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by Critique
Sun 22 Oct, 2017 17.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: StreetView and You
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: StreetView and You

On a slightly related note, I didn't realise how much of Google Maps was in 3D until recently, and quite how impressive it is! It messes up sometimes but generally it's pretty spooky how well it maps everything from cars to the individual parts of a building. It also means that if you zoom in from f...
by Critique
Wed 18 Oct, 2017 23.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2212
Views: 505064

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Saw a BT poster at a bus stop yesterday which caught my eye. It was mostly a standard advert for Infinity, but at the bottom beneath the BT logo was the text 'Be There' - are they trying to create a backronym, despite the fact that BT is a VERY well known acronym already?
by Critique
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 15.33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2212
Views: 505064

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

Saw a TV advert last night advertising that Thompson was becoming TUI as well - it's been TUI in other territories for ages and UK holidaymakers will have been told to look out for TUI whilst away rather than Thompson so it's about time that it happened.
by Critique
Wed 13 Sep, 2017 13.01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1079
Views: 229378

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

Had my first visit to a Morrison's Daily store yesterday, which was a forecourt store that used to operate under Booker's Family Shopper fascia (and before that Mace). A very nice store inside, certainly looking better than it had under any previous brand, which is impressive considering the move to...
by Critique
Mon 04 Sep, 2017 22.19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1226
Views: 221566

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

Saw an advert for PG Tips tonight which featured the voice of the woman that does the Masterchef voiceovers announcing a dish in the Masterchef way - are there any special rules around her doing stuff like that? I know I've seen ITV presenters do TV adverts and reference their TV work but I don't th...
by Critique
Mon 28 Aug, 2017 15.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 595
Views: 129002

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Our town centre Sainsbury's is a weird one - I assume at some point it was a Central format store because it's much bigger than a Local but too small to be a standard sized supermarket (it has a decent chilled section for people going to/from work but a fairly small ambient/frozen section). Saying t...
by Critique
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 22.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1598
Views: 405575

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

A couple of years after we discussed Sainsbury's testing them, and YEARS after we discussed on here the use of them in a Morrisons Local store, Tesco seem to be be the latest supermarket to be experimenting with e-ink price labels in one of their stores, as shown in this tweet from SirKen. Indeed, l...
by Critique
Wed 02 Aug, 2017 01.28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2212
Views: 505064

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

I remember a similar sort-of thing happening what must be about 15 years ago now, when UGC (remember them?) sold their Ipswich cinema (and perhaps the lot?) to Cineworld, with UGC having bought it from Virgin Cinemas in the first place. For what I think was a decent amount of time things operated wi...
by Critique
Mon 17 Jul, 2017 02.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8605
Views: 1081524

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

I've avoided the Doctor Who thread all day. Is it a shitshow? As expected really. A couple of members not particularly showering themselves in glory (barcy for one), and then backpeddling as if whatever they've said is absolutely fine because it's 'a debate'. As I've said in the thread, I'm happy t...
by Critique
Wed 05 Jul, 2017 21.40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2212
Views: 505064

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

I think it really is a mixed bag up and down the country to the quality of stores - Ipswich station was refurbished last year and as part of it they got rid of the old WHSmith Travel and built new shop space, with WHS taking one of the new units. It looks much better and cleaner in there. Likewise, ...
by Critique
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 19.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1598
Views: 405575

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

I had a new Clubcard issued a few months ago, and whilst in my Apple Wallet it features the design from the Tesco mobile banner, the actual physical one remains the old design, with the large embossed Tesco logo that you can only see when you tilt it and see the reflection.