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Old 10-24-2015, 06:32 PM   #1021
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Yahoo videos with a long (30 second) commercial that doesn't provide a "skip ad" button. I just skip the video.
YouTube has had ads you can skip after five seconds. I think they are just conditioning us for the longer delays around the corner.
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:01 PM   #1022
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We have a second home in Florida in a development that doesn't allow parking in the street, so people park in their driveways because their garages are full of crap. Those that have more than two cars are always blocking the sidewalks, against association rules. Many of them are deputy sheriffs....what can you do?
I presume this is a strata. Look at the bylaws. If the bylaws specifically forbid street parking, the Board (or HOA) can issue (a) a friendly notice followed by (b) a notice of bylaw complaint, and if the problem is not resolved within the designated time frame, (c) a fine. Whether the Board or HOA cares to pursue this is another matter. But there is little point in having bylaws if no attempt is made to enforce them.
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My pet peeve is that I got The Christmas Toys r us toy book in the mail yesterday . Seriously it is not even Nov.1.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:19 PM   #1024
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We have two Sonicare toothbrushes. One has no model number or name at all, even looking on the bottom with magnifying glass.

The other has a model number on the bottom that can only be read with a magnifying glass.

The brush heads are subtly (and unnecessarily) different. One brush head type will fit both, the other will fit only one.

I gave a curmudgeonly call to support.

"What type do I buy?"
"Are they push on heads?"
"Yes."
"You can buy any push-on type."
"But one type only fits one of the bases."
"Oh, what model is that?"
"Beats me. It doesn't say anywhere at all."
"Could I make a suggestion? Could you print the name or number of the model on each base and brush head?"

Not making this up:
"You can make that suggestion, but it won't get to the people who manufacture the toothbrushes."
"You can't pass that on?"
"No. I don't have any way to contact them."

Maybe you have a fake.... all the ones that I have or had does have a model number on the bottom and a serial number (at least I think it is)....

My pet peeve with these is that they do not seem to last... I have had three handles go bad... they are not cheap...
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:56 PM   #1025
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Stingy rebate requirements.


We got a rain barrel to help save water.


I 'jumped' ahead and got it all hooked up and ready to go for the next rain.


But - in order to qualify for the rebate, a before picture is required of the gutter and barrel and two after pics.


I had already modified the downspout gutter to install the barrel.


So, we won't qualify for the partial rebate.


Grrrr....
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Old 10-25-2015, 05:05 PM   #1026
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Stingy rebate requirements.


We got a rain barrel to help save water.


I 'jumped' ahead and got it all hooked up and ready to go for the next rain.


But - in order to qualify for the rebate, a before picture is required of the gutter and barrel and two after pics.


I had already modified the downspout gutter to install the barrel.


So, we won't qualify for the partial rebate.


Grrrr....
That's what Photoshop is for.
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:00 AM   #1027
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My pet peeve with these is that they do not seem to last... I have had three handles go bad... they are not cheap...
I just ordered these third-party ones for $1.39 each. I'll let you know if they are any good:


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OBSMGZY
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:14 AM   #1028
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My pet peeve for today is the overuse of the word "miracle". It comes up a lot in stories about health care. Here's an example:

Couple prepares for ‘miracle’ triplets - Salmon Arm Observer

It's not a miracle, just one chance in 50 million. I wish people understood probability.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:36 AM   #1030
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I just ordered these third-party ones for $1.39 each. I'll let you know if they are any good:


Amazon.com: 20 Replacement Brush Heads HX6013 HX6014 ProResults Compatible with Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush: Health & Personal Care

I thought you were talking about the handles and not the heads....

I have ordered the heads like you have.... much cheaper and they seem to fit just fine...
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Mine does too. Dead birds also. Her breath is awful.
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So he disconnects again and we look at the old tank and the new tank and there is a black rubber gasket missing from the new tank.
Couldn't you take the gasket from the old tank and put it on the new one?
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Mine does too. Dead birds also. Her breath is awful.
Dogs being dogs.
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My pet peeve is people who drive with both feet. A guy passed me on the highway yesterday going at least 80 mph(in a 70 zone) and had his brakes on for at least several minutes before he was out of sight. He must go thru a lot of brake pads while risking the lives of everyone else on the road.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:55 PM   #1035
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I wish people understood probability.

