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Windows 7: What annoys you?

04 Jan 2012   #551
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Hungover sales people.

went to the tobbacco counter in my local supermarket and asked for a oz of "golden virginia".
The sales person put a oz of "cutters choice" on the counter,
i say "thats cutters choice"
she says " yes i can read"
heckles up now i say " well you obviously cant hear because i asked for golden virginia"

the other sales girl started laughing and the eejit that was serving me sheepishly apologized.
"I can read"
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04 Jan 2012   #552
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Having to pay over $300 dollars for a school book that's a "must have" for class, then finding out at the end of the semester I can't sell it because they dropped that book & are now using another
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04 Jan 2012   #553
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Having to pay over $300 dollars for a school book that's a "must have" for class, then finding out at the end of the semester I can't sell it because they dropped that book & are now using another
Sorry to hear that Borg!
Maybe Kim Jong can recycle it for starting BBQ?
THW
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04 Jan 2012   #554
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Having to pay over $300 dollars for a school book that's a "must have" for class, then finding out at the end of the semester I can't sell it because they dropped that book & are now using another
Sounds like an academic fund raising gimmick to me. It has been quite a while since my college days, but I never paid anywhere near that much for any text book, nor do I believe that any text book is worth that kind of price.

Yes, the books that I had to buy were overpriced in my mind, especially since none of the classes that I took were actually based on any of them. I never studied the books, just listened closely and kept good notes on the professors lectures, and I aced all of my classes.
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04 Jan 2012   #555
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

having eye drops for my poorly eye, that after taking them makes everything taste salty for half an hour!

how that works eye dont know... get it?!?
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04 Jan 2012   #556
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

What really ticks me off is all the back-ground music and sound effects they have in some of the documentaries I watch on TV. As an example, I like to watch a documentary called The Universe. But they have so much of the back-ground sound effect so loud that I have a hard time listening to what the moderator has to say. Does this bother anyone else?
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05 Jan 2012   #557
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
What really ticks me off is all the back-ground music and sound effects they have in some of the documentaries I watch on TV. As an example, I like to watch a documentary called The Universe. But they have so much of the back-ground sound effect so loud that I have a hard time listening to what the moderator has to say. Does this bother anyone else?
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05 Jan 2012   #558
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Sounds like an academic fund raising gimmick to me. It has been quite a while since my college days, but I never paid anywhere near that much for any text book, nor do I believe that any text book is worth that kind of price.
Yeah, it really makes you wonder. Case & point, one of my classes last semester required a book that cost $152. During the entire course of the class, we were never asked once to bring in the book, or to even open it & look at a certain chapter. The thing literally sat in my hallway untouched for an entire semester. Fortunately, they're still using that book!

The expensive book I mentioned earlier was Euro lit, which was over 2,500 pages, but hey, at least we used that one! When my wife saw it she said "That's not a book, that's a booster seat."

(Damn thing was heavy too, I told my teacher I was going to get a doctors note stating I couldn't carry over 500 pages )
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05 Jan 2012   #559
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post

Yeah, it really makes you wonder. Case & point, one of my classes last semester required a book that cost $152. During the entire course of the class, we were never asked once to bring in the book, or to even open it & look at a certain chapter. The thing literally sat in my hallway untouched for an entire semester. Fortunately, they're still using that book!

The expensive book I mentioned earlier was Euro lit, which was over 2,500 pages, but hey, at least we used that one! When my wife saw it she said "That's not a book, that's a booster seat."

(Damn thing was heavy too, I told my teacher I was going to get a doctors note stating I couldn't carry over 500 pages )
Seems like they should really be offering e-book versions by now, wouldn't weigh anything!

Though. In the end that'll still screw the students even more. 1) It'll still be stupidly expensive like all e-books and 2) Can't sell it back. :/
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05 Jan 2012   #560
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

College textbooks are a way for professors to make more money. I've seen books that had a different version - with no significant changes made - every couple of years. It sells a lot of books.
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