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The guy or girl in charge of the BBC website spoiling the result of the University Challenge final
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The person at Netflix who originally decided to put the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Series 5 getting crowned in the thumbnail of the finale.
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People who boast on Facebook etc. about having had a COVID vaccination (especially those who add that NHS frame thing to their profile picture). We get it. You're not a conspiracy theorist anti-science anti-vaccine lunatic. It's a pretty low bar.

People who call it a jab. It just sounds annoying, right?
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 4:12 pm People who call it a jab. It just sounds annoying, right?
Agreed. Might start calling it a check hook instead. Much more effective.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 4:12 pm People who boast on Facebook etc. about having had a COVID vaccination (especially those who add that NHS frame thing to their profile picture). We get it. You're not a conspiracy theorist anti-science anti-vaccine lunatic. It's a pretty low bar.

People who call it a jab. It just sounds annoying, right?
CJE*

*Covid jab envy.
How many miles away now is it Gev?
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Marc Meakin wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 6:27 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 4:12 pm People who boast on Facebook etc. about having had a COVID vaccination (especially those who add that NHS frame thing to their profile picture). We get it. You're not a conspiracy theorist anti-science anti-vaccine lunatic. It's a pretty low bar.

People who call it a jab. It just sounds annoying, right?
CJE*

*Covid jab envy.
How many miles away now is it Gev?
It got down to about 12 at one point but it has been over 20. It changes very frequently so I check multiple times a day.
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People who are exempt from wearing masks refusing to provide evidence when trying to buy their shopping inciting violation of their human rights
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Marc Meakin wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 4:30 pm People who are exempt from wearing masks refusing to provide evidence when trying to buy their shopping inciting violation of their human rights
There isn't an official certificate or anything. So I'm not sure you're supposed to ask for evidence.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 7:10 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 4:30 pm People who are exempt from wearing masks refusing to provide evidence when trying to buy their shopping inciting violation of their human rights
There isn't an official certificate or anything. So I'm not sure you're supposed to ask for evidence.
I thought there was a form you could download and wear as a colleague of mine said he would not wear a lanyard as it is like 1930s Germany
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Marc Meakin wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 8:09 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 7:10 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 4:30 pm People who are exempt from wearing masks refusing to provide evidence when trying to buy their shopping inciting violation of their human rights
There isn't an official certificate or anything. So I'm not sure you're supposed to ask for evidence.
I thought there was a form you could download and wear as a colleague of mine said he would not wear a lanyard as it is like 1930s Germany
Matt Rutherford said in another thread about buying lanyards online but I don't know if they're official or just something to look official as a way of shutting people up, and perhaps a money-maker.

I could Google it. Maybe I will.

Edit - On this page, it says:
If you have an age, health or disability reason for not wearing a face covering:

you do not routinely need to show any written evidence of this
you do not need show an exemption card
This means that you do not need to seek advice or request a letter from a medical professional about your reason for not wearing a face covering.

However, some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they do not have to wear a face covering. This could be in the form of an exemption card, badge or even a home-made sign.

Carrying an exemption card or badge is a personal choice and is not required by law.
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So if you dont need to provide evidence then anyone can claim they are exempt

If i had asthma or had another reason not to wear a mask i would be fearful of exposing myself to the virus and would stay at home until i had the vaccine
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People who DON'T read out phone numbers as (xxxx) pause (xxx) pause (xxx).
I think Americans do it in reverse with the 4 digits at the end
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Mobile numbers in Ireland are usually xxx xxx xxxx. Although I think my one is easiest if you do xxx xx xx xxx. Basically every mobile number starts 08x with that x determined by your provider. So like all Vodafone numbers start 087 so you'd say 087 xxx xxxx. Wouldn't make sense to say 087x xxx xxx. Just doesn't roll off the tongue as well.
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Marc Meakin wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 6:11 am People who DON'T read out phone numbers as (xxxx) pause (xxx) pause (xxx).
I think Americans do it in reverse with the 4 digits at the end
I have a problem with members of my family that don't spell out my surname in the right way.
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Do you want them say C-h-i-double p-e-r?
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Chip like chip. Per like pergola.
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I do xxx xx xx xx xx to work with the repetition in my number. It annoys some people.
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Who has 10-digit phone numbers?

