Christmas mornings and shit like that but for the most part-nothing.  This means I pushed this stuff back in my head.  Nov-April pretty much sucks weather-wise, I blocked half my life.  Maybe this is the key to why i'm crazy; i've been suppressing half my life all these years.  My emotional age is 20.  Explains a lot. ;)
I was watching "House Hunters Hawaii" and wondering wft i'm still doing here??  They wear shorts and flip-flops all year round. 
as much as I hate the cold I was hoping "The Big Game" got hit with sub-freezing temps and high winds.  I was hoping it got so cold Bruno Mars literally collapses and dies on stage and the Chili Peppers have to gut him and get inside his still warm corpse to survive like Han Solo did in "Retun of the Jedi".    Fuck NY for building a BILLION DOLLAR stadium and leaving the roof off.  I mean, seriously?  What would it have cost?  Another 10 million for the roof?  assholes.
And fuck New Jersey. 
Doesn't Atlanta have a domed stadium?  Fuck you Atlanta.
the cold should stay where it belongs-those square states in the Midwest.   
Move to NC.  If there is any snow at all everyone freaks the F out and everything is closed until it melts.  Or farther south.  I'm from SC and only remember it snowing once as a kid.  Maybe twice.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on January 30, 2014, 02:19:55 PM
Reading it with that ridiculous New Yawk accent makes it that much more amusing.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on January 30, 2014, 03:15:57 PM
Ive had it with the cold. 
Its been so fucking cold they aren't even blaming Canada.  Usually, the "Canadian air mass" is the culprit for it dropping into the 20's.  They like to use this Canada bullshit in the fall too, like when it's still 70 and beautiful out but next week watch out-"The Canadian air mass" is coming...
It was 6 this morning.  6. 
Now its ARTIC AIR  causing all the cold.
As i'm waiting for my body to finally give in and succumb to the flu after fighting it since goddam Halloween, it occurred to me that I have virtually no positive memories of cold weather.  Sure, I remember a few Christmas mornings and shit like that but for the most part-nothing.  This means I pushed this stuff back in my head.  Nov-April pretty much sucks weather-wise, I blocked half my life.  Maybe this is the key to why i'm crazy; i've been suppressing half my life all these years.  My emotional age is 20.  Explains a lot. ;)
I was watching "House Hunters Hawaii" and wondering wft i'm still doing here??  They wear shorts and flip-flops all year round. 
as much as I hate the cold I was hoping "The Big Game" got hit with sub-freezing temps and high winds.  I was hoping it got so cold Bruno Mars literally collapses and dies on stage and the Chili Peppers have to gut him and get inside his still warm corpse to survive like Han Solo did in "Retun of the Jedi".    Fuck NY for building a BILLION DOLLAR stadium and leaving the roof off.  I mean, seriously?  What would it have cost?  Another 10 million for the roof?  assholes.
And fuck New Jersey. 
Doesn't Atlanta have a domed stadium?  Fuck you Atlanta.
the cold should stay where it belongs-those square states in the Midwest.   
Move to NC.  If there is any snow at all everyone freaks the F out and everything is closed until it melts.  Or farther south.  I'm from SC and only remember it snowing once as a kid.  Maybe twice.


fuck N. Carolina.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 30, 2014, 03:16:43 PM
Why?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on January 30, 2014, 03:58:36 PM
Move to NC.  If there is any snow at all everyone freaks the F out and everything is closed until it melts.  Or farther south.  I'm from SC and only remember it snowing once as a kid.  Maybe twice.


fuck N. Carolina.
Not hating yourself over the cold for most of the year might kill you.   :P
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on January 30, 2014, 04:01:45 PM
Move to NC.  If there is any snow at all everyone freaks the F out and everything is closed until it melts.  Or farther south.  I'm from SC and only remember it snowing once as a kid.  Maybe twice.


fuck N. Carolina.
Not hating yourself over the cold for most of the year might kill you.   :P


I can handle it.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on January 30, 2014, 04:03:19 PM
Move to NC.  If there is any snow at all everyone freaks the F out and everything is closed until it melts.  Or farther south.  I'm from SC and only remember it snowing once as a kid.  Maybe twice.


fuck N. Carolina.
Not hating yourself over the cold for most of the year might kill you.   :P


I can handle it.
Clearly you can't.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on January 30, 2014, 04:07:17 PM
Move to NC.  If there is any snow at all everyone freaks the F out and everything is closed until it melts.  Or farther south.  I'm from SC and only remember it snowing once as a kid.  Maybe twice.


fuck N. Carolina.
Not hating yourself over the cold for most of the year might kill you.   :P


I can handle it.

Seemingly not -- see your pissy lil rant above, and your Prius.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on January 30, 2014, 04:09:21 PM
Ive had it with the cold. 
Its been so fucking cold they aren't even blaming Canada.  Usually, the "Canadian air mass" is the culprit for it dropping into the 20's.  They like to use this Canada bullshit in the fall too, like when it's still 70 and beautiful out but next week watch out-"The Canadian air mass" is coming...
It was 6 this morning.  6. 
Now its ARTIC AIR  causing all the cold.
As i'm waiting for my body to finally give in and succumb to the flu after fighting it since goddam Halloween, it occurred to me that I have virtually no positive memories of cold weather.  Sure, I remember a few Christmas mornings and shit like that but for the most part-nothing.  This means I pushed this stuff back in my head.  Nov-April pretty much sucks weather-wise, I blocked half my life.  Maybe this is the key to why i'm crazy; i've been suppressing half my life all these years.  My emotional age is 20.  Explains a lot. ;)
I was watching "House Hunters Hawaii" and wondering wft i'm still doing here??  They wear shorts and flip-flops all year round. 
as much as I hate the cold I was hoping "The Big Game" got hit with sub-freezing temps and high winds.  I was hoping it got so cold Bruno Mars literally collapses and dies on stage and the Chili Peppers have to gut him and get inside his still warm corpse to survive like Han Solo did in "Retun of the Jedi".    Fuck NY for building a BILLION DOLLAR stadium and leaving the roof off.  I mean, seriously?  What would it have cost?  Another 10 million for the roof?  assholes.
And fuck New Jersey. 
Doesn't Atlanta have a domed stadium?  Fuck you Atlanta.
the cold should stay where it belongs-those square states in the Midwest.   

This just made my day.   :rolf:  Don't forget about the "truck"- you know, the Avalanche?   :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on January 30, 2014, 05:15:11 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on January 30, 2014, 05:16:41 PM
Ive had it with the cold. 
Its been so fucking cold they aren't even blaming Canada.  Usually, the "Canadian air mass" is the culprit for it dropping into the 20's.  They like to use this Canada bullshit in the fall too, like when it's still 70 and beautiful out but next week watch out-"The Canadian air mass" is coming...
It was 6 this morning.  6. 
Now its ARTIC AIR  causing all the cold.
As i'm waiting for my body to finally give in and succumb to the flu after fighting it since goddam Halloween, it occurred to me that I have virtually no positive memories of cold weather.  Sure, I remember a few Christmas mornings and shit like that but for the most part-nothing.  This means I pushed this stuff back in my head.  Nov-April pretty much sucks weather-wise, I blocked half my life.  Maybe this is the key to why i'm crazy; i've been suppressing half my life all these years.  My emotional age is 20.  Explains a lot. ;)
I was watching "House Hunters Hawaii" and wondering wft i'm still doing here??  They wear shorts and flip-flops all year round. 
as much as I hate the cold I was hoping "The Big Game" got hit with sub-freezing temps and high winds.  I was hoping it got so cold Bruno Mars literally collapses and dies on stage and the Chili Peppers have to gut him and get inside his still warm corpse to survive like Han Solo did in "Retun of the Jedi".    Fuck NY for building a BILLION DOLLAR stadium and leaving the roof off.  I mean, seriously?  What would it have cost?  Another 10 million for the roof?  assholes.
And fuck New Jersey. 
Doesn't Atlanta have a domed stadium?  Fuck you Atlanta.
the cold should stay where it belongs-those square states in the Midwest.   

There's the Scottzilla I know and love....  :bigsmile: :inlove: :wave:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on January 30, 2014, 06:17:43 PM
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That's a lot of snow for July 2nd.
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Post by: Cookie on January 30, 2014, 06:28:56 PM
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That's a lot of snow for July 2nd.


It gets like that on Long Island.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on January 30, 2014, 07:20:49 PM
Ive had it with the cold. 
Its been so fucking cold they aren't even blaming Canada.  Usually, the "Canadian air mass" is the culprit for it dropping into the 20's.  They like to use this Canada bullshit in the fall too, like when it's still 70 and beautiful out but next week watch out-"The Canadian air mass" is coming...
It was 6 this morning.  6. 
Now its ARTIC AIR  causing all the cold.
As i'm waiting for my body to finally give in and succumb to the flu after fighting it since goddam Halloween, it occurred to me that I have virtually no positive memories of cold weather.  Sure, I remember a few Christmas mornings and shit like that but for the most part-nothing.  This means I pushed this stuff back in my head.  Nov-April pretty much sucks weather-wise, I blocked half my life.  Maybe this is the key to why i'm crazy; i've been suppressing half my life all these years.  My emotional age is 20.  Explains a lot. ;)
I was watching "House Hunters Hawaii" and wondering wft i'm still doing here??  They wear shorts and flip-flops all year round. 
as much as I hate the cold I was hoping "The Big Game" got hit with sub-freezing temps and high winds.  I was hoping it got so cold Bruno Mars literally collapses and dies on stage and the Chili Peppers have to gut him and get inside his still warm corpse to survive like Han Solo did in "Retun of the Jedi".    Fuck NY for building a BILLION DOLLAR stadium and leaving the roof off.  I mean, seriously?  What would it have cost?  Another 10 million for the roof?  assholes.
And fuck New Jersey. 
Doesn't Atlanta have a domed stadium?  Fuck you Atlanta.
the cold should stay where it belongs-those square states in the Midwest.   

This just made my day.   :rolf:  Don't forget about the "truck"- you know, the Avalanche?   :lol:


Avalanche?   One of the better decisions I've made in my life.  2007, a banner year for General Motors.  I can imagine the phone call down to El General Motors de Mexico explaining how the company is going out of business unless the govt bails them out.  " Better cut as many corners as you can to save money.  Start with the Avalanche line" they surely said.   The big boss, Pedro, really ran with the corporate orders and built a top notch piece of shit.  Sadly, he lost his job and now works for Ford. 
Fuck GM.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 01, 2014, 01:45:33 PM

as much as I hate the cold I was hoping "The Big Game" got hit with sub-freezing temps and high winds.  I was hoping it got so cold Bruno Mars literally collapses and dies on stage and the Chili Peppers have to gut him and get inside his still warm corpse to survive like Han Solo did in "Retun of the Jedi".

Ummm, that's Empire Strikes Back, BTW.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 01, 2014, 02:03:24 PM
ANY Prius.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on February 01, 2014, 05:25:34 PM
ANY Prius.

I understand that owning a Prius has the same effect on men as sex reassignment surgery.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on February 01, 2014, 06:51:25 PM
Wait the FUCKING minute! I have a Prius.

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 :twofinger:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on February 01, 2014, 07:53:54 PM
The surgery went poorly.
 :razz:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on February 01, 2014, 08:17:22 PM
Wait the FUCKING minute! I have a Prius.

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 :twofinger:


AND you live in Amarillo? Good god man, no wonder the surgery didn't take.  :blbl:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 01, 2014, 08:41:52 PM
ANY Prius.

On Long Island.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on February 01, 2014, 09:32:14 PM
I can't believe no one noticed the LLBean fuzzy slippers.  :headscratch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 02, 2014, 04:01:11 AM
Wait the FUCKING minute! I have a Prius.

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 :twofinger:


Shit. And we don't have an ignore button here. Shit.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 02, 2014, 07:22:48 AM


Shit. And we don't have an ignore button here. Shit.


I ignore you all the time. I don't need a button.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on February 02, 2014, 07:46:59 AM

Shit. And we don't have an ignore button here. Shit.

Sure we do.  It's not just an ignore button. It's an entire list.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on February 02, 2014, 09:43:01 AM
Wait the FUCKING minute! I have a Prius.

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 :twofinger:


Of course you do.   You're gay. 
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Post by: kneescrubber on February 02, 2014, 11:14:21 AM
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I also have a Tundra. Better?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on February 02, 2014, 11:17:51 AM
Wait the FUCKING minute! I have a Prius.

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 :twofinger:


Of course you do.   You're gay.


Said the guy with a Prius AND an Avalanche.

:couch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 02, 2014, 11:26:00 AM
Heh
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on February 02, 2014, 01:36:07 PM
Go to Google, type in "Prius Avalanche Gay", hit "I'm feeling lucky" and see what pops up.  Just sayin...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on February 02, 2014, 03:50:00 PM
 Federal tax return: 1 page, tax tables in the instructions done in 10min. Getting a grand back.

 State tax return: 4 pages, tax tables in a completely separate document you have to look for, original form doesn't work, and I owe them $86.

 The kicker: I work for this state.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on February 02, 2014, 04:03:05 PM
Federal tax return: 1 page, tax tables in the instructions done in 10min. Getting a grand back.

 State tax return: 4 pages, tax tables in a completely separate document you have to look for, original form doesn't work, and I owe them $86.

 The kicker: I work for this state.

But you have such awesome roads.  :thumbsup:



And no water.  :pokestick:


Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on February 02, 2014, 04:07:50 PM

 State tax return: 4 pages, tax tables in a completely separate document you have to look for, original form doesn't work, and I owe them $86.

 The kicker: I work for this state.

The beauty of this flat tax state.  It takes longer to find the website to file than it does to file.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on February 02, 2014, 04:21:57 PM


But you have such awesome roads.  :thumbsup:



 I do my best to keep it that way.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on February 02, 2014, 07:18:53 PM
Go to Google, type in "Prius Avalanche Gay", hit "I'm feeling lucky" and see what pops up.  Just sayin...


Go to google and type in " Midwest Amish beard porn" and hit "I'm feeling lucky". 
Just sayin...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 02, 2014, 07:26:41 PM
Go to Google, type in "Prius Avalanche Gay", hit "I'm feeling lucky" and see what pops up.  Just sayin...


Go to google and type in " Midwest Amish beard porn" and hit "I'm feeling lucky". 
Just sayin...

Dude. No one wants to see those pics of your mom again, ok?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 02, 2014, 08:50:38 PM
Go to Google, type in "Prius Avalanche Gay", hit "I'm feeling lucky" and see what pops up.  Just sayin...


Go to google and type in " Midwest Amish beard porn" and hit "I'm feeling lucky". 
Just sayin...

I dare you to google roof smut.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on February 03, 2014, 04:23:38 AM
Go to Google, type in "Prius Avalanche Gay", hit "I'm feeling lucky" and see what pops up.  Just sayin...


Go to google and type in " Midwest Amish beard porn" and hit "I'm feeling lucky". 
Just sayin...

I dare you to google roof smut.

What's scary is that you knew about this.  :o
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: doc4216 on February 03, 2014, 11:29:52 AM
Go to Google, type in "Prius Avalanche Gay", hit "I'm feeling lucky" and see what pops up.  Just sayin...


Go to google and type in " Midwest Amish beard porn" and hit "I'm feeling lucky". 
Just sayin...

I dare you to google roof smut.

I can't believe I just googled that! Remind to never take a dare again.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 03, 2014, 11:53:24 AM
Doc, don't listen to any of them.
Me? I won't steer you wrong.

Ride on up to Clay's in June and see for yourself.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on February 03, 2014, 11:58:56 AM
Go to Google, type in "Prius Avalanche Gay", hit "I'm feeling lucky" and see what pops up.  Just sayin...


Go to google and type in " Midwest Amish beard porn" and hit "I'm feeling lucky". 
Just sayin...

I dare you to google roof smut.


That's not like blue waffle is it?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on February 03, 2014, 08:02:56 PM
Go to Google, type in "Prius Avalanche Gay", hit "I'm feeling lucky" and see what pops up.  Just sayin...


Go to google and type in " Midwest Amish beard porn" and hit "I'm feeling lucky". 
Just sayin...

I sense bitterness.   :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 04, 2014, 05:49:06 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on February 04, 2014, 06:11:43 AM

We don't make sales. We make things work. We keep systems running.
 

You are considered overhead. I feel your pain.
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 04, 2014, 06:38:47 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 04, 2014, 06:42:06 AM
They told my department (pack/ship) that we were not "value added" employees and because of this we would be held at our pay grade. Great motivators.
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on February 04, 2014, 08:36:13 AM

We don't make sales. We make things work. We keep systems running.
 

You are considered overhead. I feel your pain.

Oh I get it. It would be nice if there was actual recognition of the Department though. Seems odd that 3 of the 4 Departments are recognized in the All Hands. Makes me not want to attend the next one.

Carl

I quit going to those about 4 years ago.  I have to go this year due to a 10 year 'service' award. At the 5 year mark you get a silver ring. Ordered the largest size available so I could get the maximum amount for 'melt' value.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on February 04, 2014, 08:44:03 AM
Company All Hands meeting yesterday. Employee of the year, Presedent's Leadership Award. Department One; Great Job on getting those sales, getting contracts. Department Two; Great job on 700 projects completed, conversion from licenses to services (one time sale to recurring revenue). Department Three; Great job working with the government. Okay, great year, lots of good stuff coming.

Thank You and drive safe!

Hmm, no mention of Department Four, Operations. No thanks for the completion of 1,300 projects. No thanks for the deployment of large systems on time.

We don't make sales. We make things work. We keep systems running.

We are unimportant.

We are not bitter.

Carl

operations is always the necessary evil and we rarely get credit. on the other hand we usually get all the $$ we need and we are the hero's when the shit hits the fan. once you get used to it it's all good :)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 04, 2014, 09:36:10 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on February 04, 2014, 09:56:08 AM
sounds like you work for a company that's run by the sales guys (is the CEO ex-sales).

many companies I've worked for have a fairly royal attitude about operations and infrastructure . . . "If I begin to sit, someone will place a chair under my ass" kinda thing.

I am no longer bothered by it . . . who I am, and my value isn't as strongly connected to work as once was the case . . . .

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on February 04, 2014, 10:02:08 AM
You're on the cost side of the balance sheet.  Deal with it or change jobs.

The only award I ever wanted was that the paycheck clears on payday.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on February 04, 2014, 10:04:13 AM
sounds like you work for a company that's run by the sales guys (is the CEO ex-sales).

many companies I've worked for have a fairly royal attitude about operations and infrastructure . . . "If I begin to sit, someone will place a chair under my ass" kinda thing.

I am no longer bothered by it . . . who I am, and my value isn't as strongly connected to work as once was the case . . . .

^^^ This. If you really want to thank me, give me paid time off.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on February 04, 2014, 10:21:35 AM
I trade expertise for money and benefits. I am sitting in our town hall as part of Day 1 activities. After many years of being the acquirer my company is now the acquiree. Same, but different.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on February 04, 2014, 11:51:03 AM
. . . who I am, and my value isn't as strongly connected to work as once was the case . . . .

^^^^^^^^
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on February 04, 2014, 11:55:42 AM

I am no longer bothered by it . . . who I am, and my value isn't as strongly connected to work as once was the case . . . .

After 22 years at the same employer I have just started to move in this direction, I think it is a very good direction to move in ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on February 04, 2014, 11:58:51 AM
You're on the cost side of the balance sheet.  Deal with it or change jobs.

The only award I ever wanted was that the paycheck clears on payday.

this ^
  why is it the gen Y (whine) or whatever they are called now have to be patted on the back all the time? you did your job, I paid you, we're even, right? My operations supt. has the best take on it:  "I told the guys yesterday, ya know, if I get fired today I can leave happy knowing I probably got paid more than I should have for a lot of years"  I think he has a point.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on February 04, 2014, 12:04:50 PM
Our COO wants a smaller office so that he can show that even the big wigs suffer in these tough economic times.

He's chosen my office.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on February 04, 2014, 12:08:06 PM
He's chosen my office.
Bury a dead carp in a wall cavity.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on February 04, 2014, 12:34:12 PM
He's chosen my office.
Bury a dead carp in a wall cavity.

Sadly impossible. Two walls are cement block, the other two are these crappy drywall dividers.

Oooh, I could put it up in the ceiling tiles, though.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on February 04, 2014, 12:35:32 PM
Shouldn't they give you his office?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on February 04, 2014, 12:38:33 PM
He's chosen my office.
Bury a dead carp in a wall cavity.

A little Limburger behind the light switch is easier and darn near as effective. Of course, it will leave the COO questioning your hygiene...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on February 04, 2014, 12:41:12 PM
Shouldn't they give you his office?

Yeah, it's not so simple.

We're basically having to clear out one of our buildings that houses a large portion of our IT staff (my group are the red-headed step children that are kept in a cave by the DC) so a lot of renovation has to occur at our main office. Our COO will ultimately move to where our Benefits department is currently housed. In order to move our Benefits department from where they are, they have to move in to where they are going...which is where the COO currently has an office. So I get to sit in a cube with my crew for a few months while I wait for my new managerial type office to be vacated.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on February 04, 2014, 12:44:12 PM
He's chosen my office.
Bury a dead carp in a wall cavity.

A little Limburger behind the light switch is easier and darn near as effective. Of course, it will leave the COO questioning your hygiene...

We don't have light switches. All of our lights run on motion sensors. I've covered the sensor in my office and enjoy the wamr ambiance of my multiple monitors and my lava lamp.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on February 04, 2014, 03:36:29 PM
Shouldn't they give you his office?

Yeah, it's not so simple.

We're basically having to clear out one of our buildings that houses a large portion of our IT staff (my group are the red-headed step children that are kept in a cave by the DC) so a lot of renovation has to occur at our main office. Our COO will ultimately move to where our Benefits department is currently housed. In order to move our Benefits department from where they are, they have to move in to where they are going...which is where the COO currently has an office. So I get to sit in a cube with my crew for a few months while I wait for my new managerial type office to be vacated.

Just an observation -- when my then-employer switched from offices for managers to everybody in cubes, I learned more in two weeks about wwhat REALLY goes on where the rubber meets the road than I had in a couple of years in an office . . . . performance reviews were retooled . . . .

Upsides and downsides to everything.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on February 06, 2014, 12:48:20 PM
Self-centered snot-bag that HAS to have their cell phone on speaker, in a rather busy fast-food restaurant during lunch!!!
They might think it makes them 'cool;, but it just revealed to everyone in the place how STUPID your life is!!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on February 06, 2014, 01:04:20 PM
Hmmmm.... is that better or worse than listening to the toilet flush?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on February 06, 2014, 01:11:18 PM
People that request "read receipts" on EVERY SINGLE F*CKING EMAIL they send.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 06, 2014, 01:23:06 PM
People that request "read receipts" on EVERY SINGLE F*CKING EMAIL they send.

me too
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on February 06, 2014, 01:31:17 PM
The Rant thread, what pisses you off?

My money grubbing, harassing, psychotic ex-wife psychotically harassing me to grub more money that I don't even fucking have yet... all while she owes me >$8000!!!!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on February 06, 2014, 01:41:45 PM
I have a friend who has relatives who work in the waste disposal bidness back east. I could make a call....for...uhh....well...you know....

 :smoking: :augie:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on February 06, 2014, 03:39:30 PM
I have a friend who has relatives who work in the waste disposal bidness back east. I could make a call....for...uhh....well...you know....

 :smoking: :augie:

I will not condone violent actions toward another human.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on February 06, 2014, 03:45:57 PM
I have a friend who has relatives who work in the waste disposal bidness back east. I could make a call....for...uhh....well...you know....

 :smoking: :augie:

I will not condone violent actions toward another human.

even if it is quick and painless?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on February 06, 2014, 03:48:32 PM
No snowtires: check.
No gloves, hat, winter coat: check.
Bad back: check.
No brain, yet still driving in a blinding snowstorm, UP the hill outside my house: check.
Stuck friggn FAST on my front lawn: check.

"I'm just crankin' up my adrenalin, be right out there..."
 :firedevil:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 06, 2014, 04:09:56 PM
Being on hold with the same computer generated voice repeating the same fucking thing over and over again!!! DIE DIE DIE!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on February 06, 2014, 04:13:03 PM
even if it is quick and painless?

Especially.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 06, 2014, 04:30:38 PM
even if it is quick and painless?

Especially.

:lol: !
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 06, 2014, 06:10:48 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on February 06, 2014, 06:18:40 PM
Being on hold with the same computer generated voice repeating the same fucking thing over and over again!!! DIE DIE DIE!!!!!!
Back in the 80's, 3Com's number forced you to listen to silence. And every minute or so, it would pop up with, "all techs are assisting other customers, press 1 if you'd like to continue to hold" and if you didn't press 1, it disconnected you.

Gateway 2000's support was generally decent with their phone hold gal chatting (automated) to keep life interesting.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on February 07, 2014, 07:43:00 AM
Being on hold with the same computer generated voice repeating the same fucking thing over and over again!!! DIE DIE DIE!!!!!!
Lemme guess...  "Your call is important to us"?!?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: capirex on February 07, 2014, 08:20:28 AM
Quote

Back in the 80's, 3Com's number forced you to listen to silence. And every minute or so, it would pop up with, "all techs are assisting other customers, press 1 if you'd like to continue to hold" and if you didn't press 1, it disconnected you.

Carl

Sounds like Swan Station. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on February 07, 2014, 11:44:25 AM
Planning a trip with a specific stop to a certain restaurant (Heart Attack Grill) only to find out that the location is closed.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on February 07, 2014, 05:49:36 PM
"We are experiencing higher than expected call volumes". 

 >:(

You've been using that line for 15 years. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on February 08, 2014, 08:05:47 AM
Leading a group ride.  I did it snowmobiling last weekend.  One guy was all "Let's get 'em unloaded and go riding" as soon as we got to the cabin- not time for a pre-ride pointer discussion.  :facepalm:

I should have just stopped and waited till everyone came back and listened, but whatever.

Needless to say about 15 miles down the trail along some power lines I went off the trail following tracks through powder and came to a big hill with a stiff drop-off.  Of course since I couldn't see the other side, I slowed to look, then went safely (and slowly) over.  Two guys did the same thing, then the next 5 proceeded to hit it full speed in the dark and smack their faces (helmets and all) against their windshields.  One pretty good cut, two bruises (visors open), and two guys knocked to crap as they flew over.

This resulted in a 20 minute stop in our riding (instead of a 3 minute conversation at the start) while people assessed injuries and I explained a few riding rules- (namely don't go where you can't see, ride your own ride, and watch for the guy behind you).  Of course you come off like a dick explaining some pointers AFTER injury occurred.   :baldy:

I love my friends, but sometimes a couple of them can piss me off a little.  Someone has to go first, and once again I was reminded why it sucks being that guy in a big group (we had 10 riders).  This is why I gave up group rides in the summer and stick to my three other core guys with whom we have ridden for 10 years or so.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on February 10, 2014, 10:27:52 PM
Blue-haired assholes in shiny red late model Corvettes who drive 15MPH all the way through town while staring at you in the mirrors. Get over yourself grandpa. I know to manage traffic without your "help".
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 11, 2014, 04:55:43 AM
You drive a motorcycle!!!!!!!!

Ta ta pops!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on February 11, 2014, 08:33:45 AM
Leading a group ride.  I did it snowmobiling last weekend.  One guy was all "Let's get 'em unloaded and go riding" as soon as we got to the cabin- not time for a pre-ride pointer discussion.  :facepalm:

I should have just stopped and waited till everyone came back and listened, but whatever.

Needless to say about 15 miles down the trail along some power lines I went off the trail following tracks through powder and came to a big hill with a stiff drop-off.  Of course since I couldn't see the other side, I slowed to look, then went safely (and slowly) over.  Two guys did the same thing, then the next 5 proceeded to hit it full speed in the dark and smack their faces (helmets and all) against their windshields.  One pretty good cut, two bruises (visors open), and two guys knocked to crap as they flew over.

This resulted in a 20 minute stop in our riding (instead of a 3 minute conversation at the start) while people assessed injuries and I explained a few riding rules- (namely don't go where you can't see, ride your own ride, and watch for the guy behind you).  Of course you come off like a dick explaining some pointers AFTER injury occurred.   :baldy:

I love my friends, but sometimes a couple of them can piss me off a little.  Someone has to go first, and once again I was reminded why it sucks being that guy in a big group (we had 10 riders).  This is why I gave up group rides in the summer and stick to my three other core guys with whom we have ridden for 10 years or so.

Such a common occurance . . . . there are riders (none on this board) that I simply won't ride with any more . . . my time is too valuable . . . . .
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on February 11, 2014, 11:08:06 AM
Blue-haired assholes in shiny red late model Corvettes who drive 15MPH all the way through town while staring at you in the mirrors. Get over yourself grandpa. I know to manage traffic without your "help".

You drive a motorcycle!!!!!!!!

Ta ta pops!

Not a safe thing to do in downtown Ojai, CA. First it's a two-lane road, one lane in each direction and it's congested on a weekday afternoon. Secondly, you don't know what gramps is going to do - he may not bother to signal that he is going to turn left. Third, many drivers roll a stop sign from the side streets. Fourth, pedestrians step off the curve into traffic like they are suddenly going to be covered with a force field.

If this happened further on down the road you can bet gramps would get passed right properly.... at the first safe opportunity.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on February 11, 2014, 11:42:12 AM
OMG the group ride thing.  I used to think that I had a problem because I hated leading Women on Wheels group rides and then I realized that, no, leading group rides just plain SUCKS (and, frankly, leading WOW rides sucks extra hard).

Want to read something absolutely terrifying?  This is from an email to our WOW mailing list and pretty much explains why I stopped riding with them.  This, btw, was from the ride leader. 

Quote
At lunch, as people were exchanging reading glasses, I commented I am near-sighted and I didn't need glasses to read menus.  Which means:

Wearing my glasses for driving/riding PREVENTS me from seeing the odometer and speedometer.  (Unless I open the visor, and lift up my glasses.  As I do - on occasion.)

I borrowed a bike for the ride.

On my car and bike: 60 mph is "top dead center".  That's cruising speed. Manufacturers make it EASY to read "average" speed.

Unless your car was made under President Carter, when they reset "top dead center" to 55 mph, or "Double Nickels".

When I hit about 2 o'clock position on the speedometer, I thought I was doing 75mph.  Peppy little Honda.  I backed my speed down.  Slowing perhaps to 65 mph?

AFTER LUNCH, looking at the gauges without my glasses and saw:

Gee whiz !!! -- the Rebel has 45 mph at the top of the dial.

Not 60 mph.

Not even 55.

My freeway speed south "might"  have been 55 or 60 mph.  OOPS ?

How in the everloving fuck do you not notice that you're going 55mph on the interstate? 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on February 11, 2014, 11:45:07 AM
 :crazy:

Ugh.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on February 11, 2014, 11:46:36 AM
 :facepalm: x a bazillion
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on February 11, 2014, 11:47:39 AM
I just checked....my speedometer is 110mph at "top dead center"


Perhaps I can use her explanation at my next roadside chat with the revenuers.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on February 11, 2014, 11:49:24 AM
I don't do group rides anymore either because most of the guys in my area are undergrads or recent grads and want to meet and then go ride to a bar.  :-\  I'm the only one that had a tire plug kit or even the stock tool kit.  You might have AAA, but I'm not waiting three hours with an unprepared idiot so they can get picked up by a tow truck for a flat that could have been fixed in 15 minutes.  Maybe I need to try the local ADVrider meetup.  They have to be older and not dumb enough to remove the stock tool kit to "save weight" when they are packing an extra 20lbs around the waist.  :o
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on February 11, 2014, 11:52:46 AM

How in the everloving fuck do you not notice that you're going 55mph on the interstate?

 :o  I would think one could tell the difference between 45 and highway speed with their eyes closed much less, looking at a speedo.  :rolf:  On group rides I am usually the anchorman, I have seen some crazy shitake and helped pickup a lot of broken plastic.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on February 11, 2014, 12:03:22 PM
I also have a pretty low opinion of group rides. I've been on some that were just flat out dangerous.

But I'll add this exception: Group rides I've been on that were organized by folks I met on the S-T.x's, on both coasts, have all been good experiences. People ride well and understand the ride-your-own-ride concept.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on February 11, 2014, 12:25:38 PM
People at the fitness center who 'hog' exercise equipment as in "I'll do three reps then just sit here and stare off into space like a cow chewing my cud; or pull my smartphone out and read/type messages; or have an extended conversation with my friend who's just standing around.  And then I won't wipe the machine off."
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on February 11, 2014, 03:10:11 PM
People at the fitness center who 'hog' exercise equipment as in "I'll do three reps then just sit here and stare off into space like a cow chewing my cud; or pull my smartphone out and read/type messages; or have an extended conversation with my friend who's just standing around.  And then I won't wipe the machine off."

You must workout at the Planet Fitness in Jackson, MI too! I feel your pain.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on February 11, 2014, 10:01:05 PM
I also have a pretty low opinion of group rides. I've been on some that were just flat out dangerous.

But I'll add this exception: Group rides I've been on that were organized by folks I met on the S-T.x's, on both coasts, have all been good experiences. People ride well and understand the ride-your-own-ride concept.

That's it.  Ride your own ride.  Just know where to meet at the end of the day.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on February 12, 2014, 05:30:09 PM
People, especially non-riders, who think it's okay to put their screaming snot-nosed brat on your bike to pose for some stupid Facebook picture while you're inside eating lunch.

"Hey, do you mind if I just hop up onto the hood of your fucking Nissan for a quick nap?"

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on February 12, 2014, 05:40:13 PM
People who insist on driving in the fast/passing lane on a busy interstate while driving at or 10 mph below the speed limit, then hane the gall to look shocked  when they're tailgated, honked at, flipped off, ect. by drivers who have to go around them in the slow lane while dodging all the semis as well.



Why can't these idiots pull over and let people by?





BTW: I did not flip them off or tailgate, but I did flash my lights and honk to no avail.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on February 12, 2014, 05:54:53 PM
"Nobody in the world but me."

Of course in my world that's true. :augie:

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on February 12, 2014, 06:37:44 PM
When asshats at work park their Canam Spyders in the motorcycle parking and take up all the space where normally 6 MOTORCYCLES can park.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 12, 2014, 07:42:44 PM
People who insist on driving in the fast/passing lane on a busy interstate while driving at or 10 mph below the speed limit, then hane the gall to look shocked  when they're tailgated, honked at, flipped off, ect. by drivers who have to go around them in the slow lane while dodging all the semis as well.



Why can't these idiots pull over and let people by?





BTW: I did not flip them off or tailgate, but I did flash my lights and honk to no avail.


I see you have been to Wisconsin.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on February 12, 2014, 08:08:48 PM
People who insist on driving in the fast/passing lane on a busy interstate while driving at or 10 mph below the speed limit, then hane the gall to look shocked  when they're tailgated, honked at, flipped off, ect. by drivers who have to go around them in the slow lane while dodging all the semis as well.



Why can't these idiots pull over and let people by?





BTW: I did not flip them off or tailgate, but I did flash my lights and honk to no avail.


I see you have been to Wisconsin.

 :headscratch:



It's an American right. It happens everywhere.  ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on February 12, 2014, 09:38:22 PM

I see you have been to Wisconsin.


FIB!

(though, you're totally right.  I lived in WI for 22 years and the left lane road boulders and tailgating is insane)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 12, 2014, 09:39:05 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 12, 2014, 09:48:26 PM

I see you have been to Wisconsin.


FIB!




And dam proud of it to.  :blbl:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 12, 2014, 11:30:25 PM
Okay, our monitoring team aren't system admins. They're application admins. They sort of know how the monitoring software works. Sort of. The last time a major upgrade was done, all the settings were erased and had to be restored from backup. That's because instead of creating new templates and policy files, they used the samples that came with the application. Of course the upgrade provided new samples erasing the existing ones. This was a few years back.

Now they're upgrading again.

It's already been a nightmare. Instead of creating a new environment on Linux (old is on Solaris) and methodically transitioning the old environment over to the new one, they lifted the old environment and copied it over. Bringing over all the hacks and patches, poorly written scripts, and mashed together configurations.

Then switch the servers over and fix what breaks.  :o

Initially the new agents were segfaulting constantly. Like 5,000 messages over a weekend and 2,000 over an evening on the second go around. So we raised a fuss and caused them to stop and fix all the segfaulting before moving forward. We had to apply hotfixes to 50 or 60 servers and restart or reinstall agents.

This week they called an 'incident' where all the necessary resources are pulled off of other work just to deal with this upgrade. No matter what the other work is, it all stops until the upgrade (which was supposed to be completed Dec 31st) is done.

The two senior admins (me and another guys) are pretty much dedicated to this while the rest of the team is snagged to do tasks when we're overwhelmed on some task.

One problem is the new environment. In the old environment, all the tasks were on a single Solaris server. The new environment is on Linux and is spread across at least 3 servers if not more.

A little back story. Back when I first started, installing the agent on a multi-homed system (server with a management interface and an application interface) required the running of a script to update the agent configuration to use the management IP for traffic. See we deal with 911. We are the backbone of 911 services in the US and Canada. So we multihome, multisite systems to provide redundancy. Anyway, when the agent gets its SSL cert in order to talk to the main management system, the management system does a DNS lookup on the IP which returns the management hostname. Unfortunately the agent is passing back the application hostname along with the management IP so the monitoring team has to manually add an entry in the /etc/hosts file for each server. At the beginning it was 130 or so servers. Now we're approaching 600 servers and apparently it's affecting performance.

