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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krisricey
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2192 posts since 24/3/12

4 Mar 2021 08:50
ismvil wrote: 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

This. we've just moved to Hey! broadband FTTP and paying £40pm for 1500mbps connection. Hold out til you get the proper infrastructure mate
Mosoona
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362 posts since 25/5/15

4 Mar 2021 09:22
There's also Starlink if you're willing to pay a lot (£500 ish setup, £80-90 monthly)

https://www.starlink.com/
Goldie
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4776 posts since 17/10/07

4 Mar 2021 09:48
joeyjojo wrote: 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.
No idea what we have got mate, all I know is that there is an Openreach 5C master socket in front room so I would assume there is a pre-existing line.
The grey cover by the front door has some blue rope wrapped round it though, like they use to pull a new line through from distribution cabinet so god knows.
velvet
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9558 posts since 12/6/06

5 Mar 2021 10:36
Anyone got a clubhouse invite?
bigspoon
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196 posts since 2/4/11

posted 6 Mar 2021 20:02, edited 6 Mar 2021 20:02
I’ve got three invites at the mo if anyone who wants one. Two things tho:

1) you’ll have to PM me your phone number
2) it’s a bit shit
ismvil
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1600 posts since 16/9/11

6 Mar 2021 20:09
I’ve got invites as well fwiw
swiftus
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1368 posts since 1/7/09

9 Mar 2021 13:08
Have you guys used it much? What's the FUK opinion on it?
ismvil
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1600 posts since 16/9/11

posted 9 Mar 2021 13:55, edited 9 Mar 2021 13:55
TBH I've been on it quite a bit with work based shit (raising capital, finding interesting startups etc)
Dee
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11950 posts since 22/11/07

14 Mar 2021 17:33
Anyone have any decent keto plans they wouldn't mind sharing?
Goldie
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4776 posts since 17/10/07

17 Mar 2021 07:41
Update on my broadband saga for those who give a shit Laughing out loud

Took a punt on a Huawei B818 4G router from Amazon so I could return in 30 days if it was no good.

After a bit of playing around with positioning and trying a few different sim cards I'm now getting 50mbps download/8mbps upload on a Smarty £20/mth unlimited sim card Cool nowhere near as fast as what some of you with 5G or fibre will get but it's miles better than the 10mbps we would've got through the copper cable from anyone, and the Doris can now watch instagram stories without them buffering…happy days!
Gaz
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2647 posts since 20/10/05

17 Mar 2021 10:34
Decent Cool 50mbps is the fastest I can get in my area, but it does the job!
swede
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9501 posts since 21/3/09

17 Mar 2021 10:48
Cool

in time everyone will receive internet to their home wirelessly. you are just ahead of the curve by a decade or so
Goldie
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4776 posts since 17/10/07

17 Mar 2021 11:06
Would definitely urge anyone to give it a go if you live in an area with basic cable-fed broadband. The B818 was so simple to set up.
smith
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11152 posts since 5/5/04

posted 17 Mar 2021 11:21, edited 17 Mar 2021 11:21
Sounds good that.Cool Love the idea of not being a slave to line rental and the main players increasing its fee every year.
Gaz
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2647 posts since 20/10/05

17 Mar 2021 11:40
I think I read somewhere before that you can buy externally mounted aerials for these routers in a bid to boost signal/increase speeds
swiftus
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1368 posts since 1/7/09

posted 18 Mar 2021 16:08, edited 18 Mar 2021 16:08
Any advice on best media streamer? Chromecast, Fire stick, Roka?

No idea what to look for, or what the differences are.

Just want something I can access Netflix, iPlayer, YouTube, Amazon on.
Hanto
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2761 posts since 30/11/09

18 Mar 2021 16:38
We use a Roku as I can get NowTv on it as well. All those should be fine for what you want.
Kadafi39
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1909 posts since 30/10/09

19 Mar 2021 15:32
swiftus wrote: Any advice on best media streamer? Chromecast, Fire stick, Roka?

No idea what to look for, or what the differences are.

Just want something I can access Netflix, iPlayer, YouTube, Amazon on.

I use a firestick as you cant use apps like kodi or stremio on a smart tv, but they do work on a firestick. Its perfect for netflix, iplayer, youtube etc.
Razorlight123
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4800 posts since 13/1/10

19 Mar 2021 23:15
Just get an Android box, they are more customisable and open.
jplxx
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1693 posts since 3/11/09

20 Mar 2021 04:43
Seventyfour wrote:
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.
Seventyfour wrote:
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.

Find out what he uses and his dose plan? Think I want to look into it. Cheers.