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    "Pet" Peves

    I see this along the 'multi use paths' all the time. Some body's dog did their thing in the grass. The owner, being the consciencious person that he/she is, picks up the remnants, places it in a plastic bag, ties it tightly, and puts it lays it right back in the grass !

    So we now have something that is 100% biodegradable, wrapped up in a plastic bag for the purpose of ______ ??

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    They is some stoopid people out there!

    Do you ever see in happening?

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    Out of sight, out of mind, I guess.

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    *confused face* wow. well, some people aren't that bright.
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    Find out where they live and put it in their mail box.
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    I just feed my dog her food in a plastic bag. Her poop comes out hermitically sealed.
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    I usually pick it up and just wait to find a parked bike so I can stuff it in their saddlebag. I think people deserve a little present now and then, don't you?
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    Likely they left their fingerprints on the bag. You spring for the cost of an FBI database search and the cops may be willing to find out who they are. But do not put in the mail box. That's a Federal offense. Hide it on their land and water it. They will end up with a plague of flies of Biblical proportions.
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    Hypothetical question: Suppose whoever did this was doing an out-and-back, and was going to come back for it?

    I, for one, will bag up my dog's crap and pick it up on the way back. I really don't want to be carrying a bag of dog crap for a mile when I know I'll just pass by it again.

    ps. Once, I bagged up the poo, set it to the side of the sidewalk and continued my walk. As I'm coming back to get it, I see another dog walker, who is as ticked off as everybody here that I was so idiotic as to leave poo in a bag on the vicinity of the sidewalk, look down at the poo in disgust. In a fury, he stomps on it. It goes squishing out of a small hole in the bag...onto his shoes and the sidewalk. Now, he's pissed that he's got crap on his shoes and HE smears it into the sidewalk. I get to him, ask what he's doing and thanks a bunch for making me have to carry a poo-laden poo bag the 1 block back to my house, and he goes into a big tirade about how other people leave poo bags in the bushes. I tell him I'd never do that, and he continues to scrape poo off his shoes onto the sidewalk.

    So now, CrapShoes and I don't talk to each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
    Hypothetical question: Suppose whoever did this was doing an out-and-back, and was going to come back for it?

    I, for one, will bag up my dog's crap and pick it up on the way back. I really don't want to be carrying a bag of dog crap for a mile when I know I'll just pass by it again.

    ps. Once, I bagged up the poo, set it to the side of the sidewalk and continued my walk. As I'm coming back to get it, I see another dog walker, who is as ticked off as everybody here that I was so idiotic as to leave poo in a bag on the vicinity of the sidewalk, look down at the poo in disgust. In a fury, he stomps on it. It goes squishing out of a small hole in the bag...onto his shoes and the sidewalk. Now, he's pissed that he's got crap on his shoes and HE smears it into the sidewalk. I get to him, ask what he's doing and thanks a bunch for making me have to carry a poo-laden poo bag the 1 block back to my house, and he goes into a big tirade about how other people leave poo bags in the bushes. I tell him I'd never do that, and he continues to scrape poo off his shoes onto the sidewalk.

    So now, CrapShoes and I don't talk to each other.
    Ok then why do I get to smell your crap when I am walking when you can't be bothered carrying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    I usually pick it up and just wait to find a parked bike so I can stuff it in their saddlebag. I think people deserve a little present now and then, don't you?
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    Theoretically, the smell remains either way, since poo tends to linger even after you pick it up. Also, theoretically, if it's bagged and left where it is, and not taken for a trip, the smell is isolated, rather than allowed to pollute the surrounding air. And, theoretically, if I took it with me, and I was, say, 20 yards ahead of you, you'd be smelling the poo on your entire approach to me, which might be more unpleasant than the 1/2 second it would take you to pass it as it's lying adjacent to the sidewalk.

    Or, I could just kick my dog for pooing in your right-of-way or use a rubber stopper so he doesn't offend anybody.

    Two sides: I thought I was being a consciencious dog walker, taking care of my responsibilities, whilst also enjoying my walk. Yet you imply I'm lazy, selfish, and inconsiderate.

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    Maybe you need to write "will pick up on the way back" on the bag (beforehand). It sounds quite sensible, but you could easily be mis-understood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    I usually pick it up and just wait to find a parked bike so I can stuff it in their saddlebag. I think people deserve a little present now and then, don't you?
    I pick it up and find a JAM. When said JAM exits their car to pulverize me, I put it in their glovebox and ride off.
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    Just use paper bags next time. Those are biodegradable. You can also set it on fire and toss it at someone's front door...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilke
    I see this along the 'multi use paths' all the time. Some body's dog did their thing in the grass. The owner, being the consciencious person that he/she is, picks up the remnants, places it in a plastic bag, ties it tightly, and puts it lays it right back in the grass !

