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by Chris
Thu 24 May, 2012 16.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292434

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

They should've done what Santander did, and closed some branches after they took over Birthdays. In Hull, there was a Bradford and Bingley right opposite an Alliance & Leicester, with an Abbey a couple of streets away. Though all three were initially rebranded as Santander after they bought B&B and...
by Chris
Fri 11 May, 2012 01.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1654
Views: 382711

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

Our local Tesco is having a bit of a makeover. The cafe has been shrouded in white hoarding for a good few weeks, so they must be doing something quite big. I really do hope in this refit that somebody replaces the damn toner cartridges in the printers throughout the store. They seem adept at printi...
by Chris
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 16.30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The end of the line for fixed line broadband?
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

Re: The end of the line for fixed line broadband?

Mobile broadband is no good if you want anything other than a 'dumb pipe'. Try finding one which offers a load of static IPs, no filtering/port blocks etc.
by Chris
Sat 14 Jan, 2012 12.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Digital Spy Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 522
Views: 95559

Re: Digital Spy Watch News and Information Board

Some 'interesting' insights by Invent Meridian about his dingus: I tend to not use urinals because my 'coke', as I call it, is very sensitive. Therefore I have to use a water closet in case it decides to have 'giant coke syndrome'. I have the same trouble driving my car, the bumps in the road and th...
by Chris
Sun 08 Jan, 2012 03.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Trains in the UK
Replies: 32
Views: 5635

Re: Trains in the UK

Oh I dunno -- I reckon paying a quid to go from Cardiff - London on a coach in 3 hours is pretty good. I don't know whether you were being facetious Alexia but certainly the £1 seats will be sold at a loss. Peak time fares are rather ridiculous - all very well trying to encourage people to travel o...
by Chris
Thu 29 Dec, 2011 12.16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1606
Views: 292434

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

It's certainly not beyond the realms of possibility that HMV may go under, given their gloomy statements that they'd announced a few weeks back. Certainly the HMV branches I've been in have been rammed, but maybe that's because they were central London ones, and it was a few days until Christmas? A ...
by Chris
Sun 20 Nov, 2011 23.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1277
Views: 209535

Littlewoods advert

It just about sums up what is wrong with this country, rampant commercialism at Christmas amongst younger people in society.
by Chris
Sun 20 Nov, 2011 01.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8633
Views: 1014958

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

I did for a while think that TT was just someone on a wind-up, but from what I have read this evening, it's seeming less unlikely. As I had nothing better to do with my life this evening I decided to take a look at some of his postings on the rollercoaster forum and I was just screaming 'aaaarrgh' i...
by Chris
Sat 19 Nov, 2011 18.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1277
Views: 209535

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

Don't have a lot of love for the Littlewoods advert currently out, ugh, singing children.
by Chris
Fri 04 Nov, 2011 23.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1654
Views: 382711

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

My local Extra is getting a mini refit, and a few licks of paint here and there, nothing major I can see. The problem is, on some stuff is availability is pants, especially on the lines which are on special offer. Twice this week I have been to the same store, at different times (first late in the a...
by Chris
Tue 01 Nov, 2011 15.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Richard Stallman aka Tumble Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: Richard Stallman aka Tumble Tower

His rider makes Lady Gaga look ridiculously undiva-ish.

I have to ask what century he is living in, when he speaks of using SSH terminals and not using internet browsers, not receiving files larger than 100k and receiving everything in 'plain ASCII text'.

:lol: