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  1. @NodDoes Plymouth not draw its water from Burrator? Would have thought scale was minimal from there. Once rented a flat on Greenbank that had an ancient cast ron bath and old plumbing, the enamel had none of those tell tale signs of dripping taps seen in bathrooms elsewhere.
  2. They are great in concept, size and form (I have a couple) but the big but is that the open close mechanism/top looks almost no different when it is open or closed...can lead to a cafeinated bag interior if you rush it. When it is closed though it is for sure closed and leak proof. Idiot proof it sadly is not. r-cup are more reliably secured, can be drunk from from all parts of the rim and are made from re-cycled coffee cups - but not as sexy as the Frank Green offering.
  3. If you have a bright spot nearby why not try a couple of Sarracenia's, they'll happily deal with them.
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    UK Based Roasters

    Surprised they were not on there already, did Assembly not feature on LSOL a year or so back? If I am not mistaken it was a gud un/
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    Data Removal

    This ^^^ Another software pratitioner here, of over 20 years standing. One thing I know through experience is that most software engineers talk a better job when analysing the mistakes of others...probably human nature that though. Nothing at all to do with 'Tech Stacks' or other items (such as Redis). The point of failure was lack of communication and what might have been even better some good old user engagement / acceptance testing (steering groups). I logged on that Sunday morning and left after 60 seconds probably with the same thoughts as @DFK41. I stayed away for most of the rest of the time and came back this weekend...wow, there has been some config changes done, and it is a better place for it. It certainly works much better on Android than the previous incarnation (I never got along with TapATalk). It sort of makes the transition from 6in mobile screen to 45 inch monitor and back again seamless. Old software was far from that. Well done to those with the patience to carry on, well done for the improvements to the delivery team (but learn from the comments about heads ups and try and get a UAT team first next time eh @Tait et al?). To those convinced to leave I would say hang in and persist, no one often learns a new skill in a few days, and as an 'Old' software engineer there is rarely anything as frustrating as a change of software to do a familiar task! Your coffee knowledge is actually sometimes useful
  6. And thank you for making my activity stream one long list of guff plus one more piece of guff, with an annoyingly long list of responses, all full of guff...I'm going for a cup of tea.
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    Brilliant Now which side you dare fall on?
  8. Absolutely not, Pact do, as you say, get people initially hooked and pull them through into the previously unknown world of speciality coffee. You'll realise soon, if not already, that there is a lot of hearsay presented as experience and knowledge in this place, your'e on a better path by the sound of it!
  9. Thanks for the recommendation....I've promised to stab myself if I try to lay out on more headphones over the next three years.
  10. Good post...I agree about streamed music. Spotify comes in one or two forms. It's best is not as good as the top offering from Tidal But is is also half the price. I personally use the combination sitting at a desk as a software engineer...I don't have the focus to differentiate there to make the higher investment worthwhile...but I can still be shuddered to a halt by specific moments of music. I also acknowledge that my 55+ year ears don't receive as well as they once did. The PXC's wired are still no match for either of the Beyers - I guess their impedance characteristics pull them through on smoothing/balancing. Plus my huge ears fit inside them, not so the 550's. And yes audition is the best way to decide what suits you - physical fit, dynamics, accuracy and these days form (wireless or not). Sad fact of life is you'll never find everything on offer in one place to listen to. p.s. still aching to hear a decent pair of Grados - but scared they re very unsociable.
  11. Like I said I have not heard either of them, but your words are not agreeing with far more than I have read elsewhere....Sony better sound (though I am sure Bose are good) , Bose better (industry standard) Noise cancelling (though I am sure Sony is good). Based on experience, one other factor not discussed and quite relevant - I think I could live with the Bose wrapped around my head for longer than any other brand - End of the day - You takes your choice, you defends your decision (I have neither).
  12. Nothing like a huge great Honda eh @Rhys? (Derek & Clive quote c.1978)
  13. [quote=Junglebert;679709 I’m not a huge fan of Bose, other people like them, but I think for the money, the sennheisers I linked to are very hard to beat. Think entry level Bose give very good value. the original OE travel phones were (are if you find some) beyond excellent. Upper level Bose define how noise cancelling should be. Not heard them, but they are out reviewed for the money frequently on sound quality. ...
  14. Not knocking the recommendation, but reminds me of the time that 4*Star was outlawed (80's / 90's) and everyone had to adapt to lead free. All kinds of additives were marketed, along with specially hardened valves to get us all through the challenge of engine collapse. Still see old classics running the old Leyland B engines and wonder did anyone ever do the conversions we were told we needed to?
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