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PeterH 02-05-2020 11:17 PM

I guess they are both Las Vegas lounge singers launched to superstardom.

west country boy 02-05-2020 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15209049)
I guess they are both Las Vegas lounge singers launched to superstardom.

Yes, that's absolutely correct apart from the fact that it's utter bollocks, and I'm not a massive fan of either of them.

PeterH 03-05-2020 02:47 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15209055)
Yes, that's absolutely correct apart from the fact that it's utter bollocks, and I'm not a massive fan of either of them.

You're right. One of them was a mafia stoogie as well.

And I like their music.

Funny how they spent their later years just playing shows at Vegas rather than putting themselves out there. Some might call it resting on ones laurels.

Hedgehog 03-05-2020 03:31 AM

Having a power cut this morning, and having to go around resetting 5 digital clocks only for the power to go out again this afternoon.

On the plus side, I'm getting pretty quick at doing it.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 03-05-2020 04:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15209193)
Having a power cut this morning, and having to go around resetting 5 digital clocks only for the power to go out again this afternoon.

On the plus side, I'm getting pretty quick at doing it.

Don't forget the analogue clocks too! They might be electric.

Hedgehog 03-05-2020 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 15209198)
Don't forget the analogue clocks too! They might be electric.

Batteries are a wonderful thing...

olly cromwell 03-05-2020 07:11 AM

People who just throw their face masks and ppe gloves on the ground when they get in their cars
UTTER PIGS

Polak 03-05-2020 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15209193)
Having a power cut this morning, and having to go around resetting 5 digital clocks only for the power to go out again this afternoon.

On the plus side, I'm getting pretty quick at doing it.

I'm sure that you've mentioned that before on this thread.

PIE "N" MASH 03-05-2020 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by olly cromwell (Post 15209204)
People who just throw their face masks and ppe gloves on the ground when they get in their cars
UTTER PIGS

Mentioned that before, all over the place in Basildon.Wankers:veryangry

Wayne Andrews is God 03-05-2020 08:36 AM

10 cars getting a parking ticket next to a carpark that was badly sign posted in a country area.

We are all trying to just go for a ******* walk away from people in town.

Maidstoned Eagle 03-05-2020 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15209186)
You're right. One of them was a mafia stoogie as well.

And I like their music.

Funny how they spent their later years just playing shows at Vegas rather than putting themselves out there. Some might call it resting on ones laurels.

Sinatra didn't, he was still doing world tours.

PeterH 03-05-2020 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by olly cromwell (Post 15209204)
People who just throw their face masks and ppe gloves on the ground when they get in their cars
UTTER PIGS

Utter pigs is the best way of describing them.

You can't reason with these types without getting a punch in the face for your efforts.

The usual....excuse me, I think you dropped something, and continue walking would be the way to go.

PeterH 03-05-2020 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15209252)
Sinatra didn't, he was still doing world tours.

In mafia run casinos in Cuba?

Sharkba1t 03-05-2020 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by olly cromwell (Post 15209204)
People who just throw their face masks and ppe gloves on the ground when they get in their cars
UTTER PIGS

Yes, wtf is going on in their heads.

Sharkba1t 03-05-2020 09:54 AM

I’m sure I’ve said it before but people who “ignore” and don’t clean up their dogs mess. Absolute arseholes.

PeterH 03-05-2020 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15209294)
Yes, wtf is going on in their heads.

About 7 weeks ago I saw a few discarded here. I have only seen a couple in the last few weeks. And Chileans are generally massive litterers.

Maybe we might see a sea change of attitude in littering here...

PeterH 03-05-2020 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15209298)
Iím sure Iíve said it before but people who ďignoreĒ and donít clean up their dogs mess. Absolute arseholes.

I pick up mine, which is why I was confused by a BBSer asking why I counted the number of dollops my pooch makes.

Saying that, it seems somewhat pointless here at times as we have so many street dogs. I am generally not going to clean up the other four or five turds they have left near the same spot - every time.

