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Slimbloke'H' 24-06-2019 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 14799221)
Brick Walls ... you fall over knock your head on them when taking the dog for a walk. Ends up you are knocked out the wife gets called by passing neighbour finds me in her words in a pool of blood. Get rushed to hospital blues and twos whilst waking up..
scanned ...then stitched up. Lucky no hair left as would of needed shaving.
One thing to add Dylan the Boxer never left my side refused to go to anyone until wife arrived on battle scene.
Ok now except for sore head

Ow!

Richard 24-06-2019 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 14799221)
Brick Walls ... you fall over knock your head on them when taking the dog for a walk. Ends up you are knocked out the wife gets called by passing neighbour finds me in her words in a pool of blood. Get rushed to hospital blues and twos whilst waking up..
scanned ...then stitched up. Lucky no hair left as would of needed shaving.
One thing to add Dylan the Boxer never left my side refused to go to anyone until wife arrived on battle scene.
Ok now except for sore head

Glad you're O.K.

LN1 24-06-2019 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 14799221)
Brick Walls ... you fall over knock your head on them when taking the dog for a walk. Ends up you are knocked out the wife gets called by passing neighbour finds me in her words in a pool of blood. Get rushed to hospital blues and twos whilst waking up..
scanned ...then stitched up. Lucky no hair left as would of needed shaving.
One thing to add Dylan the Boxer never left my side refused to go to anyone until wife arrived on battle scene.
Ok now except for sore head

I was up at County hospital this morning for a routine X-ray and didn't notice any of them special Palace themed red and blue lighted ambulances come in that we have on reserve !

Good to hear you are okay, take care.

Andy

Maidstoned Eagle 24-06-2019 05:40 PM

People who walk their dogs whilst blitzed out of their gourds

N Herts Eagle 24-06-2019 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 14799427)
I was up at County hospital this morning for a routine X-ray and didn't notice any of them special Palace themed red and blue lighted ambulances come in that we have on reserve !

Good to hear you are okay, take care.

Andy

Cheers Andy might be because we moved to Dorset a while back.

As for being blitzed at 9.00 am on a Saturday no chance I blame the squirrel Dylan was plodding along a tad behind I was watching a helicopter and a bird of prey...when he bolted towards squirrel the next thing I recall is the inside of an ambulance

stevek 24-06-2019 06:20 PM

People who ask for evidence on BBS threads and then refuse even to read it because they want to stick to their ill-informed prejudices.

El Aguila 24-06-2019 06:32 PM

I'm hard to annoy, but that shit even annoys me.

Maidstoned Eagle 24-06-2019 06:55 PM

People who think that a few biased "facts" prove a point, that they have spectacularly missed. Still, cycle on my two wheeled brothers, cycle on. It's not actually paranoia if everyone really is out to get you.

Maz 24-06-2019 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 14800089)
I'm hard to annoy, but that shit even annoys me.

Nonsense. You can really be quite pettish at times.

El Aguila 24-06-2019 07:46 PM

Piss off, you tart.

Worksop Palace 24-06-2019 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 14799221)
Brick Walls ... you fall over knock your head on them when taking the dog for a walk. Ends up you are knocked out the wife gets called by passing neighbour finds me in her words in a pool of blood. Get rushed to hospital blues and twos whilst waking up..
scanned ...then stitched up. Lucky no hair left as would of needed shaving.
One thing to add Dylan the Boxer never left my side refused to go to anyone until wife arrived on battle scene.
Ok now except for sore head

Glad you’re ok mate. Sorry to ask but exactly how did you smash your bonce on a brick wall ? Did you faint or trip or something ?

Edit, just read your follow up post. Take it easy !

cappuccinoeagle 24-06-2019 09:58 PM

The twat who does the voiceovers for the Love Island ads

Little Fozzie 24-06-2019 10:33 PM

Twats who watch love island



:)

big bad John 25-06-2019 01:23 AM

it used to be that women, when confused, would charge back in the kitchen, or leg it back to mum's for a( they're all the bloody same) tactical talk. Now they've got feckin VAR. For god sake ladies - Man Up - Refs are there to make decisions. it's not a bloody shopping trip.
By the way before the Feminaziis attack me, I did make the un-sexist choice of viewing France v Brazil ladies over the Serbian mens match yesterday. No offence Luka, but it was a sort of no brainer.

