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by cwathen
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 19.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 201
Views: 35288

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

The Windows 10 October Update, version 1809 has been paused by Microsoft due to some customers experiencing a total loss of files after updating, which doesn't resolve by rolling back to 1803. I updated last week on the day of release and experienced no issues. Not surprising though that issues wil...
by cwathen
Fri 05 Oct, 2018 12.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2273
Views: 480109

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

https://waitrose.pressarea.com/pressrelease/details/78/NEWS_13/10145 "Waitrose & Partners is to become the UK’s first supermarket to deliver groceries to customers inside the home and put them away while they are out." Consistent use of & Partners thoughout. Not even completely consistent there...t...
by cwathen
Sun 26 Aug, 2018 11.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Baffling local news stories
Replies: 317
Views: 80052

Re: Baffling local news stories

Woman outraged to find Spanish people in Spain. "Why can't the Spanish go somewhere else?" she demands to know.
by cwathen
Fri 24 Aug, 2018 17.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another 'Yet Another phone thread'
Replies: 44
Views: 14215

Re: Another 'Yet Another phone thread'

Thanks for the suggestions. The Nokia 8 looks surprisingly good. As does the Honour 10 although I think I've also decided that I don't particularly want a notched screen. Essentially I want a phone like the S6 in terms of form factor and build quality but with updated hardware inside. However such a...
by cwathen
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 22.03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another 'Yet Another phone thread'
Replies: 44
Views: 14215

Re: Another 'Yet Another phone thread'

In a few weeks time I'll be coming up to 3 years with my Samsung Galaxy S6. Last year for the first time ever I didn't get a new phone at the end of my contract, as the S7 wouldn't have been much of an upgrade, and the S8 I just didn't like. So I took a cheap 12 month SIM only contract in the assump...
by cwathen
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 20.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 1665
Views: 388782

Re: The Tesco & Other non-Morrisons Supermarket Thread

The main reason uptake was so low on the Safeway scheme was that the only way to use it was to obtain a Safeway ABC card, which itself was unpopular and was dropped not long after. Apparently if you wanted to use them after that you either had to use your old Safeway ABC card, or ring customer serv...
by cwathen
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 21.00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy (Belated) 15th Birthday to Metropol
Replies: 9
Views: 1871

Re: Happy (Belated) 15th Birthday to Metropol

I never thought in 2003 that it would still be around now either, but glad it is

Happy birthday Metropol!
by cwathen
Fri 10 Aug, 2018 10.34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1615
Views: 298796

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

It's out of administration already: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-10/sports-direct-to-buy-house-of-fraser-for-90-million-pounds?utm_medium=social&utm_content=business&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business More: https://www.theguardian...
by cwathen
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 17.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1615
Views: 298796

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Poundworld's closure now almost complete (if it isn't already - the date for final closure is 10th August but there seems to be no list of stores still open). Witnessed the usual embarrassing spectacle of the British shopper out to get a final bargain at the Bristol store which closed on Tuesday wit...
by cwathen
Mon 30 Jul, 2018 16.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 120918

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

The fact it's what you usually walk through when going to the city centre from the train station makes it even worse. I first saw that vintage Argos about 5 years ago on my first trip to Nottingham. And I did stumble upon it walking to the city centre from the train station. An abandoned Broadmarsh...
by cwathen
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 17.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 120918

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

So this weekend my high street branch of Argos closes and moves into a concession within Sainsbury's 300 yards away. I genuinely never saw this happening especially as there isn't sufficient room inside the branch for Sainsbury's, let alone Argos as well. Generally, I have been impressed with how w...