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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FrIEND
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13664 posts since 27/11/03

1 Mar 2021 23:22
Laughing out loud
Seventyfour
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9300 posts since 6/10/05

posted 2 Mar 2021 06:03, edited 2 Mar 2021 06:03
Anyone use CBD and hemp oil? I was talking to a work colleague about some of my issues running and he recommended it, he is my age and serious cyclist, he's done 3500km this year already Eek he takes hemp oil day to day and cbd oil on big training days, he says it as made a massive difference to his performance, and been a big help with the akes and pains too, he as lost about 15kg since he started using it as well!
I'm seriously Thinking of trying it, does anyone on here use it?



Should maybe re name this the snake oil thread Laughing out loud
morning mist
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3488 posts since 29/5/05

2 Mar 2021 06:37
Seventyfour wrote: he's done 3500km this year already Eek … he has lost about 15kg since he started using it as well!

Laughing out loud

im guessing the difference is quality of sleep (CBD), which is a common problem among serious athletes
seenmy
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6642 posts since 17/6/06

2 Mar 2021 10:21
Seventyfour wrote: Anyone use CBD and hemp oil? I was talking to a work colleague about some of my issues running and he recommended it, he is my age and serious cyclist, he's done 3500km this year already Eek he takes hemp oil day to day and cbd oil on big training days, he says it as made a massive difference to his performance, and been a big help with the akes and pains too, he as lost about 15kg since he started using it as well!
I'm seriously Thinking of trying it, does anyone on here use it?



Should maybe re name this the snake oil thread Laughing out loud

what brands is he using?+ doses? I always feel theres so much on the market its hard to understand
Seventyfour
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9300 posts since 6/10/05

2 Mar 2021 10:37
morning mist wrote:
Seventyfour wrote: he's done 3500km this year already Eek … he has lost about 15kg since he started using it as well!

Laughing out loud

im guessing the difference is quality of sleep (CBD), which is a common problem among serious athletes

Laughing out loud I saw that as I wrote it but he has always rode those kinds of distances, he's raced all his life too! he did say his quality of sleep is better, but he also said it lowered his appetite and increased his max efforts by some distance.

Seventyfour
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9300 posts since 6/10/05

2 Mar 2021 10:43
seen my wrote: what brands is he using?+ doses? I always feel theres so much on the market its hard to understand

I'm not sure, I know he buys the hemp oil off amazon.
His back is fucked, he said he was recommended it by someone with some serious condition (I can't remember what it was though) but it helped with the pain.
Goldie
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4776 posts since 17/10/07

4 Mar 2021 07:26
Me again with the broadband questions…

So, backstory; we moved house just over a week ago and asked BT to transfer our broadband package to the new house. At our old place we had Fibre; 30mb download speed.
New address is on a street which is a 4 year old development and Fibre is not available here yet.
Not only that but the house doesn't even have a BT line according to the BT call centre when we phoned up to find out why we haven't been reconnected yet.
Currently using a 4G mini hub they sent us to "bridge the gap" during the move. This is only getting speeds of 1.5-2 mb and is like pulling teeth trying to do anything.
I have done a bit of investigating and there is a local independent company who offer 20mb broadband across Derbyshire, via an antenna and receiver which they come and attach to your house. After speaking to a few different big name ISPs nobody can match this at our address yet so I am thinking to go for this. The only thing stopping me is that the independent company offer tariffs depending on your monthly usage (20GB/30GB/50GB/75GB etc etc)
When with BT we were on "unlimited" usage, and they have disabled the usage checker option on the MyBT billing section online.
Does anyone have an idea of how much they use per month? There's 2 of us live here, we don't do any online gaming, just the usual browsing internet, instagram etc, watching Netflix, streaming football, Zoom calls, running Zwift etc.
swede
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9501 posts since 21/3/09

posted 4 Mar 2021 08:07, edited 4 Mar 2021 08:07
i remember YLAup saying he doesnt have a broadband connection and just tethers off his phone to save money. he might be able to give you some idea on usage although i assume he watches more porn than you
YLAup
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5624 posts since 5/9/11

4 Mar 2021 08:08
Corrrr. I do love porn though.
YLAup
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5624 posts since 5/9/11

4 Mar 2021 08:11
80gb for 20 quid a month is amazing on Giffgaff though, no problems at all. You'd be seriously stupid to pay more
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

posted 4 Mar 2021 08:12, edited 4 Mar 2021 08:12
Install Speedtest by Ookla on your phone and see what the proper 4G speed is from your current provider. Despite their assurances they don't, BT throttle speeds of their 4G devices so it's unlikely the 1.5-2mb you're getting from them is what's really available.

Once you've got that, it'll give you an indication of the speed you may be able to get running a 4G router, and allow you to compare your network's 4G offering prices vs the local firm's 4G prices.

In terms of data usage, wife and I both wfh, stream a couple of hours of TV a day, I use zwift a couple of hours a week etc. We get through around 500-600gb a month.
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

4 Mar 2021 08:14
YLAup wrote: 80gb for 20 quid a month is amazing on Giffgaff though, no problems at all. You'd be seriously stupid to pay more

I pay £22gb a month for unlimited data, use around 500-600gb and gift mine and the wife's phone 50gb each month from the same allowance.
EssexBoyII
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7048 posts since 5/6/07

4 Mar 2021 08:16
swede wrote: i remember YLAup saying he doesnt have a broadband connection and just tethers off his phone to save money. he might be able to give you some idea on usage although i assume he watches more porn than you

Laughing out loud
Goldie
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4776 posts since 17/10/07

4 Mar 2021 08:23
500gb a month would be £170/month from this provider Laughing out loud Cry

This is what I was worried about Laughing out loud
swede
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9501 posts since 21/3/09

4 Mar 2021 08:29
YLAup wrote: 80gb for 20 quid a month is amazing on Giffgaff though, no problems at all. You'd be seriously stupid to pay more

i think i'm ok with not having to switch on tethering all the time/have my phone charging all day… would rather pay £21 for broadband. different strokes for different folks obviously
joeyjojo
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4503 posts since 24/8/06

4 Mar 2021 08:30
Does it not even have copper wire? I had copper in London and although it wasn’t great I could still stream, have work video calls etc with no problems.
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

4 Mar 2021 08:31
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Currently £37 per month with EE for unlimited data, they're fastest where we live with around 70mb down / 40mb up. EE stipulate 'unlimited' as being 1tb under their fair usage policy, we've not got near that.

Loads more providers do unlimited dats SIMs: https://www.4g.co.uk/news/unlimited-data/
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

4 Mar 2021 08:39
If you go down the 4G route, factor in around £200 for a decent 4G router. If you've got a bigger budget and your area has 5G coverage, get a 5G router - the £37 a month from EE deal is 5G and would give you downloads of 150mb+.

I'm on that deal myself, but as we've not got 5G down here yet I can only get 4G so use a 4G router (Huawei B81Cool. As soon as we get 5G down here, I'll switch to a 5G router.
ismvil
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1600 posts since 16/9/11

4 Mar 2021 08:42
Usage caps are not a game you want to play imho, 5g router the way forward but get on BT to sort the line out
MrW
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2958 posts since 1/8/11

4 Mar 2021 08:49
Goldie wrote: 500gb a month would be £170/month from this provider Laughing out loud Cry

'Hiroki's Data Deals'