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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?

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

@yxzi
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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)

@yxzi
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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
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Using ask as a noun or gift as a verb.

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

Major Monday
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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.”

Noise/loud people

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

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

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@Zalamander
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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.

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

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

ex: ohhhhhhh, wayyyyyyy

@zagebo
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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
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haha i can totally hear someone saying it both ways

@BrownNote
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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
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Expresso instead of espresso

“newk you ler” energy

@BrownNote
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“new-killer” energy

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

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Major Monday
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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.

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

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

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

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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
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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.

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

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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.

@cvieira
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That nearly every modern car communicates with cell towers.

musicmatze
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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).

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