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  1. I've recently had exactly the same thing happen in my office. People don't want to take on extra workload and responsibility for what seems like very little extra money and I can't blame them as I've gone from running a failing start-up to a fairly low stress / effort job and I can't complain one bit.
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    Job going

    Are you sure it's not for fight against irony?
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    Rover 75

    Ah, I too have a 75 diesel estate that is currently sitting on the driveway with 100,000 miles and a wonky clutch. I haven't spoken to the local garage about diagnosing the fault, but I can see it's going to cost a few bob to sort out :(.
  4. Good luck with the Bookfacers. I find it hard to see how people can misrepresent the content of the Peterson interview, as it's not like he's flying off the handle or ranting around like nobody's business and Newman is full of 'so you are saying'-type goading and attempts to put words his mouth, which Peterson sidesteps fairly easily. Of course, sjws aren't going to worry about logic in arguments. I think what's a lot more interesting is why Channel 4 would want to schedule a car crash interview like this, what are they trying to get out of this outcome?
  5. They were watching a different telly programme to the rest of us then
  6. I find it staggering that channel 4 news are prepared to let their fearless news anchor have a go at interviewing professional thinkers when the result is such a car crash.
  7. Joe, it depends what you want out of more education. I make video games and I found the easiest / best way to increase my salary and get promoted was through job hopping through my 20s and early 30s. I don't know if IT is the same, but I found once I had been at a firm for more than a year or so, it became difficult to keep my salary in line with inflation as the bastards would always think of ways of delaying pay rises. Getting a new job makes that problem disappear Going contracting in my mid 30s took my earnings to a new level of bonkers that worked very well for me. As for education, if you have a deep interest in something academic, you can get a lot of books to read for the price of your course fees. I think academia is worth it if, and it's a big if, you can link your degree or masters to a job that you want. For IT, i think you're probably better off just writing code at home until it clicks. HTH
  8. I bought a 50inch 1080p Toshiba last year (or the year before, I can't really remember) for £300 from tesco direct. It's a dumb telly which is fine as I've got it hooked up to a media pc in the lounge. Personally, I don't think it's worth spending a huge stack of cash on some all singing all dancing telly as the companies that make them seem to drop support for them very quickly. A friend of mine bought some smart samsung telly a couple of years ago and then got very upset when they stopped updating the iplayer app for it.
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  10. I'm equally surprised and unsurpised that wheeler dealers has ended up taking this direction. To me, the show was all about fixing the various mechanical issues that cokerny Mike brought in for Ed, though I can see there is a limited shelf life with that, I mean just how many times can you replace brake shoes and make it look interesting. Unfortunately, I found the bits with Mike's cockerny banter buying various bits and bobs to be the real weakness of the show, but there you go, I guess I'm not the target market. However, as good as wheeler dealers was, I think there's far better stuff on you tube:
  11. From my experience, pc components tend to be a bit of a crap shoot. I've found (ironically) that often band-new spec memory tends to be cheaper than older memory, like DDR4 vs DDR3. Conversely, other components like cpus and gpus tend to fall off a cliff once they aren't leading edge. Personally, I think the 1080 is massively expensive for what it is and a 1060 or an RX480 will give you about 2/3rds the performance for about 40% of the cost. I'm assuming that you're looking to build a gaming/vr pc. In the past, I've build gaming rigs with fairly crap cpus and ok-ish gpus, like intel g3220 and HD7780s and used ebay for a lot of cheap old components. If you fancy mixing things up a bit, this guy is quite good