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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby dodint on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:06 pm

Differential of speed is what causes accidents and makes them severe. They're both a danger to reasonable drivers.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:09 pm

Mango Salsa wrote:
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Mango Salsa wrote:When people type defiantly instead of definitely. I know what you meant, but still...


Yeah, that defiantly irks me too.


Such a pre madonna :face:


Who was the LGP poster that famously typed out "pre madonna" unwittingly?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby dodint on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:29 pm

Well, this is in a thread title but well before the dodint era. MikeEnIke?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby mac5155 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:35 pm

count2infinity wrote:
Mango Salsa wrote:When people type defiantly instead of definitely. I know what you meant, but still...


i read a facebook comment the other day that was "bicuriously" rather than "vicariously"


lol we need more context so it's funnier.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby count2infinity on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:36 pm

someone was just on vacation in Italy, and the person said "Keep posting pictures, I'm just going to live bicuriously through you..."
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:36 pm

dodint wrote:Differential of speed is what causes accidents and makes them severe. They're both a danger to reasonable drivers.


if it's POURING rain, there's almost no such thing as driving too slow.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:39 pm

shmenguin wrote:
dodint wrote:Differential of speed is what causes accidents and makes them severe. They're both a danger to reasonable drivers.


if it's POURING rain, there's almost no such thing as driving too slow.


There is if the car behind you is going fast.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:40 pm

blackjack68 wrote:
shmenguin wrote:
dodint wrote:Differential of speed is what causes accidents and makes them severe. They're both a danger to reasonable drivers.


if it's POURING rain, there's almost no such thing as driving too slow.


There is if the car behind you is going fast.


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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby dodint on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:41 pm

Pouring rain means reduced visibility. If you're driving 30mph under the speed limt (25 in a 55, say, Turnpike) and you're sure that you just can't go any faster, get in the far right lane and look for somewhere to pull over and wait it out. You're the danger because whether you (collective, not shmenguin) think you're right or happily being self-righteous thinking you're doing everyone a big favor by slowing down the heard, you're the one that is going to get slammed from behind. Sometimes people need to accept the reality of the situation and put that ahead of being principled.

Note that I'm not advocating for people to drive as fast as they want regardless of conditions, just that if someone chooses to go either way too fast or way to slow, they're the catalyst for the pileup.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:43 pm

dodint wrote:Pouring rain means reduced visibility. If you're driving 30mph under the speed limt (25 in a 55, say, Turnpike) and you're sure that you just can't go any faster, get in the far right lane and look for somewhere to pull over and wait it out. You're the danger because whether you (collective, not shmenguin) think you're right or happily being self-righteous thinking you're doing everyone a big favor by slowing down the heard, you're the one that is going to get slammed from behind. Sometimes people need to accept the reality of the situation and put that ahead of being principled.

Note that I'm not advocating for people to drive as fast as they want regardless of conditions, just that if someone chooses to go either way too fast or way to slow, they're the catalyst for the pileup.


I think I like your thinking.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:44 pm

dodint wrote:Note that I'm not advocating for people to drive as fast as they want regardless of conditions, just that if someone chooses to go either way too fast or way to slow, they're the catalyst for the pileup.


i suppose. it's tough to cover every scenario in my blanket statement, so yeah...sometimes you just need to pull over. but on a humanistic level...the person driving too slow is just kind of dumb. the person driving too fast is dumb and a piece of human garbage.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby pens9192 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:45 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:People that get indignant and pissed off that their hometown newspaper is now charging online readers for full access to the site. Really? The newspaper is providing a service that you can access all of this information in seconds from thousands of miles away, and you are ranting that they should provide it free of charge? Get real


Its a way for them to replace revenue, I guess. The main demographic for traditional newspaper reading is mostly (probably exceptions) old people (sorry old people) and they keep getting older and dying off, so circulation drops. That means advertisers pay less to the PG. More people are reading online, so you have more bandwidth costs, etc. all while trying to maintain the legacy side (print) and new side (online).

