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« on: 11-15-2008, 20:12 »
Welcome to the next "Interesting X from Y" series of threads.

So, I get the mail today from the mailbox, and my two packages arrive.  I painstakingly pull them out of the mailbox after a fashion, because they were fairly large.  Now, right on the top of the packages, which incidentally are my megami/dengeki magazines, it says in like, size 120 font, "DO NOT BEND".  And they were practically bent in half when shoved in the mailbox.

What the hell, how hard is it to get out of the dang mail truck, walk to my door, place the packages next to the potted plants we have so if we're not home when they deliver, said packages will not be stolen.  I don't understand why(or how) people are that ignorant.
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« Reply #1 on: 11-15-2008, 20:26 »
Try ordering records next time - see what happens when you file a claim with them.

Otherwise, I think it's just a case of needing to make friends with the mailperson, and letting them know where the best place is to leave the mail if you're not there.

To add something to the pile:

I have a computer science assignment which will take more time to actually run the code than it will take to do any other single part of it.  Apparently, one iteration of the loop takes .57 seconds.  Too bad we have to do it 18000 times.
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« Reply #2 on: 11-15-2008, 21:17 »
It's a shame it wasn't .59 seconds, eh?

For some reason my packages end up at the biostat students' office instead of where I live despite having the latter address. I don't get it at all, but it's generally only a mild annoyance.

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« Reply #3 on: 11-16-2008, 00:45 »
I guess I'm glad my packages get sent to the right address then. 8|
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« Reply #4 on: 11-16-2008, 15:13 »
One thing that always gets on my nerves is when people are packing your groceries and they bag the eggs on the bottom, then throw other things on top of them. That and when they pack as much as they can in one bag so when you pick it up, it practically rips at the bottom.

Grocers have to do some of the most annoying things that are easily avoidable. Really, how hard is it to bag the eggs separately? I mean that one little extra bag would prevent me from getting home with 4 broken eggs, seriously... I raged hard that night...
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« Reply #5 on: 11-16-2008, 17:29 »
Just think of it as someone deciding that you're going to have an omelette NOW for you.  I can't think of a better reason to have an omelette than to have someone force it upon me.  I mean, it's an omelette!

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« Reply #6 on: 11-16-2008, 22:32 »
One thing that always gets on my nerves is when people are packing your groceries and they bag the eggs on the bottom, then throw other things on top of them. That and when they pack as much as they can in one bag so when you pick it up, it practically rips at the bottom.

Grocers have to do some of the most annoying things that are easily avoidable. Really, how hard is it to bag the eggs separately? I mean that one little extra bag would prevent me from getting home with 4 broken eggs, seriously... I raged hard that night...
I used to work for a grocery store, you wouldn't imagine how many calls we get about this.  I'd have to go up there and show people how to bag a stupid bag of groceries the right way.  And they wonder why I got promoted in 2 weeks.  You don't be an idiot, that's how.

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« Reply #7 on: 01-03-2009, 11:56 »
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/12/29/microsoft.metered.computing/index.html

Oh my dear sweet lord this is ridiculous, and a gigantic ripoff.

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« Reply #8 on: 01-03-2009, 15:11 »
Isn't that what internet cafes are about?

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« Reply #9 on: 01-03-2009, 16:56 »
From what I can understand Microsoft would want all pc's to act that way.

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« Reply #10 on: 01-03-2009, 17:19 »
You can't sell a product that people don't buy anyway.

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« Reply #11 on: 01-03-2009, 18:24 »
What do you mean? PC's are still selling well.

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« Reply #12 on: 01-03-2009, 19:01 »
We've all seen how microsoft's plans don't exactly... go according to plan.  This just sounds preposterous.  I don't know anyone who would even think about this, and being the CPU enthusiast that I am, I certainly wouldn't recommend or purchase anything in that manner.

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« Reply #13 on: 01-03-2009, 19:26 »
Seriously, anybody with a brain could see that that's a terrible idea and even Microsoft said it would cost the user more. But who cares about those stupid customers right? It's almost enough to make me want to use Linux.

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« Reply #14 on: 01-03-2009, 19:49 »
Seriously, anybody with a brain could see that that's a terrible idea and even Microsoft said it would cost the user more. But who cares about those stupid customers right? It's almost enough to make me want to use Linux.

It can't be implemented if people don't want to buy it. That's how business works.

Look at Vista and think about something sinking harder.

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« Reply #15 on: 01-03-2009, 19:59 »
Here's my issue with it - It's pretty much already addressed in the same way with Microsoft Volume Licensing for businesses, and users do what they need to with it.  Throw Citrix in there and you have them entering a useless market.  The only thing that might make it worthwhile is having the hardware cost nothing to the user (like in the case of buying time on a cluster) and it might be useful to old people.  Yay Microsoft for inappropriate everything.

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« Reply #16 on: 01-03-2009, 20:07 »

It can't be implemented if people don't want to buy it. That's how business works.

Look at Vista and think about something sinking harder.

Yeah I know that I wasn't trying to say this was coming I just wanted to point out that for an individual such as you or me it would be totally ludicrous and would fail even harder than Vista. Like Icy said for a business it would work fine but for an individual it would end up screwing them.

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« Reply #17 on: 01-03-2009, 20:21 »
Fair enough, but I'd just like to warn you that it is impossible to use Linux unless you are a fish.

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« Reply #18 on: 01-03-2009, 20:33 »
Haha, I said almost, as I stated in a different thread Technology scares me sometimes. I wouldn't be able to make heads or tails of it, the most custom I get is litestep.

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« Reply #19 on: 01-03-2009, 20:49 »
QBASIC -> gorilla.bas and nibbles.bas

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« Reply #20 on: 01-03-2009, 23:57 »
I guess then I'm a fish :D

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« Reply #21 on: 01-04-2009, 23:49 »
Why, I do suppose so!

And how well it goes with your title.

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« Reply #22 on: 01-05-2009, 07:42 »
Indeedy so.  And I was pranked with that title.  How prophetic. XD  And I'm being hunted D8

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« Reply #23 on: 01-21-2009, 16:24 »
I use AIM to chat with friends and recently I upgraded my flash player and suddenly every time I close the AIM window and try to bring it up again it activates AOL Radio, this is extremely annoying as I have to continually turn it off, there's no way to deactivate it that I can see it's just like AOL's telling me that I'm gonna listen to their radio station and I'm gonna like it.

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« Reply #24 on: 01-22-2009, 09:49 »
Easy fix: use meebo.  It's an Ajax AIM client, among other things.

www.meebo.com

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« Reply #25 on: 01-22-2009, 14:46 »
Holy crap thank you icy.

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« Reply #26 on: 01-22-2009, 14:54 »
Access from anywhere, no clutter from the client, the only thing it doesn't do is autostart, and that might end up being a good thing. XD

You're welcome :)

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« Reply #27 on: 01-22-2009, 16:07 »
meebo is my AIM savior on iTouch, although it doesn't get much use for me on my actual computer.

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« Reply #28 on: 01-22-2009, 16:11 »
Thanks to Trillian and Pidgin :D

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« Reply #29 on: 01-22-2009, 23:24 »
I just use AIM ad-hack.  Gets rid of all aim adverts and makes things look better.