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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11350 on: August 18, 2019, 01:06:38 pm »
Picturehouse, your website & booking system are clunky.
Apple, why don’t tickets in my wallet automatically appear in my calendar?
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Guy

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11351 on: August 19, 2019, 12:50:30 pm »
Would someone kindly feed the hamster? The MOD notwork is on a go-slow. By the time I've moved from one screen to the next entire continents have changed position.
What duck?

Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11352 on: August 19, 2019, 06:05:06 pm »
Bi[1]-colour LED battery status indicators.  Again.


[1] In the changes from yellow-or-green to yellow-or-green sense, rather than being pleasingly purple.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11353 on: August 19, 2019, 08:01:36 pm »
My right foot is starting to feel achey.  I hope it's not Plantar Fascism again.  It just went away last time & I've been pain free for over a year now.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11354 on: August 19, 2019, 08:08:30 pm »
Bi[1]-colour LED battery status indicators.  Again.


[1] In the changes from yellow-or-green to yellow-or-green sense, rather than being pleasingly purple.
Shouldn't that be purple, pink and blue? Meaning bi-colour is actually tri-colour. Confusing!  ??? You're probably lucky if it all looks uni-colour!
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Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11355 on: August 19, 2019, 08:13:55 pm »
I have encountered blue/red bi-colour LEDs, but rarely.  They're slightly easier than the green/red ones, but still confusing without a reference.

(And yes, a bi-colour LED can display three colours, though probably not pink, so true bisexual lighting requires full RGB hardware.)
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Tim Hall

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11356 on: August 19, 2019, 08:42:09 pm »
Man presenting the GCN technical channel on YouTube : The chain you're fitting to that bike does not have 1/8 inch pitch. It has 1/2 inch pitch. It may well be 1/8 inch wide but the two terms are not interchangeable.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11357 on: August 21, 2019, 10:46:03 am »
I’ve just booked some train tickets for a long weekend in Edinburgh.  Comparing the prices on The Trainline app to those on their website there was quite a difference. £16.50 on the website one way, the app quoting £33 for the same train.  ???
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11358 on: August 21, 2019, 10:50:17 am »
I’ve just booked some train tickets for a long weekend in Edinburgh.  Comparing the prices on The Trainline app to those on their website there was quite a difference. £16.50 on the website one way, the app quoting £33 for the same train.  ???
I only used Trainline when absolutely forced to by work, but even then mostly managed to, avoid doing so. Since leaving I’ve not used it once, they’re just not consistent in their pricing and don’t offer anything over using the local operators site or app. And if I’m travelling at weekend I’ll use the local train operators call centre because they know and apply all the weezley ways, such as split ticketing, to get the cheapest possible fare.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11359 on: August 21, 2019, 01:19:50 pm »
Fourth Trainline grouch of the day...

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11360 on: August 21, 2019, 02:50:14 pm »
The podcast searching on my iThing never works. Even if I give it an url. I only seem to be able to get them by logging onto a computer (from which I basically never listen to podcasts), subscribing and syncing. Which is tedious.

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11361 on: August 21, 2019, 07:00:24 pm »
For Click And Collect orders your goods should be ready for collection in 1 business hour.  We will text and e-mail you when they are ready.

Order placed: 12:45
Notified: 17:52

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11362 on: August 22, 2019, 04:41:21 pm »
American niece, who has been staying with us for ever, has just asked if we will be putting the heating on.
Yes, it is wet and chilley today, but NO.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11363 on: August 22, 2019, 05:44:36 pm »
I had something delivered a couple of days ago.   Instead of leaving it in the lobby , or leaving it outside my door 4 floors up the driver "left it with a neighbour" .  Who hasn't answered their bell on the several occasions I've tried to retrieve it.  :(
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Kim

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11364 on: August 22, 2019, 05:54:14 pm »
American niece, who has been staying with us for ever, has just asked if we will be putting the heating on.
Yes, it is wet and chilley today, but NO.

Our heating came on for a couple of minutes on the 16th.  I overrode it.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11365 on: Yesterday at 02:56:44 am »
This could move into a rant later....

Had to go into Mordor yesterday for a meeting requiring my first train trip/walk/stairs of any distance since my back and gout problem started four months or so again.

I am now awake at 3am with really bad back pain and gout. Gout, again.  :facepalm: Yes, its back not only in the joint where it was previously, but in the other foot to a lesser degree and in both of my hands.

Hopefully a bit more sleep once I have finished this cup of tea it will go but frankly, given how long it lasted last time, I doubt it!
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T42

  • Tea tank
Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11366 on: Yesterday at 08:16:36 am »
Aw shit. :(
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11367 on: Yesterday at 08:49:43 am »
Aw shit. :(

Thanks. I've just taken a couple of Colchicine so that is a strong possibility!  :facepalm: ;D

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T42

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #11368 on: Yesterday at 10:25:23 am »
Didn't Medea try to poison Theseus with that stuff?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.