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    Originally posted by Ed View Post

    Am I right in thinking he became player X because he threatened boards with legal action if anyone put his actual name up when recounting the various stories of him being a prick?
    In fairness to the man he had a temper but is a very generous kind person. He was having a smoke once outside the jackpot homeless guy asked him for one gave him the pack then remarked haven’t the price of a other pack but that man’s worse off. Would always poker wise go for a fair chip and try to make sure dealers were looked after. Easiest man in the world to tilt .

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      "Where's the flag from, it looks cool" I asked the lady selling cakes at a stall festooned in some country's flag. I could see her mentally sizing me up, which is unusual in cake-stall-repartee.


      SPOILER


      In fairness the Spanish flag does look far more exotic than it actually is.




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

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        Hitch, how could you not recognise the Spanish flag?
        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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          Apparently the prop gun was used off set by crew members for target practice so live round or rounds may have been left in chamber. Police also found both live and blank ammo stored in the same area. Clusterfuck.

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            Jaysis. Norm. There's a man I wouldn't have thought about for another second in my life if it didn't come up here. Was some characters around back in the day.

            The player x story is cool. Some belters on the old site. It felt the scene had died a fair bit before this place even started up

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              Last edited by dinekes; 24-10-21, 14:26.

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                  Haha, this is good

                  I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                    Originally posted by elbows View Post

                    I’d be pretty sure that’s him alright
                    If it is him it looks like a ctrl-c ctrl-v from 15 years ago right down to the brown suit jacket with denims. Maybe he was younger than he looked back then but I would have had him being into his eighties by now.
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                      Looking forward to getting back into the Aquarium, say what you like about Luke from the pov of the paying punter he always ran the best games in the best settings. Hard to see how it works for the businiess anymore but I do hope they are able to run an attractive tournament schedule.

                      Good LOL at HJ's snide harrumph at Luke
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                        Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                        BennyHiFi or anyone else who might be able to advise.
                        I've got a small budget c. 1k to set up a turntable, amp and speakers for a vinyl café. Any recommendations for equipment that would be hardy enough and straightforward to allow randomers use.

                        It's a small high roofed space and we'd want to run extra speakers out to a different room.
                        The general rule of thumb is spend most on your source. In this case the record player. Well, technically the stylus then cartridge then record player) but you'll be getting them all as a package so that's fine.

                        I'd definitely recommend a direct drive turntable (rather than belt drive) as they are buit for DJ-ing and will wear infinitely better in a commercial environment. They're pretty idiot proof too and will have much sturdier stylus/cartridge set up. Technics 1200s or 1210s were/are the industry standard but too much for this budget.

                        I'd disagree with CC about Audio Technica in so much that they are designed to be used where there are a lot of people, food, drink etc... and will require little set up . Good in that bracket are https://www.thomann.de/ie/audio_tech...40xp_black.htm or https://www.thomann.de/ie/audio_tech...htm?glp=1&gcli d=Cj0KCQjwiNSLBhCPARIsAKNS4_fvhtmh8yXkD4bLbLkQ2cdc yzxmcz6v9BpLTXBFYMKqE8ShosKFlTYaAgPzEALw_wcB

                        Stanton is also an excellent sturdy make with good sound quality around the 500 mark.

                        I'd then split the remaining 500 between amp and speakers. Personally, I'd be buying second hand for value but that may not be an option. But if IT IS amps are much easier to buy and more reliable second hand than speakers. https://www.donedeal.ie/audioequipment?words=amplifier - plenty here offering good value. Go for as high a watts per channel output as you can get at your price point if you going to be powering speakers over conversation/general hubub and with a high ceiling.

                        For speakers JBL seem to be very popular in small commercial spaces with OK sound quality. Speakers are probably the most improved component in hifi in the recent past so you could go 300 on the amp and 200 on speakers and always upgrade if needed. The guys at hifihut.ie are very helpful so if you wanted a one stop shop to discuss what's best for the budget they could certainly help.

                        Hope that's useful!

