Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by dermot, Jan 12, 2012.
I'm going to guess... female moose, with antlers. That would indeed enrage me.
That was probably my issue with Scar more than anything. Jeremy Irons did the fey-ish/menacing thing really well, so someone making a different choice with the character bugged me. :P
iTunes decided to delete all the bookmarks from my iPhone during last nights sync. Thanks, iTunes!
The PS3's Hulu+ interface is shit. I have to move the damn thing around like five to the right (as opposed to two on the 360) to get to my queue. Then the queue shows all the shows that I currently have in my queue. Then when I go to click on the show I want to see rather than showing me the episodes of that show in my queue (like it does on the 360) it just shows me every single episode of every show in my queue. What the fuck? Why bother with the first step of showing me the shows in my queue if you're not going to pare down the episodes to only those of the show I'm looking at?
What are the dimensions you need for the diameter of the holes and height from top to the base?
Was that a Gunnm reference?
Perhaps a shaving gear armchair?
My nerd cred stretches deep, yo.
I fill out a change of address form online, let you charge me $1 to prove it's not fraudulent, and then you tell me to print the goddamn thing and mail it?
I DO NOT HAVE A PRINTER OR A CAR THAT IS WHY I WAS DOING IT ONLINE TO BEGIN WITH AUGH.
Third hand smoke is the nicotine on your skin that can be passed along when you touch babies and stuff.
If that's the USPS address change, you don't have to print and mail it. I think that's a kind of supplemental way to submit it. I do multiple address changes every move (my name plus business names, etc) and there's never a need for physical copies. I just ignore that page. I also hate how they immediately kick you into sponsored advertising shit zone, but it looks like you're still on the USPS site.
Good, because I'm not making an extra trip to the post office for that shit.
Also I laughed at the ad site. "DO YOU WANT POTTERY BARN CATALOGUES? PLZ SAY YES"
Pottery Barn gets a hearty "fuck no," but bring on West Elm, Crate & Barrel, CB2, Room & Board, etc.
People who back into parking spaces instead of backing out, then act all pissed off when they pull out and you almost hit them, even though they're the ones who opted out of having their reverse lights visible!
I swear this is a disease here in oz. People who can barely drive are pulling this manoeuvre all the time and it shits me. Especially when it takes them freaking ages to back into the spot. Grrrrrrr
It's the proper way to park, though.
You'd be even more pissed off of they backed into you because they couldn't see shit backing out of a parking space.
If they pull out slowly and you're paying attention there shouldn't be an issue.
As annoying as it is, that always makes me laugh when people do it at the supermarket - nice driving, but how are you going to get anything into your boot, moron? And regardless of how good a driver you are, it's way harder and takes much longer to reverse into a space than it does to just drive forward into one - you waste far more time reversing in than you save later on when you just drive out. So, false economy.
Uhm. Like, I'm in the process of having driving lessons and the reason my instructor tells me that you should back into a space because it's safer. You have better view driving backwards into the space than driving backwards into the street. I'm talking about safer for pedestrians and bikers though, and I don't know what kind of parking lots we're talking about here, but it seems valid reasoning to me.
That's what I was told too - when backing into a parking space the risk of hitting anything alive or moving is very slim, since all objects surrounding your intended space should be unmoving. When backing out there's cars and pedestrians.
I'm guilty for reverse parking. Well, I typically park away from cars in general because I like the exercise, so I can pick and choose how I park. But for myself driving a ute/pickup, the turning circle is shit, so it feels easier actually reversing into the carpark. Likewise, if there is someone who decides to park next to me that happens to be a 4WD, I feel more comfortable driving straight out slowly and trusting myself over other drivers that may or may not see my reversing lights. But yeah, of course, it is easier for me to just pick the car park far away and walk. Remind me to never get married, I can see that habit would shit off a future partner/spouse that likes to be as close as possible to the shops. Or I just find someone that doesn't mind that sort of habit. Probably won't happen.
What does annoy me though is when I choose a car park in a fairly empty area, and despite all manner of other empty carparks all around, someone just has to park right next to me. All I think is "dude, seriously???" as I look at the empty spots that could have been used. It isn't like I'm gone for hours and missing some influx of people, I could be in the shops for 30 minutes.
I could understand this for parking in a driveway on a busy street, but not for parking lots where traffic of any type is pretty minimal.
That said, going to Wal-Mart is always a disaster and there's no good way to park. You will get angry every time, no matter what.
There's nothing to feel guilty about. Practically everyone associated with vehicle safety recommends reversing into parking stalls (or pulling through if that's an option). The misinformation that it's the wrong way to park needs to stop.
Dear assholes on the train,
You are sitting next to each other, I am on the other side of the car. I should not be able to hear your conversation through noise-canceling headphones and listening to Wintersun.
Fuck you very much,
The solution is obviously to get a shitty low-end smartphone with a terrible, tinny speaker from the Boost-enabled bodega on the corner and blast unintelligible garbage from it.
My issue isn't that people do it, it's that the ones that do are universally terrible at it, so I get stuck behind some douchebag doing a 15-point turn to get their Escalade backed into a spot.
When I check the box that says I don't want you sending me iTunes ads and product announcements via email, that means I don't want you sending me that stuff via email, period. Not even a little bit.
QFT. This is the issue. It's not reverse parking in general, it's reverse parking when the driver a) clearly is shit at reversing, and or b) the circumstances do not call for reverse parking, like in the parking garage at the local shops.
Josho, I suggest if a potential wife refuses to walk across a car park with you she's prbablyly not the one!
People who are complaining about reverse parking: give up. You're completely wrong. Reverse parking is just plain safer.
Both methods are equally safe if you are a good driver.
No they're not. You could be the best driver in the world but you'd still have a worse view of the street when backing out, therefore it's less safe.
Unless of course you live in an area where 98% of drivers expect you to be backing out and are watching for reverse lights and not for your special snowflake self.
Yeah, I'm not saying that if it makes sense to back out, like with grocery shopping, you should still never ever do it. But what Nute said was just plain wrong.
That means you aren't the best driver in the world. If you can't back up safely, you are a bad driver.
That's not what I said.
I don't think this area really exists.
If they're shit at backing in, they'll be shit at backing out too. I don't know what your local parking garage looks like.
Correct. That's what *I* said. Now that we're clear on that, I award you no points and may god have mercy on your soul.
If you are not capable of backing out of a parking space without endangering yourself, meaning that you pull out without ensuring that there is no oncoming traffic, then you should not be driving - period.
No what *you* said was that they are equally safe. They are both safe if you're a good driver yes, but one is clearly safer than the other.
I think I've always lived in such an area, to the point where I know people who won't even pull forward through a parking lot space if it's open.
Safe is safe. It's a binary yes/no. Are you or aren't you? If you can drive well, you are safe, end statement.
Regardless, the idea that one should always park a certain way is stupid and those who believe it are stupid. You're not stupid if you DO it, just if you think it's the only way you should park./
Ah yes, that's a nice black and white way of looking at the world. I disagree but whatever. Let's not get into it too much because I don't think either of us care enough to convince the other and it's about friggin' parking a car.
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