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Message 334144 - Posted: 11 Jun 2006, 21:11:50 UTC
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Today, when I was out shopping, I bought a couple of bottles of mineral water with taste, which I like to drink sometimes as they are not so sweet as ordinary soft drinks. They have this little nipple on them, so you can suck it out of the bottle, the same system as this bottle:



But, I prefer to drink from a cup or a glass, as I haven't sucked anything from a bottle since my mother gave me the last bottle of milk, so I tried to open one of them to pour some of it in a glass. But I couldn't unscrew the lid, it was too tight!

I had to find a pipe wrench in my toolbox to unscrew the cap, as the usual tool I have for opening stuck lids on bottles and glass jars doesn't work on these bottles because of the nipple.

It annoys me when I have to use a tool from my (luckily well-equipped) toolbox to do something, I should be able to do without any tools at all.

Arrrgghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

Feel free to share your annoyances and rants here and get it off your chest.


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Message 334149 - Posted: 11 Jun 2006, 21:26:20 UTC
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When people say "LPG Gas". no no no, Its LP Gas or just LPG. Not LPG Gas.

Explanation, LPG stands for Liquified Petroleum Gas, the trade name for Propane/Butane.
So "LPG Gas" means "Liquefied Petroleum Gas Gas".


EDIT, I sound like my father, that is worrying.
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Message 334163 - Posted: 11 Jun 2006, 21:43:59 UTC

I am annoyed at the way people condem diesel engines as slow and dirty.

The new Euro4 compliant diesels, with or without an a catalyst have a cleaner exhaust than 3 way catalised petrols. Even the criticism of them producing more NOx than petrol is getting sorted with controlled EGR and NOx catalysts.

Moreover, they are getting to be as fast in road car state, and still sport the traditional 30% to 50% better fuel consumption than the equivalent swept volume petrol engine.
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Message 334193 - Posted: 11 Jun 2006, 22:04:44 UTC - in response to Message 334163.  

Very, very minor, but still...

People who call "Alien" "Aliens 1".
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Message 334469 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 3:32:00 UTC - in response to Message 334163.  

I am annoyed at the way people condem diesel engines as slow and dirty.

The new Euro4 compliant diesels, with or without an a catalyst have a cleaner exhaust than 3 way catalised petrols. Even the criticism of them producing more NOx than petrol is getting sorted with controlled EGR and NOx catalysts.

Moreover, they are getting to be as fast in road car state, and still sport the traditional 30% to 50% better fuel consumption than the equivalent swept volume petrol engine.

Now, how about a diesel electric hybrid?


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Message 334506 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 4:53:48 UTC - in response to Message 334469.  
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I am annoyed at the way people condem diesel engines as slow and dirty.

The new Euro4 compliant diesels, with or without an a catalyst have a cleaner exhaust than 3 way catalised petrols. Even the criticism of them producing more NOx than petrol is getting sorted with controlled EGR and NOx catalysts.

Moreover, they are getting to be as fast in road car state, and still sport the traditional 30% to 50% better fuel consumption than the equivalent swept volume petrol engine.

Now, how about a diesel electric hybrid?
That'll be just fine imho, as stationary diesel is state of the art in emergency power generation, just not this small size yet;)

Edit:
To put an annoyance in it as well: I'm annoyed by people driving around in cars that consume a lot of gas (i.e. less than 40 mpg) complaining about the gas prizes.
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Message 334573 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 7:16:01 UTC - in response to Message 334562.  

My rant; Fast food restaurants that assume I want ketchup, onions and pickles on anything that goes moo! I mean come on! If I want that crap on my burger, I'll ask for it.


I'd be more worried that they're serving you something that still goes moo...
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Message 334577 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 7:40:13 UTC - in response to Message 334573.  
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My rant; Fast food restaurants that assume I want ketchup, onions and pickles on anything that goes moo! I mean come on! If I want that crap on my burger, I'll ask for it.


I'd be more worried that they're serving you something that still goes moo...


"Woof" or "Meow" would worry me a whole lot more.
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Message 334582 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 8:04:12 UTC

When family members say they are coming to visit or do somthing for you and then ya never hear another word or see them. Could actually be a blessing.
Also people my age who forget how to spell. ;-)

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Message 334589 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 8:19:03 UTC

Beside the fact everything annoys me anymore (getting old I guess), my current pet peeve is my local public TV station that went from occaisional pledge drives to what amounts to non-stop begging. If your lucky, they actually show some normal programming once a month instead of the same old dumb local cooking shows and music shows they always show during their 50 weeks of begging each year.

Obviously, their choice of pledge drive programming isn't working well since they switched to non-stop begging. Maybe if they trimmed some of the expensive and top heavy management they have, they wouldn't have to be begging for money so much.

