Little things that irritate you

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by JerseyHammer » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:45 am

We_are_BML wrote:The gender pay gap debate..

Correct me if I'm wrong but to calculate these figures they have taken the average pay of men and women without taking any other factors into consideration, how on earth can you take anything from such figures, give me figures on like for like jobs
Correct me if I'm wrong (decent chance of that) but hasn't it been proven to be a bit of a myth?

Like when you have a male and a female doing the exact same job with exact same conditions, the gap in pay is non existent. Also, that left to their own devices, a "typical" female with tend to go for jobs and careers that they have "typically" done so - which tend to be lower salary scales. Jordan Peterson seems keen on this (I don't agree with everything he says) but the point that stuck, was how men and women differ in terms of IQ. If you take the average, we are roughly the same. However the women's IQs tend to cluster around the mean, mens have a larger spread (therefore men fill the prisons to a larger extent, but also fill the top positions)

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Dave Hedgehog » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:08 pm

JerseyHammer wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong (decent chance of that) but hasn't it been proven to be a bit of a myth?

Like when you have a male and a female doing the exact same job with exact same conditions, the gap in pay is non existent. Also, that left to their own devices, a "typical" female with tend to go for jobs and careers that they have "typically" done so - which tend to be lower salary scales. Jordan Peterson seems keen on this (I don't agree with everything he says) but the point that stuck, was how men and women differ in terms of IQ. If you take the average, we are roughly the same. However the women's IQs tend to cluster around the mean, mens have a larger spread (therefore men fill the prisons to a larger extent, but also fill the top positions)
This reminds me of the time my dad said to me: "Your little brother's going to go far in life, because whenever he goes for a job interview, he's too thick to realise he can't do the job."

He wasn't even joking.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by sendô » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:11 pm

Players that don't celebrate scoring against their old clubs.

Mugs off their new clubs if you ask me.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by 1875Hammer » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:04 am

Samba wrote:Back in the day, you'd sometimes see dogs on their own, roaming the streets.
You NEVER get that these days. Dogs are always with someone or on a lead. There is no excuse now for letting a dog **** anywhere it likes. Even if you don't have gloves or a bag with you (as most dog walkers now do), take the dog to the kerb, to let it do it in the road.
Was a packet recently left on the pavement outside our house. We can avoid it so that it doesn't affect us but someone else, as usual, trod in it which then spreads it everywhere, left & right, making it now, probably impossible to not walk in some of it.
No wonder muslims take their shoes off at their front door.
I'd shoot the lot of 'em.

Errant dog owners, not muslims..
The thing is dogs on their own would rather **** in a field, in the woods or in someone's back garden. They wouldn't choose to take a dump on the footpath beside someone's driveway. That's their b*stard owners choice.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by DasNutNock » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:16 am

Picking today as the first day to try running to & from my new office. Good choice there, Dan!

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by chelmsfordhammer91 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:43 am

DasNutNock wrote:Picking today as the first day to try running to & from my new office. Good choice there, Dan!
I booked today and tomorrow off to use up some annual leave. Felt like a waste but the house is already tidied and I get to go with my wife to take our daughter to her first couple of hours of nursery without us there.

For once I have a brilliant team leader who I trust to cover me whilst I'm out of the office. Normally even one day off means going back to half a day of cleaning up his predecessors incompetence. I can actually fully relax on my day's off now!

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by DasNutNock » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:43 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Picking today as the first day to try running to & from my new office. Good choice there, Dan!
Did the return leg with a stitch after 300m. Strava also conked out so I don’t know how long it took. Great success!

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by WHU Independent » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:54 pm

My PC randomly cutting out and dying. I had a busy weekend and have just fixed it, but it's a bit fubarded so I've had to restore and image. Took a while as I had to dismantle it and put it back together. All good now but a complete waste of time.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Clucking Bell » Tue May 01, 2018 9:57 pm

Apple, the computer company rather than the fruit that is.

My three-year-old Macbook had a memory chip failure which now necessitates replacing the entire motherboard at a cost of $800. A price that can only be described as a ****ing bargain compared to the $2,800 it costs to buy a new one. The new ones, of course, are absolute **** because some **** at Apple thought it would be a good idea to delete the SD card slot and all of the ports that I actually use.

I sincerely hope that there is a Hell and that Steve Jobs is burning in it. May Apple, every b*stard who works for them and all of their cuntish shareholders suffer from a plague of locusts, scrofula and piles the size of a ****ing watermelon before being impaled slowly on a rusty iron spike!

c****!

PS .... any of you computer genius ever tried loading Mac OS on a PC? I'm sure it must be possible but, I'm too much of a computer biff to figure it out.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Wed May 02, 2018 12:14 am

For macOS on a PC google "hackintosh"

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Wed May 02, 2018 7:38 am

Having a £600 Samsung washing machine pack up 4 months after its guarantee expired.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by jastons » Wed May 02, 2018 9:01 am

What does a £600 washing machine do that a £200 machine doesn't?

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by DasNutNock » Wed May 02, 2018 9:40 am

jastons wrote:What does a £600 washing machine do that a £200 machine doesn't?
Ask his mum.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Greatest Cockney Rip Off » Wed May 02, 2018 9:53 am

Clucking Bell wrote:The new ones, of course, are absolute **** because some **** at Apple thought it would be a good idea to delete the SD card slot and all of the ports that I actually use.
Currently using one at work. It's only got USBC ports which is a real ballache. All the old MAC power supplies I have are useless and nobody (yet) has created an adaptor. This must have a hugh impact on the environment. The absolute cuntish thing about this new laptop is that it didn't come with an adaptor for these peripherals so you're effectively spending north of 2 large for a laptop and power supply - nothing else. Absolute insanity but luckily I'm not paying.

*Oh and said adaptor is upwards of 70 notes so another piss-take from Apple.

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Post by westham,eggyandchips » Wed May 02, 2018 10:32 am

jastons wrote:What does a £600 washing machine do that a £200 machine doesn't?
Haven't a clue.

What I do know is, I couldn't find one for under £200 in Currys last night, especially one that does what Mrs Eggs wants it to do.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by ThreeSixes » Wed May 02, 2018 11:09 am

jastons wrote:What does a £600 washing machine do that a £200 machine doesn't?
Packs up 4 months after the warranty expires?

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Hammers Dad » Wed May 02, 2018 12:48 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Having a £600 Samsung washing machine pack up 4 months after its guarantee expired.
How long was the guarantee?
I'm sure you have a "reasonable life expectancy" under the Sale of Goods Act, so if it dies after 16 months and you aren't doing 15 washes a day it goes against the fact you expected it to last 3-5 years.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by Cockneyboy311 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:54 pm

When you buy something in a shop for say 99p and they don't offer the penny change. You then feel like a prat asking for the 1p. It's the principle though :arry:

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by warp » Wed May 02, 2018 12:57 pm

Cockneyboy311 wrote:When you buy something in a shop for say 99p and they don't offer the penny change.
they should be done for false advertising.

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Re: Little things that irritate you

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Wed May 02, 2018 2:33 pm

Driving in the rain and leaf or a bug of some sort gets stuck under the window wiper.

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