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by UncleEbenezer
January 21st, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 47
Views: 782

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

redsturgeon wrote:The burning question is what date should I eat eatme dates by eat by dates use by dates sell by dates or best by dates and is it best to buy dates before best buy dates and use the dates by use by dates?

John

Probably.
by UncleEbenezer
January 19th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: UCAS applications
Replies: 19
Views: 419

Re: UCAS applications

What knowledge could a chemistry degree from Pontypridd lack that a chemistry degree from Oxford not? didds I have no knowledge of chemistry at either of the above, so I can only speculate. A likely distinction is whether the student is in an environment amongst first-rate scientists or mere teache...
by UncleEbenezer
January 19th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: New Mattress
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: New Mattress

The IKEA one is arriving Monday, less than £200 so not a disaster if it's awful. I may try a Leesa, Emma, or similar if my back gets worse.I Pronunciation? The Swedish alphabet has three additional letters compared to English. Ö is not easy to map to a single English sound. Not far from the ou of &...
by UncleEbenezer
January 18th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
Topic: Amati VCT
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Amati VCT

If I was going for Amati now I'd trickle the money in slowly, so far as tax constraints allow, as I think the bottom is unguessable, both in time and depth. They don't tend to fill quickly. HH's offer is bigger, and not so far off full. Demand is out there! How quickly did Amati fill last year? If ...
by UncleEbenezer
January 18th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 47
Views: 782

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves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? Raptor. I think it was when I moved house in 2013 I found a condom dated about 1985. Decided against seeking an opportunity to test its validity. But for food, surely it's the fridge not the cupboard where all ...
by UncleEbenezer
January 18th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: E bike recommendation
Replies: 85
Views: 4930

Re: E bike recommendation

Once upon a time, when I had both bike and motorbike, I learned about winter riding. The exercise of cycling makes all the difference between regular gloves and fleece being adequate, vs freezing even in much more expensive specialist gear on the motorbike.
by UncleEbenezer
January 18th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Is Latte getting milkier?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Is Latte getting milkier?

Latte is Italian for milk. A direct translation. Italians (and some of us influenced by time in Italy) would only ever drink milky coffee in the mornings. Ideal with cornetto (croissant). After lunch or in the evening, it's a shot of espresso. Oh, and "americano" is Italian for Instant Cof...
by UncleEbenezer
January 18th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 47
Views: 782

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

It also leads to such absurdities as 'Best Before' dates on sugar and salt - items which are themselves preservatives and which simply do not change under normal storage conditions. While I entirely agree with your sentiment, I'd point out that sugar and salt do deteriorate over time, by picking up...
by UncleEbenezer
January 17th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: UCAS applications
Replies: 19
Views: 419

Re: UCAS applications

well the renaming of so many polytechnics a few years ago clearly shows that not all 'apples are in fact apples' imo you cannot be a poly one day and equal uni to real unis the next It was more than just polytechnics. At least some colleges of further education have been rebranded. Like Tom Sharpe'...
by UncleEbenezer
January 17th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves
Replies: 47
Views: 782

Re: Poll - out of date stock on supermarket shelves

Erm, depends on the item (how much does the date matter?), and how much they've reduced it.

And on circumstances. How much effort is involved in finding a member of staff to alert?
by UncleEbenezer
January 16th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I knew it
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: I knew it

melonfool wrote:You know, I never leave an open goal by accident.

:lol:

Mel

Open season next time you post a cue line one wouldn't *dare* pick up under normal circumstances? :twisted:
by UncleEbenezer
January 16th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: O2 Network
Replies: 57
Views: 1645

Re: O2 Network

Oops, he conceded. I must have been time-travelling back to the good old days when 02 and BT were still the same thing. Being stuck out in the sticks with patchy 2G (at best) can do that sort of throwback thing to a man. :lol: BJ YM when it was called Cellnet? My first mobile phone was a PAYG when ...
by UncleEbenezer
January 15th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I knew it
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: I knew it

malkymoo wrote:written sometime in the 16th century, so well out of copyright

The translation - and possibly the edition - would be the works of possible concern for copyright purposes.

But posting a line or two here would presumably come under fair use, regardless.
by UncleEbenezer
January 15th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: American-ism lost on British?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: American-ism lost on British?

Rhyd6 wrote:Roll on no pants and no trousers day. Hopefully it'll give us wimmin' something to laugh about.

R6

I fear your cheerleading voice would be drowned by the voices of Offence!
by UncleEbenezer
January 15th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Why we need post-Brexirt ferries
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Why we need post-Brexirt ferries

Interesting question UE... I suppose they'd have to be sure that - within some basic caveats etc - that Belgium and to some degree Holland and Spain at least wouldn't just take up that slack in one way, shape or form? didds You've lost me. Why should that be of any concern to them (apart from those...
by UncleEbenezer
January 15th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding
Replies: 27
Views: 688

Re: Washing, drying and ironing super king bedding

Duvet is washed first then put into the tumble drier (separate machine). At the end of td cycle, in again to dry completely. Whilst duvet is being dried, sheets and pillow cases are washed then dried in t/d. Do you mean duvet or duvet cover? I never iron sheets or duvet covers. (When my duvet needs...
by UncleEbenezer
January 15th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Why we need post-Brexirt ferries
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Why we need post-Brexirt ferries

Couple of observations, and a followup question: (1) Other shipping routes were reportedly eyeing this up as a business opportunity long before government started posturing. Just to be clear there, I mean I first heard such reports long before government started to 'prepare'. (2) Crunch-date won't b...
by UncleEbenezer
January 15th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: How can you make a Noreply email?
Replies: 26
Views: 689

Re: How can you make a Noreply email?

It's not 1985. 1985? You'd've been running a listserv. Developed by engineers who knew what they were doing, and working much better than most of what's come since. The only thing that would be likely to take longer back then was delivery in the first place. That was the era when many connections w...
by UncleEbenezer
January 15th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Where are they getting my email addresses from?
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Where are they getting my email addresses from?

Pure speculation here (I use the same address scheme as you, and haven't seen spam on it). Might it be that your email system has leaked information? If a probe tries a million guess@yourdomain addresses and a handful exist, what information will the probe have? If the mailserver has confirmed that ...
by UncleEbenezer
January 15th, 2019, 12:35 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: CD, VHS and DVD
Replies: 24
Views: 579

Re: CD, VHS and DVD

Perhaps you should add a whole bunch of standards for computer discs and tapes.

Media formats, drives, connector standards.

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