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Michael Vronsky wonders about a connection between a self-assembled truly satisfying audio system, and a rather good Beef Rendang.
Lazy, or sensible? One of the emerging trends I am seeing is the desire of people to have someone else build their systems for them so that they don’t have to do the work. This being despite the fact that there is a vast amount of information ‘out there’ which should – in theory – enable most people to put together a system compromising disparate components that might all work together. Arguably then, the era of the pre-made system is coming back into vogue. If correct (and I’m far from certain either way) then some might argue that...read more
Customers who call companies to complain about faulty goods will no longer have to pay premium rates, the government has announced. At the moment, consumers can pay up to 41p a minute to phone customer helplines. While some companies do not charge for such calls, others use premium rate numbers with the prefix 084 or 087. Typically, they are used by airlines, train operators and High Street or online retailers. From June 2014, anyone calling to complain about a faulty microwave or incorrect train ticket will only have to pay the basic rate....read more