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Old 02-05-2011, 10:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm finding the opposite, the pipes are plenty long enough. Its just the muppets in the cars won't use them.
Maybe it's a US thing (or it could only be local - with a 700+ mile range on a tank, I don't often fill up except close to home), but I've noticed it in the several stations I tend to use. And it's not as though it has to be THAT long to reach the other side of an Insight :-)

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Old 02-12-2011, 04:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Today's annoyance : laptop touchpads. Why are universally cr@p ?
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mainly cause they're a cheap and ineffective way of controlling the poimter

Re folk and the fuel pumps-i'll often either jump the queue and go to the pump on the 'wrong side' or gt out the car and 'eloquently' inform the good people in front of me..

Dalkeith tesco used to be terrible for it..
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Burnt out brake lights. I guess one out of three working isn't bad. Seems like half the cars on the road have at least one out.

The other day I pull up beside a van and let him know he burnt out brake lights. He said thanks. The van had one working, came on at half power. Seen the van about a week later no change. What does it take to replace some bulbs?
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
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People who jog.

People who jog not on the pavement but in the road.

People who jog not on the pavement but in the road on the outside of parked cars.

Wearing headphones.

When the pavement is empty.

Sometimes Darwin is just too right.
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you might benefit from taking a few deep breaths Peds don't bother me a bit, more power to them. The drivers who race to sit at a red light are a daily annoyance though.
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Boss who manages a bunch of *nix nerds and knows next to nothing about it himself. This past week our fearless leader decided: a) developers and vendors have no business whatsoever poking around our production systems; 2) if they do need access, he was going to force them to use samba. This was not a discussion, it was a decree.

Problems with this scenario are legion, so let's just list the biggies. 1) Vendors and developers are very, very often our escalation points when things go awry, so cutting off their access is like cutting one's nose off to spite one's face; 2) *nix coupled with keyfob-controlled access does what he wants, does it better, with more granularity, and oh-by-the-way IT'S ALREADY IN PLACE AND HAS BEEN SINCE BEFORE HE WAS BORN.

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Thank you, I feel better now.
As a Microsoft certified person I know nothing about this wild hippy stuff (we just turn it off and back on ) but in terms of the boss I feel your pain.

But the frustration - that is what this thread is for...
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