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by Philip
Sat 20 Jul, 2024 15.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 20925

Re: The Technology Thread

I had been working from home since Tuesday thanks to Covid. Yes, was unable to do any work (and neither was anyone in the office anyway). At least it meant me and my girlfriend were able to go out properly for the first time since Monday, if only for a bit of shopping and Costa. EDIT: I should add, ...
by Philip
Fri 19 Jul, 2024 12.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The rise of the dodgy shop
Replies: 24
Views: 11748

Re: The rise of the dodgy shop

Spambots might be getting smarter but even I can tell that’s an AI rewritten post
by Philip
Sun 14 Jul, 2024 10.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 841
Views: 441819

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

I think the Simply Food name was replaced by Foodhall a few years ago.
by Philip
Thu 11 Jul, 2024 10.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: There an election this year.....
Replies: 122
Views: 16412

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

It wasn't a very surprising result really, as it had been forecast for months anyway - Labour and Lib Dem big winners, Tories and SNP big losers. The only change was that Farage belatedly turned up. At least we didn't get the full thirteen Reform MPs that the exit poll predicted. What next for the T...
by Philip
Thu 04 Jul, 2024 20.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: There an election this year.....
Replies: 122
Views: 16412

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

Does Metropol's parody of the Decision '79 title sequence still exist anywhere?
by Philip
Wed 03 Jul, 2024 15.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: There an election this year.....
Replies: 122
Views: 16412

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

Whilst I hate the paper, I'm a little surprised the S*n haven't endorsed anyone yet. Which suggests, they're expecting a Labour victory but aren't feeling too strongly about endorsing them. There's reports The Sun will never endorse Labour with Starmer as leader when he was DPP during the phone hac...
by Philip
Tue 02 Jul, 2024 16.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: There an election this year.....
Replies: 122
Views: 16412

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

Whilst I hate the paper, I'm a little surprised the S*n haven't endorsed anyone yet. Which suggests, they're expecting a Labour victory but aren't feeling too strongly about endorsing them. I too saw a Tory PPB that seemed to focus more on "Labour are going to win, so vote to prevent a supermaj...
by Philip
Mon 10 Jun, 2024 12.33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: There an election this year.....
Replies: 122
Views: 16412

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

Lib Dem manifesto released this morning. Here are the key media bits taken from various different parts of it: We will: Protect the BBC, S4C, BBC Alba and Channel 4 as independent, publicly owned, public service broadcasters. Support the BBC both to provide impartial news and information, and to ta...
by Philip
Mon 10 Jun, 2024 09.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Old supermarket signage
Replies: 39
Views: 7190

Re: Old supermarket signage

I can’t tell from the picture if it’s an old fluorescent or an LED baton replacement but it could be it’s on an emergency lighting circuit? In my previous career I had a lot of facilities type things to look after and we had a small number of lights like this that stayed on all the time. Ah it migh...
by Philip
Sun 09 Jun, 2024 13.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Old supermarket signage
Replies: 39
Views: 7190

Re: Old supermarket signage

This may be too niche even for Metropol but... following from the discussion about M&S, every time I visit Warrington I am intrigued by these old light fittings all around the edges of the store - a fluorescent tube fitting next to a pair of old spotlight fittings presumably? Clearly have been s...
by Philip
Tue 28 May, 2024 14.02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Old supermarket signage
Replies: 39
Views: 7190

Re: Old supermarket signage

That last photo with the light boxes is very nostalgic... I remember M&S being like that.

Saw a bench outside a Waitrose today that had the all caps pre-2004 logo on it. Everything else has been upgraded to the current "& Partners" look.