                        b.

                        PS I haven't mentioned wireless options cos I don't know enough about it TBH being an analogue guy mostly. Also you could investigate active speakers (with a built in amp) and roll your savings into better speakers. Oh... and don't skimp too much on cables... it would be a shame to spend that money then use telephone wire-type cables so if you can save 50-100 of the budget (maybe by buying second hand or getting a deal with the likes of a hifihut ) for cables it will be worth it for the overall sound.

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                          Theater of Nightmares.
                          Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                            Nice one Benny and CC thanks a million
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                              SP, loving that mick flannery "in the game" album. fantastic stuff. plenty of tix left for an intimate london venue, gutted i can't go that day

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                                Name change to Kaput

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                                  Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                  If it is him it looks like a ctrl-c ctrl-v from 15 years ago right down to the brown suit jacket with denims. Maybe he was younger than he looked back then but I would have had him being into his eighties by now.
                                  He could have been early 50s then and around 65-67 now. There wouldn't be a world of difference to your looks in that age band.
                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                    Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                    SP, loving that mick flannery "in the game" album. fantastic stuff. plenty of tix left for an intimate london venue, gutted i can't go that day
                                    They will be performing it with the RTE symphony orchestra on RTE Radio 1 tomorrow afternoon, will be available to stream live and I expect afterwards as well.
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                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                      He could have been early 50s then and around 65-67 now. There wouldn't be a world of difference to your looks in that age band.
                                      Yeah, thought it was a strange comment especially from SP, who used to look about 84, and then went to looking 52 a few years later
                                      “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                        Excellent day out at Bakken, which seems to be Danish version of Tayto Park. Except with no queues and many fine bars where you can partake while your offspring experience the various rides.

                                        Got the impression we were the sole tourists there too.
                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                          Originally posted by dinekes View Post
                                          @CC
                                          Cheers

                                          Annoying when they get stuck though.

                                          God I would kill for some opioids. On industrial strength anti inflamms.
                                          Anytime I or anyone I know goes to spain,they come back with a lorryload of difene
                                          People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                            Shouldn't be out of the realms of possibility to organise a forum night for a tourney or something?
                                            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 Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                              Spent a decent part of this morning trying, crying, and failing to design a kitchen in a 5.11 square metre space using the IKEA kitchen design app.

                                              I'm hesitant to claim victory at this point, but it looks almost okay.

                                              Then in the afternoon we went to a carpet place and tried to identify nice carpets based on rubbing our fingers through the carpets. Is there a better way for picking out carpets?

                                              Tomorrow we pick out a paint scheme. In the aim to paint the whole place this coming week and have it dry out before moving in the following week.


                                              There is serious debate in the house as to whether we should be doing any of this at all, or instead move in, get a feel for the place and then make decisions. I get the idea of not making structural changes, but my thinking is that we want to move into somewhere that doesn't look like student digs. Plus the wife lacks a bit of get-up-and-go on projects, so I feel a need to counteract by going more in the opposite direction.


                                              Not sure there's much of a risk of what we are doing. We're stuck with the kitchen for a few years anyway. So may as well make it functional and nice. It can all be repurposed in a larger kitchen setting anyway, so there's no harm no foul with installing it now.

                                              Carpets upstairs and flooring downstairs doesn't seem much of a bother and is a nice quality. We'll keep it neutral enough so there's nothing outlandish going in. The paint scheme is hard to do when you are actually in the house, so this two week window is a fairly handy space to use. Well that's my thinking anyway.
                                              Feet >> hands
                                              Get a few samples and try them out on the toes
                                              People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                What a day to choose to go to Old Trafford again. Bloody hell. Saving grace of an unbelievably top quality day/night out in liverpool last night. Oles at the wheel

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                                                  If I had e1k to spend on high-fidelity hardware on the second hand market for a vinyl cafe at the minute I'd be considering these types of value options.

                                                  I'm not advocating for whether they offer fantastic value or the best sound but something likely to balance credibility with quality workmanship and a genuine attempt to sound consistently good.

