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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:08 pm

Lt. Commander Data wrote:Still not having the basic service of electricity. Day 5 with no power.

I'd demand compensation from the SA government(s), for listening to the Watermelons (the Greenies - no insult to that fruit meant!) about electricity!

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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ben73 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:24 pm

Isn't SA 100% renewable?

Good in theory. All I ever hear about it is how many days they have gone without power.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:27 pm

Folks that are oblivious of their surroundings!

I'm walking past a pub, and this middle aged lady walks in front of me, turns around, and then just as I go to step around her, she moves to the right, I move to the left, she moves over again without even noticing the whole time that I am there! No apologies or anything. Didn't even hear me say excuse me.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:40 am

Should have said move your arse lady. She would have taken notice then.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:53 pm

I'll blame my mother for at least (trying) to teach me manners and courtesy then :).
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:18 pm

Channel surfing on this hot Melbourne Sunday, and amazed at the absolute proliferation of trashy American home renovation shows on mainly channel 94, such as Flip and Flop, Flop and Flip, Masters of Flip,Texas Flip and Move etc, drives you flipping mad, the producers of these shows must make a packet, I was forced to play a board game with a kid of friends we visited over Christmas called Pop and Hop, and we wondered if someone could make a TV show out of it.

I wonder if someone could invent a reality show promo blocker, when hooked up to a TV, blocks all promos for reality shows, and also block the actual shows as well, so we can be spared watching rubbish like MKR or Married At First Sight, but the remote may be a cheaper option.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Merc1107 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:30 pm

scott wrote:I wonder if someone could invent a reality show promo blocker, when hooked up to a TV, blocks all promos for reality shows, and also block the actual shows as well, so we can be spared watching rubbish like MKR or Married At First Sight, but the remote may be a cheaper option.

I'd pay good money for such an invention (and you'd get an honorable mention in "What doesn't give you the S&#T's!?"

Its obvious networks like TEN are rapidly shedding viewers when garbage shows like Family Feud are simultaneously broadcast across several channels at once. I really wish some "ratings agency" would hurry up and fling a survey in my direction - as I *will* raise hell about the generally poor programming.

An additional feature for your "reality show promo blocker" would be a mute function for Channel 9 & 10's irritating voice-over announcers.
9 seems to have adopted a deep, creepy/disturbing sound, while 10's male voice-over seems to greatly exaggerate certain syllables. I'll go as far as to say 10's voice adds an additional syllable with their drawn-out announcement style.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Heihachi_73 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:51 pm

They should move the reality shows and other useless rubbish they come up with (scott, how could you forget to mention X-Factor among the rubbish!?) onto their own spinoff channels and leave the base channels 7/9/10 etc. for normal TV programmes, news, movies, sport (when nothing else is on) and the grandfathered-in long-runners like Neighbours/Home & Away that would cause World War 3 if they were canned (who was the idiot who canned Prisoner back in 1986?)

And bring back the live lotto draws already Channel 7, not this five-second flash of the numbers in the middle of a sh!t show/sport that no-one wants to watch.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:47 pm

At least they were reigned in somewhat with the hilarious failure of the much touted Restaurant Revolution and that Zombie's Just Desserts fizzer after the cluster bomb of promotions with that brain piercing whistle jingle!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:37 pm

Always seeing the crappiest SL202s in Adelaide end up on this shift that I've tracked through Transit Times. It's always 1610, 1612, 1619 or 861 on this stupid shift. Never 859, or even 1605.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Shoudy Chen » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:43 pm

Andy Maher is a pain to listen to when watching BBL, he should stick to radio commitments instead.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:02 pm

Foreign ads used here with Australian voices so obviously dubbed over the foreign actress own accented original voice. One example is Scholl GelActive insoles with that blonde woman saying "like being on a cloud" in that horrible generic Australian dubbed over voice.
Of these multinational tax dodging corporations want to penny pinch by using foreign footage in their commercials, they should be made to screen it only with the actor's original voices or produce them with local talent!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:53 am

1636 being driven at 45 kph or less EVERY bloody time I catch it. It's like it's governed to this speed and can't go any faster! I guess it's the norm with these high floors which have unfortunately been condemned to Newton I guess.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby busrider » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:21 pm

Traffic jams caused by buses sitting at stops on main roads for a few minutes, waiting for departure from a time point...
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:29 pm

Pompous posters on ATDB largely. I won't name names.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:24 pm

Adelaide Metro.
Why? Well:

1) no timetable changes this year - how boring (not to mention inefficient in some areas)
2) not getting all the facts before putting in detours on their website. On a hunch I phoned my local depot, and it turns out all 865s between 10-3 are cancelled tomorrow, nothing of the sort said on AdMet's stupid website.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Heihachi_73 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:43 pm

Swift wrote:Foreign ads used here with Australian voices so obviously dubbed over the foreign actress own accented original voice. One example is Scholl GelActive insoles with that blonde woman saying "like being on a cloud" in that horrible generic Australian dubbed over voice.
Of these multinational tax dodging corporations want to penny pinch by using foreign footage in their commercials, they should be made to screen it only with the actor's original voices or produce them with local talent!
Those ads are everywhere (Global Shop Direct, ugh), one of the late night ads has a mixture of American, British and New Zealand actors (7 = sivin!) all pretending to be Australian - I gather it's by far cheaper to hire "professionals" (or "paid actors" as GelActive proudly displays on the screen) outside Australia than it is to hire some random idiot off the street.

Also, what is with Foxtel and ads lately? I was watching one show on TVHITS two days ago (keep typing the word HITS over and over and over without spaces) and there were twelve 15-second ads in a row, two of which were actually about Foxtel products or shows (cross-promotion), with some of the ads appearing more than once. The show wasn't finished or between episodes either. I'm glad I don't bother with Foxtel. As with mobile phones, people have had the wool pulled over their eyes for decades too long. What Foxtel actually does show on TV (besides ads and repeats) isn't worth the money people pay for it.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:53 pm

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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:40 am

SHAME to the SCC ranger that moved a man selling Australian Flags yesterday.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:47 am

Seeing any CB80 :) .
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:48 pm

Seeing the second crappiest SL202 in Adelaide show up on the same shift one in two days.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:37 am

The bus in TA3001's picture having only one door.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Lt. Commander Data » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:04 am

No need for 2 doors in the Hills- generally longer limited stops routes where dwell time isn't an issue. The extra capacity is more useful for the Hills, and having a second door could potentially be a hazard at many stops around the place. In any case, the Hills haven't seen regular length (11-12.5m) buses with 2 doors for a while, bar a few exceptions. All 14.5m buses have 2 doors though, with artics having 3 doors, bar one, which has 2.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:11 am

Swift wrote:The bus in TA3001's picture having only one door.


Technically it's Lt. Commander Data's photo. I just modified it with his permission to depict the original Hills Transit L94UB in it's original livery, so if you've got eggs to throw, no point throwing them at me!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:00 pm

That bus needs to be scrapped, especially with a washing machine sounding engine.
Gosh, what happened to Adelaide? You used to have three door rigids with Leyland 0680 growl, now this.
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