Hopeful

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    Hopeful got a reaction from stokiescum in Fined £200 for eating squirrel in public   
    We have gas traps, the Goodnature A18 - the only released squirrel is a dead squirrel
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Surround Sound, is it gone?   
    Ahh, I always thought I should have a couple of LS3/5As.
    What I've actually got are a couple of Castle Isis and an MJ Acoustics 100 MK2. Works OK for my ears and for music and my home cinema using an old Sanyo PLV Z5.
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    Hopeful got a reaction from MvR in Surround Sound, is it gone?   
    Ahh, I always thought I should have a couple of LS3/5As.
    What I've actually got are a couple of Castle Isis and an MJ Acoustics 100 MK2. Works OK for my ears and for music and my home cinema using an old Sanyo PLV Z5.
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    Hopeful reacted to MvR in Surround Sound, is it gone?   
    2 medium sized studio near field monitor speakers plus matched subwoofer would be my optimal setup. Genelecs for example.  Studio monitors sound much clearer and more neutral than most hi-fi setups, and they're what the engineers were listening to when they recorded the song. These days they have their own built in amps, digital inputs etc, so are easy to hook up to modern audio sources. Their clarity, and flat response even at low levels means you can enjoy the music at lower volume too. Useful late at night if you live in a flat.
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    Hopeful reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Surround Sound, is it gone?   
    Mono was fine.
    Along came stereo twice as good.
    Quadraphonic twice as good again.
    The ultimate would be having four speakers, even in your car, with an 8-Track cartridge.
    Quadraphonic headphones through two ears.
    Watch films with Dolby Surround through four speakers.
    All is well with the world.
    Where it started to go wrong was the addition of a fifth speaker for centre channel, Dolby Surround Pro-Logic, dedicated dialogue for extra clarity of speech. Where do you place it ? It won't fit on your TV, it won't fit under your TV, it doesn't look right at the side. Let's make it a tiny cube, then it will fit anywhere. Oh but it sounds terrible, really tinny, no bass. Let's make all five speakers tiny cubes, but have a separate big speaker for all the bass. That'll work great.
    Hmm....it sounds rubbish with music.
    Yes it does, but you should buy a separate hI-fi system for playing your music and listen in another room.
    From now on you need two set-ups, one for film and TV, one for music.  Hmm... I'm not sure. I don't have two rooms !
    OK use the 5.1 surround sound system for everything, it won't be proper hi-fi but it's not bad. OK then, but that means I'm paying £2k for 'not bad' when I want the best!
    By the way, you need to update your surround sound system, now you need six little speakers. A centre rear effects channel. OK but it will have to go behind the sofa. Wait, hang on, there's a new format, instead of 6.1, with one centre rear effects channel, you need two centre rear effects channels, it's called 7.1. Oh right, I'll put them behind the sofa.
    What ?
    Now I need ANOTHER pair of centre rear effects channels ? What's that called ? Don't tell me, 9.1 ! Hang on I've seen in the magazines there's something called Dolby Atmos coming out with extra speakers for height channels. You need at least one pair, so that's 11.1, but to do it properly you should buy two pairs, that's 13.1, actually 14.1 because you should fit a front centre height channel.
    Oh and everybody recommends using TWO subwoofers now, one at the front, one at the back, so that's 14.2.
    You'll need to buy a new amplifier to decode the new surround formats, and an additional amplifier to power your 14 speakers.  Your subs have 1200 watts each built-in.  You'll also need a new Blu-ray player to play the new 4k discs.
    Hmm...I'm not sure. Now we have three kids, a dog, and a cat, her indoors is a right fucking pain in the arse about wires and speakers all over the place. We don't buy discs anymore. Mostly we just watch Netflix.
     
    Tell you what mate, fuck it, take it all off my hands as part-exchange for one of those Boss soundbar things, the best one you've got in the shop ! Oh you haven't got a shop, just your front room and a website, and you sell stuff on ebay ? Oh shit, I didn't realise things are that bad. 
    By the way have you got a stylus like this ?
    Don't want to pay more than a fiver though.
    Cheers.
     
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    Hopeful reacted to whitevanman in Fined £200 for eating squirrel in public   
    Here he is:
    He eats raw meat and that's pretty much it. He also enjoys winding up vegans, he's done it all over the western world. First time he's been arrested for it. It think that says more about the UK than it does him.
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Twat of the day.   
    What a prick
    Pretty much everyone that follows him on Twitter agrees with his tweet - wanker
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    Hopeful reacted to Reck B in Trump's progress   
    I hope (if re-elected) he starts kicking ass properly.
    He’ll have 4 years of not worrying about re-election and will have had 4 years of putting his people in place.
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    Hopeful reacted to Wight Flight in Trump's progress   
    Yep. The second term is where they can really unleash their inner wishes. Going to be fun.
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Bye bye Treason May?   
    That's a bit of a conflict for me - I quite like Roger
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    Hopeful reacted to Fully Detached in Hunt or Johnson   
    Superb. Spend the campaign claiming the moral high ground and then as soon as you get called on your own gobshite, respond that "I"m only doing what he did."
    It's fucking laughable, what a twat.
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Malthus in Hunt or Johnson   
    GoFundMe ?
    PayPal Giving Fund ?
    probably best wait until the 737 max are certified though, as I expect she would like a new plane.
     
