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    Even if you're not... I've booked my summer...

    Even if you're not... I've booked my summer getaway on the dates I wanted. I think the BA sale does actually provide value for money. Mind you, I think Virgin have a sale on too.


    I thought about...
  2. Thread: New monitors

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    Erm, probably too close :nerd In fact about...

    Erm, probably too close :nerd

    In fact about 50cm :emb
  3. Thread: New monitors

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    Plug your machine in and see what you think! For...

    Plug your machine in and see what you think! For me it's been transformational.
  4. But remainers are the new gammons: red in the...

    But remainers are the new gammons: red in the face and puffed with indignation.

    I guess this passed you by :laugh
  5. UK Manufacturing: UK Manufacturing Statistics...

    UK Manufacturing:
    UK Manufacturing Statistics

    Of course, you said England, but I doubt the entirety of the UK's manufacturing is Scotch Whiskey.

    Trade: Key Economic Indicators - Commons...
  6. Thread: New monitors

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    Last year I changed from a monitor to a 40" 4K...

    Last year I changed from a monitor to a 40" 4K telly. Lots of "real estate" and it's really working well for me (mostly dev work these days).
  7. UK publish date for their negotiations. EU Govt still clueless/directionless

    Brexit trade talks may not start until March, says Brussels | Latest Brexit news and top stories | The New European

    :rolleyes: :laugh
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    And yet, if being in the EU equates to "power"...

    And yet, if being in the EU equates to "power" then these are rated below the UK in that list

    Czech Republic 9
    Slovakia 10
    Hungary 10
    Slovenia 11
    Latvia 11
    Estonia 12
    Poland 14
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    And yet the UK has more than some (but not all)...

    And yet the UK has more than some (but not all) other European countries. So we're not doomed yet.


    EDIT: added "some (but not all)" for clarity, even though that should have been clear, but...
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    I suppose that every platform has its idiots...

    I suppose that every platform has its idiots :rolleyes:

    After all, CUK has you :happy
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    Your envy is starting to show.

    Your envy is starting to show.
  12. Do you have any links that suggest this? I'm not...

    Do you have any links that suggest this? I'm not throwing down a forum gauntlet, but I am interested.

    TIA.
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    Just a thought, as it's something I'm thinking of...

    Just a thought, as it's something I'm thinking of doing myself. I also have about £50k sitting in an old company pension, although I don't think it's DB.

    I also have a SIPP. My IFA advised me not...
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    Hi PSB, sending you a PM.

    Hi PSB, sending you a PM.
  15. Thread: Apple TV

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    I was just going to plug ma telly into it !...

    I was just going to plug ma telly into it ! :freaky:
  16. Yeah yeah they also said there would be no WA...

    Yeah yeah they also said there would be no WA renegotiation with Boris!

    And as we know, he secured a deal completely different and totally renegotiated from May's :happy

    The EU will cave in due...
  17. Thread: Apple TV

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    Let us know how you get on with the Beam. Have...

    Let us know how you get on with the Beam. Have been resisting one of those for a while now :tired I may have to just give in!
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    Umm I hope you're wrong. I'm of the opinion that...

    Umm I hope you're wrong. I'm of the opinion that they are doing this precisely to get out of the public eye and the resulting pressures and media lies. The press have (IMO) been truly awful about...
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    Au Revoir! I for one will miss your (mostly)...

    Au Revoir!

    I for one will miss your (mostly) amusing posts :smile
  20. Thread: Apple TV

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    Apple is never cheaper. A neighbour bought a...

    Apple is never cheaper.

    A neighbour bought a Lada in 2009, it's also still running now. But I prefer my Tesla :grin


    To summarise, I think the ATV is a good purchase if,
    (1) you want to...
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    Which publications do you consider acceptable?...

    Which publications do you consider acceptable? I'm interested in your list :smile
  22. "Tory" Brexit :laugh Erm, how about the Brexit...

    "Tory" Brexit :laugh

    Erm, how about the Brexit that people voted for?
  23. Thread: Apple TV

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    Well... I have music and movies purchased from...

    Well... I have music and movies purchased from Apple, so there's that. I've not had any problems with the remote, although the touchpad thing can whizz one or two icons along more than expected!
    ...
  24. Thread: Apple TV

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    Somewhat like NF, I went for the 64GB version....

    Somewhat like NF, I went for the 64GB version. Almost everything I've owned (phones, computers) eventually runs out of memory, a few years down the line, so I try to buy the max I can afford to be...
  25. Thread: "Smart" homes

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    I've done extensive doorbell research for my GF....

    I've done extensive doorbell research for my GF. But I cannot speak from experience.

