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squidink

Member since Sep 2017 • Last active May 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I don't know if they changed the recipe but Reese's seems to be acceptable chocolate now despite being owned by Hershey's which is still absolute garbage. I definitely never used to like peanut butter cups because the chocolate used to taste like low quality carob but now find them quite enjoyable. Maybe they just made it thinner and inserted more peanut butter?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Is there a way to stop certain websites showing up with news stories when I open a new tab in Chrome on Android? I've told Google News to hide them as sources but it doesn't seem to affect the new tab page so I still get absolute shite from the Express showing up there.

  • in Photography
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    Wow nice. Been tempted recently to get one of the old Zeiss-Ikon folders because they often seem to go for relatively little on eBay.

  • in General
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    Had my heart in my mouth last night; came up to some temporary traffic lights where they'd closed one lane and a woman came down the left side and swung between the car at the front of the queue and the 'WHEN RED LIGHT SHOWS WAIT HERE' sign just as the lights changed (think she'd decided she was going to jump the red). So close to being caught between the bumper and the sign.

  • in Classifieds
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    Not strictly eBay but how are Etsy for resolving disputes? Bought a camera (thankfully didn't spend much) and the seller gave me a fake RM Signed For ref number and it hasn't turned up over a week later (UK based seller so no 'actually this is coming from China, SUCKER' shenanigans). He's now pulled all his stock and has marked that he is on holiday for 2 weeks. He did respond to my message saying he would try to sort it out long distance but I don't see how that's possible and my gut says he's dicking me about. I didn't realise he has a standalone online store too which has an extremely bad rep if you Google it.

    Edit: well, that seemed painless compared to eBay, just submitted the mediation request and they gave me a full refund fairly quickly.

  • in General
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    except there were laminated cards on each seat telling you not to talk to anyone else.

    What the...

    To be honest I'm always going to be suspicious of tech companies disrupting transport systems thanks to Uber. If Citymapper are saying things like 'regulation makes it hard to be smart' they just sound like every other techbro. Like the regulation might be old but... I still want there to be regulation.

  • in Photography
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    from an Etsy seller who seems reputable

    Wow, wish I'd Googled this guy rather than relying on his Etsy reviews. Apparently he's a well known conman. That's £23 spunked down the drain unless Etsy help me out cos he's given me a fake tracking number.

  • in Photography
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    I was looking for a Trip 35 myself for this summer but they are going up in price; ended up ordering a Minoltina P from an Etsy seller who seems reputable. It's not as iconic looking as the Trip but seemed to tick a lot of the same boxes (small, simple, no need for batteries) so I'm hoping we carry on having decent weather so I can test it ASAP.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That was my assumption at first but I went through the desks one evening (it's a hot desking situation so not going through anyone's private stuff) and only found 3 so it seems like people are taking them home. They're really crap quality so maybe it's just people absentmindedly throwing them in their Tupperware rather than intentionally grabbing them but that doesn't make it less annoying when you want to eat your pasta and have to settle for a spoon.

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