Following Toilet Roll Watch 2020 Page 29

  • KD 1 Apr 2020 14:47:15 3,053 posts
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    As long as it not diecast rally videos.
  • Carlo 1 Apr 2020 15:01:00 21,482 posts
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    Well you guys much have been loaded when you was younger, this was the make and model RC my brother and I had:

    https://www.rcscrapyard.net/irl/mardave-mini-stock-car.htm

    The chassis was made of a strip of PCB board, and came in kit form. Parts were very cheap for it however! Sophisticated things like suspension didn't feature :D

    Haha, you can still buy them, and they look exactly like the ones I used to have. https://www.mardave.co.uk/rc-cars/1-12-oval/157-detail

    Edited by Carlo at 15:03:02 01-04-2020
  • Nexus_6 1 Apr 2020 15:04:36 5,444 posts
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    @Carlo I surely can. It has all arrived!

    I got a Harder and Steenbeck airbrush:

    spoooooge

    and a fairly generic compressor:

    VVVVNNNNNNN

    The compressor was recommended from a youtube painting guy. It has the tank on top and is one of the quietest I could see that wasn't £400 odd. The airbrush is a good make by all accounts and comes with 2 different needles and paint cups.
    Its a bit terrifying to be honest. And I can't tell you how it all goes as the hose and paint etc doesnt arrive until tomorrow earliest...
  • Carlo 1 Apr 2020 15:08:31 21,482 posts
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    Thanks mate!
  • Nexus_6 1 Apr 2020 15:11:30 5,444 posts
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    @Carlo No worries. Would love to get back in to 40K especially with the primaris and tau and all that (last did it when it was still all metal) but easing in with some Gundam kits. Big flat panels, should be better to learn airbrushing with....will keep you posted.
  • Carlo 1 Apr 2020 17:19:40 21,482 posts
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    Fucks sake Lloyds bank have reduced my payments because they dropped the interest rate.

    I want to put it back up to the amount I was overpaying but to do that I have to do it by phone ONLY. And of course I can't reach anyone by phone.

    Wankers. Fix your bloody online systems!

    AND I've just noticed they only reduced it by the first reduction (0.75 to 0.25) and not passed on the second reduction from 0.25 to 0.1.

    Makes my blood boil!

    Edited by Carlo at 17:28:19 01-04-2020
  • Blackmarsh63 1 Apr 2020 17:29:00 3,887 posts
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    @Carlo They always drag their heels when the rate goes down. When it goes up , well.....
  • smoothpete 2 Apr 2020 09:23:32 37,264 posts
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    It's amazing how little money I'm spending day to day compared to how it used to be, and how much I'm saving. I don't even know what I spent it on! Pubs and restaurants I suppose. This month I should be able to save over half of my take-home salary 0_o

    Edited by smoothpete at 09:28:17 02-04-2020
  • EMarkM 2 Apr 2020 09:34:54 5,254 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    It's amazing how little money I'm spending day to day compared to how it used to be, and how much I'm saving. I don't even know what I spent it on! Pubs and restaurants I suppose. This month I should be able to save over half of my take-home salary 0_o
    Yup. DV8 meals for at least two of us, sometimes up to six or seven, more takeaways, the odd Festival Park Pizza Hut, you know the score.

