@cvieira
213M

That nearly every modern car communicates with cell towers.

That it is expected to just give out your number to random people, be it work or organizations. I don’t want you calling or texting me, thank you very much.

this was my gripe with everyone wanting to use signal. like, no i don’t want to have to maintain a whole other phone number just so i can keep my normal phone number private, i’d rather just use something that doesn’t require phone number in the first place.

@BrownNote
23M

Doesn’t anything that doesn’t have access to your phone number have to use data?

i guess so, i just prefer to use computer more than phone generally (personal quirk tbh), i do understand that’s not a possibility for some situations/people tho!

@roastpotatothief
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Or your address. I’m never going to invite my bank manager around for drinks, so he doesn’t need to know my home address. Here’s my email.

Capitalism.

@BrownNote
13M

Why?

An ideology that posits infinite resources in a finite world, and also seems to bring about its own destruction

Communism and socialism have never brought on their own destruction before?

the fact that nobody knows how to email anymore. nobody knows how to bottom-post, nobody knows how to trim quoted messages, nobody knows that you should always use plain-text email.

@BrownNote
43M

Wait, why should email always be plain text? HTML allows for formatting, images, links, and tables, which are crucial when communicating at work.

@nromdotcom
43M

One may posit that your images, tables, and formatting may be better served as an attachment or linked webpage.

https://useplaintext.email/#why-plaintext

@BrownNote
33M

Thanks for the info. I like my colors and formatting, but I’ll look into it further.

@salarua@sopuli.xyz
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first, security: the web stack is almost impossible to implement securely. there will be vulnerabilities, which will be mercilessly exploited. second, privacy: tracking pixels and other spyware are everywhere in emails. third, accessibility: plaintext emails are a piece of cake for screen readers and braille displays, while HTML emails are a very mixed bag; and plaintext is universal. every email client, no matter how basic or esoteric, is able to display it.

@BrownNote
13M

Doesn’t blocking external content in emails (like images) prevent the spyware from working?

yes, but there are still the problems of security and accessibility. blocking external content is a band-aid.

Oue
43M

i would add blame to Outlook and Gmail being predominant “client” that seem to push top-post replies versus the obviously superior-for-reading-flow bottom-posting.

i try to plain text reply as often as I can but having the ability to embolden important text is too beneficial

yes, i addressed that in another reply. personally, for emphasizing things in plaintext, i use **Markdown**, which is actually pretty much universally understood.

@roastpotatothief
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The worst is when markdown is automatically converted into rich text.

automatically

*automatically* … there we go.

although a lot of this is email clients’ fault. the developers of said email clients were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should, and now we’re all stuck with bad defaults.

Adding -holic or -aholic as a suffix for addictions. Alcohol addicts = alcoholic. Chocoholics are then addicts of chocohol? Shoppahol for shopping addicts? I know language evolves, but this one bothers me.

When people try to call me instead of sending me a message 😠😠😠

Travis Skaalgard
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Just be aware that making us all antisocial is a part of the bourgieoisie agenda. You’re engineered to be scared of socialization because they don’t want us to unionize or help our neighbors.

What do you think of the global reaction to covid, in this context?

I mean, necessary, unfortunately. It sucks but social distancing is necessary for this.

@Zalamander
13M

Interesting perspective!

For me the dislike is not so much about the socialization, but rather the demand for immediate attention that the call requests. I always happen to get calls during work hours in the middle of experiments. I just let it ring and text back later, but I always make sure to take a bit longer than if they had just texted, hehe.

@zagebo
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When people cut their hair off and say they “shaved their head.” I briefly shaved my head in 2020 and it’s a lot of work. Running the clippers over your head isn’t “shaving.”

Oue
53M

care to elaborate? what’s involved once you shave your head? I’m considering a full head shave done professionally.

@Octorine
13M

I think they mean that a shave involves razors, not just clippers.

Oue
13M

So razors to clean up any stubble or left over hairs, correct?

I am just wondering myself how involved it will be after the fact I suppose. sounds pretty involved to maintain full bald head.

Travis Skaalgard
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Yes, “shaving” means running a razor across skin until it is smooth, not just cutting the hair very short. But keeping the look and keeping it practical means shaving every day. Head stubble isn’t like stubble on any other part of your body. Within 18 hours, your head will feel like sandpaper. It will catch on fabric, literally hurt your loved ones’ skin if it rubs against them, and the worse it gets, the harder it is on your razor. I was using one razor blade each day. It was getting expensive and difficult.

