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  • in reply to: Reheating curry and rice #1214

    blueman
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    No, as long as they were in the fridge and you reheat thoroughly. The rice is the biggest issue.

  • in reply to: EasyJet Cancellation and BMC insurance #1183

    blueman
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    I failed to get anything out of their cheating insurance underwriters after getting stranded by the Icelandic volcano so I will never use them again. Good luck and I hope you get a payout.

  • in reply to: Is this legal? Domain registrar ignoring abuse complaints #1120

    blueman
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    I don’t know the legalities of it but I suspect that if you wrote them an email mentioning the GDPR, they might panic a bit and change their tune.

  • in reply to: When buying a watch – automatic or battery? #992

    blueman
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    Battery is more accurate but I prefer a mechanical watch. Being in maintenance engineering the work and precision that goes in to all the tiny cogs and springs appeals to me.

  • in reply to: How reliable has your car been? #964

    blueman
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    My first car was a 2008 Nissan Note (1.5 diesel). It had 85000 miles on the clock when I bought it, and about 160000 when I sold it 3.5 years later. In that time the only issue I had was with wheel bearings and brakes, both of which I’d consider consumable. The brakes didn’t actually cost me anything; I eventually sold it with virtually nothing left on the brake discs or pads, as I’d already decided I needed a bigger car and was planning on selling it when it was paid for in a few months fro when the problem surfaced.

    My second car is a Volvo V60 D3, which hasn’t caused me any actual issues but which came with a £2000 bill for its first service. I blame not being thorough enough with pre-purchase inspection, combined with having it serviced at a main dealer.

    So far no breakdowns – fingers crossed that that continues!

  • in reply to: PayPal sucks :( #951

    blueman
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    I recently had my ebay account hacked and had to stop some paypal transactions. There is a way to speak with someone, there is a phone number and just say there is a fraud and they will route you through to a person.

  • in reply to: NHS pay #928

    blueman
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    The tories aren’t doing it because they believe in the NHS. They are doing it as a political calculation:

    a. They can’t afford another big fight in the run up to Brexit.

    b. New money for the NHS provides some cover for the Brexiters £350 million a week extra for the NHS. It doesn’t matter that 52 x 350 is about 4x more than 4 billion because Brexiters don’t do maths. Next time somebody asks Johnson about that bus he can come out with this and pretend it’s all true.

    c. Medium term the NHS wage bill getting out of control is good for the Tories. They want to sell it off and make people buy health insurance from their pals in the City. Wages getting out of control helps them make the case that it is unsustainable.

    They could maybe do stuff like this if it wasn’t for Brexit but it is going to turn to ten kinds of sh*t if they don’t keep a lid on the public sector wage bill at the same time as Brexit f*cks up the rest of the economy and makes the markets jittery about the pound.

  • in reply to: First steps in running a successful business #1210

    blueman
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    A definitive first world problem. Car valeting, are you serious?

  • in reply to: Is this legal? Domain registrar ignoring abuse complaints #1126

    blueman
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    GDPR has been mentioned, but if this was something other than a UK based registrar will GDPR be any help? As to forwarding the Email thread to the Police, I suspect that would be a waste of Electricity.

    My understanding was that the regulations apply to any company that does business with EU customers, regardless of where the company is registered. Obviously, in practice, some foreign businesses would be out of the reach of any enforcement but a lot of registrars would be doing enough business in the EU that they should pay attention to it if they have any sense.

    Doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s of any help in these circumstances. I just think that as something all businesses currently have to worry about and lots don’t fully understand, it’s probably a useful lever for consumers at the moment.

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