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by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Tue 18 May, 2021 14.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1836
Views: 639782

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I can remember one supermarket (possibly Asda) trialling a till system that allowed it to be both manned or self serve, with the screen spinning round and the interface changing depending on what mode it was in. Never really seen them since so I guess it was logistically a bit of a challenge - not ...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Mon 15 Oct, 2018 14.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 431
Views: 149262

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

Not my region, but Google News likes to tell me a lot about trains in Wales... This popped up in my news feed the other day. Out of interest, I went to watch the video... https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/first-train-transport-wales-livery-15256289 Marvel at the camera work at the st...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sat 09 Jun, 2018 14.13
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Hits Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 5511

Re: Hits Radio

The comedy Dave thing definitely seems like a desperate attempt to erode Moyles' audience. Gemma Atkinson was on James Martin's itv show this morning and pretty much the only two things I picked up from her interview was "We're from Manchester" and "Comedy Dave is on the show". I...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sun 06 May, 2018 08.40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 265803

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

ASDA also have an infinitely better frozen vegetarian section, better pop selection, worse clothing selection, better own-brand low fat yoghurt selection and my local one also has a McDonald's in it. I'd go as far as saying Asda have a better food section. Fresh fruit and veg from Sainsbury's seems...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Fri 30 Mar, 2018 08.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread
Replies: 244
Views: 97266

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

The mindset change that this policy aims to do is to put sugar in the same bracket as booze and fags - a luxury / vice. Difference being that the two vices mentioned were targeted at least partially for their impact on those not partaking - passive smoking and antisocial behaviour. My response to a...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Wed 28 Mar, 2018 11.43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread
Replies: 244
Views: 97266

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

I too have an issue when it comes to state sanctioned diet - removal of options doesn't count as education, so while the initial effect may be an improvement in health, these adults who "can't be trusted" will still opt for sugar en-masse as soon as the opportunity arises. Take the superma...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Fri 09 Mar, 2018 08.25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 214
Views: 86206

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

Are you able to install WSUS on a machine to trap updates with Win10 and then point the clients to pick up only the approved updates? Just had a look a man-look* at the WSUS system requirements and I can't see a Windows server requirement for it (we'd been running it for years on an outdated OS) - s...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Wed 11 Jan, 2017 13.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Powerline Adapters
Replies: 9
Views: 4874

Re: Powerline Adapters

Could well be - it's along the lines of what I was thinking, although without the correct jargon! I tried moving the powerline transmitter yesterday. It had previously been in a bedroom socket which was the most convenient for connection, but the furthest away from the mains distribution board. For ...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sun 08 Jan, 2017 11.58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Powerline Adapters
Replies: 9
Views: 4874

Re: Powerline Adapters

I've been running a TP Link set up to my shed (every shed needs internet, right?) and generally they work really well. I did have problems initially when they were connected via an extension cable, but since I've installed fixed cabling, they don't really seem to disconnect at all. I have another pr...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sun 24 Apr, 2016 09.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why are Media Studies degrees disregarded?
Replies: 12
Views: 5950

Re: Why are Media Studies degrees disregarded?

...and to counter the worthless degree argument (and I recognise that I'm coming to this from a slightly different angle): While many people 'get on' in certain careers without achieving a degree, my experience is that in the most cases, the process of learning how to learn is only completed during ...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Thu 03 Dec, 2015 14.16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Baffling local news stories
Replies: 323
Views: 145956

Re: Baffling local news stories

Mystery green puddle in Leeds sparks 999 alert

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/n ... -1-7605010