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Lw.

Member since Sep 2009 • Last active Apr 2016
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Forum member formerly known as IAmNotARobot.

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    Can't help you with one that's for sale but both the guitarist in one of my bands use the 2x12 version of that HB cab - they're both happy with them.

    I would say they're not the lightest cabs in the world but they seem solidly built & sound pretty good.

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    Picked up this lovely little 1x12 yesterday - it has an incredible tone for something so small & light; 10kg for a bass cab!

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    Have Sky paid C4 to make their coverage this bad? Steve Jones, the different voice for every scene, the crap banter - its like it's designed to show us how much better sky's coverage is (and so worthy of a subscription). If anything it's making me not want to watch F1 anymore, I'm not even sure why I bother - its just not the same sport it was when I first started watching.

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    Cards Against Humanity is the shittest game ever.

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    I use the bezel on my dive watch every day, to time how long my dinner has been in the oven. I also dropped my swimming goggles in the pool the other day so it's been a full 1% of its dive depth too!

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    Guildford is nice but then you're back to nearly London house prices. Outside of that I've found all of those large-ish commuter towns to be very similar; Woking, Hemel, Wycombe, Reading, Maidenhead, Slough - concrete town centers filled with betting & kebab shops.

    Not the most inspiring places ever but they can be fun. I went for Reading, mostly due to geography rather than it being any nicer than the others.

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    Despite really loving London (and having lived here the whole of my adult life) I moved out three years ago & think it was a great decision. I still work in London so am one of the many commuters coming in by train - again, my job is very London focussed so it would be difficult (but not impossible) to fully break away.

    I think commuting in offers quite a decent compromise as I get to live in a nice house that I own (well have a mortgage on), loads of nice local pubs & rarely have to stand in them, minutes away from quiet country lanes for cycling yet still have everything London has to offer on my doorstep.

    The down sides are of course that the commuter towns can often be a bit grimey (though not really any worse than London) & I have to commute by train for the first 25 minutes of my journey (at a cost of £400pcm). So swings & roundabouts I guess.

    In terms of places to move; I first moved out to Marlborough which is a really lovely/posh small town in Wiltshire. It was perfect in almost every way except it didn't have a train station so I had to drive to a nearby village then get a 2 hour train each way - that length of commute turned me into a zombie so we had to move.

    Now I leave in Reading which generally has a reputation as being a complete sh!thole but actually isn't that bad and I think is quite fun to live in. It's the cultural & economic hub of Berkshire so there's lots going on. I know Reading, High Wycombe (previously lived here too) & Hemel (there quite often seeing friends) quite so would say that those three commuter towns are generally quite similar - often a bit grotty in the town center but become really nice 10/15mins out.

    When I lived in Marlborough we visited Bath, Bristol & Swindon quite a bit. Don't go to Swindon. If you were fully moving West I'd pick Bath over Bristol every time - people often go on a fair bit about Bristol (probably due to some London-eque industries being based there now) but I've honestly never found it that great, it's ok though I suppose. Bath is substantially nicer & has most of the same stuff happening.

    If I were moving elsewhere in the country I'd probably go for another city (the towns really are just a completely different lifestyle) - I've liked Manchester every time I've been there so that would probably be my first choice (and also probably the only other option for my job). I used to live a few different towns in the midlands so went to Birmingham/Wolves quite a lot, I most definitely would not move to either of them.

    Other than that, I think I'd look at moving country (especially given the way things are going here).

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    Am I the only person that didn't mind the qualifying format? You're always going to have a time when there aren't any cars on track, previously it was near the start of the sessions now it seems it's at the end.

    I think Sky said it was going for the next race, so maybe I'm just wrong.

    Fun race though, some nice performances & hopefully bodes well for the season despite the end result looking a little familiar.

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    Is Garde actually good?

    I'm not trying to be down on the guy, I just don't know - Some of the goals you've let in recently have been classic examples of p!ss poor team defending, the kind of goals that new managers come in & sort pretty quickly. I know he's still having to work the the greedy good for nothings in your squad but still....

    Hopefully for Villa they can go down, get rid of all the proven failures in the squad (all of the old guard) then come back up with a spritely young, exciting team.

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    Well when you put it like that... Now where did I put my "Bassist do it deeper" T-shirt?

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