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Old 19 October 2018, 12:29 AM
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There is a number of times in my life I would like to have audio play the moment I enter a webpage. That number is zero.
I recall with pride the day I learned how to create a background audio file for a webpage. Frames were my next great accomplishment.
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Old 19 October 2018, 12:39 AM
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I seem to remember that way, way, back in the early days of snopes.com the articles included MIDI background music that played automatically. If you didn't want music you had to find and click the "no music" link.
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Old 19 October 2018, 02:26 AM
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Yeah, I remember that. I'm glad it's no longer done.
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Old 20 October 2018, 08:53 PM
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Don't change your child's diaper on one of the clothes folding tables in the laundromat. That's really gross and I avoided your table when it became available. (She did not put a mat or anything type of barrier down before pantsing the baby).

Dont' reserve a clothes folding table while your clothes are still in the washing machine. That's rude. Someone's clothes are going to come out of the dryer long before yours will even go in. Leave the few tables for the people that are ready to use them.

I took person #2's table as it just had their keys on it. As I folded my small load of towels then moved their keys to the table that was just vacated by person #1. The two problems kind of resolved themselves in that regard, I guess.
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Old 22 October 2018, 06:04 AM
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Turning your car's lights on when its dark not only helps you see better, it helps other drivers see you. It's also illegal to drive with your lights turned off. That's true even in a parking lot.

So don't NFBSKing pull up behind someone at an angle where you're difficult to see and claim "[you] didn't want to distract [them] with [your] lights." If I actually had backed into your car pulling out of my parking space, my insurance agent would have had somethings to say to yours.
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Old 22 October 2018, 06:47 AM
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If you're washing the dishes and leaving the cutlery to air dry (especially if you're going to leave them out for several hours or possibly even days and you live in a share house) then sharp knives go point down.



I didn't cut myself but it would be really, really easy for it to happen to someone.
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Old 22 October 2018, 07:03 AM
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Man, I have to tell my coworkers that knives go point down in the dishwasher all the time.
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Old 23 October 2018, 02:38 PM
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What part of "go out the door and turn left and keep walking" sounds like " go outside and walk up the stairs" to you? Seriously. And to think you graduated from medical school.
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Old 23 October 2018, 09:31 PM
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Saying "both sides are too extreme" on the subject of LGBT rights is not being moderate. It's signaling that you don't actually care about the issue and are just going to ignore it while the side that's in power (AKA the people who want to legislate transgender people out of existence) do whatever they want as long as they don't do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Because heavens forbid that you should ever be exposed to anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Obviously the rate at which transgender people are murdered and assaulted doesn't.
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Old 24 October 2018, 03:03 PM
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If you're going to drive a black (or other dark color) car, you really should make sure your rear lights are on before you go driving in the dark.

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Old 26 October 2018, 02:56 PM
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You should definitely pull over and see if anyone needs help if a car accident happens right in front of you.

(Long story short: I was in a friend's car and an accident happened right beside us and she went "Should we stop???" and I went "Uh, yeah.")

No one died and there wasn't any blood but one guy had a badly broken wrist and another guy went into shock pretty hard. My friend called 000 and was on the line to them while I helped out everyone as best I could. Luckily an emergency worker with first aid training and an MD just happened to be passing and took control of things while we waited for the emergency services to arrive.
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Old 29 October 2018, 04:40 PM
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The brand new sealed bottle of coffee creamer in the refrigerator? The one labeled with initials? The type of creamer that our company has never provided us? The one that you opened so you could use it? The one I bought for me? The one you never asked if you could use?

Keep your effing hands off it.
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Old 29 October 2018, 06:12 PM
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Old 29 October 2018, 08:45 PM
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Keep your effing hands off it.
Can I assume you said something (perhaps more polite) to the culprit? Or do you not definitively know their identity?

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Old 29 October 2018, 09:35 PM
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I think I know who it is* but I don't have any evidence.

* We have a coworker who consistently takes the last of the pot of coffee and never makes any more. I think it is that person as they only come here for coffee when the pot closer to their office is low. The creamer thief seems to also appear periodically.

ETA: I have ordered a lockable bag and small lock from Amazon and will be locking up the creamer. So far that is all that seems to go missing.
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Old 29 October 2018, 09:44 PM
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I'm not without sympathy to your plight, but YOMANS* for the image of a bottle of creamer kept under lock and key in a secure bag in the fridge.

* Screen (on my phone), rather than keyboard.
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Old 29 October 2018, 10:11 PM
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I had to do something like that with my trombone when I was in band in high school. I strongly suspect one of the freshman trombone players was using my instrument, which was kept in the instrument room off the band room during the day. Like with GenYus's creamer thief, I had no proof regarding who it was (although I had my suspicion), only that whenever I got to band practice my trombone and the other stuff in its case was put away haphazardly, not how I always put it away. I ended up taking a bicycle cable lock and wrapping it around the case threaded through the handle so it couldn't be opened and the problem stopped.
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Old 29 October 2018, 10:41 PM
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I had to do something like that with my trombone when I was in band in high school. I strongly suspect one of the freshman trombone players was using my instrument, which was kept in the instrument room off the band room during the day. Like with GenYus's creamer thief, I had no proof regarding who it was (although I had my suspicion), only that whenever I got to band practice my trombone and the other stuff in its case was put away haphazardly, not how I always put it away. I ended up taking a bicycle cable lock and wrapping it around the case threaded through the handle so it couldn't be opened and the problem stopped.
You should have smeared the inside of the mouthpeice with gold coloured ink.
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Old 30 October 2018, 02:44 AM
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The problem is common enough that some people resort to homemade solutions like these:


I seem to recall that this photo was from a police stations somewhere
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Old 30 October 2018, 04:13 AM
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I'm not without sympathy to your plight, but YOMANS* for the image of a bottle of creamer kept under lock and key in a secure bag in the fridge.
I am now imagining some future archaeologists puzzling over a similar find. 'Clearly this object had some major significance in this culture!'
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