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    Another new thing i happened across today is the new,to me anyway, acronym for different people (if im allowed call people people, I'm open to correction on that)

    LGBTQQIP2SAA

    Its a bit of a mouthful really

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      I've never had sushi and want to try it. Can anyone recommend the best sushi place I can go in Dublin? Somewhere that wouldn't mind a noob not having a clue what to order would be a bonus.

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        Originally posted by Pat Mustard View Post

        Electric is the way forward but he's talking shite.Pretty sure if you bought a diesel Golf or Tuscan within the last year, your car has actually appreciated in value (+05%-1%)
        Mate bought a 202 Tourag about 4 months ago, paid 79k, final straw was when he couldet get the AC to blow in the rear, no knobs, its all done through the computer console, fuck this he says and got the garage to resell it for him at 79k, garage charged him 2k for the privilege but all things considered he got off light.
        This too shall pass.

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          Originally posted by dobby View Post
          I've never had sushi and want to try it. Can anyone recommend the best sushi place I can go in Dublin? Somewhere that wouldn't mind a noob not having a clue what to order would be a bonus.
          sushi or sashimi?

          https://yamamori.ie/southcity

          Always liked this spot but it's been years since I was there
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              My Italian meat order arrives tomorrow!

              My poor daughter is going to be having some unusual school lunches for the foreseeable
              People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                Originally posted by dobby View Post
                I've never had sushi and want to try it. Can anyone recommend the best sushi place I can go in Dublin? Somewhere that wouldn't mind a noob not having a clue what to order would be a bonus.
                Can’t recommend a place due to being 5000 miles away.

                but, don’t worry about being a noob, usually sushi/sashimi is served in smaller portions so order lots of things. The only thing you might find weird is tobiko/roe.

                Japanese food is class.

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                  Originally posted by oleras View Post

                  Mate bought a 202 Tourag about 4 months ago, paid 79k, final straw was when he couldet get the AC to blow in the rear, no knobs, its all done through the computer console, fuck this he says and got the garage to resell it for him at 79k, garage charged him 2k for the privilege but all things considered he got off light.
                  Hang in, 80k euro for a Volkswagen suv?
                  What would a new xc90 set ya back?

                  is that a typo? Price of cars in Ireland mad?
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                    Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                    Playing Craddockstown tomorrow. Never played it before. Anyone here play it ?
                    I'm a member. Just back from playing 7 of the back 9. It's in good nick. They did some work on the greens a few weeks back.

                    Par 5 to start, Good hole for the auld lad golf discussed here recently. 2nd , 10th and 13th you play over a lake to the green.

                    My recent hole in one was on the 2nd.

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                      Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                      Another new thing i happened across today is the new,to me anyway, acronym for different people (if im allowed call people people, I'm open to correction on that)

                      LGBTQQIP2SAA

                      Its a bit of a mouthful really
                      Thought this was a poorly laid out hand history.

                      Time for bed.

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                        Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                        sushi or sashimi?

                        https://yamamori.ie/southcity

                        Always liked this spot but it's been years since I was there
                        To ask a stupid question, what's the difference?

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                          Topical I guess

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                            Originally posted by dobby View Post

                            To ask a stupid question, what's the difference?
                            sushi is the rice. Sashimi is the raw fish.

                            I find sushi very gloopy

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                              Originally posted by horatio1 View Post

                              I'm a member. Just back from playing 7 of the back 9. It's in good nick. They did some work on the greens a few weeks back.

                              Par 5 to start, Good hole for the auld lad golf discussed here recently. 2nd , 10th and 13th you play over a lake to the green.

                              My recent hole in one was on the 2nd.
                              Hmmm sounds cool. I might have to record my shot on that so.

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                                Originally posted by Emmet View Post

                                If you knew sushi like I know sushi ..
                                FYP

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                                  Originally posted by dobby View Post

                                  To ask a stupid question, what's the difference?
                                  Sashimi is raw fish without the rice.

                                  Sushi will always have rice but it also has other ingredients. Can be veg and/or either cooked meat or cooked/raw fish as well.

