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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sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

19 Feb 2017 21:11
People collect Chopards?
swede
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19 Feb 2017 21:45
blackham wrote: anyone know whether a criminal warning for possession of class A's comes up on a CRB check?

how did you get done?
georgeyounan
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510 posts since 22/12/11

posted 20 Feb 2017 14:47, edited 20 Feb 2017 14:47
Any solicitors that specialise in IP law able to offer some advice?

Had an entire branding and website project ripped off due to the client not wanting to pay for copyright ownership. They paid for the initial design, but got a cheap third party company to go and copy it all, instead of paying for ownership.
blackham
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1858 posts since 17/7/13

24 Feb 2017 09:26
what's the best application to notify you of when a website changes i.e. new stock becomes available?

thanks
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

24 Feb 2017 17:47
Page monitor extension.
quest
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3708 posts since 11/7/11

posted 3 Mar 2017 00:43, edited 3 Mar 2017 00:43
Anyone recommend a quick die cut printing service, for a one off thing?
LFC
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5676 posts since 14/6/11

21 Mar 2017 15:41
Best place to buy a new ipad air 2 32gb? Any good offers on? Thanks
Kadafi39
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2011 posts since 30/10/09

21 Mar 2017 16:25
swede wrote:
blackham wrote: anyone know whether a criminal warning for possession of class A's comes up on a CRB check?

how did you get done?

If you were taken to the shop and processed, prints and photos etc then yes. Otherwise not sure.
eazypz
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posted 4 Apr 2017 19:59, edited 4 Apr 2017 19:59
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figurine
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6017 posts since 14/5/07

19 Apr 2017 14:13
Getting married next weekend and trying to sort gifts for best man, groomsmen and both dads. Any suggestions? Looked on Google but all the suggestions are cufflinks, socks and that sort of shite.
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

19 Apr 2017 14:22
Save your money. Nothing is ever expected.

Cigars and booze if you must.
misled
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4409 posts since 3/1/02

19 Apr 2017 15:04
hip flasks? and congrats!
quest
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3708 posts since 11/7/11

19 Apr 2017 15:38
Congrats and yeah booze is a good shout
swede
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9891 posts since 21/3/09

19 Apr 2017 15:47
yeah decent whisky
Rirawin
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9546 posts since 17/7/05

posted 19 Apr 2017 16:34, edited 19 Apr 2017 16:34
Got mine Drake's pocket squares Oops
Kadafi39
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2011 posts since 30/10/09

20 Apr 2017 14:08
figurine wrote: Getting married next weekend and trying to sort gifts for best man, groomsmen and both dads. Any suggestions? Looked on Google but all the suggestions are cufflinks, socks and that sort of shite.

Brass always a good shout.
swede
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20 Apr 2017 14:50
Laughing out loud
Razorlight123
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posted 5 May 2017 07:09, edited 5 May 2017 07:09
I used my banks mobile Phone insurance to fix my broken screen. All went smoothly received yesterday.

However, I originally had a 64GB storage space and I've now been given a 32GB. It's still the same IMEI number as my original phone… it seems that they simply gave me a new phone, but changed the IMEI to my original one, is this even legal?!
andymakesglasses
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20596 posts since 26/1/06

posted 5 May 2017 08:49, edited 5 May 2017 08:49
Doesn't sound quite right, if this is correct:

https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Help-Support/Transferring-IMEI/td-p/11028163/page/2

some geek on giffgaff wrote: IMEI is the electronic security number of your handset. tampering with it or using it on another phone or reprogramming another handset to work with another number not belonging to that one item is illegal carries an instant 5yr jail sentance.

Edit: It seems that it's illegal unless the permission of the manufacturer is sought. So it may be that your insurance company has done it legitimately.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2002/31/section/1

Although it doesn't seem right that you've received a smaller capacity phone.
Razorlight123
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posted 5 May 2017 11:10, edited 5 May 2017 11:10
Thanks Andy.


I'm not too fussed deep down regarding the IMEI change, more the storage change, however, it does shit on an unaware / non-techy consumer though. Had I not checked and sold the phone as 64GB, could have raised some trouble down the line.

Even more so, as the insurance company's contract states that they will notify you if they cannot repair the phone.

Insurer wrote: If we are unable to repair your phone, a replacement will be sent to you within 1-3 working days. If we don’t have the same make and model in stock, we will contact you within 2 working days to discuss the other options available.

Checking the IMEI online, gives the full spec of the phone, so it's clear that the phone has been 'tampered' with.

Will give them a call, and see what is what.