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Posted by computer_gal (Member # 4285) on August 30, 2005, 08:10:
 
What really annoys you?
Apart from bad spelling, bad grammer...coz ive worked that out, i dunno about any other newbies tho? lol
{Note to Newbies, watch spelling and bad grammer eg: No MSN or 'chat' speak .. "lyk omg u r so kool"..<- like that}

So back on topic, what does annoy you?
Whether it be in your everyday activities, work, school, and on the Computer/Internet etc, just anything...

Mine would be what i can think of now:

When you have computer 'issues', when it just doesnt go your way, even tho you've tried to solve the problems(or so you think) [shake head]

People who use the word 'emo' omg, that REALLY annoys me..

My Computer(its pretty old really)

Computer lag!
When the computer locks up,freezes you get the idea..
When System Resources get very slow, first signs of computer lock up *grr* [Mad]

When you have problems with drivers or updates of any kind.

Spam on sites etc, not so much email, coz its not 'terrible' only get like 2-5 spam emails not even everyday, so thats good.
Expect when its those virus emails(if you understand the ones i mean)

People ganging up on people, anywhere, it's pretty low, no need for violence and of the sort.

People who swear in front of young children or just kids in genral, or just anybody just continuing, like off there head type, moderation is the key,there's a time and a place for everything.

Animal cruelty, and cruelty to anyone or anything.

When people dont turn there phones off in doctors,hospitals, places where it has the sign there "Please turn off your mobiles phones" staring right at them, or in one case..
I was at the docs, a lady was sitting near my mum and me and she had your phone on(playing around with it etc) and then she reads a mag, her phone rings!..and wait for it, shes right under the sign thats says "Please turn off your mobiles phones" and 'still' doesnt get the hint after being told off by the nurses a couple times! [Roll Eyes] )..sorry about the little story/ranting there..

Ok i better stop there or else i'll go on, but i want to hear what you all have to say and your opinions.

You know you want to! [Wink]
It might even make you feel better [Smile]
 
Posted by alfrin (Member # 3836) on August 30, 2005, 08:49:
 
quote:
Originally posted by computer_gal:

My Computer(its pretty old really)

Well arn't you in for a pleasant surprise
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on August 30, 2005, 09:15:
 
quote:
Originally posted by alfrin:
quote:
Originally posted by computer_gal:

My Computer(its pretty old really)

Well arn't you in for a pleasant surprise
You know you're helpless when the new 'feature' in your new software is the fact that you've removed the word 'my' from it.

That'd only be interesting if Perl did it. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by ooby (Member # 2603) on August 30, 2005, 09:23:
 
Word doesn't like tables, but the documents I write have very long tables. Sometime Word does very strange things when you try to adjust the tables boundaries. It takes its sweet time doing it, to boot.

Excel, on the other hand, can be an engineer's friend.

I recently read that the next Office Suite is supposed to use XML to link spreadsheets and texts into one document. That would be pretty nice; but where I work, I won't see that upgrade for another 6 years.

At home, I use OOo (Win32) and my annoyance with that is it has a hard time finding my fonts folder.

Another recently discovered annoyance is that Alt+F4 abruptly exits Diablo II. Both of those buttons have uses in that game and the designers could have easily told the game not to bail out on that command.

</rant>
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 30, 2005, 09:25:
 
Honestly, I don't know what the big deal is all about. Sure, I consider it somewhat stupid, but I can manage. Frankly, I expect to see millions of Windows users confused when they can't find their "My Documents" folder. What really pisses me off, though, is how XP SP2 seems to have become a real smartass, and change the "My Documents" folder descriptor to "$foo's Documents" when using Windows Explorer /sometimes/ (where $foo is the username). This is really fscked up when you're trying to consistently choose a folder, and depending on the user, it is in a different order.

