General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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Goldie
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4599 posts since 17/10/07

14 Nov 2014 20:47
Any lincoln fukers? Decent night out?
TATE
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312 posts since 5/12/12

15 Nov 2014 09:35
Anyone got any tips on where to go/what to see in York?
toin
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1674 posts since 1/4/13

15 Nov 2014 09:40
Gold plated hdmi cables have zero advantages as the signal is digital. Just get a cheap one.
illwill
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3537 posts since 17/5/04

15 Nov 2014 10:05
figurine wrote: Looking at buying a house at the minute. Found a nice one but seems to be beside an electrical substation, would this be a nightmare?

Can understand the downsides from an aesthetic point of view but there are no risks health wise. Might be a bugger getting your frisbees back though.

These things get decommissioned and moved all the time. You might end up with an empty plot next to you in the end.

What's the postcode? I'll see if I can find out anything about it (I work for an energy company).
YLAup
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5113 posts since 5/9/11

15 Nov 2014 11:47
TATE wrote: Anyone got any tips on where to go/what to see in York?

Jorvic centre
Best
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9757 posts since 21/10/05

16 Nov 2014 10:02
I need a cheap (sub £300 ish) laptop purely for Microsoft office and a bit of downloading music
Can someone point me in the right direction?
stoney
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17362 posts since 22/1/05

16 Nov 2014 11:10
illwill wrote:
figurine wrote: Looking at buying a house at the minute. Found a nice one but seems to be beside an electrical substation, would this be a nightmare?

Can understand the downsides from an aesthetic point of view but there are no risks health wise. Might be a bugger getting your frisbees back though.

These things get decommissioned and moved all the time. You might end up with an empty plot next to you in the end.

What's the postcode? I'll see if I can find out anything about it (I work for an energy company).

Doesnt make a difference in terms of survey, although can put of a small percentage of purchasers, normally i add in this standard paragraph about the possible dangers of electro magnetic fields, more info here :

http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/elf/substations.asp

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haxby
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184 posts since 1/12/12

16 Nov 2014 11:35
YLAup wrote:
TATE wrote: Anyone got any tips on where to go/what to see in York?

Jorvic centre

The Minster and York castle museum
Brian Damage
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7989 posts since 21/10/03

16 Nov 2014 12:18
Best wrote: I need a cheap (sub £300 ish) laptop purely for Microsoft office and a bit of downloading music
Can someone point me in the right direction?

I got this levono b50 few weeks back for the same thing. .seems decent. ..paid 249.99 after cash back
http://m.ebuyer.com/645880
blackbeltjones
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416 posts since 4/2/12

posted 16 Nov 2014 12:35, edited 16 Nov 2014 12:35
TATE wrote: Anyone got any tips on where to go/what to see in York?

Going with the Doris? Betty's tea rooms. Queue with the Japanese tourists, you'll know you're onto a winner.
kid unknown
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5317 posts since 8/12/01

16 Nov 2014 13:06
In York you can hire your own boat on the river Ouse from The Red Boat Co.

Costs about £30 for an hour I think.
Donuts
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207 posts since 27/9/08

16 Nov 2014 13:10
figurine wrote: Looking at buying a house at the minute. Found a nice one but seems to be beside an electrical substation, would this be a nightmare?

Always remember when I was very young (8-9) a mate from school lived directly opposite one of these and every time we walked past his house my mum would comment on how she wouldn't want to live opposite one of those because of the links to leukemia. Moved away from the area a couple of years later but linked up with some of my old school pals on FB a few years down the line. Turned out this lad had leukemia (recovered now thankfully). Always thought this was more than a coincidence considering those comments my mum always made. Definitely wouldn't risk it.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

16 Nov 2014 13:15
Star Inn the city is great for dinner or Sunday lunch

Other good restaurants - Meltons, Blue Bicycle, Rustique, Cafe No 8

Sack off Betty's and go Little Betty's instead for a Fat Rascal

Coffee - Brew and Brownie, Spring Espresso

The Minster is definitely worth checking out.

Boozers - York Tap, Pivni, Yorkshire Terrier, Last Drop Inn, Three Legged Mare
Brian Damage
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7989 posts since 21/10/03

16 Nov 2014 13:32
blackbeltjones wrote:
TATE wrote: Anyone got any tips on where to go/what to see in York?

Going with the Doris? Betty's tea rooms. Queue with the Japanese tourists, you'll know you're onto a winner.

There's a smaller one on a side street. ..but yeah que with the Japanese at the main one
marley
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455 posts since 17/3/14

16 Nov 2014 15:34
Donuts wrote:
figurine wrote: Looking at buying a house at the minute. Found a nice one but seems to be beside an electrical substation, would this be a nightmare?

Always remember when I was very young (8-9) a mate from school lived directly opposite one of these and every time we walked past his house my mum would comment on how she wouldn't want to live opposite one of those because of the links to leukemia. Moved away from the area a couple of years later but linked up with some of my old school pals on FB a few years down the line. Turned out this lad had leukemia (recovered now thankfully). Always thought this was more than a coincidence considering those comments my mum always made. Definitely wouldn't risk it.

hear the same about a area in kent with a bunch of the sub stations are there , the ratio to how many is ill is ridic wwhen my friend told me i coundnt belive it think its near ashford
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

16 Nov 2014 18:47
What would cause my car insurance to go up by £30 per month this renewal? No claims, same car etc.
Brian Damage
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7989 posts since 21/10/03

16 Nov 2014 18:48
People making whiplash claims?
illwill
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3537 posts since 17/5/04

16 Nov 2014 19:44
I think they just up it by default because plenty of people just automatically renew without checking.

Ring them up saying you've had a better quote elsewhere and they'll lower it.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

16 Nov 2014 19:50
CovOne wrote: What would cause my car insurance to go up by £30 per month this renewal? No claims, same car etc.

Pricing models change all the time.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

16 Nov 2014 20:04
Cheers, it doesn't auto renew anyway with Tesco. Currently paying £68 and it has gone to £99 a month. Just dos a search and Admiral want £41 a month. Guess I will be switching!