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by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Mon 09 Apr, 2012 00.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is facebook on the wane?
Replies: 83
Views: 19862

Re: Is facebook on the wane?

It's the people that litter my Facebook with hashtags even though they don't use Twitter that annoy me.

I have a feeling they think they're being funny. In reality it just puts them one step closer to being hidden.
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sat 07 Apr, 2012 17.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Stuck in a rut...
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: Stuck in a rut...

And that is probably where our experience differs - for a department such as ours (transmission), entry is very unusual without a degree. There are people here who worked their way up without degrees by getting experience, but to be honest, that experience doesn't exist in quite my line of work any ...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sat 07 Apr, 2012 16.38
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Stuck in a rut...
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: Stuck in a rut...

I didn't do A levels. Couldn't get out of school quick enough. I did a BTEC OND in General Engineering before going on to uni to do Broadcast Engineering. It was a course I loved and as I took maths for higher education as a module, it actually meant I spent much of the first year at uni treading wa...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sun 01 Apr, 2012 21.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Phone dilemma
Replies: 38
Views: 10341

Re: Phone dilemma

Looks.as.though they've changed their mind again... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/01 ... er_market/
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sat 17 Mar, 2012 21.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 62
Views: 13161

Re: Windows 8

Initially, I was very sceptical about metro. I've not used it yet, I think I'd rather wait for the proper release that make my mind up on a pre-release version. However, the actual user experience doesn't seem to be a million miles from Unity. I hated unity at first, but once I updated to the latest...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Wed 29 Feb, 2012 22.18
Forum: Birdsong
Topic: Radio 1 schedule changes from April
Replies: 21
Views: 6324

Re: Radio 1 schedule changes from April

I think it's quite likely that either Scott Mills or Sara Cox will get the breakfast show for an interim period after Moyles leaves, they'll be able to smooth over the change. The press will lay into the successor with daily negative articles, so it's best if they are given 6 months to get used to ...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sat 18 Feb, 2012 16.33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 122697

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

The ones they've installed in my local ASDA look terrible just because the rails they've used to ensure the doors self close are all at a tad more than a jaunty angle. Looks like the curtain rails you see on police shows during drug raids. Sadly, it looks as if it is intended to be that way. I don't...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Tue 31 Jan, 2012 21.16
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Browser Ergonomics
Replies: 13
Views: 1987

Re: Browser Ergonomics

What version of chrome are you running? I don't appear to have that option in about:flags
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sun 22 Jan, 2012 16.25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Wikipedia Blackout
Replies: 9
Views: 1833

Re: The Wikipedia Blackout

I think their blackout was pretty much spot on. I haven't heard anything of Wikipedia being hated at all (over the blackout anyway). What Wikipedia did was raise awareness of the SOPA issues; probably on a level that no other site managed. Yes you could get round it, but that was what made this diff...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Sat 21 Jan, 2012 16.47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BT Master Socket issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Re: BT Master Socket issues

The weird thing about the charges BT make for calling out an engineer to make changes is it's cheaper to do them yourself and risk getting fined later on. I wanted to move my master socket, but didn't fancy paying for somebody to come and unscrew two terminals. I moved it myself with no problems. La...
by Ebeneezer Scrooge
Mon 09 Jan, 2012 20.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Your first job...
Replies: 11
Views: 1781

Re: Your first job...

Washing, refuelling, changing gas cylinders, filling water tanks and pumping out toilets for a hire boat company every Saturday. Possibly the most enjoyable part time job I had!