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mattster
More time posting than coding
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  • mattster
    replied to Dead Celebrities Thread
    Yes indeed - hat tip to Sir Clive. A huge influence in my life, ever since my Dad brought back a ZX81 when I must have been about 8. I had an awful lot of fun on that, and later the Spectrum. Never did get a QL - Atari ST for me then, what a leap that was....
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  • Presumably there's some sort of sign up process to this new thing as well, and you can get a credit card fairly quickly if you want one.. Not a lot of moral outrage here, at least beyond what was already possible through more traditional credit. My flatmate at uni went bankrupt over about £20k of CC...
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  • mattster
    replied to Chutney time!
    All of ours got early blight (which is less lethal than the full blown variety), but I have managed to save them - still producing, but not as well as they would be. It has been a horrendous year for them though, it was the wet July that did it I think. My dad lost all his to blight over a couple of...
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  • At first glance this doesn't look much different to a credit card?
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  • mattster
    replied to Taxes under Tory Scum
    Don't forget council tax, which has more than doubled since 2000 whilst the goverment has more than halved the central funding money they provide to councils. We pay nearly £2.5k for band D whilst the council cries poor and services continue to be cut....
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  • mattster
    replied to Health and social care tax
    I'm broadly not against tax increases to pay for better services, but this government - which has raised taxes by significantly more than any other in my working lifetime - seems to have managed the quite incredible feat of doing so whilst simultaneously cutting services to the bone. Have we ever got...
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