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by cwathen
Fri 18 May, 2018 21.55
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 382
Views: 62907

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

I take it SWR will get those 455s replaced with more ironing board sets? Yep, yet more Aventras. Class 701 is already being knocked up at Bombardier right now and planned to go into service next year. I wonder how many press releases about 'wide gangways' will crop up in their spiel about how brill...
by cwathen
Fri 18 May, 2018 18.59
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 382
Views: 62907

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

The emboldened bits here are where I would like to raise a further issue. Just how much longer is diesel electric going to be a viable medium on British railways? I live in a predominantly "third rail" EMU area, but I note from the past few decades that most of the services heading towards the West...
by cwathen
Thu 17 May, 2018 21.22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 382
Views: 62907

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

How long has that branding been ready and waiting in the wings? At least March, but the TM was only filed yesterday. Gone through in a day. The bods at Ebbw Bridge must have LOVED that. Very reminiscient of the new GWR logo, the way the bits point up and down like that. Waiting to see what the new ...
by cwathen
Wed 16 May, 2018 14.50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 382
Views: 62907

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

The East Coast franchise will be nationalised (again) from next month, the current fashion for using pre-BR names continues, this time it will be called 'London & North Eastern Railway' (presumably LNER will be the actual branding used). Not being or travelling in that part of the world very often, ...
by cwathen
Fri 11 May, 2018 22.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 120916

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

james2001 wrote:
Thu 10 May, 2018 23.58
How many Asdas have a McDonald's in them? The only one I've ever seen is the one next to the trafford centre.
There is one in Bedminster, Bristol (only 5 minutes walk form a standalone McDonalds too).
by cwathen
Sun 06 May, 2018 17.18
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 201
Views: 35288

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

Homegroups are supposed to be gone from this build I think anyway, never used them either. A couple of things to try. Firstly, make sure that network discovery isn't turned off. And secondly, try connecting to the share using the IP address rather than the hostname. Windows has long suffered from ra...
by cwathen
Tue 01 May, 2018 19.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ***THE OFFICIAL ALL NEW SAFEWAY THREAD***
Replies: 49
Views: 14663

Re: ***THE OFFICIAL ALL NEW SAFEWAY THREAD***

POS now all over McColl's...'Safeway, brought to you from Morrisons, only at McColl's'. Seems a bit confused. I thought the point of bringing back the Safeway brand was so Morrisons could operate as a wholesaler on the quiet without using their own brand outside of their own stores. If their brand i...
by cwathen
Sun 29 Apr, 2018 18.05
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 120916

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

I'm not quite sure of the logic of this tbh. Yes at first glance the idea of merging two of the big 4 together so that they can be a stronger competitor to the other 2 makes sense, but the store count of Tesco is already so far ahead that a merged Sainsburys and Asda still wouldn't come close. And S...
by cwathen
Wed 18 Apr, 2018 19.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Baffling local news stories
Replies: 317
Views: 80051

Re: Baffling local news stories

Disgruntled KFC diner does best 'outraged with folded arms' picture since the inception of this thread...and thankfully there is an accompanying video. https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink/plymouth-teacher-irate-kfc-because-1473250?_ga=2.9671286.2113712667.1524077246-10679091.1516648...
by cwathen
Sun 15 Apr, 2018 10.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread
Replies: 233
Views: 33852

Re: The Very Official McDonalds (and other fast food outlets) Thread

Has anyone else noticed that the logo on McDonald's napkins is still using the design from the old 90s packaging with the wacky shapes? These ones: Similarly, the wrapper on their straws was still from the mid 80's ('COPYRIGHT 1986 MCDONALDS CORPORATION' and all) until about 2010. Probably partly t...
by cwathen
Fri 06 Apr, 2018 20.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 201
Views: 35288

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

I hadn't realised how low Microsoft's desktop browser share was now. IE+Edge combined it's 11% with Chrome at 65%… and that's on desktop only! TBH it's their own fault. It's been de rigueur to hate Internet Explorer pretty much ever since it existed. That did nothing to stop it's phenomenal growth....