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Offline poliss

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #465 on: December 14, 2011, 12:40:48 PM »
Currys/PCWorld. Went there last week to buy my missus a laptop for Xmas. I asked an assistant if they had the laptop. She started yakking on about some mobile phone offers??? Another chappie checked his computer stock. They didn't have the one I'd seen on their website.
 "When will you be getting them in?"
 "Don't know. Sold out here. They're in stock at our other stores. PCWorld at North Shields gets everything first."
"You're a computer shop. Don't you have an automatic computer operated ordering system?"
"Yes, but it's slow and we have to wait for deliveries. We can order it for you, but you'll have to pay up front."
I told them I'd come back on Saturday.

Went back on Saturday. Asked about two other laptops. They weren't in stock either, but that didn't stop them trying to sell insurance for them before they checked the stock. I walked out of the shop.

Went to their shop in the Metro Centre on Sunday. (Where has the store directory gone?) Asked about two other laptops. They weren't in stock either.
So there you have it. A computer shop that doesn't sell computers. No wonder their share price is going down the tubes. I'm never going back to them!

Went to Argos and bought a Toshiba Satellite with good specs and 30.00 cheaper than similar ones in CurrysPCWorld. Why they changed the usually reliable Dixons stores to Currys I'll never know.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #466 on: December 14, 2011, 06:05:24 PM »
What cr*ppy service ::)
At least you ended up with a Toshiba - our IT bloke reckons they're the dogs dangly bits :thumbsup:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #467 on: December 14, 2011, 06:15:39 PM »
PC Pitstop tests show it as in the worlds top 12% of portable computers. :-)

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #468 on: December 14, 2011, 08:46:11 PM »
just tried to have a nother bash with my airbrush and found it was not going according to plan  ???
traced problem to a bit of muck in the nozzle so removed it to give it a clean and the "carpet monster" ate it  :'(

cant find the thing anywhere so i'm not impressed with myself at the moment  >:(

dave  :thumbsdown:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #469 on: December 14, 2011, 08:57:29 PM »
the "carpet monster" ate it  :'(


dave  :thumbsdown:

It wasn't a badger by any chance ::) :smiley-laughing:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #470 on: December 14, 2011, 09:15:52 PM »
the "carpet monster" ate it  :'(


dave  :thumbsdown:

It wasn't a badger by any chance ::) :smiley-laughing:

 :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

crisis over  ;D

tried the easy way to find it  ???
shoes and socks off and walk round barefoot and wait till it sticks in your foot which it did after about 10 secs

now how to remove it from me foot  ;D  ;D  :smiley-laughing:

dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #471 on: December 14, 2011, 09:35:27 PM »
just tried to have a nother bash with my airbrush and found it was not going according to plan  ???
traced problem to a bit of muck in the nozzle so removed it to give it a clean and the "carpet monster" ate it  :'(

cant find the thing anywhere so i'm not impressed with myself at the moment  >:(

dave  :thumbsdown:

I empty the Dyson and give the floor a good vacuum.  Then (because I don't vacuum for any other reason) I sift through all the bits of sprue, cat hair, general crap and lost detailing parts till I find what I couldn't manage without.

A Treasure Hunt, as I call it.

It has to be the Dyson with the roller brush for me - the little dustbuster I bought for that very purpose is totally useless at picking up anything out of the carpet but fluff.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #472 on: December 14, 2011, 09:51:47 PM »
I get annoyed when pedestrians get to a Pelican crossing and although there's nothing coming they press the button to cross and immediately cross anyway,the motorist arrives to a red light and no one in sight.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #473 on: December 14, 2011, 11:24:00 PM »
As a pedestrian it's often hard to tell.

Swansea motorists seem to have adapted to the problem by driving through red lights when that occurs, but then some Swansea drivers are special.. really special. Maybe you can still get points removed from your licenses for a fee in the local pub or something.

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #474 on: December 14, 2011, 11:29:02 PM »
How do all,my rant of today is;

I don't have a standard broadband connection for my pc,so what I do have is a mobile broadband dongle from O2.Now this costs me 15 per month or for 3 gigs of tinternet.