I bring it up this morning because the consultant is saying all the systems need to be DNS resolvable and it can't because of the way the configuration is. Our Senior System Administrator in the Monitoring group (I should say again that he's by no means a Sr SysAdmin) says the agent isn't able to be changed and that we should run monitoring through the application interfaces. "It's only like 10% of the bandwidth."

IT'S FUCKING 911 CALL PATH TRAFFIC! NO!

We chatted with the consultant who said our systems need to conform to RFC 952 standards where it's IP, FQDN, aliases in the /etc/hosts file and things will work. I headed back to my desk and brought up the RFC, and the manual page for the /etc/hosts file. Sorry you condescending consultant, the RFC and hosts man page only say it's the official name. There's nothing that requires it be an FQDN.

Then I checked out the agent. The agent our Senior System Administrator (who I had to show how to search and replace in 'vi') said had to use the application interface, just like at his last job. Sure enough, there's a command to let you associate the management hostname with the ip in the configuration. I identify 200 servers that are misconfigured, turn 25 over to one of the other admins and I work out a procedure to do upgrades. That's stop the agent, delete it from the management console, delete the certificate on the server, correct the hostname, recreate the certificate with the new name, add it back in to the management console, and restart the agent.

That's what we're doing 8 hour shifts doing right now (I'm off at 3pm).

And because it's a multi-system environment now, the Cisco gear's SNMP MIB file is not being translated due to the performance issues. See everything was on one server before so SNMP traps would be resolved through one of the tools on the management server and a plain text message would go out to networking. But because of the performance issue, the tool (which is on a different monitoring server) has been bypassed. So no more Cisco translations. Networking is getting 'Status: 1' messages and not the actual problem. So the networking gear is still using the old system until the problems with the new gear is resolved.

What. A. Cluster. Fuck.

And it's not over yet. And there are other things, this is just today's fun.

Carl

People who write wicked long drawn out posts that are way too long to read in a nonsensical thread in a nonsensical forum and seem to set it up for even further rants in the future by saying its not over yet.

That and run on sentences.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on February 13, 2014, 06:00:24 AM
Okay, our monitoring team aren't system admins. They're application admins. They sort of know how the monitoring software works. Sort of. The last time a major upgrade was done, all the settings were erased and had to be restored from backup. That's because instead of creating new templates and policy files, they used the samples that came with the application. Of course the upgrade provided new samples erasing the existing ones. This was a few years back.

Now they're upgrading again.

It's already been a nightmare. Instead of creating a new environment on Linux (old is on Solaris) and methodically transitioning the old environment over to the new one, they lifted the old environment and copied it over. Bringing over all the hacks and patches, poorly written scripts, and mashed together configurations.

Then switch the servers over and fix what breaks.  :o

Initially the new agents were segfaulting constantly. Like 5,000 messages over a weekend and 2,000 over an evening on the second go around. So we raised a fuss and caused them to stop and fix all the segfaulting before moving forward. We had to apply hotfixes to 50 or 60 servers and restart or reinstall agents.

This week they called an 'incident' where all the necessary resources are pulled off of other work just to deal with this upgrade. No matter what the other work is, it all stops until the upgrade (which was supposed to be completed Dec 31st) is done.

The two senior admins (me and another guys) are pretty much dedicated to this while the rest of the team is snagged to do tasks when we're overwhelmed on some task.

One problem is the new environment. In the old environment, all the tasks were on a single Solaris server. The new environment is on Linux and is spread across at least 3 servers if not more.

A little back story. Back when I first started, installing the agent on a multi-homed system (server with a management interface and an application interface) required the running of a script to update the agent configuration to use the management IP for traffic. See we deal with 911. We are the backbone of 911 services in the US and Canada. So we multihome, multisite systems to provide redundancy. Anyway, when the agent gets its SSL cert in order to talk to the main management system, the management system does a DNS lookup on the IP which returns the management hostname. Unfortunately the agent is passing back the application hostname along with the management IP so the monitoring team has to manually add an entry in the /etc/hosts file for each server. At the beginning it was 130 or so servers. Now we're approaching 600 servers and apparently it's affecting performance.

I bring it up this morning because the consultant is saying all the systems need to be DNS resolvable and it can't because of the way the configuration is. Our Senior System Administrator in the Monitoring group (I should say again that he's by no means a Sr SysAdmin) says the agent isn't able to be changed and that we should run monitoring through the application interfaces. "It's only like 10% of the bandwidth."

IT'S FUCKING 911 CALL PATH TRAFFIC! NO!

We chatted with the consultant who said our systems need to conform to RFC 952 standards where it's IP, FQDN, aliases in the /etc/hosts file and things will work. I headed back to my desk and brought up the RFC, and the manual page for the /etc/hosts file. Sorry you condescending consultant, the RFC and hosts man page only say it's the official name. There's nothing that requires it be an FQDN.

Then I checked out the agent. The agent our Senior System Administrator (who I had to show how to search and replace in 'vi') said had to use the application interface, just like at his last job. Sure enough, there's a command to let you associate the management hostname with the ip in the configuration. I identify 200 servers that are misconfigured, turn 25 over to one of the other admins and I work out a procedure to do upgrades. That's stop the agent, delete it from the management console, delete the certificate on the server, correct the hostname, recreate the certificate with the new name, add it back in to the management console, and restart the agent.

That's what we're doing 8 hour shifts doing right now (I'm off at 3pm).

And because it's a multi-system environment now, the Cisco gear's SNMP MIB file is not being translated due to the performance issues. See everything was on one server before so SNMP traps would be resolved through one of the tools on the management server and a plain text message would go out to networking. But because of the performance issue, the tool (which is on a different monitoring server) has been bypassed. So no more Cisco translations. Networking is getting 'Status: 1' messages and not the actual problem. So the networking gear is still using the old system until the problems with the new gear is resolved.

What. A. Cluster. Fuck.

And it's not over yet. And there are other things, this is just today's fun.

Carl

People who write wicked long drawn out posts that are way too long to read in a nonsensical thread in a nonsensical forum and seem to set it up for even further rants in the future by saying its not over yet.

That and run on sentences.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

You actually read all that?

Can we get a 200 word limit on this thread????????
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: capirex on February 13, 2014, 06:52:36 AM
You actually read all that?
I read it but Im a sysadmin.   :redface:
Did you jokers really need to quote it?  Twice?   :bigsmile:

Carl what monitoring software are you using?  Ive been using Paessler PRTG for years which seems to be the 'go to' but Im wondering if there is something else out there.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on February 13, 2014, 10:22:50 AM
People who think that the 2.89375 second gap I have to the car in front of me was left there intentionally so they could move into my lane, sometimes maybe just half of it, if they are feeling particularly non-committal to their lane.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 13, 2014, 10:51:45 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on February 13, 2014, 11:17:55 AM
I have just enough memory of programming training to read that as; no politics, or... religion allowed
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on February 13, 2014, 11:27:08 AM
Actually, Carl's post is the embodiment of a true rant; what the rest of us do is just piss and moan.

 :pokestick:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 13, 2014, 12:11:28 PM
Actually, Carl's post is the embodiment of a true rant; what the rest of us do is just piss and moan.

 :pokestick:

Yup.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on February 13, 2014, 03:41:05 PM
BLAH BLAH BLAH BIG WORDS BLAH BLAH TERMS I DON'T KNOW BLAH BLAH
Carl

I don't know what any of that means, but it was awesome I'm sure.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on February 13, 2014, 03:53:12 PM
That's what we're doing 8 hour shifts doing right now (I'm off at 3pm).

What. A. Cluster. Fuck.

And it's not over yet. And there are other things, this is just today's fun.

Carl

So quit ranting on the Internet and get back to work.   :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on February 13, 2014, 04:14:26 PM
is Carl speaking English?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 13, 2014, 06:25:30 PM
BLAH BLAH BLAH BIG WORDS BLAH BLAH TERMS I DON'T KNOW BLAH BLAH
Carl

I don't know what any of that means, but it was awesome I'm sure.   :bigsmile:

That was funny.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 17, 2014, 09:24:32 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: doc4216 on February 17, 2014, 09:48:05 AM
People leaving helpful, feel good messages on your desk.

We've been in emergency mode all week due to a cock-up by the consulting company hired to assist in rolling out a monitoring upgrade. 24/7 support mode with someone available and mostly in the office to help with problems (and there have been many).

I found a helpful little bottle cap from one of the Tea companies on my desk this morning.

"Give the benefit of the doubt every time."

You know, I will give you the benefit of the doubt when we first have to do something together. You are supposed to be the SME (Subject Matter Expert) so I bow to your knowledge. Hell, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt when we're discussing something different even though you've shown you don't know what you're talking about in other technical situations.

However if you continue to show that you are _not_ a capable admin, that you have no concept of production support, that you that you are by no means a SME, especially when I can find the right answer with a few minutes of checking, then I will distrust you.

I'm the responsible person for these systems. If you dick something up, _I_ have to fix it. Every time _I_ have to _fix_ something you dick up, I'm less trusting of your "skills". To the point that my default is, I'm going to want to do it myself vs letting you do it, even though your way might be quicker. At least I'll know it's done right.

So don't leave your fucking trash on my desk.

These things are inappropriate in a work setting. Leave that shit for your social life.

Carl

Now that's a rant. You might be the SME on rants, Sir!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 17, 2014, 09:53:54 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: doc4216 on February 17, 2014, 09:59:05 AM

Now that's a rant. You might be the SME on rants, Sir!

I'm learning. Sometimes you're going to get somewhat technical rants. There used to be a special little ranty place on usenet for us admins. We could be a little ranty on Slashdot but that seems to be turning into a corporate shill place.

Maybe I should start up my own ranty site similar to the original Usenet group I used to be on.

Hmmm...

Carl

Dont go anywhere! I like it.  ;D I would rant more but Im usually so fired up that my typing cant keep up with my mouth. Plus it would only be about military issues or people's driving.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on February 17, 2014, 03:13:40 PM
People leaving helpful, feel good messages on your desk.

We've been in emergency mode all week due to a cock-up by the consulting company hired to assist in rolling out a monitoring upgrade. 24/7 support mode with someone available and mostly in the office to help with problems (and there have been many).

I found a helpful little bottle cap from one of the Tea companies on my desk this morning.

"Give the benefit of the doubt every time."

You know, I will give you the benefit of the doubt when we first have to do something together. You are supposed to be the SME (Subject Matter Expert) so I bow to your knowledge. Hell, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt when we're discussing something different even though you've shown you don't know what you're talking about in other technical situations.

However if you continue to show that you are _not_ a capable admin, that you have no concept of production support, that you that you are by no means a SME, especially when I can find the right answer with a few minutes of checking, then I will distrust you.

I'm the responsible person for these systems. If you dick something up, _I_ have to fix it. Every time _I_ have to _fix_ something you dick up, I'm less trusting of your "skills". To the point that my default is, I'm going to want to do it myself vs letting you do it, even though your way might be quicker. At least I'll know it's done right.

So don't leave your fucking trash on my desk.

These things are inappropriate in a work setting. Leave that shit for your social life.

Carl

Now that's a rant. You might be the SME on rants, Sir!

+1.  Well done- even *I* understood that one!   :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on February 18, 2014, 07:40:19 AM
I'm SOOO tired of SUVs drifting into my lane just because there is some packed snow in their lane!!!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on February 18, 2014, 07:52:25 AM
Are the SUVs lowered with bling bling wheels?  I hate it when people do that shit to what is supposed to be an OFF ROAD vehicle.  What are they thinking?  "Hmm, I think I want to buy a vehicle that handles like crap, and remove the one possible use that it might have other than hauling my sorry ass to the probation office?"

The plain SUVs are driven by soccer moms so that's not much better.

The main advantage of driving a station wagon is that I get lumped in with these bozos so people give me plenty of room when I'm driving it and the cops don't seem to care what I do behind the wheel.  That or they think I'm driving a green hearse and late to a funeral.   :o
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on February 18, 2014, 08:00:19 AM
Dont go anywhere! I like it.  ;D I would rant more but Im usually so fired up that my typing cant keep up with my mouth. Plus it would only be about military issues or people's driving.

She's right... don't go anywhere. After reading your rants you make me feel better about my job.

Oh doc... feel free to rant about drivers. Especially because you live in Floriduh.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on February 21, 2014, 05:23:23 PM
Busy-ness.  I hate it.  I need amounts of down time, and I am not getting what I need this week or next.  Suck.  It's some good stuff, but its busy.  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on February 21, 2014, 07:49:22 PM
Narcissism. It is rampant in this country. Humility is so hard to find.





Not here though. I think the level of humility here is admirable.




Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on February 21, 2014, 08:41:20 PM
People, especially non-riders, who think it's okay to put their screaming snot-nosed brat on your bike to pose for some stupid Facebook picture while you're inside eating lunch.

"Hey, do you mind if I just hop up onto the hood of your fucking Nissan for a quick nap?"

That's the nice thing about owning a KLR.  Nobody wants to take a picture.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on February 21, 2014, 08:45:21 PM
Go to Google, type in "Prius Avalanche Gay", hit "I'm feeling lucky" and see what pops up.  Just sayin...


Go to google and type in " Midwest Amish beard porn" and hit "I'm feeling lucky". 
Just sayin...

I dare you to google roof smut.

+1 for really obscure reference.  :)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on February 21, 2014, 08:49:42 PM
Busy-ness.  I hate it.  I need amounts of down time, and I am not getting what I need this week or next.  Suck.  It's some good stuff, but its busy.  :crazy:

You have summers off. Harden up dick head. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on February 21, 2014, 08:52:25 PM
Hi Scott.

Sent from Planet Ten by way of the Eighth Dimension.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on February 21, 2014, 09:06:45 PM
Busy-ness.  I hate it.  I need amounts of down time, and I am not getting what I need this week or next.  Suck.  It's some good stuff, but its busy.  :crazy:

You have summers off. Harden up dick head.

Still overcompensating I see.   :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 21, 2014, 09:15:15 PM
Narcissism. It is rampant in this country. Humility is so hard to find.

Not here though. I think the level of humility here is admirable.


I don't want to hear you piss, bitching, and mooning come July.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on February 21, 2014, 09:28:22 PM
Narcissism. It is rampant in this country. Humility is so hard to find.

Not here though. I think the level of humility here is admirable.


I don't want to hear you piss, bitching, and mooning come July.

You know it's coming.  ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on February 22, 2014, 05:00:11 AM
Narcissism. It is rampant in this country. Humility is so hard to find.

Not here though. I think the level of humility here is admirable.


I don't want to hear you piss, bitching, and mooning come July.

Yes please, no "mooning" in July.  It's not decent. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on February 22, 2014, 05:03:34 AM
Truck drivers.  Normally have few issues with them but the past couple days I've seen some real dickheads.  Drove first to NC then to Fla due to a death in the family.  I saw more truck drivers cutting people off to pass other trucks only to take miles to barely drive 1 MPH faster than the truck they were passing while blocking the left lane.  Had two dickheads yesterday refuse to move over while I was merging from a ramp and they had no one in the left lane blocking them. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on February 22, 2014, 05:59:47 AM
Truck drivers think that they own the roads. They seem to forget that they share them.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: doc4216 on February 22, 2014, 06:58:22 AM
I hate when I get up on the weekend thinking I am going to have some peace and quiet, drink coffee, check you guys out and my 75 lb dog (normally backup not the barker) goes ape shit about something. So to keep the spouse sleeping, I get up in a hurry to see what it is and get the dog to stop barking and its NOTHING! or its a dog that walks by every morning, just we have to bark at it this morning for some insane reason!!   :bash:

Only when I have a morning to relax :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on February 22, 2014, 11:55:59 AM
Narcissism. It is rampant in this country. Humility is so hard to find.





Not here though. I think the level of humility here is admirable.

The pride we take in our collective humility really shines through.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on February 22, 2014, 12:13:15 PM
Narcissism.
You're beautiful.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on February 27, 2014, 09:43:00 AM
The polar vortex is coming back our way after hitting 50 this past weekend.  The roads had too much salt and snow melt for my liking so I couldn't do any riding.
March is a horrible, horrible month.  Probably the worst month of the year becasue they tell you spring is coming but it has 31 long, cold days to conquer.  March should be named "February II" because it sucks so bad.  While we're on it, let's change the calender as follows:
January 15 days.
February 14 days.
February II 15 days.
April 20 days.
May 22 days
June 50 days
July 60 days
August 61 days
September 61 days
October 14 days
November 2 days.  Fuck November
December 12 days.  The 12 days of Christmas.  Let everyone burn themselves out in 12 days.  Sure, some will die but it's worth it.

Now, if you do the math we're missing 19 days.  Good, we don't need that many days in a year and we will technically live longer with less days in a year.   

So there you go, problem solved.

That's not my rant. 
My rant actually pertains to people who wash their cars.  I'm not referring to people who wait on line at the car wash (That's it's own special sickness) i'm talking about those who drag the hose out and pull the car up in the driveway and get the soapy pail and sponge out.
If you have time to wash a car, you have no life.
Let me say this again: IF YOU HAVE TIME TO WASH A CAR, YOU HAVE NO LIFE.
You are literally out of more important stuff to do.  I attempted to compile a list of stuff that is much more important than washing your fucking car and stopped at 1068.  I mean, if you wake up on a Saturday morning and proclaim, "HONEY!  IM GOING TO WASH THE CAR" you have nothing left.  your checkbook is balanced, the pimples on your back are popped, you don't have to piss or shit, your retirement plan is in order, the house is clean, the laundry done, the sink and dishwasher is empty, the grass cut, the leaves picked up the wife fucked, the teeth brushed, the dog groomed, the litter box cleaned, the fridge cleaned, the carpet vacuumed, the zombie apocolypse exit strategy is planned, the fire alarms have fresh batteries, the homework is done, the computer is backed up and thousands & thousands of more important tasks are DONE, FINISHED. 
You have nothing to do. 
Then go wash your car.

Then kill yourself.   
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on February 27, 2014, 10:01:18 AM
The polar vortex is coming back our way after hitting 50 this past weekend.  The roads had too much salt and snow melt for my liking so I couldn't do any riding.
March is a horrible, horrible month.  Probably the worst month of the year becasue they tell you spring is coming but it has 31 long, cold days to conquer.  March should be named "February II" because it sucks so bad.  While we're on it, let's change the calender as follows:
January 15 days.
February 14 days.
February II 15 days.
April 20 days.
May 22 days
June 50 days
July 60 days
August 61 days
September 61 days
October 14 days
November 2 days.  Fuck November
December 12 days.  The 12 days of Christmas.  Let everyone burn themselves out in 12 days.  Sure, some will die but it's worth it.

Now, if you do the math we're missing 19 days.  Good, we don't need that many days in a year and we will technically live longer with less days in a year.   

So there you go, problem solved.

That's not my rant. 
My rant actually pertains to people who wash their cars.  I'm not referring to people who wait on line at the car wash (That's it's own special sickness) i'm talking about those who drag the hose out and pull the car up in the driveway and get the soapy pail and sponge out.
If you have time to wash a car, you have no life.
Let me say this again: IF YOU HAVE TIME TO WASH A CAR, YOU HAVE NO LIFE.
You are literally out of more important stuff to do.I attempted to compile a list of stuff that is much more important than washing your fucking car and stopped at 1068.  I mean, if you wake up on a Saturday morning and proclaim, "HONEY!  IM GOING TO WASH THE CAR" you have nothing left.  your checkbook is balanced, the pimples on your back are popped, you don't have to piss or shit, your retirement plan is in order, the house is clean, the laundry done, the sink and dishwasher is empty, the grass cut, the leaves picked up the wife fucked, the teeth brushed, the dog groomed, the litter box cleaned, the fridge cleaned, the carpet vacuumed, the zombie apocalypse exit strategy is planned, the fire alarms have fresh batteries, the homework is done, the computer is backed up and thousands & thousands of more important tasks are DONE, FINISHED. 
You have nothing to do. 
Then go wash your car.

Then kill yourself.   

Just throwing this out there.....maybe all your neighbors have their shit together AND have finished all of the above? They have nothing more important to do. They don't kill themselves because now it is important to put away the hose, wring out the sponge, etc. They are creating chores for themselves by washing the car.

I agree with your calendar, but I think you were optimistic giving April as many days as you did. Maybe shave another 5?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 27, 2014, 10:55:03 AM
Obviously if Scott has time to write a rant that long he has nothing better to do in his life.

Maybe you should get out the hose and wash your bike.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: capirex on February 27, 2014, 11:03:08 AM
Obviously if Scott has time to write a rant that long he has nothing better to do in his life.

Maybe you should get out the hose and wash your bike Prius.

Weak rant Scott.  D+
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on February 27, 2014, 12:57:51 PM
you're gay.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 27, 2014, 01:26:39 PM
People calling other people gay as a term of abuse

Chinese products. I fecking hate Chinese produts.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on February 27, 2014, 02:35:50 PM
I was about to rant about Scottrants . . . . but they are not rant worthy . . . lil squeeky whining from down in the battery compartment . . . .

So I'll rant about Ed.

And cops.

Happy birthday to em both.

F*cking birthdays.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on February 27, 2014, 02:38:35 PM
why everybody always picking on Ed??

that's as good as I can rant :-[
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on February 27, 2014, 02:55:17 PM
why everybody always picking on Ed??



Because he never invites us to his birthday parties.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 27, 2014, 06:05:40 PM
why everybody always picking on Ed??



Because he never invites us to his birthday parties.


Theres always next year.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 27, 2014, 06:08:30 PM
I was about to rant about Scottrants . . . . but they are not rant worthy . . . lil squeeky whining from down in the battery compartment . . . .

So I'll rant about Ed.

And cops.

Happy birthday to em both.

F*cking birthdays.


No pizza for you.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on February 27, 2014, 06:14:02 PM
why everybody always picking on Ed??



Because he never invites us to his birthday parties.


There's always next year tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on February 27, 2014, 07:56:36 PM
 People in high places who have no idea what you actually do trying to dictate what you should do, when you should do it, how you should do it, what things you should do it with, and expecting it all to be perfectly documented so it fits into their neat little clueless box.

 Sorry morons life doesn't always work like you think it should. Especially when weather is involved. If we actually tried to do it your way nothing that matters would ever get done.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 27, 2014, 08:02:31 PM
People in high places who have no idea what you actually do trying to dictate what you should do, when you should do it, how you should do it, what things you should do it with, and expecting it all to be perfectly documented so it fits into their neat little clueless box.

 Sorry morons life doesn't always work like you think it should. Especially when weather is involved. If we actually tried to do it your way nothing that matters would ever get done.

Sounds like the owners of the last company i worked for. They believed you could fit a square peg into a round hole.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on February 27, 2014, 09:34:28 PM
Smooth jazz. It's fucking elevator music for morons. Every single purveyor of that shite should be rounded up and encased in concrete along with every single shred of "music" they ever recorded in every format, every single tab, set list, piece of sheet music, scribbled on cocktail napkins that may contain (fucking lame) musical ideas, every musical instrument that was ever profaned by having that pap played through or on it, any children or other relatives who might share a predilection towards this musical equivalent of dry humping a dead goat and dropped into the deepest mid-ocean trench on the planet. After that has been taken care of, scientists can begin work on a cure for ever having heard that shite.

The next time someone asks me what kind of music I like and I mention jazz and they come back with, "Me, too, I love Kenny G!", I will projectile vomit on them.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 27, 2014, 10:36:41 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on February 28, 2014, 06:31:36 AM
Sounds like you need to move to networking. :P
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on February 28, 2014, 07:09:30 AM
So what's the point?

At a minimum, they're paying your time to produce documentation that catalogues your value, performance and reliability that makes it more difficult (expensive) to ship your job off to Vietnam.

...which is my bitch of the decade; "Free Trade" in jobs.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on February 28, 2014, 07:26:29 AM
People in high places who have no idea what you actually do trying to dictate what you should do, when you should do it, how you should do it, what things you should do it with, and expecting it all to be perfectly documented so it fits into their neat little clueless box.

 Sorry morons life doesn't always work like you think it should. Especially when weather is involved. If we actually tried to do it your way nothing that matters would ever get done.

Sounds like the owners of the last company i worked for. They believed you could fit a square peg into a round hole.
I had a boss that made himself feel smart by telling me to fix a problem by doing what fixed the last problem...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 28, 2014, 08:03:52 AM
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 28, 2014, 08:07:15 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on February 28, 2014, 08:18:26 AM
Man, don't ever calculate the number of hours you've worked vs a "standard" work year and better yet, don't calculate your actual yearly wage.  :mad:

Carl

 Also never ever calculate your actual total tax rate.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on February 28, 2014, 09:02:47 AM
Doctors.  If stuff is working and nothing has changed, why do I have to pay you money to tell you that in person before you refill my meds (yearly I can understand, every couple months gets annoying)?

A visit where there are changes takes 5 or 10 minutes for me because I have read articles on pubmed and already have a treatment plan prepared (along with journal articles to justify my position if you want to read them or keep a copy for later).  It's only a slightly more progressive version of the "standard of care" based on recent research.  You would think they would appreciate not having to explain things and just being able to say yes or no, but it's always stressful the first time with a new doctor seeing if they are going to freak out because they think I don't trust them.  I just want to prepare myself for an informed dialogue.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on February 28, 2014, 09:38:38 AM
I was about to rant about Scottrants . . . . but they are not rant worthy . . . lil squeeky whining from down in the battery compartment . . . .

So I'll rant about Ed.

And cops.

Happy birthday to em both.

F*cking birthdays.


No pizza for you.

OK, THAT"S too far, you fracking birthday hog!

;-}
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on February 28, 2014, 10:35:40 AM
Justifying my existance at work aka "Year End Reviews"

Jesus, I come in to work every day seldom missing a day due to being sick. I ensure systems are functioning, I build and deploy new systems, I create lots of process and procedure documentation, I create plenty of howto documentation, I write tools to manage the non production environment to identify and resolve problems before there is data loss. I attend meetings. I mostly talk nice, even to idiots.

Then I have to spend time reviewing the work I've done over the past year in order to make sure you know I'm somewhat valuable even though last week when I mentioned Networking had asked me again to join their team (6th time now) and after that you said you'd support me if I wanted to go and then I said I was fine where I was and you said "good". So it seems I'm doing some good.

And better yet, I've only received 3 raises in 6 years, not even cost of living matching.

So what's the point?

Carl

Didn't you have to report what classes you will take to better your performance and what is your career path plan to become senior vice-president of the company? everyone knows that if you don't aspire to be senior VP, you are an unmotivated, lazy sloth, even IF you like what you do.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 28, 2014, 11:36:55 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on February 28, 2014, 12:14:43 PM
Have you ever thought about giving Dr. Phil a call.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on February 28, 2014, 12:39:41 PM
A good bartender is worth a boatload of shrinks.
Just sayin'...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on February 28, 2014, 12:51:54 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on February 28, 2014, 02:26:38 PM
A good bartender is worth a boatload of shrinks.
Just sayin'...

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on February 28, 2014, 07:00:37 PM
Wealthy parents who think they can make some big technology donations, then dictate how they are used and what teachers their kids will have.  I am working through this mess next week.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on February 28, 2014, 11:19:32 PM
  You would think they would appreciate not having to explain things and just being able to say yes or no, but it's always stressful the first time with a new doctor seeing if they are going to freak out because they think I don't trust them.  I just want to prepare myself for an informed dialogue.

Peter is running into this a lot lately, also.  Having recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness, he does a lot of research and comes prepared with notes to his doctor visits.  We finally found a good doctor, but he went through a few in a row that were clearly unable to cope with a patient that had his own treatment ideas.  I guess there are a lot of people who just google their symptoms and think that makes them medical experts, but the doctors'  dismissive reactions were still frustrating.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 01, 2014, 03:23:53 AM
Leaf blowers. I feckin hate people who use leaf blowers.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on March 01, 2014, 06:40:33 AM
Wealthy parents who think they can make some big technology donations, then dictate how they are used and what teachers their kids will have.  I am working through this mess next week.   :facepalm:

You could just tell them that academia isn't like the real world.



 :couch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on March 01, 2014, 07:38:14 AM
Peter is running into this a lot lately, also.  Having recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness, he does a lot of research and comes prepared with notes to his doctor visits.  We finally found a good doctor, but he went through a few in a row that were clearly unable to cope with a patient that had his own treatment ideas.  I guess there are a lot of people who just google their symptoms and think that makes them medical experts, but the doctors'  dismissive reactions were still frustrating.
Maybe once I finish my PhD then they will take me seriously more often.  I'm lucky that I live in an area that has a ton of pharma research going on, so there are lots of people that know what is happening and more or less need the dr to sign off on their rxs.  I've had two doctors suggest things I hadn't heard about, but out of all the ones I've seen that's a very small percent.   I thought the current specialist would be great but they stuck me with his PA.  We will see if that causes problems next week when I ask about a new medication.

If Peter needs any journal articles he finds on pubmed and wants to read let me know.  If it's anything autoimmune I unfortunately know way too much about that. :(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on March 02, 2014, 02:09:56 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 02, 2014, 02:15:38 PM
Fu@#ing winter.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: PatM on March 02, 2014, 03:24:14 PM
"Congratulation! You have won a boat cruise..." calls.
It's a rip off, I know. Don't call me.

I'm on the no call list. The calls are from south of the border. Canadian laws don't apply.
US laws say the same but the spammers say they're not to blame. Subcontractors are to blame.
Yeah right.  :mad:

Make the carriers responsible then, I say. Then the nonsense will stop.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 02, 2014, 03:42:14 PM
I'd like to put a full on rant about taxes and the greed of the world but I'm too tired and it is political. I will instead eat too much and rest since I took half the day off to do my FUCKING TAXES!!!! AARRRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 02, 2014, 05:22:56 PM
I'd like to put a full on rant about taxes and the greed of the world but I'm too tired and it is political. I will instead eat too much and rest since I took half the day off to do my FUCKING TAXES!!!! AARRRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Did mine 28 days ago and received my refund.

Pics of enchilada casserole to follow. ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on March 03, 2014, 10:19:46 PM
 Fucking militant enviros. My road is closed right now because there's a rock the size of a compact car blocking one lane in a blind curve. Back in the day we would have just stuck some TNT in it, blown it up, and dumped the remains over the side. The road would have been open today.

 Now we need meetings, and then more meetings with all kinds of entities that are concerned with protecting the environment. Somehow this rock has become toxic since it landed on the road.

 Nevermind that the rock would have ended up down there if the road didn't exist.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on March 03, 2014, 10:41:59 PM
Now we need meetings, and then more meetings with all kinds of entities that are concerned with protecting the environment. Somehow this rock has become toxic since it landed on the road.

So, the rock was uphill (presumably in "the environment" up there) and then fell downhill and landed on the road, where it magically became full of rock cancer or something?   :headscratch:  Dude, that sucks.  Are you stuck in your house and will have to resort to eating your neighbors for survival? That would be kind of cool.

(I live on a one lane, dead end hillside road that gets blocked in winter sometimes by landslides and I may have previously mentally categorized which neighbors would be good eating.  That's totally normal, right?)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on March 03, 2014, 11:10:36 PM
(I live on a one lane, dead end hillside road that gets blocked in winter sometimes by landslides and I may have previously mentally categorized which neighbors would be good eating.  That's totally normal, right?)

After a long (though productive) day, semi-stressed... This is a good post to top off the day.  AAAhhhhh...

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on March 03, 2014, 11:22:10 PM
Now we need meetings, and then more meetings with all kinds of entities that are concerned with protecting the environment. Somehow this rock has become toxic since it landed on the road.

(I live on a one lane, dead end hillside road that gets blocked in winter sometimes by landslides and I may have previously mentally categorized which neighbors would be good eating.  That's totally normal, right?)


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on March 03, 2014, 11:40:21 PM
My road. (http://mapq.st/1cynqRa)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on March 04, 2014, 06:20:54 AM
Now we need meetings, and then more meetings with all kinds of entities that are concerned with protecting the environment. Somehow this rock has become toxic since it landed on the road.

So, the rock was uphill (presumably in "the environment" up there) and then fell downhill and landed on the road, where it magically became full of rock cancer or something?   :headscratch:  Dude, that sucks.  Are you stuck in your house and will have to resort to eating your neighbors for survival? That would be kind of cool.

(I live on a one lane, dead end hillside road that gets blocked in winter sometimes by landslides and I may have previously mentally categorized which neighbors would be good eating.  That's totally normal, right?)

I do it all the time.  It's always good to be prepared.   :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on March 04, 2014, 02:48:35 PM
I do it all the time.  It's always good to be prepared.   :bigok:


The problem is other neighbors get wise after long.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on March 04, 2014, 04:09:59 PM
Fucking militant enviros. My road is closed right now because there's a rock the size of a compact car blocking one lane in a blind curve. Back in the day we would have just stuck some TNT in it, blown it up, and dumped the remains over the side. The road would have been open today.

 Now we need meetings, and then more meetings with all kinds of entities that are concerned with protecting the environment. Somehow this rock has become toxic since it landed on the road.

 Nevermind that the rock would have ended up down there if the road didn't exist.

Someone should just rent a D9 Cat and be done with it. Afterwards, send the bill to the enviro-commies and tell them to fuck off.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on March 05, 2014, 08:00:57 PM
  You would think they would appreciate not having to explain things and just being able to say yes or no, but it's always stressful the first time with a new doctor seeing if they are going to freak out because they think I don't trust them.  I just want to prepare myself for an informed dialogue.

Peter is running into this a lot lately, also.  Having recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness, he does a lot of research and comes prepared with notes to his doctor visits.  We finally found a good doctor, but he went through a few in a row that were clearly unable to cope with a patient that had his own treatment ideas.  I guess there are a lot of people who just google their symptoms and think that makes them medical experts, but the doctors'  dismissive reactions were still frustrating.


My doctor gets upset with me whenever I mention my other doctor (WebMD).  :)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scottzilla on March 05, 2014, 08:03:10 PM
Leaf blowers. I feckin hate people who use leaf blowers.

The leafs, they love it.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 05, 2014, 08:09:36 PM
Leaf blowers. I feckin hate people who use leaf blowers.


The leafs, they love it.



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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on March 06, 2014, 09:57:47 AM
The thing pissing me off today is "energy efficient" appliances.  Our old kitchen faucet just broke and the replacement has so many flow restrictors that it doesn't have enough force to actually push food scraps off the plate.  I have to use way more water to get anything clean.  Ditto the new dishwasher -- we can only fill it halfway if we want, you know, clean dishes.  So we have to run the dishwasher at least twice as often.  How the heck is any of this "energy efficient"??  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 06, 2014, 10:26:15 AM
Db killers, er, flow restrictors can be 'modified'. Just sayin'. But, yeah, I feel your pain. You can't flush a decent sized lobster down a toilet these days.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on March 06, 2014, 11:09:16 AM
Db killers, er, flow restrictors can be 'modified'. Just sayin'.

^This.  I've done it with every shower head I've ever installed.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 06, 2014, 12:30:28 PM
Db killers, er, flow restrictors can be 'modified'. Just sayin'. But, yeah, I feel your pain. You can't flush a decent sized lobster down a toilet these days.


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on March 06, 2014, 12:45:26 PM
 :lol: Out!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 06, 2014, 12:51:28 PM
Db killers, er, flow restrictors can be 'modified'. Just sayin'. But, yeah, I feel your pain. You can't flush a decent sized lobster down a toilet these days.


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That don't look look a pickel.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on March 06, 2014, 03:48:45 PM
My road. ([url]http://mapq.st/1cynqRa[/url])


You suck. No. Really.

 :razz:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on March 06, 2014, 06:12:05 PM
People who go through all the trouble to catch a big fish, photograph /video it on you tube, but let it go.



You caught it, eat it! What's the point of fishing if you don't eat the fish? Don't say drinking beer, you can drink beer anywhere.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 06, 2014, 08:09:22 PM
People who go through all the trouble to catch a big fish, photograph /video it on you tube, but let it go.



You caught it, eat it! What's the point of fishing if you don't eat the fish? Don't say drinking beer, you can drink beer anywhere.


Your just jealous because you cant ice fish in the south.  :blbl:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on March 07, 2014, 06:24:45 PM
My philosophy has always been, "When life give you a pile of shit, make a shit sandwich and move on."  I'm getting tired of shit sandwiches.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on March 08, 2014, 03:56:47 PM
People who worry about how & what I spend my money on. People who worry about the legal choices that I make. People who bitch when people change their minds. People who bitch about what I do w/ my free time.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on March 08, 2014, 04:25:21 PM
People who post their choices and then wonder why people comment on those choices.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on March 08, 2014, 04:54:38 PM
People who post their choices and then wonder why people comment on those choices.

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They can comment all they want. It's the bitching that I'm bitching about.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 08, 2014, 05:06:04 PM
"Motorcycle forum"

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on March 08, 2014, 05:08:21 PM
"Motorcycle forum"

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w/o the motorcycle discussion!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 08, 2014, 08:01:27 PM
"Motorcycle forum"

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w/o the motorcycle discussion!