Stellavista 25-06-2019 06:31 PM

Those tools who keep their festival wristbands on for months afterwards. Sometimes a collection of them.

Slimbloke'H' 25-06-2019 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 14801231)
Those tools who keep their festival wristbands on for months afterwards. Sometimes a collection of them.

Oh yes! Like bracelets of honour. Dicksplats.

CP-RJW 25-06-2019 06:53 PM

University/school hoodies. They just seem so childish to me. And in the case of someone who went to Oxbridge, UCL etc, a ‘look at how smart I am’ attempt.

Isle of Wight 25-06-2019 07:37 PM

Alex Scotts voice

Oldtown Eagle 25-06-2019 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14801302)
Alex Scotts voice

I can overlook that.

Timbo 25-06-2019 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 14801302)
Alex Scotts voice

Yooo caarn bi seeerius?

Stellavista 25-06-2019 08:51 PM

The self-entitled middle class foolpiece who tried to get me to move my car so that she could park in 'her' residents bay. A residents bay I have had a permit for for 25 years.

cappuccinoeagle 25-06-2019 11:37 PM

Losing to Australia at cricket.

Hedgehog 26-06-2019 11:39 PM

It's only 2:30 in the afternoon, and we have already had 11 sales calls on our landline phone today (all went to voicemail).

Plus 2 on my mobile from Jamaica which I didn't answer, but can not be anything good, unless they are looking for a new football manager and heard good things about me! They didn't leave a voicemail...

LN1 27-06-2019 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14802837)
It's only 2:30 in the afternoon, and we have already had 11 sales calls on our landline phone today (all went to voicemail).

Plus 2 on my mobile from Jamaica which I didn't answer, but can not be anything good, unless they are looking for a new football manager and heard good things about me! They didn't leave a voicemail...

Not sure why I even keep a landline now as its always salesmen or auto diallers that call it and they hate answer phones. The latest one here is to spoof a local number to fool you into you answering it !

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 27-06-2019 11:55 AM

Being told off on the train because my sound is leaking 3 seconds after turning on Radioplayer and while the EarPods are on the way to my ears. WTAF. I hope the other guy in the carriage does not slurp his coffee in case our hero goes postal on him.

Dorking .Eagle 27-06-2019 01:15 PM

People who send out 'save the date' cards.

No I bloody won't!

bubbs11 27-06-2019 03:56 PM

People that don’t dog ear the sellotape after they’ve finished so it takes ages to find the start of it when you use it. Absolute c**ts of the highest order.

Olympian2 27-06-2019 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14803443)
People that don’t dog ear the sellotape after they’ve finished so it takes ages to find the start of it when you use it. Absolute c**ts of the highest order.

Amen to that, Brother Bubbs!

Hedgehog 27-06-2019 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 14802866)
Not sure why I even keep a landline now as its always salesmen or auto diallers that call it and they hate answer phones. The latest one here is to spoof a local number to fool you into you answering it !

Final score yesterday: Landline 13 - Mobile 6 (Jamaica 2, Texas 2, United States 2)... not one message left.

And yes, calling from a number that is very close to your own has been going on for a while here. There is even one that pops up as your own number which is really below the belt.

I "usually" don't get them on my mobile... that's new. :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash:

LN1 27-06-2019 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14803484)
I "usually" don't get them on my mobile... that's new. :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash:

I used to get more on my mobile but hardly ever do now but that's partly down to built in and app based call blockers on my mobile. I still think the nastier element of cold callers prefer land lines as they think they will more likely catch the unaware elderly pensioner on one of those?
I genuinely had a call a while back on my mobile asking if I was jnterested in investing a Hedge fund, I said no and he blurted out 'I bet you dont even know what a f*cking Hedge fund is? I said I didnt know tbere was money to be made in gardening? Click......................................

Do people really believe you are going to invest with someone whos just cold called you???

I know they have a job to do but just can't help feeling most are after the gulible as the main prize.

