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  • Sometimes you are just unlucky with cars. My four and a half year old Seat Leon, bought at 18 months, has never skipped a beat. It wasn’t much more than half list price and is now fully paid for. Ideally, we will get another few years of reliable motoring out of it. Hybrid / EV is another issue and certainly something we will look at, but h…[Read more]

  • I only realised as an adult that everybody’s favourite teacher was constantly half-cut. Once you realise what ‘that’ smell is, a lot of things make sense.
    He died a few years ago. My mum spoke to a PE teacher, after his death, who said that they all covered for him, hid him in the girls’ changing rooms and all sorts when the headmaster was making…[Read more]

  • Hmmm….. well this is an interesting moral / legal conumdrum! In a previous life, if a bag had been left unclaimed in my immediate surroundings I’d have blown it up!! Or staged a full ordnance disposal exercise – though it might seem to be blowing my own trumpet to some on here – my squad actually did this once for real ( when others ignored it )…[Read more]

  • Can we apply the same thinking to portion sizes in restaurants?

    ‘We’ do, with fast food particularly – that’s part of the problem.

    As with clothes, the cost of the raw material is a tiny fraction of the price of the finished article. (Hilariously so with post-mix fizzy pop which is ludicrously cheap to produce.)

    So if you charge a little bit…[Read more]

  • Come on, surely you can see the corners of the earth on the green screen, and that is most definitely not a continent below the clouds.

    And where is the moon and stars?

    Come on people wake up to the fact that this man is a genius.

    Lets not get into arguments that the moon may have been behind the earth or behind the camera at the time, or that…[Read more]

  • nev replied to the topic Ethical banking in the forum General Chat 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you. It’s an interesting concept, although I’m not entirely convinced that the question of what is or isn’t “ethical” is always an easy or simple judgement to make, because issues humans become involved in are not always clear cut.

  • nev replied to the topic Ethical banking in the forum General Chat 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    What exactly do you mean by ethical banking/and investments? Who judges what is ethical or not?

  • nev replied to the topic New PC – any suggestions? in the forum General Chat 2 months ago

    Dell sell sufficient volume to allow them to use customized motherboards and other components in their desktop & laptop products, while other smaller PC builders use off the shelf components. However I can’t remember coming across a Dell laptop that wouldn’t accept off-the-shelf RAM or Hard disk.

    Anyone looking to upgrade a laptop needs to be…[Read more]

  • Try clicking the little plus by “other spending” in the table below. There really isn’t some conspiracy to prevent you knowing how the money is spent.

  • Scandinavia?

    But then once you start losing 60%+ of your income in tax you are discouraged and decide personal or family time is better value, then what? Those who earning less pick up some of that work and everyone benefits.

    One thing is for certain the UK isn’t exactly at peak tax.

  • nev posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    “Would you damage or rebel against tech that you did not agree with?”

    Of course. I destroy every tin opener I can get my hands on – usually illicitly in friends’ houses

    The vicious tin openers are going to take over the world. DESTROY YOURS NOW

  • nev posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    CopyTrans Manager.


  • nev posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    What about heading down to the Cotswolds. The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway have just extended the route from Cheltenham all the way up to Broadway, it’s a beautiful area and there are some lovely hotels in Broadway, which has just been voted the most romantic place in the UK.

    You could base yourself in Broadway and have the…[Read more]

  • nev posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    My daughter ‘wrapped an ‘offending’ car in cling film, when a car was parked on part of our drive way. She’d called the police and they stated there was nothing they could do, and warned of the criminal damage issue, around any action she took. DVLA were unable at that point to help much.

    Several 100 meters of cling film wrapped round all doors…[Read more]

  • nev replied to the topic Continuing headache in the forum Health 4 months, 1 week ago

    Beyond saying that anyone who’s had a headache for over a month shouldn’t be fobbed off with platitudes by their GP, I’m pretty sure that no-one is going to be able to say anything very helpful on here based on what you’ve described.

  • Presumably he can prove he was in Paris? Bank statements etc would show that he wasn’t here on the date and wasn’t here to receive his post.

  • nev replied to the topic Non jobs in the forum General Chat 4 months, 1 week ago

    @sar We can empty our own bins if need be, but I am happy for a portion of my taxes to pay for someone else to empty my bins at home. I even did the job for a few week, straight out of university, before I got a better job. I can’t however carry out heart surgery on my step-daughter, who had seven hours of open heart surgery in August. I d…[Read more]

  • nev replied to the topic Wisdom Teeth Removal in the forum Health 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Must be just me that had no problems then? I’ve had 2 – or possibly 3 – impacted wisdom teeth out at various times at hospital (once) or at the dentist (twice?) under local anaesthetic.

    I found it hugely amusing at the hospital where they were literally kneeling on my chest to pull the tooth out, the noise it made was pretty yuck though! I don’t…[Read more]

  • nev replied to the topic Getting taxation right in the forum General Chat 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    That’s happened in Sheffield, the bus which went up the hill near my home no longer runs, not so helpful as people age, or for older people already in the area. It only vanished once the buses were privatised.

    @adam It’s not just buses either, I only found out recently the coppers get a slice of pie from a new housing development.

    So it would…[Read more]

  • nev replied to the topic Getting taxation right in the forum General Chat 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    What if they are not wholly UK based? Virgin may have started here, Amazon and Google didn’t.

    I am pretty certain they know where there profits are coming from.

    > Why additionally tax money held in the company and not spent – all you do there is reduce the ability of companies to build cash reserves.

    you only get taxed on the interest income of…[Read more]

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