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by woah
Thu 05 Apr, 2018 20.43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 203
Views: 45908

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

I've had 10 from the launch and find it absolutely fine - performance is better than on 7 and the UI is vastly better than 8/8.1. I'm not so keen on the way it forces updates on you (especially when it breaks older hardware) or the default settings on sending feedback to MS - that at least can be ch...
by woah
Mon 02 Apr, 2018 17.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another 'Yet Another phone thread'
Replies: 44
Views: 15690

Re: Another 'Yet Another phone thread'

Just out of interest, is there any reason you're not considering Android as an option? (other than the AirPods)
by woah
Thu 29 Mar, 2018 19.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1090
Views: 247227

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

There's a couple round here, they're pretty good actually but you can still tell they're a franchise from some of the shelf labels, EPOS systems and the usual weird petrol station junk on sale. Having a Morrisons range is nice but the deals aren't always the same as the main stores - for example the...
by woah
Fri 09 Mar, 2018 17.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 203
Views: 45908

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

This seems like a fairly bonkers and overly complex solution but I know how these things can be. Not an expert in EPOS solutions but surely XP is still processing card transactions and therefore must have some contact with the internet in some capacity? As for Windows 10, what you really want is the...
by woah
Fri 02 Mar, 2018 18.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1227
Views: 235737

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

Have you seen the SunLife advert? "I saw the ads with Parky!" It's like they're acting badly on purpose. All of these life cover adverts are dreadful. I also despise the British Seniors one where the woman is pottering about trying to look like she's your average woman doing the housework, and yet ...
by woah
Fri 02 Mar, 2018 17.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1227
Views: 235737

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

The sheer horrendousness of this advert is beyond words:



If you look at their YouTube version they have equally hackneyed and nauseating versions for autumn and summer, all with the same script.
by woah
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 21.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 431624

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

There's also a couple of ex-Jacksons store round here that are pretty awful. The one by my house (Truro Works?), appears to be closing this coming Sunday, which will be annoying as it leaves a fairly big gap where there's no convenience store (except the Spar in the station car park, and that's a p...
by woah
Thu 15 Feb, 2018 18.28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 431624

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

The Sainsbury's fuel stations at Meadowhall are still very much in the "making life taste better" phase - I suspect it was refitted in 1999 based on the fact that the totem pole still has four star listed. There's also a couple of ex-Jacksons store round here that are pretty awful.
by woah
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 22.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1648
Views: 431624

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

I think a lot depends on your local superstore - if it's located in a rubbish area/not a very nice store that's bound to change your perception of the chain as a whole. I hear a lot of people complaining about Co-op on here - but our local store's had an extensive refurb in the latest branding and i...
by woah
Wed 24 Jan, 2018 20.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1652
Views: 351620

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

The question that keeps bugging me is, when the inevitable happens and WHS bites the dust, what will happen to all the Post Offices that have assumed their new positions? Will customers trudge through an empty shop floor over perilous carpet in order to reach the PO desks? This actually happened at...
by woah
Thu 18 Jan, 2018 18.33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cashzone ATMs
Replies: 19
Views: 3994

Re: Cashzone ATMs

On another ATM related note, I wonder how many ATMs still run ancient OSes - OS/2, NT 4.0, 2000, XP Embedded? I imagine a lot run Windows 7 Embedded but even it's days are numbered - support ends in 2 years. A number of the XP machines are running 'POSready 2009', which is sold as a version of Wind...