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by Pete
Sat 17 Feb, 2024 21.48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1134

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

Having gigabit broadband would certainly have been a lot more useful to me during Covid times when I was working from home a lot more (in a job that required quite a bit of streaming video). It's less of an issue now and I reckon a few hundred meg would do me fine, though having a symmetrical uploa...
by Pete
Sat 17 Feb, 2024 21.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1291
Views: 503972

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

The Tesco I've got the power advert is infuriating. Goes on far too long. Repeats too often. Awful.

It's a shame because I really liked their weird Christmas adverts last year.
by Pete
Wed 14 Feb, 2024 20.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1134

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

Do you feel any real world benefit from gigabit speeds? I'm doing my annual ISP swap shortly and I'm currently debating between Sky 145Mb @ £22.39/month or Sky 500Mb @ £23.89/month (both effective prices after cashback). yes... although there's part of me that wonders if its the wifi 6 rather than ...
by Pete
Wed 14 Feb, 2024 08.33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1134

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

Virgin Media, waited for the contract to *actually* expire then had a proper go at them. The CityFibre rollout means they can no longer call my bluff on moving to Sky "you'll be happy with 34mb will you?" Now have gigabit and still (some) tv for £45. And the Superhub 5 is actually decent e...
by Pete
Sat 27 Jan, 2024 21.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 468
Views: 107226

Re: Pres Cafe Watch News and Information Board

Okay, I know Pete's told you all over on the secret forum to put me on ignore. That's fine. I know you don't like it when anyone disrupts your delicate little clique. But is it that difficult to at least listen to an outsider? It's okay. I know where I stand. Bye for now. Xxx. I didn't actually rea...
by Pete
Thu 11 Jan, 2024 23.12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The rise of the dodgy shop
Replies: 15
Views: 3281

Re: The rise of the dodgy shop

What about those makeshift launderettes, which are just an unstaffed former fish bar with a couple of coin-ops plonked inside. are these not encouraged by the videos on tiktok that imply you make a fortune from coin operated laundrettes despite the fact its all american and based either in new york...
by Pete
Sun 31 Dec, 2023 11.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Media Talk Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 47
Views: 8080

Re: Media Talk Forum Watch News and Information Board

And before anyone asks, I've only joined to protect my username and see the user list. I did the same thing for the same reasons. I do love how obvious the spam bots are, nearly all have a website that offers for sale Viagra and Cialis, and live in different regions for some reason... I take it Pet...
by Pete
Tue 05 Dec, 2023 08.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fragrances
Replies: 11
Views: 3063

Re: Fragrances

on the subject of fragrances, are the harrods beauty stores something elsewhere or just in Edinburgh? I thought it was the lessees from the debenhams beauty hall clubbing together to get a location in St James's Centre.

I appreciate I could google but i didn't. so there.
by Pete
Mon 13 Nov, 2023 17.06
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Multiroom comes to BBC Sounds on Alexa
Replies: 0
Views: 1220

Multiroom comes to BBC Sounds on Alexa

Seemingly 10 million years after we lost it when the BBC pulled their stations from tunein, and although there was a always a workaround, they've finally brought multiroom to BBC Sounds. Although typically you've got to ask in a convoluted way. https://radiotoday.co.uk/2023/11/bbc-sounds-enables-mul...
by Pete
Mon 09 Oct, 2023 08.33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 845295

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Zimba wrote: Fri 06 Oct, 2023 22.47Not to mention Newcastle's flagship Sainsbury's a mile down the road
which one is that?

Also I'll again bring up the bizarre Battle Hill shopping centre in North Shields where there's a large tesco express two doors down from a onestop
by Pete
Mon 09 Oct, 2023 08.32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 220
Views: 118361

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

apparently they've finally updated their ancient banking app so you don't need the stupid wee calculator card reader to send tiny amounts of money any more. i'm a shameless "oh i'll sort the bill" person on nights out (I want the Amex points) but there was always one colleague who used pay...