                                  Musashi on Capel St is also good but so is Yamamori as suggested by DP

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                                    Dobby, Nigiri are the ones you may be familiar with. A piece of fish on a small lump of rice.

                                    You won't go wrong just eating those to start.

                                    I like to soak the rice in soy sauce then all in to the mouth, followed by a piece of ginger and a tiny bit of wasabi.

                                    Would probably get a slap for eating them that way in Tokyo.

                                    Addictive.
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                                      A little tip if you're using chopsticks and you want to look like you've been around the block.

                                      Use the back end of them to lift communal food, ginger etc, not the ends that go into your gob.
                                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                        Originally posted by Theresa View Post

                                        Hang in, 80k euro for a Volkswagen suv?
                                        What would a new xc90 set ya back?

                                        is that a typo? Price of cars in Ireland mad?
                                        For a second hand VW SUV...

                                        XC90...low 80's to 102
                                        This too shall pass.

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                                          Maybe because I've only experienced the drive of a driving instructors car before, which tend to be understandably basic, but wowsers the Leaf is some ride.

                                          It's like baby driving - a single pedal. Press it down to go fast, lift it to slow down, foot off to stop. No need for a brake pedal (although there is one) or the handbrake. So everything in the drive just flows.

                                          Lovely feel to the car. Nice and spacious, feels very decent quality.

                                          The epedal, which I guess is in a lot of cars with different names but the same intent.



                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                            Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                            Dobby, Nigiri are the ones you may be familiar with. A piece of fish on a small lump of rice.

                                            You won't go wrong just eating those to start.

                                            I like to soak the rice in soy sauce then all in to the mouth, followed by a piece of ginger and a tiny bit of wasabi.

                                            Would probably get a slap for eating them that way in Tokyo.

                                            Addictive.

                                            Big blob of wasabi and mix it into a bowl of soy sauce so it almost dissolves (but not quite). Then dip/soak the sushi in the soy sauce.

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                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                              And thank you to the delivery driver of the car who fit in a quick lesson on how to drive an automatic and didn't seem at all surprised at my inability to drive the car. He was saying that electric cars are walking out the door at the moment and they're starting to think of petrol and diesel cars as cars that need to be sold quick before the bottom falls out of the market. Maybe a desire to help me justify the purchase, but he had just bought his dad an electric using the company discount, so seemed to be speaking to the truth.
                                              He's correct in that electric is the future. But it is also talking bollox in typical over eager sales fashion.
                                              Ireland is probably behind the rest of the world in electric car infrastructure. It's better here, but I'd still need to see more wide spread adoption of charging stations before I'd consider it +EV. It's been a while since I've been back, but don't remember seeing many public fast chargers the last time. Maybe in business parks and the like.

                                              On that note. What charger do you have? I imagine quite a few people are getting screwed on the fine print there. Promised 2 hour charges on the forecourt, but managing 24 hours at home.
                                              I know your not likely to be a high distance user, would still be good to inspect that.

                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                              Maybe because I've only experienced the drive of a driving instructors car before, which tend to be understandably basic, but wowsers the Leaf is some ride.

                                              It's like baby driving - a single pedal. Press it down to go fast, lift it to slow down, foot off to stop. No need for a brake pedal (although there is one) or the handbrake. So everything in the drive just flows.
                                              You were absolutely right to learn in a manual. but autos should really be more widespread for city drivers. There's a lot of terrible drivers out there who just need to keep it simple.
                                              Many people report similar the first time they drive and automatic. Feels like a go kart compared to a clutch. I imagine the latest ones have more sophisticated brake assist.
                                              I've used a car share for about 2 years, since my own was mangled by a truck. One of the cars I use regular is an electric, the other is an auto. Both have drive assist. Which makes long highway drives a doddle. Similar to cruise control, but instead of maintaining a speed it tracks cars around and adjusts speed. You go from doing 120km on the motorway, down to 80km without even noticing.

                                              Obviously the like of Tesla take it to the next level.

