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Forum: The Lab
Feb 21st 2018, 11:30 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,473
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Tablet woes.

I sure do have a prejudice ... born out of decades of experience in personal and business use of computer and mobile devices.

The fact that you think that nobody uses android in secure corporate...
Forum: The Lab
Feb 21st 2018, 11:28 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,473
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Tablet woes.

Ahh ... I guess I skimmed... saw "Kindle" and thought you got a Fire device.

My commiserations. :lol:
Forum: The Lab
Feb 21st 2018, 9:00 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,473
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Tablet woes.

Glad you took the sensible choice and went for an Android based tablet.

The apple fanbois will tell you that nothing can touch an ipad, but the truth is that they are massively overpriced for what...
Feb 21st 2018, 8:50 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By BritishGuy36

Forum: USA
Feb 21st 2018, 8:46 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Bank account auto-closed without my knowledge

Ok then.

I guess it's just me they don't like.

Since the account is now closed, I guess I'm done with them anyway.

Thanks for the responses.
Forum: USA
Feb 21st 2018, 3:21 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Bank account auto-closed without my knowledge

No point now, the account is closed. If there was a couple of grand in there I'd be bothered, but there wasn't.
Forum: USA
Feb 21st 2018, 3:20 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Bank account auto-closed without my knowledge

I don't know why they did this, I was told they didn't send cards abroad. Maybe it's because you were present in the branch in the UK at the time.

The PIN sentry device is a great idea and won...
Forum: USA
Feb 21st 2018, 3:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Bank account auto-closed without my knowledge

Who is "they"? Barclays? Or another bank.

Barclays told me a long time ago that they don't issue new debit cards when the account address is outside of the UK.
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2018, 4:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Bank account auto-closed without my knowledge

I was told I had to write to the "closure team" to have them investigate what happened.
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2018, 4:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Bank account auto-closed without my knowledge

That would be ok, if they allowed you to "log in". Once you live abroad, they will not send you a new debit card once the current one expires. No debit card, no access to online banking.
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2018, 4:25 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By BritishGuy36

Bank account auto-closed without my knowledge

So I call up Barclays today. I had left my account open in case I moved back at any point, and then I wouldn't have the hassle of opening an account, proving who I was, etc. I left the UK 9 years 3...
Oct 3rd 2017, 2:57 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 18,529
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: BritBox

Had Britbox for a couple of weeks now.

Since I have two Fire TV boxes I subscribed to the Amazon channel. The picture quality is a superbly stable 1080p, since it's running on Amazon's...
Oct 3rd 2017, 2:52 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: So, my UK DNS finally died

Still no problems here with using ibVPN.

But also subscribing to Britbox now, since it's easier and you get HD picture quality.
Jun 29th 2017, 3:31 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 10,555
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Want to move to Montana!

I did. There were plenty of days at 30 or 35 I went out in shorts.

Lowest it got was -25 for a few days, it felt cold but refreshing. I didn't have an issue with it.

Had to get a new battery...
Forum: USA
Jan 14th 2017, 4:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: MOVING! What to sell and what to bring?

You have immediately grasped what it takes others posting this question some time to absorb - it's a crazy idea to bring stuff that only works on 230v and attempt to power it with transformers etc....
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2017, 12:54 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 10,825
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: What's up with the Bread here?!!

Walmart's Italian bread for $1 a loaf is the best I have found here for both sandwiches and toast.

There are more options for buns/rolls that are savory, and Walmart also does good ones of those...
Forum: The Lab
Jan 4th 2017, 1:41 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Ripping DVDs

Agreed. I like to rip with something else first like DVD Decrypter or WinX DVD to files, then manually adjust the aspect ratio if needed with DVD Patcher, then use Handbrake to convert to x265 files....
Jan 3rd 2017, 2:05 pm
Replies: 159
Views: 6,723
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Things you'll never say...

Really? I hear it used on TV shows all the time here.
Jan 3rd 2017, 1:56 pm
Replies: 159
Views: 6,723
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Things you'll never say...

Yeah that one grates on me too. And no I will never say it either.

But there are worse. Such as using the word "disappear" as a transitive verb.

E.g. "The government disappear people they don't...
Forum: USA
Dec 28th 2016, 1:55 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,733
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Chicago Tips?

Kevlar underwear?
Dec 14th 2016, 8:30 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Cake advice required

Mushrooms are not a cake ingredient. :blink: So that rules out # 1.

The second one looks like a winner.
Forum: USA
Dec 4th 2016, 4:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Credit - AMEX and the next step...

Indeed.

If you have $10,000,000 in the bank and so you don't use credit because you don't need to .... your score goes down.

If you don't repeatedly run up debt and pay it off on schedule .......
Forum: USA
Nov 28th 2016, 2:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Driving in America whilst on holiday

That's true of a number of insurance companies here - but a notable exception is Progressive - the last two times I've checked with them, they have advised me that they cover the named insured(s)...
Forum: USA
Nov 28th 2016, 2:32 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 7,131
Posted By BritishGuy36

Re: Top relocation tips

Forget about bringing all your appliances and using adapters or transformers unless whatever you are bringing is already designed to work on 110/120v at 60Hz.

Plan on selling TVs, game consoles,...
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