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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Alf S, Jun 4, 2015.
Why do some of those children take so long getting back?!
Good question. What that parent is supposed to do if their child is *not* at the circle, ready to get in the car, is to pull to the side and wait for them while allowing other traffic to pass. They have an entire lane set aside for just that purpose. I've used that "holding" lane many times when my grandson was late getting out for one reason or another. That one child leaves a car in the main lane to go after another is not supposed to happen at all.
And causes a lot of traffic jams, I would imagine!
Here’s a good one- the state highway department is working on one side of the interstate, and has a lane closed on the other side, even though the workers aren’t near any travel lanes on the roadway that isn’t being worked on (I-75 between Lima and Beaverdam OH).
Yep, happens around here, too, creating traffic back-ups for no good reason.
Football season's just around the corner, and Dish Network doesn't have the new ACC Network-- what's going on?!
Do you hang out at https://forums.tvnewstalk.net/? You'd love it there.
I certainly do!
This just happened:
I saw a couple moving toward a great parking spot at a shopping center, and they saw me. They got in their car as I waited patiently in the aisle with my turn signal on.
As I waited, they combed their hair, did their make up, put their eye drops in, smoked a cigarette, ate a sandwich ... It became very apparent that they weren’t going. I drove off.
Funny me! I often wait in the car for my wife. If I see someone waiting for my spot, I shake my head no, or tell them I am staying.
So called "writers" continue to amaze me with their stupidity. A new one from the AP:
It doesn't as much annoy me as it saddens me and amazes me at the same time, but was buying three slices of pizza last night at a local restaurant. The young man at the counter asked his coworker how much a slice was and was told $2.50. He grabs the calculator on the counter and proceeds to punch in 2.50 x 3 to get his total.
I sure hope his math skills are an outlier in America's youth. I'm probably nearly twice his age and even as recently as I went to school, I'm sure almost all of those that I went to school with could've instantly arrived at that total without blinking an eye.
Are they sure they were all women?
The fact that the Live TV portion of the Hulu+Live TV package requires you to have expensive, restrictive satellite internet to stream anything on it, even NFL and college football broadcasts (mobile hotspots don't work due to "streaming rights"); this is a catch-22, because seeing just one three-hour broadcast will eat up all of your allowance in a month (the highest allowance we've ever had on Dish satellite internet was 15 gigs monthly, and one 3-hr. broadcast will easily exceed that); ridiculous, if you ask me!
I bought a BluRay yesterday at a Wally World near my house, and a person was on the register being trained by another employee. The rookie had to be told what coins totaled the change returned. How sad- too many young people can’t do simple math in their heads.
15 gigs a month? Sounds more like a phone data plan. What a bloody joke!
Amazon Marketplace Vendors who list media as "Like New" but their offering only includes the disc - no case, package, etc. Got news for ya bud... that *ain't* "like new" by any definition. IMHO that's an "acceptable" offering.
I live in the boonies in South Carolina, and that's how it is with Dish or HughesNet!
The inept forecasting of the National Hurricane Center. Just a couple days ago (Tuesday 5am) NHC was forecasting that Dorian would not even reach hurricane status (minimum 74 MPH):
Now, just 48 hours later, we're suddenly looking at a possible Category 4 hurricane slamming into Florida this weekend.
This happens over and over again. Many storms over the past several years are badly under-forecast and then turn into monsters. Why are they so incompetent at this, and why are their models so poor at forecasting? Usually other models, such as the European model, have a pretty good grasp on this many days in advance at the correct intensity. It takes several days for NHC to catch up.
We need some new forecasters, or just need to outsource hurricane forecasting to other weather agencies since NHC seems to have no clue how to forecast these storms.
Also, corollary to this, is annoyance at their hurricane season "forecasts" with number of storms often featuring a range with a 100% margin of error (i.e. there will be 5-10 hurricanes, 2-4 major hurricanes, etc.). A completely useless forecast given that the number of storms is meaningless in the first place.
I seem to remember a Hurricane recently (maybe last year) that was over-forecast
(Stormzilla turned out to be a category 1).
This crap of naming Winter storms and the whole weather for ratings strategy is off-putting