Rant Thread - What really grinds your gears?


Last Updated: 2015-05-22 14:54:55
  1. Black Rose

    Black Rose Well-Known Member

    I see it on other forums as well, but all the support questions that get posted in the Introductions forum when the forum description clearly states:
    "Meet the team, and tell us a little about yourself... This forum is NOT for support questions!"

    GAH!!!!!

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  2. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Well-Known Member

    not being able to talk to someone :(
  3. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member

    I was reminded of one this morning, and another over the last couple of days:

    1) Morons who put HID bulbs in their reflector headlight housings. Without the cutoff of a projector housing you just blind everybody on the road. And why must you always turn your headlights on in broad daylight when you've done that? Are you showing off the fact that you're too cheap and/or too stupid to upgrade your entire headlight like you should? Tools like this are why you have some people trying to ban HID conversions entirely.

    2) Putting cones and one of those stupid plastic "caution kids at play" signs in the road does not turn the street into your kid's playground. Either teach your kids to watch out for cars and get the hell out of their way, don't allow them to play in the street at all, or if you can't manage that, keep them inside or in the back yard. The street is there so I can drive to and from my house, not your snotty little kid's powerwheels. Shooting me a dirty look for driving the completely reasonable 25 mph limit past the area you've unilaterally decided is your crotchfruit's personal play area is not going to win me over either.
  4. NightHawk877

    NightHawk877 Well-Known Member

    iTards. I ran into one on the bus today while playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on my phone. Guy wouldn't shut up about his iPhone. I had my Galaxy S 2 out. Told him that nothing will ever beat the sheer awesomeness of my Galaxy S 2 and Android. I told him I can run custom builds of Android and kernels. Guy still wouldn't shut up so I showed him Ocarina Of Time which made him shut up.
  5. JRich8389

    JRich8389 Well-Known Member

    Chivalry!! It is definitely dead....I hate seeing people step on other people so that they can get ahead >.<

    Your spoken word used to mean something back in medieval times, but now pure honesty is a rarity. I hate being lied to, its insulting and aggrivating. Especially when you KNOW they're lying, call them out on it and the proceed to create a "chain-o-lies" to prove the initial one....rawr!!
  6. sadielynn

    sadielynn Well-Known Member

    ^ this. I agree x1000
  7. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

  8. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Well-Known Member

    I will absolutely be using "crotchfruit" as soon and as often as possible!!
    :p:D:p:D

    Thank you!!!
  9. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    Loud, obnoxious, drunk people arguing and yelling around the corner.

    What's funny though is that a couple of my neighbors from my own building and across the street were yelling at them to "SHUT THE F UP!" and other derivations of that lovely phrase.
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  10. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Blame parental upbringing for that one. After all kids learn 90% of habits from home
  11. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    Sneakers, sports shoes or whatever you call them! They no long put eyelets in for the laces. The laces are so damn thick that you can't even pull them. I have an exceptionally high arch, and couldn't pull the shoe laces loose easily enough to try the stupid shoes on. Even shoes that would be 2 sizes too big. Which also means there might not even be enough lace to tie afterwards once the shoes are adjusted for high arch!
    At least Teva and Saloman still use a lace system that you CAN adjust.
  12. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Try Keds. Long been a favorite of mine; remember the Red Ball Keds?

    Anyway, you can buy Keds with eyelets.
  13. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I've been working on homework for my data recovery class, and right as I finish the second file (which takes about an hour each) the program froze. I apparently had it set to 'virtual' save mode, so the changes are not finalized until you close the program. I lost everything.

    So sad... :'(
  14. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

    I hear ya. :(

    Although it is a bit ironic that it was a data recovery class, don't you think. :p
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  15. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Ironic perhaps?
  16. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    Keds don't have hiking soles. I'm used to Teva and Chaco sandals which are non sip
    everywhere - iincuding ice.

    N
  17. Swizz

    Swizz Well-Known Member

    People who use "Baby" as a proper noun for a newborn. My child's name is not "Baby", neither is yours. Your name is not Female, so why would I call you that?

    And yeah, the "Children at play" signs in the middle of the road are irritating. If your kid doesn't know what "CAR!" means, they need to stick to the back yard.
  18. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    The Phandroid app. I love being able to see what's going on but the consumption of battery SUCKS DONKEY NUGGETS!!!!!!

    No matter how it is configured the f@$$_;## news part always always always starts up and pulls battery/cpu. I know the dev is busy but it's not like the app only has a few people using it..... It's a known problem and the fact that it can't/won't/hasn't been fixed is mind boggling.
    PLEASE FIX IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    /rant
  19. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    Georgia.

    Congrats on executing a man where there was a lot of doubt whether or not he actually was truly guilty and where 7/9 of witness testimony against him in the trial were later recanted and several witnesses stated that they were pressured by the police to justify against him.

    The case of Troy Davis will be another permanent blemish of why we should not allow the government to play with human life.
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  20. sadielynn

    sadielynn Well-Known Member


    I find that when I'm done using the app, if i go thru settings and force close it, it stops whatever is running in the background. (this is why ADW Ex is a must have for me-longpress the phandroid icon, select manage, force close and I'm done.)

    But, yeah, if i didn't have to do that all the time, that would be awesome :)
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  21. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    Damned microwave ovens that can't mind their own business. I just canned one that had to keep beeping every two minutes after the food was done.
    It wouldn't shut up until you opened the door. It's none of the oven's damn business what I do with the food. I'm the human and expect to make that decision myself.

    No way of turning the beep off unless you find the speaker and cut the wire.:D
  22. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Or . . .

    Open the door and safe a few dollars on solder, tape and other stuff you will need to use your oven the next time.

    I despise people that hate the beep because it adds so very much to our lives. Without beeps, life would be impossible.

    Embrace the beep, my friend. E M B R A C E I T!
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  23. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    I just found out if you own a WiFi enabled microwave oven, there is an app for that. You need to DL it from the Android App Store, enter your oven's IP address , and then you can turn off the beep. Sadly, the app is free but the iBeepOff module is .99
  24. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    Hell, no. I hate things that squawk at me (except the cockatiels). I automatically toss all the windows sounds, and always have. My computers make no noise. I've turned off all the traditional noises on the phone and substituted my own ringtones.

    As to opening the oven door - if another family member uses the oven and walks off, then I have to stop what I'm doing to go open the door. We have an open plan type house and you can hear that bugger all over.

    I bought a cheap MW like they use in motels. That only beeps when done. The more expensive one is sitting down in the basement as a spare. I'm not buying another MW just for an app.
  25. NightHawk877

    NightHawk877 Well-Known Member

    People who fail to notice a fully lit recumbent bike rider making a sandwich run at 7:45 PM grind my gears. I was hungry and was testing out a new light kit I had installed. The guy in the Corvette didn't see me for some reason even though my bike sits fairly high. I was nearly killed.

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