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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

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    0 ping is good enough for me #LatencyFreeLondonInternet
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    Wanna do a speedtest now and we'll compare? #ThatJokeGotOldAlmostAMonthAgo

    My internet connection used to be 2 to 3MB and I live in the south and not in middle of nowhere.

    You and your superfast broadband - imagine trying to download a game off Steam and it taking days!

    Luckily I am on 40/10 now.


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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Our new car arrived today with a lovely helping of snow as a hat






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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    My internet connection used to be 2 to 3MB and I live in the south and not in middle of nowhere.

    You and your superfast broadband - imagine trying to download a game off Steam and it taking days!

    Luckily I am on 40/10 now.
    When i used to play CoD we had a mate who still got cut off if someone answered a home line call. We had much fun waiting until he was doing good then calling until his mum picked up.
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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    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.
    £520 per quarter by my reckoning (£40x13 = £520). Which is still bonkers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    They're energy-efficient (supposedly) but they're not cheap. Least not round here, anyway.
    Economy 7 electricity should be about a third of the cost of standard rate, so they would cost a third as much to run if you had it. Mine was around 5-6p a unit last I checked.

    FWIW, 2 bed flat, all electric, about £6-700 a year on electricity. Around 75% usage is on cheap rate, which helps a LOT.

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by MLyons View Post
    When i used to play CoD we had a mate who still got cut off if someone answered a home line call. We had much fun waiting until he was doing good then calling until his mum picked up.
    LOL,if someone used YT,it used to make the interwebs crawl to stop. They then late last year got it upto 5MB to 7MB(it was advertised upto 10MB years ago) and earlier this year it crashed to 3MB and below again. So managed to get fibre now and its better. Upload was horrendous though on the old connection- when I did my GTX1080 review it took absolutely ages to upload the videos to YT. My phone had faster interwebs than my landline!!


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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Economy 7 isn't anywhere near 1/3 the price of normal tarifs anymore....

    Example - Co Op Day Rate for Economy 7 averages abut 13.8p / unit and the Night rate is about 9.6p

    But the non Eco 7 all day rate is a tad lower than the Eco 7 day rate, all day in some areas

    https://www.cooperativeenergy.coop/s...riff-table.pdf

    it depends on the Power gen supplying your vendor and whether they have an excess at night, but as most Elec generators can now provide what's NEEDED and not just run at 100% all the time the old Economy 7 price gap has shrunk

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    £520 per quarter by my reckoning (£40x13 = £520). Which is still bonkers.
    I counted the "Winter" quarter as about 20wks, IIRC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    Example - Co Op Day Rate for Economy 7 averages abut 13.8p / unit and the Night rate is about 9.6p
    We're on at least 16p day rate.
    The wife does all the maths and financial numbers stuff, which is why my PC room and the log fire in the lounge are generally our only sources of heat. She's a stingy Civil Serpent!

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    Economy 7 isn't anywhere near 1/3 the price of normal tarifs anymore....

    Example - Co Op Day Rate for Economy 7 averages abut 13.8p / unit and the Night rate is about 9.6p

    But the non Eco 7 all day rate is a tad lower than the Eco 7 day rate, all day in some areas

    https://www.cooperativeenergy.coop/s...riff-table.pdf

    it depends on the Power gen supplying your vendor and whether they have an excess at night, but as most Elec generators can now provide what's NEEDED and not just run at 100% all the time the old Economy 7 price gap has shrunk
    Depends who you're with and where you are. Mine is 17.4p / 6.1p with EDF, which for my usage of 1200/3500 works out about £80 cheaper than the Coop rate. I basically go for the company with the cheapest night rate regardless of day rate as it works out cheaper.

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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.


    Not entirely sure what to do
    If the estate agents claimed it was more efficient than it is, you should have legal rights in this situation. Probably worth a visit to citizens advice

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    ... imagine trying to download a game off Steam and it taking days! ...
    When I first got broadband - during the initial rollout - I started downloading a Linux CD ISO, then walked up to have a cup of coffee with my parents while I was waiting for it to download. They lived a mile and a half away!

    I actually got back before it finished, too...

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    When I first got broadband - during the initial rollout - I started downloading a Linux CD ISO, then walked up to have a cup of coffee with my parents while I was waiting for it to download. They lived a mile and a half away!

    I actually got back before it finished, too...
    I needed to download a 24MB driver for a Radeon card for a build nearly 20 years ago. I had a contended 250kb/s satellite provided connection. I set it up down loading at 8 am before I went to work and got back at 4:30 pm to see it finish.
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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I needed to download a 24MB driver for a Radeon card for a build nearly 20 years ago. I had a contended 250kb/s satellite provided connection. I set it up down loading at 8 am before I went to work and got back at 4:30 pm to see it finish.
    I had to download a Thermaltake driver the other day, 26MB it was. I'm on a Vivid 300 connection receiving around 385Mbit. It took the best part of 10 minutes.

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Our new car arrived today with a lovely helping of snow as a hat





    That's a serious number plate! Do you really have the number plate '67' ? Impressive lol!
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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    No snow here in my part of Scotland. LOADS of ice though. Then it rained yesterday (while the thermo was still in the minus) and froze on impact. So lots of ice rinks about! We northerners take it in our stride though
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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Millennium View Post
    That's a serious number plate! Do you really have the number plate '67' ? Impressive lol!
    Not sure if serious, but he's obviously photoshopped out the actual plate.

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    Re: Snow 2017 :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    Not sure if serious, but he's obviously photoshopped out the actual plate.
    Sensible. But if you download and use CSI's zoom and enhance tool to view the reflections off the car panel you can see the reflection of the number plate in the adjacent car and the person's face. Zoom and enhance a few more times, you can get their retina and fingerprints, and run that through their amazingly up-to-date and far-reaching database to find out everything they've ever done. A quick reconstruct of the finger print and they could access their phone too.

    Must have been cold, their nose is running.

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