Petty annoyances

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Eric the .5b » 02 Jan 2018, 20:30

Highway wrote:
02 Jan 2018, 19:38
Eric the .5b wrote:
02 Jan 2018, 19:35
Hugh Akston wrote:
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Paperwhite is an excellent device. Pull the trigger.
I did!

I only just recently got around to using the thing, though, doing some light reading...and it's quite nice. The "display ads on the screen when not in use" thing is vaguely annoying, and I'm pondering whether to pay the $20 to disable those. It may be too petty for $20.
If I keep the wifi off long enough on my ad-supported Kindle Touch, then it just runs out of ads and shows some random-y screensaver kind of page.
I suspect it'll refill that when I turn on the wifi and synch new books, though.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Highway » 02 Jan 2018, 20:50

Oh, it would, but I never found the ads to be that much of a pain. I do have it in a folio case, tho, so the screen is not always visible.
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Post by Warren » 02 Jan 2018, 21:09

I can't imagine what kind of hell it must be to have to go through life having never developed the ability to ignore advertising. Like I don't even see what my kindle displays until I open it.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 02 Jan 2018, 22:51

If you don't have ads you just pictures of, like, the Brontes.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Tuco » 05 Jan 2018, 23:45

So my dumb ass is late to a fucking funeral at which I was to deliver an eulogy. I also used the word "asshole" in the church. Yay, me. Got the poor son of a bitch eulogized and buried anyway, cuz that's what you do at these things.

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Post by Warren » 06 Jan 2018, 11:04

Sorry for your loss.
I dig funerals (npi). You get back in touch with people, reminisce, a little nosh, and maybe a little tipple.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Tuco » 07 Jan 2018, 07:40

Funerals seem to be my biggest social function any more. Four in the last two weeks, coming home last night, I get a call that a kid who used to work for me ran his pickup into a canal outside of Gila Bend. I wasn't there and ain't the coroner, but I'm gonna call it now, the little shit was drunk and going too fast. Fuck, people, knock it off, I've got things to do, fer chrissakes.

And I don't know when the tradition started of a relative of the deceased having to write and then recite a piece of awful doggerel consisting of poorly constructed couplets approximately the length of War and Peace, but that's just got to stop.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Warren » 07 Jan 2018, 10:38

Tuco wrote:
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I don't know when the tradition started of a relative of the deceased having to write and then recite a piece of awful doggerel consisting of poorly constructed couplets approximately the length of War and Peace
That does sound like it would be irritating to sit through. Is it more of a thing for people that died young, or do they do it for the elderly as well. My source of irritation is when they have some clergyman that barely said two words to the deceased when they were alive come in and deliver a sermon.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by the innominate one » 07 Jan 2018, 16:14

Because Google Play Store doesn't tell you how long items will be on sale, I missed the opportunity to buy a $10 book for $2 while I decided on whether I wanted it or not. I should have just bought it for $2.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Tuco » 08 Jan 2018, 06:21

Warren wrote:
07 Jan 2018, 10:38
Tuco wrote:
07 Jan 2018, 07:40
I don't know when the tradition started of a relative of the deceased having to write and then recite a piece of awful doggerel consisting of poorly constructed couplets approximately the length of War and Peace
That does sound like it would be irritating to sit through. Is it more of a thing for people that died young, or do they do it for the elderly as well. My source of irritation is when they have some clergyman that barely said two words to the deceased when they were alive come in and deliver a sermon.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by tr0g » Today, 14:20

So, I got off my ass and sharpened all the kitchen knives* with my Work Sharp Ken Onion edition that I got awhile back. Immediately thereafter I cut myself on the back of my hand with one of my newly sharpened knives.

*I did not sharpen the serrated blades or the kitchen shears
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