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    Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
    I had ordered the Philips OLED 805 55" TV from richer sounds but after delaying delivery they say now they can't fulfil it and are offering me an LG OLED55CX5LB instead (which is nominally dearer), but it is missing the killer feature I wanted, the philips ambilight on the TV. Stupid website. No irish retailer seems to stock it, I can't drive to Newry to buy one with Covid at the price it was on RS in Currys (they don't have it in the Irish Currys) and I don't really want to trust parcel motel with delivering it. Annoying when I decided what overpriced TV I was going to commit to.
    Parcel Motel wouldnt have delivered anyway.

    During this time, we can no longer process very large items measuring more than
    95 X 48 X 55cm (roughly the size of a wheelie bin) and such items will not be accepted in our receiving centres in Newtownabbey or Dublin.

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      Originally posted by Lazare View Post
      Finding a bit of time for reading lately. Almost finished Robert Harris' latest 'V2'. Really enjoying it. Have read his Cicero series and Pompeii.

      Can anyone recommend anything else by him or similar authors?
      Fatherland is a good Harris counterfactual.

      Archangel was another one I recall as being a page turner.
      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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        Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
        I had ordered the Philips OLED 805 55" TV from richer sounds but after delaying delivery they say now they can't fulfil it and are offering me an LG OLED55CX5LB instead (which is nominally dearer), but it is missing the killer feature I wanted, the philips ambilight on the TV. Stupid website. No irish retailer seems to stock it, I can't drive to Newry to buy one with Covid at the price it was on RS in Currys (they don't have it in the Irish Currys) and I don't really want to trust parcel motel with delivering it. Annoying when I decided what overpriced TV I was going to commit to.
        At least you didn’t take the weak mans option and go with scAmazon . Respect

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          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

          Fatherland is a good Harris counterfactual.

          Archangel was another one I recall as being a page turner.
          Thank you. Just bought a set with those two and Enigma.
          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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            Bought them off Bezos, fair play to him.
            I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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              Hope they're not fakes.
              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                Originally posted by PSV58 View Post

                At least you didn’t take the weak mans option and go with scAmazon . Respect
                Yeah, the b&m stores source their same products from a better class of Chinese wage-slaves.
                “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                  Ambilight is fantastic Whole UK trade flow is backed up behind loads of containers of shite PPE bought by tory cronies.
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                    Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
                    I had ordered the Philips OLED 805 55" TV from richer sounds but after delaying delivery they say now they can't fulfil it and are offering me an LG OLED55CX5LB instead (which is nominally dearer), but it is missing the killer feature I wanted, the philips ambilight on the TV. Stupid website. No irish retailer seems to stock it, I can't drive to Newry to buy one with Covid at the price it was on RS in Currys (they don't have it in the Irish Currys) and I don't really want to trust parcel motel with delivering it. Annoying when I decided what overpriced TV I was going to commit to.
                    I got the 58 inch philips ambilight last week in Tesco reduced to 517. Its absolutely fucking amazing.

                    The background colour just changes everything. So give Tesco a try!!

                    This one

                    https://www.did.ie/philips-series-78...pus7855-12-prd

                    The ultra HD is unbelievable. I'm a newbie to it
                    Last edited by SatNav; 18-11-20, 21:45.
                    Her sky-ness
                    © 5starpool

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                      Originally posted by paul8200 View Post

                      i've a hue lightstrip stuck to the back of the TV and very happy with it - couple of decent Apps if you want light reaction etc too but don't use that much -
                      TVIMG_0921.jpg
                      I've made my peace with it now, I've no interest in a 3rd party rigging of it or just a passive lighting effect really.

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                        Originally posted by rounders123 View Post

                        Parcel Motel wouldnt have delivered anyway.

                        During this time, we can no longer process very large items measuring more than
                        95 X 48 X 55cm (roughly the size of a wheelie bin) and such items will not be accepted in our receiving centres in Newtownabbey or Dublin.
                        Ah ya, I know, I was speaking in general, and for the new year also when they'll allow larger items again. With Covid, it'll be ages until I could within rules travel to the north probably to pick one up myself, and even if they were relaxed a bit around christmas I wouldn't darken the door of somewhere like Newry then.

