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Forum: France
Jul 9th 2020, 6:23 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By TimFountain

Re: It's complicated! (US--> France)

Thanks for the reply. My employer has a presence in France, but it is likely I would report to either the UK of Germany head office. The role would cover all of Europe and I can live anywhere. I do...
Forum: France
Jul 8th 2020, 2:43 am
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By TimFountain

It's complicated! (US--> France)

Ok, so I'm 55 and the wife is 48. We have two kids, 17 and 15. We all live in the USA. I'm starting to think about where I want to be when I stop working (5-7 years, the sooner the better). For this...
Dec 19th 2019, 11:18 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By TimFountain

Re: LHR - PDX

Great news, only problem is BA suck!
Forum: USA
Sep 2nd 2019, 6:16 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Spirit Airlines

It's a ghetto airline. But it might just be tolerable for a 3 hour flight. Expect it to be crap and anything other than that is icing on the cake....
Forum: USA
Sep 2nd 2019, 6:14 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 12,785
Posted By TimFountain

Re: USA vs UK healthcare - physician perspective

Yep, same here. My old doctor retired and was replaced by a nurse practitioner. I had 2 issues with that, firstly the NP is not as well qualified as a doc who had been practicing for 35 years, and...
Forum: USA
Jul 22nd 2019, 5:19 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,585
Posted By TimFountain

Forum: USA
Jul 13th 2019, 2:46 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,585
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Moving to Portland oregon

You'll fit right in here!!!
Forum: USA
Jul 13th 2019, 2:46 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,585
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Moving to Portland oregon

Having lived in Portland for the last 8 years, I am somewhat qualified to hold an opinion. Portland is OK, but as Lansbury has pointed out, the council is very left leaning and is totally anti-car. I...
Forum: The Lab
Jun 15th 2019, 4:00 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By TimFountain

Re: WPS Office 2019 - drawbacks?

I have tried it and whilst I like it, I am uneasy about using a piece of Chinese software for anything confidential. I believe the chances of spyware are relatively high. I mean it's the perfect...
Jun 15th 2019, 3:44 pm
Replies: 312
Views: 43,064
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Gizza Job

Very true, but also very sad. Some of them need a job in order to get health insurance and a lot of them need a job because they have no retirement funds, or their funds got wiped out due to illness...
Mar 18th 2019, 1:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Moving from US to UK with French wife

Thanks you. I saw a date of Dec 2020, I presume that is the date you are quoting?
Mar 17th 2019, 9:07 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Moving from US to UK with French wife

Within the next year, if it goes ahead. It's not guaranteed yet.
Mar 17th 2019, 6:55 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By TimFountain

Moving from US to UK with French wife

Ok, so in the early stages of considering moving back to the UK. Background - I am a UK citizen, 2 kids were born in the US but have UK passports. Wife and I lived in the UK for 15 years before...
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 20th 2018, 2:03 am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,125
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Heard a good proverb ?

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips
Confucius - Man who go to bed with itchy bottom wake up with smelly finger.
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 7th 2018, 2:03 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Things you are embarrassed to take to the charity shop

I am the same, I only take working items to GW. It's amazing how many people will drop off completely useless dead crap. What is the point?
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 7th 2018, 2:00 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Things you are embarrassed to take to the charity shop

I scored a once in a lifetime find at a Goodwill in Portland a few weeks back. A Tumi Alpha 2 laptop bag, in black leather, absolutely brand new, still with the tags on it. It is not a knock-off as I...
Forum: USA
Apr 8th 2018, 4:00 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By TimFountain

Re: advice on 20yo AC units in Houston replace or not?

Did you close before discovering this issue? If you can still negotiate a fix, I'd do that. If you can't I'd wait and see. The downside is that you will use more electricity to keep the house cool as...
Forum: USA
Apr 6th 2018, 8:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By TimFountain

Re: UK Passport renewl with a twist

Great suggestions here. Thanks!
Apr 5th 2018, 1:19 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,922
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Buying a Used Discovery 3 / LR3 in the US.

I have kept my faith in the (Indian) JLR brand. I have an '09 XF Supercharged that has only needed brakes and a coolant expansion tank in the last 3 years and a Range Rover Sport. The RR Sport is the...
Forum: USA
Apr 5th 2018, 1:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By TimFountain

UK Passport renewl with a twist

So long story short. I had to relinquish my UK passport about 10 years ago due to a DOD security clearance. The relinquished UK passport expired in 2015. Unfortunately the Facilities Security...
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2017, 3:44 am
Replies: 62
Views: 4,080
Posted By TimFountain

Re: West Coast / Bay Area - Tips

I've been in high tech for nearly 30 years, and for all of that time the major tech companies have had significant presence in the Bay Area. It's not a new phenomena. Stanford, NASA, HP and Intel...
Oct 12th 2017, 9:56 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,918
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Will you grow old in America?

I live in Portlandia as well and have no idea of what you are referring to! I am surrounded by old folks in my neighborhood.
Sep 9th 2017, 4:51 am
Replies: 267
Views: 13,537
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Hurricane Irma

I've never, ever understood why anyone would want to live in Florida. It's a gator-filled, flat, stinky, hot, sweaty armpit. Just say no. Still after Irma maybe a few people will re-evaluate their...
Forum: USA
Sep 9th 2017, 4:45 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,687
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Are American less patient than Brits?

Obviously you've never been to China....
Forum: The Lab
Jul 23rd 2017, 5:31 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Ultrabook?

Just purchased a Lenovo Yoga 700 on Woot for $369. Great machine

Lenovo Yoga 700 11" | Ultralight Multimode Laptop | Lenovo US...
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