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by Slarti
January 21st, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Worst film ever?
Replies: 26
Views: 698

Re: Worst film ever?

I don't know if it the worst film I've ever seen, but the most overrated was The Exorcist. I fell asleep in the middle of it when stone cold sober. Goodness! It quite spooked me - I was scared on the way home in the dark. :shock: I think that I dozed off quite early on as it was such unbelievably t...
by Slarti
January 19th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Stock up before Brexit?
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: Stock up before Brexit?

I would have thought it worthwhile to check the origin of stuff. It it's UK or outside the EU, why would there be any problems? It's where it comes from the EU and there are no natural stockpiles in the UK that there might be problems. So if you have a liking for European products from Aldi or Lidl...
by Slarti
January 19th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

Mind you I ask a question, how many of you check the dates of products in you cupboards? We always put new stock behind old in the fridge and pantry so that, as long as we don't buy too much, things will get used in time. Each time a fridge glass shelf gets taken out to be washed, its contents are ...
by Slarti
January 19th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

Today we were requested to buy some continental sausage for the lad's sandwiches and went for the requested Italian Salami Selection pack, only to notice that the front one was dated 06 Jan 2019 :shock: Looked at the others in that display box and the one behind and they were all dated yesterday. Th...
by Slarti
January 19th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

Howyoudoin wrote:Just found these in the garage. No date on them but i'm sure they'll be fine. 8-)



Only if they've improved with age as they were terrible when new :lol:

Slarti
by Slarti
January 19th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: On Drums - Stewart Copeland
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: On Drums - Stewart Copeland

For anyone who has Sky the Sky Arts 4 (I think) part series called "The Art of Drumming", which was shown a few months ago and no doubt is on catch up, is excellent. It's a bit more in depth that the Stewart Copeland prog, which I enjoyed, and I highly recommend "The Art of Drumming&...
by Slarti
January 18th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

Well it's doing people like me a favour. People who need their milk to last a week. Sorry if that doesn't please other people but I'm not shopping for other people, i'm shopping for me. I too want (not need) my milk to last a week, so as to avoid having to go shopping during the week, but I still w...
by Slarti
January 18th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Stock up before Brexit?
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: Stock up before Brexit?

Various people I know are already buying in emergency supplies in case of a no deal Brexit. What single item would you stock up and why? I personally cannot think of anything I need to buy for this reason. We've increased our standby stocks of coffee and tea, so we currently have nearly a year's su...
by Slarti
January 18th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

You can count me in as one of the public taking part in these 'bizarre' activities. A four pint bottle of milk that has just been put on the shelf by staff will generally have a 'life' of just under a week. I don't use much milk and need it to last that long so if I pick one up that only has a day ...
by Slarti
January 18th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

I'd be very surprised if an item in a top 4 supermarket passed its Best Before or Use By date. They just turn over too much stock. It is not unusual to find things with very short dates, or out of date in bid supermarkets, possibly because of people like me who, when looking to buy things like milk...
by Slarti
January 17th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 49
Views: 871

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

Use by date, eg milk, physically remove it from the shelf and give it to a member of staff, even if they are not in that department. Best before date, make sure that it is at the front of the shelf with the date on display and take one with a longer date, if one existed. I would mention it to a memb...
by Slarti
January 15th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Where are they getting my email addresses from?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Where are they getting my email addresses from?

Over the past two weeks, I have started to receive far more spam than usual. That is not a concern in itself, but what is concerning me, is where they are getting the email addresses from. Most of the email addresses that they are spamming are of the format uniquename@myprivatedomain.co.uk. Points ...
by Slarti
January 15th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: O2 Network
Replies: 58
Views: 1685

Re: O2 Network

XFool wrote:That shouldn't have effected me, I don't have 'data' on my mobile.


But that, despite reports, wasn't just data, it was the whole of the O2 network. No calls, no texts, no nothing.

Slarti
by Slarti
January 15th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: CD, VHS and DVD
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: CD, VHS and DVD

It seems incredible to me that in my lifetime, three different audio video formats as above are basically defunct. I would add that vinyl should have been in that list but seems that it's making a bit of a come back? http://www.chrismadden.co.uk/images/cartoons/a728-vinyl-records-hipsters.jpg I'm a...
by Slarti
January 14th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Wall Tiles or PVC Paneling in Bathroom?
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: Wall Tiles or PVC Paneling in Bathroom?

I was looking more at the faux tiles, very tasty (gulp! I hope you don't think that's naff). No sparkles or glitter for us thank you very much. The one that caught my eye (but Mrs S may change my mind) was a graduated blue, getting more and more translucent the nearer it got to the floor. If you're...
by Slarti
January 14th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Wall Tiles or PVC Paneling in Bathroom?
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: Wall Tiles or PVC Paneling in Bathroom?

What does it mean 'naff' ? https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/naff "Lacking taste or style" In my idle research when thinking about re-doing our shower room I found "pine plank effect" panels, ones that gave a landscape view of a beach, ones that gave a landscape view ...
by Slarti
January 14th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Wall Tiles or PVC Paneling in Bathroom?
Replies: 18
Views: 525

Re: Wall Tiles or PVC Paneling in Bathroom?

I have not been made aware of any negatives but I am sure there must be some. The negative is they look terrible, particularly where the panels join and the (often) nasty trim used. I've never fitted any, but did stay in a self catering place last year which had them in the shower and the only join...
by Slarti
January 14th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Central heating inhibitor
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Central heating inhibitor

I have a piece of stiff wire (untwisted coat-hanger) sitting on the polystyrene cover of the tank. When I need to add stuff I put the wire under the ballcock arm to stop it dropping and have a plastic bucket and jug in the loft with me. I ladle about 3 times the volume of the stuff to be added out o...
by Slarti
January 13th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: On Drums - Stewart Copeland
Replies: 8
Views: 286

On Drums - Stewart Copeland

Anybody else watch this BBC4 documentary about rock drumming? I found it fascinating, despite it being presented by Copeland. It was interesting that, same as in another drummers documentary a while back, Ringo came in for praise of the originality of his drumming, whereas I often see people being d...
by Slarti
January 13th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Shower screen strip
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Shower screen strip

Mine disintegrated after about 2.5 years, long before I felt the need to clean it (low standards maybe?). Just saw one for about £7 on Amazon. In my case it's clear what I need to do; in your's I think you need to balance the effort involved in cleaning it with that £7. C. Buy a new one it is as th...

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