Oh, I am so with you on that. But alas, I think it's a lost cause. I keep seeing people buying dozens of lottery tickets, thinking it will vastly increase their chances of hitting the jackpot.

Here's an interesting take on it:
Why People Probably Don't Understand Probability : NPR
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But alas, I think it's a lost cause. I keep seeing people buying dozens of lottery tickets, thinking it will vastly increase their chances of hitting the jackpot.
Of course it does. If I buy two lottery tickets rather than one, my odds of winning went up by 100%. So the more I buy the better my chances of winning. It's sort of like this:

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Of course it does. If I buy two lottery tickets rather than one, my odds of winning went up by 100%. So the more I buy the better my chances of winning.
Wow! Thanks for setting me straight on that.

So if I buy ten tickets, my odds of winning must go up by 1,000%. This is looking better all the time.
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... we look at the old tank and the new tank and there is a black rubber gasket missing from the new tank...
With the standard 5-gallon BBQ propane tank that I use, the rubber ring is on the removeable hose/regulator assembly and not the tank. Yours is obviously of a different design.

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Wow! Thanks for setting me straight on that.

So if I buy ten tickets, my odds of winning must go up by 1,000%. This is looking better all the time.
Yes. The chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 292 million.

If you buy 10 tickets, it is now 10 in 292 million, still a very small number but it is 10x higher. Similarly, a beggar who has a dime is 10x richer than a beggar with a penny.

Realizing that the minuscule chance of a jackpot is discouraging, the lottery officials entice people to buy more by increasing the odds of winning little prizes. The chance of winning $4 is 1 in 38. So, people win that once in a while, and that gives them encouragement to keep on buying although spending $38 to get $4 on the average does not sound too appealing to me.
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My peeve today is customer service reps that cannot use critical thinking or common sense to solve a problem. Or maybe it's the company policy that ties the hands of customer service reps.

Our oldest DD will age out of our health insurance in November. She will switch to the policy offered by her university (she is a contracted PhD student). BC/BS sent us a letter that said "your dependent, Jane Doe, will lose coverage on her 26th birthday". DD submitted a copy of that letter with her application to the university coverage. Today she received an email stating that "we need a letter indicating the date on which you will lose coverage. The letter you submitted does not indicate the date and is unacceptable".

Grrr....is it such a leap to go from "Jane loses coverage on her 26th birthday" to "Jane has applied for our coverage and indicated / proved that her birthday is a certain date " to "Jane loses coverage on that certain date" ??

So now I have a request in to BC/BS for a letter specifying the date that DD will lose coverage. Making work for me and someone at BC/BS.
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My peeve today is customer service reps that cannot use critical thinking or common sense to solve a problem. Or maybe it's the company policy that ties the hands of customer service reps.

Our oldest DD will age out of our health insurance in November. She will switch to the policy offered by her university (she is a contracted PhD student). BC/BS sent us a letter that said "your dependent, Jane Doe, will lose coverage on her 26th birthday". DD submitted a copy of that letter with her application to the university coverage. Today she received an email stating that "we need a letter indicating the date on which you will lose coverage. The letter you submitted does not indicate the date and is unacceptable".

Grrr....is it such a leap to go from "Jane loses coverage on her 26th birthday" to "Jane has applied for our coverage and indicated / proved that her birthday is a certain date " to "Jane loses coverage on that certain date" ??

So now I have a request in to BC/BS for a letter specifying the date that DD will lose coverage. Making work for me and someone at BC/BS.
Maybe not, most letters used by insurance companies are canned, pre-written and approved by the folks in charge of that business area. Typically the processor who reviews just says this is incomplete for X reason, the variables are passed into the letter, and a human never even sees anything. Many times the thing sould be worded differently but the folks that approved the letters don't understand all the nuisances of the business.

I spent a number of years consulting in insurance back offices.

Of course it's still a great peeve!
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