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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Don't know where you were in Berks yesterday but you're dead right about the Audi Quattro brigade.
    Had an F-Pace almost slide into me on Sunday Morning near Cambridge. Bad road conditions but it was a straight bit, don't know what they did to cause a wobble but I thought they were going to end up sideways in front of me! Fortunately it sorted itself out before they passed, probably tried to slow down on the brakes too quickly.

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Any of those 3 a black A4 or A3, didn't mention that one as I couldn't tell if it was a Quattro as I saw it in the rear view mirror. Literally drove off the side off the side of a straight slip road on the A34 towards Chievley. I think Quattro drivers think they're impervious to road conditions due to 4wd, little realising it's all about the tyres on the vehicle.
    pure coincidence,,. I was following his BROTHER who did it somewhere west of the A34.

    funny though... maybe it's a future Dr Who episode....

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by outwar6010 View Post
    You've complained about the cold in scotland more times than there have been southerners ever lol
    I went for 6 months without a boiler, the inside of the flat was 4 degrees above freezing.. Whereas your boiler went out for less than 12 hours and you started running benchmarks on your PC to warm up the room.

    I think, from that sentence alone, we can work out who the Northerner and who the Southerner is.

    PS. We both know you're just upset that you live in a massive city yet can't get a decent internet connection

    *cough* 380mbit *cough*

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    I went for 6 months without a boiler, the inside of the flat was 4 degrees above freezing.. Whereas your boiler went out for less than 12 hours and you started running benchmarks on your PC to warm up the room.

    I think, from that sentence alone, we can work out who the Northerner and who the Southerner is.

    PS. We both know you're just upset that you live in a massive city yet can't get a decent internet connection

    *cough* 380mbit *cough*
    0 ping is good enough for me #LatencyFreeLondonInternet
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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Wanna do a speedtest now and we'll compare? #ThatJokeGotOldAlmostAMonthAgo


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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    /\ that net connection's got more grip than a Subaru!

    Do interweb connections go faster cos the cable is cold?

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    Do interweb connections go faster cos the cable is cold?
    My 0.7Mbps says "No...".

    My house averages 9ºC in Winter, according to my PC air intakes, and we've lived here about 7 years. There are storage heaters but they cost too much to run. There's a small open fireplace, but that only heats the lounge. Hot water bottles and coats all round, with a hat for good measure and a dog on your lap if you're lucky!

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    ... Do interweb connections go faster cos the cable is cold?
    Mine appears to be solar powered - was hitting just over 20Mbps this afternoon, now down to under 12...

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    if your serious .. why live in such cold conditions ?? your land lord must provide heating .. or just move ??
    I gladly pay up to £40 a week to stay warm in the winter just cut back on non essentials. house heating food internet .... ok voddy is all the winter months need
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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    Joking apart, the Audi quattro brigade were struggling on the summer tyres everywhere, and as I proved this morning.....

    A 19 year old Polo with cheap All Seasons goes most places
    Oh Zak!

    This Audi Quattro driver had the opposite experience, cruising uphill nicely with summer tyres with A grade wet grip, while the Polo's were struggling at the bottom.

    I think we both know its the nut on the end of the steering wheel that decides how far cars get, or not, in this weather, not the car!

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Throw a bag of sand in the boot and turn the traction control off, and a 3 Series is great in the snow! Of course, I've been spending most of my winters overseas these days, and this year is no exception!

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    My 0.7Mbps says "No...".

    My house averages 9ºC in Winter, according to my PC air intakes, and we've lived here about 7 years. There are storage heaters but they cost too much to run. There's a small open fireplace, but that only heats the lounge. Hot water bottles and coats all round, with a hat for good measure and a dog on your lap if you're lucky!
    No economy 7 for the heaters? Makes them reasonable, if not quite as cheap as gas.

    No snow for me at all this year, but a bloody hard frost this morning. My car was still covered by the time I got to work.

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by flearider View Post
    if your serious .. why live in such cold conditions ?? your land lord must provide heating .. or just move ??
    This was the best home we could afford. Problem is that they're 1860s builds in a rural area and everything is electric. Temperature was -5ºC at 10am this morning.

    Quote Originally Posted by flearider View Post
    I gladly pay up to £40 a week to stay warm in the winter just cut back on non essentials. house heating food internet .... ok voddy is all the winter months need
    We're already doing that... and £40 a week is insane. That's the best part of a grand per quarter just on heating - We're being excessive if we pay more than £120 per Winter quarter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    No economy 7 for the heaters? Makes them reasonable, if not quite as cheap as gas.
    They're energy-efficient (supposedly) but they're not cheap. Least not round here, anyway.

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    This was the best home we could afford. Problem is that they're 1860s builds in a rural area and everything is electric. Temperature was -5ºC at 10am this morning.


    We're already doing that... and £40 a week is insane. That's the best part of a grand per quarter just on heating - We're being excessive if we pay more than £120 per Winter quarter.


    They're energy-efficient (supposedly) but they're not cheap. Least not round here, anyway.

    I'm paying £120 a month in electric for a 1 bed flat here at uni. Live with my gf and we're quite frugal with electric, but couldn't stand the cold.

    My estate agents assured us the EPC was a B/C before we signed. We've now found out it's a G.


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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee View Post
    Throw a bag of sand in the boot and turn the traction control off, and a 3 Series is great in the snow! Of course, I've been spending most of my winters overseas these days, and this year is no exception!
    Personally I use 2x25KG bags of water softner salt in my E91 335i, gives me much better grip and quieten downs all the rattles That + winter tyres = winning combination.

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    I'm paying £120 a month in electric for a 1 bed flat here at uni. Live with my gf and we're quite frugal with electric, but couldn't stand the cold.

    My estate agents assured us the EPC was a B/C before we signed. We've now found out it's a G.


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    Seriously though.... that's a lot for a 1 bed flat! Anyone above you? Are you top flat? Do you have an old tumble drier that's killing the bill? Or an old fridge?

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