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by thegeek
Fri 26 Nov, 2021 06.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 431
Views: 148467

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

I think my favourite Covid transport stat is that for a while last March, Aberdeen overtook Heathrow as Britain's busiest airport in terms of aircraft movements. (ITV didn't appear to notice.)
by thegeek
Thu 25 Nov, 2021 17.41
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 431
Views: 148467

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

London Reconnections did a good article on TfL invoking section 114 last spring - it's worth a reread now:
https://www.londonreconnections.com/202 ... -pandemic/
by thegeek
Wed 24 Nov, 2021 22.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 431
Views: 148467

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

It's clearly a bargaining chip, but it's surprising to see how few outlets (including the more analytical ones) have taken that angle on it. The local press are lapping it up as you'd expect, though the comments sections mostly seems to be full of people claiming it's down to Khan being rubbish with...
by thegeek
Wed 24 Nov, 2021 07.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Masks
Replies: 31
Views: 2591

Re: Masks

Masks do have more chance of stopping the spread than vaccines and for me, masks should never have been dropped because we knew the vaccines didn't stop the spread before the mask wearing was dropped Do you have any science to back up your claims about vaccine efficacy, or is this just your reckon ?
by thegeek
Sat 20 Nov, 2021 21.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2384
Views: 903266

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Philip wrote: Sat 20 Nov, 2021 15.36
The new self-service has a camera pointed on you and a monitor showing this, with both a cordless barcode scanner and a fixed one (the latter of which doesn't seem to work).
Boots and Asda do the camera thing too.
by thegeek
Sun 31 Oct, 2021 08.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2384
Views: 903266

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

the The Mall mall in Walthamstow has been renamed 17&Central, "to reflect its unique E17 postcode"
https://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/ ... -postcode/
by thegeek
Mon 25 Oct, 2021 06.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1798
Views: 698525

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

I like that 'broken eggs' downtime page, but it looks like someone forgot to update the font from Tesco Sans.
by thegeek
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 15.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 119
Views: 54834

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

Have the banks agreed on an orientation for vertical cards yet - ie chip up or chip down?
by thegeek
Sat 09 Oct, 2021 21.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 119
Views: 54834

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

Martin Phillp wrote: Wed 06 Oct, 2021 10.17 I had an email from NatWest informing me that from December, they're reissuing debit cards with Mastercard instead of Visa.
I think that's been in the offing for a while. I've not yet had an email about my RBS account, but I assume it's part of the same deal.
by thegeek
Wed 29 Sep, 2021 06.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Live Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 626
Views: 77184

Re: TV Live Forum Watch News and Information Board

I'm willing to give them a tiny bit of the benefit of the doubt and accept that perhaps that's how they were receiving the channels due to s fault at their end - but they didn't seem to want to accept that nobody else was seeing the same fault.

Or they were making it up.
by thegeek
Tue 28 Sep, 2021 21.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fuel situation in your area
Replies: 31
Views: 2459

Re: Fuel situation in your area

A simple in-between option in terms of cost/professional appearance would be for the big chains (supermarkets/oil companies) to get their POS suppliers to issue a couple of each of "Sorry, no fuel", "Sorry, no petrol", "Sorry, no diesel", "Sorry, we're closed"...