Hedgehog 27-06-2019 07:42 PM

Here we are at 10:30am... current score today is Landline 3 Mobile 3 (Texas with all 3). A close game so far, but I expect Landline to pull away by days end.

There was a voicemail on my mobile that was a computer generated voice saying, "You have been compromised. Call back and press 1 for details".

Un-*******-believable!

Ardent Eagle Forever 27-06-2019 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14803594)
Here we are at 10:30am... current score today is Landline 3 Mobile 3 (Texas with all 3). A close game so far, but I expect Landline to pull away by days end.

There was a voicemail on my mobile that was a computer generated voice saying, "You have been compromised. Call back and press 1 for details".

Un-*******-believable!

Is that Mobile, Alabama

Ardent Eagle Forever 27-06-2019 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14803594)
Here we are at 10:30am... current score today is Landline 3 Mobile 3 (Texas with all 3). A close game so far, but I expect Landline to pull away by days end.

There was a voicemail on my mobile that was a computer generated voice saying, "You have been compromised. Call back and press 1 for details".

Un-*******-believable!

And landline, Shrewsbury? :supergrin:

Hedgehog 27-06-2019 08:55 PM

Well as Shrewsbury is Palace's bogey team... I'll go with them.

Little Fozzie 27-06-2019 09:51 PM

The amount of empty seats at supposedly sold out events. Seems the cricket and women's world cup organisers haven't done much to stop touts buying up all the tickets to sell at a profit. Can't believe it isn't illegal for anything other than football.

Richard 27-06-2019 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14803443)
People that don’t dog ear the sellotape after they’ve finished so it takes ages to find the start of it when you use it. Absolute c**ts of the highest order.

That's a good one !

GJN 27-06-2019 11:44 PM

Parking outside my own house to let my partner go to work. The moment I go back in people hooting their horn because sometimes they delayed by five seconds or so. Then they post crap on a local FB about how fire engines can’t get passed, even though I have seen one do just that with my own eyes :rolleyes:

If any of them have the guts to knock on the door I really want to ask them if they have any substantive worries in their lives beyond me parking my car where there are no yellow lines nowhere near any t junction. Ugh. I am lucky to live in the house I do, but I dislike middle class self entitlement from the neighbours.

CT_Palace 28-06-2019 03:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Ardent Eagle Forever (Post 14803621)
And landline, Shrewsbury? :supergrin:

"Triple play" cable contracts in the US (TV, Internet, Landline) are often cheaper than just a TV and Internet package. I would guess that's why Hedgehog still has a landline (although it could have been something to do with elderly relations*). They were cheaper in CT anyway. The mistake H is making is plugging the landline handset in.

*see next post

CT_Palace 28-06-2019 03:06 AM

The fact that I have to call my dear old mum on the landline to tell her I will call her on WhatsApp (thus defeating the object of free international calls) - not that it helps any, somehow she simply cannot get her head around touching or swiping a green symbol to "pick up" a call on her mobile.

Worksop Palace 28-06-2019 07:34 AM

I’ve debated whether this should be on this thread or the Things That Make You Happy thread. I’ll let the great BBS decide ...

Jess Glynne cancelling her concert yesterday for tonight’s show at Sherwood Pines. I had bought my wife and 2 daughters tickets for Xmas. They’re very pissed off, just as I am for 2 reasons. One, I’ve had to endure a month run up to the concert of hearing ‘Alexa, play Jess Glynne’ and the ensuing screech fest that follows and two, i’d arranged to go out and have a few beers later and then come back and have some me time with a steak, ale and mushroom pie and chips and kick back with a bottle of red and pass out on the sofa. Now we’re going out for dinner somewhere (which will be great) but I don’t like my solo plans being changed. It annoys me ...

Upside being I’ve had £170 transferred back into my account. Which made me happy.

Olympian2 28-06-2019 08:19 AM

Every single facet of the BBC banging on about Glaston-*******-bury all the ******* time....

Reps AJ 28-06-2019 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14803915)
Every single facet of the BBC banging on about Glaston-*******-bury all the ******* time....

