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  1. KieX

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    Getting started today!
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    That's the 2010 pint glass, going to buy the 2011.. start a new hobby :laugh: What I find is that many pubs have Ales with names you've never heard of, so you try them and try to keep some memory. Some that I've really liked are Old Thumper, Doombar, Badger and one called AC Cobra.
     
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    Just got home and got bollocked for buying an Air con unit.

    Ive been saying ive wanted to get one for years, but £300+ is a little too high to step to if its NOT a graphics card or CPU.

    bitch has been moaning at me to spend my money on more practical things SUCH AS AN AIR CON UNIT which shes been egging me on about for the last few years say it was a good idea.

    so I went out and bought one and shes calling me stupid??

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    I should throw this 25kg beast of a cooler at her.

    Some people just cant be pleased and U-turn faster then Cameron's policys.
     
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    Give it a few weeks, and when temps hit high 30's don't share the air con. Revenge is a dish best served cold.
     
  4. FreedomEclipse

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    I had no intention of sharing in the first place!
     
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    Thats a whole 10kg lighter then mine, sounds like you can actually lift yours without needing a second person
     
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    yeah, Had no trouble lifting mine. Probably couldnt of carried it home on the bus by myself but up and down stairs is no problem
     
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    had my dinner! its 24'c lets see how chilled we can get this room.

    darn thing is LOUD. at least i wont hear my 6970s ramping up when the AC is on. fuck yeah

    also, Somehow i dont think a 9000BTU quite cuts it for my room/ but we shall see in 30mins. It them temp isnt at least 29-20'c by then, then will know
     
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    i just found a quick way of cutting a few seconds off your boot time, on windows for some reason a lot of processes will wait until your connected to the internet until starting for some reason, if you reserve an IP address for your hardware in your router, then go and type it into the network adapter ipv4 settings (instead of letting it be auto assigned which takes a while) then your computer won't have to connect to the internet, it will just start up connected, and because of that a lot of the network dependent processes won't wait

    Sounds a bit extreme but it cut about 5-10 seconds off my boot time
     
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    Yas! Hobgoblin! I think this could easily turn into a hobby for me trying random beers!

    I tried a lager that was shaped in a bottle that was like Budda, some Chinese lager. I prefer a pint of heavy but it wasn't bad for a lager and a foreign one at that!
    My brother likes this Saint Mungos stuff (named after Glasgows patron saint and founder) but its only in certain pubs in town and its expensive.

    Damn all the beer festivals are in England.
     
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    what do you mean if you have a static ip address for your pc it makes the pc boot faster? what if i cant assign static ip's?




    LOL the voice is a bit stupid but i found the idea funny in those videos.
     
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    More rain!!! Btw. possible heatwave predicted week after next week.
     
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    So this week we'll have clothes stuck to us from raining, and stuck to us the following weat from sweat. If only we could commit our bi-polar British weather to a mental institution
     
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    OH no, i now have less then an hour of anime left and no money to buy new stuff for a few weeks
     
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    To the interwebs!
     
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    Just tried 2 Ales on draught yesterday. Images are copy pasta from google and those bottles are brown not the beer colour.

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    Sheepshagers Gold; its a sort of pale colour like a lager.
    Has a medium thin texture and substance which is slightly thicker than water. Smoother than a lager but its close to a lager overall.
    The carbonation is soft or flat.
    Laces the glass even though it keeps no real head.
    The only real tastes are slight malts and citrus maybe something sweet like honey as it tastes very sweet. Best way to describe it is citrus like a lager tops or shandy but subtle and sweet.Has a hint of a hops taste as it goes down (hops have the bitter quality if i remember) a vague hint of a bitter taste.
    Has no real after taste which might be nice if people dont like a lingering taste, maybe just a slightly dry aftertaste.
    Overall not bad worth a drink but not really my thing i prefer something with more body and taste.

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    Stag; this is a pint of Ale with a colour thats like a darker John Smiths (dark amber colour).
    The beer is smooth like Tetleys or Smiths but again like the Sheepshagers Gold the texture and body is medium thin with soft or flat carbonation. I see a trend in this brewer!
    Laces the glass well but has a flatish white creamy head.
    The malts have a caramel sweetness to it but also has a fruity flavou ive no idea what elderflower tastes like but ive heard thats what it was or maybe raison lol. Kinda malty beer with a slight smooth bitter hops taste which you get in the aftertaste.
    The bitter taste aftertaste overall contrasts the malty taste but both are smooth and light. The aftertaste also doesn't bite like some other bitter beers.
    Beers kinda decent for an Amber coloured ale, kinda thin but has a decent taste that doesn't overpower. Personally i like thicker beers but again was nice to try.

    *When i say smooth it is smooth but its not thick like a Smiths or Guinness. Its very light in texture and substance. Maybe all Cairngorm beers are like that, Ive yet to try a Trade Winds but im going to try that one of theirs next see if the trend continues.

    Im by no means trying to review just trying to describe accurately what it was like. The bartender had a laugh with me when i ordered the Sheepshager, got it in a Wetherspoons of all places LOL! Also noticed they are selling Makers Mark a really rare bourbon like a rarer Jack Daniels, interesting choice of stuff for a Wetherspoons!
     
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    ^ No whisky bourbon??

    get the fuck out!!
     
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    Why dont you shut the flip up before i jam this Isle of Jura bottle up your arse. :laugh:
    Here i did mention they have Makers Mark in Wetherspoons now. Also a lot of new Malts.
     
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    Thought the new rig made you skint?
    I think im one of the only people not interested in SSDs, £144 is almost enough to a 23inch IPS panel. Sure not the high end panels but decent ones with LED backlighting.
     
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    Damn that's a good price for an awesome drive. Unfortunately it's all about the money,money,money...
     
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    Has anyone had any experience with Ebuyer returns? I have just returned some memory but I have a feeling they will say it still works (didn't for me though). I did ask them to test it with the equivalent hardware I have here.

    We'll see how it goes.
     
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    Had nothing but swift positive experiences from the 3 or 4 items I have returned in the past.
     
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    They replaced a 2600K I killed. Was hassle free and top quality guys.
     
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    Ok sounds promising! thanks :)

    edit: I'll let you know how it goes shouldn't be long now
     
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    never had an issue even with stuff that occasionally works, as long as you have described the problem well they should test it properly, they haven't ever sent anything back to me
     
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    i've done some maths, and worked out my air-con unit generates power :confused:
     
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    Your maths is gammy :laugh:
     
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    no its not

    1000BTU/Hour = power of 290w

    air con = 12000BTU/H = power of 3480

    Air-con use 1400W

    1400w - 3480 = -2080

    therefore 2080w generated by air conditioner

    :laugh:
     
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