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Today, 3:24 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,088
Posted By sid nv

Re: Home Ownership Is Mayhem

My experience of buying in the US is that house inspection here is far more thorough.

In the UK, getting a house surveyed involves a guy turning up in suit, tie, and clipboard, having a walk...
Yesterday, 4:30 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,088
Posted By sid nv

Re: Home Ownership Is Mayhem

I have an interest in roofing replacement, as my asphalt shingles are close to knackered at 26 years old. I replaced the curling ridge tiles and patched things up a bit a few years ago, but there are...
Dec 2nd 2019, 3:58 am
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By sid nv

Re: The Slow Death of the Apostrophe

Dont take it personally. Im sure we can still understand a sentence without unnecessary apostrophe's.
Forum: USA
Nov 29th 2019, 3:57 am
Replies: 2,148
Views: 283,979
Posted By sid nv

Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

Not so much of a find but a lose. We are big fans of Young's Fish - Cod and Haddock Fillets - but our local Walmart is no longer stocking these products. Can we expect to see Young's Fish available...
Nov 21st 2019, 4:32 pm
Replies: 9,048
Views: 474,668
Posted By sid nv

Re: What has p*ssed you off today...part II

People here do not wear suits and do not strut about speaking into phones, because they don't need phones. Their natural speaking voice volume is so stupendous that they can have conversations over...
Forum: The Lounge
Nov 19th 2019, 4:18 pm
Replies: 23,984
Views: 1,462,181
Posted By sid nv

Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Out and about driving on my food delivery gig the other evening, and received an order to deliver to a certain ladies of the night establishment. One of the difficult things about this job is...
Nov 19th 2019, 3:28 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,062
Posted By sid nv

Re: Medicare time!

Taking a look at the Advantage plans on offer here: medicare.gov has an excellent Advantage plan comparison tool. There are really only two companies to choose from in this geographic area. We are...
Nov 12th 2019, 3:18 am
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By sid nv

Re: Great News Lads n Lasses.

Warning. Graphic Content.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/1367x692/clipboard01_fbbef48b07388ae9fbfd8b7971c3584f66ca9814.jpg
Forum: The Lounge
Nov 6th 2019, 4:56 pm
Replies: 250
Views: 13,411
Posted By sid nv

Re: Better traveled, Americans or Brits?

Yes, so perhaps the question needs to be rephrased. A survey should be sent out to native people: How satisfied were you with the taste of the foreign invader's thigh bone, on a scale of 1 to 5?...
Forum: The Lounge
Nov 6th 2019, 4:07 am
Replies: 250
Views: 13,411
Posted By sid nv

Re: Better traveled, Americans or Brits?

It would be nice if this question could be posed to Captain James Cook and his band of sailors as they were being tossed about in the violent NW Pacific Seas in their tiny wooden boat.
Forum: The Lab
Nov 5th 2019, 4:43 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 6,114
Posted By sid nv

Re: Linux - Installing & using

Stop pretending to use vi, and admit we all use Emacs. DeadVim will probably be along shortly to confirm.
Forum: USA
Nov 5th 2019, 4:00 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,418
Posted By sid nv

Re: To those who've made the move -- what are the biggest pros and cons?

Never let them tell you that they're all the same . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAQeZNjmJDA
Forum: The Lab
Nov 5th 2019, 12:50 am
Replies: 94
Views: 6,114
Posted By sid nv

Re: Linux - Installing & using

In the beginning, there was Ed. And ed begat ex; and ex begat vi. Gedit?
Forum: USA
Nov 4th 2019, 5:09 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,418
Posted By sid nv

Re: To those who've made the move -- what are the biggest pros and cons?

Pros:

S p a c e .
Empty roads, cheap gas, and badass vehicles.
Endless sunshine.
No damp, mould, mildew, or rust.
Cheap low-tax booze and free beer in casinos.
Wonderful good-natured...
Forum: The Lab
Nov 4th 2019, 3:29 am
Replies: 94
Views: 6,114
Posted By sid nv

Re: Linux - Installing & using

cat <<'EOF' | sed 's/might just be/am almost certainly/g' | sed 's/I am almost certainly a bit of a crank/I almost certainly have no life, like the rest of the posters on this thread/g'
I find the...
Forum: The Lab
Nov 1st 2019, 3:55 am
Replies: 94
Views: 6,114
Posted By sid nv

Re: Linux - Installing & using

I think I have lost the plot here. All this talk of 8-inch floppies, and look and feel; I have gone into linear regression.
Time to man up and adopt a command-line only interface.
Forum: The Lab
Oct 30th 2019, 1:01 am
Replies: 94
Views: 6,114
Posted By sid nv

Re: Linux - Installing & using

Ah, I see the problem - your MBR primary partition count is maxed out. Just ensure you don't delete the active recovery partition.

And, it's allright. I have no life either.
Oct 29th 2019, 4:39 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,062
Posted By sid nv

Re: Medicare time!

I did not realise sick old people were so valuable. This explains why our Medicare Advantage plan provider keeps sending us detailed questionnaires on our health (I binned mine), invitations to...
Oct 29th 2019, 3:54 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,062
Posted By sid nv

Re: Medicare time!

Well, thanks for that. My eyes just opened up so much that my eyeballs actually fell out.
Oct 28th 2019, 4:05 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,062
Posted By sid nv

Re: Medicare time!

Having just about got used to Tax Return Season, now facing the new challenge of Medicare Plan Season. :(
Oct 24th 2019, 3:27 am
Replies: 6,790
Views: 353,768
Posted By sid nv

Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

You forgot . . . and I will attempt to Spoiler this to prevent ear worm . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRlbmV39Zhw
Oct 24th 2019, 1:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By sid nv

Re: Sponsored sibling's green card - possible timeline

Does anyone know if a potential immigrant in this situation (Case created at NVC) can keep the case open beyond 12 months? I seem to recall reading that so long as the applicant keeps in touch with...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 23rd 2019, 12:42 am
Replies: 250
Views: 13,411
Posted By sid nv

Re: Better traveled, Americans or Brits?

Masking a distress signal rather than anger, but I am sure the SOSes can speak for themselves.
Oct 22nd 2019, 5:31 pm
Replies: 927
Views: 109,665
Posted By sid nv

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

UKW, perhaps you should name your future British Mansion "Wynding Down". Or more accurately, "Wynding Up".
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 22nd 2019, 5:04 pm
Replies: 250
Views: 13,411
Posted By sid nv

Re: Better traveled, Americans or Brits?

There are more homes named DunRoamin in the UK than the US, so We win.
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