EDIT: I should also add that if you’re not used to it, this entire process is painful. Your scalp is fucking sensitive.

I find shaving mine once a week is best. Doesn’t get too harsh in that time and keeps my head from being all messed up from overuse of a razor. Every day is brutal to sensitive skin.

Then your hair grows much slower than mine. If I let it go longer than a day, I’d use two razor blades for one shave.

Well I’m well down the path of genuine baldness so that’s probably true.

Probably. The reason I was shaving my head wasn’t that I was balding, it was that I thought it would be more convenient than having hair. I was incorrect in this assessment.

Dessalines
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“It is what it is”.

You might as well just say, “this”, or in another sense, “there’s nothing we can do to change X”.

Well, it is what it is, people like using certain phrases.

@xergi0k
33M

The entire country I currently live in lives by this motto. Drives me nuts sometimes.

Most people do not care about good commit messages, proper community organization or working in a clean way that scales (thinking of the NixOS community here).

@roastpotatothief
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Being asked to prove I’m not a robot, by a robot.

Traffic lights in places they’re not needed.

Cobblestones on cycling routes.

Casual incompetence - shop staff who aren’t very good at counting money - telephonists who aren’t very good at listening - managers who aren’t very good at being on time.

The ill-thought-out anti-covid policy in most territories.

The gradual descent of western society into slavery.

Why is nobody else bothered by these things?

gas stations without any prices labeled

@musicmatze
63M

May I ask where you’re from? In my part of the world that’s basically unheard of!

@BrownNote
23M

I think it is worse when a gas station has a price on the sign, only for you to find out that price is only if you get a car wash.

Not cleaning up after yourself or making things better than you found them. The Boy Scouts suck but their principle is forever instilled in me

xenith
73M

extending the sound of a written word by repeating a letter that doesn’t correlate with the sound.

ex: ohhhhhhh, wayyyyyyy

@zagebo
33M

ay is kinda a dipthong i think, eh to ee

on the other hand, a lot of people often lengthen /e/ rather than /ɪ/, at least in my accent

@zagebo
23M

haha i can totally hear someone saying it both ways

My biggest pet peeve is when someone spells though as tho.

Dessalines
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y tho.

Also that one in particular would just be the word’s phonetic spelling. Compared to other languages, english has never cleaned up its spelling, phonetics, etc. Its a language of pure cruft and I support ppl shortening it.

It would be a disaster to clean up the spelling or phonetics, it’s something really hard that will most probably end up making everything worse, I think it’s better to make society change the language alone.

You should try reading Irish. It’s so much worse.

@bonus_cat
43M

oh man I remember how I felt after I found out aghaidh was pronounced like “ai”.

that being said tho (sorry, couldn’t resist ;) irish phonology is wayy more regular than English it’s just a removed to learn coming from English letters because it’s hard not to think of them as standing in for another sound.

Oue
23M

y doe

@yxzi
63M

Inspired by another post on Lemmy, fruit & vegetables have been getting consistently worse, which doesn’t seem to bother many people (probably due to long-term adaptation + not knowing what to expect)

Noise/loud people

@edisondotme
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I hate leaf blowers.

  • Gas leaf blowers should be banned.
  • Leaf blowers should be banned.
  • Noise should be banned.

Blowing leaves is the most Sisyphean suburban American homeowner false task imaginable.

@BrownNote
13M

It’s extremely useful when you have a lot of plants covered in leaves

@BrownNote
53M

When people add a ‘t’ or “ed” to the word “across”.

E.g. “The stream was small enough to jump acrosst”

Maybe people are combining “across” and “crossed” because they are similar.

…when people say excape instead of escape.

@BrownNote
53M

Expresso instead of espresso

“newk you ler” energy

@BrownNote
13M

“new-killer” energy

@yxzi
33M

finding it unacceptable to wait for a reply to a message sent by instant messenger, but taking 2+ days to reply to e-mail

@Octorine
23M

Using ask as a noun or gift as a verb.

RoAe
33M

I’ve never heard someone use ask as a noun, but isn’t gift a very common and correct verb?

The best example I can think of is when you ask somebody for something quite difficult, they may respond with something like, “that’s a big/tough/tall ask.”

@ufrafecy
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Traffic, in particular how highway traffic jams are formed, should be a much larger topic in driver’s ed

@Gwynne
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