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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4025 on: April 03, 2024, 09:06:49 pm »
Yep, was too distracted/concentrated compiling my project, took the subtle trolling literally :palm:

Wasn't planning on trolling. It's a way my friends used to explain to other why top post is bad. Being on a mailing list with a few hundred emails a day if you didn't snip emails or reply correctly then the spectrum collective would rise up and pick on you until you corrected your ways.

Though I did sneak in one troll, that was those that reply in the quoted text, leaving you wondering what is quoted and what is reply.


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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4026 on: April 04, 2024, 05:42:24 pm »
Xena that’s exceptionally poor form publicly naming and shaming an employee. Every one was young and dumb once , but it appears that you sir, are not worthy of having employees in your charge.

Thank you for your opinions.

It is young dumb dangerous idiots like him who get people killed.

He has already had numerous complaints made against him by other members of my department, beside his lack of productivity.

I am gently letting him know that it will not be tolerated, and giving him the chance to consider his behaviour.

I have no problem with verbal banter but do not tolerate practical jokes.

He has done far worse to others, this way he gets a final, and I mean final chance. I have only brought this to his attention so as not alert those who would have no choice but terminate his contract, there is zero tolerance for stupidity like this by the company's HR and H&S: I doubt any of those persons would read this forum.

I could not berate the guy in the work place in front of colleagues as it would then have to become public and he would have to have been dismissed already.

Supposedly a college wizz kid, this person has in the last two weeks played various stunts including putting IPA in a colleagues drinks cup.

If you, sir,  think that is funny you are as much a dumb **** as he is.

If you wish to address me again my pronouns are She and Her, my acceptable titles are Miss, Ms, or formally, Doctor.

Not sir.

Regards.
Xena.

Then report it and get him fired, someone who does the things you claim needs to learn the hard way.

I gave the guy a chance by letting him know what would happen without confrontation at work. Due process is a drag to go through and not nice to be identified as a whistle blower.

Sorry for using the forum thus.

However he was more stupid than I first thought as he took a screen shot of the linked post before it was deleted and went to HR himself to put in a complaint about me, claiming bullying.

After talking to others in the department, HR focused more on his behaviour than mine and was summarily dismissed this afternoon.

If he thinks he's funny and wants to act like a twat he can do it somewhere else now.

Regards,
Xena.

 
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4027 on: April 04, 2024, 05:47:31 pm »
I know what it is like believe me.
 

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4028 on: April 07, 2024, 10:27:27 am »
for a pet peeve how about whatever the fuck you call reassembling a leatherman with those fucking keyed washers on the fucking keyed shaft that is barely fucking visible without keyed end caps with zero fucking clearance on the fat fucking flat hex screwdriver tip holder


why did i fucking take that fucking thing apart for cleaning. You need special fucking tweezers or something for that. holy shit


it would be approximately 50000 times less annoying if the god damn venier end washer was keyed so it does not fucking spin around.


not to mention that god damn lever you need to depress or the shaft siezes. I need doctor fucking octopus to do this shit for me



and chemistry laboratory jacks are bad too they also play demented games with snap rings and crappy rollers.
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4029 on: April 13, 2024, 06:13:28 pm »
One of my peeves is excessive and unnecessary profanity in print, past the point of cuteness.
 
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4030 on: April 21, 2024, 08:57:08 pm »
   Station Astronauts bobbing up and down, (like some crazed Frank Zappa set).

   We've all seen it;...space station 'employees' bobbing up and down for the NASA camera shot, with vidio about life...whoosh...in space....  whoosh.   (whoosh).

   Such a petty nuisance, In these troubled times.   But they also (all) seem to wear the ugliest clothes ...
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4031 on: April 24, 2024, 12:26:56 pm »
Amazon and Ebay begging for product reviews before I have a chance to test them out.  They think the review should be based on shipping and first appearances. I like to test things out first.  They could give me 2 weeks to get to know the product before filling my email box with junk.
 
