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Dramatic_Hammer

Member since Feb 2012 • Last active May 2016

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    the store mark them up usually by 2.7 or 2.8

    I work for a full-price luxury retailer who would love to get margins like that! Unless you're including VAT?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah, advice I had from police was to leave it unlocked with all compartments open and obviously empty.
    Mind you that wasn't in London's famous London and the risk of anyone walking past and deciding it looked like a nice bed/toilet was pretty low...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Oh yeah, definitely - plus expensive is not always best and with time you get a feel for areas where skimping a bit makes no appreciable difference to a non-pro.
    My interface is an old Saffire LE I got off a mate for £40, my monitors we over a grand and both were huge improvements on what I had before!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    There is that and it's definitely good to get a feel for what you can do with the gear you already have or can beg/borrow/steal (I recorded and mixed on a shitty creative 5.1 system for years) but if you're buying new I'd go for the best you can get. Buy cheap buy twice and all that...

  • in General
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    That works if you search with the image, not so much without it. Unless your obvious word is a very different word to my guesses!

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    Ahh sorry I see! We have various short lengths connected all over the place, none longer than about 50cm and fortunately no leaking so far. You don't know contortion though until you've tried to install a tap without the special spanners!

  • in General
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    Someone not even playing the game has already got this tag on the guardian website.

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    Might be worth doing the basics yourself... Our recent tiling job came out really well thanks to the two guys who actually did the tiling and no thanks to the boss who put in half a days work (more like 2 hours) doing a really shitty screed which required us to buy a lot more adhesive, didn't provide any materials (or even a bucket?!), didn't remove the rubbish and was very happy to take £500 'in cash thanks'.
    Point being, if you can do the unskilled work and just get pros in to do the skilled stuff (and avoid anyone sub-contracting), you might save a lot and be able to get the money where it's deserved.

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    Get two hoses and join them together.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Project turntable

    Are you still dead against a 1200/1210? I've been reading up on entry-level turntables and have come away firmly convinced that one of the two 1210s I already have is a much better option for casual listening.

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