Thank you, saves me typing the same :p

It's not the festival itself, it's the media coverage of it

Tony Montana 28-06-2019 09:40 AM

People who play pianos at train stations. Usually with their friend recording them hoping the clip will go viral. Some guy the other day was singing too. Massive attention seekers because the only way they can get people to listen to their shit talentless music is by forcing it upon commuters and travellers

Plus, who the hell has the time to randomly stop at a train station to smash out a couple of songs on the way to wherever they are going, unless of course it is premeditated which would make them an even bigger tosser

Maidstoned Eagle 28-06-2019 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14803915)
Every single facet of the BBC banging on about Glaston-*******-bury all the ******* time....

Just console your self that all those tree hugging vegans are having a great time.....at a working dairy farm.

davech 28-06-2019 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Tony Montana (Post 14803965)
People who play pianos at train stations. Usually with their friend recording them hoping the clip will go viral. Some guy the other day was singing too. Massive attention seekers because the only way they can get people to listen to their shit talentless music is by forcing it upon commuters and travellers

Plus, who the hell has the time to randomly stop at a train station to smash out a couple of songs on the way to wherever they are going, unless of course it is premeditated which would make them an even bigger tosser

A lot of it is premeditated. Brendan (Dr. K) Kavanagh (the Boogie Woogie man) and Terry Miles make a living out of it on YouTube and their websites. Even the young girl (see the Airline Pilots one) is in on it. Don't know about the one with bloke singing, though. Some are solo efforts.

chrisophiex 28-06-2019 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14803915)
Every single facet of the BBC banging on about Glaston-*******-bury all the ******* time....


It’s the presenters that annoy me ....and make me feel old :frown:

Hedgehog 28-06-2019 05:37 PM

Watching the England ladies game yesterday the commentator (who was English) brought the fact they were showing the game on a big screen at Glastonbury three times!

I thought at the time... do the American audience really give a ****?

in-exile 28-06-2019 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 14803915)
Every single facet of the BBC banging on about Glaston-*******-bury all the ******* time....

They take over 800 staff down to it .... BBC wankers!

Hedgehog 28-06-2019 05:41 PM

Also, what is all this new "YouTube" celebrity/star thing?

From what I've seen of anyone who claims to be one, they are over the top attention seeking junkies that seem to think being outrageous and loud makes you a star... which apparently it does!

Personally have never seen one of them on YouTube... and no intention of doing so.

God, I'm old!

Purepalace 28-06-2019 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14804583)
Also, what is all this new "YouTube" celebrity/star thing?

From what I've seen of anyone who claims to be one, they are over the top attention seeking junkies that seem to think being outrageous and loud makes you a star... which apparently it does!

Personally have never seen one of them on YouTube... and no intention of doing so.

God, I'm old!

Doesn't always work out for them mind

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-...iwan-1.3766734

Little Fozzie 28-06-2019 06:40 PM

Charity workers trying to stop you in a busy train station during rush hour. The clue's in the name, get out the way!

PALACEWU 28-06-2019 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Little Fozzie (Post 14804671)
Charity workers trying to stop you in a busy train station during rush hour. The clue's in the name, get out the way!

This thread is going to start eating itself soon.

Little Fozzie 28-06-2019 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 14804689)
This thread is going to start eating itself soon.

My annoyance is with the placement of the charity workers, not the fact they work for charity.

Anyway let me know if you need help finding the unsubscribe button.

OLD BASING EAGLE 28-06-2019 11:19 PM

Shouty man in the pub right now. Everyone can hear what he is saying and it’s bollocks. It’s not as if the music is loud. We have been trying to watch women’s football and all can hear is him shouting about his holiday in Spain.

GorBlimey 28-06-2019 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by in-exile (Post 14804579)
They take over 800 staff down to it .... BBC wankers!


Then they have made the case to charge OAPs for a licence to watch the shit that OAPs won't want to watch anyway.


BBC c*nts.

cross_eyed_ed 29-06-2019 12:18 AM

Glastonbury. Frankly it’s just not very good.

thereichstuff 29-06-2019 12:23 AM

Trousers hanging below your arsehole .