                        Originally posted by PSV58 View Post

                        At least you didn’t take the weak mans option and go with scAmazon . Respect
                        Err, ya, I've never ordered anything from there, honest!

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                          Originally posted by SatNav View Post

                          I got the 58 inch philips ambilight last week in Tesco reduced to 517. Its absolutely fucking amazing.

                          The background colour just changes everything. So give Tesco a try!!

                          This one

                          https://www.did.ie/philips-series-78...pus7855-12-prd

                          The ultra HD is unbelievable. I'm a newbie to it
                          I want to go for OLED specifically as the main priority. Was considering a good LED, but decided to make the step up for extra quality. I know I probably wouldn't notice for 99% of things, but still.

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                            Originally posted by 6starpool View Post

                            I want to go for OLED specifically as the main priority. Was considering a good LED, but decided to make the step up for extra quality. I know I probably wouldn't notice for 99% of things, but still.
                            After spending 4k on a philips TV with a surround system 18 yrs ago in boom times, I swore never again. I couldn't give it away 10 yrs later. There can't be a massive difference in tvs nowadays once you have decent sound the 4k res. Like 500 odd v 1kkk odd I personally don't think it's worth it

                            The picture, sound, apps and lighting on this is just amazing for small money.

                            Amazon prime, netflix and rakuten TV press of a button too.

                            Bargain of 2020 for me anyway.

                            Why don't you lower budget and invest in the sky sound box also amazing. I don't get commission for that BTW lol. But if you want to wake up Dublin some investment
                            Her sky-ness
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                              This finishing state to a chess game I just played was harder to pull off than you would imagine (obv vs computer opponent).

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                                Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                Thank you. Just bought a set with those two and Enigma.
                                If you enjoy Enigma, Munich is probably another to check out.

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                                      Tbf some smart home stuff is tempting enough
                                      finall won an internal battle against buying Philips hue light setup yesterday when I did enough research to convince myself that buying a lighting system where the Philips van just void the bridge controller when it feels like squeezing a few extra quid out of you isn’t a good idea- that and the lol pricing

                                      The money being spent on some of this garbage is nuts

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                                          This ones for you hitch
                                          and calling devices aren’t always listening to you if you use the right ones /enable certain settings (doesn’t apply to android)


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                                                  I think it’s correct to get angry about physical goods that are worse in nearly every way then what they have replaced (financially and environmentally and privacy wise) then what they’ve replaced. But people can see it because “convenience “

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                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                    Are you saying that if you said the apple equivalent of 'hey google' that your phone wouldn't answer?
                                                    I turn it off
                                                    and apples equivalent of hey google is functionally retarded

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                                                      Hue lights are great. Not sure about putting them behind a tv though.

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                                                        Mink genocide one of the bright spots of this lockdown- good man tony

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                                                          Did most people know we have mink farms here? I thought that kind of stuff died out years ago.
                                                          “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                            Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                            Finding a bit of time for reading lately. Almost finished Robert Harris' latest 'V2'. Really enjoying it. Have read his Cicero series and Pompeii.

                                                            Can anyone recommend anything else by him or similar authors?
                                                            I thought V2 was the weakest thing he has turned out so far, just felt at times he was struggling to shoehorn the human interest story to the historical events in a way he usually masters with ease. Still a thumping good read.
                                                            Turning millions into thousands

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                                                              Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                              Did most people know we have mink farms here? I thought that kind of stuff died out years ago.
                                                              I knew they were still a thing because I have relatives who had one until the late 90s/early 00s.

                                                              If what they've told me in the past is true, they have been declining for years.

                                                              A few years ago my mam found one wandering around outside Tesco in Kildare.
                                                              She knew exactly what it was and had to warn off the security guard from trying to catch it

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                                                                Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                .
                                                                I replied to your questions here

                                                                https://www.irishpokerboards.com/for...-btc-questions

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                                                                  Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                                  Did most people know we have mink farms here? I thought that kind of stuff died out years ago.
                                                                  You've reminded me I need to put some mink oil on my shoes (which I don't wear anymore as I never go anywhere shoe-worthy )

                                                                  Squeeze out a mink there Ted.
                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                    The poor minks plenty of wild ones about. Price of good fur stuff be cheap for the Christmas. 20 odd years ago lived in the Netherlands. Two guys I knew got offered jobs skinning minks. As glamorous as it sounded I didn’t partake was 20 guilders an hour about 7 pounds tax free circa 1998. They came out in a big tray after being gassed. Then sharp knife or scalpel skin away. No wonder substance abuse was so prevelant.

