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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Antmusic
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2592 posts since 23/9/06

14 May 2015 18:56
Has anyone here ever been in a relationship with a covert narcissist?
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

14 May 2015 19:11
#hipsterproblems

Seems to me that the description for covert narcissism relates to most women on the planet.
Antmusic
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2592 posts since 23/9/06

14 May 2015 20:29
Ha. I know they can be manipulative, but this is next level.
blackham
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1858 posts since 17/7/13

18 May 2015 17:55
where would the cheapest airport be to pick up some new fragrances? Heathrow, Dubai, Bangkok.
abagnale
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843 posts since 6/1/14

18 May 2015 18:26
blackham wrote: where would the cheapest airport be to pick up some new fragrances? Heathrow, Dubai, Bangkok.

You can check the prices for some brands in Dubai here: http://online.dubaidutyfree.com/ddf/shopbybrands/_/N-1z13qv7Z7um?catName=Perfumes&Category;=7um&brandName;=Creed&brandId;=37100029

I don't think there's that much difference between the airports. Could be wrong though.
diederik
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3300 posts since 16/8/11

18 May 2015 19:44
Yeah not much difference. Dubai has full range of Tom Ford though - but prices not much different from regular stores.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

18 May 2015 19:55
Picking which airport to fly to based on the price of the smellies Smiling
illmurray
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569 posts since 18/4/12

posted 23 May 2015 12:11, edited 23 May 2015 12:11
Anyone got experience in stages?

Just been quoted £567 for a stage for a 250 capacity venue when we were advised* it would be around £200. For example we are being charged over £200 for the transport and labour alone. This seems like more than we should be paying and to be honest I'd rather just have the bands on the floor at that price.

Can anyone advise? Does anyone know any cheap stage companies or anything? Is this just how much stages cost?

Thanks, much appreciated.

*Advised by an employee of the venue that put us in contact with the company.
JustinCredible
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2695 posts since 11/6/08

posted 23 May 2015 12:39, edited 23 May 2015 12:39
Going big smoke next Friday, staying here in SW1 - http://www.stjamescourthotel.co.uk/

Driving down from Midlands, what's the best plan with regards to parking?

It's in the congestion charge zone as well so wondering if I'm better off parking somewhere else and getting the train in or something.

Any ideas about decent places to eat & drink welcome as not got a clue, so out of the game
d_low
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816 posts since 20/8/10

1 Jun 2015 16:17
Applied for a new job and they just asked for my references on an online form.

Typed them all up and accidently selected for my current employer "yes" for they contact this person for a reference.

Am I royally fucked? I would have ideally liked to select "yes" to my other references but "no" to my current employer.
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

posted 1 Jun 2015 18:49, edited 1 Jun 2015 18:49
Antmusic wrote: Has anyone here ever been in a relationship with a covert narcissist?

Wife goes on with her anti-semitic slurs when drunk, just ignore it.
carlos
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973 posts since 20/1/08

2 Jun 2015 06:35
D_low… Just find the number for the HR department and notify them.
Tell them you'll be happy for them to contact your other references but not your current employer, for now.
swede
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9868 posts since 21/3/09

2 Jun 2015 07:25
JustinCredible wrote: Going big smoke next Friday, staying here in SW1 - http://www.stjamescourthotel.co.uk/

Driving down from Midlands, what's the best plan with regards to parking?

It's in the congestion charge zone as well so wondering if I'm better off parking somewhere else and getting the train in or something.

Any ideas about decent places to eat & drink welcome as not got a clue, so out of the game

no parking at hotel? super cheap parking (on weekends at least) at the end of chesterfield gardens in mayfair (£7 a day at the weekend)
figurine
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6017 posts since 14/5/07

2 Jun 2015 13:20
Is there anyway to connect a PC to a monitor or TV wirelessly?
m15try
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1257 posts since 18/8/09

2 Jun 2015 13:25
Chromecast should do it

http://www.howtogeek.com/199565/mirror-anything-from-your-computer-to-your-tv-using-google-chromecast/
figurine
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6017 posts since 14/5/07

2 Jun 2015 15:28
Have a Chromecast but find it isn't always the greatest, was hoping there would be something a bit more reliable. Cheers anyway
m15try
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1257 posts since 18/8/09

2 Jun 2015 15:32
Main options on here

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/laptops/6876/screen-mirroring-a-pc-how-to-connect-laptop-to-tv
sofashionmuchamaze
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855 posts since 12/12/13

2 Jun 2015 19:03
figurine wrote: Have a Chromecast but find it isn't always the greatest, was hoping there would be something a bit more reliable. Cheers anyway

That's probably your wifi then. No other options are going to be more stable.
Crackajack
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7970 posts since 21/4/05

2 Jun 2015 19:12
My flatmate has a Chromecast and our home Wifi seems fine for file transfer speeds, but playing video from his laptop to the TV with the CC was choppy and essentially unwatchable.

Is using a NAS box and network plugs an alternative?
sofashionmuchamaze
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855 posts since 12/12/13

2 Jun 2015 19:45
Weird, I have no issues with Chromecast. Do you mean network plugs as in powerline? It's not as stable as ethernet, but not bad depending on the hardware. It also depends on the distance and if you're in the same power group. I installed it in my mom's home last year and it's ok, but needs to be reset every week or so.