Sharkba1t 03-05-2020 10:08 AM

Oh I know, most people are good owners and always clean up after their dogs, as usual it’s the handful of arseholes that ruin it. As for people discarding masks, where I’ve seen them most is in the local parks, and especially the car parks nearby.

jjeagle 03-05-2020 10:40 AM

My bathroom scales :( Half a stone in 6 weeks :sob:

PIE "N" MASH 03-05-2020 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by jjeagle (Post 15209404)
My bathroom scales :( Half a stone in 6 weeks :sob:

Mine are fine.Going in the opposite direction to yours:lux::lux::lux:

jjeagle 03-05-2020 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by PIE "N" MASH (Post 15209481)
Mine are fine.Going in the opposite direction to yours:lux::lux::lux:

Fair play to you. I'm walking 3-4 miles a day but snacking/portion control is my problem. Plus,as someone who never drank indoors, a couple of beers at night seems to have become the norm. :(

little al 03-05-2020 12:54 PM

When watching catch up TV, having to constantly click that I am over a certain age. If there were kids in my house I would put a lock on, why can't I click something once to say we are all over age and that be it?

Joe85 03-05-2020 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15209507)
When watching catch up TV, having to constantly click that I am over a certain age. If there were kids in my house I would put a lock on, why can't I click something once to say we are all over age and that be it?

IT's even more annoying on sites like Steam or IGN where you actually have to put your DOB to prove you are over 18.

Right arse-ache.

PIE "N" MASH 03-05-2020 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jjeagle (Post 15209503)
Fair play to you. I'm walking 3-4 miles a day but snacking/portion control is my problem. Plus,as someone who never drank indoors, a couple of beers at night seems to have become the norm. :(

I'm out with the dog for roughly 5 miles a day and the beer is virtually non existent. Same as you on the grub front.The booze does it for me,and trying not to eat the shit I did before. It's not an easy process :(

Hedgehog 03-05-2020 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Polak (Post 15209207)
I'm sure that you've mentioned that before on this thread.

Probably... I moan every time the clocks go back or forward!

This was a bonus moan... :rolleyes:

Olympian2 05-05-2020 09:43 AM

People who schedule a work call for 50 minutes & then assume they can take the whole hour. If you want to meet for an hour, schedule the call for a ******* hour!

Maidstoned Eagle 05-05-2020 09:52 AM

Quancast and others, constantly asking if I want to opt out of their advertising......

PeterH 05-05-2020 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15209726)
Probably... I moan every time the clocks go back or forward!

This was a bonus moan... :rolleyes:

I will make the moan valid....

...I have virtual classes here. Our system has its server in The US. The set up of start and end time of classes is still screwed by the change of hour in The US from threee weeks back.

Thus for a 90 minute class I have to set the thing up for about 3 hours or late arriving students get locked out.. I get bothered in mid flow by students telling me that this or that student is blocked out of the class, and then I have to interupt what I was explaining to change time settings. Then, after the class I get emails from other students saying the couldn't enter the class etc..

You expect this crap for a week when the hours change...but this has continued for getting on for a month.

chrisophiex 06-05-2020 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15211670)
People who schedule a work call for 50 minutes & then assume they can take the whole hour. If you want to meet for an hour, schedule the call for a ******* hour!

Then they would take up 70 minutes of your time.

Wayne Andrews is God 06-05-2020 01:00 AM

The phrase being rolled out on football threads: “when safe to do so”

Makes sense, just bored of reading the same phrase time and time again.

Yoda 06-05-2020 01:33 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15212456)
I will make the moan valid....

...I have virtual classes here. Our system has its server in The US. The set up of start and end time of classes is still screwed by the change of hour in The US from threee weeks back.

Thus for a 90 minute class I have to set the thing up for about 3 hours or late arriving students get locked out.. I get bothered in mid flow by students telling me that this or that student is blocked out of the class, and then I have to interupt what I was explaining to change time settings. Then, after the class I get emails from other students saying the couldn't enter the class etc..

You expect this crap for a week when the hours change...but this has continued for getting on for a month.