    So we now have something that is 100% biodegradable, wrapped up in a plastic bag for the purpose of ______ ??

    jw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gear Jammer
    Sounds like you live near pot heads.
    Or sh_theads caching brains for a rainy day.
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    My couple peeves:

    1: "Computer consultants" who deliberately force clients to buy expensive, useless "solutions" that in no way, shape, or form, solve any problems. For example, this one "consultant" installed a certain E-mail server that pretty much nobody has seen for 4-5 years in mainstream use, mainly because so they would have to call him 24/7 for even basic tasks of adding users. I ended up (doing it pro bono) enabling on that mail server POP and IMAP, pulling out everyone's messages, and moving all the E-mail to a BSD box running sendmail and a secure (as in supporting ssl) pop3/imap /webmail program. Clientside, they used both Thunderbird and Outlook, whichever the employee liked better.

    Another time, a company was about to buy a security program from a company I have never heard of. This company was concerned about SOX big time, so they wanted something centrally managed. I ended up steering them to buy PGP Server, slapped PGP Desktop on all the computers they had, encrypt everything, and go on with life. Deployment was painless, and they did have some scares of missing laptops (the laptop was found), but with the boot HDD encrypted, the theft would be "merely" a hardware theft, rather than hardware+data.

    2: When parking in a lot, I usually park WAY away, to minimize door dings, and allow myself to back a vehicle in. What I never understand, how in a whole lot that is almost empty, people always park right beside.

    3: Not really a big peeve, but just something that irks me. People locking up their Orba Orcas with a $3.00 combination chain lock.

    4: Fantasy worlds which make no sense whatsoever. I understand sacrificing story for playability, but when a fantasy world makes you go "huh?" due to inconsistencies. However, I am on my second fantasy world (the first created over a decade when I was a 1st ed DM) and am putting great thought into how the world is constructed.

    5: Backups in Windows. I'm talking real backups that allow you to restore a machine fully from a totally blank hard disk by booting a CD, sticking in a tape, clicking "Restore", letting it copy, and next reboot, the system is totally back the way it was. The absolute best backup solution I've ever worked with was sysback/6000 on AIX, and IBM's TSM. However, its only sold to big companies, and has a large price tickets. There is pretty much only one usable backup solution for Windows, Dantz Retrospect, unless you want to get Networker, Backup Exec, or TSM, and pay the hefty price of admission.

    6: The lack of any good tape drives. Backing up to hard drives suck, because the only standard removable hard disk that stores a decent amount (Ulysses) is enterprise level, with an enterprise price. Backing up to DVDs or CDs is horrible. The cheapest thing that is worth the cost of admission are DLT V4 tape drives, and those start at $1000.

    7: People who have absolutely no computer knowledge, flaunt that fact, and when their machine gets spyware infected (usually due to surfing THOSE websites), start calling people who have basic computer skills, and demanding (not asking) that they "fix" the computer. Of course, they will get more spyware because the anti-spyware utility gets disabled or uninstalled.

    8: Any program which requires a USB dongle. When going onstage, its not uncommon for thieves to run by, yank those dongles out of laptops during setup or takedown. I much rather have dedicated music equipment in a rack and a high-end keyboard than rely on a MIDI controller and a laptop for just this reason... too many VST plugins wanting license dongles.

    Guess those are some of my biggest for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22
    6: The lack of any good tape drives. Backing up to hard drives suck, because the only standard removable hard disk that stores a decent amount (Ulysses) is enterprise level, with an enterprise price. Backing up to DVDs or CDs is horrible. The cheapest thing that is worth the cost of admission are DLT V4 tape drives, and those start at $1000.
    Yeah, that's one of my major peeves. I used to be able to incrementally back up and entire years of data onto a tape. Can't do that now with back-up to DVD or external-HD. Would need a 10-TB drive... we need more tapes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    Yeah, that's one of my major peeves. I used to be able to incrementally back up and entire years of data onto a tape. Can't do that now with back-up to DVD or external-HD. Would need a 10-TB drive... we need more tapes!
    What is ironic is that tape is absolutely brain dead simple to make, compared to the engineering needed for a modern hard disk. Tape doesn't have to run at high speeds relative (stuff running under a hard disk's head at even 5000 RPM is pretty fast) to a hard disk, tape doesn't even have to be close to the arial density (amount of bits per square inch) to hard disks. All tape has to do is be reliable with a lot of error correction, be decently fast, and be inexpensive. Features like WORM, bootable CD images and other things are icing on the cake.

    Look at DV tapes for example. Yes, they don't have the error correction for reliable data, but $3 for a tape that can stores around 15 gigabytes, its not a matter of "can't", its "won't", it seems. It wasn't that long ago when even a tape drive bought for "home" use could easily back up one's hard disk, and magnetic media is magnetic media (to a point... HDD platters are rigid compared to tape which must move repeatedly.) I think its because people are infatuated with hard disks for everything these days.

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