That's why it's called "Off Topic"
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on March 08, 2014, 09:45:14 PM
Off Topic sections!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on March 12, 2014, 08:26:52 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on March 12, 2014, 10:37:56 AM
People who let stupid people pis them off ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 16, 2014, 03:47:19 PM
It really sux when the last reply on most of the threads are mine.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on March 16, 2014, 03:53:08 PM
It really sux when the last reply on most of the threads are mine.

At least it's not the same cross posted reply on 6 different threads.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 16, 2014, 04:31:25 PM

It really sux when the last reply on most of the threads are mine.



At least it's not the same cross posted reply on 6 different threads.



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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 16, 2014, 06:13:09 PM
It really sux when the last reply on most of the threads are mine.

At least it's not the same cross posted reply on 6 different threads.

Hmmm.....I'm guessing you're not talking about me specifically.

Your humor is too deep for me.

But dancing pigs are good.  :thumbsup: :headscratch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 16, 2014, 08:40:34 PM

It really sux when the last reply on most of the threads are mine.



At least it's not the same cross posted reply on 6 different threads.



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My bad. Wasn't really paying attention.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on March 17, 2014, 08:33:34 AM
Sorry- I may have accidentally locked this?  Heavy-handed ignorant moderation.   :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 17, 2014, 08:34:50 AM
Fuckin' science teachers.

Sent from my ass via corned beef and cabbage.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on March 17, 2014, 08:35:11 AM
Fuckin' science teachers.

Sent from my ass via corned beef and cabbage.

 :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on March 17, 2014, 08:52:22 AM
Sorry- I may have accidentally locked this?  Heavy-handed ignorant moderation.   :bigok:

I think that we can let it slide, this time!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 17, 2014, 09:06:54 AM
So just to be clear...we DO NOT have our first lock.*


















*in before the real lock!  :chili:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 17, 2014, 09:11:16 AM
So just to be clear...we DO NOT have our first lock.*


















*in before the real lock!  :chili:


Comments like that will not get you any birthday cake.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 17, 2014, 09:44:45 AM
So just to be clear...we DO NOT have our first lock.*


















*in before the real lock!  :chili:


Comments like that will not get you any birthday cake.

That's okay. I like pie.  :naughty:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on March 17, 2014, 09:51:31 AM
How do you feel about Boston Cream "Pie"


Seems like a cake trying to cash in on the pie craze to me.   :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 17, 2014, 09:59:27 AM
Wait, are you getting out of Boston Cream Pie? If so, I will by your pie.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 17, 2014, 10:14:51 AM
Seems like a cake trying to cash in on the pie craze to me.   :lol:

I concur. Cake needs to stay out of pie's business! Cake should just concentrate on being cake, and let pie alone for those of who are pie centric. We don't need cake shoved down our throats.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on March 17, 2014, 10:37:12 AM
I really dislike dessertist people who discriminate against either pie OR cake, but their bastardized half-pastery children are immoral and should be devoured immediately.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 17, 2014, 10:59:01 AM
I really dislike dessertist people who discriminate against either pie OR cake, but their bastardized half-pastery children are immoral and should be devoured immediately.

Then you don't have a problem with fruit and cake co-mingling? What then? Fruitcake for everyone? The state must uphold the separation of pie and cake!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on March 17, 2014, 11:25:37 AM
f'kin xenophobes
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 17, 2014, 11:58:32 AM
How do you feel about Boston Cream "Pie"


Seems like a cake trying to cash in on the pie craze to me.   :lol:


And here i though you were a cookie guy.     Not that cookie.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on March 17, 2014, 05:31:05 PM
I really dislike dessertist people who discriminate against either pie OR cake, but their bastardized half-pastery children are immoral and should be devoured immediately.

Then you don't have a problem with fruit and cake co-mingling? What then? Fruitcake for everyone? The state must uphold the separation of pie and cake!

You got a problem with Pineapple Upside Down cake, splitter?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on March 17, 2014, 05:39:14 PM
Damit, I really hate it when people use logic to reduce my arguments to rants based solely on intolerance and hatred of things I don't like.





It looks as if I'll have to change my whole philosophy to one based on acceptance and inclusiveness. Dam you all to hell!!! But in a good, nice, peaceful way that won't offend or make anyone feel uncomfortable.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 17, 2014, 05:57:37 PM
Damit, I really hate it when people use logic to reduce my arguments to rants based solely on intolerance and hatred of things I don't like.





It looks as if I'll have to change my whole philosophy to one based on acceptance and inclusiveness. Dam you all to hell!!! But in a good, nice, peaceful way that won't offend or make anyone feel uncomfortable.


You are so full of shit.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on March 17, 2014, 06:00:05 PM
You are so full of shit.  :lol:

Who? Me???

No way, I'm turning over a new leaf, walking the straight and narrow, turning the other butt cheek and crap like that.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 17, 2014, 08:08:35 PM
You are so full of shit.  :lol:

Who? Me???

No way, I'm turning over a new leaf, walking the straight and narrow, turning the other butt cheek and crap like that.


I've got the hip waders on now.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 18, 2014, 10:59:04 AM
You got a problem with Pineapple Upside Down cake, splitter?

If I don't ask, and you don't tell me the cake is upside down, no problem.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 19, 2014, 06:47:56 PM
People that have Putin in there avatar.

I find it hard to take them seriously.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on March 19, 2014, 08:05:51 PM
People that have Putin in that there avatar.

I find it hard to take them seriously.
Fixed.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 19, 2014, 08:08:06 PM
People that have Putin in that there avatar.

I find it hard to take them seriously.
Fixed.


Thanks Clay. I forgot he is in Texsass.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on March 19, 2014, 08:47:32 PM
I love you Ed.


Not that way.  NTTAWWT. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 19, 2014, 08:48:12 PM
People that insist on taking me seriously.







Seriously.   :twofinger:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on March 20, 2014, 02:21:18 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 20, 2014, 03:27:15 PM
Fucking poorly implement Agile!

Company wants quick deployments, 'Agile' deployment.

The only problem is the environment in use by Development doesn't match Production. Neither does the QA environment.

So Development works on systems where they have full root access, wide open systems.

QA works with Development to install and make sure the new system works. They have access to the Developers and don't hesitate to contact them if something doesn't quite work as expected.

It comes over the wall to us in Operations and we try to install per the installation and requirements documentation. Of course things break, stuff's missing, and documentation makes assumptions. So we have to fucking chase down development folks who have been moved off to different projects and don't have time for us or engineers because the way systems work in production doesn't match what they "designed". So we have to engineer our part and the apps guys need to get with us in order to get missing stuff put in place.


Ahhh, so we finally have a mandate. Take over and manage the Lab environment. This way the Engineers build systems according to how things actually work in production.

Hmm, these systems are wide open, remote root access permitted, no user accounts so they log in as the application account names (like oracle), no password to become root. WTFF!!!

Okay, we need to change the environment. I'm tasked with logging in to these systems (breaking in in some cases because no one knows the root password), identifying what needs to be changed, and letting the Eng/Dev/QA folks know what the changes are.

Boo Hoo Hoo! We can't be Agille with all these Restrictions!

Well, in order to be Agile, the environments have to match. Otherwise things break and we have to spend time trying to get them to work. We want you to spend the time getting things working from the start. That's your fucking JOB!!!.

Boo Hoo Hoo!! Hey management, can we get an exception so we don't have to follow Security Policies so we can do our work quickly??

What the Fucking Fuck!!! You people are MORANS!

Fucking "Engineers" have no concept of best practices for a production environment.

(Because no one was watching one of their 'Agile' systems, it got hacked and sent, or tried to send, 7,000,000 e-mails over the course of a week. Now it's Boo Hoo Hoo! we want our server back.)

Carl

Now that's a rant. I don't understand everything he said, but it had a real rant feel to it. I could feel the rage, almost like I was there. Well done.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 20, 2014, 05:03:57 PM
That Carl, he sure can rant. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on March 20, 2014, 05:05:06 PM
Your dev has full root access??  :confused: :wow: :flush:

Oh god.   I hate to admit that I understood every word of that one and, as a project manager in a past life (including using Agile/iterative).....woooo boy.  I'm just gonna pour you a drink from here. 

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 20, 2014, 05:07:16 PM
Your dev has full root access??  :confused: :wow: :flush:

Oh god.   I hate to admit that I understood every word of that one and, as a project manager in a past life (including using Agile/iterative).....woooo boy.  I'm just gonna pour you a drink from here. 



Shouldn't you be posting cuter than hell baby pics?

You don't have time to rant.

How is little Stormageddon-The Oncoming Storm anyways?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 20, 2014, 05:45:11 PM
Why don't coffee shops have wall clocks.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 20, 2014, 05:47:14 PM
Why don't coffee shops have wall clocks.

What? You don't have a phone?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 20, 2014, 05:48:54 PM
Why don't coffee shops have wall clocks.

What? You don't have a phone?

NOPE

And i don't do face book eather.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 20, 2014, 05:49:06 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 20, 2014, 05:50:25 PM
I've got that pic in my files
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: satxbonneville on March 20, 2014, 06:47:45 PM
Rant on ,Carl. :)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on March 20, 2014, 07:28:31 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on March 20, 2014, 08:06:50 PM
My manager is telling me to walk softly and the lab manager wants me to document the changes I intend to make.

So they can un-do your security changes and "get back to lazy-easy" ASAP (should you be fired - heaven forbid).
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on March 21, 2014, 03:05:52 PM
Fecking standardized testing.  I just ended week two of administering these stupid things.  Teach-run to computer lab-teach-run to computer lab-eat lunch in lab while administering-run back to teach.  No breaks cept to drain the bladder, no preps.  Three.  Freaking.  Weeks.

Yes America, we are really doing our students good by making them jump through fecking hoops.  Let's make them all gerbils of the same thinking.  That will help us out.

One week to go.  At least I have Monday off to spend some long weekend time with my dear wife.   :naughty:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on March 21, 2014, 04:08:43 PM
Shouldn't you be posting cuter than hell baby pics?


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on March 21, 2014, 04:09:34 PM
 :lol:

Cute little mug.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on March 21, 2014, 04:10:21 PM
Yes America, we are really doing our students good by making them jump through fecking hoops.  Let's make them all gerbils of the same thinking.  That will help us out.



The government seems to think this is a good thing. Who are we to disagree with the Elites.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on March 21, 2014, 04:14:41 PM
I dislike people who post cute pics of their kids, making me feel like I've missed out on happiness.



Then I read threads about messy divorces and problem children and feel better about my life choices.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on March 21, 2014, 04:26:24 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on March 21, 2014, 04:27:31 PM
Your dev has full root access??  :confused: :wow: :flush:

Oh god.   I hate to admit that I understood every word of that one and, as a project manager in a past life (including using Agile/iterative).....woooo boy.  I'm just gonna pour you a drink from here.

It's not just that. There are no user accounts on about half the dev/qa systems. So they log in as a service account (oracle, mysql, netadmin, labadmin, dbadmin, devadmin, whathaveyou). So I don't know who owns the system. Who to call if we need to do something.
...

Coming at it from the dev side, I'm not going to negate the need for proper security. But there has to be some reasonable middle ground. For instance, if I need to set up an ODBC connection on my dev machine, I sure as heck shouldn't need a *@$)*&ING help desk ticket for someone to do it remotely...  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on March 21, 2014, 04:28:00 PM
I dislike people who post cute pics of their kids, making me feel like I've missed out on happiness.



Then I read threads about messy divorces and problem children and feel better about my life choices.

You're welcome. :-/

Carl

+1

I'm a living, breathing cautionary tale made flesh.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on March 21, 2014, 04:56:01 PM
I dislike people who post cute pics of their kids, making me feel like I've missed out on happiness.


Here ya go, this should help.  This is more indicative of most of my days.

(Note that this drama was because she wanted to sit on the bench, so I put her on the bench.  Gotta love toddlers.)

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Also:  http://www.reasonsmysoniscrying.com (http://www.reasonsmysoniscrying.com)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on March 21, 2014, 05:07:36 PM
OK, so that I'm not kicked off this thread, here's an actual rant.

We had COBRA health insurance after I left Apple in 2012.  It was due to expire in February 2014 since you can only have it for 18 months. OK, fine.

In February 2014, I get my (expected) termination packet and am surprised to learn that they had actually cancelled our policy on December 31, 2013 for non-payment.  Say WHAT?

A bit of digging showed that our autopay had failed for January 2014 and neither COBRA nor my bank thought it necessary to mention this.

Normally I would say, "well, whatever," and pay out of pocket for claims filed in January.  But, hey! Our son was born in January.  That's like 100K US DOLLARS without insurance.

And then COBRA rejected my appeals letter because they said they sent me payment coupons and envelopes in August 2012 and if I can't be arsed to use the coupons and instead want to use this new-fangled crazypants technology called T3h Intardnetz!1! then they can't be responsible for terminating our coverage.

I personally think that it's an absolute horseshit sandwich that they couldn't have contacted me in January to tell me that the autopay didn't go through.  But, as my insurance broker (THANK GOD FOR HER OH SWEET SHITSNACKS) told me, the companies are out to screw you, so they don't really care if you don't pay.

 :willy: :willy: :willy:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 21, 2014, 06:16:42 PM
That sucks.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on March 21, 2014, 06:21:24 PM
It does.  At the risk of a moderator breaking rules:

Yeah, there's nothing wrong with our system.  I'm not saying to government has the answer, but sheesh...   :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on March 21, 2014, 06:25:35 PM
It does.  At the risk of a moderator breaking rules:

Yeah, there's nothing wrong with our system.  I'm not saying to government has the answer, but sheesh...   :facepalm:

NO POLITICS OR RELIGION.

 :nono:


NOTE: For those with NO SENSE OF HUMOR... I am joking.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 21, 2014, 06:27:43 PM
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Being made to sit on a bench.
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on March 21, 2014, 06:30:16 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 22, 2014, 10:39:07 AM
Just what I wanted to do first thing Saturday morning; snake the sewer line.  :baldy:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 22, 2014, 10:41:08 AM
Just what I wanted to do first thing Saturday morning; snake the sewer line.  :baldy:


How did you get a snake in the sewer?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on March 22, 2014, 10:46:36 AM
Sounds like a toilet snake may have been the problem.   ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 22, 2014, 10:50:43 AM
Sounds like a toilet snake may have been the problem.   ;D

Wouldn't want to sit down and find that.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on March 22, 2014, 01:45:28 PM
It hasn't reached full on "rant" status.....yet....

But...the kid behind our house is a big-time RC guy....planes, helicopters, cars...etc. Now his latest toy is actually pretty cool. It's a 5 bladed drone platform. I've watched him practice take-offs and landings in his backyard over the fence....it's kind of hard NOT to notice it... :). But now, we've been seeing it hover over our house, our neighbor's house, and out over our street....with a camera.  >:(

Our neighbor has taken photos of it hovering over their backyard and when it occurs, the drone suddenly veers back to the owner's place and lands in his backyard. Our guess is that he saw them taking the pics via the video feed.

It's now reached the point where the next time we see this thing over our property or out over our street, his parents are getting a visit. Or at the very least, the cops are getting a call. He seems to do this only when he's home alone..or so it seems.

I dig RC toys. I really do. Hell, sometimes an RC plane is more fun to fly than the real thing. But this kid is being flat out stupid. You don't fly these things over people's homes. And you certainly don't fly one with a camera over someone's backyard.

Especially if that person has a 12 gauge shotgun and a full magazine of 00 buckshot.  :firedevil:

Nahhhh....just joking...wouldn't shoot it. Maybe...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on March 22, 2014, 01:59:45 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/drone-hunting-shooting_n_4372769.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/drone-hunting-shooting_n_4372769.html)

http://rt.com/usa/colorado-drone-hunting-licenses-233/ (http://rt.com/usa/colorado-drone-hunting-licenses-233/)

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 22, 2014, 02:07:15 PM
[url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/drone-hunting-shooting_n_4372769.html[/url] ([url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/02/drone-hunting-shooting_n_4372769.html[/url])

[url]http://rt.com/usa/colorado-drone-hunting-licenses-233/[/url] ([url]http://rt.com/usa/colorado-drone-hunting-licenses-233/[/url])



I haven't seen one around here but you know it's coming.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on March 22, 2014, 02:37:43 PM
He might honestly not see the social implications of the camera.  I'd talk with his parents (or him directly) sooner rather than later so that you can have a non-emotional conversation about it.  Out here in Silicon Valley, there are a lot of people with Parrot drones (Peter has at least 2), helicopters, and the like and the vast majority of them have built-in cameras.  It's just A Thing, like phones have cameras now.  I'd be surprised if the kid is intentionally spying on you (or anyone), so just saying, "hey, please don't fly over our backyard" will probably have the result you want.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 22, 2014, 03:58:54 PM

Nahhhh....just joking...wouldn't shoot it. Maybe...

I would.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 22, 2014, 04:38:54 PM
Me too.

Sent from my ass via corned beef and cabbage.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 22, 2014, 05:36:50 PM
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I'm the one with more hair.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 22, 2014, 06:12:23 PM
OK.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 24, 2014, 07:42:31 PM
Is this what the world has come to? I go to the drug store to get some Nyquil and I get asked for personal information to make the purchase? What, do I look like a 53 year old smurf? Like one packet of pseudoephedrine would have any sort of yield. Do I look like the kind of guy who would do anything less than a proper P2P cook?   >:(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on March 24, 2014, 08:42:43 PM
What, do I look like a 53 year old smurf?

Well, yeah - kind of.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 24, 2014, 08:55:20 PM
Is this what the world has come to? I go to the drug store to get some Nyquil and I get asked for personal information to make the purchase? What, do I look like a 53 year old smurf? Like one packet of pseudoephedrine would have any sort of yield. Do I look like the kind of guy who would do anything less than a proper P2P cook?   >:(


Were you driving the Winnebago?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 24, 2014, 10:22:49 PM
Is this what the world has come to? I go to the drug store to get some Nyquil and I get asked for personal information to make the purchase? What, do I look like a 53 year old smurf? Like one packet of pseudoephedrine would have any sort of yield. Do I look like the kind of guy who would do anything less than a proper P2P cook?   >:(


Were you driving the Winnebago?

The 300C.  ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on March 25, 2014, 11:01:12 AM
Is this what the world has come to? I go to the drug store to get some Nyquil and I get asked for personal information to make the purchase? What, do I look like a 53 year old smurf? Like one packet of pseudoephedrine would have any sort of yield. Do I look like the kind of guy who would do anything less than a proper P2P cook?   >:(
Yup, and you are limited in how much you can get so if you buy a pack of the short acting at Sam's club and then decide you'd prefer time release because taking pills every 4 hours is a PITA you are screwed and have to wait until the next calendar month to get them.  >:(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on March 25, 2014, 11:09:02 AM
Were you driving the Winnebago?

I just started watching the series and otherwise would not have caught the humorous reference.

Body blob melted through the ceiling - check...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on March 25, 2014, 11:11:23 AM
Guilty until proven innocent.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 25, 2014, 12:00:36 PM
Is this what the world has come to? I go to the drug store to get some Nyquil and I get asked for personal information to make the purchase? What, do I look like a 53 year old smurf? Like one packet of pseudoephedrine would have any sort of yield. Do I look like the kind of guy who would do anything less than a proper P2P cook?   >:(
Yup, and you are limited in how much you can get so if you buy a pack of the short acting at Sam's club and then decide you'd prefer time release because taking pills every 4 hours is a PITA you are screwed and have to wait until the next calendar month to get them.  >:(

Which is why there are smurfs.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on March 25, 2014, 01:23:39 PM
shoot er down ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 25, 2014, 03:27:59 PM
shoot er down ;D

Mike, The lineman guy
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on March 25, 2014, 03:34:35 PM

What I want is for Dev and QA to match the configuration of the Production environment so you, as a Dev, experience the problem first. My team of five manage 1,200 unix systems and don't have time to fix things because you want things set up for your benefit.

Carl

Wait... you want the environments to be as close to "the same" as is reasonable...? That's a concept, right there.

I can't tell you how often in my dev career I've released something to production after weeks and months of testing and tweaking only to have it completely not work at all, or crash horribly in a great ball of fire because of environmental differences.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on March 25, 2014, 03:36:45 PM
shoot er down ;D

Mike, The lineman guy

I'm just a redneck at heart you know...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 25, 2014, 06:43:11 PM
You want parts or help for your appliance. But you don't even know the brand?

Here, have some $40 spark plugs for a BMW. Have a good day.

Dipshits.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on March 25, 2014, 07:11:23 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on March 25, 2014, 07:38:31 PM
Snow.   >:(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 25, 2014, 07:43:32 PM

Snow.   >:(

Truth! I'm in Georgia for frack's sake. It was snowing here this afternoon. You call this a Spring Break? Goddammit!


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 25, 2014, 07:52:21 PM
aw crap

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 25, 2014, 08:54:57 PM

Snow.   >:(

Truth! I'm in Georgia for frack's sake. It was snowing here this afternoon. You call this a Spring Break? Goddammit!


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I hope you covered the sprouts ears.  :nono:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on March 26, 2014, 09:34:53 AM
Calling a motorcycle shop's parts counter and having to explain what an O-ring chain is.  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on March 26, 2014, 09:56:28 AM
....
Fuck it. It sits in the corner. If it dies, we won't know until someone tells us. :shrug:

Carl

Agreed. Shitty "admins", whether real or just trying to hoke their way through it, can make EVERYONE miserable. :(

I get to hear, all too often, "Dude, it's your box" or "Dude, it's your code" when shit goes wonky or things don't run in prod/qa like they do in dev.

Ok, if it's my code, show me.... Please. Let's dig into my shitty code and you show me where *I* screwed it up. Please. This should be entertaining.

Ok, if it's my box, give me the admin credentials and I'll fix it myself (and yes, I'm qualified). Then, please explain why you still have a job. Because, trust me on this, your boss and I will be discussing it.

Otherwise, STFU with the finger pointing, and make A look like B. I can't prevent, in code, a missing satellite lib or missing resource crash.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 26, 2014, 10:45:08 AM
Calling a motorcycle shop's parts counter and having to explain what an O-ring chain is.  :crazy:


That is sad.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on March 26, 2014, 11:10:18 AM
Truth! I'm in Georgia for frack's sake. It was snowing here this afternoon. You call this a Spring Break? Goddammit!
I hope you covered the sprouts ears.  :nono:
Dat must be how Georgians ask if one has at least a mitten they can spare...   godd a mmit??
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on March 26, 2014, 11:48:44 AM
pissed off people piss me off ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on March 26, 2014, 12:16:30 PM
People pissed off about other people pissed off pisses me off.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on March 26, 2014, 01:09:40 PM
State tax agencies that think I owe them  >:(  when actually they owe me :bigsmile:  :fitz: :wings:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 26, 2014, 05:09:03 PM
People pissed off about other people pissed off pisses me off.

I pissed in the laundry basket once. Thought I was somewhere else entirely.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on March 26, 2014, 06:06:59 PM
People pissed off about other people pissed off pisses me off.

I pissed in the laundry basket once. Thought I was somewhere else entirely.

Those days are coming back around. Probably sooner than you realize.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on March 26, 2014, 06:15:20 PM
Probably not.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: fourstring on March 26, 2014, 06:55:44 PM

Snow.   >:(

Truth! I'm in Georgia for frack's sake. It was snowing here this afternoon. You call this a Spring Break? Goddammit!


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

You're certainly welcome to ride in it for 8 hours so you can come home to a thousand panicked work emails.   :willy:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 30, 2014, 03:12:11 PM
Being too full of viruses to do anything. Except post twaddle.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on March 30, 2014, 10:40:46 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on March 31, 2014, 06:56:22 AM
People who post virus infested twaddle all over the internet and don't wipe up when they are done.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on March 31, 2014, 07:05:01 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on April 01, 2014, 06:11:34 PM
People who ride high and with no helmet.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stevent on April 01, 2014, 06:49:33 PM
Verizon Wireless- for making me jump through hoops to prove the fraudulent equipment charges someone placed on my account weren't mine.

Bunch of assholes. :csm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 01, 2014, 08:24:50 PM
Verizon Wireless- for making me jump through hoops to prove the fraudulent equipment charges someone placed on my account weren't mine.

Bunch of assholes. :csm:

Tell me more. I just switched from Sprint to Verizon.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 01, 2014, 10:31:20 PM
People who ride high and with no helmet.


Must of been on his way to the tavern.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stevent on April 02, 2014, 12:19:55 AM


Tell me more. I just switched from Sprint to Verizon.  :popcorn:
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Their service is pretty good, just going back and forth with them over police reports and billing when my billing statement clearly shows one of their employees added two lines to my account from a kiosk at a local mall, and their reluctance to remove them and the charges. I've sent copies of the bill, police report and my drivers license for photo ID and they're still quibbling about it, fucking jerk-offs
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 02, 2014, 03:44:19 AM
Just a side note of ATTs customer service, they always do what ever they can do make me happy compared to Verizon making sure they never conceded a speck. Left them 7 years ago.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 03, 2014, 10:29:20 AM
I hate entitled assholes with kids.  They won't shut up about their spawn.  There is a childfree thread on another forum and the assholes with kids keep on posting about their kids in the thread.  Mod won't ban them because he has kids. If I've decided I don't want kids, that means I DO NOT want to read about how your little spawn did something bad again and you wish he wasn't around.  Don't post in the childfree thread until that thing has been adopted and you are childfree.  Childfree people don't want to hear you bitch about your kids.  >:(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on April 03, 2014, 10:40:48 AM
Just a side note of ATTs customer service, they always do what ever they can do make me happy compared to Verizon making sure they never conceded a speck. Left them 7 years ago.

I had almost 180* results with AT&T and Verizon. Maybe it's regional. :shrug:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on April 03, 2014, 10:42:01 AM
I hate entitled assholes with kids.  They won't shut up about their spawn.  There is a childfree thread on another forum and the assholes with kids keep on posting about their kids in the thread.  Mod won't ban them because he has kids. If I've decided I don't want kids, that means I DO NOT want to read about how your little spawn did something bad again and you wish he wasn't around.  Don't post in the childfree thread until that thing has been adopted and you are childfree.  Childfree people don't want to hear you bitch about your kids.  >:(

My honor student ballerina just loves what you wrote, and she hopes that when she's in college next year at the age of 10, she can get to do what you do, too! She just loves you! tee hee hee
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 03, 2014, 10:56:02 AM
I hate entitled assholes with kids.  They won't shut up about their spawn.  There is a childfree thread on another forum and the assholes with kids keep on posting about their kids in the thread.  Mod won't ban them because he has kids. If I've decided I don't want kids, that means I DO NOT want to read about how your little spawn did something bad again and you wish he wasn't around.  Don't post in the childfree thread until that thing has been adopted and you are childfree.  Childfree people don't want to hear you bitch about your kids.  >:(


these two:
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 (http://s160.photobucket.com/user/blackhills_2007/media/girls_zpsd42782b2.jpg.html)

didn't do anything wrong, and they get straight A's (AP classes).   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on April 03, 2014, 11:15:59 AM
I hate entitled assholes with kids.  They won't shut up about their spawn.  There is a childfree thread on another forum and the assholes with kids keep on posting about their kids in the thread.  Mod won't ban them because he has kids. If I've decided I don't want kids, that means I DO NOT want to read about how your little spawn did something bad again and you wish he wasn't around.  Don't post in the childfree thread until that thing has been adopted and you are childfree.  Childfree people don't want to hear you bitch about your kids.  >:(


these two:
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 ([url]http://s160.photobucket.com/user/blackhills_2007/media/girls_zpsd42782b2.jpg.html[/url])

didn't do anything wrong, and they get straight A's (AP classes).   ;D ;D ;D ;D


That wasn't much of a rant.....

I won't bitch about my kids here-because some of them are upstanding members here.  8)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 03, 2014, 11:41:25 AM
But would you post those same things in a thread that was supposed to be for childfree people?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 03, 2014, 11:48:29 AM
Childfree threads.   :lol:  No one would post around here.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on April 03, 2014, 11:55:28 AM
But would you post those same things in a thread that was supposed to be for childfree people?

I could post things in a child-free thread that would certainly support peoples' decision to be child-free! :lol:

(this post brought to you by another night of terrible sleep.  At this point I firmly believe all child-free people lounge around all day in silk pajamas, sipping wine, having stimulating conversation, and admiring their fragile knick-knacks)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Downs on April 03, 2014, 12:11:39 PM
Drivers who hang out in the fast lane at or under the speed limit forcing em to go around.  And timid drivers who are afraid of the shadow of their own car and won't make a decision on the road. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 03, 2014, 12:17:23 PM
... At this point I firmly believe all child-free people lounge around all day in silk pajamas, sipping wine, having stimulating conversation, and admiring their fragile knick-knacks)
Pretty much, although I prefer tequila over wine and cooking exotic foodstuffs to admiring knick knacks.  :P
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 03, 2014, 12:20:51 PM

Pretty much, although I prefer tequila over wine and cooking exotic foodstuffs to admiring knick knacks.  :P

 ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 03, 2014, 12:44:03 PM
Drivers who hang out in the fast lane at or under the speed limit forcing em to go around.  And timid drivers who are afraid of the shadow of their own car and won't make a decision on the road.


So i take it you've been to Wisconsin.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on April 03, 2014, 03:20:13 PM
Goddamn it. I JUST got over this walking pneumonia crap 3 weeks ago and now it's back. Hacking up lung butter. Nagging cough wakes me up in the middle of the night.

Fuck. Fuck. Fuckitty-fuck.  :angry: :rave: :mad:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on April 03, 2014, 03:28:57 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 03, 2014, 05:42:21 PM
For all you people with kids, this is what it looks like when you roast cabbage with garlic and red palm oil. Roasting adds an extra dimension to the flavor.  And the leather coaster in the background? I made it. It's called a hobby.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on April 03, 2014, 05:59:44 PM
At this point I firmly believe all child-free people lounge around all day in silk pajamas, sipping wine, having stimulating conversation, and admiring their fragile knick-knacks)

Don't forget counting our bags of disposable income as well.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 03, 2014, 06:04:51 PM
For all you people with kids, this is what it looks like when you roast cabbage with garlic and red palm oil. Roasting adds an extra dimension to the flavor.  And the leather coaster in the background? I made it. It's called a hobby.

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Not a fan of square plates. Square coasters however are tres cool. My Mom had/has those same hexagonal glasses.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 03, 2014, 06:16:34 PM
Nice fork.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 03, 2014, 06:40:36 PM
Maybe I will take some coasters with me to give away at the next meet.  I have to decide if I'm going to the WV one that's in a couple weeks, aka should I skip buying glasses and visiting the doctor to spend money on fun things instead. Grad student problems. :(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 03, 2014, 07:51:52 PM
For all you people with kids, this is what it looks like when you roast cabbage with garlic and red palm oil. Roasting adds an extra dimension to the flavor.  And the leather coaster in the background? I made it. It's called a hobby.

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Not impressed with the rabbit food no matter how you cook it.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 03, 2014, 08:54:38 PM
For all you people with kids, this is what it looks like when you roast cabbage with garlic and red palm oil. Roasting adds an extra dimension to the flavor.  And the leather coaster in the background? I made it. It's called a hobby.

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Not impressed with the rabbit food no matter how you cook it.   :bigsmile:


Here In the midwest that's called an horderve.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 03, 2014, 08:59:00 PM
Y'all haven't been paying attention. Lauren is definitely NOT a vegetarian.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 03, 2014, 09:24:18 PM
Not impressed with the rabbit food no matter how you cook it.   :bigsmile:
That's not all I ate, but you don't need to see the hotdog that went with it because I was feeling lazy and out of braunschweiger.  :(

I can make vegetarians visibly uncomfortable.  I have to be careful when packing my lunch if I know I will be eating with sensitive individuals, because the vegetarians find the sight of someone eating slices of braunschweiger straight (no bread or crackers, just creamy deliciousness) to be unsettling.  Same with buying a tub of pulled pork and sticking a fork in it. Canned tuna doesn't seem to bother as many people, though.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 03, 2014, 09:47:47 PM
Y'all haven't been paying attention. Lauren is definitely NOT a vegetarian.


Oh I know- and I wasn't commenting about Lauren's diet- just about the picture of the rabbit food.  :bigok:

RANT:  People who can't keep up.   (YouknowIloveyoubrother  :bigsmile:)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 03, 2014, 11:04:47 PM
Y'all haven't been paying attention. Lauren is definitely NOT a vegetarian.


Oh I know- and I wasn't commenting about Lauren's diet- just about the picture of the rabbit food.  :bigok:

RANT:  People who can't keep up.   (YouknowIloveyoubrother  :bigsmile:)
The rabbit food helps you appreciate the meat more.

RANT: Carb cravings that end up making me eat horrible things while trying to go meat and veggies with a little fruit paleo.  :-[
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on April 03, 2014, 11:10:19 PM
But would you post those same things in a thread that was supposed to be for childfree people?

I could post things in a child-free thread that would certainly support peoples' decision to be child-free! :lol:

(this post brought to you by another night of terrible sleep.  At this point I firmly believe all child-free people lounge around all day in silk pajamas, sipping wine, having stimulating conversation, and admiring their fragile knick-knacks)

That's certainly what I would do.  Instead I'm interpreting the Rorschach stains on my living room carpet.  They were both so fucking cute 14 years ago.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 04, 2014, 06:40:41 AM
Y'all haven't been paying attention. Lauren is definitely NOT a vegetarian.


Oh I know- and I wasn't commenting about Lauren's diet- just about the picture of the rabbit food.  :bigok:

RANT:  People who can't keep up.   (YouknowIloveyoubrother  :bigsmile:)

I'm pedaling as fast as I can.  ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on April 04, 2014, 07:34:57 AM
People who waste perfectly good, innocent garlic by roasting it with...  cabbage.
What did that poor garlic ever do to you?!?!?

P.S.  This is from a guy that's a bit of a coleslaw snob.
I have about a dozen recipes - quick and easy to gourmet that only go with certain main dishes.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on April 06, 2014, 10:41:46 PM
Anti-vaxxers.  I had to seriously bite my tongue to keep from going off on a friend-of-a-friend on Facebook tonight.  Our mutual friend posted a link about the latest measles epidemic with a reminder to vaccinate kids, and the friend-of-a-friend started ranting (in mostly all caps, naturally) about government propaganda and autism and how vaccines poison our children and blah blah.  Holy crap, that nonsense boils my blood instantly. 

I put a lot of the blame on the media which tells people that there are two valid sides to any story even when -- as a completely hypothetical example -- one side is scientific, peer-reviewed fact and the other side is horseshit nonsense that has been debunked time and time again and shown to be largely the fiction of one man whose falsified "studies" were created to profit himself directly.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 07, 2014, 04:59:08 AM
May I?

Penn and Teller on Vaccinations: http://youtu.be/RfdZTZQvuCo


Perhaps this might help.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 07, 2014, 08:21:19 AM
Anti-vaxxers.  I had to seriously bite my tongue to keep from going off on a friend-of-a-friend on Facebook tonight.  Our mutual friend posted a link about the latest measles epidemic with a reminder to vaccinate kids, and the friend-of-a-friend started ranting (in mostly all caps, naturally) about government propaganda and autism and how vaccines poison our children and blah blah.  Holy crap, that nonsense boils my blood instantly. 

I put a lot of the blame on the media which tells people that there are two valid sides to any story even when -- as a completely hypothetical example -- one side is scientific, peer-reviewed fact and the other side is horseshit nonsense that has been debunked time and time again and shown to be largely the fiction of one man whose falsified "studies" were created to profit himself directly.

 :thumbsup:  people are dumb and they seem to be getting dumber...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 07, 2014, 09:51:00 AM
I put a lot of the blame on the media which tells people that there are two valid sides to any story even when -- as a completely hypothetical example -- one side is scientific, peer-reviewed fact and the other side is horseshit nonsense that has been debunked time and time again and shown to be largely the fiction of one man whose falsified "studies" were created to profit himself directly.
There are two sides of this story.  People who are immunocompromised or have autoimmune diseases should be very careful getting vaccinated.  Unfortunately people fail to realize vaccines are good for most but not everyone.  They only want to see it as everyone or no one should get them and that is wrong.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on April 07, 2014, 11:01:08 AM
There are two sides of this story.  People who are immunocompromised or have autoimmune diseases should be very careful getting vaccinated. 

You're 100% supporting my point.  Because there are legitimate cases in which individuals cannot receive vaccinations, it's extremely important that those who can, do.  Herd immunity for the people with medical conditions won't work if healthy crackpots refuse to vaccinate because they think it causes autism or is part of a government conspiracy.

As an aside, because I found this interesting....I'm sure every immunocompromised person is different, but my husband's doctor encourages him to get each and every vaccine he can.  She says that the vaccines are far safer for him than to risk getting the sickness.  (He has Crohn's Disease and is on some hardcore immunosuppressant medication)

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 07, 2014, 02:07:32 PM
There are two sides of this story.  People who are immunocompromised or have autoimmune diseases should be very careful getting vaccinated. 


You're 100% supporting my point.  Because there are legitimate cases in which individuals cannot receive vaccinations, it's extremely important that those who can, do.  Herd immunity for the people with medical conditions won't work if healthy crackpots refuse to vaccinate because they think it causes autism or is part of a government conspiracy.

