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  1. Harvey Weinstein

    John Lasseter now in the mix Pixar ya kno
  2. Bitcoin

    What price did you buy your coins if you don't mind me asking? I had a spare 2 bags that I intended to put in this week but didn't get around to it, pissed. Got to do it as soon as i get out of work today. Still, lets hope it reaches $10,000 by Christmas
  3. Bitcoin

    price is on a mad one again
  4. Marriage/Engagement

    Married 3 years now. The wedding head count was reaching around 250 and was pretty traditional. Most of my peers are having small weddings abroad these days.
  5. Residents of North London (& Cyclists)

    I only thing i disagree with is the price of property pricing out the locals. For the most part my hometown was/is a shit hole for decades and is finally changing.
  6. Bitcoin

    Finally got of my arse and copped/setup my Trezor
  7. Bitcoin

    Is there a better place to buy euthereum than coinbase? The fee they charge is a bit steep.
  8. Bitcoin

    lol fucking hell Glad i still have that solitary coin from when we were all gassed on here years ago.
  9. Buying your own property in London

    Cosign what others have said about Tottenham. That ship has kind of sailed in regards to jumping on. My brother in-law and his gf bought a house there last year for over 600k by St Ann's Road (it was fully refurbished with attic extension already). In contrast my parents sold our home near there for 89k in the mid 90s. I wish they held on to it because I would love to move back but buying a house here is out of my price range. The changes going on in Tottenham are mad. Loads of young professionals and hipsters about now and new things are opening to cater for them. Styx bar (got Essex heads travelling to go here ffs), 5Miles, hipster coffee shops, art classes in pubs, circus classes, that new wall climbing facility, hipster eating spots and its also one of the highest concentrations for craft breweries in London. Add the new stadium to that with a capacity comparable to Wembly and it will also hold NFL games and concerts there will be loads to do in the area. It's a double edged sword though as the place is being carved up for the rich. Fuck Labour for what they are doing to the place. They are effectively selling it off at the expensive of cashing in to serve the rich. The HDV (haringey development vehicle) is awful and will see loads of local social housing residents kicked out with barely any ways to get back in. Northumberland Park as it is will be wiped out and prepared for new blood. Doesn't help that they appointed Lendlease who don't have the best track record on deliverying the quota for social housing. CSB Went on a bit of a rant there.
  10. running distance/times

    My best 5km is currently 24mins I'm at my worst fitness level in years and only recently took up running so I hope this improves over time.
  11. I don't watch Hollyoaks, but...

    That was terrible but it was just one of those shows that was on when you were doing something. Serious b-grade writing. Characters would just switch personalities over night for shock value.
  12. The 10 Best Places To Live In London : 2017

    Only lived in walthamstow for just over 2 years and its changed a lot in that short time. Rapid gentrification going and tons of money getting pumped into the area. Loads of those older hipsters looking to start a family are everywhere here. Most of the new shops and bars opening are all catering for those types now.
  13. Contracting - your views

    I've been on both sides of the scale - Full time for over a decade and contracting for about a year. I have recently gone back to full time and personally i prefer it but this is due to stability and the nature of my industry. (i live in London and there are only a handful of good companies here). The money i was making as a contractor was pretty damn good. I was earning more than my direct boss. The trouble was it made me paranoid that I could face being terminated at any point. I set up my own limited company, got an accountant and all the online accountancy software that allows you track everything and generate invoices. The thing is, personally it all just felt like a hassle to me. Keeping receipts and uploading them to expense it, expensing everything, constantly thinking what can I expense. Generating invoices, checking they have paid me, chasing up why payment has been late or even early etc Setting up the pension and just generally chasing up with the accountant whether everything i am doing is the most efficient way to do things. All of it just naturally adds up as an administrative annoyance and personally I am quite lazy with that stuff and just want to get on with the job I love. It also forced me to be organised and set up a personal google drive to record everything since it made me paranoid about getting caught out of whatever reason. It also felt like every other month there was some form of tax to pay, whether it be corporation or whatever. The money wasn't a problem just the annoyance of it all. Don't get me wrong, the money was great! But personally for me all the admin stuff around it was not worth it. I had other friends in my industry who were the complete opposite and loved it. Loved the money and were not bothered about all the other affairs you handle around it. I always saw the extra money as danger money. Paid myself my old wages and banked everything else incase work dried up or another big ass bill came in. On the other side FTE vs Contracting there is the work environment. Now this really only applies to my experiences in the games industry but in general most people stay in a company long term. Depending on the company they can drastically treat full timers and contractors differently. This often created an "us and them" mentality. Games companies tend to have a pretty tight knit dev culture. It's just that type of environment due to the nature of the work. Due to regulations some companies policies made things a little divisive. Contractors would get separate emails regarding matters or not invited to company wide meetings (bare in mind the workforce could be 40% contractors) In some places friends told me they were not even allowed to be invited to the company parties or get any free shit that the fulltimers got. Imagine when the xbox one released half the company went into a room and walked out with a free console whilst the others looked on enviously. Kinda made for a elephant in the room type of situation at times or resentment and didn't really fit in with the nature of the type of work we were doing. What made it worse is that not all the contractors were making good money so it just sucked for them in general unless you were a senior.
  14. President Donald Trump Thread

    Not as much as they hate each other