Oh, and by the way - OS X has "Documents," "Movies," "Music," "Pictures." [Wink] Sounds to me like a copycat action. [Razz]

And naturally, we *nix users have been free to name our directories whatever we want to. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by nerdwithnofriends (Member # 3773) on August 30, 2005, 10:04:
 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by alfrin:
quote:
Originally posted by computer_gal:

My Computer(its pretty old really)

Well arn't you in for a pleasant surprise
You know you're helpless when the new 'feature' in your new software is the fact that you've removed the word 'my' from it.

That'd only be interesting if Perl did it. [Big Grin]

Doesn't perl allow you to implicitly declare variables? I thought they 'my' statement was more for code clarity than actual functionality.
 
Posted by GameMaster (Member # 1173) on August 30, 2005, 10:19:
 
DMan, most unix/Liunx machines follow naming conventions, and freshly installed systems should forbid the avreage user from creating directories outside of their home. Granted that within a user's home direstory he can orginize things hoever he wants... Though having a /bin included in a user path is generally a good idea.
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on August 30, 2005, 10:23:
 
When people ask me what annoys me. [Razz]

But seriously...I also get annoyed at cell phone users. Do you really have to talk to someone while you're shopping at the supermarket? Then there's the idiots who talk on the phone in the library, "HELLO? YEAH, I'M IN THE LIBRARY NOW...BLAH, BLAH, BLAH..." [Mad]
 
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on August 30, 2005, 10:34:
 
I hate when you are about to finish your research after three and a half years and the tungsten filaments in the ion source of your mass spectrometer burn out. I also hate taking the mass spectrometer apart to find the ion source is filthy and needs a damn good cleaning before you can get back to finishing your doctorate.

And people that don't understand when to use affect and effect.

But I do like reaching 1600 posts! Woohoo!
 
Posted by alfrin (Member # 3836) on August 30, 2005, 11:02:
 
quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:


And people that don't understand when to use affect and effect.

Or accept and except, or than or then, ARGH *rips out hair*
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on August 30, 2005, 11:18:
 
I definitely don't people that use cell phones in the store. But the one's that use Nextel's on speakerphone are the worst.(BEEP John what do you need? BEEP I wanted to tell you about my visit to the proctologist. BEEP... ad infinitum)

Let's see. People that use your boss' name to try and scare you into putting their requests at the top of the stack.

Minivans and their owners.

and ....

People in general.
 
Posted by GameMaster (Member # 1173) on August 30, 2005, 11:33:
 
I definitely don't people that use cell phones in the store. But the one's that use Nextel's on speakerphone are the worst.(BEEP John what do you need? BEEP I wanted to tell you about my visit to the proctologist. BEEP... ad infinitum)
That might be a cell with built in two way radio...

When people say "internet" to mean "IE."

When I meet a new person, and they find out that I'm studying coputer science and work in computers-- and they ask me to "come over this weekend and look at [their] computer for [them]".

I have no problem with people who use their phone in a public place where there is nosie and there is no posted or other reason not to. I do it. But, I hate when it is posted and it's some place very inconvient and against policy... For instance people who get and take them in a computer lab or library. People whose phone rings in a lecture or class.

People who think they know everything drive me nuts, because they make it really difficult for those of us who actually do.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 30, 2005, 12:22:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
DMan, most unix/Liunx machines follow naming conventions, and freshly installed systems should forbid the avreage user from creating directories outside of their home. Granted that within a user's home direstory he can orginize things hoever he wants... Though having a /bin included in a user path is generally a good idea.

Um, GM, I thought that was implied - I felt the subject was all about the user's files, not the system.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on August 30, 2005, 12:28:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
I definitely don't people that use cell phones in the store. But the one's that use Nextel's on speakerphone are the worst.(BEEP John what do you need? BEEP I wanted to tell you about my visit to the proctologist. BEEP... ad infinitum)
That might be a cell with built in two way radio...

That's what a Nextel is!