Anyway the only acceptable formation for a mobile number is 5-3-3. You can have a longer first section since the 07 is basically a given if it's a mobile.
Anything starting 020 should of course be 3-4-4.
Anything 08-related can be 4-3-4 or 4-4-3.

While we're at it, encoding these in what I'm going to call Crossword Notation (e.g. xxxxx xxx xxx) rather than what I'm going to call Football Formation Notation (e.g. 5-3-3) is definitely indicative of underlying untrustworthiness. Truly psychopathic behaviour.
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Marc Meakin wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 6:11 am People who DON'T read out phone numbers as (xxxx) pause (xxx) pause (xxx).
01223 Cambridge
01224 Aberdeen
01225 Bath
01226 Barnsley
01227 Canterbury
01228 Carlisle

A selection of area codes. I'd find it a bit odd if anyone in one of these places paused after 0122. Or maybe you shouldn't trust anyone from Cambridge.

For the few places (major cities) with four digit area codes, the next three numbers were originally letters, so that's a natural pause.

Not to mention that anyone who gives you a phone number the way you want isn't going to get a call back, because you're missing the last digit.
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Meakin missed out an x. xxxxx xxx xxx.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 4:32 pm Meakin missed out an x. xxxxx xxx xxx.
Indeed I did I won't correct it though.
I obviiusly can't count to 5 or i have a blind spot on the 0
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Agree on the xs. It was fucking horrible writing what I wrote.

I use a 3-2-2-2-2 formation.
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Marc Meakin wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 6:11 am People who DON'T read out phone numbers as (xxxx) pause (xxx) pause (xxx).
I think Americans do it in reverse with the 4 digits at the end
Jon O'Neill wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 3:52 pm
While we're at it, encoding these in what I'm going to call Crossword Notation (e.g. xxxxx xxx xxx) rather than what I'm going to call Football Formation Notation (e.g. 5-3-3) is definitely indicative of underlying untrustworthiness. Truly psychopathic behaviour.
Well, look what I found from 2019:
Marc Meakin wrote: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:00 am People who don't say their mobile phone number in the 5/3/3 format
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People who keep pointing out you are going prematurely senile 😊
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People who don't join in a spontaneous rendition of Sweet Caroline, especially the ba ba baaaas.
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People who think Ringo was a crap drummer
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Mark Deeks wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:51 am People who don't join in a spontaneous rendition of Sweet Caroline, especially the ba ba baaaas.
People who do do that in a clips quiz based on a couple of seconds of a different part of the song.
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Paul Anderson wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:01 pm People who think Ringo was a crap drummer
Not crap per se but not the best drummer in the Beatles
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Mark Deeks wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:51 am People who don't join in a spontaneous rendition of Sweet Caroline, especially the ba ba baaaas.
And even the repeated so goods,?
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Marc Meakin wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:47 pmNot crap per se but not the best drummer in the Beatles
There's no record of Lennon ever actually saying that, even though it sounds like the sort of thing he would say. Bit like Hemingway, he sometimes gets credited for saying things he didn't.
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I think I saw on Twitter the other day that that Ringo comment was actually initially penned by Angus Deayton.
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He was most definitely the best drummer in the Beatles, Paul even copying Ringo's style on occasion.
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Paul Anderson wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:27 am He was most definitely the best drummer in the Beatles, Paul even copying Ringo's style on occasion.
I was thinking of Pete Best 😁
To be honest, The Beatles played to Ringo's strengths.
The subtlety of the drumming on Something for example is very good.
I cant recall any big drum solos in the Beatles repertoire, unlike The Who, The Stones, and Led Zepellin for example
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Pete Best had a heavy kick drum sound that was popular, but his timing was often suspect
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Or, Ringo played to The Beatles strengths...

