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by AF62
April 20th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: The Mule
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: The Mule

Best film of the year. 9/10. Completely and utterly disagree - a 4/10 film at best with Clint is so far past his best. Opens with a '15 years earlier' scene with Clint looking incredibly old, and then moves up to date with him looking exactly the same! I know it is based on a true story, but the se...
by AF62
April 17th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: 22year old daughter scammed of £9,750
Replies: 41
Views: 2921

Re: 22year old daughter scammed of £9,750

Note that today TSB launched a refund guarantee scheme for fraud victims. This goes beyond their legal obligations and would seem to cover the situation the OP's daughter found herself in (if it had been with TSB and after 14th April). The new guarantee means fraud victims will be refunded for all ...
by AF62
April 17th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Three Mobile Price rise or Price Reduction
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Three Mobile Price rise or Price Reduction

Yet again , great treatment for loyal customers Any sensible company would do the same. Anyway, were you aware new customers can get 8GB with unlimited calls and texts from Three for only £10 a month (plus £45 cashback) if they went through Quidco? So £75 for the year rather than the £132 for your ...
by AF62
April 10th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: Tipping

... There’s a busy Italian restaurant near which I’d like to frequent but it adds the service charge (tip?) onto the bill. No option. Disgusting practice. ... I believe you are perfectly entitled to ask them to remove the discretionary service charge from the bill. I did it once in a French themed ...
by AF62
April 8th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What On Earth Is NonSpecific About ‘Leave’?
Replies: 259
Views: 3557

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

This is a good article IMHO. The Remain heartlands are in London, and university towns like Oxford and Cambridge. These places were most enthusiastic in signing up to the petition to cancel Article 50. They are used to being listened to. On the other hand, the places that were least enthusiastic – ...
by AF62
April 8th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Drug Shortage
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Drug Shortage

Went to the vets earlier to pick up some medicine for the hound. Couldn't get the full prescription amount, as this particular drug is in short supply, apparently due to various health organisations (human and animal) stockpiling it to cover any disruptions to supply. I did have that Rhod Gilbert m...
by AF62
April 8th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: No Deal = May's Deal
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: No Deal = May's Deal

Not a surprise. The UK has announced that in the event of 'No Deal' it will keep the Irish border open, and collect no customs duty and make no checks on goods (other than excise or controlled goods). It can do this because the customs duty not collected is our money, and we know the goods will be f...
by AF62
April 8th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What On Earth Is NonSpecific About ‘Leave’?
Replies: 259
Views: 3557

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

So simple that's why the deal with the EU was all done and dusted in a couple of weeks. So simple it got voted through the commons in one afternoon last year. That's why we left the EU on time, on 29 March 2019. Don't know what all the fuss is about, myself. :lol: And to make it more absurd, the Wi...
by AF62
April 8th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What On Earth Is NonSpecific About ‘Leave’?
Replies: 259
Views: 3557

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

As for the Best of 3 argument, no-one seems to object to General Elections every 4-5 years where people can change their minds You see a parallel between voting in a regular frequent event and voting for a (at least semi-) permanent relationship every several decades? Given that leaving with a deal...
by AF62
April 8th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What On Earth Is NonSpecific About ‘Leave’?
Replies: 259
Views: 3557

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

Very few people are suggesting ignoring the referendum result. It is, obviously, lawful to simply remain and say we are not having any more referenda. However, those who wish to have a vote on the final deal as recommended by Jacob Rees Mogg are doing so because they think we should not ignore the ...
by AF62
April 8th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Tipping
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: Tipping

... except that seems to have stopped. Card payment now presents me the amount on the bill, with no flexibility. Anyone know why? My experience is some machines do offer the opportunity to add a tip and some do not. Why - I have some suggestions, but don't know whether they are right or not! - I su...
by AF62
April 1st, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Could a credit to my bank account be part of a scam?
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Could a credit to my bank account be part of a scam?

Never mind £100k, I always send a £1 tester for a new payee - for amounts ranging from £45 to £15k. If the £1 goes astray I can write it off without loss of sleep. To be certain the recipient has actually received it, my preference is to send a random amount up to a couple of pounds, for example £1...
by AF62
March 1st, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: MOTs - the good, the bad and the ugly
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: MOTs - the good, the bad and the ugly

What's the worst MOT you ever had? I can't tell you the worst, but I can tell you the funniest. I took a Citroen BX for a test and when I came to collect it I was told it had failed. I was told everything was fine apart from the handbrake, which didn't work at all. I asked if they had the rear whee...
by AF62
February 25th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: BT Scam
Replies: 29
Views: 1164

Re: BT Scam

If you want to avoid receiving any nuisance calls, I suggest the simplest way to avoid them is to buy a phone with Call Guardian built in - https://shop.bt.com/blog/how-to-block-all-nuisance-calls-bt8600-advanced-call-blocker/ You can either block them or dump them to the answerphone, both without t...
by AF62
February 23rd, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: IFTTT, Hive Thermostat - based on weather or occupancy?
Replies: 25
Views: 649

Re: IFTTT, Hive Thermostat - based on weather or occupancy?

Feel free to go and argue the toss with the EA about the legal minutiae and interpretation of that. Ah, estate agents, that most trustworthy of professions. There are implications for buildings insurance in an emergency situation where no tenant is available with keys and the agent/LL don't have an...
by AF62
February 23rd, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: How to keep your exporting business alive
Replies: 24
Views: 845

Re: How to keep your exporting business alive

And as for it being good for freight agents, they will just mainain the services they already provide to exporters. Thats their job, they dont charge on a per communication basis. Its what they do. But given that the volume of exports for which export declarations will be required will be increased...
by AF62
February 23rd, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: IFTTT, Hive Thermostat - based on weather or occupancy?
Replies: 25
Views: 649

Re: IFTTT, Hive Thermostat - based on weather or occupancy?

Some leases will allow it, and some will not. You do not know at this time, so why not ask before making assumptions? Leases which don't allow it are not legal, so no leases do not allow it. I've read in the past that this wasn't the case - although I should caveat that with the news that I'm not a...
by AF62
February 23rd, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: IFTTT, Hive Thermostat - based on weather or occupancy?
Replies: 25
Views: 649

Re: IFTTT, Hive Thermostat - based on weather or occupancy?

As for a landlord suggesting the tenant should ask for permission to change the lock - that is an utterly unreasonable suggestion. Some leases will allow it, and some will not. You do not know at this time, so why not ask before making assumptions? Leases which don't allow it are not legal, so no l...
by AF62
February 23rd, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: IFTTT, Hive Thermostat - based on weather or occupancy?
Replies: 25
Views: 649

Re: IFTTT, Hive Thermostat - based on weather or occupancy?

My last lot of tenants on my house rental decided to change a front door yale lock on me without permission Whenever I've moved into a property, I've always changed all of the locks because, who knows who has keys to the old ones? Exactly. You would be stupid not to. I'd definitely want one with a ...
by AF62
February 23rd, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: IFTTT, Hive Thermostat - based on weather or occupancy?
Replies: 25
Views: 649

Re: IFTTT, Hive Thermostat - based on weather or occupancy?

Another thought, how about combining a smart lock with Hive? But is there a smart lock that is secure? I keep reading stories about them failing open when there is a power or internet cut, or the other way round with no manual override. Slarti I'd definitely want one with a manual key facility as a...

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