Yes, I have one and use it every day, but for *work*. Nextels were never meant for public consumption, damn it! Historically, they've been priced way out of the consumer price range - but they've recently brought some of the pricing down, and it seems that the free Direct Connect is quite popular amongst groups of people (such as families). It doesn't *have* to be on speakerphone, ya know. And...there are definitely times you don't want it to be - which is when I tell the other person "Can you put it on private?" (or "safe to talk [freely]?") [e.g. "So and so is a fscking moron who has been lying to my face about his computer..." While I would accept it if that person heard it, I'd just assume they didn't. [Smile] ]
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on August 30, 2005, 12:38:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Yes, I have one and use it every day, but for *work*. Nextels were never meant for public consumption, damn it! Historically, they've been priced way out of the consumer price range

Well DMan I have used them both for business and personal reasons. Damn handy they are.

But like you said there is a private feature. Just it seems that most people either don't have the respect or good sense to turn the speaker option off in certain places. And then drag everyone into their conversations.
 
Posted by skylar (Member # 1422) on August 30, 2005, 12:56:
 
Things that annoy me include...

-People who insist on having the same arguments over and over again, e.g. my housemates, who like to discuss the state of the British rail system over every sit down dinner we have.

-People who give me funny looks when they find out I'm studying Classics and don't know what I want to do with my life, yet.

-The fact that I have to ask permission every SINGLE time I leave the house on my own [Roll Eyes]

-People who think it's really funny to yell "terrorist!" or "Al Jazeera!" (wtf?) when they see me walking down the street.
 
Posted by postgrep (Member # 4201) on August 30, 2005, 17:02:
 
quote:
Originally posted by computer_gal:
What really annoys you?
Apart from bad spelling, bad grammer...coz ive worked that out, i dunno about any other newbies tho? lol
{Note to Newbies, watch spelling and bad grammer eg: No MSN or 'chat' speak .. "lyk omg u r so kool"..<- like that}

People who use the word 'emo' omg, that REALLY annoys me..

Computer lag!
When the computer locks up,freezes you get the idea..
When System Resources get very slow, first signs of computer lock up *grr* [Mad]


You get annoyed by 'grammer'? Haha, how ironic that you get annoyed by something you cannot spell [Razz] .

Maybe that lag would stop if you used Linux. Join dark side [Razz] [evil]
 
Posted by HalfVast (Member # 3187) on August 30, 2005, 17:09:
 
I'm really annoyed by people who constantly ask me if they're
annoying me.
 
Posted by FireSnake (Member # 1181) on August 30, 2005, 18:25:
 
Things that annoy me:

People that ask me why I'm a vegetarian, and then argue with me about those reasons. If you ask, that's the answer. It's not a debate.

People that drive like a$$holes, passing you in a no passing zone, nearly causing accidents, just so they can beat you to a red light.

Middle management and any corporate culture that values butt-kissing and yes men over honest initiative and creative solutions.

Direcway, and the fact that I have to power cycle my satellite modem at least 3 times a day. And the that my connection dies when it rains. And their "fair" access policy. And that all their customer service reps are either total freaks or from Bangalore.

High fructose corn syrup.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on August 30, 2005, 19:14:
 
People who use political arguements when determining 'facts'

If ( X is true ) then (unpleasant political ramifications of X) therefor (X must be false)
 
Posted by Digital_Wolf (Member # 4309) on August 31, 2005, 04:22:
 
I hear ya computer_gal!

I've come across some of those things to, but apart from them...

My stupid router that locks up and power cycles all the time making interneting a pain.

Working on computers all day, then comming home to one... ( I really do love my compy tho [Big Grin] )

People who can't follow road rules.

Being stuck in trafic when you're already running late. Actually on that note, why is it that whenever you're late there is always lots of traffic, and when you're early there is none... so you either get to work way to early, or late...

and my favourite for all those Sydney sides here ( I know there is only a few of you ) but Willoughby Town Hall Council. Those guys are redictulas. They put road sides in STUPID places. I drove home today and saw a road sign saying "No Right Turn" then directly under it, on the same pole a sign saying "Right lane must turn right", and on that sign thing I got a $155 parking fine for parking in a metered zone til 4 (as the sign said) but about 2m from that sign was one saying "No stopping 3:30pm - 6pm" ...

