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by Dr Lobster*
Sun 07 Jul, 2024 19.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: There an election this year.....
Replies: 122
Views: 16413

Re: There an election this year.....

I am across this in my YouTube feed



Old enough to remember a few of them. Quite interesting to see how these shows have evolved over the years
by Dr Lobster*
Sat 06 Jul, 2024 17.16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: There an election this year.....
Replies: 122
Views: 16413

Re: There an election this year.....

Yep - Liz Truss's seat here in Norfolk too - apparently she got a fair bit of stick when she was out canvassing - I live a bit far out in no mans land for her to pay me a visit but I would have liked to have spoken to her- not to be abusive, but to genuinely challenge her on why she had never really...
by Dr Lobster*
Sat 06 Jul, 2024 15.02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: There an election this year.....
Replies: 122
Views: 16413

Re: There an election this year.....

So what did everyone think of that election? I was surprised when the exit poll appear, it proved what I was thinking Labour wouldn't get beyond 1997 result. I have to wonder why So many polls were thinking labour would get 450 and the Tories would get 80 odd seats. Lib dems could have gotten to 80...
by Dr Lobster*
Thu 25 Apr, 2024 08.17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What happened to TV mocks?
Replies: 12
Views: 4632

Re: What happened to TV mocks?

I think the very short answer is that they are pretty pointless for the most part.

Only real reason I can think of would be for a portfolio / showreel or to teach yourself how to do something with the software.

Other than that, why bother?
by Dr Lobster*
Sun 21 Apr, 2024 11.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2161
Views: 926034

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Not a high street store, but I just noticed that Oregon Scientific seems to have gone out of business. The UK company was struck off in February last year and there are no new products showing up on Amazon. Bit of a shame that. Had a few of their weather stations and radio controlled clocks over the...
by Dr Lobster*
Fri 12 Apr, 2024 16.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 20926

Re: The Technology Thread

If your phone had been a Samsung and had failed in a similar way, you would have almost certainly had to send it away. At least Apple has a network of stores in fairly easy reach.
by Dr Lobster*
Mon 19 Feb, 2024 17.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 20926

Re: The Technology Thread

Have you not considered a decent pair of wireless buds? I wouldn’t be without my AirPods Pro, not perfect but great for on the go and it is nice not having to fight the cable
by Dr Lobster*
Thu 15 Feb, 2024 20.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2161
Views: 926034

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68295306# Rekom, owner of various night clubs and venues announcing closure of a number of sites. Around me, pretty much all the proper night clubs have closed now - closest at least an hours drive away. Thing is, they never were cheap places to go and now people ...
by Dr Lobster*
Tue 13 Feb, 2024 18.21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?
Replies: 22
Views: 9982

Re: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?

I've gone from contract phones to PAYG SIM Only with 1pMobile. Fortunately I was able to pay for a mid-range Samsung upfront which negates the cost of the handset from my mobile costs. Yeah, forgot about mobile phones… same here, just on SIM only plans and purchased my phone outright. Probably 10 y...
by Dr Lobster*
Sun 11 Feb, 2024 19.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?
Replies: 22
Views: 9982

With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-68250127.amp Prompted by news of the recent Ring doorbell price increase (personally, I find the notion of paying a monthly sub for a door bell insanity) are there things that technically, you could of course afford, but just cross the line of what you are prepa...
by Dr Lobster*
Sat 10 Feb, 2024 18.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The rise of the dodgy shop
Replies: 24
Views: 11749

Re: The rise of the dodgy shop

Not entirely on topic, but as vape shops were mentioned in the post, it has me thinking, what's going to happen to them? By the end of the year they're going to find 95%+ of their products banned, and what remains put in plain packaging and behind the counter, I'm guessing it won't be a viable busi...