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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quest
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3189 posts since 11/7/11

posted 7 Oct 2016 22:03, edited 7 Oct 2016 22:03
im moving to brazil in feb but have just bought a iPhone 7 on an o2 contract. I know i can get a sim over there with a plan that i want, and need to buy out this contract, but does anyone know if the phone will actually work over there? out there in the past I've bought an 8 band phone i.e. nokia polyphonic ringtone thing, and iPhones are way more expensive out there so want to keep this one.
smith
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10742 posts since 5/5/04

posted 8 Oct 2016 12:00, edited 8 Oct 2016 12:00
Get a nokia 6310i as it's Triband and will work out there. Also you won't be half as pissed getting that stolen as you would be with an iPhone 7.
shego
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1543 posts since 11/12/07

12 Oct 2016 09:20
Where would I find out the minimum distance between two new development apartment blocks? I know there's guidelines for lighting/sun and angles from one building to the other's top etc. but can't find distance recommendations?
ginner
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258 posts since 15/4/14

12 Oct 2016 11:38
Go on the local authority planning portal and look at the planning application details. You can usually search by postcode etc. to find it. If it has been approved and it is being built to plans there is nothing you can do. You will be surprised how little allowance is made with regards to Right to Light. If it is still at planning appplication stage then you could raise an objection asking the question about light and they will have to look into it before approving planning.
shego
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1543 posts since 11/12/07

12 Oct 2016 15:04
Yeh - my brother (and myself) have looked at the planning application. They've done full light analysis and it's around urban averages. Really comprehensive planning docs, but no where do they mention any analysis/benchmarking on distances between buildings, which suggests they don't care. Just wondered if they haven't mentioned it because they know that it's close - I know the distance, just don't know how to compare this to national recommendations or other builds which have been approved/rejected.
ginner
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258 posts since 15/4/14

12 Oct 2016 15:34
I think the only guidance documents for that would be building regulations but the approved codes are for guidance and you dont have to adhere to them by the letter. You could ring the building control office of the local authority and discuss with them.

If they have done light analysis etc. and are a reputable developer then is is very likely that they are operating within the requirements.
JC
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91 posts since 9/12/12

16 Oct 2016 16:54
Apologies if this has been discussed or asked before.
How difficult would it be to dye my beams m65 jacket black? Its pretty worn and faded in places but like the shape etc and don't want to get rid. Has anyone tried this before or something similar? is this a shit idea in general? Any help/tips etc is appreciated, cheers.

quest
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3189 posts since 11/7/11

16 Oct 2016 20:18
smith wrote: Get a nokia 6310i as it's Triband and will work out there. Also you won't be half as pissed getting that stolen as you would be with an iPhone 7.

yeah have a brick phone for the field but would like to know if my unlocked UK iPhone 7 will work out there, not worrying about it getting stolen
Birdman
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1338 posts since 10/3/10

17 Oct 2016 00:44
JC wrote: Apologies if this has been discussed or asked before.
How difficult would it be to dye my beams m65 jacket black? Its pretty worn and faded in places but like the shape etc and don't want to get rid. Has anyone tried this before or something similar? is this a shit idea in general? Any help/tips etc is appreciated, cheers.

Did this with exactly the same Beams M65, mine was stone/beige which I was never sold on as a colour but picked up really cheap in a sale - dyed it blue and worked perfectly except for the stitching which is nylon (and was also beige) remained it's original colour, which looked absolutely shit against the blue - went in the bin. Assuming the stitching is orange on yours you will have the same issue. Also mine was very light in colour which undoubtedly helped, not sure how well orange would work. Hope this helps.
max37
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274 posts since 20/5/12

17 Oct 2016 15:09
I think Dylon now sell a dye for stitching which might be of use to you, but Ive not tried it myself so I don't know if its actually any good.
DuffMan
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14249 posts since 21/2/07

17 Oct 2016 18:16
Alternatively can use fabric pen.
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

posted 31 Oct 2016 15:53, edited 31 Oct 2016 15:53
To get the best electricity deals, is it best to have a basic credit meter? e.on are pushing me to have a pay as you go smart meter but from what I can gather, having a basic credit meter means that I can switch to different suppliers easier.
Best
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9757 posts since 21/10/05

2 Nov 2016 20:45
No, pay as you go is significantly more expensive. Get a fixed term contract on a fixed short term and you'll save a fortune. If your current supplier will install a smart meter get one as you'll save in the long run.

Ofgem & the CMA just brought in the 21 day switch so it's really easy to change supplier, just get a quote on uswitch and switch to whoever is cheapest, just be wary of your expiry date as prices will go up after your fixed term.

Prices of 1 year deals went up last week, so move quickly as prices will continue to rise. Oh and avoid e.on as they are sneaky
InWonderland
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2655 posts since 8/2/07

3 Nov 2016 12:23
Really random request,but I need to get hold of a small rig for an outdoor event..
Anyone know anyone in London? Pref SW London?
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

5 Nov 2016 20:11
Wanting to book somewhere for a weekend/overnighter with the missus…. Soho farmhouse would be perfect but not a member. Any other suggestions? Open to anything that's reasonably driveable from london.
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

6 Nov 2016 13:00
https://www.babingtonhouse.co.uk/special-offers

I know same group but you can book as a guest,you don't need to be member

Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

6 Nov 2016 16:26
George in rye or the gallivant in camber are good

If your feeling topper then coworth park ascot
swede
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7830 posts since 21/3/09

posted 6 Nov 2016 16:30, edited 6 Nov 2016 16:30
Homer wrote: If your feeling topper then coworth park ascot

big hitters need only apply
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

8 Nov 2016 08:59
cheers guys good suggestions unfortunately all booked up on that dates i was after
Tayyo
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67 posts since 11/2/05

8 Nov 2016 20:25
Try any of The Pig hotels? Cowley Manor?