Crikey, a 90 minute virtual class sounds tough. You must be a very engaging teacher to hold their attention for so long.

My sonís remote lessons are 50 mins long. Itís fine with the most lively and interesting teachers, but a couple of them have quite monotonous voices. Itís much harder to keep your attention on them when youíre receiving a virtual lesson in comparison to a classroom one. Especially if itís an audio only lesson.

Yoda 06-05-2020 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15211670)
People who schedule a work call for 50 minutes & then assume they can take the whole hour. If you want to meet for an hour, schedule the call for a ******* hour!

Record the sound of your doorbell on your mobile.

Play it after 52 mins, Ďsorry, got to go now and receive an important courier package re work, bye, speak again tomorrow/next weekí.

End call.

big bad John 06-05-2020 01:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15212900)
The phrase being rolled out on football threads: ďwhen save to do soĒ

Makes sense, just bored of reading the same phrase time and time again.


Maybe it's me, but "when save to do so" doesn't seem to make a lot of sense

GorBlimey 06-05-2020 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15212919)
Maybe it's me, but "when save to do so" doesn't seem to make a lot of sense


It's a computer thing - bloody Microsoft. :D

PeterH 06-05-2020 05:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Yoda (Post 15212911)
Crikey, a 90 minute virtual class sounds tough. You must be a very engaging teacher to hold their attention for so long.

My sonís remote lessons are 50 mins long. Itís fine with the most lively and interesting teachers, but a couple of them have quite monotonous voices. Itís much harder to keep your attention on them when youíre receiving a virtual lesson in comparison to a classroom one. Especially if itís an audio only lesson.

The presential class is 90 minutes. I video about 50 minutes to an hour with them just at this time. Some good class go a bit longer than that.

These are young adults.

Our system allows us to share videos, have an online whiteboard. Chat on audio or on a chat type screen. We can work with an online PPT, word, excel.

Wayne Andrews is God 06-05-2020 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15212919)
Maybe it's me, but "when save to do so" doesn't seem to make a lot of sense

Itís the new normal.

(Typo corrected)

bubbs11 06-05-2020 10:28 AM

American’s doing instructional videos on You Tube.

Just want to know quickly and clearly how to fix the sticky breaks on my bike. I don’t need a preamble of verbal diarrhoea that lasts 5 mins beforehand and then using 100 words in your explanation when five would suffice. And stop the condescending tone too - I’m not in kindergarten!

lofty3rgj 06-05-2020 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15213278)
Americanís doing instructional videos on You Tube.

Just want to know quickly and clearly how to fix the sticky breaks on my bike. I donít need a preamble of verbal diarrhoea that lasts 5 mins beforehand and then using 100 words in your explanation when five would suffice. And stop the condescending tone too - Iím not in kindergarten!

:lux::lux::lux:

CP-RJW 06-05-2020 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15213278)
American’s doing instructional videos on You Tube.

Just want to know quickly and clearly how to fix the sticky breaks on my bike. I don’t need a preamble of verbal diarrhoea that lasts 5 mins beforehand and then using 100 words in your explanation when five would suffice. And stop the condescending tone too - I’m not in kindergarten!

Happens all over YouTube, people trying to reach 10 minutes for that ad revenue.

Brett 06-05-2020 03:45 PM

People who walk their dogs off lead

cranesparkeagle 06-05-2020 03:50 PM

A rah of advertisments where the tone of the (usually female ) voiceover is that of a nursey school teacher reading the daily story to class of 3 and 4 year olds. So bloody patronising

Chillo 06-05-2020 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15213693)
People

(other)

EFA

cranesparkeagle 06-05-2020 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoda (Post 15212911)
Crikey, a 90 minute virtual class sounds tough. You must be a very engaging teacher to hold their attention for so long.

My sonís remote lessons are 50 mins long. Itís fine with the most lively and interesting teachers, but a couple of them have quite monotonous voices. Itís much harder to keep your attention on them when youíre receiving a virtual lesson in comparison to a classroom one. Especially if itís an audio only lesson.