Hedgehog 29-06-2019 12:29 AM

My fantasy girlfriend has got herself a massive tattoo on her shoulder blades... I think I'll stick to my (tattoo free) wife.

Staines Eagle 29-06-2019 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Tony Montana (Post 14803965)
Plus, who the hell has the time to randomly stop at a train station to smash out a couple of songs on the way to wherever they are going, unless of course it is premeditated which would make them an even bigger tosser

To be fair, with Southern's weekend service I could sit at Selhurst station and learn half of Elton John's back catalogue over a season.

OLD BASING EAGLE 29-06-2019 01:31 AM

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Originally Posted by thereichstuff (Post 14805032)
Trousers hanging below your arsehole .

Oh yes, it’s origins lie in the US prison system and is basically an advert to say you will take it up the bum. I use this on every occasion I can as I think it is awfull.

Hedgehog 29-06-2019 06:13 AM

Reading reviews on Trip Advisor... and the inability to respond to them like on the BBS.

Some are so obviously not from guest it's untrue. I would love to be able to give them shit BBS style! :p

old traf 29-06-2019 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14804583)
Also, what is all this new "YouTube" celebrity/star thing?

From what I've seen of anyone who claims to be one, they are over the top attention seeking junkies that seem to think being outrageous and loud makes you a star... which apparently it does!

Personally have never seen one of them on YouTube... and no intention of doing so.

God, I'm old!

But perfectly sane .

old traf 29-06-2019 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thereichstuff (Post 14805032)
Trousers hanging below your arsehole .

A lot of mine do, but not because i want them to

firesign 29-06-2019 05:34 PM

the massive flag poles at Glastonbury. I'm only watching it on the telly and they piss me off. I'd be ******* livid if I was there and they kept getting in the way.

cappuccinoeagle 29-06-2019 05:43 PM

This heat

thereichstuff 29-06-2019 06:27 PM

Tame Impala .

little al 29-06-2019 06:57 PM

Buying a new laptop, and having to try to remove all the stickers they put all over them.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 29-06-2019 07:15 PM

Getting sunburnt.
But reading this in the bath with a beer helps.

cappuccinoeagle 29-06-2019 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thereichstuff (Post 14805737)
Tame Impala .


Best Aussie band ever.

evvo111 29-06-2019 08:27 PM

I was going o put this in the things that don't happen anymore but it annoys me so I put it here.

I was going to say people using slam door trains on a commuter route but recently TFW have re-introduced them to cope with the lack of carriages. Three things amaze me about this:

1. They have attendants in the carriages to help people with the doors.
2. They have instructions everywhere online and at stations telling people how to open the doors..they are doors ffs, admittedly you have to open the window to lean out and turn the handle but they are doors.
3. I suggested this solution 2 years to the previous bunch of shysters Arriva, and 7 months ago to TFW. I was told they couldn't do this because of health and safety.

It really is amazing that all us old ones have survived since using them for a lot of our lives without attendants or instructions.

Hedgehog 29-06-2019 08:56 PM

The best bit about slam doors was you could run down the stairs to the platform as the train was leaving, run along side the train, open the door and jump in closing the door behind you while the train was still getting up to speed... did it many times, but in hindsight was a bit of a stupid thing to do, but everyone under 40 did it at the time.

I wonder how many people were killed doing it???

Wayne Andrews is God 29-06-2019 09:21 PM

The word ‘toxic’ used to describe anything bad. It’s an affectation that doesn't mean anything.

cappuccinoeagle 29-06-2019 10:37 PM

Corbyn - wants an enquiry about people raising questions about his physical and mental state. Well, the last enquiry ( Antisemitism) went well.
This bloke shouldn't have any responsibility, wouldn't trust him to empty a waste bin.

Wayne Andrews is God 29-06-2019 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by evvo111 (Post 14805869)
I was going o put this in the things that don't happen anymore but it annoys me so I put it here.

I was going to say people using slam door trains on a commuter route but recently TFW have re-introduced them to cope with the lack of carriages. Three things amaze me about this:

1. They have attendants in the carriages to help people with the doors.
2. They have instructions everywhere online and at stations telling people how to open the doors..they are doors ffs, admittedly you have to open the window to lean out and turn the handle but they are doors.
3. I suggested this solution 2 years to the previous bunch of shysters Arriva, and 7 months ago to TFW. I was told they couldn't do this because of health and safety.