Fabulous compositional drummer, as you rightly pointed out in Something, but there are many more examples. Drum solos and all that wank was a 70's phenomenon
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Surely drummers are all basically the same. Once you reach the point where you can actually play the drums.

I mean, you don't listen to music for the drums.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:22 pm Surely drummers are all basically the same. Once you reach the point where you can actually play the drums.

I mean, you don't listen to music for the drums.
This is so stupid I immediately assumed Rhys had said it.
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people who think all drummers are basically the same ;-)
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Paul Anderson wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:55 pm Or, Ringo played to The Beatles strengths...

Fabulous compositional drummer, as you rightly pointed out in Something, but there are many more examples. Drum solos and all that wank was a 70's phenomenon
Don't be dissing Keith Moons legendary drum solos.
Especially on We Won't Get Fooled again.
Also John Bonham on Moby Dick.
I think he once done 20 minutes during a concert (it's less than 2 minutes on the album)

Anyway drum solos were invented so the front man could go off the stage for his toot of cocaine 😉
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People who believe Jeff Bezos went to outer space
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The people that put the jam in a Sainsbury jam doughnut.
Almost none in each one for two weeks now
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Marc Meakin wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:21 pm The people that put the jam in a Sainsbury jam doughnut.
Almost none in each one for two weeks now
Perhaps this should be one for the questions thread, but what is that stuff they put in jam doughnuts anyway, cos it sure ain't anything like actual jam.
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Marc Meakin wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:50 pm People who believe Jeff Bezos went to outer space
Do people claim he did?
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Ian Volante wrote: Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:40 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:50 pm People who believe Jeff Bezos went to outer space
Do people claim he did?
I think I read a headline on my news feed that irked me at the time
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The FIA
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Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:14 pmThe FIA
Yes. Michael Masi in particular.

Also, people who wear their watch in bed. Borderline pyschopathic.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 6:52 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:14 pmThe FIA
Yes. Michael Masi in particular.

Also, people who wear their watch in bed. Borderline pyschopathic.
I do wear my fitbit though mainly for the alarm
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Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:41 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 6:52 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:14 pmThe FIA
Yes. Michael Masi in particular.

Also, people who wear their watch in bed. Borderline pyschopathic.
I do wear my fitbit though mainly for the alarm
Not an excuse. Put it on the side.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:58 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:41 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 6:52 pm

Yes. Michael Masi in particular.

Also, people who wear their watch in bed. Borderline pyschopathic.
I do wear my fitbit though mainly for the alarm
Not an excuse. Put it on the side.
It vibrates on my wrist though i think I would sleep through if it was on the side.
Plus it monitors my sleeping pattern 😊
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Marc Meakin wrote: Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:21 am
Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:58 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:41 pm

I do wear my fitbit though mainly for the alarm
Not an excuse. Put it on the side.
It vibrates on my wrist though i think I would sleep through if it was on the side.
Plus it monitors my sleeping pattern 😊
This. I share a bedroom with someone who doesn't want to be woken by my alarm clock blaring, so a near-silent vibration on my wrist is the perfect compromise. Not to mention that my clock radio is quite bright.
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People who use "I'm stealing your meme" memes.
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People who say Badoom Tish after someone else says something funny
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People that text landlines, including emojis
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 6:52 pm Also, people who wear their watch in bed. Borderline pyschopathic.
I wear mine in bed because it monitors my heart rate and sleep, and one day that extra data might be useful. It hasn't had any value beyond satisfying a bit of curiosity so far, I admit. It's all moot anyway because I cross my 7s and do separate hats on my 5s so you already don't trust me.
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Speaking of activity tracking - people who do a run/race that is a set distance in miles or km, but always just leave their watch in the other unit rather than changing it for the event. (I've seen a lot of people log their parkrun in miles.)

