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Forum: USA
Aug 1st 2011, 4:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By emailrob

Re: living in Irvine

Irvine is one of the safest cities in the US. Huntingdon probably a little less as its more toursity, but still nice. Both are lovely areas.
Forum: USA
Jun 5th 2011, 3:31 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,918
Posted By emailrob

Re: Has anyone bought a new car cash?

Best piece of advice. People who are like "I only paid $100 over invoice". REALLY? You think so? Think again. Lots of deals going on behind the scenes, kick backs from manufactures etc.
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2011, 10:04 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,717
Posted By emailrob

Re: Why are interest saving rates so low in US?

They make their money out of investing your money like most banks. These investments have not necessarily been as fruitful in prior years and that, plus more regulation on things like overdraft...
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2011, 4:01 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,717
Posted By emailrob

Re: Why are interest saving rates so low in US?

Yep, you need to spend at least 3 months back in Yorkshire.
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2011, 3:45 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,717
Posted By emailrob

Re: Why are interest saving rates so low in US?

I think you missed by sarcasm :sneaky:
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2011, 3:22 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,717
Posted By emailrob

Re: Why are interest saving rates so low in US?

But its not the American dream to save money :) You should buy a large house that you can JUST about afford, and hope the market doesn't go down...

The upside on the mortgage part to remember is...
Feb 26th 2011, 2:06 am
Replies: 576
Views: 45,664
Posted By emailrob

Re: Netflix

i imagine (but am not sure) that it would kick you out due to not having a US IP address
Feb 16th 2011, 6:56 pm
Replies: 576
Views: 45,664
Posted By emailrob

Re: Netflix

My Boxee box just added Netflix support, so I've just taken the months trial. Looks pretty good so far. Season 1 of Roseanna - ace :)
Forum: USA
Jan 30th 2011, 9:44 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,406
Posted By emailrob

Re: How to find work in the US without US experience... Any ideas??

Do you have specialized technical experience? If so, which country you come from generally does not matter.

You experience sounds quite varied, " I have worked as a Project Manager, Sales Contract...
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2011, 2:13 am
Forum: Canada
Nov 21st 2010, 6:10 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,510
Posted By emailrob

Re: Media Streamer with built in VPN client (for iPlayer)

yeah i've got me a boxee box. Still thinking about putting in a proxy or vpn for seesaw and iplayer...expat shield thing works well on the pC. Would it transfer over the settings to the boxee? Hmm...
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2010, 8:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By emailrob

Re: I'm new - anyone know any discount codes for booking flights?

So do it again then...you appear to be an expert so I'm unsure why you are asking on here.
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 9th 2010, 3:08 pm
Replies: 539
Views: 42,824
Posted By emailrob

Re: OMFG What are we going to do

I'd seriously consider getting professional immigration advice, given the immediacy of the situation. No disrespect to the people on here :)
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 9th 2010, 3:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By emailrob

Re: Sauna anyone?

Water boils at 100C. That is not good for the body!
Forum: USA
Aug 2nd 2010, 8:24 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,719
Posted By emailrob

Re: Cultural difference? Job-hopping as career progression

my opinion (both as a professional and personally). Here are my gross over generalisations based on my industry experience. ymmv :)

- reference checks are much less rigid or useful in the US. UK...
Forum: USA
Jul 23rd 2010, 3:30 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By emailrob

Re: Selling a like new car

Have you tried carmax? http://www.carmax.com/enUS/carmax-locations/NV.html

I've sold two cars with them, but not sure how they deal with the outstanding finance issue. The prices I've been given...
Jul 16th 2010, 8:29 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,868
Posted By emailrob

Re: Which iPhone Apps Do You Love?

Agreed, tis awesomeness :)
Jul 16th 2010, 6:39 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,868
Posted By emailrob

Re: Which iPhone Apps Do You Love?

I'm giving my vote for Slacker Radio, for those of us with iPods and not iPhones

Its the first subscription I've paid for $5 a month. It allows you to "cache" (read download) different stations by...
Forum: USA
Jul 14th 2010, 7:38 pm
Replies: 212
Views: 21,009
Posted By emailrob

Re: Disillusioned

Now, I just say "thanks". And then move on to a different conversation. I can't stand the "where are you from, how long, why etc etc" Some would call it rude, but its normally strangers and I don't...
Forum: USA
Jul 14th 2010, 7:31 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 13,361
Posted By emailrob

Re: Landline phones work?

Give it away to a friend and buy a new one when you get here. You'll feel better about it :)

Even better, get Skype or Vonage and don't even thing about getting an (overpriiced) phone line. Many...
Jul 13th 2010, 8:08 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,157
Posted By emailrob

Re: Everyone wants to go home...except me!

We are doing a house swap. Our friends get free accommodation in California and we get free accommodation in England. Seems like a good deal to me :)
Jul 13th 2010, 7:20 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,157
Posted By emailrob

Re: Everyone wants to go home...except me!

I'm with you 100%.

We went back to the UK at considerable cost last year. Spent 10 days driving, not sleeping in the same town twice. Nice to see people and all, but not a holiday. A beautiful...
Forum: USA
Jul 8th 2010, 3:28 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 4,785
Posted By emailrob

Re: Driving in Cali

To give my experience, I would recommend taking the test in a rental car. Just have your rental full insurance and you should be fine. I did this, no problem.

And a tip - when you take the...
Jun 25th 2010, 4:45 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 5,815
Posted By emailrob

Re: L1-A to GC - Process and requirements

Sorry, but you can't believe the "4 months" Texas shows. The timescales vary wildly (trust me, I know). You might get lucky, you might not. Prepare to be underwhelmed with updates on your case and...
Jun 25th 2010, 4:42 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 21,865
Posted By emailrob

Re: L1A Petition Approved - Next steps

well the embassy will be getting very busy at this time of year. We got our appointment June 2008 and it was mad busy. Most people were there who had received drunk driving from the UK and had to get...
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