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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    Seems to me, the best thing to do is buy a PHEV or self-charging hybrid, (certainly our intention) depending on whether you can charge at home and, wait for dry cell batteries currently being developed, to come to mainstream EVs. A Yaris would do us nicely and easily do more than 60mpg.
     
  2. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Still too early to count our chickens, but the memorandum of sale on the new place has been issued and I have the mortgage offer in-hand. The only real hurdles now are the searches, which could uncover all kinds of horrors, or if the seller changes their mind about selling.

    To tie into the above topic: there's a parking spot right next to the kitchen wall that'd be perfect for installing an electric vehicle charging point!
     
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  3. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Cracking bit of play between Higgins and O'Sullivan.
     
  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Made the first pizza in my new Ooni Fyra 12.

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  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    They look delicious enough to post through a letterbox.hint hint.
     
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  6. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Go for the PHEV, because "self-charging" hybrids often have worse fuel consumption than full petrol cars.
     
  7. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    I don’t mean the “as much use as a chocolate teapot” light hybrids but, the ones that actually do something useful, like Toyota’s Prius and Yaris.
     
  8. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    This email

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    And getting this shader set up in MAME

     
  9. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    A dog, a kitten and an old git.
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  10. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    damnit, i dont need more things to throw money at.
     
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  11. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    I've wanted a cabinet for a long time, a bartop is the best compromise, since I don't have room for a full stand-up cabinet.

    I still do want a full stand-up cabinet, and I will have one some day! But when I do that I'm going to wire it up with a proper JAMMA harness and a real arcade monitor so I can swap in real arcade hardware.

    It will happen.... some day!
     
  12. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    I have just the thing....:winking:

    My LAN host bought a sadly neglected Streetfighter JAMMA (generic decorations) cabinet a few years ago and fully refurbished it with a new loom, repaired and redecorated cabinet, controls.

    He installed a MAME ITX PC with JAMMA adaptor. It will be for sale at some point, as he needs more room.
     
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  13. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    ... Stop it.

    ... I can't.

    ... I don't have the space....!

    :lol:
     
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  14. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Muhahahaha! :naughty::lol:
     
  15. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Could have easily been in the ruining thread. Skimmed a ceiling this afternoon. Objectively the worst DIY job that exists.

    My recovery program has consisted of a solid two hours, in the bath, with YouTube ASMR restoration videos and music courtesy of yesterday’s job of whacking speakers in ceilings, and the best part of a bottle of wine, and I’m feeling remarkably relaxed. Is good.
     
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  16. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    New sofa gets delivered tomorrow. Can't wait to get rid of the overpriced crap we have now...

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    Mind you, this is from Yet Another High Street Furniture Store Wot Always Has A Sale On, so this too will likely turn out to be overpriced crap in a couple of years.
     
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    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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  18. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Do it. Everyone needs at least one JAMMA cabinet in their lives. Fact. Some of us need considerably more, apparently.
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    That's why it is probably a good thing I can not afford one of those electric dollys. My flat would be stuffed to the rafters :D

    Oh and yeah.

    Just covered every face of the sub with card, then wrapped with clingfilm, then reinforced every edge with more card. Needs another wrap, but blew out my knee :(

    Still I am well stoked. Once I've done the final wrap it's ready to go. I am slowly starting to feel very excited.
     
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  20. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Nope. Absoluletly nowhere to put it. I'm gonna struggle with a bartop, to be honest!
     

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