It really is amazing that all us old ones have survived since using them for a lot of our lives without attendants or instructions.

I use to love using these up to Palace. You had ones with enclosed compartments aswell, well classy way to travel as long as you werent mugged...

Wayne Andrews is God 29-06-2019 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14805891)
The best bit about slam doors was you could run down the stairs to the platform as the train was leaving, run along side the train, open the door and jump in closing the door behind you while the train was still getting up to speed... did it many times, but in hindsight was a bit of a stupid thing to do, but everyone under 40 did it at the time.

I wonder how many people were killed doing it???

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zbigniew_Cybulski

Polish actor Zbigniew Cybulski (Ashes and Diamonds) died this way on his way to work.

Cybulski died in an accident at a Wrocław Główny railway station on January 8, 1967, on his way from the film set. As he jumped on the speeding train (as he often did), he slipped on the steps, fell under the train, and was run over.[1] He was buried in Katowice.

Coincidently as you mention ‘everyone did it if you were under 40’, Cybulski was 39.

Hedgehog 29-06-2019 10:57 PM

Interesting... I guess the same could be said for the old Routemaster and previous buses with the open platform to jump on and off.

Wayne Andrews is God 29-06-2019 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14805990)
Interesting... I guess the same could be said for the old Routemaster and previous buses with the open platform to jump on and off.

Responsibility was once something people had to take for themselves, but now ‘health and safety’ (it is important though) create a notion that always someone else is.

Most people survived because they used their own sense.

People don’t do it driving though. Went on a four hour drive today, the amount of ***** on the roads driving very dangerous is too high. People tailgating at 80mph very close.

GorBlimey 29-06-2019 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14805990)
Interesting... I guess the same could be said for the old Routemaster and previous buses with the open platform to jump on and off.


I went to a bus/air museum with the kids a few years ago and explained how we used to disembark from the buses back in the day.


The kids thought I was a total loon, (what's new), but some other bloke acknowledged the thing we used to do.


Madness if you think about it but we survived. :lux:

Isle of Wight 29-06-2019 11:16 PM

Ahhh happy pre health and safety days :)

chateauferret 30-06-2019 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 14805774)
Buying a new laptop, and having to try to remove all the stickers they put all over them.

Buying a new laptop and having to try to remove the bunch of toilet-flavoured bloatware they put on it and replace it with an operating system.

davech 30-06-2019 12:29 AM

Having to buy a new PC and trying to work out what is so good about Windows 10 (Ans: Not much).
Finally clearing all the crap that appears on startup.
Finally getting sound to work.
Still trying to find a printer driver for my old Epson.

In the end: WINDOWS 10.Written by nerds for nerds. Do we really need all that obscure, smart-arse functionality? Give me Windows 7 every time.
Ditto the tome 'Windows 10 for Dummies'. Should be called 'Windows 10 by a Geek for Geeks'

I'm a simple Luddite at heart.

rbarmy 30-06-2019 12:38 AM

just spent my evening setting up a new laptop

No I really don't want Microsoft Edge to be my home browser, don't grey out the NO button, it is blatant co-ercion grrr

Sharkba1t 30-06-2019 09:37 AM

Most of the BBC news presenters.

pallet 30-06-2019 10:04 AM

The mass infestation of those little black fly/bug things.

Pub Idol 30-06-2019 02:52 PM

Pressure washers. Nothing more than noise pollution.

davech 30-06-2019 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Pub Idol (Post 14806584)
Pressure washers. Nothing more than noise pollution.

And spreading muck everywhere. Make sure the car is 30ft away.

CP-RJW 30-06-2019 04:48 PM

Woke PC types who hurl around ableist slurs like ‘r3tard,’ ‘cretin,’ ‘spa5tic’ etc. Only PC when they feel like it apparently. Pricks.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 30-06-2019 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14806739)
Woke PC types who hurl around ableist slurs like ‘r3tard,’ ‘cretin,’ ‘spa5tic’ etc. Only PC when they feel like it apparently. Pricks.