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                                                                      Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                      I'll read all of that later, you might add in any other blogs/podcasts/publications you follow.

                                                                      I clicked in to the first video, a little funny that his name is Raoul Pal

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                                                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                            This is the type of nonsense you should be getting angry about PSV. Not physical goods.



                                                                            According to a tweet I read this week it's now forbidden to say you're knackered.
                                                                            I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                                                Did most people know we have mink farms here? I thought that kind of stuff died out years ago.
                                                                                A few years ago activists released thousands of mink from a farm somewhere west.
                                                                                quote the hollow “salvation”. As they were non-native for a start, and once in the wild went about wiping out a lot of threatened wild birds.

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                                                                                  blacklist has now changed to blocklist, a guy i was on the phone with yesterday from another company had to correct himself etc and say he wasn't allowed to say that any more.

                                                                                  The laughing smiley makes no sense as it is a funny/happy crying?

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                                                    blacklist has now changed to blocklist, a guy i was on the phone with yesterday from another company had to correct himself etc and say he wasn't allowed to say that any more.

                                                                                    The laughing smiley makes no sense as it is a funny/happy crying?
                                                                                    Let the guardian explain
                                                                                    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...e_iOSApp_Other

                                                                                    in fairness most likely place to encounter that emoji is when it’s accompanied by an extremely unfunny link/meme on WhatsApp

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                                                                                      FFS!
                                                                                      If there is one thing worse than a fucking month of Fairytale of New York its two fucking months of homophobic racists making out that their right to use the word faggot is the hill that freedom of expression should die on.

                                                                                      GTFO and knackered is fine an an expression for broken down and tired but but using knacker is not... It's not complicated its just good fucking manners.
                                                                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                                        According to a tweet I read this week it's now forbidden to say you're knackered.
                                                                                        Is niggardly OK? Used on morning last week, in the place of mean or stingy. Didn't have an issue with it myself.
                                                                                        Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                                                          blacklist has now changed to blocklist, a guy i was on the phone with yesterday from another company had to correct himself etc and say he wasn't allowed to say that any more.

                                                                                          The laughing smiley makes no sense as it is a funny/happy crying?
                                                                                          Whitelist still whitelist then?
                                                                                          Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                            Irish people complaining about "words you're not allowed to use anymore" always makes me laugh/want my brain to explode

                                                                                            Same people lose their shit if they hear an English accent say Paddy!
                                                                                            PMA

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                                                                                              Love my philips hue lights, have been replacing lights in the house with Hue equivalent as and when they wear out.
                                                                                              Designing new offIces for our Dept at the moment too, and will be the white versions of Hue lights above everyone's desk and in breakout area as well.
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                                                                                                You can say whatever you want, whenever you want. Words aren't banned in this country or, with notable exceptions, any other western country.

                                                                                                There may be consequences if you say them, however. But that's different. Speech has never been consequence free. It's just the inversion of the consequence of certain words (instead of the speaker casually racially abusing someone or perpetuating a stereotype now the speaker gets shunned or marginalised).

                                                                                                You are technically correct...the best kind of correct
                                                                                                World Record Holder for Long Distance Soul Reads: May 7th 2011

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Wombatman View Post

                                                                                                  Whitelist still whitelist then?
                                                                                                  Nah we call that blacklist now.

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Kayroo View Post
                                                                                                    You can say whatever you want, whenever you want. Words aren't banned in this country or, with notable exceptions, any other western country.

                                                                                                    There may be consequences if you say them, however. But that's different. Speech has never been consequence free. It's just the inversion of the consequence of certain words (instead of the speaker casually racially abusing someone or perpetuating a stereotype now the speaker gets shunned or marginalised).
                                                                                                    So Amy Coney Barret. . Yey? Or Neigh ?

