Things that frustrate us all

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  1. shapeshifter

    shapeshifter Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Looks like it was designed to wash clothes on the Space Station!
     
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  2. auntiehill

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    We went shopping for a few new appliances for our new house in the past few months, and I have NEVER seen a washer that looked even remotely like that.
     
  3. rhubarbodendron

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    interesting difference between our countries! I've never seen one of the American type before. :wtf: It looks rather like a spin dryer from the 60s looked on the inside.
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    My washing machine looks almost exactly like the one in the first pic. the drum and lock are identical.
    With the drum rotating around a horizontal axis, the gravity helps getting the water out at the bottom so that you can use a lower spin and a weaker pump. Also, you need far less water as the laundry is kindof moved through a puddle at the bottom of the drum like frontloaders do, whereas the US type of toploader would have to fill up higher and cover the laundry completely.
    Maybe that's why your type of toploader is so unpopular over here. Electricity and water are expensive so that energetic efficiency and low water use are very important to us.
     
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  4. JD

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    Me neither, and we just bought a new washing machine a year or two ago, and they were all front loaders or the kind of top loaders in the second picture.

    Had kind of an unlucky day today, the horses I visit on my bike rides are usually out on Mondays, but they weren't out today, and then my mom and I went out to the park later to look for the feral donkeys there, and we couldn't find them. :(
     
  5. Gary Mitchell

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    Maybe the horses were being kept inside so that they wouldn't be spooked by someone setting off fireworks today.
     
  6. JD

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    I doubt that was it, it was early morning and they're usually only out for a little while, and I could see horses out in other parts of the stables. If anything I was thinking it was because it's a holiday and there didn't seem to be as many people there today.
     
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  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Stupid fireworks. Ban the lot of them, that's what I say. :mad:

    I always have to crash at my dad's place on the night of the 4th because my neighborhood turns into :censored:ing Iwo Jima. It goes ALL.NIGHT.LONG.

    Times like these I pray for rain... :sigh:
     
  8. rhubarbodendron

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    ^ I can relate to that. I occasionally seek asylum with my parents, too. Some people would propably die from withdrawal if you'd prevent them from making noise.

    @JD: Maybe the horses' owners used the cool morning and the holiday to go for a ride. And the donkeys might have sought shelter elsewhere because of the fireworks or the increased human activity.
    At my university there used to be lots of rabbits. You'd never see one during the week but on Saturdays and Sundays it'd be a bit like Lady Tottington's lawn in The Curse Of The Were Rabbit. My brother keeps complainig that the woods are crawling with deer, but the instant the hunting season starts they are empty as a bank account on the 25th. Animals have an inbuilt calendar :D
     
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  9. JD

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    That could be it, but the horses aren't out every day, so it's not a totally out of the ordinary not to see them, it was just that they'd been out the last two or three Mondays.
    As for donkeys, the park was actually almost complete deserted, so it wasn't because of people. It's a fairly big area, and almost every time we'd gone looking for them we've seen them, so we were due to miss them eventually.
    Oh yeah, I'm always amazed at how they seem to know stuff like that.
     
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    These days fireworks are banned within the city limits of many municipalities.
    But that doesn't stop people from setting them off in the neighborhood anyway.

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    The sale, possession and use of fireworks by anyone other than a licensed pyrotechnician is illegal in the City of Los Angeles, in most of the municipalities that make up the Greater Los Angeles area, and in unincorporated areas of L.A. County. But people still manage to buy them and even get a head start on the holiday by setting off the damn things a day or two before the Fourth. When I was growing up back in the 1960s, we bought our "safe and sane" fireworks in San Fernando where they were legal. Folks on the "other side of the hill" bought them in Culver City. I believe consumer fireworks are banned in both of those cities now. Maybe people are getting them in Tijuana.
     
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    They do things kind of weird here, you can buy them in Peoria, but you're not supposed to set them off in the city. As you can probably guess, everybody does any way, we had them going off from two different directions last night.
    I hate loud noises, almost to point of it being a phobia, and they scare the dogs, so last night was not fun for anyone in our house. They started Sunday night, and if the last couple years are anything to go by, they'll set more off tonight, and probably tomorrow and Thursday. Someone our neighborhood seems to really love them, for a while they were setting them off almost every weekend.
     
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    They also buy them in Nevada.

    This shows how well the ban works:
     
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    Some of them make such a big boom that they cause car alarms to go off. That's even more annoying.

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    A neighbor 2 doors down had at least 20 of those big sukkers. As well as setting off car alarms they would shake the whole house.

    Lots of gunfire all around too. I searched every inch of my property and beyond but not a single bullet was found, so I would like to know what happens to them...
     
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  16. JD

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    They didn't set off the car alarms, but they were close that the boom when they set them off was almost as loud as when they went off. So we got it twice with each one.
     
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    You'll probably find them the next time you have to fix your roof.
     
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    Pretty sure they would fall randomized, though, not just on roofs.

    Given the number of shots fired during 4th and New Years the odds of finding at least one on a driveway, walkway or patio or even in the street, per year, seem good but nope, never - anywhere. Must be shooting blanks. lol
     
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    Asshole on my flight to Denver would not fucking stop SNIFFLING for the entire flight. :mad: :brickwall:

    If this happens on my connecting flight to San Francisco I swear I will go :censored:ing BONKERS.
     
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    Ugh, that would suck.

    Small potatoes compared to that but, wtf is with the candles with the sparking/crackling wicks?

    Oh, yes, of course I want a candle that continually spits sparks that may fly-out and start a fire! Who the :censored: thought that up?
     
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