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Duncan Clench

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  1. Duncan Clench

    Sky Offer

    Shame... I was looking to pay more. Otherwise I would definitely go with Squeasant.net.
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    Sky Offer

    Depends on how you do it mate. The boxes are around £80 to buy, and then you can install everything yourself following this sort of guide: Then you'd need to buy the 'line'. From what I've read/seen, eBay lines can be a bit flaky, in that the line goes down and the sellers disappear. Or, you can buy one fully set up with the line (subscription) included for about £180 (that's for twin tuners - so you can record). I'm not sure how much this fella charges for the line only but I've been watching this page for quite a few weeks and found them to be quick to respond to any problems people have and very knowledgeable. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1554631864838536/ I think both those links are from here, somewhere in this thread.
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    Sky Offer

    I'm officially out of contract with Sky in a few days. I've had the Zgemma box plugged in for the best part of a week and it's going well so far. IPTV area is excellent. The interface is EXACTLY like Sky TV. The only difference at the moment is that series linking programs is a bit less user friendly. That being said, I've only got a 32gb USB stick in the back at the moment. I'll be giving it a while longer before I invest in a dedicated external hard drive for it. So far, so excellent.
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    Sky Offer

    Sorry again... HD channels from Sky which you DON'T get! 1 hour on the phone to those bastards today, and I'm sure that's just the start.
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    Sky Offer

    Sorry mate, missed your response there! Yeah, just the HD channels from Sky which you get, but in standard definition. Which is fine. I'm cancelling Sky right now, and the Zgemma is arriving any day now. I"m sure it'll take some getting used to, but my TV only package was over £90 a month with multi room and HD. The gave me 30% off last year, and I'm paying £77.50 right now.
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    Sky Offer

    You get the free-to-air ones, but not Sky. I think you get the BT Sports ones as well. I'm currently looking at this and planning to bin Sky off entirely. My understanding is that you plug your Sky cables in, and the box decodes the signals. The Sky HD ones are encrypted so they can't get decode them at the moment.
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    supermarket own brand stuff....

    Asda's kitchen roll and bog roll are good, but they're not much cheaper than the brands these days. I've been trying out many and various own brand items recently and I think they're the only things I've stuck with aside from packs of cheesy balls and the odd pizza. I like Asda. They're fruit and veg is definitely more tasty than Sainsbury's or Tesco and it's cheaper. I've heard Aldi's is even better but there's not one around where I live. They need to work on the layout of their stores though. Fucking hell.
  8. I think I might need an eye test. How long am I supposed to wait before I finally get round to booking one? Was thinking 4 years.
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    The world of a woman.

    My wife was cooking he other day and left the frying pan on the hob, forgetting about it. I was watching TV and her head poked around the corner and said, cool as a cucumber: "What do we do when the frying pan catches fire?". I don't know about you but I would be inclined to extinguish the fire as soon as possible. She turned the extractor up to full power which didn't seem to do the trick.
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    little things that annoy the shit out of you

    When you're shopping online and trying to get a closer look at something so you click on 'Enlarge Picture' only for the website to bring up the same sized fucking picture on a big background.
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    Fart fans

    Easyjet flight back from Krakow after a weekend getting extremely drunk and eating nothing but meat (ooo-er) I let one go. I've never before had a fart that anyone in a plane has even got wind of (pun intended) but this one just permeated throughout the aircraft. It was probably the worst I've ever done. People 10 rows back were exclaiming and I actually turned round and owned up to it because I couldn't let anyone else take credit for a guff of that magnitude.
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    E-Cigarettes

    By the way, as I said I've been looking for a mod to replace the Cool Fire iv and stumbled across the Eleaf iPower. 5000mah and about the same size as the Cool Fire. Got rave reviews so I'll be getting that on payday.
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    E-Cigarettes

