What made you annoyed today?

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Ulrich

Something seemed "wrong" today with my browser. Instead of the usual starting page (Google) I suddenly got a "blank page" (which was not annoying, just strange). Then I looked at my browser "history" and indeed there was something which seemed to cause the "blank page" ("1online" or such) - so I looked it up via google and indeed it's a virus!  :1f631:
Then I followed some instructions, which seemed to work, so I hope I did remove it successfully. Browser is back to normal. Phew.  :cool
It's never enough...

Ulrich

Bleedin' headache! Must be the weather, as I heard about other people suffering too.  :1f630:
It's never enough...

SueC

Quote from: Ulrich on May 28, 2020, 17:30:49Bleedin' headache! Must be the weather, as I heard about other people suffering too.  :1f630:

Hate those things.  :evil:  Various things that have at times been helpful:  Putting my feet in a bucket of really hot water (if it's a vascular type headache), cold pack on the head and/or neck, hot pack on the head and/or neck, putting VapoRub up my nose or one of those nose unclogging aroma-sticks with menthol etc, applying red Tiger Balm to my forehead or just sniffing it (warning - do not put up your nose - burns like anything), taking paracetamol at the first hint, lots of fluids, with electrolytes if necessary, something salty, or salty/high-protein like beef biltong; chicken soup, lying down not moving in a dark room - and avoiding sugar...
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Ulrich

Heat (yet again), can't stand it any more... :unamused:

And yesterday evening I was cutting off weeds in a place where I'd done the same already twice this year!  :persevere:
It's never enough...

SueC

Weeding/pruning/mowing unfortunately is like brushing your teeth - a bit of a repetitive chore.  The latter was made more interesting for me for a while with the introduction of cinnamon-flavoured toothpaste, but alas, that was taken back off the market many years ago, at least where we live.

Perhaps you need a goat, @Ulrich.  It could take care of the weeds for you.  And the roses! ;)

....aaaand, if it's a female goat, you'd not have to go down the shops for milk anymore. :angel

On the other hand, a proper billy goat could help with unsolicited visits to your house, and with social distancing, if you teach it to walk on a lead.

I hear you re the heat.  The earth is starting to tilt back enough so that the sun is just beginning to burn us again in the middle of the day in the southern hemisphere, even though it's still late winter here, with cool temperatures.  I am not looking forward to summer.  I shall have to crawl into a cellar and hibernate.
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MeltingMan

Quote from: Ulrich on August 16, 2020, 16:11:59Heat (yet again), can't stand it any more... :unamused: 

If the relative humidity weren't so high, the heat would be more bearable. I constantly have to look over the edge of my glasses to see anything at all, be it the friendly service in the pharmacy or the display from the self-service terminal at the Sparkasse. Annoying. 😰
Hoch lebe der Herbst!
(Sören Kierkegaard)

L'homme paye après sa mort, le peuple toujours de son vivant: cherchez pourquoi sont tombés les empires? par l'injustice.
(Le livre du sceptre: politique p. 126)

Ulrich

Quote from: MeltingMan on August 17, 2020, 18:56:26If the relative humidity weren't so high, the heat would be more bearable.

Yeah, exactly. It's better now, but supposed to be heating up again until Friday...
It's never enough...

SueC

Quote from: Ulrich on August 18, 2020, 10:25:23
Quote from: MeltingMan on August 17, 2020, 18:56:26If the relative humidity weren't so high, the heat would be more bearable.

Yeah, exactly. It's better now, but supposed to be heating up again until Friday...

Beam some heat our way please (but without humidity), specifically onto our driveway.  We, and all of our guests, are now having to wear *gum boots* to get through the quagmire between what remains of the driveway, and the house - impossible to get cars up right now.  I hope that the drainage dude who quoted us for work almost two weeks ago brings his magical machines over soon.

If any of you need mud packs for your faces, I'll bottle some and send it to you.  :angel

PS:  If you're gonna buy a goat, @Ulrich, Nubian goats have less "goaty" milk than the European breeds, and they have gorgeous flop-ears!  :)



But if you want one for fending off unwanted visitors and for assisting with social distancing, this might be more your thing:



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MeltingMan

Customers who only buy one item on Monday morning, don't use a basket,
jostle at the checkout and the cashier doesn't say anything. 🤬 😷
Hoch lebe der Herbst!
(Sören Kierkegaard)

L'homme paye après sa mort, le peuple toujours de son vivant: cherchez pourquoi sont tombés les empires? par l'injustice.
(Le livre du sceptre: politique p. 126)

Ulrich

Trump (of course...)