Thats my little rant, wasn't sure if that was what you were after computer_gal but it sure helped me vent [Smile]
 
Posted by computer_gal (Member # 4285) on August 31, 2005, 04:33:
 
quote:
Originally posted by postgrep:
quote:
Originally posted by computer_gal:
What really annoys you?
Apart from bad spelling, bad grammer...coz ive worked that out, i dunno about any other newbies tho? lol
{Note to Newbies, watch spelling and bad grammer eg: No MSN or 'chat' speak .. "lyk omg u r so kool"..<- like that}

People who use the word 'emo' omg, that REALLY annoys me..

Computer lag!
When the computer locks up,freezes you get the idea..
When System Resources get very slow, first signs of computer lock up *grr* [Mad]


You get annoyed by 'grammer'? Haha, how ironic that you get annoyed by something you cannot spell [Razz] .

Maybe that lag would stop if you used Linux. Join dark side [Razz] [evil]

Haha to you, as i never said 'grammar'(see is that better?) annoys me!I ment that i figured it annoys alot of YOU! [Roll Eyes]
So its not ironic at all:p

I knew someone would pick up on something wrong i did [Roll Eyes]

and Linux.. linux!
*says in a very high pitched voice*
I dunno about that, whats so good about it really?
 
Posted by crazyarlo (Member # 1226) on August 31, 2005, 05:07:
 
People who accept any and everything they hear on a talk radio show or the so called "news" networks as gospel fact. I work with many, many very highly educated professionals that believe things like "Bill Clinton used Air Force One to transport drugs from Venezuela". Man, that's annoying. Another guy, Chemical Engineer mind you, saw the pictures of Rumsfeld shaking Saddam's hand in the 80's, and doesn't believe it. Never happened. Another highly educated professional that is absolutely convinced that video games cause violent crime (they don't, just look around at your peers).

I guess it's narrow mindedness, lack of curiosity, and the inability to question so called "conventional wisdom".

THAT stuff is annoying.
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on August 31, 2005, 07:15:
 
quote:
Originally posted by nerdwithnofriends:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
quote:
Originally posted by alfrin:
quote:
Originally posted by computer_gal:

My Computer(its pretty old really)

Well arn't you in for a pleasant surprise
You know you're helpless when the new 'feature' in your new software is the fact that you've removed the word 'my' from it.

That'd only be interesting if Perl did it. [Big Grin]

Doesn't perl allow you to implicitly declare variables? I thought they 'my' statement was more for code clarity than actual functionality.
'my' declares a variable to only exist within the scope of its current context.

All perl code that's longer than 5 lines should probably have:

code:
use strict;

At the beginning. use strict requires you to use 'my', 'local', 'our', etc to declare a variable (or use vars, etc.), otherwise, it will fail fatally.

This is a good thing(tm) since a simple typo in a variable name could wreak havoc on development otherwise.

To give you an example:

code:
my $a = 3;
if ($a == 3)
{
my $a = 5;
print "My A (inside) is $a\n";
}
print "My A (outside) is $a\n";

Will output:
code:
My A (inside) is 5
My A (outside) is 3

The 'my' declaration of A on the inside lost its scope with the closing brace.

Without use strict and my, every variable becomes a global variable, and that's just painful.

</perl-101>

<on-topic>

I'm driven absolutely bonkers by people who think there's two Os in 'lose'.
 
Posted by Swiss Mercenary (Member # 330) on August 31, 2005, 08:22:
 
You know, something that really, you know, gets on my nerves, you know, is people who replace punctuation, you know, with 'you know', in their speech, you know.
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on August 31, 2005, 09:17:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
You know, something that really, you know, gets on my nerves, you know, is people who replace punctuation, you know, with 'you know', in their speech, you know.

