Things that annoy you beyond reason...(Vol 5)

Things that annoy you beyond reason...(Vol 5)

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glenrobbo

12,869 posts

87 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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alorotom said:
addsvrs said:
My Vito. Had a nice helpful "driving bulb fail" on the dashboard...
Not an Audi is it by any chance??
Yes, one of those very common Audi Vitos. rolleyes

OP, I believe Halfords are not too keen on changing headlight bulbs on Renault Meganes either.

Roofless Toothless

1,680 posts

69 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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RizzoTheRat said:
Roofless Toothless said:
I have never understood 'an hotel' though.
People who pronounce it "an 'otel" I guess?
Council!

Ted2

567 posts

15 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Whenever there is snow forecast there is seemingly an infinite amount of people that suddenly need to make "important" 500 mile journeys from one end of the country to another and feel the need to tell everyone about it and ask stupid impossible to answer questions like "how bad will it be in x place or y motorway? Will I make it?"

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Don't be a fecking 'tard and postpone it for a few days until the snow has gone? rolleyes

alorotom

5,556 posts

124 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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glenrobbo said:
Yes, one of those very common Audi Vitos. rolleyes
Good job it’s in the right thread then...

glenrobbo

12,869 posts

87 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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alorotom said:
glenrobbo said:
Yes, one of those very common Audi Vitos. rolleyes
Good job it’s in the right thread then...
biggrin Touché! wink
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talksthetorque

5,588 posts

72 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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glenrobbo said:
HTH wink
Don't you mean 'O T 'E



People who post any old ste just to get in on the first page of a new thread.

98elise

13,480 posts

98 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
_Exocet_ said:
I'm not questioning your right to be annoyed beyond reason, but surely I'm missing something here.

3 1/4" is exactly 3 1/4". It's not vague in the slightest and makes perfect sense.
Indeed. Perhaps they don't understand fractions and don't realise that 3 & 1/4 is 3.25 silly

Probably best not to mention the "thou" as a division of an inch. biggrin
I was going to post similar. Imperial measurements were used for engineering to fine tolerances before we went metric. There is nothing inaccurate about the imperial system.

talksthetorque

5,588 posts

72 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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98elise said:
I was going to post similar. Imperial measurements were used for engineering to fine tolerances before we went metric. There is nothing inaccurate about the imperial system.
Yup, just tweaked a 18" x 12" x 3/8" chunk of metal to within half a thou (0.0005" - That's 0.0127mm) as it ran along some rails today. Used my 3/32" allen key to do it.

It's great fun taking training courses in Europe though...... To give you an idea, the french for inch is "pousse". The same word is used for Thumb. thumbup

glenrobbo

12,869 posts

87 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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talksthetorque said:
It's great fun taking training courses in Europe though...... To give you an idea, the french for inch is "pousse". The same word is used for Thumb. thumbup
Yep, the width of the average adult male thumb is almost exactly round about roughly 1 inch wide.
Coincidence?

Or just rule of thumb?

scratchchin I wonder where the imperial measurement of the "foot" was derived from?

Edited by glenrobbo on Saturday 9th December 22:17

Cold

5,938 posts

27 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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glenrobbo said:
scratchchin I wonder where the imperial measurement of the "foot" was derived from?
/Unzips/

glenrobbo

12,869 posts

87 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Cold said:
/Unzips/
There is nothing inaccurate about the imperial system.
Yup, just 0.0005" - That's 0.0127mm.. Used my 3/32" allen key to do it.

ambuletz

7,386 posts

118 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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One thing I don't get is people who after having a baby decide to be weird about their photos.

Some people are fine posting a picture. however some are like 'if you want a picture message me!'


then there are others who will post photos of their baby but obscure their face. I have 1 person on instagram who posts several photos a week of their baby and what they're up to with it. they've post a photo with their head cut off. or with the head facing away from the camera. it's really odd. even with videos, they'll only post a video that's showing the back of their head.

Cold

5,938 posts

27 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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glenrobbo said:
There is nothing inaccurate about the imperial system.
Yup, just 0.0005" - That's 0.0127mm.. Used my 3/32" allen key to do it.
...from the floor. thumbup

talksthetorque

5,588 posts

72 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Cold said:
glenrobbo said:
scratchchin I wonder where the imperial measurement of the "foot" was derived from?
/Unzips/
haha. Cold has zip up shoes.




Cold

5,938 posts

27 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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laugh

glenrobbo

12,869 posts

87 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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talksthetorque said:
haha. Cold has zip up shoes.

Wrong thread! biggrin
Try here:
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Edited by glenrobbo on Saturday 9th December 23:20

Clockwork Cupcake

58,167 posts

209 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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ambuletz said:
then there are others who will post photos of their baby but obscure their face. I have 1 person on instagram who posts several photos a week of their baby and what they're up to with it. they've post a photo with their head cut off. or with the head facing away from the camera. it's really odd. even with videos, they'll only post a video that's showing the back of their head.
All babies look the same anyway. hehe

Moonhawk

10,713 posts

156 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Merseyrail trains/stations.

Just got the train to Liverpool - and as you pull into each station, there is a sign up telling you which station. The problem is, if you are sat on one side of the train - the sign is just at the same height of the window/opener divider - meaning you can't read it.

I'm sure I have noticed a similar thing on London Underground rains too.

jas xjr

10,976 posts

176 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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ambuletz said:
One thing I don't get is people who after having a baby decide to be weird about their photos.

Some people are fine posting a picture. however some are like 'if you want a picture message me!'


then there are others who will post photos of their baby but obscure their face. I have 1 person on instagram who posts several photos a week of their baby and what they're up to with it. they've post a photo with their head cut off. or with the head facing away from the camera. it's really odd. even with videos, they'll only post a video that's showing the back of their head.
because pdf files.
what do they do when they take the baby out?

Clockwork Cupcake

58,167 posts

209 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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jas xjr said:
because pdf files.
Adobe Acrobat?