And you cant evn throwsomething at their heads to get their attentiomn back!:D

Tripod 10 06-05-2020 04:24 PM

People who have discovered that putting one foot infront of the other slightly faster than normal equates to something called jogging, but then doing it on the f****** road whilst the pavement is clear.
I have enjoyed looking at their faces as I drive just a little too close to them for their liking as though I am not allowed to use the road.

TOSSERS

ExiledStirling 06-05-2020 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15213693)
People who walk their dogs off lead

:D

Obviously this is for your signature not this actual post which deserves a yellow smiley at best, and that is being generous

pallet 06-05-2020 05:03 PM

My wife who has to take forever to get herself together to do anything

PeterH 06-05-2020 05:27 PM

Doesn't annoy we as much as make me curious.

Has the UK become a bastion for fitness freaks or has the exception of exercise proved to be a convenient excuse for many people to break isolation?

Still, more people getting exercise can only be a good thing.

Wayne Andrews is God 06-05-2020 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15213818)
Doesn't annoy we as much as make me curious.

Has the UK become a bastion for fitness freaks or has the exception of exercise proved to be a convenient excuse for many people to break isolation?

Still, more people getting exercise can only be a good thing.

I am cynical of the public at the best of times but I think itís case of both intrinsically linked; from positive motivations.

It gives people a reason to get themselves together and get out side. When something is denied it seems more desirable also people want to make the most of themselves in a tough time. In life there is a lot of distractions but now the options have been filtered down a bit.

I personally think there are many ways of dealing with this and we all shift day to day. The spectrum is nihilism - drinking too much / eating too much / thinking what is the point, to over production - working too much / putting too much pressure on oneself to make the most of a bad time. Ive moved between both extremes at different points depending on mood.

Maidstoned Eagle 06-05-2020 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by cranesparkeagle (Post 15213700)
A rah of advertisments where the tone of the (usually female ) voiceover is that of a nursey school teacher reading the daily story to class of 3 and 4 year olds. So bloody patronising

Thats because the majority of people theyre trying to attract have the brain capacity of 3-4 year olds.

Maidstoned Eagle 06-05-2020 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15213278)
Americanís doing instructional videos on You Tube.

Just want to know quickly and clearly how to fix the sticky breaks on my bike. I donít need a preamble of verbal diarrhoea that lasts 5 mins beforehand and then using 100 words in your explanation when five would suffice. And stop the condescending tone too - Iím not in kindergarten!

If they start the vid with "hey guys" I switch off.

Stellavista 06-05-2020 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15213818)
Doesn't annoy we as much as make me curious.

Has the UK become a bastion for fitness freaks or has the exception of exercise proved to be a convenient excuse for many people to break isolation?

Still, more people getting exercise can only be a good thing.

It's the young couples, who should be at home shagging, drinking and drugging, that do my head in. If you can't do that shit when you're in your twenties, when can you? What a tragic waste of life.

Hedgehog 06-05-2020 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15213796)
My wife who has to take forever to get herself together to do anything

I feel your pain... you will be happy to know it gets worse as they get older.

Brett 06-05-2020 08:05 PM

Universal Credit. You would be astounded at the loophole I discovered today that is being both exploited and ignored by HMG. Kinell.

Paulinmorden 06-05-2020 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15213981)
Universal Credit. You would be astounded at the loophole I discovered today that is being both exploited and ignored by HMG. Kinell.

If it's a government benefit system then no I would not be astounded at any loopholes, flaws, weaknesses etc until fraudsters have rinsed the system. And I include the DWP/HMRC in fraudsters.

fang 06-05-2020 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15213981)
Universal Credit. You would be astounded at the loophole I discovered today that is being both exploited and ignored by HMG. Kinell.


Pray tell.

Yoda 06-05-2020 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15213979)
I feel your pain... you will be happy to know it gets worse as they get older.

Ainít that the truth.

When my dear mother used to stay we learned from experience that we shouldnít tell her the correct time we needed to leave the house. My father used to adopt the same tactic.

