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  1. Thread: New PC time

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    I hope you store that external hard drive in a...

    I hope you store that external hard drive in a physically separate location. Otherwise there are a whole host of possible events (theft/fire/flood/etc) which could mean that you could irretrievably...
  2. Thread: Estate Agents

    by PhilipK
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    I was on the opposite side of such a transaction...

    I was on the opposite side of such a transaction a few years ago. The elderly seller had taken to a young couple who had helped her to open a stuck cupboard door, and even though I was willing to...
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    What makes you think that? The watch was...

    What makes you think that?

    The watch was advertised as an Automatic. It is a Manual. It is Significantly Not As Described. Hence the buyer has 30 (eBay) or 180 (PayPal) days in which to raise a -...
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    You're probably an exception. People are much...

    You're probably an exception.

    People are much more likely to answer a call if it (appears to) come from their local area, or from a number similar to their own. Hence the spammers - who are using...
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    Short answer - no, there's nothing that you can...

    Short answer - no, there's nothing that you can do about it.

    The RFC822 headers contain both a FROM: and a SENDER: field, and the spammers are exploiting this to populate the same information into...
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    In theory it should be returned in the same...

    In theory it should be returned in the same condition that it was received in, but if an issue doesn't manifest itself for a few months, and the item has been in use for that time, then there will...
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    It will need to be returned to you by a Tracked...

    It will need to be returned to you by a Tracked method, and once the tracking shows that a delivery attempt has been made it will trigger the refund.


    Once again, it is not 30 days for a PayPal...
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    As mentioned above, if it's a PayPal claim then...

    As mentioned above, if it's a PayPal claim then it's 180 days, not 30 days, and the buyer is well within this timeframe.
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    All the talk about the eBay 30-day rule is...

    All the talk about the eBay 30-day rule is totally irrelevant if it turns out, as suggested here, that the buyer had paid by PayPal and they raise a dispute with PayPal, rather than with eBay.
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    Very nice. Trying to spot the differences from my...

    Very nice. Trying to spot the differences from my automatic version:


    24-hour hand is larger

    Black date wheel
    Date window is closer to edge of case
    Wider minutes hand (???)
    Quartz...
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    They look good, Andy. What's the build quality...

    They look good, Andy. What's the build quality like?
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    They look a bit like Skagen meets Christopher...

    They look a bit like Skagen meets Christopher Ward to me...
  13. Thread: Toasters

    by PhilipK
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    Have to agree with this. We have had the...

    Have to agree with this.

    We have had the 4-slot version for a few years, and I'd advise anybody thinking of getting one to think again.

    - The toast it produces is very uneven
    - On two...
  14. Thread: RIP Max Mosley

    by PhilipK
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    Let's not forget the man's politics, including...

    Let's not forget the man's politics, including the infamous leaflet that he published in 1961

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/03/08/22/4A05045E00000578-5479785-image-m-6_1520548429443.jpg...
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    Surely the tipping point is when the chance of...

    Surely the tipping point is when the chance of dying in a car accident from an autonomous car is no greater than than that of dying in a human-driven car?
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    Thank you! Ordered.

    Thank you! Ordered.
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    But he won't be on that list, will he? Because of...

    But he won't be on that list, will he? Because of his tax dodging, Bozo is putting him on the "Diplomatic and Overseas List".
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    But at least you did score one goal :-) ...

    But at least you did score one goal :-)

    (Sorry, couldn't resist)
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    Yep, you're absolutely right. I'm sure that you...

    Yep, you're absolutely right. I'm sure that you must therefore also share my feelings that if only we had elected a competent government and Prime Minister who had actually provided up-to-date advice...
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    Because it is in a section of the web site which...

    Because it is in a section of the web site which primarily deals with airports, it is not completely clear whether the scope of the statement is "shops in airports" or "all shops". Also, as this...
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    Why would you expect to read a thread about...

    Why would you expect to read a thread about seriously ugly watches without it mentioning two of the most egregious examples ever to be allowed out in public? Patek's designers (who have come up with...
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    It's not clear (to me) whether this applies to...

    It's not clear (to me) whether this applies to all shops, or just to ones which are airside at airports.

    If it's the former (which it seems to be), then I expect that this will have a huge impact...
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    Just to be pedantic, it's a tamper evident seal,...

    Just to be pedantic, it's a tamper evident seal, not a tamper proof one (i.e. it will show if the package has been tampered with, but it doesn't do anything to prevent the tampering occurring). It's...
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    Patek Nautilus -vs- just about anything from...

    Patek Nautilus -vs- just about anything from Elizabeth Duke.
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    Look on the bright side - while you're living in...

    Look on the bright side - while you're living in the EU, there are still 26 countries in which you can buy and sell without any import processes or VAT, etc. Those of us living in the UK are not so...
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