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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2075 on: May 05, 2021, 05:52:49 PM »

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

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

Exactly!  Where do they get off stealing the name of a cool TV show for their derivitive app?
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2076 on: May 05, 2021, 06:13:15 PM »

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

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

Exactly!  Where do they get off stealing the name of a cool TV show for their derivitive app?


I don’t remember the show, just the name.

The license plate on my Mazda includes the letters "ZMZM" in reference to their well-known slogan.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2077 on: May 05, 2021, 07:52:56 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.

You summarized the process pretty well, although in a pinch you can skip the stop bath and go directly from developer to fixer if you wash the film with water thoroughly. I ran a few hundred rolls of Tri-X or T-Max through the soup back in the 1980s.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2078 on: May 06, 2021, 09:05:08 AM »

There's a stretch of "road construction" on I-135, on my way to work.  The speed limit drops from 60 to 50, and fines are doubled within the work zone.  Except there's literally nothing happening.  Not so much as an orange cone.  And it's been this way for a couple of weeks.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2079 on: May 06, 2021, 01:17:55 PM »

There's a stretch of "road construction" on I-135, on my way to work.  The speed limit drops from 60 to 50, and fines are doubled within the work zone.  Except there's literally nothing happening.  Not so much as an orange cone.  And it's been this way for a couple of weeks.

They're constructing infractions to fill the hole in their budget.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2080 on: May 06, 2021, 01:19:05 PM »


There's a stretch of "road construction" on I-135, on my way to work.  The speed limit drops from 60 to 50, and fines are doubled within the work zone.  Except there's literally nothing happening.  Not so much as an orange cone.  And it's been this way for a couple of weeks.

They're constructing infractions to fill the hole in their budget.

Haven't seen a single cop there yet.  Most people don't even slow down, honestly.  But it bothers me nonetheless.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2081 on: May 06, 2021, 01:19:55 PM »

It could be worse.  They could have put up barrels to block off a lane and still not be doing any work.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2082 on: May 06, 2021, 01:25:53 PM »


There's a stretch of "road construction" on I-135, on my way to work.  The speed limit drops from 60 to 50, and fines are doubled within the work zone.  Except there's literally nothing happening.  Not so much as an orange cone.  And it's been this way for a couple of weeks.

They're constructing infractions to fill the hole in their budget.

Haven't seen a single cop there yet.  Most people don't even slow down, honestly.  But it bothers me nonetheless.

Illinois also seemed to be a fan of phantom work zones if I recall.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2083 on: May 06, 2021, 01:36:01 PM »

It could be worse.  They could have put up barrels to block off a lane and still not be doing any work.

I don't know.  At least, then, there'd be a smallest shred of evidence they're even planning to do something.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2084 on: May 06, 2021, 09:40:40 PM »

Whenever I've encountered "road closed to thru traffic" construction signs on rural gravel roads, I've just gone past them. Only once has there been anything preventing me from driving through as usual.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2085 on: May 06, 2021, 09:43:31 PM »

It's usually due to grading.  Just the other day, I chose to go around instead on my way to my destination.  Then, not seeing any grading equipment, I chose to go through on my way back.  It was slow going, because they were only half-done with the work.  Lots of loose, large gravel.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2086 on: May 07, 2021, 08:05:26 AM »

When you’re waiting for a workman to show up (HVAC service in this morning's case) and you need to take a crap but you don’t want to because you know as soon as you start to go that’s when the doorbell will ring.

(I suppose this is a major annoyance when it happens and minor otherwise.)

As I typed this post, they called to say the man is on his way. So I guess I really need to hold it.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2087 on: May 07, 2021, 12:58:44 PM »

When you get a notification that your package has been delivered, and then the delivery driver shows up ten minutes later with your package.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2088 on: May 07, 2021, 04:27:59 PM »

When you’re waiting for a workman to show up (HVAC service in this morning's case) and you need to take a crap but you don’t want to because you know as soon as you start to go that’s when the doorbell will ring.

(I suppose this is a major annoyance when it happens and minor otherwise.)

As I typed this post, they called to say the man is on his way. So I guess I really need to hold it.