Tell her a time that has at least 30 mins extra built in and we might actually arrive on time. A small lie that pays dividends.

Prince Phillip 06-05-2020 08:44 PM

“In App Purchases” Borderline criminal. About 10 years ago I’m sure the App Store used to give you a fair price for the full game, no ads etc. Usually about £9.99. Just been perusing a game entitled “Real Boxing 2” where you can get the “Max Coins Pack” for £84.99!! For a mobile game? I should bleedin coco.

Brett 06-05-2020 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by fang (Post 15213984)
Pray tell.

Can't. It's so easy to exploit you'll all be doing it tomorrow morning.

£15.8b that computer system has cost as well.

Stavros 69 06-05-2020 09:16 PM

Downloading anything from sky, fast forwarding and trying avoid watching the adverts.

Levski 07-05-2020 02:08 PM

When you make a cup of tea, but for some reason it tastes like crap and you have to start again.

ExiledStirling 07-05-2020 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Levski (Post 15214770)
When you make a cup of tea, but for some reason it tastes like crap and you have to start again.

Especially when it is the just got out of bed cuppa.

Lingfield Eagle 07-05-2020 02:18 PM

Dropping my new phone and craking the screen less than a week after i purchased it. I was just in the process of ordering a screen protector as well. 😭

PALACEWU 07-05-2020 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Lingfield Eagle (Post 15214776)
Dropping my new phone and craking the screen less than a week after i purchased it. I was just in the process of ordering a screen protector as well. 😭

This is definitely up there.

art malice 07-05-2020 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Lingfield Eagle (Post 15214776)
Dropping my new phone and craking the screen less than a week after i purchased it. I was just in the process of ordering a screen protector as well. 😭

Pretty sure they're deliberately made to be slip-out-of-your-hands-able. Since getting a cover I've never once dropped mine.

pallet 07-05-2020 04:05 PM

Click bait. Its just shit i dont give a **** about stacey soloman and joe squash

Panther 07-05-2020 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 15214812)
slip-out-of-your-hands-able

You are Iain Dowie and I claim my £5.;)

Vendy 07-05-2020 06:34 PM

This brilliant marketing email from BT

Feel supported.
Get enhanced broadband at no extra cost.
Get enhanced broadband for just £5 extra a month. Simply call us on 0800 169 5077 for this exclusive upgrade.

cross_eyed_ed 07-05-2020 08:27 PM

I upgraded my broadband the other week to a superfast all singing and dancing whatever fibre optic shenanigans. I now can't get my printer to work with it. The online instructions might as well be written in Chinese.

Vendy 07-05-2020 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by cross_eyed_ed (Post 15215304)
I upgraded my broadband the other week to a superfast all singing and dancing whatever fibre optic shenanigans. I now can't get my printer to work with it. The online instructions might as well be written in Chinese.

If it's a branded one get the manufacturer app on your phone, set-up is pretty easy from then on.

fang 07-05-2020 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cross_eyed_ed (Post 15215304)
I upgraded my broadband the other week to a superfast all singing and dancing whatever fibre optic shenanigans. I now can't get my printer to work with it. The online instructions might as well be written in Chinese.

If you got a new wireless router with the upgrade you'll have to join (password etc) the printer to it.

Joe85 07-05-2020 08:43 PM

That Nationwide advert.

"HOW ARE YOU!?"

Feel like they've sneakily edited out the "you cunt" from it.

chrisophiex 07-05-2020 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fang (Post 15215321)
If you got a new wireless router with the upgrade you'll have to join (password etc) the printer to it.


Or use WPS if thatís easier

strawberry mivi 07-05-2020 10:59 PM

All the cheap adverts on the telly with the public using webcams.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 08-05-2020 01:20 AM

Adverts on TV where multi nationals keep telling me , We're all in this together ,or, we're here for you. **** off I don't want to buy a Toyota or open a Westpac account.