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                                                Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                                I've never had sushi and want to try it. Can anyone recommend the best sushi place I can go in Dublin? Somewhere that wouldn't mind a noob not having a clue what to order would be a bonus.
                                                +1 for Yamamori
                                                First time I had sushi was there, must have been 15 years ago. So might not have maintain standards.
                                                Was recommended the aburi salmon (lightly grilled/torched salmon). I think that's still my main go to if I'm grabbing sushi.
                                                Soft shell crab is also amazing, but not sure if that'll be there.

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                                                  The kidney stones must have been causing some fluid retention. Have lost .5kg a day since last week, without any dietary changes. First time to get below 120kg since last September 12th.
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                                                    Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                    He's correct in that electric is the future. But it is also talking bollox in typical over eager sales fashion.
                                                    Ireland is probably behind the rest of the world in electric car infrastructure. It's better here, but I'd still need to see more wide spread adoption of charging stations before I'd consider it +EV. It's been a while since I've been back, but don't remember seeing many public fast chargers the last time. Maybe in business parks and the like.

                                                    On that note. What charger do you have? I imagine quite a few people are getting screwed on the fine print there. Promised 2 hour charges on the forecourt, but managing 24 hours at home.
                                                    I know your not likely to be a high distance user, would still be good to inspect that.


                                                    You were absolutely right to learn in a manual. but autos should really be more widespread for city drivers. There's a lot of terrible drivers out there who just need to keep it simple.
                                                    Many people report similar the first time they drive and automatic. Feels like a go kart compared to a clutch. I imagine the latest ones have more sophisticated brake assist.
                                                    I've used a car share for about 2 years, since my own was mangled by a truck. One of the cars I use regular is an electric, the other is an auto. Both have drive assist. Which makes long highway drives a doddle. Similar to cruise control, but instead of maintaining a speed it tracks cars around and adjusts speed. You go from doing 120km on the motorway, down to 80km without even noticing.

                                                    Obviously the like of Tesla take it to the next level.
                                                    He's only failed the driving test twice, don't know if he falls into terrible category just yet.
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                                                      Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                      He's correct in that electric is the future. But it is also talking bollox in typical over eager sales fashion.
                                                      Ireland is probably behind the rest of the world in electric car infrastructure. It's better here, but I'd still need to see more wide spread adoption of charging stations before I'd consider it +EV. It's been a while since I've been back, but don't remember seeing many public fast chargers the last time. Maybe in business parks and the like.

                                                      On that note. What charger do you have? I imagine quite a few people are getting screwed on the fine print there. Promised 2 hour charges on the forecourt, but managing 24 hours at home.
                                                      I know your not likely to be a high distance user, would still be good to inspect that.


                                                      You were absolutely right to learn in a manual. but autos should really be more widespread for city drivers. There's a lot of terrible drivers out there who just need to keep it simple.
                                                      Many people report similar the first time they drive and automatic. Feels like a go kart compared to a clutch. I imagine the latest ones have more sophisticated brake assist.
                                                      I've used a car share for about 2 years, since my own was mangled by a truck. One of the cars I use regular is an electric, the other is an auto. Both have drive assist. Which makes long highway drives a doddle. Similar to cruise control, but instead of maintaining a speed it tracks cars around and adjusts speed. You go from doing 120km on the motorway, down to 80km without even noticing.

                                                      Obviously the like of Tesla take it to the next level.
                                                      Charging infra has grown a bit but it's unreliable and not well thought out. Often terrible locations in cities/towns and you still have to pay on street parking costs in Dublin which really adds to the cost.

                                                      The charging infra at train stations tend to have one car plugged in for the day, a lot of broken chargers as the nationwide rollout had a very wide arrange of chargers which couldn't be efficiently maintained. The Leaf has the added issue of CHAdeMO vs CCS which means it's going to really suffer in 5 years time on the resale market (basically fast charging infra on Leafs will no be generally supported very much anywhere outside of Japan or you'll need a converter).

