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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #450 on: April 03, 2018, 06:50:42 pm »
People in heavy traffic who will not move with a sense of urgency. (Walking or driving)
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #451 on: April 04, 2018, 08:10:28 am »
Yahoo's instant messenger used to be a fairly nice app, but then they
started to change it, and it went down from there. I quit  it sometime
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #452 on: April 14, 2018, 08:36:13 am »
Had a great physical exam last year, then my doctor retired. This year, a new doctor and concerns over elevated blood pressure. Only a few days after Easter feasting and a few from the next furcon. So either I gotta watch what I eat (less sodium) or go on meds.  So I'm looking at my routine diet, and I'm under the daily 2000mg anyway. My usual breakfast is about 5% Daily Value, lunch is about 25%, dinner maybe 50% If I'm lucky. Chocolate is very low sodium btw.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #453 on: April 14, 2018, 09:43:09 am »
Had a great physical exam last year, then my doctor retired. This year, a new doctor and concerns over elevated blood pressure. Only a few days after Easter feasting and a few from the next furcon. So either I gotta watch what I eat (less sodium) or go on meds.  So I'm looking at my routine diet, and I'm under the daily 2000mg anyway. My usual breakfast is about 5% Daily Value, lunch is about 25%, dinner maybe 50% If I'm lucky. Chocolate is very low sodium btw.

It seems levels like blood pressure and other body chemicals need to be held to a
closer tolerance than in the past. I heard the other day they feel that blood pressure
should be lower than they had previously thought. Like 120 /70 instead of a high
thats closer to 140/90.



Of course one should cut back on salt,sugar, and caffeine. All of which
in excess are bad for anyone.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #454 on: April 21, 2018, 06:00:24 am »
Call from doctor's office with blood work results. Somewhat elevated levels or some such. They want me to see a urologist. Have to change primary care doctor before they can set up an appointment. Fasted almost nine hours before giving blood too. Maybe I should get a second opinion.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #455 on: April 22, 2018, 04:54:15 am »
One and a half projects, one lab report (big lab), one math test (bombed first one, need to do well on this one),and three problem sets all due before Friday.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #456 on: April 27, 2018, 03:20:13 am »
When you scrape off your windshield only to have it immediately frost up again on the outside while driving (before the engine is warm, of course).
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #457 on: May 12, 2018, 07:44:17 pm »
People who drive through my lawn in a rain storm and grind grooves out, which the landlord expects me to fix!  This has happened 4 times in the last 5 years. Makes me a little more than mad when some one invades my territory with so much disrespect.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #458 on: May 12, 2018, 10:16:50 pm »
Someone offers to remove the remains of a fallen tree from your property on a set day for a fee, then fails to show up.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #459 on: May 25, 2018, 09:12:03 am »
A system of justest attempts to give all members of a society
equall protection under it's laws. Unfortunately down through
history the rich and powerful have generally had a advantage
over the weak and the poor. Perhaps to give some legal protection
to lawmakers and leadership is needed. But should not be due to
riches or influence.

Greed continues to influence laws and those who work with the
legal system. Lawyers desiring wealth would not be in favor of 
limiting fees, or being required to  defend the poor with all the
zeal they would for a rich person.

I am sure many debates about how people are treated under the
law are made in law schools. Still the system generally favor's
the rich and powerful.

I doubt if there is any way to be fair to all, but I have always felt
the legal system should want to find the truth. With the truth
known, guilt or innocent is almost always revealed. Finding the
truth first would tend to  balance the system, and to hold prosecutors
responsible if found they broke the law to gain favor should help too. As
is a man or woman can spend years in prison due to a prosecutor   
wanting to keep his/her job receives little or no punishment.

With the truth decided then the guilty could receive a hearing to determen
any punishment. His/her legal defense would be provided by the state to keep
the defendants money or power irrelevant.

In cases where the truth can't be found we could fall back on the current
system. Still the prosecution should be held responsible for hiding any truths
or facts with the possibility of punishment.

I am sure law schools wish to maintain the status quo, but change should be
considered, or power will largely prevail.

I am sure there are cases where this might be unfair, but we should try to improve
the legal system.





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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #460 on: May 25, 2018, 10:22:21 am »
People with really bad BO who get on the bus.  >:(  x_x
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #461 on: May 25, 2018, 05:14:18 pm »
People with really bad BO who get on the bus.  >:(  x_x
People with really bad BO in general. >:(
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #462 on: May 26, 2018, 07:52:00 am »
People with really bad BO who get on the bus.  >:(  x_x
People with really bad BO in general. >:(
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #463 on: May 26, 2018, 11:51:33 pm »
People with really bad BO who get on the bus.  >:(  x_x
People with really bad BO in general. >:(
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #464 on: May 31, 2018, 11:45:35 pm »
People who use technology simply because it exists.

A recent example... A local grocery store requires people to sign up for a "shoppers card" to get the advertised sales, that's annoyingly pointless enough as it is (why not just have normal sale prices).
But now the sales are starting to be offerd as "digital coupons" so everyone is supposed to make an online account for their card account so they can download "coupons" for the sale items to the account that their card is paired to so that when they use their shoppers card at the store people can get the sales they advertise.