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4032 on: April 24, 2024, 01:00:00 pm »
They think the review should be based on shipping and first appearances. I like to test things out first.
They don't care about honest reviews and they (at least Amazon) are notorious for not allowing negative reviews. All they need is to sell, regardless of whether the product is good or bad.
 

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4033 on: April 24, 2024, 01:38:34 pm »
I bought a passive audio channel switch box on Amazon.

After 3 weeks the selector buttons became intermittent and scratchy.

I said that in the review.

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4034 on: April 24, 2024, 06:07:44 pm »
Something that bothers me is when quite valuable electronics (industrial equipment, minicomputers, etc) are sent to scrap simply because the parties who are cleaning out a house/storage unit don't see the value. In one recent case I saw what must be at least $5K (potentially much more) of hardware tossed into dumpsters and turned into waste.
 

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4035 on: April 27, 2024, 07:16:25 pm »
I bought a passive audio channel switch box on Amazon.

After 3 weeks the selector buttons became intermittent and scratchy.

I said that in the review.

"Your review has been rejected because of reasons."
Resubmit it to Amazon
Add amazon, company name and model to your post.
Even if Amazon rejects it, google will find it.
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   If three 100  Ohm resistors are connected in parallel, and in series with a 200 Ohm resistor, how many resistors do you have? 
 

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4036 on: April 27, 2024, 08:15:24 pm »
Pet peeve: Hackers.

Instead of spending an evening watching movies on Friday night with my wife, I spent over an hour on the phone with Netflix after a hacker hacked my account, changed my password and the email associated with my account, and locked me out. Bastards...
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4037 on: May 16, 2024, 08:15:05 pm »
Schottky diodes datasheets that don't specify junction capacitance.
 

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4038 on: May 23, 2024, 10:25:20 pm »
Today I cleaned my ENGINEER SS-02 Solder Sucker.

Stripped it down, spring flew across the room.

My peeve is that when this sort of thing happens, even though there’s no gaps in the floor etc, even if it’s carpeted,  the part dropped/flung/sent flying with hot air etc, can never ever be found again.
 

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4039 on: May 23, 2024, 10:49:48 pm »
You're not looking for them right.

What you need to do is spend some time sourcing and ordering a replacement, and shortly after delivery you'll find the original.
 
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4040 on: May 24, 2024, 06:17:14 am »
Today I cleaned my ENGINEER SS-02 Solder Sucker.

Stripped it down, spring flew across the room.

My peeve is that when this sort of thing happens, even though there’s no gaps in the floor etc, even if it’s carpeted,  the part dropped/flung/sent flying with hot air etc, can never ever be found again.
tip- open inside a plastic bag anything spring loaded like a solder sucker.
Hobbyist with a basic knowledge of electronics
 
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4041 on: May 24, 2024, 02:35:31 pm »
You're not looking for them right.

What you need to do is spend some time sourcing and ordering a replacement, and shortly after delivery you'll find the original.

That is actually a fairly effective search strategy.  I find that the missing part frequently shows up within a day or so of the new parts arrival.
 

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4042 on: May 25, 2024, 06:52:35 pm »
   REMOTE CONTROLs on complex entertainment systems:

   Had to laugh, on this one.   Problems in my house were one thing, but now I've started to hear from other households, a problem that, basically, should really have been addressed before production release!
   What I'm describing is a basic flub-up, in locating SOUND BARS right straight in front of...(You guessed it), ...right in front of the front-mounted IR detectors, that are responsible for operating your hand-held remote control.
Thus we witness a newer habit, of raising one's arm high, to 'point' the remote for some kind of response.   I say 'complex' system as many modern setups, having the typical wide screen and various server boxes, (including Internet).