                                                      If you're going electric you need to have the home set-up and you need to be confident that it will meet your commute/travel needs most of the time and accept that it won't suit everytime and have a plan to deal with that (other car (hybrid is a good option) or a car rental scenario). If that's the case then they are a nice comfortable drive and as the range of models and types grows they will become increasingly attractive. If carbon taxes begin to seriously rise that may make them more attractive but we also have rolling electricity blackouts to look forward to so nothing is certain....


                                                      I'd imagine Hitch has no home charging at the moment until he moves into his new gaff.
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                                                        Greatest tennis player to ever do it still on course for the calendar grand slam. Roger who?

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                                                          * Portable/ Granny charger (plugs into any 3pin plug) will draw 1.8 kW into a battery. Useful for overnight when you've driven to a pal's or whatever but I'm not sure about long term feasibility of every other night outside your house.
                                                          * EVSE installation (grant of €600 available if you own an electric car) can be installed at your house and draw 6.6kW. This will be the bread and butter charging done by people who have driveways, and this is the setup that would give someone huge discounts vs Petrol if doing lots of miles.
                                                          * Fast Charging is anywhere from 50kW to 350kW (depending on installation and also your car's on-board charger / inverter) and requires serious infrastructure to get that power output, as a result ends up being 5-15x as expensive per kW compared to home charging.

                                                          Now the rest is pretty simple to figure out. Ioniq needs to use 12/16 kWh of battery to do 100km. Leaf probably 16-18. Other larger cars / depending on motorway driving may be up to 22/24.

                                                          So if I need to drive 100km tomorrow, I need 16kWh into the battery (if I arrive ~0% at destination). That's;
                                                          ~ 10hours on portable (I better plug in when I arrive - and if off early, I may need a top up somewhere along the way)
                                                          ~ 3hours from EVSE
                                                          ~ 20mins @ fast charger (Ioniq charges ~ 50kW at standard fast chargers)

                                                          I made the analogy before with electric cars about when we moved from Nokia 3310s that we charged (filled up at petrol station) once every 2 weeks, to the smartphones that we charge every single night, however that's already an outdated analogy as for 99% of Irish people, even with second hand EVs like 2017 Ioniq / Leaf, you will not be burning through the range each day.

                                                          There will definitely be a few people who 100km of range wouldn't suit, as they do Dublin-Galway and back again on a Friday night / Saturday morning regularly, but that's < half the battery capacity of my car, and sub quarter of most new batteries. There's a mindset shift involved, how many times in the past 2 years have you driven more than 100km in one day? Most people will have a handful of times. Cool, no problem, any electric car can handle that. What about 200km? Most people will have once or twice I would guess. This is still do-able by just about every electric car on the road since 2017. 300km and above? Some of the 2nd hand cars will require a 30min or 2 15min stops at fast chargers to handle this. Most of the newer cars can do this no problem. 400km? You have left the Island, please turn back.

                                                          The charging infrastructure that needs to improve is the proliferation of slow / cheap to install - on street chargers so that people without driveways can 'trickle charge' overnight.
                                                          The charging infrastructure that is decent (but will need expansion) in Ireland is the motorway fast-chargers.

                                                          The latter should be a really really small % of the charging that you aim to do, pretty much just 'top ups' to get you to the next time you sit your car down on it's arse for 4+ hours, plug a cable into it and wander off absent mindedly with your car filling up with fuel at a nominal rate vs petrol or diesel equivalent.
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                                                            Originally posted by Emmet View Post
                                                            * Portable/ Granny charger ...
                                                            Good post Emmet and very helpful for folk who are thinking about this for the first time. The unplanned factor and range anxiety are bits that people struggle with and it's not until you live with owning an electric car that you get over those in my view. I've had a few close shaves (missing a turn off and having to come off a motorway and get a quick splash and dash up against a deadline) and once or twice memorably forgetting to charge my car overnight.

                                                            But once you do those things you just become more relaxed. People run out of petrol, cars breakdown etc. and you just learn to live with it and adapt and having an electric car is no different.

