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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 18:25 
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Smelly.

All food disposed of, fridge freezer cleaned out and slightly repopulated, doors firmly closed on freezer for tomorrow's Jazzy to worry about and Chinese ordered.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 18:26 
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Oh no! Do you know why it went off? Do you have that covered with freezer insurance or similar? I hope it’s not ruined any flooring, etc or created any smells. Sorry to hear that :(

Please get some rest, use the excuse to enjoy your favourite takeaways and re-stock with your favourite foods.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 18:27 
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Haha, you were literally answering all the questions and suggestions I was typing at the same time as you were :D

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 18:40 
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Oh no! Do you know why it went off? Do you have that covered with freezer insurance or similar? I hope it’s not ruined any flooring, etc or created any smells. Sorry to hear that :(

Please get some rest, use the excuse to enjoy your favourite takeaways and re-stock with your favourite foods.

Haha! We don't know why it tripped, but it must have been a while ago as everything was defrosted while still in the freezers and our cordless phones had lost their charge.

We do have insurance, but it's not really worth the hassle of claiming on it this time. We had been trying to wind the contents down for moving anyway. It's more the inconvenience as we had bread in there and some batch cooking that Joan's had done for when we got home.

Never mind though, we have had a lovely holiday, cereal bars for lunch and are in a position when we can just pick up our phones and have food brought to us. It's just an annoyance when you are so tired anyway and want to feed others.

You can tell the cat has been on holiday, he's put some weight on and come back with a new toy! :D

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I found out today that I've been paying 40p more for parking than I should be, because I left a couple of boxes about receiving notifications by text message ticked each time I used that particular app. 40p! That's a pint every ten days.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:25 
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
After being awake for 24 hours and getting home, we find out the electricity has been off for a few days and we need to throw all the food from our fridge and freezers away. :(



Think you can get compensated for that from the electricity company?

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consu ... power-cut/


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 20:37 
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My daughter’s had a Samsung TV for about 18 years and decided she’d like a smart TV for Christmas. She doesn’t have an aerial connection in her bedroom so gets almost all her TV content via a Virgin TiVo or BluRay player. She went with my wife and bought a Samsung 40” 4K TV yesterday and I set it up today. She immediately said that the picture quality was worse than her old HD ready 37” TV. The assistant in Curry’s/PC World tried to sell her a fifty quid HDMI cable, telling her that she wouldn’t get the full benefit without it, but most places I’ve looked for cable reviews say that you’re being ripped off if you’re paying that much, and that as long as you get an HDMI 2 cable, it’ll be fine. We noticed that standard definition broadcasts could be a bit blurry when there was a lot of movement, and HD channels were noticebly better, but not nearly as crisp as the Samsung TV+ transmissions or stuff from her BluRay player. I buggered about with the settings but in the end the content is only going to be as good as the quality of the source signal, so she’d probalby have neen better just going for a smart HD TV. Trouble is that Currys returns policy only applies if you haven’t opened the box so she may be stuck with a good TV that she doesn’t really like.

Modern technology’s a minefield, innit.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
After being awake for 24 hours and getting home, we find out the electricity has been off for a few days and we need to throw all the food from our fridge and freezers away. :(



Think you can get compensated for that from the electricity company?

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consu ... power-cut/

Meant to say thank you for this. But I'm pretty sure it's something in house that has tripped it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Burnt my tongue on the mince pie I heated up to taste test for Mimi. Must have been the caramel inside it. :(




I still ate the cold one afterwards though. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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To cool it back down?

Best have some ice cream to be sure.

(And oops, sorry!!! Xx)

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Mince pies can be dangerous. Mrs. H heated one up in the microwave a couple of years ago and the damn thing exploded and pebble dashed its interior.

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Mimi wrote:
To cool it back down?

Best have some ice cream to be sure.

(And oops, sorry!!! Xx)

Heh, not your fault, totally my own. :)

No ice-cream, got thrown out last week. Only replacing essentials (yes I know) until the house move.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Mimi wrote:
To cool it back down?

Best have some ice cream to be sure.

(And oops, sorry!!! Xx)

Heh, not your fault, totally my own. :)

No ice-cream, got thrown out last week. Only replacing essentials (yes I know) until the house move.

Does not compute.

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in the microwave

Does not compute.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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The assistant in Curry’s/PC World tried to sell her a fifty quid HDMI cable, telling her that she wouldn’t get the full benefit without it, but most places I’ve looked for cable reviews say that you’re being ripped off if you’re paying that much, and that as long as you get an HDMI 2 cable, it’ll be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st world problems
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Everyone’s an expert in this topic, Shirley. At least, everyone appears to have an opinion, it seems.

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Don't buy expensive HDMI cables - unless you'd also buy an expensive network cable to get the data from one PC to another in better quality.

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Warhead wrote:
as long as you get an HDMI 2 cable, it’ll be fine.


There is a 2.1 standard incoming, but not out yet.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-H ... s=hdmi+2.0

6ft cable - £5.99


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I bought an HDMI cable from poundland for a temporary solution for something and it worked absolutely fine... In fact, I think I'm still using it somewhere.


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Don't buy expensive HDMI cables - unless you'd also buy an expensive network cable to get the data from one PC to another in better quality.

When i’m Really bored I wander into high end hi-fi shops and have amusing arguments disabusing their pseudo science

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Don't buy expensive HDMI cables - unless you'd also buy an expensive network cable to get the data from one PC to another in better quality.

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Don't buy expensive HDMI cables - unless you'd also buy an expensive network cable to get the data from one PC to another in better quality.

When i’m Really bored I wander into high end hi-fi shops and have amusing arguments disabusing their pseudo science


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Don't confuse expensive digital gear with expensive analogue gear - wavy lines are a lot harder to transmit than ones and zeros.

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Don't confuse expensive digital gear with expensive analogue gear - wavy lines are a lot harder to transmit than ones and zeros.

Whilst true, there's plenty of snakeoil on the analogue side too. For analogue systems, you definitely want to stand your amplifier on wooden knobs and use £10k power cables.


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Don't confuse expensive digital gear with expensive analogue gear - wavy lines are a lot harder to transmit than ones and zeros.

Whilst true, there's plenty of snakeoil on the analogue side too. For analogue systems, you definitely want to stand your amplifier on wooden knobs and use £10k power cables.


You'll also need a £150 fuse for the power cable.

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Don't confuse expensive digital gear with expensive analogue gear - wavy lines are a lot harder to transmit than ones and zeros.

Whilst true, there's plenty of snakeoil on the analogue side too. For analogue systems, you definitely want to stand your amplifier on wooden knobs and use £10k power cables.

Oh, for sure. But the analogue bits are normally more variable in quality, which is why you spend money on speakers even with an otherwise digital system - even the cables.

Yes, there are cables that cost £1000, and yes, those are stupid. But there will be a difference between a £1 cable and a £50 one, especially if you're running high powered stuff.

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Vanishingly tiny amounts of difference between cables once you get past something that's not just far too thin e.g. bell wire.


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