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by cwathen
Thu 29 Feb, 2024 16.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 6264

Re: The Technology Thread

Ended up buying the A25 5G in the end, side by side with the S10 you can see that the screen isn't quite as good, also that under heavy load it isn't quite as smooth with the weaker CPU and slightly smaller RAM. Also the construction feels noticeably cheaper but since all my phones live in a case mo...
by cwathen
Wed 21 Feb, 2024 01.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 6264

Re: The Technology Thread

How about something like this? Gives you a 3.5mm output and you can still charge too. https://amzn.eu/d/0jViC0T Another potential solution for that case is a wireless charging mat (I have one as a backup in case my USB port packs up). For better or worse, the direction of travel on this is clear. S...
by cwathen
Mon 19 Feb, 2024 16.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 6264

Re: The Technology Thread

Thought about that but I quite often use both at once. Either sat on a train or in the car where it goes into the line in as have no Bluetooth. Honestly didn't think it was that much of a power user feature to expect to be able to charge and have wired audio at the same time but apparently so...whic...
by cwathen
Mon 19 Feb, 2024 11.00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 38
Views: 6264

Re: The Technology Thread

Over in the Android world, last time I replaced my phone a few years ago I opted for an S10 even though the S20 and S21 had both been released by then. Mainly because I really wanted to keep a 3.5mm audio jack and and the S10 was still better than any then new Samsung handset which had one and at th...
by cwathen
Fri 08 Dec, 2023 12.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How much would the licence fee have to rise before you would cancel it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2911

Re: How much would the licence fee have to rise before you would cancel it?

The first licence I ever bought back in 2001 would be as near as damn it £200 now adjusting for inflation, as such it is currently a bit cheaper in real terms than it used to be. I suppose the question though is do I derive the same value from it now that I did then? Not really. I now watch almost n...
by cwathen
Sat 02 Dec, 2023 22.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847799

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Have Poundland shops been closing in your parts? We've had 3 close in recent times near me. Liverpool's Queen's Square shop, St Helens' Church Street Shopping Centre, and the one in Huyton. Not where I live down South, but possibly they're *still* rationalising the store estate from the 99p Stores ...
by cwathen
Mon 23 Oct, 2023 21.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 220
Views: 120783

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 pa...
by cwathen
Sun 08 Oct, 2023 22.16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847799

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Given it's no longer "Everything £1", maybe the Poundland name should be retired? Isn't it called Dealz in Ireland, where the currency is the Euro so the Poundland name wouldn't make sense? The Dealz name doesn't mention a specific price or currency, so it's futureproof. Even when they di...
by cwathen
Sun 08 Oct, 2023 21.43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's going on with all this gender stuff?
Replies: 22
Views: 5287

Re: What's going on with all this gender stuff?

When did this happen? when did the terms men and women become an identity and something you can just become? and how can it be reconciled? Having followed this thread, I must confess to being intrigued as to how this particular issue has got to you so much. If it's personal and to do with people in...
by cwathen
Sat 07 Oct, 2023 15.17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 220
Views: 120783

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

Nationwide have rebranded. Their old logo was dated but the new branding has got a very 90s feel. https://www.nationwide.co.uk/about-us/a-good-way-to-bank/whats-changing/ Good grief, that is awful. It looks like a reject from Natwest's early 00s rebrand. From a distance at first glance the new all ...
by cwathen
Mon 02 Oct, 2023 21.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847799

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

WillPS wrote: I thought they'd shut all the standalone Pep & Co stores?
Don't they still have some in the Midlands? Thought they'd remodelled some of their 'mothballed' stores in 2021 and reopened them as Pep & Co?