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By Merekat (Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 05:30:42 AM EST) (all tags)
Things which grate because although they are commonly occurring and they are therefore socially acceptable, still grate due to inefficiency or lack of elegance.

  • Mailing of one page word docs with absolutely no layout or formatting so it adds exactly no value to a plain old e-mail.
  • Inconsistency of bus numbers on front, middle and rear displays.
  • Needlessly polite wordy mails which appear overtly to be suggestions for consideration but which in practice are nothing but thinly veiled micromanagement.
  • Queuing standing up for ages to board a flight when one has an assigned seat.
  • People refusing to move down the bus past the stairwell even though there are three seats at the back.
  • People saying they will revert to me. I'm pretty sure they've never been me.
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Incorrect use of the word optimise. by Evil Cloaked User (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 12:19:36 PM EST
How can you can different levels of optimisation? Either it's optimal, or it's not. And usually, it's not.

Leverage! by Cloaked User (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 06:59:26 AM EST
People using the word "leverage" to mean "take advantage of" makes me want to go stabby stabby.

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Can you ever prove optimal? by Dr H0ffm4n (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Mar 22, 2007 at 08:49:17 AM EST

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