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by swill453
April 26th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: Buying beer via the web.
Replies: 10
Views: 171

Re: Buying beer via the web.

My local Tesco store seems to be reducing their range unfortunately. Are there any new ones I should look out for if they appear? A Tesco in Scotland I went to yesterday has Bath Ales, specifically Gem and Lansdown, in bottles and cans labelled as "new" on the shelves. Didn't notice any l...
by swill453
April 25th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Quick Justice
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Quick Justice

Whatever the evidence the usual advice is to admit nothing, keep your mouth shut and get a lawyer. Seems to me this guy must have gone into a blind panic. There is always a chance of getting off on a technicality no matter what the "evidence". So yes, dumb in more than one way. Obviously ...
by swill453
April 25th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Quick Justice
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Quick Justice

The bloke who stole nearly a million quid from his own employer's (G4S) security van on Tuesday has already been caught, charged, appeared in magistrate's court, pled guilty and been convicted of theft by employee. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48053152 Seems pretty quick work all rou...
by swill453
April 24th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 677
Views: 38639

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

Far better is the Sheffield Tap, bang on the station platform, much better selection of beer, plenty of places to sit inside and outside, and no capacity issues with the toilets, and they have their own micro on site. For anyone who hasn't been, it's the old waiting room, and is a splendid example ...
by swill453
April 24th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The postman on our entryphone says...
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: The postman on our entryphone says...

If this sounds paranoid perhaps it's an urban thing. I've known worse abroad, where it's Standard Operating Procedure to not even answer the entryphone unless any caller has an appointment. There was someone on the old TMF who had a doorbell that would only ring on insertion of a card he had previo...
by swill453
April 24th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Sharing post on Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Sharing post on Facebook

If it's a closed or secret group (it should tell you on the group page) you won't be able to share anything outside it.

(and non-members won't be able to see it anyway)

Scott.
by swill453
April 18th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Where is my Tax Return HMRC?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Where is my Tax Return HMRC?

I submitted mine online at 8am on 6th April. If I log on to my Personal Tax Account, Self Assessment area, it lets me view what I submitted, see the calculation and confirms I have no tax to pay. If I were to do my return that quickly then I would worry about getting amended documentation and need ...
by swill453
April 18th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Where is my Tax Return HMRC?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Where is my Tax Return HMRC?

I submitted mine online at 8am on 6th April. If I log on to my Personal Tax Account, Self Assessment area, it lets me view what I submitted, see the calculation and confirms I have no tax to pay.

Scott.
by swill453
April 17th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Microsoft Data Breach?
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Microsoft Data Breach?

Receiving spam is not related to being hacked. The former involves knowing (or guessing) your email address, which is semi-public information. The latter involves someone actually getting into your account, which is both much more worrying and much less likely. From what you've said you haven't been...
by swill453
April 15th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Notre-Dame
Replies: 52
Views: 1328

Re: Notre-Dame

JoyofBrex8889 wrote:Study His works and doubtless you will find your own meaning.

That's not very likely.

Scott.
by swill453
April 15th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Notre-Dame
Replies: 52
Views: 1328

Re: Notre-Dame

1 Corinthians 3:13: each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work. What's that supposed to mean? If the "work" is made of flammable material, it'll burn no matter the "...
by swill453
April 15th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Notre-Dame
Replies: 52
Views: 1328

Re: Notre-Dame

Amazing to watch the torches of the brave firefighters at height as they try to save the towers.

Scott.
by swill453
April 15th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: 22year old daughter scammed of £9,750
Replies: 41
Views: 2921

Re: 22year old daughter scammed of £9,750

Note that today TSB launched a refund guarantee scheme for fraud victims. This goes beyond their legal obligations and would seem to cover the situation the OP's daughter found herself in (if it had been with TSB and after 14th April). The new guarantee means fraud victims will be refunded for all t...
by swill453
April 14th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Talk of the West
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Talk of the West

I understand it is/was commonly known as the "park 'n' ride" for reasons you might be able to imagine.

Scott.
by swill453
April 14th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Talk of the West
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Talk of the West

In the late 1960s, I visited and stayed overnight at a - my memory recalls it being a nightclub - near Bristol, called, "The Talk of the West." Google can't find any record of this place The first hit for a google search for ["The Talk of the West" bristol] gets someone's blog w...
by swill453
April 14th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Layout of a poster - ordering text boxes
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: Layout of a poster - ordering text boxes

I originally voted for rows, but it has occurred to me that: Block 1 Block 2 Block 4 Block 3 Block 5 Block 6 would require minimum eye movement. That would depend on the shape/size of the blocks. A circular layout could also possibly "win", 1 x horizontal movement + 4 vertical, vs 3 x hor...
by swill453
April 13th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: The $10 car stereo.
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: The $10 car stereo.

"The good news for new car buyers is that the proportion of models with DAB radios fitted as standard has been steadily growing. The figure has risen from only 7.5% in the last quarter of 2010 to over 87% by the end of 2017, with in-car digital radio listening going up by 20% each year." ...
by swill453
April 13th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: AIC Income Builder - Free Virtual Portfolio Tool
Replies: 53
Views: 2959

Re: AIC Income Builder - Free Virtual Portfolio Tool

Similarly, I don't care about dividends dates or their distribution throughout the year. I'm living (in part at least) off the dividends in my SIPP, all I care about is that they amount to enough for me to make my single annual UFPLS withdrawal. This year it'll be £16,666 (to keep the taxable amount...
by swill453
April 13th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: The $10 car stereo.
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: The $10 car stereo.

bungeejumper wrote:I think we're both making the same point actually - that there wasn't a single historical moment when CD was dead but when DAB wasn't already popular.

Actually I think we're still there. AFAIK the majority of new cars still have AM/FM radios, not DAB.

Scott.
by swill453
April 13th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Layout of a poster - ordering text boxes
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: Layout of a poster - ordering text boxes

There was some usability research done yonks ago on the order of items in two columns and it was determined to be far more easily readable to have: a e b f c g d h (i.e. your item 4) than a b c d e f g h and, indeed, the former is how Windows Explorer presents files in List view. However, that rese...

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