As an aside, because I found this interesting....I'm sure every immunocompromised person is different, but my husband's doctor encourages him to get each and every vaccine he can.  She says that the vaccines are far safer for him than to risk getting the sickness.  (He has Crohn's Disease and is on some hardcore immunosuppressant medication)

The hardcore immunosupressants make it safer.  For those of us that don't need that level of immunosupression, vaccines are dangerous because adjuvants nonspecifically excite the immune system.  You get more antibodies with less killed virus, but you also get more of an autoimmune reaction. 

Also, if he's interested the paleo nurse has crohn's. http://thepaleonurse.com/2012/09/06/my-customized-scd-gaps-and-paleo-diet/ (http://thepaleonurse.com/2012/09/06/my-customized-scd-gaps-and-paleo-diet/)  I'm about to try the autoimmune paleo diet from http://www.thepaleomom.com/ (http://www.thepaleomom.com/) (the name of her site infuriates me because she has a PhD in biology and is interested in using research findings to optimize diet for autoimmune disease, but people like paleo and kids so that's what she named the site) because I don't want to have to go on the crazy immunosupressants.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 07, 2014, 02:47:07 PM
Anti-vaxxers.  I had to seriously bite my tongue to keep from going off on a friend-of-a-friend on Facebook tonight.  Our mutual friend posted a link about the latest measles epidemic with a reminder to vaccinate kids, and the friend-of-a-friend started ranting (in mostly all caps, naturally) about government propaganda and autism and how vaccines poison our children and blah blah.  Holy crap, that nonsense boils my blood instantly. 

I put a lot of the blame on the media which tells people that there are two valid sides to any story even when -- as a completely hypothetical example -- one side is scientific, peer-reviewed fact and the other side is horseshit nonsense that has been debunked time and time again and shown to be largely the fiction of one man whose falsified "studies" were created to profit himself directly.

Holy crap- me too.  My problem is that I can't pass up the chance to debate science against witchcraft and good feelings.  I really try to be good- but I probably usually end up coming off like a dick.  It's the science- I don't understand the complete and utter disbelief in science.   :baldy: :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on April 07, 2014, 03:01:30 PM
Well we have people who believe that the moon landing didn't happen and that it was faked. Truth is that the technology didn't exist at that time to fake it.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 07, 2014, 03:28:13 PM
Well we have people who believe that the moon landing didn't happen and that it was faked. Truth is that the technology didn't exist at that time to fake it.

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and we all have more computing power in our hands everyday than the space program had at that time. amazing how far we have come in a short amount of time.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on April 07, 2014, 06:58:52 PM
Autism and other designer "issues"
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 07, 2014, 07:08:15 PM
Autism and other designer "issues"

Y'all don't have kids. Do you.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on April 07, 2014, 07:11:40 PM
That's not relevant.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 07, 2014, 07:29:07 PM
Well we have people who believe that the moon landing didn't happen and that it was faked. Truth is that the technology didn't exist at that time to fake it.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 07, 2014, 07:38:46 PM
Autism and other designer "issues"

Autism is a very real thing.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on April 07, 2014, 08:23:46 PM
I can see what I presume is his point (correct me if I'm wrong, cablebandit!)  Living here in techie central, I've met a lot of people (mostly male engineers) who excuse terrible behavior by saying, "well, I probably have Aspergers" or similar.  That bugs me, too.  It's as though being an asshole who claims to be on the spectrum is trendy. 

(Note that I do know people who have been actually diagnosed on the spectrum and they're never the ones who use it as an excuse to be a prick.)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 07, 2014, 09:37:10 PM
Autism and other designer "issues"

Autism is a very real thing.

Can you explain, scientifically, why it's more prevalent now than in the past? Or for that matter, scientifically, what causes autism?

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on April 07, 2014, 10:15:43 PM
Autism and other designer "issues"


Autism is a very real thing.


Can you explain, scientifically, why it's more prevalent now than in the past? Or for that matter, scientifically, what causes autism?



Here's a pretty good article as a start (http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/research-shows-autism-spectrum-disorders-are-largely-genetic-1.1744967) - I haven't gotten to the peer-reviewed literature yet, but ASD (autism spectrum disorders) are believed to be genetically based - either directly inheritable or arising de novo. We don't know what is the cause of these de novo mutations.

Other articles:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/health/research/scientists-link-rare-gene-mutations-to-heightened-risk-of-autism.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/health/research/scientists-link-rare-gene-mutations-to-heightened-risk-of-autism.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)
http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/in-brief/2013/genetics-spontaneous-mutation-links-dopamine-to-autism (http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/in-brief/2013/genetics-spontaneous-mutation-links-dopamine-to-autism)
http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2013/whole-genome-sequencing-unearths-new-autism-mutations (http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2013/whole-genome-sequencing-unearths-new-autism-mutations)

Not sure if we are just better at diagnosis (much better when you have a genetic test or sequence someone's genome) or whether other factors are at work. For example, it matters if you get certain genes from your mother or your father - this is epigenetics - or the study of heredity that does not involve DNA sequence. Wha? I'll explain:

Sequences upstream of the actual coding sequence for the protein encoded by the gene affect expression and are subject to regulation by hormones and other regulatory factors. Here's an example from Wikipedia:

Quote
Genomic imprinting and related disorders[edit]
Some human disorders are associated with genomic imprinting, a phenomenon in mammals where the father and mother contribute different epigenetic patterns for specific genomic loci in their germ cells.[98] The best-known case of imprinting in human disorders is that of Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome—both can be produced by the same genetic mutation, chromosome 15q partial deletion, and the particular syndrome that will develop depends on whether the mutation is inherited from the child's mother or from their father.[99] This is due to the presence of genomic imprinting in the region. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is also associated with genomic imprinting, often caused by abnormalities in maternal genomic imprinting of a region on chromosome 11.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 07, 2014, 10:24:41 PM
Nope- but I can have you chat with a few kids, and you'll pick the one with autism out in very short order.

I think we used to call them "strange" or "unusual" kids.  Part of it is a diagnosis- we recognize the differences better.  The thing is they learn best differently than other kids- and they act very differently.  Different things will set them off, or they interact with you in unusual ways.  I have one that comes in my room every morning, gets well within my personal zone, and says "Good morning Mr. L" with no affect.  We have a member on here that is diagnosed (or at least recognized)- he has admitted it, and when I see him do things I chuckle a little.  I'm not saying autistic kids or people can't succeed or do well or be fine and live a relatively normal life- I'm just saying the diagnosis is real.  It's a spectrum disorder, meaning it comes in various severities.  Mild to severe.

I also can't explain scientifically why allergies are much more prevalent now.  There might be reasons why, but I'm not versed in them.   :shrug: 

Edited to add:  Thanks for the links viffer!  I need to do some reading on those tomorrow.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 08, 2014, 01:12:52 PM
Autistic people make stunning engineers, architects, pharmacists, air traffic controllers, etc.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 08, 2014, 01:18:35 PM
No doubt!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on April 08, 2014, 01:34:53 PM

I also can't explain scientifically why allergies are much more prevalent now.  There might be reasons why, but I'm not versed in them.   :shrug: 



More links for you and others. Some of this will not be popular.  :lol: The links below were the result of a Google search using 'why are allergies on the rise' as the search term.

http://fooddrugallergy.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=40 (http://fooddrugallergy.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=40)
http://www.foodallergy.org/facts-and-stats (http://www.foodallergy.org/facts-and-stats)
http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/rise-food-allergies-first-world-problems-67067/ (http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/rise-food-allergies-first-world-problems-67067/)
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/03/as-peanut-allergies-rise-trying-to-determine-a-cause/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/03/as-peanut-allergies-rise-trying-to-determine-a-cause/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0)
http://www.healthline.com/health-news/children-allergies-and-asthma-on-the-rise-110813 (http://www.healthline.com/health-news/children-allergies-and-asthma-on-the-rise-110813)

Common theme: Our 'developed' culture removes us from being appropriately stimulated at the right time of childhood development. Underdeveloped countries do not have the corresponding rise in allergies.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: miles on April 08, 2014, 01:38:17 PM

I also can't explain scientifically why allergies are much more prevalent now. 


As we have moved from a rural society to an increasingly urban population children's exposure to animals has decreased. As odd as it may seem, growing up in an environment with no animals increases a kid's chances of suffering from allergies. 

Also, a hundred years ago a child with serious allergy issues would have died young, but now those kids can survive to adulthood.




As to the increase in autism, there isn't one.  There is merely an increase in use of the word.  As Clay mentioned, a generation ago an autistic kid would just be described as "odd".  In fact, the English National Institute of Health did a study in which they looked at thousands of senior citizens for signs of autism and found the numbers closely match the rate of diagnosis in current kids. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: miles on April 08, 2014, 01:39:19 PM
Common theme: Our 'developed' culture removes us from being appropriately stimulated at the right time of childhood development. Underdeveloped countries do not have the corresponding rise in allergies.


My previous post made this same point- you just beat me to the punch!   
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 08, 2014, 01:54:02 PM


Also, a hundred years ago a child with serious allergy issues would have died young, but now those kids can survive to adulthood.



I think modern medicine's "save them at all costs" is a bit ridiculous. The doctor wants to put my 101yr. old grandmother on cholesterol medication?? My wife sees it all to often, spend a couple hundred thousand dollars (bankrupting most people) to give a 92 year old an extra month of laying in a hospital bed. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 08, 2014, 02:14:59 PM
I would rant on about people who ruin a good bullshit thread with factual content but I'm too tired and really don't give a shit.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 08, 2014, 02:59:03 PM
I would rant on about people who ruin a good bullshit thread with factual content but I'm too tired and really don't give a shit.

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 :bigok: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on April 08, 2014, 03:06:42 PM
I would rant on about people who ruin a good bullshit thread with factual content but I'm too tired and really don't give a shit.

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.

Grumpy old man.  :lol: :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on April 08, 2014, 03:27:42 PM
How about all of the lazy truck drivers who can't take the time to cover their loads?

To the asshole in the beat-up Chevy flatbed with the stake sides on Interstate 5 this morning....thanks for all of the garbage you left in your wake. And the over-sized Sanford & Son junk truck....same for you. I really dug the plastic bits and broken glass coming off the junked cars on your trailer.

Schmucks.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on April 08, 2014, 10:18:26 PM
Public radio pledge drives.  When I haven't contributed, they make me feel guilty.  When I'm in good standing, they annoy the piss out of me.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on April 09, 2014, 03:53:28 PM
Public radio pledge drives.  When I haven't contributed, they make me feel guilty.  When I'm in good standing, they annoy the piss out of me.

Add public television to that as well.  It seems like 2 weeks of programming then 3 weeks of beg-a-thon.  Rinse and repeat.

They get plenty of tax money and run ads.  Fuck em.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on April 10, 2014, 06:25:47 AM
Okay.
I get it.
As a biker, I'm supposed to expect morons pulling out in front of me, right and left...
But when they wait for you to approach, and then turn out looking right at you with a visible smirk on their face, I long for the days of personal vengence involving zip-ties and a sheaf of sturdy broom handles.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on April 10, 2014, 09:29:07 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 10, 2014, 11:20:41 AM
Carl   :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on April 10, 2014, 11:27:57 AM
Today, I hate low hanging branches. So does the bruise on my forehead.    >:(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on April 10, 2014, 11:53:45 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on April 10, 2014, 05:10:38 PM
I think it's because you're Carl and he's Black Hills.


Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 10, 2014, 05:43:41 PM
I think it's because you're Carl and he's Black Hills.

 ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 10, 2014, 06:12:40 PM
Today, I hate low hanging branches. So does the bruise on my forehead.    >:(


Then wear your helmet.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 10, 2014, 06:46:03 PM
Today, I hate low hanging branches. So does the bruise on my forehead.    >:(


Then wear your helmet.

Or quit riding thru the neighbors back yards.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stevent on April 11, 2014, 07:53:58 PM
I hate having to wait till wednesday to get my tires installed :mad:.. Don't they know who I am?
Bastards.
Title: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 11, 2014, 08:42:11 PM
Not being able to rant about politics or religion.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 11, 2014, 08:49:48 PM



Also, a hundred years ago a child with serious allergy issues would have died young, but now those kids can survive to adulthood.



I think modern medicine's "save them at all costs" is a bit ridiculous. The doctor wants to put my 101yr. old grandmother on cholesterol medication?? My wife sees it all to often, spend a couple hundred thousand dollars (bankrupting most people) to give a 92 year old an extra month of laying in a hospital bed.

So, who's call is it?  I sure don't want you making the call on if I can get treatment.  I don't want to be that 92 year old wasting away in bed, but there had better be some patient directive to withhold treatment.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 11, 2014, 09:05:36 PM
Not being able to rant about politics or religion.



 The door is open my friend. (http://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/board,61.0.html)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 11, 2014, 09:20:09 PM

Not being able to rant about politics or religion.



 The door is open my friend. ([url]http://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/board,61.0.html[/url])


Nah...I don't want to be the first .o to be banned.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on April 11, 2014, 10:43:18 PM
The door is open my friend. ([url]http://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/board,61.0.html[/url])




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If it wasn't for dickheads like you, there wouldn't be any asshattery in this world, would there?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on April 12, 2014, 07:51:32 AM
I hate having to wait till wednesday to get my tires installed :mad:.. Don't they know who I am?
Bastards.

Obviously they do..       :)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on April 12, 2014, 08:55:38 AM
Food allergies as a religion.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stevent on April 12, 2014, 08:56:12 AM
I hate having to wait till wednesday to get my tires installed :mad:.. Don't they know who I am?
Bastards.

Obviously they do..       :)



Hummmph.......... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 12, 2014, 09:16:12 AM
Food allergies as a religion.

What the fuck kind of rant is this? Food allergies as a religion? That hardly even makes sense! Food allergies are serious business and not to be toyed with! A single peanut can kill a preschooler from fifty feet away! A strawberry under the right circumstances render a person with a terrible rash! And should you even have mentioned religion?? WTF! The thread title clearly states no religion!!!!



.........a babies arm holding an apple.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 12, 2014, 04:09:47 PM
Here's anm interesting one.  Parents at school have a kid with peanut allergies.  We have had these before- you make a peanut-free room, no big deal.  It goes fine.  The parents, however, want the entire school to go peanut free.  Now I understand peanut allergies can be severe- we had a kid a couple years ago that had minutes before his airway would block if he was exposed.  However the whole school?   :crazy:

We had two allergy specialists come in and give their thoughts.  Interestingly enough, they were completely against it.  They said it builds up a false sense of security in the kids, and this is what would get them exposed. 

Obviously the teachers recommended against it and the school board didn't support it. 

Freaking helicopter parents.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on April 12, 2014, 04:18:02 PM
That is interesting.  I'm glad to hear the allergy specialists were against it.  It sucks that the kid has the severe allergy but the entire world isn't going to be peanut-free so he has to learn to manage his environment himself.  Kira's entire daycare is peanut-free but we're talking infants and toddlers there -- you can't expect a 2 year old not to grab his classmate's snack and start nomming on it before the teacher can stop it.  But older kids should absolutely be in control of their own safety.  I hope the parents don't sue or some bullshit like that.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 12, 2014, 04:23:33 PM
Oh Christ. :facepalm:

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 12, 2014, 05:25:17 PM
Oh Christ. :facepalm:

You of all people should know religion is not allowed here.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 12, 2014, 05:36:26 PM
Sorry.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 12, 2014, 06:13:38 PM
I hope the parents don't sue or some bullshit like that.

After the allergy specialists advised us against it they understood.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 12, 2014, 08:24:37 PM
I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 12, 2014, 08:39:39 PM
I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.


Something to do with religious food allergies.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 12, 2014, 08:45:37 PM
I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.


Something to do with religious food allergies.


Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on April 12, 2014, 08:48:10 PM
I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.


Something to do with religious food allergies.


Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.


But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 12, 2014, 08:51:26 PM
I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 12, 2014, 09:25:05 PM
I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.

Zing 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 12, 2014, 09:26:57 PM

I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.

Boy, did you ever pick the wrong group to hang out with, then.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 12, 2014, 10:30:53 PM

I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.

Boy, did you ever pick the wrong group to hang out with, then.

A big shovel helps.  ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 12, 2014, 11:12:13 PM

I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.

Boy, did you ever pick the wrong group to hang out with, then.

A big shovel helps.  ;)

And some reeeeally tall boots.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on April 13, 2014, 03:07:56 PM

I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.

Boy, did you ever pick the wrong group to hang out with, then.

A big shovel helps.  ;)

And some reeeeally tall boots.

They could be allergic to wading and shoveling.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 13, 2014, 03:49:11 PM

I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.

Boy, did you ever pick the wrong group to hang out with, then.

A big shovel helps.  ;)

And some reeeeally tall boots.

They could be allergic to wading and shoveling.

No shit.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 13, 2014, 04:49:21 PM

I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.

Boy, did you ever pick the wrong group to hang out with, then.

A big shovel helps.  ;)

And some reeeeally tall boots.

They could be allergic to wading and shoveling.

No shit.

No. Shit.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on April 13, 2014, 05:49:00 PM

I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.

Boy, did you ever pick the wrong group to hang out with, then.

A big shovel helps.  ;)

And some reeeeally tall boots.

They could be allergic to wading and shoveling.

No shit.

No. Shit.

I call BS. I don't see how anyone can be allergic to something that isn't there.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 13, 2014, 05:54:37 PM

I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.

Boy, did you ever pick the wrong group to hang out with, then.

A big shovel helps.  ;)

And some reeeeally tall boots.

They could be allergic to wading and shoveling.

No shit.

No. Shit.

I call BS. I don't see how anyone can be allergic to something that isn't there.


Why Were you there?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on April 13, 2014, 06:02:20 PM

I'm kinda confused on what the current rant is. Does it involve Stripes? Cuz, you know.
Something to do with religious food allergies.
Ahhh. I hate kosher pickles.
But are you allergic to them? Do they contain peanuts or shell fish and cause you to break out in hives, gasping for breath like a fish out of water?

Nope. I am allergic to bullshit though.

Boy, did you ever pick the wrong group to hang out with, then.

A big shovel helps.  ;)

And some reeeeally tall boots.

They could be allergic to wading and shoveling.

No shit.

No. Shit.

I call BS. I don't see how anyone can be allergic to something that isn't there.


Why Were you there?

No, so no one should be allergic to me!!   :blbl:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on April 13, 2014, 07:25:53 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 13, 2014, 07:33:02 PM
This must be one of the shortest rants Carl has ever posted.  :pokestick:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: PatM on April 13, 2014, 07:51:39 PM
This must be one of the shortest rants Carl has ever posted.  :pokestick:

Is this a rant?  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on April 13, 2014, 09:32:25 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 14, 2014, 03:35:29 AM
Carl seems to get upset a lot.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on April 14, 2014, 06:38:28 AM
Somebody needs a nice, looong ride.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on April 14, 2014, 07:24:23 AM
Heading to Albuquerque on Friday for a long weekend (back Tuesday) if that helps :)

My birthday Sunday, Jeanne's daughter's birthday is in there somewhere as well. Should be fun. :D

Edit: Hmmm, I'd planned on a ride to Alaska this year but only if Rita got a job. Since that hasn't happened, perhaps some grumbling is due to that. :shrug:  June is a ride to Jasper/Banff and August is a ride to Indy for GenCon both with Jeanne.

We played The Doom That Came To Atlantic City this weekend along with The Walking Dead card game. Doom was a lot like Monopoly other than you needed to destroy houses to win :)  The Walking Dead card game was interesting but required a different kind of thinking in order to excel.

Wait, this is the rant thread. Sorry,  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

:D

Carl
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on April 14, 2014, 10:55:50 AM
Carl, I'll start a card/board game thread to rant and blather there. :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on April 18, 2014, 12:45:59 PM
Why does every freaking nut, bolt, or washer that I drop while working on the FJR, never makes its way to the ground? I have to wonder how much hardware is lost in her ample blue Tupperware bosom... :confused:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 18, 2014, 01:19:48 PM
Why does every freaking nut, bolt, or washer that I drop while working on the FJR, never makes its way to the ground? I have to wonder how much hardware is lost in her ample blue Tupperware bosom... :confused:


You should ask Bomber about a a certain circlip and a model T.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on April 18, 2014, 03:24:02 PM
Why does every freaking nut, bolt, or washer that I drop while working on the FJR, never makes its way to the ground? I have to wonder how much hardware is lost in her ample blue Tupperware bosom... :confused:

If we ever ride together, I'm not riding behind you. You have a telescoping magnet? It's M.Brane's favorite tool. Well um besides the obvious... heh...

That said, I have lost the key to the VFR in the bodywork on my first ride with M.Brane. We did fish it out in not too much time.  :redface: :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on April 18, 2014, 03:48:45 PM
Why does every freaking nut, bolt, or washer that I drop while working on the FJR, never makes its way to the ground? I have to wonder how much hardware is lost in her ample blue Tupperware bosom... :confused:

Oh my God, that is so true. Yamaha somehow engineered a Twilight Zone into that fairing. I think stuff ends up on the planet Zindar.

And, yeah, I carry a telescoping magnet on the bike.   :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on April 18, 2014, 05:44:14 PM
The old pig loses about 5 pounds every February when I tear off the plastics to clean things out.  It's amazing how much gravel accumulates in there over the course of the year.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on April 22, 2014, 08:18:55 AM
Email hackers.   >:(

Been getting spam messages lately from my sister.  The one who passed away about 7 years.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 22, 2014, 01:27:20 PM
Email hackers.   >:(

Been getting spam messages lately from my sister.  The one who passed away about 7 years.

That is evil.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 22, 2014, 03:46:08 PM
Email hackers.   >:(

Been getting spam messages lately from my sister.  The one who passed away about 7 years.


Heck, i still get pre approved credit cards for my mother. She's been gone for 12 years.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on April 22, 2014, 04:54:02 PM

Not being able to rant about politics or religion.

People complaining about not being able to complain about the other political party.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 22, 2014, 05:00:42 PM
Nice


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on April 22, 2014, 05:49:45 PM
Everyone and everything.

It's been one of those days.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 22, 2014, 05:59:10 PM
Everyone and everything.

It's been one of those days.

I love you man.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on April 22, 2014, 06:04:29 PM
Everyone and everything.

It's been one of those days.

I love you man.

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Bromances.   Bleah!!

 :hurl:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 22, 2014, 06:21:30 PM

Not being able to rant about politics or religion.

People complaining about not being able to complain about the other political party.

Appropriate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 22, 2014, 06:36:44 PM

Not being able to rant about politics or religion.

People complaining about not being able to complain about the other political party.

Appropriate  :thumbsup:

Nothing is approprite.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 22, 2014, 06:52:55 PM
Nothing is approprite.

You mean approprite means nothing.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 22, 2014, 07:10:07 PM
Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 22, 2014, 07:57:02 PM
Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'

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Some of that new math.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 22, 2014, 08:26:28 PM
5th Beatle.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on April 22, 2014, 08:33:42 PM
3rd nut.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on April 22, 2014, 09:05:09 PM
Hen's teeth?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 22, 2014, 09:05:26 PM
3rd nipple
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: coho on April 22, 2014, 09:09:02 PM
5th Beatle.

Apu Nahasapimapetalan.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 22, 2014, 10:37:06 PM
I had all the beer and wings I wanted for $15 tonight.  Whay can't all places have these prices?!?!?   :bash:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on April 23, 2014, 06:39:16 AM

Not being able to rant about politics or religion.

People complaining about not being able to complain about the other political party.

People who think there are only two political parties. (Whigs stand up and shout!)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on April 23, 2014, 09:01:57 AM
People who donate to more than one party.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on April 23, 2014, 11:18:09 AM
People who donate to more than one party.
People who can afford to donate to more than one party
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on April 23, 2014, 12:25:40 PM
People who donate to more than one party.
People who can afford to donate to more than one party

People.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on April 23, 2014, 12:52:23 PM
I had all the beer and wings I wanted for $15 tonight.  Whay can't all places have these prices?!?!?   :bash:

Mmmm...  Unlimited beer and wings. Just the thought of it, and I can't complain about anything.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 23, 2014, 01:26:53 PM
I had all the beer and wings I wanted for $15 tonight.  Whay can't all places have these prices?!?!?   :bash:

Mmmm...  Unlimited beer and wings. Just the thought of it, and I can't complain about anything.

Yeah, that was a brag disguised as a rant.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on April 23, 2014, 03:10:34 PM
I had all the beer and wings I wanted for $15 tonight.  Whay can't all places have these prices?!?!?   :bash:

Mmmm...  Unlimited beer and wings. Just the thought of it, and I can't complain about anything.

Yeah, that was a brag disguised as a rant.   :bigsmile:

That depends on the beer.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on April 23, 2014, 04:09:10 PM
People who complain about free beer.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 23, 2014, 04:37:36 PM
People who complain about free beer.

Technically it's not free. He still had to pay for the first one.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 23, 2014, 06:23:37 PM
People who nit pick.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on April 23, 2014, 07:07:20 PM
Nits that need a'pickin'.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 23, 2014, 09:14:56 PM
Scab pickers.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on April 23, 2014, 09:38:02 PM
Pickers and grinners.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on April 24, 2014, 06:45:41 AM
To be specific:
Grimey, sticky, urchins with snot bubbles and maws stuffed with mass market french fries, whose demented parents refuse to vaccinate.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 24, 2014, 09:20:42 AM
OH!

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on April 24, 2014, 11:56:26 AM
To be specific:
Grimey, sticky, urchins with snot bubbles and maws stuffed with mass market french fries, whose demented parents refuse to vaccinate.

 :withstupid:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 24, 2014, 12:40:34 PM
My left middle finger. It hurts and I want it amputated, I really do. Fuck up by the surgeons, more ops to come. Idjuts.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 24, 2014, 12:54:50 PM
My life kind of sucks right now, and then people try to make it worse with their petty bullshit.  >:(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 24, 2014, 01:15:23 PM
My life kind of sucks right now, and then people try to make it worse with their petty bullshit.  >:(

If you won't post that in triplicate, I shall just have to ignore it. Anyway, do you have the right permissions yet?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on April 24, 2014, 01:16:59 PM
My life kind of sucks right now, and then people try to make it worse with their petty bullshit.  >:(

Lay in with a proper rant. Perhaps it'll make ya feel better - at least we'll (maybe) give some sympathy.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 24, 2014, 01:26:58 PM
at least we'll (maybe) give some sympathy.

Haha.. yea, right!!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: MrsCablebandit on April 24, 2014, 01:35:45 PM
Bring Your Kids to Work Day
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 24, 2014, 01:51:27 PM
Hero's  no, not real hero's all the other hero's, apparently you are now a hero if you give blood, volunteer, etc. Really?? WTF!! Linemen are Hero's now for some reason? huh? no they aren't they are just guys doing their job (well paid I might add). to me this is a slap in the face to real hero's, you know guys risking their lives to do something good. No, not everyone in the military is a hero, not every firefighter, cop, etc. hero's are the select few that prove they are hero's with their actions in an emergency situation. The rest are just people doing what's right...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 24, 2014, 02:42:48 PM
Hero's  no, not real hero's all the other hero's, apparently you are now a hero if you give blood, volunteer, etc. Really?? WTF!! Linemen are Hero's now for some reason? huh? no they aren't they are just guys doing their job (well paid I might add). to me this is a slap in the face to real hero's, you know guys risking their lives to do something good. No, not everyone in the military is a hero, not every firefighter, cop, etc. hero's are the select few that prove they are hero's with their actions in an emergency situation. The rest are just people doing what's right...


What ever got you going on that.  :baa:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 24, 2014, 02:48:14 PM
Hero's  no, not real hero's all the other hero's, apparently you are now a hero if you give blood, volunteer, etc. Really?? WTF!! Linemen are Hero's now for some reason? huh? no they aren't they are just guys doing their job (well paid I might add). to me this is a slap in the face to real hero's, you know guys risking their lives to do something good. No, not everyone in the military is a hero, not every firefighter, cop, etc. hero's are the select few that prove they are hero's with their actions in an emergency situation. The rest are just people doing what's right...




What ever got you going on that.  :baa:

lol... conversation here at work about lineman appreciation day.. while I was trying to eat lunch..
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 24, 2014, 03:34:09 PM
Hero's  no, not real hero's all the other hero's, apparently you are now a hero if you give blood, volunteer, etc. Really?? WTF!! Linemen are Hero's now for some reason? huh? no they aren't they are just guys doing their job (well paid I might add). to me this is a slap in the face to real hero's, you know guys risking their lives to do something good. No, not everyone in the military is a hero, not every firefighter, cop, etc. hero's are the select few that prove they are hero's with their actions in an emergency situation. The rest are just people doing what's right...

Apostrophe misuse.  Heroes.  You don't want everybody called heroes.  Unless you are somehow talking about the hero's pride, or the hero's justice.  For that matter you could be talking about the hero's use of the apostrophe.   :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on April 24, 2014, 04:14:56 PM
I could use a hero, but nobody'll make me a sammich.
 :angry:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 24, 2014, 05:30:14 PM
Cashiers giving me the stink eye for not donating to medical research or some cause.  I do medical research and don't like 90% of the money going to administrators.  >:(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on April 24, 2014, 05:50:59 PM
For that matter you could be talking about the hero's use of the apostrophe.
...alot

(one my nazi hits)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on April 24, 2014, 06:45:38 PM
Hero's  no, not real hero's all the other hero's, apparently you are now a hero if you give blood, volunteer, etc. Really?? WTF!! Linemen are Hero's now for some reason? huh? no they aren't they are just guys doing their job (well paid I might add). to me this is a slap in the face to real hero's, you know guys risking their lives to do something good. No, not everyone in the military is a hero, not every firefighter, cop, etc. hero's are the select few that prove they are hero's with their actions in an emergency situation. The rest are just people doing what's right...

Heroic post, well done   :clap:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on April 25, 2014, 01:10:53 PM
Cashiers giving me the stink eye for not donating to medical research or some cause.  I do medical research and don't like 90% of the money going to administrators.  >:(
Then you should say 'Oh', like you appreciate them reminding you.  Then you take out a dollar, and put it in another pocket.
Then you tell them you ARE 'medical research'.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on April 25, 2014, 01:12:31 PM
I hate it when you get a foot tangled up while taking your pants off, causing you to hop around on the other foot trying to get untangled, finally falling flat on your ass, bruising a hip. You then lay there for a minute...trying to determine if everything is still attached and nothing is broken....'cause, you know...you're not 26 anymore. Then you notice the dog has seen the entire dance and is now sitting there next to you, wondering what in God's name you're doing, and why hasn't he been fed yet.

Dammit, I hate that.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on April 25, 2014, 01:23:02 PM
I hate it when you get a foot tangled up while taking your pants off, causing you to hop around on the other foot trying to get untangled, finally falling flat on your ass, bruising a hip. You then lay there for a minute...trying to determine if everything is still attached and nothing is broken....'cause, you know...you're not 26 anymore. Then you notice the dog has seen the entire dance and is now sitting there next to you, wondering what in God's name you're doing, and why hasn't he been fed yet.

Dammit, I hate that.

...and when her husband is going to get home.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on April 25, 2014, 02:10:32 PM
I hate it when you get a foot tangled up while taking your pants off, causing you to hop around on the other foot trying to get untangled, finally falling flat on your ass, bruising a hip. You then lay there for a minute...trying to determine if everything is still attached and nothing is broken....'cause, you know...you're not 26 anymore. Then you notice the dog has seen the entire dance and is now sitting there next to you, wondering what in God's name you're doing, and why hasn't he been fed yet.

Dammit, I hate that.

 :lol:  Good visual.

I did that once while wearing Icon knee armor and when I hit the floor, the armor slid off my knee. I decided it wouldn't be very effective if I fell off the bike.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on April 25, 2014, 02:21:05 PM
Cows.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 25, 2014, 02:31:22 PM


Apostrophe misuse.  Heroes.  You don't want everybody called heroes.  Unless you are somehow talking about the hero's pride, or the hero's justice.  For that matter you could be talking about the hero's use of the apostrophe.   :bigok:

f%$#ing teachers... Ed understood me..
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 25, 2014, 03:57:34 PM



Apostrophe misuse.  Heroes.  You don't want everybody called heroes.  Unless you are somehow talking about the hero's pride, or the hero's justice.  For that matter you could be talking about the hero's use of the apostrophe.   :bigok:

f%$#ing teachers... Ed understood me..

That is not a standard by which things should be judged.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 25, 2014, 03:58:02 PM



Apostrophe misuse.  Heroes.  You don't want everybody called heroes.  Unless you are somehow talking about the hero's pride, or the hero's justice.  For that matter you could be talking about the hero's use of the apostrophe.   :bigok:

f%$#ing teachers... Ed understood me..

That is not a standard by which things should be judged.

Bucket o' troof.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 25, 2014, 06:12:16 PM


Apostrophe misuse.  Heroes.  You don't want everybody called heroes.  Unless you are somehow talking about the hero's pride, or the hero's justice.  For that matter you could be talking about the hero's use of the apostrophe.   :bigok:

f%$#ing teachers... Ed understood me..


You back in Madison?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on April 25, 2014, 06:44:42 PM
Cashiers giving me the stink eye for not donating to medical research or some cause.  I do medical research and don't like 90% of the money going to administrators.  >:(
Then you should say 'Oh', like you appreciate them reminding you.  Then you take out a dollar, and put it in another pocket.
Then you tell them you ARE 'medical research'.
I'm lazy, so I just give them the stink eye back.  :P
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 26, 2014, 05:33:35 PM
Lack of rain/precipitation.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on April 26, 2014, 08:02:33 PM
Cow-floating, gully-washing rivers of sleet laden, hat piercing RAIN.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on April 27, 2014, 08:02:24 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 27, 2014, 08:23:37 PM
Jeanne asked me out on a date. She wants to see The Desolation of Smaug. It's not playing of course and I saw the DVD at Wal Mart. So we zipped over. Weirdly, TDoS was only available on Blue Ray. Even weirder, Wal*Mart didn't have any Blue Ray players. They had VCR DVR players though. So we zipped over to Best Buy instead. Yep, they have both movies (well, we have to watch AUJ then TDoS). I did a quick Amazon search of the available LG and Samsung Blue Ray players. The Samsung $89 had the best reviews and 15 minutes later we were heading home.

Now I'd already seen The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey and was suitably disgusted with the thing, but I did do my best. I love the book and The War of the Ring. I've read them all numerous times.

The Fucking Hobbit Peter Jackson Fucking movie is just Fucking WRONG!!!

There are no god-damned Orcs. They didn't chase the group into Rivendell. The group didn't sneak out of Rivendell. When they left, they left with Gandalf and horses. Radagast the Brown did not make an appearance in the book, nor did he have magic rabbits that outrun wargs, and fucking magic mushrooms!! Honestly! The goblins had tunnels. When Gandalf, Bilbo, and the dwarfs were captured, they were taken to he king where the king was beheaded. In the confusion, everyone bailed. The goblins chased the group, got into a battle when they caught the group. The second time, Gloin was carrying Bilbo and dropped him during the battle. Bilbo found the ring then. In escaping, Bilbo lost his buttons at the exit after jumping over Gollum. Balin was watching for goblins when invisible, Bilbo snuck by proving he was a burgler. Later the group made it to where the wargs and Goblins gathered to steal humans. Bilbo barely made it into a tree with Gloin's help. Gandalf threw down pinecones and burned wargs until the goblins arrived, somewhat in turmoil due to the death of the king. They lit the trees on fire 15 birds in 5 fir trees. The king of the eagles saw the goblins stirring and flew from his aerie to investigate. Gandalf didn't send any damned butterfly to get the eagles. The group was saved, Bilbo almost lost again but held on to the legs of a dwarf. There was no Fucking battle between Azog and Thorin and certainly Bilbo fucking did not stand off Azog, nor did the group attack Azog. Azog wasn't there. Because there are NO fucking Orcs in The Hobbit! The eagles spoke to the dwarfs, Gandalf, and Bilbo and conversed once they arrived at the aerie.

To make matters fucking worse, I read they added a Fucking LOVE INTEREST for one of the fucking dwarfs in TDoS. WHAT THE FUCK!!!

I will attempt to stifle and enjoy the neat battles, graphics, and Peter Jackson's weird interpretation of athe Hobbit. To make Jeanne happy.

But damn!!!

Carl

As a fan of the entire series as well, I approve of this rant.

Well done Carl!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 27, 2014, 09:07:21 PM
Jeanne asked me out on a date. She wants to see The Desolation of Smaug. It's not playing of course and I saw the DVD at Wal Mart. So we zipped over. Weirdly, TDoS was only available on Blue Ray. Even weirder, Wal*Mart didn't have any Blue Ray players. They had VCR DVR players though. So we zipped over to Best Buy instead. Yep, they have both movies (well, we have to watch AUJ then TDoS). I did a quick Amazon search of the available LG and Samsung Blue Ray players. The Samsung $89 had the best reviews and 15 minutes later we were heading home.

Now I'd already seen The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey and was suitably disgusted with the thing, but I did do my best. I love the book and The War of the Ring. I've read them all numerous times.

The Fucking Hobbit Peter Jackson Fucking movie is just Fucking WRONG!!!

