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post #76 of 93
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
yeah definitely. especially piano books that dont prop open you have to bend them incredibly to stay open anywhere. better to take each page out and punch hole them and place into a 3 ring binder

This is why I only buy spiral-bound piano books.
post #77 of 93
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Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
This is why I only buy spiral-bound piano books.

yeah, of course, but not everything is in spiral bound books.
post #78 of 93
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Originally Posted by KenN View Post
Add Philips screws to the list. They require two hands, they slip, and they damage your tool

I'm with rambo here..I hate when anybody uses something other than a Phillips screw (and hate that hardware stores seem to indiscriminately stock only Flathead screws in some sizes and Phillips in others)
post #79 of 93
Computer mice that do not have the sensor in the center or center/front of the mouse. I just bought a Logitech that puts the sensor under the bottom right corner of my palm. What the fuck, man.
post #80 of 93
Cant the height variance be more, as in, a good 2 feet? What's the point of having 2 with so little difference? The short one will provide for nearly everyone, so you might as well make the tall one less accommodating to small people. If these people would follow my advice people would be less likely to carry their own water, and the fountain water wouldn't taste metallic.
post #81 of 93
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post


Cant the height variance be more, as in, a good 2 feet? What's the point of having 2 with so little difference?

The short one will provide for nearly everyone, so you might as well make the tall one less accommodating to small people. If these people would follow my advice people would be less likely to carry their own water, and the fountain water wouldn't taste metallic.

Perfect for peeking down blouses
post #82 of 93
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
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post #83 of 93
Pepper mills: as the mill runs out of peppercorns, there aren't as many peppercorns above the grinder forcing the remaining peppercorns through the grinder, so you have to crank the mill more to get the same amount of pepper
post #84 of 93
some of the UI in google chrome, and windows 7.

they both have everything hidden away, but hell, it's so confusing/impossible on windows 7 just to change the balance of the speakers, and even harder to configure the IP on a simple LAN...
post #85 of 93
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
yeah, of course, but not everything is in spiral bound books.

If you really need to have a book spiral bound you can go to your local FedEx Office or similar and they can install a spiral binding. I've had to do this for music as well as test study guides (another set of books that suck if you cant get them to stay open and/or lay flat).
post #86 of 93
Late model Toyota Highlanders have 19" wheels with low profile (non-) performance tires. Not only are 19's not as common in general, but the particular tire size is only made by Toyo and Bridgestone... and not surprisingly, both suck. Low ratings and no warranty. They routinely go bare around 15k miles and cost $200/tire. It's mind-boggling that Toyota would put such rare and crappy tires on such a popular, mid-level SUV. Not to mention the fact that they use the same tires no matter where it's sold in the US. At least here in CA my only gripe is how quickly the tires go bare, unlike people in other parts of the country that deal with more rain and snow; the tires are flat out dangerous in their situation.
post #87 of 93
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
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.

I have to reply to this, because I just had this dicussion with a client who asked the same thing. They're ostensibly that far off the floor for the same reason a lot of public restrooms use wall-hung toilets: so it's easier to clean under them and you don't get wads of crap collecting in the corners where the partitions meet the floor.
post #88 of 93
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Originally Posted by cncrd View Post
I have to reply to this, because I just had this dicussion with a client who asked the same thing. They're ostensibly that far off the floor for the same reason a lot of public restrooms use wall-hung toilets: so it's easier to clean under them and you don't get wads of crap collecting in the corners where the partitions meet the floor.

Few other reasons:
- so people can tell when a stall is occupied in case doors drift to a closed position naturally.
- so people can't be doing funny business in stalls.
post #89 of 93
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
Fax machines. IMpossible to remove shrink wrapping on DVDs, videogames and CDs. Plastic wrapping covering many electronic products that require a really sharp scissors or knife to rip open.

Do you not carry a small pocket knife?
post #90 of 93
I would label shrink-wrap that doesn't come off unless cut as properly designed.
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