Search found 853 matches

by thegeek
Fri 23 Feb, 2024 15.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5790

Re: The Technology Thread

Despite my initial misgivings, I've quickly come to love my wireless earphones - admittedly it's partly driven by my change in commuting habits, but the case takes up very little space in my pocket, so I'm far more likely to stick them in and listen to something when out and about or even doing odd-...
by thegeek
Fri 16 Feb, 2024 19.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1378

Re: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?

Having gigabit broadband would certainly have been a lot more useful to me during Covid times when I was working from home a lot more (in a job that required quite a bit of streaming video). It's less of an issue now and I reckon a few hundred meg would do me fine, though having a symmetrical upload...
by thegeek
Wed 14 Feb, 2024 10.30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1378

Re: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?

Buying lunch from Pret has definitely joined the 'once in a while' thing rather than being once a week or so - I understand their economics, but I can't really justify a fiver for a sarnie anymore. I'm also less likely to buy a fancy coffee on the way to work - though that's partly because I'm now g...
by thegeek
Sun 11 Feb, 2024 10.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847061

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

The last time I saw a The Body Shop and it actually registered in my consciousness was when I was in Seoul a few years back - but it was in Myeong-dong, which is home of many a flagship cosmetics shop, so it was a particularly big and swanky one. I guess Lush has supplanted it as a home-grown eco-co...
by thegeek
Sun 31 Dec, 2023 12.19
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Radio Clyde at 50
Replies: 1
Views: 1900

Radio Clyde at 50

Clyde 1 are broadcasting a 2-hour retrospective on the occasion of their 50th birthday, with some good bits of archive and interviews with people who were involved over the years. So far, John MacKay and Dougie Donnelly have popped up. https://planetradio.co.uk/clyde/shows/clyde-1-the-first-50-years...
by thegeek
Mon 27 Nov, 2023 16.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1291
Views: 504979

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

I've seen both the Channel 4-only version and the version with all three networks (but also on Channel 4).

Is there an STV version for Scotland?
by thegeek
Mon 20 Nov, 2023 14.02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 220
Views: 119890

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

Some of the NatWest brands have put their new card artwork online: https://www.rbs.co.uk/content/dam/royal_bank_of_scotland/personal/current-accounts/photography/image.dim.480.Mastercard-RBS-450X280.png https://www.natwest.com/content/dam/natwest/personal/current-accounts/photography/image.dim.480....
by thegeek
Sat 18 Nov, 2023 13.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847061

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Thats the Gap closing All its stores, "Please insert your puns as required" I did say to someone about this and there reply was "oh its not very good store anyway so no real lose" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57670737 I missed this, but Gap have been opening concessions i...
by thegeek
Mon 13 Nov, 2023 12.19
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Steve Wright leaves the Afternoon
Replies: 15
Views: 10096

Re: Steve Wright leaves the Afternoon

I think Clyde 2 must have some sort of UK record for keeping more or less the same station name on more or less the same frequency - it's always had 'Clyde' in the name, and the move from 261m to 1152KHz is pretty much a rounding error. 49 years, 3 months and 2 days is going to be hard to beat. loo...
by thegeek
Mon 06 Nov, 2023 08.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 584
Views: 224746

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

McGills of Greenock aren't too chuffed with the idea of a similar franchising model being introduced in Glasgow - which frankly a bit of top-down thinking applied to its transport network..

https://www.route-one.net/news/glasgow- ... -response/
by thegeek
Fri 03 Nov, 2023 16.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5790

Re: The Technology Thread

I think the reason that I'd be wary of adapters is that USB-C cables aren't robust enough to survive long while being jostled around in your pocket. The little cable I use for my powerbank seems to have given up the ghost after not all that much use. That said, my wireless earphones have already end...