Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,737
    pinno wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    Reporters not knowing how figures work.
    Yes, 4C is @ 40F, but a rise from 20C to 24C is not an increase of 40F.

    If it was Shafernaker, he may have been drunk.

    https://metro.co.uk/2016/12/19/hungover ... y-6333382/
    Not an excuse this time.
    Sky News on climate change.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,298
    Pross wrote:
    Friends who go on Strava after a few days off and give kudos for every activity you've done between their visits leaving a load of notifications for you to clear. Also, people who give kudos to someone on an activity of something like 'rode 0.01 miles' when it is obvious the person accidentally recorded something and it automatically uploaded?

    Friends who give you Kudos for a benign ride - it's a commute ffs - I do it on a regular basis, it's no biggy, it's not fast or long or anything that's outstanding in anyway ... it doesn't need Kudos ... I only log them because I want to log the miles on the bike and only leave them public in case I do put some effort in on a segment ...
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,737
    slowbike wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    Friends who go on Strava after a few days off and give kudos for every activity you've done between their visits leaving a load of notifications for you to clear. Also, people who give kudos to someone on an activity of something like 'rode 0.01 miles' when it is obvious the person accidentally recorded something and it automatically uploaded?

    Friends who give you Kudos for a benign ride - it's a commute ffs - I do it on a regular basis, it's no biggy, it's not fast or long or anything that's outstanding in anyway ... it doesn't need Kudos ... I only log them because I want to log the miles on the bike and only leave them public in case I do put some effort in on a segment ...
    I once got a kudos when I inadvertently uploaded a fettle test ride to the end of the street and back. All of 200m at 10mph. Muppets.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,298
    pblakeney wrote:
    I once got a kudos when I inadvertently uploaded a fettle test ride to the end of the street and back. All of 200m at 10mph. Muppets.
    Sometimes I do give sarcastic kudos .... ;)
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,737
    slowbike wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    I once got a kudos when I inadvertently uploaded a fettle test ride to the end of the street and back. All of 200m at 10mph. Muppets.
    Sometimes I do give sarcastic kudos .... ;)
    If only the guy in question didn’t give kudos for 100% of everyone’s rides then that would have been the assumption. :wink:
    Much the same will likely happen today as the wife is using my turbo for rehabilitation on her knee. I am expecting 15 minutes at 8 mph, automatically uploaded, and auto kudos. :lol:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,298
    pblakeney wrote:
    Much the same will likely happen today as the wife is using my turbo for rehabilitation on her knee. I am expecting 15 minutes at 8 mph, automatically uploaded, and auto kudos. :lol:
    My wife has her own turbo software account for her use - and she automatically uploads everything as private ..

    but yes - annoying - I get Kudos for the school run ... (it's not 50 yards though)
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,118
    pblakeney wrote:
    I once got a kudos when I inadvertently uploaded a fettle test ride to the end of the street and back. All of 200m at 10mph. Muppets.

    I once got the same for similar, (was just checking the GPS) but I know it was sarcasm :lol:
    The older I get, the better I was.

    Call it "booty" if you like, to me it's still a fat @rse.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,121
    Sean Kelly commentating on Eurosport starting with the phrase 'Yes, well...' every time he begins to speak..

    you know since youve mentioned that, I cant stop noticing he keeps doing that... :(
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,121
    slowbike wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    Friends who go on Strava after a few days off and give kudos for every activity you've done between their visits leaving a load of notifications for you to clear. Also, people who give kudos to someone on an activity of something like 'rode 0.01 miles' when it is obvious the person accidentally recorded something and it automatically uploaded?

    Friends who give you Kudos for a benign ride - it's a commute ffs - I do it on a regular basis, it's no biggy, it's not fast or long or anything that's outstanding in anyway ... it doesn't need Kudos ... I only log them because I want to log the miles on the bike and only leave them public in case I do put some effort in on a segment ...

    this totally, I just record commutes to catalogue the miles, and occasionally see im improving, but nope get kudos every ride, which then makes you feel guilty if you dont kudos them back, and Im just stuck in loop of kudos :roll:
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 739
    I commute HARD and deserve every Kudos earned. 8) :twisted: :roll:
  • surfercyclistsurfercyclist Posts: 848
    Strava no longer linking with Relive. Not a massive deal but annoying all the same as it was always interesting to get the replay of ride overlaid on map.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,812
    Strava no longer linking with Relive. Not a massive deal but annoying all the same as it was always interesting to get the replay of ride overlaid on map.

    garmin connect still does - depending on the device you have you may be able to get it that way?
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  • peterdowningpeterdowning Posts: 67
    awavey wrote:
    Sean Kelly commentating on Eurosport starting with the phrase 'Yes, well...' every time he begins to speak..

    you know since youve mentioned that, I cant stop noticing he keeps doing that... :(

    Sorry...

