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Old 07-09-2019, 10:48 AM   #7081
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You know it's bad when someone makes an extension for it...


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Old 07-09-2019, 11:37 AM   #7082
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They do it so they can get more ads, and get some sort of search relevance. This is what happens when we hand everything over to algorithms. Same reason youtube videos are longer, there are break points where if they go every 5 minutes or whatever, they get a longer ad at the start.
"Back in the day, when search engines were much less sophisticated, you could hide text on webpages in an attempt to gain ranking for certain keywords not visible on the page. You could also hide links on other websites linking back to the page you wanted to gain ranking.

Also known as “content cloaking,” this tactic used to be work because, even though the text is hidden to users, search engines could still crawl it. But that’s no longer the case – search engines are much more sophisticated and better at detecting spammy tactics."
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:06 PM   #7083
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Getting a response of tentative to a meeting request. I know this mean declined, you know this means declined, just cut the BS and hit decline.

The only acceptable use of tentative is if you have a conflicting appointment that can be changed. In that case I'd expect comments in your response saying such and providing a date when you will make a final decision.
I admit I'm sometimes guilty of this, but I wish there was an option to decline the meeting, but keep it sitting in my calendar. Things might change and I can make the meeting after all, but if I hit decline when I first get the request I'll essentially forget about it since it's no longer in my calendar.
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:52 PM   #7084
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I use tentative quite a bit, actually. Usually it's for a lunch or another sort of event (drinks with clients, etc) or a presentation, where I have a call or meeting scheduled for shortly before that could run long, or a fully schedule day wherein unscheduled but urgent BS suddenly means that I need to skip an event to make time for the thing I wasn't anticipating.

But in the event that the call doesn't go long or the unscheduled BS doesn't materialize, I fully intend to attend the thing I clicked "tentative" for.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:25 PM   #7085
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lol this is also the worst.

Recipe for Grandma’s BBQ sauce:
“Who doesn’t love a great BBQ sauce? For years I bought the stuff they sell at the grocery store. Loaded with salt and preservatives, but quick and easy. Was it the best choice for my family? No, but my husband lost his job at the hardware store and money was tight. We were a family of 8 and every penny counted. A big plate of ribs were the only thing keeping him from spiralling into a deep depression. So I bought the stuff off the shelf. But one day, after my grandmother passed, I was searching through her recipe book and found her recipe for homemade BBQ sauce! I remember having it as a kid, playing for hours in the sweeping fields behind Grandma’s house as she would slave away in the kitchen, always with the promise of delicious BBQ at the end. So I thought, I should try it! The best part is, my husband (who is my biggest critic) LOVES it!! He can’t even tell the difference! Now I make it for him every day and he couldn’t be happier. It saved our marriage.

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1 cup ketchup
1 cup mustard
1/2 cup brown sugar

Stir the ingredients together.”
Way too short an anecdote to be an accurate representation of how annoying they are.

Needs, at minimum, a six-fold increase in story length.
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:40 PM   #7086
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I am sitting in the departure lounge for the C gates at YVR. It's as if someone is trying to perform a social experiment. There is seating here for hundreds of people, and exactly eight power outlets. Who the #### is in charge of this? Who thought this was a good idea? Are they sadists? Unethical psychologists? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:45 PM   #7087
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I am sitting in the departure lounge for the C gates at YVR. It's as if someone is trying to perform a social experiment. There is seating here for hundreds of people, and exactly eight power outlets. Who the #### is in charge of this? Who thought this was a good idea? Are they sadists? Unethical psychologists? Inquiring minds want to know.
Walk over to the A gates area and get blasted at the Stanley Park brewery lounge.
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I don't have time, or I would. Also annoying: there is a seating area attached to a store here (basically they sell sandwiches, it's not a restaurant). I looked at their lounge area... zero power outlets.

Was this airport designed by luddites?

Worse still I'm flying Air Transat... slim chance there will be outlets on the plane.
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:57 PM   #7089
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I don't have time, or I would. Also annoying: there is a seating area attached to a store here (basically they sell sandwiches, it's not a restaurant). I looked at their lounge area... zero power outlets.

Was this airport designed by luddites?

Worse still I'm flying Air Transat... slim chance there will be outlets on the plane.
You know who has a seating area attached to their store as well? Stanley Park Taphouse.

Get a move on, you coward. Shortness of breath is temporary, drunken last minute gate runs live forever.
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I haven't felt this inspired since I last watched that Shia LaBeouf video.

I'm going to go now, plug in my laptop, and watch that Shia LaBeouf video.
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I haven't felt this inspired since I last watched that Shia LaBeouf video.

I'm going to go now, plug in my laptop, and watch that Shia LaBeouf video.
This is pleasing.
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I haven't felt this inspired since I last watched that Shia LaBeouf video.

I'm going to go now, plug in my laptop, and watch that Shia LaBeouf video.

but i thought there were no outlets!?!?!?
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Eating alone drunk GMG.

Viet place in Aspen come on over and I’ll buy you dinner.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:37 PM   #7094
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Also. A good party was ruined for the sake of money. That grinds my gears.

Looking at you Big Guns.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:33 PM   #7095
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Someone charged a $4707 trip onto my credit card. Second time in three months that my card has been compromised.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:15 PM   #7096
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WGMG is I scored a great first class trip to Europe, but they're making me connect through Frankfurt. You'd think for a ticket that cost $4707 they could connect me through Amsterdam or Paris.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:39 PM   #7098
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Can I go one day without a bird shatting on my car?
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Can I go one day without a bird shatting on my car?
You must be doing something wrong if it’s happening every day. Does your car look like this?

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Old 07-09-2019, 10:31 PM   #7100
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Man, wtf is with people doing 80% of their braking in the last 15 feet? It’s annoying in a car, down right unnerving sitting on a bike and having to constantly gauge whether or not they’re actually going to stop in time. Special shoutout to the goof in the pink fiesta.
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