Same is true when you're waiting on a phone call or other instant contact method. I had something similar happen yesterday—got in a virtual doctor's appointment and it said "9 patients are ahead of you" and showed my ugly mug on screen, and I realized, hey, I haven't shaved in a while... so since there were 9 patients ahead of me, I went off to the bathroom and shaved, hoping that the doctor wouldn't pop on screen before I was done. Fortunately there were still 3 ahead of me by the time I was done shaving.

When you get a notification that your package has been delivered, and then the delivery driver shows up ten minutes later with your package.

Of course, that's because the driver is pressing the "package delivered" button on their phone/tablet before they actually deliver the package. Who knows what incentive they might have to do this.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2089 on: May 11, 2021, 10:22:54 AM »

I know this is an old game, but shouldn't it be in Traffic Control now?
Yes, can a mod move it?

This is becoming a candidate for the "minor things that bothers you" thread...
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2090 on: May 11, 2021, 12:06:24 PM »

When you’re waiting for a workman to show up (HVAC service in this morning's case) and you need to take a crap but you don’t want to because you know as soon as you start to go that’s when the doorbell will ring.

(I suppose this is a major annoyance when it happens and minor otherwise.)

As I typed this post, they called to say the man is on his way. So I guess I really need to hold it.

Same is true when you're waiting on a phone call or other instant contact method. I had something similar happen yesterday—got in a virtual doctor's appointment and it said "9 patients are ahead of you" and showed my ugly mug on screen, and I realized, hey, I haven't shaved in a while... so since there were 9 patients ahead of me, I went off to the bathroom and shaved, hoping that the doctor wouldn't pop on screen before I was done. Fortunately there were still 3 ahead of me by the time I was done shaving.

When you get a notification that your package has been delivered, and then the delivery driver shows up ten minutes later with your package.

Of course, that's because the driver is pressing the "package delivered" button on their phone/tablet before they actually deliver the package. Who knows what incentive they might have to do this.

Or they don't deliver at all. 
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2091 on: May 14, 2021, 12:55:42 PM »

When people abbreviate time zones xST but meant xDT.

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2092 on: May 14, 2021, 01:40:08 PM »

1.  When the trimmer runs out of string partway through doing the lawn.

2.  Re-stringing the trimmer.
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« Reply #2093 on: May 14, 2021, 01:41:20 PM »

When people make vast, oversimplifying claims about complex subjects they don't know enough about. (Talking about an area that borders the Mediterranean Sea...)

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #2094 on: May 14, 2021, 01:54:27 PM »

When people make vast, oversimplifying claims about complex subjects they don't know enough about. (Talking about an area that borders the Mediterranean Sea...)

I assume you're referring to Titus 1:12.
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« Reply #2095 on: May 14, 2021, 01:57:53 PM »

When people make vast, oversimplifying claims about complex subjects they don't know enough about. (Talking about an area that borders the Mediterranean Sea...)

I assume you're referring to Titus 1:12.
Nah I have nothing against Crete.

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« Reply #2096 on: May 14, 2021, 01:59:26 PM »



When people make vast, oversimplifying claims about complex subjects they don't know enough about. (Talking about an area that borders the Mediterranean Sea...)

I assume you're referring to Titus 1:12.

Nah I have nothing against Crete.

Ah, OK.  Gotcha.  I hate it when people say all Sicilians are the mafia too.
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« Reply #2097 on: May 14, 2021, 02:11:49 PM »



When people make vast, oversimplifying claims about complex subjects they don't know enough about. (Talking about an area that borders the Mediterranean Sea...)

I assume you're referring to Titus 1:12.

Nah I have nothing against Crete.

Ah, OK.  Gotcha.  I hate it when people say all Sicilians are the mafia too.
Eastern part of the sea. A country that borders Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon.

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« Reply #2098 on: May 14, 2021, 02:25:48 PM »

Oh, Israel.

Why didn't you just say that, instead of "an area"?
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« Reply #2099 on: May 14, 2021, 02:27:53 PM »

Oh, Israel.

Why didn't you just say that, instead of "an area"?
I thought people would know what I meant, and I wanted to avoid saying Israel because of the politics rule.

 


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