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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #885 on: March 24, 2015, 08:55:19 pm »
What makes me crazy and annoyed? Folks taking this thread a little too seriously!

And Mother said this is why y'all can't have nice things!    :doh:
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #886 on: March 24, 2015, 09:02:21 pm »
I'm doing the work! I'm not slacking! I need..... I need! (from 'What about Bob').

Hey, I injected as much levity into it as I possibly could- made a rotten animal joke as well as a polyp joke. What more can a person do?

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What makes me crazy and annoyed? Folks taking this thread a little too seriously!

And Mother said this is why y'all can't have nice things!    :doh:
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #887 on: March 24, 2015, 09:08:46 pm »
I'm doing the work! I'm not slacking! I need..... I need! (from 'What about Bob').

Hey, I injected as much levity into it as I possibly could- made a rotten animal joke as well as a polyp joke. What more can a person do?

Brian

Understood....    ???
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #888 on: March 24, 2015, 11:07:59 pm »
I'm doing the work! I'm not slacking! I need..... I need! (from 'What about Bob').

Hey, I injected as much levity into it as I possibly could- made a rotten animal joke as well as a polyp joke. What more can a person do?

Brian

I liked the polyp joke too. We need more of those sometimes. :D

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #889 on: March 25, 2015, 04:31:53 am »
Humor, not Polyps.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #890 on: March 25, 2015, 04:44:10 am »
Thank God for good men willing to do extreme violence.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #891 on: March 25, 2015, 05:32:09 am »
I'm not clicking that polyp with a 10 foot pole....    :nuts:
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #892 on: March 25, 2015, 06:01:55 am »
Jim asked for more humor.... ::)
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #893 on: March 25, 2015, 06:03:34 am »
Without polyps...
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #894 on: March 25, 2015, 10:14:00 am »
Sounds like something you'd ask a waitress....er, I mean server: "Can I have the Greek salad without the pylops?"

Now we're going to need a collective "Ewwwwwwwwwwww"!

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #895 on: March 27, 2015, 02:41:19 pm »
Chinese manufacturing quality control. Which appears to be: set the device down, back away 100 feet, then look back toward the device.... if it is not on fire, it is A-OK!

We remodeled (reconstructed really: new joists / girder / floor, new ceiling (2" out of level), 1 new wall) the kitchen a few years ago and one thing we really struggled over was the under cabinet lights. Tried quite a few types that we just did not care for. Ended up using flexible LED strips, high output type, and used a 'warm' white strip along with a 'cool' white strip for the extra light as well as a fairly neutral color and overall, we were quite happy. They came directly from China, were cheap (in more ways than one) and worked great.... for one day, until the adhesive on the back failed and they drooped (Easy Boys!) all over the counters. No problem, a little carpet tape and all was well.... for several days when a set of three LED's started to blink and flash. Replaced that strip. Then the power supplies started burning up (one P.S. on each strip) and I think I replaced one once and the other twice and that settled down. A couple more failed LEDs, a couple more strips and all was well.... until last night when a group of three LED's are winking and blinking again (on a new strip that never did that before).

The stuff has all the makings of a decent product but they just cannot do the last 5% that makes or breaks the product. The solder joints between the LEDs and the foil are excellent.... mostly, except for here and there where it looks like they stopped the production line for lunch and let it all cool down.

I know what everyone is thinking: Jees Brian, spend a few bucks and buy better lights from the US you cheap Ba$tage! Well, I tried that too and it turns out the very much more expensive strip LEDs that are available from the US are..... the same Chinese ones marked up 10 times. They must try them all, pick out the bad ones from new and ship the rest. They even come with a card with a little box to check off as to why you are sending them back for replacement..... which shows they know very well they are of poor quality.

So here we (the consumer) are, always shopping by price and demanding the lowest cost. Well, I guess we got it because no one else such as Philips, GE, et. al, makes these things because they cannot compete with the price. So by purchasing this cheap garbage, we have apparently driven the quality manufacturers out of the fray and all we are left with is... cheap garbage.

We have met the enemy and he is us.

:-(

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #896 on: March 27, 2015, 03:13:56 pm »
RIP Pirelli...

Since we are talking about things that make me/us crazy and annoyed..    Driving into Dinwiddie county today and I could not believe the number of pickup trucks being driven under the speed limit.  Yes, it was a bit wet outside but it wasn't a monsoon by any stretch.  Going back towards Fredericksburg, the same thing again.  All of these are big pickups with big engines..  Makes me crazy.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #897 on: March 27, 2015, 10:45:58 pm »
GO -LIGHTLY

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #898 on: March 28, 2015, 07:54:48 am »
Driving from LA to Phoenix yesterday the traffic on Interstate 10 between Chirriaco Summit and Phoenix was barbaric.  Knuckleheads don't know the difference between passing and I'm gaining on the truck I see off in the distance . On my motorcycle,  I can pretty handily pick my way through that nonsense. In my Focus, it becomes a serious test of my serenity.

I think it ought to be legal to "give some fender" to the jerks that can mess up traffic for miles.  Common courtesy has gone away on the highway. And the truck drivers that need 4 miles to get past the "slower" truck beside them need to be summarily executed. On the spot.

I honestly don't expect everyone to drive as fast as me but get the hell out of the way if someone wants to go faster than you. And DON'T speed up as you are being passed, only to slow down once I pass you.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #899 on: March 28, 2015, 08:34:37 am »
And the truck drivers that need 4 miles to get past the "slower" truck beside them need to be summarily executed. On the spot.

I honestly don't expect everyone to drive as fast as me but get the hell out of the way if someone wants to go faster than you. And DON'T speed up as you are being passed, only to slow down once I pass you.

Rant over.

Interstate 81 in VA is terrible for trucks taking miles and miles to pass each other.  I hate that road.  It makes me crazy.
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