CT_Palace 08-05-2020 04:59 AM

that way your lips and mouth get "burnt" from binging on twiglets... like when you eat too much pineapple

PeterH 08-05-2020 05:12 AM

You'll be receiving a pineapple up your butt if you've touched my twiglets....

They need to replace the gold standard with a twiglet index...

CT_Palace 08-05-2020 05:31 AM

:D

Wayne Andrews is God 08-05-2020 08:09 AM

Reading the side splitting ‘they will have an advantage’ joke regarding a team playing in an empty stadium. It’s every 3 posts for the last 6 weeks on the two Covid-19 football threads.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-05-2020 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 15215873)
Reading the side splitting Ďthey will have an advantageí joke regarding a team playing in an empty stadium. Itís every 3 posts for the last 6 weeks on the two Covid-19 football threads.

Stop cracking it then.

davech 08-05-2020 12:10 PM

Voke.

And the 'Bum, Hips, Heart' woman. Who exactly has a fridge full of just different-coloured peppers?

chrisophiex 08-05-2020 12:20 PM

When you’ve got a headache and open the paracetamol / ibuprofen packet. There’s always that little piece of paper (instructions) that’s wrapped around the tablets.

Always annoys me.

Prince Phillip 08-05-2020 12:25 PM

These days I can't form an opinion until someone with a bookcase behind them tells me what to think.

TopKnot 08-05-2020 02:52 PM

Price gouging. Thought my little boy might like to play a bit of video game bowling or tennis so had a look for a cheap used Nintendo wii. CEX has them for sale for £16 in March, prices now up to £90.

Hedgehog 08-05-2020 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 15216416)
These days I can't form an opinion until someone with a bookcase behind them tells me what to think.

On a related note (not annoying) I had noticed in the Dougie Freedman videos he had an English Dictionary behind him.

I was glad to hear Chris pick on him about that also (in tandem with the Aki story).

PeterH 08-05-2020 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 15216519)
Price gouging. Thought my little boy might like to play a bit of video game bowling or tennis so had a look for a cheap used Nintendo wii. CEX has them for sale for £16 in March, prices now up to £90.

Yep. Not that I was seriously in the market, but the consoles are 40% more expensive here compared to 3 months ago. And that is everywhere. We have a strict recent law about collusion in price fixing - I might send a complaint to the consumer body. And this is taking advantage

This is for stock they are already had in their warehouses. PS4 for example is a last sell off hurrah before the PS5 comes out and is timed for The Last of Us II release.

I had a look because there was a lot of cheap offers on PS4 games. But they want 400 quid plus for the console compared to 270 quid a few months back.

The games are the same, but I can understand that it is difficult to replace that stock atm.

The supermarkets have been fine here, though. They seem cheaper than normal TBF. And like the UK they are discounting a lot of stuff near their expiry date.

CT_Palace 08-05-2020 05:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15216688)
Yep. Not that I was seriously in the market, but the consoles are 40% more expensive here compared to 3 months ago. And that is everywhere. We have a strict recent law about collusion in price fixing - I might send a complaint to the consumer body.

This is for stock they are already had in their warehouses. The games are the same, but I can understand that it is difficult to replace that stock atm.

The supermarkets have been fine here, though. They seem cheaper than normal TBF. And like the UK they are discounting a lot of stuff near their expiry date.

I'm not so sure about that Peter. Admittedly I've been using Tottus rather then the usual Jumbo so it could be just that, but the weekly shop is more expensive .

And consoles - I got a email from Paris (I think it was them) yesterday with upto 30% off PS4's (with the Cencosud card)

Wayne Andrews is God 09-05-2020 02:18 AM

Websites that become unreadable due to moving whilst loading, and then pop ups asking about cookies.

I don't get it, as soon as I find a website like that I escape never to return, don't they know it's ******* annoying and won't promote traffic?

PeterH 09-05-2020 04:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15216696)
And consoles - I got a email from Paris (I think it was them) yesterday with upto 30% off PS4's (with the Cencosud card)

Not much of an offer if they have increased the price by 40% compared to January.