There are no god-damned Orcs. They didn't chase the group into Rivendell. The group didn't sneak out of Rivendell. When they left, they left with Gandalf and horses. Radagast the Brown did not make an appearance in the book, nor did he have magic rabbits that outrun wargs, and fucking magic mushrooms!! Honestly! The goblins had tunnels. When Gandalf, Bilbo, and the dwarfs were captured, they were taken to he king where the king was beheaded. In the confusion, everyone bailed. The goblins chased the group, got into a battle when they caught the group. The second time, Gloin was carrying Bilbo and dropped him during the battle. Bilbo found the ring then. In escaping, Bilbo lost his buttons at the exit after jumping over Gollum. Balin was watching for goblins when invisible, Bilbo snuck by proving he was a burgler. Later the group made it to where the wargs and Goblins gathered to steal humans. Bilbo barely made it into a tree with Gloin's help. Gandalf threw down pinecones and burned wargs until the goblins arrived, somewhat in turmoil due to the death of the king. They lit the trees on fire 15 birds in 5 fir trees. The king of the eagles saw the goblins stirring and flew from his aerie to investigate. Gandalf didn't send any damned butterfly to get the eagles. The group was saved, Bilbo almost lost again but held on to the legs of a dwarf. There was no Fucking battle between Azog and Thorin and certainly Bilbo fucking did not stand off Azog, nor did the group attack Azog. Azog wasn't there. Because there are NO fucking Orcs in The Hobbit! The eagles spoke to the dwarfs, Gandalf, and Bilbo and conversed once they arrived at the aerie.

To make matters fucking worse, I read they added a Fucking LOVE INTEREST for one of the fucking dwarfs in TDoS. WHAT THE FUCK!!!

I will attempt to stifle and enjoy the neat battles, graphics, and Peter Jackson's weird interpretation of athe Hobbit. To make Jeanne happy.

But damn!!!

Carl

As a fan of the entire series as well, I approve of this rant.

Well done Carl!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

+1
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 27, 2014, 09:10:20 PM
The Bourne series. Anyone read the books? Is there anything in the movies that even closely resembles the books?








NO
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: ducsbill on April 27, 2014, 09:24:43 PM
The Bourne series. Anyone read the books? Is there anything in the movies that even closely resembles the books?








NO

The original 1988 version is pretty close to the book.  It's a long movie at about 3 hours.  Stars Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith.
Bill W.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094791/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094791/)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on April 27, 2014, 09:39:42 PM
People who, even though they are older than dirt, still fail to accept the fact a movie is never as good as the book ( or even close )  ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on April 27, 2014, 11:54:57 PM
People who, even though they are older than dirt, still fail to accept the fact a movie is never the same as the book ( or even close )  ;D

 FTFY

 It's a movie. It has to adhere to the standard script format or not enough people will pay money to see it, and the producers/studios won't be able to make a huge profit.

 There's a rant in there if you look close enough.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: MrsCablebandit on April 28, 2014, 07:31:57 AM
Having to come back to work after an epic 977.5-mile weekend at the Region 6 Spring Meet...not being able to stretch the trip a few more days...that pisses me off this morning!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on April 28, 2014, 07:39:28 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on April 28, 2014, 07:53:21 AM
Getting paid to travel to Denver and planing to do it on the bike. Then having the weather change my plans.

I'm glad I didn't take the bike because I drove through a tornado and winter storm all on the same day. I also had to contend with sustained 50 MPH crosswinds with the occasional 70 MPH gust for several hours of the drive.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 28, 2014, 10:59:33 AM
Getting paid to travel to Denver and planing to do it on the bike. Then having the weather change my plans.

I'm glad I didn't take the bike because I drove through a tornado and winter storm all on the same day. I also had to contend with sustained 50 MPH crosswinds with the occasional 70 MPH gust for several hours of the drive.


Get a better bike.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 28, 2014, 02:53:24 PM
Why is it when I loose something it is always in the last place I look.  :nuts:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: miles on April 28, 2014, 03:21:28 PM
Why is it when I loose something it is always in the last place I look.  :nuts:


I have a solution. Next time you look for something, keep searching even after you find it. That way it won't have been in the last place you looked.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on April 28, 2014, 03:25:06 PM
Why is it when I loose something it is always in the last place I look.  :nuts:


I have a solution. Next time you look for something, keep searching even after you find it. That way it won't have been in the last place you looked.

Brilliant.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 28, 2014, 03:50:36 PM
Why is it when I loose something it is always in the last place I look.  :nuts:


I have a solution. Next time you look for something, keep searching even after you find it. That way it won't have been in the last place you looked.


But why. my mission has been accomplished.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on April 28, 2014, 03:51:30 PM
Why is it when I loose something it is always in the last place I look.  :nuts:


I have a solution. Next time you look for something, keep searching even after you find it. That way it won't have been in the last place you looked.

 :rolf:

Rant:  Crazy parent complains because her kid is disciplined in class for disruptive behavior.  She thinks kids shouldn't be disciplined on front of other students because then they stand out and could become a target.  How the feck do you manage kids without being able to point out when one is doing something wrong?   :facepalm:  Crazy woman.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: miles on April 28, 2014, 04:22:33 PM
Why is it when I loose something it is always in the last place I look.  :nuts:


I have a solution. Next time you look for something, keep searching even after you find it. That way it won't have been in the last place you looked.


But why. my mission has been accomplished.


Then why are you complaining?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on April 28, 2014, 04:51:44 PM
Why is it when I loose something it is always in the last place I look.  :nuts:


I have a solution. Next time you look for something, keep searching even after you find it. That way it won't have been in the last place you looked.


But why. my mission has been accomplished.

Okay then.  Simply reverse the order of your search from the least likely to the most likely spots.  It may take a lot longer, but the last place you look will be closer to the front of the list.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: M.Brane on April 28, 2014, 04:55:08 PM
Why is it when I loose something it is always in the last place I look.  :nuts:


I have a solution. Next time you look for something, keep searching even after you find it. That way it won't have been in the last place you looked.


But why. my mission has been accomplished.

Okay then.  Simply reverse the order of your search from the least likely to the most likely spots.  It may take a lot longer, but the last place you look will be closer to the front of the list.

 Or you not bother with looking at all, and just get another one. That way when the one you lost turns up you'll have a spare for next time.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 28, 2014, 06:57:54 PM
Why is it when I loose something it is always in the last place I look.  :nuts:


I have a solution. Next time you look for something, keep searching even after you find it. That way it won't have been in the last place you looked.


But why. my mission has been accomplished.

Okay then.  Simply reverse the order of your search from the least likely to the most likely spots.  It may take a lot longer, but the last place you look will be closer to the front of the list.

 Or you not bother with looking at all, and just get another one. That way when the one you lost turns up you'll have a spare for next time.

That's exactly what i was thinking to.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mastros2 on April 28, 2014, 07:33:11 PM
Damn Ice Cream truck music.  Really?  Over and over and over....
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on April 28, 2014, 09:07:21 PM
Damn Ice Cream truck music.  Really?  Over and over and over....

Then you wouldn't wish to live in Taiwan. Their garbage collection trucks play an electronic tune over and over so you can hear them coming and bring your trash to the truck. Once a week, every week...

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on April 29, 2014, 03:33:27 PM
Intentionally lousy tippers.   

Tammy & I did a local ride a couple weekends ago and stopped for lunch at some Italian joint.  Our waitress also served a table of two well-dressed young girls next to us.  She was pleasant and prompt and both the food & service was good. 

When their check came, they laughingly made a big deal of leaving her $1 tip.   :bluduh:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on April 29, 2014, 05:34:58 PM
Intentionally lousy tippers.   

Tammy & I did a local ride a couple weekends ago and stopped for lunch at some Italian joint.  Our waitress also served a table of two well-dressed young girls next to us.  She was pleasant and prompt and both the food & service was good. 

When their check came, they laughingly made a big deal of leaving her $1 tip.   :bluduh:

Bitches!!  A real pisser in my book and a sign of no class. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 29, 2014, 05:52:58 PM
Intentionally lousy tippers.   

Tammy & I did a local ride a couple weekends ago and stopped for lunch at some Italian joint.  Our waitress also served a table of two well-dressed young girls next to us.  She was pleasant and prompt and both the food & service was good. 

When their check came, they laughingly made a big deal of leaving her $1 tip.   :bluduh:



Bitches!!  A real pisser in my book and a sign of no class.


True that.

My rule is 10 to 15% for good service and 20% great service.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 29, 2014, 06:14:19 PM
Shit. I tip my barber.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on April 29, 2014, 06:26:23 PM
Shit. I tip my barber.

Just the tip?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 29, 2014, 06:38:06 PM
Shit. I tip my barber.

Yup. Me too. A waitron unit has to really be bad to not get 20%.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 29, 2014, 07:12:51 PM
Shit. I tip my barber.

Same here to.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on April 29, 2014, 07:20:08 PM
Dancing pigs.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 29, 2014, 07:21:49 PM
Shit. I tip my barber.

Same here to(o).

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on April 29, 2014, 07:57:01 PM
A tip: For those that cash tip, keep some $2 bills at hand for the use. Their rareness/oddity does help the tip stand out gives the air of "special", to which a tip should be.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on April 29, 2014, 08:02:56 PM
Shit. I tip my barber.

I cut my own hair. So, my barber doesn't get squat because he's an asshole. But he's pretty much the only one I don't tip.

If you're waiting on my table, you have to really suck eggs to get below 20%.

I think everyone should have a service job at some point. I wish that especially for the two girls in the rant.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on April 29, 2014, 09:14:13 PM
People who can't be bothered with curbs, sidewalks, and stuff.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on April 30, 2014, 04:09:25 AM
People who can't be bothered with curbs, sidewalks, and stuff.

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Obviously, someone from Mass. is visiting your area.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on April 30, 2014, 06:51:44 AM
People who can't be bothered with curbs, sidewalks, and stuff.

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Obviously, someone from Mass. is visiting your area.

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Oddly enough we had this discussion at lunch about 'massholes'. For all we know this was a local (Savannah, GA), but who knows?

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on April 30, 2014, 05:50:06 PM
People who can't be bothered with curbs, sidewalks, and stuff.

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If that was a Dodge 2500 diesel, you'd be talking about my wife.  Helen Keller could park better than my wife.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I love her more than life itself, but parking is her Kryptonite. I have the broken lawn sprinklers to prove it.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 30, 2014, 08:53:51 PM
People who can't be bothered with curbs, sidewalks, and stuff.

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Vanity plates.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 30, 2014, 08:55:02 PM
Why is it when I loose something it is always in the last place I look.  :nuts:

Use Loctite (tm)...keeps things from getting loose.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 30, 2014, 08:55:43 PM
Jeanne asked me out on a date. She wants to see The Desolation of Smaug. It's not playing of course and I saw the DVD at Wal Mart. So we zipped over. Weirdly, TDoS was only available on Blue Ray. Even weirder, Wal*Mart didn't have any Blue Ray players. They had VCR DVR players though. So we zipped over to Best Buy instead. Yep, they have both movies (well, we have to watch AUJ then TDoS). I did a quick Amazon search of the available LG and Samsung Blue Ray players. The Samsung $89 had the best reviews and 15 minutes later we were heading home.

Now I'd already seen The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey and was suitably disgusted with the thing, but I did do my best. I love the book and The War of the Ring. I've read them all numerous times.

The Fucking Hobbit Peter Jackson Fucking movie is just Fucking WRONG!!!

There are no god-damned Orcs. They didn't chase the group into Rivendell. The group didn't sneak out of Rivendell. When they left, they left with Gandalf and horses. Radagast the Brown did not make an appearance in the book, nor did he have magic rabbits that outrun wargs, and fucking magic mushrooms!! Honestly! The goblins had tunnels. When Gandalf, Bilbo, and the dwarfs were captured, they were taken to he king where the king was beheaded. In the confusion, everyone bailed. The goblins chased the group, got into a battle when they caught the group. The second time, Gloin was carrying Bilbo and dropped him during the battle. Bilbo found the ring then. In escaping, Bilbo lost his buttons at the exit after jumping over Gollum. Balin was watching for goblins when invisible, Bilbo snuck by proving he was a burgler. Later the group made it to where the wargs and Goblins gathered to steal humans. Bilbo barely made it into a tree with Gloin's help. Gandalf threw down pinecones and burned wargs until the goblins arrived, somewhat in turmoil due to the death of the king. They lit the trees on fire 15 birds in 5 fir trees. The king of the eagles saw the goblins stirring and flew from his aerie to investigate. Gandalf didn't send any damned butterfly to get the eagles. The group was saved, Bilbo almost lost again but held on to the legs of a dwarf. There was no Fucking battle between Azog and Thorin and certainly Bilbo fucking did not stand off Azog, nor did the group attack Azog. Azog wasn't there. Because there are NO fucking Orcs in The Hobbit! The eagles spoke to the dwarfs, Gandalf, and Bilbo and conversed once they arrived at the aerie.

To make matters fucking worse, I read they added a Fucking LOVE INTEREST for one of the fucking dwarfs in TDoS. WHAT THE FUCK!!!

I will attempt to stifle and enjoy the neat battles, graphics, and Peter Jackson's weird interpretation of athe Hobbit. To make Jeanne happy.

But damn!!!

Carl

Wait....what?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 30, 2014, 08:56:30 PM
I hate when people keep quoting previous posts because they think they have some witty comment.
Assholes.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 30, 2014, 09:03:26 PM
Post hoes.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 30, 2014, 09:04:07 PM
For crap's sake...that number of posts over there doesn't mean that much, people.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on April 30, 2014, 09:12:10 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: coho on April 30, 2014, 09:12:46 PM
Post hoes.
Your Putin's showing.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on April 30, 2014, 09:15:00 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 30, 2014, 09:17:19 PM
Post hoes.

 :cry:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 30, 2014, 09:18:50 PM
I'm almost at 450.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on April 30, 2014, 09:19:42 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 30, 2014, 09:20:02 PM
I'm sorry. I thought you were working on getting it down. I didn't realize it was still so high.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 30, 2014, 09:22:55 PM
That's the first thing I thought of after I posted that, too...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on April 30, 2014, 09:30:18 PM
People that regret their posts.  :-*




 :twofinger:


Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on April 30, 2014, 09:31:38 PM
No regerts.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on April 30, 2014, 09:38:35 PM
WTF is a regert?
Wait, WTF is a gert?


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Stripes on April 30, 2014, 09:40:20 PM
No regerts.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: miles on April 30, 2014, 11:49:43 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on April 30, 2014, 11:50:34 PM
My favorite local sports team is currently pissing me off.  *weeps*
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on May 01, 2014, 06:27:59 AM

You can only use a gert once. If you use it again, you regert. Pretty simple actually. I hate it when people use gerts over and over and over.....
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Meemuh on May 01, 2014, 06:31:44 AM
Oh, of course.


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on May 01, 2014, 02:20:47 PM
I'm sorry. I thought you were working on getting it down. I didn't realize it was still so high.


We don't have the rep system here.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on May 01, 2014, 02:25:40 PM
We don't have the rep system here.

Is that a rant? Sounds more like a statement of fact. I hate it when people rant and you can't tell if they are for or against something.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on May 01, 2014, 03:45:15 PM
I hate it when someone boils down a complex situation to a mere black and white issue. There may be more to something than just being for or against it. Maybe one is in the middle and is for some parts of a thing, but against other parts. Maybe one is opposed to the whole idea of supporting or opposing anything and is just trying to live and let live?

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 01, 2014, 05:31:14 PM
I hate it when someone boils down a complex situation to a mere black and white issue. There may be more to something than just being for or against it. Maybe one is in the middle and is for some parts of a thing, but against other parts. Maybe one is opposed to the whole idea of supporting or opposing anything and is just trying to live and let live?

I know what you mean. To a point.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on May 01, 2014, 08:10:41 PM
I hate it when someone boils down a complex situation to a mere black and white issue. There may be more to something than just being for or against it. Maybe one is in the middle and is for some parts of a thing, but against other parts. Maybe one is opposed to the whole idea of supporting or opposing anything and is just trying to live and let live?

I know what you mean. To a point.

I'm sorry, we only accept yes or no answers in this thread.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on May 01, 2014, 08:24:10 PM
NO!!!

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on May 01, 2014, 09:19:23 PM
Yes  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on May 02, 2014, 10:33:48 AM
This thread just doesn't lend itself to "middle of the road" points of view....

RANT

intransitive verb
1:  to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
2:  to scold vehemently

transitive verb
1:  to utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on May 02, 2014, 01:10:19 PM
So whats your point?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on May 02, 2014, 01:22:45 PM
So whats your point?

The act of ranting implores you to take a side. Which is what this thread is about. Take a stand! Right or wrong! Be passionate! Make your feelings known! Milk-toast attitudes are not for this thread...either you are ranting or you are not!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on May 02, 2014, 01:49:05 PM
That has the beginnings of a good rant.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 02, 2014, 03:20:29 PM
I hate self retracting side stands.


How's that?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on May 02, 2014, 03:23:35 PM
Because there are NO fucking Orcs in The Hobbit!

Not strictly true. Tolkein pretty much used orc and goblin interchangeably at the end.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on May 02, 2014, 06:01:35 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 02, 2014, 06:50:24 PM
Superficial Tolkien fans that base their uneducated observances on what they've seen on the silver screen versus actually reading the whole volume of his writings really piss me off. I started reading Tolkien in 1971. My freshman year of high school. I've read and own everything he has written and a large portion of the pre-Peter King commentary and biography books. I have an original 1977 American first printing of The Silmarillion by Houghton-Mifflin.

As much as I appreciate King's rendition of The Lord of the Rings, his insistence on dragging a children's story out over 3 2 1/5 hour movies makes me weep. Why not make it 1 very long movie and then concentrate on The Silmarillion? That's the prequel to end all prequels.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on May 02, 2014, 07:50:37 PM
Prequels, sequels, and sequins.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on May 08, 2014, 08:33:07 AM
Cereal boxes
Well, not the box, exactly.  The fricken bag inside the box.
WTF do they glue em together with and why?!?  They're harder to open cleanly than a 4 hook bra!
And the bag is so thin that they always rip. ALWAYS!
And then, to top it off... the bag is to SHORT!!  When you pour the cereal out, it slides over the cardboard flap of the box.  Over bare cardboard!!   Cardboard is made from wood.  Colonel Blake (RIP) said "you can't sterilize wood."
Make the fricken bags taller!!  You can make up the 0.002 cents it'd cost by reducing the food coloring.  None of those colors are natural for food anyway.

And while we're talking cereal boxes...
WTF do they have instructions to open them?!?!?   I defy you to find a kid that's old enuff to read that hasn't been opening cereal for years.  If you can't figure out how to open cereal, you deserve to die of starvation.  Preferably before you reproduce.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on May 08, 2014, 08:56:39 AM
I agree, except for making the bags taller. Just make the boxes shorter.   ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on May 08, 2014, 09:07:48 AM
I agree, except for making the bags taller. Just make the boxes shorter.   ;D


But that way it make it look like your getting more.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 08, 2014, 12:00:39 PM
Umberallas. Dangerous things with pointy bits right at eye height. Driven by people who don't look where they are going.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on May 08, 2014, 12:17:57 PM
Umberallas. Dangerous things with pointy bits right at eye height. Driven by people who don't look where they are going.


How does one "drive" an umbrella?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on May 08, 2014, 12:24:29 PM
Cereal boxes
Well, not the box, exactly.  The fricken bag inside the box.
WTF do they glue em together with and why?!?  They're harder to open cleanly than a 4 hook bra!
And the bag is so thin that they always rip. ALWAYS!
And then, to top it off... the bag is to SHORT!!  When you pour the cereal out, it slides over the cardboard flap of the box.  Over bare cardboard!!   Cardboard is made from wood.  Colonel Blake (RIP) said "you can't sterilize wood."
Make the fricken bags taller!!  You can make up the 0.002 cents it'd cost by reducing the food coloring.  None of those colors are natural for food anyway.

And while we're talking cereal boxes...
WTF do they have instructions to open them?!?!?   I defy you to find a kid that's old enuff to read that hasn't been opening cereal for years.  If you can't figure out how to open cereal, you deserve to die of starvation.  Preferably before you reproduce.
Malt-o-meal is the solution to all your problems.  Cereal without boxes.  ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 08, 2014, 12:39:53 PM
Umberallas. Dangerous things with pointy bits right at eye height. Driven by people who don't look where they are going.


How does one "drive" an umbrella?

You mean they're not vehicles?  :eek:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on May 08, 2014, 12:47:59 PM
Umberallas. Dangerous things with pointy bits right at eye height. Driven by people who don't look where they are going.


How does one "drive" an umbrella?

Similar to a broom, only they have better wind protection ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Wesley on May 08, 2014, 02:14:29 PM
Coworkers who feel the need to immediately look at what's coming off the printer.

Just because you sit next to the shared printer in our workspace doesn't mean that you have the right to pick it up from the printer, examine it, then set it back down.  You do this all the time--I watch you do this over and over!  Did you forget you printed something so you need to check to see if its yours?  NO.  You either hit print or you didn't. If you didn't, then someone else did, so please leave it alone.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on May 08, 2014, 02:18:15 PM
Coworkers who feel the need to immediately look at what's coming off the printer.

Just because you sit next to the shared printer in our workspace doesn't mean that you have the right to pick it up from the printer, examine it, then set it back down.  You do this all the time--I watch you do this over and over!  Did you forget you printed something so you need to check to see if its yours?  NO.  You either hit print or you didn't. If you didn't, then someone else did, so please leave it alone.

This has the potential of being fun, you know. Just have to make sure it isn't something that can be traced back to you or get fired over. At least a "Nosey little bugger, ain't cha?" printed out would be in order.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Wesley on May 08, 2014, 02:44:07 PM

This has the potential of being fun, you know. Just have to make sure it isn't something that can be traced back to you or get fired over. At least a "Nosey little bugger, ain't cha?" printed out would be in order.
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Love the suggestion, but I won't mess with them due to fear of disciplinary action, etc like you said.  There are 4 of us that share the workspace and we're all coming and going at differnet times so it is usually obvious who's sending stuff to the printer.  It would be harder to discern who's printing if we're all there at the same time.

I genuinely don't understand the fascination behind looking at it?  It's all work related stuff I'm printing anyhow.... :shrug:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 08, 2014, 02:54:26 PM
When I send an email that says, "To avoid a flurry of replies with availability, please visit this Doodle poll to indicate your availability for next Wednesday" that's met with a reply that says, "Hi Beth, I’m available the later times 1 or 2 EDT."

 :bash: 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on May 08, 2014, 03:40:12 PM
Coworkers who feel the need to immediately look at what's coming off the printer.

Just because you sit next to the shared printer in our workspace doesn't mean that you have the right to pick it up from the printer, examine it, then set it back down.  You do this all the time--I watch you do this over and over!  Did you forget you printed something so you need to check to see if its yours?  NO.  You either hit print or you didn't. If you didn't, then someone else did, so please leave it alone.


Print this:
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I'm here to help.  I also can get you a minimum wage job at MC Sports.   :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: chornbe on May 08, 2014, 03:48:38 PM
Hi Beth,

I'm available every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:31pm 'til 5:47pm. Thanks!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on May 08, 2014, 05:50:18 PM
When I send an email that says, "To avoid a flurry of replies with availability, please visit this Doodle poll to indicate your availability for next Wednesday" that's met with a reply that says, "Hi Beth, I’m available the later times 1 or 2 EDT."

Step 2 - before sending said e-mail, change your from or reply-to address to a defunct e-mail address so the dunces replying their availability will get it bounced right back...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 08, 2014, 06:52:47 PM
Hi Beth,

I'm available every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:31pm 'til 5:47pm. Thanks!

Bubbles...sweetie... :twofinger:

Good idea, Jim!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on May 08, 2014, 07:10:38 PM
Hi Beth,

I'm available every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:31pm 'til 5:47pm. Thanks!

Bubbles...sweetie... :twofinger:

Good idea, Jim!

I think it's awesome that no matter what he changes his name to, we all know him as Bubbles. No rant.

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on May 08, 2014, 10:38:55 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 09, 2014, 12:46:24 AM
I have no idea what that means but I am sure it is very difficult to cope with.
We have a workflow application to speedily provision servers. Over the year it took to write the code, each group was consulted, process documented, and the task taylored to their requirements. Updates as process changes, people leave and new people arrive. You get an email when it's time to do your task. You fill out the single page when done and submit it as complete so the next group is notified. There's even a reminder button so the server owner can poke at a slow group.

So why the fuck does it take multiple reminders, numerous in person queries, 9 months, a manager, and ultimately senior director involvement to get a fucking IP address!!??

The sickly funny part is networking has four fucking places where they keep track of IP addresses. I've had numerous IP allocations only to discover the IP was already in use. In one case, by the fucking mail server!!!

We require a management IP for admin access, backups, and monitoring and an application IP dedicated to just the application. Yet when asked, we'll get two IP's on the same network. It happened yesterday!

Every group has stories about how long it takes to get a switch port assigned or an IP address. Most of the time it takes an escalation to get an IP. Hell, I heard from my manager that a couple of other managers have somewhat jokingly suggested giving up a headcount if networking would hire someone just to manage IPs.

We've jokingly suggested buying switches and setting up our own network, or using IP4 over IP6 or just pinging an IP in a network and using it.

Damn guys, you're a joke in the entire company.

Carl
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: coucours grad on May 09, 2014, 01:33:20 AM
We have a workflow application to speedily provision servers. Over the year it took to write the code, each group was consulted, process documented, and the task taylored to their requirements. Updates as process changes, people leave and new people arrive. You get an email when it's time to do your task. You fill out the single page when done and submit it as complete so the next group is notified. There's even a reminder button so the server owner can poke at a slow group.

So why the fuck does it take multiple reminders, numerous in person queries, 9 months, a manager, and ultimately senior director involvement to get a fucking IP address!!??

The sickly funny part is networking has four fucking places where they keep track of IP addresses. I've had numerous IP allocations only to discover the IP was already in use. In one case, by the fucking mail server!!!

We require a management IP for admin access, backups, and monitoring and an application IP dedicated to just the application. Yet when asked, we'll get two IP's on the same network. It happened yesterday!

Every group has stories about how long it takes to get a switch port assigned or an IP address. Most of the time it takes an escalation to get an IP. Hell, I heard from my manager that a couple of other managers have somewhat jokingly suggested giving up a headcount if networking would hire someone just to manage IPs.

We've jokingly suggested buying switches and setting up our own network, or using IP4 over IP6 or just pinging an IP in a network and using it.

Damn guys, you're a joke in the entire company.

Carl

My suggestion would be to question the IP given just once thru official channels. When you get the standard "all good" reply  make the server live about .....ohhhh 10am on a monday morning then take a early lunch.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on May 09, 2014, 08:01:58 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: PatM on May 09, 2014, 08:43:56 AM
Sales reps that sell software packages as if they're selling a fridge.
They know they need a SOR and a SOW, signed off by the customer for custom implementation.
Basic implementation requires only a standard SOW sheet, no sign off and minimum implementation fees.

Guess what the reps do? Quote the customer the basic package when they need custom implementation.

So we get to be the bad guys who have to explain to the customer they need a server, server license, IT involvement, and what they want to do isn't covered by a basic implementation. It's going to take weeks instead of hours to get the solution working.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on May 09, 2014, 12:27:22 PM
Umberallas. Dangerous things with pointy bits right at eye height. Driven by people who don't look where they are going.


How does one "drive" an umbrella?

You mean they're not vehicles?  :eek:


Maybe for Marry Poppins.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on May 09, 2014, 12:49:47 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on May 09, 2014, 08:54:22 PM
Who has the language of the signed contract to review?



Have any servers in Fort Collins or Loveland???...  I'll make life easier!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 09, 2014, 09:36:59 PM
Who has the language of the signed contract to review?



Have any servers in Fort Collins or Loveland???...  I'll make life easier!

I'm pretty sure one of them is at a VA Hospital.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on May 10, 2014, 11:10:39 AM
Who has the language of the signed contract to review?



Have any servers in Fort Collins or Loveland???...  I'll make life easier!

I'm pretty sure one of them is at a VA Hospital.

Then it'll take at least two weeks to get in the door.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on May 10, 2014, 05:10:52 PM
Coworkers who feel the need to immediately look at what's coming off the printer.

Just because you sit next to the shared printer in our workspace doesn't mean that you have the right to pick it up from the printer, examine it, then set it back down.  You do this all the time--I watch you do this over and over!  Did you forget you printed something so you need to check to see if its yours?  NO.  You either hit print or you didn't. If you didn't, then someone else did, so please leave it alone.

A big FU to the selfish bitch who thinks it's okay to print stuff throughout the day on our shared printer and NEVER pick it up!  So, I HAVE to sort through her kids' volleyball enrollments, PTA email lists, etc., just to find my fucking WORK PRODUCT. 

BTW, I also have to sort through every print job because my boss doesn't like to walk to the copy room to pick up his print jobs.  Somehow, I trained him that if he prints stuff, it magically appears on his desk within a half hour.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 10, 2014, 05:19:20 PM
I have my own printer. It's approximately 20" to the right of my keyboard.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on May 10, 2014, 05:44:22 PM
I have my own printer. It's approximately 20" to the right of my keyboard.

PPR  (Piss-Poor Rant)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on May 10, 2014, 07:00:48 PM
Coworkers who feel the need to immediately look at what's coming off the printer.

Just because you sit next to the shared printer in our workspace doesn't mean that you have the right to pick it up from the printer, examine it, then set it back down.  You do this all the time--I watch you do this over and over!  Did you forget you printed something so you need to check to see if its yours?  NO.  You either hit print or you didn't. If you didn't, then someone else did, so please leave it alone.

A big FU to the selfish bitch who thinks it's okay to print stuff throughout the day on our shared printer and NEVER pick it up!  So, I HAVE to sort through her kids' volleyball enrollments, PTA email lists, etc., just to find my fucking WORK PRODUCT. 

BTW, I also have to sort through every print job because my boss doesn't like to walk to the copy room to pick up his print jobs.  Somehow, I trained him that if he prints stuff, it magically appears on his desk within a half hour.


Tell them they can find it in the circular file.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on May 10, 2014, 08:11:50 PM
Quote
A big FU to the selfish bitch who thinks it's okay to print stuff throughout the day on our shared printer and NEVER pick it up!  So, I HAVE to sort through her kids' volleyball enrollments, PTA email lists, etc., just to find my fucking WORK PRODUCT.

BTW, I also have to sort through every print job because my boss doesn't like to walk to the copy room to pick up his print jobs.  Somehow, I trained him that if he prints stuff, it magically appears on his desk within a half hour.

I'd think some of those "personal print jobs" should somehow be included in the packet dropped off at the boss's desk...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on May 10, 2014, 08:53:51 PM
Not as much of a rant as an interesting observation- then again, it maybe could be taken as a rant.

I have a barn behind the house.  It has been designed as a place to hang out, fix things, and build things, as well as store stuff.  What became clear tonight was that I have some friends who's wives fear the barn- they know that when they come over (as couples) that while the meat is being cooked the guys hang out by the barn (where the grill is in the summer) and have a few beers.  Tonight, for example, I grilled the meat, had a few brews with the boys while it was being done, then came up with the meat.  Some of the guys hung out by the barn for a few minutes after I came up with the meat (which I am totally cool with, BTW).  What is fascinating to me is that it seems they view it as a barn problem.   :lol:

Silly wives (note, that is not a comment directed at all wives, but at the few who misinterpret the issue).   :rolleyes:   :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 10, 2014, 09:16:44 PM
Not as much of a rant as an interesting observation- then again, it maybe could be taken as a rant.

I have a barn behind the house.  It has been designed as a place to hang out, fix things, and build things, as well as store stuff.  What became clear tonight was that I have some friends who's wives fear the barn- they know that when they come over (as couples) that while the meat is being cooked the guys hang out by the barn (where the grill is in the summer) and have a few beers.  Tonight, for example, I grilled the meat, had a few brews with the boys while it was being done, then came up with the meat.  Some of the guys hung out by the barn for a few minutes after I came up with the meat (which I am totally cool with, BTW).  What is fascinating to me is that it seems they view it as a barn problem.   :lol:

Silly wives (note, that is not a comment directed at all wives, but at the few who misinterpret the issue).   :rolleyes:   :lol:


Is this anywhere near where I'll be camping next month?

I'm talking about the beer and meat of course.  ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on May 10, 2014, 09:18:13 PM
Not as much of a rant as an interesting observation- then again, it maybe could be taken as a rant.

I have a barn behind the house.  It has been designed as a place to hang out, fix things, and build things, as well as store stuff.  What became clear tonight was that I have some friends who's wives fear the barn- they know that when they come over (as couples) that while the meat is being cooked the guys hang out by the barn (where the grill is in the summer) and have a few beers.  Tonight, for example, I grilled the meat, had a few brews with the boys while it was being done, then came up with the meat.  Some of the guys hung out by the barn for a few minutes after I came up with the meat (which I am totally cool with, BTW).  What is fascinating to me is that it seems they view it as a barn problem.   :lol:

Silly wives (note, that is not a comment directed at all wives, but at the few who misinterpret the issue).   :rolleyes:   :lol:


Is this anywhere near where I'll be camping next month?

I'm talking about the beer and meat of course.  ;)

RIGHT where you'll be camping.  Guys (and many girls) don't seem to find it a problem.   :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 10, 2014, 09:21:19 PM
Not as much of a rant as an interesting observation- then again, it maybe could be taken as a rant.

I have a barn behind the house.  It has been designed as a place to hang out, fix things, and build things, as well as store stuff.  What became clear tonight was that I have some friends who's wives fear the barn- they know that when they come over (as couples) that while the meat is being cooked the guys hang out by the barn (where the grill is in the summer) and have a few beers.  Tonight, for example, I grilled the meat, had a few brews with the boys while it was being done, then came up with the meat.  Some of the guys hung out by the barn for a few minutes after I came up with the meat (which I am totally cool with, BTW).  What is fascinating to me is that it seems they view it as a barn problem.   :lol:

Silly wives (note, that is not a comment directed at all wives, but at the few who misinterpret the issue).   :rolleyes:   :lol:


Is this anywhere near where I'll be camping next month?

I'm talking about the beer and meat of course.  ;)

RIGHT where you'll be camping.  Guys (and many girls) don't seem to find it a problem.   :bigok:

I gotta admit. I can't frackin' wait.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on May 10, 2014, 09:24:19 PM

I gotta admit. I can't frackin' wait.

I'm looking forward to shaking your hand.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on May 10, 2014, 11:06:48 PM
I'm having a hard time understanding what the wives view as the problem.  Do they think the guys are off having hot man love behind the barn or something?   :headscratch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on May 11, 2014, 04:28:29 AM
Not as much of a rant as an interesting observation- then again, it maybe could be taken as a rant.

I have a barn behind the house.  It has been designed as a place to hang out, fix things, and build things, as well as store stuff.  What became clear tonight was that I have some friends who's wives fear the barn- they know that when they come over (as couples) that while the meat is being cooked the guys hang out by the barn (where the grill is in the summer) and have a few beers.  Tonight, for example, I grilled the meat, had a few brews with the boys while it was being done, then came up with the meat.  Some of the guys hung out by the barn for a few minutes after I came up with the meat (which I am totally cool with, BTW).  What is fascinating to me is that it seems they view it as a barn problem.   :lol:

Silly wives (note, that is not a comment directed at all wives, but at the few who misinterpret the issue).   :rolleyes:   :lol:


They're just jealous that the barn has a urinal but no squatery.

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 11, 2014, 07:33:53 AM
Not as much of a rant as an interesting observation- then again, it maybe could be taken as a rant.

I have a barn behind the house.  It has been designed as a place to hang out, fix things, and build things, as well as store stuff.  What became clear tonight was that I have some friends who's wives fear the barn- they know that when they come over (as couples) that while the meat is being cooked the guys hang out by the barn (where the grill is in the summer) and have a few beers.  Tonight, for example, I grilled the meat, had a few brews with the boys while it was being done, then came up with the meat.  Some of the guys hung out by the barn for a few minutes after I came up with the meat (which I am totally cool with, BTW).  What is fascinating to me is that it seems they view it as a barn problem.   :lol:

Silly wives (note, that is not a comment directed at all wives, but at the few who misinterpret the issue).   :rolleyes:   :lol:


They're just jealous that the barn has a urinal but no squatery.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

Intentional, I'm sure.  ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on May 11, 2014, 07:36:49 AM
I'm having a hard time understanding what the wives view as the problem.  Do they think the guys are off having hot man love behind the barn or something?   :headscratch:

 :lol:  No, I think it's a control issue.  I may have overstated the significance of the issue- I was enjoying the brews last night and it may have slightly affected my irritation at the situation.  When my wife told me one wife commented about "when we come here the guys just really seem to like to hang out outside and have a few brews" and another agreed, I was a little irate.  I mean seriously- that's the point, right?  I am by nature social- I love people, and I love creating an atmosphere of enjoyment.  I love creating a place where people like to be.  That's why it pissed me off a bit to hear that as a problem.   :facepalm:

This morning, given the post about my friend Jerry that passed away (I found out after our gathering last night) it just makes me chuckle- not a big deal.  Some people just need to be more in control I guess.

