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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2050 on: May 04, 2021, 12:14:59 AM »

When people are still scared of covid after getting the vaccine.
I agree, I don't understand it. Why did they even bother to get vaccinated if they don't think it does anything?
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2051 on: May 04, 2021, 01:03:33 AM »

When people are still scared of covid after getting the vaccine.
I agree, I don't understand it. Why did they even bother to get vaccinated if they don't think it does anything?

When people start putting two and two together.....
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2052 on: May 04, 2021, 01:10:37 AM »

The fact that Google's algorithm has gotten so clogged with commercial offerings you have to scroll before you are given any other options.

Just now I was reading the analog thread and decided I wanted to look up how manual film development works, so I type "film development" into Google...and get a bunch of companies offering to develop film for me. No, I just want to know how film is developed!
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2053 on: May 04, 2021, 07:43:05 AM »

When people are still scared of covid after getting the vaccine.
I agree, I don't understand it. Why did they even bother to get vaccinated if they don't think it does anything?
It greatly lessens chances of getting sick or dying, but doesn't eliminate it.  A healthy respect for those small chances is not irrational.  Also a vaccinated person has the possibility of being a carrier (how much of a possibility is still being debated), so being cautious is being considerate of others who have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2054 on: May 04, 2021, 08:50:44 AM »

Getting emails from unmonitored boxes.  Especially when they ask for a reply.

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Hi texaskdog,

You received a comment on the map issue you reported, from 05.03.2021 on Seneca Lp, Kyle - “You cannot go westbound either until may 19th please fix”. An editor from the Waze mapping community wants to solve the problem, but needs some more information.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2055 on: May 04, 2021, 12:21:22 PM »

When people are still scared of covid after getting the vaccine.

They need to get the damn vaccine and move on!

When people don't read before posting.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2056 on: May 04, 2021, 12:53:45 PM »

Just now I was reading the analog thread and decided I wanted to look up how manual film development works, so I type "film development" into Google...and get a bunch of companies offering to develop film for me. No, I just want to know how film is developed!

I have developed my own black-and-white film, so I remember in general terms how the process works.  In absolute dark, all by feel, film is unspooled from the cartridge and rolled onto a developing reel that is then loaded into a light-tight developing tank.  Then the lights are turned on and three solutions are cycled in and out in succession:  developer (many kinds are available and your choice has an effect on the grain; I dimly remember that 20° C is the standard temperature), stop bath, and fixer.

In movies, TV shows, and other mass media, you sometimes see someone working in a darkroom in red light.  This is typically necessary only when printing from negatives onto photographic paper.  You need to be able to see to position the paper under the enlarger, and red light is safe because the emulsions used on photographic paper are very "slow" (less sensitive to light in general--the tradeoff is much finer grain) and also insensitive to red.  Compared to paper, film is much faster and usually has full red sensitivity, which is why it has to be handled in absolute dark until it is developed.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2057 on: May 04, 2021, 04:26:46 PM »

When I'm using a virtual desktop, ⊞+R doesn't open the "Run Program Or File" window of my actual desktop.  I can't seem to get this through my head, and it irritates me every time.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2058 on: May 04, 2021, 10:03:26 PM »

Using a VDI to chain in a remote desktop session to my work computer is annoying.  It often lags or disconnects (things like Google Earth do not work well in it) and if I need to type all caps, I have to hit shift separately each time as if I were typing on a phone - simply holding shift down or using caps lock doesn't work.  Using the Pulse remote desktop solution was much nicer, but that was updated recently and Windows 7 support was dropped, so I needed to switch to the method that doesn't require Windows 10 (or, as it happens, Windows at all, which I guess would be the plus side for the VDI).
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2059 on: May 04, 2021, 10:28:20 PM »

When you can't watch a tv show without having politics shuved down your throat.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2060 on: May 05, 2021, 01:16:59 AM »

When I'm using a virtual desktop, ⊞+R doesn't open the "Run Program Or File" window of my actual desktop.  I can't seem to get this through my head, and it irritates me every time.

The ⊞ key in general is a minor thing that bothers me. I don't use the start menu often enough to need a key for it, and everything it's used for on Windows can be done with Alt+F-key combinations on Linux (for example, the equivalent of the "Run Program or File" window is summoned with Alt+F2). My daily-driver keyboard is a Model M, so I have no ⊞ key on it. When it is present, I usually reprogram it (or the similarly-useless menu key) to be a Compose key, but I kind of resent Microsoft's territorial stamp on hardware that can be perfectly well used without their products.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2061 on: May 05, 2021, 01:43:41 AM »

I have noticed newer computers designed for Windows 10 seem not to have Break keys.  If I did not have a detachable keyboard, I would find this a nuisance when configuring a new machine, since I rely on the system dialog (accessed via WinKey+Break, with an easy mnemonic:  "Break Windows") to access the environment variables.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2062 on: May 05, 2021, 11:56:04 AM »

Zoom

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2063 on: May 05, 2021, 12:14:55 PM »

I play water polo, and we have to wear masks on the bench. It´s rarely enforced, but annoying when it is.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2064 on: May 05, 2021, 01:16:26 PM »

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I wonder what someone reading this in 2019 would have thought.

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2065 on: May 05, 2021, 01:17:58 PM »

Zoom

I wonder what someone reading this in 2019 would have thought.

I had used Zoom, GoToMeeting, and WebEx at least once before 2020.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2066 on: May 05, 2021, 01:19:26 PM »

Zoom

I wonder what someone reading this in 2019 would have thought.

I had used Zoom, GoToMeeting, and WebEx at least once before 2020.

OK, 2015 then.

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« Reply #2067 on: May 05, 2021, 01:32:12 PM »

Zoom

I wonder what someone reading this in 2019 would have thought.
I don't like going fast.

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2068 on: May 05, 2021, 01:36:01 PM »

Zoom

I wonder what someone reading this in 2019 would have thought.

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2069 on: May 05, 2021, 04:17:03 PM »

When the [Tab] key goes somewhere other than the next field.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2070 on: May 05, 2021, 04:17:20 PM »

When the [Tab] key goes somewhere other than the next field.

Is something wrong with autocompletion?
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2071 on: May 05, 2021, 04:19:54 PM »


When the [Tab] key goes somewhere other than the next field.

Is something wrong with autocompletion?

My daily occurrence of this is while signing into a VPN at work, using two-factor authentication, so autocompletion wouldn't be very helpful.  I am prompted twice for my username and password:  once without the six-digit token code and once with it.  On the first popup, [Tab] goes from the username field to the password field.  On the second popup, it doesn't.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2072 on: May 05, 2021, 04:39:20 PM »

Zoom

I wonder what someone reading this in 2019 would have thought.

"Wasn’t that a TV show when I was a kid?"

I don't remember anything at all from that show, but I do remember that WGBH [Moog-synth noise] Boston produced it for PBS.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2073 on: May 05, 2021, 04:57:03 PM »

Chewing ice
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« Reply #2074 on: May 05, 2021, 04:57:57 PM »

Chalk

 


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