   Seems fair to say, some loss of practical testing, maybe.   But other 'buggy' bugs are present as well, in that button-layden remote.
I've noticed, as examples, the system can often get 'lost' (frozen), during fast forward actions; maybe something to do with loss of KEY frame, in the video decompression.
Also though, certain number keys have strange flakey behaviour; like Press 2 and no response for several seconds.   OK so press again,
; now you get '22' all of a sudden.  Doesn't seem like a hardware / button problem would do this, looks more like software (again, not fully tested, or they don't care!).

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4043 on: May 26, 2024, 07:01:43 am »
Small pet peeve:

I use a soldering unit that uses a brass sponge to clean the iron tip. Over time that gets full and when I wipe the iron on the sponge, the thing springs back and either A: Throws old solidified tin everywhere, or B: Throws hot molten tin everywhere. It makes a mess. Should probably switch to a regular soldering sponge, but I wouldn't know where to put it.
Hehe, spooked my friends with an exploding electrolytic capacitor the other day 😁.
 

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4044 on: June 05, 2024, 11:04:10 pm »
 

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4045 on: June 06, 2024, 03:34:17 am »
Small pet peeve:

I use a soldering unit that uses a brass sponge to clean the iron tip. Over time that gets full and when I wipe the iron on the sponge, the thing springs back and either A: Throws old solidified tin everywhere, or B: Throws hot molten tin everywhere. It makes a mess. Should probably switch to a regular soldering sponge, but I wouldn't know where to put it.

Those brass things need to be emptied every once in a while. Problem solved.
 

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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4046 on: June 07, 2024, 10:12:57 am »
Ready meals, packaged food in trays with a plastic film covering.

Why can't some supermarket chains do this right while others can?

Good ones.  Rip off fairly okay when cold, but rip off perfectly well while hot.  Medium ones are hard to rip off when cold, always come apart in peices.  The bad ones simply can't be removed without spending the same kind of time it does to find the stuck down end of a roll of celetape and pulling only part of the tape every time.  When they are hot, they do exactly the same thing and you get burnt fingers and bits of plastic in your meal.

So obviously someone has made plastic film seals that can be removed easily and convienently but not the others.

In response to this.  I have limited my "attempt time" to 10 seconds.  If it doesn't peel open I attack it with a knife.

Similarly in packages like "Ham, cheese slice" etc.  They put the little pull tab corner on things.

30% of the time the tab is stuck down and you cannot get a nail under it to peel it.  30% of the time the tab comes up but when you tried and pull it, you find the lid has been stuck on with super glue and will not move.  30% of the time it does peel, but rips the lid into two peices.  Only 10% of the time do you get in and be able to seal the packet again!

And don't get me started on "Resealable package".  It might work if they actually spent 0.1p on the glue/gum.  They don't.  Never do these packages stay closed the second time nevermind the umpteenth.
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4047 on: June 07, 2024, 10:59:41 am »
Dare I say this on an electronics forum? ...
LED lights on cars
 
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4048 on: June 07, 2024, 11:10:24 am »
LED lights on cars

I couldn't agree more!

  • the headlights blind me
  • they are difficult and expensive to replace

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/business/led-hid-headlights-blinding.html
 
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Re: Your pet peeve, technical or otherwise.
« Reply #4049 on: June 07, 2024, 12:18:36 pm »
LED lights on cars

I couldn't agree more!

  • the headlights blind me
  • they are difficult and expensive to replace

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/business/led-hid-headlights-blinding.html

I'm middle aged and been driving for quite some time in all sorts of conditions and roads and areas and time of day/night; and driven (as a brief visitor) in other european countries.
I've always found the halogen lights on my 90's vehicle/s to give me all the illumination I need.
And I tend to drive swiftly, not illegally.. just swiftly.
The modern lights seem to have found a solution to a problem that never existed; and creating another problem at the same time - in my opinion.

Now you look on the internet, and you find this ..
https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/298139/
.. apparently these modern lights are a positive thing.

I would genuinely like to know what the difference is between those types of people and people like me.
 


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