                                                            The really big issue is the electricity infrastructure - both physical supply and the means to get it to your home. When 50% of the folks in my village are drawing 6 or more kWh in the evenings the local sub station is going to have a serious problem. That day is probably only 5-7 years away and the challenge is going to be much bigger then rolling out broadband.
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                                                              One thing I was wondering about - has there been much vandalisation of charging points or are they basically scumbag-proof?
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                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                One thing I was wondering about - has there been much vandalisation of charging points or are they basically scumbag-proof?
                                                                I saw a guy(In a van +trailer) reverse over the ones outside Microsoft in Sandyford a few years ago, and drive off. Gone by the time I got my phone out of my pocket, and I wasn't about to follow him. Completely destroyed them.
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                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                  One thing I was wondering about - has there been much vandalisation of charging points or are they basically scumbag-proof?
                                                                  Home charge points are being robbed. The general charge points tend not to be vandalised but they definitely break
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                                                                    Originally posted by MysteryGuest View Post
                                                                    Greatest tennis player to ever do it still on course for the calendar grand slam. Roger who?
                                                                    Like a lot of people I suffer from nostalgia bias when thinking of sports rivalries eg McEnroe, Borg , Higgins , Davis , Coe, Ovett, Lauder , Hunt , etc but one thing cant be argued the Golden age of tennis is just passing us now. Nadal, Fed , Djokovic and perhaps Murray playing the greatest tennis matches ever seen in terms of quality time after time is something we wont appreciate enough until it's gone. Enjoy the remaining games.

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                                                                      Have one of those q4 E-Tron's pencilled in for next car purchase in 3/4 yrs time. By that stage hopefully the infrastructure will be reasonably developed. Last few years I have been thinking through my journeys, and a home charger, a work charger, and a stop at applegreen/barack obama plaza on the longest trips I have done would see me right. Could have to be a bit judicious in choosing accommodation that have chargers somewhere close by or option for the portable charger.
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                                                                        Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                        Like a lot of people I suffer from nostalgia bias when thinking of sports rivalries eg McEnroe, Borg , Higgins , Davis , Coe, Ovett, Lauder , Hunt , etc but one thing cant be argued the Golden age of tennis is just passing us now. Nadal, Fed , Djokovic and perhaps Murray playing the greatest tennis matches ever seen in terms of quality time after time is something we wont appreciate enough until it's gone. Enjoy the remaining games.
                                                                        You might be about 8 years late with this post! Djokovic has been the last one standing of those in any meaningful way for a couple of years.
                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                          Any ideas for a gift for somebody retiring (early). They don't drink, live in rural Galway, and wouldn't be the type to get use of a voucher for a hotel/restaurant.

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                                                                              He was fantastic in just about everything I've seen him in
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                                                                                Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                                Any ideas for a gift for somebody retiring (early). They don't drink, live in rural Galway, and wouldn't be the type to get use of a voucher for a hotel/restaurant.
                                                                                A nice framed Irish Times photograph (I got the 'murmuring of starlings' pic for somebody as a gift and it has pride of place in their abode). Failing that an 'Only Fans' sub ))

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                                                                                  Omg the fucking weight of this meat order
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                                                                                    People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                                      Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                                      better get eating

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                                        Any ideas for a gift for somebody retiring (early). They don't drink, live in rural Galway, and wouldn't be the type to get use of a voucher for a hotel/restaurant.
                                                                                        Attending a retirement planning council training course is a really great one if you think they'd go. Link below.

                                                                                        Alternatively a night course in something they have an interest in but not really developed their skills like photography, woodworking or an art class would be cool. Personally I'd love to get a decent telescope with motorised tracking etc. and go down that rabbit hole...be a great one in rural Galway I'd say....

                                                                                        If they are into hiking it would be great to book something and spend a few days together doing it. Especially in Autumn/Spring when things are a bit quieter but beautiful.
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                                                                                          It seems WhatsApp have loads of ability to moderate content. I'm just glad I'm not the type of petty insecure person to recall the fervent messages of the less technically gifted on here who proudly proclaimed that only an idiot would think WhatsApp could countenance moderating content. It seems I'm the type of upstanding person who can just acknowledge the story and pass on the information without snide remarks.
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                                                                                            Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post

                                                                                            Attending a retirement planning council training course is a really great one if you think they'd go. Link below.

