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by supremetwo
April 19th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 10 again (and again)
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Windows 10 again (and again)

The patient is an Acer laptop upgraded from 8.1 to 10 Home. Whoever did the installation created a local account with Administrative permissions. The installed 2013 version of Word is unable to display .docx attachments to emails, so we downloaded Libra Office. Libra Office would not install from t...
by supremetwo
April 18th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Old houses: Energy & insulation refits
Replies: 25
Views: 471

Re: Old houses: Energy & insulation refits

dspp wrote:MY GIRLFRIEND = 7 bed 1840 build of 418m2 floorspace regards, dspp

I was going to suggest marrying the girlfriend and moving in with her, but read back that this was a rental.

Is it listed?

If so, there could be significant expense to get consent for any changes.
by supremetwo
April 18th, 2019, 1:35 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What On Earth Is NonSpecific About ‘Leave’?
Replies: 257
Views: 3372

Re: What On Earth Is NonSpecific About ‘Leave’?

From the Sky article:- The system "must operate with 28 government agencies and a myriad of interconnected existing and planned IT systems". 28 agencies? Think of the staffing and their cost! What an opportunity to simplify and have just one agency and one IT system. Yes, Prime Minister???...
by supremetwo
April 17th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Nigel Farage forgets to register thebrexitparty.com
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Nigel Farage forgets to register thebrexitparty.com

TheMotorcycleBoy wrote:I wasn't 100% sure whether to post this here or in "Laughing Lemons". I think you'll see what I mean:
https://thebrexitparty.com/Matt

Already here:-
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=17218&p=214742#p214742
by supremetwo
April 16th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Banking Sector
Topic: TSB to refund victims of fraud`
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: TSB to refund victims of fraud`

Far too easy for the scammers to open and use bank accounts for the fraudulent transfers.

How about making any bank that allowed an unidentifiable fraudster to open a receiving account being made to repay the fraud?
by supremetwo
April 16th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: John Laing Environmental Asset Group JLEN
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: John Laing Environmental Asset Group JLEN

Thanks for the help so far. Definitely needs more research. Still kinda wondered about the subsidies/political risk......i.e. won't the govt. get wise and cut the subs so that there's no room for the divis to come off? I'm not trying to be confrontational, just curious as to why the govt. maintains...
by supremetwo
April 16th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: John Laing Environmental Asset Group JLEN
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: John Laing Environmental Asset Group JLEN

The other thing I'd like to discover more about is the relationship between JLEN and the plants themselves. In the first few minutes one of the presenters described the "assets being acquired", which has me in mind of various private entrepreneurs (presumably assisted by a govt. grant) wh...
by supremetwo
April 16th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: John Laing Environmental Asset Group JLEN
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: John Laing Environmental Asset Group JLEN

Duplicate post. Edited.
by supremetwo
April 15th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: John Laing Environmental Asset Group JLEN
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: John Laing Environmental Asset Group JLEN

Matt, I think most of your questions have been answered in the earlier posts. It is an Investment company, (which amounts to an IT) based in Guernsey, so no stamp duty to pay when purchasing. The dividend is paid quarterly, contrary to what the HL factsheet says. Some further information here: http...
by supremetwo
April 15th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: John Laing Environmental Asset Group JLEN
Replies: 21
Views: 537

Re: John Laing Environmental Asset Group JLEN

Does this imply that this instrument JLEN is not wholly composed of "shares" in companies, but that some of the investment is in bonds/debentures with the composite firms? ---------------------------------- Another question I wanted to ask, was whether now is a remotely good time to buy t...
by supremetwo
April 14th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1208
Views: 21696

Re: Brexit all over?

Wizard wrote:I think the unity of the EU 27 has been very impressive, but then they have not been put under much pressure from the UK.

There have been critics on the EU side from the main opposition in the German Parliament, e.g. Dr Alice Weidel speech
https://youtu.be/63IcW4eo4uM
by supremetwo
April 13th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Shortage of small birds
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: Shortage of small birds

Has anyone else noticed a shortage of small birds, like sparrows, finches, tits and so on? The reason I noticed was that I recently bought a bird table, and I've been disappointed by the lack of visitors. Admittedly, it's not in a brilliant location (an enclosed yard) but it made me start looking a...
by supremetwo
April 12th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: thebrexitparty.com url seized by anti-brexit group
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: thebrexitparty.com url seized by anti-brexit group

Domain name “passing off”.

Should be easily argued as creating potential confusion to the public.

I expect a complaint to the registrar will result in a transfer to the actual brexit party.
by supremetwo
April 10th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Broadband utilities, trees, hedges.
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Broadband utilities, trees, hedges.

Roots generally spread 360 degrees and a narrow trench on one side is unlikely to cause sufficient damage to kill a tree or a hedge.

Also, roots that are cut adjacent to a trench will regrow at the cut point.
by supremetwo
April 9th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1208
Views: 21696

Re: Brexit all over?

Why would they have this disruptive, unwilling member stay on? ) Because they cannot afford to lose our significant contribution to the EU. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2018/01/22/the-uk-is-a-net-contributor-to-the-eu-budget-following-brexit-the-loss-of-uk-contributions-will-therefore-likely-requ...
by supremetwo
April 5th, 2019, 2:04 am
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: Annuities
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Annuities

My daughter, an actuary, pointed me at this white paper "Annuities Reinvented", which makes a case for having an annuity as part of a drawdown strategy. http://uk.milliman.com/annuities-reinvented/ To me it seems a bit of a desperate last gasp, and not really relevant to me (retired 5 yea...
by supremetwo
April 4th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Business Reality verses Project Fear
Replies: 231
Views: 7928

Re: Business Reality verses Project Fear

For those with a genuine interest in business reality, which I know will not include Mr Johnson and his "f*** business" pals, today a EU-based supplier refused to ship to our factory in case the goods were stranded at port-side in a limbo-state on 12 April (the current Brexit day, subject...
by supremetwo
April 1st, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: A summary of where we are on Brexit . . .
Replies: 80
Views: 1755

Re: A summary of where we are on Brexit . . .

2. MOTIONS RELATING TO THE UNITED KINGDOM’S WITHDRAWAL FROM AND FUTURE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION Until 8.00pm (If the Business of the House Motion is agreed to) „ (C) Customs Union That this House instructs the Government to: (1) ensure that any Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declara...
by supremetwo
March 31st, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Share ideas
Topic: International Consolidated Airlines (IAG)
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: International Consolidated Airlines (IAG)

Hi, Any thoughts on IAG? P/E around 5, balance sheet looks good, dividend this year of around 7% if we include the special. Possible downside is i'm unsure about its pension deficit, brexit uncertainty. Regards Andy Dividend is in Euros and Spanish tax withhold at 19%. http://www.iairgroup.com/phoe...
by supremetwo
March 31st, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Running a Business
Topic: Is a website really necessary?
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Is a website really necessary?

You may be able to get a free SSL certificate.

viewtopic.php?f=39&t=14186&p=173685&hilit=ssl#p173685

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