    We now have almost zero spend on eating out, other than our local pizza place’s “Two-For-Tuesdays” where you get two sixteen inch pizzas for around £11 and that’s enough for way more than just one meal for the (current) four of us.
  • Dirt3 2 Apr 2020 09:50:09 1,230 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    It's amazing how little money I'm spending day to day compared to how it used to be, and how much I'm saving. I don't even know what I spent it on! Pubs and restaurants I suppose. This month I should be able to save over half of my take-home salary 0_o
    Just remember what happens to those savings when the government figures out who's going to pay for all this.
  • JamboWayOh 2 Apr 2020 10:15:40 21,498 posts
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    Dirt3 wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    It's amazing how little money I'm spending day to day compared to how it used to be, and how much I'm saving. I don't even know what I spent it on! Pubs and restaurants I suppose. This month I should be able to save over half of my take-home salary 0_o
    Just remember what happens to those savings when the government figures out who's going to pay for all this.
    Richard Branson?
  • Dirt3 2 Apr 2020 10:51:11 1,230 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Dirt3 wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    It's amazing how little money I'm spending day to day compared to how it used to be, and how much I'm saving. I don't even know what I spent it on! Pubs and restaurants I suppose. This month I should be able to save over half of my take-home salary 0_o
    Just remember what happens to those savings when the government figures out who's going to pay for all this.
    Richard Branson?
    Sure.
  • kentmonkey 2 Apr 2020 11:02:07 23,910 posts
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    Dirt3 wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    It's amazing how little money I'm spending day to day compared to how it used to be, and how much I'm saving. I don't even know what I spent it on! Pubs and restaurants I suppose. This month I should be able to save over half of my take-home salary 0_o
    Just remember what happens to those savings when the government figures out who's going to pay for all this.
    I'm confused and clearly missing something. What are you suggesting could happen to savings then?
  • EMarkM 2 Apr 2020 11:08:34 5,254 posts
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    @kentmonkey I suppose the implication is that we’ll be paying more tax.
  • askew 2 Apr 2020 11:18:40 22,120 posts
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    Higher taxes from the Conservative party?!

    /monocle pops out
  • freddymercurystwin 2 Apr 2020 11:18:55 2,283 posts
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    Yep for the next decade or so. But what's the alternative? (At least) several million people unemployed and hundreds of thousands of businesses going to the wall, the country will literally crash.

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 11:20:46 02-04-2020
  • kentmonkey 2 Apr 2020 11:20:07 23,910 posts
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    Yeah, I get that. I think that's inevitable and, to an extent, I don't really mind.

    Obviously I'd rather pay nothing but, for those that genuinely need help during this time, I'd rather they got that support and I contribute to that recovery in the future.
  • beastmaster 2 Apr 2020 11:29:33 21,645 posts
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    I've been spending money on games. Lots and lots of games. Backlog be damned!
  • Dirt3 2 Apr 2020 11:31:15 1,230 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    Dirt3 wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    It's amazing how little money I'm spending day to day compared to how it used to be, and how much I'm saving. I don't even know what I spent it on! Pubs and restaurants I suppose. This month I should be able to save over half of my take-home salary 0_o
    Just remember what happens to those savings when the government figures out who's going to pay for all this.
    I'm confused and clearly missing something. What are you suggesting could happen to savings then?
    Someone has to pay for all this.

    The poor/destitute can't because they have no money. But they need money to survive.

    The only people that can pay are those that have excess money that they do not need to survive (savings).

    So at some point the government will take the money from people who have excess and give it to those that have none.

    "take" could happen in many different ways. For example, the government could inflate the currency, which would destroy a lot of the debt of the poor. But this will also devalue savings. Or it could just be more honest and implement some sort of wealth tax.
  • JamboWayOh 2 Apr 2020 11:40:49 21,498 posts
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    Dirt3 wrote:
    kentmonkey wrote:
    Dirt3 wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    It's amazing how little money I'm spending day to day compared to how it used to be, and how much I'm saving. I don't even know what I spent it on! Pubs and restaurants I suppose. This month I should be able to save over half of my take-home salary 0_o
    Just remember what happens to those savings when the government figures out who's going to pay for all this.
    I'm confused and clearly missing something. What are you suggesting could happen to savings then?
    Someone has to pay for all this.

    The poor/destitute can't because they have no money. But they need money to survive.

    The only people that can pay are those that have excess money that they do not need to survive (savings).

    So at some point the government will take the money from people who have excess and give it to those that have none.

    "take" could happen in many different ways. For example, the government could inflate the currency, which would destroy a lot of the debt of the poor. But this will also devalue savings. Or it could just be more honest and implement some sort of wealth tax.
    Or, again, start properly taxing the wealthy. Make them pay their share for once rather putting it in offshore accounts.
  • Dirt3 2 Apr 2020 11:46:56 1,230 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Dirt3 wrote:
    kentmonkey wrote:
    Dirt3 wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    It's amazing how little money I'm spending day to day compared to how it used to be, and how much I'm saving. I don't even know what I spent it on! Pubs and restaurants I suppose. This month I should be able to save over half of my take-home salary 0_o
    Just remember what happens to those savings when the government figures out who's going to pay for all this.
    I'm confused and clearly missing something. What are you suggesting could happen to savings then?
    Someone has to pay for all this.

