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by Watis
November 20th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: Bitter Lemons
Topic: Why can't we design wheelie bins?
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Why can't we design wheelie bins?

A concave lid allows for the secure placement of a bag of recyclable clothing, should you have any to put out that week.

Sodden clothing is a small price to pay for doing your bit, surely?

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by Watis
October 31st, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Are Smart meters compulsory?
Replies: 56
Views: 1832

Re: Are Smart meters compulsory?

if your existing meters, no matter how old , are working ok , and they will be, hold on to them . dont let these people into your house. I may want smart meters, you know... Scott. Maybe you do, Scott, but you may also want to wait until you can get a second generation SMETS2 meter. Here's why: htt...
by Watis
October 30th, 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Hong Kong and Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 708

Hong Kong and Japan

Off to see the sights of Japan and Hong Kong in the near future and wondered whether anyone had any up to date advice based on recent visits to these places.

Such as:

- things to see and do.

- things not to do!

- etiquette dos and don'ts.

TIA,

Watis
by Watis
October 29th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: 1and1 webmail - login not working?
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: 1and1 webmail - login not working?

This morning I've got the new "1and1 IONOS" webmail login screen and it is not accepting my IDs/passwords, though in the control panel it says that they will be the same and I can access mail from my phone. Anybody else having problems? Slarti Just logged into 1and1's webmail with my work...
by Watis
October 25th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Science
Topic: Unscience
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Unscience

I just listened to the podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0000sxr It's much worse than I thought! When David Baddiel started asking fundamental questions of the Virgin Media guys one of them said: "I think that might be one for your boffin". So they got one: an assistant professo...
by Watis
October 19th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits
Replies: 202
Views: 4143

Re: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits

It's simply that the contiguous chunk of land sitting to the west of us on the other side of the Irish Sea has become very relevant, as a single entity, in br*xit-related discussion. Given that it's an island, and contains the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, then the "Island of Irela...
by Watis
October 19th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits
Replies: 202
Views: 4143

Re: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits

"Irregardless"!

A colleague uses it all the time in place of the correct 'regardless'.

Even the spell checker on this website isn't happy with it.

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by Watis
October 18th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 817

Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/17/kleenex-ditch-mansize-tissues-gender-inequality-complaints/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em :lol: :lol: :lol: It's not just tissues, the madness has spread to comestibles as well: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/17/waitrose-rename-sexist-sandwich-protest-f...
by Watis
October 18th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 817

Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

And what about writing instruments for the fairer sex. (Can I say that these days?):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BIC-Her-Medium ... B004FTGJUW

Read the questions and reviews.

NSFW - but only because of the uncontrollable guffawing they are likely to induce!

Watis
by Watis
October 17th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits
Replies: 202
Views: 4143

Re: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits

And don't forget the politician's trick of inserting 'eh' into whatever they are saying:

It is done in a way that is, eh, intended to give a sense of, eh, gravitas to what they are saying, to make it seem that they have put more, eh, deliberation into what they are saying.

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by Watis
October 17th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits
Replies: 202
Views: 4143

Re: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits

"Dogs must be carried on escalators"

No dog? Take the stairs then.

Watis
by Watis
October 17th, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: The miracle
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: The miracle

Looks like scousers are fair game here. A pair of jokes with jews as their butt got pulled pretty quickly a month or two ago. Though to be fair, this one is at least funny. Even if it would be improved by removing the mention of (any) location: for example, it could've been set in the poster's (unn...
by Watis
October 16th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits
Replies: 202
Views: 4143

Re: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits

I've no idea what grits are, but I'm sure they're awful. They are! Slarti I've only ever seen grits on TV programmes/films and the dish looks like a cross between wallpaper paste and a grey sort of prison gloop. Cheers, OLTB. The taste matches your unappealing description of its appearance! And I s...
by Watis
October 16th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Killing Eve - SPOILER THREAD. OPEN AT YOUR OWN RISK
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Killing Eve - SPOILER THREAD. OPEN AT YOUR OWN RISK

In one episode, Villanelle managed to enter Eve's house as well as a safe house with a guard. But we're not told how she got in to either building or, once in the safe house, was able to overpower the guard.

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by Watis
October 16th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Laser printer toner
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Laser printer toner

Just asking for recommendations for suppliers of compatible laser printer toner cartridges?

TIA,

Watis
by Watis
October 16th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits
Replies: 202
Views: 4143

Re: Mine (and your) Room101 exhibits

Your number 4 winds me up too. From me you can add: - 'Ten items or less'. - People who start sentences with 'So . . .' - TV presenters who . . . insert pauses into each sentence . . . ending with a bigger pause . . . before the last . . . . . two words! Just speak normally, chaps. - People dressed ...
by Watis
October 15th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Scam phone call
Replies: 24
Views: 1492

Re: Scam phone call

I've had a similar call that went to voicemail. In my call, the automated message stated that they were calling from my ISP - not named, by the way - and that they needed to log onto my computer to change my IP address as it was associated with fraud in several countries. Hmmnn - my ISP don't need t...
by Watis
October 12th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Universal credit
Replies: 65
Views: 1333

Re: Universal credit

I don't have a problem with the idea that pensioners should pay NI on earned income. I write this as someone who may well be in that position in years to come.

And as there is no longer an official retirement age, the argument is easier to make.

Watis
by Watis
October 11th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Phasing out of fast freeze switches on freezers
Replies: 54
Views: 1475

Re: Phasing out of fast freeze switches on freezers

My comment on 'claims' to be frost free relates to the fact that actually both do operate in a frost free way except that they tend to dump the water on the bottom of the freezer where it then freezes again. I took delivery of my first frost-free fridge freezer a couple of days ago. It's only been ...
by Watis
October 9th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Snogging - betrayal or not?
Replies: 50
Views: 1931

Re: Snogging - betrayal or not?

Seann's now been dumped. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45793242 As well he should. Goes out for a drink with another woman on his girlfriends birthday? Hmmm, on the surface that doesn't *seem* like the best idea for maintaining a happy and harmonious relationship. In Seann's defence...

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