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Message 110583 - Posted: 29 Nov 2022, 9:42:14 UTC - in response to Message 110581.  

And so now the utility wants to pay us for reducing usage and lowing demand... interesting !
Our utility is not part of the scheme but then given we haven't gone above 3KWH a day this year yet and most days under 1, I am not sure we would get a lot from any reductions we could make.
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Message 110624 - Posted: 3 Dec 2022, 13:17:12 UTC
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Trailer time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlNFpri-Y40
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, is where the Stargates went to die.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3V5KDHRQvk
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfVYgWYaHmE
He's still alive, ladies and gentlemen! Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Edit: oh and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWWDskI46Js
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
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Message 110629 - Posted: 4 Dec 2022, 13:45:29 UTC

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63825860
A Florida woman has sued the makers of Velveeta Shells and Cheese, claiming the dish takes too long to make.

The Kraft Company markets its microwaveable cups as "ready in 3.5 minutes" but Amanda Ramirez says it takes longer.

The $5m (£4.2m) lawsuit claims the time advertised does not include preparation time - opening the lid and sauce pouch, before adding water and stirring.

Kraft Heinz Foods Company described the lawsuit as "frivolous".
Funny Americans. 😂
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Message 110633 - Posted: 5 Dec 2022, 0:40:06 UTC

Another trailer, but this time I'll pass: Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, why!?
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Message 110634 - Posted: 5 Dec 2022, 1:14:20 UTC - in response to Message 110629.  

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63825860
A Florida woman has sued the makers of Velveeta Shells and Cheese, claiming the dish takes too long to make.

The Kraft Company markets its microwaveable cups as "ready in 3.5 minutes" but Amanda Ramirez says it takes longer.

The $5m (£4.2m) lawsuit claims the time advertised does not include preparation time - opening the lid and sauce pouch, before adding water and stirring.

Kraft Heinz Foods Company described the lawsuit as "frivolous".
Funny Americans. 😂


And in this case the company is correct... frivolous. Personal opinion home made is better and if you are in that big of a hurry your life values are off.
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Message 110637 - Posted: 5 Dec 2022, 20:08:53 UTC

Sarcastic grumble.
Logged onto bank earlier & find an extra payment - XB.
I know most of the bank codes the DWP use but this one?
The taxpayer funds their Xmas party merriment so they "graciously" give us a £10 Xmas Bonus.
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Message 110638 - Posted: 5 Dec 2022, 22:11:23 UTC - in response to Message 110637.  
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And have done every year since 1972 - so this is the 50th anniversary. The amount has never changed.

As an indicator of how much prices have changed, I moved to Yorkshire in 1974 - and was amused to find that there had clearly been an antediluvian unit of Yorkshire currency, namely one-sixth of a pound. Rounded to 17p after decimalisation, one 'Yorkie' would buy you one pint of beer, or one portion of fish'n'chips. Tonight's pint cost me £3.95, and the (good) local chippy is charging £6.
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Message 110639 - Posted: 5 Dec 2022, 22:18:06 UTC

Grumble: "We are experiencing a higher than expected number of calls at the moment..."

Given that message never changes whatever time of day or whatever day of the week it is, why the $&*^^$£ have they not changed their expectations?
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Message 110640 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 1:15:38 UTC - in response to Message 110639.  

Grumble: "We are experiencing a higher than expected number of calls at the moment..."

Given that message never changes whatever time of day or whatever day of the week it is, why the $&*^^$£ have they not changed their expectations?

Don't get your hopes up that they will ever change their message.

Just about anywhere you call in the states that uses an automatic answer svc (technically called an 'IVR') ... have this disclaimer.

They would prefer you press a specific key to leave them a message so they can return your call at their convenience.

If I call somewhere, I don't want to talk to a machine. I want a living, breathing, blue blooded person that speaks, reads & writes English as their primary language, not some variation of pidgin engrish.
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Message 110642 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 2:16:40 UTC - in response to Message 110640.  

Grumble: "We are experiencing a higher than expected number of calls at the moment..."

Given that message never changes whatever time of day or whatever day of the week it is, why the $&*^^$£ have they not changed their expectations?

Don't get your hopes up that they will ever change their message.

Just about anywhere you call in the states that uses an automatic answer svc (technically called an 'IVR') ... have this disclaimer.

They would prefer you press a specific key to leave them a message so they can return your call at their convenience.

If I call somewhere, I don't want to talk to a machine. I want a living, breathing, blue blooded person that speaks, reads & writes English as their primary language, not some variation of pidgin engrish.



... Blue blooded ???
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Message 110643 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 2:28:03 UTC - in response to Message 110642.  

Yes, Blue blooded.
Blood is a purpleish-blue color until it comes in contact with oxygen.
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Message 110644 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 4:18:40 UTC - in response to Message 110639.  

Grumble: "We are experiencing a higher than expected number of calls at the moment..."

Given that message never changes whatever time of day or whatever day of the week it is, why the $&*^^$£ have they not changed their expectations?

Their expectation is ZERO calls. Any more and it is a failure.
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Message 110646 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 6:51:32 UTC - in response to Message 110639.  

Customer Disservice - Dilbert 2022-12-04
https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-12-04
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Message 110647 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 9:07:50 UTC - in response to Message 110639.  

Grumble: "We are experiencing a higher than expected number of calls at the moment..."
Here in Holland the message adds "than you are used to from us".

Could be worse. The app from my electricity and gas service provider has a queue these days, where you can wait up to ten minutes before you can check your usage numbers. The queue number counts down from generally an arbitrary number in the 3,000s, but that always leaves me wondering how Seti did multiple tens of thousands of contacts per second on a shoestring budget, where this multi million company can't even allow ten people per second to check their usage values....
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Message 110649 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 10:46:34 UTC - in response to Message 110646.  

Customer Disservice - Dilbert 2022-12-04
https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-12-04
That is about the gist of it.
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Message 110651 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 10:53:11 UTC - in response to Message 110647.  

The person that wound the clockwork orange has left the building to get their nails/hair/teeth looked at, and nobody else has the key.
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Message 110654 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 15:58:06 UTC

For a minute or two of "oh, they've got it worse than we do", here's the global energy prices by country in 2022. Guess who's at nr. 1 for Natural Gas with the highest prices?
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Message 110655 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 16:27:16 UTC - in response to Message 110654.  

For a minute or two of "oh, they've got it worse than we do", here's the global energy prices by country in 2022. Guess who's at nr. 1 for Natural Gas with the highest prices?

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/12/05/british-exports-natural-gas-europe-hit-six-year-high/
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Message 110656 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 18:17:04 UTC - in response to Message 110655.  

Yes, well. Here's the stupid thing. We have a lot of gas still available to us under the North of our country, but because it's causing earthquakes and damage to the people living there, there is a maximum per year what can be pumped up. All that gas that we're pumping up now is going to.... Germany.
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Message 110657 - Posted: 6 Dec 2022, 21:09:15 UTC - in response to Message 110656.  

Yes, well. Here's the stupid thing. We have a lot of gas still available to us under the North of our country, but because it's causing earthquakes and damage to the people living there, there is a maximum per year what can be pumped up. All that gas that we're pumping up now is going to.... Germany.
I gave up trying to understand everything that happens in energy markets a long time ago. Just thankful that the government here isn't taxing the wood I collected courtesy of Storm Eunice which is currently providing 90%+ of our space heating and all of our water heating.
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