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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gonzoking
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829 posts since 13/3/11

29 Dec 2020 20:31
I'll expand, it's like gold, worthless, but in worried times its a safe bet
sofashionmuchamaze
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844 posts since 12/12/13

29 Dec 2020 21:29
Quite volatile though, if you need to take it out at a specific moment it could be ugly.
Dreep
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1643 posts since 29/7/08

30 Dec 2020 08:20
-DiscoTits- wrote: Anyone with a ps5 suffering screen dropouts on their TV? Just goes blank a few times within a few minutes. Heard it was an issue with the ps4 Pro but dissapointed that it's happening with the ps5. If it's any help my TV is this one.

LG OLED55C9PLA (2019)

had this issue although it was with my pc using the same tv, just used a different hdmi cable to sort it, dunno if that's any use to you as i dunno if ps5s use hdmi cables or whatever.
Paxman
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81 posts since 28/10/07

30 Dec 2020 12:36
darko wrote: Me and my mrs have started putting some money away to pay for furniture and stuff when we move house in a few months time.

Only have about £2k saved at the moment but it’s sat in a pot on our joint monzo account doing nothing and gaining no interest whatsoever.

As it isn’t a lot of money and loads of saving accounts are shit atm I was thinking of putting it into premium bonds for a few months, but was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for better alternatives? E.g pyramid schemes, selling Avon, gold doubloons etc

Don’t really want to risk losing money in shares (plus I don’t have a clue about it)
depending how savvy you are you could buy a crypto stablecoin and lend it on AAVE. USDC currently gets you 6.9% a month
SJ
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622 posts since 27/11/11

30 Dec 2020 14:48
-DiscoTits- wrote: Anyone with a ps5 suffering screen dropouts on their TV? Just goes blank a few times within a few minutes. Heard it was an issue with the ps4 Pro but dissapointed that it's happening with the ps5. If it's any help my TV is this one.

LG OLED55C9PLA (2019)

You using a HDMI 2.1 cable? How long is it? PS5 set to 60 or 120hz?
-DiscoTits-
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919 posts since 26/11/07

31 Dec 2020 11:06
Nevermind. I used the hdmi cable thay came with the console instead of the 3 pre installed ones I had on my mounted TV and its working fine now. Was really pissing me off.
SJ
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622 posts since 27/11/11

posted 31 Dec 2020 16:48, edited 31 Dec 2020 16:48
Yeah, you need to use a HDMI 2.1 cable really. I swapped mine out, albeit for a Series X, with these https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08BTXZGK7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&psc;=1 and had no issues at all.
Bails78
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712 posts since 6/1/08

31 Dec 2020 19:19
Is Octopus Energy still the best for Gas & Electricity?

Currently with British Gas and EDF both standard tariffs on both, looking to save some £ on the bills any recommendations?
Rirawin
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9488 posts since 17/7/05

31 Dec 2020 19:24
Depends on your usage, it wasn’t the cheapest for me but the ones that were I had never heard of so didn’t risk it. You can use the MSE tool to see which is the cheapest for you and if you do decide to go with octopus use my referral code and we both get £50 each credit share.octopus.energy/airy-lark-10
Bails78
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712 posts since 6/1/08

31 Dec 2020 20:01
Rirawin wrote: Depends on your usage, it wasn’t the cheapest for me but the ones that were I had never heard of so didn’t risk it. You can use the MSE tool to see which is the cheapest for you and if you do decide to go with octopus use my referral code and we both get £50 each credit share.octopus.energy/airy-lark-10

Thanks Rira.
Will have a look at MSE over the weekend.
YLAup
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5624 posts since 5/9/11

31 Dec 2020 21:59
Rirawin wrote: Depends on your usage, it wasn’t the cheapest for me but the ones that were I had never heard of so didn’t risk it. You can use the MSE tool to see which is the cheapest for you and if you do decide to go with octopus use my referral code and we both get £50 each credit share.octopus.energy/airy-lark-10
Cool
gawkrodger
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7622 posts since 4/11/08

11 Jan 2021 15:08
anyone used one of these? Had an offer for one come through at work

https://www.mindjournals.com
-DiscoTits-
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919 posts since 26/11/07

11 Jan 2021 16:36
I use avro energy and can't fault them at all. Pretty cheap and had no issues whatsoever with them.
ginner
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318 posts since 15/4/14

12 Jan 2021 17:52
Anyone got any suggestions on things you can do at the moment to keep entertained/busy/basically not so bored from the monotony of lockdown?

Already cook a fair bit so considered bread etc. and run and do do decent hikes so the outdoors bit is sorted. Just feel like I could use the bigger portion of deadtime for something a bit more.
swede
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9504 posts since 21/3/09

12 Jan 2021 17:55
^https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/homemade-pizza-thread-ooni-boyz-rise-up/
Richgee
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121 posts since 26/4/15

12 Jan 2021 18:09
ginner wrote: Anyone got any suggestions on things you can do at the moment to keep entertained/busy/basically not so bored from the monotony of lockdown?

Already cook a fair bit so considered bread etc. and run and do do decent hikes so the outdoors bit is sorted. Just feel like I could use the bigger portion of deadtime for something a bit more.

Lockdown 1 saw me get ok on the ukulele, 2021 is year of the guitar. Enjoy it alot, headspace where I can switch off, while still satisfying as you improve.

Not to mention my plan to drop out and become a rockstar before my 50th birthday next year!
Mr.X.
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3065 posts since 23/6/13

13 Jan 2021 09:05
\m/
ChrisAlright
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1460 posts since 29/6/08

13 Jan 2021 09:09
so many things you can upskill yourself if you find yourself with more time
read some books - popular science, fiction, self improvement
get into shape - can still do home workouts to build muscle or endurance
learn a new language
do your life admin, e.g. learn about personal finance
learn how to code
do a course or build your portfolio that will get you closer to your dream job
ginner
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318 posts since 15/4/14

13 Jan 2021 10:38
Thanks guys.

New language might be the one actually. Logic says go for Mandarin but that sounds like a proper dive in the deep end. Have to have a look into it.
zappa1903
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432 posts since 26/8/14

14 Jan 2021 15:16
Anyone been locked out from there outlook account before?

Been using the same account for 20 years never had a problem until Sunday when it asked me to verify details. Tried to do this but it failed because it was asking me about Xbox and Skype which I haven’t used in well over 10+ years. Phoned them and was told to fill in a form and wait 24 hours and still nothing. So have done this several times now and is getting tiresome. Keep explaining to the person I haven’t heard back and have already done this just to be told another another 24 hours. This is my main email address so need to check it quite regularly.

Any suggestions because phoning them doesn’t seem to work.