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EmmaJ.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11535 on: April 22, 2013, 09:08:05 PM »

Last summer I heard what I thought was a dozen squealing preschool girls being cased by snakes through my kitchen window. When I looked out it turned out to be two ~12 year old boys on a tramp. Lol

Trampoline? Please, please, please mean trampoline.  ;)

I thought it was "hike".  Two boys on a hike.. tramping through the yard.


I thought the same exact thing.  Kudos for actually saying it!

I would hope "on a tramp"  means out running around doing nothing in particular.

My whinge for the day: guild mate pulled his chars. from defending our castle.  With no warning.  So we may lose that castle.  All because he would rather have defended the other castle we had but lost due to not enough defenders. So now we may lose 2 castles in 1 day vs still having the one we were/are defending.  He could have said something yesterday and we might have had time to switch all of our defenders to castle 2.  _If_ everyone checked in.. which seldom happens on a daily basis. grr!

Nikko-chan

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11536 on: April 22, 2013, 09:13:36 PM »
Watching "House Hunters" on TV and it shows us the family goes to a huge house in which the master bedroom is the size of my living room, and I hear them say "It's a awfully small."

REALLY?

(I know this is a stupid complaint, but REALLY?)

YES! Oh this, so so much. Like seriously? That living room is the size of my house. that is not small. Shut your mouth and take the deal.

Mental Magpie

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11537 on: April 22, 2013, 09:15:02 PM »
The Eagle...again.

We had this "conversation" earlier:

Me: You know what I think I'm going to do next weekend?"

Him: What?

Me: Get that other tattoo.

Him: (complete silence, no acknowledgement I've said anything whatsoever.


Fifteen minutes later:

Me: (mumbles something under my breath about something I'm reading/seeing on Facebook)

Him: What did you say?



Seriously?  I'm speaking directly to you and you can't be bothered to respond but when I'm talking to myself you suddenly hear me?  The worst part is that I have told him several times that if he doesn't respond, even when just a simple "OK", then I don't know he has heard me.  I have to tell him this because I will tell him something, he won't respond, then later he claims to never have heard me.  GAH!

guihong

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11538 on: April 22, 2013, 10:18:24 PM »
The black cat we adopted recently started off as Isabel, until the vet confirmed different parts  ::).  By then, regardless of gender, he was already Izzy and Izzy he remains. 

Blackie would be an obvious, if lazy, name for him but we've already had the late, great Blackie (who was mostly white).  Blackie I passed on just over a year ago, so too soon to recycle a name.

The other cat is officially Gracie, but that has somehow morphed into Kitsie.

My brother had the gift of great cat names.  He once had a pair of orange tabbies named Toccata and Fugue (as in D minor).  When they had a litter of three kittens, they became Johann, Sebastian, and Bach  ;D.
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Luci

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11539 on: April 23, 2013, 04:51:38 AM »
I've seen typos all of my life. I always assumed it was the typesetting error that just didn't get caught. Most of the books I have read were done on a linotype machines.

I don't know the process used now, but some one, somewhere has to type it in. Voice recognition software is still pretty iffy, so that would have to be heavily edited if is it used.

No, I don't think so.  AFAIK they scan the pages in and use text recognition software, but do not check the results as thoroughly as they perhaps should.

So, the soneone somewhere who typed it in is the author, otherwise, where did the text to recognize come from?

Diane AKA Traska

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11540 on: April 23, 2013, 05:42:14 AM »
I've seen typos all of my life. I always assumed it was the typesetting error that just didn't get caught. Most of the books I have read were done on a linotype machines.

I don't know the process used now, but some one, somewhere has to type it in. Voice recognition software is still pretty iffy, so that would have to be heavily edited if is it used.

No, I don't think so.  AFAIK they scan the pages in and use text recognition software, but do not check the results as thoroughly as they perhaps should.

So, the soneone somewhere who typed it in is the author, otherwise, where did the text to recognize come from?

The thing is, the text typed by the author is correct.  Then, when it's made into an ebook, the pages are scanned, and the OCR software doesn't always get it right.
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RingTailedLemur

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11541 on: April 23, 2013, 06:11:49 AM »
I've seen typos all of my life. I always assumed it was the typesetting error that just didn't get caught. Most of the books I have read were done on a linotype machines.

I don't know the process used now, but some one, somewhere has to type it in. Voice recognition software is still pretty iffy, so that would have to be heavily edited if is it used.

No, I don't think so.  AFAIK they scan the pages in and use text recognition software, but do not check the results as thoroughly as they perhaps should.

So, the soneone somewhere who typed it in is the author, otherwise, where did the text to recognize come from?