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Elshambles View Post
                                                                                                      Irish people complaining about "words you're not allowed to use anymore" always makes me laugh/want my brain to explode

                                                                                                      Same people lose their shit if they hear an English accent say Paddy!
                                                                                                      The I'm all right Jack brigade dont like the limey comments either . Shit gets lost .

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by mocata View Post
                                                                                                        Whole UK trade flow is backed up behind loads of containers of shite PPE bought by tory cronies.
                                                                                                        It really is a complete and utter shit show of the highest order

                                                                                                        It is now significantly cheaper to ship ex Asia to Ireland than the UK

                                                                                                        We're seeing rates ex Asia to FXT in excess of $8K per 40' and people queueing up to pay it as they have to get their goods on the water before Christmas. There is a very small trend of people starting to say that they will wait until after CNY on Feb 12th (most can't wait though) to move goods but if that trend continues, it will just extend the current shit show even further.

                                                                                                        Getting equipment/space is only half the battle as once you are on the vessel, there is no guarantee it will call in the UK as planned. Lots of vessels are diverting to other ports in the UK and some even discharging UK bound containers in mainland Europe with not much of a plan to get them across the channel.

                                                                                                        When you do finally get the stuff into the UK, you'll be waiting a minimum of 2 weeks to get a haulier with availability to deliver it your premises.




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                                                                                                              I started a Photoshop course a couple weeks back and have 5 portfolio assignments to and one of them is to design either a "Magazine/Book Front Cover or Poster" I'll probably go down the route of a magazine and use one of the many winner shots I've taken over the years at poker events, I'm trying to think up a fictional name for a poker magazine so any suggestions greatly appreciate
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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post




                                                                                                                Seems like some bright spark anticipated the Kayroo Defence.
                                                                                                                Morally banned was just such a stupid phrase I ignored it.

                                                                                                                I presume you meant words have become taboo? Prohibited by means of social custom. Doesn't mean you can't say them, just that there's a social consequence if you do.
                                                                                                                You are technically correct...the best kind of correct
                                                                                                                World Record Holder for Long Distance Soul Reads: May 7th 2011

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

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
                                                                                                                    I had ordered the Philips OLED 805 55" TV from richer sounds but after delaying delivery they say now they can't fulfil it and are offering me an LG OLED55CX5LB instead (which is nominally dearer), but it is missing the killer feature I wanted, the philips ambilight on the TV. Stupid website. No irish retailer seems to stock it, I can't drive to Newry to buy one with Covid at the price it was on RS in Currys (they don't have it in the Irish Currys) and I don't really want to trust parcel motel with delivering it. Annoying when I decided what overpriced TV I was going to commit to.
                                                                                                                    That LG tv is fantastic it's the one I'm looking to upgrade to at some stage.
                                                                                                                    "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                                                                                      I started a Photoshop course a couple weeks back and have 5 portfolio assignments to and one of them is to design either a "Magazine/Book Front Cover or Poster" I'll probably go down the route of a magazine and use one of the many winner shots I've taken over the years at poker events, I'm trying to think up a fictional name for the magazine so any suggestions greatly appreciate
                                                                                                                      You are the only Danny on here that hasnt tried to rip people off so I will help you. Call it DANNYS EXPOSE
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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                        Was cycling down the shop there and some guy takes what seemed like a flip through the air and landed on his ass on the road. Middle-aged guy, so he wasn't messing around. I don't know if maybe he was climbing down from something as it really looked like he properly flipped which he couldn't have done if he'd started on the footpath unless he deliberately set out to flip himself onto the road. Anyway, the notable thing for me as a spectator is that I saw this happening and it almost didn't even enter my head as a real thing that was happening. Maybe it was so movie perfect or I was lost in my head thinking about something - but my mind seemed to have processed the whole event as it was happening as if it was a perfectly normal part of the scenery for something like that to happen. Bit weird.
                                                                                                                        Jaysus Hitch what's going on . I'm lost

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                                                          You are the only Danny on here that hasnt tried to rip people off so I will help you. Call it DANNYS EXPOSE
                                                                                                                          I should've been more specific in it being a poker magazine.
                                                                                                                          "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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