Ten Forward Lounge - Miscellaneous General Chat & Welcome Thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Locutus of Bored, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    The last time I was in a theatre was, well... when did Beyond come out again? So if our local theatres have moved to assigned seating recently, then I wouldn't know. Although I don't really have a problem with the concept in general, I do think it is nice to have the option to sit in an area that doesn't have a lot of other people around. (Even when I do go to the theatre, I try to make it late enough in the movie's run so that the room is only sparsely populated.)

    Although our trains have "recently" (within the last few years) changed to assigned seating, which I think is absolutely brilliant.
     
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  2. Verteron

    Verteron Lux in tenebris lucet Rear Admiral

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    They let me out again for a while. I thought I'd drop by for my yearly visit.
     
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  3. John Clark

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    One of the cinemas we used to use (before it closed) had assigned seating but the one that we use now doesn't.

    At the one that did have assigned seating, they did not ask you for your preferred seat. They did at least keep the family together (if you turned up early enough anyway). Otherwise, it was a case of, you'll go where we put you. (On the upside, one of our friends was usually also the one selling the tickets when we got there:) )

    I think one of our local cinemas (new build) does it too, but they're much more expensive and slightly more difficult to get to.
     
  4. KimMH

    KimMH It me Premium Member

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    Howdy! This is the perfect day for reappearances!
     
  5. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    Okay, this is weird. I was replacing two AAA batteries in my remote, and the replacement AAA batteries are... too small to stay in place? When I compare the old and the new, they appear to be identical. But obviously the new ones are must be a fraction smaller because they fall right out and thus no charge. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this?
     
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  6. KimMH

    KimMH It me Premium Member

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    Weird. Maybe the prior ones are actually AAAA? I’d never heard of them but after some cursing and squinting I discovered one of the remotes uses batteries I had to buy online because no local retailers carried AAAAs
     
  7. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    No, these are definitely all AAA batteries. Different brand though.
     
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  8. KimMH

    KimMH It me Premium Member

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    Gaaaah. How frustrating!
     
  9. Refuge

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    Can you stretch that little springy contact thing?
     
  10. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Happy Mother's Day!
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  11. rhubarbodendron

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    wb, Vert. And welcome to all newbies :), particularly to all mothers, fathers, single parents or single grandparents.
     
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  12. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'd like to welcome my real-life spouse, Mrs. Silvercrest, to the BBS. I've been bugging her for years about getting on here and she finally agreed. Everyone please make her feel welcome.
     
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  13. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If she's a Star Trek fan & been avoiding us, then shame on her. lol Just kidding. Welcome aboard :biggrin:

    Now it's too late for you :borg:
     
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  14. Mrs. Silvercrest

    Mrs. Silvercrest Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hi, this is Me. I don't know what I am doing. I don't really do much on computers just face book. But that is mainly to keep track of what my friends and family are doing. So this is way different. Please bear with me. I really don't want to say anything wrong on here. I do enjoy Sci-Fi and Marvel Movies. I love cats we have a very demanding one! I feel a bit overwhelmed with all the things on here I have read and such. So don't know when I will feel like answering someone.
     
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  15. urbandefault

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    So, you're keeping tabs on the hub? Good for you!

    :techman:
     
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  16. Gary Mitchell

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    Welcome Mrs. Silvercrest. Have fun.
     
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  17. Velocity

    Velocity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Welcome! Don't worry about saying anything wrong, just be careful about Spoilers and you'll be ok.
     
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  18. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Doing Whatever It Takes Moderator

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    Welcome, @Mrs. Silvercrest , I hope you enjoy it here! And no worries, please feel free to post, or not, whenever you’re ready, based on your own comfort levels.

    Now, my apologies, I am going to move this thread into the general welcome thread pinned at the top of the forum. No offence is intended; we just like to have all our “welcome” posts in one place. :)
     
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  19. KimMH

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    The couple that Treks together stays together! Welcome to you both!
     
  20. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Welcome, Mrs. Silvercrest! :)

    There are a lot of cat-lovers here (we even have a thread that's all about cats). So feel free to pick a conversation and join in. We're all fans of something, so chances are good that you'll find plenty of people with whom you have interests in common.
     
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