Sasquatch

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    Sasquatch got a reaction from maudit in Grr Traffic   
    5 minute walk for me. I deliberately chose a job near to home 20 odd years ago after 3 years of depressing commuting down the M1 (Nottingham to Leicester). I should think it's much worse now. Interesting I was the only person in an office of 10 people who walked to work. Everyone else drove in.
    I have to drive to construction sites/meetings with my business but usually manage to avoid rush hour. 
    I really don't know how people cope with hours and hours of sitting in traffic jams. Talk about your life ebbing away...
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    Sasquatch got a reaction from sarahbell in Premium bonds   
    £50 this month on £50,000. Slow and steady.
     
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    Sasquatch got a reaction from longtomsilver in SIPP Advice   
    Thanks for the comments. Too busy with work at the moment to sort out my SIPP!
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    Sasquatch got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Welcome!   
    Hi Chaps. Pleased to have joined up and I hope I can find some time to contribute. Posted a few times on HPC last year when we were moving house and now very interested in future financial market trends and planning for retirement (hopefully a maximum of 5 years from now and only a year later than planned when I was a wet behind the ears teenager!!). Looking forward to following DB's credit deflation thread. 
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    Sasquatch got a reaction from MvR in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    I think we are a long long way off true autonomous driving. I have a Volvo V90 which has a sort of half way house system. I can let the car drive itself although am prompted to put my hands on the steering wheel every 10 seconds or so. On the motorway it is just about ok but on A or B roads it's hugely disconcerting. The car doesn't anticipate subtle curves in the road like a human does and tends to jerk the car from side to side. I played around with the system as a novelty when I first bought the car but never use it now. There would need to be massive technological and AI advancements to allow me to place full trust in an autopilot car. I think it will be decades (or maybe never) before we can all sit back and enjoy the ride. My view of the future is more Bladerunner than Disney!
    The only feature that I think is truly useful is the autobrake function. It's kicked in a couple of times when I've been a bit lazy coming up to cars at roundabouts. I would still have reacted in time but it did remind me that the computer can think quicker than the human brain in these specific circumstances. Whether a computer can predict and prepare for a bad pothole, patch of mud from a farm vehicle, ice on a shade part of road, is another matter altogether.....
     
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    Sasquatch got a reaction from sarahbell in Premium bonds   
    We (myself and Mrs S) have the maximum of £50,000 each following our recent house downsizing house move. After 4 draws, we've 'won' a total of £75 and £200 respectively. Therefore a combined return of 0.28% to date. If this trend continues we will end up with a yearly return of 0.84%. Not exactly stellar but our expectations were not high in the first place. I'm now weighing up whether some of the investment would be better allocated to more risky ventures such as shares/PM's........
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    Sasquatch got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Welcome!   
    Hi Chaps. Pleased to have joined up and I hope I can find some time to contribute. Posted a few times on HPC last year when we were moving house and now very interested in future financial market trends and planning for retirement (hopefully a maximum of 5 years from now and only a year later than planned when I was a wet behind the ears teenager!!). Looking forward to following DB's credit deflation thread. 
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    Sasquatch got a reaction from stokiescum in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    Phew! Just spent the last 4 or 5 days ploughing through all 145 pages! An epic read. Some very interesting ideas and postulations on here. Well done to DB for setting it up. I've just dipped my toes into the silver coin marketplace and am awaiting delivery today of £750 of VAT free Britannia's from coininvest. Hope they arrive intact from Germany! Only silver coins currently in my possession are slightly battered hammered pennies from my main pastime of, ahem, metal detecting. I see others on here also fess up to trudging up and down muddy fields.
    Some big financial decisions to make with our surplus limited company funds and also my pension cash currently sat in a SIPP. For the latter, I mentioned gold bullion to my IFA but his response was not positive. Seeing him this week so will talk more then. 
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    Sasquatch got a reaction from Carl Fimble in Welcome!   
    Hi Chaps. Pleased to have joined up and I hope I can find some time to contribute. Posted a few times on HPC last year when we were moving house and now very interested in future financial market trends and planning for retirement (hopefully a maximum of 5 years from now and only a year later than planned when I was a wet behind the ears teenager!!). Looking forward to following DB's credit deflation thread. 
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    Sasquatch got a reaction from stokiescum in Credit deflation and the reflation cycle to come.   
    Phew! Just spent the last 4 or 5 days ploughing through all 145 pages! An epic read. Some very interesting ideas and postulations on here. Well done to DB for setting it up. I've just dipped my toes into the silver coin marketplace and am awaiting delivery today of £750 of VAT free Britannia's from coininvest. Hope they arrive intact from Germany! Only silver coins currently in my possession are slightly battered hammered pennies from my main pastime of, ahem, metal detecting. I see others on here also fess up to trudging up and down muddy fields.
    Some big financial decisions to make with our surplus limited company funds and also my pension cash currently sat in a SIPP. For the latter, I mentioned gold bullion to my IFA but his response was not positive. Seeing him this week so will talk more then.