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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3750 on: June 18, 2018, 08:51:03 AM »
Not today, but last Friday. Wanted to exchange an old ten pound note, for a new plastic one. Popped into the first bank I came across, which was Lloyds. Joined the queue at the only manned counter, only to be told, I needed to be a Lloyds' customer, as I needed a bank card for this 'transaction!'
Went to my own bank (NatWest), where the 'greeter' exchanged it for me, circumventing the queues, and without asking any questions. 
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3751 on: June 18, 2018, 10:04:18 AM »
Not today, but last Friday. Wanted to exchange an old ten pound note, for a new plastic one. Popped into the first bank I came across, which was Lloyds. Joined the queue at the only manned counter, only to be told, I needed to be a Lloyds' customer, as I needed a bank card for this 'transaction!'
Went to my own bank (NatWest), where the 'greeter' exchanged it for me, circumventing the queues, and without asking any questions.

It gets harder and harder to pass counterterfeit notes doesnt it R 😉😀

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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3752 on: June 18, 2018, 02:07:56 PM »
The notes were real enough, but I had been in a bit too often, thinking that laundering money would be less noticeable, if I did it in small amounts.  :legit:
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3753 on: August 04, 2018, 07:53:11 PM »
Broadband!!

Its died on us and can't be repaired until next Saturday. Seem as as though the signal is there but its not being sent out to devices.
Luckily i can use my iPhone as a personal hotspot so hoping to be able to upload a photo for the comp this week.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3754 on: August 04, 2018, 07:55:12 PM »
And I really take it for granted. Now its gone I'm having to actually talk to the wife!
We watch most TV online now and we are now limited to a few channels. So many things in the house now depend on reliable broadband.  >:(
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3755 on: August 05, 2018, 01:28:24 AM »
So very true. Broadband is a must now. What amazes me is we live in a digital world today where phone companies/broadband providers want us to be contactable 24/7 via email and phone but you can't send an email to them! All emails I receive from them have the message at the bottom, 'Do not reply to this email as replies are not monitored.  >:(

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« Reply #3756 on: August 05, 2018, 08:41:57 AM »
That’s an interesting point Oldboy. Sometimes it can be very difficult to make contact with them. To be fair this episode wasn’t too bad, just slowed down by the fact that we’re away next week which will delay the repair. 
And of course the knock on effect is that we are using more mobile data and not the WiFi and that will incur costs.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3757 on: August 05, 2018, 10:59:29 AM »
I'm on AOL.UK which was a great service provider which allowed you to contact them via email. Then AOL.UK was brought by TalkTalk and the service went down hill fast. Early last year I lost my internet connection and phoned AOL.UK/TalkTalk which has outsourced their call centre to India. I explained the problem and pointed out the problem was at the exchange. He said he would sent an engineer round to my house. I said the problem was at the exchange not my house, as I had tested it to my outside connection and that was fine. He then said, "You don't want an engineer then"? After spending another five minutes trying to explain where the problem was I gave up. He might have got a degree in English from an Indian university but it's not the same as been a native speaker.
I then decided to send an email via free Wi-Fi via a local department store. Within two hours I got a reply from AOL America say they had forwarded to AOL.UK. I never received a reply from them!  >:(

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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3758 on: August 05, 2018, 03:57:34 PM »
Virgin have fell out with UKTV so have pulled about 10 channels - like Dave and Gold - and replaced them with some shite that I don't want to watch - Sport? Not exactly fair exchange!

So have been toying with the idea of just dropping to phone and broadband, but suspect it will actually be no cheaper, though I have to verify that.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3759 on: August 05, 2018, 03:59:47 PM »
Oh and the other things that HAMTD - well a week - had a week off work last week - had already booked to go to Wales - nice cottage in the middle of nowhere - but the weather turned to being a bit Meeh - rained on Monday, rest of the week was a little better. Come back home yesterday and its back in the high 20's again just in time to go to work tomorrow :(
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3760 on: August 05, 2018, 04:04:47 PM »
WAMT?
My camera has been away for repair since 27th June and no progress made since then.
The speel Im getting is,-
Repairer awaiting parts from Nikon UK. Nikon UK awaiting parts fro Nikon Europe. Nikon Europe awaiting parts from Japan.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3761 on: August 05, 2018, 04:52:06 PM »
That would annoy me too. Sorry they're dragging their heels. Hopefully you'll get it back soon.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3762 on: August 24, 2018, 04:00:07 PM »
Adobe.

I stopped my sub when LR became unresponsive and wouldn't play videos any more. I read there is a new version of LR CC, so I downloaded the 7 day trial. But even though this is supposed to be a 'new' version the fact that I previously had a sub means that I cannot try the new version.

So, OK, I thought, I like PS anyway, and as it is currently £8.32 per month I'll sign up for a bit and see how it goes. My credit card is in £, so no problem. But as my address is in France they want to charge me €11.99 a month instead. Notwithstanding that the cost is almost 50% higher, the addition of a credit card charge for converting that into sterling makes it simply a non starter.
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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3763 on: August 25, 2018, 09:47:27 AM »
Adobe.

I stopped my sub when LR became unresponsive and wouldn't play videos any more. I read there is a new version of LR CC, so I downloaded the 7 day trial. But even though this is supposed to be a 'new' version the fact that I previously had a sub means that I cannot try the new version.

So, OK, I thought, I like PS anyway, and as it is currently £8.32 per month I'll sign up for a bit and see how it goes. My credit card is in £, so no problem. But as my address is in France they want to charge me €11.99 a month instead. Notwithstanding that the cost is almost 50% higher, the addition of a credit card charge for converting that into sterling makes it simply a non starter.

Annoying. I still run along with CS 6 and a lighroom 3.4 version without subs which are fine for me. Soe issues with my Fuji gear if using raws which make me use Adobe raw conversion or Fuji silkyix which is a bit slow and clunky but as I tend to shoot jpegs with that it`s fine.

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Re: What annoyed you today?
« Reply #3764 on: August 25, 2018, 12:39:43 PM »
I would have done something similar if I had ever had the luck to have an earlier copy of PS, but I could never afford it. I do have LR 4.4, but it freezes on file import, presumably because it doesn't understand most of the RAW files it's looking at, and it won't play any video clips at all.

Really I can do without LR and Affinity is a good substitute for PS if rather more limited - no easy way to do luminosity masks for example. I use ACDSee as my DAM at the moment, and that I find a lot easier to use than LR. So really any sub would be for PS alone.
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