You can do them the favour of paying 10% more for a soon to be replaced machine. LOL

bubbs11 09-05-2020 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15216411)
When youíve got a headache and open the paracetamol / ibuprofen packet. Thereís always that little piece of paper (instructions) thatís wrapped around the tablets.

Always annoys me.

Same here, until I retrained myself to open the packet from the bottom. :p

Maidstoned Eagle 09-05-2020 07:28 AM

The dickheads in Andalucia who flouted the relaxed rules of lockdown leading to an increase in people contracting the virus and keeping the rest of us from entering phase 1 off the lockdown decrease.

strawberry mivi 09-05-2020 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15217138)
Same here, until I retrained myself to open the packet from the bottom. :p

The problem here is that you are right-handed.
If you hold the packet with the writing facing you the inside paperwork is always bent around the flap at the right end of the box.
I guarantee if you try this I am right.
Open the left end for instant access to your drugs.

Olympian2 09-05-2020 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 15217161)
The problem here is that you are right-handed.
If you hold the packet with the writing facing you the inside paperwork is always bent around the flap at the right end of the box.
I guarantee if you try this I am right.
Open the left end for instant access to your drugs.

Yes, exactly this. I work in the pharma industry - those PILs (Patient Information Leaflet) are a requirement according to local Health Authority regulations.

And I was only thinking the other day that they are inserted that way because most people are right-handed, thus maximising the chance that the user will encounter - and potentially read - the PIL.

Annoys me too.

Sick Bucket 09-05-2020 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15215695)
Adverts on TV where multi nationals keep telling me , We're all in this together ,or, we're here for you. **** off I don't want to buy a Toyota or open a Westpac account.

I was about to post something similar, all these heart-wrenching ads cashing in on Coronavirus, as if Nationwide bank or whoever are the cornerstone of the community, **** off!

FrankieBoy 09-05-2020 08:58 AM

Supermarket trolleys that don’t have a brake, so as you are unloading your bags into the back of the car the trolley always makes a run for it towards some other car’s paintwork.

kayjay 09-05-2020 09:57 AM

Seems like all the puppies & kitty's have been snapped up from shelters
to have a pet to spend time with during lockdown.
How many have put any thought into putting the same amount of time
into the animal when things are back to normal.
Hasn't happened yet so I guess I'm jumping the gun
but I'm anticipating society's stupidity.

LN1 09-05-2020 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by kayjay (Post 15217254)
Seems like all the puppies & kitty's have been snapped up from shelters
to have a pet to spend time with during lockdown.
How many have put any thought into putting the same amount of time
into the animal when things are back to normal.
Hasn't happened yet so I guess I'm jumping the gun
but I'm anticipating society's stupidity.

Another thing for the 'Things that will be up for sale after the lockdown' upcoming thread?

TopKnot 09-05-2020 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 15217171)
I was about to post something similar, all these heart-wrenching ads cashing in on Coronavirus, as if Nationwide bank or whoever are the cornerstone of the community, **** off!

Yep. ĎHereís to the XXX and the YYY, but most of all the ZZZí And TV shows with celebs doing things at home on their webcams. Itís all getting old fast and Iím surprised marketing and tv execs havenít realised that and are still churning them out.

PeterH 09-05-2020 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 15217514)
Yep. ĎHereís to the XXX and the YYY, but most of all the ZZZí And TV shows with celebs doing things at home on their webcams. Itís all getting old fast and Iím surprised marketing and tv execs havenít realised that and are still churning them out.

Yes, late evening here at least 3 of the 5 channels offer this as their entertainment.

Thank feck for YouTube and Netflix.

Stellavista 09-05-2020 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15217158)
The dickheads in Andalucia who flouted the relaxed rules of lockdown leading to an increase in people contracting the virus and keeping the rest of us from entering phase 1 off the lockdown decrease.

The same is going to happen here.

Penstone Eagle 10-05-2020 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15218053)
The same is going to happen here.

Yep.

More and more people just doing what they want, that's the trouble with our so called lockdown.


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