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/04/us/politics/trump-virus.html

Quote"Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential 'drive-by' just now has to be quarantined for 14 days," Dr. James P. Phillips, an attending physician at Walter Reed, wrote on Twitter. "They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity."

 :pouting-face
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SueC

The Australian budget, just handed down by our right-wing government.  :1f635:  :1f629:  :1f62d:  GetUp summarised it really well:

Quote from: undefinedLet's be clear: the 2020 Budget was a multi-billion dollar handout to corporations, not a recovery.

Instead of creating good jobs for the quarter of the country who are unemployed or underemployed, the government cut income support by a third - throwing millions under the poverty line.

And it's people hardest hit during the pandemic that are hardest hit by this Budget - women, migrants on temporary visas, First Nations people, and both the young and the elderly.

All across the progressive movement - people are united behind plans that would create decent, secure work in aged care, clean energy, child care, and social housing. But plans mean nothing without power behind it - and that means a huge public outcry.

We need to stand with everyone left out of this Budget, and show the government that we want an ambitious plan for guaranteed jobs, clean energy and revitalised public services, not trickle down handouts.

from https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/covid-recovery/budget-response-2020/we-need-a-real-plan-for-recovery?t=zNxextE4P


...as did Farmers for Climate Action in their email:

QuoteI'm sorry to report that while it was billed as the most important budget in more than 70 years, it was largely a missed opportunity.

The Federal Government could have simultaneously created good jobs in regional and rural communities while tackling climate change - but it instead chose to use taxpayers' money to prop up the fossil fuel industry.

We'd love to hear what you thought about the Budget and what it means for you. Can you fill out this survey and let us know?

A clean, renewables-led recovery could have put the Australian economy on a more solid and sustainable path to recovery, tackling the pandemic and the rising risks of climate change at the same time. And there are some good initiatives buried in the budget papers, such as investment in resilience-building under the Future Drought Fund, cleaner energy in food manufacturing, rural mental health, incentives for microgrids in farming communities, and new efforts to build a recycling industry. Sadly, this smattering of climate-smart initiatives (albeit focussed on adaptation to, rather than mitigation of, climate change) are swamped by the billions set aside for  taxpayers' subsidies for gas and other fossil fuels.

There are some good examples Australia could have looked towards. Earlier this year the European Union seized the opportunity, investing more than $800 billion in everything from renewable energy to low-emissions agriculture and electric cars. Per capita, that's almost nine times more than the Australian government proposes to invest in a climate-smart economy.

Rather than following the lead of the EU, and taking this opportunity to supercharge the COVID recovery with a clean jobs package, the Federal Government missed the moment.

More analysis here:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/07/the-overlooked-parts-of-the-2020-australian-budget-you-should-know
ttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/06/who-benefits-most-from-the-tax-cuts-in-the-2020-australian-budget
https://www.crikey.com.au/2020/10/06/2020-budget-politics/
https://www.crikey.com.au/2020/10/06/winners-losers-2020-federal-budget/

And as usual, First Dog On The Moon sums things up concisely:


from https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/07/this-year-i-did-not-have-to-go-into-the-budget-lockup-i-can-do-my-annual-unhinged-rant-remotely
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Ulrich

Incompetence made me feel annoyed today. Idiots (especially Covidiots - those who think the virus doesn't exist etc.) too.  :unamused:
It's never enough...

SueC

Quote from: Ulrich on October 15, 2020, 14:06:14Incompetence made me feel annoyed today. Idiots (especially Covidiots - those who think the virus doesn't exist etc.) too.  :unamused:

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Ulrich

Not just today, the way some streaming services expolit musicians is annoying...

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/nov/14/streaming-platforms-arent-helping-musicians-and-things-are-only-getting-worse

Quote from: undefinedConcerns around streaming economies have been simmering for some time, but it took the pandemic to bring them to the forefront. Previously profitable musicians have been hit hard with an abrupt halt to touring and the associated income. And with little hope of live music as we knew it returning until a vaccine, attention has turned to streaming, with many asking how it got so bad. Is it true that to earn USD$15 per hour a month, you would need to have around 700,000 streams monthly? Do major labels really sign catalogue deals with streaming platforms in secrecy? Are the bulk of user paid subscriptions fees on streaming platforms really going to popular musicians who a user might never listen to? The answer to all of this is yes.

If you know anyone who runs their own business, they're likely wondering if they can keep it going through the pandemic. Your favourite musician is probably wondering the same.
:'(
It's never enough...