Author Things That Annoy You  (Read 1010817 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #12900 on: June 19, 2017, 07:18:23 PM »
The spreadsheet took about 45 minutes to set up and add all the shipping addresses. 20 minutes verifying orders. At least that long again entering emails into a cc list and writing an update. What's that? Dinner's ready? Cool, be right there. BOOM!!!! Explosion from down the street. Power goes off. I fall to my knees and cry like a little girl.

Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #12901 on: June 19, 2017, 08:27:48 PM »
The spreadsheet took about 45 minutes to set up and add all the shipping addresses. 20 minutes verifying orders. At least that long again entering emails into a cc list and writing an update. What's that? Dinner's ready? Cool, be right there. BOOM!!!! Explosion from down the street. Power goes off. I fall to my knees and cry like a little girl.

Doesn't Excel auto-save at certain intervals as you go?  Try to see if it got saved wherever it saves documents by default (Documents Library?)

On the other hand, redoing it will take considerably less time the second time around  :)

Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #12902 on: June 19, 2017, 08:39:55 PM »
Doesn't Excel auto-save at certain intervals as you go?  Try to see if it got saved wherever it saves documents by default (Documents Library?)

On the other hand, redoing it will take considerably less time the second time around  :)

Hope so. Excel on a mac isn't exactly stable. I'll find out eventually when the power comes back. Might be a while though. I pretty much live in BFE.


Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #12903 on: July 14, 2017, 05:29:14 PM »
Parents who force their "gender fluidity" onto their children. Look, parents, you're adults, and are completely free to explore whatever sexuality that's in this year, but you are fucking up little Timmy when you put him in that dress and call him Timbilina.

Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #12904 on: July 15, 2017, 01:22:30 PM »
Parents who force their "gender fluidity" onto their children. Look, parents, you're adults, and are completely free to explore whatever sexuality that's in this year, but you are fucking up little Timmy when you put him in that dress and call him Timbilina.

With a name like Timmy, he was already fucked.

Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #12905 on: July 18, 2017, 04:29:23 PM »
For the second time in as many days, seen people in restaurants not even look up from their phones to acknowledge the server, let alone say "thank you" when they bring their food. That's a special kind of douchebag.

Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #12906 on: July 19, 2017, 01:58:13 PM »
For the second time in as many days, seen people in restaurants not even look up from their phones to acknowledge the server, let alone say "thank you" when they bring their food. That's a special kind of douchebag.

That's protocol for many now.   I took my Mom out to breakfast and everyone within my view did the same thing.  I pointed it out to her and she didn't understand why people do that.  Nor do I.  :-\

Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #12907 on: July 19, 2017, 08:13:09 PM »
That's protocol for many now.   I took my Mom out to breakfast and everyone within my view did the same thing.  I pointed it out to her and she didn't understand why people do that.  Nor do I.  :-\

Yeah, what is so fascinating about these things that people can't put them down?

Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #12908 on: July 19, 2017, 09:35:22 PM »
Yeah, what is so fascinating about these things that people can't put them down?

http://m.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/a-1104237.html


Re: Things That Annoy You
« Reply #12910 on: Yesterday at 12:06:30 AM »
http://m.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/a-1104237.html
Nice analysis. I've heard of this in Vegas years ago. They have a 'commission,' as we all know, and laws, but the power of computers combined with psychology means that they have algorithms to set pay-outs, in keeping with the 'regulations,' but manipulate basic human brain activity so as to lure and addict people to slots and video poker in particular (other games as well but that is the easiest because computer based, linked, and run.) No surprise that video games and apps do this but amazing that more people, governments, churches, society, etc don't complain...especially when many 'free' apps are also associated with data-mining or fraud. But, then again, many of them had seed money and associations with said groups or give to them. So...brave new world. What is 'funny' is that people are demanding/wanting/paying for a system that even the most evil Stasi type of person could design!