    The poor/destitute can't because they have no money. But they need money to survive.

    The only people that can pay are those that have excess money that they do not need to survive (savings).

    So at some point the government will take the money from people who have excess and give it to those that have none.

    "take" could happen in many different ways. For example, the government could inflate the currency, which would destroy a lot of the debt of the poor. But this will also devalue savings. Or it could just be more honest and implement some sort of wealth tax.
    Or, again, start properly taxing the wealthy. Make them pay their share for once rather putting it in offshore accounts.
    Good luck with that. It would be like wrestling with a jellyfish.

    Each person would have to be gone after seperately, and you would need teams of people to do it. If legislation were implemented, people would just wriggle round it, and if it got too onerous then they would piss off.

    Whereas to place a 10% wealth tax on everyones ISA would probably take about 5 minutes to implement, and generate hundreds of times the revenue.

    Wouldn't be very popular though, but at that stage nothing would be.
  • richardiox 2 Apr 2020 11:48:28 9,140 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Dirt3 wrote:
    kentmonkey wrote:
    Dirt3 wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    It's amazing how little money I'm spending day to day compared to how it used to be, and how much I'm saving. I don't even know what I spent it on! Pubs and restaurants I suppose. This month I should be able to save over half of my take-home salary 0_o
    Just remember what happens to those savings when the government figures out who's going to pay for all this.
    I'm confused and clearly missing something. What are you suggesting could happen to savings then?
    Someone has to pay for all this.

    The poor/destitute can't because they have no money. But they need money to survive.

    The only people that can pay are those that have excess money that they do not need to survive (savings).

    So at some point the government will take the money from people who have excess and give it to those that have none.

    "take" could happen in many different ways. For example, the government could inflate the currency, which would destroy a lot of the debt of the poor. But this will also devalue savings. Or it could just be more honest and implement some sort of wealth tax.
    Or, again, start properly taxing the wealthy. Make them pay their share for once rather putting it in offshore accounts.
    Yeah but that's not fair as the super rich have earnt their money and already pay it back by providing jobs (to stockbrokers). Plus trickle down crumbs to all the peons and paupers.
  • Nexus_6 2 Apr 2020 11:54:40 5,444 posts
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    lets get back to talking about model cars and robots, guys yeah?
  • Dirt3 2 Apr 2020 11:58:34 1,230 posts
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    Sorry. Can see this coming like a train wreck in slow motion.

    Trouble is it screws over a lot of people, mostly the young. People who are saving for a house in a vastly inflated market for example.

    Anwyay, maybe I can build myself a helicopter and escape.
  • mrpon 2 Apr 2020 11:59:13 36,544 posts
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    Well, just had delivery of 48 rolls at work, so yeah crisis over?
  • challenge_hanukkah 2 Apr 2020 12:02:03 13,282 posts
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    So just got my first delivery from Asda since this shit kicked off.

    About £30s worth of stuff missing off the order.
  • freddymercurystwin 2 Apr 2020 12:22:26 2,283 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    lets get back to talking about model cars and robots, guys yeah?
    Yes this, leave the doom and gloom for the other thread.
  • Nexus_6 2 Apr 2020 12:25:17 5,444 posts
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    @Dirt3 Know what you're saying. I've found in the last few days that after a stressful WFH I get snapped back to the other stress of this new reality. The virus is one thing, the reality of post-virus society is quite another.
  • smoothpete 2 Apr 2020 12:26:00 37,264 posts
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    We bought a kilo pack of bacon and didn't split it up before freezing it, so I've had to defrost the whole fucking thing in order to use any of it. So it's bacon for every meal from now on till it's gone.

    Here are 110 bacon recipe ideas / bacon porn

    https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/g2020/top-bacon-recipes/?slide=1
  • Decks 2 Apr 2020 12:29:59 27,417 posts
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    Just had a 30 minute queue to get in Morrisons then a 30 minute queue at the tills. This bullshit is stating to get tiresome.
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