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duncs

Member since Aug 2009 • Last active Jan 2021

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    specifically analysing the price chart from the past to try to speculate on the future price

    Oh yes. Speculating on the price movement is one of the best ways to make the price move. Then the half that guessed the right way make money, the half that guessed the wrong way lose money and the exchange takes a fee for facilitating it either way.

    I'm sure it's more involved, but having worked at a place that built and ran CFD and spreadbetting platforms then the only people consistently making money were those running the platform. The rest were punters.

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    https://www.chess.com/settings/daily
    First option

    After Moving...

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    Try these too

    https://dzekdzekdzek.com
    https://in-opera.co.uk/terrazzo-1

    OH is/was looking at terrazzo and her architect said these might be cheaper.

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    Got an early check against but couldn't quite finish it. Was caught between chasing his king around and being able to step back gracefully without losing pieces in the process.
    Was about to change tack but got lucky when either @AWu-Tang got bored of my not making progress, or he missed something and it led to mate.
    Analysis of the game reckons I made a massive mistake (which I thought at the time was clever...) just before the end, but was lucky not to be punished for it.

    Enjoyed it though, gg

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    Dell Outlet...
    https://outlet.euro.dell.com/

    As much as Velocio's laptop is well priced, it's a few generations old and a new £500 laptop with an 11th gen i5 will be much quicker (although it won't look as slick as the X1 Carbon and the X1 will probably have longer battery life)

    (the 8th gen chips were quite a jump up from 6th and 7th, and the current gen graphics have improved a fair bit too)

    Something like the below. The prices there are ex-VAT but if you can find someone that's a student then you can get a 20% off code so you'll pay about the same as the listed ex-VAT prices.

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    👌 ta, probably alright but a bit of a bodge is the reassurance I was after.

    Chances of needing more than 1 ring are pretty remote so I’m happy to briefly bodge it.

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    If I wire it to a plug though then the plug will have the fuse.

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    Even with a 13a fuse...?
    What'd be point of a fuse if that was the case

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    I have a 7.2KW induction hob that's destined for a new kitchen.
    Current oven/hob is gas so it's unlikely there'll be a 32A circuit sitting behind it.

    The rings are 2.2KW, 2.2KW, 1.8KW, 1.4KW, 1.4KW
    If I put a normal plug on it (with a 13A fuse) then could I safely use either one of the big rings, or two of the smaller ones at the same time without tripping anything?

    Not ideal, I know, but the chances of me needing all 5 rings during lockdown are slim to none, so if I can get away with something temporary for a few months before the kitchen is replaced then great.

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    I know but I need more space in order to upgrade the OS so this seems the best solution no?

    I'd just find a place to copy anything you need to keep, then you should have space to upgrade before copying back.
    https://support.apple.com/kb/sp833

    Claims you need up to 45GB space, but even on a 128GB Macbook Air that should be easy enough to get to

    (this assumes you're only buying the new SSD in order to get the space to upgrade. If you need more space anyway then obv new SSD will make it an easier process)

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