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by pochisoldi
April 20th, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Pension Tax Code
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Pension Tax Code

Good lady got her first local authority pension payment in Mid March, tax code 0T Got her second payment mid April, therefore in the 2019 2020 tax year, still tax code 0T. According to her SIPP provider they also have a tax code of 0T for her in 2019 2020. Her Personal Tax account for both 2018/201...
by pochisoldi
April 17th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Climate Change Demo in London
Replies: 162
Views: 2592

Re: Climate Change Demo in London

Seems to be symptomatic of the political system in this country. I place most of the blame on the opposition - good government requires good opposition, which we haven't had for the thick end of 10 years. The B-word thing unleashed cross-party/party agnostic popularism, and the ongoing apparent inab...
by pochisoldi
April 16th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Keeping an old car battery?
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Keeping an old car battery?

Cheapskate seeks advice from similar. :lol: I've just replaced the wife's slowly-fading five year old car battery with a brand new Varta one from the excellent Tayna (http://www.tayna.co.uk), and it went in smoothly and easily, and I'm now sitting here looking at the old battery and wistfully think...
by pochisoldi
April 13th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Third hand for soldering?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Third hand for soldering?

Ouch! Not for the first time, I've burnt my hand while trying to apply a bit of solder to a cable end. I realise that I really need three hands - one for the soldering iron, one for the workpiece, and one for the solder**. And I gather that such wondrous gizmos can be bought on Ebay. Any recommenda...
by pochisoldi
April 9th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: What does 'Discharge a jury' mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: What does 'Discharge a jury' mean?

it's curious that there doesn't seem to have been any comment in the press on what this may mean for the Barclays trial. I think reporting restrictions were in place, which will restrict what the press can say --kiloran The case is still sub judice, so reporting restrictions and the requirement for...
by pochisoldi
April 9th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Low, but not zero, standing charge for gas
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Low, but not zero, standing charge for gas

Go to any switch site, put in 10kWh a year for your consumption. Ignore the cheapest quote (which will be Ebico with zero standing charge), then expect to pay upwards of 25p/day standing charge anyway. Note that there is no small print with zero standing charge tariffs. It's quite simple: Gas Bill =...
by pochisoldi
April 9th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: What does 'Discharge a jury' mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: What does 'Discharge a jury' mean?

It's short hand for "discharged from their duty".
Put another way, a juror, once discharged, is released from that period of jury duty.
by pochisoldi
April 7th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Voluntary Class 2 NI 2018 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Voluntary Class 2 NI 2018 2019

Need waive the £1000 self employed income allowance. Uncheck the relevant tick box.
If you don't do that, you aren't self employed, ergo no class 2...
by pochisoldi
April 5th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Network devices telling the router their name
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Network devices telling the router their name

You don't say :lol: StepOne And some options if not filled make for a pretty useless DHCP server, and are therefore "non optional options" For example for most users the Default router and DNS server options aren't really optional, because you (a) can't get onto the internet without the d...
by pochisoldi
April 5th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Network devices telling the router their name
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Network devices telling the router their name

Some options are optional... You don't say :lol: StepOne And some options if not filled make for a pretty useless DHCP server, and are therefore "non optional options" For example for most users the Default router and DNS server options aren't really optional, because you (a) can't get on...
by pochisoldi
April 5th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Network devices telling the router their name
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Network devices telling the router their name

It's done via DHCP. The client sends option information to the DHCP server (on your router) with the request for an IP address. Some boxes simply provide the last IP address they received (in the hope of getting the same address next time around). Other boxes provide a hostname - with Android etc. ...
by pochisoldi
April 4th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Open Office and Foxit Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Open Office and Foxit Issues

Putting full stops as part of file names is always likely to be troublesome. Much better to name files using convention 'YY-MM-DD xxx.(ext)'. In that way they can be sorted in datal order. My method is to use YYYYMMDD_name.ext Where MM or DD are not known I replace with xx So a scan to of a letter ...
by pochisoldi
April 4th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Network devices telling the router their name
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Network devices telling the router their name

I'm setting up my new Virgin 3.0 Hub which has instigated a bit of a tidy-up of my network. I'm using some DCHP reservations to bind various devices to known fixed IP addresses and also shuffling around addresses on things that were already static so I've been spending a lot of time hitting refresh...
by pochisoldi
April 3rd, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: gmail or paypal problem
Replies: 32
Views: 601

Re: gmail or paypal problem

Thanks for all the continuing responses. I think I will stick to my aforementioned decision. To avoid further confusions, I'll leave my account and its password untouched - but I'll keep a lookout in my paypal account, and wait (a reasonable time) for a sensible response from paypal which convinces...
by pochisoldi
April 2nd, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: move from phone contract to payg
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: move from phone contract to payg

From what I can make of the Three website, it appears that I order a SIM from them, initialise it, then get a PAC from T-Mo, give it to Three and they will change my number to the SIM they have given me. I moved a number from Asda Mobile to an existing Three PAYG account which had been active for m...
by pochisoldi
April 2nd, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Nationwide regular savings account axed
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Nationwide regular savings account axed

swill453 wrote:
AleisterCrowley wrote:Hmm, surprised it wasn't limited to new customers only - I guess they would then be accused of bait-and-switch tactics?

Nationwide make a thing about loyalty, so that would go against the grain.

Scott.


Yep - they treat new customers just as bad as they treat loyal ones.
by pochisoldi
April 2nd, 2019, 12:00 am
Forum: Taxes
Topic: Do I really have to abandon form IHT205 for IHT400?
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Do I really have to abandon form IHT205 for IHT400?

They are trying to catch people who knew they were terminally ill and altered their pension arrangements so as to leave more in their pot/fund scheme than would normally have occurred. Such as reducing the amount of drawdown from a SIPP so as to leave a greater pot behind, that would be tax-privile...
by pochisoldi
March 27th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Manhole Chamber Query
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Manhole Chamber Query

Would it be worth pumping out the water, to (1) see what's in the hole, and (2) to see if it refills with ground water?
by pochisoldi
March 27th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Solicitor's fees during Probate
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Solicitor's fees during Probate

There is a bit of work as it is leasehold and we need to find out if it is a Joint Tenancy or tenants in common, but that should be covered by the fees. Easily done by a layman: Paying the Land Registry for a copy of the title. (https://www.gov.uk/search-property-information-land-registry) Check to...
by pochisoldi
March 25th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Visit to US - ESTA question
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Visit to US - ESTA question

There is an option to check status if you don't have the application id. It requires passport details. Might be worth trying that. No it isn't worth trying - if the original application was done as a group, click on "Check group status". As I said earlier in the thread - if the applicatio...

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