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by cwathen
Mon 21 Jun, 2021 22.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 224919

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

there are still businesses around which either don't take card or still have quite high minimum transaction levels (my local Chinese takeaway will not take a card below £15, with my regular order being slightly under that so I have to take cash out specially for them). I have never understood why c...
by cwathen
Mon 21 Jun, 2021 14.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 224919

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Unfortunately for me that involved phoning someone and asking them to bring a card with them as I only carry my phone now. I think that underlines why it's probably a bit too early to trust your phone to everything and not carry anything else with you. If I've travelled from my house I do still fee...
by cwathen
Thu 17 Jun, 2021 22.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 224919

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Unfortunately for me that involved phoning someone and asking them to bring a card with them as I only carry my phone now. I think that underlines why it's probably a bit too early to trust your phone to everything and not carry anything else with you. If I've travelled from my house I do still fee...
by cwathen
Thu 17 Jun, 2021 21.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 224919

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

One thing I’ve never experienced before today at a Sainsbury’s Local - none of the tills were accepting contactless, you had to use card and PIN and it would take ages, best part of a minute, for the transaction to go through post PIN. The transaction’s still yet to appear on my bank account which ...
by cwathen
Thu 17 Jun, 2021 18.40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 211
Views: 72539

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

Hopefully Windows 11 will finally see all the remaining control panel options merged into the settings menu. Whilst the number of items in the Control Panel has reduced in the past few years / redirects to a setting option there's still quite a few items that still haven't been migrated across afte...
by cwathen
Thu 17 Jun, 2021 12.07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 211
Views: 72539

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

The test build requires TPM 2.0 and SecureBoot in order to install. I know neither technology is exactly new but there hasn't really been a significant change in hardware requirements needed to run Windows well since Vista, and as such there are an awful lot of businesses propped up with HP/Dell Cor...
by cwathen
Wed 16 Jun, 2021 11.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 211
Views: 72539

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

...is now Windows 11. Unless Microsoft is orchestrating the biggest hoax ever, it turns out Windows 10 is not 'the last version of Windows' after all. 10 now has an end of support date in 2025, giving it exactly the same 10 years of support as has been the standard for some time, and a leaked test b...
by cwathen
Sat 12 Jun, 2021 12.58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 399
Views: 126376

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

The HSTs, in their original form, are now illegal to run due to their lack of accessibility. If you look at the ScotRail Inter7City project its been massively delayed due to the non standard state of the Mark 3 coaches What actually is this problem Scotrail are having to get their MK3s made complia...
by cwathen
Thu 10 Jun, 2021 20.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's Next?
Replies: 24
Views: 1397

Re: What's Next?

Another aspect and I will admit here I have a personal interest is the psychological damage that the pandemic has caused, is calling and will cause for a long time to come. We have gone through one of the darkest periods of our history and its shown many aspects of our world that we had either hith...
by cwathen
Thu 10 Jun, 2021 18.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 399
Views: 126376

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

I'm of the view that public transport is better off in public hands and operated on the basis of public need rather than ability to turn a profit. That said, now that the railways are privatised I don't see that spending vast sums of money renationalising them would be a good thing either. Also, I d...
by cwathen
Thu 10 Jun, 2021 17.32
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's Next?
Replies: 24
Views: 1397

Re: What's Next?

Going back to the initial question as to what happens next, I think COVID is coming under control and the UK should be broadly back to normal by Summer. On the first point I would agree. We have mass vaccination on stream which at present seems to be working. On the second point, no. The fact that ...