                                                                                            Alternatively a night course in something they have an interest in but not really developed their skills like photography, woodworking or an art class would be cool. Personally I'd love to get a decent telescope with motorised tracking etc. and go down that rabbit hole...be a great one in rural Galway I'd say....

                                                                                            If they are into hiking it would be great to book something and spend a few days together doing it. Especially in Autumn/Spring when things are a bit quieter but beautiful.
                                                                                            They are some great ideas! Mushroom hunting fits with the time of year also and combines a mixture of activity, novelty, and learning.
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                                                                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                              It seems WhatsApp have loads of ability to moderate content. I'm just glad I'm not the type of petty insecure person to recall the fervent messages of the less technically gifted on here who proudly proclaimed that only an idiot would think WhatsApp could countenance moderating content. It seems I'm the type of upstanding person who can just acknowledge the story and pass on the information without snide remarks.
                                                                                              Instead, WhatsApp reviewers gain access to private content when users hit the “report” button on the app, identifying a message as allegedly violating the platform’s terms of service. This forwards five messages — the allegedly offending one along with the four previous ones in the exchange, including any images or videos — to WhatsApp in unscrambled form, according to former WhatsApp engineers and moderators.
                                                                                              I don't think this counts like you think it does.
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                                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                better get eating
                                                                                                Need cheese recommendations.
                                                                                                And recipes.
                                                                                                And storage advice.
                                                                                                And cutting advice.
                                                                                                ​​​​

                                                                                                Have literally bitten off more than I can chew with this order.
                                                                                                ​​​​​.
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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Pat Mustard View Post

                                                                                                  He's only failed the driving test twice, don't know if he falls into terrible category just yet.
                                                                                                  In case it’s not obvious, that wasn’t directed at Hitch.
                                                                                                  It was the many drivers who haven’t a clue what they are doing on the road. The type that owns if approaching a roundabout.

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                                                    I don't think this counts like you think it does.
                                                                                                    If anything - the article utterly vindicates those less technically gifted.

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                                                      Need cheese recommendations.
                                                                                                      And recipes.
                                                                                                      And storage advice.
                                                                                                      And cutting advice.
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                                                                                                      Have literally bitten off more than I can chew with this order.
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                                                                                                      man up

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post
                                                                                                        Charging infra has grown a bit but it's unreliable and not well thought out. Often terrible locations in cities/towns and you still have to pay on street parking costs in Dublin which really adds to the cost.
                                                                                                        That’s the kind of stuff I was imagine.
                                                                                                        If the idea is to encourage EV use, you’d expect free parking for EVs in EV only spaces would be the obvious move.
                                                                                                        Train stations/park and ride feels like the complete wrong location. It should be shopping centres, or places with high turnover. Staff car parks.

                                                                                                        I'd imagine Hitch has no home charging at the moment until he moves into his new gaff.
                                                                                                        Not familiar with the leaf’s options. But agree there’s no point spending on something that can’t come with you.

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post

                                                                                                          man up
                                                                                                          This'll be me soon, and it'll be your fault.
                                                                                                          People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post

                                                                                                            man up
                                                                                                            This^^. Sounds like you can't handle your meat.

                                                                                                            My advice would be to be working on about three different ones simultaneously - a charcuterie plate needs a bit of variety.

                                                                                                            Omelettes, pizzas would be my main non-raw form consumption. The salaminis ('Happy') would probably go nicely in lots of pasta dishes.
                                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                              Emmet any issue with standard ESB connection and/or switchboard no being cut out for ~7kW charging.
                                                                                                              or is it simply a case of upgrading to a 32A circuit.

                                                                                                              I’m just thinking if cases were people tried to install a second electric shower and board isn’t cut out.

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                                                                                Emmet any issue with standard ESB connection and/or switchboard no being cut out for ~7kW charging.
                                                                                                                or is it simply a case of upgrading to a 32A circuit.