                                                  The actual sound? (Well, that's always a matter of opinion). Here's a few examples...

                                                  Turntables:

                                                  x2 Stanton - https://www.donedeal.ie/audioequipme...decks/29421715 - e350 the pair

                                                  x2 Audio Technica - https://www.adverts.ie/home-audio/au...ables/24451695 - e400 the pair

                                                  Thorens - https://www.donedeal.ie/audioequipme...table/29526197 - e299

                                                  Amps:

                                                  LuxmanI - I-410 https://www.adverts.ie/home-audio/am...l-410/23483160 (Lovely vintage refurb should have more than enough power) - e500

                                                  Onkyo - https://www.donedeal.ie/audioequipme...annel/28601341 e170

                                                  Marantz - https://www.adverts.ie/home-audio/ma...ature/24411024 - e195

                                                  Speakers:

                                                  Acoustic Energy - https://www.donedeal.ie/audioequipme...phile/29527960 - e200

                                                  Mission - https://www.adverts.ie/home-audio/mi...akers/24608773 - e280

                                                  Tannoy - https://www.adverts.ie/home-audio/ta...akers/25162298 - e250

                                                  You could pick any combo of these and it would work in your living room but not in a commercial environment and vice versa. You could deffo get a less 'separates' system for the budget but as it's essentially an alien space for vinyl records I'd imagine it is always going to be tricky to know how sound will react and it will react very differently when the room is empty or crowded.

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                                                    Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                                                    Dune delivered. The best possible adaption that could be achieved IMHO. 5\5.
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                                                    That was amazing, can't think of a better transfer to screen of a much loved book. I haven't read any reviews yet but I wonder how well it worked for people who haven't read it.
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                                                      Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                                                      Dune delivered. The best possible adaption that could be achieved IMHO. 5\5.
                                                      Two and a half glorious hours. Watch it on as big screen as you can. What a great show.
                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                        Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

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                                                        That was amazing, can't think of a better transfer to screen of a much loved book. I haven't read any reviews yet but I wonder how well it worked for people who haven't read it.
                                                        Bought book #1 after reading this. Will I need to read the complete saga before watching the movie?
                                                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                          Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                          Bought book #1 after reading this. Will I need to read the complete saga before watching the movie?
                                                          I've had it on my maybe read one day list and wondering about that also. Will I spoil a future read?

                                                          Wheel of Time also on there. Not sure if I could sign up for the long haul for that one. Think I only have one high fantasy epic in me.

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                                                            This is why they made them in to movies..to take these hard decisions away from you !
                                                            This too shall pass.

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                                                              Public service announcement:

                                                              DO NOT START READING THE WHEEL OF TIME

                                                              UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
                                                              "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                                Got the final numbers from my solicitor for their fees to the other side as they have to give them to you, can confirm that they are well paid haha.
                                                                Getting back a few grand in medical fees but can see that 12k was spent on medicals between the two sides. Two people were 2.2k each for giving a standardized test, handy job! Don't think payouts dropping will be as big as impact as people think.


                                                                Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post
                                                                Public service announcement:

                                                                DO NOT START READING THE WHEEL OF TIME

                                                                UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
                                                                I was given the first book and it's sitting in my drawer hmm. Heard it was good but gets worse over time.

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                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                  Spent a decent part of this morning trying, crying, and failing to design a kitchen in a 5.11 square metre space using the IKEA kitchen design app.

                                                                  I'm hesitant to claim victory at this point, but it looks almost okay.

                                                                  Then in the afternoon we went to a carpet place and tried to identify nice carpets based on rubbing our fingers through the carpets. Is there a better way for picking out carpets?

                                                                  Tomorrow we pick out a paint scheme. In the aim to paint the whole place this coming week and have it dry out before moving in the following week.
                                                                  Are you planning a kitchen now without taking down the wall? A galley kitchen is hard to pull off. Even harder when the doors are off centre in a small kitchen.
                                                                  Knock the wall and you'll have a bit to work with. The wall might not be structural btw.