That said, I know I do have the tendency to make *some* wives nervous.  My wife is awesome, and she recognizes the need in me to "fly a little wider" than some husbands.  The wives who keep a tight reign on what their husbands do (I know- can you imagine living that way?) get nervous when they hang out with me.  I have motorcycles, guns, brew beer, distill, and enjoy imbibing- all things that freak out some wives.  I think they get nervous that their husbands will want to do things like that and upset the apple cart at home.  I don't know.

I even have one co-worker/buddy who couldn't get a beer Friday after work with the rest of the staff.  Why?  He had already had a beer at night on Tuesday with another friend (after the kids were in bed), and used up his "free time".  Seriously.  I cannot imagine life that way, but it seems to work for him.  If you can make it work, more power to ya.    :thumbsup:  That's why I married the wife and mother I did.

...and now I've rolled a Mother's Day tribute into my rant.   :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on May 11, 2014, 09:01:29 AM
Nice typo there - reign or rein? Both work I think.  ;D

M.Brane and I were discussing what you described this morning. Some men need a wife..... and a mother. Some men make the choice to not marry a woman with a princess complex.

When women feel the need to 'comment' there's generally sub-text. It pisses me off (here's the rant part). I usually go "What do you mean by that?" because I want to hear them try to articulate their control issue/narcissism in some sort of socially acceptable way. One other question I like to ask is "But why do you care about that?" :facepalm:

People say and do what people say and do. I would agree that it's small stuff compared to losing a friend like Jerry... and yes, we do become those role models, in spite of ourselves.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on May 11, 2014, 10:59:18 AM
Yeah, I dunno.  I don't understand the spouses (men or women) who marry people who control them.  On the other hand, I've recently been called selfish and controlling because I requested my husband not stay out until 5am three nights a week.  So, y'know, it's all a matter of perspective, I guess.

Your beer barn sounds awesome, Clay.  I want to hang out.  :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on May 11, 2014, 11:28:06 AM
I'm a social guy!  You're all welcome, any time.  Especially this June for the big BBQ!   :bigok:

By the way- you are correct in that it's not just a wife thing- I have seen guys that do that too- thankfully I don't consider any of them friends.  ;-)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on May 11, 2014, 11:51:18 AM
I'm just speaking of Clay's example. YMMV.

And I want to hang out in Clay's barn too! :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on May 12, 2014, 08:42:38 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on May 12, 2014, 08:52:06 AM
This is a toughy really. I don't believe it violates the Politics or Religion mandate but I'll leave the final judgement to the mods.

[url]http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/10/michelle-obama-nigeria-presidential-address[/url] ([url]http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/10/michelle-obama-nigeria-presidential-address[/url])

My rant is over the treatment of the news by the media and by the public (world wide public). (And there are plenty of other examples, just search for 'bring back our girls')

300 girls are kidnapped from a school and the world's in an uproar.

What gets ME about this is that the 'media' doesn't report that THIS kidnapping of girls is a  retaliation of the Nigerians kidnapping Boko Haram's (and that's not a guy, actually, it's the group) wives and daughters.  Have they been released?!?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on May 12, 2014, 08:56:02 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on May 12, 2014, 09:06:39 AM
I missed that part. I was reading he was trying to get some of his men back who'd been captured. And I keep seeing one guy pictured as Boko Haram so I figured it was a group leader.

Carl
You 'missed' it because the media is doing such a crap-tacular job of reporting it...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Dan K on May 12, 2014, 11:46:54 AM
Yeah, I dunno.  I don't understand the spouses (men or women) who marry people who control them.  On the other hand, I've recently been called selfish and controlling because I requested my husband not stay out until 5am three nights a week.  So, y'know, it's all a matter of perspective, I guess.

Your beer barn sounds awesome, Clay.  I want to hang out.  :bigok:

I took Clay's rant about the wife that commented that the wife was upset they split into boys over there, girls over here. But hey, I wasn't there. Any woman tells a husband what they can and can't do, well, that's a whole different story... 

How that relates to the barn, which happens to be right in the back yard next to the family pool, is beyond me. Where else are you going to keep the beer, bikes and whatnot?!? Looking forward to the BBQ.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on May 12, 2014, 11:56:40 AM
Boko Haram related...

http://gunssavelives.net/blog/powerful-letter-from-nigerian-citizen-to-governor-let-your-people-have-guns-to-defend-themselves/ (http://gunssavelives.net/blog/powerful-letter-from-nigerian-citizen-to-governor-let-your-people-have-guns-to-defend-themselves/)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on May 15, 2014, 12:07:45 AM
All I want to do is spend that money on other things, but the SO won't chop a mole off me with an x-acto knife so I have to go to a dermatologist.  I would do it for him if he asked.  :(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: miles on May 15, 2014, 12:16:47 AM
All I want to do is spend that money on other things, but the SO won't chop a mole off me with an x-acto knife so I have to go to a dermatologist.  I would do it for him if he asked.  :(


Try a sharp pair of scissors.  Use an ice cube to numb the area first, and make sure the scissors have been doused with rubbing alcohol.  Follow these simple steps and do it yourself, save the SO the effort.
 

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on May 15, 2014, 12:21:22 AM
All I want to do is spend that money on other things, but the SO won't chop a mole off me with an x-acto knife so I have to go to a dermatologist.  I would do it for him if he asked.  :(

If you're absolutely positive it's not a precancerous mole (if it is, see the doc for crissakes), try something called Dermatend. I haven't tried it with moles, but it worked great on some skin tags. (Now that you mention it, an X-acto knife worked pretty well on a skin tag too, but I prefer the Dermatend.)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on May 15, 2014, 09:04:41 AM
All I want to do is spend that money on other things, but the SO won't chop a mole off me with an x-acto knife so I have to go to a dermatologist.  I would do it for him if he asked.  :(

If you're absolutely positive it's not a precancerous mole (if it is, see the doc for crissakes), try something called Dermatend. I haven't tried it with moles, but it worked great on some skin tags. (Now that you mention it, an X-acto knife worked pretty well on a skin tag too, but I prefer the Dermatend.)
Thanks, I will look for that.  It's on my back, so that makes self removal very difficult.  Not precancerous, just very annoying and under my bra so it gets irritated or I accidentally catch it with a fingernail.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on May 15, 2014, 09:16:17 AM
Can we have a Mole thread please.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on May 15, 2014, 09:21:34 AM
Can we have a Mole thread please.


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: miles on May 15, 2014, 09:29:36 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on May 15, 2014, 10:18:57 AM
I really hate it when people don't post often enough and I have to, you know, work.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 15, 2014, 10:26:46 AM
I really hate it when people don't post often enough and I have to, you know, work.

I hear ya.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on May 15, 2014, 10:46:55 AM
Work is just another four letter word.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on May 15, 2014, 04:05:33 PM
Can we have a Mole thread please.

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And a super one too!

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Post by: coho on May 15, 2014, 04:20:47 PM

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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on May 15, 2014, 04:31:15 PM
They walk amongst us.
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on May 15, 2014, 05:33:46 PM
I think it's awesome that no matter what he changes his name to, we all know him as Bubbles. No rant.

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.

People who change other people's usernames.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
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Thanks Mac.

That reminded me that i need to make some Mole chili.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on May 15, 2014, 09:37:01 PM
For any moles or skin tags I just take a toenail clippers, dip it in alcohol, and pinch it off. Seems to work pretty well. :shrug:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on May 15, 2014, 09:43:31 PM
For any moles or skin tags I just take a toenail clippers, dip it in alcohol, and pinch it off. Seems to work pretty well. :shrug:
You must have little moles if they can fit into a toenail clipper (unless you are talking about the scissor type toenail clippers).  the half dozen or so raised ones on my arms could succumb to this method, but they aren't bothering me. :(
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on May 15, 2014, 09:57:33 PM
How would the dry ice freeze treatment handle these items?

Out here, dry ice is available at the grocery stores.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on May 15, 2014, 09:59:58 PM
Most are small, but I have a pretty big clippers.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on May 22, 2014, 11:01:36 AM
Android kitkat. It was pushed to my phone over the weekend. External sd card is now read only.

F#ck you, Google. I think you just sold me my first iPhone. In fact, I predict iPhone sales are about to spike in a serious way.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on May 22, 2014, 02:33:20 PM
Android kitkat. It was pushed to my phone over the weekend. External sd card is now read only.

F#ck you, Google. I think you just sold me my first iPhone. In fact, I predict iPhone sales are about to spike in a serious way.
Has to be a bug in your particular version.  Wait a day for the carrier to fix it, or do what you should have done in the beginning and install AOKP. :P
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on May 22, 2014, 05:13:42 PM
I updated my Droid RAZR this morning. No issues with the SD card at all.   :shrug:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stevent on May 23, 2014, 06:19:46 PM
Plant Electricians that were supposed to be changing out a Forced Draft Blower motor starter. The one that was doing the troubleshooting gave the work order to another electrician, that electrician went off on vacation. I've spent the last 3 weeks thinking they had parts on order to complete the repair. After asking my dumb-ass millennial co worker what the job status was I get the usual "dude I don't know" answer... after telling him to get the fuck down there and find out, he tells me the work orders been closed out by the second electrician because he didn't know what was going on. ( a simple phone call text or email would have been too much trouble it seems).

After writing up a third w/o for this job the asshole tells me he needs to troubleshoot it and he'll get back to me. At that point I said fuck it and went and got some Jersey Mikes for lunch. They wonder why I contract a lot of jobs out but when I try to do shit in-house I get the three fucking stooges every time. These are $40+ an hour journey level high voltage electricians too, not some idiots who just walked in the door..

assholes.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: giaka on May 23, 2014, 06:24:44 PM
Android kitkat. It was pushed to my phone over the weekend. External sd card is now read only.

F#ck you, Google. I think you just sold me my first iPhone. In fact, I predict iPhone sales are about to spike in a serious way.

AT&T upgraded my new Note 3 without asking. Same issue and battery life is shorter.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 23, 2014, 07:22:13 PM
Plant Electricians that were supposed to be changing out a Forced Draft Blower motor starter. The one that was doing the troubleshooting gave the work order to another electrician, that electrician went off on vacation. I've spent the last 3 weeks thinking they had parts on order to complete the repair. After asking my dumb-ass millennial co worker what the job status was I get the usual "dude I don't know" answer... after telling him to get the fuck down there and find out, he tells me the work orders been closed out by the second electrician because he didn't know what was going on. ( a simple phone call text or email would have been too much trouble it seems).

After writing up a third w/o for this job the asshole tells me he needs to troubleshoot it and he'll get back to me. At that point I said fuck it and went and got some Jersey Mikes for lunch. They wonder why I contract a lot of jobs out but when I try to do shit in-house I get the three fucking stooges every time. These are $40+ an hour journey level high voltage electricians too, not some idiots who just walked in the door..

assholes.


Union?







 :couch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stevent on May 23, 2014, 07:37:43 PM
Plant Electricians that were supposed to be changing out a Forced Draft Blower motor starter. The one that was doing the troubleshooting gave the work order to another electrician, that electrician went off on vacation. I've spent the last 3 weeks thinking they had parts on order to complete the repair. After asking my dumb-ass millennial co worker what the job status was I get the usual "dude I don't know" answer... after telling him to get the fuck down there and find out, he tells me the work orders been closed out by the second electrician because he didn't know what was going on. ( a simple phone call text or email would have been too much trouble it seems).

After writing up a third w/o for this job the asshole tells me he needs to troubleshoot it and he'll get back to me. At that point I said fuck it and went and got some Jersey Mikes for lunch. They wonder why I contract a lot of jobs out but when I try to do shit in-house I get the three fucking stooges every time. These are $40+ an hour journey level high voltage electricians too, not some idiots who just walked in the door..

assholes.


Union?







 :couch:


Yes, I am too. I expect better of them because of it.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on May 23, 2014, 07:42:07 PM
Plant Electricians that were supposed to be changing out a Forced Draft Blower motor starter. The one that was doing the troubleshooting gave the work order to another electrician, that electrician went off on vacation. I've spent the last 3 weeks thinking they had parts on order to complete the repair. After asking my dumb-ass millennial co worker what the job status was I get the usual "dude I don't know" answer... after telling him to get the fuck down there and find out, he tells me the work orders been closed out by the second electrician because he didn't know what was going on. ( a simple phone call text or email would have been too much trouble it seems).

After writing up a third w/o for this job the asshole tells me he needs to troubleshoot it and he'll get back to me. At that point I said fuck it and went and got some Jersey Mikes for lunch. They wonder why I contract a lot of jobs out but when I try to do shit in-house I get the three fucking stooges every time. These are $40+ an hour journey level high voltage electricians too, not some idiots who just walked in the door..

assholes.


Union?







 :couch:


Yes, I am too. I expect better of them because of it.

Then they are clearly just lazy fracks.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on May 25, 2014, 10:16:05 PM
So my sister has been dating this total loser! First guy she's ever gone out with! Tonight they got engaged. I found out through facebook.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: FJR1300 on May 26, 2014, 06:31:25 AM

So my sister has been dating this total loser! First guy she's ever gone out with! Tonight they got engaged. I found out through facebook.

Just curious... how old is your sister if this is the first guy she's dated?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 26, 2014, 07:54:57 AM
Slugs. Half of this year's lilies have been killed by slugs. I've put non-toxic to dogs slug bait down and the buggers ignore it.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on May 26, 2014, 09:14:11 AM
A dish of beer will attract them. They will drown in it. 

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on May 26, 2014, 07:47:05 PM
A dish of beer will attract them. They will drown in it. 

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.

The problem is that is does the same thing to the Irish...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on May 26, 2014, 08:24:13 PM
Irish, slugs.........

Chorbe is a cat loving whore

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on May 26, 2014, 08:29:54 PM
Sunburned Irish Slugs.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on May 26, 2014, 09:01:09 PM
A dish of beer will attract them. They will drown in it. 

That's how I'd want to go.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on May 27, 2014, 10:42:40 AM

So my sister has been dating this total loser! First guy she's ever gone out with! Tonight they got engaged. I found out through facebook.

Just curious... how old is your sister if this is the first guy she's dated?

HAHA! I forgot all about drinking large quantities of bourbon upon finding out this information and then posting here.

She's 30.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on May 27, 2014, 05:51:45 PM
People who post about the woe that occurrs when they drink too much burbon, making me  :lol: .
I shouldn't be that mirthsome...it's indignafied.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on May 27, 2014, 07:34:46 PM
Too much JD makes me barf.

First some bastage starts spinning the room, then I meet Ralph.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 30, 2014, 03:01:32 PM
Idiots piss me off. LYING idiots who have no business taking the lead on something they are way too incompetent to handle. And when they realize they're in over their head, they lie about the progress they're making. They make everything sound like puppy dogs and rainbows and fluffy kittens and chocolate fountains with marshmallows on skewers. And because my counterpart and I have real jobs that demand our attention, we foolishly believe all of the fluff that was blown up ours and everyone else on the team's asses. Until today when I finally was able to dedicate some time to reviewing the progress only to realize SO many details have been overlooked.

 :baldy:

Thankfully, it's now eff-this-crap o'clock and I'm done for the week. Margaritas, anyone?  :beerchug:

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on May 30, 2014, 04:35:45 PM
Idiots piss me off. LYING idiots who have no business taking the lead on something they are way too incompetent to handle. And when they realize they're in over their head, they lie about the progress they're making. They make everything sound like puppy dogs and rainbows and fluffy kittens and chocolate fountains with marshmallows on skewers. And because my counterpart and I have real jobs that demand our attention, we foolishly believe all of the fluff that was blown up ours and everyone else on the team's asses. Until today when I finally was able to dedicate some time to reviewing the progress only to realize SO many details have been overlooked.

 :baldy:

Thankfully, it's now eff-this-crap o'clock and I'm done for the week. Margaritas, anyone?  :beerchug:


Why does that sound so familiar. And I'll take a Margarita to. (with a cookie)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on May 31, 2014, 09:48:50 PM
Those f@#$ing Helicopter seeds from Maple trees.

 They've been coming down for 2 weeks and I'm getting tired of cleaning them up. I have one tree and the neighbors on both sides of me have them to and the things seem to like to find my yard. In the last week i have filled 6 5gal buckets just sweeping the driveway and patio. I haven't even looked at the gutters yet. Half of what was in the pickup bag cutting the lawn today was the seeds and i have to pay to have the yard wast picked up.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: redbandit14 on June 02, 2014, 08:42:39 AM
Idiots who come to me at 1600 on a friday and need a server (That they broke!) reimaged ASAP!!!

And then when I've stayed late AND done work from home tell me when i call them to let them know it's ready  that they are out of office Monday and Tuesday and it could have waited until monday.... Which is NOT what they said Friday
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 02, 2014, 09:02:11 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: redbandit14 on June 02, 2014, 12:53:17 PM
Idiots who come to me at 1600 on a friday and need a server (That they broke!) reimaged ASAP!!!

And then when I've stayed late AND done work from home tell me when i call them to let them know it's ready  that they are out of office Monday and Tuesday and it could have waited until monday.... Which is NOT what they said Friday

We try to be helpful. The labs are all 9-5 support but we'll see what we can do if we're pinged after hours when someone is having a problem with a server. In general though it's "sorry, 9-5, catch you Monday".

Carl
Generally that's the policy , he didn't explicitly say it but I thought he must have had a vender coming Monday morning so that's why the rush.  It's sort of production server running as part  of a Hyper-V Cluster that's under consideration to replace our Vmware environment. There's already two production VM's running though which is why it's "sort of"  production. There's a fight going on about who authorized production in a test environment .

They get my name correct on the cheques so in the end really i don't care LOL
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 02, 2014, 01:44:04 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on June 02, 2014, 01:48:37 PM
My rant: It's 365.25
Title: MVA Hell
Post by: Scratch on June 02, 2014, 05:18:46 PM
Got an email yesterday.

Quote
Re: Insurance Cancellation Notice

Dear MVA customer:

The Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has received an insurance cancellation notification from your automobile insurance provider.  To prevent suspension of your registration plates and any additional penalty or fines, please comply with the following:

· Vehicle Insured:  Contact your insurance company/agent to electronically submit verification of your insurance coverage.
· Vehicle Not Insured:  Return your registrations plates immediately to the MVA.

NAIC         Provider                                   Make   Year   Expiration Date   VIN#
22055   GEICO INDEMNITY COMPANY   BMW   2007   05/13/2014   XXXXXXXXXXXXX0178

If MVA does not receive verification of coverage, a compulsory insurance case will be generated.  If your vehicle is found to be uninsured, a penalty fine is assessed for each uninsured vehicle at the rate of $150 for 1 – 30 days and $ 7 each additional day.

Please Note: The MVA may only accept insurance verification from your Insurance Provider.  You must contact them directly.

This is an automated notice. Please do not reply. For more information, read the FAQ or contact us.

DISCLAIMER:  Please note, if your driving privileges are currently revoked, suspended, cancelled or disqualified, you will not be able to renew your Driver’s License until the problem has been resolved.
                     

So, okay.  All I need to do is find my receipt from the MVA dated April 18th - the day I turned the registration plate in to them after I sold the bike.  Take that up there, show it to 'em and we're done.  Right?

Ha.

(Woman at counter) "Yes sir - these emails are a new thing; you're the 3rd person today who's come in about them.  Now what you need to do is contact your insurance company and get them to contact us and let us know you no longer own the vehicle."

(Me) "Huh?  :headscratch:  It's not my vehicle anymore.  Here's my receipt from you showing I already turned in the tags on 4/18, before I cancelled my insurance on 5/13, and before GEICO notified you.  Why does GEICO have to notify you about something you already have a record of?"

(Woman, frowning) "I'm trying to tell you, sir, what you have to do.  If you don't MVA may have to open a case."

(Me) "Can't you just doublecheck your system and verify the bike's no longer registered to me as of 4/18?"

(Woman) "No sir - like I said you need to contact your insurance company and have them contact us that you don't own the bike."

(Me) "I'd like to talk to your supervisor, please."

She points angrily to a door marked "Manager's Office".  First person I deal with there is Grumpy Receptionist Lady.

(GRL looks at my paperwork) "Yessss, these emails just started.  What you need to do is call your insurance company and get them to verify to us that you don't own the vehicle."

(Me) "No.  The email says I have to either get them to provide you proof of insurance, or I have to turn in the tags.  I already turned in the tags, weeks before I cancelled the insurance and weeks before I got this email.  See? I'm ahead of the curve.  Now, what I need you to do is first just check your system to make sure I'm not showing up as the owner.  Then I want you to write me a short little letter that says I'm all good - and sign it - so that I've got something to show MVA if it comes back at me again about this."

(GRL, smoke emanating from her hairdo)  "Letter?  Sign?  BWEEE!!! This does not compute.  Norman, correlate!" 

(GRL, really)  "I'll get the manager."
Title: MVA Hell (cont.)
Post by: Scratch on June 02, 2014, 05:32:31 PM
Manager shows up.  GRL stands behind her and glares.

"Sir, this is a new thing - what you need to do is contact your---"

(Me) "Let me interrupt you, please.  First I'd like you to just check please your records and verify this receipt for the tags I turned in here on April 18th is in your system.  Please."

Manager calls another woman in, who sits at GRL's computer and pokes at the keyboard.  Woman confirms the obvious.

(Manager)  "Okay, so yes - we do have you on record as turning the tags in."

(Me) "So we're good, right?  I don't have to worry about this email?"

(Manager) "Ummm, no sir - not if you won't contact your insurance company and have them contact us.  Like I said this is a new thing and I don't know what's going on, really.  They might open an insurance case against you."  :crazy:

(Me)  "Okay, what I'd like you to do for me is have a quick note typed up and sign it stating that yes, I returned the tags on April 18th before the insurance was dropped on May 13th.  And I don't own the bike anymore and this isn't an issue.   Can you do that?"

(Manager) "BWEEEEE!!!!"

(Manager, really)  "Errr, sorry sir - I can't do that."

(Me) "Okay.  Give me your business card please.  If I get another email, or if you "open a case", I'll have to get your supervisor's name and go talk to them." 




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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 02, 2014, 06:08:52 PM
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Post by: Scratch on June 02, 2014, 06:22:43 PM
My guess is their internal functions don't communicate well with one another.  So the 'insurance compliance division' is generating this email in response to any insurance cancellation; without first bothering to check with the 'vehicle services division' and see if the vehicle's still registered to the email recipient. 
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Post by: kneescrubber on June 02, 2014, 06:29:41 PM
My guess is their internal functions don't communicate well with one another.  So the 'insurance compliance division' is generating this email in response to any insurance cancellation; without first bothering to check with the 'vehicle services division' and see if the vehicle's still registered to the email recipient.

But, that's not there job. There job is to issue an email when insurance coverage is cancelled. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Post by: Scratch on June 02, 2014, 06:31:53 PM
My guess is their internal functions don't communicate well with one another.  So the 'insurance compliance division' is generating this email in response to any insurance cancellation; without first bothering to check with the 'vehicle services division' and see if the vehicle's still registered to the email recipient.

But, that's not there job. There job is to issue an email when insurance coverage is cancelled. Nothing more, nothing less.

I'll also guess they don't have an automated way of cross-checking; and neither division is willing to devote warm bodies to it.
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 02, 2014, 06:33:37 PM
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Post by: Scratch on June 02, 2014, 06:38:14 PM
Not only that, why would the insurance company tell them you don't have the vehicle.

Agreed.  I think the 'rank & file' staff I was dealing with got caught empty handed, and are just using this "you need to contact your insurance company" line as a kinda desperate way of blowing customers off until things get sorted out.
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Post by: Max Wedge on June 02, 2014, 06:57:57 PM
Not only that, why would the insurance company tell them you don't have the vehicle.

Agreed.  I think the 'rank & file' staff I was dealing with got caught empty handed, and are just using this "you need to contact your insurance company" line as a kinda desperate way of blowing customers off until things get sorted out.

Maybe we all should call our insurance agents and have them tell them which vehicles we don't own.  :headscratch; And what about the children? And the vehicles that they don't own!!??
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 02, 2014, 08:05:21 PM
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 03, 2014, 08:23:41 AM
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Post by: redbandit14 on June 03, 2014, 08:58:09 AM
More workplace ranting.

I Could have written everything you did except we only have one Datacentre . We do have remote servers though and when things go wrong....   

Idiots, I'm surrounded by idiots.

Carl
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 03, 2014, 09:15:39 AM
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Post by: Black Hills on June 03, 2014, 09:36:00 AM
More workplace ranting.


Idiots, I'm surrounded by idiots.

Carl

everyone is ;) ;D
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Post by: stew71 on June 03, 2014, 02:25:51 PM
More workplace ranting.

Idiots, I'm surrounded by idiots.

Carl

And in our company, they all seem to be application developers fresh off the boat from Pakistan and India, with limited English skills and a lack of a basic understanding of how a data network operates.

And every system outage is always blamed on the network. That application upgrade you slammed in over the weekend had NOTHING to do with it. None. No....it HAS to be a network failure.

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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 04, 2014, 01:12:26 PM
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Post by: motormike on June 04, 2014, 01:15:17 PM
huh?
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 04, 2014, 01:21:53 PM
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 04, 2014, 02:00:05 PM
Fecking KOBO!!!!!!!!!!!!! And their bloody ereaders and their totally incompentent takeover of Sony ereaders. Uesless bunch of twats.
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Post by: mxvet57 on June 04, 2014, 03:16:21 PM
What?
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 04, 2014, 03:20:28 PM
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Post by: Mac on June 04, 2014, 06:18:04 PM
Dam cold virus. Every time I'm almost over it, it mutates into something new and I get sick again. This is getting old.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 04, 2014, 06:29:40 PM
Cops that don't obey the same traffic laws that they are supposed to enforce.

The air horn sure got his attention.
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Post by: FJR1300 on June 04, 2014, 07:37:07 PM

Cops that don't obey the same traffic laws that they are supposed to enforce.

The air horn sure got his attention.

We're the cops... we don't have to OBEY the law.












Note: For those without a sense of humor, the above comment was made in jest.
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Post by: kneescrubber on June 04, 2014, 07:42:45 PM
Of course you don't.
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Post by: chornbe on June 05, 2014, 05:31:55 AM
People who sell a vehicle without bothering to make the title and paperwork legal first.  :baldy:
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Post by: chornbe on June 05, 2014, 05:33:24 AM

Cops that don't obey the same traffic laws that they are supposed to enforce.

The air horn sure got his attention.

We're the cops... we don't have to OBEY the law.












Note: For those without a sense of humor, the above comment was made in jest.

I totally horn-blasted a PA State Trooper the other day for blocking traffic trying to make an illegal left turn (right there with the big no left/no u-turn signs in his face)....

When he's not pulling me over or his lights aren't on for a call, he's just another dumbass car on the road making illegal turns and gets no free pass.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Oddball on June 06, 2014, 07:30:37 PM
19 yr old who knows better with no ambition.   I threw out the man child on Monday for not being a productive member of society. 

For months now I was today that I have a summer job 40 hours a week, $10 an hour.  Day before the start, "I didn't get the job."  Okay I understand with more patience then ever before.  "Go to Manpower or any other employment agency and get a job for summer.  You have until June 2nd."  I ask many times over the two weeks prior.  Monday June 2nd, ..."so where have you applied?"  "AMC online."  I ask about Manpower etc.  Could not find it I was told.  Did you call?  No.

So for two weeks he did little to nothing to find a job.  Out he goes.

Next day he move to his grandparents that promised a college education 11 yr ago, and then said it need to be near them last year.  So no support from them.  He has not talk to them in at least 5 months.  Now he's living rent, and expense free, king of the world.  They bad talk about me a year ago and I told the Outlaws they would not hear from me they apologize.  So I let him read the court documents to make his own decision. Then he stop talking to him.

I understand why he took him in, they have not heard from their daughter since 2000 when I was award custody and he is the only know grandchild, but when will my son learn?
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 08, 2014, 10:09:06 AM
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Post by: bluepoof on June 08, 2014, 10:38:02 AM
Is that a precious in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
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Post by: Jim on June 08, 2014, 02:22:07 PM
Carl, I'm right there with your tech rants but this one has me scratching my head. That's ok, I'll just move along...  Nothing to see here...
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Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on June 09, 2014, 04:53:04 AM
Grocery carts and lazy ass people.  I hate going to grocery stores (I do our shopping) and seeing perfectly healthy assholes leaving their carts sitting in the lots.  I can understand disabled people or people with little kids they just put in the car but not the vast majority of dumbasses too lazy to walk 50 feet to a cart corral.  I've taken to making some snide comments to people I see pushing their cart into a parking space and leaving it there. 
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Post by: bluepoof on June 09, 2014, 11:21:16 AM
That pisses me off, too.  I always park as close to the cart corral as possible so I can put the cart away even after I've put the kids in the car.  Yeesh, people are lazy.
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Post by: Max Wedge on June 09, 2014, 02:14:11 PM
That pisses me off, too.  I always park as close to the cart corral as possible so I can put the cart away even after I've put the kids in the car.  Yeesh, people are lazy.

I won't park near the cart corrals. People are so lazy they just shove the cart toward the corral. Sometimes they don't make it. I park far away past all the cars, upwind and uphill of cart traffic. The walk is good for me, and I am in sooner than waiting for a spot to open up 5 spots from the door.
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Post by: Dan K on June 09, 2014, 02:22:55 PM
Was reminded this from an ad for a sweet FZ1 on advrider, but I hate it when people attach their primary motorcycle key to a bunch of other keys or hard plastic or metal key chains that bang around and scratch up the triple tree.  How hard is it to use a small ring that won't damage your bike? If you need something bigger, use something soft, like leather maybe?

Never understood that one. I'd almost refuse to buy the perfect used bike for that reason alone.

- Dan
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 09, 2014, 02:31:31 PM
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Post by: Max Wedge on June 09, 2014, 02:32:21 PM
Was reminded this from an ad for a sweet FZ1 on advrider, but I hate it when people attach their primary motorcycle key to a bunch of other keys or hard plastic or metal key chains that bang around and scratch up the triple tree.  How hard is it to use a small ring that won't damage your bike? If you need something bigger, use something soft, like leather maybe?

Never understood that one. I'd almost refuse to buy the perfect used bike for that reason alone.

- Dan

Speaking of this, where would you find a nice two-key fob, where one key would be covered in leather? I carry two keys on the bike, the ignition and a house key. I have some heat shrink tubing on the teeth, and Velcro it to a plastic fob to keep it from scratching the triple. I sure wish I could find a leather or plastic fob that would hold 1 key. Hopefully it would have a roundel on it and cost $239.54.
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Post by: stew71 on June 09, 2014, 02:38:57 PM
I had a rant ready but after seeing Mr. Cablebandit's latest GIF postings, I've since forgotten what it was all about...
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Post by: mxvet57 on June 09, 2014, 02:59:13 PM
I had a rant ready but after seeing Mr. Cablebandit's latest GIF postings, I've since forgotten what it was all about...


CRS? 


(Can't Remember Shit)
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Post by: Jim on June 09, 2014, 03:06:36 PM
Key ring for a mc key??? Key only (other keys in pocket). No ring needed.
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Post by: Dan K on June 09, 2014, 03:26:35 PM
Key ring for a mc key??? Key only (other keys in pocket).


I have one of those old fashioned pull apart key rings - the small side has the bike key, the other side my house key, spare moto key, givi trunk key. Bike key pops off, small and can't hit anything, and the other keys go in a zippered pocket.

Actually had a pic from when I had my FZ1...

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Post by: bluepoof on June 09, 2014, 05:55:22 PM
I won't park near the cart corrals. People are so lazy they just shove the cart toward the corral.

That part is true.  Sadly, people are also raging assholes these days and I have, no shit, heard of more than one mom who has had 911 called on her for leaving her kids in the car alone for the 37 seconds it takes to return a cart to the corral.  Since I want to avoid having to lose my ever-loving mind at someone calling the cops on me for that bullshit, I park near the corral. :D
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Post by: Dan K on June 09, 2014, 06:00:16 PM
I won't park near the cart corrals. People are so lazy they just shove the cart toward the corral.

That part is true.  Sadly, people are also raging assholes these days and I have, no shit, heard of more than one mom who has had 911 called on her for leaving her kids in the car alone for the 37 seconds it takes to return a cart to the corral.  Since I want to avoid having to lose my ever-loving mind at someone calling the cops on me for that bullshit, I park near the corral. :D

I do too. Even when I don't have the kids.
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Post by: viffergyrl on June 09, 2014, 06:34:40 PM
Grocery carts and lazy ass people.  I hate going to grocery stores (I do our shopping) and seeing perfectly healthy assholes leaving their carts sitting in the lots.  I can understand disabled people or people with little kids they just put in the car but not the vast majority of dumbasses too lazy to walk 50 feet to a cart corral.  I've taken to making some snide comments to people I see pushing their cart into a parking space and leaving it there.

That pisses me off, too.  I always park as close to the cart corral as possible so I can put the cart away even after I've put the kids in the car.  Yeesh, people are lazy.


I won't park near the cart corrals. People are so lazy they just shove the cart toward the corral. Sometimes they don't make it. I park far away past all the cars, upwind and uphill of cart traffic. The walk is good for me, and I am in sooner than waiting for a spot to open up 5 spots from the door.

All of the above and to top it off why do these people have gym memberships? You know they do. Especially the yuppie SoCal inhabitant with the Aston-Martin Vantage, Vanquish, or DB9.  :twofinger:

I nab one of those carts left behind, take it in with me into the store as I need to use it anyway, and either return it to the cart corral or actually walk it up to the grocery back to the main herd. I need to burn every calorie I can! :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on June 09, 2014, 07:11:37 PM
Redirect.

It pisses me off when people take 5-10 steps inside (or outside) a busy retail outlet entrance and stop. There's like a million people trying to get into and out of the doorway your blocking. Move your ass off to the side or further away from the doors.
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Post by: mxvet57 on June 09, 2014, 07:42:08 PM
Redirect.

It pisses me off when people take 5-10 steps inside (or outside) a busy retail outlet entrance and stop. There's like a million people trying to get into and out of the doorway your blocking. Move your ass off to the side or further away from the doors.


Do what i do. Tell them to get the f@#k out of my way.
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Post by: kneescrubber on June 09, 2014, 08:22:12 PM
I only do that here.
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Post by: Max Wedge on June 10, 2014, 06:30:58 AM
Key ring for a mc key??? Key only (other keys in pocket). No ring needed.

I like a little more bulk-I have been 6 states from home in a sketchy area, and accidentally threw my key in the thrash with a bunch of other stuff at a gas stop. Don't want to fish through stuff like that again.
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Post by: CLAY on June 10, 2014, 08:54:27 AM
Redirect.

It pisses me off when people take 5-10 steps inside (or outside) a busy retail outlet entrance and stop. There's like a million people trying to get into and out of the doorway your blocking. Move your ass off to the side or further away from the doors.

That happened to me at Menard's last week- someone had a HUGE cart of laminate they were returning and had people backed up due to their inability to understand what was happening.  I made a siren noise. Everyone looked and moved.  I can demonstrate at the BBQ.   :lol:
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Post by: HipGnosis on June 10, 2014, 10:25:55 AM
I like a little more bulk-I have been 6 states from home in a sketchy area, and accidentally threw my key in the thrash with a bunch of other stuff at a gas stop. Don't want to fish through stuff like that again.
My ninja key 'ring' is a strip of leather tied to a piece of tennis ball.
My VStar key 'ring' is a lanyard woven out of thin strips of microfiber - it dusts off the speedometer in the wind and dangles out of my jacket pocket when off the bike.
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Post by: Cookie on June 10, 2014, 10:32:30 AM
Wish I had keys.

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.

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Post by: mxvet57 on June 10, 2014, 10:42:00 AM
Wish I had keys.

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.


Still can't find them.  :facepalm:
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Post by: Cookie on June 10, 2014, 11:27:12 AM
Nope.

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Post by: kneescrubber on June 10, 2014, 11:40:37 AM
Look someplace you haven't looked before.
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Post by: cultureslayer on June 10, 2014, 11:44:19 AM
I like a little more bulk-I have been 6 states from home in a sketchy area, and accidentally threw my key in the thrash with a bunch of other stuff at a gas stop. Don't want to fish through stuff like that again.
I put a cat toy on mine for this very reason.  I want to be able to get it out of my pocket with my gloves on too.  When the cat toy dies I'll probably get one of the cute stuffed ones from the Asian grocery store.  That way if a guy steals my keys he will be ridiculed by all the other bike thieves.  ;D
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Post by: mxvet57 on June 10, 2014, 11:49:55 AM
Look someplace you haven't looked before.

It's always the last place.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 10, 2014, 02:20:33 PM
Look someplace you haven't looked before.

It's always the last place.

Nope. always the first place, because that's where you actually put them.
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Post by: Scratch on June 10, 2014, 09:29:46 PM
Timewasting Meetings.   >:(

Haven't been to one since retirement - until tonight.  Local PD had a "Neighborhood Watch" meeting that Rue & I decided to attend.   