Unfortunately,I exhausted my download limit several days before the month had passed.Now I'm into the new months download limit and at the moment I can't even get online.It goes to the O2 welcome page but just won't let me use any of the sites that have been bookmarked,even ones I don't regularly use or have bookmarked.This has been going on now for the last 3 days and am getting pig sick of it.Normally I don't have a problem and can't even say that the bad weather we haven't had has torn down a transmitter or whatever they're called.

At the moment I'm restricted to browsing on my android phone,but as I promised to e-mail the pictures of the W1 hush hush which I took at Wigan on saturday to Newportnobby for posting on here,I am just a bit embarrassed,frustrated and very annoyed that I can't fulfill this minor task right now.

Sorry Mike,I'll keep trying though.Pics are uploaded from my camera to my pc and ready for compiling an e-mail.

I will continue to endeavour to complete this task as these are really great pics.

I also had a mad idea of starting a layout thread and setting up a photobucket account,but can't at the moment.Still,I finish work on saturday till after christmas so I think I may have plenty of time to have a crack at this.

I may have to put something on the happy thread about this as well,when I get on tinternet and me chrimbo break.
Pete
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #475 on: December 14, 2011, 11:38:07 PM »
Unfortunately,I exhausted my download limit several days before the month had passed.Now I'm into the new months download limit and at the moment I can't even get online.It goes to the O2 welcome page but just won't let me use any of the sites that have been bookmarked,even ones I don't regularly use or have bookmarked.This has been going on now for the last 3 days and am getting pig sick of it.Normally I don't have a problem and can't even say that the bad weather we haven't had has torn down a transmitter or whatever they're called.

Or they've blocked you or similar ?

Is there a signal strength meter with the app for the dongle and also if you look at your network setting stuff do you have an IP Address assigned for the dongle when you try and use it. If the answer is yes then I suspect you need to have a 'discussion' with O2.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #476 on: December 15, 2011, 01:55:06 AM »
Looks like a discussion with O2 is imminent then because signal strength is ok,I'm not blocked either,a text was sent to the dongle to tell me I have full download available so its not this and I have a bank mini statement from an ATM stating that money for payment went out as per every other month.It just doesn't connect up to the internet,it tries but just will not connect and comes up with the standard Internet Explorer error page.I've done a check and all cabling and whatnot is fine so there is nothing wrong with my pc,apart from it being old and not too powerful.

I will try again when I get home from work tomorrow night and if I get no joy,I'm off to the O2 shop in town on friday.I don't want to waste any of my day off messing about like this but if there is a reason why there is no connection it will be for the greater good for me.

Got some youtube stuff to catch up on as well.
Pete
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #477 on: December 15, 2011, 07:45:57 AM »
Might be worth looking here......
http://shop.virginmedia.com/broadband/up-to-10mb.html

Allan
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #478 on: December 16, 2011, 08:47:03 PM »
Morgage underwriters who have said 'probably' to my son for the last 3 weeks and still  wont sign the paperwork off >:(
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #479 on: December 16, 2011, 09:02:27 PM »
Amazon & Yodel

Ordered a food processor, apparently it was delivered Tuesday and left in my porch.

Phoned Amazon today- name blah order number blah blah, order tracking, ah yes says I, can you see what it says?  Amazon thing - yes, delivered Tuesday, left in you porch, Yodel are authorised to leave packages in a secure place (definitely a hint of smugness)

Says I - don't have a porch, only a front step, clearly visible from the road.

Amazon thing - ah! .......... we will interview the driver and get his side of the story

Says I - I still wont have a porch! never have had, probably never will have unless Amazon want to pay for one so that Yodel have somewhere to leave my Amazon deliveries so they are not on view to everyone passing my house!

Amazon thing - we will get back to you as soon as we get a reply from Yodel, is there anything else I can help you with?

I had now lost the will to live and just gently replaced the receiver back in its cradle, crawled into a corner and wept gently for 5 minutes before getting the dinner on for me and the missus

Later, I went back on to Amazon and ordered a cd, at least I know it will fit through my letterbox  ::)

 

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