    Another Carlton Kirbyism. ‘Taking a toot on a bottle.’
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,121
    Strava no longer linking with Relive. Not a massive deal but annoying all the same as it was always interesting to get the replay of ride overlaid on map.

    again not when Im doing a commute :lol: but it was either all in or nothing...I suspect Strava are developing their own version hence the seemingly manufactured fall out as Relive claim theyve gone back to what they were doing when Strava were ok with them for several years
  • ProssPross Posts: 21,011
    People coming down for breakfast with all their cases that then block the restaurant aisle rather than just going back to their rooms after eating.
  • ben6899ben6899 Posts: 7,032
    Pross wrote:
    People coming down for breakfast with all their cases that then block the restaurant aisle rather than just going back to their rooms after eating.

    People dragging cases around shops, supermarkets, London in general because they've apparently never heard of Left Luggage.
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  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,554
    Pross wrote:
    People coming down for breakfast with all their cases that then block the restaurant aisle rather than just going back to their rooms after eating.
    that is poor. they can't even brush their teeth or take morning ablusion.
  • TheBlueBeanTheBlueBean Posts: 8,261
    7-10 working days to get a refund. The modern equivalent of "the cheque is in the post"
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,812
    TheBigBean wrote:
    7-10 working days to get a refund. The modern equivalent of "the cheque is in the post"

    I actually got a cheque in the post today! now i have to actually got to a bank to pay it in!
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Some banks allow you to pay them in by just taking a picture of the cheque.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,812
    cougie wrote:
    Some banks allow you to pay them in by just taking a picture of the cheque.

    this is an interesting development!
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  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,399
    cougie wrote:
    Some banks allow you to pay them in by just taking a picture of the cheque.

    I think I have an uncle in Nigeria who offers something like that.


    Buying the low fat garlic bread by mistake, it's not even butter for crying out loud. Luckily it wasn't too bad although I'll be careful not to buy it again.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,554
    cougie wrote:
    Some banks allow you to pay them in by just taking a picture of the cheque.

    I think I have an uncle in Nigeria who offers something like that.


    Buying the low fat garlic bread by mistake, it's not even butter for crying out loud. Luckily it wasn't too bad although I'll be careful not to buy it again.
    Buying garlic bread at all...
    How hard is it to make your own?
    Skip the butter and just mix olive oil, garlic and finely grated cheese if you want.
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,399
    Skip the butter

    I hope you are not a gambling man because you fell at the first fence :lol: No butter? Madness.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,084
    Skip the butter

    I hope you are not a gambling man because you fell at the first fence :lol: No butter? Madness.

    'Madness'?! Heinous crime.

    But as CB (ostensibly) said - diy:

    1 baguette, slice it in two
    Melt some butter
    Add garlic - finely chopped or crushed (depending on your strength preference)
    Spread it out and pop it in the oven.
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  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,121
    cougie wrote:
    Some banks allow you to pay them in by just taking a picture of the cheque.

    I think I have an uncle in Nigeria who offers something like that.

    genuinely banking mobile apps do have that feature :lol:
  • david7mdavid7m Posts: 539
    awavey wrote:
    cougie wrote:
    Some banks allow you to pay them in by just taking a picture of the cheque.

    I think I have an uncle in Nigeria who offers something like that.

    genuinely banking mobile apps do have that feature :lol:

    Or the post office accepts most banks.

    https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-banking-services
  • LagrangeLagrange Posts: 652
    Was taking my turn (= was forced to against my will) with the ironing and listening to Radio 4 hoping for some Hymns or stuff like that. It was the Archers - I thought it would be about Robin Hood or William Tell - but it is a load of blx farming soap with disjointed scenes and fng morons.

    God knows what the (hopefully small) audience is like.

    ...on topic because it is trivial and annoyed me - and doubtless the rest of the thinking and unthinking world.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,653 Lives Here
    TheBigBean wrote:
    In case anyone actually cares why they really shouldn't care
    The Cambridge Guide to English Usage notes that the "pressure to substitute fewer for less seems to have developed out of all proportion to the ambiguity it may provide in noun phrases like less promising results". It describes conformance with this pressure as a shibboleth and the choice "between the more formal fewer and the more spontaneous less" as a stylistic choice

    So here’s a wonderful example of where the distinction is worth making.

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  • cowshamcowsham Posts: 1,444
    Getting two questions in one text/message.
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