Over the next hour & a half, the attendees were given a rundown of all the petty crimes & arrests in the past month that were already publicized on the PD website and FB pages; and a looooong, pointless powerpoint & video presentation about the menacing "Sovereign Citizens" movement that even the speaker acknowledged - several times - has zero presence in our neighborhood.  I got the strong impression the guy had been assigned this matter to study just to get him out of the rest of the department's hair.  :razz:
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Post by: cultureslayer on June 10, 2014, 10:18:23 PM
Why the F is there not code out there to use the raspberry pi as a glorified microcontroller?  I don't want a GUI or even a command line.  I want it to start up and run some C++ code, but faster than the arduino can do it.  Why can't I find what I need to do this?  FML. Arduino won't give me a high enough sampling rate, so now I have to look into alternatives like Maple, or hope there is code to get a beaglebone to do what I need.

Bealgebone or Arduino Tre look like the best options so far, of course not the pi that I already own.
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Post by: viffergyrl on June 10, 2014, 11:20:28 PM
Carl.... is that you?

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Post by: bluepoof on June 10, 2014, 11:40:49 PM
Peter has done a lot of messing with the raspberry pi...I'll ping him and see what he uses. 
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Post by: M.Brane on June 11, 2014, 01:24:10 AM
Having a crew of equipment operators, and no equipment for them to operate because the people who supply our equipment are a bunch of incompetent fucks.
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Post by: cultureslayer on June 11, 2014, 08:54:34 AM
Peter has done a lot of messing with the raspberry pi...I'll ping him and see what he uses.
Thanks.  The Beaglebone has two microcontrollers built in, so I can use those for collecting the data and then pass it to the main processor to store it without altering the timing of the sensor measurements.  If I didn't need at least a 30 hz sampling rate on 5 sensors this would be much easier.   :-\
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Post by: mxvet57 on June 11, 2014, 09:30:42 AM
Peter has done a lot of messing with the raspberry pi...I'll ping him and see what he uses.
Thanks.  The Beaglebone has two microcontrollers built in, so I can use those for collecting the data and then pass it to the main processor to store it without altering the timing of the sensor measurements.  If I didn't need at least a 30 hz sampling rate on 5 sensors this would be much easier.   :-\


What the F#$k are you two talking about.
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Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on June 11, 2014, 09:36:36 AM
Sticking your hand into a fast moving ceiling fan.  At 6'5 I should know better.  Went to remove a shirt in my living room yesterday afternoon and the left hand went right into the fan blade.  Hurt like a mofo.  Big indent in one finger and a cut on the next.  But wait, there's more.  I was going to bed last night and went to take the t-shirt off at the same spot.  Yep, same thing but not as bad this time.   :baldy:
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Post by: mxvet57 on June 11, 2014, 09:48:09 AM
Sticking your hand into a fast moving ceiling fan.  At 6'5 I should know better.  Went to remove a shirt in my living room yesterday afternoon and the left hand went right into the fan blade.  Hurt like a mofo.  Big indent in one finger and a cut on the next.  But wait, there's more.  I was going to bed last night and went to take the t-shirt off at the same spot.  Yep, same thing but not as bad this time.   :baldy:


Been there. Done that. Except I've done it on low. Don't hurt as bad.
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Post by: HipGnosis on June 11, 2014, 09:49:35 AM
Peter has done a lot of messing with the raspberry pi...I'll ping him and see what he uses.
Thanks.  The Beaglebone has two microcontrollers built in, so I can use those for collecting the data and then pass it to the main processor to store it without altering the timing of the sensor measurements.  If I didn't need at least a 30 hz sampling rate on 5 sensors this would be much easier.   :-\
What the F#$k are you two talking about.
Raspberry pie  MMmmmmm
Sampling rate is how fast it's eaten
5 sensors are the 5 basic  tastes the human tongue can identify.
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Post by: cultureslayer on June 11, 2014, 10:12:01 AM
What the F#$k are you two talking about.
Raspberry pie  MMmmmmm
Sampling rate is how fast it's eaten
5 sensors are the 5 basic  tastes the human tongue can identify.
:lol: Something like that.  It's hobby robotics stuff that I'm trying to make work for my grad school project.  Maybe you have heard of arduino?  I need something faster than that, so I'm having to explore my other options.  If you have kids you should get them an arduino.  Knowing how to program is a valuable skill.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 11, 2014, 12:12:47 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on June 11, 2014, 12:27:25 PM
19 yr old who knows better with no ambition.   I threw out the man child on Monday for not being a productive member of society. 

For months now I was today that I have a summer job 40 hours a week, $10 an hour.  Day before the start, "I didn't get the job."  Okay I understand with more patience then ever before.  "Go to Manpower or any other employment agency and get a job for summer.  You have until June 2nd."  I ask many times over the two weeks prior.  Monday June 2nd, ..."so where have you applied?"  "AMC online."  I ask about Manpower etc.  Could not find it I was told.  Did you call?  No.

So for two weeks he did little to nothing to find a job.  Out he goes.

Next day he move to his grandparents that promised a college education 11 yr ago, and then said it need to be near them last year.  So no support from them.  He has not talk to them in at least 5 months.  Now he's living rent, and expense free, king of the world.  They bad talk about me a year ago and I told the Outlaws they would not hear from me they apologize.  So I let him read the court documents to make his own decision. Then he stop talking to him.

I understand why he took him in, they have not heard from their daughter since 2000 when I was award custody and he is the only know grandchild, but when will my son learn?

Kids that age are tough.  My own 19-yo is walking a fine line, himself.  He has a job but thinks since he's an "adult," he no longer has to contribute around the house.  I told him that if he wants a maid, he should go live with his mom and see how long she'll put up with that shit.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 11, 2014, 12:44:42 PM
Windows 8. I fecking hate Windows 8. Loses more work than it achieves.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 11, 2014, 12:46:40 PM
19 yr old who knows better with no ambition.   I threw out the man child on Monday for not being a productive member of society. 

For months now I was today that I have a summer job 40 hours a week, $10 an hour.  Day before the start, "I didn't get the job."  Okay I understand with more patience then ever before.  "Go to Manpower or any other employment agency and get a job for summer.  You have until June 2nd."  I ask many times over the two weeks prior.  Monday June 2nd, ..."so where have you applied?"  "AMC online."  I ask about Manpower etc.  Could not find it I was told.  Did you call?  No.

So for two weeks he did little to nothing to find a job.  Out he goes.

Next day he move to his grandparents that promised a college education 11 yr ago, and then said it need to be near them last year.  So no support from them.  He has not talk to them in at least 5 months.  Now he's living rent, and expense free, king of the world.  They bad talk about me a year ago and I told the Outlaws they would not hear from me they apologize.  So I let him read the court documents to make his own decision. Then he stop talking to him.

I understand why he took him in, they have not heard from their daughter since 2000 when I was award custody and he is the only know grandchild, but when will my son learn?

Kids that age are tough.  My own 19-yo is walking a fine line, himself.  He has a job but thinks since he's an "adult," he no longer has to contribute around the house.  I told him that if he wants a maid, he should go live with his mom and see how long she'll put up with that shit.

Oh, c'mon, he's sent his son to live with a bunch of 1%ers.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: R Doug on June 11, 2014, 12:53:47 PM
Windows 8. I fecking hate Windows 8. Loses more work than it achieves.


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 11, 2014, 01:12:55 PM


Kids that age are tough.  My own 19-yo is walking a fine line, himself.  He has a job but thinks since he's an "adult," he no longer has to contribute around the house.  I told him that if he wants a maid, he should go live with his mom and see how long she'll put up with that shit.


I was the opposite. I rely enjoyed to do the yard work. I also cleaned my room, changed the bed, and did a lot of the house maintenance. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on June 11, 2014, 01:21:02 PM
I was the opposite. I rely enjoyed to do the yard work. I also cleaned my room, changed the bed, and did a lot of the house maintenance.
I have a spare room...
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Post by: Cookie on June 11, 2014, 01:29:18 PM
I was the opposite. I rely enjoyed to do the yard work. I also cleaned my room, changed the bed, and did a lot of the house maintenance.
I have a spare room...

DIBS!!

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on June 11, 2014, 04:04:45 PM
So it turns out the stock SD library is slow, and I'll be able to make the arduino work by using a different library and changing the code to optimize a couple of functions I'm using.  At least now I know, and it's on to the next step.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on June 11, 2014, 07:24:14 PM


Kids that age are tough.  My own 19-yo is walking a fine line, himself.  He has a job but thinks since he's an "adult," he no longer has to contribute around the house.  I told him that if he wants a maid, he should go live with his mom and see how long she'll put up with that shit.


I was the opposite. I rely enjoyed to do the yard work. I also cleaned my room, changed the bed, and did a lot of the house maintenance.

and see where it gotcha?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 12, 2014, 05:54:54 AM


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 12, 2014, 09:17:56 AM


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Every morning when I go for a swim. Then I get breakfast, then walk wherever I want, eat and drink wonderful food and read books. Life couldn't be worse.



Sucks to be you.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: squeezer on June 13, 2014, 01:53:57 AM
I better not even start ranting today or I'll use up all the entire bandwidth of the Internet.

On the other hand, I get to go spend several days in Hawaii next week, so in a few days, I won't care anyway. So  :twofinger: to work frustrations and    :)  to leaving them behind for awhile.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on June 13, 2014, 06:05:33 AM
^^^^^^
WORST rant inna whole thread!
  :bluduh:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Wesley on June 13, 2014, 07:33:27 AM
Cotton trees.  Dang things are shedding seeds and floating around everywhere now.  It looks like its snowing whereever I go.  And then when riding, there is always that little one that flys up into your helmet.  You know its there because it tickles your nose and you can't ever seem to get it out no matter how hard you try.  Every ten seconds you think you feel it again.  The feeling is only resolved when you take off your helmet.   
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on June 13, 2014, 10:39:58 AM
Cotton trees.  Dang things are shedding seeds and floating around everywhere now.  It looks like its snowing whereever I go.  And then when riding, there is always that little one that flys up into your helmet.  You know its there because it tickles your nose and you can't ever seem to get it out no matter how hard you try.  Every ten seconds you think you feel it again.  The feeling is only resolved when you take off your helmet.   

AMEN BRUTHA!

So is it better to trim or not to trim your nose hairs to alleviate the tickles?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on June 13, 2014, 03:36:33 PM
This doesn't really piss me off since I expect it, but it annoys me that every time I deal with contractors, they're late or forget the appointment entirely.  Today a plumber was supposed to be here between noon and 1pm to replace a hot water heater, and a landscape engineer was supposed to be here at 1pm to discuss plans for a front yard.  It's 1:35pm and no sign of either one.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: open sore on June 13, 2014, 03:46:18 PM
This doesn't really piss me off since I expect it, but it annoys me that every time I deal with contractors, they're late or forget the appointment entirely.  Today a plumber was supposed to be here between noon and 1pm to replace a hot water heater, and a landscape engineer was supposed to be here at 1pm to discuss plans for a front yard.  It's 1:35pm and no sign of either one.   :facepalm:

An hour and a half isn't late for a contractor. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on June 13, 2014, 04:16:54 PM
This doesn't really piss me off since I expect it, but it annoys me that every time I deal with contractors, they're late or forget the appointment entirely.  Today a plumber was supposed to be here between noon and 1pm to replace a hot water heater, and a landscape engineer was supposed to be here at 1pm to discuss plans for a front yard.  It's 1:35pm and no sign of either one.   :facepalm:

Why would you want to heat water that's already hot?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on June 13, 2014, 04:51:16 PM
Ha, you're right, that should rank up there with ATM machine and PIN number, huh.  My bad. :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on June 13, 2014, 05:53:57 PM
 :blbl:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 13, 2014, 06:33:34 PM
O!M!G!

I just found out the network is canceling Kim and Kanye's latest adventures to show some some silly dishes or cups of someone named Stanley. A,d worst yet, it's on all night!!


How am I supposed to get my news now?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on June 13, 2014, 06:44:35 PM
I can empathize. I've already seen Alice in Wonderland several times.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on June 13, 2014, 07:48:34 PM
O!M!G!

I just found out the network is canceling Kim and Kanye's latest adventures to show some some silly dishes or cups of someone named Stanley. A,d worst yet, it's on all night!!


How am I supposed to get my news now?
If you actually gave a shit you would know they are called Kimye.   :rolleyes:  (Facebook told me it was a trending topic).
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on June 14, 2014, 11:53:07 AM
Stupid lawnmower.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on June 14, 2014, 12:13:01 PM
Stupid lawnmower.
Lawnmowers aren't stupid.
Lawnmower repair people are stupid.
That includes me.  :baldy:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 14, 2014, 01:28:47 PM
Aftermarket gaskets.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on June 14, 2014, 01:57:39 PM
They're stupid.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 14, 2014, 05:20:38 PM
Stupid lawnmower.


You have lawns in Texas.  :willy:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 14, 2014, 05:35:57 PM
Stupid lawnmower.


You have lawns in Texas.  :willy:


And fireants. Don't forget the fireants.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on June 16, 2014, 04:08:18 PM
A leaking fork seal. Again.

Dammit.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 16, 2014, 05:44:21 PM
A leaking fork seal. Again.

Dammit.


It must be the hard landings you do pulling wheelies.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 16, 2014, 07:29:00 PM
Its probably due to wind shear.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: redbandit14 on June 17, 2014, 08:00:25 AM
People that think having there signal on on an expressway means get the fuck out of my way i'm coming over and what ever happens is your problem  >:( >:( >:( >:( :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Wesley on June 17, 2014, 08:04:15 AM
+1.  I'm seeing this more and more on the expressway too.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on June 17, 2014, 08:52:50 AM
People that think having there signal on on an expressway means get the fuck out of my way i'm coming over and what ever happens is your problem  >:( >:( >:( >:( :facepalm:

I drive a truck and have insurance.  The first person that tries that will probably sadly find out that it is "their" problem- and then they will get a ticket on top of it!   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 17, 2014, 08:57:05 AM
People that think having there signal on on an expressway means get the fuck out of my way i'm coming over and what ever happens is your problem  >:( >:( >:( >:( :facepalm:

I drive a truck and have insurance.  The first person that tries that will probably sadly find out that it is "their" problem- and then they will get a ticket on top of it!   :bigsmile:


This brings up a conversation i had with a OTR trucker years ago when he said "if going to hit anyone I'm going to make sure i kill them because they can only collect once". Pretty scary when you see the big K on the grill of that truck coming up your ass. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: redbandit14 on June 17, 2014, 09:55:29 AM
People that think having there signal on on an expressway means get the fuck out of my way i'm coming over and what ever happens is your problem  >:( >:( >:( >:( :facepalm:

I drive a truck and have insurance.  The first person that tries that will probably sadly find out that it is "their" problem- and then they will get a ticket on top of it!   :bigsmile:
If I had a truck I just might be inclined to say the same LOL. But when I'm commuting on the bike... Not so much.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on June 17, 2014, 10:25:43 AM
If I had a truck I just might be inclined to say the same LOL. But when I'm commuting on the bike... Not so much.

Sadly, 'tis truth.  And I have to do the same thing. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Bounce on June 17, 2014, 12:12:42 PM
People that think having there signal on on an expressway means get the fuck out of my way i'm coming over and what ever happens is your problem  >:( >:( >:( >:( :facepalm:

I started doing this to left lane hogs because flashing my passing lights at them didn't seem to work (or was claimed by whining gashes as "road rage").
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on June 25, 2014, 04:26:26 PM
Note to Freecycle member: if you're going to ask me the measurements of the metal shelving unit I'm giving away, don't get frustrated when you show up in your little Honda hatchback and it doesn't fit.   

And no, I won't help you disassemble it. :crazy: :lol:

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on June 25, 2014, 04:36:24 PM
The new RAV4 commercial encourages people to "take it along," showing a vaguely ethnic family out camping, dancing under a disco ball.  I hate listening to other people's radios, televisions and generators when I'm camping.  If you can't engage your family in camping so that you have to bring all sorts of electronic distractions along, just stay the fuck home and let us who enjoy the outdoors as they are do so.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on June 25, 2014, 04:37:55 PM
F'n vague ethnics.  >:(

"You're so vague, you probably think this song's about something..."
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: KLRchickie on June 25, 2014, 07:12:27 PM
People selling things that think it reasonable to *raise* the price in their ad, after I've responded to it :nuts:

I'm looking for a TTR125L.  New price is $3500.  No, I don't care how "premium condition" your 8 year old dirt bike is in - it is not worth $2300....  The $1950 it was showing when I responded was a little high too, but at that point there seemed a chance of making a deal!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on June 25, 2014, 07:14:36 PM
F'n vague ethnics.  >:(

"You're so vague, you probably think this song's about something..."
That's funny.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Loki on June 25, 2014, 11:58:07 PM
F'n vague ethnics.  >:(

"You're so vague, you probably think this song's about something..."
That's funny.

Reminds me of someone.....

 :thumbsup:

L;

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 26, 2014, 08:10:04 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on June 26, 2014, 08:21:06 AM
Man. That Carl sure can rant!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 26, 2014, 08:31:50 AM
Man. That Carl sure can rant!


A techie rant.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on June 26, 2014, 08:45:06 AM
Man. That Carl sure can rant!

and I have no idea what he's talking about??
I'm glad my job is simple:
are the poles standing and is the wire in the air?  if yes we are done, if no we put up the poles and pull up the wire...that's it... ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 26, 2014, 08:54:06 AM
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 26, 2014, 09:19:39 AM
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Post by: Black Hills on June 26, 2014, 09:23:01 AM
Man. That Carl sure can rant!

Well shit. It's not like it's rocket science.

Request for a new IP on x.x.x.x subnet.

1. Bring up new system and look for an available IP in the subnet. Found it.
2. Bring up old system 1 and verify. Not there.
3. Bring up old system 2 and verify. Not there.
4. Bring up old spread sheet 1 and verify. Not there.
5. Bring up old spread sheet 2 and verify. Not there.
6. Ping IP. No response.
7. dig IP (or nslookup IP if you're old school). No response.

Okay, it's likely the IP isn't in use. Update new application with information. Here you go.

And the folks consolidating the tools should move the information from old spreadsheet 1 into the new system and delete the spreadsheet (or archive it or mark it read-only).

Honestly. It's really not all that hard.

Carl

I think I have a better understanding of rocket science ;)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: KLRchickie on June 26, 2014, 10:20:47 AM
People selling things that think it reasonable to *raise* the price in their ad, after I've responded to it :nuts:

I'm looking for a TTR125L.  New price is $3500.  No, I don't care how "premium condition" your 8 year old dirt bike is in - it is not worth $2300....  The $1950 it was showing when I responded was a little high too, but at that point there seemed a chance of making a deal!

Add to this people who make arrangements to show you their bike the next day, and then send you this message at 11pm:
"Hey sorry to say but someone showed up a half hour ago with full asking price in cash so the bike is gone "

 :willy: :angry: :mad: :rave:

Asshole...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: PatM on June 26, 2014, 10:57:40 AM
People selling things that think it reasonable to *raise* the price in their ad, after I've responded to it :nuts:

I'm looking for a TTR125L.  New price is $3500.  No, I don't care how "premium condition" your 8 year old dirt bike is in - it is not worth $2300....  The $1950 it was showing when I responded was a little high too, but at that point there seemed a chance of making a deal!

Add to this people who make arrangements to show you their bike the next day, and then send you this message at 11pm:
"Hey sorry to say but someone showed up a half hour ago with full asking price in cash so the bike is gone "

 :willy: :angry: :mad: :rave:

Asshole...

So you lost a possible deal.
Why is he an asshole?  :headscratch:
Did you make him a formal offer or just said you'd come by to see it?
He got his price, sold it to the highest interested buyer and was nice enough to tell you not to show up.

IMO an asshole would'nt have bothered to call you. A bigger asshole wouldn't have shown up to meet you.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on June 26, 2014, 11:29:54 AM
People selling things that think it reasonable to *raise* the price in their ad, after I've responded to it :nuts:

I'm looking for a TTR125L.  New price is $3500.  No, I don't care how "premium condition" your 8 year old dirt bike is in - it is not worth $2300....  The $1950 it was showing when I responded was a little high too, but at that point there seemed a chance of making a deal!

Add to this people who make arrangements to show you their bike the next day, and then send you this message at 11pm:
"Hey sorry to say but someone showed up a half hour ago with full asking price in cash so the bike is gone "

 :willy: :angry: :mad: :rave:

Asshole...

So you lost a possible deal.
Why is he an asshole?  :headscratch:
Did you make him a formal offer or just said you'd come by to see it?
He got his price, sold it to the highest interested buyer and was nice enough to tell you not to show up.

IMO an asshole would'nt have bothered to call you. A bigger asshole wouldn't have shown up to meet you.

 :thumbsup:  it's a business deal, unless you gave him $$ to hold it first one with cash in hand takes it home.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on June 26, 2014, 11:44:00 AM
Note to potential motorcycle buyer:  If you're going to email me asking if I'd be willing to accept payments over a period of time, have a period of time in mind when I contact you.  :crazy: :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: KLRchickie on June 26, 2014, 11:46:12 AM
Who said logic needed to be part of my ranting ;)

Part of the frustration being the pain-in-the-ass factor of trying to buy something used.  Over-priced, thrashed, several year old dirt-bike - check.  Jerks who don't ever respond to your query, don't ever take down their ad, etc. - check.  People who can't meet with you at a reasonable time in the evening, then sell it to someone else in the middle of the night - check.

No, I don't want to pay next-to-new price for something that has sat in someone's garage for several years, and I don't care *where* your "wife rode it twice", and I *am* a girl! I am fully aware that "lady driven" is not necessarily a GOOD selling point :P

 :willy: all the things you wish you could say to the people posting their crap for sale on the internet...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on June 26, 2014, 11:49:34 AM
Who said logic needed to be part of my ranting ;)

Part of the frustration being the pain-in-the-ass factor of trying to buy something used.  Over-priced, thrashed, several year old dirt-bike - check.  Jerks who don't ever respond to your query, don't ever take down their ad, etc. - check.  People who can't meet with you at a reasonable time in the evening, then sell it to someone else in the middle of the night - check.

No, I don't want to pay next-to-new price for something that has sat in someone's garage for several years, and I don't care *where* your "wife rode it twice", and I *am* a girl! I am fully aware that "lady driven" is not necessarily a GOOD selling point :P

 :willy: all the things you wish you could say to the people posting their crap for sale on the internet...

9.5  :clap:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: PatM on June 26, 2014, 12:03:47 PM
Who said logic needed to be part of my ranting ;)


 :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: KLRchickie on June 26, 2014, 12:27:35 PM
 :P

Besides, isn't it *obvious* that the biggest reason he's an asshole is because he didn't spontaneously decide to give the bike to me as a gift!?!?!?!

 :blbl:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on June 26, 2014, 01:46:30 PM
:P

Besides, isn't it *obvious* that the biggest reason he's an asshole is because he didn't spontaneously decide to give the bike to me as a gift!?!?!?!

 :blbl:

-9.0  :twofinger:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on June 26, 2014, 03:55:37 PM
You guys make my little tiny existence seem wonderful. It is a wonderful little existence so I guess you guys are just taking stuff way to serious.

Hot damn! Rush "Tom Sawyer" just came on the radio! I love that tune!

My day just got even better. Its the little things. Right Bomber?

What was the question?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on June 26, 2014, 04:00:20 PM
You guys make my little tiny existence seem wonderful. It is a wonderful little existence so I guess you guys are just taking stuff way to serious.

Hot damn! Rush "Tom Sawyer" just came on the radio! I love that tune!

My day just got even better. Its the little things. Right Bomber?

What was the question?

 :thumbsup:  I am fortunate as well, if things in the office start to get on my nerves there is always 2600 miles of power line that need to be "inspected"  and I'm happy to go out and take a look  ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bomber on June 26, 2014, 04:34:50 PM
You guys make my little tiny existence seem wonderful. It is a wonderful little existence so I guess you guys are just taking stuff way to serious.

Hot damn! Rush "Tom Sawyer" just came on the radio! I love that tune!

My day just got even better. Its the little things. Right Bomber?

What was the question?

S'trooth, Cookie . . . .

paid for motorcycles, fun to be had, new music . . . . .

AND a hammock . . . can't forget upright humankind's second best invention!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on June 26, 2014, 04:43:59 PM
I've got mine.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 26, 2014, 04:47:11 PM
Shit, when you stop being nice to the incompetent people and show them the door?
Carl


You don't, by any chance, work at a government agency?
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on June 26, 2014, 07:18:41 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 27, 2014, 01:37:20 PM
I may have posted a rant in the wrong thread. Sorry.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 27, 2014, 01:39:22 PM
Don't fret over it, someone will come along and rant about it later.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 27, 2014, 02:11:17 PM
Don't fret over it, someone will come along and rant about it later.

Feck you, Mac
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 27, 2014, 02:12:04 PM
People that think they are perfect spellers and can't do no wrong.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 27, 2014, 02:14:36 PM
People that think they are perfect spellers and can't do no wrong.

Feck you, tooo
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on June 27, 2014, 02:15:19 PM
People that think they are perfect spellers and can't do no wrong.
Quoted because, well, you know.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 27, 2014, 02:16:00 PM
People that think they are perfect spellers and can't do no wrong.
Quoted because, well, you know.

Quote away.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 27, 2014, 02:19:26 PM
Don't fret over it, someone will come along and rant about it later.

Feck you, Mac

See thats the trouble with the world today. Try and give someone good helpful advice and make them feel better and they go off spouting nonsense.

I have no idea what a feck is or how to perform a feck, but here I am, Ordered to feck off, like I was some sort of fecking master or something. For all I know, fecking is anatomically impossible or related to the coal industry.

So, to answer shortly, No, I will not feck off, on, around or about at any time!  Nyaa! :razz:  :blbl:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 27, 2014, 02:20:22 PM
People that think they are perfect spellers and can't do no wrong.


Bumped for the grammar nazis.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 27, 2014, 02:21:42 PM
Don't fret over it, someone will come along and rant about it later.

Feck you, Mac

See thats the trouble with the world today. Try and give someone good helpful advice and make them feel better and they go off spouting nonsense.

I have no idea what a feck is or how to perform a feck, but here I am, Ordered to feck off, like I was some sort of fecking master or something. For all I know, fecking is anatomically impossible or related to the coal industry.

So, to answer shortly, No, I will not feck off, on, around or about at any time!  Nyaa! :razz:  :blbl:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 27, 2014, 02:22:24 PM
People that think they are perfect spellers and can't do no wrong.


Bumped for the grammar nazis.

Bumped for the non sequiter Nazis.

Which, I think, trumps everything else.

So feck you all.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 27, 2014, 02:23:00 PM
Don't fret over it, someone will come along and rant about it later.

Feck you, Mac

See thats the trouble with the world today. Try and give someone good helpful advice and make them feel better and they go off spouting nonsense.

I have no idea what a feck is or how to perform a feck, but here I am, Ordered to feck off, like I was some sort of fecking master or something. For all I know, fecking is anatomically impossible or related to the coal industry.

So, to answer shortly, No, I will not feck off, on, around or about at any time!  Nyaa! :razz:  :blbl:

Feck you, Mac.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 27, 2014, 02:27:51 PM
I have to warn you, I bear absolutely no resemblance to a sheep or any other ruminant.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 27, 2014, 02:28:46 PM
I have to warn you, I bear absolutely no resemblance to a sheep or any other ruminant.

I know. Most of them have four legs, not three.  :twofinger:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 27, 2014, 02:29:35 PM
Ha, I only have one and a half.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on June 27, 2014, 02:31:41 PM
http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/feck (http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/feck)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephan_Feck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephan_Feck)

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 27, 2014, 02:33:40 PM
So Papa is a disgusting Irish Olympic diver?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on June 27, 2014, 02:41:30 PM
Try to log in and fail. Hmm, the login prompt tells me this is not my server.

Seriously?

It took 9 months and upper management involvement to get the IP and a month after getting it, it's reassigned?


Take it by force. 1 shot over the bow, prepare to be boarded. Any who resist can swim with the fishes. That's what I say.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 27, 2014, 03:19:13 PM
So Papa is a disgusting Irish Olympic diver?

Probably. He is such a wanker,
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on June 28, 2014, 07:32:24 AM
I know he plays one on the intardnets.
Which pisses me off, just to stay on topic.  :-\
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on June 28, 2014, 09:40:10 AM
I know he plays one on the intardnets.
Which pisses me off, just to stay on topic.  :-\


That reminds me of the old joke.
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Do you think she's doing it intentionally or is in over her head (ie doesn't know the difference herself between moving vs building new servers)?  Not that it makes any difference, really; I'm just morbidly curious since I was a PM in a previous life. :lol:
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Post by: Bounce on July 07, 2014, 09:37:42 AM
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we had live traffic on it and it wasn't completed from my perspective; security scan and resolutions are the final step

They went live before it was SCAP certified? THOSE LUNKHEADS!
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Post by: Bounce on July 07, 2014, 02:16:19 PM
Ugh! (on so many different levels)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on July 08, 2014, 07:59:21 AM
Hack writers.  It seems with self-publishing and the self-important blog popularity, everyone sees themselves as a writer these days.  Don't get me wrong- there are a *very* few blogs I enjoy (certain topical blogs, say motorcycling- and when I want to keep up with someone's rehab after an injury maybe for a bit), and a few self-published books I enjoy (motorcycling and trying to learn to travel light, for instance  :bigsmile: )- but many people seem to call themselves a writer when they have a blog and a couple comments, meaning someone has read it.  I have written published articles, but I do not consider myself a writer.  Writing for your own enjoyment?  Great. Calling yourself a writer?  Whatever.

Hack photographers.  It seems like real photography is becoming a lost art.  Grab a good digital camera, shoot a million pictures, process the crap out of a few of them to make them look cool, and "Hey, I now am a real photographer!  In fact, I'm going to start my own 'business' and shoot a couple weddings and senior pictures!'"  My problem with this is that they have simply run under real photographers- people who actually have an eye and shoot great shots consistently.  With film you had to truly have an eye for the art.  With digital you can pound enough away that eventually you will catch a few good ones.  The evolution of the business I guess.  :shrug:

That was kind of fun.   :bigok:  I'm waiting for the rain to end so I can go and cut more trees.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Bounce on July 08, 2014, 08:51:06 AM
I can assure you that even "real" photographers (who made a living off their works) took a ton of photos to get "the perfect shot". There's a reason that people like Ansel Adams spent months hiking through what would eventually be Yosemite National Park (year after year).

But, yeah, I know what you mean about the over processed efforts by some.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Wesley on July 08, 2014, 12:07:12 PM
I struggle with the photographers thing.  I agree-it seems there are a lot of photographers popping up--maybe in part due to the whole social media thing.  What better way to advertise for free?  I'd be interested to find out how many of them are paying taxes for their "business".

We have a girl take pictures of our young kids/family too from time to time.  It is her business.  We understand she's not producing the most extravagant of pictures, but she also doesn't charge a premium price like a professional photographer.  She produces nice pictures via capturing moments on campera and with editing software.  We wanted someone with better equipment than we had (a high quality camera), who could take a picture of better quality than a family selfie. 

I think the professional photographer at our wedding was charging $50+ for an 8 x 10 and $25+ for a 5 x 7, and it was a bear to get him to release the photo CD rights (had to pay another high fee).   Who can afford that?  For a family on a budget now, less professional but with "good" quality seemed like the way to go.  Now, included in the price is the printing release rights so we can just bring the photo CD of the pictures to Costco and print an 8 x 10 for $1.83.   

Thanks to the digital world, photographers are about as common as the YouTube mechanics and sometimes they don't produce the best results.  Sometimes you just need a professional.  To each their own. 

I agree that the digital world is changing the photography business.  Can't really blame someone for seeing an opportunity.  Its a plus if they truly enjoy doing it and are really good at it.  Didn't mean to detract from your rant, Clay.  Feel free to rant on.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on July 08, 2014, 01:13:05 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 08, 2014, 01:23:15 PM
People who eat fried food in offices. Stinks the place out.  ;)
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: redbandit14 on July 09, 2014, 08:24:53 AM
I am a photographer, once Professional. My self promotional skills do not exist so I gave up to pay my bills.

I still sell the odd photo but take no commissions.

I worked in the advertising /product photography business both as an assistant and as Photographer.

We used Film then and we shot a TON. 8x10 Transparencies of food  for instance. Maybe 10-20  sheets to get that "perfect" exposure? and we'd process them differently if we had one in the can so to speak.And retouching was very common ,with an airbrush.  So yes Film photographers shot lots and lots.   But still not at the same rate as digital.

Everybody with a phone thinks they are a photographer today and having family and friends tell people there stuff is great all the time gives people the idea that they can do it and make money.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 14, 2014, 07:20:50 PM
The moron Harley rider in my neighborhood that goes out of his way to ride past my house because he knows it bothers me.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on July 14, 2014, 07:30:49 PM
The moron Harley rider in my neighborhood that goes out of his way to ride past my house because he knows it bothers me.

Kinda like 'moderation', eh?













:couch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on July 14, 2014, 09:00:03 PM
The moron Harley rider in my neighborhood that goes out of his way to ride past my house because he knows it bothers me.

Kinda like 'moderation', eh?













:couch:

 :rolf:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on July 16, 2014, 07:28:56 AM
Bah.  Lost half my front gutters during yesterday's wind/rain event.  Looks like I need new fascia; while I'm at it I should just go ahead and get a new layer of shingles on the roof.  Called five companies yesterday, four of which promised to show up today & tomorrow to look and provide estimates.  Based on previous experience I can depend on two of 'em to actually do so.  Just when the weather turned good and I wanted to do some riding...
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: open sore on July 16, 2014, 12:59:14 PM
Shrinking food containers and packaging is really starting to piss me off.  We are not stupid, we know the prices are going up, please just keep the stuff the same size and raise the price.  New orange juice container  59.6 fl oz's.  WTF ? Serving size is 8 oz's so 7.45 servings per container now instead of 8.  And I know I'll be the one who gets the 3.6 oz last glass of OJ out of the container.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on July 16, 2014, 02:59:52 PM
Shrinking food containers and packaging is really starting to piss me off.  We are not stupid, we know the prices are going up, please just keep the stuff the same size and raise the price.  New orange juice container  59.6 fl oz's.  WTF ? Serving size is 8 oz's so 7.45 servings per container now instead of 8.  And I know I'll be the one who gets the 3.6 oz last glass of OJ out of the container.

Don't get me started on 1.5 qt. cartons of ice cream. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Flyer on July 16, 2014, 05:44:43 PM
Don't get me started on 1.5 qt. cartons of ice cream.
BURRRP!
What ice cream...
 :redface:


How about those nannies with oatmeal for brains that can't seem to learn that they can turn right into the near lane of a two lane intersection, even if a car is approaching in the far lane.
Is it any wonder we're head-locked by grid-lock??
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: cultureslayer on July 16, 2014, 09:01:12 PM
Bah.  Lost half my front gutters during yesterday's wind/rain event.  Looks like I need new fascia; while I'm at it I should just go ahead and get a new layer of shingles on the roof.  Called five companies yesterday, four of which promised to show up today & tomorrow to look and provide estimates.  Based on previous experience I can depend on two of 'em to actually do so.  Just when the weather turned good and I wanted to do some riding...
Did you contact your home owner's insurance?  I recently found out they can't raise your rates for storm damage, which is nice since we also had some roof damage from a storm.  Adjuster is coming out next week to take a look.
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Post by: I'm NOT Carl on July 16, 2014, 09:38:49 PM
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Post by: mxvet57 on July 16, 2014, 09:45:34 PM
Don't get me started on 1.5 qt. cartons of ice cream.
BURRRP!
What ice cream...
 :redface:


How about those nannies with oatmeal for brains that can't seem to learn that they can turn right into the near lane of a two lane intersection, even if a car is approaching in the far lane.
Is it any wonder we're head-locked by grid-lock??

I was taught that I should wait for both lanes to clear before turning right. Of course this was centuries ago but it might explain some of it.

Carl


I still do that today. Pisses off some people behind me. I don't give a frak.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on July 16, 2014, 09:55:10 PM
Bah.  Lost half my front gutters during yesterday's wind/rain event.  Looks like I need new fascia; while I'm at it I should just go ahead and get a new layer of shingles on the roof.  Called five companies yesterday, four of which promised to show up today & tomorrow to look and provide estimates.  Based on previous experience I can depend on two of 'em to actually do so.  Just when the weather turned good and I wanted to do some riding...
Did you contact your home owner's insurance?  I recently found out they can't raise your rates for storm damage, which is nice since we also had some roof damage from a storm.  Adjuster is coming out next week to take a look.

Yeah, should hear from them tomorrow.  Got two estimates today and expecting one more tomorrow. 

I'll probably go with my regular 'guy' regardless; he always does good work for me.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on July 16, 2014, 11:05:32 PM
Don't get me started on 1.5 qt. cartons of ice cream.
BURRRP!
What ice cream...
 :redface:


How about those nannies with oatmeal for brains that can't seem to learn that they can turn right into the near lane of a two lane intersection, even if a car is approaching in the far lane.
Is it any wonder we're head-locked by grid-lock??

I was taught that I should wait for both lanes to clear before turning right. Of course this was centuries ago but it might explain some of it.

Carl

I've had that turn bad on me when the driver in the left lane decided to change lanes.  Learned that in AZ there is no prohibition on changing lanes in an intersection.  My son had his license for about two weeks when an old lady merged into the right lane from the left just as he was making a right onto the road.

