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New laptop for an Internet novice

UK Mefites.. I have around £500 to spend on a laptop, to help my GF become internet capable. Nothing fancy required, as it'll be pretty much internet & e-mail only. Wireless is one requirement, decent sized screen another. Any recommendations, or any that I should avoid at all costs.
posted by the_epicurean on Oct 12, 2006 - 12 answers

Is there any reason I'd want a website hosted in the UK rather than the US?

Is there any reason I'd want a website hosted in the UK rather than the US? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Oct 12, 2006 - 9 answers

International delivery attempts

I'm in the UK. I've been expecting a package from the states via USPS. They will not be able to get into my building. How/where can I pick it up? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Oct 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Fun and Exciting Things to Do in the UK/Ireland over New Years

My boyfriend and I have a week to spend in the U.K. or Ireland at the end of December. Where to go, what to do, where to stay, and how not to accidentally bankrupt ourselves? [more inside]
posted by xaire on Oct 9, 2006 - 15 answers

A slice of Japan in London

What Japanese style amenities can be found in London? Most especially I am on the hunt for group Karaoke booths (preferably with an 'all you can drink' policy) and supermarkets stocking exclusively Japanese produce.... What's out there?
posted by 0bvious on Oct 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Yen to Pounds : Best Exchange Rates?

Currency Exchange: I have a handful of Japanese Yen and a desire the British pound wasn't so strong. What are my best options for getting my Yen converted into Sterling? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me locate an episode of Reeves & Mortimer

Help me find a particular episode of a Reeves & Mortimer show. [more inside]
posted by daveyt on Sep 15, 2006 - 2 answers

Useful University moving in tips?

Any useful tips for settling in to first week in college / university? Any funny anecdotes of your first week in college / university? [more inside]
posted by philsi on Sep 14, 2006 - 29 answers

Roehampton Creative Writing Masters

What do you know/think about the University of Roehampton, London? Most especially I am interested in its School of Arts, and its MA in Creative and Professional Writing.... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Thanks UK Boss, Sincerely US Employee

My future boss has been extremely helpful and considerate about my upcoming move to the UK, so I'd like to bring him a gift as a thank you. What would a Brit like from the States/California/San Diego? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Sep 7, 2006 - 28 answers

I'm... Too casual for this shirt? (UK)

I have to go on a few job interviews for web producer positions in the UK. I've got a suit, and a collarless black jacket/suit which I quite like and isn't too far off the norm. But I need a good shirt. What colour shirt should I go for? White? Blue? Lilac? Should it be a "name" shirt eg Boss, Ralph Lauren or will any good quality shirt do?
posted by badlydubbedboy on Sep 6, 2006 - 12 answers

UK kettle callout :)

TeaFilter: should I buy a kettle for my cooker (hob/stove/whatever you call it), or a regular electric one? [UK resident] [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Aug 29, 2006 - 23 answers

Qualities of a good sofa?

What makes for a comfortable, long-lasting sofa, and where can I get hold of one (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Aug 25, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I connect my laptop to an ISDN line in a hotel?

I need to connect my laptop to an ISDN line in a hotel room. What hardware do I need? [more inside]
posted by jeffbarr on Aug 20, 2006 - 9 answers

What's wrong with The Register?

What’s wrong with The Register? [more inside]
posted by ijoshua on Aug 17, 2006 - 11 answers

Newly self-employed - how can I prove to my bank I'm a good risk?

UK Mortgage for the Self-Employed: how to convince the bank I'm a good risk? Also, broker or direct dealing with the banks? [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on Aug 15, 2006 - 10 answers

Travel Terror Gauge!

I have a 16 year old daughter traveling from Newark Airport to London Gatwick on Sunday ... [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Aug 10, 2006 - 17 answers

Get my whites back to whiter than white!

A treasured white T-shirt (with logo) has gone from bright white to dull blue thanks to an errant blue T-shirt... [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy on Aug 8, 2006 - 6 answers

No shirt sleeve sizes in the UK?

When buying a men's dress shirt in the UK, why are there no sleeve sizes? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Aug 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Share your share knowledge, please!

UKSharesFilter: Some of my relatives have had a small selection of the shares in an inherited portfolio disappear over time from their online tracker, so my question is what has happened to the following stocks: CHB.L; GAA.L; MFBUEUGI.L and MFBUTRU.L, and should they have received any notification, documents or even cheques, (and what can be done about finding out more)? (I should clarify that they still have the certificates and haven't sold, traded or otherwise physically disposed of them, it's the listing themselves that now come up as 'No Such Symbol' on the internet listing of the portfolio).
posted by timpollard on Aug 7, 2006 - 5 answers

"Move 'em on, head 'em up"

Need to ship packages from US to London, UK. Is there anything cheaper than parcel2go? [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Aug 2, 2006 - 6 answers

Places to stay in Cornwall, England?

Does anyone know any nice places to stay in Cornwall, England? Preferable B&Bs, but hotels OK. Up to £100 per double room per night is probably the limit, but we're getting desperate, so..
posted by ascullion on Aug 1, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I get back into technical work again?

UKJobFilter: Techie/System Admin at heart, CV filled with Helpdesk experience. How do I get into techie work again? [more inside]
posted by Nik_Doof on Jul 31, 2006 - 3 answers

Jumping the pond, where to live?

