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Old 16-07-2017, 06:55 PM   #2356
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Git! I've been sorting flights out all weeked and I can't even afford to spring for premium economy let alone business!
Business trip, my boy. Didn't cost me a penny

Trouble is I had to work and the schedule was pretty packed. Did manage to go and see Red Square after dinner one day though.
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Old 17-07-2017, 05:17 AM   #2357
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Business trip, my boy. Didn't cost me a penny

Trouble is I had to work and the schedule was pretty packed. Did manage to go and see Red Square after dinner one day though.
If i was going on business i rather suspect my office would put me in a box in the cargo hold.....
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Old 17-07-2017, 06:17 PM   #2358
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If i was going on business i rather suspect my office would put me in a box in the cargo hold.....
"How much is a Megabus to Russia?"
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Old 17-07-2017, 07:56 PM   #2359
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"How much is a Megabus to Russia?"
You can actually do a 3 day train to Russia what is very tempting.

Day 1 - Uk to Germany
Overnight in Germany
Day 2 - Train to warsaw then sleeper to russia
Day 3 - Arrive in Moscow midday
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Old 18-07-2017, 06:39 AM   #2360
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Not a fan of long distance train travels, much prefer a simple plane ride to the destination. I'm kinda impatient.

Lovely weather yesterday, came close to melting a few times. I've got today off, no intentions of seeing the outside world unless I really have to.
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Old 19-07-2017, 07:09 PM   #2361
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It seems as if the answer to everything I try is "stop being poor".

All I want to do is watch something on my shit TV. It's not even real HD. It's 720p max and still looks shit, but it was free so whatever.
The TV has HDMI in only. No USB, no DVI, nothing. Laptop has VGA out only. Moving my PC isn't viable. Nothing I own has HDMI out.

Solutions - Amazon Fire(or any media box)/Chromecast/New TV = money
I have about £100 to my name. Most of that needs to be spent on food.

why is shit so difficult.
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Old 19-07-2017, 09:02 PM   #2362
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All I want to do is watch something on my shit TV. It's not even real HD. It's 720p max and still looks shit, but it was free so whatever.
The TV has HDMI in only. No USB, no DVI, nothing. Laptop has VGA out only. Moving my PC isn't viable. Nothing I own has HDMI out.
It might be an intimidating solution, but you can get hold of some decent converter / adaptor units. It takes some shopping around to find the best, and if you have only a modest reserve of cash to spare, you'll want to make sure you buy from an outlet that you can return goods to for a full refund if they're no good.

If you want to run a signal from your laptop to the TV, you can get hold of a VGA to HDMI convertor easily enough. Just make sure the input and output sections are the right way around as you need them!

I'd personally recommend buying such a thing from Maplin if you have a local branch. Their prices are over the odds, but returns are hassle free if you need to take it back. Their VGA to HDMI adaptors are pretty affordable, too.

Oh, and beware buying that kind of thing on Ebay. There's a lot of awful, mass produced stuff from China floating about.
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Old 21-07-2017, 03:09 PM   #2363
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I'm now not in a good mood with everything that's happening...

I went to my local jobcentre yesterday for an interview with Lidl for a new store that they'll be opening and I was told when I got there that this was only a general conversation and not an actual interview since I would still have to complete the online application process which I completed after I got back home.

After I got back from an estate agent earlier on, I got an email stating that after the interview my application isn't being processed any further and even though I wasn't named (like I was in the email I'd gotten previously from the online application) I've pretty much gone into screw you mode with all this even if I end up getting another interview from this application.

Regardless, I'm pretty much at my wits end in relation to finding a new place to live since I'm unlikely to find anything of a decent size for what money the council will give for a one bed (and I found out that if I were younger then 35, I would only be able to get a room in a shared property of a bedsit) on the private market (and I'm still getting hit by the no DSS hammer) in what little time I have left, so if anyone has a decent sized room (9x12 minimum) that they're willing to let me use for contributions towards utilities (I'm actually the sole payer for the gas here) and has a spare phone lane available (or wants fast internet for nothing as long as the speeds I get are still attainable) then let me know as I just want to get out of this knightmare since in all likelihood I'm not going to get help from anywhere else.
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Old 21-07-2017, 05:10 PM   #2364
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Job centre wouldn't give me shit for rent. Had to pay for all my utilities, food + extras on the £250 I got a month. Spoiler: It wasn't enough to cover my bills.

They're pretty useless
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Old 22-07-2017, 02:19 PM   #2365
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Job centre wouldn't give me shit for rent. Had to pay for all my utilities, food + extras on the £250 I got a month. Spoiler: It wasn't enough to cover my bills.

They're pretty useless
That's because they don't deal with rent.

You should have gone to the council to apply for housing benefit, but considering what they've done to it you wouldn't have gotten that much if you're under 35 years old (as I said being below 35 years old would only get you enough rent to pay for a shared property or a bedsit) and would most likely have had to apply for DHP as well.
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