I understand Flyer's frustration but you can't trust those other road users to behave themselves.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on July 16, 2014, 11:15:44 PM
Don't get me started on 1.5 qt. cartons of ice cream.
BURRRP!
What ice cream...
 :redface:


How about those nannies with oatmeal for brains that can't seem to learn that they can turn right into the near lane of a two lane intersection, even if a car is approaching in the far lane.
Is it any wonder we're head-locked by grid-lock??

I was taught that I should wait for both lanes to clear before turning right. Of course this was centuries ago but it might explain some of it.

Carl

I've had that turn bad on me when the driver in the left lane decided to change lanes.  Learned that in AZ there is no prohibition on changing lanes in an intersection.  My son had his license for about two weeks when an old lady merged into the right lane from the left just as he was making a right onto the road.

I understand Flyer's frustration but you can't trust those other road users to behave themselves.

^^This. It's not safe to assume people stay in the lane you initially see them in. Au contraire.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on July 17, 2014, 04:35:23 AM
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  Learned that in AZ there is no prohibition on changing lanes in an intersection.

It's legal in CA, too.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Bounce on July 17, 2014, 06:23:41 AM
In TX, OK, AR, NM, and LA it's illegal but people do it anyway.

Never assume someone else is going to be predictable. Always wait for the proper right-of-way.
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Post by: Black Hills on July 17, 2014, 08:31:01 AM
some things went to hell, we fixed it. in the process some more things went to hell, we fixed them too.. Kind of sucked, but that's what we do...

I can't rant like Carl :-[
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Post by: mxvet57 on July 17, 2014, 09:32:24 AM
.

I can't rant like Carl :-[


 :lol:
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on July 17, 2014, 09:44:59 AM


"Hey Black Hills, the fire plug over on 12th and Main is on and spraying water all over the street. Are you the guys we call for this?" paged at 2am.

Carl

LOL... yea, we get those calls too...  ;)  I just have to make it through today then off for a little ride to Red Lodge for the weekend ;D
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on July 17, 2014, 05:32:46 PM
My fecking aunt.  Grandpa dies about 20 years ago.  She goes possessively NUTS and decides she needs EVERYTHING from his estate- her and my one uncle fight over everything.  At least all the good stuff.  My dear dad and other two aunts, not wanting to divinde the family and cause problems, just lets them do what they wants.  She and her husband take my grandpa's nice Kennedy tool box with his machining tools- he was a machinist.  Now they are moving into a condo, and don't have room for all the shit she absolutely had to have.  So I'm at my dad's farm working today and see grandpa's toolbox, COMPLETELY covered in bird shit.  Turns out she had to have it, stuck it in their barn where it has been sitting for the last 20 years, just getting covered in bird shit.  Now that they are moving off of their farm she doesn't want it anymore.

I took it home and just spent 10 minutes cleaning it- It's going to take a BUNCH more to get it clean again.  My grandpa would be PISSED she didn't take care of his stuff.  On the other hand, I'm glad it's now at a place where it *will* be taken care of.   :facepalm:

Side rant:  My other uncle (the oldest) had the same issue.  When they were going through things it became fights between one aunt and uncle over who got what, with my other two aunts and my dad just cshaking their heads and pleasantly working through what they didn't grub for.  All that antique furniture my uncle got?  They didn't have room for it in their house, so he put it in the barn.  I was in there last summer.  Now 20 years later it's half buried from woodchuck diggings, covered in bird shit and all the lower parts are rotted.  Ready top be chopped up and burned, or thrown in a dumpster once he kicks the bucket.

Sometimes I don't understand people.   :facepalm:  Fecking idiots.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 17, 2014, 05:50:36 PM
Some people just don't want to let go.


Longest rant I've ever seen from you Clay. You and Carl been talking.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on July 17, 2014, 06:01:53 PM
Some people just don't want to let go.


Longest rant I've ever seen from you Clay. You and Carl been talking.

The big difference for me is I understand what Clay is ranting about. I rarely understand what Carl is ranting about. But they're still fun to read.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on July 17, 2014, 06:13:04 PM
The dog in the manger. The dog can't eat the hay but by golly no one else will either. It's not about letting go; it's about ensuring that no one else has it. Even if they can't or won't use it. Some things are just as old as the world.

But that is just plain psychotic in my book.

Sorry to hear that Clay but glad your grandpa's tools are with you. It will all work out.  :bigok:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Napper on July 17, 2014, 06:26:29 PM
some things went to hell, we fixed it. in the process some more things went to hell, we fixed them too.. Kind of sucked, but that's what we do...

I can't rant like Carl :-[

Damn, the same thing has happened to me.  Carl's world?  There's no place for me there.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 19, 2014, 08:20:19 AM
Influenza. I've got it.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on July 19, 2014, 08:31:29 AM
That's not surprising considering where you work.

Sorry Papa.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 19, 2014, 09:05:47 AM
Thanks, Just started a new contract-can't go to work. Feck.

Stilll, I've discovered some in date Tramadol in the cupboard-precribed by the vet for the dog. The aches and pains are hideous and it's 91F outside. But I'm still freezi8ng.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: DredheadV2.0 on July 20, 2014, 12:25:08 AM
Not being able to rant about politics or religion.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on July 20, 2014, 04:15:13 AM
Not being able to rant about politics or religion.
That option is alive and well at the old place. Enjoy it there.  Please wipe your feet and freshen up before coming back in here though.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on July 20, 2014, 07:29:01 AM
Not being able to rant about politics or religion.

People who've been gone for too long.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 20, 2014, 06:54:51 PM
Cancer. My sister in law's partner dies of liver cancer a few minutes ago,
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on July 20, 2014, 08:38:21 PM
That sucks.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: DredheadV2.0 on July 21, 2014, 03:10:50 AM
People who take me seriously!

I mean srsly, like I'm an adult or some f**king thing.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 21, 2014, 03:47:45 AM
Cancer. My sister in law's partner dies of liver cancer a few minutes ago,

I'm [;eased to say that they revived her and she's still alive!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on July 21, 2014, 06:41:14 AM
Not being able to rant about politics or religion.

Holy Shitsnacks! When did you get here Dred?!?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: DredheadV2.0 on July 21, 2014, 11:15:50 AM
DANGERZOOOOONE
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: redbandit14 on July 21, 2014, 11:22:04 AM
Morons in mini vans going +- 120Kmh in the turning lane to pass people stopped at a light and then appearing to blow the next two reds   up the road.  :o I saw  her coming in my mirror and could not believe it .
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on July 21, 2014, 03:15:00 PM
Hmmm.....nothing to rant about today. I'm good.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 21, 2014, 03:18:21 PM
Hmmm.....nothing to rant about today. I'm good.

 :thumbsup:


Come to think of it i nothing to rant about ether but the day isn't over yet.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: coho on July 21, 2014, 03:35:16 PM
Morons.

:withstupid:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Bounce on July 21, 2014, 03:53:00 PM
DANGERZOOOOONE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3-zaTr6OUo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3-zaTr6OUo)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 21, 2014, 08:28:27 PM
Hmmm.....nothing to rant about today. I'm good.

 :thumbsup:


Come to think of it i nothing to rant about ether but the day isn't over yet.


3 1/2 hours to go and still nothing to rant about.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on July 22, 2014, 07:15:27 AM
DANGERZOOOOONE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3-zaTr6OUo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3-zaTr6OUo)

:bigok:

No rants from me today! 6 days of commuting with NO rain during it! New record!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on July 22, 2014, 12:24:51 PM
DANGERZOOOOONE


I'm not crazy about Tom Cruise either.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on July 22, 2014, 03:08:53 PM
Dwight McGinnis Jr. pisses me off.  :rave:

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/07/22/police-man-left-his-elderly-mom-in-hot-car-while-at-md-casino/ (http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/07/22/police-man-left-his-elderly-mom-in-hot-car-while-at-md-casino/)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Doug Just Doug on July 23, 2014, 01:14:56 PM
Know what pisses my off?  Ants. Friggin' ants!  I mean, there all like "Oooo, look at us, we're so organized and efficient and work together like some sort of machine...we're like, an Army...yeah, that's it, we're "Army Ants"...and we're so strong we can lift like 5,000 times our body weight."  Yeah, well see how strong you are against a magnifying glass, bitches!  Yeah, that leaf you're carrying isn't much of a shield, is it?  Like that?  Have some more!  Burn emmeffers, burrrrrrnnnnnnn you bastard sons of bitches, burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

Other than ants, I'm cool.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 23, 2014, 04:42:38 PM
Know what pisses my off?  Ants. Friggin' ants!  I mean, there all like "Oooo, look at us, we're so organized and efficient and work together like some sort of machine...we're like, an Army...yeah, that's it, we're "Army Ants"...and we're so strong we can lift like 5,000 times our body weight."  Yeah, well see how strong you are against a magnifying glass, bitches!  Yeah, that leaf you're carrying isn't much of a shield, is it?  Like that?  Have some more!  Burn emmeffers, burrrrrrnnnnnnn you bastard sons of bitches, burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

Other than ants, I'm cool.


You need to start drinking decaff.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on July 24, 2014, 08:37:54 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Bounce on July 24, 2014, 08:52:34 AM
Know what pisses my off?  Ants. Friggin' ants!  I mean, there all like "Oooo, look at us, we're so organized and efficient and work together like some sort of machine...we're like, an Army...yeah, that's it, we're "Army Ants"...and we're so strong we can lift like 5,000 times our body weight."  Yeah, well see how strong you are against a magnifying glass, bitches!  Yeah, that leaf you're carrying isn't much of a shield, is it?  Like that?  Have some more!  Burn emmeffers, burrrrrrnnnnnnn you bastard sons of bitches, burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

Other than ants, I'm cool.

Best rant in ages!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on July 24, 2014, 10:34:51 AM
You pay a premium price for Rainier Cherries, and you get them home and they are going soft in a day. Had to eat the whole bag right then. I would have liked to savor them for a least a couple of days.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on July 24, 2014, 04:51:38 PM
People who pick the fruit from our trees in front of the house without asking permission. We call that theft, folks.  Hey, if some are on the ground next to the fence or within easy reach of the street, go for it. No worries. But I don't appreciate it when you come onto MY property and start picking MY peaches and plums from MY fucking trees.  Oh...and breaking branches or climbing into the trees is a surefire way to get me to invade your personal space.

Just ask. Is that too difficult?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Scratch on July 24, 2014, 05:39:24 PM
People who pick the fruit from our trees in front of the house without asking permission. We call that theft, folks.  Hey, if some are on the ground next to the fence or within easy reach of the street, go for it. No worries. But I don't appreciate it when you come onto MY property and start picking MY peaches and plums from MY fucking trees.  Oh...and breaking branches or climbing into the trees is a surefire way to get me to invade your personal space.

Just ask. Is that too difficult?


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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 24, 2014, 10:00:47 PM
People that put ketchup on hotdogs.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on July 25, 2014, 12:08:01 AM
You live too close to Chicago...

`tis OK in Rockford!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Doug Just Doug on July 25, 2014, 10:30:39 AM
When I see a man use a paper towel or napkin to blot grease off the top of his pizza, I get the urge to walk over and kick him in the 'nads. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on July 25, 2014, 10:42:03 AM
When I see a man use a paper towel or napkin to blot grease off the top of his pizza, I get the urge to walk over and kick him in the 'nads.

Men that blot grease off pizza don't have 'nads.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on July 25, 2014, 10:52:07 AM
shit... now I have to go look for my nads :-[
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 25, 2014, 11:18:17 AM
When I see a man use a paper towel or napkin to blot grease off the top of his pizza, I get the urge to walk over and kick him in the 'nads.


That's called bad pizza.

A little grease is good but when it soaks the bottom of the cardboard I'm sorry that is unacceptable.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on July 25, 2014, 11:20:50 AM
when you pick it up and the grease runs down your arm that is too much for me, it gets the blot...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: PatM on July 25, 2014, 12:32:53 PM
When I see a man use a paper towel or napkin to blot grease off the top of his pizza, I get the urge to walk over and kick him in the 'nads.


That's called bad pizza.

A little grease is good but when it soaks the bottom of the cardboard I'm sorry that is unacceptable.

I guess it depends on what you went out for, pizza or greasy pizza.  :razz:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on July 25, 2014, 01:08:39 PM
shit... now I have to go look for my nads :-[

Check your wife's purse.


 :couch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 25, 2014, 01:13:09 PM
shit... now I have to go look for my nads :-[

Check your wife's purse.


 :couch:


 :lol: :lol: :lol:


Glad I'm not married.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on July 25, 2014, 01:16:04 PM
shit... now I have to go look for my nads :-[

Check your wife's purse.


 :couch:


 :lol: :lol: :lol:


Glad I'm not married.
As are the females of your species.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on July 25, 2014, 01:56:28 PM
shit... now I have to go look for my nads :-[

Check your wife's purse.


 :couch:

nope, not there???
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on July 25, 2014, 02:08:44 PM
shit... now I have to go look for my nads :-[

Check your wife's purse.


 :couch:

nope, not there???

Did she loan them to someone?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: stew71 on July 25, 2014, 02:42:14 PM
People that put ketchup on hotdogs.  :facepalm:

 :withstupid:

Anyone knows that all you need on a hotdog is mustard and onions. Anything else is just screwing up perfection.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on July 25, 2014, 02:47:15 PM
People that put ketchup on hotdogs.  :facepalm:

 :withstupid:

Anyone knows that all you need on a hotdog is mustard and onions sauerkraut. Anything else is just screwing up perfection.


FTFY
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 25, 2014, 02:47:45 PM
What sort of mustard?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on July 25, 2014, 02:49:38 PM
Yellow
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 26, 2014, 01:10:35 AM
Not burnt ochre?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on July 26, 2014, 02:32:33 PM
You pay a premium price for Rainier Cherries, and you get them home and they are going soft in a day. Had to eat the whole bag right then. I would have liked to savor them for a least a couple of days.

Do you swallow the pits?  I do.  When you have wicked gas it's like a machine gun.

No rants for me today.  Just got back from 7 days at a cottage with friends.  Ate way too much, drank WAY too much, and relaxed.  It was perfect. 
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on July 26, 2014, 02:57:27 PM
You pay a premium price for Rainier Cherries, and you get them home and they are going soft in a day. Had to eat the whole bag right then. I would have liked to savor them for a least a couple of days.

Do you swallow the pits?  I do.  When you have wicked gas it's like a machine gun.

No rants for me today.  Just got back from 7 days at a cottage with friends.  Ate way too much, drank WAY too much, and relaxed.  It was perfect.

You're a teacher. You should be posting in the Why I Like Summer thread.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on July 26, 2014, 03:03:07 PM
So called professional 'house inspectors'. First off, do not bring your kid to work. It is not acceptable to let your kid run through some one else's house, leaving doors open, climbing on stuff, throw landscaping rocks all over the yard, and antagonizing the home owners dogs. What if I had prescription drugs or loaded firearms laying around while your kid runs through my house? Second, this isn't a police search. You can't just move all the furniture, unplug everything and generally 'turn the house over' and then just walk away. Leaving things like the furnace and the hot water heater set as high as it can go is just reprehensible. Not impressed by his 'professionalism'. Ass.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 26, 2014, 04:13:04 PM
So called professional 'house inspectors'. First off, do not bring your kid to work. It is not acceptable to let your kid run through some one else's house, leaving doors open, climbing on stuff, throw landscaping rocks all over the yard, and antagonizing the home owners dogs. What if I had prescription drugs or loaded firearms laying around while your kid runs through my house? Second, this isn't a police search. You can't just move all the furniture, unplug everything and generally 'turn the house over' and then just walk away. Leaving things like the furnace and the hot water heater set as high as it can go is just reprehensible. Not impressed by his 'professionalism'. Ass.


I would of kicked him out and called his boss. Then call the bank to cancel the check.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on July 26, 2014, 04:24:28 PM
He was the boss. It was his company and his brother is the buyer. I did not pay him. Sucky deal all around.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on July 26, 2014, 04:43:32 PM
People who don't know how to merge onto freeways.

Adjust your speed to the flow of traffic, pick your spot, ease in. No disruption, traffic keeps moving.

DO NOT go racing down the on ramp to get as far ahead of all the other cars as you can and jam yourself in. These are the douchebags.
DO NOT slow down waiting for traffic to let you in.  These are the meek.

Most accidents happen when the meek meet the douchebags.

:facepalm:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on July 26, 2014, 05:03:43 PM
People who don't know how to merge onto freeways.

Adjust your speed to the flow of traffic, pick your spot, ease in. No disruption, traffic keeps moving.

DO NOT go racing down the on ramp to get as far ahead of all the other cars as you can and jam yourself in. These are the douchebags.
DO NOT slow down waiting for traffic to let you in.  These are the meek.

Most accidents happen when the meek meet the douchebags.

:facepalm:

One reason why I don't camp in the right lane of a multilane highway with controlled ingress and egress.

Yes. I'm a swooper. Y'all hate me. All I can say is y'all need to get your shit together on the right.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on July 26, 2014, 05:43:24 PM
FTFY

One reason why I don't properly keep right except to pass on a multilane highway with controlled ingress and egress.

Yes. I'm a swooper. Y'all hate me. All I can say is y'all need to get your shit together on the right... as I camp out in the left lane...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on July 26, 2014, 05:47:25 PM

Most accidents happen when the meek meet the douchebags.

:facepalm:

 :lol:

I think that might be my first STO saved signature quote.   :rolf:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on July 26, 2014, 06:24:39 PM
FTFY

One reason why I don't properly keep right except to pass on a multilane highway with controlled ingress and egress.

Yes. I'm a swooper. Y'all hate me. All I can say is y'all need to get your shit together on the right... as I camp out in the left lane...

The only issue I have is a left lane camper.

They have/had a rule in Europe. If a vehicle is approaching you from the rear and there is a lane to the right; move to the lane right of you.

That right there would solve a lot of problems.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: coho on July 26, 2014, 08:51:08 PM
We have that rule here too, it's just that everybody ignores it.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 26, 2014, 09:18:38 PM
We have that rule here too, it's just that everybody ignores it.


What rule is it so I know which one to ignore.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Bounce on July 27, 2014, 03:39:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_p0CgPeyA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_p0CgPeyA)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CosmicCowboy on July 28, 2014, 11:37:50 AM
shit... now I have to go look for my nads :-[

Check your wife's purse.


 :couch:

nope, not there???

I got nothing.



Well, I got 'nads.



Mine, not yours.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on July 30, 2014, 08:20:29 AM
Not really a rant because I'm miffed, not pissed.

My Dad was cremated after he passed.  The urn & ashes are at my parents house...

Which means I can't 'visit' or talk to him w/o her.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on July 30, 2014, 09:07:38 AM
Take some of him with you.

--Not kidding.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on July 30, 2014, 09:42:43 AM
^^This. My mom and I scattered most and split the rest between us.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: HipGnosis on July 30, 2014, 12:30:34 PM
Take some of him with you.

--Not kidding.
Grand idea.  I already know what I'll put it in.
But, what do I use to scoop 'some of dad' out?  (not kidding, either)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Bounce on July 30, 2014, 12:31:37 PM
Not really a rant because I'm miffed, not pissed.

My Dad was cremated after he passed.  The urn & ashes are at my parents house...

Which means I can't 'visit' or talk to him w/o her.
You couldn't visit HIM regardless of how the flesh was processed. His mind/will/emotions left when he passed. Just think about him and your memories of him and you can "visit" him anywhere you happen to be and be just as "accurate".

Anything else is hocus pocus/superstition.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on July 30, 2014, 12:45:10 PM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 30, 2014, 12:49:18 PM
I hate sandblasting big parts.

 Just got done sandblasting the wheels from the trailer and now i feel like i rolled in the sand on the beach after getting out of the water.

I'm going to take a shower now.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on July 30, 2014, 01:11:39 PM
Take some of him with you.

--Not kidding.
Grand idea.  I already know what I'll put it in.
But, what do I use to scoop 'some of dad' out?  (not kidding, either)

Spoon? Measuring cup? Factually, it's just sterilized minerals.... but emotionally it's Dad.

We used an old metal measuring cup that we didn't use in the kitchen any more. If you remember the scene in 'The Big Lebowski' you can image my mother and I scattering Dad's ashes in the San Juan Mountains. Forgot to check the wind direction. Be sure there is not a fan running when you scoop and transfer.  :bigok:

Good luck. It is kinda weird.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Bounce on July 30, 2014, 05:49:20 PM
You couldn't visit HIM regardless of how the flesh was processed. His mind/will/emotions left when he passed. Just think about him and your memories of him and you can "visit" him anywhere you happen to be and be just as "accurate".

Anything else is hocus pocus/superstition.

It sounded like "her" was the problem and not the remains. If dad were at a cemetery, he could be visited without the associated drama.

Carl

He still can. Every time he remembers his Dad.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on July 30, 2014, 07:11:43 PM
I hate sandblasting big parts.

 Just got done sandblasting the wheels from the trailer and now i feel like i rolled in the sand on the beach after getting out of the water.

I'm going to take a shower now.
wut
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: viffergyrl on July 30, 2014, 07:22:03 PM
You couldn't visit HIM regardless of how the flesh was processed. His mind/will/emotions left when he passed. Just think about him and your memories of him and you can "visit" him anywhere you happen to be and be just as "accurate".

Anything else is hocus pocus/superstition.

It sounded like "her" was the problem and not the remains. If dad were at a cemetery, he could be visited without the associated drama.

Carl

He still can. Every time he remembers his Dad.

Some people find having a bit of the physical remains comforting to have around - whether to talk to or not. And for whatever reason. You clearly feel strongly about something that is someone else's preference.  :shrug:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on July 30, 2014, 08:01:32 PM
I take Dad for a ride every time I'm in Beaumont. In fact he rode his most favoritest bike home from the funeral home.

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Yes. He's in the tankbag.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on July 30, 2014, 09:00:10 PM
Half of my dad is still hanging out in my downstairs closet.  :lol: This is reminding me that I need to put some of him in a little jar or something to take riding.   :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on July 30, 2014, 09:19:18 PM
Half of my dad is still hanging out in my downstairs closet.  :lol: This is reminding me that I need to put some of him in a little jar or something to take riding.   :lol:

If he was a rider, he'd appreciate it. I don't go very many miles without thinking about my dad. We logged many miles together.

I dragged him back into motorcycles when I insisted on racing dirt bikes at the age of 12. 15 years later he dragged me back into it. It was our connection.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on July 30, 2014, 09:21:19 PM
Dang. I didn't rant.

I hate the situation the Lakota children are going thru in South Dakota.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on July 30, 2014, 09:44:43 PM
If he was a rider, he'd appreciate it.

He wasn't, but he loved road trips, maps, trip planning, and cheesy tourist attractions. :inlove:  Basically, the perfect sport-touring companion!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on July 30, 2014, 09:45:46 PM
Remember this?
My fecking aunt.  Grandpa dies about 20 years ago.  She goes possessively NUTS and decides she needs EVERYTHING from his estate- her and my one uncle fight over everything.  At least all the good stuff.  My dear dad and other two aunts, not wanting to divide the family and cause problems, just lets them do what they want.  She and her husband take my grandpa's nice Kennedy tool box with his machining tools- he was a machinist.  Now they are moving into a condo, and don't have room for all the shit she absolutely had to have.  So I'm at my dad's farm working today and see grandpa's toolbox, COMPLETELY covered in bird shit.  Turns out she had to have it, stuck it in their barn where it has been sitting for the last 20 years, just getting covered in bird shit.  Now that they are moving off of their farm she doesn't want it anymore.

I took it home and just spent 10 minutes cleaning it- It's going to take a BUNCH more to get it clean again.  My grandpa would be PISSED she didn't take care of his stuff.  On the other hand, I'm glad it's now at a place where it *will* be taken care of.   :facepalm:

Side rant:  My other uncle (the oldest) had the same issue.  When they were going through things it became fights between one aunt and uncle over who got what, with my other two aunts and my dad just cshaking their heads and pleasantly working through what they didn't grub for.  All that antique furniture my uncle got?  They didn't have room for it in their house, so he put it in the barn.  I was in there last summer.  Now 20 years later it's half buried from woodchuck diggings, covered in bird shit and all the lower parts are rotted.  Ready top be chopped up and burned, or thrown in a dumpster once he kicks the bucket.

Sometimes I don't understand people.   :facepalm:  Fecking idiots.


Just got the base home today.   :mad:

The first one (top), *post* cleaning:
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I left Grandpa's name sticker on it and little taped on 1976 calendar card.

Here is the fecking base I took home today.  It's in WAY worse shape then the top was.  Bear in mind these things were in near mint shape when my fecking aunt decided she NEEDED to have them so she could stick them in her barn for 20 years.  Grandpa took care of his shat and would be PISSED:
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I can clean off the bird shot but I have no idea what to do about all the rust.  I'm thinking I'll just rub it with oil?  I have no idea.   :rave:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on July 30, 2014, 09:47:05 PM
Baking soda works well on rusty metal.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Bounce on July 30, 2014, 10:13:23 PM
Take it somewhere to be bead blasted. Repaint it to factory colors. Great winter project that will make you happy every time you see the finished product.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Max Wedge on July 31, 2014, 06:58:46 AM
Take it somewhere to be bead blasted. Repaint it to factory colors. Great winter project that will make you happy every time you see the finished product.

And Grandpa would approve.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: CLAY on July 31, 2014, 06:33:04 PM
Take it somewhere to be bead blasted. Repaint it to factory colors. Great winter project that will make you happy every time you see the finished product.

This could be the winner.  Good idea.

Baking soda works well on rusty metal.  :thumbsup:

Through a blaster?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cablebandit on July 31, 2014, 06:53:17 PM
Yup...soda blaster.


If you don't have a blaster already just make one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZhBQXm4yBY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZhBQXm4yBY)


Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on July 31, 2014, 07:03:55 PM
Yup...soda blaster.


If you don't have a blaster already just make one:


Coca-cola and mentos?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on July 31, 2014, 09:10:15 PM
Yup...soda blaster.


If you don't have a blaster already just make one:


Coca-cola and mentos?

Let us know how it turns out.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: oilhed on August 01, 2014, 10:48:55 AM
When u buy a pizza and when u get it home the mozzarella slid off or worse is stuck to the top of the cardboard box.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on August 01, 2014, 11:05:01 AM
People who can't be bothered to use the English language, insisting on using 'text speak' in daily typed communication.


:couch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Mac on August 01, 2014, 11:40:30 AM
I wonder if anyone types their resume using text speech.



I'm sure it would be amusing to see.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on August 01, 2014, 01:24:08 PM
I wonder if anyone types their resume using text speech.



I'm sure it would be amusing to see.

Believe it or not, I've seen a few.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on August 01, 2014, 02:52:21 PM
When u buy a pizza and when u get it home the mozzarella slid off or worse is stuck to the top of the cardboard box.


Must of went to Dominos.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on August 01, 2014, 02:54:58 PM
people who can't say no. don't drag things out until I get pissed and give up. instead just say "No, I/we can't help you, sorry" and be done with it.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on August 01, 2014, 04:45:26 PM
people who can't say no. don't drag things out until I get pissed and give up. instead just say "No, I/we can't help you, sorry" and be done with it.

Ugh, yes, this.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: JonS on August 01, 2014, 05:24:42 PM
During all these pages, I couldn't think of anything that really got to me, since on religion or politics is prohibited.
This morning I remembered, because I faced it again. I have a three and a half year old lab and they need a lot of exercise, to say the least. When I first moved here, I saw a sign that said "Dog Park" so I was taking my dog to where I thought it was, but I was wrong. One day, I was there, on the other side of the river, from the groomed and park like park, which I though was the boundary and there were two old women with three dogs each, all leashed and pulling these two fools as they "walked" their dogs. They were on the other side of the river in the developed park, and where I parked my car. So before I got to my dog, heading for the car, he decided to chase the geese in the pond there. Right then these women started screaming, which just made my dog more exited and all went south.
In the end, my dog did no harm to anything and one of the women took my license # and I told her to fuck off.  A short time after getting home, I got a call from the Animal control officer here. That went ok and I found a new place to let my dog run. Now, a year and a half later, I have started coming across these women and their dogs, in my new place. In spite of my knowing how useless it is to be pissed, I am.  If you happen to see a news article where two women and six dogs were found floating in the the rive, in Montrose, CO, just forget about this post.
We retired folk have different problems that most. :lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: bluepoof on August 01, 2014, 05:59:50 PM
If you happen to see a news article where two women and six dogs were found floating in the the rive, in Montrose, CO, just forget about this post.

:lol::lol:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on August 01, 2014, 07:09:54 PM
Or from the unethical hacks thread... Just make sure to bury the ladies deep, add dirt, then place the dead dogs and a final covering of dirt. Should a hunt find a scent, the searchers might only dig down, stopping at the dogs.  But what do I know - lol
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on August 01, 2014, 08:15:20 PM
people who can't say no. don't drag things out until I get pissed and give up. instead just say "No, I/we can't help you, sorry" and be done with it.

Unfortunately that is not the now approach to customer service. Over promise, under deliver. I deal with it every day.

Go back thru the history of this thread and you will find that I rarely comment. And rant even less.

In my own microworld I understand what you're bitching about. Because I'm on the receiving side of customer dissatisfaction.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: JonS on August 03, 2014, 06:31:56 AM
Or from the unethical hacks thread... Just make sure to bury the ladies deep, add dirt, then place the dead dogs and a final covering of dirt. Should a hunt find a scent, the searchers might only dig down, stopping at the dogs.  But what do I know - lol

Thanks for the tip. :augie:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on August 08, 2014, 10:11:23 AM
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Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 08, 2014, 11:59:49 AM
For gods' sake, we have sidewalks in this town.  Stop walking on the damn road!  Yes this means you two ladies with the golden retrievers who took up the whole lane this morning and were offended when I pointed out we have a place for non-wheeled travel. :firedevil:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on August 08, 2014, 12:33:17 PM
For gods' sake, we have sidewalks in this town.  Stop walking on the damn road!  Yes this means you two ladies with the golden retrievers who took up the whole lane this morning and were offended when I pointed out we have a place for non-wheeled travel. :firedevil:


Some people deserve to be hood ornaments.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on August 08, 2014, 01:18:18 PM
The dogs however are innocent.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 08, 2014, 01:36:51 PM
Cyclists. They are rude, run red lights, ride very dangerously and I want to kill them.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on August 08, 2014, 02:06:17 PM
If you are looking for permission, you have it.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Jim on August 08, 2014, 02:33:36 PM
Almost picked a kid off an hour ago. City street / residential where I had the right-o-way but he had a downhill with a stop sign at the bottom - lol (with only one hand on the handlebars on a ten-speed). Easy for me to brake to let him have a good ride.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 08, 2014, 03:19:24 PM
Cyclists. They are rude, run red lights, ride very dangerously and I want to kill them.

I obey the rules of the road when on bicycle.  Unfortunately, this only serves to confuse the drivers around me.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: KLRchickie on August 08, 2014, 03:57:26 PM
Cyclists. They are rude, run red lights, ride very dangerously and I want to kill them.

I obey the rules of the road when on bicycle.  Unfortunately, this only serves to confuse the drivers around me.

 :withstupid:, definitely. 
Don't be a dork and stop for me to cross the road when I have a stop sign & you have the right-of-way! :mad:  The lack of understanding of the rules of the road and how they pertain to you (in your car) and other vehicles (which includes bicycles) makes venturing out on the streets in this city an exercise in risking your life.... daily...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 08, 2014, 04:12:43 PM
Cyclists. They are rude, run red lights, ride very dangerously and I want to kill them.

I obey the rules of the road when on bicycle.  Unfortunately, this only serves to confuse the drivers around me.

 :withstupid:, definitely. 
Don't be a dork and stop for me to cross the road when I have a stop sign & you have the right-of-way! :mad:  The lack of understanding of the rules of the road and how they pertain to you (in your car) and other vehicles (which includes bicycles) makes venturing out on the streets in this city an exercise in risking your life.... daily...

Well, when every other cyclist will blow the stop sign, it is understandable, if frustrating.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on August 08, 2014, 04:58:00 PM
The Sturgis rally crowd, f%$# why more of them don't end up dead is beyond me? ride the center line, expect everyone to clear the lane when they merge, consider their entire group as one vehicle at stop lights, stop in the middle of the road, etc, etc, etc... F%$#ing morons!!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: KLRchickie on August 08, 2014, 05:25:30 PM
Cyclists. They are rude, run red lights, ride very dangerously and I want to kill them.

I obey the rules of the road when on bicycle.  Unfortunately, this only serves to confuse the drivers around me.

 :withstupid:, definitely. 
Don't be a dork and stop for me to cross the road when I have a stop sign & you have the right-of-way! :mad:  The lack of understanding of the rules of the road and how they pertain to you (in your car) and other vehicles (which includes bicycles) makes venturing out on the streets in this city an exercise in risking your life.... daily...

Well, when every other cyclist will blow the stop sign, it is understandable, if frustrating.

In the cases I'm thinking of, one foot is already on the ground, bicycle halted, waiting, and the car stops  :facepalm: ...
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: mxvet57 on August 08, 2014, 05:45:55 PM
The Sturgis rally crowd, f%$# why more of them don't end up dead is beyond me? ride the center line, expect everyone to clear the lane when they merge, consider their entire group as one vehicle at stop lights, stop in the middle of the road, etc, etc, etc... F%$#ing morons!!


Is the statistics out yet on crashes, deaths, drunk riding, drugs?
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Black Hills on August 08, 2014, 05:58:02 PM
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is reporting as of 6 a.m. Friday, district–wide there have been 186 DUI arrests, 54 injury accidents, 37 non–injury accidents and three fatalities.

The Meade County Sheriff's Office reports, as of Friday morning, a total of 322 bookings at the Meade County Jail in the past week. That's up slightly from last year's 309 bookings from Friday to Friday.


numbers of people seems down considerably this year. which is typical of the year before an anniversary. next year will be huge (75th)
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: kneescrubber on August 08, 2014, 05:58:41 PM
The Sturgis rally crowd, f%$# why more of them don't end up dead is beyond me? ride the center line, expect everyone to clear the lane when they merge, consider their entire group as one vehicle at stop lights, stop in the middle of the road, etc, etc, etc... F%$#ing morons!!



Is the statistics out yet on crashes, deaths, drunk riding, drugs?


http://www.kotatv.com/story/12978476/rally-death-toll-continues-to-climb (http://www.kotatv.com/story/12978476/rally-death-toll-continues-to-climb)

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Two more bikers were killed yesterday, pushing the official Sturgis rally toll to eight............So far, there have been 60 injury crashes and 29 non-injury crashes.  Police have also arrested 230 people for driving under the influence, 41 on felony drug charges and another 136 for misdemeanor drug violations.


It appears to be starting out with a bang.

Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 09, 2014, 02:02:38 AM
The Sturgis rally crowd, f%$# why more of them don't end up dead is beyond me? ride the center line, expect everyone to clear the lane when they merge, consider their entire group as one vehicle at stop lights, stop in the middle of the road, etc, etc, etc... F%$#ing morons!!



Is the statistics out yet on crashes, deaths, drunk riding, drugs?


Well, it does mean that there's a number of spare Harleys going free...

[url]http://www.kotatv.com/story/12978476/rally-death-toll-continues-to-climb[/url] ([url]http://www.kotatv.com/story/12978476/rally-death-toll-continues-to-climb[/url])

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Two more bikers were killed yesterday, pushing the official Sturgis rally toll to eight............So far, there have been 60 injury crashes and 29 non-injury crashes.  Police have also arrested 230 people for driving under the influence, 41 on felony drug charges and another 136 for misdemeanor drug violations.


It appears to be starting out with a bang.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: JonS on August 09, 2014, 06:00:23 AM
The Sturgis rally crowd, f%$# why more of them don't end up dead is beyond me? ride the center line, expect everyone to clear the lane when they merge, consider their entire group as one vehicle at stop lights, stop in the middle of the road, etc, etc, etc... F%$#ing morons!!



Is the statistics out yet on crashes, deaths, drunk riding, drugs?




[url]http://www.kotatv.com/story/12978476/rally-death-toll-continues-to-climb[/url] ([url]http://www.kotatv.com/story/12978476/rally-death-toll-continues-to-climb[/url])

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Two more bikers were killed yesterday, pushing the official Sturgis rally toll to eight............So far, there have been 60 injury crashes and 29 non-injury crashes.  Police have also arrested 230 people for driving under the influence, 41 on felony drug charges and another 136 for misdemeanor drug violations.


It appears to be starting out with a bang.


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On Interstate 90 near Sheridan, Wyo., 46–year–old Dawn Cousins from Montana was killed when for some reason her bike just veered off the road.
:headscratch:
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: Cookie on August 09, 2014, 06:46:09 AM
Fun time had by all.
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics or religion allowed)
Post by: oilhed on August 09, 2014, 05:18:35 PM

For gods' sake, we have sidewalks in this town.  Stop walking on the damn road!  Yes this means you two ladies with the golden retrievers who took up the whole lane this morning and were offended when I pointed out we have a place for non-wheeled travel. :firedevil:

If Peds can walk in the road the MCs should be able to ride on sidewalks and linear trails!
Title: Re: The Rant thread, what pisses you off? (no politics