                                                                  Painting while its empty isn't a bad idea. If you are going to do carpet would be a lot easier to do it pre move. At least for the upstairs as that's not going to see major changes to layout.

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                                                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                    Bought book #1 after reading this. Will I need to read the complete saga before watching the movie?
                                                                    Took me about a year to read Dune. Although that was back in college, when there was little time for anything other than drinking and pizza. Remember it being spectacular but also a bit of a tough read. Was really hard to stay interested in it. I'd just watch the movie tbh.
                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                      Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                      Bought book #1 after reading this. Will I need to read the complete saga before watching the movie?
                                                                      This film only goes halfway into the first book Dune

                                                                      I don't know that you need to read it first might even improve the reading experience.
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                                                                        Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                                        Are you planning a kitchen now without taking down the wall? A galley kitchen is hard to pull off. Even harder when the doors are off centre in a small kitchen.
                                                                        Knock the wall and you'll have a bit to work with. The wall might not be structural btw.


                                                                        Painting while its empty isn't a bad idea. If you are going to do carpet would be a lot easier to do it pre move. At least for the upstairs as that's not going to see major changes to layout.
                                                                        Yeah. We're a bit undecided on this, but think the current kitchen is too bad (see image below), so we'll just take everything out, get new equipment as its all very old at the moment - ancient really - that's the main cost, and then IKEA the furniture, so its no bother or lost money if we eventually expand the space, as IKEA is all modular anyway. Thats the thinking in any case, whether or not its well thought through.

                                                                        The kitchen space is the big problem. Its 2.44m long and 2.1m wide. So - the thinking is 4 x 60cm standard square blocks on the outer wall side - cooker, sink, dishwasher, storage. Some wall stuff there also along with the extractor. Then on the other wall we have 40cm wide storage stuff bottom and top, for three 60cm length blocks, and a mini counter in between the top and bottom. Has to be less wide to leave space to walk about the kitchen, and shorter length to allow using the interior and exterior door (both open outwards).

                                                                        Washing machine and dryer in a small outhouse. Fridge just outside the kitchen in a space under the stairs. I'm not really sure about the practicality of the fridge thing, someone said it was a good idea. To remove the kitchen door. Free up and open up the current storage space under the stairs and pop the fridge in there. Use a painting or floor tiling scheme to give the appearance that the kitchen and the under-stairs fridge are all part of the same scheme.

                                                                        I'm really just pointing out the details in case there's something obviously wrong with the plan and you can stop me in my tracks!!

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

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                                                                          Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                          Bought book #1 after reading this. Will I need to read the complete saga before watching the movie?
                                                                          The movie is only the first half of the first book, so 200 pages or so. I read the book in a few days but feel you'll have less free time.
                                                                          I'd read some anyway to get more familiar but it isn't necessary, make sure to catch this in the cinema rather than at home.

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                                                                            Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                                            I've had it on my maybe read one day list and wondering about that also. Will I spoil a future read?

                                                                            Wheel of Time also on there. Not sure if I could sign up for the long haul for that one. Think I only have one high fantasy epic in me.
                                                                            Well you'll know the story but the film and book are very different beasts. The book is nearly all internal dialogue, which you can't do in a film, so there is much more to the reading experience. The film however will be a great visual/auditory spectacle and well worth watching even if you've not read.

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                                                                              Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                              ++
                                                                              That was amazing, can't think of a better transfer to screen of a much loved book. I haven't read any reviews yet but I wonder how well it worked for people who haven't read it.
                                                                              tix booked for thursday. i've read the book countless times, i'm so excited!!!!!

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                                                                                Don't remove the kitchen door unless you want the rest of the house to smell of cooking.
                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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

                                                                                  Yeah. We're a bit undecided on this, but think the current kitchen is too bad (see image below), so we'll just take everything out, get new equipment as its all very old at the moment - ancient really - that's the main cost, and then IKEA the furniture, so its no bother or lost money if we eventually expand the space, as IKEA is all modular anyway. Thats the thinking in any case, whether or not its well thought through.

