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Lw.

Member since Sep 2009 • Last active Feb 2023
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Forum member formerly known as IAmNotARobot.

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    That doesn't look fun for using in excel!
    Surely 90% of accountants would show that one million as 1,000 in a column headed 000's?

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    Looks great - haven't seen one of that vintage looking that clean/unscratched in a long time!

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    I'm also an accountant & have also never heard of MM being used for millions.

    Is it just in financial services? That's not my area though I do deal with them a bit for corporate debt which is in the millions and they still haven't been using MM. Or maybe I've just drastically misunderstood the numbers I talk to them about!

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    Weird they went for every option available on the guitar but then the bass version is just a Mark Hoppus sig with a single gold-foil in it.

    I'd be interested to hear one of the basses as I've never seen/listened to a bass live with gold-foils in, I feel like they're more of a guitar thing but I saw a shop demo video the other day & it sounded pretty cool - like a vintage short-scale type sound.

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    Maybe it was pushed by social media, but it must have been on something else too as the people I'm hearing it from would only have heard it from mainstream media/word of mouth (fair enough it's a relatively small sample of maybe 50 people). Either way, if it's viewed as a mess then it is a mess, rightly or wrongly.

    Though speaking as someone that had 1k litres an hour of mains water swirling round in a pool against the front of their house for the whole of December, I'm quite envious of water infrastructure that was maintained as recently as the 50's (thanks Thames Water)!

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    Comparing the UK vs NZ covid responses & deaths is utter nonsense - the two countries are vastly different in terms of connectivity with the rest of the world & population density.

    I know a lot of people that were in NZ over the covid times or have since gone back - many of them are unhappy with how it was handled and they're not idiots or loons.

    But covid wasn't her only downfall, people are unhappy with many other things there (eg the mess with the water infrastructure). It feels like labour are going to get battered there in the next election, she's been under pressure for a while so I'd imagine there was some party behind the scenes shenanigans to get her to move on in the hopes they can some how keep the positives from her past but then show that they've changed & can lead the country forward.

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    We recently re-did our kitchen & bought a midrange AEG oven (was about £450) and we've been happy with it, looks decent & has some nice cooking features.

    We got everything different brands via sales though so we kept the prices down - Miele extractor (v quiet and super powerful), Neff hob (gas so no good for you). The only expensive thing was the Bosch fridge as we wanted the bigger size which was difficult to get hold of and we missed it in the sale so had to pay full price.

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    I have a K4 at work and a Filco Majestouch 2 (full size) at home - the Filco feels way better quality.
    I wanted to try a Leopold FC980 which looks like it would fit the bill but have never managed to find one in stock when I've had the cash available.

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    We went sliding for ours - bi-folds just seem too prone to breakage unless you go for the expensive ones, French doors are fine if that's the style you like but I guess you'd want a large patio to open them into so wasn't suitable for ours.

    We got our doors from 1st Sliding Doors - they were pretty good to deal with. I assume they're just a reseller rather than a manufacturer but who knows? The glass comes from someone else anyway.

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    Thank you, thank you.

    Was a good excuse to buy a mitre saw out of the savings from not having to pay someone to do it too!

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