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by swill453
January 20th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I blame Brexit too
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: I blame Brexit too

Thanks for the reminder. This guy and others anticipated the "scandal": https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=166022#p166022 Haha. I guess it's the combination of losing the extra validity, plus 6 months more, plus it being to the EU for goodness sake, that I didn't put together. Of...
by swill453
January 20th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I blame Brexit too
Replies: 2
Views: 162

I blame Brexit too

My wife got a text on her mobile from the government passport service. It wasn't a scam, and it actually had a link to useful information. Her passport expires in February 2020, but was issued in July 2009 with about 7 months additional validity carried over from her old one. The link* explained tha...
by swill453
January 20th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I blame Brexit
Replies: 39
Views: 822

Re: I blame Brexit

The problem for me with the app is that you can't order most of their real ales, just the standard ones like Doom Bar and Abbot Ale.

Scott.
by swill453
January 19th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Stock up before Brexit?
Replies: 26
Views: 696

Re: Stock up before Brexit?

My coffee of choice comes from Italy. Not originally, of course.

Scott.
by swill453
January 19th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The 'Hills' are alive.
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: The 'Hills' are alive.

BrummieDave wrote:There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that understand binary and those that don't

I didn't understand hexadecimal until I was a

Scott.
by swill453
January 19th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Pots/Pans
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: Pots/Pans

todthedog wrote:Blimey, I did have a look at the price, do you get a cook included in that price!! :o :D

You don't even get lids.

Scott.
by swill453
January 18th, 2019, 11:02 am
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Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves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Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves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 did say there were different reasons. Supermarkets won't as a matter of policy display goods past "best before" dates in with their normal stock, unhighlighted. I'm sure they'd take action if it was pointed out to them. I'm well aware it's not illegal. Scott. With respect, no you didn't...
by swill453
January 17th, 2019, 10:02 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

Not true. There is nothing stopping either the selling or redistribution of items that are past their 'Best Before' dates. In fact a number of retailers have recently started doing so in order to promote the reduction of food waste. I did say there were different reasons. Supermarkets won't as a ma...
by swill453
January 17th, 2019, 5:52 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 am confused by your question as it seems to show a complete lack of understanding of the information being given. Best Before Dates are a recommendation that the product is past the date where it will be at its best but is in no way unsafe to eat. Use Buy Dates are a statement that product will b...
by swill453
January 17th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now
Replies: 640
Views: 33663

Re: The Beer You Are Drinking Right Now

GrandOiseau wrote:Roosters is a reasonable well established - 20 odd years - brewery that make free range beers.

What's a "free range" beer? Hops hopping around the farmyard?

Scott.
by swill453
January 17th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: I earned over £600 an hour!
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: I earned over £600 an hour!

sg31 wrote:My pet hate is those machines where you put all your change in and get a slip out that you can use at the checkout to pay for your shop...after the machine has deducted it's cut.

I've got a different pet hate :-)

Scott.
by swill453
January 16th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I knew it
Replies: 29
Views: 822

Re: I knew it

When you think of the nature of the stuff they deal with and the volumes of it, I think our unsung heroes at the sewage plants up and down the country deserve a special mention in this fine thread. Apparently fatbergs are far more prevalent in affluent areas, as they're more likely to use (and flus...
by swill453
January 16th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Central heating inhibitor
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Central heating inhibitor

I've been renovating our house which involves draining down and refilling radiators as we work through the rooms. When we had the boiler serviced I asked if we should top up the inhibitor but he recommended that we left it until later because of potential over dosing. We've now done all the central...
by swill453
January 16th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: I earned over £600 an hour!
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: I earned over £600 an hour!

bungeejumper wrote:Which reminds me. Isn't it technically an offence to chuck her majesty's coinage into the bin?

No.

HTH.

Scott.
by swill453
January 15th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding
Replies: 27
Views: 695

Re: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding

brightncheerful wrote:Were it not for the cost I'd be tempted to replace all our cotton sheets with silk, to avoid ironing.

We didn't replace our cotton sheets, but still avoid ironing :-)

Scott.
by swill453
January 15th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Bigamy
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Bigamy

Watching the BBC mini series "Mrs. Wilson" recebntly brought something to me attention I never knew. That if a married person marries somebody else (not married alre4ady!) then BOTH parties are "bigamists" - even though the previously non married partner may have absolutely no k...
by swill453
January 15th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Credit Cards and Loans
Topic: Personal vs Consumer CC
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Personal vs Consumer CC

There are numerous legal protections for consumers which would not apply to business cards. Obviously, as you have just discovered, there is the one that applies to surcharges for paying by credit cards. Also, there is no Section 75 protection for business cards (or prepaid). Which must surely be t...
by swill453
January 15th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: I earned over £600 an hour!
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: I earned over £600 an hour!

At university I used to sweep up in a night club, the floor was awash with stale beer n cider, plastic cups, fag butts and general detritus, there was always change on the floor but I made a rule, I won't bend down for brown money. Coppers in my change go straight into the charity tin if available....
by swill453
January 15th, 2019, 8:29 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?

Any possibility that an old backup of yours in the cloud somewhere could have been accessed? Or an old, disposed-of hard disk hacked?

Scott.
by swill453
January 14th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: CD, VHS and DVD
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: CD, VHS and DVD

8-track, laserdisc, Betamax, V2000, DCC (that was short lived), HDCD, SACD...

Scott.

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