Good one! I'd like to augment it by saying people who use any phrase to replace punctuation; 'like' is a bad one.
 
Posted by ooby (Member # 2603) on August 31, 2005, 09:42:
 
quote:
Originally posted by HalfVast:
I'm really annoyed by people who constantly ask me if they're
annoying me.

Am I annoying you?
 
Posted by yorik (Member # 2364) on August 31, 2005, 14:27:
 
Wow, some people get annoyed really easily.

I get annoyed by stupid people. You know who you are...oh wait, no you don't.
 
Posted by Matias (Member # 4216) on August 31, 2005, 15:50:
 
quote:
You know, something that really, you know, gets on my nerves, you know, is people who replace punctuation, you know, with 'you know', in their speech, you know.
That is one of the things that annoy me.
-Another is when I have to repeat my self more than once. I may say it a second time without attitude but the third, I want to cut you!
-When I offer someone chips from a bag I have and they stick their hand in without asking and without washing their hands! That is gross and I will not eat from it after that.
-People who hurt animals.
-Oh and people who step on others to get what they want.
 
Posted by supaboy (Member # 183) on September 01, 2005, 09:22:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
[b]...I have no problem with people who use their phone in a public place where there is nosie and there is no posted or other reason not to...

There are people where I work who carry on cell phone conversations from stalls in the men's restroom.

It is incredibly tempting to carry on quite loudly half a conversation of my own, inspired by a particular scene from an Austin Powers movie; however, I have managed to restrain myself so far.

There are also people who want to interrogate me in there about their home computer problems, while I'm otherwise busy. Honestly, I don't want to hear about their home computers even when I'm not in the restroom!
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on September 01, 2005, 09:25:
 
quote:
Originally posted by supaboy:
quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
[b]...I have no problem with people who use their phone in a public place where there is nosie and there is no posted or other reason not to...

There are people where I work who carry on cell phone conversations from stalls in the men's restroom.

It is incredibly tempting to carry on quite loudly half a conversation of my own, inspired by a particular scene from an Austin Powers movie; however, I have managed to restrain myself so far.

Oh absolutely! People who automatically assume that being in a public place means the volume at which you speak into your cellphone must be 30dB louder than if you were at home.

I talk on my cell in public sometimes. I talk in a quiet, normal voice. Guess what? They can hear me JUST FINE! People are making sure they hear themselves when they talk into their cell, but that isn't necessary.
 
Posted by bull3t (Member # 852) on September 08, 2005, 08:15:
 
mormons. i live in suburban davis county, utah, which just happens to be filled to the gills with them. nothing against them personally, they're generally very nice.. but god damn do they believe some stupid crap. how gullible do you have to be to believe that stuff? oh well. enough momo bashing for today.

oh! i also hate those kids with emo haircuts. anyone else remember when if you were a boy and you looked like a girl, you got your ass beat? nowadays, if you don't look like a girl, you're unfashionable. dumbasses. get a haircut, and stop listening to whiny music.
 
Posted by bull3t (Member # 852) on September 08, 2005, 08:20:
 
quote:
There are also people who want to interrogate me in there about their home computer problems, while I'm otherwise busy. Honestly, I don't want to hear about their home computers even when I'm not in the restroom!
i feel you. when microsoft released Service Pack 2 for XP, i was a tier 1 tech on the "Sp2 Cleanup Crew" as we liked to call it. Apparently, word got out that I, unlike most of the dumbasses I worked with, knew what I was doing. It was bad enough that I got hounded on smoke breaks and whilst I was trying to pee, but people started calling me on the phone, asking for questions. I was dead asleep one night, and a fellow I had barely met called me, asking for help as tho I were on call or something. Damnit, if you don't know about computers, etc, get a frickin book or read up online.

I know I'm not the only geek who feels this way. Lets hear it! How many times a day do you guys get asked tech questions?
 


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