    The Amazon "Ring" series have lots of reviews along the lines of "bell rings too late and caller has long...
  26. You mean like Labour did, blaming the Jews (yes...

    You mean like Labour did, blaming the Jews (yes indeed) and the media for their election loss?

    I'm staggered that people can't see the Labour was the threat akin to the Nazis... anti semitic,...
  27. A Life Peerage is for... er, life, not just for...

    A Life Peerage is for... er, life, not just for Brexit. Or something like that.
  28. I call FAKE NEWS... this hasn't happened yet,...

    I call FAKE NEWS... this hasn't happened yet, although it is mooted.
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    Poll: Absolutely, but those names are fairly household....

    Absolutely, but those names are fairly household.

    Jess "I can't afford a printer on £80k a year so claim MP's expenses to drive to my mum's and use hers" Phillips.

    Rebecca "You have no...
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    And so do we all. I'm very disappointed that...

    And so do we all. I'm very disappointed that Scotland won't get another crack at independence, although I fear if they do, they'll vote to remain in the UK, again :mad:
  31. Yeah, but look, it's 18 months past its Use By...

    Yeah, but look, it's 18 months past its Use By date. No wonder it's gone manky :happy
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    Poll: Really? Jesus H Christ :ohwell You don't, er,...

    Really? Jesus H Christ :ohwell

    You don't, er, follow politics much then? Or you're kidding and I fell for it :emb
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    SNP or Libs will NEVER coalesce with the Tories....

    SNP or Libs will NEVER coalesce with the Tories. If they get the same number, it's "Hello Comrade" all round :-)
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    I'm at the stage where I think that the Labour...

    I'm at the stage where I think that the Labour voters should get all they deserve, with a Corbyn government. That'll learn 'em.
  35. Thread: Are you poor?

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    No offence was intended and nor did I wish to...

    No offence was intended and nor did I wish to start a debate or to slag off "the poor". It was a genuine question. I know people who survive on much less than £35 per day after housing costs, people...
  36. Thread: Are you poor?

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    Are you poor?

    I saw this on a BBC web page,

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/2554/production/_110065590__106380894_poverty_families_v3_-3x640-nc.png

    So please forgive my ignorance, but is this...
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    Poll: Let him get a word in edgeways? Someone did...

    Let him get a word in edgeways?

    Someone did the maths, Marr's blithering and blustering was 43% of the interview. Boris was barely able to mention that viewers might like to hear his answers...
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    I hardly think my Dark Star quip counts as being...

    I hardly think my Dark Star quip counts as being triggered :glasses
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    Is SAS secretly Commander Powell ? :eek: ...

    Is SAS secretly Commander Powell ? :eek:

    https://www.aveleyman.com/Gallery/2017/S/79485-4420.jpg
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    I went with QNAP... and kinda wish I'd gone...

    I went with QNAP... and kinda wish I'd gone Synology. Fan on the QNAP can be noisy. Really it needs replacing, I think the bearing is going.




    Like you, I went with "always on always...
  41. Oh do be quiet, we ALL KNOW now that Churchill...

    Oh do be quiet, we ALL KNOW now that Churchill was in favour of the UK being part of a United Europe, any any attempt by you or anyone else to unspin this bulltulip lie is pure malevolence! :tongue
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    Oh I quite liked it. Agree. Haven't...

    Oh I quite liked it.




    Agree.

    Haven't been watching the new BBC version, it looks underwhelming from the trailers.

    I'll keep an eye out for the Fox one.
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    And I believe that Intel SSD have build in...

    And I believe that Intel SSD have build in self-destruct too :-/

    ...
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    By the same token, I wonder how many are voting...

    By the same token, I wonder how many are voting Labour BECAUSE of him. I suspect it's a lot, e.g. anyone under 25.
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    You mean, like the postal vote in Peterborough?...

    You mean, like the postal vote in Peterborough? It's odd and I can see it being repeated. :ohwell
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    Same as the Labs and Libs then :-)

    Same as the Labs and Libs then :-)
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    I love your boast posts! Your contrarian post...

    I love your boast posts! Your contrarian post titles are usually the give-away of some swaggering content. You're so much better at them than that other W fella, although he's been copying your style...
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    He hasn't been leader for 30 years :rollin:

    He hasn't been leader for 30 years :rollin:
  49. Thread: Friday 13th

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    You've been away a while! Nice to see you back.

    You've been away a while! Nice to see you back.
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    Except MPs will vote themselves more. Labour is...

    Except MPs will vote themselves more. Labour is promising public sector pay increases of 5%. MPs get a lot of expenses.

    Whereas OPM and lots more like him will be royally rogered.
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