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

Postby TA3001 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:51 pm

Ending up on an awfully designed 2016 built CB80. Yet Adelaide is set to be swamped with another 100+ of these things!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby jibb » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:26 pm

TA3001 wrote:Ending up on an awfully designed 2016 built CB80. Yet Adelaide is set to be swamped with another 100+ of these things!

Where did you hear/read about another 100 of these coming?
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:14 am

Not seeing 1605 get into fifth gear the proper way for over two years now!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:34 am

The bug infestation on buses from Port Adelaide depot. Just one of the many reasons why this is my most disliked AdMet depot.

Also, ass breath.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:00 am

The ads for Trivago, sure the girl looks nice, but the ads are cringeworthy.

Channel 9 cricket commentators- they have gotten even worse.

Evening viewing with way too many funeral and insurance ads.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:06 pm

scott wrote:The ads for Trivago, sure the girl looks nice, but the ads are cringeworthy.


The first two ads in the campaign were very well done and effective. They have become noticably childish and self indulgent in subsequent campaigns.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby homer9000 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:28 pm

getting either the 200 or G10 to work at Panorama from the city after connecting from an O'bahn service only to find out it's some ex serco mobile that first saw light of day anytime between 1994 and 2001.i know the depot at either wingfield or morphettville can't help that but there are times i would prefer a st agnes o'bahn mobile on those services.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:31 pm

Catching NL232s way too often! Washing machines on wheels that are built to impersonate a decent sounding vehicle without any character whatsoever lol.

I'll admit though, 1770 still sounded quite distinctive getting up to 80kph this year on an inbound J1 after 35 seconds of accelerating. Dennis Darts on a MAN chassis!

And just to add to it, either somebody logged into my account and changed my avatar, or I did the unthinkable... What on earth is bloody 1770 doing in my profile display?
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:46 am

The ferals, I mean FERALS that damaged the Christmas bus the other day!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:07 am

Hope Santa drops a brick on their heads while they sleep!!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:38 pm

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

Postby Swift » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:48 am

MSN.com articles (which are mostly fluff) that start downloading a video clip when you just want to read the article, and how hard it is to stop the video downloading.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Merc1107 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:13 am

Swift wrote:MSN.com articles (which are mostly fluff) that start downloading a video clip when you just want to read the article, and how hard it is to stop the video downloading.

Use NoScript. Not only is your browsing experience rid of CPU-intensive (and evidently poorly-written) scripts, but autoplaying videos, pages that block users of AdBlockers and so forth are completely circumvented.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:27 am

How do you do that? I would love to give it a try.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:05 pm

I've only found a Firefox version. - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/. An internet search should bring up the Chrome version, or one for whatever browser you're using.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:30 pm

In reply to my picture showing a car parked in a bus zone:-
And again, this time it was two cars parked in the bus zone. A bus once again had to stop in the middle of the road to pick up or let passengers off. The "bus zone" signs are clearly marked as can be seen by my previous post. It makes it dangerous for passengers. What if a passenger was disabled or in a wheelchair? That DID happen with a passenger with a walker. Because the bus driver couldn't park close to the kerb, the passenger had a hard time getting out of the bus.

And twice today: Residents of houses putting witches hats &/or bollards &/or other obstacles in the way to prevent cars from parking in legal car parks.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:10 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:And again, this time it was two cars parked in the bus zone. A bus once again had to stop in the middle of the road to pick up or let passengers off. The "bus zone" signs are clearly marked as can be seen by my previous post. It makes it dangerous for passengers. What if a passenger was disabled or in a wheelchair? That DID happen with a passenger with a walker. Because the bus driver couldn't park close to the kerb, the passenger had a hard time getting out of the bus.


You should report the number plates to the police. Who knows, the owners of the cars might get some attention if they're reported frequently.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:24 pm

And here are the two I meant yesterday:
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You can see from that photo that it was virtually impossible for a bus driver to stop for passengers. The bus driver would have had to stop in the middle of the road.

TA3001 wrote:You should report the number plates to the police. Who knows, the owners of the cars might get some attention if they're reported frequently.

I have. We went to the council first. Council says is a police matter. Police say it's a council matter (& we're got more important things to do). The bus company has already been notified. The only thing left to do (which I did) is to put notes in between their wipers & windscreen and let them know that photos may have or have been sent to parking rangers. I have even gone to a commuter group (NO, not the one you may think it is) The other day, it must have been a worker of that centre, as his car was parked their for around 13 hours. I accidentally saw the driver of the first one & boy he looked angry - I left a note on his car. The centre when you know it's their workers say it's a council matter & won't do anything.

I don't really mind if they are just picking up or letting people off, it's when they park there that is the issue.

And again two today as well.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:08 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:


I have. We went to the council first. Council says is a police matter. Police say it's a council matter (& we're got more important things to do).

The other day, it must have been a worker of that centre, as his car was parked their for around 13 hours.

The centre when you know it's their workers say it's a council matter & won't do anything.
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And again two today as well.


This is why it goes on when no one gives a sh|t about it. Why have these laws at all if authorities are going to pick and choose what they feel like enforcing, despite being notified? I think a few letters need to be sent to the right people. Will it take a well publicised broken neck from a passenger stumble before it is taken with due seriousness?
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:41 am

^ Swift while I know they can't do anything about the customers, they CAN do something about any staff that works there. But I've already said passengers may hold the centre responsible if any accidents happen due to their staff parking in bus stops. They still just tried to brush it off.

Edit: 1833:06 Mon 25 Dec 2017 - Corrected word "reonsible" to "responsible".
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:02 pm

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

Postby lunchbox » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:44 pm

On illegal parkers on bus stops.......
Your local printer will print you flouro stick-on notices, with appropriate wording, for the offending winscreens. The key is he should use adhesive which hardens under sunlight and can only be disolved with petrol etc. You stick it right in the driver's line-of-sight.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:47 am

The residents opposite do make it hard though, as many of them (not all of them) park on the street - highly likely to prevent customers parking outside their houses & a number still illegally put witches hats or obstacles in the way outside their houses to try & block legal car parking on the road.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:36 pm

Christmas lunch with my dad's side of the family (my mother refers to them as the outlaws), food was crap, company was rubbish, just hows how disconnected we are with relatives. Sparks flew a lot and chaos reigned when tearaway 4 year old bogan cousin, dressed in his play firefighter gear he got for Christmas, turned the hose on everyone through the open screen door.

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

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:57 am

We are passengers, not customers!
And no, seats aren't to put baggage on.

In regards to the illegal parking in bus stops, some are waiting a consiberable amount of time or using their phones while in their vehicles. Their are other places to stop to answer phones.

"Well it like goes like "if you know what I mean" this you like see, "do you know what I mean"!
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