Almost as bad as the 'woke' PC types who like to fight prejudice from the standpoint that all men are members of a 'Patriarchy' and that slavery and Imperialism throughout history was an exclusively white invention that proves the sad state of the world is all down to white people. These contradictions seem unfathomable to them.

bubbs11 30-06-2019 05:32 PM

Shops that have life size pictures of policeman in their windows.


https://s3.gifyu.com/images/5EAF0F1E...C9200B7.md.jpg

Does that really deter thieves? I mean how short sighted a thief would you have to be to be frightened out of half inching something because a 2D picture is staring back at you?

Hedgehog 30-06-2019 05:41 PM

I'll admit, I just had to Goggle the word "woke" when used as above.

Is this above a new use of the word? I see it was originally an African American term related to social and racial injustices, so the above is stretching the intended use of the word I would think.

Then again, I just woke up, so might be missing the point!

Hedgehog 30-06-2019 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 14806786)
Shops that have life size pictures of policeman in their windows.


https://s3.gifyu.com/images/5EAF0F1E...C9200B7.md.jpg

Does that really deter thieves? I mean how short sighted a thief would you have to be to be frightened out of half inching something because a 2D picture is staring back at you?

Cool... a levitating policeman!

CP-RJW 30-06-2019 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14806797)
I'll admit, I just had to Goggle the word "woke" when used as above.

Is this above a new use of the word? I see it was originally an African American term related to social and racial injustices, so the above is stretching the intended use of the word I would think.

Then again, I just woke up, so might be missing the point!

Yep that was it’s original usage, and I think some African Americans argue that it’s been culturally appropriated. Nowadays it’s widely used for describing mostly young people who are conscious about societal discrimination and ‘PC’ issues in general.

I like to think that I’m conscious of these kind of issues, but I’d never call myself ‘woke’ as I don’t want to associate myself with the sort of people who will defend transgender people against discrimination whilst insulting a just as marginalised group in disabled people by using words like ‘cretins.’

Hedgehog 30-06-2019 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14806808)
Yep that was it’s original usage, and I think some African Americans argue that it’s been culturally appropriated. Nowadays it’s widely used for describing mostly young people who are conscious about societal discrimination and ‘PC’ issues in general.

I like to think that I’m conscious of these kind of issues, but I’d never call myself ‘woke’ as I don’t want to associate myself with the sort of people who will defend transgender people against discrimination whilst insulting a just as marginalised group in disabled people by using words like ‘cretins.’

Thank you for your response. A good answer, which I concur with.

RazorsEdge 30-06-2019 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14806797)
I'll admit, I just had to Goggle the word "woke" when used as above.

Is this above a new use of the word? I see it was originally an African American term related to social and racial injustices, so the above is stretching the intended use of the word I would think.

Then again, I just woke up, so might be missing the point!

Me too, I just learnt something new.

thefox 30-06-2019 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 14806820)
Me too, I just learnt something new.

Same here. So does that mske Paulo a wokie ?

foresthillbilly 30-06-2019 06:19 PM

Modern Glastonbury.
Since Mean Fiddler took over the running of it. Steel fences, corporate/celebrity areas. Full of middle-classes who can afford the entrance fee, and 'Glam-up' for media publicity pictures.
Since the late 1990's Glastonbury was @r5e-fvcked by Mean Fiddler, and it really really sucks. It's now absolute bvll5hlt, and people are buying into this 5hlt.

I hark back to earlier years, where the Welsh would arrive and 5hlt all over every toilet seat, thus making them unusable for the weekend.

This posh-fest now has toilet cleaners. That is wrong at any festival. Hold your 5hlt for 3 days, else go home.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 30-06-2019 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14806808)
Yep that was it’s original usage, and I think some African Americans argue that it’s been culturally appropriated. Nowadays it’s widely used for describing mostly young people who are conscious about societal discrimination and ‘PC’ issues in general.

I like to think that I’m conscious of these kind of issues, but I’d never call myself ‘woke’ as I don’t want to associate myself with the sort of people who will defend transgender people against discrimination whilst insulting a just as marginalised group in disabled people by using words like ‘cretins.’

