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Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2020, 7:19 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,019
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Work life in the USA compared to the UK, Software/IT Field

This has been pretty much my experience too. The most I've had was 10 days which was PTO and sick days combined. Most places were between 0 and 10. One offered "unlimited" PTO, but in reality never...
Jun 13th 2019, 10:22 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 930
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Small amount of possessions to ship, best way?

Someone on another thread recommended upakweship.com. They're showing a price of $1,389 for a 50 cubic feet pallet from Oregon to the UK.
Apr 21st 2019, 9:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Phone Sim

I picked up one from Amazon for our trip to the UK this week. That way, I have one in the phone right from the get go. I got one of these; https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FI1JW72
Forum: USA
Dec 15th 2018, 6:39 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: State Drivers License

Just to back this up, same here. I didn't have to hand over my UK license when I got my Oregon one.
Dec 15th 2018, 6:03 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Manchester Car Hire - Advantage Car Rentals

We used Advantage out of Heathrow on our recent trip. They're actually Europcar. Advantage seems to be their US moniker. No real issues other than the usual upsells. They did claim they didn't have...
Forum: USA
Jul 16th 2018, 7:03 am
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Applying for a Drivers Licence in California

It may be worth looking at doing your test at a DMV outside of the major cities. There was a 4 month wait at San Jose. I went to Los Gatos and got an appointment within 2 weeks.
Feb 2nd 2017, 3:51 am
Replies: 57
Views: 4,242
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Best State to retire in

We retired to the Oregon coast back in 2015. Low property prices, low property tax, low utilities and no sales tax were all a factor. Yes, the weather can suck, but it is also insanely beautiful, and...
May 14th 2015, 11:47 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Oregon Folks - Vacation Help

I'm pretty sure its still closed for the winter. Tripcheck.com is showing it closed. The Cascades Lake Highway is open after the winter though and that's well worth a trip. If you can, do the whole...
Dec 30th 2014, 9:48 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Oregon Tourist Spot

Oregon is a big place, bigger than the UK in area so a lot depends on where you are going to be as other folks have said. Crater Lake would be well worth a visit. A bit further north, the Cascade...
Jul 3rd 2014, 5:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Credit Scores and Buying a New Car

I would avoid these places like the plague. One of the favourite tricks is to front-load the interest on the loan. For example, you buy a $12,000 car and put $2,000 down and finance the rest at 20%...
Apr 26th 2014, 4:12 pm
Replies: 432
Views: 50,823
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: What gig are you going to?

(What's left of) Queen and Adam Lambert in San Jose and Las Vegas.
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2014, 4:51 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,130
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: WHERE???!!!

You may want to look at my neck of the woods, Bend, Oregon. Lots of outdoor stuff and a huge hospitality industry. Lots of resorts. It's not my cup of tea, but it looks like it may suit you.
Mar 31st 2014, 2:55 am
Replies: 3,755
Views: 305,604
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Tele

Sadly, never a truer (two) word spoken. It really is dire.
Mar 23rd 2014, 11:26 pm
Replies: 1,302
Views: 142,986
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: UK TV Programs

While we're on crime dramas, Broadchurch is back on April 22nd.
Mar 22nd 2014, 11:47 pm
Replies: 1,302
Views: 142,986
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: UK TV Programs

Thanks for that. I liked the first set a lot.
Forum: USA
Mar 22nd 2014, 5:42 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 4,045
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Changing UK Drivers Licenece to add a USA address

I can't find it now, but I'm sure there was a discussion a little while ago about why it's better to use your US license.
Forum: USA
Mar 19th 2014, 1:04 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Help on choosing a place in California

That's a shame. There was some good stuff here.
Mar 16th 2014, 1:04 am
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Match of the day

Media Hint works well on Firefox too.
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2014, 12:54 am
Replies: 52
Views: 4,192
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Advantages of US Citizenship?

I don't want to turn this into another health insurance thread, but the European model of health care insurance is a very different beast from the American one. A lot of my friends and family back...
Forum: USA
Mar 15th 2014, 9:19 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Help on choosing a place in California

I was thinking Santa Cruz up to Pacifica or so, but getting somewhere decent for $2000 per month will be a struggle. No idea on schools though.
Forum: USA
Mar 15th 2014, 7:14 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 4,192
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Advantages of US Citizenship?

In a way, I would take a lot of what I say with a pinch of salt. I live in an area that my wife moved us to, and to say it hasn't worked out would be an understatement. We used to live in the Santa...
Forum: USA
Mar 15th 2014, 6:43 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 4,192
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Advantages of US Citizenship?

43F and snow showers for Monday.

a 6 hour round trip to civilisation. No thanks.

If you like HFCS, salt, growth hormones in your milk and meat, etc.

That reminds me, no one has accused me of...
Forum: USA
Mar 15th 2014, 5:59 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 4,192
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Advantages of US Citizenship?

"I've been in the UK for nearly 10 years. We don't like living here."

What is it that you don't like about living in the UK? What do you expect to be better in the US?
Mar 11th 2014, 2:56 am
Replies: 40
Views: 1,911
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: I'm 59 therefore I must be a hopeless idiot

I've been hearing this since I turned 30 many moons ago. Strangely enough, I'm still working away on stuff that most under 30 can't even comprehend. Yes, I am a smug git.
Forum: USA
Mar 10th 2014, 2:55 am
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By cluedweasel

Re: Anyone used Unotelly?

Try the Mediahint addon for Firefox on the Mac to access iPlayer. It works well on mine and is free.

Almost all the VPN/DNS services are useless for the likes of catchuptv.com.
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