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Started by greencalx, May 22, 2022, 05:02:27 PM
Quote from: Brian Freeze on May 27, 2022, 08:20:17 AMThanks, it's been delayed till dinner time now FFS. It's like being around much loved pets when they're bimbling around unaware their last trip to the vets is planned for later that day. My workwife of 11 years is loading a wagon right now with the job he was hoping to be completing off site next month and he hasn't a clue. Just had to have a fucking cry down the far end of the workshop.
Quote from: Uncle TechTip on May 27, 2022, 09:23:24 AMTell them, they deserve to know.
Quote from: Zetetic on May 27, 2022, 10:56:12 AMAnd it'd give them a chance to take some mementos (which is possibly exactly what the revised timing is trying to avoid...)
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 26, 2022, 08:17:25 PMI noticed RayBan are doing glasses with built in wireless cameras for reasons I'm not entirely sure I understand
Quote from: imitationleather on May 27, 2022, 01:02:25 PMIt's for doing creepshots of lasses.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 27, 2022, 01:05:23 PMI'd have thought that would be more of an Oakley thing.
Quote from: Brian Freeze on May 27, 2022, 11:41:52 AMIts been on the cards for 6 months and there's nowt left to nick as we've had it all away. As mementos. And we've been given use of the works van to take it home if it wont fit in our car.There's allotments round about groaning under the weight of pallets and barrels we've saved from the skip.Theyve been good to us in that way.
Quote from: canadagoose on May 22, 2022, 11:56:52 PMIt's not really "technology" as such but I think travellers' cheques are a bit obsolete. I haven't seen one in about 15 years.
Quote from: Blue Jam on May 29, 2022, 07:18:05 PMDo postal orders still exist? The last time I had a customer service job was in 2008 and I was surprised at how many people still didn't have current accounts and couldn't do direct debits.My mother always refused to get a current account and was horrified when I got one, and a credit card. Yes, I know a lot of people get into debt with these things but for the vast majority they just seem to make life easier. My credit card provider keeps offering to increase my credit limit, but I just find it easy to ignore the letters and refuse to accept. Perhaps there should be a limit on the amount of credit providers are allowed to offer but still, people use credit in very different ways and not all of them are bad.
Quote from: Blue Jam on May 29, 2022, 07:18:05 PMDo postal orders still exist?
Quote from: greencalx on May 29, 2022, 08:26:53 PMThe answer is yes.
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on May 30, 2022, 01:38:32 AMThat's a hefty commission. I can't find any statistics for them but I can't imagine there are many used.
Quote from: Ferris on May 30, 2022, 11:28:47 AMYou can still send telegrams.I sent one to a mate about 6 years ago for the sheer novelty of it
Quote from: Blue Jam on May 29, 2022, 07:18:05 PMDo postal orders still exist? The last time I had a customer service job was in 2008 and I was surprised at how many people still didn't have current accounts and couldn't do direct debits.
Quote from: holyzombiejesus on May 31, 2022, 11:26:36 AMNot redundant as they're still in use but I'm often struck by how archaic it feels to press the foil cap down on a bottle of milk. I've not checked but I guess Innovations-style catalogues will have a less fiddly lid/ spout you can buy.
Quote from: greencalx on May 31, 2022, 11:58:11 AMOfficial GPO telegrams died in 1982 after the service was taken over by BT. There are various third-party outfits that will do the same thing (for a substantial fee) but it seems pointless now we have email.
Quote from: gilbertharding on May 31, 2022, 02:12:50 PMWait a minute. BT's billing unit was called BT Accurate, but it hasn't existed for 15 years? Was it replaced by a unit called BT Massively Inflated at all?
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