The trouble is, calling someone a 'cretin' or 'idiot' is no more literal than saying, 'God, I could kill someone' when really upset. It's just a lazy, convienient turn of phrase. Unfortunately, we live in a time when laziness of mind leads people to confront contrasting opinions by dismissing it via personal attacks rather than engage in the complex reality that moral arguments often have more than a single truth. It's why I'm increasingly a centrist in politics, since both Left and Right are becoming increasingly tribal in outlook, particularly in the U.S., and refuse to yield a millimeter to each other's often arguably valid points.

I don't like racial epithets but can't find much objection to calling someone a 'cretin.' I think we all know it is a deliberate exaggeration to drive home just how ridiculous someone else's thinking is. Okay, it's not polite and I hate the rudeness and ad hominem attacks made on social media by cowards behind desks but we now live in a global culture where finding any excuse to take 'offense' is a mechanism to deter those who refuse to agree with a selected viewpoint. It's sadly reflective of the general intellectual laziness that will eventually come from allowing people to resolve disputes outside of polite debate and a willingness to ideologically compromise, which started the day we allowed people to begin categorizing opinions as being politically 'correct.'

Maybe we should all accept the Australian term 'F*ckknuckles' as the globally and PC acceptable insult? It relates to no minority or 'underprivileged' group and only Man Utd Wankers could assume it was directed at them personally.

CP-RJW 30-06-2019 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by SOUTHGATE EAGLE (Post 14806855)
The trouble is, calling someone a 'cretin' or 'idiot' is no more literal than saying, 'God, I could kill someone' when really upset. It's just a lazy, convienient turn of phrase. Unfortunately, we live in a time when laziness of mind leads people to confront contrasting opinions by dismissing it via personal attacks rather than engage in the complex reality that moral arguments often have more than a single truth. It's why I'm increasingly a centrist in politics, since both Left and Right are becoming increasingly tribal in outlook, particularly in the U.S., and refuse to yield a millimeter to each other's often arguably valid points.

I don't like racial epithets but can't find much objection to calling someone a 'cretin.' I think we all know it is a deliberate exaggeration to drive home just how ridiculous someone else's thinking is. Okay, it's not polite and I hate the rudeness and ad hominem attacks made on social media by cowards behind desks but we now live in a global culture where finding any excuse to take 'offense' is a mechanism to deter those who refuse to agree with a selected viewpoint. It's sadly reflective of the general intellectual laziness that will eventually come from allowing people to resolve disputes outside of polite debate and a willingness to ideologically compromise, which started the day we allowed people to begin categorizing opinions as being politically 'correct.'

Maybe we should all accept the Australian term 'F*ckknuckles' as the globally and PC acceptable insult? It relates to no minority or 'underprivileged' group and only Man Utd Wankers could assume it was directed at them personally.

I don’t think it matters how ‘literal’ it is. It’s really hurtful towards lots of disabled people, and reinforces general negative attitudes towards them. It took meeting a disabled girl at uni who’s very frustrated with some self identified ‘leftists’ tendencies to use words like these to properly open my eyes to the issue.

Hedgehog 30-06-2019 06:50 PM

I hark back to when I was doing some family tree research and found some old census forms from the late 1800's (1871, 1891 & 1901), and there was a column where they had "Imbecile or idiot" or "Lunatic" or "Deaf & Dumb".

All terms that are not (rightly) PC anymore, but presumably very acceptable back them.

I'm not using this as an excuse, but does go to show how fluid the acceptable/unacceptable is.

By the way... surprising enough none of my ancestors had the above column checked!

RazorsEdge 30-06-2019 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 14806887)
I don’t think it matters how ‘literal’ it is. It’s really hurtful towards lots of disabled people, and reinforces general negative attitudes towards them. It took meeting a disabled girl at uni who’s very frustrated with some self identified ‘leftists’ tendencies to use words like these to properly open my eyes to the issue.

That is the nail on the head, sometimes we need to experience it to understand what it means.

Well done R, it took me longer than you to understand some stuff I used to come out and how hurtful it could be.


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