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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gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

20 Oct 2019 14:26
EssexBoyII wrote: I bought a small pen sketch from an artist called Flavia Irwin at the RCA secret postcode auction. I had no idea what it’s worth so put it on eBay for £100. Someone bought it immediately and sent me 2 PM’s in a day asking me if I’ve shipped it yet. I’m now worried it’s worth more.

I tried to have a google and can’t find any reliable information on auction results. Is anyone a member of an auction results website and could check for me? Or have any knowledge of the artist?

http://www.findartinfo.com/english/list-prices-by-artist/94827/flavia-irwin.html
R
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12993 posts since 17/5/03

20 Oct 2019 14:29
swede wrote: my dishwasher smells after a few days of not using it (typically switch it on every 2nd or 3rd day, unless having guests over). it looks extremely clean inside after a wash (1 year old) but it just reeks after a couple of days… I've wiped the seals and poured vinegar + bicarb down the drain but neither seem to help. anyone else had this problem?

that'll be the tomatoes
Seventyfour
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8773 posts since 6/10/05

posted 20 Oct 2019 18:59, edited 20 Oct 2019 18:59
swede wrote: my dishwasher smells after a few days of not using it (typically switch it on every 2nd or 3rd day, unless having guests over). it looks extremely clean inside after a wash (1 year old) but it just reeks after a couple of days… I've wiped the seals and poured vinegar + bicarb down the drain but neither seem to help. anyone else had this problem?

I'm having a similar issue, it turns out that the waste pipe on mine has been fitted the wrong way round so the waste backs up from the u bend
mlstrx
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12 posts since 1/2/19

20 Oct 2019 19:01
swede wrote: my dishwasher smells after a few days of not using it (typically switch it on every 2nd or 3rd day, unless having guests over). it looks extremely clean inside after a wash (1 year old) but it just reeks after a couple of days… I've wiped the seals and poured vinegar + bicarb down the drain but neither seem to help. anyone else had this problem?
Putting mine on the longest/hottest wash possible fixed my smelly dishwasher before, maybe that'll help. Strangely it's not been working for about 5 months and still doesn't smell.
illwill
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3651 posts since 17/5/04

20 Oct 2019 19:54
Pour in half a pint of Fairy liquid then stick it on the most vigourous setting.

Guarantee it will do the trick.
spitfiredealer
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2056 posts since 12/6/10

20 Oct 2019 20:05
Best way to learn another language from home?
quest
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3233 posts since 11/7/11

20 Oct 2019 20:10
I used the Pimsleur audio courses which I torrented, and duolingo for just introduction to grammar. for me personally vocabulary could only be learned through exposure.
-DiscoTits-
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721 posts since 26/11/07

20 Oct 2019 21:32
illwill Laughing out loud
swede
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8009 posts since 21/3/09

20 Oct 2019 21:45
Laughing out loud was about to do that with the fairy liquid. cunt
Doogan
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513 posts since 13/4/14

20 Oct 2019 21:58
spitfiredealer wrote: Best way to learn another language from home?

I'm learning Swedish (taking lessons) but also really like duolingo which is a free app.
swede
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8009 posts since 21/3/09

21 Oct 2019 07:44
Seventyfour wrote:
swede wrote: my dishwasher smells after a few days of not using it (typically switch it on every 2nd or 3rd day, unless having guests over). it looks extremely clean inside after a wash (1 year old) but it just reeks after a couple of days… I've wiped the seals and poured vinegar + bicarb down the drain but neither seem to help. anyone else had this problem?

I'm having a similar issue, it turns out that the waste pipe on mine has been fitted the wrong way round so the waste backs up from the u bend

http://structuretech1.com/dishwasher-drain/

interesting reading
andymakesglasses
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20198 posts since 26/1/06

21 Oct 2019 09:07
spitfiredealer wrote: Best way to learn another language from home?

Duolingo is decent so long as you keep up with it. Try listening to internet radio stations in the language you're learning, I've found that to be a good way of becoming familiar with words and speech patterns.
pentonville
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366 posts since 12/3/12

21 Oct 2019 11:15
spitfiredealer wrote: Best way to learn another language from home?

You can search for a private tutor who would do Skype lessons
Burt
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5542 posts since 3/1/10

posted 21 Oct 2019 12:47, edited 21 Oct 2019 12:47
From personal experience don't bother trying to Google 'Skype French lessons' from your works laptop.
spitfiredealer
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2056 posts since 12/6/10

21 Oct 2019 18:34
Cheers guys
generic_guy
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9268 posts since 16/9/02

21 Oct 2019 18:43
Burt wrote: From personal experience don't bother trying to Google 'Skype French lessons' from your works laptop.
Laughing out loud
swiftus
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769 posts since 1/7/09

23 Oct 2019 08:38
Mate has had a bike nicked from Bermondsey area. Any idea of places it's likely to end up apart from the usual eBay, Gumtree, etc?

Looks like the bellends got away with quite a few (including motorbikes).
krisricey
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1888 posts since 24/3/12

23 Oct 2019 08:44
swiftus wrote: Mate has had a bike nicked from Bermondsey area. Any idea of places it's likely to end up apart from the usual eBay, Gumtree, etc?

Looks like the bellends got away with quite a few (including motorbikes).

Cunts. FB marketplace with fake profiles is a go-to these days I think as well as eBay, Gumtree, Friday Ad.
Burt
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5542 posts since 3/1/10

23 Oct 2019 08:45
Cunts. Had 2 bikes teefed in my time; 10 years on I sill look out for my Marin when I see a scuffer riding a MTB - fucks me right off that an expensive bike would prolly be sprayed and sold for fuck all so some prick can just potter around the streets on it.
illwill
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3651 posts since 17/5/04

posted 23 Oct 2019 08:59, edited 23 Oct 2019 08:59
You realise the scale of the problem when every local toerag rides around on a newish 500 quid+ mtb.