Just because technology exists to make this possible doesn't mean it makes any sense to actually do so.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #465 on: June 01, 2018, 01:27:12 pm »
Motorists in such a rush to attend an event that they are unconcerned over parking across two--or more--parking spaces. These spots may be free, but this poses an inconvenience to others in need of vehicle parking.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #466 on: June 02, 2018, 09:03:06 am »
Yahoo's instant messenger used to be a fairly nice app, but then they
started to change it, and it went down from there. I quit  it sometime
ago.

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Not just Yahoo instant messenger. Yahoo mail is not as good as it used to be either. The only reason I didn't stop using it is because it'd be a pain to get everything I want sent to a different email address.

Also, Google Maps is now awful. It loads so slow now. Which is particularly annoying because the state it loads to when you first search for something is almost always zoomed in too close, and the zoom buttons are one of the last page elements to load.  I rarely ever use it now.

I'm not against changes, but seriously, they should make sure that things at least work a smoothly as what they are replacing.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #467 on: June 03, 2018, 06:29:34 pm »
What grinds my gears is when my neighbor has a bonfire 100' up wind  of my evaporative cooler air intake,  for 12 hours in 96 degree heat... for almost 10 years, and the police only say, "how about attending mediation with the neighbor".  By the way I am highly allergic to wood smoke.  Now I have to rely on a one room air conditioner that costs 3 times to operate and, only cools one room. I am also not super heat tolerant.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #468 on: June 04, 2018, 09:26:10 am »
What grinds my gears is when my neighbor has a bonfire 100' up wind  of my evaporative cooler air intake,  for 12 hours in 96 degree heat... for almost 10 years, and the police only say, "how about attending mediation with the neighbor".  By the way I am highly allergic to wood smoke.  Now I have to rely on a one room air conditioner that costs 3 times to operate and, only cools one room. I am also not super heat tolerant.
Oh well...
Does the wind ever shift? ;)

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #469 on: June 04, 2018, 09:45:34 am »
What grinds my gears is when my neighbor has a bonfire 100' up wind  of my evaporative cooler air intake,  for 12 hours in 96 degree heat... for almost 10 years, and the police only say, "how about attending mediation with the neighbor".  By the way I am highly allergic to wood smoke.  Now I have to rely on a one room air conditioner that costs 3 times to operate and, only cools one room. I am also not super heat tolerant.
Oh well...
Does the wind ever shift? ;)

People who listen to the first few words I say before jumping to what they think I will say or what they want to hear and ignoring everything else.

The area has winds from the northwest most of the year, so no, not much shifting wind patterns.
And yeah,  10 years of living near the same house.

What grinds my gears is government contract work... no work,  no charge number,  yet being salary, I'm expected to be here doing something,  and find a way to justify the work and therefore someone to charge it to.
I have mopped the floor, organized the shelves, proofread reports all that I can and charge it to a customer as i was told to do.   It feels like stealing, and i dont like it.
I asked to charge to overhead and was told there was none.   Now being advised to take vacation time...
I thought vacation time was for when I deliberately wanted to take time off to get away from work.

Give me the 8 to 5 job,  5 days per week with something to do.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #470 on: June 06, 2018, 10:06:10 am »
It turns out that many prosecutors will give a politician a get out
of jail free card if he or she agrees to resign their public office. Not
just for crimes they did in office, but others too.

Our governor was told the charges against him would be dropped if
he resigned. He did and they dropped them. 

Think the average person would get the same treatment. I think
not. Of course this isn't always the case, but it's a rule of thumb
for many prosecutors . If the public would pay more attention this
type of injustice would not exist.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #471 on: June 09, 2018, 08:41:25 pm »
State law here prohibits open burning within 1400 feet of a city limit and there's a $500 fine . Several of my neighbors have fire rings or fire pits and within 150 feet of the city limit. These are in operation at random nights throughout the Summer, though a couple have been burning during the day. Break your Xbox, Treavor?
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #472 on: June 16, 2018, 10:07:35 am »
Our politicians all are guilty of using immigrants to  gain votes. They
apparently don't want to fix the immigration issue because they would
loose it as a way to get elected.

This lays shame on our country which was built as a refuge for the poor
and mistreated peoples of the world. People who are looking to  make a
better life for themselves and their children.

It's this desire that makes our country strong. Unfortuantly many of their
descendants have lost sight of their ancestry, and want to place blame
on immigrants for their own failings. This only makes us weaker as a
nation, not greater as the president claims.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #473 on: June 19, 2018, 04:06:42 pm »
Political Correctness

Just because something bothers another person and they think it should be removed, does NOT mean that I am offended by it and I think it should be removed.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #474 on: June 20, 2018, 07:09:37 pm »
Weird fastener sizes. 23mm? Really? Really?! You have to search to find a wrench for that, let alone a wrench that will actually reach where you need it too.

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