Ok, I feel much better now...




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Message 334727 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 13:40:11 UTC

Similar to the previous LPG Gas rant, I get annoyed at PIN Number. PIN stands for Personal Identification Number. A PIN Number would be a Personal Identification Number Number.
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Message 334749 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 13:51:47 UTC

Pedantic people. They drive me nuts. Don't even get me started on pedantic people. :-p
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Message 335112 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 22:59:00 UTC - in response to Message 334469.  


Now, how about a diesel electric hybrid?


This might sound messed up, but hydraulics seem to be the system of choice for diesels (at least in the US). Kinda cool too, the systems are lighter, more durable (and servicable), and more efficient.




Still looking for something profound or inspirational to place here.
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Message 335218 - Posted: 13 Jun 2006, 1:27:19 UTC - in response to Message 335112.  


Now, how about a diesel electric hybrid?


This might sound messed up, but hydraulics seem to be the system of choice for diesels (at least in the US). Kinda cool too, the systems are lighter, more durable (and servicable), and more efficient.



So, how are these annoying? Please keep the thread on topic, which is annoyances and rants.


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Message 335221 - Posted: 13 Jun 2006, 1:30:11 UTC - in response to Message 335112.  


Now, how about a diesel electric hybrid?


This might sound messed up, but hydraulics seem to be the system of choice for diesels (at least in the US). Kinda cool too, the systems are lighter, more durable (and servicable), and more efficient.


Unfortunately hydraulics do not do well at storing energy - that is most of the point of a hybrid. Store some energy now that would otherwise be wasted, and use it again later. Storing energy in a hydraulics system would require either huge pressures or moving some object against gravity.


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Message 335256 - Posted: 13 Jun 2006, 1:59:49 UTC - in response to Message 335218.  
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Now, how about a diesel electric hybrid?


This might sound messed up, but hydraulics seem to be the system of choice for diesels (at least in the US). Kinda cool too, the systems are lighter, more durable (and servicable), and more efficient.



So, how are these annoying? Please keep the thread on topic, which is annoyances and rants.


Since when do you ever stay on a threads topic....? |-:<

[edit] Case in point.... [/edit]
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Message 335284 - Posted: 13 Jun 2006, 2:30:31 UTC
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To stay on topic:

What annoys me is when people complain about a post, when it's not the post, they dislike, but the person behind the post. Simply because they live such sad lives.... )-:<

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Message 335296 - Posted: 13 Jun 2006, 2:50:19 UTC - in response to Message 335221.  
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Unfortunately hydraulics do not do well at storing energy - that is most of the point of a hybrid. Store some energy now that would otherwise be wasted, and use it again later. Storing energy in a hydraulics system would require either huge pressures or moving some object against gravity.


5000 PSI accumulators (system cited 22 gallon tank)- is yielding 82% of the energy from stopping back to the wheels when restarting. (anything more should probably go in another thread)

annoyances:
I gotta go with Es99, Pedantric people annoy me (completely true, sorry about the timing)

And for you're reading pleasure, a short rant about hypocritical enviromentalists:

I simply hate these people. They secretly hate being outdoors, and I honestly think they feel so cheated by this, that they seek to take revenge on anyone who does. They divide and conquer all outdoor enthusists. The only thing I hate more than them, is the enthusists who don't see that once "the other guy" is locked out, that they are next. Screw every Hiker, Mountain biker, rock climber, and most signifigantly every horserider that lines up with these people. They are not your friends, once we're gone (snowmobile/ OHV/ wheelers/ hunters and fishermen) you'll see who your friend are.

edited for spelling and grammar


Still looking for something profound or inspirational to place here.
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Message 335303 - Posted: 13 Jun 2006, 2:57:47 UTC

Back on Topic.

I had a Doctors appointment today, I drove an hour to see the Doctor
only saw the Nurse. took 5 minutes said your healing OK
come back in two weeks! 2 hours total drive for something I could have taken a picture of and emailed.

But the Goverment Privacy Rules (Hippa) says I can't email my health records....
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Message 335325 - Posted: 13 Jun 2006, 3:26:36 UTC - in response to Message 335303.  

Back on Topic.

I had a Doctors appointment today, I drove an hour to see the Doctor
only saw the Nurse. took 5 minutes said your healing OK
come back in two weeks! 2 hours total drive for something I could have taken a picture of and emailed.

But the Goverment Privacy Rules (Hippa) says I can't email my health records....

No, it doesn't. It says that nobody other than you can email your health records without encrypting them first. The doctor is not allowed to discuss patient records in any unsecured manner (including standard email). The records belong to the patient - but it can be hard to get some doctors and staffs to realize this.


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