    Yeah it's a 2ml tank but I got the extension pack to make it 4ml. I read that the 1.5ohm coils are shit for flavour but the 1.8ohm ones are good. I went straight in at 1.8 and have no complaints. There are plenty of leak-proof tanks around now and they all have the air intake at the top. The Joyetech Cubis is another I've tried, but found the coils to burn out too quick. Only tried one type of coil though, so it might be worth giving that another go. Totally leak proof. Every other tank leaks.
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    E-Cigarettes

    Same as Turdseye really. Gave up the piggies 2 years ago and vape 6mg nicotine strength right now. In a few months I'll go to 3mg I guess. It's a recurring thing with the wife.... why don't I give up vaping? Well I like it. It's not like smoking where you try to convince people you like it. It's actually a pleasant taste and it's not expensive. So I'll probably vape forever. 0mg nicotine I hope.
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    E-Cigarettes

    I've been having problems settling on a set-up that works for me. I'm a mouth-to-lung vaper and it's been a struggle the last 12 months to find a decent tank for it. Everything went so far towards sub-ohm that finding a balance between flavour and coil longevity was almost impossible. I've been using the iSub S tank - which is really really good... but the could were lasting 2 or 3 days before burning out. I was on the 1.5ohm and vaping at a piddly 8w. Great flavour and vapour production, but the coils were a nightmare. I moved on to 0.5ohm coils at 22w for a while and as well as burning through liquid like mad, the coils laster about a week, and to be honest it was too much for me in terms of throat hit. I just got a Nautilus X tank. 1.8ohm coils at 12w and it's fucking fantastic. Yet to know how long the coils last but on day 4 now and still going strong. Again, it burns through the juice quick, but I'll take that. Using a Cool Fire iv as well, but it's old so the battery isn't great. Looking for something smaller like the Smok R200 but it's pretty pricey! Will look at the suggestions for e-liquid, thanks! I've been using vapeclub.co.uk which has a fantastic selection and next day delivery, but it's not cheap. If you haven't tried it, Charlie's Chalk Dust - Head Banging Boogie is my adv now. Lovely stuff - if you like sweet.
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    The world of a woman.

    She wasted about half a bottle of my Sierra Nevada Pale Ale last night by asking for it and then not drinking it. Divorce proceedings have begun.
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    Have a rant thread

    It may well have been done on here already: Why can't coffee shops make coffee properly? It doesn't matter what you ask for, you'll get a mug with 2 shots of espresso, molten lava milk up to the last quarter inch of available space, and then some bubbly milk on top. Not foam. Bubbles. 'Look at me! I'm a barista!'. No, you're a fucking twat that has clearly forgotten the simple instructions given to you when you were told how to use that machine in front of you. I understand that it's probably a boring job, especially in the likes of the 'chain' coffee shops.. but do your fucking job. If you're handed a coffee you should be able to drink it immediately. It should not burn through the mug or take-away cup. If it's a cappuccino, it should be equal parts milk, espresso and foam. That's FOAM. It's not 'pull the milk jug just off the steamer so the milk bubbles', it's 'do it fucking properly to get a foam'. Near me there must be 10 different coffee shops. 1 of them makes a proper coffee, and that's only if a particular girl is working there (no, she isn't fit). In a culture where we apparently love our coffee, why can we have it made properly? I've now become the grumpy old cunt that sends it back immediately. I need to move to Italy. They know how to do it.
  18. Yeah the advert on there is awful and I was going to post another link that didn't have it... but the free steam mop deal is on that page which I thought might be of interest. It's a heck of a vacuum cleaner though!
  19. I bought one of these and it's about a billion times better than a Dyson. Still pricey mind, at £200, but if you're in the market for a Dyson then you should get this. https://sharkbrilliant.co.uk
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    Wi-Fi repeater

    They work a treat, but what's up with the range extender?? Should be fine if you've got it placed right.
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    The GF Handy Hints

    Get a free fridge magnet by purchasing a subscription to The Liverpool Way website and waiting 20 to 30 years.
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    dodgy copy of MS office - anyone help?

    +1 for Libre Office. You just go into the settings and set the default to save as Excel/Word etc...
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    Logos

    fiverr.com is worth a visit (not detracting from the quality of the above work of course).
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