                                                                                                                I’m just thinking if cases were people tried to install a second electric shower and board isn’t cut out.
                                                                                                                This reminds me of a holiday in Portugal 3 years ago. The apartment was a dinky little one, recently refurbished and in good nick. Just that you couldn't put on two hobs on the cooker simultaneously as the poor little thing would overload the board . Thankfully the shower worked at least.

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                                                                                  Emmet any issue with standard ESB connection and/or switchboard no being cut out for ~7kW charging.
                                                                                                                  or is it simply a case of upgrading to a 32A circuit.

                                                                                                                  I’m just thinking if cases were people tried to install a second electric shower and board isn’t cut out.
                                                                                                                  if you have electric shower/ heat pump you need to get a load-balancing EVSE - which does add cost. I'm stillwaiting to actually buy my own in fairness! House will have heat pump and electric showers so will need to get a 'smarter' model than 'just the basic'. Will feed back here with costs etc when I get them.

                                                                                                                  There's probably only a few houses in the country rated @ 32A, and I imagine it's pretty pricey to get upgraded to it (though would give you 11kW if you wanted to get it!),

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post



                                                                                                                    I don't think this counts like you think it does.
                                                                                                                    I literally talked about the report function at the time as a way of seeing content. Italicised-literally!
                                                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                                                                                      That’s the kind of stuff I was imagine.
                                                                                                                      If the idea is to encourage EV use, you’d expect free parking for EVs in EV only spaces would be the obvious move.
                                                                                                                      Train stations/park and ride feels like the complete wrong location. It should be shopping centres, or places with high turnover. Staff car parks.


                                                                                                                      Not familiar with the leaf’s options. But agree there’s no point spending on something that can’t come with you.
                                                                                                                      Yeah. There's loads of ESB super-charger points around, so will just drive to one of them and wait 30 minutes while browsing IPB and commenting about how great it is to have a bit of free time to just think with no distractions. Might get a beret for those thinking times.

                                                                                                                      Edit: and bring some salami
                                                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Emmet View Post

                                                                                                                        if you have electric shower/ heat pump you need to get a load-balancing EVSE - which does add cost. I'm stillwaiting to actually buy my own in fairness! House will have heat pump and electric showers so will need to get a 'smarter' model than 'just the basic'. Will feed back here with costs etc when I get them.

                                                                                                                        There's probably only a few houses in the country rated @ 32A, and I imagine it's pretty pricey to get upgraded to it (though would give you 11kW if you wanted to get it!),
                                                                                                                        I just have the timers for the EV and PHEV set differently. EV charges from the start of the night meter (23.00 or 24.00 depending on the season) and the PHEV kicks in to be fully charged by 7.00am on the granny cable so generally that starts around 4.00am when the EV is just rebalancing if it's drawing any load at all.

                                                                                                                        We only have one electric shower upstairs that doesn't generally get used. Automower charges up around 2.00am-3.30am and we don't bother with putting on washes or drying at night but might stick on a load at 7.00 in the morning.

                                                                                                                        All in all a fair bit of electricity usage and we'll probably add a heat pump in 2021, and some PV cells and a battery over the next few years..so the whole system will need a full review then!!

                                                                                                                        I just think the whole thing is going to be mad when every household is drawing a similar load. I'll be installing a wind turbine to go with my solar and a backup refurbished leaf battery in the shed to try and keep the show on the road....
                                                                                                                        ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                                          Yeah. There's loads of ESB super-charger points around, so will just drive to one of them and wait 30 minutes while browsing IPB and commenting about how great it is to have a bit of free time to just think with no distractions. Might get a beret for those thinking times.

                                                                                                                          Edit: and bring some salami
                                                                                                                          Download the various apps so you know when they are available...I had no charge point for the first week of EV ownership so was stopping off in Supervalu in Lucan at 6.00am every morning.

                                                                                                                          Just myself and another guy greeting each other, but it was more reliable availability wise then trying to charge up at 16.30 in the afternoon when all the shoppers were topping up...Now that they are charging for fast charge it probably won't be so bad.
                                                                                                                          ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

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