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by Dr Lobster*
Tue 18 Aug, 2020 19.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jill Dando
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Jill Dando

Every now and then, I'll read or hear something about this case which will send me on a wild internet goose chase, were i will spend hours trying to validate or find another angle on something. Over the years, my feelings on this have almost gone full circle; at the start I felt Barry George was the...
by Dr Lobster*
Mon 22 Jun, 2020 21.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New old games
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: New old games

Don’t forget Sonic Mania! I got a switch, don’t have loads of time to play on it, but recommend Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8, Crash Team Racing I hate FPS / violent games - not because I have any ideological objection, just never really enjoyed them. I was amazed when I first played Doom back in the ...
by Dr Lobster*
Mon 15 Jun, 2020 20.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 225
Views: 27578

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

One of the things I can’t understand is face coverings... I assume WHO and the government are just going along with telling people to wear them for psychology reasons only? I mean, surely if you can smell the fart which came from the man standing in front you through your face covering, it is going ...
by Dr Lobster*
Thu 30 Apr, 2020 20.28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NHS Clapping
Replies: 17
Views: 3171

NHS Clapping

there is a bit of thing with this going on every thursday, is it just me being a bit grumpy or is this whole thing seem just a bit weird to you?
by Dr Lobster*
Thu 06 Jun, 2019 22.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Front door legalities
Replies: 9
Views: 3469

Re: Front door legalities

are you sure it's a legal requirement to display your house number? i have lived for many years in a house without a number... never had an issue, mind you, the ones either side 101, 105 etc. i can't imagine any local authorities have the resources to investigate such trifles - the local authority u...
by Dr Lobster*
Fri 28 Dec, 2018 14.25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1718
Views: 407607

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

probably a good time to make some predictions about which retailers will kick the bucket in 2019. I'm going to ignore HMV - i can't imagine there is really a viable business left, or worth investing in now - that said, i think what is a surprise to most people is that it limped on as long as it did....
by Dr Lobster*
Tue 04 Dec, 2018 21.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Christmas lights
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Christmas lights

i absolutely love christmas lights. i remember as a child being mesmerised by the warm glow of our christmas tree with it's 20 or so little incandescent screw in bulbs casting all those strange shadows and shapes on the wall and ceiling - and that's the thing, as much as i love led lighting, most le...
by Dr Lobster*
Mon 27 Aug, 2018 11.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Obscure connector
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Obscure connector

Hello everyone, My sister stumbled across this connector, and asked me what it was... after spending several hours googling, I can't find anything which quite matches... it was in amongst some military stuff, but not sure if that is a red herring. it has B1970 imprinted on the side and the central p...
by Dr Lobster*
Sun 24 Jun, 2018 21.54
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 55358

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

don't go into mcdonalds all that often, but just popped into the Royston services Mcdonalds for a pitstop on the way back from legoland... had table service with these locator beacons which you put on your table with a number. i was half expecting it to flash when your order was coming, but alas no....
by Dr Lobster*
Fri 06 Apr, 2018 20.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 203
Views: 53955

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

I’m wondering if anyone here is still using Windows 7 (at home, not forced to at work) as we had a few people here saying they’d even still be using XP after support ended. At work I am responsible for the IT across two sites, with a couple of thousand devices on each. I can tell you, moving to ano...
by Dr Lobster*
Sun 01 Apr, 2018 11.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1718
Views: 407607

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I had a wonder into Maplin on Friday on the off chance I'd be able to pick up a bargain.. to be fair, some of the tat was heavily discounted, but anything useful (like HDDs, components), Amazon / ebay is still significantly cheaper. Walking around the store, it's no wonder it went under, but i will ...