                                                                                  The kitchen space is the big problem. Its 2.44m long and 2.1m wide. So - the thinking is 4 x 60cm standard square blocks on the outer wall side - cooker, sink, dishwasher, storage. Some wall stuff there also along with the extractor. Then on the other wall we have 40cm wide storage stuff bottom and top, for three 60cm length blocks, and a mini counter in between the top and bottom. Has to be less wide to leave space to walk about the kitchen, and shorter length to allow using the interior and exterior door (both open outwards).

                                                                                  Washing machine and dryer in a small outhouse. Fridge just outside the kitchen in a space under the stairs. I'm not really sure about the practicality of the fridge thing, someone said it was a good idea. To remove the kitchen door. Free up and open up the current storage space under the stairs and pop the fridge in there. Use a painting or floor tiling scheme to give the appearance that the kitchen and the under-stairs fridge are all part of the same scheme.

                                                                                  I'm really just pointing out the details in case there's something obviously wrong with the plan and you can stop me in my tracks!!

                                                                                  SPOILER
                                                                                  Hi

                                                                                  if u want to get someone to look over your design before u press the button let me know
                                                                                  I can ask the brother in law or one if his team

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                                                                                    Have you considered selling the house and buying a new one with a working kitchen? It might have actually gone up in value anyway. My sister is selling a house in Wicklow with a large kitchen.

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                                                                                      Rented bikes and cycled all over Copenhagen today. Like being in some celestial dream-city for cyclists.

                                                                                      Lots of this:
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                                                                                      and this amazing bridge:
                                                                                      224657_Lille-Langebro_Giuseppe-Liverino-5.jpg?width=610&height=343&mode=crop.jpg
                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                        Took the 12 and 14 y/o to Christiana as part of the tour. Think their eyeballs may still be on the pavement back there.

                                                                                        "Dad, what's that smell?"
                                                                                        "That's the smell of some powerful skunk honey."

                                                                                        "Dad, can we take photos?"
                                                                                        "No son, I don't think the drug dealers appreciate that."

                                                                                        In all seriousness, it looked very touristed nowadays and the drug dealers looked a lot more professional than when I was last there 20 years ago. Not quite the romantic hippie paradise of yesteryear.
                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                                                          I was given the first book and it's sitting in my drawer hmm. Heard it was good but gets worse over time.
                                                                                          The first book is amazing. 2-4 are brilliant (with some annoyances). Books 5-9 are either a huge pile of all the things you hated about books 2-4, or pages and pages and pages of nothing fucking happening. I quit then. Apparently it gets wrapped up nicely once the author died and Brandon Sanderson took over, but I'm very happy with my decision to pretend book 9 was the end of it. It broke my heart at the time. I'd say the GTO play would be to read 1-4 and pretend it was cancelled.
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                                                                                          "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                                                            Quiz night special
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                                                                                              Tesla worth a mere trillion dollars https://www.ft.com/content/4eb7504e-...d-807aa159b282

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                Rented bikes and cycled all over Copenhagen today. Like being in some celestial dream-city for cyclists.

                                                                                                Lots of this:
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                                                                                                Used to essentially live in Amsterdam when my ex was doing a masters there and it's still hard to believe how amazing they have it every day with cycling. Absolutely loved it every day.

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                                                                  Used to essentially live in Amsterdam when my ex was doing a masters there and it's still hard to believe how amazing they have it every day with cycling. Absolutely loved it every day.
                                                                                                  And Copenhagen seems to be Neth++.

                                                                                                  With no covid restrictions whatsoever just for the added bonus.
                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                    “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                      Rented bikes and cycled all over Copenhagen today. Like being in some celestial dream-city for cyclists.

                                                                                                      Lots of this:
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                                                                                                      and this amazing bridge:
                                                                                                      224657_Lille-Langebro_Giuseppe-Liverino-5.jpg?width=610&height=343&mode=crop.jpg
                                                                                                      Hold on, these people aren't wearing aerodynamic helmets, or wearing Lycra or riding €10,000 bikes you could win the Tour de France with.

