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johng wrote: November 24th, 2021, 8:19 am
Oldschool wrote: November 12th, 2021, 9:40 am
Xanthippe wrote: November 11th, 2021, 5:07 pm

Disappointed in Mrs. School - the electronic handbrake in my VW is the best thing ever and I absolutely love it. Mind you, when I got my first VW with an electronic handbrake (2010 I think) it took a little while to actually trust the car!!!
TBF she's left handed which makes it a little more difficult for her.
Reminds me of a guy I know who buys a new beemer every 2 years. I asked him about some of the cool tech features and how he liked them.

Turned out he used practically none of them. Even focking cruise control :shock:

Jaysus I use that going to out for a pint of milk.

That lead to a conversation on why he bothered buying a new one every 2 years.

"Sure it costs next to nothing"

Let's just say his concept of next varies a little from mine.

By his metric I could live next to the president of the USA.
I can't believe that someone could have cruise control (or adaptive cruise control) and not use it. As you said - I use mine even if I'm just going to the shops - in fact I find it especially brilliant in low speed areas where its so easy to break speed limit without knowing. I know you're not supposed to use it like that but for the 30km and 50km areas its fantastic
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Eggs act lee
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And he's probably sitting there going "I'm glad he's impressed by my car but why does he keep asking me about the focking buttons".
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People taking ages at ATMs. :twisted:
I mean, wtf are ye doin? Put in your pin, then how much, then, no I dont want a reciept, then get yer card back, get yer money and get out of the fupping way.
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blockhead wrote: November 26th, 2021, 3:43 pm People taking ages at ATMs. :twisted:
I mean, wtf are ye doin? Put in your pin, then how much, then, no I dont want a reciept, then get yer card back, get yer money and get out of the fupping way.
Jeez!
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ronk wrote: November 24th, 2021, 7:15 pm And he's probably sitting there going "I'm glad he's impressed by my car but why does he keep asking me about the focking buttons".
I wasn't even impressed by his car. Just asking questions to be polite. :lol:

Was fairly impressed by the money he was wasted on stuff he never used though. Don't get me started on folks who buy butt ugly industrial looking high sided vehicles with shite handling and 4 wheel drive that never get out of south Dublin or see a muddy field. :lol:
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Bet they go over loads of ramps though.
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I didn't realise that you needed all those disadvantages just to go over a few ramps. :shock: :)
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johng wrote: November 26th, 2021, 6:31 pm
ronk wrote: November 24th, 2021, 7:15 pm And he's probably sitting there going "I'm glad he's impressed by my car but why does he keep asking me about the focking buttons".
I wasn't even impressed by his car. Just asking questions to be polite. :lol:

Was fairly impressed by the money he was wasted on stuff he never used though. Don't get me started on folks who buy butt ugly industrial looking high sided vehicles with shite handling and 4 wheel drive that never get out of south Dublin or see a muddy field. :lol:
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Peg Leg wrote: November 26th, 2021, 4:24 pm
blockhead wrote: November 26th, 2021, 3:43 pm People taking ages at ATMs. :twisted:
I mean, wtf are ye doin? Put in your pin, then how much, then, no I dont want a reciept, then get yer card back, get yer money and get out of the fupping way.
Jeez!
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Bias is a noun or a verb. It is not an adjective. The adjective is biased.
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youngfella wakes puppy up at 6:30 am to play with it, gets bored at 6:45 and goes back to bed after bringing puppy up to mammy and daddy's room so we can take over.

if he ever has kids and I'm lucky enough to see them I'm going to wind them up terribly
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Oldschoolsocks wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 8:04 am youngfella wakes puppy up at 6:30 am to play with it, gets bored at 6:45 and goes back to bed after bringing puppy up to mammy and daddy's room so we can take over.

if he ever has kids and I'm lucky enough to see them I'm going to wind them up terribly
Cherish the time you have with him now, he'll be grown up soon enough and then you'll think back to these times with him and you'll be glad of the memories.
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Oldschool wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 4:07 pm
Oldschoolsocks wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 8:04 am youngfella wakes puppy up at 6:30 am to play with it, gets bored at 6:45 and goes back to bed after bringing puppy up to mammy and daddy's room so we can take over.

if he ever has kids and I'm lucky enough to see them I'm going to wind them up terribly
Cherish the time you have with him now, he'll be grown up soon enough and then you'll think back to these times with him and you'll be glad of the memories.
What was OSS like when he was a snotty nosed little pup Grandad OS?
Or have I answered my own question?
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blockhead wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 4:22 pm
Oldschool wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 4:07 pm
Oldschoolsocks wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 8:04 am youngfella wakes puppy up at 6:30 am to play with it, gets bored at 6:45 and goes back to bed after bringing puppy up to mammy and daddy's room so we can take over.

if he ever has kids and I'm lucky enough to see them I'm going to wind them up terribly
Cherish the time you have with him now, he'll be grown up soon enough and then you'll think back to these times with him and you'll be glad of the memories.
What was OSS like when he was a snotty nosed little pup Grandad OS?
Or have I answered my own question?
It's how I would have imagined him to be too. :wink:
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blockhead wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 4:22 pm
Oldschool wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 4:07 pm
Oldschoolsocks wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 8:04 am youngfella wakes puppy up at 6:30 am to play with it, gets bored at 6:45 and goes back to bed after bringing puppy up to mammy and daddy's room so we can take over.

if he ever has kids and I'm lucky enough to see them I'm going to wind them up terribly
Cherish the time you have with him now, he'll be grown up soon enough and then you'll think back to these times with him and you'll be glad of the memories.
What was OSS like when he was a snotty nosed little pup Grandad OS?
Or have I answered my own question?
just got sick in my mouth a little bit there, thanks Blocky!!!
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Dave Cahill wrote:Bias is a noun or a verb. It is not an adjective. The adjective is biased.
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Twist wrote: January 23rd, 2022, 12:27 am
Dave Cahill wrote:Bias is a noun or a verb. It is not an adjective. The adjective is biased.
YES! THANK YOU!
The one that really sets my blood boiling is the use of 'ask' as a noun instead of a verb in crappy corporate jargon speak. What is wrong with 'request'? I find 'to make an ask' especially insidious, given that it's a verb already and you can just say, 'to ask'.
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CiaranIrl wrote: January 25th, 2022, 3:33 pm
Twist wrote: January 23rd, 2022, 12:27 am
Dave Cahill wrote:Bias is a noun or a verb. It is not an adjective. The adjective is biased.
YES! THANK YOU!
The one that really sets my blood boiling is the use of 'ask' as a noun instead of a verb in crappy corporate jargon speak. What is wrong with 'request'? I find 'to make an ask' especially insidious, given that it's a verb already and you can just say, 'to ask'.
... or the existing English word "request"

"Learnings" - there is already a word for this - "Lessons". Rugby is particularly bad for this one

"Reach out" for "contact"
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CiaranIrl wrote: January 25th, 2022, 3:33 pm
Twist wrote: January 23rd, 2022, 12:27 am
Dave Cahill wrote:Bias is a noun or a verb. It is not an adjective. The adjective is biased.
YES! THANK YOU!
The one that really sets my blood boiling is the use of 'ask' as a noun instead of a verb in crappy corporate jargon speak. What is wrong with 'request'? I find 'to make an ask' especially insidious, given that it's a verb already and you can just say, 'to ask'.
Think, expecting that to change is too big an ask tbh.
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