People who log their runs on Strava but just leave them as their default name - e.g. Morning Run or Afternoon Run.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:31 pm Speaking of activity tracking - people who do a run/race that is a set distance in miles or km, but always just leave their watch in the other unit rather than changing it for the event. (I've seen a lot of people log their parkrun in miles.)

People who log their runs on Strava but just leave them as their default name - e.g. Morning Run or Afternoon Run.
Guilty, guilty. Can't be bothered to change the units on my watch. Can you not do the conversion in your head, Mr Numbers? And sometimes I have nothing to say about a mundane run. I'm not sure "Easy Flitch Way 8-miler" is any more imaginative than "Morning Run".
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Tim Down wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:45 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:31 pm Speaking of activity tracking - people who do a run/race that is a set distance in miles or km, but always just leave their watch in the other unit rather than changing it for the event. (I've seen a lot of people log their parkrun in miles.)

People who log their runs on Strava but just leave them as their default name - e.g. Morning Run or Afternoon Run.
Guilty, guilty. Can't be bothered to change the units on my watch. Can you not do the conversion in your head, Mr Numbers? And sometimes I have nothing to say about a mundane run. I'm not sure "Easy Flitch Way 8-miler" is any more imaginative than "Morning Run".
Well, on Strava it comes up with whatever units I've got in my setting anyway, but I just find it slightly strange when I hear people's watches beeping at the mile intervals in a parkrun. And when people talk about whether a parkrun is long or short, they're like "I measured it as 3.14 today." Great. That's quite short. It's meant to be 5.

As for the name, well I suppose changing it shows some effort! But the worst is when it's not even "run" or "cycle" etc. but "activity". I give kudos (essentially likes on Strava for those who have no idea what's going on) to pretty much everything in my feed, but if I come across something like "Evening activity" with nothing to explain what might have happened, it goes unkudosed.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:25 pm
Tim Down wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:45 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:31 pm Speaking of activity tracking - people who do a run/race that is a set distance in miles or km, but always just leave their watch in the other unit rather than changing it for the event. (I've seen a lot of people log their parkrun in miles.)

People who log their runs on Strava but just leave them as their default name - e.g. Morning Run or Afternoon Run.
Guilty, guilty. Can't be bothered to change the units on my watch. Can you not do the conversion in your head, Mr Numbers? And sometimes I have nothing to say about a mundane run. I'm not sure "Easy Flitch Way 8-miler" is any more imaginative than "Morning Run".
Well, on Strava it comes up with whatever units I've got in my setting anyway, but I just find it slightly strange when I hear people's watches beeping at the mile intervals in a parkrun. And when people talk about whether a parkrun is long or short, they're like "I measured it as 3.14 today." Great. That's quite short. It's meant to be 5.
Here's one I'm not quite sure of but am going with it anyway: runners whose watches beep. It's the equivalent of a Crazy Frog ringtone on a phone, and we've all moved on from that, thankfully. Just set it to vibrate.

Why should a race/parkrun distance being specified in kilometres mean a participant should think in kilometres?
As for the name, well I suppose changing it shows some effort! But the worst is when it's not even "run" or "cycle" etc. but "activity". I give kudos (essentially likes on Strava for those who have no idea what's going on) to pretty much everything in my feed, but if I come across something like "Evening activity" with nothing to explain what might have happened, it goes unkudosed.
This made me lol. A Gev kudos is awarded entirely on the basis of the activity owner having changed its title from the default. Good to know.

That said, I do appreciate the reliable stream of kudoseseses from you. I just didn't know what they were for until now.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:31 pm People who log their runs on Strava but just leave them as their default name - e.g. Morning Run or Afternoon Run.
Mine upload themselves to Strava from Garmin and get the default name. Changing it requires you to log into Strava and do stuff - sometimes I bother, sometimes I don't. But a lunch run round the pavements is a lunch run - not sure what else I could call it!
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BBC Christmas day schedulers.
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