I will soon be transferring from San Diego, CA to the UK. The office is near Farnborough, Hampshire but from what I can tell, I don't want to be living there. I am debating between living in London with a 40 minute train commute (from Waterloo), versus living in another town closer to work and probably cheaper rent. What to do? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Jul 27, 2006 - 29 answers

Carry On Camping

I'm looking for UK camp site resources/info that are a bit less mainstream. I've done a fair amount of camping locally to where I am in Sussex on farms and other less organised camp sites -- all found via word of mouth -- but I'm looking to head a bit further away. The problem I'm finding is that most camping info is either 'proper' camp/caravan (*shudder*) sites or 'alternative' eco/politics-type places. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by i_cola on Jul 21, 2006 - 3 answers

Recommendations for international movers?

Seeking recommendations for international shipping/moving companies. I have a small household's-worth to ship from California to the UK (no furniture that's worth keeping, but a large studio full of stuff). There are many companies online but I know from friends' experiences that these waters are shark-infested.
posted by beniamino on Jul 20, 2006 - 10 answers

Moving to the UK for almost a year, can I keep my USA cell phone number?

I don't know anything about cellular providers in the UK, which is where I will be living for nine months starting this September. I need a phone in the UK, but I will also need one when I return to the US after nine months. I have a verizon cell phone right now, but I my two year agreement with them has expired, so I can cancel without being charged a termination fee. What are my best/least expensive options? [more inside]
posted by whataboutben on Jul 13, 2006 - 14 answers

UK Industries/Employers that are actively recruiting

Which industries in the UK are looking for recruits and can provide or fund necessary training e.g. NHS, teaching? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish on Jul 12, 2006 - 2 answers

Will a UK post-grad diploma help me get an MA in the US?

I have a post-graduate diploma from England and want to finish my MA, but the requirements are unreal. Should I scrap and start over in the US? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jul 6, 2006 - 8 answers

Smart casual clothes in England?

Where's a good place for a mid-twenties man to get slightly smart casualwear in England? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jul 5, 2006 - 18 answers

Transfering large sums of money

I want to open a savings account here in the UK for my god-daughter who lives in Australia. What hidden taxes and other nasty surprises can I expect when I transfer it to her when she's 18... if its even possible.
posted by monkeyJuice on Jul 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Starting consulting in the UK

Where can I find consulting contracts/agreement templates specific to the UK? [more inside]
posted by ukdanae on Jun 28, 2006 - 3 answers

After 'A' Levels: advice and recommendations for a university undergraduate.

What would you say to a reasonably bright (nearly) 19 year old at this stage of her life? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Jun 22, 2006 - 38 answers

Help me go green with white goods!

Can anyone recommend any guidelines or specific household appliances (eg fridge, freezer, washing machine, sofa and bed) that are reasonably environmentally friendly and affordable (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy on Jun 22, 2006 - 2 answers

How to find a manufacturer in the UK

How do I find a manufacturer for a product I'd like to produce? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Jun 22, 2006 - 6 answers

'Pay as you go' mobile phone in London

Please advise us on mobile phone calling plans in London. We'll be on sabbatical in London for 6.5 more months. We're in university housing and can only call on campus without using a calling card. We've gotten tired of dialing 30+ digits, so we'd use the mobile as our main phone, at least for outgoing calls. We'll be making a couple of calls a day in London, and two or three 10-20 minute calls to the US and France each week. I assume we want a 'pay as you go' plan, since we're only going to be here less than a year. We don't need a fancy phone. We'd probably prefer 2 cheap phones. Also, will our phones work in western Europe? Thanks for your advice.
posted by lukemeister on Jun 20, 2006 - 11 answers

No, I don't want to pay £2 for a glass of water

Is it true that in the UK it is illegal for a licensed restaurant to refuse to serve tap water? If so, where can I obtain a copy of the relevant piece of paper so I can wave it in the faces of restaurant managers who want me to spend extortionate amounts on drinks?
posted by Lotto on Jun 5, 2006 - 15 answers

mobile phone for UK, Canada, West Africa

Can I buy a mobile phone in the UK that will work in Canada and Burkina Faso? [more inside]
posted by madokachan on Jun 4, 2006 - 6 answers

I Need Cylindrical Mooing Objects - and More!

Does anybody know where I can get an appreciable quantity of moo boxes in the UK? Bonus problem: We would like them to make other noises besides moo, although we do want some that moo.
posted by By The Grace of God on May 24, 2006 - 1 answer

Questions regarding House of Commons/Prime Minister's Questions

Prime Minister's Questions questions. UK citizens, please explain a couple of things to this curious American. [more inside]
posted by shifafa on May 21, 2006 - 19 answers

UK property bubble to burst?

Is the UK property market bubble ever likely to burst? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on May 19, 2006 - 21 answers

Maybe moving there would be easier?

I really want these shoes, but they don't ship outside of the U.K..... [more inside]
posted by Ugh on May 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Japan to the UK (via the entire world)

I will leave Japan to travel back to the UK this August and am looking for interesting, original places and/or ways to make my way back. Where/how should I go? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Good UK TV forums?

What are some good message boards to discuss British TV? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on May 12, 2006 - 8 answers

What does the colour of UK police cars signify?

What does the colour of UK police cars signify? [more inside]
posted by ninebelow on May 10, 2006 - 8 answers

I guess I could swim in.

What is the best way for an American to get a job and work permit in Britain? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on May 7, 2006 - 13 answers

How does Economy 7 switch?

In the UK we have cheap rate electricity between 12.30am and 7.30am, but how does it work? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on May 4, 2006 - 19 answers

Help me buy my mum a mac

My mum wants to buy a Mac. What's the best option right now (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell on May 4, 2006 - 29 answers

European People Mover

Autofilter: What are some good family (2 adults, 2 toddlers) cars on the market in Europe? [more inside]
posted by smcniven on May 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Finding a grave

How do you find a grave? [more inside]
posted by Navek Rednam on Apr 27, 2006 - 7 answers

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