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post #1 of 93
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Bathroom stalls that have giant gaps between the door and the wall so people can see you squatting even if they aren't particularly trying to. Also, floor gaps so that they can see your feet. I mean, WTF. WTF is your fucking problem, public bathroom designing assholes? Can't I have my privacy while I poop? Certain nicer buildings have moved away from this model towards a more private alternative, but the vast majority are still utterly terrible. Name some more that make you want to skullfuck some sense into the designer.
post #2 of 93
I'll go with any cramped or crowded kitchen. If I can't roll out dough or have enough room to have multiple pots and pans going, then fuck that shit in the eye.
post #3 of 93
My avatar and you would agree about this.
post #4 of 93
I like the old style bathroom stalls where they had marble compartments instead of "partitions".
post #5 of 93
I think the bathroom design is so that drunks and junkies can't pass out and choke to death without being seen/saved/abused/laughed at. Just a guess but I know my life got duller when I couldn't see vagrants suffer.
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Funny to see this thread. I just bought a small adjustable mirror that supposedly clips on to the rearview mirror in my car so I can see my little girl in her car seat in the back. F*cking piece of sh*t doesn't fit on my car at all. I took a knife to it and carved it up a bit and bent the plastic for a very ugly but at least functional fit, then removed the protective film off the mirror and see that the thing is a plastic POS with all kinds of bumps and distortions in the mirror. It is utterly useless, and now I can't return it. Complete waste of $7.99 plus tax. Very irritating.
post #7 of 93
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Funny to see this thread. I just bought a small adjustable mirror that supposedly clips on to the rearview mirror in my car so I can see my little girl in her car seat in the back. F*cking piece of sh*t doesn't fit on my car at all. I took a knife to it and carved it up a bit and bent the plastic for a very ugly but at least functional fit, then removed the protective film off the mirror and see that the thing is a plastic POS with all kinds of bumps and distortions in the mirror. It is utterly useless, and now I can't return it. Complete waste of $7.99 plus tax. Very irritating.
On the topic of mirrors - you know those "fogless shaving mirrors" for your shower? Well those pieces of shit are never fogless. I actually have to keep my goddamn shower door slide open a foot so there is enough ventilation to keep the stupid thing fogless. I should sue.
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I think the bathroom design is so that drunks and junkies can't pass out and choke to death without being seen/saved/abused/laughed at. Just a guess but I know my life got duller when I couldn't see vagrants suffer.
Fine - in rest stops. But in high-end office buildings? Come on.
post #8 of 93
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Bathroom stalls that have giant gaps between the door and the wall so people can see you squatting even if they aren't particularly trying to. Also, floor gaps so that they can see your feet. I mean, WTF. WTF is your fucking problem, public bathroom designing assholes? Can't I have my privacy while I poop?

Certain nicer buildings have moved away from this model towards a more private alternative, but the vast majority are still utterly terrible.

Name some more that make you want to skullfuck some sense into the designer.

You think that's bad? How about the moron designer that decided that bathrooms needed super shiny floors. Sure they make it dark but it is still reflective enough that you can see the dude in the next stall.
post #9 of 93
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On the topic of mirrors - you know those "fogless shaving mirrors" for your shower? Well those pieces of shit are never fogless. I actually have to keep my goddamn shower door slide open a foot so there is enough ventilation to keep the stupid thing fogless. I should sue..

Try covering your mirror in shaving foam and then wiping it off. Stops mirrors fogging up for a couple of weeks. (Works with the pressurized canisters, never tried using powder and a badger brush on my mirror yet...)
post #10 of 93
Bodywork coloured bumpers; they suck.
post #11 of 93
It is amazing how often things are designed poorly. One little gripe I have in my Bimmer - It has "automatic" wiper blades that sense the rain and wipe with according frequency. You have to hit a little button on the stalk that comes off the steering column to turn it on, and a light comes on to let you know it's on. But the light is impossible to see through the steering wheel. You have to lean all the way over to peer around the wheel to see it. Far from ideal.
post #12 of 93
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I won't even mention the iPhone 4. The things that piss me off are not ill-designed things but rather ill-designed processes. Especially relating to airplanes: 1) All electronic devices must be turned off during take-off and landing. Really, bitch? I've left my phone on (airplane mode) and things haven't gone to hell. A battery operated device will not cause the pilot to not be able to communicate with the air traffic controller. WHY DO YOU TAKE AWAY OUR FREEDOMS? Besides, no one's computer is actually off. It's on standby mode. Now what? You gonna make us open our computers and click shut down in front of your eyes? Whoever made that rule is a HUGE asshole. 2) Don't get me started on the liquids rule. I mean, let's put a few things together. 5 3oz. bottles of magical explosive liquid + one 15 oz empty mixing bottle in my backpack = You are fucked anyway you TSA dimwits. Die. DIE. 3) Seats upright during take-off. Why? So no one hits their face in case there is a rapid break or jolt? How about everyone moves their seat down, and then no one will be at risk of hitting their face any more than before. Assholes. 4) Hey asshole pilot. I don't need to hear about what kinds of nimbus clouds are now viewable on our right. Go fuck yourself with a nimbus until it cumuluses into your stupid face. Especially do not do this while I'm watching a movie. A movie on your POS outdated system that starts movies every couple of hours, where I cannot pause, and of course through brilliant design, when you use the intercom it freezes the movie, and does not pause, so I miss three minutes of the best part because of your fucking clouds. Seriously. Go. Fuck. Yourself. 5) Why can't you all be like JetBlue and give me uninterrupted satellite during takeoff and landing. There are probably hundreds more, but I don't have the time to post them now. airlines!
post #13 of 93
I think I remember something about the airlines and/or FAA reviewing the electronic devices thing a few years ago, and they decided not to review that policy in the end after looking at the science of it again. Obviously, FCC regs don't allow these things to cause meaningful interference in the first place, but I guess the miniscule chance something might not be operating as specified and causing a problem, nevermind how remote, would just invite so many lawsuits it's not worth it. The upright seats thing I always assumed was more about allowing the fastest, most uncomplicated paths of egress. I feel you on the liquids. What an arbitrary, dumb rule. But air security is so full of inconsistencies and nonsense it's best not to get started.
post #14 of 93
It's very difficult to drink heavily on airplanes now given the no liquids rule.
post #15 of 93
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It's very difficult to drink heavily on airplanes now given the no liquids rule.

Well, you could just buy a couple of bottles of chartreuse at the duty free.
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