IMO, not too much of our local news is worth to pay for money for (maybe the Letters to the Editor and brain eating comments that people post in reply to the letter). Its annoying to see that popup ad on the PG saying you are over your quota for the month. I just hop on over to the Tribune and read the related article there.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Mango Salsa on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:59 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Mango Salsa wrote:
Hockeynut! wrote:
Mango Salsa wrote:When people type defiantly instead of definitely. I know what you meant, but still...


Yeah, that defiantly irks me too.


Such a pre madonna :face:


Who was the LGP poster that famously typed out "pre madonna" unwittingly?


Not sure but I defiantly saw it here first, long time ago. Ive seen it a few times around the webz since then but I think people are doing it on purpose now. It was 'spew soda on your monitor' funny at the time. :lol:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby mac5155 on Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:22 am

shmenguin wrote:
dodint wrote:Note that I'm not advocating for people to drive as fast as they want regardless of conditions, just that if someone chooses to go either way too fast or way to slow, they're the catalyst for the pileup.


i suppose. it's tough to cover every scenario in my blanket statement, so yeah...sometimes you just need to pull over. but on a humanistic level...the person driving too slow is just kind of dumb. the person driving too fast is dumb and a piece of human garbage.

Why? Cause you're afraid of driving in the rain? lol

How fast is too fast? 65 in a 65?
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shmenguin on Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:08 am

There are times where 65 in a 65 is too fast, yes. But it would be a hell of a storm.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Factorial on Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:31 am

shafnutz05 wrote:People that get indignant and pissed off that their hometown newspaper is now charging online readers for full access to the site. Really? The newspaper is providing a service that you can access all of this information in seconds from thousands of miles away, and you are ranting that they should provide it free of charge? Get real


I don't get indignant when the pay walls come up but simply click on the cache clear add-on icon, hit F-5, and continue reading.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:42 am

Websites that prefill "Palau" when I start typing "Pennsylvania" in the "State" field.

Apologies to the massive number of Palauans buying from Zappos this morning.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Eismann on Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:44 am

PghSkins wrote:Websites that prefill "Palau" when I start typing "Pennsylvania" in the "State" field.

Apologies to the massive number of Palauans buying from Zappos this morning.


Yes! So true. I've also errantly entered Papua New Guinea more than once.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:43 pm

Eismann wrote:
PghSkins wrote:Websites that prefill "Palau" when I start typing "Pennsylvania" in the "State" field.

Apologies to the massive number of Palauans buying from Zappos this morning.


Yes! So true. I've also errantly entered Papua New Guinea more than once.


Marshall Islands for Maryland.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Factorial on Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:52 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
Eismann wrote:
PghSkins wrote:Websites that prefill "Palau" when I start typing "Pennsylvania" in the "State" field.

Apologies to the massive number of Palauans buying from Zappos this morning.


Yes! So true. I've also errantly entered Papua New Guinea more than once.


Marshall Islands for Maryland.


The problem is those territories come in the standard datasets of "state" information and if there is a chance that the website does business in those territories then they need to be there.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby mac5155 on Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:40 pm

People (read my wife) who put the larger sized spoons in the same slot in the drawer as the regular meal spoons.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby yubb on Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:48 am

mac5155 wrote:People (read my wife) who put the larger sized spoons in the same slot in the drawer as the regular meal spoons.

At least she's putting them away.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PghSkins on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:11 am

Here's a really irrational one- a cup of yogurt has what, 10 spoonfuls? So why would someone eat a little and wrap the whole freakin thing in aluminum foil and put it back in the work fridge? Seriously, you couldn't finish a cup of yogurt?

Freakin thing has been there a week now.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby dodint on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:16 am

Do you work with any Depression Era folks? ;)
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Rylan on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:44 am

When a professor begins rehashing a lecture to fill time. At the beginning of class we went over a topic and are now going over it again.
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