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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seenmy
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6654 posts since 17/6/06

20 Mar 2021 16:30
id be interested in this too
sofashionmuchamaze
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847 posts since 12/12/13

20 Mar 2021 18:28
Recently got an Nvidia Shield TV Pro, already had a Chromecast Ultra. Main reasons were to attach an external drive to it and use Plex and download (torrent) on the box itself. Had some issues setting it up in the beginning for my specific use, but now it's great. It can also upscale anything not 4K really well.
Dee
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12004 posts since 22/11/07

20 Mar 2021 19:30
Goldie wrote: 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.

Will give this a go, max we can get in current property is circa 38mbps and its costing more.
Dee
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12004 posts since 22/11/07

20 Mar 2021 19:32
whose the pro on here with IPTV, or is anyone outside of London with a IPTV set up that can access multiple local channels across the UK?
waterfall
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1265 posts since 14/1/07

21 Mar 2021 09:06
What do you need, have you already got it setup
Dee
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12004 posts since 22/11/07

21 Mar 2021 09:17
pm'd - interested but also after some info
zappa1903
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451 posts since 26/8/14

21 Mar 2021 18:12
Does anyone work in a field that requires CDD, EDD or KYC? I have a few questions which I can’t find the answer for
swiftus
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1448 posts since 1/7/09

22 Mar 2021 12:47
Razorlight123 wrote: Just get an Android box, they are more customisable and open.

Anything to look out for in particular?

The 4GB ones I've seen on eBay are similar price to Roku Streaming Stick+. Any advantage of getting the Android box over Roku?
figurine
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6001 posts since 14/5/07

30 Mar 2021 09:55
Need an electric oven replaced, anyone know a rough cost for an electrician to do it?
Birdman
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1550 posts since 10/3/10

posted 30 Mar 2021 10:16, edited 30 Mar 2021 10:16
Assuming it’s the same size/form factor and you are providing the oven, it shouldn’t be more than £150 at most, I would have thought. Think I paid quite a bit less than that, but it was years ago.

IIRC Eazypz is an electrician, so would be worth PM’ing him.
kid unknown
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5459 posts since 8/12/01

30 Mar 2021 12:04
Is it faulty or do you just fancy a change?

Heating element often goes and easy to swop over yourself.
figurine
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6001 posts since 14/5/07

31 Mar 2021 09:47
Birdman wrote: Assuming it’s the same size/form factor and you are providing the oven, it shouldn’t be more than £150 at most, I would have thought. Think I paid quite a bit less than that, but it was years ago.

IIRC Eazypz is an electrician, so would be worth PM’ing him.

Cheers, buying the oven from Currys and they'll fit it for £90 so think it might just be easiest to go with them, especially if it's not going to be much cheaper looking around. Cheers.

kid unknown wrote: Is it faulty or do you just fancy a change?

Heating element often goes and easy to swop over yourself.
Wish it was something simple like that, the glass front is smashed and the oven is old so no chance of getting a spare anywhere.
Razorlight123
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4933 posts since 13/1/10

31 Mar 2021 11:57
swiftus wrote:
Razorlight123 wrote: Just get an Android box, they are more customisable and open.

Anything to look out for in particular?

The 4GB ones I've seen on eBay are similar price to Roku Streaming Stick+. Any advantage of getting the Android box over Roku?

It depends what you want in all honesty, if you want a simple user friendly interface and as you said simply stream from phone to TV - you might be better off getting a Roku/Amazon Fire Stick - as it will be in essence plug in and play.

Consider the following

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/fire-tv-vs-roku-which-streaming-video-platform-is-better
ismvil
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1717 posts since 16/9/11

31 Mar 2021 12:52
zappa1903 wrote: Does anyone work in a field that requires CDD, EDD or KYC? I have a few questions which I can’t find the answer for

DM me
Jesus
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6062 posts since 7/10/08

31 Mar 2021 20:07
just moved into a new rental, and the curtain poles look like this

any ideas what I need to attach curtains?



nautical spar crossword
generic_guy
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9937 posts since 16/9/02

31 Mar 2021 20:32
Just need curtain hooks.like this
https://www.screwfix.com/p/plastic-curtain-hooks-white-200-pack/18155
swiftus
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1448 posts since 1/7/09

1 Apr 2021 11:16
Anyone in the world of social media advertising?

Want to get an idea of return we should be expecting on FB ad spend for a food brand. Worked with the same agency for a while now, and would be good to get a fresh view.

Working out how bad things will get with FB marketing once the Apple privacy restrictions comes into force.
Dreep
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1650 posts since 29/7/08

posted 4 Apr 2021 21:28, edited 4 Apr 2021 21:28
Edit. sorted
eazypz
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3333 posts since 16/4/10

5 Apr 2021 08:35
Birdman wrote: Assuming it’s the same size/form factor and you are providing the oven, it shouldn’t be more than £150 at most, I would have thought. Think I paid quite a bit less than that, but it was years ago.

IIRC Eazypz is an electrician, so would be worth PM’ing him.

£90 is decent, although their delivery guys are hardly electricians and I’ve seen some horrible jobs that I’ve resolved.
Is it a built in unit? If so, it’s usually only 4/6 screws that hold it into the cupboard and then it just slides out.
Is the one you’ve purchased on a 13a plug top? If it is then it’ll just be plug and play.
edlo
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639 posts since 13/9/14

5 Apr 2021 08:44
sofashionmuchamaze wrote: Recently got an Nvidia Shield TV Pro, already had a Chromecast Ultra. Main reasons were to attach an external drive to it and use Plex and download (torrent) on the box itself. Had some issues setting it up in the beginning for my specific use, but now it's great. It can also upscale anything not 4K really well.

wouldn't kodi be better for this? plex is more designed for streaming media to multiple devices, so IMO it's a lot of overhead/annoyance to be running that if you're just wanting to watch stuff on the one device