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Jan 26th 2015, 2:47 pm
Replies: 260
Views: 16,620
Posted By rallybug

Re: Oh Noes! Chocolate wars...

I think that, probably, the big mistake was by Cadbury in the first place - the license to make the chocolate should've stipulated that the same recipe be used.

For example, Dairy Milk:

UK...
Dec 19th 2014, 9:07 pm
Replies: 297
Views: 17,225
Posted By rallybug

Re: Chip + PIN in the US! I used it!

My shiny new WF credit card has a chip - haven't used it as such, and they are very old-fashioned in one way from a UK viewpoint: "Here's your PIN, you can't change it without ordering a new one."
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Dec 2nd 2013, 11:41 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 2,756
Posted By rallybug

Re: Black Friday deals - what's everyone bought?

Nothing in the stores - we didn't leave the house. Online, we bought a couple Christmas presents for Mrs Rallybug's friends & family, a number of blu-rays and DVDs and a few more bits and pieces for...
Forum: USA
May 28th 2013, 2:53 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 9,911
Posted By rallybug

Re: Move to California from London

At my new rate, I'll be paying $257 a month in Utah, so just over $3000 a year.

Covered California (http://www.coveredca.com/), the new health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act...
Forum: USA
May 28th 2013, 2:42 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By rallybug

Re: What I should do about my mobile phone

Verizon, Sprint and their subsidiary companies/companies that ally with them, have historically used CDMA as their technology of choice, which does not use a SIM card. As the underlying technology is...
Forum: USA
May 28th 2013, 1:34 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,347
Posted By rallybug

Re: Laws I wish were enforced

I thought that was illegal in general in the US anyway, going by the ones that I know :rofl:
Forum: The Lounge
May 28th 2013, 1:30 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 14,054
Posted By rallybug

Re: Faddish/trendy names: Aiden,Kaden,Jayden..

The third would be Beauchamp, rather than Beaucamp, I presume? That would give the 'beach-um' pronunciation.

We're going for a mix on our first - Ryder Richard. Richard because, prior to my dad,...
Forum: The Lounge
May 24th 2013, 5:53 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,401
Posted By rallybug

Re: Where are my fellow Spurs fans?

Although another Gooner, I found the Utah Gooners club (official Arsenal supporters club) through a Facebook search. Maybe there's a similar one for Spurs (or whatever team) in your area?
May 24th 2013, 4:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By rallybug

Re: english to english

Worthy can be used as an adjective or a noun, so it doesn't necessarily have to be worthy of anything, just worthy :)
Forum: USA
May 15th 2013, 7:26 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 7,822
Posted By rallybug

Re: Driving in Los Angeles, CA

Or, to put it another way, you would've thought that the developers would've tested it against whichever criteria they made it available for... :rofl:

Pet peeve for me as an MSDN-company tester -...
Forum: USA
May 10th 2013, 4:40 pm
Replies: 292
Views: 31,829
Posted By rallybug

Re: Hola or Hasta la vista San Francisco!!

My poor little brain still occasionally has issues with pedestrians having a 'WALK' light at the same time that cars have a green light to go for the same patch of road - just seems anathema to me,...
Forum: USA
May 10th 2013, 4:19 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,680
Posted By rallybug

Re: British dishes

Golden Syrup FTW!
Forum: USA
May 10th 2013, 4:18 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,680
Posted By rallybug

Re: British dishes

According to my (American) wife, a tablespoon is what we would call a dessert spoon, rather than the large item of cutlery (sorry, flatware :lol:) that we call a tablespoon...
Forum: USA
May 9th 2013, 3:57 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,680
Posted By rallybug

Re: British dishes

Ah, Hugh Double-Barrelled - River Cottage etc were good shows.

One of our wedding gifts when I arrived in the US was the Joseph Joseph electronic scale - measures dry and liquids :) I have a Jamie...
Forum: USA
May 9th 2013, 1:39 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,680
Posted By rallybug

Re: British dishes

Gah, why do so many savoury items have to contain corn syrup over here! :thumbdown:

Around here, the only butchers are in the grocery stores, but I should try our local "top-end" grocery store...
May 8th 2013, 11:45 pm
Replies: 352
Views: 82,164
Posted By rallybug

Re: UK is way cheaper than the USA

Working for the lower wages is, just like a lot of the USA, anathema to the millenials etc, partly I would imagine because those low wages would not afford anyone to live anywhere apart from at home...
May 8th 2013, 9:26 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 4,408
Posted By rallybug

Re: The American Dream

From all the WTF comments I overheard from the electricians, a fair bit :lol:
May 8th 2013, 8:45 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 4,408
Posted By rallybug

Re: The American Dream

We gained a small chest freezer last year from Gin's grandma, and that got added to the old side-by-side that Gin got, I think, from her brother when he moved into an apartment. We're thinking about...
Forum: USA
May 8th 2013, 8:31 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,184
Posted By rallybug

Re: Summer school holidays and camps

Can you do a version for adults, please? :lol:
Forum: USA
May 8th 2013, 8:25 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 12,220
Posted By rallybug

Re: British Cadbury's Chocolate in the US

A day? slow eater! My Buttons egg was gone in under 10 minutes, Buttons included :lol: I do so love Buttons and Wispas, especially the giant Buttons in the £2 for 155g/5.5oz pack - yum! :eek:
Forum: USA
May 8th 2013, 7:37 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By rallybug

Re: Secured Credit Card from US Bank

I got a normal unsecured credit card from Capital One - granted, it only came with a $500 limit (since upgraded to $750), but using that up to 75% and paying off each month, led to a card from WF...
Forum: USA
May 1st 2013, 6:23 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,633
Posted By rallybug

Re: Post Office - International Payments

I've been using it for the past two years or so, no problems whatsoever - funds leave the UK and arrive in my Wells Fargo account (as a pending transaction) on the same day. Any charges that occur...
Apr 11th 2013, 4:40 pm
Replies: 355
Views: 14,273
Posted By rallybug

Re: It's not just about guns, it's about the person holding the weapon

Although the NRA have been beating the drum about no new laws, enforce existing ones, so if they fought against it, they'd look even more silly than they do now. There were a number of people on a...
Forum: USA
Apr 11th 2013, 3:14 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By rallybug

Re: DWP (electric) vs New SS Number

Similar here for our gas - we got my name added as the primary on the gas bill before I moved over (and before I had an SSN). Questar hit us with a deposit, and then when I provided my SSN, they put...
Forum: USA
Apr 11th 2013, 1:26 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,436
Posted By rallybug

Re: Homesick!

Everyone reacts differently, I've found, and not always at similar times. I take it that you didn't have the same reactions when you lived in other countries?

I've been here 20 months now, had one...
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