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Horridbloke

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  1. Even odds they'll treat us to another "HOUSE PRICES SOAR!!!" front page by next friday.
  2. Probably using the famed Fergus Wilson "properties double every seven years" logic: he'd need just over four and a half years. (I don't necessarily subscribe to this.)
  3. A while ago somebody here posted a sizeable mosaic of the express's "HOUSE PRICE SOARS!" front pages. The fact they keep getting away with it is a damning indictment of their regular readers.
  4. I'm clinging on to my rolling monthly SIM deal with Virgin for dear life - I get a lot more data on it than I should due to an apparent bug in their website. Every six months to a year they call me up and try to trick me into taking a 12 month contract. I just let it wash over me.
  5. Might be worth checking your Steam settings - it has a couple of options to limit bandwidth usage. Alternatively, Steam displays download speed in kilo/mega-bytes per second, not bits: could it be a case of unit confusion?
  6. So if we buy now we'll be impoverishing the seller? I would feel terrible about that - really awful.
  7. They're dropping in this south coast university town - looks like some student landlords are giving up (always a giveaway when the lounge is described as "bedroom 4"). Saw the first sub-200k house matching my Rightmove search for a couple of years this week.
  8. Yes, I visited Liverpool last year and peered into a few estate agents windows. Saw a few houses on offer for under £40k, though not anything I would want to live in.
  9. At what point does retirement age bump up against an average person's ability to do their a job?
  10. Does anyone seriously think that's the last we'll hear of this guy? He'll switch to an adjacent town, put everything in a relative's name or whatever and carry on.
  11. The industry already tries that via TRIAD charges for times of winter peak demand. Our workplace gets internally-sourced notifications to not use the lifts or make tea between about 4 and 6pm on the days in question.
  12. It's potentially worse than that. For a thirty percent "discount" to return a price to its current level the "undiscounted" price would have to rise by 43 percent.
  13. Why would/do VIs bother posting on here? Don't get me wrong, I agree a HPC would be a very good thing, for me personally and for the UK in general. I have lurked around here for a good number of years now and occasionally post but we really aren't important. I cannot believe that posts on the level of "cant loose on houses your or loosers lol" or "prices wil definitely fall by 60 percent by end of year" actually has a measurable effect on the market.
  14. Will this measure really help? The virus is already well established here. I can't help wondering if they're playing to the daily mail brigade here.
  15. If they weren't doing that they'd be trying to flog lousy phone contracts or vaping paraphenalia.
  16. Just round the corner from Challaborough, which is basically a Straw Dogs theme park.
  17. So 'alt-coins' both have no effect on bitcoin and make it worth more? Okay then...
  18. People all over the place are creating new cryptocurrencies out of thin air. Assuming these appeal to much the same crowd that are interested in bitcoin the unlimited extra supply breaks Bitcoin's "limited supply" anti-inflation feature. Also, plenty of people are putting money into bitcoin-denominated accounts rather than acquiring the coins themselves, therefore purchasing promises-to-pay. That removes the supply limitation, so inflation will happen.
  19. A substantial and not particularly justifiable increase in ISA allowance. Let's say to £24k.
  20. A sane person would grumble in private about their sentence and otherwise get on with it. What's the betting he will?
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