     
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Gordie Lastchance in trans madness   
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    Hopeful reacted to eight in Boris`s cabinet   
    Ankles behind the ears. She's a scouser.
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    Hopeful reacted to DTMark in Hunt or Johnson   
    She's probably gathering up all the tweets in preparation for a full-page special about racism.
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    Hopeful reacted to spygirl in Hunt or Johnson   
    Worth it to get rid of Yasmin
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Gordie Lastchance in trans madness   
    "[JY] is someone who ruins people's lives"
    The only first hand experience I have of a trans female is of a person that was so paranoid and evil that they went out of their way to ruin every cis person's life that they could.
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    Hopeful got a reaction from karelian in Jacob Rees Mogg - Housing paper   
    Every time I see the words affordable housing, I scratch my head
    Who, in their right minds, builds unaffordable housing.
    Except in Tomorrow's World
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    Hopeful got a reaction from RWJ in Reykjavik   
    Just 5 days off full moon, need to consider that if wanting best chance to see Northern lights
    Having said that, I'm tempted just for a 3 day getaway exploring the city,
    I wouldn't bother to travel anywhere.
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    Hopeful reacted to Long time lurking in 14 years in the pokey   
    Just lost for words 
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    Hopeful got a reaction from whocares in Reykjavik   
    Fishing
    But more interesting, like any island where most is imported, practically and sensibly they don't gorge on food as we do (except on alcohol on a Friday night). It's all about cost per portion
    In a supermarkket there might be 10 peaches on the shelf priced at £2 each. You will buy one and slice it into 16 and have 4 pieces each with some cream or yoghurt etc. This peach will be juicy and succulent and ready to eat - like days of old in the UK. So, 50p each and that will be quite adequate for a slow desert. A bit like eating sushi or sashimi, you eat small portions slowly and feel satiated.
    Here we have 10 peaches in a punnet for £2 - all inedible canon balls, you might eat 2 each just trying to eat one.
     
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    Hopeful got a reaction from RWJ in Reykjavik   
    Do the cathedral, try to hear an organ recital if there is one
    Visit the fishmarket - try some buried shark, although I think it is buried just for the tourists to try and for Icelanders to have a larf at them
    Don't bother with the Golden Triangle tour or the Blue lagoon, but if you are only there 3 nights you may have to, but they aren't Iceland. The scenery around the city isn't that great IMO
    Friday night is mental, but fun
    Women are stunning
    Really though, go to Iceland in the late June or early July when you have 24hr daylight, unless you want to see the Northern Lights of course, which maybe your purpose in November. Visit Latrabjarg peninsula (camp at Latrabjarg (it can be very windy, which is part of the fun) or stay at Breidavik hostel) - it's mental with seabirds in summer* and you probably won't have seen anything like it before.  Hike Landmannalaugar - Porsmork (4 days - benefit is you don't need to pack water as it is plentiful). Those two were Iceland's highlights for me.
    Food and accommodation is expensive
    *You will have puffins sitting beside you and too close to photograph, Iceland gulls at eye level, fulmars and kittiwakes just below you, guillemots further down, skuas flying above your head and robbing food from seabirds returning to their nests, plovers on the grassland behind you and arctic foxes at the base of the cliff feeding upon fallen nestlings. In mid summer it is a 24hr non-stop wildlife activity centre for 10,000s of seabidrs.
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    Hopeful got a reaction from swiss_democracy_for_all in Reykjavik   
    Fishing
    But more interesting, like any island where most is imported, practically and sensibly they don't gorge on food as we do (except on alcohol on a Friday night). It's all about cost per portion
    In a supermarkket there might be 10 peaches on the shelf priced at £2 each. You will buy one and slice it into 16 and have 4 pieces each with some cream or yoghurt etc. This peach will be juicy and succulent and ready to eat - like days of old in the UK. So, 50p each and that will be quite adequate for a slow desert. A bit like eating sushi or sashimi, you eat small portions slowly and feel satiated.
    Here we have 10 peaches in a punnet for £2 - all inedible canon balls, you might eat 2 each just trying to eat one.
     
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    Hopeful got a reaction from Sgt Hartman in Reykjavik   
    Fishing
    But more interesting, like any island where most is imported, practically and sensibly they don't gorge on food as we do (except on alcohol on a Friday night). It's all about cost per portion
    In a supermarkket there might be 10 peaches on the shelf priced at £2 each. You will buy one and slice it into 16 and have 4 pieces each with some cream or yoghurt etc. This peach will be juicy and succulent and ready to eat - like days of old in the UK. So, 50p each and that will be quite adequate for a slow desert. A bit like eating sushi or sashimi, you eat small portions slowly and feel satiated.
    Here we have 10 peaches in a punnet for £2 - all inedible canon balls, you might eat 2 each just trying to eat one.
     
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    Hopeful reacted to Long time lurking in Reykjavik   
    Yes most is hydro power, aluminium IIRC is second only to Fishing
    Only ever went the once as you never get anywhere near what the locals are paid, we were /are doing the same as EE are doing here and there`s no need of it considering what percentage of the cost of labour is when it comes to the overall cost of the work being done it`s tiny 1-2% max