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Forum: Showbiz Yesterday, 19:31
Replies: 73
Views: 5,124
Posted By Sambda
The Royals only ever seem to do a couple of years...

The Royals only ever seem to do a couple of years at Uni, when everybody else does the three.

Also, it always makes me laugh when people think or imply the royals must be incredibly brainy simply by...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software Yesterday, 15:19
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Sambda
I'll leave you to advise him further then.

I'll leave you to advise him further then.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software Yesterday, 13:55
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Sambda
An unresponsive PC would make the download speeds...

An unresponsive PC would make the download speeds slow - since the data goes straight to the hard drive (into the browsers cache, which is disk based).

A download speed which is 6x the old dialup...
Forum: Showbiz Yesterday, 13:38
Replies: 73
Views: 5,124
Posted By Sambda
Yes, that always makes me laugh - tourists come...

Yes, that always makes me laugh - tourists come here "because of the Royal Family". The castles and residences are all listed, so they'd be there anyhow. How does, say, an American tourist get to...
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2015, 21:59
Replies: 168
Views: 6,346
Posted By Sambda
ISTR John Prescott, a few years back, defending...

ISTR John Prescott, a few years back, defending travellers' rights in some speech or another. A few days later, an encampment of them put down right next to a country place Prescott had. They were...
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2015, 21:28
Replies: 48
Views: 1,627
Posted By Sambda
I my row of 5 houses, only one house has grass. ...

I my row of 5 houses, only one house has grass. Others are blocks, gravel or slate chips.
Forum: Music 20-05-2015, 21:10
Replies: 28
Views: 1,046
Posted By Sambda
In terms of the singles, I can listen to them all...

In terms of the singles, I can listen to them all (inc. "Headlines") except "Mama", which I find vomit-worthy; and "Holler", which is simply an album track, not a single (and not a particularly good...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 20-05-2015, 21:04
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By Sambda
He's doing this on mobile broadband. From what...

He's doing this on mobile broadband.

From what he says about the browsers' lack of responsiveness, I think it's something to do with the PC rather than the network speed.

Is the hard-drive light...
Forum: Advice 20-05-2015, 15:46
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By Sambda
Only works within the UK. Many nuisance calls...

Only works within the UK. Many nuisance calls are from overseas. Also many of these calls are from companies "or their agents" who you have given consent to via the small print in the T&C of your...
Forum: Advice 20-05-2015, 15:44
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By Sambda
Which will do what exactly?

Which will do what exactly?
Forum: General Discussion 19-05-2015, 16:08
Replies: 168
Views: 6,346
Posted By Sambda
My brother was returning to his car one evening...

My brother was returning to his car one evening and saw a group of scruffy yobs hanging around it. They saw him and legged it over a fence back towards their nearby site. Car window had been...
Forum: General Discussion 19-05-2015, 15:31
Replies: 323
Views: 9,005
Posted By Sambda
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/no...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/no-more-unexpected-items-in-morrisons-bag-area-as-it-installs-a-thousand-manned-tills-10212399.html

http://www.bitterwallet.com/morrisons-to-axe-self-s...
Forum: General Discussion 19-05-2015, 15:30
Replies: 323
Views: 9,005
Posted By Sambda
Don't seem to be faster in any...

Don't seem to be faster in any...
Forum: General Discussion 19-05-2015, 15:12
Replies: 323
Views: 9,005
Posted By Sambda
In various stores, I've seen staff have to cajole...

In various stores, I've seen staff have to cajole people into moving over from the manned queue to the self-service queue (with the shoppers steadfastly refusing to move over). They wouldn't have to...
Forum: Showbiz 19-05-2015, 15:02
Replies: 53
Views: 3,245
Posted By Sambda
It's just a publicity stunt - they'll soon be...

It's just a publicity stunt - they'll soon be shaved again. She is obviously fairly particular about hair removal, since:

miley1.jpg (http://steve-p.org/miley1.jpg)
and
miley2.jpg...
Forum: Food and Drink 19-05-2015, 14:52
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By Sambda
I've had mine 19 years and it still works fine! ...

I've had mine 19 years and it still works fine! It's in daily use (ready meals, cups of tea).
Forum: General Discussion 19-05-2015, 14:10
Replies: 323
Views: 9,005
Posted By Sambda
The M&S at Marble Arch (don't know about others)...

The M&S at Marble Arch (don't know about others) has/had exactly that - a bloke on a central console who just presses an override button. When I got stuck there, he cleared it within a second or so....
Forum: General Discussion 19-05-2015, 13:52
Replies: 30
Views: 983
Posted By Sambda
Actually, if you do the same search multiple...

Actually, if you do the same search multiple times, it eventually does it right (more or less). It seems to have two modes: 1) more or less correct but with some spurious entries; 2) the 2010...
Forum: General Discussion 19-05-2015, 13:47
Replies: 168
Views: 6,346
Posted By Sambda
Travellers aren't a race, but they suddenly all...

Travellers aren't a race, but they suddenly all magically have "gypsy blood" (or Irish) as soon as they are challenged ("3 generations ago on my mother's side" etc.), thus any action against...
Forum: General Discussion 18-05-2015, 18:31
Replies: 323
Views: 9,005
Posted By Sambda
But you should be able to add bags. The last...

But you should be able to add bags. The last ones I used seem to fill the thin bags to absolute breaking point before they prompted you to remove bag and start a new one.

And as for not allowing...
Forum: General Discussion 18-05-2015, 12:00
Replies: 323
Views: 9,005
Posted By Sambda
BIB 1 I meant keeping lots of things on the...

BIB 1 I meant keeping lots of things on the scales until it told me to remove the bag. You have to take the whole bag off the scales within a very short time. If you take things off one by...
Forum: General Discussion 18-05-2015, 10:19
Replies: 323
Views: 9,005
Posted By Sambda
The damn things are friggin useless. I want to...

The damn things are friggin useless.

I want to use my own bag. On a lot of them (not all) you can't do this. You have to put stuff into the usual bags (and you have to fill them far too full until...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-05-2015, 14:02
Replies: 58
Views: 4,048
Posted By Sambda
Always my favourite, though not BBC... "Within...

Always my favourite, though not BBC... "Within These Walls" (where there is a "lot of bother") and The Yogs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42784mbVmVQ
Forum: General Discussion 14-05-2015, 13:49
Replies: 91
Views: 2,835
Posted By Sambda
The link above says PC has actually "discussed"...

The link above says PC has actually "discussed" the issue with various Health Ministers.

That's the other point of this whole business. It does not cover other topics PC has been trying to lobby...
Forum: General Discussion 14-05-2015, 13:40
Replies: 58
Views: 2,737
Posted By Sambda
My Dad used to travel to Liège in Belgium and...

My Dad used to travel to Liège in Belgium and said it was the most boring place he had ever visted.
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