The thing is, the text typed by the author is correct.  Then, when it's made into an ebook, the pages are scanned, and the OCR software doesn't always get it right.

Yes.  Sorry, I thought we were just talking about typos in ebooks.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11542 on: April 23, 2013, 07:11:12 AM »
I've seen typos all of my life. I always assumed it was the typesetting error that just didn't get caught. Most of the books I have read were done on a linotype machines.

I don't know the process used now, but some one, somewhere has to type it in. Voice recognition software is still pretty iffy, so that would have to be heavily edited if is it used.

No, I don't think so.  AFAIK they scan the pages in and use text recognition software, but do not check the results as thoroughly as they perhaps should.

So, the soneone somewhere who typed it in is the author, otherwise, where did the text to recognize come from?

The thing is, the text typed by the author is correct.  Then, when it's made into an ebook, the pages are scanned, and the OCR software doesn't always get it right.

Yes.  Sorry, I thought we were just talking about typos in ebooks.

Yes, some e-books have to be scanned in from paper books, if they're old enough that there's no computer version.

exitzero

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11543 on: April 23, 2013, 08:11:38 AM »
Watching "House Hunters" on TV and it shows us the family goes to a huge house in which the master bedroom is the size of my living room, and I hear them say "It's a awfully small."

REALLY?

(I know this is a stupid complaint, but REALLY?)

YES! Oh this, so so much. Like seriously? That living room is the size of my house. that is not small. Shut your mouth and take the deal.
One guy was complaining that the house they were looking at was too far of a commute for him:  15 minutes! It takes that long for me to get to my car in the parking lot!

Luci

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11544 on: April 23, 2013, 10:02:34 AM »
I've seen typos all of my life. I always assumed it was the typesetting error that just didn't get caught. Most of the books I have read were done on a linotype machines.

I don't know the process used now, but some one, somewhere has to type it in. Voice recognition software is still pretty iffy, so that would have to be heavily edited if is it used.

No, I don't think so.  AFAIK they scan the pages in and use text recognition software, but do not check the results as thoroughly as they perhaps should.

So, the soneone somewhere who typed it in is the author, otherwise, where did the text to recognize come from?

The thing is, the text typed by the author is correct.  Then, when it's made into an ebook, the pages are scanned, and the OCR software doesn't always get it right.

Yes.  Sorry, I thought we were just talking about typos in ebooks.

Yes, some e-books have to be scanned in from paper books, if they're old enough that there's no computer version.

Maybe that explains why 'rein', as in 'hold your emotions in' becomes 'reign' so often! So your point is that the author probably used the correct homonym and some computer messed with it.

Sorry. I missed that it was e-books only. Thanks.

Piratelvr1121

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11545 on: April 23, 2013, 10:09:54 AM »
I once had a temping job where we had to scan in documents to be converted to pdf files.   We didn't so much do the converting as we did just going over the documents to make sure it was clear what each word was. 

Sometimes it was easy, sometimes not as much.
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exitzero

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11546 on: April 23, 2013, 10:24:35 AM »
I've seen typos all of my life. I always assumed it was the typesetting error that just didn't get caught. Most of the books I have read were done on a linotype machines.

I don't know the process used now, but some one, somewhere has to type it in. Voice recognition software is still pretty iffy, so that would have to be heavily edited if is it used.

No, I don't think so.  AFAIK they scan the pages in and use text recognition software, but do not check the results as thoroughly as they perhaps should.

So, the soneone somewhere who typed it in is the author, otherwise, where did the text to recognize come from?

The thing is, the text typed by the author is correct.  Then, when it's made into an ebook, the pages are scanned, and the OCR software doesn't always get it right.

Yes.  Sorry, I thought we were just talking about typos in ebooks.

Yes, some e-books have to be scanned in from paper books, if they're old enough that there's no computer version.

Maybe that explains why 'rein', as in 'hold your emotions in' becomes 'reign' so often! So your point is that the author probably used the correct homonym and some computer messed with it.

Sorry. I missed that it was e-books only. Thanks.

A local politician sent out an advertisement once stating that he would "reign in spending". Nice to be the best at something, I guess!

Mal

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11547 on: April 23, 2013, 10:29:12 AM »
My pet peeve of the day:

"Triology" is not a word!

Mental Magpie

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11548 on: April 23, 2013, 10:31:27 AM »
My pet peeve of the day:

"Triology" is not a word!

How is it being used?

Mal

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #11549 on: April 23, 2013, 10:37:13 AM »
My pet peeve of the day:

"Triology" is not a word!

How is it being used?

Instead of "Trilogy", as in three connected books / movies.