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13 May 2016
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Two words, which is actually one word, which says it all really: Hay fever!ahdn_paul_01

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Local TV stations who are under the impression we think they are the only source of information. I'll see an advert for the 11 o'clock news in which the weather forecaster will say something like, "when will this rainy spell come to an end? Tune in at 11 for details".  Or, I could flip over to the Weather Channel or go online you schmuck. 

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13 May 2016
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Local TV stations who are under the impression we think they are the only source of information. I'll see an advert for the 11 o'clock news in which the weather forecaster will say something like, "when will this rainy spell come to an end? Tune in at 11 for details".  Or, I could flip over to the Weather Channel or go online you schmuck.   

To supplement what Zig says about local TV stations.

The overuse of the term "Breaking news".  They use this for old news sometimes.  Keep doing this and I will treat it like the villagers who treated the boy who cried wolf.

A second peeve is when they promo a story like it will be an in depth 5-10 minute piece and it barely lasts 30-60 seconds.  The promos are longer than the story itself.

They also plug a story as if it will be the first thing they do after a commercial break.  But story is covered much later in newscast.

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14 May 2016
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As long as we are piling on local newscasters...

For some macabre reason, they go to ludicrous lengths to make a local connection to some far off disaster. "While clean-up efforts are ongoing after that devastating earthquake in Mongolia three days ago, we found a local man whose cousin's neighbor's mailman once delivered a postcard from Mongolia. We'll get his reaction to this disaster on tonight's newscast."

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People with nothing better to do than to tell me "a tomato is not vegetable, it's a fruit" or "a strawberry is not a berry, it's a fruit" or some such banality.

First - thank you on behalf of the rest of us knuckle-dragging morons for setting us straight. How on Earth would we ever survive without the vast breadth and scope of your knowledge? Say, that's a pretty nifty Produce Police badge ya got there, Bucko.

Second - other than you, who the Hell cares?!?! Let the 99.99999999% of the population who incorrectly categorize produce have our fun

I was looking back and I saw this post again. It's interesting how people will be stuck on their own thing even if they are wrong. I think stuff like this is part of why things take so long to progress like science back in the day when the church said that the everything orbited the Earth. People were finding out that it wasn't true and people refused to accept it for a long time and would punish the people who spoke out against the beliefs they want to hold.

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14 May 2016
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I wouldn't go as far as likening the Earth's incorrect place in the solar system with incorrect categorization of produce, but I do see your point.

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14 May 2016
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Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< said
That Richard bloke from the Something About The Beatles podcast. Why would you do a Beatles podcast if you dislike Paul so much? paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif  

Remember this?

 

Well, I managed to get banned from their facebook page. I've never been banned anywhere before, so it's a rather new experience, but I have no regrets. I've given Richard a taste of his own medicine by tearing him down the way he keeps ragging on Paul. So, of course, they banned me. I'm rather proud of that. So, it's not really a peeve, though that podcast and the way it keeps taking cheap shots at Paul is.

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14 May 2016
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My computer. a-hard-days-night-john-7

One moment I'll be browsing the forum as usual, and the next my computer will just log out, update and shut down with no warning whatsoever! Sure, it doesn't take an hour to complete the process, but why wouldn't it at least notify me beforehand?!? 

 

Bleh. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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My computer. a-hard-days-night-john-7

One moment I'll be browsing the forum as usual, and the next my computer will just log out, update and shut down with no warning whatsoever! Sure, it doesn't take an hour to complete the process, but why wouldn't it at least notify me beforehand?!? 

 

Bleh. a-hard-days-night-paul-3  

Same thing happens to me.

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My computer. a-hard-days-night-john-7

One moment I'll be browsing the forum as usual, and the next my computer will just log out, update and shut down with no warning whatsoever! Sure, it doesn't take an hour to complete the process, but why wouldn't it at least notify me beforehand?!? 

 

Bleh. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

What makes it worse for me is sometimes my computer will update twice in a day and update 3 or 4 times within only two days. Most annoying thing ever!

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My computer. a-hard-days-night-john-7

One moment I'll be browsing the forum as usual, and the next my computer will just log out, update and shut down with no warning whatsoever! Sure, it doesn't take an hour to complete the process, but why wouldn't it at least notify me beforehand?!? 

 

Bleh. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

What makes it worse for me is sometimes my computer will update twice in a day and update 3 or 4 times within only two days. Most annoying thing ever!  

My computer always asks to update and I always tell her later.

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Here's what pees me off, and this may be laptop specific, usb ports. My new laptop has three. On the left, two 2.0 ports, and the headphone socket. On the right, the 3.0 port.

Now, my 2TB external plugs into the 3.0 no problems. However, my internet dongle is about a third wider than a usb. So, where I have 2 2.0 ports, because they're close together, I can only use one.

I can see how it can be done, why can't you????

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I hope I won't run into any similar issues, RN. My iPad is rapidly dying, so I'm replacing it with a laptop next week. 

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Regarding computer updates you have the option on when the updates occur, you just have to change the settings. 

They are automatically set on the default setting of immediately but you can alter it to when it shuts down or during a period of inactivity. 

Going back to the 'Something About The Beatles' podcast I hate the theme song. It's atrocious. And at some point they need to start disagreeing more. At times it's like they're having a contest to see who can blow the most smoke up the others backside. 'Fab4Free4All' is much better - until they go off topic and/or start doing stupid voices. 

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When people talk about Native Americans as if they are all the same.

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When people talk about Native Americans as if they are all the same.  

And while we are on that topic, I find it a shame that labels like that have been placed on people. Native Americans, African Americans, Irish Americans, Italian Americans, etc... Why can't all citizens of America simply be called Americans? 

Further, Cherokee, Apache, Navajo and the rest of the tribes inhabited this land long before it became America. So even the term Native American is a misnomer. I was born here, so technically I am a native American regardless of where my ancestors came from.

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Zig said

And while we are on that topic, I find it a shame that labels like that have been placed on people. Native Americans, African Americans, Irish Americans, Italian Americans, etc... Why can't all citizens of America simply be called Americans? 

Further, Cherokee, Apache, Navajo and the rest of the tribes inhabited this land long before it became America. So even the term Native American is a misnomer. I was born here, so technically I am a native American regardless of where my ancestors came from.  

People are doing that

Less of a misnomer than Indian.

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zig, do you view yourself as American with no hyphen? Why or why not?

I think looking how people view themselves can help sort out labels.

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What hyphen? Like Amer-ican?

Seriously though, I view myself as a human being. That is how I view others.

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Seriously though, I view myself as a human being. That is how I view others.  

So you label based on species?

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