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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #575 on: May 18, 2019, 12:51:18 am »
Co-workers who second-guess my field sampling methods and report me to my supervisor. I found a recent document stating the method to be used and made copies. There will be an awakening on Monday. Some people need to stay in their lane and we'll get along just fine.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #576 on: May 28, 2019, 01:43:07 pm »
A  bottle that leaks, yet you cant find ANY holes in it.
Just coat the outside with soapy water, then blow air into it. Foam and bubbles will form at the site of any pinhole leaks. Works for finding tyre punctures, too.

We had two people who would block traffic and cause massive traffic jams on the highway. Until they were finally caught. They would drive side by side and slow down to forty miles an hour on a seventy mile an hour highway.

On line poker. Not a gambler so I stay away from cash games or the casinos. With me changing shifts I'm not able to play at the local pay to play game. The alternative is online poker. Talking about PlayWPT. Is it real poker? In no way is it real. Or even right. I've lost to smaller hands. Even lost to one player who had the very same card. At one point I got the very same three hands for twenty minutes straight. The same three values in different suits each hand. Can you play in a real game if you learn how to play online. Sure you can. Don't expect to win. Or even get far into the game. Real players will read you like an open book. But this isn't a post about how to play. It's about how fake on line poker really is. When your full boat of two queens and three eights loose to two queen and three fours. Or when both players have a five of diamonds. Or better yet. Try playing a game where no matter what one player has they win. It's like magic. Or like a rigged game. However you want to look at it.

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #577 on: May 30, 2019, 11:22:45 pm »
A few years ago, I encountered a "Slow Speeds Society" convoy on I-75 northbound. They tend to drive classic cars at the minimum speed permitted. A profound effect on traffic where it's down to two lanes each direction and one of them decides to pass another. Never heard of this group beforehand, or have seen them again.

But my complaint results from last weekend. We had someone in our group try to fuel a campfire with green wood! It actually had elm leaves sprouting from the pieces, but it was donated and they didn't wish to seem rude by not using it. It's a real challenge trying to cook hot dogs or roast marshmallows when the coals are cooking green wood instead.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #578 on: June 02, 2019, 11:28:50 am »
I'm all for cyclists and cycling...it is good exercise and a way to get out and enjoy the trails. But when they ride up behind you at a fast pace and don't announce their presence, it can be a real hazard for everyone.

I took the red pill...

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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #579 on: June 06, 2019, 02:49:58 pm »
I'm all for cyclists and cycling...it is good exercise and a way to get out and enjoy the trails. But when they ride up behind you at a fast pace and don't announce their presence, it can be a real hazard for everyone.

or that one guy who trys to flip you off for saying excuse me
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #580 on: June 07, 2019, 08:27:04 am »
Neighbors who mow their lawns at 7:30 in the morning.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #581 on: June 07, 2019, 01:25:40 pm »
One of the crosswalk guards. Apparently she thinks her sign controls the laws of physics. Driving up to the crosswalk area. i'm already traveling at the speed limit of 30 miles an hour. Without looking. Without even turning around. The crosswalk guard holds the stop sing up Behind her. Then turns around into traffic.  I'm traveling at 30 miles an our. Less then twenty feet from her. No one got hit. The best i can hope for is she wet herself. And learned to look before she turns into traffic.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #582 on: June 08, 2019, 09:15:41 pm »
Drivers who crowd  the next lane when turning, even in average-size cars. There's no need for that--you're not driving an 18-wheeler.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #583 on: June 08, 2019, 09:18:38 pm »
Cars stopping in the crosswalk it's not safe you could get folks killed as a former guy who used to walk everywhere it still annoys me to no end and makes want to hook up a chain to you car and drag you back and yell at you for being so rude and unsafe and kids use it for Christ sake
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #584 on: June 10, 2019, 09:58:30 am »
Drivers who crowd  the next lane when turning, even in average-size cars. There's no need for that--you're not driving an 18-wheeler.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #585 on: June 12, 2019, 08:27:41 pm »
Group lunch at work. No leftovers and wasted about 10 minutes going to/from lunchroom to learn of the shortfall. Thank goodness for the backup lunch or I'd go hungry today.
"The coyote is a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry. He is always poor, out of luck, and friendless. The meanest creatures despise him. And even the fleas would dessert him for a velocipide."~Mark Twain
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #586 on: June 13, 2019, 09:22:12 pm »
 Having to wait 1 week for medical results,  meanwhile dog gets sicker
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #587 on: June 14, 2019, 08:51:14 am »
Drivers who are speeding down the road and then slam on the breaks before making a turn....and don't use the turn signal.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #588 on: June 29, 2019, 11:48:03 am »
  Another summer encampment starts this week. We were told last year the model rocketry course was cancelled due to lack of participants and popularity of STEM kits. Now they have set up a STEM academy and also teach rocketry. At least five signed up, so we know about the minimum participation requirement now.
  Hmm. Hope they have a troubleshooter on staff. My course staff is not happy about this development. My program director is dropping off her grand daughter for the basic encampment. I told her to give them an icy stare for me.
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Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Reply #589 on: July 06, 2019, 10:20:40 am »
Viewed photos of STEM course rocket launch this week. Obvious construction and safety issues noted. Unpainted model rockets tend to become indistinguishable in bright sun when held before ABUs. Photographer could not capture any launch scenes. More than a few selfies though.
"The coyote is a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry. He is always poor, out of luck, and friendless. The meanest creatures despise him. And even the fleas would dessert him for a velocipide."~Mark Twain
(Baps the old humorist.)