What was the designer thinking???

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    Oct 25, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    Why do shaving cream cans rust? Did the designer think they would never get near water? What was the designer thinking??? ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Post about something you wonder what was the designer thinking.
  • camfer

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    Oct 25, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    why are condom packages hard to open when your hands are, uh, slippery?
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Oct 25, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    After taking ten hours to open the fucking CD I'm somehow deterred from piracy? All it makes me want to do is burn twenty copies and send them out for Christmas, just as revenge for the hell you put me through to listen to the damn thing to begin with.
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    Oct 25, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    camfer saidwhy are condom packages hard to open when your hands are, uh, slippery?

    icon_lol.gif ... indeed
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    Oct 25, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidAfter taking ten hours to open the fucking CD I'm somehow deterred from piracy? All it makes me want to do is burn twenty copies and send them out for Christmas, just as revenge for the hell you put me through to listen to the damn thing to begin with.

    QFT
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    Oct 25, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
    Why does it require 4 remote controls to use the most "advanced" tvs?

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    Oct 25, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    MeOhMy saidWhy does it require 4 remote controls to use the most "advanced" tvs?


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    Oct 25, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    Plastic clam-shell packaging that requires a chainsaw (or bionic teeth) to open.

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    Oct 25, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    A recent one..

    On iPhones, why is there a touch to zoom to the top, but not one to zoom to the bottom?

    I like the way one RJer put it. It's like putting a door knob on only one side of the door. ... icon_lol.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Oct 25, 2010 4:53 AM GMT
    I actually just had a shaving cream can rust recently. I threw it out, but before I emptied the trash the rust broke through to the inner seal. It began making horrible noises and spewing bits of foam. At first, I thought something was wrong with the pipes, until I noticed the white flecks showing up on the wall near the trash can...

    Why do medicines not come in packaging that would prevent them from having to issue warnings to not store them in places which might get warm or humid...like bathroom medicine cabinets?
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    Oct 25, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidI actually just had a shaving cream can rust recently. I threw it out, but before I emptied the trash the rust broke through to the inner seal. It began making horrible noises and spewing bits of foam. At first, I thought something was wrong with the pipes, until I noticed the white flecks showing up on the wall near the trash can...

    Why do medicines not come in packaging that would prevent them from having to issue warnings to not store them in places which might get warm or humid...like bathroom medicine cabinets?

    Dude? Wait, what? ... How long did you have that can of cream?
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    Oct 25, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    To anyone who's ever purchased a gallon of milk at Costco before, but why did they make a milk jug that's impossible to pour without spilling?

    Although after 10 seconds on google, I've learned it's because they're easier to ship. BUT IT'S STILL WRONG.
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 25, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    Why do banks and other service related businesses close at exactly 5 p.m., when everyone else gets off work and needs to go to the bank, Dr.'s office, etc.
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    Oct 25, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidAfter taking ten hours to open the fucking CD I'm somehow deterred from piracy? All it makes me want to do is burn twenty copies and send them out for Christmas, just as revenge for the hell you put me through to listen to the damn thing to begin with.


    People still use CD's?
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    Oct 25, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    Why does the [Menu] button not let me skip the very soon to be, if not already, outdated commercials/previews on the DVDs? Also, Why are they telling me not to pirate on DVDs i PAID for? I just want to watch the fucking movie!!
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    Oct 25, 2010 6:16 AM GMT
    Just today, I was thinking that I'd like to track down the idiot who designed the brackets for the hydraulic pump and water pump on the GMC 6.2L diesel, and beat the shit out of him. It took about two hours and three skinned knuckles to get ONE inaccessible bolt free. Then on to the next. icon_evil.gif And why are half of them metric and half of them fractional inches?
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    Oct 25, 2010 6:18 AM GMT
    Oh yeah, why does every Blu Ray disc start with a five minute commercial telling you to buy a Blu Ray player? Anyone who can see the damned thing ALREADY HAS one.
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    Oct 25, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    Why is Grape Nuts cereal called that, when it contains neither grapes, nor nuts?
  • nv7_

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    Oct 25, 2010 6:27 AM GMT
    Vehicles without illuminated ignition switches. At night, I'll just jab the key in this general direction until I find the hole. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:07 AM GMT
    cold said
    nv7_ saidAt night, I'll just jab... in this general direction until I find the hole.

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    We should go on a date...


    I'm guessing that hole is easier to find....oh no I didn't! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:16 AM GMT
    Dry the shaving can with your towel if it gets wet.

    Definitely agree about condom packages... but my tip is this... open the packet first before using any lube. It's usually the lube that causes the slipperyness.

    My pet peeve, tins of sardines that don't have keys to open them.
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    Oct 25, 2010 11:12 AM GMT
    Manual settings on point-n-shoot cameras, and "Auto" mode on DSLR cameras.
    Makes no sense to me.
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    Oct 25, 2010 11:21 AM GMT
    I think food packaging designers generally are sadists.
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    Oct 25, 2010 11:55 AM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidWhy do shaving cream cans rust? Did the designer think they would never get near water? What was the designer thinking??? ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Post about something you wonder what was the designer thinking.


    Flavored condoms, they taste nothing like strawberries or mangos. O and edible draws why do that when I can put a fruit roll up in ur ass and munching on it for way less icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidManual settings on point-n-shoot cameras, and "Auto" mode on DSLR cameras.
    Makes no sense to me.

    Oh, that's an easy one, having been into photography for many years. Manual is needed on point-n-shoots for situations that would confuse their automatic programming and focusing. Taking a photo through a window is just one example of a situation that amateurs do all the time.

    Many automatic cameras will try to focus on and read the window surface for the exposure, instead of the scene beyond it. So that feature needs to be disabled.

    On the other hand, offering pro cameras with auto settings options increases the number of people who will buy these top-end cameras, adding to manufacturer profit. Plus even pros will take advantage of auto settings in impromptu settings.

    Years ago, when everything was manual, we used to pre-set the exposure & focus for the most likely situation we might encounter. I'd walk around Manhattan, for instance, with my 35mm Leica tucked discreetly under my arm, and bring it up quickly for a candid without pausing to recheck all its settings. The Automatic function serves the same purpose today, when you haven't got the time to fuss with settings.