                                                                                                      Mrs. Duke looking well.
                                                                                                      Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                        With no covid restrictions whatsoever just for the added bonus.
                                                                                                        I'd imagine you, like us, are a bit surprised how nice it is to just have the whole thing gone. No masks anywhere. No certs. Just normal. And it seems like a small thing and yet its very relieving.
                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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

                                                                                                          I'd imagine you, like us, are a bit surprised how nice it is to just have the whole thing gone. No masks anywhere. No certs. Just normal. And it seems like a small thing and yet its very relieving.
                                                                                                          Same in England. It's like covid never happened. Took the mask off after walking out of the airport, didnt take it out of my bag until I climbed the steps to board the plane home.

                                                                                                          Would like to see it become optional here too. People still wore masks over there, as is their right. Was great to not have to tho.

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by dobby View Post

                                                                                                            Same in England. It's like covid never happened. Took the mask off after walking out of the airport, didnt take it out of my bag until I climbed the steps to board the plane home.

                                                                                                            Would like to see it become optional here too. People still wore masks over there, as is their right. Was great to not have to tho.
                                                                                                            Denmark has gone a step further and you wouldn't see anyone with a mask. Its nice to just not have the reminders even. I wonder if they act as mini-stresses the constantly having to think about the mask. Yeah, I think we might need to go that way. Not least as the mask wearing seems to have not stopped that woeful cold going around, so is clearly worse than useless.
                                                                                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                                                              Anytime I or anyone I know goes to spain,they come back with a lorryload of difene
                                                                                                              As of the start of 2020 this has been stopped. Not available over the counter any more unfortunately.

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                                                                                                                Nice to have big poker tourneys back in dublin. Great seeing a lot of familiar faces in the IPO. Was a bonus cashing in the mini to recoup the expenses for the weekend and then some.
                                                                                                                No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                                                                                  I'd gladly wear a mask for the rest of my life, I don't know what the big deal is about them. The only hassle is if you forget it. I'd happily trade wearing a mask for getting fewer colds/flues.

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                                                                    I'd gladly wear a mask for the rest of my life, I don't know what the big deal is about them. The only hassle is if you forget it. I'd happily trade wearing a mask for getting fewer colds/flues.
                                                                                                                    Agreed you really do worry at the fragility of people who have a problem with them- should be wearing them in indoor public spaces all the time during cold flu season.
                                                                                                                    wait till they see that mitigating climate change will require more than just slight corrections to their middle class consumption habits

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                                                                                                                      If you look carefully in the likes of Irish times/independent you can see rent seeking parasites are pivoting to green stuff- there will be plenty of gravy in it for some

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

                                                                                                                        I'd imagine you, like us, are a bit surprised how nice it is to just have the whole thing gone. No masks anywhere. No certs. Just normal. And it seems like a small thing and yet its very relieving.
                                                                                                                        It's actually the kids who it seems to have the biggest effect on.

                                                                                                                        Anyway, off now to the Danish Architecture Museum and then Tivoli Gardens (on the grounds it would be cruel and inhuman not to).
                                                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Wombatman View Post

                                                                                                                          Hold on, these people aren't wearing aerodynamic helmets, or wearing Lycra or riding €10,000 bikes you could win the Tour de France with.

                                                                                                                          Mrs. Duke looking well.
                                                                                                                          Yeah, I'd say <10% wear helmets. And the majority have those old-style upright bikes which are surprisingly easy to ride. Although they do painstakingly obey every signal, even if no-one's around to see them do it.
                                                                                                                          The cycle lane design is genius.

                                                                                                                          Not Mrs D3 in the photo, although she'd fit well into this place as a blonde, green-eyed Viking. Clearly some raiders made it to the Wesht a millenium ago. People keep coming up to her and similarly-hued son to jabber in Danish. Ancestral memory.
                                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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