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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed May 15, 2019 7:19 pm

-DL- wrote:Went out snapping at a nature reserve today, and whilst I was there I thought to myself 'I never see any actual wildlife at these places' aside from the usual cows and sheep in field (though not technically wild I suppose), and birds. Then amazingly as I was on the way back to the car, right on the path in front of me were a couple of hares ****ing with each other.

I've still got my camera hung from my next, still switched on, so up it comes to the eyeball, I press the button to focus and snap when 'CHANGE BATTERY PACK' comes up and camera won't do anything. Turn it off and on again, by which time the said hares have ****ed off....

Sounds like an old Hamlet Cigar advert DL.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby warp on Wed May 15, 2019 9:28 pm

vietnammer wrote:Sounds like everyone ran out of Duracell :)


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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby -DL- on Wed May 15, 2019 9:39 pm

Poxy forum - it censored f-r-o-l-i-c-k-i-n-g :x
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Samba on Wed May 15, 2019 10:25 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Helped a mate who's not very tech savvy with some IT & Home Cinema issues he's been having, which included connecting bluetooth "smart" speakers to his TV. Everything worked very well, and the speakers were particularly interesting to configure - but there was a significant (c. 5 second) delay between the onscreen picture and the audio channel, which I couldn't address using the TV's built-in sync management tools.

Why is there a delay when using bluetooth but not when wired?
Is it similar to the reason why there is a delay between dab & fm radio?
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Samba on Wed May 15, 2019 10:26 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Men that cross there legs.
Mainly because I can't do it myself.

You big bollox..
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Samba on Thu May 16, 2019 12:50 am

Adverts showing the BMW i8 Roadster.
Whilst it is a truly magnificent piece of automotive engineering, at from £124,735, how many of the viewing public are they actually appealing to, apart from the ludicrously rich..
It's not even like most of us could save up for it.
'Here, look at this, something lovely that most of you will never have'.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Tenbury on Thu May 16, 2019 6:49 am

Isn't that largely what TV is about?
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby S-H on Thu May 16, 2019 6:50 am

Only poor people watch TV
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby DasNutNock on Thu May 16, 2019 8:44 am

Samba wrote:Why is there a delay when using bluetooth but not when wired?
Is it similar to the reason why there is a delay between dab & fm radio?


Yeah, I'm still a bit stumped by this one. Could be:

1) There's an inherent delay with bluetooth audio, possibly for caching purposes to avoid buffering, but because there's no video reference signal when you're using your phone or a bluetooth speaker for music or whatever, you don't notice it.

The only thing here is that the delay on my mate's TV/speaker setup was at least 4 seconds, and presumably, you'd notice that on a bluetooth phone call. Suppose voice calls could be a lower data rate because it's only a fairly small bandwidth for voice frequencies, and therefore less caching involved, so less noticeable.

2) Any delay between the audio & video signal is noticeable. I've never used a bluetooth soundbar on a TV, but you'd have to presume there's ways of addressing sync issues automatically. Or do you always need to use a sync adjust feature on the TV to delay the video signal a few seconds to compensate for the inherent delay with BT audio? Would seem a bit of a major design flaw with BT enabled soundbars if there's no means to auto-adjust.

Anyway, this is continuing to annoy me, and although I've told him to get some line out cables and be done with it, I will be unable to relax until I have an answer.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Thu May 16, 2019 8:57 am

Went out to a rather spectacular place called ' Randolph's Leap ' yesterday - it's part of the Findhorn River - big pool etc etc - Jennie and Daniel went for a walk in the woods while I found myself a place in the sun with a book [ Monkey Mike's ' The Bitterest Pill ] - a few people went past , everyone said ' Hello ' - then this older couple came along , I looked up from my book and said ' Hello there , how are you ' type of thing - they just completely blanked me , walking past speaking in this upper class English accent .
I don't know why , but it really annoyed me . Manners cost nothing .
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Monkey Mike on Thu May 16, 2019 9:40 am

The Old Man of Storr wrote:Went out to a rather spectacular place called ' Randolph's Leap ' yesterday - it's part of the Findhorn River - big pool etc etc - Jennie and Daniel went for a walk in the woods while I found myself a place in the sun with a book [ Monkey Mike's ' The Bitterest Pill ] - a few people went past , everyone said ' Hello ' - then this older couple came along , I looked up from my book and said ' Hello there , how are you ' type of thing - they just completely blanked me , walking past speaking in this upper class English accent .
I don't know why , but it really annoyed me . Manners cost nothing .


I was concerned with where it was going once you mentioned my book, TOMOS! :lol:
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Clacton-ammer on Thu May 16, 2019 2:46 pm

This isn't little!

In the last week I have had my friends 10 year old say to me "I have some anxiety about my exams, not sleeping well", then a colleagues 13 year old son tried to hang himself. I know a couple of teachers through mutual friends and I have heard them say kids as young as 7/8 have started mentioning anxiety/stress.

How the **** are we / society letting our children down so much!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby claretandblue82 on Thu May 16, 2019 3:35 pm

Samsung phones! What a pile of crap! Quickly reverted back to my tried and trusted iPhone.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby sendô on Thu May 16, 2019 4:01 pm

People that wear the same thing to work every day - and I don't mean people that go to work in a uniform.
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby chigwells finest on Thu May 16, 2019 4:55 pm

sendô wrote:People that wear the same thing to work every day - and I don't mean people that go to work in a uniform.


do you mean , the same shirt/tie/suit ? must stink after while
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu May 16, 2019 9:30 pm

Clacton-ammer wrote:This isn't little!

In the last week I have had my friends 10 year old say to me "I have some anxiety about my exams, not sleeping well", then a colleagues 13 year old son tried to hang himself. I know a couple of teachers through mutual friends and I have heard them say kids as young as 7/8 have started mentioning anxiety/stress.

How the **** are we / society letting our children down so much!!!!!!!!!!


My nephew is 8..... threatened to kill himself if a girl in his class wouldn't give his pencil back.

****ing 8!! WTF is happening to this world that young child would think/say such things?!
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby FreeWheeling on Thu May 16, 2019 9:52 pm

DasNutNock wrote:
The only thing here is that the delay on my mate's TV/speaker setup was at least 4 seconds, and presumably, you'd notice that on a bluetooth phone call. Suppose voice calls could be a lower data rate because it's only a fairly small bandwidth for voice frequencies, and therefore less caching involved, so less noticeable.
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Christ, When you said delay in the first post I though you were talking parts of a second, 4 seconds is way out there
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Samba on Thu May 16, 2019 10:24 pm

The Old Man of Storr wrote:' Randolph's Leap '.

That gives me terrible nightmares about a couple of years ago..
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby FreeWheeling on Thu May 16, 2019 10:29 pm

Tenbury wrote:Seriously, that could be a bit dodgy.I've had DVTs (3) in my leg that started in a similar way.It doesn't sound a million miles away from phlebitus either. Best get it checked out, you can register with a doc and see them at the same time. Hopefully it's f**k all and they'll tell you to bugger off , and stop wasting their time.

Took the quicker but cheekier option of nipping in the Med Unit at LWC Warminster whilst onsite :D
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Re: Little things that irritate you

Postby Samba on Thu May 16, 2019 10:39 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Anyway, this is continuing to annoy me, and although I've told him to get some line out cables and be done with it, I will be unable to relax until I have an answer.

Cheers Dan, v interesting although you did lose me after 1) There's...
You know what you could do for a laugh, go on to 'Gadget Detective' & you can post tech questions on there.
Be interesting to see if you can stump them!
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